About a Boy by Nick HornbyWill Freeman attends a single parents’ group to meet women. The problem? He doesn’t have a child. Then he meets worldly, twelve-year-old Marcus, and Will realizes he has got a lot to learn about growing up.

The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son—complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble.

This story is set in Afghanistan and features a story of family and friendship.

Now that his father is dying, William Bloom realizes he hardly knows him, but Sweet Summer by Bebe Moore Campbellthe father is more interested in evading his questions than answering them. So Bloom reconstructs his father’s life with a series of heroic tales and in the process gets to know him.

This acclaimed memoir by Bebe Moore Campbell recalls the sweet summers spent with her father–an extraordinary man of dreams and inspiration–in the American South of the 1960s.

When Nöel learns that his former flame is terminally ill and pregnant with a child she claims is his, he agrees to take care of the baby girl once she’s born. But as a recovering alcoholic whose demons are barely under control, he can’t do it alone.

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The Martian Child by David GerroldMarilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America’s heart.

A searingly honest, funny, moving, and heartfelt portrait of the joys and perils of parenting, The Martian Child is David Gerrold’s valentine to the redemptive value of love…in this case a father’s love for his son. A son who thinks he’s a Martian.