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Father's galore

It is June, and Father’s Day is nearly upon us! An excellent reminder for us who are lucky to have a great dad to spoil him rotten. If you want more, here is a selection of very different dads. Enjoy!

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Text: Susan Jessen Spiele

A true, beautiful classic

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Harper Lee

Scout is six years old at the start of the novel, being raised with her older brother Jem by their widowed father, Atticus and their black housekeeper. A small town in Alabama during the Depression, seen through Scout’s eyes, is eye-opening.

A hard, rewarding read

The Road

By Cormac McCarthy

A father travels through a lonely dystopian landscape with his beloved young son. The father desperately tries to protect his son and prepare him to survive in a highly hostile world while keeping the last two bullets ready for them.

Includes worst dads ever!

A Game of Thrones

By George R. Martin

There are many dads in this epic fantasy, from the worst to the not too bad. Even Ned Stark is not perfect. However, if you want to know how bad it could have been, just wait until you meet the others.

Love or hate novel

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

By Jonathan Safran Foer

A year after nine-year-old Oscar’s father died during 9/11, Oskar finds a key in a vase belonging to him. This inspires the boy to search through New York to find out about the key and perhaps find closure after his father’s death.

Did you know?

Many Danish public libraries either have or facilitate English book clubs. If you are interested in joining one, just ask at your local library. If you would like to start one, you can meet at the library, and of course, the librarian can help you choose and order the books and maybe help you find other readers.

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