Father's Day 2021 - Hand-Picked Recommendations

"I pulled a few slides at random and held them to the light. Then a few more.
     At first, I didn't understand what I was seeing.
     Then I realized: these were taken by someone i never knew, my father when young.
          — from the Introduction by Michael Tisserand

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ISBN: 9780385547680
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Published: Doubleday Books - April 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER - John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel "Sooley" Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams--and even bigger challenges off the court.

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984824332
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Published: Crown - May 4th, 2021

The “exquisitely researched and deeply engrossing” (The New York Times) true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry—with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter

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ISBN: 9780593135204
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Martian, a lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this “propulsive” (Entertainment Weekly), cinematic thriller full of suspense, humor, and fascinating science—in development as a major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling.

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By Pete Oswald, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536201574
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Published: Candlewick - March 17th, 2020

Take to the trails for a celebration of nature — and a day spent with dad.

The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984853844
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Published: Random House - June 1st, 2021

The Great Escape for the Great War: the astonishing true story of two World War I prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time.

“Fox unspools Jones and Hill’s delightfully elaborate scheme in nail-biting episodes that advance like a narrative Rube Goldberg machine.”—The New York Times Book Review

Things We Lost to the Water: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593317952
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

Named one of the “Fifteen Books to Watch for in May” by The New York Times

“Nguyen’s narrative strikes a very elusive balance: vast in scale and ambition, while luscious and inviting — enchanting, really — in its intimacy.”

The Double Life of Bob Dylan: A Restless, Hungry Feeling, 1941-1966 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316535212
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 18th, 2021

“So, you want to know more about Bob Dylan? Read Clinton Heylin’s new book.

Chasing the Thrill: Obsession, Death, and Glory in America's Most Extraordinary Treasure Hunt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525656173
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Published: Knopf - May 18th, 2021

“Daniel Barbarisi plunges into an adventure from another era when he goes in search of buried treasure, guided only by a cryptic poem, a mischievous art collector, and the footsteps another pursuer who died on the quest… Every page draws you deeper into this no-man’s-land where fortune—or tragedy—awaits.” —Christopher McDougall, author of

Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta, 1942 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062980151
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Published: Harper - June 1st, 2021

Renowned historian Max Hastings recreates one of the most thrilling events of World War II: Operation Pedestal, the British action to save its troops from starvation on Malta—an action-packed tale of courage, fortitude, loss, and triumph against all odds.

In 1940, Hitler had two choices when it came to the Mediterranean region: stay out, or commit sufficient forc

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ISBN: 9780062802798
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Published: Ecco - April 20th, 2021

A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393881554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller

For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about.

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ISBN: 9781538748213
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 16th, 2021

In this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from Harlan Coben, a dead man's secrets fall into the hands of a vigilante antihero—drawing him down a dangerous road.

Over twenty years ago, the heiress Patricia Lockwood was abducted during a robbery of her family's estate, then locked inside an isolated cabin for months.

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ISBN: 9781538719671
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 20th, 2021

Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from David Baldacci.

The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City.