Present or absent, loving or distant, our fathers greatly shape and influence our lives and sense of self in both apparent and imperceptible ways. These authors have written about their fathers with a mix of sentimentality, love, longing, and defiance.
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Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.