Three Exemplary Fathers in Fiction

Good fathers are too dull for novels. At least that’s the impression the scarcity of exemplary fathers in bestselling fiction gives. I turned up just three interesting men in the bestselling pre-1970 fiction who have a demonstrable, positive impact on their own children. Atticus Finch Of the three, lawyer Atticus Finch in To Kill a […]

My top picks from 1961 bestselling novels

Three novels from the 1961 bestseller list get my nod for top of the top. They are: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck Each of these books gives a sense of being about real people in real situations. Even […]