Father Figures

by | Jun 2024

Carolina Moonset

We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year by Charles Wheelan

The Wheelan family decides to take a year away from their busy lives to travel the world, resulting in this fun memoir full of globetrotting advice and family memories that will have you laughing and pondering your next adventure. Wheelan offers an honest recount of the experience, including highs and lows, and the unexpected ways that he connected with his children.

Carolina Moonset by Matt Goldman

This Minnesota author offers readers a thrilling murder mystery and a powerful portrait of the bond between father and son in this atmospheric novel. Joey Green comes home to Beaufort, South Carolina, to help take care of his father, Marshall, who is diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. As Joey finds memories and circumstances that don’t add up, and when police show up at their door about a murder, he must figure out who the killer is before everything is lost. The book is a standout among the mystery genre for its character depth, intriguing setting and the questions that arise from fragments of the past.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

Child caseworker Linus Baker is stuck in his lonely and quiet life, questioning what is missing but unsure of how to discover it. Then he is sent to a mysterious island orphanage inhabited by extraordinary children of magical abilities and their enigmatic caretaker, Arthur Parnassus. With the future of this clan in his hands, Linus discovers an unexpected bond of love, family and fatherhood that transforms his life.

Stacy Price is an adult services librarian at the Heritage branch of the Dakota County Library. Read more at dakotacounty.us/libraryies.


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