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Books for dad on Father’s Day

“How to Grill” by Steven Raichlen. This impressive collection of barbecue techniques, tips and recipes is loaded with pictures and information. “How to Grill” covers the basics for beginners, but even the most seasoned grill maestro would appreciate this book.

“A Man, A Can, A Grill” by David Joachim. Simple, foolproof recipes using meats, veggies and basic canned ingredients to produce family-friendly foods. Pick it up because it’s catchy and funny, but buy it for some really good, quick meal ideas.

“The Very Best Daddy of All” by Marion Dane Bauer. One of the most beautifully illustrated books ever devoted to a father’s love. Daddies and children will delight in the very touching, colorful animal pictures, reminiscent of classics such as “I Love You, Little One.”



“I Love My Daddy” by Sebastien Braun. A truly adorable story that follows a daddy bear as he cares for and plays with his cub. “I Love My Daddy” is a gentle reminder of the everyday expressions of love shared between children and fathers.

“Cork Boat” by John Pollack. The funny but true story of a man who fulfilled a life-long dream of building a boat from wine corks. He not only built the boat, but actually sailed it down a long river in Portugal. Great fun for sailors and landlubbers alike.




“Big Russ & Me” by Tim Russert. Russert, a respected and well-known television journalist, remembers his father in this best-selling, inspirational memoir. By sharing stories and experiences, Russert honors Big Russ; an extraordinary man who made many sacrifices for his family.

“The Known World” by Edward P. Jones. Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize, this novel explores the interesting circumstance in the pre-Civil War south of a black slave owner who was a former slave himself; although rare, this situation did exist in America. “The Known World” examines slavery from many perspectives; it’s a fascinating story told with clarity and historical accuracy.

“The Rule of Four” by Ian Caldwell. Comparisons to the “Da Vinci Code” are buzzing around this new book; critics agree, yet find it more cerebral and macabre. The story revolves around four Princeton students who are obsessed with the secret knowledge hidden in the pages of an obscure and enigmatic Renaissance text. When one student begins to decipher the text’s cryptic messages, murder, mystery and history loom large in this summer page-turner.

“Fly-Fishing Northern California Waters” by Lily Tso Wong. This indispensable guide is a perennial favorite in Nevada County; it’s a thorough exploration of Northern California’s inland and coastal waters, including maps, details on fish species and fishing strategies.

“Ramblin’ Man” by Ed Cray. Fans of Woodie Guthrie will find this to be one of the best bios on America’s enigmatic balladeer. “Ramblin’ Man” not only examines Guthrie’s life in detail, but also the cultural and political influences of the times.

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Compiled by Kim Carrow of Odyssey Books, 11989 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The phone number is 477-2856.


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