Protection, disappointment, anger, devotion, and adoration – these emotions are present in a father-daughter relationship. Not all fathers are strict and cold, not all fathers are adorable and easy-to-talk-to, not all are devoted, and certainly not all of them are ignorant. Here is a list of the top 10 best books on father daughter relationship.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (To Kill a Mockingbird)

An unconventional father-daughter relationship in the 1930s – as each plays a significant role in the matter of growth as a daughter and a single parent, father. Atticus respects his daughter Scout’s tomboyish nature and Scout looks up to Atticus for advice, as he is more of a teacher who gives life advice than a stereotypical father.

The Descendants

The Descendants
The Descendants

Kaui Hart wrote a book worth a movie adaptation, and yes there is a movie starring George Clooney and Shailene Woodley. Once regarded as one of the luckiest men in Hawaii hits the road with his daughters to uncover the man his wife is affectionate about.

Salvage the Bones

Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (Salvage the Bones)
Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (Salvage the Bones)

Jesmyn Ward’s novel presents a family who is under natural distress. Esch’s father is an alcoholic and he is quite ignorant about everything else. Esch and her three siblings have to endure the disaster; it is fascinating how this motherless family nurtures and protects each other in this situation.

Ghana Must Go

Ghana Must Go
Ghana Must Go

Ghana Must Go written by Taiye Selsai is a story of immigration. Kweku Sai, a renowned surgeon, and his family have moved to the United States from Africa for his job. Sai abruptly decamps for Ghana and the story takes a traumatizing turn because all the responsibilities of the four children are on the wife’s shoulder. What happens to the family after Sai’s demise?

All this could be Yours

Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (All this could be Yours)
Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (All this could be Yours)

Jami Attenberg’s novel All this could be yours is about the influence of a patriarch that runs through further generations and how things alter as he dies.

Night Boat to Tangier

Night Boat to Tangier
Night Boat to Tangier

According to New York Times book review, this novel by Kevin Barry was one of the top 10 best books of 2019. It is about retrospection of all the consequences of many sins conducted by two mid-aged Irish gangsters, as they wait for Dilly Hearne – daughter of one of them.

My Absolute Darling

Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (My Absolute Darling)
Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (My Absolute Darling)

Not every book portrays the conventional self-less father – My Absolute Darling written by Gabriel Tallent is about a 14-year-old girl Turtle, who has grown up secluded after her mother’s demise with her tortured father. Turtle gets familiar with a high-school boy Jacob who adores her and Turtle desires to escape. It is a story of gallantry and liberation.

Somebody’s Daughter

Somebody's Daughter
Somebody’s Daughter

Ashley C. Ford, the author of Somebody’s Daughter was hoping for encouragement and motivation from her father after rough adolescence and burdened association with her mother – but her father is incarcerated. She is a young Black girl in Indiana and that is exigent enough. How she deals with her issue and finds her own identity is the chief subject of the story.

Goodbye, Vitamin

Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (Goodbye, Vitamin)
Best Books on Father Daughter Relationship (Goodbye, Vitamin)

In Goodbye, Vitamin, Rachel Khong presents Ruth who at 30 quits her job, had a broken engagement, and turn up at her parents’ dwelling in Silicon Valley. On the other hand, her father is losing memory. She realizes she is losing her father like her fiancé. This novel will certainly stay with you after it ends.

Small Fry

Small Fry
Small Fry

In Small Fry, Lisa Brennan Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs presents an intense depiction of a father-daughter bond. In her earliest years, Jobs was scarcely present in her life. She recalls the times when he was attentive but also strict and capricious. And, like most daughters, she had a hope of a distinctive father that she wanted him to be.

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