Posted on 06/19/2015 at 12:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Friday favorites is all about fathers this week.

14 Father's Day Quotes from Literature (Bustle): "He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime." Wouldn't your father rather hear these lines from "Tenth of December" by George Saunders than read a card joking about how he taught you to swear?

Top 10 Father and Son Writing Teams (AbeBooks): Everyone knows about Dumas pere and Dumas fils, but several other great authors brought more talent into the world as well.

A few such duos, as well as a father-daughter pair, described the perks of having writing as the family business to The Huffington Post in 2012.

The 10 Best Fictional Fathers (the Telegraph) and 30 of the Best Parents in Literature (Mental Floss): Atticus Finch and Pa Ingalls are joined by father figures like Will Freeman from "About A Boy" and Matthew Cuthbert from "Anne of Green Gables" in these two roundups of dads you'd be proud to call your own.

10 Worst Dads in Literature (Telegraph) and The 10 Worst Dads In Books (Publishers Weekly): Including these probably makes us look like a buzzkill leading up to Father's Day, but we mean only to make you even more grateful for your own father. 

(No list is ever complete, but which famous — or infamous — fictional fathers did these roundups miss?)

In the mood for more substantial reading? You could also check out two recent works that deal with fatherhood from both ends of the experience: "When I First Held You" and "Every Father's Daughter."

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