Flavorwire has a few good ideas, including Charles Shields’ Vonnegut biography and Patrick deWitt’s The Sister’s Brothers. Sylla McClellan at Third Street Books in McMinnville suggests The Star Wars Cookbook and Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest. And Inklings Bookshop in Yakima pulled a nice set, including new books by Richard Ford and Anthony Swofford. At their store, you can save 25 percent off any one book if you mention it’s for Dad.
Another idea is a Ray Bradbury title. If you haven’t read this op-ed piece, Uncle Ray’s Dystopia, from The New York Times last week, go right now; it’s all the argument you need to (re)visit the Bradbury canon, by yourself or with Dad.