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The Good Father

Doubleday. Mar. 2012. 320p. ISBN 9780385535533. $24.95. LITERARY
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Dr. Paul Allen faces the worst thing a parent could imagine: his son, likable and reasonably smart but increasingly dislocated after his parents' divorce, has dropped out of school and, after floating around the country, has been caught on camera shooting a Democratic candidate for President. This story of guilt and love by Hawley, both a novelist and a screenwriter/producer (he was responsible for Bones), should do especially well with book clubs.

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