Father’s Day gift guide

A good book always makes a great gift, don’t you think? We at Blair sure do!  Here are a few suggestions for the pater familias in your life on Father’s Day this Sunday:

For the foodie:

It’s summertime! What man doesn’t love barbecue and beer? Bundle a copy of Erik Lars Myers’s North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries with a six-pack or a growler from one of the brewpubs or breweries touted in the book. Or couple a copy of the new Bob Garner’s Book of Barbecue with a sample from one of the 100 barbecue establishments reviewed in the book? (Or make Dad’s day with both books, dinner at his favorite barbecue joint, and a pint of a North Carolina summer ale.)

Bob Garner's Book of Barbecue

For the musician:

If your dad loves the music of the “first” Hank Williams, give him a CD of the original Hank’s greatest hits along with a copy of Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s Hank Hung the Moon and Warmed our Cold, Cold Hearts (NewSouth Books). Johnson writes about Hank, his life, his music, and the influences his music had on the baby boomer generation.

For the amateur sleuth:

If your dad is looking for a good summer mystery, try Murder on the Outer Banks (Upper Ohio Valley Books) by Joe C. Ellis. The discovery of a drug designed to reverse the aging process in human cells leads to a trail of bodies from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Washington, D.C., to the Upper Ohio Valley.

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