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Summer Reading 2019: Fun Home

Here's why Alexa suggests Fun Home...

Fun Home, by the critically acclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel, is a striking look into the author's early childhood and transition into adulthood centering around her homosexuality and her relationship with her closeted gay father. This graphic memoir presents the striking contrast between the experiences of queer people from past generations and queer people of the present day. 

About the book

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel

In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the Fun Home. It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve. - Goodreads

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  Alexa Crandall, Library Leader