One of these three new books might make a good gift next Sunday.
Fathers & Daughters & Sports (Ballantine/ESPN Books), with an introduction by Rebecca Lobo, gathers stories by noted sports journalists, athletes and writers about the many ways sports can create bonds between dads and their girls.
Heroes for My Son (Harper Studio) by Brad Meltzer, whose bestselling novel The Book of Lies was about Superman; here he writes about real-life people he hopes will inspire his sons, for sometimes unusual reasons, such as Thomas Jefferson's modesty.
What I Would Tell Her: 28 Devoted Dads on Bringing Up, Holding on to and Letting Go of Their Daughters (Harlequin), edited by Andrea N. Richesin, collects warm, funny, sometimes heartbreaking stories by fathers young and old, straight and gay, adoptive, step and otherwise.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor