Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (2007) Now a Tony award-winning musical, Alison Bechdel's gripping memoir tells the story of her relationship with her English teacher-slash-funeral dierctor father. The poignant graphic novel offers a comedic and oftentimes dark look at Bechdel's life, from her childhood to her coming out in college, to her later revelation that her father is gay—making for not just a groundbreaking work of art, but also an intelligent, unique, and touching story.
Our October book recommendation is from Brett McNish: "Necropolis by Catharine Arnold is about the history of London as told by its dead. There is a wonderful chapter about gardens of the dead, and the creation of the famous 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian-era cemeteries which were built to be elaborate parks enjoyed by the living. This groundbreaking idea influenced the now-treasured American garden cemeteries, such as Mount Auburn Cemetery in Massachusetts."