Books: Father by Son

MY FATHER'S HOUSE by Philip B. Kunhardt Jr. 239 pages. Random House. $5.95.

In the mind of an admiring son. a father has no first and last name. He is simply "my father." Few boys, however, maintain that specialized vision into their manhood. Their fathers' frailties, their faults and even their humdrum similarity to every father anywhere soon begin to blur the individual image. But for Philip Kunhardt, in this recollection of his years with Father, the memories of the boy needed no later adjustment by the grown man. Indeed, Kunhardt, now 42, still...

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