By People Staff
December 30, 1991 12:00 PM

Patrimony

Obstinate, frugal and blunt, Herman Roth was the irresistible force his rising son Philip pressed against and drew inspiration from. Roth is masterful in this piercingly vivid account of their knotty relationship, seen through the lens of Herman’s final struggle with a brain tumor. (Simon & Schuster)

Advertisement