If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been limiting my book recommendations to fictional selections so far. Today is no exception, though the title might well make it seem otherwise. In truth, this work of fiction does cover a lot of ground from around 200-210 or thereabouts in the Dewey Decimal system.
If you’re into earthy characters and real talk, this is not the book for you. If you’d enjoy a humorous narrative glimpse into the life of prominent East Coast intellectuals and academics, and you don’t mind a fair bit of philosophy and apologetics along the way, you should give it a go.
This book was personally commended to me by the author’s husband, a man with impeccable taste and amazing hair, at a party in Chickasha a few years ago. We discussed the extent to which she had based the book on her experiences and his own, as well as the difficulties interweaving fiction and philosophy. Oddly enough, I found a video of both of them discussing the book together: