Richard Russo, That Old Cape Magic. Russo does marriage and the academic life. These are different people from the sometimes frayed inhabitants of Empire Falls and Nobody’s Fool, better educated and more self aware. Somehow I just cannot like them as much.
Anne Lamott, Blue Shoe. Mattie is divorced, full or responsibilities for two generations and a dog (and later an iguana), and slightly crazy with it all. We follow her life day by day and month to month. The details of her life are enthralling, but somehow I did not get the big picture here.
I have read and posted comments on the following books:
Graham Greene, A Burnt-Out Case
Joseph O’Neill, Netherland
Anna Quindlen, Rise and Shine
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland