Sunday, August 16, 2009

The History of Now

What do a street musician in today's Bogota, Harvard's royal tennis team, a run away slave on the Underground Railroad, a seventeenth century Rotterdam housewife, a pot smoking sushi server, and a lonely young man walking west from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to find the most beautiful place on Earth have in common? In 'The History of Now' their lives touch in a little post 9/11 town called Grandville nestled in the Housatonic River valley at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and change themselves and everyone even remotely connected to their astonishing genetic inheritances.
Daniel Klein loves the English language. I couldn't put this book down and on top of that on page 86 I learned the meaning of the word 'audodidact'.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Sin sounds like something that would be of interest to me.