National Book Club Picks
A woman wondering who she really is goes in search of a father she never knew--only to find something far more complicated than she ever expected--in this moving and hopeful novel of self-discovery for readers of An American Marriage.
Anna is at a stage of her life when she's beginning to wonder who she really is. In her 40s, she has separated from her husband, her daughter is all grown up, and her mother--the only parent who raised her--is dead.
This novel chronicles the relationship of astrobiologist, Theo, and his 9 year-old-son, Robin. After the tragic loss of Theo’s wife and Robin’s mother, he searches for life and love elsewhere in the cosmos and passes on his passion for planets real and imagined to his son, who struggles to fit in or to make sense of what’s happening in his own life and in the larger world. More than that, this book is an elegy to Earth and its inhabitants beset by climate change.