John Irving, now in his early seventies, has been encouraging readers to think of him as the contemporary Dickens for more than four decades.
“. . . a deeply compassionate, politically defiant, and surprisingly underwhelming novel, as provocative as it is inevitable.”
Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food, the worldwide grassroots organization, and the author of Slow Food Nation, exudes so much joy, hope, and optimism in his new book that it’s hard no