One of my favorite novels. Thanks to Uncle Henry and Aunt Pam for sharing this book with me when it came out 20 years ago. Thanks to Jim for letting me read the whole thing out loud to him over the course of many months (several years ago). Love Quoyle, and love the idea of redefining yourself and your family legacy.
The Human Stain, Philip Roth If you’re a fan of Roth, you’re already familiar with a certain Nathan Zuckerman, the narrator of this tale – but the novel is truly about Coleman Silk, a former professor who was ousted due to charges of racism. You may remember the time that Roth wrote to Wikipedia to correct their entry on the novel, and they told him that he wasn’t a credible source. If not, get meta with academic novels and online sources here.