Monday, November 23, 2009
Debra recommends 'A Fortunate Age'
A 'starred review' in Booklist, A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff, is reminiscent of Mary McCarthy's The Group. Rakoff's debut novel highlights a group of bright, ambitious Oberlin grads coming of age in the 1990's in New York City. The politics of the era are competently woven in the story of this arts loving group of twenty somethings as they emerge into adulthood. The story is further enhanced in the audio recording expertly narrated by Christina Moore.