Albertine Banni Banni itibaren Rithayat, Uttarakhand 262522, Hindistan
This was an absolutely engrossing book. Chabon's descriptions are unique and so right-on that I wondered why I hadn't thought of the metaphor before. I genuinely cared about all of the characters, and when the plot took a turn for the worse, I had to put the book aside to collect myself before moving on. My new book club chose this as our first book, and it was perfect - beautifully written, nuanced, compelling - for our first discussion.