If you want a tragic, gorgeous, great book, get your hands on STONER.
WHAT KIND OF BOYFRIEND IS HE: An English professor who is happy when he reads and sad when he does everything else. He’s vaguely not sad when we’re kissing. But sad doing everything else.
MY DATE WITH STONER :
We read big, dusty old books.
*As it happens, it was a bookseller at Crawford Doyle who turned us on to Stoner: “The Bookseller’s Bark heard round the world”!