For years, Joan Silber has been quietly building a body of work far warmer and more generous than her contemporaries. Criminally overlooked, she deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Ann Patchett or Colum McCann.— From Wesley
When is it wise to be a fool for something? What makes people want to be better than they are? From New York to India to Paris, from the Catholic Worker movement to Occupy Wall Street, the characters in Joan Silber's dazzling new story cycle tackles this question head-on.