For Book Beginnings:
Today, sipping tea from a faded mug and sitting in front of his computer in running pants and sneakers, John grieved over yet another article about the demise of robotic pets.- p. 1
For Friday 56:
Alice is on the stove and I'm shaving out sage-green soap for the Caterpillar when the phone rings.
- p. 56
Extending from World War II to the far future, these fifteen stories offer a gorgeously observed perspective on our desire for connection and what it means to have compassion—for ourselves, for one another, for our past…and for whatever lies beyond.