Julia Glass is no stranger to the male narrative voice. In her debut novel, THREE JUNES, she made the bold (and unusual) choice to write from the point of view of two different prominent male characters. Now, in her fourth novel, Glass once again explores family dynamics, political action and social class through the lens of a fascinating assortment of male characters of strikingly different generations and backgrounds.
At the center of the story, not surprisingly, is the widower of the book's title, Percy Darling, recently retired from his career as a librarian at Harvard's Widener Library. He's been a widower far longer than he was a husba