Thanks so much to our pal 'Hashbrown' (don't you love that name?!) for sending the link where you can download this new novel, Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment for free at Oprah.com. Actually, the download might expire in about an hour, 10:59 EST today, so ACT FAST.
From Oprah's site: After a lifetime together, 70-something Alex and his wife, Ruth, are still smitten—with each other ("He has loved her for so long that he can no longer distinguish between passion and familiarity") and with their elderly dachshund, Dorothy. About to sell their Manhattan walk-up, the couple is caught up in crisis: Their dog is suddenly paralyzed, a truck jackknifes in a tunnel, news channels click into terrorist-hype overdrive. Read Jill Ciment's Heroic Measures (Pantheon) for its painterly depictions of a rattled city, its deliciously biting satire of media and real estate madness, its tender knowledge of the creaturely ties that bind.