In this season of literary bounty, Julia Glass reached all the way back to January of 2008 to pick a title for her  “You Must Read This” segment on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Glass, the 2002 NBA winner in fiction for Three Junes, chose Love Warps the Mind a Little, a novel by John Dufresne, saying,

Rarely have I laughed so often while reading a book or, coming to the end, cried so hard. Love Warps the Mind a Little is a masterpiece of the genre that writers call the “funny-sad novel,” where humor both defies and gives shape to grief. It is rich entertainment, sheer lunacy, moonshine for the wounded heart.

Her comments lifted the book from #335,327 in Amazon sales rankings to #86.

Love Warps the Mind a Little: A Novel
John Dufresne
Retail Price: $13.95
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co. – (2008-01-17)
ISBN / EAN: 0393330958 / 9780393330953

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