"The Infinite Tides
, by Christian Kiefer. If you ask Christian what this book is about he will say, 'It is about a depressed astronaut.' But it is about so much more than that. It is about the particular way each of us makes sense of the world, and all the losses within it that combine to make a life. It is about the perfect beauty of mathematics, and the imperfect beauty of the solar system. I didn’t even know I was on a flight, let alone a long one."
—Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted