It's probably too early to pick the most charming novel of the year, but with Paradise Park, Allegra Goodman has set the bar pretty high. This funny story of a woman's spiritual quest is so well designed for book clubs that we've invited the author to join us for a live web chat on Tuesday August 14 at noon, EST. Goodman has created a Huck Finn for the modern age, drifting down the river of American spirituality. Full of awe, her heroine sets off on a search for God like a bargain shopper at the Mall of America. With an unconcious sense of humor, she's endearing even when she's most self-righteous, throwing herself into one religion after another. Join Allegra Goodman for a discussion of her work on August 14. For more, visit www.csmonitor.com/montiortalk.
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