Reader recommendation: Good to a Fault More Email Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Katie Flynn, San Mateo, Calif. April 26, 2011 Good To A Fault by Marina Endicott is like a Barbara Pym novel crossed with a William Shakespeare play. Characters abound with (mis)steps all with good intentions (well most anyway). It has a Canadian setting with gentle tone and makes a good read. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?