His new book is Almost a Family: A Memoir.
Recently I asked Darnton what he was reading. His reply:
Latest book was Flaubert's Sentimental Education, which I read for a book group (otherwise I probably would never have picked it up). It's a slow start and it's hard to sympathize with the main character -- almost all the characters, in fact -- but over some 460 pages, the satire takes a back seat and the story, about obsessive love, kicks in. By the end, it's unstoppable.Learn more about the author and his work at John Darnton's website.
The Page 99 Test: Almost a Family.