Review of “The World Without You.”

My review of Joshua Henkin’s The World Without You is now live at the Lincoln Journal Star:

This is a rare novel: It could have been longer and, probably, better for it. As a traditional realist take on the family, it shares several similar features to Jonathan Franzen’s 2001 masterpiece “The Corrections.” And like Franzen’s, the characters share many gnomic observations: Noelle declares at one point that “[l]ife is one long process of losing your hearing.”

 A quick take on the book: if you like Jonathan Franzen, you should definitely read Henkin. They are different, yes, but they share the ability to make the modern family novel compelling.