I do not agree with the increasingly common assertion that adult readers “need to see themselves” in a character in order to be interested in a book. In fact, I believe rather the opposite.

That Man On The Mountaintop

I will always fondly remember as well, as we built the house – which is on quite a hill – in the Catskills in 2008-09, my mother pulling me aside and joking, “Oh, you want a house on a mountain too, I see.”