by Hanya Yanagihara
Reviewed by Janet:
For readers who want to immerse themselves in the lives of four friends and the ebbs and flows of their relationships over the course of 30 years, this novel follows the daily lives of Jude, Willem, JB, and Malcolm. Jude plays the pivotal role, and through his successes and setbacks, the defining events of his formative years are gradually revealed. One of the nominees for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, this novel is a deliberate and thorough examination of the ties that bind, the endurance of the human spirit, and the wide-reaching value of each little life.