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Philosophy Made Simple

by Robert Hellenga

Philosophy Made Simple
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    Mar 2006, 288 pages
    Mar 2007, 304 pages

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This is Hellenga's fourth novel following The Sixteen Pleasures (1994), The Fall of a Sparrow (1998), and Blues Lessons (2002). Set in the late 1960s, Philosophy Made Simple shares many of the same characters as The Sixteen Pleasures, but it is certainly not necessary to have read the earlier book to enjoy the latter. Having said that, if you're interested to know what came before, below is a brief summary of The Sixteen Pleasures.

About The Sixteen Pleasures
Margot (one of Rudy's daughters) gave up her place at Harvard to care for her ailing mother. Now, at 29, this librarian and book conservator answers the call for volunteers to help Florence save its art treasures from the rapidly flooding Arno River (1966). While in Italy she discovers a fabulous volume of sixteen erotic drawings thought to have been destroyed by the Vatican and falls in love with a married Italian man.

About Robert Hellenga
Hellenga grew up in Michigan where his father was a ...

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