In Tropper's (The Book of Joe ) new book, protagonist Zach King faces serious problems in his apparently very happy life. He has a well-paying but unsatisfying dead-end advertising job and lives rent free in the apartment of a rich friend who spends his days watching endless TV reruns. Zach is about to marry a beautiful woman from a wealthy family, but he is not totally sure he is in love with her. He has very strong feelings toward the equally beautiful widow of his best friend who was killed in a car wreck two years before. And finally, his father, who walked away from his family 20 years ago, reappears and wants to reestablish ties with Zach, his two brothers, and his mother. As with Tropper's previous work, this story of family problems and personal crisis is well told and has a range of interesting and humorous characters. Scott Brick does an excellent job reading this enjoyable and touching work; recommended for larger collections.--Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ., Parkersburg[Page 92]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.