For goodness sake Nick Hornby asks some difficult questions in his most recent novel, How to Be Good, read by Frances Barber.
Easy, breezy, readThis was my first Hornby novel. At once examining the loosened threads of a marriage, a man's spiritual conversion, and the tenuous balance of a family, Hornby does the regular family justice. Known as "The Angriest Man in Holloway," Dave is going to be left by his wife, Kate. When he finds that she has a lover, he leaves and meets with a "healer" who basically sucks out all his vitriol. He then undergoes a dramatic metamorphosis, quitting his column, inviting his healer to move in with the family, beginning a neighborhoos adopt-a-child program, giving away his children's material possessions, Dave tries to save his the world, and ends up nearly tearing apart his family. His wife, whose existential crisis acts as a catalyst for the family's upheaval, is left to piece together the remains and get everyone back on track. A good, funny read.