Tom Perrotta calls it
"Very smart and touching and unexpected.”
And The Washington Post says
“[Grodstein has] fashioned in her smart, assured third novel, The Explanation for Everything, . . . a gripping tale of a biologist who finds himself approaching midlife and suddenly finding faith . . . Grodstein’s real gift is her emotional precision . . . Finding or losing God proves to be an equally destabilizing tectonic shift, and this novel is full of them . . . Their cumulative force will leave you happily unsteady, and moved.”
Monologue topics: psychic burden, fear, anxiety, Sisyphus, insomnia, failure, dying alone.