Last Night at the Lobster (22 of 50)

Nathanael Yellis By Nathanael Yellis • Last Updated May 18, 2021

While in high school, I worked at Wallingford Farm, a somewhat touristy food and garden store. My coworkers were an odd mix of local workers: people spending a lifetime in dead-end jobs along with some high-school students like me. As a fairly privileged and definitely homeschooled kid, Wallingford was quite the learning experience.

Stewart O'Nan brought me back to those days. And his was a helpful reality check. It moved me way outside of my social circle and normal thought patterns. I highly recommend this sort of book.

Last Night at the Lobster
by Stewart O'Nan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Behold the transportive power of fiction: I spent a day at a Red Lobster and I cared.

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