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Philosophy Made Simple

A Novel
Hellenga, Robert (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Philosophy Made Simple

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Rudy Harrington has spent half his life in a rambling Chicago house, raising three daughters with his independent-minded wife. But his wife hasdied, his daughters have moved away, and Rudy is restless. In what he interprets as a moment of transcendent vision, he puts the family home up for sale and buys an avocado grove in Texas. While adapting to his new vocation, new home, and new friends, Rudy takes up a book-Philosophy Made Simple-and begins to struggle with Plato and Aristotle, Hume and Schopenhauer. His newly acquired wisdom is put to the test when he enliststhe neighborhood elephant to preside over his daughter+s Hindu wedding and
Authors: Hellenga, Robert, 1941-
Title: Philosophy made simple
a novel
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown,, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 277 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Robert Hellenga
ISBN: 9780316058261
Branch Call Number: FICTION HELLENGA
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  • JeanieG rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I like Robert Hellenga's novels. And I especially like how the characters are all tied together. His characters are very real, I feel like I actually know them and I hate to say goodbye. Rudy, the main character, is 60 and trying to figure out what to do with himself. I think that happens to many at that point in life. Other books by Hellenga - The Sixteen Pleasure, Blues Lessons, Fall of a Sparrow.

and Now we get to know the father... Read The Sixteen Pleasures and The Italian Lover first.


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