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Louisa Meets Bear

Louisa Meets Bear by Lisa Gornick: EW review

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In this extraordinary novel, Louisa and Bear, both students at Princeton, meet in 1975. Their charged romance sets into motion a series of events that ripples through the lives of the people around them. Gornick has structured her book as interlocking short stories, featuring a cast of characters that includes a pregnant teen, a woman who finds a dead man on her office floor, and a mother who discovers her teenage son in bed with a girl—with each tale containing strands of DNA linking it back to Louisa and Bear.

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