"What I was really asking was...What can literature do that nothing else can do?"
Check out one of my favorite author videos with novelist Nicole Krauss. If you haven't read GREAT HOUSE or THE HISTORY OF LOVE, you need to add these two items to your To-Read list. Like now. Her work provides a great basic study in the potential architecture of a novel, as well as how to tease out seemingly unrelated, yet miraculous connections between characters.