The Rise & Fall of Great Powers: A Novel - Tom Rachman

Both from page 8


Against the stacks rested a stepladder that Tooly was always moving to Mountaineering and that Fogg--not recognizing her joke--kept returning to French History.




Most sections were ordinary: Trees, Plants, Fungi; Recipes & Eating.  Others were peculiar (always in Mr. Minton's tiny print), including Artists Who Were Unpleasant to their Spouses; History, the Dull Bits; and Books You Pretend to Have Read but Haven't.



I think I'm falling in love :)