These are two books I read this year that I enjoyed tremendously â€“ Fools by Joan Silber (with whom I had my first workshop at SLC, the nicest person ever and rock solid writer) and Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (whom Iâ€™ve never met and who is English. [Youâ€™re welcome.]). In a sense, they are both about how the small decisions effect the course of your life in ways you cannot foresee. I think about this concept a lot. I pray, as an atheist, that I am making the right ones.