By Anis Shivani / The Bulletin
November 22, 2009
“Generosity: An Enhancement” by Richard Powers (Farrar Straus, 296 pgs., $25)
Imagine a person so exuberant — all the time — that nothing gets her down.
Though this 23-year-old woman comes from war-torn Algeria, where her family has been killed in the civil war, she is perpetually happy.