The best novels take you on an unexpected journey and make you stop and think and relate on so many levels. This was one of those! Lessons covers so many aspects of history, politics, culture, family dynamics, marriage, love, loss and grief all through the life experiences of one man – Roland Baines. I was particularly moved, disturbed and fascinated by his wife leaving him and his young baby to enable her creative self to fully function. This would make a fantastic book club choice – so many things to discuss!!