” relationships are wonderful in theory, but in practice, they inevitably turn out to be parochial and limiting and an endless amount of work.”
What she’s saying is that she doesn’t have a boyfriend. After all, there’s so muchwork involved.
I’d suggest anything by Connie Willis- intelligent time/space/history/science geekism. Doomsday Book is one of the best SF books ever written.
Heinlein’s juveniles are fun afternoon beach reads. Occasionally annoying too, as Heinlein was very formulaic.
Gordon R. Dickson’s Dorsai books- good reads.
Shoutout to the guy who praised Michener’s books, above. Edward Rutherfurd writes books that are reminiscent of Michener.