Why Blame the Stars?


By Michael Segedy

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When the paths of Zoe Asfah and Miles Blake accidentally cross one quiet, summer afternoon on a lonely country bridge, they feel this inexplicable attraction. Is it fate? Maybe. For sure, it's not their backgrounds, which couldn't be more different. Zoe is the daughter of prosperous Ethiopian immigrants who live on the affluent side of town, while Miles is the son of a poor, single white mother who can barely make ends meet and struggles with serious bouts of depression.
Although stratums apart on the socio-economic ladder, they both attend the same university, but for different reasons. Career-focused Zoe seems destined to become a doctor, like her father, and Miles, well, his concerns are larger than simply nailing down a career. So large that he believes he has little choice in addressing them.
The different lenses Zoe and Miles see life through, the moments of laughter they share, the support and love they give each other, and their philosophical reflections on fate define the focus of this witty, humorous, heart-wrenching novel filled with laughter, love, mystery, and sorrow.

Why Blame the Stars?