Fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher mystery novels will be happy to learn that Child has a new novel called The Affair. The novel reaches back to Reacher’s early years, before he became a former Army M.P. traveling without baggage. The book tells us how he became a drifter. I like to listen to the Reacher novels while I am in the car. I love that this minimalist nevertheless takes his toothbrush everywhere. He has a half-size travel version and it is the only thing he is willing to carry. (Does this make a dentist happy!) He doesn’t shower or change his clothes but he has clean teeth! In The Affair we witness the moment when Reacher first saw the mini toothbrush and fell in love with its utility. Happy reading!