Stewart O'Nan is a national treasure, and EMILY, ALONE is definitely one of the best novels of the year (so far).
Now, how can you say that and claim you are not religious, Ed? :-)
And Mark Athitakis is won over by the "Details, Details" and the ". . . emotions wrapped up in them":http://americanfiction.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/details-details/