CHOICE OF THE WEEK
Yes, of course, you should never assume that a piece of fiction is based on its author’s own experiences. But there are always those cases that make the conclusion too hard to avoid. Take Christopher Noxon’s new novel, for example. Plus One, a sharply witty domestic tale by the L.a.–based author and journalist, depicts the inner crisis suffered by a man whose wife has an enormously successful career as a TV writer and producer. Any chance that the idea for the story grew out of Noxon’s own marriage to Jenji Kohan, Emmy Award–winning creator of series like Weeds and Orange Is the New Black? That may well be among the topics covered when Noxon comes to the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre next Sunday (February 5), for a special event presented by Chutzpah PLUS and the Jewish Book Festival. See chutzpahfestival.com for details.