The Last of Her Kind
by Sigrid Nunez, a review from Christian Science Monitor by Yvonne Zipp.
"The college roommate questionnaire is one of the more loaded pieces of paper that land in incoming freshmen's mailboxes. Not as nausea-inducing as the financial-aid package, but sobering, nonetheless. Mine asked, among other things, whether I was looking for a new best friend, or hoped to 'peacefully coexist' with my roomies. Well, who wouldn't want a best friend? Can't have too many, right? Sadly, peaceful coexistence sounded pretty good by mid-October, when my roommates (who had grabbed the room's two closets) suggested that I try hanging my things from the ceiling to ease the crowded conditions." Read the entire Christian Science Monitor review.