THE MEASURE OF A MAN
Learning that her boss, Professor Gilbert Harrison, may soon be ousted by the university's board, secretary Jane Jackson takes action. With Smith Parker's assistance, she searches the archives for something to bolster Harrison's case. A single mom, Jane is lonely and drawn to Smith, a maintenance man who yearns to be more. All he needs is the strength to hope--something Jane can provide. The latest installment of Most Likely to, Marie Ferrarella's The Measure of a Man (4), is a gem. Jane and Smith are ordinary characters in realistic circumstances, made memorable by the author's gift for handling details and nuances of behavior.