At AT&T Park, amongst the Giants and Dodgers fans
Reading Murder in Montmartre, by Cara Black, a mystery set in Paris. Her husband gave her the book last week.
She comes from a family of baseball fans and this is what she does during games. She read the whole time she was there....or at least whenever I looked over. She was sitting a few rows below my family.
In the 8th inning, when the sun was still high in the sky and vendors still roamed the stands offering icy lemonade and peanuts, I looked down and she was gone. Her whole family was gone. The Giants were behind. I can guess who wanted to leave. It wasn't her. I'm sure she would have wanted to stay. Food, sun, a view, a book. Is there anything else you could possibly need?
Her favorite book of all time--Ubik, by Philip K. Dick.