Just finished reading André Aciman, Harvard Square,
and yes, if you have spent time in Harvard Square and you read the novel, you'll recognize the setting AND the characters! Beginning in the present, the action looks back at Harvard Square in the 1970's. A good read, and a quick one. The two main characters were born in Alexandria, Egypt, as was the author, André Aciman, and the novel, as the title promises, is set in Harvard Square. Loved reading the book which just happened to be for sale on the discard shelf at the Edgartown Public Library this past summer!