An imaginative novel by author Andrew Sean Greer, The Confessions of Max Tivoli is a beautiful story about the meanings of love and time, set against the historical backdrop of San Francisco at the turn of the twentieth century. Born with the physical appearance of an elderly man, Max grows older mentally like any child, but his body appears to age backwards, growing younger every year. And yet, his physical curse proves to be a blessing, allowing him to try to win the heart of the same woman three times as at each successive encounter she fails to recognize him, taking him for a stranger, so giving Max another chance at love. Paperback, 288 pages. Overstock.