Books Everything Matters! by Ron, Jr. Currie Hardcover, 305 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleEverything Matters!AuthorRon, Jr. Currie Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Junior Thibodeau, who was encoded at birth with a prophecy about the world ending in thirty-six years, grapples with the question of whether or not anything he does matters. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Everything Matters! E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images Best Books Of 2009 The Best Five Books To Share With Your Friends December 2, 2009 Some books you simply can't keep to yourself. Glen Weldon shares the titles he's recommended this year — from a history of women in comics, to a collection of very short short stories — what unites these books is the urge they spark to send them out into the world so that they might sink their hooks into someone else. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Everything Matters!' November 30, 2009 While still in the womb, Junior Thibodeau is informed by a dispassionate and slightly officious voice that the world will end in 36 years, 168 days, 14 hours and 23 seconds. As the protagonist of Ron Currie's high-wire act of a novel grows to manhood, that fact, and that voice, remain his constant companions. Review Book Reviews The Lightness Of 'Everything,' Better Than Bearable August 10, 2009 In Ron Currie Jr.'s Everything Matters! a comet is pointed toward Earth, and it's coming soon. This humorous and poignant novel attempts to find meaning in the end of the world.