SO BIG BY EDNA FERBER
About mistakes, it’s funny. You’ve got to make your own; and not only that, if you try to keep people from making theirs, they get mad.”
“So Big” is a novel about mistakes. When Dirk, an architect turned stock broker, decides to abandon the pursuit of art in search of money, he’s warned of his mistake by his mother. Slowly, his life falls apart and he is ultimately left alone regretting his decision to pursue the superficial. In the end, he learns an important lesson — one he might never have learned without making his own mistakes.