The life of the title character in Joshua Ferris’ A Calling for Charlie Barnes is not going well. He wants out and into the American dream. As his hopes dwindle, something goes right, and he’s granted a second act. But it calls for a sacrifice that redounds with selflessness and love. Moderated by writers Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan, co-hosts of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast on LitHub Radio.