"To the universe four days is no different than four billion light-years."
Art or literature or whatever one chooses to label the great systems of taste and reason does not recognize best-sellerism. And light year measure distance, not time. But lots of people thrill to writing like "The Bridges of Madison County," whose author Robert James Waller, has died.
"I am the highway and a peregrine and all the sails that ever went to sea."
Fly on, good peregrine!