So after much thought and wandering around DC, I “released” (see Catch and Release post) the book Love in the Present Tense in the courtyard behind 1616 P St., NW. For a better look at the location, take a look a this map. Seek, and ye shall find. Hopefully, the book will not wind up in a dumpster.
The book, incidentally, reminded me a lot of John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany.