Library Loot: Week of October 13
Another great haul in from the Nantucket Atheneum today! I’ve discovered that inter-library loan is mighty speedy in the off-season—books that could take weeks to arrive in the summer are now piling up and I’m just trying to keep up.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
I’ve been feeling like the oddball quiet one a lot lately, so I’m looking forward to reading this justification for my existence.
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman
Ever since I heard that the author of the excellent The Imperfectionists had not only a new book, but one about a pastoral Welsh bookseller, I’ve been pumped.
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis by Alexis Coe
YES PLEASE! A ripped-from-the-headlines nonfiction book about lesbian love gone horribly awry in late-19th-century Memphis, Tennessee. Color me intrigued.
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
How is it possible I haven’t read this book? (See also: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, but that’s another story.)
Got any good loot this week, fellow readers?