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"In the city of my birth, I had a dream..."
A Saturday Morning Estate Sale Haul (Literally.) 
21st-Jun-2008 12:03 pm
Gorey02
Rolled out of bed bright and early this morning to head out to an estate sale in Branchburg that was advertising "100s of books." Seems that a woman named Helena (there was some framed Japanese calligraphy on the wall that said "he-re-na" in katakana) spent her twilight years reading and alphabetizing a considerable, growing collection of contemporary literary and science fiction.

Yours Truly made off with a bulging grocery store bag of twenty books that only set me back five bucks (twenty-five cents each!). Some great stuff. I'm quite excited. ^_^


"The Haul" (pictured above):
The Robber Bride - Margaret Atwood (UK hardcover)
Babel Tower - A. S. Byatt (hardcover)
A Home at the End of the World/Flesh and Blood - Michael Cunningham (exclusive BCE)
Three Junes - Julia Glass
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
Darkness Visible - William Golding (hardcover)
The Comfort of Strangers - Ian McEwan
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
The Deed of Paksenarrion - Elizabeth Moon
Nuns and Soldiers - Iris Murdoch
Bel Canto - Ann Patchett
A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley
Moo - Jane Smiley
The Gate to Women's Country - Sheri S. Tepper
Grass - Sheri S. Tepper (hardcover)
Six Moon Dance - Sheri S. Tepper
Brightness Falls from the Air - James Tiptree, Jr. (hardcover, not BCE!)
Back When We Were Grownups - Anne Tyler
Amrita - Banana Yoshimoto
Comments 
22nd-Jun-2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
Nice haul! I love Sherri Tepper and her beat you over the head politics.
22nd-Jun-2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
*curious* What would be your favorite of her works?
22nd-Jun-2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
Hard to say, but Beauty is the easy answer. I haven't read her new one yet - The Gate to Women's Country is up there, but I really like True Game - although I wouldn't call that her "best" by any stretch of the imagination. Singer from the Sea was quite good, but I loved the WTF twist of Family Tree. The Visitor made me laugh on several different levels, but I think I'd have to call Fresco my absolute favorite. Although I can't remember which one it was that ended with the most unbelievable WTF ending of any of her books (I haven't read her stuff in years, and I read pretty much every book she wrote in a short span of time, so my faulty memory is running things together - maybe Shadows End...)

Yea, I'd say Fresco, then Beauty.

I need to find my copies of her books and reread them all. I think it's time.
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