After picking up Buying A Fishing Rod for My Grandfather before they took it off the Hold Shelf, I found the following treasures on the For Sale Shelf at our library:
The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (translated and abridged by Edward G. Seidensticker which will be given away in January to one of the JLC4 participants)
That Old Ace in The Hole, a novel by Annie Proulx (who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Shipping News)
A Prayer for Owen Meany, a novel by John Irving. (I’ve been longing to read more of his novels after finding out that he and Raymond Carver are Haruki Murakami’s favorite American authors. Before reading that fact, I wasn’t in any big hurry to read more of Irving’s work. I know, I’m in a huge minority there.)
Did you find anything good at the library lately, or only yet another fine? Have you read any of the books I brought home?