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About meI am happiest in a bookstore. My favorite sources for books are: Daedalus Books (online); North Shire Bookstore, Manchester, Vermont; Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, Massachusetts; Brattle Book Shop, Boston, MA; Rodney's Bookstore, Cambridge, MA; Calamus Bookstore, Boston, MA; Rivendell Books, Montpelier, Vermont; Bear Pond Books, Montpelier, Vermont; Aardvark Books, San Francisco, CA. Powell's online. Edward Hamilton catalogue. And yes - I confess to patronizing Amazon on occasion . . .
About my libraryMy library is like my art collection or my collectibles: colorful, eclectic, reflective of my life interests and my curiosity of others, full of history and different cultures. I had floor-to-ceiling shelves built in two different rooms to hold all of these words, all these dreams, friends, pleasures, and memories. I do not hold on to all the books I read; I keep only selected ones. I give away books that are not memorable. Each volume remaining in my library has been kept for a reason.
Favorite authorsRobert Antoni, Gaston Bachelard, James Baldwin, Edward Ball, H. E. Bates, John Berendt, Paul Bowles, Mikhail Bulgakov, Robert Olen Butler, Truman Capote, Marie Chauvet, Denise Chong, Wilkie Collins, Maryse Condé, Lydia Davis, Delacorta, Marguerite Duras, Lawrence Durrell, Paula Fox, Cristina Garcia, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Rumer Godden, Shirley Ann Grau, Rosa Guy, Thomas Hardy, Lillian Hellman, Alan Hollinghurst, Gayl Jones, Neil Jordan, Jamaica Kincaid, Erik Larson, Stieg Larsson, Harper Lee, Henning Mankell, Paule Marshall, W. S. Merwin, Diane Middlebrook, Anchee Min, Yukio Mishima, Susanna Moore, Anaïs Nin, Patricia Powell, Ruth Rendell, Jean Rhys, Simone Schwarz-Bart, Danzy Senna, Nevil Shute, Colm Tóibín, Fay Weldon, Edmund White, Shay Youngblood (Shared favorites)
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
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Member sinceOct 9, 2009
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