The growing list of my used bookstore finds! Most of these aren’t worth much more than I paid for them, but they make me a happy camper. And I’m learning in the process.


  • 2666, by Robert Bolano
  • Portrait in Sepia, by Isabel Allende
  • The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  • The Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood
  • Birds Without Wings, by Louis de Bernieres
  • Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres
  • The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen
  • Sea of Poppies, by Amitav Ghosh
  • Sing Them Home, by Stephanie Kallos
  • Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane
  • Dangerous Laughter, by Steven Millhauser
  • Mason & Dixon, by Thomas Pynchon
  • Scarlett, by Alexandra Ripley
  • Home, by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
  • The Hundred Secret Senses, by Amy Tan
  • The Little Friend, by Donna Tartt
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by Edgar Wroblewski
  • The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon


  • City of Glory, Beverly Swerling


  • Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia, by Orlando Figes
  • The Search for Nefertiti, by Dr. Joann Fletcher
  • Katharine Graham’s Washington, by Katharine Graham
  • George Sand, by Belinda Jack
  • Paris in the Terror, by Stanley Loomis
  • Philosophy: Who Needs It, by Ayn Rand
  • The Perfect Prince, by Ann Wroe

MY WANT LIST — books I’m looking for

  • Will in the World, by Stephen Greenblatt
  • The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
  • Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, by John Matteson
  • A Beautiful Mind, by Sylvia Nasar
  • Eminent Victorians, by Lytton Strachey
  • Ballet Shoes, by Noel Streatfeild