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I checked this book out just days before the Falmouth Public Library closed, and soon after that, they asked us not to return items until further notice. There are worse books to be sequestered with.

Happily, I got most of these from the public library a day or two before they closed. Now I am gratefully accepting temporary donations from friends.

This is my favorite selection of books - I love everything about plants and what you can do with them.

The Dreamers (e-book)
This novel deals with a strange epidemic caused by a novel virus which suddenly appears in a California college town. It was published in early 2019 (!), but the parallels with this year are sometimes uncanny.
Thanks to the Libby app on my tablet, I…

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I'm not great at following recipes, but I do love to browse cookbooks looking for inspiration. Some of these are new(ish) acquisitions, other's I've had since the early 1980s.
My shelf space is limited, so at this point when I acquire a new…

The Making of Americans: being a history of a family’s progress is an astonishing book, and it is also a very, very long book. Gertrude Stein should be on every college & university reading list, and I have no idea why she is not. And, as an aside,…

You know you have the time now … read Proust! And if Proust seems too overwhelming … read Thirkell!

I have a longtime friend who used to be an editor at The Library of America. Thus, I have a shelf that is almost entirely dedicated to LOA volumes. If you have never read anything by William Maxwell, do so! At least read TIME WILL DARKEN IT. (Not…

Here are another couple of shelves of books. If you look closely you’ll see quite a few books by Maira Kalman, and if you look even closer you’ll see a series of books about the Stettheimer sisters. Reynolds Price sits not far from John Cheever,…

Which you would never know from looking at the stacks of books in my house that are NOT on bookshelves!
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