Book Buys

I mentioned that over the weekend we took some books to Half Price Books and walked out with some too. I actually didn’t get too many but here they are:

  • Schooling by Heather McGowan. From the book jacket: Catrine Evans is a thirteen-year-old American who is sent to an English boarding school after her mother dies of cancer. Thrown into a strange world, Catrine quickly discovers that the fine schooling promised by her Welsh father may be nothing but show.
  • The Ballad of West Tenth Street by Marjorie Kernan. In a fairy tale set in modern-day Greenwich Village, where even native New Yorkers can get lost amid the diagonal streets, in one of a matching pair of brownstones lives the eccentric widow of a rock star and two of her children.
  • The Rose of Sebastopol by Katherine McMahon. In 1854, beautiful, adventurous Rosa Barr travels to the Crimean battlefield with Florence Nightingale’s nursing corps. A headstrong idealist, determined to break out of the rigid confines of life as a young lady, Rosa is determined to make a difference in the world.

Have you read any of these? Thoughts?

I was actually hoping to find some NYRB or Virago editions as Half Price Books is sometimes a great source for those but I didn’t find any this time. I actually did see some Persephone books but I already had the ones I found. Oh well, I guess this just calls for another visit soon right?

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