I never can resist a library book sale. I’ve been stocking my home library from these sales for many, many years. I used to come home with boxes full, especially during the years we were homeschooling. I’ve become much more selective these days, largely because my shelves are packed. Still, I always find a few new friends to take home.
Let’s take a peek at my recent library sale book haul:
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Library Sale Book Haul
Seven books. I can’t believe I limited myself to seven books…
One Fifth Avenue by Candice Bushnell
Acutely observed and mercilessly witty, One Fifth Avenue is a modern-day story of old and new money, that same combustible mix that Edith Wharton mastered in her novels about New York’s Gilded Age and F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminated in his Jazz Age tales. Many decades later, Bushnell’s New Yorkers suffer the same passions as those fictional Manhattanites from eras past: They thirst for power, for social prominence, and for marriages that are successful–at least to the public eye. But Bushnell is an original, and One Fifth Avenue is so fresh that it reads as if sexual politics, real estate theft, and fortunes lost in a day have never happened before.
Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
With the grace of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea and the wisdom of M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled, Simple Abundance is a book of 366 evocative essays-one for every day of your year-written for women who wish to live by their own lights. In the past a woman’s spirituality has been separated from her lifestyle. Simple Abundance shows you how your daily life can be an expression of your authentic self … as you choose the tastiest vegetables from your garden, search for treasures at flea markets, establish a sacred space in your home for meditation, and follow the rhythm of the seasons and the year. Here, for the first time, the mystical alchemy of style and Spirit is celebrated. Every day, your own true path leads you to a happier, more fulfilling and contented way of life-the state of grace known as… Embrace its gentle lessons, savor its sublime common sense, dare to live its passionate truth, and share its extraordinary and exhilarating gift with every woman you encounter: the authentic self is the Soul made visible.
Southern Living by Ad Hudler
Welcome to the utterly eccentric world of Selby, Georgia, where the folks sprinkle three things liberally over their daily lives: sugar, religion, and the wicked fun of Southern living.
Domestic Pleasures by Beth Gutcheon
Engaging, witty, and entertaining, Domestic Pleasures is a touching, piercing tale of love lost, found, and embraced once again.
Three Weeks in Paris by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Legendary storyteller Barbara Taylor Bradford presents a spellbinding story of four women transformed by old memories and surprising revelations when they meet again at a school reunion in Paris.
Joy Street by Frances Parkinson Keyes
A young woman brought up in a Brahmin family on Beacon Hill falls in love with a man from a very different background.
Poems of Byron, Keats and Shelley – selected and edited by Elliott Coleman
Does your local public library host sales? If so, do you buy books from these sales? In all the years I have been attending these sales I’ll have to say my best score was a complete set of the Harvard Classics in perfect condition. I can’t recall what I paid for them but I’m thinking it was around $50. Do you have a favorite book purchase? I’d love to hear about it!