Today was my lucky day because I found three books that I’ve been meaning to buy – all in excellent condition – at the local library sale.
I got Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Calvin Trillin’s About Alice, and Nathaniel Hawthrone’s The Scarlet Letter for $2 each. 🙂 And they were all in hardcovers too!
If you are looking for good books to read, I’d recommend all three. Calvin Trillin’s About Alice is very short (78 pages) and straight-forward, but there’s something about it that’s so good.
Calvin said that he got a lot of letters like the one from a young woman in New York who wrote that she sometimes looked at her boyfriend and thought, “But will he love me like Calvin loves Alice?” Sometimes it’s hard to express how you feel about someone else in writing, but Calvin does, with really simple words and phrases. It’s a love story, not a romance novel.