Books obtained at library sale. Please comment if you've heard of or read any:

Dangerous Waters, by John Burnett. Arrr - no, this is actually nonfiction about modern pirates.

The Final Solution: A Story of Detection, by Michael Chabon. Mysteries, Holocaust survivors, codes, and a parrot.

Folk Tales from the North, by Winifred Finlay. North England, I believe; titles include "The Laidley Worm of Spindlestone Heugh" and "Mary-Ann and the Cauld Lad of Hylton." This is exactly the sort of thing that makes library sales so great.

The Rocking Horse Secret, by Rumer Godden. Children's book, never read it. Godden's work is very much love-it-or-hate-it for me. Probably my favorites are Thursday's Children (ye Gods, what a hideous cover), about brother and sister child ballet dancers, but really about families, ambition, talent, and the longing for talent, which isn't the same as the longing for fame, and In This House of Brede, a beautifully written, meditative book about life in a nunnery - no, really, it's great. (Warning for non-graphic but upsetting death of a child.)

The Game, by Diana Wynne Jones. One of her last books which I haven't yet read. Whatever this particular one is like, her work will forever be a treasure and a joy to me.

By the Light of the Moon, by Dean Koontz. What can I say? I sometimes get the craving to read his books on plane trips, and I have a plane trip coming up.

Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory: Two Volumes Complete (Unexpurgated Edition). I've never read the whole thing, I want to check it for PTSD references, and I wanted a hard copy.

The Golden Nineties, by Lisa Mason. I enjoyed her time-travel sf novel, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (San Francisco Time Travels), but never saw anything else by her. Looks like she's putting her books up on Kindle.

Love My Rifle More than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army, by Kayla Williams. Memoir by female Iraq War veteran.

When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession, by Irwin Yalom. In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him. I have enjoyed Yalom's nonfiction. Dipping into his classic work on group therapy, Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy,, I was delighted to find a particularly annoying type of person/behavior pattern named and described as "the help-rejecting complainer."

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