Though I visit my public library regularly, it’s been ages since I’ve done a Library Loot post.
All Aunt Hagar’s Children by Edward P. Jones
Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto
Though I haven’t signed up for it officially, I remembered that the Diversiverse challenge was coming up soon, so I picked up these two books with that in mind. Edward P. Jones is an author I’ve been meaning to read, and one of the National Book Festival authors name-checked him last Saturday for his great short stories. I have read Banana Yoshimoto before, but a long time ago.
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
I have read all of her other books, and I know I can depend on her for an enjoyable read.
Joe by Larry Brown
This book has been on my to-read list since 2008. Apparently, finding out that it has been made into a movie is the kick I needed to finally check this book out of the library.
Fodor’s Essential South
This was the only book on the shelf in my library’s travel section that included anything about Alabama or Mississippi. My sister and I have been talking about taking a road trip through one or both of those states next year. I have some ideas of what I want to see, but it doesn’t hurt to gather more ideas.