Child, Lydia Maria. Letters From New-York. 1843. Ed. Bruce Mills. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1998.
I picked this up from the “free book box” at school. I’ve never heard of Child, but I love books about New York City and I am also interested in the Abolitionist movement as an extension of my scholarship on African American literature (according to the blurb she was a prominent advocate for the cause), so the book sounds fascinating.
Diaz, Junot. This is How You Lose Her. New York: Riverhead, 2012.
I love Diaz’s previous short story collection, Drown, and have read a few of the stories in this new collection in the New Yorker and loved them, as well. So it was simply a question of when, not if, I would buy this book.
Bought on amazon.com (I tried to buy it at a local bookstore, but they were sold out).
Next week I’ll be at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference, where I will try not to go crazy buying books from the book fair. But I’m sure I’ll have at least a few acquisitions to report!