Librarian's Picks: Books for a Rainy Day

Detail from the cover of Rafi Zabor's book 'I, Wabenzi: A Souvenir'

hide captionDetail from the cover of Rafi Zabor's book I, Wabenzi: A Souvenir

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  • Joey Goebel's Torture the Artist
  • Mary Doria Russell's A Thread of Grace
  • Maureen McHugh's Mothers & Other Monsters: Stories
  • Bellwether by Connie Willis
  • Tom Gabbay's The Berlin Conspiracy
  • The Judgment of Paris by Ross King
  • Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
  • Rafi Zabor's I, Wabenzi: A Souvenir

It's been raining in Seattle. That's hardly news for the Pacific Northwest in general and Seattle in particular, especially in winter.

But last Saturday, the city had its 27th consecutive rainy day, just six days short of a record. Then, after a single dry day, the rain resumed...

The wet spell amounted to an opportunity for Nancy Pearl, the Seattle librarian (and action figure inspiration!) who regularly shares her recommended readings. This time, she shares her list of books for a rainy day.

Books Featured In This Story

Torture The Artist
Torture The Artist

by Joey Goebel

Hardcover, 265 pages | purchase

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A Thread Of Grace
A Thread Of Grace

by Mary Doria Russell

Paperback, 430 pages | purchase

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  • Mary Doria Russell
Mothers And Other Monsters
Mothers And Other Monsters

Stories

by Maureen F. McHugh

Hardcover, 232 pages | purchase

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  • Stories
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Bellwether
Bellwether

by Connie Willis

Paperback | purchase

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  • Connie Willis
The Berlin Conspiracy
The Berlin Conspiracy

by Tom Gabbay

Hardcover, 294 pages | purchase

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  • Tom Gabbay
The Judgment of Paris
The Judgment of Paris

The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism

by Ross King

Hardcover, 448 pages | purchase

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  • The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism
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Night Watch
Night Watch

by Terry Pratchett

Paperback, 422 pages | purchase

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  • Terry Pratchett
I, Wabenzi
I, Wabenzi

A Souvenir, Aporia

by Rafi Zabor

Hardcover, v. <1> | purchase

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  • A Souvenir, Aporia
  • Rafi Zabor

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