Librarian's Picks: Books for a Rainy Day The wet spell in the Pacific Northwest is seen as an opportunity for Nancy Pearl, the Seattle librarian who regularly shares her recommended readings. She shares her list of books for a rainy day.
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Librarian's Picks: Books for a Rainy Day

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Librarian's Picks: Books for a Rainy Day

Librarian's Picks: Books for a Rainy Day

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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.

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