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  1. Alexander, Lloyd — The Black Cauldron
  2. Anthony, Piers — Letters to Jenny
  3. Cooper, Susan — Over Sea, Under Stone
  4. Proulx, Annie — Close Range: Wyoming Stories
  5. Kincaid, Jamaica — Lucy
  6. Christie, Agatha — The Unexpected Guest
  7. Dick, Philip K. — Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
  8. Cooper, Susan — The Dark Is Rising
  9. Cooper, Susan — Greenwitch
  10. Shaffer, Peter — Amadeus
  11. Anonymous — Go Ask Alice
  12. Cooper, Susan — The Grey King
  13. Martin, Steve — Shopgirl
  14. Cooper, Susan — Silver on the Tree
  15. Gaiman, Neil — Stardust

What a beautiful book! I think I quite possible enjoyed Stardust more than American Gods. The former has none of the complexity or scholarship of the latter—and I did enjoy American Gods quite a bit. Stardust is simply a delightful adult faerie tale full of magic and love (without shying away from sex and death and all that adult stuff).

I took a day trip to Windsor on Thursday and decided to take reading material for the train ride and in case I wanted to sit and read in the park. I looked at the voluminous Merton and decided I didn't want to carry it around. Besides, the blurb on the back of Stardust ("In the tranquil fields and meadows of long-ago England&hellip") gave the impression that it was more evocative of what I sought in Windsor. Windsor was a bit of a disappointment, but the book certainly was not.

Those of you who have read it will understand when I say I hope that Katie was my Victoria and that I'll find her fallen star during my travels. Those who haven't read it, go out and find a copy. If you want, you can have my copy when I get back to Boston in May (unless a London local claims it first). It won't take you more than a day or two to read, and you'll be happy you did.

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