I talked my sons into accompanying me to the library, but then they said they only meant into the parking lot, so I went on my own. I had two books on hold (both titles from Perrin's A Child's Delight, a collection of essays about overlooked children's books), but since I was on my own I paused to see if any of the Quick Pick books were from states missing from my read-across-America challenge.
Eight books later they sent a search party in for me.
I came home with ten books, although one was bought from the library sale table:
- The Rat-Catcher's Daughter, Laurence Housman. Perrin recommends the other brother.
- The Vision of Stephen, Lolah Burford. Another rec.
- Hiss of Death, by Rita Mae Brown. Takes place in Virginia.
- Hot Water, Erin Brockovich. South Carolina.
- Hell Is Empty, Craig Johnson. Wyoming
- Chihuahua of the Baskervilles, Esri Allbritten. Colorado.
- Wild Wild Death, Casey Daniels. New Mexico.
- Rock Bottom, Erin Brockovich. West Virginia.
- The Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Not southern after all, but maybe a literary fiction?
- All Seeing Eye, Rob Thurman. Looked like fun, although I'm not sure where it's set. Hey, I could get lucky!