I'm so jealous. A. D. ordered brand new books today. In this house we're under strict new budget rules and can only buy second hand books. Maybe I'll get lucky and find The Orchard the next time I go to the used book store. It happens. Last week I found Ithaca by Francisca Aguirre. The collection hadn't even been opened. I'm having a hard time believing that someone could part with it, most likely I'm deluding myself that it hadn't been read. I know this much I certainly won't be parting with Ithaca anytime soon. I've read it straight through three times already.