Rainy Days & Classic Reads - The Ideal Combination

05/13/2017 - 4:34pm

Rainy days in NYC can be such a downer - that is, until you curl up with your favorite Penguin paperback.  We recommend a cup of chamomile tea with a side of Honore de Balzac's Lost Illusions  - our staff pick for this dreary afternoon/early evening. Austin, our bookseller with impeccable taste in classic literature shares his insights:

"Balzac's Lost Illusions may be the most picaresque novel of all time. It's elevated both by Balzac's gorgeous writing and the uncommonly deep insight he brings to every last element of this society - from the psychology of it's people to the alternately squalid and opulent environments they occupy. Tragic and hilarious in equal turn, it's one of the richest novels I've read." 

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