This Week's Acquisitions

The books of the week:

- Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin (Penguin, 2011). Publisher.

- In the Words of Women: The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765-1799; edited by Louise V. North, Janet M. Wedge, and Landa M. Freeman (Lexington Books, 2011). Editor.

- Marks in Books, Illustrated and Explained by Roger E. Stoddard (Houghton Library, 1985). Brattle Bookshop [with many thanks to the eagle-eyed Bill Johnston]

- Arcadia by Lauren Groff (Voice, 2012). Publisher.

- The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson (Liveright, 2012). Publisher.