Meet a Nantucket Book-fest Worm – Adelaide Richards

Name: Adelaide Richards


Brant Point, Sankaty or Great Point Lighthouse?


 Favorite Nantucket Books:

Away Off Shore by Nathaniel Philbrick; Nantucket: The Quiet Season by Cary Hazelgrove; The Nantucket Reader by Susan F. Beegel; Island Practice by Pam Belluck

 Favorite book as a child:

Miss Rumphius by: Barbara Cooney

Favorite Literary Quote:

“So we ­­­­­beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” – The Great Gatsby

Last Book that made you cry:

A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

Last Book that made you laugh:

Congratulations By The Way by George Saunders

Last Book that scared you:

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

 You only get one book for the rest of your life to read over and over. What would you pick? 

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

 What kinds of books do you enjoy reading?

I read a lot of new fiction and I love to read books about food & travel.

 Favorite Books:    

East of Eden by John Steinbeck; Drop City by T.C. Boyle; The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey; Norweigan Wood by Haruki Murakami; Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri; Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl; Swamplandia by Karen Russell

 Best Book into Movie:

There are lots – but most recently Philomena

 Literary Guilty Pleasure: ­

Harry Potter, but I don’t feel too guilty about it.

 What book (s) are you looking forward to reading this year?

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami; The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle; ­­­­The Circle by Dave Eggers; Perfect by Rachel Joyce; The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

 If you could have a dinner with three authors who would they be?

Herman Melville, Haruki Murakami & Ernest Hemingway

 If you could have lunch with three fictional literary characters who would they be?

Jay Gatsby, Atticus Finch & le Petit Prince.

 Favorite Place to read a book on island:

At the library & Ladies Beach.

 What are you reading right now? ­­­­­­­

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by: Anthony Marra

 Which authors are you most excited to meet at the Book Festival this year?

Chip Kidd & Anthony Marra

 Which events are you most excited to attend at the Festival?

­­­­­­­The Pig Roast at Cisco Brewery



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