author: Elizabeth McCracken
where: sofa, then bed; night, then morning
note: In my mind, this story took place in the Fox Chase Library in Philadelphia.
a line: “She was a young woman, late twenties we thought, with long, loose hair. Her clothes were white, and at first we thought she was in uniform, a nurse, perhaps–she had a sort of nursey look to her, sweet and determined and recently divorced.”
theme(s): Murder, libraries, family, strangers