Ooooo! Good book alert!
I had one of those pick-up-a-book-read-the-first-sentence-and-suddenly-realize-that-you've-read-an-entire-chapter moments.
It's The Giant's House, by Elizabeth McCracken and I love it.
I LOVE the narrator--spinster-librarian Peggy Cort. She starts:
I do not love mankind.
More on it after I've actually had a chance to finish it.