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Book Review – The World That We Knew

By The Publisher | October 3, 2019 |

The World That We Knew: A Novel by Alice Hoffman It is Berlin 1941 and Hanni knows she must save her daughter from the Nazis. She goes to a rabbi but it is his daughter who creates a rare and unusual golem to protect the daughter and get her across the Swiss border to safety.…

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Book Review – A Single Thread

By The Publisher | September 24, 2019 |

A Single Thread: A Novel by Tracy Chevalier Violet Speedwell is trying to find her place in post World War I England. Her fiancé was killed in battle and she is destined to a life of spinsterhood (what a dreadful word!) since so many men were killed in the war. Instead of living with her…

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Book Review — City of Girls

By The Publisher | September 4, 2019 |

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert Gilbert’s novel begins in the theater world of New York City in 1940. It is told from the perspective of Vivian as an old woman looking back on her life. Vivian’s adventures takes us through World War, opening a wedding dress shop with her friend, her sexual escapades, a…

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Library FUNdraiser this Friday night

By Editor | August 7, 2019 |

by Leanna Lehman —  An Evening of Books, Bites, and Beverage The Churchill County Library presents “Books, Bites, and Beverages” this Friday at 6:30 pm. The annual fundraiser, formerly the Library Wine Tasting event, invites the community to enjoy a fun-filled literary evening while supporting the local library. Library executive director, Carol Lloyd, and her…

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Film Review — The Public

By Editor | July 6, 2019 |

The Public — A Film directed by Emilio Estevez On a bitter cold night a Cincinnati librarian is caught between a group of homeless people seeking shelter and a faceoff with local law enforcement and the media. This film is a spot on depiction of what it’s like to work in a public library. And…

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Book Review — This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore

By Editor | June 6, 2019 |

This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore Lepore, a Harvard history professor and author, uses this short book to detail this country’s painful and often contradictory past. She offers a short history of nationalism and how that differs from patriotism. She talks about why it is critical for historians to write about…

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Book Review — Biloxi: A Novel by Mary Miller

By Editor | June 2, 2019 |

His wife left him, he has little connection to his daughter, he quit his job in anticipation of a sizeable inheritance from his recently deceased father and, at 63, Louis spends his time watching reality TV, drinking beer (lots of beer), accepting take-out leftovers from his brother-in-law, feeling forlorn and pretty much expecting this is…

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Our Summer Reading Program

By Editor | May 31, 2019 |

by Rachel Dahl —  I signed up for the summer reading program at the library this week. It’s for grown-ups too — not just kids who need something to do all summer. My plan is to make myself stop newspapering for at least an hour every day and spend time just enjoying the written word.…

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An Author Talk at the Library

By Editor | May 29, 2019 |

A Conversation with Steve Raabe, author of Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper Steve Raabe, author of Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper discussed his book with moderator Ron Belbin last week at the Churchill County Library. Belbin teased out stories…

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Book Review — The Mother-In-Law: A Novel by Sally Hepworth

By Editor | May 28, 2019 |

Lucy, whose mother died when she was young, hoped for a close and loving relationship with her mother-in-law. What she got instead was a very complicated relationship with her aloof and rather cold mother-in law. Then her mother-in-law dies in an apparent suicide. Things start falling apart for the whole family when police begin investigating…

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