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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A fitting and poignant ending to the Logan saga.  This movie has a great message about family, friendship and taking a stand.  This movie is very dark and not family friendly.  Don’t be fooled into thinking that because there is a “little girl wolverine” that this movie is appropriate for young children.   The level of violence is needed to make the point of the story and to clearly define the mentality of the characters.  For mature X-men fans, this movie does not disappoint. ...

Friday, July 7, 2017

Elsa's grandmother told her stories of the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas. After she leaves 7 year old Elsa a series of letters apologizing to people, Elsa's adventures teach her about what her grandmother was really like. The author also wrote A Man Called Ove.  Check our Catalog
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Often times graphic novels are just that: graphic. But Breaking Cat News: Cats Reporting on the News That Matters to Cats is a graphic novel you shouldn’t miss checking out. It’s apparent author and illustrator Georgia Dunn lives with and knows the minds of cats. I especially liked the pages where the cats reported on their (aka the expected baby’s) new furniture. I would’ve liked to have seen another panel or two for some vignettes, but that didn’t detract from the stories. Check our catalog.


Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times

by Ralph Stanley, with Eddie Dean
Thursday, June 29, 2017

A giant and legend in the music business, Ralph Stanley recounts his 60+ years in the industry with warmth, honesty, and great story-telling.  It isn't just a book about the music business - it's about rural life in the early 20th century and what it was like to grow up in those times in a corner of Appalachia.   He remained true to his vision of the Stanley Brothers sound despite trends in the music business; and late in his life experienced a renaissance when others discovered his music through the hit movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"  If you read "Hillbilly Elegy" you will like this book also.  This...

Less Than a Treason

by Dana Stabenow
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kate is alive!

If you are a fan of the Kate Shugak series, you’ll remember that her fate was uncertain at the cliff hanger end of the previous novel. And then we had to wait four years for this latest book to tie up all of the loose ends. In the opening pages we find out that Kate did indeed survive, but then she immediately disappears with no apparent word to Jim, the Aunties, or most anyone. Eventually Kate reappears when a group of orienteers trek past the remote Alaskan cabin that belonged to Old Sam where she has been staying for months to heal. Events ensue that cause Kate to return to civilization to solve yet another crime. But is she...


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