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April 18, 2018 Library Newspaper Article for Eclipse

Thank you to our special guest speakers that visited our library during National Library Week, including Jess Steege (Yoga program), Steve Martin (Frog program) and Heidi Kaisand (Quilt program).  Thank you to all who attended and made our week special!  The gift basket winners will be announced in next week’s article.

Please enjoy this book review shared by one of our library patrons:

“I was looking for a good book to read to start off the new year and this book was one recommended by AARP for 2018 so the library purchased it and I became the first reader of this fast-moving, hard-to-put down novel. I want to share this book with others in hopes they will read it.

            Yates pulls the reader in on the first page - no waiting to establish the characters, the scene, or anything else. Patrick 12; Matthew 14 and Hannah 13 are all from a small community in upper New York.  What happens on page one affects them all for the rest of their lives. 1982 and then 26 years later in New York City - these are the two places the book shifts to and back again.

            So it starts with Patrick, the next chapter is New York City so it is the current time, then a chapter labeled Hannah from back in 1982 and then New York City.  The shift in time plus the character’s chapters that give their thoughts like a stream of consciousness make it quite unique. Coupled with detailed description and a writing style that keeps the plot moving and ever developing make the book very, very difficult to put down.

            Warning:  The ending only makes sense if you read the whole book.”

Review of Grist Mill Road by Christopher J Yates

By Nina Schmitz

New Fiction:   The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy, Shadows of Hope by Georgiana Daniels, Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira, The Orphan Keeper by Steve Camron Wright, The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo, Pelican Point by Irene Hannon, Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken.

New Non-Fiction:  Healing with Medical Marijuana by Mark Sircus.

 New Audiobooks:   The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi by Kathie Lee Gifford, Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer.

Calendar of Events:

April 18,25,    Wednesday Morning Story Time   10:00-11:00.

April 23,30    Clothes Closet,     6:00-7:30 pm.

April 25  Early-Out Kids program, 1-3 pm.

 Library Hours:

Monday 10-8

Tuesday 10-5:30

Wednesday 10-8

Thursday 10-5:30

Friday 10-5:30

Saturday 10-1

Website: http://www.parkersburg.lib.ia.us