August 28, 2016

Colum McCann is an internationally renowned author of novels and short stories.  Some of his well-known novels include TransAtlantic, Zoli, Dancer, Songdogs, and his National Book Award winning Let the Great World Spin.  Thirteen Ways of Looking is McCann’s first book of short stories in a decade and doesn’t disappoint his readers. 

In 2004 McCann was attacked and knocked unconscious on the streets of New Haven, Connecticut.  He had started writing these stories prior to that incident, but it affected him and impacted how the stories were ultimately developed.  The New York Times stated that the stories “…are connected by a tension, an unease, a threat, a sense that things are off k...

May 29, 2015

Book Review

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, a Boise-based author, focuses on two main characters in the 1930s and 1940s.  Marie Laure lives in Paris with her father who works at a museum.  At a young age she goes blind and her father builds a model of their neighborhood and teaches her how to move about in a world without sight.  Werner, along with his sister Jutta, is raised as an orphan in Germany.  Werner has one great love: radios.

 

As Werner grows he is sucked into the life of Hitler’s Germany, first the Hitler Youth, then the Wehrmacht, using his specialized radio skills to help hunt down partisan communicators fro...

May 27, 2015

This year’s summer reading program begins on June 1st!  The themes for children is “Every Hero has a Story,” the theme for teens is “Unmask!” and the theme for adults is “Escape the Ordinary.”  As with each year’s program look for fun filled programming, for all ages, throughout the months of June and July.  All age groups will be able to earn or win exciting prizes!

 

 

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