Thursday, August 13, 2009

Patron Recommendations

Our wonderful patrons recommend so many good books, I thought I would pass a few of them along.

Wyoming Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff by Dina Mishev is the definitive collection of Wyoming's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Wyoming residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist. 917.8704 MIS

Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron is the heartwarming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa, as told by his owner and companion of nineteen years, Vicki Myron, the librarian who found him on a frigid January morning when he was abandoned as a kitten in the book drop slot. It is also the story of a remarkable small town, which burned down at the beginning of the Depression, only to rebuild itself, and which was almost shuttered during the farm crisis of the 1980s, before regrouping and rededicating itself to small town American values. Dewey's local charm and worldwide fame became a symbol of hope for this recovering town. Through Dewey's antics, we come to know and love many of the colorful and inspiring people of Spencer. We also have this book on PlayAway (What's a PlayAway? Click here to find out!) 636.8092 MYR & PA 636.8092 MYR

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity by William P. Young.
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. FIC YOU

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