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  • Feb 27, 2015

    This Is Where I Leave You posted by Robyn

    In this novel by Jonathan Tropper, a dysfunctional Jewish family is grieving the loss of its patriarch.  Judd the narrator is down on his luck after recently learning of his wife’s affair with his boss.  He is understandably bitter, and matters are not helped when he has to sit shiva with his mother and three siblings for seven days.  Older brother Paul and Judd have unresolved issues.   Sister Wendy, the eldest, is a harried and married mom of active children.    Read More »

  • Feb 24, 2015

    The Funeral Party posted by Amy

    Home.  A powerful and multipurpose word.  Some argue it is where ever you and yours are, others that it is a place that one can never return to once they have left.  This is one of the many complex themes tackled in Ludmila Ulitskaya’s novel The Funeral Party.  Manhattan in the summer can be an oppressive place, for a group of Russian immigrants it is made all the more unbearable because they are gathered together to sit by the death bed of a beloved friend, Alik.  An...    Read More »

  • Feb 19, 2015

    Testament of Mary posted by Robyn

    This slim volume by Colm Toibon is a fictional account told by Mary, mother of Jesus.  In this first person narrative, Mary is an old woman, years after the crucifixion of her son.  She recounts highlights in his life – the death and resurrection of good friend Lazarus, his miracle at the wedding of Cana, his ability to walk on water, and his death on the cross.  Toibon’s writing is poetic, and the audio production is superbly narrated by the fabulous Meryl Streep.    Read More »

  • Feb 17, 2015

    Avon Library Book Discussion posted by Amy

    The Avon Library Book Discussion Group will meet Wednesday February 18th at 6:30 pm to discuss The Light Between Oceans  by M. L. Stedman. Drop ins are welcome. If you have any questions please contact the Avon Library at 970-949-6797.    Read More »

  • Feb 02, 2015

    West of Sunset posted by Amy

    A novel from Stewart O’Nan is a treat like no other, and his latest, West of Sunset, does not disappoint.  Opening in 1937, O’Nan examines the final years of legendary F. Scott Fitzgerald, in what would come to be known as his Hollywood years.  Nearly broke, alone and in failing health due to his alcoholism, Fitzgerald arrives in Hollywood in a last ditch attempt to make enough money to keep daughter Scottie in private school ,    Read More »

  • Jan 30, 2015

    One Book One Valley Community Read posted by Robyn

    Cold Dish by Craig Johnson is our “One Book One Valley” Community Read for 2015.  This is the first book introducing the reader to Walter Longmire, a Wyoming sheriff.   Walt finds himself investigating a revenge “dish served cold” murder case when a despised victim has met his comeuppance.  Motives are high and suspects numerous in the sleepy community of Absaroka County.   We meet a cast of colorful characters in this whodunit, including Walt’s best friend Henry Standing Bear.  The story is...    Read More »

  • Jan 20, 2015

    Avon Library Book Discussion posted by Amy

    The Avon Library Book Discussion Group will meet Wednesday January 21st at 6:30 pm to discuss The Interstings  by Meg Wolitzer. Drop ins are welcome. If you have any questions please contact the Avon Library at 970-949-6797.    Read More »

  • Jan 16, 2015

    Oscar Season Spectacular posted by Robyn

    Join Eagle Public Library at 1 p.m. for free movie matinees!  On alternate Sundays, January through March, we will host free viewings of Oscar winning films across the decades!  These movies are intended for adult audiences, and popcorn is provided.  For more info. Call Robyn or Amy G. at 328-8800.    Read More »

  • Jan 13, 2015

    The Boston Girl posted by Amy

     As one year ends and another begins it is often a time for personal reflection. For readers preferring a fictional look at a life, rather than self-examination, pick up a copy of The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. The Boston girl of note is Addie Baum, born in 1900 to immigrant parents, and very much an independent American girl. At the age of eighty five Addie is asked by her granddaughter to look back on her life.    Read More »

  • Bear at McNeil Falls with Fish
    Jan 02, 2015

    Alaska River Bears posted by Robyn

    Join the Eagle Public Library on a photographic journey to the river bears of Alaska, presented by Tom Griffin, Manager of McNeil River State Park Game Sanctuary & Refuge in Alaska.  The library will offer this free event to the public at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 12th.  More than 100 brown bears fish at McNeil Falls, Alaska daily during the peak salmon spawn. Visitors from all over the world come to watch these large mammals in McNeil River State Park Game Sanctuary...    Read More »


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