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Check it out @ the Library December 27th

The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans. A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne. Danielle Walker's Eat What You Love by Danielle Walker.

Check it out @ The Library

The Clarion Public Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on December 31st and will be closed January 1st 2019. 

New On the Shelf

The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans.  Maggie Walther feels like her life is in tatters after her divorce.  Her husband, a local councilman, being publicly arrested for bigamy has turned her life into a sideshow and Maggie has dealt with this by retreating from the world.  However, her only friend works to convince Maggie to emerge a bit at a time, starting with getting into the Christmas season with a tree.  Reluctantly agreeing, Maggie makes her way to the lot, and comes face to face with the owner, kind, handsome and single Andrew.  Connecting almost instantly, a friendship develops and may be turning into more, but will a secret from Andrew’s past be more than the relationship can handle?

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne.  Handsome, charming, hungry for success, Maurice Swift has it all, except talent.  Never one to let something like that hold him back, Maurice uses his current job as a waiter at a West Berlin hotel to get close to novelist Erich Ackermann.  Finding Ackermann to be desperately lonely, Maurice worms his way into the authors’ confidence and soon ferrets out a terrible secret regarding his activities during the war.  Using the secret told to him in confidence for his first novel, Maurice finds literary fame and habit of preying on the talented and vulnerable for material to continue his career.  Standing on the backs of others in his climb to the upper reaches of fame leaves Maurice with only one direction left to go, down. 

Danielle Walker’s Eat What You Love by Danielle Walker.  Food blogger and author of Against all Grain, Meals Made Simple and Celebrations Danielle Walker returns with 125 recipes for allergen free takes on comforting favorites to rekindle your love of food and cooking.  With recipes to start the day right, take for an on-the-go lunch, and comfort food classics for dinner all your bases are covered.  There are meal plans covering four weeks, including recipes for Instant Pot, slow cooker, one pot, and sheet-pan meals for variety in food as well as preparation.  In addition, there is also a section on make-ahead and freezer-friendly meals so you can be ready for a busy, or lazy, night.  As a bonus, all recipes are gluten and grain free, with many being dairy free and paleo friendly.

RB Digital has acquired Zinio magazines, and sometime after the first of the year the Zinio app will no longer work.  However, the same content will still be available through RB Digitals app and website.  Regular users may have already been notified of the changes and directed to the new interface.  If you have any questions about RB Digital, or any other online services offered through the library website please feel free to call or stop in.

Come visit us at the library Monday through Wednesday noon to 8 pm, Thursday and Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. You can also visit our Facebook page-Clarion Iowa Public Library or our website

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.