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Check it out @ the Library April 25th

The Huntress by Kate Quinn. Cemetery Road By Greg Iles. Henry, Himself by Stewart O'Nan.

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The Huntress by Kate Quinn.  When war comes to Soviet Russia, Nina Markova joins the Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment.  While raining destruction on the eastern front, Nina is shot down behind enemy lines and directly in the path of the Nazi Murderess known only as the Huntress.  Through his work as a war correspondent, Ian Graham saw his share of the horrors of war.  After the war his experiences lead him away from journalism to become a Nazi hunter, however there is one who manages to evade him, the Huntress.  To catch his elusive prey, Ian must work together with the only one to escape the Huntress, Nina Markova.  Growing up in Boston’s post-war boom, Jordan McBride defies her family to follow her passion for photography.  However, her eye for pictures might cause trouble when she starts looking into the past of her father’s new fiancé, the soft-spoken German widow.

Cemetery Road by Greg Iles.  Leaving his Mississippi hometown when he turned eighteen, Marshall McEwan swore never to return.  Driven by his past, Marshall rises to the top of Washington, DC journalism, moving from print to television.  With his star on the rise, Marshall receives word that his father is terminally ill, and now he must face his past and return to the home he abandoned years ago.  Upon his return, Marshall finds his hometown to be a shadow of its former glory.  The unofficial ruling body of the town, the Bienville Poker Club, has taken the town to the brink of ruin with only one way back to prosperity, a rather shady deal with a Chinese paper mill.  On the eve of the deal, two murders disrupt the deal and may destroy the town and its people.  Looking into the secrets of the Poker Club, Marshall finds secrets leading all the way back to Washington, DC and into his own history.

Henry, Himself by Stewart O’Nan.  No matter what he has done, soldier, husband, or breadwinner, Henry Maxwell has tried his best and lived with honor.  Believing in logic, sacrifice and hard work, the Pittsburg native has put in his time and retired at seventy-five.  However, far from being a relaxing reward for his hard work, Henry feels the world of 1998 is streaking confusingly past him.  Separated from his children by an unhappiness in them that he can’t understand, his wife Emily and dog Rufus seem to be the only constants in his life.  As his strength and memory fade, Henry finds himself with questions without answers.  Has he been a good man?  Has he truly been good to his family?  Is there anything left to do about either?

Happening at the library

April 29th from 5-6 pm, bring the little ones to the library for Spring Story Time.

April 30th from 5:30-7:30pm, North Iowa Women’s Self-Defense Initiative will provide a women’s self-defense class.  Call the library to reserve your spot.

May 1st the Clarion Public Library hours will be changing.  The new hours will be Monday 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday thru Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 12 pm. 

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

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