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Check it out @ the Library June 13th

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Again, but Better by Christine Riccio. The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz.

Check it out @ The Library

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Ninety-five year old Vivian has at last decided to tell the story of how she ended up the woman she is today.  In 1940, Vivian’s less than stellar freshman year at Vassar College sees her booted from school and adrift in life.  Her wealthy parents send her to her aunt Peg in Manhattan to get her out from underfoot and into the world.  Set loose into the wild world of theatre in the Lilly Playhouse, Vivian finds herself surrounded by the chaos of fun-loving showgirls, gorgeous actors, and the unsung crew making everything work for the shows.  When a personal mistake on Vivian’s part turns into a professional scandal her world is upended, and though the changes in her life will end up being for the best, that realization is decades away.  According to Vivian: “At some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time.  After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.”

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio.  From the outside, Shane seems to have college all figured out, Pre-med with amazing grades and her parents are thrilled with her progress.  However, Shane has no friends, goes home every weekend, and romance is a completely foreign concept.  Her daily routine is the same every day and so Shane signs up for a semester in London to break out the rut she has been in and reinvent herself.  A new environment means a new Shane, right?  Except that when all those old doubts and insecurities start to creep back, her new life starts to fall apart just like before.  Nevertheless, with a dose of determination and a bit of courage, Shane can make her life whatever she wants it to be.

The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz.  The circumstances of the death of Richard Pryce, celebrity-divorce lawyer, are as confusing as his last words.  Heard over the phone, he said, “You shouldn’t be here.  It’s too late…” and later was found beaten to death with a $3,000 bottle of wine, especially strange since he didn’t drink.  Baffled by clues that don’t seem to fit together, the police must turn to private investigator Daniel Hawthorn and his assistant, author Anthony.  As the investigators delve further into the mystery, their own secrets begin coming to light and everything may end up exposed, even if it means another death. 

Happening @ the Library

Summer reading has begun at the library! Come in to check out books and earn entries in our end of summer giveaway! 

June 25th the library will have a Skylab with the Conservation Dept.  Shows will be at 10:00 and 10:30 AM and signup is required as space is limited.

Come visit us at the library Monday from 10 am to 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to noon. You can also visit our Facebook page-Clarion Iowa Public Library or our website www.clarion.lib.ia.us

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