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Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate of Kitai. That moment on a lonely road changed his life in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later, and his life changes again, dramatically, as he moves toward the court and emperor while war approaches Kitai from the north.
Recently a very interesting letter from Kurt Vonnegut to a teacher at Drake High School started circulating the Internet. The letter addresses Vonnegut’s book, “Slaughterhouse-Five” being pulled from the curriculum and burned in the school’s furnace.
Freedom to Read may have been a month ago, but this is just another example of how often this happens.
To read the letter, CLICK HERE.
The library has many of Vonnegut’s books, “Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The children’s crusade a duty dance with death ” can be placed on hold if you CLICK HERE.
Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world’s great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.
Author Lorraine Kneier is at the Kamloops Library on Saturday, October 1st. She will lead participants in a guided listening workshop and read from her book Music: A Window to the Soul. This event is at 12:00pm. Call 250-372-5145 for more information!
It’s Beverly Cleary’s birthday today! She turns 94!
Beverly Cleary is the author of the incredibly popular Ramona Quimby books, such as Ramona Quimby Age 8, Ramona the Brave, and Ramona the Pest.
Cleary, a librarian turned author, began writing because children asked her why there weren’t books about boys and girls like them. So she started writing, and her first book was Henry Huggins.
Check out the books by Beverly Cleary the library owns! Click here!
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J.D. Salinger, an American author, has died at age 91.
Salinger was best known for is novel, The Catcher in the Rye which was published in 1951. This novel was immediately a success and was influential among young readers. It remains a widely read novel today. The success of this novel led to public attention and Salinger became a recluse, rarely publishing his work. His last published work was a novella called Hapworth 16, 1924 and was published June 19, 1965.
Salinger died of natural causes January 27, 2010 in Cornish, New Hampshire.
How much do you know about your favorite author? Now and then we’ll post some interesting facts about author. If you want to see your favorite author here, let us know who it is!
Rebecca Wells has written four books, three of them are from the same series. These are: Little Altars Everywhere, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (also made into a movie), and Ya-Yas in Bloom. Now she has released a new stand alone title called The Crowing Glory of Calla Lily Ponder.
If you like fiction that is set in the Southern United States (Louisiana), these are the books for you. They are about friendship, family, and relationships.
But did you know that Rebecca Wells is an actress and an activist as well as a writer? She is the voice on the abridged versions of Little Altars Everywhere and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
Around the time that the movie version of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood was released, Rebecca was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and she continues to live with the disease today.