Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum

A Bend in the Stars is author Rachel Barenbaum’s first novel. This historical fiction takes place in the years before WWI under the last tsar of Russia and centers around the 1914 solar eclipse event in Russia.

Under the tsar’s regime, the Jews in Russia endured many hardships and it was not a safe place for the Jews to be. Also during this time was the race to prove or disproof Albert Einstein’s still unpublished theory of relativity.  But there are hopes that the solar eclipse of August 21, 1914 will prove this one way or the other…. Read the full review

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Fireside Chat Book Discussion

Join us Thursday Sept 26 at 4pm for our next book This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Farm Family by Ted Genoways. Books are now available at the library for check out.

The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, and yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a farm, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. …. Read more.