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May Newsletter



Here we are at the beginning of a brand new month. May is always a busy time              
with Mother's Day, end of the school year, graduations, and Memorial Day, that first      long weekend of summer. Whether you are looking for a gift for Mom, a graduate, or a child's teacher, we can help you find a wonderful book. If you prefer, a gift certificate is another option to let the gift recipient choose their own book. We offer free gift             wrapping on all regular priced merchandise, and you will end up with an attractive         package to give your loved one.                                                                                                     

As always, we invite you to come on down to Historic Downtown Sheridan, where it's    great to live, work, play, and shop.                                                                                                




Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th. Let those women in your life know just how much you love them, and appreciate what they have done for you. We have a large selection of Mother's Day cards, and some great gift ideas too. Books make a lovely, thoughtful gift, and we stock journals and puzzles.                                                                                     

Below are a few current titles that would make a nice gift for Mom:                                    

 " Two From the Heart" by James Patterson              
 "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout              
 "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman                               
"The Stars Are Fire" by Anita Shreve                       
"The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See
"The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck    
"The Chilbury Ladies Choir" by Jennifer Ryan      
"The American Spirit" by David McCullough         
 "Hallelujah Anyway" by Anne Lamott                      
 "This Fight Is Our Fight" by Elizabeth Warren       




 May is also for graduations. Whether you need a card or a gift for the graduate, we can help. Come in and check out our selection of graduation cards and books such as those listed below.                                                                                                                                       

Old favorites: 

"Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss                
"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch                      
"Lean In for Graduates" by Sheryl Sandberg      
"The Twelve Gifts of Birth" by Charlie Costanzo

New Choices:

"Option B" by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant                                      
"Recipes Every College Student Should Know" by Christine Nelson
"Healthy, Happy You" by Nora Rosendahl                                             
"Happy Little Goats: Live Life Like a Kid" by Soraya Hirth                
"The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo              

New Releases for May

 May 2nd

Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals
by Temple Grandin

Into the Water 
by Paula Hawkins (Girl on the Train)

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies
by Ace Atkins

The Broken Road
by Richard Paul E vans

by Richard Russo

Trials of Apollo #2 Dark Prophecy
by Rick Riordan

May 9th

A Dog's Way Home
by W. Bruce Cameron

Since We Fell
by Dennis Lehane

The Thirst
by Jo Nesbo

Democracy: Stories From the Long Road to Freedom
by Condolezza Rice

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama
by David Garrow

May 16th

Scribe of Siena
 (Girl With the Pearl Earring meets Outlander)
by Melodie Winawer

 No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories
by Lee Child

Same Beach Next Year
by Dorothea Benton Frank

New Boy
by Tracy Chevalier

Rise & Shine Benedict Stone
by Phaedra Patrick (The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper)

Coach Wooden and Me
by David Fisher

May 23rd

Dragon Teeth
by Michael Crichton

Lord of Shadows
by Cassandra Clare

Bill O'Reilly's Legends & Lies of the Civil War
by Bill O'Reilly

The Frozen Hours: A Novel of the Korean War
by Jeff Shaara

May 30th

Come Sundown
by Nora Roberts

Gwendy's Button Box
by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

by Clive Cussler

Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)
by David Sedaris

Last month I really enjoyed "Song of the Lion" by Anne Hillerman. This month I look forward to reading this newly discovered manuscript by Michael Crichton. It sounds intriguing!                       


Booklist (03/01/2017):
*Starred Review* Discovered in manuscript form among the late author's files, this new novel tells the story of one of the most notorious rivalries in the history of science. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope were competing dinosaur-fossil hunters from the 1870s through the 1890s. Both were passionately motivated about finding and classifying new dinosaurs, but, at the same time, they often let personal antipathies and their own egos get in the way of scientific research. Crichton tells their fascinating story through the eyes of young William Johnson, an aimless boy from a wealthy family who winds up working with both men (he's dropped from Marsh's latest expedition because Marsh suspects he's a spy working for Cope, so Johnson joins up with Cope instead). The book is sure to garner a lot of attention as a posthumous book about dinosaurs from the creator of Jurassic Park.  But it's more than just a literary curiosity. It's also a very good novel; in fact, taken among all Crichton's novels, it's one of his best, a beautifully detailed, scientifically engrossing, absolutely riveting story about the early days of paleontology. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Discovering an unpublished Crichton novel about dinosaurs isn't quite as big a deal as discovering, say, a very old dinosaur wandering about Central Park, but it's no small thing, either.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2017, American Library Association.)

Recipe Corner

Recipe taken from "Texas BBQ"
by Southern Living

Caribbean Shrimp Kabobs
Hands-on 19 minutes Total 49 minutes Serves 4
1 cup fresh orange juice
cup fresh lime juice
cup chopped fresh cilantro
cup olive oil
teaspoon salt
teaspoon chili powder
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pounds peeled and deveined large raw shrimp with tails
4 (12-inch) metal or wooden skewers
Garnishes: orange slices, lime wedges
1. Whisk together the first 7 ingredients in a large shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag, add shrimp. Cover or seal, and chill 30 minutes.
 Preheat grill to 350 to 400 degrees (medium-high).
Remove the shrimp from marinade, reserving marinade.
Thread the shrimp onto skewers.
2. Grill the shrimp, covered with grill lid, 2 minutes on each side or just until shrimp turn pink. Meanwhile, bring reserved marinade to a boil in a small saucepan, and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; drizzle over grilled shrimp.
Note: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before assembling the kabobs.



(I tried Grapefruit, Avocado, and Butter Lettuce salad with Citrus Vinaigrette, and Cheese Grits with Roasted Tomatoes from recipes found in this book. They were terrific, and I can't wait to give this one a try.)                                                                


"A mother is not a person to lean on
but a person to make leaning unnecessary"

Dorothy C. Fisher