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Get ready for cooler weather
School's back in session and the days can be busy. When you need a little relaxation, stop by the store and our staff can help you find the perfect book. We can also help your children with books to read for their reading journals. September is a busy publishing month, as you can see from our new release section, so you have many titles to choose from.
 Don't forget that we offer free gift wrapping on your purchases, and be sure to ask about our Frequent Book Buyer Card.


We will be open September 1st and 2nd, but will be closed on Monday, September 4th so that our employees can enjoy Labor Day.
New from Craig Johnson
"The Western Star"
September 5th
The new Longmire book comes out September 5th. Craig will stop in before he leaves on  tour and sign our stock for us so that we can have autographed books. Just let us know if you would like to have a signed copy, and we'll set it aside for you.
 
Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph--along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement--hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Book Signing for "Clearmont Wyoming, Establishing a Modern Community". Saturday, September 16th 1-3pm

Join us when we host the Clearmont Historical Group as they present their newest title in local history.

Clearmont was incorporated in 1919. That was the first step to establishing a real community. There was a need for lights and water and all that was needed to attract businesses and people to shop and live in the town. In this book the history of Clearmont from 1920 to the present day is recorded.

 

 
Thursday, September 21st will be the final Third Thursday Street Festival of 2017. Don't miss the festivities. It's such a great event with live music, street vendors, and food vendors. The Sheridan High School fall sports teams will be introduced, so be sure to come down and cheer on our local athletes. As always we will be open late so you can shop while you take in the festival. Bring the kids, it's a great family-friendly event.

I just read the latest Louise Penny book featuring Armand Gamache. It was wonderful! This character is one of my favorite fictional detectives, and I love the setting in Quebec.

Kirkus Reviews (06/15/2017):
A dark, still figure, wearing long black robes and a hood, appears on the charming village green of Three Pines, a small Quebec town; though at first it seems scary but harmless, it turns out to be something much more sinister. The strange figure's appearance coincides with a Halloween party at the local bistro, attended by the usual villagers but also four out-of-town guests. They are friends from the Universite de Montreal who meet for a yearly reunion at the B&B in Three Pines. But this event actually happened months ago, and village resident Armand Gamache, now head of the Surete du Quebec, is recounting the story from the witness stand in a courtroom suffering from oppressive summer heat. Gamache's testimony becomes narrative, explaining how over the course of a few days the masked man grew into a fixture on the village green and morphed slowly into an omen. Gamache's son-in-law and second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, is asked to research the "dark thing's" back story after one of the B&B guests, a journalist, mentions that the figure reminds him of story he did on an old Spanish tradition, that of the "debt collector." It becomes clear, as Gamache relays the events leading up to murder, that "someone in the village had done something so horrific that a Conscience had been called." But did the dark thing come for a villager or for one of their guests? Conscience is an overarching theme in Penny's latest, seeping into the courtroom narrative as Gamache grapples with an enemy much larger than the dark thing, a war he took on as the new Chief Superintendent. His victory depends on the outcome, and the path, of this murder trial. While certain installments in Penny's bestselling series take Gamache and his team to the far reaches of Quebec, others build their tension not with a chase but instead in the act of keeping still--this is one such book. The tension has never been greater, and Gamache has sat for months waiting, and waiting, to act, with Conscience watching close by. A meticulously built mystery that follows a careful ascent toward a breaking point that will leave you breathless. It's Three Pines as you have never seen it before. COPYRIGHT(2017) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

 
Recipe Corner

Red Wine and Shallot Beef Stew
taken from "Food Swings" by Jessica Seinfeld

Serves 4  Active Time 40 min. Total Time 3 hours 30 min.


2 1/2 pounds boneless chuck roast, cut into 2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more if necessary
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cups dry red wine, such as pinot noir or Chianti
1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
8 shallots
2 dried bay leaves
1 pound medium carrots (about 8), halved crosswise and lengthwise
 1 1/2 pounds medium Yukon gold potatoes (about 6), quartered
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preheat the oven (with the oven rack in the middle) to 300 F
Season the meat with the salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss the meat with the flour, shaking off the excess.
In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the meat and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally, until a dark brown crust forms. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining meat, adding more oil as necessary to the pot, and transfer to the plate.
Turn off the heat and add the tomato paste to the pot and stir for 30 seconds to let it cook in the residual heat. Add the red wine, tomatoes, and 1 cup water. Turn the heat on to medium-high and let the mixture come to a boil while breaking up the tomatoes with a spoon. Add the shallots and bay leaves. Return the meat and the accumulated juices back to the pot, Cover tightly and transfer to the oven.
Roast for 2 hours, or until the meat is just tender. Nestle in the carrots and potatoes, cover, and return to the oven for 1 hour more, or until the vegetables are tender and the meat is fork-tender. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.

 
New Releases for September
 
 
 

Sep 5th

The Western Star
 by Craig Johnson

George & Lizzie
by Nancy Pearl

Secrets in Death
by J.D. Robb

Proof of Life
by J.A. Jance

Enemy of the State
by Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills

A Legacy of Spies
by John LeCarre

The Golden House
by Salman Rushdie

The Vietnam War
by Ken Burns & Geoffrey Ward

Sep 12th

What Happened
by Hillary Rodham Clinton

A Column of Fire
by Ken Follett

The Romanov Ransom
by Clive Cussler

The Girl Who Takes An Eye for An Eye
by David Lagercrantz

Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet
by Reed Farrell Coleman

Little Fires Everywhere
by Celeste Ng

Love & Other Consolation Prizes
by Jamie Ford

The Vengeance of Mothers
by Jim Fergus

Sep 18th

Haunted
by James Patterson

Sep 19th

The Cuban Affair
by Nelson DeMille

To Be Where You Are
by Jan Karon

Killing England
by Bill O'Reilly

The Scarred Woman
by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Caroline: Little House Revisited
by Sarah Miller

Alone: Britain, Churchill and Dunkirk: Defeat to Victory
by Michael Korda

Runny Babbit Returns
by Shel Silverstein

The Odyssey of Echo Company
by Doug Stanton

Sep 26th

The Last Castle
by Denise Kiernan

Sleeping Beauties
by Stephen and Owen King

Food Can Fix It
by Mehmet Oz

When Is It All but Luminous
by Art Garfunkel


 
 

 Labor not - for one day,
just sit, breathe, and rejoice
drinking what you please
and enjoying what you may.
~Terri Guillemets


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