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Sheridan Stationery Books & Gallery Newsletter

  

September               

                
2016
    New Releases

Sep 6th

 

 

Winter's Child 

by Margaret Coel

 

Downfall

by J.A. Jance

 

Razor Girl

by Carl Hiaasen

 

A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

 

Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

by Sophie Hannah

 

Best State Ever

by Dave Barry 

 

 

Sep 13th

 

 

An Obvious Fact

by Craig Johnson

 

Killing the Rising Sun

by Bill O'Reilly

 

Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett

 

Pirate

by Clive Cussler/ Robin Burcell

 

Nutshell

by Ian McEwan

 

Sep 20th

 

Home

by Harlan Coben

 

Wander

by Emma Donoghue

 

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd

by Alan Bradley

 

The Perfect Pass

by S.C. Gwynne

 

In Such Good Company

by Carol Burnett

 

Michael Vey #6

Fall of Hades

by Richard Paul Evans

 

The Orphan Mother

by Robert Hicks

 

Sep 27th

 

Reckless Creed

by Alex Kava

 

Fever Code

by James Dashner

 

Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen

Recipe Corner

  

                     

 

Recipe taken from "The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook"

by Mary Younkin

 

Creamy Balsamic Skillet chicken

 

4-5 servings

 

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. butter

1 small yellow onion, very thinly sliced, about 1 cup

2-3 cloves garlic,

minced

8 oz. white button mushrooms, quartered, about 3 cups

1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 2 to 3-inch pieces

2 tbsp. all-purpose or brown rice flour

3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves

 

Warm the oil and butter in a large stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and toss to coat. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute, until the onions are tender and lightly browned.

 

While the onions are cooking, prep the mushrooms and chicken. Place the chicken pieces in a medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle with the flour, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Toss to coat. Alternately, place the ingredients in a large zip-top bag, seal and shake to coat.

 

Push the onions to the side of the skillet. Add the chicken in a single layer, leaving the onions at the side or on top of the chicken as it cooks. Cook the chicken for 3 minutes on each side, using a metal spatula to lift and turn the pieces. The chicken shouldn't be fully cooked yet, but it will be white or lightly browned all over. Transfer the chicken and onions to a plate.

 

Place the skillet back on the stove over medium-high heat. Add the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, mushrooms, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the pan and bring to a simmer. Use a metal spatula to scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan as the mushrooms cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cream, stir and transfer the chicken and onions back to the skillet. Simmer for about 3 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from the heat and stir in the fresh thyme.

 

Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes. 

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Greetings!

September will be very busy. We have four different book signings scheduled with local authors. You can read more about each of these listed below. There will be one more Third Thursday Street Festival on September 15th to close out summer 2016. Take a look at some of the great titles on the left that are coming out this month.

Right now, I'm reading "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson. It's a fascinating story of a very tragic event. I didn't realize that submarines were in use during World War I. Even though the outcome of the story is known, Larson has a way of creating suspense for the reader.

   The sinking of the British ocean liner Lusitania in 1915 is one of a trio (including the iceberg-wounded Titanic in 1912 and the Italian liner Andrea Doria, which collided with another liner on the high seas in 1956) of the most dramatic and most remembered maritime disasters of the twentieth century. With the narrative skills shown so effectively in his "The Devil in the White City"(2003), a lively account of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair, Larson reconstructs the last and fatal voyage of what was widely considered the most beautiful ship of the day, the giant four-stacker Lusitania. Reader engrossment is tightly sustained as we move back and forth between the Lusitania on its return from New York City to its home port of Liverpool under a black cloud of warnings that the imperial German government considered the waters around Britain to be a war zone, and the rapacious German submarine U-20, stalking the seas for prey like a lion on the Serengeti. Factual and personal to a high degree, the narrative reads like a grade-A thriller. (Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

 
New Longmire Book Out
September 13th
 
 
We do not have a booksigning scheduled yet with Craig Johnson, but we'll keep you informed when it is set up.
 
In the 12th novel in the "New York Times "bestselling Longmire series, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower. In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming, the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower, to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."
Booksigning for "Horseback Schoolmarm" by Margot Liberty
Saturday, September 10th  11:00am to 1:00pm

In 1953, Margot Pringle, newly graduated from Cornell University, took a job as a teacher in a one-room school in rural eastern Montana, sixty miles southeast of Miles City. Miss Margot, as her students called her, would teach at the school for one year. This book is the memoir she wrote then, published here for the first time, under her married name. Filled with humor and affection for her students, "Horseback Schoolmarm" recounts Liberty's coming of age as a teacher, as well as what she taught her students.
Margot's school was located on the SH Ranch, whose owner needed a way to retain his hired hands after their children reached school age. Few teachers wanted to work in such remote and primitive circumstances. Margot lived alone in a teacherage, hardly more than a closet, at one end of the schoolhouse. It had electricity but no phone, plumbing, or running water. She drew water from a well outside. The nearest house was a half-mile away. Margot had a car, but she had to park it so far away, she kept her saddle horse, Orphan Annie, in the schoolyard.
Miss Margot started with no experience and no supplies, but her spunk and inventiveness, along with that of her seven students, made the school a success. Evocative of Laura Ingalls Wilder's school-teaching experiences some eighty years earlier, "Horseback Schoolmarm" gives readers a firsthand look at an almost forgotten yet not so distant way of life."

  

Booksigning for "Prairie Parcels"

by Eugene Gagliano

Saturday, September 17th  11:00am to 1:00pm

 
Gene Gagliano was chosen as Wyoming Poet Laureate for 2016. He is a published children's book author and member of the Wyoming Poets. Gene retired from teaching elementary school after 34 years. He is also a recipient of the International Reading Association's 2004 Wyoming State Literacy Award.

Prairie Parcels is a collection of poems about the awesome power and beauty of the Western prairie, and a tribute to its people.
  
Booksigning for "My Ideal Partner"
by Abbie Johnson Taylor
Saturday, September 24th  10:00am to 12:00 pm
 
In September of 2005, Abbie Johnson married Bill Taylor. She was in her mid-forties, and he was nineteen years older. Three months later, Bill suffered the first of two strokes that paralyzed his left side and confined him to a wheelchair. Abbie Johnson Taylor, once a registered music therapist, uses prose and poetry to tell the story of how she met and married her husband, then cared for him for six years despite her visual impairment. At first, there was a glimmer of hope that Bill would walk again, but when therapists gave up on him seven months after his second stroke, Taylor resigned herself to being a permanent family caregiver. She discusses learning to dress him and transfer him from one place to another, sitting up with him at night when he couldn't urinate or move his bowels, and dealing with doctors and bureaucrats to obtain necessary equipment and services. There were happy times, like when she played the piano or guitar and sang his favorite songs, or when they went out to eat or to a concert. She also explains how she purchased a wheelchair accessible van and found people to drive it, so they wouldn't always depend on the local paratransit service's limited hours. In the end, she describes the painful decision she and Bill made to move him to a nursing home when he became too weak for her to care for him in September of 2012. He seemed to give up on life and passed away a month later. Abbie Johnson Taylor lives in Sheridan, Wyoming and is the author of three previously published books.

  
Booksigning for "Catalog and Price List for The Trabing Commercial Company"
by Nancy Mickelson
Saturday, September 24th  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 

Nancy Mickelson has reprinted the 1888 catalog and price list for her
family's retail and grocery business located in Laramie, Wyoming. She will also share their story about coming to Johnson County in the early days as freighters, prior to moving to Laramie.

If you like regional history, be sure to come in and talk to Nancy and get a copy of her book.

 

  
 
"By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of weather
And autumn's best of cheer."
-  Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885
Sincerely,
 

Robby Smith
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