Archive for June, 2010

The Wednesday Night Social Hour continues. The first three social hours were wonderful. My many thanks  are given to Tom Walsh, Carole Travis-Henikoff, and Caroline Max, who made these evenings special.  Dark Horse Books is trying to make this a weekly event for the summer.  Currently two more Wednesday Night Social Hours are scheduled.

 Tomorrow evening, June 30, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Boots Allen will be tying flies, telling fish tales, and signing his new book, Snake River Fly FishingOne reviewer wrote: ” While guide books are great, Snake River Fly Fishing is more, and covers the history of the area, its fish species, anglers and flies.  The history gives you a better understanding of the fishery and how flies and techniques were created or adapted to it.  This not only educates, but it also entertains.  Certainly other books have been written on the Snake River, but his one is at the top of the heap.  It is a must-have for the angler that lives in the area or visits it.”

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Patti Sherlock, an Idaho Falls author will be discussing and signing her latest book, A Dog for All Seasons.  In this memoir of her life as a wife, mother, writer and sheep rancher, Ms. Sherlock has meshed her life story with the life of her faithful and hard-working Border Collie, Duncan. As one reviewer wrote: “So if you’re looking for an earthy wake-up call with a dose of inspiration, a “Dog For All Seasons” delivers with vivid, ragged slices of life to savor.”

So please come and socialize in downtown Driggs during the  Dark Horse Books Wednesday Night Social Hour.


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Per the request of many persons, I am providing a list of Irish authors Tom Walsh thinks you should know.

Colm Toibin
Blackwater Lightship (shortlisted for the Booker Prize for fiction, 1999)
The Heather Blazing (Encore Award best second novel, 1992)
The Master portrait of novelist Henry James (shortlisted for the Booker prize for fiction, 2004, won International IMPAC Dublin Award, 2009)
Bad Blood: Walking along the Irish Border
Brooklyn (Winner of the Costa Book award)
Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (Booker Prize Winner)
the Barrytown Trilogy
The Woman who Walked Into Doors
The Last Roundup Trilogy
Mad Weekend
Colum McCann
Everythingin This Country Must
I Went Fishing the Sloe-Black River
Let The Great World Spin (National Book Award)
This Side of Brightness
Frank McCourt
Angela’s Ashes (Pulitzer Prize)
Teacher Man
John McGahern
The  Dark
The Leavetaking
Amongst Women
John Banville
The Sea (Booker Prize winner 2005)
The Untouchable
The Book of Evidence
Dr. Copernicus
Brendan O’Carroll
The Agnes Brown Trilogy
The Mammy
The Chiselers
The Granny
Sparrow McCabe
Declan Hughes
The Wrong Kind of Blood
The Color of Blood
Brian Friel
Philadelphia Here I Come
Dancing at Lugnasa
Give Me Your Answers Do!
The Home Place
Seamus Heaney
Patrick Kavanaugh
William Butler Yeats
Please provide your own recommendations.

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