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Archive for July, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., the Teton Valley Women’s Book Group will meet to discuss The Day the World Came to Town by James Defede

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 5:00 p.m., the Teton Valley Manga and Graphic Novel Group will discuss Hellsing Vol. I by Kohta Hirano

Saturday, August 7, 2010, Storytime will be 11:00 a.m. Audrey Woods is the featured author. All children books will be ten percent off on August 7th.

Wednesday August 11, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.  Wilson author, Linda Olsen, and Victor artist, Greta Gretzinger shall discuss and sign their new children’s book, Ugly Mooseling.

 August 25,  2010 Jackson author, Gegory Zeigler will discuss and sign his l book, Travels with Max, In Search of Steinbeck’s America Fifty Years Later. To commerate the fiftieth anniversary of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie, Zeiler and his dog went in search of Steinbeck’s America.

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Would just like to remind everyone that there is a Dark Horse Books website. The address is www.darkhorsebooks.com. At this site, you can find information on upcoming store events and monthly specials.

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Review by Emma Poirier

When the world of Faeries meets the world of the powerful Rothschild family, you get the novel “Extraordinary”. The author of this novel constantly keeps you on edge with her intriguing story line and suspenseful twists that are placed throughout the entirety of the book. Pheobe Rothschild, our Heroine, is a well developed character who feels what many teenage girls go through in the struggle of finding herself and wondering just what is truly important in life, making her very easy to relate to. She experiences everyday problems along with her supernatural issues that make the book almost believable. The other characters are also very well developed and easy to connect to. It’s fascinating to see the development that takes place among several characters and see how their views and hearts change. The imagery of the story was abundant, but not so over-whelming that it left nothing to the imagination.. It almost feel as if you are in Faerie as you see it through Pheobe’s eyes.
While this book did have a bit of romance, it’s main focus was on friendship and how powerful it truly is. It was a relief from the conventional fantasy novel, which always ends with the hero and the heroine, the prince and the princess, the lady and the farm boy, the damsel and the knight, going off and living happily ever after. Pheobe’s love life is there for not a source of enjoyment for romance lovers, but for the development of Pheobe’s character and for the progression of the story. It ends as merely a side-note as the book comes to a close.
The ending is far from what would be anticipated from this book. It had the perfect ending, one that was actually quite bittersweet. In a way, it represents rebirth and the start of a new era for the Faerie realm. A perfect ending for a wonderful book.
The hardback edition of Extraordinary will come out in September of 2010. It will be $17.99

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On Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., Stewart Portela will be discussing and signing his book, Legends of the Fall: History of Idaho Crosscountry. This book tells the history of high school cross country in Idaho, through the words of the athletes, parents, fans, and coaches. A chapter of the book features the Teton crosscountry team. 

In celebration, this signing is also an opportunity to raise some funds for the Teton Hish School  Crosscountry team. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the books shall go the Teton High School Crosscountry team. Prior to the signing, the Teton High School Crosscountry team invites everyone to join them in a trail run. The team will meet at the high school at 4:30 p.m. prior to the event. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be served at the event.

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Earle F. Layser shared the cover of his latest book with Dark Horse Books. Green Fire is  a collection of thirteen original wildlife and wildland stories. Green Fire will be coming out in September and Dark Horse Books is looking forward to hosting a signing with Earle F. Layser in September. 

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