By Faye Herold, Library Committee Member
Don’t say there’s nothing new under the sun until you have sampled Mick Herron’s comic take on spy novels under the heading Slough House. The workers inside are mess-ups, spies in the mold of .007 and George Smiley, but with a black mark that has relegated them to second-class (No! Let’s say 7th or 8th class) British spookdom. Is it possible for such a rag-tag, not-at-all-cohesive bunch to achieve anything?
Come to “a back door which sticks in all weathers,” climb “a staircase whose creaking suggests imminent collapse,” and be ready for four stories of offices housing a thriller you can’t put down.
First of a series of six Slough House novels.
Book donations are always welcome, but we can’t use your moldy oldies. Check the Library’s website for guidance before you donate.
We add many donations to the collection. Things we can’t use, we offer for sale. Last year, Catherine Wengler and Huber Warner’s efforts returned $325 in proceeds to Library coffers.
Each month the Library Committee buys one or two of the publishing world’s most acclaimed titles. Your suggestions are always welcome.
By Carol Van Why
Essayist David Sedaris made an appearance in Duluth recently and read a selection of his essays. If you enjoy Sedaris, the Library owns a copy of his most recent collection. Find Calypso in the Essays section on the east side of the Library’s upper level. If you borrow it make sure you check it out!
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