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Illustration Exhibition at Ellicottville Library

An exceptional collection of paintings is now on exhibit at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. Leigh Ann Cledgett is an illustrator from Hinsdale, N.Y., recently graduated from college and already making her mark as a book illustrator. The exhibition at the library is explained by Ms Cledgett, “This body of work is the product of summer spent learning from my Grandma. ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “Killing Patton”

“Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus–riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: Personal

“Personal” by Lee Child Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott—an American marksman gone bad—is one of them. And after fifteen ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “Liberty’s Torch”

“Liberty’s Torch” by Elizabeth Mitchell The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now Liberty’s Torch reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances”

“The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances” by Ellen Cooney Evie is making her way to the Sanctuary. She has lied to gain entry. She has pretended to know more than she does about dogs, but she is learning fast. Once the indomitable Mrs. Auberchon lets her pass, she will find her way. Like the racing greyhound who refuses ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “The Long Way Home”

“The Long Way Home” by Louise Penny Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. While Gamache doesn’t talk about his ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: Stuff Matters

“Stuff Matters”by Mark Miodownik In Stuff Matters, Miodownik entertainingly examines the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor and the graphite in his pencil to the foam in his sneakers and the concrete in a nearby skyscraper. He offers a compendium of the most astounding histories and marvelous scientific breakthroughs in the material world, ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: I am Pilgrim

“I am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes This astonishing debut espionage thriller depicts the collision course between two geniuses, one a tortured hero and one a determined terrorist. PILGRIM is the code name for a world class and legendary secret agent. His adversary is a man known only to the reader as the Saracen.  At the novel’s opening, we find ourselves in ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

“Big Little Lies”by Liane Moriarty A murder… a tragic accident… or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?  Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind ... Read More »

From the Bookshelf: “We Are Called to Rise”

“We Are Called to Rise”  by Laura McBride Three lives are bound together by a split-second mistake, and a child’s fate hangs in the balance. What happens next will test—and restore—your faith in humanity. Far from the neon lights of the Vegas strip, three lives are about to collide. A middle aged woman attempting to revive her marriage, a returning ... Read More »

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