New fiction set in historical times. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore drops readers into the struggle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to dictate the standard current for public electricity – AC or DC. In Moore’s hands, the “War of the Currents” becomes a legal thriller in which a devastating lab fire, an attempted murder, an inexplicable disappearance and a mysterious diva contribute to the suspense of this “satisfying romp”(NYT). In I will Send Rain by Rae Meadows, a family struggles to survive in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl of the early 1930s. Husband Samuel believes that God has instructed him to build an ark to survive impending rains while his wife, Annie, seeks more earthly refuge. “Vivid imagery and a tender regard for her characters mark Meadows’ novel (Booklist).” Fates and Traitors by Jennifer Chiaverini tells the story of Lincoln’s assassin through eyes of the four women closest to him. Chiaverini excels at “teasing out the domestic and romantic repercussions of treason (Kirkus Reviews).” Readers interested in the historical Booth might try Fortune’s Fool by Terry Alford.
A Message from the Nichols Library Board of Trustees on Reopening the Library.As you may have heard, the Governor recently announced that libraries, among other services and businesses, may reopen on June 15th. What you may not know is that the Governors’ Economic Reopening Task Force has issued guidelines specific for libraries. We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we begin to implement these guidelines [continue reading].
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