This past week we have received several children’s books that will soon be on the shelves. Many are new to the library and some are replacements. Bring your little ones in and see what’s available.
Other books new to the library by local area authors that provide interesting history of the area include:
“And Five Were Hanged” culminating twelve years of research by author Layne Gellner Spencer, include historical short stories of Pierce and the Oro Fino mining district. It is an easy read with numerous pictures of people and places that made area history.
If you are interested in the Camas Prairie Railroad, the building and operation of the “railroad on stilts,” with many unpublished photographs of the construction of the line, check out “High Line of the Camas Prairie Railroad,” researched and compiled by Byron Bovey of Craigmont.
It gives a true picture of what life was like for the men who “hand built” this part of our history. The hardship endured over a hundred years ago to provide many services to our area then the demise as we know it today.
Another quick and easy read is the book by David Johnson, roving reporter for the Lewiston Tribune. Titled, “The Best of Everyone Has a Story”. With subjects picked at random from the phone book. To quote from the forward by Charles Kuralt. “David proves he is a “keen and caring observer, a good listener, and a reporter rooted in his region’s way of life.”
In re-visiting the book, there are stories of people who we have all heard of whether friend, relative or neighbor. One interesting interview was with six year old Matt Protratz, who himself has become an author of the book “Two Hands.”
If any of you have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Joe Meiners of Nezperce
and have not read his books, you will want to do so. The three available in our library are “Disciple of the Mountain“, “A Book of Poems” and “My World War II Experiences, European Campaign”.