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ELLINWOOD — There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“I Am A Man” by Joe Starita. In 1877, Chief Standing Bear’s Ponca Indian Tribe was forcibly removed from their lands in Nebraska and marched south to Indian Territory. A third of the tribe died on the harrowing march, including Chief Standing Bear’s son. This book chronicles what happened when Standing Bear left the reservation to return his son’s body to the Ponca’s traditional burial ground, and his legal struggles to constitutional protections.
“Serpent’s Tooth” by Craig Johnson. When Cord Lynear, a Mormon “lost boy” is forced from his compound, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Victoria Moretti, and their good friend Henry Standing Bear search for the boy’s mother and find themselves in a high plains scavenger hunt that ends at the doorstep of a well-armed interstate polygamy group, desperate to keep secrets.
“The Secret Rescue” by Cate Lineberry. When twenty-six Army Air Forces flight nurses and medics board a military transport plane in November 1943, they never anticipate a crash landing in Nazi territory, or their ensuing months-long fight to survive. This is the untold true story of the men and women of this saga, stranded and hoping for a daring rescue, putting their faith in the hands of officers working for clandestine British and American organizations.
“Beyond the Great Snow Mountains” by Louis L’Amour. The classic western writer’s short stories of war, mystery, romance, crime and punishment are gathered in this volume of timeless tales. These stories are vintage L’Amour, and feature his trademark blend of action, suspense, historical detail, and unforgettable characters.
“Keeping the Castle” by Patrice Kindl. Seventeen-year-old Althea bears a heavy burden, and must support her widowed mother, young brother, and two stepsisters. She must also maintain Crawley Castle, a tumbledown folly designed and built by her great-grandfather. In short, she must marry well. When Lord Boring comes to the area, she immediately starts a clever campaign to become Lady boring. But another suitor keeps getting in the way…
“Proxy” by Alex London. Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. He has everything he could want, including a “Proxy” who must take all of his punishments, including the ultimate, a death sentence from a tragic car accident. When both boys realize that they only can to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of revels. Some debts it turns out, cannot be repaid.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.