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May Newsletter
May is here and we have been blessed with some very spring and summer-like weather. I'm looking forward to blossoming trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. If these are of interest to you also, stop in and let us show you our selection of field guides for wildflowers, birds, trees, mushrooms, and more.
Mother's day is Sunday May 13th. We have a great selection of cards for Moms, and we're happy to help you find a wonderful book for her too. May is also the month for graduations, and we have fun book ideas for grads as well as cards to give to that special graduate.
Upcoming Events
Date: Saturday, May 26 from 11AM to 1PM
Book signing with C.M. Wendelboe

Spirit Road Mysteries
Death Along the Spirit Road (2011), Death Where the Bad Rocks Live(2012), Death on the Greasy Grass (2013)
Bitter Wind Mystery Books
Hunting the Five Point Killer(2017)
Tucker Ashley Books
Backed To The Wall(2017)
Nelson Lane Frontier Mystery Books
Marshal and the Moonshiner(2018)

Love and Ruin
by Paula McLain

The author of "The Paris Wife" and "Circling the Sun" returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century.

In 1937, twenty-eight-year-old Martha travels alone to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War and becomes drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly—and uncontrollably—falling in love with Hemingway, a man already on his way to becoming a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, Key West, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Ernest make their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite. But when Ernest publishes the biggest literary success of his career, For Whom the Bell Tolls, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the confining demands of being a famous man’s wife or risk losing Ernest by forging a path as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Available in paperback May 1

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.
The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.
But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.
A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

New Releases for May 2018!
Happy Mother's Day!
May 13 is a day to honor all of our wonderful Moms, Grandmas and special women who inspire, love and guide us.

We carry a nice selection of cards and gifts for that special Mom in your life.
Recipe Corner

What Shall I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up
by Elizabeth Heiskell
Key Lime Bars with Macadamia Crust
2 cups (about 8 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup macadamia nuts chopped
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) butter cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Key lime juice plus 2 tablespoons
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 1/2 cups whipping cream, whipped
Garnish: Lime zest

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Process flour, brown sugar, nuts, butter and salt in a food processor until finely ground. Press into a greased aluminum foil-lined 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Heat 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of lime juice over low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Sprinkle the gelatin over the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice in a medium bowl; stir gelatin mixture and let stand 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the hot mixture to the gelatin mixture, stirring until the gelatin dissolves. Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk and 1 teaspoon lime zest.
  6. Place the bowl in a larger bowl filled with ice; whisk mixture 10 minutes or until partially set.
  7. Fold in the whipped cream. Pour evenly over the prepared crust; cover and chill 8 hours. Cut into diamond shapes. Garnish with lime zest if desired.
Memorial Day
May 28, 2018
In observance of Memorial Day, Sheridan Stationery will be closed
May 28th. 
Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day. It was to honor the Union & Confederate soldiers who died during the US Civil War. The first commemoration took place on May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery when the graves of those war dead were decorated with flowers.
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