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October 2, 2018 • Page 14 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com The Bookworm MMC ‘Depth Of Winter’ Is Mismatched Artists Present ‘Collusion’ Great ‘Longmire’ Entry at Bede Art Gallery “Depth of Winter” by Craig Johnson; © 2018, Viking; 292 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHICHENMEYER Never take “no” for an answer. Persevere, that’s what you’re supposed to do. Work around roadblocks, try to find a way. There’s always another path to get what you want, so never take “no” for an answer — especially, as in the new novel “Depth of Winter” by Craig Johnson, the alternative is certain death. The postcard said it all: “Come.” It was a needless command; Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire would have “come” regardless of a pretty picture and a one-word scrawl: his long-time enemy, Tomás Bidarte, had killed Longmire’s son-in-law, had hurt Longmire’s wife, and now Bidarte had Longmire’s daughter, Cady. To get her back, there was no way Longmire wouldn’t “come” to the mountains south of the border and though the Feds wanted to help, carefully and cautiously, there wasn’t time for that. No, he’d get Cady back himself, with help from people his friend, Buck Guzmán, trusted: a pink Caddy-driving man, a blind “seer,” a former-doctor-turnedagent, and a woman the Mexicans called “The Skin Witch.” He’d go … but getting there wouldn’t be easy. Bidarte and his men had assumed control of a small, nearly-inaccessible village near old sulfur mines, reachable via a heavily-guarded road or by mule on a narrow trail over a steep peak. Either way, Longmire and his people could easily be spotted by Bidarte’s sharpshooters at several places along their route. If they made it to the village without getting killed, they’d be somewhat masked by the village’s annual Dia de los Muertos celebration, perhaps masked enough to find and save Cady. But Bidarte was no fool, and his men knew that Longmire was nearby. Particularly murderous was Bidarte’s second-in-command, Culpepper, who possessed a good memory for faces and a cruel streak aimed right at Longmire — though the feeling was not mutual. Longmire was a sheriff, but he had personal standards. Unlike Bidarte’s men, he’d never been a killer for the sake of killing. To get Cady back, though, he was willing to learn how to be … It’s only a book. It’s only a book. It’s only a book. Those are words to keep on your lips as you’re reading “Depth of Winter.” You’ll need them at every single twist and turn in this truly fine novel. Open the cover and the action starts almost immediately when author Craig Johnson puts Longmire in the presence of a blind man who sees everything — a conundrum that works surprisingly well. From there, we’re incongruously taken in a pink Cadillac to violently dangerous situations that are faintly reminiscent of old-time westerns, and gun smoke that happens to come from some very modern automatic rifles. Indeed, that’s what makes this book so compelling: it’s a superfast-paced updated throw-back kind of novel that will appeal to lovers of old-school oaters and thrillers alike. It’s only a book. It’s only a book. It’s only a book. Remember those words and find “Depth of Winter” if you want action, horses, deserts and cutthroat cowpokes with AK47s. Really, would you want to miss a book like that? No. TYNDALL MOTORS GREAT DEALS. GREAT PRICES. Collusion describes cooperation on a secret plot, but there are no secrets here; the Bede Art Gallery on the campus of Mount Marty College (MMC) is excited to announce that “Collusion” — the outcome of a creative partnership between graphic designer Young Ae Kim and fine artist Cory Knedler — will be on display in the gallery beginning Monday, Oct. 1. Young Ae Kim is a graphic designer, associate professor and graphic design program coordinator at South Dakota State University. She has been practicing design for over 18 years. Her major clients include Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Nike, Belvita, Citibank and more. She has won several design awards and scholarships nationally and internationally. Cory Knedler is Chair of the Department of Art at the University of South Dakota. He received his BFA from Fort Hays State Uni- Earn as much as $400+ this month & $120 this week NEW 2015 chevy silverado ¾ dbl. cab ltz Blue, leather, heated and cooled seats, diesel, local trade, we sold new, 16,529 miles $51,995 2018 nitro zv 18 wt Mercury 200 HP Verado L4, 36 volt trolling motor, depth finder, cover $55,340 2016 chevy Malibu lt Crystal Red, cloth, rear camera, 4 cyl., nicely equipped, 19,005 miles $18,495 SALE $50,340 See our full inventor y at tyndallmotors.com versity and his MFA from the University of South Dakota. As a printmaker, his works have been exhibited in over 100 shows, including exhibits at the MidAmerica Print Conference, Southern Graphics Print Conference and the Brussels National Museum in Belgium. Though the pair seems to be mismatched, Kim and Knedler worked collaboratively on these artworks, and their differences inspired something that, alone, they could not have discovered or created. The works were created by both artists taking turns adding their own images, opinions and design elements to each work. This excerpt from their artist’s statement illustrates the spirit of play that ensued as they responded to the other’s marks and thoughts, “While collusion has taken on a negative tone in the media, we have taken ownership of the work as a positive. Let us be very clear; we did collude on these works of art.” The “Collusion” exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be available for viewing at Bede Art Gallery Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Oct. 1. The show will conclude with a reception and gallery talk on Oct. 31 from 2-4 p.m. To learn more about the Bede Art Gallery or MMC’s fine arts degree programs and curriculum, call 605668-1545 or visit mtmc. edu/arts. Come Check Out Our All Star Lineup Of... 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