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October 9, 2018 • Page 12 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com ‘Nora’ Is A Nail-Biter That May Not Be For Everyone “Everlasting Nora” by Marie Miranda Cruz; © 2018, Starscape. 288 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER in the city, she sold dried flower garlands for small money, and she kept busy helping others around the cemetery. Many people lived there, people who couldn’t afford to live anywhere else, and that included Nora’s best friend, Jojo. When she and Mama first moved to the cemetery, Nora didn’t like Jojo much. He was too opinionated, but she eventually saw his kindness when he helped her navigate life with almost nothing. His friendship was one of the good things Nora held tightly when bad things happened, like when Mama used her laundry wages to play Mah Jongg, a gambling game Here’s what’s new at the Yankton Community Library this week: ADULT BOOKS • Amity and Prosperity by Eliza Griswold, nonfiction • Nevertheless, We Persisted by Amy Klobuchar, nonfiction • The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, fiction • The Swing of Things by Linda Keir, fiction • The Girl from Blind River by Gale Massey, fiction • The Winter Soldier by Daniel Mason, fiction • The Romanov Empress by C.W. Gortner, fiction • North by Scott Jurek, non-fiction • Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison, fiction ADULT CD BOOKS • NYPD Red by James Patterson, fiction YOUNG ADULT BOOKS • Brotherband by John Flanagan, fiction JUNIOR BOOKS • City of Lights by Victoria Schwab, fiction ——— Did you know that you can reserve an item from home? Staff will then notify you as soon as the item is available! ng the We rf b? A kid’s gotta do what a kid’s gotta do. If it’s your responsibility — real or perceived — you need to make things happen. You must take charge because doing so is an excellent sign of a good person and a good sign that you’re growing up. Or, as in the new book “Everlasting Nora” by Marie Miranda Cruz, it’s a matter of life or death. Aside from her Papa, a soft bed was the thing Nora missed the most. But when you live in a mausoleum — a tiny house that protects a grave — there is no room for a bed or a kitchen or much at all. At least she and Mama had a dry home and food once or twice a day. For that, Nora was grateful. Last year, before the fire and Papa’s death, before losing all their money to Lola Fely, before fleeing to the cemetery, Nora had a bed, toys, and she even went to school. She really missed school, too; kids in the cemetery were sometimes taught by a kind man who came with a wagon of books and lessons but it wasn’t the same. Nora dreamed of having her old life back. Meanwhile, she helped Mama wash laundry for women that she apparently wasn’t very good at. Gambling, as Nora knew, wasn’t being smart with money. And when her mother disappeared one evening and didn’t return, Nora learned that, with the wrong partners, gambling could also be dangerous … Were it not for a slightly simpler plot and children at its core, “Everlasting Nora” could have easily been a novel for adults. That’s a warning — and a recommendation. On the latter, author Marie Miranda Cruz offers readers a tale of warmth and friendship that quietly conceals a thriller that will leave you breathless, even though you know (spoiler alert!) things will turn out just fine. They’re the kinds of plotlines that make even nail-biting grown-ups tempted to skim and skip ahead because they are just that exciting – and therein lies the warning. Early parts of this story are sweet and excellently told but that beginning is absolutely driven by a thread that can become pretty intense — maybe sometimes too intense for its intended audience. That audience is ages 9 to 12 but maybe not every child in that range. Sensitive kids, no, but if yours can handle a heart-pounder, then she’ll love “Everlasting Nora.” Reading it might be what that kid’s gotta do. New At The Library Su The Bookworm ... For Young Readers Surf on over to www.missourivalleyshopper.com MV Shopper MV Shopper M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y In Print and Online! Call 665-5884 M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y Art Forms Connecting Artists Set Up Shop At G.A.R. Gallery BY JULIE J. AMSBERRY Yankton Area Arts Currently on display in the gallery is a variety of artwork made by the local Connecting Artists group. The Connecting Artists is an area art organization dedicated to the support, connection, and encouragement of beginning through professional visual artists ages 18 and up. Representing sculpture, painting, photography, and woodwork, the Connecting Artists exhibit will be on display Oct. 5-Nov. 13 at G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery. We will host a special reception and gallery talk on Friday, Oct. 5, at G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery SPOT? INTERESTED IN THIS from 5-7 p.m. This exhibit will to two First Friday here. Call 665-5884have place your ad receptions … one in October, one in November. YAA will host a special reception Nov. 2 featuring local musical group, Mirabile. Formed in 2011, Mirabile is made up of excellent musicians “of a certain age” who simply love to sing together. They have performed nearly 80 times in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers, churches, two major public concerts, and a Bach’s Lunch in 2015. They have learned more than 100 songs and continue to challenge themselves at their weekly rehearsals. Mirabile will be at the G.A.R. Hall Gallery, Friday, Nov. 2 from 5-7 p.m. Are you a budding photographer? Are you interested in getting to know your camera? YAA is offering a Photo Basics class taught by members of the Yankton Area Photography Club. The class will help you get out of auto mode and take the photos you’ve always dreamed of. The class will include hands on practice with your own camera. The first class is Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.-noon at G.A.R. Hall. Space is limited and registrations will not be accepted on the day of the event. www.missourivalleyshopper.com www.missourivalleyshopper.com www.missourivalleyshopper.com Cost of the class is $20; however, Patrons of YAA receive 10 percent off all classes! If Oct. 6 doesn’t work for you, sign up for one of the other dates being offered in the next few months: Oct. 20, Nov. 3 or 17. Register today at YanktonAreaArts.org. Yankton Area Arts is taking on a new adventure this year by hosting Julie the Art Market at Harvest Halloween! The Art Market will be located in the East Ballroom of the Riverfront Event Center and will feature handmade items including photography, jewelry, stationary and cards, wooden treasures and so much more! Local artists can apply for space on the Harvest Halloween website or by contactingwww.missourivalleyshopper.com Yankton Area Arts. Applications are due Oct. 15. The Art Market will be open to the public Friday, Oct. 26, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Yankton Area Arts will be kicking off their annual MemberVisit on Web 26 at ship Drive our Oct. site at the Art Market at Harvest Halloween. www.missourivalleyshopper.com Patrons of YAA enjoy many benefits, including 10 percent off discounts on classes and shopping in the G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery year round. The real benefit of being a patron, however, is being a part of a fun community that offers free arts programming to kids, adults, and families. With your generous finanVisit our Web site at AMSBERRY MOODY www.missourivalleyshopper.com MOTOR NIOBRARA, NE WALSHTOWN TOWNSHIP Special Meeting October 11, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. To consider culvert replacement between Sec. 5 and 8, and Sec. 15 and 16. No other business will be considered. Patrick Hawk Visit our Web site at www.missourivalleyshopper.com cial support, YAA will continue to bring you time honored traditions like the Kids Art Fest, the Summer Concert Series, regular gallery exhibits, and artist receptions and gallery talks. We’ll continue to support art education and educators with our annual scholarships, and programs like our award winning Art Adventure program in the school system. Become a patron of the arts today at YanktonAreaArts.org. Looking for more arts opportunities in October? The Bede Art Gallery on the campus of Mount Mary College is currently exhibiting a mixed media exhibit featuring paintings, drawing, printmaking, and design titled “Collusion” by Cory Knedler and Young Ae Kim. Lewis and Clark Theatre Company is presenting “Evil Dead: The Musical” Oct. 4-7 and 11-14. You can find more information on arts happenings on the YAA Arts Calendar at YanktonAreaArts.org. Be sure to follow YAA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest area arts happenings! Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit arts organization located at 508 Douglas Avenue in Yankton. The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is open to the public free of charge from 1-5 p.m. weekdays and from 1-3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call the YAA office at (605) 665-9754 or email info@yanktonareaarts.org. 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The Ultimate ride in zero turn mowers 50” Ohio Steel Lawn Sweeper One Of The Best On The Market! 3,999 $ Toro Core Aerator 21” Walk Behind, Hydrostatic Drive Toro Lawn Seeder 21” Walk Behind, Hydrostatic Drive of Tyndall on Hwy. 50 Corner of Hwys. 50 and 5 miles West www.schuurmansfarmsupply.com 37 Ph. (605) 5 89-3909 or Cell (605) 464-1113 Meridian District Art Project The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon cutting for the Meridian District Art Project. The first mural painted by Artist Cat Evans was unveiled during a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 7. This project is a direct result of the community conversations with Design SD. Live art from local artists and live music from Zak McComas was also happening during the event. Stop down and check out the mural on 3rd Street between Walnut and Douglas Streets.
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