Daniel Polansky's Low Town--called The Straight Razor Cure in the UK--is fantasy noir. That doesn't sound like it should work, but, like space cowboys, it does. Our hero, and I use the term loosely, is the Warden. A disgraced former member of the secret police, he now deals-and uses-drugs. When he finds a murdered child in a back alley, his life takes a turn he hadn't expected. He tracks down the murderer in a classic whodunit, but one set in a very detailed fantasy world. Polansky's strong ch......more
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Did you know that the library has a service for homebound seniors? It is our “Book Buddy” program, and we offer it at every branch in the county. It is a great program where a volunteer comes to visit a patron every few weeks to bring new books and take back the books that were read. After a senior fills out an application, we would pair him or her up with a volunteer who has expressed interest in being a Book Buddy to a homebound patron in the county. The Book Buddy coordinator interview...
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