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Librarians of the west : a quartet / edited by Hazel Rumney with a foreword by Kellen Cutsforth.

Rumney, Hazel, (editor.). Cutsforth, Kellen, (writer of introduction.). Samuelson-Brown, Randi. Container of (work) : Too much dancing going on. (Added Author). Warren, Mark, 1947- Container of (work) : Cowboy, the librarian, and the broomsman. (Added Author). Hinger, Charlotte, 1940- Container of (work) : Book mama. (Added Author). Simar, Candace. Container of (work) : Terrible and wonderful. (Added Author).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library W LIB (Text) 33500013493101 New Checked out 12/22/2021
Mahnomen Public Library W LIB (Text) 33500013493119 New Checked out 12/24/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432881054
  • ISBN: 1432881051
  • Physical Description: 301 pages ; 23cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville : Five Star, A part of Gale, a Cenage Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Too much dancing going on / Randi Samuelson-Brown -- The cowboy, the librarian, and the broomsman / Mark Warren -- The book mama / Charlotte Hinger -- Terrible and wonderful / Candace Simar.
Summary, etc.:
"'Too Much Dancing Going On' is the account of an independent-minded young woman in a wide-open Montana who loved books and horses, and later a certain literary young man. When Lyle Hardiman, easy-going, illiterate, Montana cowboy, accidentally blunders into the new library with his horse (he thought it was a livery), he meets the new librarian, Miss Rebecca Spark, and sets into motion a chain of events that will ensure the little town of Burnt Creek a place in the history books. With the help of the local saloon/shop sweeper, Lyle will discover a path laid out for him by destiny . . . a path that leads to the heart of Miss Rebecca Spark. In 'The Book Mama,' Lady Jane Woodruff is stranded with an abusive husband in a harsh new country and relies on the wisdom of an ancient African American woman to guide her to freedom. Fourteen-year-old Pearl Ellingson learns life's hard lessons as she struggles to start a library in frontier North Dakota in 'Terrible and Wonderful'"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 September #1
    Librarians of the West features four novellas, each one written by a notable western-genre author: Randi Samuelson-Brown (The Beaten Territory, 2017), Mark Warren (Born to the Badge, 2018), Charlotte Hinger (Hidden Heritage, 2013), and Simar (Escape to Fort Abercrombie, 2018). Too often, stories set in the Wild West feature female caricatures rather than characters; think hookers with hearts of gold and dour, spinster schoolmarms. Here, the authors recognize the world is a complicated place, and the women in it just as complex. The librarians of each story are allowed to be frustrated, scared, sad, and hopeful. Samuelson-Brown's librarian chases adventure on horseback across the Montana Territory. Hinger's librarian finds her freedom after recognizing just how much Black Americans cherish theirs. Simar's librarian rejects class divides to bring a library to the North Dakota prairie. Warren's librarian admittedly takes a back seat to the tall tales of the local janitor, but the piece provides a charming levity. Readers will see facets of themselves in each protagonist, undoubtedly leading to fantasy and introspection. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Western stories.
Western stories.

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