DAILY NEWS photos by Christine Weber
Area fourth-grade students explored the history, art and folk life of the early Big Horn Basin during the Washakie Museum’s annual History Days held Wednesday and Thursday. Guest presenters demonstrated various weapons, tools and travel vessels including Bob Stottler (above) teaching Kolter Wyman how to throw an atlatl. Below, Dan Cook teaches Andromeda Martin of Thermopolis how to rope a dogie. Below left, Stuart Trombley works on rock art etchings.
New Books at Your Library
By Veronica Risch
Ten Sleep Library
“Stone Cold” by C. J. Box
Joe Pickett , still a game warden but now mostly a troubleshooter for the governor, is assigned to find out the truth about a wealthy rancher in the Black Hills of Wyoming. Everything about the man is a mystery; the massive ranch that nobody ever visits, the women who live with him, the secret philanthropies, the private airstrip, the sudden disappearances and especially the persistent rumors that the man’s wealth comes from killing people.
“Innocent Blood” by James Rollins
A vicious attack thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the folds of the Sanguines, an immortal order tasked with protecting the world from the beasts haunting its shadows. Erin must discover and protect a boy believed to be an angel given flesh. But an enemy of immense power and terrifying ambition seeks the same child.
“The Museum of Extraordinary Things” by Alice
Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses in 1911. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father’s “museum.” One night Coralie stumbles upon a young man taking pictures of moonlit trees. The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen a Russian immigrant. When Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance and Coralie falls in love.
“The Spymistress” by Jennifer Chiaverini
Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew risked everything by caring for Union prisoners of war — and stealing Confederate secrets. She orchestrated escapes from the Confederate Libby Prison under the guise of humanitarian aid. Her spy ring’s reach was vast, from clerks in the Confederate War and Navy Departments to the very home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. In Chiaverini’s riveting tale a great heroine of the Civil War finally gets her due.
“Bone Deep” by Randy White
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson’s asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous for two things: black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders — and there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse, or two.
“Missing You” by Harlan Coben
It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode. Staring back at her is Jeff, the man who shattered her heart. When she reaches out, her reawakened hope darkens into suspicion. In an unspeakable conspiracy, monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. As the body count mounts her investigation challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved.
“Cold Snap” by Allison Brennan
P.I. Patrick Kincaid doesn’t expect to be shot at before he can find out why attorney Elle Santana won’t ask the police for help in finding a missing girl. Newly-sworn FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid and her boyfriend Sean Rogan are stuck in a Denver hotel … with a dead body. Colonel Kincaid ends up in the hospital, where a man with a vendetta awaits. This Christmas, the Kincaid family needs nothing less than a miracle to survive.
“The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon” by Alexander
Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the 14th installment in the beloved, best-selling number one Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
“Rose Harbor in Bloom” by Debbie Macomber
Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband Paul, she has designed a beautiful rose garden and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don’t always see eye-to-eye; yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. And while she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests who are on their own healing journeys.
“Black Ransom” by Stone Wallace
When they put Ehron Lee Burrows away for a crime he didn’t commit, they had no idea what prison would do to the once decent man. Ehron Lee escapes and sets his mind to getting revenge on the men he holds responsible. He kidnaps their loved ones,and sets a ransom that can’t be paid in cash…but in lives.
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