The Archer Public Library was used by four hundred and sixty-one patrons during the week of July 29th – August 3rd. Two hundred and seventy-four books and one hundred and thirty-five videos were checked out during the week.
Thank you to Darryn Shearmire for his donation in memory of Charles Thomas “C.T.” McDaniel.
1800’s American West—a place where men find themselves in harsh and cruel circumstances and where lives are short lived. Where women are hard as the steel of a gun, and the sweet burn of whiskey eases the rough, ratted edges. Where death is a pill that must be swallowed, and senses are developed beyond true human comprehension . . .
Honest work on the frontier was sometimes hard to acquire. Traveling independently on the expansive road through the west, cowboy and westerner Tomas H. Elkman is a man of the times. To ease the loneliness of the trail while searching for gainful employment, Elkman warily teams up with a fight-prone, good-timing gambler by the name of Jefferson McGredy.
This strange pairing of men is hired to deliver an assemblage of horses to a ranch in the untamed northern territory. The rancher sends his young son, Kent Martin, to accompany the horsemen on their travels through mountains and rivers, across primitive landscapes, and into remnants of mining boomtowns. The journey becomes a constant challenge to their moral fiber as they face the overwhelming hardships of hostile weather, rustlers, and natives . . .
Check out “T. H. Elkman: A Western Novel” by Eric Heisner at the Archer Public Library
This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in "The Sound and The Fury,"" Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has 'endured, ' has seen almost everything and foretold the rest
Check out “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman” by Ernest J. Gaines at the Archer Public Library