The Archer Public Library’s Summer Reading Program 2020 is going virtual! While we’re disappointed that we can’t gather at the library for shows this year, our wonderful presenters have created videos and workshops for all to enjoy. Check our Facebook page for links to the shows, and to sign up for the Summer Reading Contest. If you are not on Facebook, you can also email the library for access at email@example.com
Thank you to Donna Haile for her donations in memory of Patsy Culwell and Michael Lynn Ray.
Visit our website at archer.ploud.net to access our virtual collections!
Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the woman who shares her name has vanished, and assuming her identity just might get Clara some money to send back home.
Clara must rely on resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for and an uncanny understanding of business, attributes that quickly gain her Carnegie’s trust. But she still can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future―and her family’s.
With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie’s Maid is a book of fascinating 19th century historical fiction. Discover the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist to the world’s first true philanthropist.
Check out “Carnegie’s Maid: A Novel” by Marie Benedict at the Archer Public Library.
Cady has always wanted to be a reporter, like her hero Nellie Bly, so after a fire burns down the orphanage she lives in, she’s ready to leave small-town Ontario and make her mark as a newspaperwoman. A crumbling newspaper clipping leads her to Orrenstown, Indiana, where her investigation into a long-ago murder earns her a hard lesson in race relations. Smart and determined, and more than a little headstrong, Cady pokes a stick into a wasp’s nest of lies, dirty politics, corrupt law enforcement and racial tension―and ends up fearing for her life as she closes in on something she’s never cared about before―the truth about her own origins.
Check out “My Life Before Me” by Norah McClintock at the Archer Public Library’s website archer.ploud.net via TumbleBooks.