Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The guilt is collective, the responsibility shared…. History is forgetting. Afterward we write the account, the account becomes truth, and we tell ourselves it has always been this way, that others were responsible, that there was nothing we could have done.”
This is a riveting and heartbreaking debut novel. It is simultaneously a Western, great historical fiction, political commentary, an extraordinary character study – one of the best books I’ve read this year.
Did you know that May is Jewish American Heritage Month? Since 2006, an annual proclamation has been made by the President of the United States to designate May as a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans. Here at the Katharine Brush Library, we are recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month with a display on the first floor of books and ebooks that may be of interest to anyone looking to learn more about the history of Jewish Americans. Come check it out!
The Katharine Brush Library is celebrating National Poetry Month this April with a special display of book spine poetry on the second floor! Never heard of Book Spine Poetry? Book spine poetry is when you create poems using the titles that appear on the spines of books. Come check out ours and share your ideas for additional poems with us!