An Idaho Ruffian is Hiding Library Books Criticizing Trump

An Idaho Ruffian is Hiding Library Books Criticizing Trump

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The librarians at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, public library usually spend most of their days helping patrons and doing the day-to-day upkeep of the library. However, they’ve recently had to play an elaborate game of hide-and-seek with one disgruntled patron who keeps hiding books critical of Donald Trump.   image via amazon   Bette Ammon, the library director for Coeur d’Alene, said about 20 books have disappeared or been deliberately misplaced in the past year: A gun rights book, we just found it last week behind the O’s in the fiction [section] on the bottom shelf behind a bunch of …

Debut Author Emily Ruskovich Wins €100,000 With First Novel

Debut Author Emily Ruskovich Wins €100,000 With First Novel

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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to tell stories of great depth and complex characters, the literate. No, that’s not from the sonnet on the Statue of Liberty, nor is it the slogan for the International Dublin Literary Award—but perhaps it should be. The referenced lines are a quasi-quote from “The New Colossus” which I altered to reflect not only my envy but admiration for one Emily Ruskovich.     Idaho native and creative writing teacher,  Emily Ruskovich just won the world’s richest prize for a single novel—€100,000 ($113,000) to be exact. Her novel, Idaho, was one …