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April is spirit

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April is spirit risen from the tomb That winter held in cold eternity Since autumn-death and devastated bloom. Now, resurrection has set April free, A light-green tender month with silver ways, A thing of beauty from the bleak cocoon To brighten us throughout oncoming days. April is apple-blossoms on the moon, April is honeybees on sawbriar tendrils, April is eager packs of young clean winds That ripple wheat and rustle leaf-cloud hills. April is spirit and her beauty binds Our hearts in unison of spring-clean love Enough to make our winter spirits rise Like tender percoon from the loam-rich cover,...

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April 2019 book club selection

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The Regional Readers book group meets in the JSF Conference Room on the last Tuesday of the month from March to November. The April selection is The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver.  Clear-eyed and spirited, Taylor Greer grew up poor in rural Kentucky with the goals of avoiding pregnancy and getting away.  But when she heads west with high hopes and a barely functional car, she meets the human condition head-on.

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Best Sellers March 18-24 2019

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  Here are the best-selling books in the JSF Bookstore for the week of March 18-24, 2019:   #1  The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #2  A Penny’s Worth of Character, Jesse Stuart #3  The Beatinest Boy, Jesse Stuart #4  Old Ben, Jesse Stuart #5  Night Comes to the Cumberlands, Harry M. Caudill    

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Books are back!!! Saturday Evening Post article

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 The following is an excerpt from Franklin Foer’s commentary, published in The Saturday Evening Post. “It was predicted that e-books would overtake the paper book, that they would become the totality of publishing. In 2010, the founder of MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte, was precise about the hour that paper would perish. ‘It’s happening in 5 years.’ Well, doomsday has come and gone. Paper books have held their ground, and e-book sales have failed to accumulate at their predicted pace. Actually, they have plummeted. In 2015, e-book revenue dropped by 11 percent, while brick-and-mortar bookstore revenue increased by nearly...

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Best Sellers March 11-17 2019

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Here are the best-selling books in the JSF Bookstore for the week of March 11 – 17, 2019:   #1  The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #2  The Beatinest Boy, Jesse Stuart #3  A Penny’s Worth of Character, Jesse Stuart #4  Wilderness Empire, Allan W. Eckert #5  Night Comes to the Cumberlands, Harry M. Caudill

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