The Alcona County Library is pleased to announce that we will be opening to Phase 3 (50% capacity) in our reopening plan on Monday August 3, 2020. All branches will be open. Harrisville hours will remain Monday-Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Lincoln Hours will remain Monday-Friday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. Caledonia hours will be Monday-Thursday 12:00 pm-5:30 pm, and Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm with Touchless Pickup Only (winter hours will be in effect October 1-April 30). Mikado Hours will be Monday-Thursday 2;00 pm-6:00 pm, with Touchless Pickup Only. In addition to the cleaning by the cleaning company, staff will sanitize touch points within the building at least twice daily. Before reopening Mikado and Caledonia branches will be sanitized. Soft seating will remain reduced/eliminated. Every other computer
will be marked out of service to increase physical distance between
patrons. Patrons will be limited to 25 at Harrisville, 10 at Lincoln. Face Masks must be used in buildings per Michigan Executive order
2020-147. Patrons will be asked to don facemasks, and facemasks will be
made available to patrons. Full details available at http://library.alcona.lib.mi.us/index.php/programs/277-reopening-plans-p3
Library of America presents the first volume in a landmark two-volume collector's edition of the incomparable stories of an American master.
Born into an upper-class New York family, Edith Wharton broke with convention and became a professional writer, earning an enduring place as the grande dame of American letters. This Library of America collection (along with its companion volume, Collected Stories: 1911-1937 ) presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction, drawn from the more than eighty stories she published over the course of her career.
Opening with her first published story--the charming "Mrs. Manstey's View," about a disruption in the life of an elderly apartment-dweller--this first of two volumes presents a writer, already at the height of her powers, beginning to explore the concerns of a lifetime. In "Souls Belated," two lovers attempt to escape the consequences of their adultery--a subject to which Wharton returns throughout her career. In "The Mission of Jane" (about a remarkable adopted child) and "The Pelican" (about an itinerant lecturer), she discovers her gift for social and cultural satire. Perhaps the finest of her ghost stories, "The Eyes," with its Jamesian sense of evil, is also included, along with two novella-length works, "The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary," revealing the dazzling range of Wharton's fictive imagination.
Also included in this edition are a chronology of Wharton's life, explanatory notes, and an essay on the texts.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.