Harrisville and Lincoln branches will be open at 50% capacity beginning June 1st. Hours will be reduced at Harrisville, M-F 10 am-6 pm, Lincoln’s hours will be M-F 12-6 pm. Caledonia (Hubbard Lake) will have touchless pickup only. Hours will be Monday - Thursday 1:00-5:30 pm and Friday 12:00 noon-4:00 pm. Mikado will have touchless pickup only. Hours will be Monday-Thursday 2:00-6:00 pm. Harrisville patrons will use the North (back) entrance; South entrance will be closed (usable as exit, not entrance). Patrons will be limited to 25 at Harrisville, 10 at Lincoln and Curtisville Township. Touchless Pick-Up will be available, upon request. Full occupancy and normal hours to resume in July!
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.