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Lit Hub Weekly May 21 – 25, 2018

Cheryl Bradshaw: Last DAY to Pre-Order Blackthorn Manor Haunting and Receive a Free eBook
Approval Junkie: My Heartfelt (and Occasionally Inappropriate) Quest to Please Just About Everyone, and Ultimately Myself
by Faith Salie (Author)
From comedian and journalist Faith Salie, of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning, a collection of daring, funny essays chronicling the author’s adventures during her lifelong quest for approval

Faith Salie has done it all in the name of validation. Whether she’s trying to impress her parents with a perfect GPA, undergoing an exorcism to save her toxic marriage, or baking a 3D excavator cake for her son’s birthday, Salie is the ultimate approval seeker—an “approval junkie,” if you will.
The Americana Series Volume Two: Valley of the Vapours, Fire and Ice, and After the Storm
by Janet Dailey (Author)
With more than three hundred million books sold, Janet Dailey is an icon of American fiction. In a romantic tour of the United States, the first lady of romance wrote fifty novels, one set in each state. The three enchanting installments of the Americana Series included in this collection tell heart-soaring tales of love and desire in Arkansas, California, and Colorado.

Valley of the Vapours: One kiss was all it took for Tisha’s father to jump to the wrong conclusions and demand that Roarke Madison do the right thing by his daughter. Surely Roarke would put a stop to this ridiculous talk of marriage. Instead he presents her with the most beautiful diamond solitaire engagement ring . . .

Fire and Ice: Some women marry for love. Alisa Franklin has to marry to satisfy conditions in her domineering mother’s will and gain custody of her sister, Christine. It’s not easy for her to accept Zachary Stuart’s proposition—or to live with him without letting down her defenses . . .

After the Storm: Rad MacLeod was the best-looking, nicest guy in Denver, Colorado—the only man his wife, Lainie, ever truly loved. When he went away, her heart was shattered. But now he’s back. They’re both a little older, a whole lot wiser . . . could their connection be hotter than ever?
Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, Book 8)
by Jim Butcher (Author)
There’s no love lost between Harry Dresden, the only wizard in the Chicago phone book, and the White Council of Wizards, who find him brash and undisciplined. But war with the vampires has thinned their ranks, so the Council has drafted Harry as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in the Windy City.

As Harry adjusts to his new role, another problem arrives in the form of the tattooed and pierced daughter of an old friend—all grown up and already in trouble. Her boyfriend is the only suspect in what looks like a supernatural assault straight out of a horror film. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in Chicago, but it’s all in a day’s work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob…
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Rebecca Schwartz Mysteries 4-5 (Rebecca Schwartz Mystery Series)
by Julie smith (Author)

San Francisco lawyer Rebecca Schwartz has occasion to wonder when she and her weekend hostess, Marty Whitehead, find a body floating in the 30-foot kelp tower at the Monterey Aquarium, and Marty’s promptly dragged off to the slammer.

Rebecca quickly grasps the Emily Post solution—sign on as Marty’s lawyer, try to keep her client’s two young kids out of the deep end, and somehow avoid drowning in the sea of lies gushing from Marty’s mouth–and everyone else’s. There’s a lot of intrigue among the aquarium’s oceangoing primates, as well as rumors of a pearl beyond price. Plus a new romance for our heroine!

WHAT SHE’S ABOUT TO LEARN WILL ROCK HER WORLD! Rebecca Schwartz, “Jewish feminist lawyer,” as she’s fond of saying, thought she knew her best friend–and her boy friend. Not to mention her family. But everything’s about to change.

Secrets spill out of these pages like hornets out of a nest, each with its own distinct sting, as author Smith weaves a thrill-packed and complicated San Francisco mystery that’s as much about how little we know about our nearest and dearest as it is about whodunit.

Rebecca’s shocked when Chris Nicholson, her glamorous law partner, is arrested for murder–but not nearly so shocked as when she discovers Chris can’t come up with an alibi. What she was doing, Chris says, involves a secret so damaging she’d be drummed out of San Francisco legal circles if anyone knew. Sure enough, when Rebecca uncovers it, her world tilts on its axis—and continues to list, ever more dangerously, as the story picks up speed and this formerly rational lawyer finds her worldview threatened by things she never knew existed. At least not in her circle! And Chris is far from the only one with a skeleton in her closet.

This one’s absolutely shivery. If you’re a lawyer, and someone you haven’t heard from in years calls to ask how to execute a holographic will, what are you to think if he dies the next day? For all fans of Bay Area mysteries, with perhaps more appeal to readers of noir than cozies.

FYI May 26, 2018



On This Day

1908 – At Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.
The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was a British company founded in 1908 following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. It was the first company to extract petroleum from Iran. In 1935 APOC was renamed the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) and in 1954 it was renamed again to the British Petroleum Company (BP), one of the antecedents of the modern BP public limited company, while its assets in Iran were nationalised and taken over by the National Iranian Oil Company.


Born On This Day

1883 – Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)
Mamie Smith (née Robinson; May 26, c. 1883 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress. As a vaudeville singer she performed in various styles, including jazz and blues. In 1920, she entered blues history as the first African-American artist to make vocal blues recordings. Willie “The Lion” Smith (no relation) described the background of that recording in his autobiography, Music on My Mind (1964).



Richard Wayne Peck (April 5, 1934 – May 23, 2018) was an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature. He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder (the sequel to A Long Way From Chicago).[2] For his cumulative contribution to young-adult literature, he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1990.[3][a]

By Elizabeth Werth: Brooklands’ Sweetheart Was The First Female Works Driver Who Almost Nailed A Grand Prix Season

Kathleen Coad “Kay” Petre (née Defries; 10 May 1903 – 10 August 1994) was an early motor racing star. She was born in York, Ontario, now part of Toronto.
By Owen Laukkanen: Five Remarkable Women Who Changed the Course of Maritime History -> Grace O’Malley, Mary Patten, Eliza Thorrold, Jan Tiura and Kate McCue
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By Brigit Katz: Rare Sighting of Small, Critically Endangered Deer Reported in Vietnam The camera trap images of two large-antlered muntjacs offer a glimmer of hope for the species

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By Colin Marshall: Discover the Lost Early Computer Art of Telidon, Canada’s TV Proto-Internet from the 1970s
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907 Updates May 26, 2018

By Laurel Andrews: Accused of attempted sex abuse of teen, former Alaska state trooper now faces child pornography charges

One bullet each.

By Rebecca Palsha: Murder suspect looks down as autopsy pictures of David Grunwald shown to jury
By Victoria Taylor: Counselors train for cold water survival ahead of launching rural summer camps
By Annie Zak: McCarthy’s only ambulance was vandalized. So a Wisconsin tourist bought the town a new one.
Saturday Marke: May 26, 2018 9 am-2 pm Subway/ Cellular One Sports Center (corner of Old Seward and O’Malley)
By Shady Grove Olive : Research highlights Northwest Alaska’s suicide prevention work
By Laurel Andrews: Anchorage man charged in pepper spray attack now facing perjury charges
By Rachel D’oro: Update: Track Palin seeks to bar media in assault proceedings
By Becky Bohrer: Alaska police chief named to Marijuana Control Board: War on weed a ‘waste of time’
By Zaz Hollander: Alaska is on the brink of a hemp-growing industry. But first, the state gets to pick the players.
By Anchorage Daily News: Marvin, Arneson capture victories at Kal’s Knoya Ridge Run
Longtime Dimond High School history teacher Greg Brown gets a fond farewell from students he taught over the course of 25 years.
By Scott Gross: Inside the Gates: Bring Austin home
By Chris Klint: Midtown Fred Meyer hosts APD’s largest-yet ‘retail blitz’
By Steve Haycox: Alaska is still an economic colony. The Legislature’s action on Permanent Fund earnings proves it.

Quotes May 26, 2018

Hope will never be silent.
Harvey Milk
Only do what your heart tells you.
Princess Diana
If we treated ourselves as well as we treated our best friend, can you imagine?
Meghan Markle
In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.
Janet Jackson
“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.”
H. Jackson Brown
There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.
Andre Gide,
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Samuel Johnson,

Military May 26, 2018

Memorial Day 2018
By Jeff Schogol: McCain Skipper Was Fined After Accepting Responsibility For The Collision That Killed 10 Sailors
y Alex Snyder, Defense Media Activity: Surgeon and Spouse: How One Navy Wife Balances Medicine and the Military
By Air Force Airman 1st Class William Tracy 50th Space Wing: Face of Defense: Airman’s Transition Helps Self, Air Force to Grow
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release: Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria
By Sean Kimmons, Defense Media Activity – Army DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Army Divers Find Honorable Duty in Excavating Underwater Tombs
Congratulations Air Force Capts. Derek and Amanda Martindale!
By Air Force 1st Lt. Marquel Coaxum DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Air Force Flight Nurses Tie Knot Aboard C-17 Transport Jet

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FYI May 25, 2018



On This Day

1935 – Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist in the 1936 Games.

Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump and was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history”.[3] His achievement of setting three world records and tying another in less than an hour at the 1935 Big Ten track meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been called “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport”[4] and has never been equalled. At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the Games and, as a black man, was credited with “single-handedly crushing Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy”, although he “wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either”.[5]

The Jesse Owens Award is USA Track and Field’s highest accolade for the year’s best track and field athlete. Owens was ranked by ESPN as the sixth greatest North American athlete of the twentieth century and the highest-ranked in his sport.[6][7] In 1999 he was on the six-man shortlist for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Century.[8]


Born On This Day

1818 – Louise de Broglie, Countess d’Haussonville, French essayist and biographer (d. 1882)
Louise de Broglie, Countess d’Haussonville (25 May 1818 – 21 April 1882) was a French essayist and biographer, and a member of the House of Broglie, a distinguished French family. Her 1845 portrait by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, which took three years to complete, has been exhibited in the Frick Collection in New York City since the 1930s.




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By Dan Neilan: Some maniac set the entirety of Rush’s “2112” to old Peanuts clips
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907 Updates May 25, 2018

By Leroy Polk: Teen killed in canoe accident on Wasilla lake, troopers say
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Attempted abduction in Kodiak park leads to search for suspect
By Zaz Hollander: The details in the Grunwald killing fell into place one early December day in 2016
By Bill Roth: Anchorage firefighter Ben Schultz welcomed home nearly a year after fall
By Alex DeMarban: Robber who wrote name on hold-up note is caught counting money outside Anchorage bank, FBI says
By Derek Minemyer: Funny River fire anniversary reminds us to be fire safe on Memorial Day Weekend
By Jack Carney: Two trees illegally chainsawed down on property of ‘Historic Landmark’
By LeroyPolk: Violence at Anchorage DMV when man demanded ID after closing time
By Laurel Andrews: Charges say Anchorage US Army officer lied about thefts to collect $400K in insurance money
By Zaz Hollander: Emergency beacon on plane in fatal crash near Whittier had wrong registration
By Erica Martinson: What the new VA health care bill means for Alaska’s veterans
By Daniel Kirby: Large sink hole closes left lanes of Benson Blvd. at Minnesota
By John Tracy: Reality Check: When journalists become part of the story
By Scott Gross: Just because school’s out doesn’t mean local kids will go hungry
By Scott Gross: This year’s allergy season not as bad as previous year
Moms Everyday Alaska Dr. Phyllis Brooks: How stress affects your body

Military May 25, 2018

By Katie Lange, Defense Media Activity: The Murph Challenge: It’s Kind of a Big Memorial Day Deal
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Navy SEAL Receives Medal of Honor for Afghanistan Actions in 2002
By Shannon Collins, Defense Media Activity: Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day
Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Manchester
By Navy Chief Petty Officer RJ Stratchko, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic: Navy Divers Showcase Skills at New York Aquarium
By Annette P. Gomes U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition: Face of Defense: Depression Recovery Like Coming Out of Darkness, Soldier Says
Karma Tube: War Veterans Overcome PTSD with Country Dancing
Brings new meaning to the motto “Death From Above”~
By Army Sgt. Christopher Gallagher 82nd Airborne Division: 82nd Airborne Division’s Young Chefs Cook the Competition
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Funding Process for DoD Now Strategy Driven, in Healthy Place, Mattis Says
U.S. Military Seeks to Be More Lethal, Including in Space, Mattis SaysBy Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity:


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