The doors to the library are now open! Hours are Monday-Thursday 2-8 pm, Friday/Saturday 10 am - 2 pm. Please continue to return items to the outside book drop for quarantine. We invite you in to pick up your holds. However, if you are uncomfortable coming in, call us and we will bring your items out to you.
Library material returned in book drop is being quarantined for 72 hours before
being checked in. There will be a delay in items being removed from your
account. All fines are waived until libraries can fully reopen.
Anton Chekhov widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels--here brought together in one volume for the first time in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.The Steppe--the most lyrical of the five--is an account of a nine-year-old boy's frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures--a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility--on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers that his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor. The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov's work.