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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 • Posted December 19, 2012

If you didn’t make the First Friday Art Walk, don’t despair. You can still see junior high and high school art, the Lavern Lee foyer display, Elizabeth Evans’s quilt, and the Second Chance Rangers’ posters all this month. Take a moment to catch your breath from all that shopping and come on in! Nancy and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas!

NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


Switched by Amanda Hocking (CD F HOC)

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon (CD F GID)

Spanish: (S E JIM)

El regalo de Navidad by Francisco Jimenez

El Juego de las Horas by David Baldacci (S F BAL)

El Principe de la Niebla by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (S F ZAF)

El Secuestro(una novel de Theodore Boone) by John Grisham (S F GRI)


The Greatest Mission of the Israeli Secret Service: Mossad by Michael Bar-Zohar (327.1256 BAR)

A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust by Mary Fulbrook ( 914.3 FUL)

Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals (552.0075 POL)

Rabbits: A Key to Understanding Your Rabbit by Virginia Parker Guidry (636.9 GUI)


The Black Box by Michael Connelly (F CON)

“Journalist Anneke Jespersen had been found shot execution-style during one of the most notorious nights in Los Angeles history when the city burned and the police protected no one. Now, twenty years later, Harry Bosch has another chance to solve the unsolved case he had never been able to forget.”

Christmas Mourning by Margaret Maron (F MAR Kno.16)

It’s the holiday season , and Judge Deborah Knott has propped the traditional pine tree in the living room. Deborah can’t wait to celebrate with all her relatives. Then a tragic car wreck, that kills a young cheerleader, casts a dark cloud over the revelry, and her husband, Deputy Sheriff of Colleton County, learns that the girl’s death wasn’t a simple accident.

A Kauffman Christmas Collection: A Plain and Simple Christmas/Naomi’s Gift by Amy Clipston (F CLI)

“Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. Share in their heartaches, trials, joys, dreams . . . and secrets.”

The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk (F WOU)

“For more than fifty years, Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally he has found an ingeniously witty way to tell the tale—a romantic and suspenseful epistolary novel about a group of people trying to make a movie about Moses in the present day.”

A Dog’s Journey by Bruce Cameron (F CAM)

“This book gives you a glimpse into the heart and mind of a dog—and will change your view of our furry friends forever.”—Guideposts

The Cougar’s Prey by Larry D. Sweazy (WF SWE)

“While Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe may have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of his former commanding officer, the Austin press is a good deal less forgiving. With most of Austin baying for his blood, Josiah eagerly accepts a special assignment that takes him to Corpus Christi.”

The Bat by Jo Nesbo (F NES HH.1)

“Detective Harry Hold is out of his depth. He is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia. He is not supposed to get too involved, but he might just be the next victim.”

Nano by Robin Cook (F COO)

“After a tumultuous year in which her mentor is murdered, Pia Grazdani, an embattled medical student, decides to take some time off. She takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded nanotechnology instate in Colorado. But the corporate campus, for all its beauty is a place of secrets.”

The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd (F TOD)

“Paris 1914, the day the French Army was mobilized. Lady Elspeth Douglas’s life is thrown into chaos. She is caught amid a sea of stranded travelers, terrified refugees, and wounded men and decides to make herself useful.”

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