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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 • Posted April 20, 2013

Next time you come into the library foyer, take time to look up—up to the south and up to the west—and you’ll see something new and beautiful. On the west side you’ll see Rosemary Davis’s painting. On the south side, you’ll see two paintings by Sheri Wheeler. Placing permanent art in the foyer has been a goal of the Library Board. That goal is being realized this spring, and the result is delightful. Board member Julio Ramon took time out of his busy schedule to hang these first three paintings, and we are so thankful for his help!

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


Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead (CD F SHI)

Private by James Patterson (CD F PAT)


Cada Día Más Fuerte vi Thalia (S 921 THA)

“Con este libro, que está lleno de un sentimiento de fortaleza y potencialidad, deseo impulsar nuestras vidas a la plenitud y que podamos ver una luz en el camino.”


Spanish Essentials for Dummies by Gail Stein (468 STE)

Spanish for Dummies by Susana Wald (468 WALD)

Jr. Fiction/Young Adult:

Black Ice: Sherlock Holmes—the Legend Begins by Andrew Lane (YA She.3)

First Date by Krista McGee (YA MCG)


Greater Love by Robert Whitlow (F WHI Tid.3)

“Tami has just accepted a job with a law firm but now wonders if she made the right decision. She has two strong men vying for her heart—and is about to lose them both if she can’t determine which one is right for her.”

Blessed McGill by Edwin Shrake (F SHR)

“An absolutely first-rate account of the rambunctious life and times of the Reconstruction years in Texas—an enthralling era of derring-do which finds its perfect chronicler in Mr. Shrake.” –George Plimpton

The Utopia Experiment by Kyle Mills (LTE F LUD Cov.10)

“When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a device that is destined to make the personal computer and smartphone obsolete, Covert-One operative Col. Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential. He discovers a technology that will change the face of warfare forever.”

The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron (F DOI Bow.1)

“Doiron takes a provocative look at the ties between fathers and sons, unconditional love, and Maine’s changing landscape in his outstanding debut.” –Publisher’s Weekly

All That Is by James Salter (F SAL)

“Just after the end of WWII, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. Bowman finds that he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, what eludes him is love. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets an enthralling woman to sets him on a course he could never have imagined for himself.”

The Bungalow by Sarah Jio (F JIO)

“In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on Bora Bora. She is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry. Their friendship blossoms into love, but they witness a gruesome crime and Westry is suddenly redeployed.”

Starting Now by Debbie Macomber (F MAC Blo.9)

“For years Libby Morgan sacrificed everything for her career in a competitive, high-pressure law firm. When her boss calls her into his office, she assumes it will finally be to make her a partner. Instead, she has been let go and must rebuild her entire life.”

The Girl Next Door by Brad Parks (F PAR)

“Carter Ross wants to write a heroic piece about a woman who was the victim of a hit-and-run while she was on the job of delivering the very paper he writes for. But one of her sisters convinces him that the accident might not have been accidental at all.”

Invisible by Carla Buckley (F BUC)

“Dana Carlson and her older sister were inseparable, but then a devastating secret compels Dana to flee from home, not to see or speak to her sister for sixteen years. When her sister dies, Dana returns to their hometown and a mystery—what killed her sister may be killing others, too.”

The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen (F KLA)

“Banished from her home, Mariah Aubrey hides herself away in an abandoned gatehouse on a distant cousin’s estate. There she supports herself by writing novels in secret. Will an ambitious captain uncover her identity and her past?”

Thomas Kinkade’s The Way Home by Katherine Spencer (F SPE Ang.4)

“A visitor to Angel Island has disturbed Claire North’s peaceful heart. Jamie Carter had been a troubled boy who came to her soup kitchen in Boston. Now, he needs her wisdom more than ever.”

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