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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 25, 2013

It’s a wonderful thing to have great friends, and we do! The Friends of the Library Annual Book and Bake Sale was a resounding success! Nancy and I want to thank Carolyn Phillips for organizing the sale again this year. We are also grateful for her many helpers: Wes Strickland, John Davis, Tom Gibbons, Dane Phillips, Mark Kirby, Nanci Gibbons, Kay Hudler, Nan Larrimore, Jan Strickland, Jean Dudney, Rosemary Davis, Corrine Wright, Wendy Hastings, Julie Alford, Pam Scott, Mary Schilibo, Judy Schoenfeld and all the wonderful people that donated books and baked goods!

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


The Way

Goldfinger 007

Natalie’s Rose

Second Chances


Urban Cowboy

Little Fockers



The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent vi Robert A. Caro (973.92 CAR)

The Patriarch by Joseph P. Kennedy (973.90 NAS)

Jr. Fiction/Young Adult:

Cross My Heart, Hope to Die by Sara Shepard (YA SHE Lyi.5)

Merlin Book 10: Shadows on the Stars by T.A. Barron (JF BAR Mer.10)

Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar by James Patterson (JF PST Mid.3)

Stallion by Starlight by Mary Pope Osborne (JF OSB 49)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (JF APP)

Fearless by Cordelia Funke (JF FUN Rec.2)

The Secret of the Wooden Lady by Carolyn Keene (JF KEE 27)

The Mystery of Crocodile Island by Carolyn Keene (JF KEE 55)

The Mystery of the Moss-Covered Mansion by Carolyn Keene (JF KEE 18)

The Clue of the Dancing Puppet by Carolyn Keene (JF KEE 39)

The Strange Message in the Parchment by Carolyn Keene (JF KEE 54)


Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods (F WOO Sto.26)

“When he travels to Europe under highly unusual circumstances, Stone finds himself at the center of a most peculiar mystery—a puzzle that will lead him deep into the European world of ultrawealth and privilege.

One Glorious Ambition by Jane Kirkpatrick (F KIR)

“Born to an unavailable mother and an abusive father, Dorothea Dix longs to protect and care for her younger brothers. But at just fourteen she is separated from them. She discovers that she does not possess the ability to accept the social expectations imposed on her gender, and she desires to accomplish something more than finding a suitable mate.”

The Guardian by Beverly Lewis (F LEW Hic.3)

“When Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house-sit, the last thing she expects is to find is a disheveled little girl alone on the side of the road. Jodi learns there have been no reports of a missing child, and the girl herself is not help, since she can’t speak English. It’s as if the child appeared out of nowhere.”

The Trespasser by Paul Doiron (F DOI Bow.2)

“Maine game warden Mike Bowditch’s quest to find a missing woman leads him through a forest of lies in search of a killer who may have gotten away with murder once before.”

Under the Summer Sky by Lori Copeland (F COP Dak.3)

“1893. A man who goes only by the name of ‘Jones’ isn’t looking for trouble, but when he spots Miss Trinity Franklin about to fall victim to a marauding band of thugs, he quickly moves to help. Thus begins an adventure neither could have anticipated.”

Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow (F WHI Tid.2)

“Competition is tough at the Savannah law firm where Tami Taylor serves as a law clerk. But Tami’s work sets her apart—and the firm’s partners assign her to a libel case against an abrasive, outspoken preacher who is either a prophet or a lunatic.”

Sleight of Hand by Phillip Margolin (F MAR)

“Tenacious investigator Dana Cutler must take down Charles Benedict, magnetic criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist, and professional hit man, before he can pull off the perfect crime—framing a millionaire for the murder of his wife.

The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner (F WEI)

“At twenty-three Ruth Saunders headed west, hoping to make it as a screenwriter. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on her boss, and her seventy-year-old grandmother’s impending nuptials.”

The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee (F ASH)

“For young librarian Maura Beth Mayhew, the Cherico, Mississippi, library is essential to the community. The library may be underfunded and overlooked, but it’s Maura Beth’s pride, and she won’t let the good ole boys on the City council close it down without a fight.”

Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline (F SCO)

“When Dr. Mike Scanlon is called to serve as an army doctor in Afghanistan, he’s acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife and their newborn baby. As he operates on a wounded soldier, his wife dies in their kitchen. When he returns to bury her, he finds the life he left behind has fallen apart.”

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