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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • Posted May 1, 2013

If you’re looking for lovely note cards, you should try these on sale here at the library. Second Chance has handmade notecards with the cutest dogs and cats, and the Mason Study Club’s handmade cards feature a variety of Mason County scenes. You can send one-of-a-kind cards unique to Mason, and at the same time help support these two organizations whose members do so much for our community.

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


National Geographic’s The Untold Civil War by James Robertson (973.78 ROB)

Cowards by Glenn Beck (320.52 BEC)

Team of Rivals:The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin (973.70 GOO)

Jr. Fiction/Young Adult:

Night Star by Alyson Noël (YA NOE Inn.5)

Flutter by Erin E. Moulton (JF MOU)

Tracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton (JF MOU)

Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison (JF ELL)


Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg (F BER)

“Four women venture into their pasts in order to shape their futures, fates, and fortunes. Cecilia Ross is a motivational speaker who can’t take her own advice and moves from her suburban home to a beautiful old house in Saint Paul. There she has three housemates, and they embark on a journey together to connect to parts of themselves long denied.”

Ties That Bind by Phillip Margolin (F MAR Jaf.2)

“Amanda Jaffe, a rising star of Portland’s legal community, was put on the map by the Cardoni trial. Amanda was pitted against a brilliant sociopath. Ironically, that case had also left her traumatized, doubting her instincts, and shunning the limelight.”

Secrets from the Past by Barbara Taylor Bradford (F BRA)

“At thirty years old, American photojournalist Serena Stone has already made a name for herself with unique coverage of wars in the Middle East. After her father’s unexpected death, she returns to New York. Soon she is forced to leave the safety of her new life and head back to a place which was trying to escape.”

Palisades Park by Alan Brennert (F BRE)

“Fourteen-year-old Antoinette and her seven-year-old brother are growing up in the Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey in the 1930s. When the Great Depression and Pearl Harbor hits home, both Jack and his father face the terrors of war, and the family is split apart. Toni is determined to be a high diver despite her mother’s forbidding it.”

The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (F MCV)

“. . . vividly written, and moves so fluidly from Victorian drawing rooms to the wild, spare plains and brutal diamond mines of South Africa; a gripping story.” —Kim Edwards

The Carrion Birds by Urban Waite (F WAI)

“Life hasn’t worked out the way Ray Lamar planned. A widower who’s made some tragic mistakes, he has one skill—he’s a calm and efficient killer. But Ray isn’t sure he wants to be that man anymore.”

And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry (F HEN)

“Kate Vaughan has a secret, something tucked away in her past. When she discovers her boyfriend is planning to propose, she panics. Yet she knows she cannot fully love until she confronts her past.”

The Famous and the Dead by T. Jefferson Parker (F PAR Ch.6)

“L.A. county sheriff’s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover along the US –Mexican border. On another front, Charlie knows that Bradley Jones, sheriff’s deputy, is an employee of the Baja Cartel. But he is also the son of the deceased love of his life. The question is what will he do with the information?”

Sidney Sheldon’s The Tides of Memory by Tilly Bagshawe (F BAG)

“An addictive, edge-of-your-seat thriller filled with shocking twists, money, power, and betrayal involving an influential family and the beautiful and formidable woman at its center who dark secrets can destroy them all.” —People

The Andalusian Friend by Alexander Söderberg (F SOD)

“Imagine The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets The Sopranos, then crank up the intrigue and rip off the knob. Söderberg has penned an awesome thriller you won’t want to miss.” –Brad Thor

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