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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 • Posted May 9, 2013

“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes, and it will change!” Growing up in Texas, we’ve seen that truism proved right more often than not. Last week was a perfect example, going from an 80° day to freezing the next night. But whatever the weather, the Cup and Chaucer snack bar in the library is a good place to get some refreshment. From coffee and hot tea to warm you up to cold drinks to cool you down, you can buy drinks and snacks here for just $1.00. You can even enjoy your treats at the computers or anywhere else in the library, and you’ll be helping the Friends of the Library at the same time.

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

DVDs:

Game of Thrones Season 1

Waking the Dead Season 1

The Killing Season 1

Promised Land

Django

The Impossible

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Spy Kids 3

Spy Kids 4

Wall-E

Oliver and Company

Hercules

Despicable Me

Non-fiction:

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan (976.8 KIE)

“They came from all over the U.S. to a city not found on any map. They were forbidden to talk about their work, even to each other. These young women would change the war—and the world—forever.”

The Best Care Possible by Ira Byock, MD (616.02 BYO)

“Dr. Byock presents an agenda for end-of-life care that should serve as an ideal template on which to build our best hopes for the final days of those we love and of ourselves.”

Audiobooks:

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown (CD F BRO)

The Eighty-dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts (CD 798.2 LET)

Fiction:

Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry (F PER Pit.28)

“The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of the wife of a wealthy merchant banker is outside Pitt’s jurisdiction, but Pitt quietly takes a hand in the investigation.”

12th of Never by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (F PAT Wom.12)

“Lindsay Boxer is in labor—and she’s about to face the most terrifying killers of her career.”

Intervention by Terri Blackstock (F BLA)

“Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction, by staging an intervention. But when eighteen-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment—and her interventionist is found dead—Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (F ATK)

“In 1910 Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife, but she dies before her first breath. On that same night, Ursula Todd is born again and embarks upon a life that will be unusual. Does her apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from a cataclysmic second world war?”

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (F ROB)

“A Boston lawyer, Eli Landon has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny after being accused of murdering his soon-to-be ex-wife. He needs sanctuary and goes to his home Bluff House on Whiskey Beach, a legend and a landmark. But someone is intent on destroying him even there.”

The Ghost War by Alex Berenson (F BER Wel.2)

“The CIA finds evidence of a surge in Taliban activity backed by an unknown foreign power, and John Wells returns to Afghanistan to investigate. But what he finds there is far from what he expected.”

Taking Eve by Iris Johansen (F JOH Dun.13)

“Jim Doane’s twenty-five- year-old son may or may not be dead. He turns to Eve to find the truth—a truth that takes her down a twisted path of madness and evil and into the darkest heart of her own history. Doane needs Eve’s skills and he’ll do anything—even taking Eve—to get them.”

Power Down by Ben Coes (F COE DEW.1)

“Dewey Andreas is crew chief of the Capitana off-shore oil platform when it is struck by terrorists. A former Army Ranger and Delta, he survives the attack and rescues many of his men. But with that battle, the war has just begun.”

Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble by Ann B. Ross (F ROS Jul.14)

“Hazel Marie’s housekeeper has had a nasty tumble down some stairs. How can Hazel Marie feed and take care of him—not to mention a husband and two babies—when she barely knows how to boil water? Miss Julia jumps in to help.”

Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh (F HES)

“The lasting effects of long-held secrets are at the core of beekeeper Albert Honig’s otherwise quite world. Hesketh has written an American classic: the inadvertent examination of a life unlived, told by the octogenarian beekeeper who didn’t live it.”

The Grave on Peckerwood Hill by James Gary Vineyard (F VIN)

“In this story set in West Texas today, two boys unwittingly video their own murder. Lacking clues, a sheriff begs retired corruption investigator Charlie Eastman for help.”

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Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; FAX: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail: masonlibrary@verizon.net; Web Site: www.masontexaslibrary.com

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