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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • Posted May 15, 2013

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

Ready or not, summer is just around the corner. The kids will be looking for something to do, so sign them up for summer reading. They will have chances to win a Kindle Fire, Wal-Mart gift cards up to $125, swim passes, and other prizes. Mark your calendars—programs begin on Monday, June 3 and will end July 12. Kids can read Mondays through Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 for Read-to-Swim. Read with a Dog will be on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00. They can read at home and keep a log for the Book Hounds. We’ll be waiting for you!


Texas Got It Right! by Sam and Andrew Wyly (330.9764 WYL)

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (973.70 GOO)


The Innocent by David Baldacci (CD F BAL)

The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews (CD F AND)

YA/JR Fiction:

Slam by Nick Hornby (JF HOR)

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz (JF SCH)


The Perfect Liar by Brenda Novak (F NOV)

“When Air Force Captain Luke Trussell opens his door, he’s shocked to find the police—and even more shocked when they charge him with rape. He knows he didn’t force his attentions on the woman who’s been stalking him for months.”

An Unexpected Song by Iris Johansen (F JOH)

“Reclusive composer Jason Hayes has only two weeks to coax Daisy Justine to move to New York to play in his latest work. But the closer he gets to her, the closer danger comes.”

The Bride’s House by Sandra Dallas (F DAL)

“The secrets and passions of three generations of women are held by the same Victorian home called the Bride’s House. In 1880, Nealie Bent, thinks it is being built for her and the man she is convinced she will marry. But she finds herself pregnant—and married to another. For Pearl, the Bride’s House is akin to living in a mausoleum. For Susan, the house hides secrets that will force her to question what she wants.”

The Death of Colonel Mann by Cynthia Peale (F PEA)

“The lives of Bostonians in the highest classes of a rigidly stratified Victorian society may not be what they seem. And there are always those waiting to denounce the smallest indiscretion, as well as those who would kill to preserve their reputations.”

Storm Runners by T. Jefferson Parker (F PAR)

“Matt Stromsoe, an ex-policeman, has taken his first case as a private investigator—to protect TV personality Frankie Hatfield from a stalker. But he finds a net of intrigue that leads back to the man who killed his family.”

Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck (F BEC)

“A UN-led program called Agenda 21 created “the Republic.” Now America has no President, no Congress, no Supreme Court, no freedom. Emmeline has never known anything different, and mostly she does what she is told—until the Authorities come to take her mother.”

Proof Positive by Phillip Margolin (F MAR Jaf.3)

“Defense Attorney Doug Weaver turns to Amanda Jaffe to help him disprove another forensic expert’s “indisputable” evidence connecting his client to the crime scene where a woman was killed and dismembered.”

Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (F HAN)

“Tully Hart thinks she can overcome anything until her best friend dies. Tully tries to fulfill her deathbed promise to Kate—to be there for Kate’s children—but Tully knows nothing about family or motherhood or taking care of people.”

Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock (F GAR) “For Rachel Watkins, the armistice ending WWI has brought anything but peace. She and a shell-shocked stranger will risk everything to believe in each other . . . and claim the dreams they’ll never surrender.”

Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer (F ARC)

“1945—the vote of the House of Lords will determine who should inherit the Barrington family fortune. Harry Clifton returns to America to promote his latest novel, while Emma goes in search of a little abandoned girl found in her father’s office the night he was killed.”

The Hunted by Mike Dellosso (F DEL)

“After learning of the disappearance of his nephew, Joe Saunders returns to his hometown of Dark Hills. With rumors spreading of a rogue lion roaming the woods, he embarks on a mission to learn the truth.”

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