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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 22, 2013

Please note that I made a mistake on the summer reading times for Read with a Dog. It will be only on Mondays from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Read-to-Swim is on Mondays through Thursdays from 1:00-2:00 P.M. Summer reading programs start on Monday, June 3.

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


The Guilt Trip

Abel’s Field

Women in Love

Broken City

As I Stand


Ring the Bell

X-Men Origins Wolverine

X-Men the Last Stand


Silver Linings

October Sky

Scandal: The First Season

Wire in the Blood Sea.1


Cowards by Glenn Beck (320.52 BEC)

Tennis Skills & Drills by Joey Rive & Scott C. Williams (796.342 RIV)

Tennis Book: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Tennis by John Parsons & Henry Wancke (796.3420 PAR)


The Hit by David Baldacci (CD F BAL)

Creole Belle by James Lee Burke (CD F BUR)


Una misma noche vi Leopoldo Brizuela (S F BRI)

“Una madrugada de 2010, el escritor Leonardo Bazán es testigo involuntario el as alto a una casa vecina. No es un robo usual: lo lleva a cabo una banda organizada, con una logística sofisticdda, y hasta un patrullero de la Policía Cieníifica. Pero lo que más perturba a Bazán es el recuerdo de una experiencia similar—de la que también fue testigo junto a sus padres—ocurrida en esa misma casa en 1976, a poco de inciciada la dictadura military en la Argentina.”

Desnuda ante ti vi Sylvia Day (S F DAY)

“Gideon sabía. Tenía sus propios demonios. Y nos convertiríamos en espejos que reflejan las heridas . . .y los deseos más intimos de cada uno.”

YA/JR Fiction:

Caught Between the Pages by Marlene Carvell (YA CAR)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney (JF KIN)


The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (F STRO)

“Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped their hometown as quickly as they possibly could. But Susan—the Burgess sibling who stayed behind—urgently calls them home when her lonely teenage son gets into a world of trouble.”

Damascus Countdown by Joel C. Rosenberg (F ROS Shi.3)

“Israel’s preemptive strike against Iran seems to go well until CIA operative David Shirazi learns there are more Iranian nuclear warheads still left unaccounted for. No he and his team must hunt down the warheads before they can be launched at Israel.”

A Place to Belong Wild West #3 by Lauraine Snelling (F SNE Wil.3)

“The way Lucas Engstrom smiles at Cassie Lockwood ought to set her heart to tripping. But it doesn’t. During a short trip away, she realizes she must make other plans for her future. What will the Engstroms say when she joins a Wild West show?”

Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron (F DOI)

“Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is called to the rustic cabin of a terrified couple near a remote outpost on the Canadian border. What starts out as a rescue mission during a blizzard turns into a baffling murder investigation.”

Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble (F COB Und.1)

“Lucy Marsh’s worldly resources are running out, but she’s fiercely determined to care for her younger brother and sister. She accepts a proxy marriage and moves to Texas, but trouble follows her even there.”

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende (F ALL)

“Nineteen year-old Maya Nidal lives with her grandparents in Berkeley. When her grandfather dies of cancer, Maya goes completely off the rails and turns to drugs, alcohol, and patty crime. She eventually bottoms out, caught in the crosshairs of a gang of assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol”

The Athena Factor by W. Michael Gear (F GEA)

“Gear has transformed America’s obsession with Hollywood beauty into an epic thriller of transcendent terror. I never dreamed we’d overwhelm the earth with J-Lo look-alikes and George Clooney clones.” –Jack Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

A Turn in the Road by Debbie Macomber (F MAC)

“Bethanne Hamlin takes a road trip with her daughter Annie and her former mother-in-law Ruth for her mother-in-law’s 50th high school reunion. Ruth hopes to reconnect with the love of her teenage life. Bethanne must decide whether to reconcile with her ex-husband, and Annie wants to prove to her ex-boyfriend that she can live without him”

Deep Waters by Jayne Ann Krentz (F KRE)

“Suspense and romance combine in a story that starts in Seattle and heads in to a quaint sea cost town. A mysterious Pacific Rim consultant and a burned-out woman CEO become partners on a fishing pier crammed with secrets, danger, and hidden treasures.”

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