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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted May 28, 2013

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, somebody surprises me. This time, the surprise isn’t pleasant. Believe it or not, somebody (or bodies) is taking the barcodes, spine labels, and due date grids off movies and books! Whoever is doing this must think it’s funny, but it costs the library in both dollars and time spent re-processing the items. Somebody needs to understand that everybody pays for such mischief, and no, I’m not laughing.

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


The Vow

Magic Mike

Gangster Squad

Jack Reacher

The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie

Superman Unbound

Safe Haven


In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America by Laurie Edwards (362.196 ED)

Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II by John J. Geoghegan (940.54 GEO)


Frozen Heat by Richard Castle (CD F CAS)

By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz (CD F KOO)

YA/JR Fiction:

All Good Children by Catherine Austen (YA AUS)

Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer (YA ARC

True by Hilary Duff (YA DUF Eli.3)

Rotten by Michael Northrop (JF NOR)


The Hit by David Baldacci (F BAL Wil.2)

“Will Robie is a master of killing. To stop one of their own, the government looks to Will. But there’s more to her betrayal than meets the eye.”

The Scent of Sake by Joyce Lebra (F LEB)

“Fje Omura is the sole heir to a sake brewery, but she is expected to turn over her family’s business the inept philanderer she’s been forced marry. But with courage and cunning, she refuses to give up what is hers.”

A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans (F EVA Wal.4)

“Alan Christoffersen lost his heart when his wife was killed in an accident almost one year ago. He also lost his home. He decided to leave painful memories behind and walk from Seattle to Kay We, but in St. Louis he is forced to stop.”

Silken Prey by John Sandford (F SAN Pre.23)

“Davenport is investigating a case that leads disturbingly to the Minneapolis Police Department, then—most troubling of all—to a woman who could give Machiavelli lessons.”

The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels (F MIC)

“Gus Hollister owes all his success to his grandmother Rose. Now, Gus stands to lose everything, and he’s alienated to her. Gus returns to Rose’s home/ But unbeknownst to Gus, they’ve also been running a very lucrative business from home and don’t want interference.”

Silent Enemy by Thomas W. Young (F YOU)

“Jihadists strike the Afghan National Police training center in Kabul. The wounded are hurriedly loaded onto a plane bound for Germany, but once airborne they are trapped altitude. A bomb is on the plane, and if the pilot tries to descend, it ‘ll go off.”

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund (F HED)

“Annalisa Werner’s husband failed her in every way, and now his death has left her with few options to save the family farm. Her father sends a letter to Germany to tell his brother to find her a husband. But then Carl Richards appears, shining light into the darkness of her heart.”

Daddy’s Gone a Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark (F CLA)

“The family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City explodes into flames one night. The ashes lead to a grisly discovery that exposes a dark secret Kate and Hannah Connelly’s past.”

A Delicate Truth by John Le Carré (F LEC)

“Wildlife was a counter-terrorist operation whose purpose was to abduct a high-value jihadist arms buyer. Three years later, a disgraced Special Forces soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was the operation the success it had been cracked up to be—or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up?”

Pirate Alley by Dean Coonts (F COO)

“A luxury cruise turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of Somali pirates. The pirates want ransom, but could there be a more dangerous conspiracy afoot?”

Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman (F FRE)

“Emma, a prima ballerina in London, is at a crossroads after an injured knee ruins her career. Returning home to Australia, she learns of her strange inheritance: a sheep station in isolated rural Australia.”

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