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Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 21, 2013

Carol Tucker will be teaching Microsoft Word 2010 on June 25 and July 2 at 6:00 P.M. Her classes have been very popular, so don’t be shy—this is a chance to learn in a friendly, patient, non-threatening environment. Best of all—it’s FREE! Call 347-5446 to register.

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


In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (National Book Award Winner) by Nathaniel Philbrick (910 PHI)

Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick (973.3 PHI)

Accuplacer: Secrets to Outsmart the Test (387.1 TRI)

Rick Steves’ Mediterranean Cruise Ports by Rick Steves (914 STE)


Fibromialgia y síndrome de fatiga crónica vi Miguel Ángel Almodóvar (S 616.74 ALM)

Tiempo de Cenizas vi Jorge Molist (S F MOL)

YA/JR Fiction:

Big Nate Flips Out by Lincoln Peirce (JF PEI)

Big Nate Makes the Grade by Lincoln Peirce (JF PEI)

Order of Darkness: Book 2 of the Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory (YA GRE Ord.2)

Sketchy: The Bea Catcher Chronicles Book1 by Olivia Samms (YA SAM Bea.1)

Crushed: Pretty Little Liars Book 13 by Sara Shepard (YA SHE Pre.13)

Wonder Light Unicorns of the Mist by R.R. Russell (JF RUS)

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler (YA OCK)

Finny and the Boy from House Mountain by Andrea Young (JF YOU)

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (YA CHA)


If You Were Here by Alafair Burke (F BUR)

“Magazine journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the latest urban folktale—the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train. She is shocked to discover that the woman could be a close friend who vanished without a trace ten years earlier.”

A Serpent’s Tooth by Craig Johnson (F JOH Lon.9)

“A Mormon ‘lost boy’ forced off his compound shows up in Absaroka County. Without much guidance, Sheriff Walt Longmire’s search for the boy’s mother ends at the barbed wire doorstep of an interstate polygamy group.”

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani (F DIS)

“1930—the midst of the Great Depression. Thea Atwell, fifteen, has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes. Her eyes opened for the first time to a larger world, she must navigate the politics and competition of friendship as well as her own sexual awakening.”

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen (F HIA)

“Andrew Yancy—late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office—has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner.”

You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt (F HOL)

“This novel journeys through the U.S. and the USSR, perfectly capturing that frightening time in the 1980’s when every child went to bed dreaming of mushroom clouds. Like the Cold War, this remarkable story revolves around hidden truths and unreliable friendships. Holt skillfully explores the different ways we open and close our hearts and delivers a well-wrought tale of international and emotional intrigue.” –Hannah Tinti author of The Good Thief

Blinded by Stephen White (F WHI Gre.12)

“Psychologist Alan Gregory is juggling his responsibilities as a father, a husband, and a doctor, when a beautiful woman walks into his office and tells him that she thinks her husband may have murdered a woman. She blandly recounts a history of dangerous sexual encounters, then says she thinks there are other victims . . . and that her husband is not finished killing yet.”

Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock (F BLA Moo.1)

“Cathy Cramer, a former lawyer and investigative blogger, writes commentary on high-profile homicides. When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out, she writes it off as mischief . . . until her brother’s wife is murdered and all the ‘facts’ point to him.”

The Broken Places by Ace Atkins (F ATK Qui.3)

“A year after becoming sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, Quinn Colson is faced with the return of an infamous murderer, released as a part of a massive pardon by the outgoing governor. A group of men still in prison had told the released man about their Wells Fargo armored car robbery, and that money is sunk at the bottom of a Tibbehah pond.”

The Last Camellia by Sarah Jio (F JIO)

“On the eve of WWII, the last surviving specimen of the Middlebury Pi8nk camellia lies secreted away on an English country estate. Flora, an amateur American botanist, is contracted by an international ring of flower thieves to infiltrate the household and acquire the coveted bloom. Her search is brightened by new love and threatened by her discovery of a series of ghastly crimes.”

The Keeper of Secrets by Julie Thomas (F THO)

“Berlin, 1939. Fourteen-year-old Simon Horowitz is awash in a world of music. His family owns a superb collection of instruments. But all is lost when the Nazis confiscate the family’s possessions, and he is sent to Dachau.”

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