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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 • Posted June 27, 2013

We are in the planning stages of a new project—providing a free, teacher-taught G.E.D class here at the library. The first step is to determine if there is a genuine need. We must have a minimum of nine people who will sign up for the class. If the class makes, and we find a teacher, the program would start at the beginning of Howard College’s fall semester. Not everyone takes the paper, so, please, help us spread the word. Interested parties should call the library at 347-5446 or 347-5232 as soon as possible.

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


The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life by Rod Dreher (921 DRE)

Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer (973.33 FIS)

Once Upon a Time: Discovering Our Forever After Story by Debbie Macomber (242 MAC)

Holiday Boutique Knitting: Inspired Holiday Décor and Gifts to Knit by Mary Jean Daigneault (746.43 DAI)

YA/JR Fiction:

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown (YA BRO)

The Super Sluggers 4: Rainmaker by Kevin Markey (JF MAR Sup.4)

Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee (JF LEE)

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker (JF PEN)

Skellig by David Almond (JF ALM)

A Simple Song by Melody Carlson (YA CAR)

Rules of Summer by Anna Philbin (YA PHI)


The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank (F FRA)

“Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley’s wildly successful Atlanta social set. But she’s had enough of playing the good wife to a husband who thinks he’s doing her a favor by keeping her around. Daring to listen to her inner voice, she will realize what she wants . . . and find the life of which she’s always dreamed.”

The Son by Philip Meyer (F MEY)

“Spanning nearly two hundred years, The Son is the story of our founding mythology, of the men and women who tore a country from the wilderness and the price paid in blood by subsequent generations. An epic in the tradition of Faulkner and Melville, this is the work of a writer at the height of his power.” – Kevin Powers

The King’s Deception by Steve Berry (F BER)

“Cotton Malone and his fifteen-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear.”

The Witness by Dee Henderson (F HEN)

“’I know the family secret.’ Amanda Griffin is on the run. Eight years ago she disappeared after witnessing a terrible crim. Now her family thinks she’s dead, but she’s back in town. . .desperate to find a way to protect the ones she loves.”

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls (F WAL)

“It is 1970 in a small town in California. ‘Bean’ Holladay is twelve and her sister, Liz, is fifteen, when their mother takes off, leaving her girls enough money for a month or two. When Bean returns home from school to find a police car outside the house, she and Liz decide to head for Virginia, where an uncle lives in the decaying mansion that’s been in their mother’s family for generations.”

One Heart to Win by Johanna Lindsey (F LIN)

“Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s wishes, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. But in the chaos of a train robbery, she seizes a golden opportunity by assuming the identity of her father’s new housekeeper.”

The Kill Room by Jeffry Deaver (F DEA Rhy.10)

“It was a “million-dollar bullet,” a sniper shot delivered from a mile away. Its victim was a U.S. citizen, targeted by the U.S. government and assassinated in the Bahamas. Lincoln Rhyme is drafted to investigate.”

The Queen by Steven James (F JAM Bow.5)

“While investigating a mysterious double homicide in an isolated northern Wisconsin town, FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers uncovers a high-tech conspiracy that ties together long-buried Cold War

secrets with present-day tensions in the Middle East.”

Unwritten by Charles Martin (F MAR)

“The Ten Thousand Islands off the Florida coast is a good place to live for someone who doesn’t want to be found. But Father Steady Capri gets a call for help from a world-famous actress, Katie Quinn’s desire to end her life pulls him out of his seclusion and into the French countryside where they both will discover the unwritten story of both their pasts and their future”

Dead, White, and Blue by Carolyn Hart (F HAR Dea.23)

“When two residents of Broward’s Rock mysteriously disappears, Annie Darling and her husband know something dangerous is brewing. They soon find themselves following a twisted trail marked by blackmail, betrayal, and adultery.”

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