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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 • Posted August 1, 2013

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

Dinosaur George is coming! This is a FREE evening program for all ages to be held here at the library on August 9, at 6:30 P.M. “Dinosaur George” Blasing is a self-taught paleontologist and animal behaviorist with more than 35 years of study and research. Blasing is a public speaker, writer and television personality who has performed live to over 2 million people and has lectured in over 2800 museums, schools and public events. Dinosaur George has spent over 17 years teaching Elementary, Intermediate and Middle school students about the amazing creatures that once ruled our planet. When Dinosaur George is not visiting schools or performing in public events, he volunteers hundreds of hours appearing in children’s hospitals and youth oriented events throughout Texas. He will be turning the library into a dinosaur museum. Please—make plans to attend!!


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

The Blood Gospel by James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell (CD F ROL)


The Well-tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust (635.9 DIS)

Change Your Words Change Your Life by Joyce Meyers (248.401 MEY)


The Other Child by Charlotte Link (F LIN)

“A student is cruelly murdered in Scarborough. For months, investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond is led toward a dark secret linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during WWII.”

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (F KLI)

“Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.”

Triumph by Janet Dailey (F DAI BB.3)

“Deke Bannon, federal criminal investigator, risks his life just about every day—but that doesn’t mean he’ll let Kelly Johns do the same. A deadly international gang has targeted the gorgeous news anchor for knowing too much and trying to find out more. To protect Kelly, Deke will have to keep her close—no matter how hard she fights him.”

The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg (F STE)

“In the wry and witty voice of retiree Elaine Greenstein, Janice Steinberg brings the bygone Jewish immigrant L.A. neighborhood of Boyle Heights to vibrant life. Part mystery, part sister story, part family history, the novel is a completely immersive reading experience.”—Margaret Dilloway

The General and Monaville, Texas by Joe G. Bax (F BAX)

“The strife of the Civil War is over, but the conflict in Monaville is just beginning—and John Ross Wilhite seems to be in the middle of it all. The Klan is growing, but he doesn’t understand what the fuss is all about. And everybody is just a bit too interested in his friendship with Miss Afton.”

What the Cat Saw by Carolyn Hart (F HAR Nel.1)

“Ever since the death of her fiancé, Nela Farley has found herself plagued by a sixth sense. She understands the thoughts of cats. When she substitutes for her sister at her job and shows up at the place she is to stay, she gets a flash of thought from the previous tenant’s ‘cat . . dead . . . She loved me’. . .Nela can’t ignore the idea that the former tenant’s death wasn’t an accident.”

A Question of Belief by Donna Leon (F LEO Bru.19)

“Commissario Guido Brunetti longs to escape Venice in August. But a folder lands on his desk. An old friend suspects a sinister motive behind a local court’s notorious inefficiency. Then a brutal crime shocks the city, and he forces himself to get down to work.”

Gone by Randy Wayne White (F WHI Han.1)

“Hannah Smith is a strong, formidable Florida woman. When her uncle Jake died, she took over his fishing guide clients. She took over his small investigation agency, too. She didn’t plan on doing any investigating, but then she is asked to find a fishing client’s niece who has disappeared.”

The Dead Caller from Chicago by Jack Fredrickson (F FRE Dek.4)

“Chicago P.I. Dek Elstrom gets a phone call from a man who is thought to be long dead. Then suddenly, almost everyone Dek ever held close disappears. The trail leads to the end of Michigan to an ice-swept island most everyone wants to forget.”

Opening Moves by Steven James (F JAM Bow.6)

“Milwaukee, 1997, a city reeling from the crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer. Cops think a Dahmer copycat is on the loose. But Patrick Bowers, a homicide detective, suspects this is more than an ode to the infamous cannibal. The shocking acts reference some of the most notorious and macabre killers in our nation’s history.”

Eye for an Eye by Ben Coe (F COE Dew.4)

“When Dewey Andreas uncovers the identity of a mole embedded in Israel’s Mossad, it triggers a larger, more dangerous plot. The mole was the most important asset of Chinese Intelligence, and China places a kill order on the man responsible—Dewey Andreas.”

The Tin Horse by Janice Steinberg (F STE)

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