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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 • Posted August 21, 2013

“Dinosaur George” was a terrific hit! Both children and adults enjoyed his entertaining and informative presentation, and we had 78 people come out for his show. Mark your calendars now for our evening astronomy program, Reach to the Stars, to be presented on December 17—more information to come later.

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

Audiobooks:

NYPD Red by James Patterson (CD F PAT)

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (CD F MOR)

Non-fiction:

The Day of Battle: the War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944, Vol. 2 of the Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson (940.54 ATK)

Windows 8 for Dummies by Andy Rathbone (005.446 RAT)

Fiction:

Mistress by James Patterson (F PAT)

“When Diana Hotchkiss’s body is found outside her apartment, her death is ruled a suicide. But Ben, who isn’t like most people, knows she would never have killed herself. His infatuation drives him to discover the truth, and now he is convinced someone is out to stop him.”

Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman (F LIE)

“1946, the LAPD launched an anything-goes war against organized crime. Eight men made up an elite special unit, code name Gangster Squad. Their do-or-die mission: to wipe out notorious mob boss Mickey Cohen.”

Return to Oak Pine by Ron Carlson (F CAR)

“In this poignant story of friendship, growing up, and growing old, Carlson takes us to a small town in Wyoming and into the lives of four men trying to make peace with who they are in the world.”

Downfall by Jeff Abbott (F ABB Cap.3)

“The simplest beginnings can unravel a life. For Sam Capra, it is the moment a beautiful young woman walks into his San Francisco bar. Sam doesn’t want trouble, but she’s being pursued by two gunmen, and she whispers an urgent plea: ‘Help me.’”

Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich (F EVA)

“A rollicking sensuous, feel-good romantic comedy about a grieving young widow who decides to get in shape . . . and winds up getting her groove back—and a whole lot more!”

Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell (F MAN)

“In 1904, Hanna Renström boards a ship for Australia in hope of a better life. But after two brief marriages, both leaving her widowed, she finds herself the owner of a bordello in Portuguese East Africa where she wrestles with loneliness and the racism she is meant unthinkingly to adopt.”

True Love by Jude Deveraux (F DEV Nan.1)

“Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architecture school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. But unseen forces move behind the scenes, seemingly to force Alix to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women more than 200 years ago.”

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (F GAL)

“After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a PI. Then John Bristow hires him to investigate the death of his sister, legendary supermodel Lula Landry. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers.”

Predator by Terri Blackstock (F BLA)

“The murder of Krista Carmichael’s fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken Krista’s faith and made her question God’s justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator.”

Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers (F EGG) (National Book Award Finalist)

“In a rising Saudi Arabian city, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. Eggers shows us how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together.”

Please Don’t Tell by Elizabeth Adler (F ADL)

“Fen Dexter’s quiet life on the idyllic California coast is interrupted one stormy night when a blood-covered man shows up on her doorstep, claiming to have been in a car accident. But who is this man, really?”

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