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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • Posted September 19, 2013

We want to encourage you to drive through our driveway and look at our front flowerbeds! They are looking fantastic due to the diligent care of the Mason Garden Club members. Each month a couple of dedicated members sign up to pull weeds, water, and do whatever other chores are needed. I drive up, and there they are cheerfully toiling away even in this heat to keep our landscape beautiful. Our thanks to all these ladies—we appreciate you so much!

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


Dead Man


The Great Gatsby

Pain & Gain

Super Buddies

The Vampire Diaries Season One

Inspector Lewis Season 6

Waking the Dead Season Two

Western Double Feature: Larry McMurtry’s Dead Man’s Walk and Streets of Laredo

Classic War Collection: Wake island, To Hell and Back, Battle hymn, Gray Lady Down

Saturday Night Live from New York: The First Five Years

Saturday Night Live: Gilda Radner

TCM Murder Mysteries Collection: The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Big Sleep, Dial M for Murder, The Maltese Falcon

Sci-Fi Collection: The Black Hole, Final Days of Planet Earth, The Last Sentinel, Supernova

Action Movies: Fortress, Total Recall 2070, Cypher, Convict 762

Stargate SG-1

Battle: Los Angeles


Bruce Willis Triple Feature: Bandits, Hart’s War, The Siege

Robin Hood

Clint Eastwood Double Feature: The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider

Wyatt Earp


The Path between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal by David McCullough (CD 972.87 MCC)

Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero by Michael Hingson (CD 974.7 HIG)


Si-cology 101 by Si Robertson (921 ROB)

Until I Say Good-bye by Susan Spencer-Wendel (616.839 SPE)


Compound Fractures by Stephen White (F WHI Gre.20)

“Line of Fire set the stage, and Compound Fractures gives the explosive conclusion to the decades-long saga. Dr. Alan Gregory is forced to revisit the cruel ethical dilemma that turned his life upside down as a young psychologist. He has to judge whether the people reentering his life after long absences are friends or foes. Mostly, as the clock ticks down, he must solve a deadly mystery in Eldorado Springs that has been brewing for more than a decade.”

Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie Macomber (F MAC Ros.2)

“It’s springtime in Cedar Cove, and Jo Marie is eager to finish the most recent addition to her inn. In memory of her late husband, she has designed a beautiful rose garden and enlisted handyman Mark Taylor to help realize it. She and Mark don’t always see eye-to-eye, yet deep down, Jo Marie finds great comfort in his company. While she still seeks a sense of closure, she welcomes her latest guests, who are on their own healing journeys.”

The Last Kiss Goodbye by Karen Robards (F ROB Sto.2)

“Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone is a psychiatrist who explores the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It’s a job she’s uniquely suited for, thanks to her secret talent—Charlie can see dead people, whose tormented spirits cry out to her for the justice only she can provide. Murder comes pounding at Charlie’s door in the form of a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac. Saving her life places Charlie squarely in the cross-hairs of a sadistic predator nicknamed “the Gingerbread Man.”

Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs (F REI Bre.16)

“Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan’s examination of a young girl killed in a hit-and-run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking. When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl’s body shows signs of foul play. Was the girl an illegal immigrant turning tricks? Was she murdered?”

A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn (F RAY)

“Paris, 1923. The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious. But her latest scandal results in her exile to Kenya. As mistress of the crumbling manor house of a step-father, Delilah falls into the decadent pleasures of society. Against the frivolity of her peers, Ryder White stands in sharp contrast. As foreign to Delilah as Africa, Ryder becomes her guide to the complex beauty of this unknown world.”

Never Go Back by Lee Child (F CHI Rea.18)

“After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to the headquarters of his old unit. He wants to meet the

new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. But why is Susan Turner not there? What Reacher doesn’t expect is what comes next. He himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide.”

On Distant Shores by Sarah Sundin (F SUN Win.2) Christian Fiction

“Lt. Georgiana Taylor has everything she could want. A comfortable boyfriend back home, a loving family, and a challenging job as a flight nurse. But in July 1943, Georgie’s cozy life gets decidedly more complicated when she meets pharmacist Sgt. John Hutchinson. While Georgie and Hutch share a love of the starry night skies over Sicily, their lives back home are falling apart. Can they weather the hurt and betrayal?”

Leaving Yesterday by Kathryn Cushman (F CUS) Christian Fiction

“Alisa Stewart feels like she’s lost two sons: her youngest to a terrible tragedy and her eldest, Kurt, to a life ruined by addiction. But now Kurt has checked himself into rehab and found a healing faith that seems real. But then a detective arrives at Alisa’s door asking questions about a murder—the death of a drug dealer before Kurt entered rehab. When she finds evidence linking her son to the killing, she destroys it. But when another man is charged with the crime, Alisa finds herself facing an impossible choice.”

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