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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • Posted October 2, 2013

Nancy and I want to personally thank all of the members of the Friends of the Library for their outstanding support and contributions to the success of the library and its programs. The Wine and Cheese Appreciation event was a resounding hit last Thursday! We appreciate Nan Larrimore and her husband for such a lovely venue. We appreciate everyone who came, and thank you for your donations and support. President Nanci Gibbons, Vice President Pam Scott, Treasurer Wendy Hastings, Secretary Jan Strickland, Membership Secretary Rosemary Davis, and Directors Nan Larrimore, Kay Hudler, Corrine Wright, and Carolyn Phillips have provided excellent leadership, and the members have worked hard throughout the year. The Friends’ donations make up a substantial portion of our materials budget each year.

We also want to say a big “Thank you” to our Library Board members for sponsoring and organizing Old Yeller Day. A special “thank you” goes to Rosemary Davis who chaired the Old Yeller Committee and the Committee members Jean Dudney, Trudy Irwin, D’Ann Stahl, Mary Carlman, and Sherrie Clarkson. She and her fellow workers did a fantastic job and spent many hours making this event possible. We hope that this tradition continues because it keeps our local literary and historical heritage alive.

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

DVDs:

Empire State

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Blue Bloods: The Third Season

Homeland: The Second Season

Southland: The Fifth and Final Season

The Sand Pebbles

Nevada Smith

Audiobooks:

Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline (CD F SCO)

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice (CD F RIC)

Non-fiction:

McGraw-Hill’s ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (355.0076 WAL)

ASVB for Dummies (355.0076 POW)

Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America by Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman (363.3250 APU)

Fiction:

The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons (F SIM)

“This powerful, meticulously researched novel is a moving tale of one girl’s struggle against a world in turmoil. In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler’s fist, the Klein family is gradually losing everything that is precious to them. Their fifteen-year-old daughter, Rosa, slips out of Germany on a Kindertransport train to begin a new life in England. Charged with the task of securing a safe passage for her family, she vows that she will not rest until they are safe.”

Rivers by Michael Farris Smith (F SMI)

“In the near future, a climate shift has caused massive damage to the Southeastern United States, eroding the coastline and forcing people from their homes. But one man has stayed behind. Cohen’s wife and unborn child were killed during a mandatory evacuation, and when he returned home to bury them, he never left, building and rebuilding his house as the rain, wind, and darkness worked against him. Returning from a supply run one day, Cohen picks up two teenage hitchhikers - a boy and an injured Creole girl - and his solitary existence is irrevocably shattered.”

Second Watch by J.A. Jance (F JAN Bea.21)

“Beaumont takes time off to get knee replacement surgery, but instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he’s ever faced. His past collides with his present in this thrilling story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War and those in uniform today.”

The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson (F DAV Gol.17)

“When a colleague - a woman who resembles Goldy - is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must find the killer before he or she can serve her up cold.”

Robert B. Parker’s Damned if You Do by Michael Brandman (F PAR Sto.12)

“The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn’t know her name. Whoever she is, she didn’t deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps.”

Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader (F LUS McC.5)

“In the stunning follow up to Father Night, Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is.”

Say to This Mountain by Bodie Thoene (F THO Shi.3) Christian Fiction

“City-boy Davey Meyer, street-smart and gutsy, had this inner longing to belong to somebody. Max Meyer, a city-boy grown up and a Wall Street regular, also wanted to belong. Jefferson Canfield had been unjustly incarcerated for a decade. But his escape didn’t mean freedom. He didn’t really belong anywhere until he came home to Shiloh.”

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (F GRA Alph.23)

“Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently of natural causes—but as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange linkages begin to emerge. And before long at least one aspect is solved as Kinsey

literally finds the key to his identity. “And just like that,” she says, “the lid to Pandora’s box flew open.”

For Every Season by Cindy Woodsmall (F WOO Orc.2) Christian Fiction

“Working hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard.”

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Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; FAX: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail: masonlibrary@verizon.net; Web Site: www.masontexaslibrary.com

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