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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 • Posted December 4, 2013

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

Have you visited our web page lately? You can look at the library calendar under “News and Events” and see all the goings-on in the library and the Stribling Room each month, and you will see coming events in the left-hand side-bar. You can even click on “Good Reads” on the homepage (down below the “log into your account” part and go to New York Times book reviews. You can also find links to homework help and links to Spanish-language resources. The link to our Facebook page is also on our homepage—give it a go and see what’s going on—we’re rocking!


Mad Men: Season Six

White House Down

Grown Ups 2

Last Tango in Halifax

As Cool As I Am

Man of Steel


Waking the Dead: The Complete Season Three



The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg (CD F FLA)

The October List by Jeffery Deaver (CD F DEA)


Dust by Patricia Cornwell (F COR Sca.21)

“The body of a young woman has been discovered and oddly draped in ivory linen in a bizarre residue that fluoresces blood red, emerald green and sapphire blue. Evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta’s FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer.”

Stella Bain by Anita Shreve (F SHR)

“When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. Stella had been working as a nurse’s aide near the front, but she can’t remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.”

Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding (F FIE)

“Fielding introduces us to a whole new, enticing phase of Bridget’s life, set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, and the nightmares of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need ninety buttons and three remotes to simply turn on.”

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts (F ROB ODW.1)

“Iona Sheehan arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she realizes that here she can make a home for herself. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…”

Dark Prairie by John Nesbitt (WF NES)

“A stranger named Dunbar comes to the town of Winsome, on the plains of Wyoming, in the 1890’s. He goes to work at the Little Six ranch and begins to look into the affairs of Tut Whipple, a water project developer. The investigation starts small, with the tracking down of stolen beef but extends to the disappearance of a young girl named Annie Mora.”

Though My Heart Is Torn by Joanne Bischof (F BIS)

“Lonnie and Gideon O’Riley have finally found happiness after the rocky start to their marriage. Then a heartless ruse interrupts their peace, bringing them back to Rocky Knob - and forces them to face the claims of Cassie Allan, a woman who says she is Gideon’s rightful wife.”

Fatal Tide by Lis Wiehl (F WIE Sal.3)

“When Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights is reunited with the pagans who commissioned it, a dark prophecy begins to unfold in East Salem, beginning with a savage double-murder by hellish creatures straight out of the painting itself.”

Fallen Women by Sandra Dallas (F DAL)

“It’s the spring of 1885 when wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen received news of the death of her estranged younger sister, Lillie.  When Beret comes across a scandal sheet with the details of a brutal murder of a prostitute named ‘Lillie Brown,’ she’s convinced it was in fact her sister, and her murderer has not been caught.  Her investigation takes her from the dangerous underworld of Denver’s tenderloin to the highest levels of Denver society.”

Panhandle by Brett Cogburn (WF COG)

“Nate Reynolds is the scion of a well-to-do family who lit out for the Panhandle in search of adventure--and gold. Billy Champion is a devil-may-care ne’er-do-well. Together they aim to rid this violent territory full of rustlers, horse thieves, and the rest of the devils who slaughter innocents with no remorse. But when these friends fall for the same green-eyed beauty, their brotherhood will be put to the test.”

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