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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 5, 2014

The library started off the new year with a bang! We had new carpet installed in the Stribling Room in January, and now we have new computers. Come in and try them out!

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


The Maker’s Diet Revolution by Jordan Rubin (613.2 RUB)

Things that Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics by Charles Krauthammer (814 KRA)


First Love by James Patterson (YA PAT)

“When Axi Moore spontaneously invites her best friend Robinson to come with her on an impulsive cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out of control after the teens find themselves on the run from the police. And when Robinson suddenly collapses, Axi has to face the truth that this trip might be his last.”

Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble (F COB)

“When Lilly Donnelly arrives as a servant at the Cutlers’ famed Butterfly Mansion in 1899, the massive house and unfamiliar duties threaten to overwhelm her. While serving at an elegant dinner party, Lilly recognizes one distinguished guest as Andrew, the love of her life, who abandoned her without a word back home. He seems to have assumed a new identity and refuses to acknowledge her, leaving her confused and reeling.”

Worthy Brown’s Daughter by Phillip Margolin (F MAR)

“. . . a compelling historical drama, set in nineteenth-century Oregon, that combines a heartbreaking story of slavery and murder with classic Margolin plot twists.”

That Old Black Magic by Mary Jane Clark (F CLA Pip.4)

“. . . a savory and suspenseful confection filled with murder, mystery, history and voodoo, in which Piper Donovan must unmask a devious killer striking in New Orleans’s legendary French Quarter.”

Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd (F TOD Rut.16)

“A man is murdered at a society wedding held at Ely Cathedral, and the local police are mystified. In the end, they send for Scotland Yard, but not before another man is killed. This time, there’s a witness, but her description of the killer is so strange that no one believes her. So it’s Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge’s task to find out who the murderer is and why he has set out on this killing spree because there is another death, and the three victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths.”

Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini (F CHI)

“Chiaverini reveals the famous First Lady’s very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague, memorialized as ‘one of the most remarkable women ever known to Washington society’.”

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (F ALL)

“Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else—which is why it’s the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight-year-old daughter Devin to heal. But Kate doesn’t believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake’s owner, wants to sell the place and move on. Lost Lake’s magic is gone. As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake, can she bring the cottages - and her heart - back to life?”

The Polaris Protocol by Brad Taylor (F TAY Log.5)

“Pike and Jennifer are in Turkmenistan with the Taskforce—a top-secret antiterrorist unit that operates outside US law—when Jennifer gets a call from her brother, Jack. Working on an investigative report into the Mexican drug cartels, Jack Cahill has unknowingly gotten caught between two rival groups. His desperate call to his sister is his last before he’s kidnapped.”

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