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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 • Posted February 27, 2014

As you know, the Friends of the Library hold a Book and Bake sale every spring. This year’s sale begins on April 11, so mark your calendars! In the meantime, if you have used books in good condition that you’d like to donate for the sale, you may drop them off at the Cherokee Rose or bring them into the library with our thanks!

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


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of the Redwing Operation and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell (958.104 LUS)

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (576.8 KOL)


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (CD F ZUS)

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon (CD F MCC)

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak (CD F ZUS)


Cockroaches by Jo NesbØ (F NES PHH.2)

“The thrilling sequel to NesbØ’s debut novel, The Bat, The Cockroaches sees Harry Hole sent to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Norwegian ambassador.”

North of Boston by Elisabeth Elo (F ELO)

“Pirio Kasparov is a Boston-bred tough-talking girl with an acerbic wit and a moral compass that points due north. When the fishing boat Pirio is on is rammed by a freighter, she finds herself abandoned in the North Atlantic. Somehow, she survives nearly four hours in the water before being rescued by the Coast Guard. But the boat’s owner and her professional fisherman friend, Ned, is not so lucky. Compelled to look after Noah, the son of the late Ned and her alcoholic prep school friend, Thomasina, Pirio can’t shake the lurking suspicion that the boat’s sinking - and Ned’s death - was no accident.”

The Counterfeit Agent by Alex Berenson (F BER)

“John Wells goes undercover as the threat of nuclear war skyrockets between the United States and Iran.”

After I’m Gone by Laura Lippman (F LIP)

“Lippman returns with an addictive story that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes through the lives of the wife, mistress, and daughters he left behind.”

The Alaska Brides Collection by Tracie Peterson and others (F PET) Christian Fiction

“Experience six Alaskan adventures through the lives of determined women who overcome the many challenges to build their lives in the wilderness. From the gold rush, to the building of the Alcan Highway, to a modern day Iditarod race, readers will enjoy the stubborn fight each woman displays as love comes into her life.”

Killer by Jonathan Kellerman (F KEL Del.29)

“Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Dr. Alex Delaware needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology.”

Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke (F OKE Can.7) Christian Fiction

“After years of schooling, Beth Thatcher has graduated and is determined to become a teacher. But when she’s assigned the position no one else wants--in the tiny mining town of Coal Valley, located in the rugged foothills of western Canada-- she worries she doesn’t have the courage to accept.”

The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith (F MCC)

“At age 4, Thursday chooses her own name. At age 6, she falls in love with her best friend, James. At the same time that Thursday’s mother finds she’s fallen out of love with her husband, she realizes that James’s father is interested in her. As the children grow into adulthood, their connection becomes more complicated as well. As Thursday and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realized tale about how love, even if unrequited, can shape a life.”

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