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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014

I want to express my thanks to the volunteers who came to the rescue last week! Nancy was out most of the week with a pinched nerve in her back, and I was out one afternoon getting procedures done on my back. But never fear, library services were carried out with aplomb and expertise by Bob Laury, Mary Scholibo, and Susan Brunken. We are so grateful to have these folks to rely on—we couldn’t do without them!

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


The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning by James B. Gillett (921 BAI)

Six Years with the Texas Rangers: 1875-1881 by James B. Gillett (T 813.54 GIL)


The Wind is not a River by Brian Payton (CD F PAY)

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (CD F KID)

Jr. Fiction:

The Finisher by David Baldacci (JF BAL)

Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis (JF LER Sev.1)

Seven Wonders: Lost in Babylon by Peter Lerangis (JF LER Sev.2)


NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson (F PAT NYPD.2)

“A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are put on the case when a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections disappears.”

Power Play by Danielle Steel (F STE)

“Steel takes readers into the boardrooms and playgrounds of top tier corporate America, exploring the costs of great power through the intersecting stories of three indelible women: a high-powered CEO, a long-time ‘corporate wife,’ and an aspiring artist struggling to raise a family with an absentee father.”

The Edge of the Water by Elizabeth George (F GEO Sar.2)

“A mysterious girl who won’t speak; a coal black seal named Nera that returns to the same place very year; a bitter feud of unknown origin—strange things are happening on Whidbey Island, and Becca King, is drawn into the maelstrom of events.”

The Headmaster’s Daughter by Thomas Christopher Greene (F GRE)

“Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont’s elite Lancaster School.  Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police, but his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things, a narrative of love, of marriage, of family and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address emerges.”

Apocalypse by Dean Crawford (F CRA WAR.3)

“The future has changed its course. In the notorious Bermuda Triangle a private jet vanishes without trace, taking with it scientists working for world-famous philanthropist Joaquin Abell. In Miami, Captain Kyle Sears is called to a murder scene. A woman and her daughter have both been shot through the head. But within moments of arriving, Sears receives a phone call from the woman’s husband, physicist Charles Purcell. ‘I did not kill my wife and daughter. In less than twenty-four hours I too will be murdered . . .”

Missing You by Harlan Coben (F COB)

“It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. When she reaches out to the man in the profile, an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.”

Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Option by Paul Garrison (F GAR)

“When oil executive Kingsman Helms begs Janson to rescue his wife, Allegra, from Somali pirates, Janson and his partner, champion sharpshooter Jessica Kincaid, seize the opportunity.”

A Texan’s Promise by Shelley Gray (F GRA Hea.1)

“When Clayton Proffitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch in Texas, discovers Vanessa Grant is the victim of her stepfather’s advances, Clayton knows he must protect her honor and move her far away from the ranch - and from the man she fears. But Vanessa’s stepfather won’t let her go so easily.”

The Trident Deception by Rick Campbell (F CAM)

“The USS Kentucky, a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads, is about to go on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter-orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky’s crew doesn’t know is that those launch orders haven’t actually come from the U.S. government.”

Beauty by Frederick Dillen (F DIL)

“An ‘absorbing and memorable novel’ set in the world of corporate intrigue, about a woman who must choose between her dream job and everything else—her savings, her reputation, and an unexpected chance at love.”

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