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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • Posted May 28, 2014

When you come by the library this week, you’ll notice that all the bluebonnets that had gone to seed in the flowerbeds are gone. Well, we can all thank Garden Club member Christie Keller for pulling them all out for us and making our beds look beautiful again! I also want to thank Barbara Brunken, a member of our Library Board, for doing a special book review on the radio for Memorial Day. She spoke about Sunk in Kula Gulf by John J. Domalgalski, which was truly appropriate for the holiday. If you missed hearing her, ask her about it—we have it ready for checkout!

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


Jerusalem Countdown

In the Blink of an Eye

The Vampire Diaries Season 3


Sniper Elite: One Way Trip by Scott McEwen (CD F MCE)

The Cove by Catherine Coulter (CD F COU)

Facets by Barbara Delinsky (CD F DEL)


Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans (303.48 HEA)

Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings (940.54 SYM)

Large Print:

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris (LTE F HAR)

I’ve Got You under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark (LTE F CLA)


When We Met by Susan Mallery (F MAL)

“Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool’s Gold, where a newcomer to town might finally meet the man she never knew she needed...”

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro (F TES)

“Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Grace is drawn to uncover her benefactor’s identity. From 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers.”

The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston (F PRE Wyn.4)

“NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn’s great moon, Titan. The probe contains ‘Dorothy,’ artificial intelligence software whose true potential is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into the internet.

Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to help Dorothy’s creator track down the rogue AI.”

The Son by Jo Nesbø (F NES)

“Sonny Lofthus has a serious heroin habit, and he’s serving time for other peoples’ crime. Sonny took his         

first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. As long as Sonny gets his dope, he’s happy to play the criminal until he learns a stunning secret concerning his father. Then he makes a brilliantly executed escape from prison—and from the person he’d let himself become—and begins hunting down those responsible for the crimes against him . . . The darkly looming question is: Who will get to him first—the criminals or the cops?”

Any Other Name by Craig Johnson (F JOH Lon.10)

“Walt’s former boss, Lucian Connally, asks him to take on a mercy case outside his jurisdiction. Detective Gerald Holman of neighboring Campbell County is dead, and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend, a by-the-book lawman with a wife and daughter, to take his own life.”

The Kill Switch by James Rollins & Grant Blackwood (F ROL Tuc.1)

“Former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his stalwart companion, Kane, a military working dog of exceptional abilities, take on a simple enough mission: extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil, a volatile man who holds the secret to a deadly bioweapon. But nothing is as it appears to be. A conspiracy of world-shattering scope unravels.”

The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver (F DEA Rhy.11)

“They have never seen a murder like it. A talented tattoo artist is using poison instead of ink. His victim is a young woman. And on her skin he’s left a message: ‘the second’ .Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs find only one trace of evidence—a scrap of paper that connects this case with one they will never forget.”

The Poacher’s Daughter by Michael Zimmer (WF ZIM)

“In 1885, young Rose Edwards is widowed by Montana vigilantes who hang her husband for an alleged theft, then burn her Yellowstone Valley cabin to the ground as a warning for her and others of her kind to quit the territory. Penniless and illiterate, yet fiercely independent, Rose begins a two-year odyssey to revisit the land of her childhood, a land she once traveled with her father, an itinerant robe trader among the Assiniboines and Blackfeet.”

A Family Affair by Fern Michaels (F MIC)

“A young dancer finds an unexpected partner - and gains the courage to live according to her heart.”

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