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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 • Posted July 3, 2014

Please, mark your calendars for July 9—United Blood Services will be in the Stribling Room from 2:00-5:00 P.M. There is always more need for blood in the days around a holiday, so please call Ann Scarth at 347-5983. And, remember, the Library will be closed Friday for the July 4th holiday.

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


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Devil’s Knot

The Lego Movie

House of Cards Season 2

The Road to Hope Rose

The Unforgiven

Little Big Man


Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton (CD 921 CLI)

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (CD F SPA)

Mistress by James Patterson (CD F PAT)


Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty (332 PIK)

One Nation by Ben Carson, M.D. (306.097 CAR)

Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton (921 CLI)

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Unlucky 13 by James Patterson (LTE F PAT Wom.13)

The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen (LTE F KLA)


Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich (F EVA Plu.21)

“Used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and Plum must bring him in.”

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter (F SLA)

“Slaughter returns with her first standalone thriller: an atmospheric nail-biter about a rookie cop making her own way in the boys’ club that is the Atlanta Police Department in the 1970s.”

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (F GAL Cor.2)

“When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine’s disappearance than his wife realizes.”

Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen (F PEK)

“A chance to run a B&B in snowy, remote Vermont - it’s an offer Kira Danner can’t resist after six soul-crushing years of working as a lawyer in Florida. She quells her fears about living with the B&B’s co-owners: Peter’s sexy, irresponsible brother Rand, and Rand’s wife, Alyssa...who is essentially a stranger. Within weeks a shy, mysterious woman comes to work for them. Dawn Zilcoski is hiding something; that much is clear. But what the sisters-in-law don’t realize is that Dawn is also hiding from someone...”

One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon (F HAN)

“Claire Summers is an independent single mother doing her bets. Keith Watson is a results-oriented workaholic. As the executive assistant to a local philanthropic businessman, he’s used to fielding requests for donations. But when a letter from Claire’s eleven-year-old daughter reaches his desk, everything changes. The girl isn’t asking for money, but for help finding the long-lost son of an elderly neighbor.”

All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke (F BUR Ell.5)

“When psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her Park Slope office, the entire city suspects her estranged husband - until the District Attorney’s office receives an anonymous letter. Her injuries were eerily similar to the signature used twenty years earlier by a serial killer serving a life sentence for his crimes.

NYPD Detectives Ellie Hatcher and JJ Rogan are tapped as the ‘fresh look’ team to reassess the original investigation that led to his conviction.”

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (F DOE)

“. . . a beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.”

Snow on the Tulips by Liz Tolsma (F TOL)

“The war is drawing to a close, but the Nazis still occupy part of the Netherlands. After the losses she’s endured, war widow Cornelia is only a shadow of the woman she once was. She fights now to protect her younger brother, Johan, who lives in hiding. When Johan brings a wounded Dutch Resistance member to Cornelia’s doorstep, their lives are forever altered.”

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