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Wednesday, July 16, 2014 • Posted July 18, 2014

I want to thank several people this week. Margaret Graves was our lovely Queen candidate, and I appreciate her representing the Library. Also, a special thanks to Rosemary Davis for painting the fabulous backdrop for our float and for working so hard on the rest of it. Nan Loeffler, Margaret Persky, Pam Scott, John Scott, Julio Ramon, and John Davis also helped on the float. Jean and Wayne Dudney loaned us the trailer, and Julio loaned his truck. Homer Ramon was our driver. Thank you, thank you, everyone! The Mason Garden Club had a workday last week, and the flowerbeds look fabulous! I’m really grateful for all the members who came and worked so hard in the heat!

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

Audiobooks:

Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich (CD F EVA)

Midnight Sons Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 by Debbie Macomber (CD F MAC)

Non-Fiction:

Discover the Stars by Richard Berry (523 BER)

A Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh (921 BON)

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Moon Over Edisto by Beth Webb Hart (LTE F HAR)

When the Smoke Clears by Lynette Eason (LTE F EAS Dea.1)

Four Score and More: My Memoir, History, and a Family Legacy by La Vera Edick (921 EDI)

Fiction:

Prayer by Philip Kerr (F KER)

“Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. The very nature of his job has led him to question the existence of a God. Gil starts to investigate a series of unexplained deaths that bring this crisis of faith into uncomfortable focus when a disturbed woman informs Gil that these men have been killed by prayer.”

The Beekeeper’s Ball by Susan Wiggs (F WIG)

“Isabel Johansen, a celebrated chef, is transforming her childhood home into a destination cooking school. Bella Vista’s rambling hacienda, with its working apple orchards, bountiful gardens and beehives, is the idyllic venue for Isabel’s project...and the perfect place for her to forget the past. But Isabel’s carefully ordered plans begin to go awry when swaggering, war-torn journalist Cormac O’Neill arrives to dig up old history.” 

The Smoke at Dawn by Jeff Shaara (F SHA)

“Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows so well, with the latest novel in the series that started with A Blaze of Glory. In The Smoke at Dawn, the last great push of the Army of the Cumberland sets the stage for a decisive confrontation at Chattanooga that could determine the outcome of the war.”

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta (F KOR)

“When thirteen-year-old Jace Wilson accidentally witnesses a brutal murder, he’s plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare.”

Mundy’s Law by Monty McCord (WF MCC)

“Nebraska, 1876. The western frontier is wild and needs a lawman who can tame it. Joe Mundy is such a man. He finds a job enforcing the law in Taylorsville, a new town in the sand hills of Nebraska. The little town is on the road to the lawless Black Hills gold fields. Rustling is rampant. Retribution from Kansas is only one of the dangers Mundy faces as city marshal.”

The Keeper by John Lescroart (F LES)

“. . . a riveting novel featuring Dismas Hardy and Abe Glitsky on the hunt for clues about a woman who has gone missing. On the evening before Thanksgiving, Hal Chase, a guard in the San Francisco County Jail, drives to the airport to pick up his step-brother for the weekend. When they return, Hal’s wife, Katie, has disappeared without a clue.”

A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan (F MOR)

“It is 1878 and the Caldwells and Wainwrights have been feuding for decades. Still, Sarah Caldwell has misgivings when her father pressures her into distracting a ranch hand while he and her brothers rob the Wainwright place. When it becomes clear that hand is actually Cord Wainwright, Sarah realizes she needs to lay low. But Cord spots her in town and makes a citizen’s arrest, dragging her off to the Wainwright ranch until the sheriff’s return. As the feud boils over, Cord and Sarah make a most inconvenient discovery--they are falling in love.”

Heaven Sent Rain by Lauraine Snelling (F SNE)

“Dinah Taylor has an orderly life that is just how she likes it. A perfectly furnished luxury apartment, a satisfying career as a scientist and CEO of her own company, and an uncomplicated personal life. But all of that changes when she meets seven-year-old Jonah. The boy shows up one day, a scruffy dog by his side, in front of her office building. Dinah knows nothing about kids and even less about animals, but after she buys him breakfast, he shows up the next day...and the next.”

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