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From the Librarian's Shelf
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014

Our days have gotten hotter, so these are perfect days to spend indoors . . . you guessed it . . . reading!! If we don’t have any new arrivals to interest you, you can always go explore the stacks, try our eBook collections, or maybe even some magazines or books on CD (you don’t even have to have the energy to turn pages).

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



Fireside by Susan Wiggs (CD F WIG)

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (CD F KIN)

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Mine Is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs (LTE F HIG Can.2)

When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason (LTE F EAS Dea.2)


The Horrell Wars: Feuding in Texas and New Mexico by David Johnson (T 976.4 JOH)

The Texian Iliad by Stephen L. Hardin (T 976.4 HAR)


Sight Unseen by Iris & Roy Johansen (F JOF)

“Kendra Michaels - hired gun for both the CIA and FBI arrives on the scene of a deadly multi-vehicle pile-up on San Diego’s historic Cabrillo Bridge. Blind for decades and now sighted, Kendra’s unusual skill for observation is highly sought after by both the FBI and CIA. Now her amazing conclusions open up a multi-jurisdictional investigation that once again teams her with the FBI and federal agent Adam Kyle as they investigate a conspiracy so explosive that someone will kill again and again to protect it.”

Shots Fired by C. J. Box (F BOX)

“. . . a collection of ten riveting stories—three of them never before published. In ‘One-Car Bridge,’ one of four Joe Pickett stories, Pickett goes up against a ‘just plain mean’ landowner, with disastrous results, and in ‘Shots Fired,’ his investigation into the radio call referred to in the title nearly ends up being the last thing he ever does.”

The Forsaken by Ace Atkins (F ATK Qui.4)

“Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger’s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching.”

A Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson (F PET Lon.2)

“Alice Chesterfield is a woman pursued. Having survived an attack that left her scarred and her father dead, she is never free from the fear and memories of the man who is responsible. Texas seems to be an answer to Alice’s prayers, and when she has the opportunity to relocate to a ranch near Dallas, a new man captures Alice’s attention.”

Days of Rage by Brad Taylor (F TAY Log.6)

“The Taskforce is used to being the hunter, but this time they’re the hunted. Intent on embroiling the US in a quagmire that will sap its economy and drain its legitimacy, Russia passes a potential weapon of mass destruction to Boco Haram, an extreme Islamic sect in Nigeria. Now Boco Haram has the means for mass destruction, which will be set loose upon a multitude of unsuspecting innocents on one of the world’s grandest stages. Trying to solve the riddle of who might be stalking them, Pike Logan and the Taskforce have no idea what’s been set in motion.”

Lucky Us by Amy Bloom (F BLO)

“’My father’s wife died. My mother said we should drive down to his place and see what might be in it for us.’"

So begins the story of teenage half-sisters Eva and Iris in this brilliantly written, deeply moving, and fantastically funny novel. Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star, and Eva, the sidekick, journey across 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the sisters from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island.”

Sniper Elite: One Way Trip by Scott McEwen (F MCE Sni.1)

“This thriller follows one of America’s most lethal marksmen as he leads the rescue of a downed female Special Ops pilot.”

A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel (F STE)

“Blaise McCarthy is an icon in the world of television news. A single mother, she manages her well-ordered career meticulously. But privately, and off the set, there is another untold story she has kept hidden for years.

 Blaise’s teenage daughter, Salima, was blinded by Type 1 diabetes in childhood, and her needs have kept her away in a year-round boarding school with full-time medical care and assistance ever since. When Salima’s school closes after a tragedy, Salima returns to her mother’s New York City apartment, and suddenly they face challenges they’ve never had to deal with before. Everything starts to unravel and Blaise can’t keep her two worlds separate anymore.”

Cut and Thrust by Stuart Woods (F WOO Sto.30)

“When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer—and close friend of Stone’s—has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more than one seat may be up for grabs.  And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans. . . .”

Fast Track by Julie Garwood (F GAR Buc.12)

“Cordelia Kane has always been a daddy’s girl—her father raised her alone after her mother died in a car crash when Cordelia was just two years old. So when he has a serious heart attack, Cordelia is devastated, and the emotion is only intensified by the confusion she feels when he reveals the shocking truth about her mother.

When she discovers the answers to her questions lie in Sydney, Australia, she travels there to get them.”

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