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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 • Posted July 29, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Assegai by Wilbur Smith (F SMI Cou.13). Historical Spy Fiction. “On the eve of the World War I, ex-soldier turned professional hunter Leon Courtney is recruited by his uncle Penrod Ballantyne, commander of the British forces in East Africa, to gather information on one of his clients, Count Otto von Meerbach, and soon finds himself left alone to frustrate von Meerbach’s plan to wipe out the British forces in Africa.”

Watch the Skies by James Patterson and Ned Rust (F PAT Dan.3). Suspense Fiction. “All’s quiet in the small town of Holliswood, the television sets a-glow in every home. But not all is as perfect as it seems. A terrifying villain has just arrived in town, with the goal of throwing it into chaos and filming the pandemonium for his latest interstellar reality television show.”

Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas hero Thomas William Ward 1807-1872 by David C. Humphrey (T 921 WAR). Texas Biography.

Hot House Flower by Margot Berwin (F BER). Romantic Fiction. “Newly divorced Lila Nova travels to the Yucatán is search of the nine plants of desire, which legend says will fulfill her wildest dreams.”

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (F MOR). Domestic Fiction. “...a story of outer and inner journeys as “Nell,” abandoned as a child, leaves her adoptive parents in Australia and travels to England to trace her story, to find her real identity—a quest that ultimately leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family.”


Library hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Read-To-Swim continues while the swimming pool is open for the Summer.

Story Time will return in the Fall.

Library Information - Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; Fax: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail:; Web Site:

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