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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 • Posted August 26, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant (F DUN). Historical Fiction. “The year is 1570, and in the convent of Santa Caterina, in the Italian city of Ferrara, noblewomen find space to pursue their lives under God’s protection. But any community, however smoothly run, suffers tremors when it takes in someone by force. And the arrival of Santa Caterina’s new novice sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the convent to its core.”

The Shimmer by David Morrell (F MOR). Suspense Fiction. “Santa Fe police officer Dan Page tracks down his missing wife only to witness a bloodbath in Rostov, a remote town in Texas famous for a massive astronomical observatory, a long-abandoned military base, and unexplained nighttime phenomena that draw onlookers from every corner of the globe.”

The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews (F AND). Romantic Fiction. “In the crosshairs of a political bribery investigation, Dempsey Jo Killebrew suddenly finds herself unemployed and the victim of a sleazy smear campaign by her former boss. Dempsey decides to take up her father’s offer of flipping a recently inherited family home in Guthrie, Ga., where she quickly slides into the renovation groove, fits in with the locals, and embarks on a romance.”

Girl in a Blue Dress: A Novel Inspired by the Life & Marriage of Charles Dickens by Gaynor Arnold (F ARN). Historical Fiction.

Something Missing by Matthew Dicks (F DIC). Suspense Fiction. “A career criminal with OCD tendencies and a savant-like genius for bringing order to his crime scenes, Martin considers himself one of the best in the business. Of course, he only takes items that will go unnoticed by the homeowners. Even though he has never met these homewoners, he’s spent hours in their houses, looking through their photo albums and reading their journals. He’s developed a friendship of sorts with them, and accordingly he decides to intervene though it means breaking many of his twitchy, neurotic rules.”

Rain Gods by James Lee Burke (F BUR Hol.2). Mystery Fiction. “With the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a host of cold-blooded killers on the trail of an Iraq veteran and his girlfriend, it’s up to Texas Sheriff Hackberry Holland (cousin of Billy Bob Holland) and his deputy Pam Tibbs to find them first and figure out who’s behind a mass murder of illegal aliens before anyone else ends up dead.”

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells (F WEL). Domestic Fiction. “In the small river town of La Luna, Louisiana, Calla Lily Ponder enjoys a blissful childhood at her mother’s side, learns the art of healing through the humble womanly art of “fixing hair,” and encounters first love with a boy named Tuck. When Tuck leaves her, Calla transforms her sorrow into inspiration and heads for the wild and colorful city of New Orleans—where she realizes the full power of her “healing hands” and Tuck presents her with an offer that is colored by the memories of lost love.”

LIBRARY NOTES

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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: masonlibrary@verizon.net; Web Site: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx.us/mason.

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