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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 • Posted September 2, 2009

Story Time will start again on Friday September 25 at 10:00 in the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library Stribling Room. All the children will be able to easily see the books being read now that the library has a visual presenter to magnify the pages onto a wide screen television. The visual presenter, television, and television cabinet are donations from the Friends of the Library and are a welcome addition to the library.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Undone by Karin Slaughter (F SLA Gra.7). Psychological Fiction. “As Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents Faith Mitchell and Will Trent try to connect two murders to a hit-and-run victim, Atlanta physician Sara Linton becomes more involved in the investigation—an investigation which soon culminates in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer.”

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo (F RUS). Domestic Fiction. “The lives of Jack and Joy Griffin always seem to come back to Cape Cod, where they honeymooned, as they experience the ups and downs of life, including the deaths of Jack’s parents, the marriage of their daughter, and Jack and Joy’s divorce.”

Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert (921 GIL). Biography. “A fascinating, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting tale of self-discovery from the beloved actress who earned a permanent place in the hearts of millions when she was just a child playing the role of buck-toothed Laura “Half-pint” Ingalls on “Little House on the Prairie.””

The Doomsday Key by James Rollins (F ROL Sig.6). Suspense Fiction. “Commander Gray Perce and the Sigma Force confront humankind’s greatest threat in an adventure that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway, from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the lost tombs of Celtic kings.”

Rhino Ranch by Larry McMurtry (F MCM Las.5). Western Fiction. The final chapter in the Duane Moore story.

Blindman’s Bluff by Faye Kellerman (F KEL Dec.18). Suspense Fiction. “Los Angeles detective Peter Decker tackles a homicide case involving a billionaire real estate developer, his wife, and four employees. With Decker leads his homicide team throughout California and into Mexico, he thinks his own wife is on jury back at the courthouse. But a chance encounter with a court translator who needs her help leads Rina into the heart of the murder investigation, and straight into the path of a gang of ruthless killers.”

The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley (921 ROO). Biography. “Evaluates Theodore Roosevelt’s role in launching modern conservationism, identifying the contributions of such influences as James Audubon and John Muir while describing how Roosevelt’s exposure to natural wonders in his early life shaped his environmental values.”

Rules of Vengeance by Christopher Reich (F REI Ran.2). Suspense Spy Fiction. “An ambush on a convoy of limousines turns a romantic rendezvous into a terrorist bloodbath and Doctors Without Borders physician Jonathan Ransom, apprehended by the police and threatened with life imprisonment unless he helps secure his wife Emma’s capture, escapes and becomes a spy himself in order to track down Emma and discover the true nature of the conspiracy she appears to be masterminding.”

Smash Cut by Sandra Brown (F BRO). Legal Stories. “The murder of Paul Wheeler has all the elements of a blockbuster: family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his beautiful mistress.”

Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo (920 SAL). Nonfiction


Library hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Story Time - every Friday at 10:00 am.

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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