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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • Posted September 23, 2009

Artwork by local artist Al Dreyer is on display in the foyer of the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library. As noted in the display, “Al is a charter member of the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country. He began painting in 2002 when he enrolled in a New Braunfels community endorsed evening watercolor course. He considers watercolor as his primary medium although he has also utilized oil and pastel mediums. He and his wife, Jutta, have resided in Mason since 2005.” If you’re a regular visitor to the library or making a special stop to see the artwork, I’m sure you’ll enjoy these beautiful paintings.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Rogue of My Own by Johanna Lindsey (F LIN). Romantic Regency Fiction. “The passionate story of a maid of honor at Queen Victoria’s court who is forced to wed the royal spy who seduced her—by mistake.”

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner (F WEI). Humorous Fiction. “Popular television personality Valerie Adler turns to her long-forgotten, Illinois hometown friend Addie Downs when she runs into a bit of trouble involving betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets.”

Vanished by Joseph Finder (F FIN Hel.1). Suspense Fiction. “Lauren Heller and her husband Roger, a brilliant executive at a major corporation, are attacked in a Georgetown parking lot after an evening out. Knocked unconscious by the assailants, Lauren lies in a coma in the hospital while her husband has vanished without a trace.”

Hell’s Gate by Stephen Frey (F FRE). Suspense Fiction. “When lawyer Hunter Lee leaves the New York City rat race that made him rich but cost him his marriage, he sets out to build a new life in Fort Mason, Montana.”

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs (F REI Bre.12). Mystery Fiction. “Chicago forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy and the case of a missing heiress from Montreal—an investigation that becomes more complicated when two more bodies of elderly women are found in Montreal and Tempe faces the very real possibility that a colleague has sabotaged work in the lab.”

Homer’s Odyssey A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper (636.8092 COO). Nonfiction. “A pet rescue volunteer and literacy outreach coordinator describes her relationship with a three-pound blind cat whose daredevil character and affectionate personality saw the author through six moves, a burglary, and the healing of her broken heart.”

New Tricks (F ROS). Mystery Fiction. “Edgar-award nominated author David Rosenfelt’s hilarious hero, Andy Carpenter, plunges into a high-profile murder case in which a Bernese puppy and his golden retriever play instrumental roles.”

Homer & Langley by E. L. Doctorow (F DOC). Biographical Fiction. “A free imaginative rendering of the lives of New York’s fabled Collyer brothers depicts Homer and Langley as recluses in their once grand Fifth Avenue mansion, facing odyssean perils as they struggle to survive the wars, political movements, and technological advances of the last century.”


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

Story Time - Friday 10:00 a.m.

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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