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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 • Posted September 30, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini (F MAR Mad.10). Mystery Fiction. “Defense attorney Paul Madriani gets caught in a web of deceit and murder involving Cold War secrets, a rare coin dealer who once worked for the CIA, and a furious assassin in one of the most entertaining novels yet in this New York Times bestselling series.”

Fugitive by Phillip Margolin (F MAR Jaf.4). Suspense Fiction. “Defense attorney Amanda Jaffe, the heroine of Wild justice and Proof Positive, becomes entrapped in a case of international intrigue and murder that leads her deep into the past ... and into the crosshairs of a killer.”

Diamond in the Rough by Diana Palmer (LTE F PAL). Romantic Fiction. “Sassy Peale is desperate to help her family, but her small salary doesn’t go far. Then she meets cowboy John Callister, not realizing he’s a millionaire from one of Montana’s most powerful families. When Sassy learns the truth, John must convince her that he’s the man she first thought.”

Day After Night by Anita Diamant (F DIA). Historical Fiction. “Four young women haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country. Based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred Jewish prisoners from the Atlit internment camp outside Haifa.”

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (F CHA). Literary Fiction. “In this literary novel with aspects of a thriller, three strangers trying to find their way in the wake of loss become entwined in an identity theft scheme.”

Time of the Rangers: Texas Ranger From 1900 to the Present by Mike Cox (T 363.28 COX). Texas Nonfiction.

Soul of a Dog by Jon Katz (636.0092 KAT). Nonfiction. “Katz illuminates the interaction between humans and animals. Although he features his ever-faithful border collie Rose, Katz also includes revealing observations about Mother the murderous barn cat, Elvis the doughnut-loving steer, and his other dogs—Izzy, Lenore, and Pearl.”

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks (F SPA). Romantic Fiction. “Seventeen year old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father—a former concert pianist and teacher—moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father ... until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. An unforgettable story of love on many levels.”

Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay (F LIN Dex.4). Suspense Fiction. “After a joyous honeymoon in Paris, Dexter is feeling pretty normal. But when a corpse is found displayed on a Miami beach, Dexter realizes another killer is on the loose.”


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