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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 • Posted March 17, 2010

Spring is here. You can do spring cleaning and yard work or you can sit in the warm breeze with a good book. No contest.


Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back by Charles Pellegrino (940.54 PEL). Nonfiction. "Drawing on the voices of atomic-bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices detonated over Japan changed life on Earth forever."

Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by David Dosa (362.17 DOS). Nonfiction. "When Oscar arrived at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island he was a cute little cat with attitude. It wasn’t long before Oscar had created something of a stir. Apparently, this ordinary cat possesses an extraordinary gift: he knows instinctively when the end of life is near."

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell (814 GLA). Nonfiction. "Brings together, for the first time, the best of Gladwell’s writing from The New Yorker in the past decade, including: the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill; the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz; spotlighting Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen; and the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer."

Roses by Leila Meacham (F MEA). Historical Fiction. "Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town’s founding families."

The Information Officer by Mark Mills (F MIL). Mystery Fiction. "Max Chadwick is the British officer charged with manipulating the news on Malta in 1942 to bolster the population’s fragile esprit de corps. When he learns of the brutal murder of a young island woman, along with the evidence that the crime was committed by a British officer, he knows that the Maltese loyalty to the war effort could be instantly shattered unless he can solve the crime quickly."

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (F HAN). Domestic Fiction. "The dying wish of a loving father ignites a family drama that brings two sisters and their acid-tongued, Russian-born mother together in a story that reaches back to WWII Leningrad."

Last Snow by Eric Lustbader (F LUS MCC.2). Suspense Fiction. "Jack McClure, Special Advisor and closest friend to the new President of the United States, takes on a personal mission along with his official one: keeping safe from harm his two incompatible companions— Annika Dementieva, a rogue Russian FSB agent, and Alli Carson, the President’s daughter …"

Matthew’s Story by Jim LaHaye and Mary B. Jenkins (F LAH). Christian Fiction. "Portrays the story of how Levi the tax collector became Matthew, the apostle of Jesus Christ and one of the great authors of the Gospels."


Story Time is held at 10:00 Friday in the library’s Stribling Room.

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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