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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 • Posted May 5, 2010

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen (F QUI). Psychological Fiction. "Mary Beth Latham is first and foremost a mother, whose three teenaged children come first, before her career as a landscape gardener, or even her life as the wife of a doctor. Caring for her family and preserving their everyday life is paramount. And so, when one of her sons, Max, becomes depressed, Mary Beth becomes focused on him, and is blindsided by a shocking act of violence."

Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline (F SCO). Psychological Fiction. "Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connolly, but the darkness in Alice’s soul makes them two very different women. Or at least that’s what Bennie believes, until she finds herself buried alive at the hands of her twin and sets herself on a course to stay alive long enough to exact revenge."

Pearl of China by Anchee Min (F MIN). Biographical Fiction. "In the small southern town of Chin-kiang, in the last days of the nineteenth century, young Willow and young Pearl S. Buck, the headstrong daughter of zealous Christian missionaries, bump heads and embark on a friendship that will sustain both of them through one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history."

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (F MAR). War Stories. "In the tradition of Norman Mailer’s "The Naked and the Dead" and James Jones’s "The Thin Red Line," Marlantes tells the powerful and compelling story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood."

The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose (940.54 AMB). Nonfiction. "In this companion book to the HBO series on the war in the Pacific, historian Hugh Ambrose focuses on five American soldiers who each took an active role in the difficult and costly—in terms of lives—campaign to reach the Japanese mainland. Ambrose recounts key battles—Guadalcanal, Midway, Okinawa, and the lesser-known Peleliu—and he provides a soldier’s eye view of the events, conveying the great valor and sacrifices of those in uniform."

Who Do You Think You Are? by Megan Smolenyak (929 SMO). Nonfiction. "This companion guide to the NBC series Who do you think you are? contains information on how to research your family history.

LIBRARY NOTES

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

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