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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 • Posted June 9, 2010

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (F CHI Elm.16). Domestic Fiction. "Bonnie faces a bleak winter alone, with her divorce looming. A welcome escape comes when Claire invites her to Maui to help launch an exciting new business: a quilter’s retreat set at a bed and breakfast amid the vibrant colors and balmy breezes of the Hawaiian Islands."

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch (270 MAC). Nonfiction. "This ambitious book ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world, following the three main strands of the Christian faith, to teach modern readers how Jesus’ message spread and how the New Testament was formed."

Fever Dream by Preston & Child (F PRE Pen.10). Mystery Fiction. "With Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta’s assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife’s murder. As he probes more deeply into the riddle—the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou—he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?"

Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard (F PIC). Mystery Fiction. "It has been twenty-six years since the stormy night when Jody Linder, a young English teacher, lost her parents. Her father was shot and killed and her mother disappeared, presumed dead. Now her uncles bring her the shocking news that the man convicted of murdering her father is being released from prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas."

Storm Prey by John Sandford (F SAN Pre.20). Mystery Fiction. "Weather Karkinnen, surgeon, wife of an investigator named Lucas Davenport, unwittingly witnesses the robbery of the hospital pharmacy where she works. With the death of a pharmacy worker on their hands, the three thieves set out to find out who Weather is, and eliminate the only possible witness."

Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods (F WOO Sto.18). Legal Suspense Fiction. "It seems like just another quiet night at Elaine’s. Stone Barrington and his former cop partner, Dino, take on client Herbie Fisher who claims to have won $14 million on a lucky lotto ticket. Herbie says he needs a lawyer—but a single gunshot aimed at Herbie convinces Stone and Dino that Herbie might need a bodyguard and a private investigator, too."

Eight Days to Live by Iris Johansen (F JOH Dun.9). Suspense Fiction. "Eve Duncan’s adopted daughter Jane has been targeted by a mysterious cult who has decided that she has only eight days to live."


Story Time will be held again starting in the Fall.

Read To Swim and the Summer Reading Program continue.

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