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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 • Posted August 18, 2010

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library welcomes Nancy Scholibo as the new Librarian Assistant. Because Nancy has been volunteering at the library for several months, she comes to the job already familiar with many of the duties. Her intelligence, organizational and computer skills, and maybe most importantly - her humor - will benefit the library greatly. Please stop by the front desk when you’re in the library and tell Nancy hello.

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

Wanting Sheila Dead: A Gregor Demarkian Novel by Jane Haddam (F HAD Dem.25). Mystery Fiction.

Queen of the Night by J. A. Jance (F JAN Wal.4). Mystery Fiction. "[Jance] brings back the Walker family in a multilayered thriller in which murders past and present connect the lives of three families."

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (796.4209 MCD). Nonfiction. "McDougall reveals the secrets of the world’s greatest distance runners—the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico—and how he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of super-athletic Americans."

Land of Blood and Honey: The Rise of Modern Israel by Martin Van Creveld (956.9405 VAN). Nonfiction.

Fragile by Lisa Unger (F UNG). Domestic Suspense Fiction. "Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows. As a child, Maggie found life there stifling; as a wife and mother she has happily returned to its insular embrace. When a teenage girl disappears, eerie parallels soon emerge to the abduction that happened when she was a teenager; in searching for the truth, Maggie exposes a long-buried town secret."

In the Name of Honor by Richard North Patterson (F PAT) Suspense Fiction. "Capt. Paul Terry, one of the army’s most accomplished young lawyers, must defend Brian McCarran, a general’s son who recently returned from a harrowing tour in Iraq. In the high-profile court-martial, Terry is joined by Brian’s sister, Meg McCarran, who leaves her practice in San Francisco to help save her brother. Before the case is over, Terry will become deeply entwined with Meg and the McCarrans—and learn that families, like war, can break the sturdiest of souls."

In Harm’s Way by Ridley Pearson (F PEA Sun 4). Suspense Fiction. "Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming’s budding relationship with photographer, Fiona Kenshaw hits a rough patch after Fiona is involved in a heroic river rescue and she attempts to duck the press. Despite her job and her laudable actions, she begs Walt to keep her photo out of the paper, avoiding him when he can’t. Then Walt gets a phone call that changes everything: Lou Boldt, a police sergeant out of Seattle, calls to report that a recent murder may have a Sun Valley connection."


Story Time will be held again starting in the Fall.

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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