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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 • Posted September 1, 2010

Pets use teeth and claws.

Toddlers color and scribble.

They like new books best.

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

The Ultimate Medical Encyclopedia: Understanding, Preventing and Treating Medical Conditions edited by Martine Podesto (613 ULT). Medical Nonfiction.

Living Your Best With Early-Stage Alzheimer’s by Lisa Snyder (616.8 SNY). Medical Nonfiction. "…a practical guide on coping with the diagnosis, effectively managing symptoms, finding meaningful activity, planning for the future, maintaining hope and humor, participating in research, and much more."

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne (921 PAR). Biography. "…a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all."

Veil of Night by Linda Howard (F HOW). Suspense Fiction. "Jaclyn Wilde is a wedding planner who loves her job — usually. But helping Carrie Edwards with her Big Day has been an unrelenting nightmare. Carrie is a bridezilla of mythic nastiness, a diva whose tantrums are just about as crazy as her demands. But the unpleasant task at hand turns seriously criminal when Carrie is brutally murdered and everyone involved with the ceremony is accusing one another of doing the deed."

Tough Customer by Sandra Brown (F BRO). Suspense Fiction. "Late one night Atlanta PI Dodge Hanley receives a phone call from his lost love, Houston realtor Caroline King, who asks him to come to Texas to help catch Oren Starks, a creepy over-the-top stalker who’s out to kill Dodge and Caroline’s 30-year-old daughter, Berry Malone."

The Capitol Game by Brian Haig (F HAI). Suspense Fiction. "After Jack Wiley rallies corporate giant Capitol Group in an attempt to take over a small company that has developed an armor-reinforcing polymer that could change the course of modern warfare, he and the Capitol Group find themselves embroiled in the greatest scandal ever seen."

The Postcard Killers by James Patterson (F PAT). Mystery Fiction. "NYPD detective Jack Kanon and Swedish reporter Dessie Larsson traverse Europe in hot pursuit of a serial killer, one who sends a postcard before each murder and was responsible for the slayings of Jack’s daughter and her boyfriend."

Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt (F ROS Car.8). Mystery Fiction. "Dog-loving lawyer Andy Carpenter plunges into a high profile murder case in which a rogue German shepherd police dog may be the only hope for its owner, an Iraq war vet and former-cop-turned-thief accused of murder."


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