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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 • Posted September 8, 2010

Avid readers pass.

Joy they found in written words

continues to live.

NEW ARRIVALS – Quotes are from the publishers summary.

I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (F LIP). Psychological Fiction. "Eliza Benedict’s peaceful suburban life is shattered after she is contacted by Walter Bowman, the man who kidnapped and held her hostage as a teen in 1985, and who now claims to want forgiveness while on death row."

An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor (F TAY Iri.4). Pastoral Fiction. "Presents the story of the early life of Kinky Kincaid, once known as Maureen O’Hanlon, a farmer’s daughter growing up in the hills and glens of 1920s County Cork, Ireland, who had a gift for seeing faries, spirits, and the dreaded banshee."

The Last Lie by Stephen White (F WHI Gre.18). Psychological Fiction. "After one of their dinner party guests wakes up the next morning with no memory beyond getting ready for bed, Alan Gregory and his deputy district attorney wife, Lauren, join with detective Sam Purdy in an investigation that turns grim once one of the witnesses is murdered."

Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith (F SMI Ren.7). Mystery Fiction. "Arkady Renko returns in a new mystery about crime and corruption in the cold, dark, impenetrable landscape of modern day Moscow."

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (F FRA). Domestic Fiction. "The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job in the coal industry, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged."

Scared Stiff: A Mattie Winston Mystery by Annelise Ryan (F RYA Sti.2). Detective and Mystery Fiction.

Body Work by Sara Paretsky (F PAR War.14). Mystery Fiction. "A shooting in Chicago is nothing new, certainly not to V.I., who is hired by a veteran’s family to clear his name after his arrest for the murder of a performer known as the Body Artist. As V.I. seeks answers, her investigation will take her from the North Side of Chicago to the far reaches of the Gulf War."


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