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From the Librarian’s Shelf . . .
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 • Posted March 23, 2011

We’re giving a special "thank you" to two organizations this week that have generously donated books to the library. The members of Hill Country Cattlewomen have donated two children’s books to the library. Armadilly Chili by Helen Ketteman is sure to be a hit with the easy-reader crowd because it gives a "Texas-style spin" to the well-loved ‘The Little Red Hen’ tale. Paintings by Will Terry add "Southwestern warmth for a spicy and satisfying story time."

Children a little older will enjoy Judy Alter’s biography Henrietta King: Rancher and Philanthropist. "Few women have run the largest ranch in the United States, raised a family, built a city and a railroad, and survived raids by hostile soldiers and Mexican bandits. Henrietta King did all that. The ranch is the famous King Ranch in South Texas."

The Mason Republican Women have donated three books to the library that I know many of you have been wanting to read. The New Reagan Revolution by Michael Reagan"reveals new insights into the ideas and actions of the man who changed the world during the 1980s." This book is donated in memory of Florene Hoffman.

A Simple Government by Mike Huckabee is in memory of John Fleming. "Huckabee has written a book that sums up the twelve things we really need from Washington to get the country back on the right track."

The Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life is given in memory of Helen Donop. Glen Beck and Keith Ablow, M.D. "have joined forces to present a powerful guide to personal transformation and fulfillment that is as unique as their unlikely partnership."

OTHER NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from the publishers’ summaries)

Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams (YA WIL)

"It is 1942. Korinna, a thirteen-year-old girl in Germany, is an active member of the local Jungmädel, a Nazi youth group, along with many of her friends. When Korinna discovers that her parents—who are secretly members of an underground resistance group—are sheltering family of Jewish refugees behind her bedroom wall, she is shocked. She must decide what she really believes and whom she really trusts."

Chinaberry Sidewalks: a Memoir by Rodney Crowell (921 CRO)

"This childhood is not one you’d sign up for—hardscrabble, alcohol-sodden, violent enough to jar your eyeteeth. Yet Crowell’s love for his family finds humor and redemption in every riveting scene. By turns wild and tender, it kept me up all night in a straight-through read."

—Mary Karr.

The One That I want by Allison Winn Scotch (F SCO)

"What if you woke up one day to all your dreams coming true. . .but those dreams were more like nightmares? Tilly Farmer is thirty-two years old and has the perfect life she always dreamed of . . . Then one sweltering afternoon at the local fair everything changes. Tilly wanders into the fortune teller’s tent and is greeted by an old childhood friend, now a psychic, who offers her more than just a reading."


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