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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 • Posted April 13, 2011

It’s not too late! You can still make it to the Friends of the Library’s Book Sale. Drop by the Stribling Room from 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. and find books at a bargain. The sale ends on Friday, so hurry on down.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from the publishers’ summaries)The Land of Painted Caves by Jean m. Auel (F AUE Ear.6)Earth’s Children #6“Auel brings the ice-age epic Earth’s Children series to an extraordinary conclusion. Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave . . . but problems arise.”Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman (F KEL Del.26)Alex Delaware # 26“Police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comrade’s insights about a grisly homicide. To Alex’s shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the Fauborg may have been her last . . . with a mutilated body and no DNA match, she remains as mysterious in death as she seemed in life.” A Secret Splendor & Above and Beyond by Sandra Brown (F BRO)omnibus of two novelsA Secret Splendor“Divorced and devastated by the loss of her son, Arden Gentry feels utterly alone. But she has another son—a child she gave up at birth for reasons beyond her control. Arden is convinced that finding him will ease her overwhelming heartache. But after she arrives in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, where her son now lives, Arden starts to doubt her decision to contact him.”Above and Beyond“When Sergeant Richard Stroud dies tragically while stationed overseas, he leaves behind his wife, Kyla, and their newborn son. Now Richard’s best friend, Trevor Rule, has returned home from military duty carrying with him the box of letters Kyla sent her husband. Reading her gentle, passionate words, Trevor fell in love with his best friend’s widow. But Trevor is harboring a secret, one with the power to destroy the love he is trying so hard to protect.”Damage by John Lescroart (F LES Gli.4)Abe Glitsky #4“Ro Curlee, was convicted of rape and murder a decade ago. The fallout for those who helped to bring him to justice was swift and uncompromising. The jury foreman was fired from his job and blacklisted in his industry. The lead prosecutor was pushed off the fast track . . . head homicide detective Abe Glitsky was reassigned to the police department’s payroll office. Eventually, all three were able to rebuild their lives. And then Ro Curlee’s lawyers won him a retrial. Within twenty-four hours, a fire destroys the home of the original trial’s star witness, her abused remains discovered in the ruins. Abe is convinced: Ro is out for revenge.”Home Free by Fern Michaels (F MIC Sis.20)Sisterhood #20“United by a desire to overcome their personal misfortunes, seven very different women formed an indelible bond and vowed to right wrongs wherever they found them. After years known as the Vigilantes . . . they are enjoying their hard-won freedom and the chance at a normal life. As it turns out, normal is a relative term. Officially, the CIC won’t exist. Unofficially, they’ll report directly to the president and tackle the jobs no one else can handle . . . for the Sisterhood, it’s the end of an era—and the beginning of a whole new adventure.”Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy (F BIN)“When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she’s born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can’t do it alone, Fortunately, he has a competent, caring network of friends, family, and neighbors. But not everyone is pleased with the arrangement, especially a nosy social worker who is convinced that Frankie would be better off in a foster home.”ger/apr 13 col-library

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