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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 • Posted June 8, 2011

School’s out, summer’s here, and we’re happy to see more young people in the library. Donna Ingham will have a storytelling program for the kids in the Stribling Room this Thursday from 11:00-11:30 A.M., so bring the kids for this special entertainment. She will also be the speaker for the Brown Bag Lunch for adults from 12:00-1:00 P.M. We will be showing a free movie in the Stribling Room twice a month on Wednesdays. Our first movie Cars will be shown Wednesday, June 15 at 3:00 P.M., and I’m looking forward to meeting more of our youngsters!NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild (940.3 HOC)In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings the war [World War I] to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of its critics, alongside its generals and heroes.”One Was a Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming (F SPE)“On a warm September evening in the Millers Kill community center, five veterans sit down in rickety chairs to try to make sense of the experience in Iraq. What they will find is murder, conspiracy, and the unbreakable ties that bind them to one another and their small Adirondack town.”The Russian Affair by Michael Wallner (F WAL)“Twenty-nine- year-old Anna Viktorovna lives in Moscow with her young son and her father. Her husband is a junior officer in the Red Army and on active duty and living seven time zones away. When she meets and makes an impression on a powerful Soviet official . . . a strange b ut solid bond grows between them, and she and Alexey become lovers. Soon Anna and Alexey’s burgeoning romance is irrevocably threatened when a KGB colonel forces Anna to spy on Alexey. But Anna isn’t the only one engaged in a double game.”The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark (F SAN)“In 1947, an American anthropologist named Martin Mitchell wins a Fulbright Fellowship to study in India. Upon the family’s arrival, though, they are forced to stay in a small village due to violence surrounding Britain’s imminent departure from India. It is there, hidden behind a brick wall in the colonial bungalow, that Evie discovers a packet of old letters that tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the very same house in 1857. Evie embarks on a mission to uncover what the letters didn’t explain. Along the way, a dark secret is exposed.” Night on Fire by Douglas Corleone (F COR Kev.2)“Kevin Corvelli—a hotshot New York defense attorney who packed up his bags and hung his shingle in Hawaii to dodge the spotlight—is deep in his mai tais . . . when an argument erupts down at the other end of the bar. He all but dismisses the argument. That’s at least until the fire breaks out later that night, and he barely escapes his hotel room.”The Burning Range by Joseph A. West (WF WES)“For a gambler locked in a claims war, the stakes are life or death! A plague of killings has descended on Green Meadow, Oklahoma. A villain called the Fat Man wants the town—and the black gold beneath it. And the Fat Man is willing to wipe out every man, woman, and child to get it. Only two underdogs stand in his way: seedy gambler Chauncey Drake and scrappy Pinkerton agent Reuben Withers.”The Scorpion Killer by Ray Hogan (WF HOG)“The cruel Mexican General, Jamarillo—the one they call the Scorpion — has been assassinated and the four young Mexicans believed to have done the deed were led by an American known only as Amigo. But who was this mystery man? Shawn Starbuck has reason to believe it might well be his missing brother Ben.”

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