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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 • Posted July 2, 2008

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (DVD MP SPI). Fantasy Films.

So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger (F ENG). Domestic Fiction. “In 1915 Minnesota, Monte Becket, a novelist, joins Glendon Hale, an outlaw intent on reconciling with his family, whom he had abandoned more than two decades earlier, but on their journey Becket leaves his own family behind and Glendon Hale is pursued by Charles Siringo, a relentless former Pinkerton agent.”

The Outlander by Gil Adamson (F ADA). Adventure Fiction. “Fleeing the law in 1903 after killing her husband, Mary Boulton races toward the mountains while being tormented by visions of the cold-blooded brothers-in-law who pursue her, forcing her to retreat deeper into the wilds of the West and her own imagination.”

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith (F SMI). Suspense Fiction. “Rising Soviet state security force officer Leo Demidov encounters the test of his career when a serial killer challenges his beliefs about the paradise of the working world, resulting in his demotion and threats against the lives of his family members.”

Black Seconds by Karin Fossum (F FOS). Myster Fiction. “Ten-year-old Ida Joner vanishes while riding her bicycle to town, igniting a desperate search for the missing child, a media frenzy, the suspicions of the community about local eccentric Emil Mork, and Inspector Konrad Sejer’s most baffling case in years.”

TailSpin by Catherine Coulter (F COU FBI 13). Suspense Fiction. “Dispatched to the Kentucky mountains to discern the fates of a missing special agent and a doctor who is being protected by the FBI, agents Savich and Sherlock find the case further complicated by a young woman on the run and the doctor’s mental deterioration.”

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (F LAH). Short Stories. “Exploring the secrets and complexities lying at the heart of family life and relationships, a collection of eight stories includes the title work, about a young mother in a new city whose father tends her garden while hiding a secret love affair.”

America’s Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation by Kenneth C. Davis (973.3 DAV). Nonfiction.

Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters (921 WAL). Biography.

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria (303.49 ZAK). Nonfiction. “Explores how the rapid rise of such nations as China, India, and Brazil is countering America’s previous dominance over the global economy, geopolitics, and culture, and shares advice on how the United States can thrive in the face of international changes.”

The Most Decadent Diet Ever: The Cookbook That Reveals the Secrets to Cooking Your Favorites in a Healthier Way by Devin Alexander (641.5 ALE). Cookbook.

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan. (973.931 MCC). Nonfiction.


Story Time is taking a Summer vacation. Check at the library for Summer Reading programs.

Library hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The library will be closed Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Library Information - Location: 410 Post Hill; Phone: 325-347-5446; Fax: 325-347-6562; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1785, Mason, TX 76856; E-mail:; Web Site:

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