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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 • Posted October 12, 2011

We have two out-of-towners that cruise through every so often to buy some of our paperback books. You may not know it, but we have some of the best buys in town. Our paperbacks sell for twenty-five cents to fifty cents, and our hardcovers sell for $3.00 each. Come on in, and see what your pocket change might buy! NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDs:Mary PoppinsStealthTraining DayRoninTin CupFour Nicholas Sparks Favorites: Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, Walk to Remember, The NotebookThe John Wayne Collection: They Were Expendable, Operation Pacific, Flying Leathernecks, Back to BataanNon-fiction:In My Time by Dick Cheney (921 CHE)Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up to the Facts Edited by David Dunbar & Brad Reagan (973.931 DEB)Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (973.7092 ORE)Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Special Edition 2012 (J 031.02 RIP)Fiction:Killing the Blues by Robert B. Parker (F PAR Sto.10 )“A string of car thefts disturbs what’s usually a quiet time in Paradise, Massachusetts. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career.”Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke (F BUR) “Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town with a deep and abiding respect for the citizens in his care. Still mourning the loss of his cherished wife and locked in a perilous almost-romance with his deputy, Pam Tibbs, a woman many decades his junior, Hackberry feeds off the deeds of evil men to keep his own demons at bay.”At the Scent of Water by Linda Nichols (F NIC)“Life was rewarding for Samuel Truelove. A gifted heart surgeon, he married the love of his life and had a beautiful daughter. But when he was called to perform an emergency surgery, a deadly cascade of events was set in motion.” That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake (Christian Fiction F HAK)“Gooding, Texas, is about to gain a double blessing—a veterinarian and a doctor. But when siblings Enoch and Taylor Bestman arrive, the discovery that the long-awaited doctor is in fact a woman has the town up in arms.”Alexandra, Gone by Anna McPartlin (F MCP)“Once, Jane and Alexandra were inseparable. But when Jane became pregnant at seventeen, they drifted slowly apart. Then a quirk of fate brings Jane into contact with Alexandra’s husband, who has some shocking news. Alexandra disappeared . . . months ago. Jane offers to help and realizes that Tom isn’t the only one among them who’s looking for something . . . or traveling toward unexpected revelations about love, life, and what it means to let go, in every sense.”The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø (F NES HH.4)“It is a freezing December night and Christmas shoppers have gathered to listen to a Salvation Army carol concert. Then a shot rings out and one of the singers falls to the floor, dead—there is no immediate suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But when the assassin discovers he’s shot the wrong man, Harry Hole finds his troubles have only just begun.”Large Print:Your Chariot Awaits by Lorena McCourtney (LTE F MCC And.1)“In the course of one week, Andi McConnell turns 60, is downsized from her job, is dumped by her boyfriend, and receives an unexpected and strange inheritance—a sleek black stretch limousine with bulletproof windows. . .and a dead body in the trunk. She knows she’d better do something before the murder is pinned on her.”Murder at Longbourn by Tracy Kiely (LTE F KIE Par.1)“Elizabeth Parker has dumped fatty foods, processed sugar, and her two-timing boyfriend. The invitation to a murder-mystery party on New Year’s Eve . . . comes just in time. But when the local wealthy miser ends up the unscripted victim, Elizabeth must unearth old secrets and new motives in order to clear her beloved aunt of suspicion.”Western Fiction:Fox by Lee Hoffman (WF HOF)“Con man extraordinaire James Fox embarks on the most dangerous swindle of his career—to convince small-town rancher Amos McRae that for a mere $60,000, the mineral spring on his land could be converted into a spa that would attract a railroad to Stick City. Two mysterious deaths threaten to expose Fox’s true identity—and that could put him on the wrong end of a hangman’s noose.”Master of the Mesa by William Colt MacDonald (WF MAC)“Hawk Nielson was quick-on-the draw, ruthless—and the most powerful man on the range. Vard Whitlock had reason to hate Hawk, and he knew how to strike back . . . Vard kidnapped Hawk’s baby son. The showdown finally came, and it caused the most violent fight the Mesa had ever seen.”LIBRARY NOTES:Story Time at Little Punchers Friday, Oct. 14— 10:00-11:00 A.M.FREE MOVIE: An American Tail: Monday, Oct. 17 at 3:45 in the Stribling Room 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: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx/mason Facebook: M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library

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