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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 • Posted November 9, 2011

I need to give our patrons a “heads up” about what to expect next at the library in the next few weeks. The window replacement project has begun, but the library will not be closed. You will seem some tarped off areas, some workers trekking in and out a few times, and hear a bit of noise, but the impact on the normal operations of the library will be minimal. We’re enjoying the new open look of the library and new furnishings in the young adult and children’s areas, new seating in the foyer, new bookcases near the café area, and the comfy new armchairs in the north and south ends, where people can read or use their laptops. We hope you’ll stop in, despite the slight inconvenience of the window project, and see our new look!NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)YOUNG ADULT:Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (YA GOD Bri.1)“The year is 1929. New York is ruled the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties. Three girls’ fortunes will rise and fall across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway.”Devoted by Hilary Duff (YA DUF Eli.2)“Clea Raymond found her soulmate in mysterious and handsome Sage, and discovered they have loved each other through many past lives, all of which ended tragically. Clea wants nothing more than to prevent history from repeating itself. But there are dark forces in the world: people who want to destroy Sage and the Elixir that makes him immortal.”Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (YA EVA)“To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is just your average, ordinary fourteen-year-old. But Michael is anything but ordinary—in face, he is electric. Michael and his best friends learn that there are other kids with similar powers—and that someone, or something, is hunting them.”CHRISTIAN FICTION:Ghost Writer by Travis Thrasher (LTE F THR)“Dennis Shore, a widower, is alone in his house for the first time. For years he has thrilled readers with his horror novels. Now he’s stricken by a paralyzing case of writer’s block and claims someone else’s writing as his own. The Cillian Reed, the real author contacts him, and as his treats escalate, Dennis finds himself on the brink of losing his career, his sanity, and even his life.”Full Circle by Davis Bunn (LTE F BUN)“Adam is a hotshot financial analyst who has lost everything. Kayla is a brokenhearted world traveler forced to come home and plead for money. Sparks fly—and danger threatens—when these two wounded souls must work together to solve a mystery and right a wrong.”FICTION:The Buck Never Got Here by Kendal Hemphill (T976.4 HEM)“Hemphill has been called a cross between Dave Barry and Pat McManus. If you enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, lying, and passing the buck, this book is for you.”Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (F LIN Dex.6)“A witness. Such a simple concept—and yet for Dexter Morgan, the perfectly well-disguised monster, the possibility of a witness is unthinkable. Making matters worse, a brutal cop killer is targeting Miami’s police detectives, leaving behind bodies that are battered beyond recognition . . . and completely bloodless.”The Tale of Castle Cottage by Susan Wittig Albert (F ALB Cot.8)“Beatrix is eager to marry her fiancé, but the Potters have yet to give their blessing on the marriage. The remodeling work at Castle Cottage—Beatrix and Will’s future home—is going at a snail’s pace, and the building contractor fires his best carpenter, Mr. Adcock, on the grounds of theft. At the same time, Will is tasked with investigating thefts on other construction sites—an inquiry that comes to a screeching halt when Mr. Adcock, is found dead.”The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman (F HOF)“In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path.”Have You Seen Her by Karen Rose (LTE F ROS)“Special Agent Steven Thatcher has a lot on his hands. Not only is there a serial killer on the loose, stalking area high schools, but Steven’s teenage son Brad is suddenly acting up and failing in school. The situation turns even more dangerous when Brad’s schoolteacher finds herself on the twisted path of the serial killer Steven is investigating. A Face at the Window by Sarah Graves (LTE F GRA)“As a toddler, Jacobia Tiptree watched a man kill her mother. Jake once believed that man to be her father. Now, thirty-five years later, as the real killer’s trial is about to begin, the defendant has vanished. When her best friend’s infant daughter suddenly goes missing, Jake feels her dark past wrapping itself around her.”The Territory by Tricia Fields (F FIE)“Artemis, in remote West Texas, becomes a hot spot for Mexican drug runners. Many of the locals would rather take the law into their own hands than get help from police chief Josie Gray. After arresting one of the cartel’s hit men and killing another, Josie finds her life at risk for doing a job than many people would rather see her quit.”

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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: masonlibrary@verizon.net; Web Site: http://bcls.tsl.state.tx/mason

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