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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Posted December 14, 2011

The noise is gone, the tree is up, and the renovation and refurnishing projects are completed! If you haven’t been in lately, come see our new look. And good luck, Punchers! Bring home that state trophy!NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)Non-fiction:23 Minutes in Hell by Bill Wiese (236.25 WIE)“Wiese saw the searing flames of hell, felt total isolation, and experienced the putrid and rotting stench, deafening screams of agony, terrorizing demons, and finally, the strong hand of God lifting him out of the pit.”Free to Choose by Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman (330.12 FRI)“In this classic discussion about economics, freedom, and the relationship between the two, Milton and Rose Friedman explain how good intentions often produce deplorable results when government steps in as the middleman.”The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the Twenty-first Century by Alex Prud’homme (331.91 ORU)“Prud’homme makes a vast and desperately serious topic flow beautifully through the rocks and hard places that our planet is caught between.”90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper (231.7 PIP)“On the way home from a conference, Don Piper’s car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper experienced the glories of heaven. Ninety minutes after the wreck, while a minister prayed for him, Piper miraculously returned to life on earth.”Wide Open Spaces: A Cowboy Celebrates God’s Country by Jack Terry (242 TER)”World-renowned cowboy and Western artist Jack Terry takes an incredible journey to the last frontier. Savor the solitude of the wild and find peace while celebrating the glory of creation as you embark on this true wilderness adventure.”FICTION:Side-Tracked by Henning Mankell (F MAN Wal.5)“Wallander is called to a nearby field where a teenage girl has been loitering all day long. He arrives just in time to watch her douse herself in gasoline and set herself aflame. The next day he is called to a beach where Sweden’s former Minister of Justice has been axed to death and scalped.”Someone to Love by Lori Copeland (LTE F OP)“Maggie Fletcher took one look at the mine she’d come to inherit and decided that once she adjusted to the vile living conditions, life wouldn’t be so bad. But no man in the town of Hoodee Doo would work for her because they believed that the mine was haunted.”Santa Clawed by Rita Mae Brown (LTE F BRO)“Harry and her husband Fair have gone to fetch this year’s Christmas tree only to find the one they’d chosen grimly decorated with a dead body. Now, as the season grows merrier, a murderer is growing bolder.”Talk of the Town by Lisa Wingate (F WIN Dai.1)“Her show is TV’s hottest program, American Megastar, but life couldn’t be worse for associate producer Mandalay Florentino. She’s just arrived in the hayseed town of Daily, Texas, to arrange a surprise “reunion concert” for hometown finalist Amber Anderson . . . only everyone seems to know the secret already. And her boss is demanding perfection . . . or else.”The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon (F GAL Lor.3)“Like many of the Jacobites Jamie Fraser still lives for the cause although he is a paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District. His latest plan involves an ancient relic that will rally the Irish. Jamie is having none of it—until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again.”LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page—search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library!Story Time will resume after the holidays.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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