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Wednesday, December 21, 2011 • Posted December 21, 2011

Nancy and I want to wish everyone a “Merry Christmas!” and to say “Congratulations!” to the Mason Punchers! Remember, we will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26, but we’ll be open again on Tuesday, just in time for you to get more books for New Year’s weekend. Also, we will not have Story Time until after the holidays.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)Junior Fiction:The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (Oly.1)“After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own”Inside Out and Back Again (A National Book Award Winner) by Thanhha Lai (JF LAI)“Lai shares how her family escaped Vietnam before the fall of Saigon. American and Vietnamese characters alike leap to life through the voice and eyes of a ten-year-old girl.”Fiction:Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (F WAR)“A hurricane is building off the coast of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi and twelve days later events come to a dramatic conclusion for a family of motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can.”The Wedding Letters by Jason F. Wright (F WRI)“Set against the backdrop of Virginia’s Shenandoah alley, this novel will remind you that sometimes, no matter the secrets of years’ past, two hearts can still be one.”Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell (F COR Sca.19) “Scarpetta continues her quest to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, murdered six months before. She concludes that his death is the beginning of a terrifying terrain of conspiracy on an international scale.”Longing by Karen Kingsbury (F KIN Bai.3) “Will an unexpected loss be the turning point for Cody? And when he and Bailey find themselves together again, will honesty prevail?”Locked On by Tom Clancy (F CLA)“It’s up to Jack Ryan Jr. to stop a Pakistani general who has entered a pact with a terrorist to procure nuclear warheads.”The Leopard by Jo Nesbø (F NES HH.6)“Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Harry, traumatized by his last case, has lost himself in Hong Kong’s opium dens. Yet when he must come home for his dying father, he becomes involved in the investigation.”Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky (F DEL)“A pregnancy pact between three teenaged girls puts their mothers’ love to the ultimate test.”Escape by Barbara Delinsky (F DEL)“Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat thinking you’re stuck in a life you don’t want” Did you ever consider disappearing—ditching family friends, even a spouse—and starting over again? Acting on impulse, thirty-two-year old lawyer Emily Alenbach leaves work early one day and takes off.” Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux (F DEV Edi.6)“Gemma Ranford trying desperately to finish her dissertation finds repeated references to the Heartwishes Stone, a magical talisman said to grant wishes to anyone named Frazier. She writes it off as pure legend, until she realizes things are changing for the Frazier family.”

LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page—search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library!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

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