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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • Posted February 15, 2012

NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDsNanny McPheeWall-E—3 disc special editionBeethoven’s FifthAUDIOBOOKS:Dear John by Nicholas SparksCold Sassy Tree by Olive BurnsDead Watch by John SanfordPromise Me by Richard Paul EvansFICTION:Love Blooms in Winter by Lori Copeland (F COP)“North Dakota, 1892—Mae Wilkey’s sweet next-door-neighbor Pauline, suffering from old age and dementia, desperately needs family to come help her. Mae searches through Pauline’s desk and finds a name—Tom Curtis. Tom can’t remember an old aunt, but he decides to pay a visit and finds an adventure he wasn’t expecting.”Taken by Robert Crais (F CRA)“When Nita Morales hires Elvis Cole to find her missing adult daughter, she isn’t afraid. She knows her daughter is off with the guy Nita will call “that boy.” But Nita was wrong. The girl and her boyfriend have been taken by bajadores—border professionals who prey not only on innocent victims but also on one another.”The Fear Index by Robert Harris (F HAR)“Dr. Alex Hoffmann has developed a revolutionary form of artificial intelligence that predicts movements in the financial markets with uncanny accuracy. But one morning a sinister intruder breaks into his mansion and so begins a waking nightmare of paranoia and violence.”The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey (F LIV)“The fabulous Margot Livesey has written a book steeped in remote landscapes, secret histories, and great love. Orphan Gemma is a modern-day Jane Eyre, thoroughly engaging and bracingly unsentimental. Trust me, you will love this book.”—Karen Joy FowlerDeath without Company by Craig Johnson (F JOH)“When Mari Baroja is found poisoned at the Durant Home for Assisted Living, Sheriff Longmire is drawn into an investigation that reaches back fifty years into the mysterious woman’s past.”The Snow Angel by Glenn Beck (F BEC)“. . . a moving, emotional tale that left me wanting to reach out and hug those who I love most. It makes you realize that, just as a blank canvas of snow can be turned into something beautiful like an angel, so can any life.”—Richard Paul EvansHome Front by Kristin Hannah (LTE F HAN)“Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm’s way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls.”NON-FICTION:Gemstones of the World by Walter SchumannSmall Time Operator: How to start you own business by Bernard B. Kamoroff, CPAAlzheimer’s for Dummies by Patricia B. SmithLIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page—search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library!

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