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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 • Posted February 29, 2012

If you need a place to host a reunion, baby or bridal shower, club meeting, family holiday lunch, host a meeting, or even take a test, consider the Stribling room here at the library. We have a multimedia projector, laptop, portable screen, television, a full kitchen, and enough tables and chairs to seat over 80 people. Need to know more? Just call us at 347-5446.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)FICTION:The Twelfth Enchantment by David Liss (F LIS)“Until the death of her father, Lucy Derrick was secure. Now she is forced to maintain a shabby dignity as the unwanted boarder of her tyrannical uncle. Just as she is on the cusp of accepting a life of misery in an unwanted marriage, Lord Byron arrives seemingly stricken by a curse.”Catch Me by Lisa Gardner (F GAR War.6)“Detective D.D. Warren is hard to surprise, but a lone woman outside D.D.’s latest crime scene shocks her. Rosalind Grant believes that she will be murdered in four days, and she wants D.D. to handle her death investigation.”Prince of Ravenscar by Catherine Coulter (LTE F COU)“Corinne Monroe wants her widowed son, Julian, to marry Miss Sophie Wilkie. Julian’s nephew is very fond of his intriguing reputation. Julian and Devline must discover what really happened three years earlier when Julian’s first wife was found dead. If they don’t, their lives could be ruined.”CHRISTIAN FICTION:A Most Unsuitable Match by Stephanie Grace Whitson (F WHI)“Miss Fannie Rousseau is a young woman of privilege traveling west to uncover the truth behind a family secret. Mr. Samuel Beck is on a mission to atone for past failures. Their meeting aboard a steamboat sparks an unlikely attraction—will the end of the journey bring the end of a relationship?”All in the Timing by Melody Carlson (F CAR)“Once you visit the charming village of Acorn Hill, you’ll never want to leave. Here, the three Howard sisters reunite after their father’s death and turn their family home into a bed-and-breakfast where they rekindle old memories, rediscovery the bonds of sisterhood, and meet many fascinating guestsJUNIOR FICTION:Witch & Wizard (Bk. 1) by James Patterson (JF PAT WW.1) “What if you were kidnaped in the middle of the night and were accused of being a witch or wizard? And then you were told that everything you loved—your books, your music, your pictures—were banned forever?”The Gift (Witch & Wizard Bk. 2) by James Patterson (JF PAT WW.2)The Fire (Witch and Wizard Bk. 3) by James Patterson (JF PAT WW.3)NON-F ICTION:The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolution by Marwan Bishara (303.48)Bishara is one of the Arab world’s leading public intellectuals and his book is a brilliant analysis on how the Arabs broke their own psychological barrier of fear to kindle one of the first significant revolutionary transformations of the twenty-first century.Immortal Bird by Doron Weber (921 WEB)“Damon Weber was born with a congenital heart defect that required surgery when he was a baby. He lives a big life with spirit and independence, but when he is diagnosed with a new illness as a teenager, his tale turns into a darker, more dramatic quest: his family’s race against time and a flawed health care system.”Reflections of a Soldier and Scholar: The Life of Ernest F. Gloyna by Davis L. Ford“Farm boy, soldier, professor, Dean—meet the West Texan who, after five campaigns in WWII, became a businessman, professor, and the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.”

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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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