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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 • Posted April 4, 2012

Today is the last day of the Book and Bake Sale, but it’s not too late to find some good books. We appreciate everyone who has come. The Friends of the Library do a wonderful job hosting this annual event, and we especially thank Carolyn Phillips, book sale chairman, and Mary Freytag, President of the Friends of the Library. All of the proceeds go to the library for the purchase of new books. We have some great pictures on Facebook—be sure to take a look.NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)DVDsHorrible BossesThe DescendantsTower HeistThe Lost and Found FamilyPuss in BootsThe Wizard of OzSpy KidsHanging UpJourney to the Center of the EarthAugust RushDownton Abbey Season 2AUDIOBOOKS:A Treasure Worth Seeking by Sandra Brown (CD F BRO)Love You More by Lisa Gardner (CD F GAR)10th Anniversary by James Patterson (CD F PAT)YOUNG ADULT:The Disreputable history of Frankie Landau-Banks by E Lockhart (YA LOC)“Frankie at age 14—debate club and a mildly geeky girl in a highly competitive boarding school. Frankie at age 16—possibly a criminal mastermind. This is the story of how she got that way.”As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins (YA PER)“This is a story of one misfortune after another. As the book opens, Ry, a 16-year-old Wisconsin resident en route to camp, is left behind in Middle-of-Nowhere, MT. Bad goes to worse: he loses a shoe and his phone charger, his grandfather back home is injured, and his parents are having their own misadventures in the Caribbean.”FICTION:Manifold Time by Stephen Baxter (F BAX Man.1)“The year 2010. Reid Malenfant has a very different solution to the problems plaguing the planet: the exploration and colonization of space. Now Malenfant gambles the very existence of time on a single desperate throw of the dice.”The Healing by Jonathan Odell (F ODE)“The pre-Civil War South comes brilliantly to life in this masterfully written novel about a mysterious and charismatic healer readers won’t soon forget.”The House I Loved by Tatiana De Rosnay (F DER)Paris, France: 1860s. Hundreds of houses are being destroyed. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann has begun a series of large-scale renovations that will mold the old Paris into a ‘modern city’. In the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand.”The Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson (F BER Wel.6)“The CIA sends John Wells to Afghanistan; it is his job to find out if somehow the Taliban has infiltrated the station. He finds a viper’s nest of hostility and mistrust—and hints of a drug-trafficking operation involving the agency, the military, and the Taliban.”The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott (F ALC) “The Dressmaker makes the sinking of the Titanic feel like a story never told before. By focusing on the search for justice in the aftermath of the tragedy, this compelling novel examines humanity at its best and worst, as seen through the eyes of one of the ship’s survivors, a courageous young woman determined to make her own way in America.” –Lauren BelferPhantom by Ted Bell (F BEL Haw.7)“Counterspy Alex Hawke must catch a villainous megalomaniac—a man obsessed with horrifying experiments in cyber warfare.”The Wedding Promise by Thomas Kinkade & Katherine Spencer (F KIN Ang.2)“Angel Island is said to harbor angels who help guide the lost, delivering them from despair and darkness. Liza Martin is opening a new inn and has booked her first major event—a June wedding—but everything is going wrong.”Stay Close by Harlan Coben (F COB)“Megan, a soccer mom; Ray, a forty-year-old in a dead-end job; Broome, a detective who can’t let go of a cold case. Three people, living lives they never wanted, hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect, will find that the past never truly fades away.”

LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page—search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library! No yoga this week or on Mon., April 9.

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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