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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 • Posted April 11, 2012

First and foremost, thank you to Carolyn Phillips for organizing and supervising the Book and Bake Sale. We also thank Mary Freytag, president of the Friends of the Library, and all the other Friends who helped with the sale, and we want to express grateful thanks to everyone who came and bought books and/or baked goods. The sale was a rousing success, and the Friends reached their goal and then some. On another note, the library provides free Wi-Fi anywhere in the building. You’ll see folks perched at the bar table in the Young Adult section, lounging in the foyer or the new reading nook on the north end, having a snack in the Cup & Chaucer as they browse the Internet, or enjoying the comfortable new chairs in the Stribling room. Of course, you don’t have to have your own laptop or tablet; you can use one of ours, so come on in! NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)AUDIOBOOKS:Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (CD 940.54 HIL)A Man Called Trent and Riders of the Dawn by Louis L’Amour (F L’AM)Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson (CD F SIM)NON-FICTION:The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond (641.5979 DRU)“. . . a homespun collection of photography, rural stories, and scrumptious recipes that have defined my [Drummond’s] experience in the country.”Voyagers of the Titanic by Richard Davenport-Hines (910.9163 DAV)“Lost in all the arguments about hubris, folly, and class that enfold the Titanic story has been a myriad of long-forgotten or never-known human stories, tales of passengers and crew—and owners and builder and speculators and rescuers—who were riveted together both in and by this great maritime tragedy.”FICTION:Betrayal by Danielle Steel (F STE)“Tallie Jones is a Hollywood legend as a film director. As Tallie is in the midst of directing her most ambitious film yet, her well-ordered world begins to unravel. Someone close to her has been stealing enormous sums of her money.”The Endless Forest by Sara Donati (F SON Wil.6)“In the spring of 1824, in a remote village on the New York frontier, Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner celebrated a glorious reunion as their children and their ward Martha Kirby return from far-off places. Then the arrival of Martha’s estranged mother shatters the peace.” A Month of Summer by Lisa Wingate (F WIN Blu.1)“Sometimes an ordinary summer can bring about an extraordinary change of heart. But changes aren’t in Rebecca Macklin’s plans when she receives a long-distance call from the Dallas police. Her aging father has repeatedly been found wandering alone, and his wife has landed in a nursing home. She must put aside old resentments and return to her childhood home.”The Edge of Recall by Kristen Heitzmann (F HEI) Christian Fiction“Tessa Young, a landscape architect specializing in the creation of labyrinths, immerses herself in the healing aspects of these elaborate structures. She searches for God and hopes to understand the nightmares that plague her. When she is offered the project of a lifetime, an assailant ambushes her, and the real nightmare begins.The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje (F OND)“In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the ‘cat’s’ table where other ‘insignificants’ sit. As the narrative moves between the ship years and the boy’s adult years, it tells a spellbinding story about the magical, often forbidden discoveries of childhood.”Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis (F PAT)“Abbie Elliot and her three best friends enter a sumptuous hotel for four days of freedom, no husbands, allowed. Then one morning Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police, and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. Now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime—for survival.Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson (F PET Lan.1) Christian fiction“When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but also for the Texas ranch her father recently acquired. A marriage of convenience could ease her predicament . . . but is it the true desire of her heart?”

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