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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 • Posted April 18, 2012

Be sure to come by the Stribling Room sometime this month—we have something special! Doreen Cardenas has graciously allowed us to display her “Whimsical Bowties’ quilt. The quilt is mostly hand-pieced and entirely hand-quilted, and it is beautiful. Doreen’s is the first in a series of quilts that will be displayed on a rotating basis at the library. We hope everyone will take advantage of this unique opportunity to see the lovely handiwork of our talented local quilters.

NEW ARRIVALS: (All quotes are from publishers’ summaries)


Tribute by Nora Roberts (CD F ROB)

Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand (CD F HIL)

A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer (CD F ARC)


Megachange: The World in 2050 Edited by Daniel Franklin (306.09 FRA)

“Enormous challenges lie ahead, from managing climate change to feeding 9 billion people by 2050. These 20 chapters look at everything from health to wealth and religion to outer space, confronting these issues in its exploration of the fundamental trends that are shaping the world.”

Some Assembly Required by Anne and Sam Lamott (921 LAM)

“Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. Lamott and Sam struggle to balance their changing roles with the demands of college and work as they both forge new relationships with Jax’s mother.”


The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark (F CLA)

Biblical scholar Jonathan Lyons believes he has found the rarest of parchments—a letter threat may have been written by Jesus Christ. He confides his findings under the promise of secrecy. Within days Jonathan is shot dead.”

The Thief by Clive Cussler (F CUS Bel.5)

“Two European scientists are saved by Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. What were they holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and popular culture—and perhaps something more.”

Eyes Wide Open by Andrew Gross (F GRO)

“Jay Erlich’s nephew has been found at the bottom of a cliff—just a tragic suicide—until secrets from the past begin to rear up again. Did a notorious killer, jailed for many decades, have his hand in this?”

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith (F MCC Det.13)

“As wealthy and powerful influences at the orphan farm become allied against their friend, help arrives from an unexpected visitor: the tall stranger from Mma Ramotswe’s dreams. He turns out to be none other than Clovis Andersen, author of the No. 1 Ladies’ prized manual.”

Deep Fathom by James Rollins (F ROL)

“With the United States on the narrow brink of a nuclear apocalypse, Ex-Navy SEAL Jack Kirkland must pilot his oceangoing exploration ship, Deep Fathom, on a desperate mission miles below the ocean’s surface.”

Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh (F WAM)

“In the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law amid the investigation of a horrifying human-trafficking ring.”

The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice (F RIC)

“A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . an idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness. This violent episode sets in motion a terrifying transformation.”

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory (F GRE Cou.3)

“The story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, tells of a woman descended from Melusina, the river goddess. Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. She understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream during the treacherous battle lines in the Wars of the Roses.”

LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page—search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library! Yoga in the Library—No yoga Thurs.

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