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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 • Posted July 25, 2012

I hope all of you saw the Library Board’s float in the parade! The float won 2nd Place, and Michelle Ingracia was lovely. Thank you to everyone who helped!

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


A Little Bit of Heaven

Mirror, Mirror

Judge John Deed Season 4

Big Miracle

Young Adult:

Rebel Fire by Andrew Lane (Young Sherlock Holmes Series) (F LAN Sher.2)

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising Series) (F ARM Dar.1)

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising Series) (F ARM Dar.2)

Forgotten by Cat Patrick (F PAT)City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series) (YA CLA Mor.5)

Burn Mark by Laura Powell (YA POW)

Destined by Aprilynne Pike (YA PIK)


Wait: The Art and Science of Delay by Frank Partnoy (153.8 PAR)

The Baby Nurse Bible by Carole Kramer Arsenault, RN, IBCLC (618.2 ARS)

A Celebration of State Capitols by Richard R. Gibson (917.3 GIB)


I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge (F PAT Ben.1)

“Det. Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City and to get revenge on Bennett.”

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA AND)

“Summer 1793—Mattie Cook lives with her widowed mother above the family coffee shop. But then the fever breaks out, destroying everything in its path.”

Nothing to Hide by J. Mark Bertrand (F BER Rol.3)

“The victim’s head is missing, but what intrigues Detective Roland March is the hand. In an upside-down world of paranoia and conspiracy, March fins himself dogged by injury and haunted by a tragic failure.”

The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips (F PHI)

“In a small Alabama coal-mining town the summer of 1931, nine-year-old Tess sits on her back porch and watches a woman toss a baby into her family’s well without a word. This shocking act of violence sets in motion a chain of events that forces Tess and her sister to learn the value of kindness and lending a helping hand.”

The Ranger by Ace Atkins (F ATK Qui.1)

“. . . a tough, violent thriller set in contemporary Mississippi with the feel of classic westerns like Shane and High Noon.”

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok (F KWO)

“The astonishing –and semiautobiographical—tale of a girl from Hong Kong who, at age eleven, shoulders the weight of her mother’s American dream.”

Backfire by Catherine Coulter (F COU FBI.16)

“San Francisco judge Ramsey Hunt, long-time friend of FBI agents Sherlock and Savich, suspects that something is very wrong during the murder trial of Clive and Cindy Cahill. Then the federal prosecutor goes missing and Judge Hunt gets shot in the back.”

One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus (F FER)

“Based on an actual historical event but told through fictional diaries, this is the story of a remarkable woman who travels west in 1875 and marries the chief of the Cheyenne Nation.”

The Wishing Trees by John Shors (F SHO)

“Almost a year after the death of his wife, Ian finds a letter that contains Kate’s final wish and launches him and his ten-year-old daughter on a journey they never intended to take.”

LIBRARY NOTES: Check out our Facebook page—search for Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library! Yoga in the Library Mon., Wed., and Thurs., 8:15-9:15 A.M.

LIBRARY INFORMATION: Open 10:00-6:00 M, W, TH, FR 10:00-8:00 Tuesdays

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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