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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • Posted November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful and an opportunity to thank those people who make our lives easier and happier. So, I want to thank Nancy Scholibo, the library board members, all the Friends of the Library, the Mason Study Club, the Mason Garden Club, Judge Bearden and the county commissioners, Mayor Hinckley and the city commissioners, our guest artists and quilters who allow us to enjoy and display their works, and all of our volunteers for everything they do that makes the library better. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

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

DVDs:

Audiobooks:

Holly by Jude Deveraux (CD F DEV)

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber (CD F MAC)

Torn by Amanda Hocking (CD F HOC)

Ascend by Amanda Hocking (CD F HOC)

Non-Fiction:

The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper (958.104 TAP)

Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers by Kay Bailey Hutchison (920 HUT)

Merle’s Door by Kerasote, Ted (636.70 KER)

Fiction:

The Twelve by Justin Cronin (F CRO Pass.2)

“In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos.”

A Rocky Mountain Christmas by William W. Johnstone (F JOH)

“Three days before Christmas Matt Jensen is trapped on a train when an avalanche slams down. But it wasn’t an act of nature; it was a gang of outlaws attempting to free their leader.”

Merry Ex-mas by Sheila Roberts (F RIB)

“Cass Wilkes, owner of the Gingerbread Haus bakery, was looking forward to her daughter’s wedding until she finds out Cass’s ex is to walk Danielle down the aisle and bringing his trophy wife with him.”

A Season of Angels by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer (F KIN)

“Adele Morgan has returned to Cape Light determined to mend the relationship between her feuding sons and bring everyone together for the holidays.”

The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts (F ROB Inn.3)

“Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out. When he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except, apparently, Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro.”

The Chocolate Money by Ashley Prentice Norton (F NOR)

“This story of a girl coming of age in Chicago, heir to a chocolate fortune and all the spoils and hungers that fortune sparks, is fearless and utterly unputdownable. —Jennifer Gilmore

The Bookseller by Mark Pryor (F PRY Mar.1)

“Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy in Paris, watches helplessly as his friend—an elderly bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. In a race against time, Hugo enlists a journalist, a semiretired CIA agent, and a reluctant police detective to help.”

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (F KIN)

“Dellarobia Turnbow encounters a shocking sight on her way to a secret tryst—a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.”

Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whiney Otto (F OTT)

“Through the lives of eight women photographers, Otto allows readers to see their own immediate worlds and the alternative, otherwise inaccessible worlds of women artists. We share their inscape . . . and their struggles to practice their art.”

Heaven Should Fall by Rebecca Coleman (F COL)

“A sure-to-be-controversial . . . gutsy debut novel. Nimbly exploring such hot-button issues as the abuse of power, betrayal of trust and predatory nature of sexual obsession, it I poised to generate major book-group buzz.” —Booklist

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