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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 • Posted November 28, 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful feast with family and friends for Thanksgiving, and I know many of you are already preparing for the Christmas season. However, we have a “feast” of new arrivals, and we hope you will take time to relax and read whenever you can!

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


Shining Through


The Nativity Story

Christmas with a Capital C

The International


Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich

Coming Home by Lisa Scottoline (CD F SCO)

Zoo by James Patterson (CD F PAT)

The Slave Ship by Marcus Rideker (CD 306.3 RED)

The Widow and Her Hero by Tom Keneally (CD F KEN)

Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans (CD F EVA)


Camara de Gas by John Grisham (S F GRI)

Rescate by Danielle Steel (S F STE)

Junie B. Jones y su gran bocota by Barbara Park (S JF PAR Jun.3)


Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre (940.54 MAC)

The Guerrilla Factory: The Making of Special Forces Officers, the Green Berets by Tony Schwalm (356 SCH)

Pukka: The Pup After Merle by Ted Kerasote (636.70 KER)

Easy Boardbooks:

Bob and Six More Christmas Stories by Sandra Boynton (EB BOY)

A Sparkly Christmas Eve by Dian Curtis Regan (EB REG)

I Spy Little Christmas by Jean Marzollo (EB MAR)

The Story of Christmas by Patricia A. Pingry (EB PIN)


Bear’s Christmas Star by Mireille D’Allance (E DAL)

Clifford’s First Christmas by Norman Bridwell (E BRI)

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Texas, That Is by David Davis (E DAV)

Merry Christmas, Princess Dinosaur by Jill Kastner (E KAS)


The Last Man by Vince Flynn (F FLY Rap.13)

An invaluable CIA asset has gone missing, and with him, secrets that in the wrong hands could prove disastrous. The only question is: Can Mitch Rapp find him first?”

A Winter Wonderland by Fern Michaels (F MIC)

“Angelica Shepard left New York for Christmas in Colorado to relax and unwind—but an out-of-control snowboarder almost had her laid to rest. When she wakes up in the hospital, all she remembers is the handsome angel who saved her.”

Young Philby by Robert Littell (F LIT)

“When Kim Philby fled to Moscow in 1963, he became the most notorious double agent in the history of espionage. He eventually fled to Moscow one jump ahead of Bristish agents. This is the story of the spy’s early years.”

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross by James Patterson (F PAT Cro. 19)

“Detective Alex Cross is ripped away from his family on Christmas Eve—but that’s nothing compared to what awaits him on Christmas Day.”

The Brave Bulls by Tom Lea (F LEA)

“By taking us deep into the world of Mexican bullfighting, this tale has long been considered a classic of Southwestern literature.”

The Scorpion Trail by Larry D. Sweazy (WF SWE Wol.2)

“Starting your life over in Austin is no easy task, especially for Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe, a man raised on the land. Before he can get to work, he must check on a man who had saved his life.”

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro (F SHA)

“In 1990 two men dressed as police officers stole thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million. Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there’s more to this crime than meets the eye.”

A Quilter’s Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini (F CHI Elm.15)

“The day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the quilting season. Sylvia Cooper has invited her friends to continue the tradition by sewing quilt blocks that represent their thankfulness and gratitude. “

An O’Brien Family Christmas by Sherryl Woods (F WOO Che.8)

“Dating Matthew O’Brien—a playboy and a younger man—cost Laila Rile her career and her patents’ respect. She decides to break it off, but the O’Brien family has other ideas.”

Winter’s Child by Margaret Maron (MAR Kno.12)

“A wife beater and miscreant is found shot to death in his pickup. Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Bryant has a mystery to unravel, but then he gets an urgent call from his son—a boy who needs his dad even more than Dwight can know.”

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