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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 10, 2008

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library web site is being completely revamped and updated. Texas is a member of the multi-state cooperative that supports the deployment of Plinkit to public libraries at no charge. The library is grateful to John Pecoraro of the Big Country Library System (BCLS) in Abilene for assisting in the web site development. Technical support is just one of the many services BCLS provides libraries in 32 Texas counties. The new web site will be accessible in the very near future.

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

Wedding Belles by Haywood Smith (F SMI). Domestic Fiction. “When Georgia announces her plan to marry a notorious family friend, her four best friends investigate his past only to find a slew of unanswered questions and surprises, while Georgia herself struggles to change their minds.”

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (F SHA). Epistolary Fiction. “In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.”

Just Breathe by Susan Wiggs (F WIG). Romantic Fiction. “When cartoonist Sarah Moon is faced with the unthinkable infidelity of her cancer survivor husband, she returns home to Chicago, where she discovers that unexpected change and an old flame can be like a breath of fresh air for both her body and soul.”

Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything collected by Phil Bolsta (920 SIX). Biography. “The accounts of spiritual transformation in Sixty Seconds show that life-altering insights and experiences are not limited to great thinkers and spiritual leaders. They await everyone, patiently waiting for our awareness to expand enough to invite them in.”

The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change by Anne de Bonvoisin. Nonfiction. “... outlines a program for initially responding to difficult life changes, explaining how to experience life transitions as catalysts for wisdom and strength.”

The Toss of a Lemon by Padma Viswanathan (F VIS). Domestic Fiction. “Brings to life a profoundly exotic yet utterly recognizable family in the midst of social upheaval in a story that spans the lifetime of one woman in a Brahmin household from 1896 through 1962, in a novel inspired by the author’s grandmother’s stories.”

Blood Memory by Margaret Cole (F COL). Mystery Fiction. “Targeted for assassination after doing a story on an attempt by the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes to file a claim on their ancestral lands, Denver reporter Catherine McLeod uncovers a conspiracy involving her ex-husband’s wealthy family and state politicians.”

The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer (F MEL). Suspense Fiction. “An unexpected meeting with his long-lost father thrusts Cal Harper into a high-stakes pursuit of an enigmatic weapon linked to a pair of murders—the killing of Cain in the Bible, and the murder that inspired the creation of the comic-book hero Superman.”

The Girl of His Dreams by Donna Leon (F LEO). Mystery Fiction. “Going undercover to investigate a new Protestant sect that has begun meeting in Venice, Commissario Guido Brunetti is forced to put his probe aside when the body of a young gypsy girl turns up in a local canal.”

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (F STE). Experimental Fiction. “Evaluating his life on the eve of his death, atypical canine Enzo considers the sacrifices his master, Denny Swift, has made in his pursuit of becoming a professional race car driver, and the dog’s own efforts to preserve the Swift family.”


Story Time will be back starting Friday, September 19 at 10:00.

Library hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday.

Library Information - 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:

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