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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory (F GRE). Historical Fiction. “Presents a tale inspired by the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, in a work that follows the doomed monarch’s long imprisonment in the household of the Earl of Shrewsbury and his spying wife, Bess.”

Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson (YA HER). Science Fiction. “A tale set between the events of “Dune” and “Dune Messiah” traces Paul Muad’Dib’s successful conquest of the galaxy and the formation of his empire, during a period marked by dangerous adversaries and Paul’s ascent to the status of a prophet.”

Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir (962.404 BAS). Nonfiction. “A Sudanese doctor describes the horrors of the civil war between black Africans and the Arab-led Sudanese government as she relates her outrage over the treatment of female prisoners, the retaliation she faced after speaking out, and her personal struggle for survival.”

The Trophy Exchange by Diane Fanning (F FAN Pie.1) Mystery Fiction. A new series and a new heroine by the author of Bite the Moon.

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff (F EBE). Historical Fiction. “The history of polygamy in the Mormon Church intertwines the story of Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, and a modern mystery in which a polygamous man has been found murdered and one of his wives is accused of the crime.”

The Stowaway by R.A. and Geno Salvatore (YA SAL Sto.1). Fantasy Fiction. “A twelve-year-old orphan who possesses a stone that brings good luck to its owner runs afoul of a terrifying half-demon, but finds an ally in the elf Drizzt Do’Urden.”


Story Time is at the library Friday at 10:00.

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

Live Homework Help for K-Adult is available through the Library’s web site. Instead of a Library Card #, type mbeckert.

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:

At last week’s Story Time, Judye Oden taught the children about sound, pitch, tone, and vibration. The youngsters saw demonstrations, did their own experiments, heard a story, and sang along with Judye and Beth Palmer. Story Time is every Friday at 10:00 at the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library.

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