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From The Librarian’s Shelf…
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 • Posted October 8, 2008

NEW ARRIVALS - Quotes are from the cover or summary.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (F LAR). Suspense Fiction. “Forty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger from the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family, her octogenarian uncle hires journalist Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, an unconventional young hacker, to investigate.”

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran (F MOR). Biographical Fiction. “Raised an outcast in the court of ancient Egypt after the deaths of her heretical relatives, Princess Nefertari is uncertain of her future until the heir to the throne, the future Rameses the Great, falls in love with her and offers her marriage.”

Liberty: A Novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor (F KEI). Humorous Fiction. “Having transformed the annual Fourth of July parade into a Lake Wobegon extravaganza, steadfast mechanic Clint Bunsen attracts the attention of the governor and the media before announcing his intention to run for Congress.”

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith (F MCC). Mystery Fiction. “Isabel Dalhousie comes to the aid of a renowned, much respected doctor whose reputation is at stake following the death of a patient because of allegations of scientific fraud in respect to a newly marketed drug.”

The Letters by Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger (F RIC). Fiction. “A series of letters reveals the emotional odyssey and evolution of one couple’s relationship as they fall in love, confront the loss of an adult child, and struggle to rediscover who they each are and what they mean to each other in the wake of the tragedy.”

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks (F SPR). Romantic Suspense Fiction. “Coming into the possession of a photograph of a smiling woman he has never met, a man experiences a chain of fortuitous events that causes him to regard the photograph as a lucky charm, a belief that prompts a heartfelt search for the woman.”

Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods (F WOO Bar.15). Mystery Fiction. “Hired by his CIA boss to protect his older brother, an Army intelligence operative who is suffering from amnesia, Stone Barrington learns about his charge’s talent for restoring antiques and his links to a haunting event in Vietnam more than thirty years earlier.”

TSAR by Ted Bell (F BEL Haw.5). Suspense Fiction. “When a vastly powerful new Russian tsar threatens America not to interfere with plans to reintegrate Russia’s rogue states, espionage agent Alex Hawke investigates the disturbingly related destruction of a small midwestern community.”


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:

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