Monthly Archives: November 2012

Library Lines at the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

More new fiction is arriving daily at the library!  Recent additions include:

The Round House by Louise Erdrich is set on an Indian reservation in North Dakota.  Fourteen year old Joe Coutz finds his life turned upside down when his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist, is brutally attacked on the edge of federal, state and tribal land.  Joe and his four best friends spend the summer trying to discover who was responsible for destroying his family.

Tucker’s Reckoning by Ralph Compton and Matthew Mayo is a new Western novel by the best-selling author.  After witnessing the murder of a well-liked rancher, Samuel Tucker finds himself a suspect in the case.  To prove his innocence, Tucker must team up with the rancher’s niece to find out who wanted her uncle dead.

Still Life with Shape-shifter by Sharon Shinn finds Melanie Landon worrying about how to protect her shape-shifting half-sister Anne when a snooping freelance writer starts asking too many questions while conducting research on the existence of supernatural creatures.  When Anne appears on Melanie’s doorstep dehydrated and in bad health, Melanie must choose between protecting her sister and leaving her free to live her own life.

In The Racketter by John Grisham, a Federal judge and his secretary fail to appear for a scheduled trial.  Panicked clerks call the FBI and a harrowing murder investigation ensues, resulting in the imprisonment of a lawyer who finally tells the story of who killed the judge and why.

The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose by Susan Albert Wittig finds the members of the Darling, Alabama garden club preparing to plant roses for their annual celebration.  As their plans progress, the group becomes distracted by a series of strange occurrences involving stolen funds, a secret code and local residents’ odd behavior.

Other new titles by your favorite authors include Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler, Lover Eternal by J. R. Ward, The Old Grey Wolf (a Charlie Moon mystery) by James D. Doss, Delusion in Death by J. D. Robb and The Woman Who Died a Lot (a Thursday next thriller) by Jasper Fforde.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

 

 

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Library Lines at GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

 Now is an exciting time in the literary world!  Publishers are releasing new fall titles by all your favorite authors just in time to grab everyone’s attention before the upcoming holiday season.  It’s already just like Christmas at the George E. Allen library as we receive great new titles each week.  They include:

The Elementals by Francesa Lia Block is the story of Ariel, a struggling first year college student whose mother is battling cancer back home.  Also consumed with the memories of her best friend who disappeared years earlier, Ariel eventually finds unexpected solace thanks to her new friends, residents of an old house in the Berkeley hills.

Mad River by John Sandford, finds three teenagers with no prospects in life going on a Bonnie and Clyde type robbery spree.  After they send footage of their exploits to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins an increasing number of police trying to stop them.

Dark Storm by Christine Feehan is the latest entry in her Carpathian series.  Dax discovers that the evil vampire he has been hunting for centuries is still alive after having been buried in a South American volcano for hundreds of years.

Little Star is the latest horror tale by John Lindqvist.  After rescuing an abandoned baby in the woods, a man raises her as his own.  When she develops an astonishingly beautiful voice, he enters the child in a singing competition where she meets another young person with whom she triggers a horrifying force.

Other new titles include The Chocolate Moose Motive by Joanna Carl, Postcards from the Dead; a scrapbooking mystery by Laura Childs, Rapture by J. R. Ward, The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell and NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines at GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

 New memorial and donation titles that we’ve recently received for our children’s collections include:

Gene Kizer has donated the classic book Tikki Tikki Tembo, retold by Arlene Mosel, in memory of Maxine Canon.  Adapted from a Chinese folktale, it explains why Chinese children are given short names after Tikki Tikki Tembo falls into a well and his brothers must waste time getting help by pronouncing his full name to each adult they encounter.

Mary Grace Brown, Jane Bullard and family, Lisa Wright and Beth Tedford  have donated several picture books for our youngest patrons in memory of Mary Wright.  Bye-Bye Crib by Alison McGhee tells the story of a young boy and his best stuffed friend as they summon the courage to move into a huge, new big-boy bed.  In Doctor Ted by Andrea Beaty and Pascal Lemaitre, little Ted bumps his knee one day, which prompts him to become a doctor to help others.  His only problem?  No patients to care for!

Two children’s items purchased with monies donated by Janice Cutshall in memory of Michael Rubenstein include If You Can – We Can by Beth Shoshan and Petra Brown, a delightful book celebrating special friendships. Mike and the Bike by Michael Ward is the story of a little boy who just needs his helmet and his bicycle to go on adventures.  A CD with music and a reading of the book allows children to follow on their own with page turning cues such as bouncing balls and a bicycle bell.

Bonnie Kemp has donated several books to our children’s non-fiction section.  New titles include My First Picture Encyclopedia, given in memory of Willie Etta Maness; My First Encyclopedia of Animals, given in memory of Hubert McDaniel; Rainy Day Crafts, given in memory of Charles Stewart and How to Draw Things That Go, given in memory of Coach Leroy Brooks.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines at GEA Library (Booneville)

Halloween is creeping up on us!  To get you into that spooky spirit, check out some of the new items that we’ve recently received at the library.  Titles include:

Halloween Treats by Annie Rigg offers simply spooky recipes to make ghoulish sweet treats for your family.  Chapters are devoted to cookies, cupcakes, party cakes and other snack treats and include such wonderful concoctions as spidery cupcakes, gingerbread witch hats and jack-o-lantern cookies.

Death of a Neighborhood Witch by Laura Levine is another mystery starring Jaine Austen.  In this installment, Jaine must prove her own innocence and unmask a killer among a neighborhood filled with suspects when a Hollywood has-been who enjoys making enemies is found murdered in the street.

Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America by Linda S. Godfrey explores the plausibility of werewolf claims since the 1930’s.  It traces alleged sightings in America and catalogs painstakingly researched accounts of upright canids as it theorizes on their possible origins and explores the plausibility of the sightings.

Breed is the new horror novel by Chase Novak and Scott Spencer.  A couple, obsessed with their infertility, travels to Slovenia to have an unusual and painful procedure.  They manage to hide the resulting horrifying consequences until their twins turn ten years old and start asking questions about what they’re starting to experience.

An Apple for the Creature is the latest supernatural collection edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni Kelner and featuring a brand new story starring Sookie Stackhouse.  These thirteen original stories take academic anxiety to whole new realms, including a story by Nancy Holder in which FBI agent Claire is tested as never before in a school for Vampire Scene Investigations.

Other new spine-tingling titles by your favorite authors include Bones are Forever by Kathy Reichs, Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon, A Brew to a Kill by Cleo Coyle and Devil Said Bang by Richard Kadrey.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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More than books at Rienzi Library’s Halloween party!

Rienzi Librarian Minnie Turnbough hosted a Halloween party on October 27th with costumes and candy for over 120 participants!!

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