Monthly Archives: September 2013

Exhibit at the Iuka Public Library

A young patron at Iuka Library enjoys the display of artifacts from the Civil War era.  The display, a permanent feature of the branch, was donated by Mr. Charles Sweeny.

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

            New fiction that we have recently received at the library by your favorite authors include:

Jamie Ford’s second offering after his 2009 novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was published to great success is Songs of Willow Frost.  It is the story of Chinese-American boy William Eng who lives at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage during the Great Depression.  William becomes convinced a movie actress is actually the mother he hasn’t seen since he was seven, a belief that starts his journey for answers about his parents.

Protector  by Diana Palmer finds lawman Hayes Carson searching for the truth when he comes across information that leads him to the mysterious and beautiful Minette Raynor, who he believes was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him.  To defend herself and reveal the truth, Minette must decide whether to blow her cover as an undercover DEA agent.

In The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell, a maid for a prominent Missouri family tries to get justice for her family when her younger sister is one of 42 people killed in a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall.  Her search takes her into the worlds of mobsters, gypsies and religious fanatics and makes her an outcast even in her own family.

Time Flies by Claire Cook is the tale of Melanie, a successful sculptor who reluctantly moves to New England only to see her marriage end in infidelity.  Feeling compelled to attend her high school reunion, Melanie tries to conquer her fear of driving as she fantasizes about reconnecting with an old boyfriend.

New titles in the young adult section include The Deepest Night by Shana Abe, The Lucky Ones in the “Bright Young Things” series by Anna Godberson, Lullaby: A Watersong novel by Amanda Hocking, The Elite: A Selection novel by Kiera Cass, Burn for Burn by Jenny Hand and Vivian Siobhan and Clockwork Princess, the final book in Cassandra Clare’s “Infernal Devices” series.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

 

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

           More great new items that we have recently received at the library include:

Lethal Treasures by Jane K. Cleland is a mystery in the series starring antiques dealer Josie Prescott.  As she joins the crowds at an auction selling abandoned storage units, Josie is called upon to use her unique detecting skills to solve the murder of a close friend after the auction ends.

In A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay, grieving father and private investigator Cal Weaver has a terrible lapse in judgment when he offers a ride to a teenage girl in the hopes of finding information on the drug dealer responsible for his son’s death.  As he discovers more about the strange girl’s situation, it becomes evident something is not right in their small New York town.

Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison is the story of Ashley, who listens to the lies of her fiancé’s brother when he tells her that her fiancé is cheating on her.  After running away with the brother only to have that relationship quickly fizzle, Ashley takes a job at a bridal shop, which leads to an interesting confrontation years later.

The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver finds forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs looking into the murder of an anti-American sympathizer in the Bahamas.   The pair soon split up to track down the sniper responsible for the act, who may have been taken out by covert operatives from the U.S. government.

New picture books for the children include Lulu Walks the Dogs by Judith Viorst, Betty Bunny Didn’t Do It by Michael Kaplan, It’s All About Me-Ow: A Young Cat’s Guide to the Good Life by Hudson Talbott, The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague and Boot & Shoe; a doggie tale by Marla Freeze.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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by Dee Hare, Librarian

            The heat marches on but surely cooler fall weather is just around the corner!  More great new items that we have recently received at the library include:

In Alien Hunter by Whitley Strieber, up and coming young police detective Flynn Carroll’s wife vanishes without warning in the middle of the night.  His obsessive investigation into her disappearance draws the attention of secret police Special Agent Diana Glass, whose team invites Carroll into their world of extraordinary challenges and lethal dangers.

The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic is a first romance novel from Emily Croy Barker.  After wandering into a different world when she stumbles through a hidden portal, graduate student Nora is transformed from drab to a stunning beauty.  But her elegant fantasy world and new romance is shattered by dangerous forces as she is forced to use her new skills to survive.

Tell Me No Lies by Gregg Hurwitz is the story of counselor Daniel Brasher, who is attempting to enter private practice against the wishes of his old-money mother.  As he works for his first client, Daniel receives a baffling sequence of threats directed toward murder victims so he must struggle to understand how he can stop a killer who is already deftly avoiding the authorities.

Sweet Salt Air, the newest novel by Barbara Delinsky, finds two childhood friends reuniting at a summer retreat as adults.  Each harbors a horrific secret dealing with a life changing event that will end up testing the boundaries of their longtime friendship.

To get you ready for hunting season, we have What the Dogs Taught Me: How to Train Them, How to Hunt with Them by Scott Linden.  The author offers advice to pheasant, grouse and quail hunters to help them train their hunting dogs to improve their efficiency by maximizing the dog’s natural abilities using respect and proper communication tactics.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

            More great new fiction that we have recently received at the library include:

All the Land to Hold Us by Rick Bass interweaves multiple generational storylines connected by place and human longing involving the residents of Midland, Texas.  As they experience greed, regret and redemption, a lonely widow, a spinster Mormon teacher, a one-legged treasure hunter and a local beauty with big dreams find their lives entwined.

In Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova, tensions arise in Hollywood when exquisitely beautiful elves start getting all the good movie roles.  Human actors counteract by filing a lawsuit, which compels the Screen Actors Guild to force the two sides into arbitration.  As he helps to broker a fragile peace, human lawyer Linnet Ellery uncovers dark forces that are conspiring to shatter his hard work.

Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook is the story of a liberal arts college professor and his brilliant bohemian wife.  In spite of their seemingly tranquil relationship, Samuel is brought to trial when Sandrine is murdered.  As he struggles with a hostile town and media as well as his daughter’s distrust, Samuel mentally reevaluates his married life and falls in love with his wife all over again.

A Place of Confinement by Anna Dean is set in nineteenth century England.  In the hopes of thwarting her sister-in-law’s efforts to marry her off, the sharp-witted Miss Dido Kent goes to live with a wealthy hypochondriac aunt.  To pass the time, Miss Kent investigates the disappearance of a visiting heiress amid false accusations, dark secrets and a crying ghost.

Other new titles by your favorite authors include Kill City Blues: A Sandman Slim novel by Richard Kadrey, Little Black Book of Murder: A Blackbird Sisters mystery by Nancy Martin, The Realm of Lost Chances by Mississippi author Steve Yarbrough and Heirs and Graces: a Royal Spyness mystery by Rhys Bowen.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

             More great new fiction that we have recently received at the library include:

All the Land to Hold Us by Rick Bass interweaves multiple generational storylines connected by place and human longing involving the residents of Midland, Texas.  As they experience greed, regret and redemption, a lonely widow, a spinster Mormon teacher, a one-legged treasure hunter and a local beauty with big dreams find their lives entwined.

In Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova, tensions arise in Hollywood when exquisitely beautiful elves start getting all the good movie roles.  Human actors counteract by filing a lawsuit, which compels the Screen Actors Guild to force the two sides into arbitration.  As he helps to broker a fragile peace, human lawyer Linnet Ellery uncovers dark forces that are conspiring to shatter his hard work.

Sandrine’s Case by Thomas H. Cook is the story of a liberal arts college professor and his brilliant bohemian wife.  In spite of their seemingly tranquil relationship, Samuel is brought to trial when Sandrine is murdered.  As he struggles with a hostile town and media as well as his daughter’s distrust, Samuel mentally reevaluates his married life and falls in love with his wife all over again.

A Place of Confinement by Anna Dean is set in nineteenth century England.  In the hopes of thwarting her sister-in-law’s efforts to marry her off, the sharp-witted Miss Dido Kent goes to live with a wealthy hypochondriac aunt.  To pass the time, Miss Kent investigates the disappearance of a visiting heiress amid false accusations, dark secrets and a crying ghost.

Other new titles by your favorite authors include Kill City Blues: A Sandman Slim novel by Richard Kadrey, Little Black Book of Murder: A Blackbird Sisters mystery by Nancy Martin, The Realm of Lost Chances by Mississippi author Steve Yarbrough and Heirs and Graces: a Royal Spyness mystery by Rhys Bowen.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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Library Lines from the GEA Library (Booneville)

by Dee Hare, Librarian

New fiction titles that we have recently received at the library include:

The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice is the story of Julia, who is house-sitting for a family in Malibu while she heals from the death of her daughter.  As she looks for peace within, Julia becomes drawn to a man who oversees a lemon orchard and sends his earnings back home to his extended family in Mexico as he too hides the pain of a daughter’s loss.

In The Eye of God by James Rollins, Commander Gray Pierce and his Sigma team are put in charge of the investigation when a U.S. military research satellite crashes.  Following the crash, a package containing artifacts linked to Genghis Khan is sent to the Vatican, a mystery that may reveal a weapon that has been hidden for centuries.

The Hen of the Baskervilles by Donna Andrews finds Meg helping an old friend who is in danger of losing her farm and her freedom after her unfaithful husband is found murdered at the state fair.  Meg hopes to find the real killer and recover a stolen prize chicken in order to clear her friend’s name.

Shadow People by James Swain is a follow-up to last year’s Dark Magic.  Psychic magician Peter assists the police after he receives warnings about imminent threats from a group of evil spirits who are kidnapping human souls.  But Peter’s own loved ones are soon targeted as he is forced to confront a brutal serial killer.

New chapter books for younger readers include Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel, in which Bad Kitty’s owners get feed up with her bad behavior and ship her off to obedience school; Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan and One False Note by Gordan Korman, the first two tiles in the popular “39 Clues” series; Guys Read: The Sports Pages edited by Jon Scieszka, a collection of sports stories set everywhere from the baseball field to the tennis court and Lulu Walks the Dog by Judith Viorst, the story of how Lulu learns she has to be nice if she wants help earning extra money from her neighbors.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon at the library.

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