Check It Out

Check It Out by Anne Marshall The library has received newly released novels from several favorite authors. From the New York Times best-selling author, Diane Mott Davidson is another Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz mystery. In Chopping Spree, Goldy's next booking is a cocktail party for the Westside Mall's Elite Shoppers Club that starts the ball rolling to murder.

Barbara Vine is back with more dark themes of obsession and murder that drive so many of her extraordinary novels. Martin Nanther, Hereditary Peer in the House of Lords, is writing his next biography of his own great-grandfather, royal physician to Queen Victoria's family. He uncovers a dark side to this relative that hints at a fascination with blood. The Blood Doctor is a masterful work of the highest order.

For 20 years Lillian Manville has done anything and everything for her older husband. When he suddenly dies in a plane crash, she finds he has left almost all of his riches to his devious siblings, Atlanta and Ray. Lillian's only recourse is to live in an old Virginia farmhouse that is a haven for the secrets of her dead husband's past. Don't miss The Mulberry Tree, by Jude Deveraux.

In her 55th best-selling novel, Danielle Steel explores the seasons of an extraordinary friendship of three couples, for which a month's holiday becomes a summer of change. Sunset In St. Topaz is full of secrets, surprises and new beginnings.

These new adult books can be found on the new bookshelves located beside the circulation desk. If they are unavailable, please have one of the staff place your selection on hold.

Beginning and Intermediate Fiction for children

A lumber camp is not place for an 8-year-old girl, when she should be in school. Ruby discovers the world of reading in the Lumber Camp Library, by Natalie Kinsey Warnock.

Well-known author Betsy Byars brings readers a tender, fast moving tale of a lost little horse. Children's artist David McPhail illustrated the misadventures of Little Horse.

It is 1864, the Civil War is moving to an end, and Southern slaves are slowly gaining their freedom. But for 13-year-old Eulinda, a house slave on a Georgia plantation, it is the most difficult time in her life. Ann Rinaldi, awarded Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association, brings to young readers a coming of age story in Numbering All the Bones.

Newberry Medal-winning author, Jerry Spinelli has created a character, Zinkoff, who is like all kids except he raises his hand with the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and never wins at anything. Loser is the unique story of a boy who shows us the importance of failure, and the human spirit.

Chad blames his grandfather and sister for the death of his dog last fall. But during a long lonely summer he is offered a job as an assistant to the "Shaper," or dog trainer. With the help of the new dog, Queenie, he starts to heal that empty spot of lost friendship. Check out Shaper, by Jessie Haas.

Award-winning author Avi spins the tale of a 13-year-old boy in 14th-century England. Crispin's journey through the English countryside is puzzling, amazing, and terrifying when enemies who want to kill him pursue him. Crispin: The Cross of Lead is full of breathtaking plots and vivid characters.

These selections can be found on the new book table in the children's area of the library. If they are unavailable, please have one of the staff place your selection on hold.

Summer Reading Program

Join the Winner's Circle on Monday, July 15 at 1:30 p.m. for the Sertoma Annual Water Fun Day. Come dressed to get wet and enjoy a variety of very wet and winning activities.

On-Line Book Club

Readings for the "Chapter-A-Day" program for the week of July 15 include Gold in the Water, by P.H. Mullen, The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Ingredient, by Jane Heller, Traveling Light, by Mac Lucado, The Contrarian's Guide to Leadership, by Steven B. Sample. The Teen Book Club selection will be Under a Bear Moon, by Carrie S. Masek.

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