Author Harry Turtledove, the modern master of alternate history, brings his fans another science fiction adventure. In High Places takes place in the 21st century in the Kingdom of Versailles where the roads are terrible and Paris is a dirty little town. Join Khadija, who is really Annette Klien from 21st century California, as she and her family of Crosstime Traffic Agents trade for commodities between the portals of time.
Bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford has returned with another enduring novel. Just Rewards is the dramatic conclusion to the saga that began with Emma Harte and A Woman of Substance.
Delta Force major Charley Castillo returns in the second dynamic novel in W.E.B. Griffin's bestselling contemporary series. In The Hostage, Castillo still works with the Department of Homeland Security, but more and more is becoming the man whom the President turns to when he needs an investigation done discreetly.
Bestselling authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough continue a saga of a sentient planet, Petaybee, and the humans who fought to protect it from the designs of an all-powerful interstellar corporation determined to exploit the icy world's natural resources. The planet is now changing in mysterious ways that are sure to threaten its inhabitants in Changelings.
Apart from the small-town feuds and church scandal, things have been so quiet in the town of Maggody, AR, that Police Chief Arly Hanks has found time to take a short vacation. But all is not as it seems in the latest of Joan Hess's mystery series, Malpractice in Maggody.
The DearReader.com Book Club offers many selections to Internet patrons. Each book runs for five days, Monday through Friday. The following area selections for the week of Jan. 30:
AUDIO BOOK: Very Bad Deaths, by Spider Robinson.
BUSINESS: Death by Meeting, by Patrick Lencioni.
FICTION: The Heartbreaker, by Susan Howatch.
GOOD NEWS: Memories of a Dirt Road Town, by Stephen Bly.
HORROR: Grave Intent, by Deborah LeBlanc.
MYSTERY: High Country, by Nevada Barr.
NON-FICTION: St. Patrick of Ireland, by Philip Freeman.
PRE-PUB: The Ribbon Murders, by Sharon Ervin.
ROMANCE: Yours Until Dawn, by Teresa Medeiros.
SCIENCE FICTION: Fairy Brew HaHa at the Lucky Nickel Saloon, by Ken Rand.
TEEN: Fat Boy Swim, by Catherine Forde.
Discover Your Library
The winter/ spring story time will begin on Feb. 6. Preschool story time in open to children ages 3 to 5 years and toddler story time is open for children from 1 to 3 years. Registration is required.
and space is limited. Stop by or call the library for more information at 677-7060.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year. 2006 is the year of the dog. School-age children can learn about this holiday, participate in craft activities, and enjoy treats on Monday, Jan. 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the community room of the library.