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Save the date for the book sale next weekend

Next weekend is the library’s annual book sale, one of the most popular events of the summer. Everyone wins by participating in this sale. You get hard cover and paperback books, videos, CDs and DVDs at greatly discounted prices, and the library benefits from this hugely important fundraising event for us.

The two-day event at the Community Center opens Friday, Aug. 10, with the Friends of the Library annual meeting, potluck and preview sale from 6–9 p.m. Then the sale opens to the public on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join the Friends of the Library, which you can do at the door on Friday evening. Individual membership is $15, family membership is $25 and lifetime membership is $100 per person.


“Implosion” by Joel C. Rosenberg starts a discussion of whether America can recover from our economic and spiritual challenges.

“Eat & Run” by Scott Jurek is a memoir of this great ultra-marathon runner, an elite athlete and vegan.

“Twilight of the Elites: America after Meritocracy” by MSNBC host Christopher Hayes explores the corruption in the highest levels of our society resulting in the elites insulated from accountability and unequal opportunity for the rest of Americans.

“I Hate Everyone Starting with Me” by comedian Joan Rivers is a humorous tirade on nearly everything and everyone. “The Admirals” by Walter R. Borneman studies the lives of the greatest naval leaders of all time — Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King — the five-star admirals who won the war at sea. “The Price of Inequality” by Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz presents the author’s views of how today’s divided society endangers our country’s future.

Mysteries and thrillers

“Death and Transfiguration” by Gerald Elias is the latest in the Daniel Jacobus mystery series. “Deadly Pursuit” by Irene Hannon is the story of a social worker being stalked. “The World without You” by Joshua Henkin follows a family reuniting to memorialize the youngest of four siblings in the family.

“Heartbroken” by Lisa Unger is a thriller featuring three women set in the Adirondacks. “No Rest for the Dead” is one mystery story written by 26 crime writers. “The Nightmare” by Lars Kepler is the latest Swedish thriller featuring Detective Inspector Joana Linna. “The Stolen Chalice” by Kitty Pilgrim is a suspense story where science and superstition meet head on.

Books on CD and MP3

“Creole Belle” by James Lee Burke is the latest in the series featuring Dave Robicheaux in New Orleans; it also is available on MP3. “A Hologram for the King” by Dave Eggers is set in Saudi Arabia where a struggling businessman tries to stave off foreclosure and pay his daughter’s tuition; it also is available on MP3. “Angels & Demons” by Dan Brown is the prequel to “The Da Vinci Code.” “Broken Harbor” by Tana French is the fourth novel in the Dublin murder squad series.

Large print

“The Solder’s Wife” by Joanna Trollope is the story of a family adjusting to the return of a soldier home from serving in Afghanistan with the British Army.

“Rescue Me” by Rachael Gibson is a contemporary romance set in Texas. “Big Sky Country” by Linda Lael Miller is a western romance set in Montana. “Buried in a Book” by Lucy Arlington is a mystery, the first in a new series featuring the Novel Idea Literary agency. “You Might as Well Die” by J. J. Murphy is the latest in the Algonquin Round Table mystery series. “An American Spy” by Olen Steinhauer is an espionage thriller featuring ex-CIA men. “A Conspiracy of Friends” by Alexander McCall Smith is the latest in the Corduroy Mansions series. “Night Watch” by Linda Fairstein tells of murders in France and New York, perhaps tied together by the restaurant matchbox found at both scenes.

Other new novels

“The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker is a fantasy following the lives of people after the rotation of the earth has begun to slow. “Summerland” by Elin Hilderbrand follows the lives of families after a horrific car crash after high school graduation. “Coming Home” by Karen Kingsbury is the latest in the Baxter Family Christian books series. “The Next Best Thing” by Jennifer Weiner tells of a screenwriter in Hollywood whose sitcom finally has gotten the green light. “Seating Arrangements” by Maggie Shipstead follows a family, as especially the father, as they prepare for a wedding.

“Reunion” by Lauraine Snelling explores the secrets two women discover as the family comes together for a reunion.

“The Red House” by Mark Haddon is host to a wealthy doctor, his new family, his estranged sister and her family in a weeklong reunion. “A Hologram for the King” by Dave Eggers is set in Saudi Arabia where a struggling businessman tries to stave off foreclosure and pay his daughter’s tuition. “Talulla Rising” by Glen Duncan features a female werewolf struggling to reconcile her maternal and sexual tendencies. “Lost Memory of Skin” by Russell Banks is about a young man who must create a new life for himself in the wake of incarceration.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week, we thank Kelly Fisher, Pam Kircher, Christine LaPore, Bamma Laizure, Mercedes Leist, Jim McGuire, Jim Wilson and Suzanne Woss.

Quotable quote

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” — Painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.


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