C. J. Box returns with this suspenseful new Joe Pickett novel

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May is here (and what a beautiful day!)

May is National Military Appreciation Month

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Available at our Library: “Behind the Lines” by Andrew Carroll.  “Andrew Carroll spent three years traveling throughout the United States and around the world to seek out the most powerful and unforgettable letters ever written during American wars.  Behind the Lines is the result of that extraordinary trip and represents the first book of its kind: a dramatic, intimate, and revealing look at warfare as seen through the personal correspondence of US and foreign troops and civilians who have experienced major conflicts firsthand. From handwritten missives penned during the American Revolution to e-mails from Afghanistan and Iraq, Behind the Lines captures the full spectrum of emotions — exhilaration, fear, devotion, despair, courage, heartache, patriotism, rage, and even humor — expressed in times of war.”   –from amazon.com

 

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New books out today…

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“Francis: Pope of Good Promise” by Jimmy Burns.  Adult Non-fiction.  “From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter’s, people around the globe sensed that not only the Catholic Church, but the world at large, could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age. Burns charts Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s formation as a priest and bishop against the dramatic backdrop of Argentina’s turbulent politics and the challenging principles he adopted as a member of the Jesuit order. He examines critically the extent to which Bergoglio’s social conscience was influenced by the legacy of the country’s controversial president General Peron and his wife Evita.”  —from the publisher

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“Pope Francis and the New Vatican”.  Essays by Robert Draper.  Adult Non-fiction.  “National Geographic goes behind-the-scenes of the new papacy with unprecedented, exclusive access to Pope Francis. Embedded with the Pope inside the Vatican for 6 months, award-winning photographer David Yoder captures intimate moments in never-before-seen photographs presented here for the first time–including in the Sistine Chapel with the Pope alone on Christmas Day. These extraordinary images reveal the majesty and splendor of the Vatican alongside the humbleness of the man changing it–a compelling juxtaposition. The pontiff’s public life and personal crusades are exposed as never before, as well as the inner workings of the Vatican–a uniquely powerful state.”  —from amazon.com

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From Nicholas Sparks…

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“See Me” by Nicholas Sparks.  Adult Fiction.

“Colin Hancock stood over the sink in the bathroom at the diner, his shirt raised to better examine the bruise on his ribs.  He guessed that it would deepen to a dark purple by the time he woke tomorrow.  Even grazing the bruise made him wince, and while he knew from experience that the pain could be overridden for a while, he wondered whether it would hurt to breathe in the morning.   His face though… ”       –from Chapter One, pg.7.

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“Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout.  Adult Fiction.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  “In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge.” –from amazon.com.

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“Bathsheba: Reluctant Beauty” by Angela Hunt.  Adult Fiction.  “Combining historical facts with detailed fiction, Angela Hunt paints a realistic portrait of the beautiful woman who struggled to survive the dire results of divine judgment on a king with a divided heart.” – from amazon.com

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Who will be the first to bake from this yummy cookbook?

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“Gluten-free classic snacks: 100 recipes for the brand-name treats you love” by Nicole Hunn.

“Did you think going gluten-free meant giving up your favorite snack foods?  Well not any more! Nicole Hunn of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring helps you bring back the memories of those classic snacks, whether it’s a little surprise in a lunchbox or a treat at the end of the day.  Make all the most popular cookies, snack cakes, and crackers you’ve been missing — from Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies and Hostess Twinkies to Keebler Club Crackers and Kellogg’s Pot-Tarts Toaster Pastries — in your own kitchen with ease.”  –from the publisher.

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