08/12/2013 states, “Avoiding the trappings excess schmaltz, laundry list of
famous friends, boozy party log of so many celebrity memoirs, Crystal delivers
a funny and genuinely moving chronicle of his life inside and outside
Billy Crystal is
turning 65 and as usual, the new challenges in his life are themes for his
comedy. Crystal also reflects on his
life and his love of comedy. This title
is currently on order at the library.
Put your name on the request list.
Wild About Group Time by the Between the
offers 100 plans that will help children develop and practice literacy skills
that are needed to become a successful reader.
Each chapter focuses on a familiar early childhood topic, such as
friends, feelings, colors, and homes.
Lessons are perfect for large groups of children but can be scaled
down. All projects are based on the
award-winning PBS KIDS Literacy Series.
Virgil Flowers, working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, based in the farming country of Mankato, tries to retrieve an artifact stolen from a dig in Israel. Seventh in the Virgil Flowers series. Website: http://www.johnsandford.org/books.html
If this series is new to you, start with Dark of the Moon.
In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and some of the original characters of A Time To Kill. Jake Brigance is back with another controversial trial in Ford County twenty-five years later.
John Grisham's Website: http://www.jgrisham.com
Pick up one of the
following books at the library that were listed in the “Top Ten First Novels of
2013” in Booklist magazine.
The Death of Bees By Lisa O’Donnell.
In this deeply human page-turner, O’Donnell portrays two
sisters who have just buried their wretched parents behind their Glasgow
housing development and must now steer clear of their nosy neighbor.
Fellow Mortals By Dennis Mahoney.
Mahoney’s quietly powerful debut tracks the impact of a
sudden tragedy on a suburban neighborhood after a mail carrier accidentally
starts a fatal fire.
Lotería By Mario Alberto Zambrano.
Zambrano’s stunning and engaging debut takes the form of the
journal of 11-year-old Luz Castillo, who has been taken into the state’s
custody and only communicates by writing entries inspired by illustrations on
the cards for Lotería, a Mexican bingo-like game.
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie By Ayana Mathis.
Hattie, 16, flees Jim Crow Georgia and settles in
Philadelphia. As Mathias tracks Hattie’s long struggles and those of her many
children, she illuminates, with blazing insight, the crushed dreams and
complexly tragic legacy of the Great Migration.
Learn threading and beading techniques, working with wire, clay, resins, found objects, plastics and metal to make jewelry in new and innovative ways. For beginners and advanced jewelry artists.
Find in the new book section under 739.27028 ARNOL
"As her devoted readers know, George’s D.I. Lynley procedurals are more about characters than crime. This entry is certainly no different, but, unlike the most recent books, which center on a distraught Lynley, recovering from his wife’s murder, the focus is on Lynley’s partner (and polar opposite), D.S. Barbara Havers. It begins when Taymullah Azhar, Barbara’s neighbor, asks for help in finding his beloved daughter, Hadiyyah, with whom his wife has absconded." Excerpt from Booklist
The first book in the series, A Great Deliverance (1988), was a 1988 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 1989 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, Finalist 1989 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and Finalist 1989 Macavity Award for Best Novel.
Called the greatest songwriter of his time and the voice of a generation or three, Bob Dylan is an American Icon.
The author: "What's so special about Bob Dylan? You could offer the minimum, Pulitzer or Grammy award style: a greatly gift songwriter who through a long and distinguished career has influenced...etcetera."
"All the strands of American popular music save one (jazz) come together in Dylan... and he has turned it into a literary form."
Find in the new book section under 782.42164092 BELL
Part of her popular Appalachian historical novels in the Ballad series, Sharyn McCrumb takes us back to the American Revolution.
"King's Mountain (Sept. New York: St. Martin’s Press) tells the story of the Revolutionary War battle that changed the course of the war. Told from the points of view of Patriot leader John Sevier and Tory camp follower Virginia Sal, the novel brings to life the people and events in the southern front of the Revolution—a story largely ignored by the history books. " fromhttp://www.sharynmccrumb.com/kings_mountain.html
Start with the first book, Killing Floor. Never Go Back has Reacher going back to 110th Military Police, his old unit in Washington, D.C. to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, who had just been thrown in the brig on a bribery charge. Reacher finds trouble of his own with a couple of trumped up charges and recalled to his unit to face those charges. This popular series requires putting your name on the reserve list to read this book.
Twenty best selling mystery authors get together and write a serial noir story. Authors who wrote a chapter in this unique form of storytelling to benefit Safe Horizon, that assist victims of violent crime are:
Put your name on the reserve list for the latest in the Cork O'Connor series by one of Minnesota's favorite authors.
Read more about William Kent Krueger and his books on his website: http://www.williamkentkrueger.com/
The true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of submarines designed as under water aircraft carriers. Each submarine was equipped with attack bombers painted to look like U. S. aircraft with the daring plan to launch a deadly air attack on the eastern coast of the United States. Find in the new book section under 940.545952 GEOGH