Library Column for November 22, 2017

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Happy Thanksgiving! The library wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and hopes everyone has an enjoyable, safe day with plenty of food, great times with family or friends and time to appreciate the wonders and delights around them. We are thankful for each of you.

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 but open regular hours on Friday, November 24th from 10 am – 6pm and Saturday, November 25th from 10 am – 3 pm.  Stop in after shopping, before the parade or on Small Business Saturday to stock up on holiday reading, find new craft ideas or recipes or even just to relax after shopping locally to support the community’s small business owners.

Here are some great fiction titles by familiar authors to provide a few hours of escape. Faye Kellerman has a new Decker/Lazarus novel in Bone Box. Rina Lazarus discovers human remains while walking in the woods one September afternoon and along with her cop husband and his partner they are soon in a race against time to stop a psychopathic killer still in the area.

Take a glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner with Mary Higgins Clark, the “Queen of Suspense” in her latest novel All By Myself, Alone. Celia is seeking refuge on the cruise while lecturing about gems and jewelry but soon finds herself caught up in a murder with a missing necklace.

Danielle Steel is as prolific as ever. Her first title of 2017 is called The Mistress is a wonderful tale of a world few of us will ever even encounter. The world of the very rich and powerful is explored through the eyes of a beautiful, young woman saved by a Russian billionaire to keep him happy, to ask no questions and to be discreet.

The Painted Queen is by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess. The manuscript was only partially complete when Ms. Peters died in 2013. Joan Hess whose bibliography is impressive in its own right was selected to finish the last Amelia Peabody novel.

A new Brit in the FBI novel by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison is The Devil’s triangle. Travel from New York to Venice and from Rome to the Bermuda Triangle all to stop an obsessed family from devastating Washington D.C.

Dennis Lehane’s latest is full of profound psychological insight and tension as we follow Rachel Childs through unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. Can Rachel find the strength to conquer life and madness?

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See is a story of mother and daughter and the things that separate and connect them. It also provides a portrait of a little-known region of China and its people who have grown and harvested Pu-er, a tea that has been processed the same way for millennia.

The library is hiring a full-time 35 hour a week circulation clerk. Applications are available on the library website or in the library.  Applications will be accepted until Saturday, December 2 at 3:00 pm.