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July 3, 2013

“It turns out that the very electronic revolution that was supposed to make libraries obsolete has made them indispensable.”

-U.S. News & World Report

“Bad Monkey”

Andrew Yancy has a human arm in his freezer. Yancy, formerly of the Miami Police, doesn’t buy the boating accident/shark luncheon, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig. Then things really get complicated and a little weird. You’ll recognize the cast of characters as typical Hiassen. There is Yancy’s just ex-lover, a fugitive from Kansas, the widow of the frozen arm, some bad real estate speculators, and a voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen. Where on earth does the Bad Monkey come in? The greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of what’s left of pristine Florida and the Bahamas get their comeuppance in ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion. Get in line for this one…

“The Last Runaway”

Grace Bright, a young Quaker woman, is planning to travel to America to marry a young man who has moved to Ohio to help his brother in his dry goods store. Grace, along with her sister Honor, spends time with Quaker friends along the way; however, Grace contracts yellow fever and becomes gravely ill. When a young man stops their wagon and searches for a runaway slave, Honor becomes determined to help the runaways despite her in-laws’ orders not to do so. This historical novel is filled with tension and the ending will surprise you.

“Montaro”

What do you get when you mix a beleaguered New York CEO, two mysterious coins made of a metal not known on Earth, and a Bahamian medicine man? Add in an assortment of collectors, scientists, physicians and lawyers; you will have a spell-binding thriller. The value of the coins lay not in monetary value but in its hold on the people who come into contact with it. This is one wild and unexpected adventure. Do not miss this one…

“Ungifted:

Intelligence Redefined”

Can people develop and increase their intelligence – and how? Kaufman, a cognitive psychologist, sets out to show that the way we interpret traditional metrics of intelligence is misguided. He explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience as he reveals that there are many paths to greatness and argues for a more holistic approach to achievement. Kaufman combines original research, anecdotes, and a singular compassion to prove that anyone, even those without readily observable gifts, can become great. After all, he was in a special education class until he was in eighth grade! Learn to juggle; it’s good for your brain.

What’s New at Your Library…

Use the library’s electronic library by logging into the catalog. You’ll need a library card and an eReader. Dan Brown’s The Inferno is available there now…

New audio books are added regularly.

Movies and TV shows are available in DVD format – lots of them.

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