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Give me a good book over television any day

January 2, 2013

“I find television very educating. Every time someone turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”

-Groucho Marx, American humorist

“The Inn at Rose Harbor”

(Fiction) Best selling author Macomber begins a new series set in the Pacific Northwest town of Cedar Cove. JoMarie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove seeking peace and a new beginning following the death of her husband. She purchases a local bed-and-breakfast and is ready to begin her new life.

One of her first guests is Joshua Weaver, who has come home to care for his ailing stepfather, whom he does not really like. Another guest is Abby Kincaid, returning to Cedar Cove for the first time in twenty years.

There’s a wedding and soon Abby wishes she had never come back at all.

“Hidden

Treasures”

(Nonfiction) Sometimes, a book is not just a book. Bennett, founder of Calliope Press, offers in this remarkable book, detailed information on the technique of painting a watercolor scene on the fore-edge of a book.

Centuries ago, books were shelved in libraries with their edges outward. Titles and shelf marks were inscribed in bold, dark letters and became a way to organize libraries. Portraits of the author and other embellishments on the page edges later became standard.

Mrs. Bennett’s book includes chapters on the techniques of fore-edge painting.

“The Mormon People”

(Nonfiction) Mormonism has never been more important in American politics. This past year, two prominent Mormons, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, were in the Presidential race. What does mainstream America know about Mormons and Mormonism?

This native-born American faith began with a young man named Joseph Smith and was considered a radical movement that contained a vision of American society rooted in a form of Christian socialism. Mormons are admired on the one hand as hardworking paragons of family values, and the other as oddballs. It is a church with a powerful sense of its own identity as well as an uneasy sense of its relationship with the main line of American culture.

This is a story of life’s possibilities and the heart’s ability to heal. You will like this first in a new series.

“Falling Into Place”

(Youth Fiction) All the good things in Margaret’s world are collapsing – her father remarried and is a soon-to-be father; her grandfather dies and grandmother sells the house and moves into a retirement community.

When Margaret visits her grandmother, she finds life is not very happy for her, either. Well, Margaret and her cousin decide that Grandmother needs some new friends.

Some very serious themes here, but Stephanie Greene handles them with the perfect touch. Our kids in Grades 4 and up will like this one.

Coming Events @ Your Library…

Jan. 2, 2013 – Library re-opens after inventory.

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