Variety of new books available at the Hood County Library

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”

-Jane Smiley, Author


(Fiction) Willie Sutton came of age in the slums of Brooklyn in the early days of the twentieth century when banks were out of control. Few banking regulations were in effect and the country was trapped in a cycle of bank panics. Into this time stepped Willie Sutton who desperately wanted to impress the girl of his dreams.

For more than 50 years, Willie was the nation’s most successful bank robber. He was on the FBI’s first-ever Most Wanted List. He never fired a shot; his victims were just those “bloodsucking” banks. And, you know, when Willie was finally captured and put in prison and then released in 1969, the first thing he did was go to find that woman he had loved all those years.

“Thunder and Rain”

(Inspirational Fiction) Tyler Steele was of the old school. A third-generation Texas Ranger, Ty lives in a West Texas world that does not quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and his instinct to defend those who cannot defend themselves. Ty’s now retired, near bankruptcy, about to be divorced, and raising his teenaged son and his life is a wreck. How does he handle all this? Ty literally bumped into Samantha and her little daughter Hope who are on the run from a dangerous and seemingly inescapable situation.

Protecting the innocent is what Ty does best. You’ll be glad you read this one…

“Worth Fighting For”

(Biography) Lisa Niemi and Patrick Swayze, married for 34 years, met at his mother’s dance studio in Houston when they were teenagers. This book is Lisa’s sharing the details of Patrick’s battle with pancreatic cancer and her grief in her loss of Patrick.

Her story is much more than that – her story is an emotionally honest and unflinching depiction of loss, but it is also a hopeful and life-affirming exploration of the power of the human spirit.



A gift basket full of goodies for the perfect “movie night” will be raffled by the Hood County Library, 222 N. Travis St. Tickets are $1 per ticket,or $5 for six tickets.

All proceeds will go to the Summer Reading Program. Call 817-573-3569 for information. The winning ticket will be drawn Nov. 30.



From Nov. 19 – 30, people can bring canned goods to the Hood County Library and receive $1 off of their fines for every can up to a maximum of $10. This does not include fees for damaged or lost materials, or other library fees.

All cans collected will benefit area food pantries in the county.

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