Saturday, April 02, 2011

Southlake Public Library Blog

 Southlake Town Hall

1400 Main Street, Suite 130
Southlake, Texas 76092
Phone: (817) 748-8243
http://www.southlakelibrary.org/










Actual questions asked of librarians: Do you have books here? Do you have any books with photographs of dinosaurs? Can you tell me why so many Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?

Happy April Fools! If you're looking for a good laugh, come check out a humorous read from the library. And think about joining us for our discussion of "True Grit" on April 21 at 6:00. It is a laugh-out-loud American classic.



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DISCOVERY OF WITCHES I absolutely inhaled A Discovery of Witches. It started off a little slowly but quickly picked up its pace. The story centers around a witch named Diana Bishop, who is extremely wary of practicing her powers. Her parents, also witches, suffered a gruesome death, so she has shunned her witch heritage. She is a historian at Oxford who one day requests an old book, and when she touches it, she instantly recognizes its magical powers. She returns the book and meets a stunningly attractive vampire, Clairmont. He, along with all the other vampires, witches, and demons in town, have been attracted by the book, which had remained hidden until Diana was somehow able to summon it. This book is said to contain the secrets of the origins and powers of the three different kinds of species. The action mounts as Diana and Clairmont pair up to discover the mysteries of the book and the latent powers that Diana holds. Even if you haven’t jumped on the recent vampire bandwagon, you’ll still probably enjoy the action, history, and interesting twists in this well-told story. Call #: F MOR




FICTION HARDCOVER

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LIVE WIRE, by Harlan Coben. (Dutton, $27.95.) Myron Bolitar’s search for a missing rock star leads to questions about his own missing brother. Call #: F COB




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TOYS, by James Patterson and Neil McMahon. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Hays Baker, a top operative for the Agency of Change and a national hero, suddenly finds himself a hunted fugitive who must fight to save humans from extinction. Call #: F PAT




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THE SATURDAY BIG TENT WEDDING PARTY, by Alexander McCall Smith. (Pantheon, $24.95.) The 12th novel in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Call #: F MCC




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SING YOU HOME, by Jodi Picoult. (Atria, $28.) Picoult takes on the issue of gay rights in this novel about a music therapist who desperately wants a child; CD of songs included.
Call #: F PIC




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NIGHT ROAD, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin's, $27.99.) Three teenagers make a calamitous decision that changes the course of their lives. Call #: F HAN




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THE JUNGLE, by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul. (Putnam, $27.95.) Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon undertake rescue operations from Afghanistan to Myanmar.
Call #: F CUS




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THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETS' NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $27.95.) The third volume of a trilogy about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.
Call #: F LAR




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THE TIGER'S WIFE, by Tea Obreht. (Random House, $25.) In an unnamed Balkan country, Natalia, a young doctor, investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s death. Call #: F OBR




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COLD WIND, by C. J. Box. (Putnam, $25.95.) Joe Pickett, a Wyoming game warden, must try to prove that his mother-in-law isn’t guilty of murdering her fifth husband. Call #: F BOX




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THE PEACH KEEPER, by Sarah Addison Allen. (Bantam, $25.) Two women are thrust into an unlikely friendship when one of them restores a formerly grand Southern home, with plans to open an inn. Call #: F ALL




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BREAKING THE RULES, by Suzanne Brockmann. (Ballantine, $26.) Izzy Zanella and his estranged wife are beginning to mend their marriage when they are caught up in the turmoil of a runaway fleeing a crime ring. Call #: F BRO




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THE PARIS WIFE, by Paula McLain. (Ballantine, $25.) Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, narrates this novel set in Paris.
Call #: F MCL




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A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, by Deborah Harkness. (Viking, $28.95.) The recovery of a lost ancient manuscript in a library at Oxford sets a fantastical underworld stirring.
Call #: F HAR






NONFICTION HARDCOVER

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UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House, $27.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II.
Call#: BIO ZAM




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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Andre Dubus III. (Norton, $25.95.) by Rebecca Skloot. (Crown.) The story of a woman whose cancer cells were extensively cultured without her permission in 1951.
Call#: BIO LAC




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DECISION POINTS, by George W. Bush. (Crown, $35.) The former president’s memoir discusses his Christianity and the end of his drinking; his relationships with members of his family; and his decisions on 9/11, Iraq and Katrina.
Call#: 973.931 BUS






CHILDRENS PICTURE BOOKS


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SILVERLICIOUS, written and illustrated by Victoria Kann. (Harper/HarperCollins, $17.99.) Pinkalicious has a loose tooth, and it’s her sweet tooth. (Ages 4 to 8)
Call #: E KAN




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THE EASTER EGG, written and illustrated by Jan Brett. (Putnam, $17.99.) A story of caring and the hatching of spring. (Ages 4 to 8) Call #: E BRE




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OF THEE I SING, by Barack Obama. Illustrated by Loren Long. (Knopf, $17.99.) In a letter to his daughters, the president has a message about heroes. (Ages 5 to 8) Call #: J 973.9 OBA






CHILDRENS CHAPTER BOOKS


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INVINCIBLE (THE CHRONICLES OF NICK), by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin's Griffin, $17.99.) Next assignment: raise the dead. (Ages 12 and up)
Call #: YA F KEN




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A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES, by Brandon Mull. (Aladdin, $19.99.) A young boy is transported to a world ruled by an evil wizard. (Ages 8 to 12)
Call #: J F MUL




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THE LOST HERO, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99.) A return to Camp Half-Blood and semi-divine characters old and new. (Ages 10 and up)
Call #: J F RIO




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I AM NUMBER FOUR, by Pittacus Lore. (HarperCollins, $17.99.) Members of another civilization live secretly among Earth-dwellers. (Ages 14 and up)
Call #: YA F LOR




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THE RED PYRAMID, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99.) Ancient gods (this time from Egypt) and a mortal family meet. (Ages 10 and up)
Call #: J F RIO




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JUSTIN BIEBER, FIRST STEP 2 FOREVER, by Justin Bieber. (HarperCollins, $21.99.) Short takes and photos from the pop star. (Ages 6 to 12)
Call #: J BIO BIE




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TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) The further reflections of Nikki Maxwell on the agonies of middle school; a "Dork Diaries" book. (Ages 9 to 13)
Call #: YA F RUS




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MOON OVER MANIFEST, Clare Vanderpool. (Delacorte, $16.99.) In this Newbery winner, 12-year-old Abilene solves a mystery in Depression-era Kansas. (Ages 9 to 12) Call #: J F VAN



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