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April 9, 2008

History Forum registration set

Library on the Move

Only one week remains for registering for the Fourth Annual Anderson County History Forum. Pick up a registration form at the Library or the Museum for East Texas Culture. Fifteen dollars buys you a day’s entertainment, breakfast pastries, lunch, entrance to the Museum and its exhibits, access to book sellers and other vendors, and great talks on local history. This year’s topics include some you have probably never heard discussed and you’ll want to hear them!

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New fiction arrives daily in print, large-print, or audio format.

• “The New Year’s Quilt: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel” by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is 11th in a series. Sylvia Bergstrom Compton, a late-in-life newlywed vows not to make the same mistake with her new daughter-in-law that she made with her sister, Claudia, years before. By some magical manner, Chiaverini’s quilts always solve the problems of the characters in the book.

• “A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery” by Charlaine Harris. (I MUST read this one---it’s about a librarian!) “Roe” Teagarden has gone to too many weddings and funerals this year. Her personal life seems to be at a standstill until she receives a most unusual inheritance which includes---a skull.

• “Fever” by Robin Cook. .Charles Martel is a brilliant cancer researcher who discovers that his own daughter is the victim of leukemia. The cause: a chemical plant conspiracy that not only promises to kill her, but will destroy him as a doctor and a man if he tries to fight it...

• “Deluge” by award-winning science-fiction masters Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. This is book three of a trilogy of the Twins of Petaybee and sixth in the series of the amazing self-aware world of Petaybee.

• “Eureka” by Jim Lehrer This is a laugh-out-loud, endearing portrait of male middle age. A reliable, responsible father/husband/CEO takes off cross country wearing a football helmet, riding a 40-year-old motor scooter, with a BB gun strapped to the side.

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