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August 12, 2011


We have so many new books from which to select  in Finley Public Library right now!  Here are a few:

!.  A Long Way Gone--Memories of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.  In the more than fifty conflicts now raging worldwide, it is estimated that there may be 300,000 child soldiers.  Ishmael Beah was one of them.  Now 25, he tells his story.

2.  Once upon a Time there Was You by Elizabeth Berg.  A beautiful and moving novel about a man and a woman, long divorced, who rediscover the power of love and family in the midst of an unthinkable crisis.  (large print)

3.  Predator by Terri Blackstock.   The murder of Krista Carmichael's fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith in God.  Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the killer.  (inspirational)

4.  Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford.  Following a terrifying incident, a young woman reinvents herself in New York City where she becomes a star model.  A happy marriage and life follow, but so does the psychopath that attacked her years before.  (large print)

5.  The Cat Who Wasn't There by Lillian Jackson Braun.  #14 in this series.  While trying to solve a mystery in Scotland, prize-winning reporter Quilleran relies on help from his two Siamese cats who are in the United States!  (reprint)  (large print)

6.  The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins.  This trilogy set in the future portrays sixteen-year-old Katmiss as she vies for her life in The Hunger Games, a yearly event where each district in the now defunct United States must send two children--a boy and a girl.  In the past prestige, honor and riches have been given to the winner, but things have changed and Katmiss finds herself the enemy of The Capital, those in charge.  A riveting read! 

Check out our 'New Arrivals' section for these books and many more.

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