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  • May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

    Traditional diets from the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea abound in olive oil, vegetables, fish, whole grains and other healthy foods.  Decades of scientific research have shown that the "Med Diet" is one of the world's healthiest ways to eat.

  • John Grisham's next thriller

    The rumors are true!  John Grisham's website reports that his next legal thriller will be a sequel to his first novel, A Time to Kill.  Readers will find Jake Brigance back in the court room when Sycamore Row is released in October.  Read more about it here.

    While you are waiting, reread the book many believe is Grisham's best.

    A Time to Kill

    A Time to Kill / John Grisham

    Criminal lawyer Jake Brigance faces the fight of his life when he is asked to defend Carl Hailey, who, in a rage of anger, shot and killed the men on trial for the rape of his daughter.

    nbm; Summaries from publisher material and author's website.

     

  • May Bestsellers

    Spring brings many new bestsellers.  Place your holds on these popular titles that will be released in May.

  • Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler Book Review

     

    This debut book by new author, Julie Kibler was noticed by reviews: "Kibler’s unsentimental eye makes the problems faced unflinchingly by these women ring true” (Kirkus) and “Kibler relays a familiar story in a fresh way” (PW).

  • If you enjoyed the TV show I Dream of Jeannie then you may like....

     

     
    When a genie arrives to grant sixteen-year-old Viola's wish to feel she belongs, as she did before her best friend/boyfriend announced that he is gay, her delay in making wishes gives her and the mysterious Jinn time to fall in love.
    When eighteen-year-old Margo learns she lost the lead in her high school musical to a sophomore because of a modern-day genie, she falls in love with Oliver, the genie, while deciding what her own wishes should be and trying to rescue him from an old foe.
    When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.
    Twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John have more adventures when they become involved in an international adventure involving the Blue Djinn, the supreme arbiter of all Djinn.
    Twelve-year-old djinn twins Philippa and John and their friend Dybbuk have further adventures as they travel the world in search of a priceless talisman.
    The Encyclopedia of Spirits is a comprehensive and entertaining A to Z of spirits from around this world and the next. Within these pages meet love goddesses and disease demons, guardians of children and guardians of cadavers. Discover Celtic goddesses and goddesses of the Kabbalah, female Buddhas, African Powers, Dragon Ladies, White Ladies, Black Madonnas, the Green Man, the Green Fairy, lots and lots of ghosts, djinn, mermaids, fairies, and more. From the beneficent to the mischievous, working with these spirits can bring good fortune, lasting love, health, fertility, revenge, and relief. - amazon.com
     
    In their continuing adventures, magician's apprentice Nathaniel, now fourteen years old, and the djinni Bartimaeus travel to Prague to locate the source of a golem's power before it destroys London.
    When fifteen-year-old Sara unearths a flying carpet in Turkey, it takes her and new friend Amesh to the mysterious Island of the Djinn where she faces terrible creatures and an impossible decision--whether to save mankind, herself, or the boy she is coming to love.
      The story of a genie from his origins in ancient Babylon to his appearance in modern-day New York. He recounts his service to masters who owned the gold-plated bones which call him up, and gives his observations of humanity over the ages. By the author of Memnoch the Devil.

    A 12-year-old boy's wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him 'big'. He manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult.

    -MA

     

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