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Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

There are things ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn wishes she could un-see.  Things that have affected her past relationships , so much so that she has completely hidden her career hunting serial killers from her new husband.

Thrillers: Then and Now

If you can't decide if you are in the mood for a thriller set in the past or the present, try one of these thrillers where events of the past influence the present case.

April Bestsellers

April brings a new batch of books by bestselling authors.  Place your holds now!

 

J.S. Bach at 328 (and other classical composers)

March 20 not only marks the first day of spring at 6:02 a.m., it’s also the 328th birth anniversary of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Revered for artistic beauty and technical command, Bach’s compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, and the evil-sounding Toccata and Fugue in d-minor.  Enjoy rediscovering a classical composer with one of the following biographies:

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Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy

1940-2012

Today in Literature 3.20.2013

"On this day in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. At least one publisher turned the book down on the grounds that a novel by a woman on such a controversial subject was too risky. He must have regretted it: the novel sold 10,000 copies in the first week, 300,000 copies in a year, and became America's first million-seller. It also brought Stowe hate mail -- in one case, a black, human ear."

Source: http://www.todayinliterature.com/

A new pope is chosen, want to learn more?

On March 13, 2013 after 5 votes Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was voted the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church.  While the library doesn't own any biographies of the newly elected Pope Francis, we do have books on the Catholic Church, and other notable popes.  If you are interested in learning more about the subject check out our collection. 

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Women through time

Celebrate Women's History Month by checking out these films, biographies and novels about famous women through time.

Downton Abbey

Check out these books to keep the Downton Abbey spirit alive until Season 4 begins.

Inside a locked room

Locked room mysteries are based on crimes that seem impossible to solve.  They might involve a body found alone in a room with all the windows and doors locked from the inside or they might take place outside in the snow with no footprints leading to or from the body.  Follow the clues in these stories to help the detectives solve these difficult crimes.

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