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2013-07-18 / Community News

Giddings Library News Corner

The Giddings Public Library continues to offer a variety of good selections to read.
By Judy Belyeu

Dare Me (in CD also) by Megan Abbott is a searing novel of friendship, betrayal, and the dark truths that hide behind cheerleader smiles.

The Blood of Heroes by James Donovan is a masterful work of scholarship and storytelling. This novel is a stirring tale of courage, redemption, and glory in the American West.

Close Your Eyes (in Cd also) by Iris and Roy Johansen is about music therapist Kendra Michaels. She has been blind for the first twenty years of her life. Kendra honed her other senses to almost superhuman perfection and unintentionally became a secret weapon for the FBI.

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances. She appears in their house on the roadway and in the market. Is this real or is his mind playing tricks on him?

The Red Circle is written by Brandon Webb and John Mann(CON). Brandon Webb is a former U.S. Navy Seal who provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.

I’m Not Young, Still Restless: A Memoir by Jeanne Cooper (deceased since this was released) was an Emmy Award winning actress who inspired her readers not only to survive but thrive as an octogenarian in today’s Hollywood. Jeanne’s story charts the ups and downs of a long and rich life. Appearing on The Young and the Restless, she speaks openly about her battles to overcome alcoholism, defeat breast cancer and age gracefully in Hollywood.

Listed below are some other very good books to read: Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell, Girl of Nightmares by Kendra Blake, Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright and The Mysterium by P. C. Doherty.

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