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Sammy Brown Library Report

By Debbie Godwin
May 18, 2017 at 1:39 p.m.

The following are some of the great new books you can expect to see in the library in May.

"Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee," written by Wayne Flint, is a lovely portrait of one of America's most beloved authors, Harper Lee. Presented through reminiscences and letters exchanged with one of her closest friends, the book describes how their respective experiences with the violent racism of the mid-20th-century American South shaped their families, careers and values.

"Kirk and Anne (Turner Classic Movies): Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood." is compiled from Anne's private archive of letters and photographs, this is an intimate glimpse into the Douglases' courtship and marriage set against the backdrop of Kirk's screen triumphs. The letters themselves, as well as Kirk and Anne's vivid descriptions of their experiences, reveal remarkable insight and anecdotes about the legendary figures they knew so well, including Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, the Kennedys, and the Reagans. Filled with photos from film sets, private moments, and public events, Kirk and Anne details the adventurous, oftentimes comic, and poignant reality behind the glamour of a Hollywood life-as only a couple of sixty-two years (and counting) could tell it.

"The Broken Road," by Richard Paul Evans is a first entry in a new trilogy that explores the possibilities of second chances. Chicago celebrity, Charles James, is a broken man, who with a twist of fate is given a second chance. This is the first novel in a riveting new trilogy that explores the tantalizing question: What if you could start over?

"Same Beach, Next Year," by Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart. One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.

"Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse" is Nancy Atherton's 22nd novel in the Aunt Dimity cozy mystery series. Protagonist, Lori Shepherd, finds herself in the middle of mystery when she joins the local women's quilt club.

"Your Killin' Heart" is the first in the new Nashville Mysteries series by Peggy O'Neal Peden. In this award-winning debut novel we are introduced to plucky sleuth Campbell Hale, who is entangled in a local mystery when she discovers the murdered widow of an enigmatic country icon. This is a witty debut full of Nashville charm and generous heart.

"Dragon Teeth" by Michael Crichton, is a recently discovered novel from the best-selling author of "Jurassic Park." Set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting this story follows the exploits of two ambitious paleontologists who sabotage each other's career in a rivalry that came to be known as the Bone Wars.

More new books by some of your favorite authors such as Danielle Steel, James Patterson, Heather Graham, Lincoln Child, Clive Cussler, Lee Child and Stuart Woods are all available at the Sammy Brown Public Library.

Remember to check our online catalog to see what new books are featured. You can find the catalog link on our Sammy Brown Library webpage or you can directly access it at



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