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New acquisitions at the Bandera Public Library

By John Hegemeier Library Director

New books at the Bandera Public Library include the following:
Revival, a novel by Stephen King - Readers of Stephen King have a lot to rejoice about with his latest literary work. Revival is a dark and haunting tale about old-time religion and one man's search for a mythic secret electricity. Written with an infectious glee common to King's best work, he combines spooky weirdness with engaging and believable characters to deliver a powerful story with a satisfying ending.
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith - McCall Smith returns to Botswana with this 15th installment in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Written with true affection and compassion for the characters, McCall Smith carries on the tradition of the series in fine form. In this novel we find Mma Makutsi's starting her own business, this time a fashionable diner for the town's elite. Unfortunately running a business has its own challenges. Here the obstacles include a drunken waiter and an egotistical chef. No worries, though! Mma Makutsi knows the value of a kind gesture and the benefits of true friendship.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney - This book is for those of us who have ever suffered through a long family road trip. Adorned with deceptively simple art work, Jeff Kinney has a knack for bringing out the details of why such long trips can be a trial to endure, yet still bring joy in the memory. Don't expect Leave it to Beaver, but do expect a chuckle that you and your child can share!
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott - Bestselling author Karen Abbott tells the true story of four women who went undercover and risked everything to support their chosen cause during the Civil War.
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon Scieszka - Jon Scieszka, author of the Stinky Cheese Man, has the ability to entertain children with his madcap zaniness yet still provide a scientifically interesting tale. Kids will happily learn about protons, neutrons, and antimatter while laughing at the antics of two wisecracking robots named Klink and Klank.