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2015-03-19

Celebrate National Reading Month

By John Hegemeier Director, Bandera Library

March is National Reading Month. Which means it's a great time to grab a book and have an adventure. So come by the Bandera Public Library and checkout some of our new books.
Love by the Book - Melissa Pimentel's debut novel follows the humorous exploits of Lauren Cunningham, a young American in London employed by the Science Museum. With her love life going nowhere, Lauren decides that a more scientific approach to her dating woes is called for. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to one of her relationship experiments and ends with a comical summary of her results.
The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II - For the past four years, San Antonio resident Jan Jarboe Russell has been at work on The Train to Crystal City, which tells the story of a secret World War II internment camp located in Crystal City, Texas. From 1942 to 1948, thousands of German, Japanese and Italian immigrants and children, many of them born in America, lived behind barbed wire in the 290-acre camp located at the southern tip of Texas, approximately thirty-five miles from the Mexican border.
Obsession in Death - Nora Robert's 40th book in the "in death" series stars Eve and Roarke the larger than life crime fighting, smokin' hot, married couple. The plot of Robb's latest sees Eve being stalked by an admirer. The murderer is picking out people who disrespected or harmed Eve in some way. The perp leaves messages at each scene, calling himself Eve's true friend. Eve has to walk a very careful line; simultaneously trying to manipulate the killer into coming after her while leaving her friends alone. There's plenty of tension, action, mystery, and danger to go around!
America's Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook - Well tested recipes presented with a thought to what is seasonally available this cookbook makes entertaining a breeze. All the recipes are presented as part of a complete menu so you don't have to worry about what flavors pair well together. Menus cover all entertaining bases from the simple to the show stopping!
The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder - Peter Zeihan's lively new book focuses on how the success or failure of nations often lies on the good or bad fortune of their geography. His unusual approach to understanding the current world order makes for an interesting read. His contrarian prediction that the next 25 years will see the United States faring better than most nations is a welcome departure from the gloomy predictions that fill most publications.
The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins's debut novel quickly rose to the top of the New York Times Best Seller List. This novel is a fast moving psychological thriller with a surprise ending. The story is told from three character's not-to-be-trusted perspectives. The Christian Science Monitor calls The Girl on the Train this year's Gone Girl.
March is also National Reading Group Month. The Library would like to encourage any individual interested in joining a group with lively discussion consider joining the Thursday Morning Reading Group. They meet at 10 am on the first Thursday of every month.