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Nancy's Notes - October 7, 2010

New Catalogue and Library cards; “Perfect Match” and “Songs of the Humpback Whale” by Jodi Picoult; “Girls’ Poker Night” by Jill Davis.

Don’t forget to come in and get your updated library card. We have now changed to our new system so bear with us for awhile. It won’t make any difference to you at this point as the link on our web site is not ready to go yet. When it is, you will be able to see our card catalog on-line. If we don’t have a title you will be able to see if any BEACON participant does. You will not be able to check out on-line but I believe you can place reserves on a title. The new bar codes we have been working on are 14 digits as are the new patron numbers. We are coming up against a few problems at this point but when everything is done I think the public will be very pleased.

Jodi Picoult has become very popular with readers over the past few years. When that happens, an author’s older novels are reprinted. We have recently purchased two titles that we did not have.  The first title is, “Perfect Match”.  Career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, are shattered. Ripped apart by a sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system, Nina’s convictions are turned upside down, and she hurtles toward a plan to exact her own justice for her son.

The other book by Picoult is, “Songs of the Humpback Whale”. For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned oceanographer, Oliver Jones. But during a heated argument, Jane turns on him. In anger, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter for a cross-country trip charted by letters from her brother, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farms. Now, Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales, will search for his wife across a continent.

Many of you come in asking for a fun book. Jill Davis’, “Girls’ Poker Night”, may fit the bill. Dissatisfied with both her column and with her boyfriend, Ruby Capote sends her best columns and a six-pack of beer to the editor of ‘The New York News' and lands herself a job in the city. There she undertakes the tradition of Poker Night, but when Ruby falls for her boss, all bets are off.

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