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August 2016


The last month of summer is here. You still have time to relax in the shade and read a great book. Maybe you just want to do some camping or boating. Whatever your plans are, we have the books and the maps to take with you that will enhance your experience. Let us help you make this the best month of summer.
 New Releases August
Aug 2nd
Sweet Tomorrows
 Debbie Macomber
Smooth Operator
 Stuart Woods
Orson Scott Card
American Heiress
Jeffrey Toobin
Bones of Paradise
Jonis Agee

Untitled New Oprah Pick

Aug 9th

 Catherine Coulter

Three Sisters, Three Queens
 Philippa Gregory

Behind Closed Doors
 B.A. Paris

The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko
 Scott Stambach

Aug 16th

Curious Minds
 Janet Evanovich

Lisa Scottoline

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
Amy Schumer

Aug 23rd

First Star I See Tonight
 Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The One Man
Andrew Gross

High Stakes
George R.R. Martin

Repo Madness
W. Bruce Cameron

The Mannings:The Fall & Rise of a Football Family
Lars Anderson

The Perfect Horse:The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
Elizabeth Letts
Aug 30th
The Jealous Kind
James Lee Burke
A Great Reckoning
Louise Penny
Guinness World Records 2017
Old Farmer's
Almanac 2017


               Staff Pick - Robby


I just finished reading the newest title in Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series, "The Black Widow".  Silva's books could be ripped right out of the current headlines in the news. I have enjoyed getting to know his main character, Gabriel, art restorer by profession, deep undercover Israeli Mossad agent by training. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat and is so current in world events. His books always make me wonder what goes on behind the scenes with the people in charge of protecting us and thwarting terrorism.

  Booklist (07/01/2016):
*Starred Review* Gabriel Allon, art restorer and Israeli spy, is supposed to be dead, but he's really very much alive and about to take over the directorship of Israel's secret intelligence service (called the Office by those on the inside). But before that can happen, there's some field work that needs attending to: Hannah Weinberg, an old friend of Allon's and the director of the Weinberg Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism in France, was killed, along with hundreds of others (including several Israelis), when the Paris center was destroyed by a bomb in a carefully executed ISIS attack. Now, working with the French and eventually the Americans, Allon is leading a team charged with finding and killing the ISIS leader called Saladin, who orchestrated the Paris attack and is planning another, even bigger strike. To carry out his plan, Allon conscripts a Jewish doctor, Natalie Mizrahi, to pose as a Palestinian, get herself recruited by ISIS, and become the Office's eyes and ears within the organization. Echoing John le Carre's The Little Drummer Girl (1983), the narrative takes us not only inside an Islamic terrorist group, but also inside the head of an initially reluctant but then committed double agent, who must learn to subsume one identity beneath another. This is a compelling thriller as Silva layers tension into his narrative like a symphony conductor, with Natalie becoming more involved in Saladin's next attack, and Gabriel balancing his need for intelligence against his agent's safety; but the novel also affords a sobering, insightful, and multifaceted look at the overwhelming complexities of the seemingly interminable war in the Middle East. And, for series fans, Silva introduces a new and richly conceived character who is likely to become a regular cast member. A winner on all fronts.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)
Back to School
School will be starting a little later this month. Most teachers recommend that children do some reading over the summer months to keep their minds active. 
We have a great many titles for kids to choose from, no matter what their interests may be. We have non-fiction books on various subjects such as sports, horses, science, or activity books for being creative. We also have wonderful novels to recommend, whether your child likes historical fiction, fantasy, animal stories, or choose-your-own-adventure books. Come on downtown and see what we have in store to entice your kids.
We invite teachers to come in to see all the new books that would be great additions to your classrooms this fall. There are so many fun books available to you. Stay tuned for information about our Teacher Night we hold each year in early fall.

Recipe Corner
If you love the books, or watch the TV show, now you can taste the food of Outlander. Try this recipe from Theresa Carle-Sanders.

Jam Tarts

Makes 12
Use 1/2  of the Short Crust Pastry recipe

Short Crust Pastry

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2  teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup ( 2 sticks) cold butter
1/2 cup ice water
1  large egg yolk
1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar
Stir together the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Grate the butter into the flour and work it in with your fingertips until the butter is reduced to pea-size lumps and the flour is the color of cornmeal. Make a well in the bottom the bowl. Whisk together the ice water, egg yolk, and lemon juice. Pour the liquid mixture into the well and use your fingertips to bring the dough together into a shaggy ball.
1/2 cup of your favorite jam.

Move a rack to the middle rung and heat the oven to 375 degrees.
On a lightly floured counter, roll out the pastry to an even round, 1/8 inch thick. Use a 4-inch cutter to cut out twelve rounds. Gently press the rounds into a muffin pan, ensuring you work the pastry into the corners of each cup. Prick each of the bottoms three or four times with a fork before parbaking the pastry until dry, about 5 minutes.
Fill each tart with 2 teaspoons of the jam, then return to the oven until bubbling and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then gently remove the tarts to a wire rack to cool completely. Before serving, they can be garnished with a fresh berry. Keep in a covered tin on the counter up to 3 days.
Robby Smith

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