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New Items @ Marion!

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On to Richmond  1861-1862 by Ginny Dye

The Ones That Matter Most by Rachael Herron

The Kullervo by J R R Tolkien

The Sandman by Lars Kepler

The Wedding Chapel by Rachel  Hauck

Dying for a Tatse by Leslie Karst

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Extreme Prey by John Sandford

The Royalists by S J Deals

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum

The Grantchester Mysteries: Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie

 

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Kingdom Come by Mark Waid and Alex Ross is a new addition to the graphic novel collection in the reference department of the Marion Library. The premise makes use of dozens of characters  ranging from classic heroes of the past like Captain Comet and the Spectre to newly created heirs to more familiar heroes and villains.  When society seems to have rejected traditional values in favor of a more reckless disregard for public safety and common decency, Superman and most of his allies retire.  Years pass and violent vigilantes like the insane Magog routinely rampage across the global having bloody battles with one another with no real purpose.  Finally, two opposing forces decide to  restore order to the world.  An older Superman returns to reclaim his role as the world’s greatest super hero while an injured but armored Batman considers leading allies of his own to oppose his old friend’s view of social justice. Naturally, while the heroes battle one another, opportunistic villains like Lex Luthor make plans of their own. It is an epic story about the nature of heroism and how larger than life characters deal with emotions like loss, guilt, and forgiveness.

 

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New Large Print @ Marion!

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You don’t have to be Eloise to live large! Just try some of these new large print books at Marion!

Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer

Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews

Off the Grid by C J Box

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste McHale

The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Evans

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Laura Bradford is the author of the popular Amish Mysteries and the upcoming Emergency Dessert Squad series.  She was kind enough to show support for your local library and we appreciate her help.  Visit her website at http://www.laurabradford.com to learn more about her books including  A Churn for the Worse and Éclair and Present Danger.

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William Shakespeare!

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William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and is still considered to have been one of the greatest authors in history. With an unerring command of language, an imaginative use  of diction, and an uncanny insight into human nature, he captured the highs and lows of what it means to be human like no other writer.  People may no longer literally speak like his creations but feelings and motivations have not changed since he masterfully explored life, love, loss, hatred, revenge, and envy in so many wonderful works. Even if you have never watched or read one of his plays, you’ve probably seen or read something inspired by a play Shakespeare wrote.

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New Paperbacks!

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We have some new “larger print” sized paperbacks at Marion!

Protecting Her Daughter by Lynette Eason

Accidental Dad by Lois Richter

 The Rancher’s First Love by  Brenda Milton

The Lawman’s Surprise Family by Patricia Jones

Sudden Recall by Lisa Phillips

Covert Cargo by Elisabeth Rees

Mistaken Target by Sharon Dunn

Last Stand Ranch by Jenna Night

No One to Trust by Melody Carlson

 

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Robin Stevens is the author of a popular  new series in which two schoolgirls (Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong) combine their respective talents to solve mysteries around the Deepden School for Girls!  She was kind enough to show her support for your local library and we appreciate her help.  Learn more about her and her books  at http://www.robin-stevens.co.uk.

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