At the Library


With the cold snowy days of December comes a longing for the warmth and comfort of home. If you find yourself with time between parties, decorating, and shopping, and wanting to read a book rather than watch another Hallmark movie, you?ll find all the comforts of home in these cozy stories available to check out at the library:

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Ryan Kelly spends plenty of time at The Bridge ? the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee ? remembering the times he and Molly Allen, who moved to Portland, once spent there. Now, with the bookstore in deep financial trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding.

The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans

Alone and distrustful after a bitter divorce, Elise surprises herself by accepting a proposition from a man who lives in her building that they pretend to be a couple for the weeks preceding the Christmas holiday.

The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Tom Langdon, a weary and cash-strapped journalist, is banned from flying when a particularly thorough airport security search causes him to lose his cool. Now, he must take the train if he has any chance of arriving in Los Angeles in time for Christmas with his girlfriend.

And where would we be without those classics of the holiday season:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies

The lives of three people are changed by an old man who insists that he is Santa Claus.

?A Christmas Memory? by Truman Capote (found in the book Breakfast at Tiffany?s: a Short Novel and Three Stories)

A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a 7-year-old boy and a sixtyish childlike woman cousin, with enormous love and friendship between them. This lovely story brought us the seasonal line, ?it?s fruitcake weather!?

Enjoy your holidays and your fruitcake!

These are the new materials available at the library this week.

Adult Fiction

The Story of Arthur Trulov by Elizabeth Berg

Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

Billy Love?s Wolfpack by Jean Wolf

Large Print Fiction

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Silver City by Jeff Guinn

The Byrds of Shywater by Paul Joseph Lederer