- MOSCOW RULES by Daniel Silva -- Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, uncovers a Russian arms sales plot. (MCCL has this book)
- THE BOURNE SANCTION by Eric Van Lustbader -- Robert Ludlum's character Jason Bourne pursues the leader of a Muslim terrorist group. (Order through PINES)
- THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE by David Wroblewski -- A mute takes refuge with three dogs in the Wisconsin woods after his father's murder. (Order through PINES)
- THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows -- After World War II, a journalist travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation. (Order through PINES)
- TRIBUTE by Nora Roberts -- A former child star returns to Virginia to rehabilitate the farm owned by her grandmother, an actress who dies mysteriously. (MCCL has this book)
- THE LACE READER by Brunonia Barry -- Secrets of a family of Salem women who foresee the future.
- THE LAST PATRIOT by Brad Thor -- Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, searches for an ancient secret that could defeat Islamic militants. (Order through PINES)
- CHASING HARRY WINSTON by Lauren Weisberger -- Three glamourous friends, New York women nearing 30, vow to change their lives. (Order through PINES)
- LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH by Emily Giffin -- A woman encounters an old boyfriend. (MCCL has this on audio CDs)
- THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson -- A hideously burned man is cared for by a sculptress who claims they were lovers seven centuries ago. (Order through PINES)
There are so many good books out there to read. Why go and spend $25 or $30 for one, when you can use your library card and save your money for something else...like gasoline.
Now, if you don't know about the PINES Online Library Catalog, I can tell you it's a "borderless library" (doesn't that sound great!) that provides equal access to information for all Georgians. PINES stands for Public Information Network for Electronic Services. It is the public library automation and lending network for more than 275 libraries and affiliated service outlets in almost 140 counties. If you don't know how to use it, one of our staff members will be glad to show you. And our Inter-Library Loan Clerk, Johnnie, can order the books for you.
Give it a try. Save your money and order today through PINES one of those hot new books on The New York Times "top 10" list.
Oh, and if you don't have a library card, you can get one any time. Also, September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. The cards are free, and we have plenty of them for you and your entire family. (Source: The New York Times Hardcover Fiction List, August 24, 2008)