New Books for November 2014

The Escape

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David Baldacci is one of the world’s most popular, widely-read storytellers. In his blockbuster thrillers Zero Day and The Forgotten, readers met John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But all his training, all his experience, all his skills will not prepare him for his newest case, one that will force him to hunt down the most formidable and brilliant prey he has ever tracked: his own brother. THE ESCAPE It’s a prison unlike any other. Military discipline rules. Its security systems are unmatched. None of its prisoners dream of escaping. They know it’s impossible. Until now. John Puller’s older brother, Robert, was convicted of treason and national security crimes. His inexplicable escape from prison makes him the most wanted criminal in the country. Some in the government believe that John Puller represents their best chance at capturing Robert alive, and so Puller takes on the burden of bringing his brother in to face justice. But Puller quickly discovers that there are others pursuing his brother, who only see Robert as a traitor and are unconcerned if he survives. Puller is in turn pushed into an uneasy, fraught partnership with another agent, who may have an agenda of her own. They dig more deeply into the case together, and Puller finds that not only are her allegiances unclear, but that there are troubling details about his brother’s conviction….and that someone is out there who doesn’t want the truth to ever come to light. As the nation-wide manhunt for Robert grows more urgent, Puller’s masterful skills as an investigator and strength as a fighter may not be enough to save his brother-or himself.

Author: David Baldacci
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: 2014-11-18
ISBN: 9781455521197

Prince Lestat

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A tale spanning periods from the ancient to the modern world reunites fans with beloved characters, from Louis de Pointe Lac and the eternally young Armand to David Talbot and Marius, who hear a mysterious voice urging ancients to destroy increasing populations of maverick vampires. 300,000 first printing.

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Knopf
Published: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 9780307962522

Some Luck

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“An epic novel that spans thirty years in the lives of a farm family in Iowa, telling a parallel story of the changes taking place in America from 1920 through the early 1950s”–Provided by publisher.

Author: Jane Smiley
Publisher: Knopf
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9780307700315

Gray Mountain

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Losing her job at New York City’s largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets. By the best-selling author of Sycamore Row. 1.5 million first printing.

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Doubleday
Published: 2014-10-21
ISBN: 9780385537148

Hope to Die

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Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross’s family–his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children–have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves? Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross’s greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says “nobody does it better” than James Patterson.

Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown
Published: 2014-11-24
ISBN: 9780316210966

Marella Agnelli

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The exclusive world of one of the twentieth century’s most glamorous and alluring women, as seen through her private homes and gardens. Nicknamed “The Swan” by Richard Avedon when he photographed her iconic portrait in 1953, Marella Agnelli is not only one of the great beauties of the last century, but also the most elegant and cultured of that exclusive club. Born the Neapolitan princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto, she became Marella Agnelli with her marriage to Gianni Agnelli, the Fiat industrialist. However, her innate style dates back to her New York internship with photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, and she was a Vogue contributor in the 1950s and ’60s as well as appearing in its pages. One of the most photographed women of the jet-set society, she was captured by Avedon as well as Irving Penn, Henry Clarke, Horst, and Robert Doisneau, among others. Agnelli collaborated with the best artists and designers of her day, with her many residences as their palette. From Italian interior design legend Renzo Mongiardino—who worked on her New York apartment alongside a young Peter Marino—to Gae Aulenti, the important Italian architect, who built her homes in Turin and Marrakech, Agnelli created a series of extraordinary houses and gardens, full of timeless elegance, invaluable art, and groundbreaking decorating ideas. With ten residences spread throughout Turin, Rome, Milan, New York, St. Moritz, and Marrakech, ranging from regally classic villas to ultramodern apartments, her impeccable taste shines through in these gorgeous interiors and gardens. One of the famous modern fairy tales of love, glamour, and heartbreak, Marella Agnelli has become an icon of our times.

Author: Marella Agnelli, Marella Caraciolo Chia
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Published: 2014-09-23
ISBN: 9780847843213

Just Mercy

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The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: undefined
Published: 2014-10
ISBN: 9780812994520

The Burning Room

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In the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot… very fast. In the LAPD’s Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other clues are virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch’s new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise. Now Bosch and Soto are tasked with solving a murder that turns out to be highly charged and politically sensitive. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim’s spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random. As their investigation picks up speed, it leads to another unsolved case with even greater stakes: the deaths of several children in a fire that occurred twenty years ago. But when their work starts to threaten careers and lives, Bosch and Soto must decide whether it is worth risking everything to find the truth, or if it’s safer to let some secrets stay buried. In a swiftly-moving novel as relentless and compelling as its hero, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is “one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction” (Chicago Tribune).

Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Little, Brown
Published: 2014-11-03
ISBN: 9780316225939

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“Wonder” Handshake Art Opening

Saturday, November 8th, 10am
at the
Haston Library


View handshake castings created by Franklin students and inspired by the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Handshake art on display through November

Made possible by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council
All programs are free and open to the public.

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Story Hour

December 13th
10am at the Haston Library.
Come enjoy stories, songs and crafts.

Saturday November 8th and December 6th
meet at the
Franklin Central School for Tumbletime

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The Haston Library

Saturday, October 18th, 10 am

Meet local farmers and tour their tractors
Stencil a tractor t-shirt to take home.
Sample local foods.

This program was made possible by a grant from NOFA
For further information contact the library at 285-6505

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Franklin Harvest Hoe-Down


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Opening for Geek the Library Photos


Opening for Geek the Library Photos
Monday, October 6th, 7pm at the Haston Library.

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Stone Soup

with Virginia Holiman

Children and seniors
make soup with vegetables from
the children’s garden.
September 25th, 10am
at the Felco Room

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