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Library Corner by Gloria Kinley & Library Lines by Andrea Trembath

Library Lines June 7th

Fifty-Fifty is James Patterson’s sequel to Never Never. What are the chances that convicted killer Sam Blue is innocent of the serial murders of three young women? Determined to clear his name, no matter the cost to her career, Detective Harriet Blue accepts a risky reassignment to a remote town where a diary found on the roadside reveals a murderous plan. And the first killing, shortly after her arrival, suggests that the clock is already ticking. Meanwhile, back in the city, a young woman holds the key to crack Harriet's brother's case wide open. If only she could escape the madmen holding her hostage.

 Fire Road. Get out! Run! We must leave this place! They are going to destroy this whole place! Go, children, run first! Go now! These were the final shouts nine year-old Kim Phuc heard before her world dissolved into flames-before napalm bombs fell from the sky, burning away her clothing and searing deep into her skin. It's a moment forever captured, an iconic image that has come to define the horror and violence of the Vietnam War. Kim was left for dead in a morgue; no one expected her to survive the attack. Napalm meant fire, and fire meant death.
Against all odds, Kim lived-but her journey toward healing was only beginning. When the napalm bombs dropped, everything Kim knew and relied on exploded along with them: her home, her country's freedom, her childhood innocence and happiness. The coming years would be marked by excruciating treatments for her burns and unrelenting physical pain throughout her body, which were constant reminders of that terrible day. Kim survived the pain of her body ablaze, but how could she possibly survive the pain of her devastated soul?

 Exploring Old Highway No. 1 West is your guide to scenic trips & adventures along the original Trans-Canada Highway. From the Ontario-Manitoba border to Victoria B.C., this book takes you on a nostalgic tour of the Trans-Canada before it became today’s seamless concrete ribbon. Clark Saunders explores Canada’s iconic highway as it was between 1945 and 1965-when cars had fins, paved roads were a luxury, and baby boomers pestered their parents with the question- are we there yet? If you ever plan to motor west, take the Old No. 1. It’s the highway that created the great Canadian road trip. And it’s still there for those with a spirit of adventure.

Krista Law