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There are several new books available at the Ellinwood Library. They are:

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future" by Michael J. Fox. Celebrity Michael J. Fox draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "it all goes skidding sideways," and shares anecdotes of how he fulfilled the requirements of a college syllabus through survival in the entertainment world.

"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. In 1943, a young lieutenant pulls himself aboard a life raft after his Army Air Force bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. This lone survivor, adrift on an empty ocean, must answer desperation with ingenuity and suffering with hope, resolve and humor. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, is suspended on the power of his will.

"This Time Together" by Carol Burnett. With her warmth and self-deprecating humor, Carol tells the story of her rise in show business, and the people she has met along the way. She includes celebrities, cast, crew, family, and even audience members as influences in her extraordinary career.

"The Spellman’s Strike Again" by Lisa Lutz. At the age of 32, former wild child Izzy Spellman has finally agreed to take over the family’s investigation business, and the transition definitely won’t be a smooth one. After all, she can’t even follow Rule 1: Act Normal!

"Port Mortuary" by Patricia Cornwell. Dr. Kay Scarpetta is a forensics investigator, and the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts. Now she is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally. There are stunning indications that a dead body may have been zipped into one of her body bags. The problem? The body was still alive!

"Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. The major leads a quiet life in the English countryside, and has always lived by all things honorable and proper. But now he has developed a very special friendship with the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village, and the locals are quite judgmental. Can their relationship survive the face of culture and suffocating tradition?