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There are new books on CD at the Ellinwood Community/School Library. They are:

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future" by Michael J. Fox. Actor Michael Fox draws on his own life experiences to make a case that real learning happens when "it all goes skidding sideways."

"Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales" by Nelson Mandela. This selection of Nelson Mandela’s favorite folktales from across the African continent is performed by a diverse group of acclaimed actors who have donated their time and talents to this effort to help children in South Africa orphaned and impacted by HIV/AIDS.

"An Object of Beauty" by Steve Martin. This is a riveting novel about Lacey, a young woman on the rise in New York’s art world. Lacey’s career sends her zipping all over Manhattan, the east coast, and even St. Petersburg, and her charms and allure parallel the objects of beauty that she deals on the soaring art market.

"Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race" by Jon Stewart, et al. Award winning television personality, Jon Stewart, brings an irreverent, sharply witted history of the earth to life, all in the guise of guiding future alien invaders to recreate humans after their demise from the planet.

"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. On a May afternoon in 1943, a young lieutenant crashed his Army Air Forces bomber into the Pacific Ocean. Miraculously, he made it to a life raft, and embarked on a quest to survive, drifting aimlessly in the water and hoping for rescue. His story is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

"This Time Together" by Carol Burnett. Former television star Carol Burnett shares her reminiscences of a wonderful career as a ground breaking comedienne. She relates anecdotes about her friends and performances that contributed to an extraordinary life.

"Famous People Who Returned Our Calls" by National Public Radio. Celebrity guests are put on the spot in the popular "Not My Job" segment of "Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!," the oddly informative news quiz from NPR and Chicago Public Radio. This CD features such diverse celebrity guests as Stephen Colbert, Jane Curtain, Leonard Nimoy, Drew Carey, Mo Rocca and Paula Deen.

"Wicket Appetite" by Janet Evanovich. There are seven stones of power. No one knows when they were created or by whom, each said to represent one of the seven deadly sins. For centuries, treasure hunters have been eager to possess them, and now Gerwulf Grimoire wants them, and also wants the woman he needs to find the Stones. Suspense thriller with a comedic bent.