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

"The Island" by Elin Hilderbrand. Birdie Cousins is a woman who prepares for everything, at least that’s what she thought. But her daughter calls and announces that she has ended her engagement sending everyone into an eddy of confusion and upheaval. Perhaps a summer on beautiful, rustic Tuckernuck Island will help everyone escape trouble. But the idyllic setting is not what anyone expects.

"In Too Deep" by Jayne Ann Krentz. Fallon Jones took over the family business and moved the headquarters to a secluded coastal town, and discovers that his paranormal investigative skills are needed in the community of unusually strong currents of unusual energy. Does this explain why the town draws misfits and drifters like moths to a flame?

"Matterhorn" by Karl Marlantes. Second lieutenant Waino Mellas has been assigned to lead a rifle platoon of forty Marines, most of whom are exhausted teenagers, to fortify a hill between Laos and the DMZ, and then to sever a crucial North Vietnamese supply line. When the Marines find themselves thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat, they must face the realities of war and the depth of their commitments.

"To The End of the Land" by David Grossman. Ora is a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer’s release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. Ora decides to travel cross country with two eclectic friends in a preemptive avoidance of bad news, a fear that her son’s service may be his last. This is a rich novel of a family in love and crisis, making for an extraordinary anti war novel.

"Rescue" by Anita Shreve. Peter is a rookie paramedic who pulls a young woman from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. But can you ever really save another person? Eighteen years later, Sheila, the crash victim, is long gone and Peter is raising their daughter alone. Will Sheila’s sudden return be a godsend or a catalyst to tear Peter and his daughter apart?

"What the Night Knows" by Dean Koontz. Detective John Calvino is certain that his family will be the target of a brutal killer who is recreating a murder spree from twenty years earlier. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, and that sometimes the dead return.