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

"The Redemption Series" by Karen Kingsbury and Gary Smalley. These five titles by inspirational novelist Karen Kingsbury and collaborator Gary Smalley follow the Baxter family women through their relationships and life stories. Each faces personal crises and finds faith to survive. Series titles include Redemption, Remember, Return, Rejoice, and Reunion.

"One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. How can one find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does a life of gratitude look like when your days are gritty, long and sometimes dark? This is a practical guide to living a life of joy, and invites you to wake up to everyday blessings.

"The Thank You Economy" by Gary Vaynerchuk. The author reveals how companies big and small can make room for the customers’ demands for authenticity, originality, creativity, and honesty and revert to a level of customer service rarely seen in generations. It is still possible for business owners to know their customers personally, and give them individual attention.

"Ever By My Side" by Nick Trout. Veterinarian Dr. Nick Trout shares his world of animal medicine, offering a funny, moving, and intimate memoir about how the pets he has had throughout his life have shaped him into the son, husband, father and doctor he is today. Lessons learned about friendship, loyalty and resilience speak to any reader who appreciates the bonds we have with loved ones, either human or animal.

"The Memory Palace" by Mira Bartok. The author tells her personal narrative of recovery from a debilitating car accident, struggling to recuperate from a traumatic brain injury. Through the process, she must reconnect with her family and reach out to her long term mentally ill mother. Eventually, Bartok and her mother open a long locked truck which floods them both with memories that had been lost to both of them.

"The Sixth Man" by David Baldacci. The man defending an alleged serial killer is found murdered before the trial begins. Investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell begin asking questions that put them on a collision course with the highest levels of government and the darkest corners of power. Threats from every direction soon throw them into a terrifying confrontation that may part them forever.

Sharon Sturgis is the librarian of the Ellinwood School/Community Library.