New books added to Peters­burg li­brary shelves

The Progress-Index Weekend - - MAGIC MOMENTS - CAROLYN EUBANKS Carolyn Eubanks, re­tired head of tech­ni­cal ser­vices for the Peters­burg Pub­lic Li­brary Sys­tem, writes a li­brary col­umn for The Progress-In­dex.

The fol­low­ing books have been added to the Peters­burg Li­brary col­lec­tion. The li­brary is lo­cated at 201 W. Wash­ing­ton St.

ADULT FIC­TION: “HEART­BREAK HO­TEL”

by Jonathan Keller­man. At nearly one hun­dred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the pa­tients that child psy­chol­o­gist Alex Delaware nor­mally treats. But the charm­ing, witty woman con­vinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at a lux­ury ho­tel. What Thalia wants from Alex are an­swers to un­set­tling ques­tions — about guilt, pat­terns of crim­i­nal be­hav­ior, vic­tim se­lec­tion. When Alex asks the rea­son for her mor­bid fas­ci­na­tion, Thalia prom­ises to tell all dur­ing their next ses­sion. But when he shows up the fol­low­ing morn­ing, he is met with si­lence: Thalia is dead in her room. Alex and homi­cide de­tec­tive Milo Stur­gis must peel back the lay­ers of a fas­ci­nat­ing but elu­sive woman’s life and em­bark on one of the most baf­fling in­ves­ti­ga­tions ei­ther of them has ever ex­pe­ri­enced. by Rochelle Alers. Cor­po­rate at­tor­ney Han­nah DuPont-Low­ell al­ways pic­tured her­self re­turn­ing to New Or­leans to re­tire — just not yet. But af­ter her Man­hat­tan Com­pany abruptly lays off its staff, there’s no bet­ter place to fig­ure out a next move than the porch of her plan­ta­tion­style home. Nes­tled in the stun­ning Gar­den District, the DuPont House has been in Han­nah’s fam­ily for two cen­turies. It could make a won­der­ful

“THE IN­HER­I­TANCE”

inn, es­pe­cially if she can con­vince her friends and for­mer co­work­ers Tonya, Jas­mine, and Ny­dia to join in the ven­ture. But in the mean­time, Han­nah has a high school re­union to at­tend.

ADULT NON-FIC­TION: “POR­TRAITS OF COURAGE”

by Ge­orge W. Bush. A vi­brant col­lec­tion of oil paint­ings and sto­ries by Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush hon­or­ing the sac­ri­fice and courage of Amer­ica’s mil­i­tary veter­ans. “Por­traits of Courage” brings to­gether sixty-six full-color por­traits and a four-panel mu­ral painted by Pres­i­dent Bush of mem­bers of

“COOK­ING THAT COUNTS”

by Edi­tors of Cook­ing Light. If you’re tired of think­ing about what you can’t or shouldn’t eat while you’re try­ing to lose weight, then this book is for you. It pro­vides a smart and, most im­por­tantly, sus­tain­able way to lose weight and keep it off. Noth­ing is off lim­its! And you won’t go hun­gry. You’ll find smart tips about stay­ing on track, in­gre­di­ent in­for­ma­tion, and shop­ping strate­gies as well as con­ve­nient so­lu­tions for those days when you just don’t feel like cook­ing.

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