Find fall’s best-sellers at local libraries

October 6, 2013 

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A boy who survived a haunted hotel grows up. A Mississippi attorney faces another racially charged court case. And a once lovelorn woman has a new crush.

All of these characters are older, and presumably wiser, as this fall’s books include several major sequels: Stephen King offers “Doctor Sleep” 36 years after his famous “The Shining.” John Grisham revisits Clanton, Miss., in “Sycamore Row,” a follow-up to 1989’s “A Time to Kill.” And Helen Fielding finds “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” 15 years after her famous diary and more than a decade after she teetered on the “edge of reason.”

In addition, Margaret Atwood fans will grab the third book in her speculative trilogy with “MaddAddam,” Amy Tan returns to fiction and Shanghai in “The Valley of Amazement” and Thomas Pynchon goes back to 2001 New York with “Bleeding Edge.”

Sue Grafton will be only three letters from the end of the alphabet after she releases “W Is for Wasted,” her 23rd Kinsey Millhone mystery. Not far behind Grafton are Janet Evanovich’s “Takedown Twenty”; Patricia Cornwell’s “Dust,” her 21st Kay Scarpetta novel; and Sara Paretsky’s 16th novel featuring V.I. Warshawski, “Critical Mass.”

Nonfiction authors will be revisiting the past with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Respected presidential biographer Robert Dallek, who in “Camelot’s Court” looks at Kennedy’s own “team of rivals.” A doctor who was in the hospital when Kennedy was shot collects physicians’ memories in “We Were There.”

-- St. Louis Post Dispatch

Bibb County

www.co.bibb.ga.us/library

Washington Memorial Library

1180 Washington Ave., Macon

478-744-0800

Hours:

Adult Reference and Junior Room: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Genealogical and Historical Room and Middle Georgia Archives: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

Macon Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Riverside Branch

Rivergate Shopping Center, 110 Holiday Drive N., Macon

478-757-8900

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Charles A. Lanford Branch

6504 Houston Road, Macon

478-621-6970

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Shurling Branch

Shurlington Plaza, 1769 Shurling Drive, Macon

478-744-0875

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

West Bibb Branch

Northwest Commons, 5580 Thomaston Road, Macon

478-744-0818

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

Crawford County

Crawford County Public Library

340 McCrary St., Roberta

478-836-4478

Hours: 1-7 p.m. Monday; and 10 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

Houston County

www.houpl.org

Centerville Library

206 Gunn Road, Centerville

478-953-4500

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Friday; noon-8 p.m. Tuesday; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays

Nola Brantley Memorial Library

721 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins

478-923-0128

Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Perry Public Library

1201 Washington St., Perry

478-987-3050

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Friday; noon-8 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Jones County

Jones County Public Library

146 Railroad Ave., Gray

478-986-6626

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday

Monroe County

Monroe County Library

62 West Main St., Forsyth

478-994-7025

Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Peach County

www.peach.public.lib.ga.us

Thomas Public Library

315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Fort Valley

478-825-1640

Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Monday; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-2:20 p.m. Saturday

Byron Public Library

105 Church St., Byron

478-956-2200

Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tuesday; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Twiggs County

Twiggs County Public Library

101 Ash St., Jeffersonville

478-945-3814

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

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