Find fall’s best-sellers at local libraries

October 6, 2013 


Mercer’s football team opened its season Aug. 31 with a victory over Reinhardt and finished the season with a 10-2 record.


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

Washington Memorial Library

1180 Washington Ave., Macon



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


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

Charles A. Lanford Branch

6504 Houston Road, Macon


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

Shurling Branch

Shurlington Plaza, 1769 Shurling Drive, Macon


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

West Bibb Branch

Northwest Commons, 5580 Thomaston Road, Macon


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

Crawford County

Crawford County Public Library

340 McCrary St., Roberta


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

Houston County

Centerville Library

206 Gunn Road, Centerville


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


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


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


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


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

Thomas Public Library

315 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Fort Valley


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


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


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

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