Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Off The Shelf: May 17, 2013

Off the Shelf:
An e-mail newsletter from the Prince William Public Library System
May 17, 2013
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“The rhythm of the rails is all they feel” is a line from Steve Goodman’s song about a long train ride, and who among us isn’t a bit fascinated by the romance of train travel? This June 1st, Historic Manassas will host the 19th Annual Heritage Railway Festival in downtown Manassas, and will feature miniature trains, real train rides, bluegrass music and more.To prepare yourself, take a ride through the history of the railroad and its importance to Manassas, as well as its vital role in the Civil War (don’t forget, this is the Sesquicentennial year!).The first Manassas Junction rail depot was a small log building in 1852 and in July of 1861, Manassas became significant as the site of historic Civil War engagements. To read more, try: “Manassas: a Place of Passages” by Mulvaney or “The First Battle of Manassas” by Davis, among the many local history titles that feature photos and information about the town and its trains.
 
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Take a look at these new fiction titles just out or on their way in May, courtesy of Beth Walker, Librarian I at Chinn Park:
Dead Ever After ( The 13th and final book of the Sookie Stackhouse series) by Charlaine Harris
 
Silken Prey by John Sandford
 
A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre
 
Pirate Alley by Stephen Coonts
 
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland by Ace Atkins
 
Inferno by Dan Brown
 
Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
 
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
 
A Chain of Thunder: A Novel of the Siege of Vicksburg by Jeff Shaara
 
Deeply Odd: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz
 
 
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