The War Memorial Library in Hudson is a non-profit registered charity providing a subscription library of printed and digital materials, primarily in the English language, to the residents of Hudson, Quebec and surrounding communities.Operated by volunteers, the Library is self-financing through membership fees, donations and fund raising activities. The Library in turn donates, to local charities, funds in excess of its own needs.The building and the Library serve as a memorial to those in Hudson who served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

July - Fiction

Beyond the Blue
Andrea MacPherson

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A Whisper in the Dark  Louisa May Alcott
Joy for Beginners  Erica Bauermeister
A Girl Can Dream  Anne Bennett
If You Were the Only Girl  Anne Bennett
The White Russian  Vanora Bennett
Beyond the Veil of Tears  Rita Bradshaw
2030   Albert Brooks
War of the Wives  Tamar Cohen
Child of the Mersey  Annie Groves
The Thread  Victoria Heslop
Secrets of the Lighthouse   Santa Montefiore
The King's Sister  Anne O'Brien
The Art Forger  Barbara Shapiro
Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch  Sijie Dai
Lies You Wanted to Hear  James Whitfield Thomson
The Orchid Affair  Lauren Willig

July - Mysteries

Thin Air
Ann Cleeves

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The Hanging Shed  Gordon Ferris
A Room Full of Bones  Elly Griffiths
Midwinter Sacrifice  Mons Kallentoft
The Gallows Bird  Camilla Lackberg
Afterwards  Rosamund Lupton
The Ghost Riders of Ordebec  Fred Vargas
Seeking Whom He May Devour  Fred Vargas

July - Non-Fiction

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents
Ross Wilson & Lynn Lyons

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Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less  Canadian Living
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up  Mary Kondo
Royal Gardeners  Alan Titchmarsh
The Republic of Imagination  Azar Nifisi
Quebec Culture Through the Eyes of an Artist: Marcel Dargis
Memoirs of Percy Nobbs  Bill Tierney

July - Children's Books

Puppy's Big Day
Nick Bruel

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Ivy + Bean Series #4 - 9  Annie Burrows
Girl's Best Friend  Leslie Margolis
Picture Day  Susan Nees
Monkey Me and the New Neighbour  Timothy Roland
Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl  Rachel Renee Russell
Superman: Darkseid's Revenge  Devan Aptekar
Batman: Gotham's Villains Unleashed  John Sazaklis
Superman & the Mayhem of Metallo  Sarah Hines Stephens
We're Very Good Friends, Grandma and I  P.K. Hallinan
Fancy Nancy Storybook Treasury  Jane O'Connor
The Golden Egg  A.J. Wood

Monday, July 20, 2015

August Book Sale

The August Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, August 3rd and runs until Saturday, August 8th. Cookbooks are featured.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Write Stuff - Jayne Ann Krentz

The author of over 50 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). She is famous for her work ethic, beginning her writing by 7 AM six days a week. Her heroines never are damsels in hardships, they are often heroes. Her novels also contain mystery or paranormal elements.
The library has several of her books and acquired her two most recent novels in June:  Trust No One (Krentz) and Garden of Lies (Quick). 
Krentz lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington. Click here to visit her website.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - Grantchester

A detective drama set in 1950s England, in a small village of Granchester near Cambridge, sees Anglican priest Sidney Chambers forge an unlikely partnership with the local Detective Inspector Geordie Keating after one of the vicars parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances. Chambers' more intuitive techniques of coaxing information from suspects forms the unlikely respect with the over-worked Inspector Keating.
The library has the first season. For more link here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Murder Ink - Allison Leotta

Allison Leotta was a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., specializing in felony sex crimes and domestic violence for 12 years. In 2011, she left the Department of Justice to pursue writing fulltime. She has been dubbed “the female John Grisham”. 
Leotta is the author of several books and founder of the award-winning blog, The Prime-Time Crime Review. Her weekly recaps of Law & Order: SVU are carried by The Huffington Post.
The library acquired her most recent novel A Good Killing.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like to read more of her novels.
Leotta lives with her husband, Michael, and their two sons outside of Washington, DC. Click here to visit her website.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

June - DVDs

Still Alice

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The Book of Negroes
Breaking Bad - Season 4
Broadchurch - Season 2
Foyle's War - Set 8
Grantchester - Season 1
The 100-Year-Old Man......
The Imitation Game
Jack Irish - Set 1
The Worricker Trilogy - Salting the Battlefield 
The Worricker Trilogy - Turks & Caicos
The Judge
Mr. Turner
Olive Kitteridge
Outlander Movie
Outlander TV Series- Season 1
Private Peaceful
Scott & Bailey - Season 2
The Silent Mountain
St. Vincent
Tim's Vermeer (also Blu-Ray)
Wolf Hall

June - Non-Fiction

Dead Wake
Erik Larson

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A Curious Mind  Brian Grazer
Chicken Soup: Time to Thrive  Amy Newmark
The Thirteenth Disciple  Deepak Chopra
Missoula  Jon Krakauer
H is for Hawk  Helen Macdonald
The Gluten Lie  Alan Levinovitz
Being Mortal  Atul Gawande
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening  Carol Wall
Good Garden Bugs  Mary M. Gardiner
Life From Scratch  Sacha Martin
Ghost Boy  Martin Pistorius
The Shepherd's Life  James Rebanks
Elon Musk  Ashlee Vance

June - Fiction

A God in Ruins
Kate Atkinson

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First Frost: Book 2  Sarah Addison Allen
Christoper's Diary: Echoes of a Dollanganger  V.C. Andrews
Mightier Than the Sword  Jeffrey Archer
The Dream Lover  Elizabeth Berg
Just One More Day  Jessica Blair
The Perfume Garden  Kate Lord Brown
The Tuner of Silences  Mia Coutu
THe Green Road  Anne Enright
The Book of Lost & Found  Lucy Foley
Inside the O'Briens  Lisa Genova
At the Water's Edge  Sara Gruen
The Humans   Matt Haig
The Guest Cat  Takashi Hiraide
The Little Old Lady Strikes Again  Catherine Sundberg
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy Rachel Joyce
It Started with Paris  Cathy Kelly
Luckiest Girl Alive  Jessica Knoll
Trust No One  Jayne Ann Krentz
The Girls of Mischief Bay  Susan Mallery
Three Amazing Things About You  Jill Mansell
Night in Shanghai  Nicole Mones
The World as We Know It  Joseph Monninger
The Sacrifice  Joyce Carol Oates
Miracle at Augusta  James Patterson
The Seven Sisters  Lucinda Riley
Pedal  Chelsea Rooney
Don't Let Him Know  Sandip Roy
Early Warning  Jane Smiley
A Perfect Life  Danielle Steel
Still Missing  Chevy Stevens
Cat Out of Hell  Lynne Truss
The Night Stages  Jane Urquhart
The Just City  Jo Walton
Cloudstreet  Tim Winton
The Memory Painter  Gwendolyn Womack
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  Gabrielle Zevin
The Fortune Hunter  Daisy Goodwin (Large Print)

June - Mysteries

Blood on Snow
Jo Nesbø

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Bittersweet  Susan Wittig Albert
Memory Man  David Balducci
Killer, Come Hither  Louis Begley
The Edge of Dreams  Rhys Bowen
Endangered  C.J. Box
Solitude Creek  Jeffrey Deaver
The Siege Winter  Samantha Norman
Crash & Burn  Lisa Gardner
Wolf  Mo Hayder
Pride V. Prejudice  Joan Hess
The Bone Tree  Greg Iles
World Gone By  Dennis Lehane
A Good Killing  Allison Leotta
The Fall  John Lescroart
Hush Hush  Laura Lippman
Pleasantville  Attica Locke
The Chess Men  Peter May
The Doll Maker  Richard Montanari
14th Deadly Sin  James Patterson
The Angel Court Affair  Anne Perry
Suspicion at Seven  Ann Purser
Garden of Lies  Amanda Quick
Obsession in Death  J.D. Robb
The Liar  Nora Roberts
Every Fifteen Minutes  Lisa Scottoline
The Children Return  Martin Walker
Festive in Death  J.D. Robb (Large Print)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

JULY BOOK SALE (Thanks to NY Times & Aaron Byrd)

The July Book Sale starts at 2.30 pm on Monday, July 6th and runs until Saturday, July 11th. Pocket books at 5/$1 are featured.

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Write Stuff - Tim Winton

The preeminent Australian novelist of his generation, Tim Winton is the author of the bestselling Cloudstreet, The Riders, and Dirt Music, among many other books. He began publishing fiction in his teens and his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the 1981 Australian / Vogel Prize. He has published 26 books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into 28 languages.
The library has a few of his books including his latest entitled Eyrie.  Please use the Suggestion Book at the front desk if you would like the library to acquire previous novels.
Winton lives in Western Australia with his wife and three children.  Click here to visit his Facebook page.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hudson Box Office (HBO) - A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home is an Australian television drama series. that debuted on Sunday 28 April 2013. Set in New South Wales in the period following World War II, it follows Sarah Adams  who has returned to Australia after twenty years abroad to start a new life and ends up clashing with wealthy matriarch Elizabeth Bligh.
It was created by Bevan Lee and has been described as a "compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s".
For more information go to this link.