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At the Captiva Library

By Staff | Nov 1, 2013

The Captiva Memorial Library is closed for building renovations. The library reopening is scheduled for January of 2014. During renovation of the Captiva Memorial Library the outside book return will remain open for return of Lee County Library System materials. Visit the Lee County Library System website at leelibrary.net or call 479-4636. Details of this donor funded community project are at: ccacaptiva.org.

Do you enjoy listening to music? Download popular music from Freegal Music at the Lee County Library system website leelibrary.net: Freegal Music is a free and legal downloadable music service for Lee County full use library card holders. Freegal Music offers access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog with hundreds of thousands of current songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels. The downloaded songs will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs It’s very easy to use and with no Digital Rights Management, full use card holders can keep all the songs they download-forever, for free. Users may search the Freegal Music interface for a particular artist or song title, or search by genre, such as rock, country, rap and classical. Every song has a sample clip to listen to prior to download. Freegal Music tracks the number of a customer’s downloads and “resets” the counter every Monday morning to allow free downloads every week. Links to Freegal Music are available from the Lee County Library System web site at leelibrary.net .The service requires a Lee County full use library card and a PIN. Don’t have a library card? Getting one is free and easy. Visit leelibrary.net to apply online, or stop by any Lee County Library System branch.

More e-books waiting for you to download for free at Lee County Library System’s Download Depot Overdrive at leelibrary.net:

Cartwheel by Jennifer DuBois

“When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn’t come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who’s asking. As the case takes shape–revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA–Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see–and to believe–in one another and ourselves. In Cartwheel, DuBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. No two readers will agree who Lily is and what happened to her roommate. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger well beyond.” *

The Professor of Truth by James Robertson

“Twenty-one years after his wife and daughter were killed in the bombing of a plane over Scotland, English lecturer Alan Tealing persists in trying to discover what really happened on that terrible night. Over the years, he obsessively amasses documents, tapes, and transcripts to prove that the man who was convicted was not actually responsible, and that the real culprit remains at large. When a retired American intelligence officer arrives on Alan’s doorstep on a snowy night, claiming to have information about a key witness in the trial, a fateful sequence of events is set in motion. Alan decides he must confront this man, in the hope of uncovering what actually happened. While Robertson writes with the narrative thrust of a thriller, The Professor of Truth is also a graceful meditation on grief, and the lengths we may go to find meaning in loss. Author James Robertson is a multiple prize-winning Scottish author and poet. He has published four previous novels: The Fanatic; Joseph Knight, which won the Scottish Book of the Year Award and the Saltire Prize; The Testament of Gideon Mack, which was a Booker Prize finalist and a Richard & Judy book club pick, and has sold more than 250,000 copies in the UK; and his most recent novel, And the Land Lay Still, winner of the Saltire Prize.” *

The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell

“Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident? Alma thinks she knows the answer-and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. Her dogged pursuit of justice makes her an outcast and causes a long-standing rift with her own son. By telling her story to her grandson, she finally gains some solace-and peace for her sister. He is advised to “Tell it. Go on and tell it”-tell the story of his family’s struggles, suspicions, secrets, and triumphs. Five of author Daniel Woodrell’s eight published novels were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Tomato Red won the PEN West Award for the Novel in 1999. Woodrell lives in the Ozarks near the Arkansas line with his wife, Katie Estil. ” *

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura

“The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn’t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces from whom he chooses his victims. He has no family, no friends, no connections…. But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when Ishikawa, his first partner, reappears in his life, and offers him a job he can’t refuse. It’s an easy job: tie up an old rich man, steal the contents of the safe. No one gets hurt. Only the day after the job does he learn that the old man was a prominent politician, and that he was brutally killed after the robbery. And now the Thief is caught in a tangle even he might not be able to escape.” *

The Bone Box by Gregg Olsen

“They call it the Bone Box. A collection of old cases, solved and unsolved, that continue to haunt forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman. None is more disturbing than the first. After two decades, Birdy still remembers the screaming. The blood on the boy’s hands. The body of a girl, butchered in the woods. Birdy’s testimony helped put her cousin behind bars. Now, twenty years later, she wants to reopen the box. Reexamine the evidence. And rekindle her fears that a killer walked free-and is closer than ever.” *

* Book jacket/publisher description