Check out these new arrivals at the Astoria Public Library:

Therapist Mary Pipher, author of "Reviving Ophelia" and "Another Country," invites readers to visit with her in "Letters to A Young Therapist: Stories of Hope and Healing." Using a letter format, Pipher shares her philosophies and advice on the art of therapy. The letters come from her many years of mentoring young graduate students.

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Forensic scientist Simon St. James and his wife, Deborah, must unravel the secrets on a small island when Guy Brouard is found murdered. There are many on the island who might want him dead. And his latest project, a museum honoring those who resisted German occupation in World War II, did not please the people in his past. "A Place of Hiding" was written by Elizabeth George.

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Fred Moody has lived his life in the Pacific Northwest, on an island near Seattle. His newest book, "Seattle and the Demons of Ambition," traces the effects of growth on the Seattle landscape and population. Having achieved the wealth it sought in the 1980s, Seattle soon saw the consequences, culminating in the World Trade Organization Convention and the conflicts that arose.

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"Refuge in Hell," by Daniel B. Silver, describes how the only Jewish hospital in Berlin survived and functioned throughout World War II. Using primary source material and the accounts of survivors, Silver brings readers the surprising details and provides a glimpse into the lives of those involved.

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When Tucker Jones answered the phone, he expected to hear that his daughter, Kat, was home from an outing. Instead, the caller tells him she was at a party and that something ominous happened to her. Tucker races to the party to find his daughter gone, and gets embroiled in a fight. Now he has been arrested, and who will look for Kat? "Breaking Her Fall" is a new novel by Stephen Goodwin.

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Hearing a diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. Along with having to negotiate the changes to daily life, patients need to understand the various therapies. Dr. Carol L. Kornmehl wrote "The Best News About Radiation Therapy" to provide the latestand fullest information about radiotherapy. The writing is clear and direct and takes a humanistic viewpoint.

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Anne Perry has written a novel of World War I, "No Graves As Yet." In the summer of 1914, Joseph learns that his parents have been killed in a car crash. His brother reveals that their father had been coming to turn over a secret document that could devastate England. But the document has disappeared.

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Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee tell the stories of World War II's unsung heroes, the U.S. Army nurses. There were more than 59,000 nurses serving in the war. Yet many of these women's stories were only told to family, if at all. Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee celebrate the lives of these brave and wonderful nurses, concentrating on those who were in the front lines, in "And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II."

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How has human life been shaped by the large predators - the lions, the tigers, the sharks? David Quammen sought the answer to this question in this book, "Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind." Today, most large predator populations are endangered or extinct. Quammen studied four remote areas to examine his questions.

- Jane Tucker, librarian

Astoria Public Library

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