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BALDWIN — Stop by the Pathfinder Library and check out these new titles added to our collection.

BOOK OF THE WEEK: "The Speckled Beauty: A Dog and His People" by Rick Bragg (non fiction). Speck is not a good boy. He is a terrible boy, a defiant, self-destructive, often malodorous boy, a grave robber and screen door moocher who spends his days playing chicken with the Fed Ex man, picking fights with thousand-pound livestock, and rolling in donkey manure, and his nights howling at the moon. He has been that way since the moment he appeared on the ridgeline behind Rick Bragg's house, a starved and half-dead creature, seventy-six pounds of wet hair and poor decisions. Speck arrived in Rick's life at a moment of looming uncertainty. A cancer diagnosis, chemo, kidney failure, and recurring pneumonia had left Rick lethargic and melancholy. Speck helped, and he is helping, still, when he is not peeing on the rose of Sharon. Written with Bragg's inimitable blend of tenderness and sorrow, humor and grit, The Speckled Beauty captures the extraordinary, sustaining devotion between two damaged creatures who need each other to heal.

NEW FICTION: "Every Hidden Thing" by Ted Flanagan, "So Many Beginnings" by Bethany Morrow, "The Great, the Glorious Goddamn of it all" by Josh Ritter, "Enemy at the Gates" by Vince Flynn, "The Bourne Treachery" by Robert Ludlum, "The Wish" by Nicholas Sparks, "How to Kill Your Best Friend" by Lexie Elliott, "The Spies of Shilling Lane" by Jennifer Ryan.

NEW NON FICTION: "Three Girls From Bronzeville" by Dawn Turner, "The Speckled Beauty: a dog and his people" by Rick Bragg, "Chasing Me to My Grave" by Winfred Rembert, "The Dressmaker's of Auschwitz" by Lucy Adington, "Caught in the Revolution" by Helen Rappaport.

NEW MYSTERY: "Lightning Strike" by William Kent Krueger, "A Darker Reality" by Anne Perry, "Mercy Creek" by M.E. Browning, "The Burning" by Jonathan Kellerman, "Never Saw Me Coming" by Vera Kurian, "The Awkward Black Man" by Walter Mosley, "The Girl I Used to Be" by Mary Torjussen.