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Rain Sizes

Rain comes in various sizes

Some rain is small as a mist

Some rain is the size of a nickel

When it rains the right size

It’s fun to be Outdoors…

But run home before you get trapped in

The Big Rain that rattles and roars.
Paraphrased from Rain Sizes by John Ciardi.

We have new books that will go with any size RAIN! “Pam’s Picks” is just something a little different, two brand new Reference Books.

In a town with great antique stores, “Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide” this is the 2011 43rd Edition. Kovels’ guides are considered the bibles of the field. This means that the 2010 Edition moves to the Non-fiction shelf of the library and can be checked out. Hurrah!

The next Reference book is unique, “The Pot Book” a complete guide to Cannabis. There is so much information about its role in medicine, politics, science and culture. Edited by Julie Holland, M.D., with contributions by Andrew Weil, M.D. and Lester Grinspoon, M.D. Now for some Non-reference picks.

New Fiction: “Damage” by John Lescroart, Wes Farrell is back with a new job. He is San Francisco’s new district attorney. His very first case is a doozy that dates back 10 years. Roland Curtlee, was convicted of rape and murder of a family employee. But now he has been let out pending his retrial. But the witnesses from the first trial seem to be dying. Wes must fend off the pressure make by Curtlee’s family, so he can find the truth about the case.

“Family Storms” by V.C. Andrews, this is book one in the new series. Sasha Porter has always dreamed of having a normal life, with a real home and a family. She and her mother live on the street selling knickknacks and trinkets to survive. Sasha’s dream comes true one stormy night when her mother is struck and killed when a speeding car veers out of control.

When Sasha wakes up in the hospital she has been taken in by Mrs. Jordan March, wealthy woman who has never gotten over the loss of her daughter, Alena. Mrs. March wanted Sasha to live in Alena’s room and wear her clothes. But someone does not want Sasha around.

“Here to Stay” by Katherine Anderson, this is a Harrigan Family novel. Mandy had a tough childhood but as an adult it is not much better. Feeling the responsibility for the accident that took her brother’s sight, he is now totally reliant on her for care. And it is making both of them miserable. But when Mandy meets Zach Harrigan and his mini guide horse, she thinks she’s found the ticket to her brother’s happiness and maybe her own.

And even though the book has not arrived, my special pick. “Toys” by James Patterson, with Neil McMahon, the one with the most toys…Dies.

New Christian Fiction: “Lightkeeper’s Bride” by Colleen Coble, this is the second book in the Mercy Falls series. Katie Russell loves her job as a telephone operator, but when she over hears a chilling exchange between her friend and a male voice. When Katie learns her friend is missing she fears the worst. Katie and the new lighthouse keeper team up to investigate the mystery. Katie is drawn to Will, but she is not at liberty to marry for love.

New Audio Books: “The Inner Circle” by Brad Meltzer, and “The Right Path” by Nora Roberts.

New CDs: “All the Women I Am” by Reba McEntire, “Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton” by Blake Shelton, and “The Band Perry.”

New DVDs: “The Last Song” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

Coming at the end of May, E-Books!!! More information to come.

The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.
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