And tints the buds and swells the leaves within. By William Cullen Bryant
That sounds wonderful and spring-like! If only, but…we still have those great books to offer you. “Pam’s Picks” for Black History Month are two very well known authors, Walter Mosley and Terry McMillan.
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” by Walter Mosley, the story of a ninety-one year old man, who has been forgotten by his family, and his friends. He is determined to pass the rest of his days with only his memories for company. But when his grandnephew dies, his meaning for life is forever changed.
“Getting to Happy” by Terry McMillan, this is a sequel to “Waiting to Exhale.” Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin have learned to exhale now it is time to learn how to breathe. Gloria is very happy, Savannah believes she might be happy, Bernadine is fighting addiction and losing ground, and single mother Robin is trying to resign herself to being alone while things at her job begin to unravel.
Gloria and Savannah are struck by disaster, and things go rapidly downhill from there for everyone. Most of the misery has to do with men who lie, steal, cheat, or disappear, or with adult children who face similar problems.
New Fiction: “What the Night Knows” by Dean Koontz, this is a ghost story like no other you have ever read. A family that is at war for their survival and a killer lost in his own death.
“The Lake of Dreams” by Kim Edwards, the story of family secrets. Lucy Jarrett returns to her childhood home in Lake of Dreams. She learns that her brother, Blake, who’s gone into the family business, and his girlfriend hope to drain a controversial marsh to construct a high-end property.
Lucy, who is still haunted by her father’s death in a fishing accident years earlier, reconnects with her first boyfriend, Keegan Fall, now a successful glass artist. But when she sees something familiar in the pattern of one of his pieces, and discovers a hidden note in her childhood home, Lucy finally digs into her family’s mysterious past.
“Tick Tock” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, this is a Michael Bennett novel. Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker. As his affection for Emily grows into something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn.
All too soon, another appalling crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer’s pattern and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan.
New Non-fiction: “The Secret the Power” by Rhonda Byrne, in this book you will come to understand that all it takes is just one thing to change your relationships, money, health, happiness, career, and your entire life.
“Treat Me Not My Age” by Mark Lachs, M.D., this is a doctor’s guide to getting the best care as you or a loved one gets older.
New Biography: “With Love and Laughter, John Ritter” by Amy Yasbeck, this is a heartwarming memorial of the life she shared with her husband. John died Sept. 11, 2003 from an undiagnosed aortic dissection, at the age of fifty-four.
New Audio Books on Playaway: “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “Isolation” by Travis Thrasher, and “Dracula in Love” by Karen Essex.
New CDs: “Tonight” by Toby Mac, “And If Our God is for Us” by Chris Tomlin, and “No Changin’ Us” by Point of Grace.
Book Signing and Talk: Thomas Harper will be here Feb. 26 in the basement of the library for a book sign of his first book that is due out Feb. 21. The signing/ talk will be from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. You can call Thomas to reserve a copy of “Images of America: Trigg County, a Pictorial History.”
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.