My Women’s History pick of the week is by one of my favorite actresses, “My Passion for Design” by Barbara Streisand. This book contains not only Barbara’s own rooms she has decorated, but memories of her childhood and insights into the development of her own sense of style.
Pam’s Pick of the week is a wonderful book about Trigg County. “Images of America Trigg County” by Thomas D. Harper with foreword by William T. Turner. This book is a pictorial history of Trigg County, with pictures of people and places and time gone by. This book is not only for someone who has grown up in Trigg County but also a history for anyone who lives here.
New Fiction: “Marrying Daisy Bellamy” by Susan Wiggs, this is a Lakeshore Chronicles book. Daisy has spent most of her young life tossed between two men: Logan, the father of her son, and Julian, a military man. When Daisy gets word the Julian is dead, she marries Logan to give their son a family. But everything changes when she finds out he is alive and a prisoner of a drug lord.
“In too Deep” by Jayne Ann Krentz, this is book one in the Looking Glass Trilogy. Investigator Fallon Jones has taken on an assistant, Isabella Valdez, who displays some unusual talents as she helps him dig through an ever-expanding mess of paranormal criminal activity.
Isabella insists on learning the detective business, too, and she quickly has her own first case, investigating a “haunted” house. Once Isabella senses the house is troubled by more than a ghost, she calls Fallon for backup, and that’s when Fallon realizes his new assistant has not only a few unique talents of her own but also a mysterious past that could come back to haunt them both.
“The Red Garden” by Alice Hoffman, this story will take you through 200 years of the history of Blackwell, a small town in rural Massachusetts, in her insightful latest. The story opens with the arrival of the first settlers, among them a pragmatic English woman, Hallie, and her profligate, braggart husband, William.
Hallie makes an immediate and intense connection to the wilderness, and the tragic severing of that connection results in the creation of the red garden, a small, sorrowful plot of land that takes on an air of the sacred.
New Non-fiction: “Walt Disney World with Kids” by Kim Wright Wiley, this book will help you with everything you will need for the family vacation of a lifetime.
“9X13: The Perfect Fit Dish” edited by Meredith Corporation, this book has more than 180 family favorites to fit America’s most popular pan. You will find everything from appetizers, desserts, meats and breakfast.
New Audio Books: “Foreign Influence” by Brad Thor, and “Queen of the Night” by J. A. Jance.
New CDs: “With a Twist” by Straight No Chaser, “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra” by Quincy Jones, and “…Featuring” by Norah Jones.
New DVDs: “The Road,” “Clambake,”“Cats & Dogs” and “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.”
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The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.