John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, Aug. 8
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I know we are closed this week but the library is always getting new books. “Pam’s Pick” this week is “I, Michael Bennett” by James Patterson.

NYPD Detective Bennett has brought down a Mexican crime lord. Bennett’s long time friend Hughie McDonough was killed in the chase. The prisoner vows to get revenge on Bennett. This book is in regular and large print.

New Fiction: “Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Imperative” by Eric Van Lustbader, this is a new Jason Bourne novel. Bourne is fished out of the sea, frozen, half-drowned and bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. He has no memory of who he is or why he was shot-and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own amnesia.

“Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, marriage can be a real killer. It’s Nick and Amy’s fifth anniversary, but Amy is missing and Nick is at the top of the suspect list.

“Sky Dragon” by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey, this is the final Dragonriders from Pern novel. Now, with all of Pern imperiled by the aftereffects of a plague that killed scores of dragons and left the planet helpless against the fall of deadly Thread, the only hope for the future lies in the past.

“A Conspiracy of Friends” by Alexander McCall Smith, this is book 3 in the Corduroy Mansions series. There’s never a dull moment for the residents of Corduroy Mansions.

“Clash of Kings” by George R. R. Martin, this is the second book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon are dead, both victims of royal treachery. Chaos reigns in the wake of their deaths as six factions battle for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms.

“The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty, this is the story of the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922 and the summer that would change them both.

“Born to Die” by Lisa Jackson, this is a Selena Alvarez & Regan Pescoli novel. Selena and Regan uncover a shocking secret when several women are murdered who resemble their friend, Dr. Kacey.

“Redwood Bend” by Robyn Carr, this is a Virginia River novel. Katie Malone and her twin boys’ trip to Virgin River is stopped short by a flat tire, but then a group of bikers stop to help and she meets former actor Dylan Childress.

“The Great Escape” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the story of a road trip full of hilarious mishaps, unexpected fun, and sizzling romance in which a young woman breaks free of her proper life to discover what she really wants and dares to find it.

New Christian Fiction: “On Hummingbird Wings” by Lauraine Snelling, this story of a daughter who is trying to help her mother get out of bed, eat, exercise and hopefully, choose to live.

“The Daughter’s Walk” by Jane Kirkpatrick, this is the story of a mother’s tragedy, a daughter’s desire and the 7,000-mile journey that changed their lives.

New Large Print: “Against the Night” by Kat Martin, this is book 5 in the Raines of Wind Canyon series. Johnnie Riggs is hot on the trail of a drug lord. But his help is needed to find a missing young girl. When the two trails begin to converge and reveal something even more sinister.

New Non-Fiction: “I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me” by Joan Rivers, this is an entertaining rant on how she hates nearly everything and everyone, especially herself.

“To Marry an English Lord” by Gail MacColl, this is the book that inspired “Downton Abbey,” a PBS series.

“The American Spirit: Celebrating the Virtues and Values That Make Us Great” by Edwin Feulner, this book is packed with engaging stories, insightful profiles, and eye-opening statistics.

“It’s Not You, It’s the Dishes” by Paula Szuchman, this is a self help book to help you minimize conflict and maximize happiness in your relationship.

“American Grown: the Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America” by First Lady Michelle Obama, the story of how the kitchen garden that inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children.

“The Triple Agent: the al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA” by Joby Warrick, this is the inside story of the terrorist network inside the CIA.

New Kentucky Non-fiction: “Tales from a Kentucky Sheriff” by William Lynwood Montell, this book covers elections, criminal behavior, and sheriff’s mistakes in a lighthearted and often humorous manner.

New Biographies: “Mick: the Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger” by Christopher Andersen, this is the story of Mick Jagger, with all the scandal, drama, fame, drugs and sex that is Mick.

“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed, this is the amazing story of an eleven hundred mile solo hike. Cheryl was twenty-two and had lost everything so with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone.

New Audio Books: “Stolen Prey” by John Sandford, “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith.

New CDs: “County’s 20 Classic Gospel Songs of Country,” and “Back Home Again: Gospel Favorites” by The Oak Ridge Boys.

New DVDs: “Red Tails,” “Hope Floats,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Strawberry Shortcake: Let’s Dance.”

New TV Season: “House,M.D.” season one.

I promise the library will be open next week. You will have to stop by and see the new carpet. Happy Reading!

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