John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, Sept. 5
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September is Sign Up for Library Card Month. If you do not have a library card now is the time to get one. Our library offers more services than ever. Stop by and check out one of “Pam’s Picks.”

My pick this week is a mystery. “Sneaky Pie for President” by Rita Mae Brown, with all the talk about the upcoming election this is the prefect book.

New Fiction: “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian, this is a historical love story. Laura embarks on a journey through her family’s history that reveals love, loss and many secrets.

“The Inn at Rose Harbor” by Debbie Macomber, this is the first book in a new series. Jo Marie has opened a bed and breakfast. She is a young widow who hopes to stay busy. Her first two guests have heavy hearts, too.

“Sweet Talk” by Julie Garwood, the story of a detective and a lawyer falling in love. It could be a Federal case. This book is in large print too.

“The Soldier’s Wife” by Joanna Trollope, a story of what happens when love and duty collide. Alexa must sacrifice her needs and those of her family to support her husband’s commitment to his duty.

“The Long Earth” by Terry Pratchett, and Stephen Baxter, this book will take you to the ends of the earth and far beyond.

“Courageous” by Diana Palmer, this is a love story. When Special Forces Officer Winslow Grange returns home to Texas, he tries to avoid Peg Larson, the daughter of his ranch foreman who is a distraction he cannot afford.

“15 Seconds” by Andrew Gross, this book shows what happens when even the best life is turned upside down in an instant.

“Bonefire of the Vanities” by Carolyn Haines, this is a Sarah Booth Delaney mystery. Sarah goes undercover as a maid to catch a porn-star-turned-psychic operating from a haunted estate on the edge of town.

“The Summer House” by Marcia Willett, this is the story of secrets that families keep. Imogen wants to buy the cottage that was the summer house they used when she was a child. But her husband refuses to move and Imogen begins to question the life she has built for herself.

“Black List” by Brad Thor, this is an action packed thriller. Scot Harvath engages in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game of survival while struggling to prevent a cataclysmic terrorist attack and learn who has framed him for treason.

“Criminal” by Karin Slaughter, the story of love, loyalty and murder. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation search into a shocking crime from 1975 poses unprecedented personal and professional challenges for top agent Will Trent, who encounters threats against his life and everything he thought he understood about his past.

“Hard Country” by Michael McGarrity, this is a novel of the old west. After the birth of his son, the death of his wife, and the killing of his brother, John Kerney leaves his ranch and son behind in search of his brother’s killer and a place where he can start over, and his life changes forever after finding work trailing cattle to the New Mexico Territory.

“The Spymasters” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV, this is book seven in the Men at War series. Tapped by FDR to assist the Allies’ efforts to secure France and build an atomic bomb, OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan and top agent Dick Canidy coordinate a sabotage mission in Germany while countering a mole who is leaking Manhattan Project secrets to the Soviets.

“Haven” by Kay Hooper, this is a Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novel. Emma has been having nightmares after a head injury. When the nightmares involve girls being tortured and murdered Emma calls her sister who is a psychic investigator.

“The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller, this is a compelling novel. Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna with his dog as co-pilot around what was once Colorado. He survives a pandemic that killed everyone he knew. He takes shelter in an abandoned airport hangar. When he hears a random radio transmission he is compelled to risk his life to seek out other survivors.

“The Lost Ones” by Ace Atkins, this is a Quinn Colson novel. Quinn has two cases: the first dealing with the Mexican drug gangs and the other a bootleg baby racket. When the two cases collide Quinn knows he maybe home from the war but not from fighting.

New Large Print: “Big Sky Mountain” by Linda Lael Miller, this is the second book in the Big Sky series. Hutch is the golden boy of Parable. Kendra has it all well all most. She wants a devoted husband. But she cannot see Hutch coming home for family dinners.

New Christian Fiction: “Love Finds a Home” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this book has three historical romances to make falling in love simple and sweet.

“The River Queen” by Gilbert Morris, this is a Water Wheel novel. Julienne has her world turned upside down when her father loses everything but an old steamboat. She aims to restore the boat with the help of Dallas, a captain with a drinking problem. God shows Julienne and Dallas that their lives are unsinkable.

“Still House Pond” by Jan Watson, this is a Cooper Brown novel. Cooper’s daughter Lilly is on a train to Lexington when is crashes. Cooper and her husband John rush to find out if their daughter is safe.

New Christian Fiction: “The Struggle” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this is book three in the Kentucky Brothers series. ⌘Hannah is having a hard time adjusting to her new home when a tragic accident occurs. Hannah is inconsolable and blames her husband who is feeling the burden of guilt. Can the couple find renewal?

“The Gunman’s Bride” by Catherine Palmer, this is a historical romance. Rosie was Bart’s light in the darkness and he is willing to do anything to win her back. This book is in Large Print.

“Missing” by Shelley Shepard Gray, this is the first book in the Secrets of Crittenden County. This is the story of two young people who survive tragedy in they close knit Amish community. This book is set in the Amish community of Crittenden County, Ky.

New Non-fiction: “Kentucky Folktales” by Mary Haliton, this is a variety of stories including haunting tales, family stories, and much more.

“Implosion” by Joel C. Rosenberg, this book shows how federal debt, severe economic troubles, political uncertainly, the declining of morality, and a weak church are the makings for natural disaster for the United States.

“How to be Safe” by Ira Lipman, this book will help protect yourself, your home, your family, and your business from crime.

“Taste of Home Potluck!” by the editors of Taste of Home, this cookbook haws 336 crowd pleasing favorites for easy entertaining.

“Designing a House” by Lester Walker, this is an illustrated guide to planning your own home.

“A Look at Life from a Deer Stand” by Steve Chapman, this book is full of stories for anyone hunting for the meaning of life.

New Biographies: “Lessons from the Mountain” by Mary McDonough, this is the life of the former child television star best known for her role as Erin Walton on “The Waltons.”

“After Camelot” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, this is a personal history of the Kennedy family 1968 to the present.

New Non-fiction: “The Girls Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Higgs, this is the story of Ruth as you have never seen her before. You will go with her Moab to Bethlehem and from tragedy to her life with Boaz.

“Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV” by Warren Littlefield, this is the story of some of the most loved TV shows: like “Golden Girls,” “The Cosby Show” and many more.

“Dream Team” by Jack McCallum, this is the story of how Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the greatest basketball team of all time conquered the world and change the game of basketball forever.

“Seventeen Ultimate Guide to Beauty” by Ann Shoket, this book is packed with the best hair, skin, nails and makeup ideas.

“Making a Difference” by Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger with Douglas Century, these are the stories of the courage of American’s Leaders.

“Cemetery John” by Robert Zorn, this is the undiscovered master mind of the Lindbergh kidnapping.

New Biography: “Both of Us: My Life with Farrah” by Ryan O’Neal with Jodee Blanco, and Kent Carroll, this is the love story of Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett. Their romance captivated fans and media for more than three decades.

New Audio Books: “Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Imperative” by Eric Van Lustbader, “Criminal” Karin Slaughter, “Courageous” by Diana Palmer, “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigian, “XO” Jeffrey Deaver, “Come Home” by Lisa Scottoline, “Calico Joe” by John Grisham, and “Where We Belong” by Emily Giffin.

New CDs: “Doo-woops & Hooligan’s” by Bruno Mars, “Memento Mori” by Flyleaf, “The Hunger Games Soundtrack,” and “Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album.”

New DVDs: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” “Think Like a Man,” “John Carter,” “Scooby Doo Laff-a-lympics: Spooky Games,” “The Woman in Black,” “The Descendants,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” and “The Lightkeepers.”

New TV Season: “The Dukes of Hazzard” first season and “Gunsmoke” the first season..

Computer Classes: Basic Internet Classes will be Sept. 10 and 24 at 10 a.m. Call 270-522-6301 to sign up. Happy Reading!

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