The most notorious American family feud began in 1865 during the Civil War. This family fund has everything from war, hog stealing and even a Romeo and Juliet interlude that led to the death of one of the McCoy daughters.
“Pam’s Pick” this week, “Blood Feud” by Lisa Alther, the story of the Hatfields & the McCoys: The Epic story of Murder & Vengeance. The library also has the miniseries, “Hatfields & McCoys” staring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, and the cd with the music from the move, “Famous for Killing Each Other.” The only thing I can say it that must have been “Some Pig!”
New Fiction: “Between You and Me” by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus, the story of two cousins, one famous the other not. Logan must decide to protect her cousin or save herself.
“Close Your Eyes” by Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen, this is a suspense thriller. Kendra has been blind for twenty years. She has honed her other senses to almost superhuman perfection. The FBI asks her to help them to solve a case involving her ex-lover.
“The Tombs” by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry, this is a Fargo adventure. The Fargos are intrigued when friend asks them to help with a top secret excavation of a historical site. What they find sets themon a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine.
“Tumbleweeds” by Leila Meacham, the story of three friends who forge a lifelong bond. The story takes the three from high school graduation to several tragic events in life.
“The Last Victim” by Karen Robards, this is an electrifying suspense thriller. Dr. Charlotte Stone is an expert criminal pathologist. One of the reasons she is so good at what she does is because she survived a serial killer as a teenager.
“Nevermore” by James Patterson, this is the final Maximum Ride adventure. One last incredible, explosive adventure with an astonishing ending that no one could have seen coming.
“Wards of Faerie” by Terry Brooks this is the first in the Dark Legacy of Shannara trilogy. Seven years after the conclusion of the High Druid of Shammara.
“The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln” by Stephen L. Carter, this is a thrilling novel that alternates history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial.
New Mysteries: “The Body in the Boudoir” by Katherine Hall Page, this is a Faith Fairchild mystery. Faith returns to the memories of her wedding. In 1990 Faith falls in love at first sight with Reverend Thomas Fairchild. But someone is determined to stop the wedding. Who could be trying to eliminate the bride?
“Hellbox” by Bill Pronzini, this is a Nameless detective mystery. Bill, the “Nameless Detective,” and his wife Kerry were in the Sierra foothills, falling in love with a cabin when Kerry goes missing. Soon Bill and the small town learn the price that must be paid for mistreating a madman.
New Christian Fiction: “The Search” by Shelley Shepard Gray, this is the second book in the Secrets of Crittenden County. The Amish community has its first death by mysterious circumstances. Detective Reynolds comes to help investigate. Soon he is butting heads with Frannie who is keeping secrets about her feeling for the victim. Can she be responsible for the crime?
“Whispers in the Wind” by Lauraine Snelling, this is the second book in the Wild West Wind series. Cassie leaves North Dakota for South Dakota in hopes of fulfilling her father’s dream of raising horses. But when she gets to the Bar E Ranch she runs into Mavis Engstrom who has been keeping secrets for years about the ranch. Has she come all this way to turn back now?
New Large Print: “Rainshadow Road” by Lisa Kleypas, this is a Friday Harbor novel. Lucy’s life is shattered when her boyfriend asks her to move out. Soon she finds romance with Sam, little does she know her ex asked Sam to take her out. What will she do when she finds out her relationship started under false pretenses?
New Christmas Books: “Country Woman Christmas 2012,” “Christmas from the Heart” by Better Homes and Gardens, “Gooseberry Patch Christmas,” and “Christmas with Southern Living.”
New Non-fiction: “Game Plan for Life” by Joe Gibbs, this is a devotional that offers forty reading to inspire you and help with ultimate success in your life.
“Double Cross” by Ben MacIntyre, this is the true story of the D-Day spies. ⌦“The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, this book helps to explain why we do what we do in life and business.
New Audio Books: “Afraid to Die” by Lisa Jackson, “The Last Victim” by Karen Robards, “The Third Gate” by Lincoln Child, and “Porch Lights” by Dorothea Benton Frank.
New CDs: “Famous for Killing Each Other: Music from and Inspired by Hatfields & McCoys,” and “Believe” by Celtic Woman.
New DVDs: “Act of Valor,” “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” “Urban Cowboy,” and “Elmo’s Alphabet Challenge.”
New TV Season: “Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries.
New Displays: It’s Constitution Week Sept. 17 – 23. The James Thomas Chapter Daughters of the American Revelation have a stunning display for the Constitution Week.
Computer Class: Basic Internet, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m.; sign up soon! Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.