John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, Nov. 14
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With Christmas fast approaching I thought I would put out the Christmas books.

“Pam’s Pick” this week “The Christmas Pony” by Melody Carlson, this is the story of a family in need of a few Christmas miracles. Lucy would love a pony for Christmas but her mother has told her the only mouths they need at the boarding house were ones that paid. When Lucy meets a pair of strangers in town her world may change forever. This is a heartwarming story that brings back memories of when I was younger and wanted a pony for Christmas.

New Christmas Fiction: “Angels at the Table” by Debbie Macomber, this book rings in the season with the return of Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy that are sure to deliver laughs, love, and an angelic intervention.

“An Outlaw’s Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller, this is the fifth book in the McKettrick’s of Texas series. Piper wants a break from her hard life in the still Wild West for Christmas. What she gets is a blizzard and a stranger with a six-shooter and a bullet wound. Is he an outlaw? Trapped by the storm the two soon learn that Christmas is full of magic and that magic is called love. (also in large print)

“Silver Bells” by Diana Palmer, this book has two stories filled with passion and love. “Man of Ice” and “Heart of Ice.”

New Fiction: “The Twelve” by Justin Cornin, this is the second book in the Passage trilogy. In the days of a man made apocalypse three strangers fight for humankind’s salvation.

“The Panther” by Nelson DeMille, this is the story of the hunters becoming the hunted. Anti-terrorist Task Force are in Yemen to track down the masterminds behind the USS Cole bombing. Soon they realize that they are being tracked too, but by whom? (also in large print)

“By Starlight’ by Dorothy Garlock, this is the story of a woman who must battle for her future. (also in large print)

“The Racketeer” by John Grisham, this is a legal thriller. When a federal judge is found murdered all fingers point to Malcolm Bannister the racketeer. But how and why did he do it?

“Live by Night” by Dennis Lehane, this is an epic crime novel. This is the story of a cast of loyal friends and enemies, battle for survival and their piece of the American dream.

“Out of OZ” by Gregory Maguire, this is the final volume in the Wicked Years series. This is the magical journey through the Land of Oz.

“Sutton” by J. R. Moehringer, this is the story of Willie Sutton, who from 1920-1952 robbed over 100 banks and became a folk hero.

“The Roots of the Olive Tree” by Courtney Miller Santo, this is the story of love, secrets and forgiveness that tie generations together. This is the story of the Keller family, five generations of firstborn women all living in the same house. Anna, the matriarch is 112 Erin the youngest is back home from abroad, alone and expecting her first child.

“Wild Texas Rose” by Jodi Thomas, this is a Whispering Mountain novel. Rose is in danger. A gang of outlaws are determined to kill her. Duncan is convinced he can save her. When the two opposites collide will love be the outcome?

New Christian Fiction: “A Wreath of Snow” by Liz Curtis Higgs, this is a Victorian Christmas novella. Its Christmas Eve 1894, and all Margaret wants is a safe trip home. An unexpected detour places her in the path of Gordon Shaw newspaperman who is struggling with burdens of his own. Will the two find in each other what is missing in their own life?

“The Bridge” by Karen Kingsbury, this is a heartwarming Christmas story about a hundred year flood, lost love and the beauty of enduring friendship.

“Found” by Shelley Shepard Gray, this is book three in the Secrets of Crittenden County. A murder is solved in the quiet Amish community, and now they must deal with the repercussions.

“The Gifted” by Ann H. Gabhart, this is the story of Jessamine who dreams of the world outside the Shaker Village.

New Large Print: “Love Thy Neighbor” by Debbie Macomber, this is the story of Lesley who is excited she is getting a neighbor. The mysterious Cole is not what she expected. He is a handsome man who seems to be hiding something.

“A Cowboy Under My Christmas Tree” by Janet Dailey, this is a holiday romance. Nicole is a window designer in Manhattan and Sam is a Colorado rancher. Together the two help a small boy with a big holiday wish and their reward is love that can last a lifetime.

“Bring Me Home for Christmas” by Robyn Carr this is a Virgin River novel. Becca’s only wish for Christmas is to get over Denny who broke her heart three years ago. But on Christmas Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River with Denny. Will hearts be healed?

“My Kind of Christmas” by Robyn Carr, this is a Virgin River novel. Angie is escaping her over protective mother and comes to visit her uncle in Virgin River. Patrick is looking for some much needed R&R. When the two met it makes a Christmas neither one will forget.

“Stealing Home” by Sherryl Woods, this is the first book in the Sweet Magnolias series. Maddie may live in the town of Serenity but her life is anything but calm since her husband left.

“Stranger in the Moonlight” by Jude Deveraux, this is the second book in the Edilean trilogy. Travis now a successful attorney learns his mother is moving back to Edilean, Virginia. His thoughts stray to Kim and their idyllic summer years ago and the promise he made her. ⌘Will he fulfill that promise?

New Biographies: “Michael Douglas” by Marc Eliot, this is the portrait of one of Hollywood’s most successful stars.

“The Apostle: A Life of Paul” by John Pollock, this is Paul’s journey from his conversion after the stoning of Stephen through his missionary years to his death.

“More Room in a Broken Heart” by Stephen Davis, these are the true adventures of Carly Simon’s life.

New Non-fiction: “Cake Pops Holidays” by Angie Dudley, this book will teach you to make the basic cake pop with tips and techniques, with 22 holiday projects.

“The Finish” by Mark Bowden, this is the story of the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

“The Blood of Heroes” by James Donovan, this is the story of the 13 day struggle for the Alamo and the sacrifice that forged a nation.

“The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories” by Patrick F. McManus, this is a hilarious collection of short stories that will give readers a belly laugh.

“Classic Fishing Lures and Tackle” by Eric L. Sorenson, this is an entertaining history of collectible fishing gear.

“Traditional Family Cakes” edited by Love Food, this is a collection of easy to make classic favorites.

“This Old Tractor” edited by Michael Dregni, this is a treasury of vintage tractors and family farm memories.

“The New American Heart Association Cookbook” this is the new revised edition with more than 150 new recipes.

“Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., this is an amazing program for fast weight loss, lose 20 lbs. or more in 6 weeks.

“Listening In” by Ted Widmer, these are the secret White House recordings of John F. Kennedy, it also includes 2 ½ hours of audio on CD.

“The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook” by Kim Flottum, this book explains the process of moving honey from beehive to honey house and how to extract it, and cook with it.

“The Illustrated Directory of Guns” by David Miller, this book is a collector’s guide to over 1500 military, sporting and antique firearms.

“Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style” edited by Smithsonian, this book has full-page pictures and timelines to tell the story of fashion around the world for men and women.

“Operation: Military Resources” by Kimberly Suchek, is a book full of resources for all branches of military and their families. This book was donated to the library by The Cadiz-Trigg County VFW Ladies Auxiliary. We thank them so much for this wonderful donation.

“Hell in the Pacific” by Jim McEmery with Bill Sloan, this is a marine rifleman’s journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu.

“Viper Pilot” by U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot Dan Hampton, this book is a memoir of air combat.

“Assignment to Hell” by Timothy M. Gay, this is the story of the war against Nazi Germany with correspondents: Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A. J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle.

New Audio Books: “Angels at the Table” by Debbie Macomber, “A Wanted Man” by Lee Child, “The Bridge” by Karen Kingsbury, “The Racketeer” by John Grisham, “You Don’t Want to Know,” “The Journey” by Wanda Brunstetter, and “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly.

New CDs: “Believe” by Justin Bieber, “Lights” by Ellie Goulding, “A Beautiful Life” by Mikeschair, and “Gold” by Britt Nicole.

New DVDs: “Larry Crowne,” “The 5th Quarter,” “The Longest Day,” “Max & Ruby: Bunny Hopscotch,” “The Debt,” “Wanderlust,” and “Hell is for Heroes.”

New TV Season: “Hogan’s Heroes,” first season, and “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service,” first season.

New Display: Just in time for the holidays. In the display case this month are Nativities from around the world. This beautiful collection includes Nativities from Mexico, Peru, and Germany, made from wood, wire, and clay. Come and see this collection it will get you in the spirit for Christmas. This display is by Carol Martin.

Don’t forget our Veterans display up all month. We will be glad to add any Veteran or Active Duty pictures to our display.

Computer Class: This month it’s Back to Basic. These are the classes for the beginners, parts of the computer, how to turn on and off, how to use the mouse. It will be held Monday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., Call today to register.

BOOK FAIR: We will be having another Scholastic Book Fair, just in time for Christmas shopping, on Nov. 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 12 noon – 8 p.m. For more information, call Ms. Cheryl. Happy Reading!

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