Like a lion in the sky,
And makes us shiver
As he passes by.
When winds are soft,
And the days are warm and clear,
Just like a gentle lamb,
Then spring is here.”- Author Unknown
“Pam’s Pick” of the week was a hard choice so I picked a fiction and a non-fiction. My fiction pick:” A Week in Winter” by Maeve Binchy, this is a story that will make you laugh, cry, and care about the characters all at the same time. This is the story of the first week of the opening of a new B&B. Chicky has turning an old, decaying mansion into a warm and inviting place to stay. Each guest searching for something different from their stay.
“Pam’s Non-fiction Pick” this week is “The Duck Commander Family” by Willie & Korie Robertson, this is the story of how faith in God, family and ducks built a multi-million dollar dynasty. ⌘This book is sure to make readers “Happy Happy Happy!”
New Fiction: “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson, Detective Alex Cross is hunting three serial killers and at the same time someone else is hunting him.
“The Third Bullet” by Stephen Hunter, this is a Bob Lee Swagger thriller. Swagger is interested in the events of November 22, 1963, and the third bullet that so decisively ended the life of President Kennedy and set the stage for one of the most enduring controversies of all time.
“Rogue” by Mark Sullivan, this is the story of orphan, turned thief, turned soldier, turned CIA operative. Robin Monarch’s past is not finished with him but they don’t know the truth or just how far he will go to right the wrongs in his past.
“Guilt” by Jonathan Kellerman, this is an Alex Delaware novel. Alex and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, must confront a fanatically deranged madman to in this chilling case.
“The Night Ranger” by Alex Berenson, this is an electrifying new novel. John Wells must go underground in East Africa to track four kidnapped Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them.
New Christian Fiction: “Daybreak” by Shelley Shepard Gray, this is the first book in the Days of Redemption series. Viola is from a close-knit Amish family. When she starts working at a nearby Mennonite retirement home she meets Atle. His only living relative is his son Edward, a missionary in Nicaragua. She understands the importance of his mission but can’t imagine leaving his father in the hands of strangers.
“Short-straw Bride” by Karen Witemeyer, this book is in large print. This is a captivating historical romance. The Archer brothers don’t get off the ranch much. So when a female trespasser is found the four brothers decide to draw straws.
“The Maid of Fairbourne Hall” by Julie Klassen, this story will take you inside the fascinating belowstairs world of a 19th century English manor, where appearances can be deceiving.
“Rosa’s Land” by Gilbert Morris, this is the first book in the Western Justice series. Rosa leaves home for her grandfather’s ranch and the promise of a new life. But what she finds is the ranch being terrized by outlaws. She goes to find the marshal only to find a stable boy. He must convince Rosa that he can help her.
New Mystery: “Deadly Stakes” by J. A. Jance, this is an Ali Reynolds mystery. Ali finds herself working against the police to add up the clues that connect one frightened teenager, two dead bodies and $300,000.
New Large Print: “Diamond Bay” by Linda Howard, “Death Waited at Rialto Creek” by Lewis B. Patten, and “Lacy” by Diana Palmer.
New Non-fiction: “Envisioning Emancipation” by Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer, this is the story of Black Americans and the end of slavery.
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey, this book has powerful lessons in personal change with new foreword and afterword by the author.
“The 8 Hour Diet” by David Zinczenko, this is not only the easiest weight-loss plan ever created it also is the most effective.
“Life Code” by Dr. Phil McGraw, this book has the new rules for winning in the real world.
“St. Louis Cardinals” by Rob Rains with Keith Schildroth, this is the story of where they have gone, Vince Coleman, Ernie Broglio, John Tudor and other Cardinal Greats.
“Ninja” by John Man, this is the history of 1,000 years of the Shadow Warriors.
“Wheat Belly Cookbook” by William Davis, M.D., this book has 150 recipes to lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health.
“The Explosive Child” by Ross Greene, this is a new approach to understanding and parenting children who are easily frustrated and chronically inflexible.
“The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two” by William Sears.
“Small Space Decorating” by Better Homes & Gardens, this is an inspiring collection of what you can use to turn ho-hum into a showplace.
“The Big Dance” by Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport, this is the story of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
New Reference Book: “The Disney Song Encyclopedia” by Thomas Hischak, this book has more than 900 songs from the Disney Movies and TV shows.
New Audios: “Deadly Stakes” by J. A. Jance, “Lincoln: Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, “Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings of Dr. Seuss” by Dr. Seuss, “Touch & Go” by Lisa Gardner, “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson, “Dream Eyes” by Jayne Ann Krentz, and “Inheritance” by Christopher Paolini.
New CDs: “Hymns” by Guy Penrod, “Hymns from the Old Country Church,” “Love is a Four Letter Word” by Jason Mraz, and “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats” by Regina Spektor.
New DVDs: “The Lucky One,” “Wreck-it Ralph,” “Miracle,” “Argo,” “Horrible Bosses,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “Hotel Transylvania.”
New TV Seasons: “Mama’s Family” season one, and “Desperate Housewives” season one.
New Display: A collection of Salt & Pepper shakers fill the display case this month. Some old ones that I am sure will spark a few memories of times past, like Poppin Fresh the Pillsbury Doughboy. This is the collection of Terry Hrudicka. Happy Happy Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.