John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, March 20
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March is Women’s History Month. So I am dedicating this week’s column to Women Authors!

“Pam Pick” for fiction is a mystery. “Red Velvet Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke, this is a Hannah Swensen mystery. When Dr. Bev returns to town she is the talk of the town. She tries to stir things up with Norman but Hannah’s patience is running thin. Soon her rival is found dead with a Red Velvet cupcake. “Pam’s Pick” for non-fiction is: “Undaunted” by Tanya Blank, this is the real story of America’s Servicewomen in the military today.

New Fiction: “Crystal Cove” by Lisa Kleypas, this is a Friday Harbor novel. The story of Justine who has been cursed to never find love. And Jason who meets her on a small island in the pacific. Can the magic of the island draw them together?

“The Road to Cardinal Valley” by Earlene Fowler, this is the story of Ruby who returns to the small town of Cardinal where she brought her husband’s ashes back to his family’s ranch. A place where she has discovered safety, peace and love.

“Where Azaleas Bloom” by Sherryl Woods, this is a Sweet Magnolia novel. Lynn is a single mom trying to feed her family, Mitch is a widower with two grieving sons. Mitch would like nothing better than to rescue Lynn and her children but he is wise enough to encourage her to find her own way and hope into his arms.

“Touch & Go” by Lisa Gardner, this is the heart thumping story of what lurks behind the façade of a perfect family.

“The Last Runaway” by Tracy Chevalier, this is a historical novel. Honor Bright, a modest English Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape.

“Here I Go Again” by Jen Lancaster, this is a hilarious look at life novel. Once Prom Queen, Lissy is a little down on her luck. At thirty-seven she is back home and trying to start a business out of her parent’s garage. Lissy is wondering how she got here and how to turn things back around.

“The Power Trip” by Jackie Collins, this is the story of a luxurious yacht, a birthday party and an invitation no one can refuse. Five powerful and famous couples are invited on the maiden voyage of the Bianca. Pirates have orders to take the ship and hold the guests for ransom.

“The Kashmir Shawl” by Rosie Thomas, this is the story of enduring love and memory. Nerys Watkins and her granddaughter suffer the misfortune of watching close friends live through personal tragedies while dealing with their own difficulties along the way.

New Christian Fiction: “The Silence of Winter” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this is part two in the Discovery series from the Lancaster County saga. Meredith waits to hear from her husband, Luke, who has gone to Indiana to find work. She has some news of her own to tell him.

“The Chance” by Karen Kingsbury, this is the heartwarming story of childhood friends, broken lives and a promise that just might help to find the hope of love today.

“A Change of Fortune” by Jen Turano, a story of loss and hope. Eliza has lost those most dear to her and her fortune. She is determined to find the man who took it.

New Large Print: “Don’t Cry for Me” by Sharon Sala, this is a Rebel Ridge novel. Mariah was wounded in Afghanistan. She returns to the states. She is having flashbacks and blackouts and hearing helicopters in the night. Can her friend Quinn help her make it through the hard times?

New Biographies: “Runaway Girl” by Carissa Phelps, this is the story of how a 12year old runaway escaped life on the streets to graduate from UCLA with a law degree and a MBA. How she is working to help homeless and at risk youth find their paths.

“Mad Girl’s Love Song” by Andrew Wilson, this is the story of Sylvia Plath, a literary icon who wrote poems and novels. But it was her suicide that truly made her famous.

“My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayer, this is the story of the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Sotomayer became an instant American icon.

“That Woman” by Anne Sebba, this is the story of Wallis Simpson Duchess of Windsor. She was the divorced American whom the King of England gave up the thrown to marry.

New Non-fiction: “Not Your Mother’s Rules” by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, these are the new secrets for dating. This book answers questions like: How long should I wait to respond to his text message? Can I friend him on Facebook?

“The Woman’s Guide to Managing Migraine” by Susan Hutchinson, MD., this book will help you understand the hormone connection and how to find the help and wellness you need.

“Backyard Farming on an Acre” by Angela England, this book will teach you how to transform your yard into a sustainable farm for healthy food.

“The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy” by Lauren F. Streicher, MD., this book has the latest treatment options and alternatives. With advice from a gynecologist on your choices before, during and after surgery.

The Everything Mother of the Bride Book” by Katie Martin, this is the ultimate wedding planning guide for Moms, with tips on planning showers and engagement parties and more.

“The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals” by Kelly Rudnicki, this book includes recipes that are dairy, egg, and nut free for every day.

“Moranthology” by Caitlin Moran, this book is proof that Caitlin can be chatty about many things, from cultural, to Downton Abby.

New Audio Books: “Calculated in Death” by J.D. Robb, “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci, and “The Timekeeper” by Mitch Albom.

New CDs: “American Songbook,” and “1950’s & 1960’s Golden Memories.”

New DVDs: “Looper,” “Immortals,” and “Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms.”

New TV Season: “Smallville” season three.

Computer Class: Basic Internet Class will be Monday, March 25, at 10:00. Call to sign up.

Book Signings: Jim Wallace will be at the library, Saturday, March 30, 9:00-12:00 in the board room. His book “Lest We Forget” is the 3rd with thirty more pages added, more pictures and a full name index. Tausha Wadlington Ware will be here April 20, from 9:00-12:00 to sign her book, “Money Slave.” Both are local authors and native Trigg Countians. Happy Reading!

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