John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, March 27
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Spring has sprung. Spring has sprung. Spring has sprung. Ok, so if I say it a few more times maybe it will happen! Spring is an exciting time! The trees are budding, the flowers are beginning to bloom and the books are great!

“Pam’s Pick” this week, “Out of Warranty” by Haywood Smith, this is the witty story of two lonely misfits who find exactly what they need in the most unlikely of situations, with humor and heart.

“Pam’s Non-fiction Pick” is “Rachel’s Irish Family Food” by Rachel Allen, this book has 120 classic Irish recipes from Ireland’s bestselling cookbook author.

New Fiction: “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult, this is the story of the lengths a person will go in order to protect our families and keep the past from dictating the future. “The Striker” by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, this is an Isaac Bell adventure. It is 1902, Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency. He is hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines. He is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on. Little does he know just how big it is.

“A Killer in the Wind” by Andrew Klavan, this is a psychological thriller. NYPD Dan Champion uncovers a criminal empire run by a kingpin known only as the Rat Woman. He infiltrates her world of murder to break the case.

“The Last Summer” by Judith Kinghorn, this is the story of young love. Clarissa is in love with the housekeeper’s handsome son, Tom. The two meet in secret. As the war grows Tom must go but neither can imagine how their love will be tested, or how they will treasure the memory of this last and perfect summer.

“The Intercept” by Dick Wolf, this is a Jeremy Fisk novel. Days before the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet flying over the Atlantic Ocean reminds everyone that vigilance is not a task to be taken lightly. But for NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk, it may also be a signal that there is much more to this case than the easy answer of this being just the work of another lone terrorist.

New Fiction: “Calculated in Death” by J. D. Robb, this is an Eve Dallas novel. Eve has solved some bad cases but some are worse than other. When a woman is found at the bottom of the stairs Eve knows it is no accident. When files go missing she knows it the work of a professional. Can she catch him?

New Large Print: “Three Sisters” by Susan Mallery, this is a Blackberry Island novel. Thrown together by fate and geography, and bound by friendship, these three women will discover what they’re really made of.

“The Butterfly’s Daughter” by Mary Alice Monroe, this is the story of four very different women on a journey that will transform them.

New Christian fiction: “Shattered” by Dani Pettrey, this is book two in the Alaskan Courage series. Piper is excited to have her brother back. But when he is arrested for murder, she is determined to do what she can to help him.

New Mystery: “Hit Me” by Lawrence Block, Keller is back in this new thriller. A man named Nicholas Edwards lives in New Orleans renovating houses, doing honest work and making decent money at it. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that he used to kill people for a living. The services of Keller are needed again.

New Non-fiction: “Echoes of Kentucky Basketball: The Greatest Stories Ever Told” edited by Scott Stricklin, this book bring the history of UK basketball to life through the accounts of sportswriters over the past decades as they documented the most memorable games.

“Lincoln’s Battle with God” by Stephen Mansfield, this is the story of President Lincoln’s struggle with his faith and what it meant for America.

“The Vatican Diaries” by John Thavis, this is a behind the scenes look at the power, personalities and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church.

“Damn Few” by Rorke Denver, from the former Head of Basic and Advanced SEAL training, this is the true story of the making of the modern SEAL warrior.

“Garden Rescue” by Jo Whittingham, this is a first aid book for plants and flowers.

“How to Retire Happy” by Stan Hinden, this book will help you with the 12 most important decisions you must make before you retire. So you can retire happy.

“America the Beautiful” by Ben Carson, M.D., this book will help us to learn from our past to chart a better course for our future.

New Biographies: “Whitey Bulger” by Kevin Cullen, this is the story of America’s most wanted gangster and the manhunt that brought him to justice.

“The Soundtrack of My Life” by Clive Davis, this is the story of popular music, the workings of the music business, the alchemy of hits, and the dramatic life of a brilliant leader and listener.

New Audio Books: “Until the End of Time” by Danielle Steel, “Two Graves” by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and “The Moonlit Mind” by Dean Koontz.

New CDs: “Oceania” by The Smashing Pumpkins, and “I and Love and You” by The Avett Brothers.

New DVDs: “Pitch Perfect,” “Life of Pi,” and “Uncommon Valor.”

New TV Season: “The Nanny” first season.

Computer Class: Basic Email Class will be Monday, April 8, at 10 p.m. Call to sign up.

Book Signings: Jim Wallace will be at the library Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon in the board room. His book “Lest We Forget” is the 3rd edition with thirty more pages added, more pictures and a full name index. Tausha Wadlington Ware will be here April 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon 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. Streeet Library Director Pam Metts.
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