John L. Street Library Notes for April 24
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Redbud Winter, Blackberry Winter and Dogwood Winter, why do we need all these winters? Spring is warm one day and cold the next. I wonder is the weather is on Blossom Street?

“Pam’s Pick” for the week: “Starting Now” by Debbie Macomber, this is a Blossom Street novel. Libby is laid off and with no job prospects in sight she finds solace among her friends at A Good Yarn. She soon discovers romance with a charming, handsome new doctor and learns that starting over can provide joy.

New Fiction: “Perfect Timing” by Catherine Anderson, this is a Harrigan Family novel. Tragedy has struck the Harrigans. As an unlikely couple is brought together under the circumstances, can the two be happy?

“Life After Life” by Jill McCorkle, this novel will take you on a journey through time. The people of Pine Haven retirement center come together to learn about themselves and one another and what they learn will transform them all.

“The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat” by Edward Kelsey Moore, Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean’s home away from home is Earl’s. The trio has been together for four decades, through marriage, children, happiness, and the blues. These strong funny women meet each Sunday.

“The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout, the story of brothers haunted by a freak accident that killed their father. Jim and Bob leave home as soon as possible, headed for the Big Apple. When their sister calls them home they don’t know it will change them forever.

New Christian Fiction: “The Hope of Spring” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this is part three of six in the Discovery series. Meredith is trying to piece her life back together without Luke. Can she manage to provide for herself and her baby alone?

“A Season for Tending” by Cindy Woodsmall, this is book one in the Amish Vines and Orchards series. Rhoda is somewhat of an out case in her Old Order Amish community after the death of her sister. She spends her days in her garden growing herbs and berries. Leah King finds herself in Rhoda’s garden after a bad night during rumschpringe. Can this odd but amazing woman help the King family’s orchard?

New Mystery: “A Matter of Trust” by Lis Weihl, this is a Mia Quinn mystery. ⌘Mia is on the phone with her colleague when she hears gunshots. As her friend dies she knows she must take her case. The more she digs into the case the more complications unfold even the unsettling possibility that someone may be coming after her too.

New Large Print: “Against the Sun” by Kat Martin, this is book six in the Raines of Wind Canyon series. Sage knows better than to take a hired gun’s “hunch” but she’s also learned not to underestimate the man her grandfather hired to protect her.

“Dawn Comes Early” by Margaret Brownley, this is the first book in the Last Chance Ranch series. Kate fled the city and hopes ranching is as romantic as she portrays it in her novels. But Kate is unprepared for the hard life ahead. Kate never planned on getting married until she meets Luke Adams.

New Biographies: “Sum it Up” by Pat Summit, this is the story of how Coach Summit has won 1,098 more games than anyone, man or woman, in NCAA history.

“Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story” by Ken & Joni Eareckson Tada, this is the true love story of Joni and her husband of 30 years, Ken Tada. A love story showing what it truly means for a man and a woman to live in love ... in sickness and in health.

New Non-fiction: “A Guide to Elder Planning” by Steven Weisman, this self-help book has everything you need to know to protect your loved ones and yourself.

“The Juicing Bible” by Pat Crocker, this is the essential guide for anyone who juices for nutrition and health benefits.

“Baby Knits Made Easy” by the editors of DK, this book has more than 50 projects, everything from blankets to stroller toys.

“Surviving Your Child’s Adolescence” by Carl Pickhardt, this book will help you to understand, and even enjoy, the rocky road to independence.

“Immigration Wars” by Jeb Bush and Clint Bolick, this is the forging of an American solution based on a six point approach to immigration policy that stands on the rule of law and honors the greatest of American values: Freedom.

“The Hormone Cure” by Sara Gottfried, MD., this is a scientific proven method to optimize hormones at any age. To help you reclaim balance, sleep, sex drive and vitality.

“Eighty Days” by Matthew Goodman, this is the story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s history making race around the world.

“Ike and Dick” by Jeffrey Frank, this is the portrait of a strange political relationship between Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

New Reference Books: “A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2014” by R.S. Yeoman, this is the red book of coins. This is the most useful guide for coin collectors.

“The Atlas of Military History: An Around the World Survey of Warfare Through the Ages” by Amanda Lomazoff, going as far back as 2000 BC to the war on drugs and the war on terror.

New Audio Books: “Undead and Underwater” by Mary Janice Davidson, and “Nano” by Robin Cook.

New CDs: “Precious Memories Volume 2” by Alan Jackson, and “#1’s Volume 1” by Steven Curtis Chapman.

New DVDs: “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey,” and “Frankenweenie.”

New TV Season: “The Bible” the Epic Miniseries.

Book Sale: May 2, 3, & 4. We have lots of good books for sale. Happy Reading!

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