John L. Street Library Notes for May 8
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May is Get Caught Reading Month! A nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read! The library has books for all age to enjoy!

“Pam’s Pick” this week is: “Don’t Go” by Lisa Scottoline, this is the moving story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately a hero.

New Fiction: “The Gods of Gotham” by Lyndsay Faye, this is a historical mystery. As Irish immigrants pour into the city, fleeing the potato famine in their homeland, Timothy Wilde, is a policeman in New York’s newly formed police force. He discovers more than one unwelcome surprise, he runs across an infanticide and the body of a 12-year-old Irish boy whose spleen has been removed. The detective launches into the boy’s murder brings him deep into the heart of human darkness.

“The Famous and the Dead” by T. Jefferson Parker, this is a Charlie Hood novel. Deputy Hood has joined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and firearms task force patrolling the U.S.-Mexican border. It is up to him to bring in his agent friend who went rogue during an undercover operation fatally shooting four cartel members.

“Sleight of Hand” by Phillip Margolin, this is a suspense thriller. While on the trail of a stolen relic, P.I. Dana Cutler is called back to Virginia where she must stop Charles Benedict, a criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist and professional hit man, from framing a millionaire for the murder of his much younger wife.

“Tapestry of Fortunes” by Elizabeth Berg, this is the story of four women who look into their past to help shape their futures, fates, and fortunes.

“Dangerous Refuge” by Elizabeth Lowell, this is the story of murder and mystery sparked with unexpected romance. Shaye and Tanner have very little in common. But the two get thrown together to find out how killed his uncle.

“Manuscript Found in Accra” by Paulo Coelho, this is an inspiration and reflection, a meditation on life, love, and the significance of change.  Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt.

“The Accursed” by Joyce Carol Oates, this is the story of possession, power, and loss. The brother of a bride who was abducted and seduced right before her wedding by a dangerously compelling man, sets out to find her and crosses paths with Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Upton Sinclair, and other notable people while searching for the woman and the European prince who might actually be the devil.

New Large Print: “By Grace Possessed” by Jennifer Blake, this is the second book in the Three Graces of Graydon series. Lady Catherine is left breathless by the embrace of Scottish loyalist Ross Dunbar. When a rebellion between Scotland and England ignites the two must marry.

“The House that Love Built” by Beth Wiseman, this is the story of love and hope. Brooke is raising two young children alone after her husband dies. Owen is fleeing the big city after his divorce. Owen is tempted by happiness when he beats Brooke. Has God put them together for a reason?

New Christian Fiction: “The Pieces of Summer” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this is book 4 of 6 from the Discovery series. Only a few months after her husband dies can Meredith dare to accept help from another man.

New Non-fiction: “Cruelly Murdered“ by Keven McQueen, this is the true story of the murder of Mary Magdalene Pitts and other Kentucky crime stories.

“Classic Snacks Made from Scratch” by Casey Barber, this book has 70 homemade versions of some of your favorite brand-name treats.

“100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life” by Keith Bellows, this book will take you from your backyard to the ends of the Earth.

“The Military Marriage Manual” by Janelle Hill, this book has the tactics for successful relationships, with issues that range from extraordinary to mundane.

“Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame” by Brooks Robinson, this book is for all baseball fans. Did you know that in 1887 it took five balls to walk and four strikes to strike out?

“The World Until Yesterday” by Jared Diamond, this is a look at human life as it had been for tens of thousands of years.

New Biographies: “All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings” by George H. W. Bush, this collection of letters, diary entries, and memos maybe the closest we’ll get to an autobiography.

“The Still Point of the Turning World” by Emily Rapp, this is the story of Rapp’s journey through grief and beyond. A love letter to her son and hope for readers of all kinds.

New Audio Books: “Thomas Jefferson : The Art of Power” by Jon Meacham, and “Them Bones” by Carolyn Haines.

New CDs: “Babel” by Mumford & Sons, and “The Lumineers.”

New DVDs: “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “Goosebumps: It Came from Beneath the Sink,” and “Dining with the Dearly Departed 2012.”

New TV Seasons: “The Tudors” season three.

New Display: In the display case this month. It’s time for the hockey play offs. This is an amazing collection of Nashville Predators memorabilia. This is the collection of hockey fan Katie Moore. She even has the puck that she was hit with at a game.

Book Fair: We are having another Book Fair this spring to raise money for prizes for Summer Reading. The Book Fair will be Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, and Monday June 3. Get Caught Reading!

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