John L. Street Library Notes for May 29
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I like books

I really do.

Books with stories

And pictures, too.

Books of birds

And things that grow.

Books of people

We should know.

Books of animals

And places, too.

I like books

I really do! By Author Unknown

“Pam’s Pick” this week is: “Inferno” by Dan Brown, this story takes you deep into the heart of Italy. Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces Dante’s Inferno. (This is also in Large Print)

New Fiction: “Paris” by Edward Rutherfurd, this is a historical novel, the epic portrait of the city of light. This is the story of the noble family de Cygne who has served king and country through the ages.

“Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts, this is a thrilling novel of passion and suspense. Bluff House has many mysteries. When Eli comes to Bluff House he has been accused of murdering his soon-to-be-ex-wife. Eli becomes too dependent on Abra the caretaker. The two become involved in solving the mysteries of the house and the murder of his ex. (This is also in Large Print)

“Midnight at Marble Arch” by Anne Perry, this is a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel. This novel will take you beneath the glittering surface of wealthy Victorian Society into a nightmare world, where women are blamed for the attacks against them, and men take what they want.

“Wedding Night” by Sophie Kinsella, this is a funny story of two people who make a pact to marry each other if they have not married by 30. When Lottie and Ben tie the knot their family and friends set out to stop the honeymoon. This is for better or worse.

“Z: a Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” by Therese Anne Fowler, this is the story of love betrayal, and one extraordinary woman struggling to shine in the world.

“Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson, this is a very unique story. What if you could live life over and over until you get it right? Ursula Todd is born and has a life that is unusual because as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly and in a variety of ways.

New Large Print: “”Against the Odds” by Kat Martin, this is the seventh book in the Raines of Wind Canyon series. Rina is sure there is silver on her multi acre inheritance. She knows just the person to help her, PI Alex. When mysterious accidents start on their search Rina thinks she might have a curse more than a blessing.

“A Dream for Tomorrow” by Melody Carlson, this is the second book in the Homeward on the Oregon Trail series. Elizabeth and the wagon train face danger and desperate circumstances that brings the best and the worst out in the travelers. This is also a Christian fiction.

New Christian Fiction: “Home Run” by Travis Thrasher, this is the story of forgiveness, the richness of redemption, and the wisdom of trusting God. Cory must go back to his hometown to get his life back in order. His plans to coach Little League, complete a recovery program and leave as fast as possible. But when he is given a second chance he embarks on a journey of faith and transformation.

New Non-fiction: “Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits” by Joyce Meyer, this book has 14 new behaviors that will energize your life.

“The Secrets of the Hopewell Box” by James Squires, this is the story of stolen elections, southern politics, and a city’s coming of age.

“The Savior Generals” by Victor Davis Hanson, this is the story how five great commanders saved wars that were lost from ancient Greece to Iraq.

“Always the Fat Kid” by Jacob C. Warren, PhD, and K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD, this is the truth about the enduring effects of childhood obesity.

“The complete Idiot’s Guide to Dehydrating Foods” by Jeanette Hurt, this book has simple techniques and over 170 recipes for creating and using dehydrated foods.

“Tennis: Step to Success” by Jim Brown, this book will help you master the essential skills to take to the court with confidence and ace the competition.

“Keep it Pithy” by Bill O’Reilly, this is an essential collection of writings with useful observations in a tough world.

“Bunker Hill” by Nathaniel Philbrick, this is the story of a city, a siege, and a revolution.

New Biographies: “Waiting to be Heard: a Memoir” by Amanda Knox, she shares her story of the terrifying ordeal. Amanda was wrongly convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy and going to prison for four years.

“American Warrior: the True Story of a Legendary Ranger” by Gary O’Neal, this is the story of nearly forty years of fighting America’s enemies. Chief Warrant Officer O’Neal has become one of the greatest warriors this nation has ever known.

New Audio Books: “Confessions” by Lisa Jackson, “Apple Turnover Murder” by Joanne Fluke, and “Ballpark Mysteries” by David A. Kelly.

New CDs: “Wheelhouse” by Brad Paisley, and “Two Lanes of Freedom” by Tim McGraw.

New DVDs: “Jack Reacher,” “Donovan’s Reef,” and “Barbie as the Island Princess.”

New TV season: “Castle” season one.

Scholastic Book Fair: We are having another Scholastic 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. Happy Reading!!

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