Some at beaches are sand castling
Some are silly fighting, tasseling!
Some are swimming, camping, hiking
Some are on bikes are gaily speeding:
Some are smart SUMMER READING! By William Cole
As we welcome summer it brings to mind going to the fair each year as a child. “Pam’s Pick” this week is an author patrons either like or don’t. “Joyland” by Stephen King, a riveting story of love, loss, and about growing up and old. The story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
New Fiction: “Ladies’ Night” by Mary Kay Andrews, this story has heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery. Grace is getting a divorce and she must attend court ordered divorce recovery therapy sessions. Grace and the three other women in the class decide to start their own group in the Sandbox Bar. Grace soon discovers how strong she is and that she can go on.
“The King’s Deception” by Steve Berry, this is a Cotton Malone novel. Malone and his son travel to Europe to do a favor for a former boss and escort a teenage fugitive back. When the two boys are taken at gunpoint in London, Malone finds himself entangled in Operation King’s Deception and the mystery it is trying to solve.
“Looking for Me” by Beth Hoffman, this is the story of family, hope, and loss. Teddi returns home to Kentucky when she learns her missing brother may still be alive. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family. ⌘
“Zero Hour” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown, this is a Kurt Austin adventure. The NUMA team is on a desperate race to find deadly machines and destroy them before they’re activated. ⌘
“Enemy of Mine” by Brad Taylor, this is a Pike Logan thriller. The Taskforce must contend with terrorist organizations, independent killers, and shaky allies to uncover the biggest threat of all, an American citizen hiding a secret that may just destroy everything including the Taskforce.
“A House Divided” by Kimberla Lawson Roby, this is a Reverend Curtis Black novel. Reverend Curtis Black and his wife Charlotte try to support their son Matthew and his girlfriend Racquel as they welcome their first baby even though they are only eighteen and Curtis tries to figure out who from his past is threatening him and his family.
New Christian Fiction: “Becoming Lucy” by Martha Rogers, this is the first book in the Winds Across the Prairie series. Lucinda Bishop is sent to Oklahoma to live with her aunt and uncle after her parents die. She meets ranch hand Jake Starnes, a drifter who is running from his past. As her friendship with Jake grows, Lucinda faces emotions she’s never before experienced. As Jake learns more about God’s love for him, he realizes he must face his past and the consequences of his actions, even if it means he will lose the one girl he loves.
New Mystery: “The Body in the Piazza” by Katherine Hall Page, this is a Faith Fairchild mystery. Faith and her husband are in Rome for their anniversary. They accidentally stumble upon a dying man in the Piazza Farnese. When she realizes the same mysterious faces are in Tuscany too she knows it is no coincidence. As she struggles to follow a trail more twisted than fusilli, she may be putting them both in hot water.
New Large Print: “Big Sky Summer” by Linda Lael Miller, this is book four in the Big Sky series. Casey Elder is out of the spotlight and back in Parable, Montana. Walker Parrish doesn’t have time to worry about past relationships until he learns about Casey’s two teenagers. Casey thinks it may be easier to hold her family together if she lets Walker be a part of it.
“Carrie and Me” by Carol Burnett, this is a biography of a mother daughter love story. Carrie was a troubled teenager who grew into an unforgettable young woman that died too early from cancer.
New Non-fiction: “Dr. Dobson’s Handbook of Family Advice” by Dr. James Dobson, this book offers you the encouragement and the practical and easy to understand answers to many of your family related questions.
“The Smart Guide to Life After Divorce” by Tanya Stewart, this book will help you start over and rebuild your life.
“Forgotten Tales of Kentucky” by Keven McQueen, this book offers an entertaining look into the unfamiliar history of the Bluegrass, from flying people to raining amphibians.
“Hawks & Owls of Eastern North America” by Chris G. Earley, this book has over 30 species of birds of prey with illustrations.
“The Immune System Recovery Plan” by Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H. this is the doctor’s 4 step program to treat autoimmune diseases, with 40 recipes.
“Grow Fruit Naturally” by Lee Reich, this is a hands on guide to homegrown fruits.
“150 Best Donut Recipes” by George Geary, this is a collection of delectable recipes featuring a wide variety of choices from fried, baked, cake based or holiday donuts as well as toppings, icings, sugars and fillings.
“Practical Jewelry-making Techniques” by Stephen O’Keeffe, this book is packed with unique ideas on how to make jewelry.
“The Golden Age of American Musical Theatre” by Corinne J. Naden, this book discusses more than 180 musicals covering a span of more than twenty years.
“Through the Perilous Fight” by Steve Vogel this is the story of the six weeks that saved the nation in the summer of 1814.
New Audio Books: “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark, “Copper Beach” by Jayne Ann Krentz, and “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell.
New CDs: “Burning Lights” by Chris Tomlin, and “Where I Find You” by Kari Jobe.
New DVDs: “Beautiful Creatures,” “The Paperboy,” and “Pollyanna.”
New TV Season: “The Carol Burnett Show- Carol’s Favorites.”
I would like to say a very special Thank you to the person who cleaned our flowerbed out front. Thank You So Much!!! Happy Summer Reading!!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.