New Fiction: “The Shining Girls’ by Lauren Beukes, this is the story of a twisted serial killer. Harper Curtis is down on his luck, a drifter in Depression-era Chicago with a predilection for violence. When he finds a key to a special house that allows him to travel through time, he uses the house (or it uses him) to hunt down and kill certain special girls, his Shining Girls. Kirby Mazrachi is identified as a Shining Girl, but she survives Harper’s brutal attack and starts hunting him.
“The Light in the Ruins” by Chris Bohjalian, this is the story of love, despair and revenge, set in war torn Tuscany. Florence Police Department investigator Serafina Bettini looks into the murders of the Rosatis, an Italian family of noble lineage that, in 1943, found their estate taken over by the Nazis and turned into their prison; and, as she gets deeper into the case, Serafina learns details about the pasts of the victims and her own tragic history.
“World War Z” by Max Brooks, this is a history of the Zombie War. The story of the world’s desperate battle against the zombie threat with a series of first-person accounts “as told to the author” by various characters around the world.
“True Love” by Jude Deveraux, this is the first book in the Nantucket Brides trilogy. Alix takes a year off from architecture school when she is asked to solve the strange disappearance of a woman more than two hundred ago. She must also deal with the extremely good looking Jared who lives on the property. Can the two of them solve the murder?
“The Yonahlsooee Riding Camp for Girls” by Anton DiSclafani, this is the story of a young girl who is sent off to boarding school after getting into trouble with a boy. Thea Atwell grapples with her responsibility for the events of the past year. She must also come to the understanding of the kind of person she is and wants to be.
“The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (this is actually J.K. Rowling), this is a crime novel. PI Cormoran Strike is barely making ends meet when he gets a new case. Supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as Cuckoo, falls to her death. The police call it suicide but her brother calls it murder. Strike must find out which one it is.
“Beautiful Day” by Elin Hilderbrand, this is the story of a summer wedding that stirs up trouble on both sides of the family. Jenna is planning her wedding with the help from a letter from her dead mother. Her mother left her directions for everything but what to do about matters of the heart. This book is also in Large Print.
“Hidden Order” by Brad Thor, this is an action packed thriller. When the five candidates being considered to head up a mysterious agency suddenly go missing, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is summoned to Washington and set loose on the most dangerous chase ever to play out on American soil. But as the candidates begin turning up murdered, Harvath must step up his plan from finding them to saving them alive.
New Christian Fiction: “Stealing the Preacher” by Karen Witemeyer, this is the story of a preacher who was kidnapped from a train to become a minister of a small community against his will. Joanna has been praying for a preacher to help her fulfill her dying mother’s request. Will the preacher learn he is in the place he is supposed to be?
“When Jesus Wept” by Bodie & Brock Thoene, this is the first of the Jerusalem Chronicles novel. This is a unique vision into the power and comfort of Christ’s love.
New Large Print: “Sugar and Spice” by Debbie Macomber, this is a girl meets boy kind of book. When Jayne gets the invitation to her high school reunion she decides she needs a man. So being a librarian she turns to a book on how to pick up a man. She soon attracts the attention of Riley not by following the book’s advice but because she is carrying the book. Will she ask him to go to the reunion?
New Biography: “Dale Earnhardt, Jr.: Out of the Shadow of Greatness” by Mike Hembree, this is the story of a remarkable young man’s journey from teenage dreamer to NASCAR winner.
New Non-fiction: “Across the Pond” by Terry Eagleton, this is a funny look at how the English view America.
“How Your Child Heals” by Christopher M. Johnson, MD, this is an inside look into the most common childhood ailments from allergies to the immune system.
“Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” by Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart, this book has over 750 recipes with a standard reference for cooks everywhere on how to prepare the South’s most satisfying dishes.
“Gifts from the Garden” by Debora Robertson, this book has 100 gorgeous homegrown presents to give for all occasions.
“Top of the Morning” by Brian Stelter, this is an inside look into the cutthroat world of morning TV.
New Quilt Books: “The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking” by Jane Brocket, this book was donated by the Trigg County Quilters Guild in memory of Nola Oakley.
“For the Love of Hand Stitching by Jan Constantine, this book has 21 signature projects to applique and embroider. This book was also donated by the Trigg County Quilters Guild. I would like to say a very special Thank You to the Trigg County Quilters Guild for these donations.
New Audio Books: “”The Kill Room” by Jeffery Deaver, “Looking for Me” by Beth Hoffman, and “Divergent” by Veronica Roth.
New CDs: “Golden” by Lady Antebellum, “True Believers” by Darius Rucker, and “I Will Stand by You: the Essential Collection” by The Judds.
New DVDs: “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and “Return to Nim’s Island.”
New TV Season: “The Tudors” the final season.
New Display: In the case this month are a unique collection of milk pitchers. These wonderful pitchers were on kitchen tables in times past. This is the collection of Jane Pauze. I remember my Great Aunt’s milk pitcher it was lime green. Seeing the pitchers I’m sure will bring back old memories
Story Time: Ms. Cheryl will be starting Story Time again on Sept. 4. Happy Reading!!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.