John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, Sept. 18
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“Pam’s Pick” this week is one of my favorite authors. “Never Go Back” by Lee Child, this is a Jack Reacher novel. They say you can never go back but when Jack does his past finally catches up with him.

New Fiction: “The Whistling Past the Graveyard” by Susan Crandall, this is a coming of age story. Starla is determined to get to Nashville to find her mother in 1963. At nine-years-old she runs away from her grandmother’s home in Mississippi. Eventually she accepts a ride from Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby. Her road trip changes her life forever.

“The Killing List” by Frederick Forsyth, this is a cutting edge thriller. In Virginia, there is an agency going by the name of Technical Operations Support Activity, or TOSA. Its only mission is to track, find, and kill those so dangerous to the United States that they are on a short document known as the Kill List. TOSA actually exists. So does the Kill List.

“Ransom River” by Meg Gardiner, this is a mesmerizing crime novel. Rory Mackenzie, is selected as a juror in a murder case in her home town of Ransom River, California. She is reluctant to return to her hometown and is forced to face her past when she realizes the dark secrets she has been keeping can help solve a cold case.

“The Third Kingdom” by Terry Goodkind, this is a Richard and Kahlan novel. Jit is dead, and against all odds Richard and Kahlan have survived. But a new menace has attacked them in the Dark Lands. Infected with the essence of death itself, robbed of his power as a war wizard, Richard must race against time to uncover and stop the infernal conspiracy assembling itself behind the wall far to the north.

“The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café” by Mary Simses, this is a moving story of love. Ellen and her grandmother were extremely close, so when Ruth makes a deathbed request that Ellen deliver one last letter, Ellen doesn’t hesitate. Maybe she should have. The letter is meant for Ruth’s first love, Chet Cummings, in the small Maine town of Beacon and shares her regrets over what might have been if she hadn’t met and married another man. In the attempt to deliver the letter, Ellen discovers a side of her Gran, and of herself as well, she never suspected.

New Christian Fiction: “Sweet Sanctuary” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, this is the story of a young mother who is trying to provide for her son and keep his drug addicted father away. She knows the father will stop at nothing to take him away from her. When she meets Dr. Hatcher she knows he will protect them.

“The Blacksmith’s Bravery” by Susan Page Davis, this is the third book in the Ladies’ Shooting Club series. Vashti has worked in saloons but her dream job is to drive the stagecoach. But can a woman handle the dangers on the trail? (this book is in Large Print)

New Mystery: “Gone with the Woof” by Laurien Berenson, this is a Melanie Travis Canine mystery. Melanie has a nose for sniffing up a good mystery, especially when it involves the life of a legendary dog breeder.

New Non-fiction: “Tape It & Make It” by Richeal Fabian Morgan, this book has 101 activities made from Duct Tape. You can make: wallets, purses, flowers, aprons, and much more all with duct tape.

“Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide” by Rachel Ashwell, this book will show you how to turn flea market finds in to beautiful decorations for your home.

“Creative Photography Lab” by Steve Sonheim, this book has 52 fun exercises for developing self-expression with your camera. It also includes six mixed media projects.

“The Southern Tailgating Cookbook” by Taylor Mathis, this is the game day guide for lovers of food, and football.

“Cracked Open” by Miriam Zoll, this is an eye opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered today with the new discoveries in reproductive technologies.

“It’s a Lab’s World” edited by Jason Smith, this is an illustrated collection of everything Labrador retrievers do. The lab has been a favorite breed for many years, since the year 2000 nearly one million Labrador retrievers have been registered with the American Kennel Club.

New Biographies: “Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation” by Robert Wilson, this book shows that Brady did not only make photographs, he archived history.

“Si-cology 101” by Si Robertson, this book has the tales and wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s favorite uncle. He claims 95 percent of his stories are true. You’ll read about his close encounter with an alligator and other stories.

New Audio Books: “Zero Hour” by Clive Cussler, “Pirate Alley” by Stephen Coonts, and “The Blossom Sisters” by Fern Michaels.

New CDs: “Greatest Hits” by Jewel, and “Time” by Rod Stewart.

New DVDs: “Quartet,” “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” and “Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures, Vol. 1.”

New TV Season: “Sherlock” season one.

Book Signing: Native Trigg Countians, Patricia Wilkerson Dawson and Regenia Wilkerson will be here Saturday, Oct. 5, to sign their books.

“The Adventure of Farmer Bill” by Patricia Dawson, this is a children’s book with a life lesson in each chapter and “Stretching the Spirit” by Regenia Wilkerson, is a book of poetry to help heal brokenness from loss and heart ache. They will have the books here to sign and sell. Happy Reading!

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