John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, Oct. 2
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It’s October and fall is in the air! October is Nation Book Month. That means you need to come to the library and check out a good book.

“Pam’s Pick” this month is one I am sure you will enjoy. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks, this is the story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways.

Book Signing: Native Trigg Countians, Patricia Wilkerson Dawson and Regenia Wilkerson will be here Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. - 12 noon 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.

New Fiction: “The Mayan Secrets” by Clive Cussler, this is a Fargo Adventure. Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery, the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them.

“Sweet Thunder” by Ivan Doig, this is another great tale from the West. Morgan is a former Chicago con man who has moved to Butte, Montana. He is a literary savant and has classical references for almost every situation. Once in Butte, he joins the mine workers’ battle against the leviathan Anaconda Mining Company. He writes editorials for the workers’ newspaper that could get him killed.

“Blackbird Lake” by Jill Gregory, this is book three in the Lonesome Way series. When rodeo champ Jake Tanner returns to Lonesome Way, Carly McKinnon may be the only one not happy about it. The last thing she wants is Jake finding out about her daughter or maybe, their daughter.

“The Last Word” by Lisa Lutz, this is a Spellmen novel. After taking over Spellman Investigations Izzy finds herself struggling to pay the bills. But when she is accused of embezzling from a former client the stakes become immense. If Izzy gets indicted, she could lose her PI license and the Spellman family’s livelihood, not to mention her own freedom.

“The First Affair” by Emma McLaughlin, this is the story of a young college graduate. Jamie gets a coveted White House internship. She’s thrilled to be working in the administration of Greg Rutland, the handsome, charismatic President. But a close encounter between Rutland and Jamie in a hidden corridor in the West Wing ignites a steamy affair. Soon she is turned into front-page news. Is her life over?

“The Last Kiss Goodbye” by Karen Robards, this is a Dr. Charlotte Stone novel. While on her evening run, serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone comes across a bloodied and hysterical woman who raves to Charlie that she was forced to kill two others. Though unsure if this gut-wrenching story is true, Charlie gets her to a hospital. But then she remembers an almost identical story told to her by a prisoner incarcerated at Wallens Ridge. Drawing on her despised ability to communicate with the newly dead, Charlie discovers a vicious serial killer is on the loose. (also in large print)

“Justice for Sara” by Erica Spindler, this is the story of a killer who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried. Kat was seventeen when her sister Sara was murdered. On the tenth anniversary of Sara’s death, Kat receives a letter that makes the past impossible to ignore. She must find the killer.

New Christian Fiction: “Love’s Awakening” by Laura Frantz, this is the second book in the Ballantyne legacy. Ellie comes back home after finishing school only to find her parents gone on a long trip and her older siblings don’t seem to want her around. She opens a day school for young ladies and begins tutoring. She soon falls in love with one of the Turlock the enemy clan. Will she betray her family for true love?

“The Secret Keeper” by Beverly Lewis, this is the fourth book in the Home to Hickory Hollow series. Jennifer Burns shocks her family when she leaves the modern world for the Old Order Amish. (soon in large print)

New Non-fiction: “Crazy Rich” by Jerry Oppenheimer, this is the story of power, scandal, and tragedy inside the Johnson & Johnson dynasty.

“Murder at the Castle on the Cumberland” by Tom Grassham, this is the true story of the Battle of Eddyville, in 1923. That was when Chester Walters and two other inmates made a mad dash for freedom killing three guards. A battle lasted for three-days ending with the deaths of all three prisoners and Walters’ wife left to stand trial for conspiracy and murder.

“The Sugar Detox” by Brooke Alpert, this book will help you lose weight, feel great, and look younger all with this 31 day plan.

“Modern Weapons” by Martin J. Dougherty, this book provides that curious reader with a smap shot assessments of over 300 modern weapons.

“Apples: from Harvest to Table” by Amy Pennington, this book has 50 recipes plus crafts made from a variety of apples.

“Idiot’s Guide to Drawing” by David Williams, this book has 50 essential drawing projects, with easy to follow steps.

“The Battle of Mill Springs Kentucky” by Stuart W. Sanders, this is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky was on January 19, 1862, this was the first major Union victory since the Federal disaster of Bull Run.

“Lincoln’s Citadel” by Kenneth J. Winkle, this is the story of the Civil War as it was played out in Washington, D.C.

New Biography: “Robert Griffin III: Athlete, Leader, Believer” by Ted Kluck, this is the story of the triumphs and trials of a NFL great.

New Audio Books: “Robert Ludlum’s The Utopia Experiment” by Kyle Mills, “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls, and “Black Jack” by Max Brand.

New CDs: “Mirage Rock” by Band of Horses, and “+” by Ed Sheeran.

New DVDs: “Star Trek into Darkness,” “World War Z,” and “Goosebumps a Night in Terror Tower.”

New TV Seasons: “Psych” season two, and “CHiPs” season one. Happy Reading!!

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