New Fiction: “Silencing Eve” by Iris Johansen, this is the third book in the Eve Duncan trilogy. Can Eve really be dead? Or is it all a hoax? Eve’s beloved Joe and Jane will go to the ends of the world to find out. (Also in large print)
“Doing Hard Time” by Stuart Woods, this is a Stone Barrington novel. When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone.
“Storm Front” by John Sandford, this is a Virgil Flowers novel. In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You’re about to get a visitor. It’s an Israeli cop, and she’s tailing a man who’s smuggled out an extraordinary relic. As it turns out, there are very bad men chasing the relic, and they don’t care who’s in the way or what they have to do to get it.
“The Maid’s Version” by Daniel Woodrell, this is the story of a maid for a prominent family in Missouri chases down justice after her younger sister is one of 42 people killed at a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall. Alma wants to know who is to blame. Alma thinks she knows the answer-and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair.
“Deception Cove’ by Jayne Castle, this is the second Rainshadow novel. Rainshadow Island is home to a mysterious preserve, secrets that have been kept for centuries, and a treasure worth killing for. As a light-talent, Alice North has the rare ability to make things disappear. Alice’s honeymoon on Rainshadow is guaranteed to be memorable, as the island, and the passion between her and Drake, is about to explode.
“Someone” by Alice McDermott, this is the story of a Brooklyn-born woman’s life. Her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs, from childhood to old age.
“A Proposal for Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller, this is the collection of two stories about the redemptive power of the holiday season.
“Starry Night” by Debbie Macomber, the story of romance, second chances, and Christmas cheer. Carrie Slayton is a successful gossip columnist, but her dream is to become a serious journalist. Finnegan Dalton is a notorious recluse whose book about living in the Alaskan wilds skyrocketed to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Recognizing a golden opportunity, Carrie uses a little guile in tracking down Finn’s whereabouts in the snowy Alaskan wilderness outside of Fairbanks, only to discover that he truly is as mysterious and withdrawn as his reputation suggests. As she grows closer to finding out who Finn really is, Carrie will have to decide whether or not to respect his wishes by abandoning the story that would make her career, and Finn will have to decide whether he can open his heart again.
New Christian Fiction: “Twice Loved” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this is the touching story of a single mother widowed after World War II. Bev Winters’s new job is an answer to prayer and just in time for Christmas, until her boss’s kindness awakens an old longing. Will her pride allow love after loss? (Also has collection of 1940s recipes, handcrafts, stories and trivia about Christmas 1946.)
“A Heart Surrenders” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, this is the second book in the Mountain Lake Minnesota trilogy. David’s sister has found the love of her life. In Minnesota for the wedding maybe he can find love too.
New Mystery: “Something Borrowed, Someone Dead” by M. C. Beaton, this is an Agatha Raisin mystery. Agatha Raisin is asked to investigate the murder of a jolly widow. She learns about the victim’s penchant for keeping borrowed items in a case that is complicated by village secrets and a killer who would make Agatha a next target.
New Large Print: “The Obituary Writer” by Ann Hood, this is the story of two women, Vivien, who is an obituary writer in 1906 San Francisco and searching for her lover who disappeared after the earthquake and Claire, a young wife and mother, who is contemplating whether she should stay in her loveless marriage during the 1960s.
New Non-fiction: “Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn” by John C. Maxwell, this book will help you turn a loss into a gain. With the right tools and mindset you can win.
“Practice to Deceive” by Ann Rule, this is the story of murder on quiet Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington. Russ Douglas, after spending Christmas with his children and estranged wife, was found dead two days later from a single gunshot wound to the head. With a long list of suspects that included an aging beauty queen, her boyfriend and the soon to be ex-wife the police their work cut out for them.
“Feel Good Food” by Southern Living, this book has simple and satisfying recipes with a fresh twist such as Angel Biscuits, Strawberry-Lemonade Muffins, Shrimp and Grits, Big Easy Gumbo, Bourbon-Brown Sugar Tenderloin, Crunchy Crab Cakes, Hummingbird Bundt Cake & many more.
“Everyday Elegance” by Candice Olson, this book will show you how to add charm, style, and exceptional functionality to rooms that seem beyond help.
“Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio, this is the story behind the stories that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas.
“Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked” by Chris Matthews, this is a magnificent personal history of a time when two great political opponents served together for the benefit of the country.
New Biography: “Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2” by Mark Twain, this autobiography was unpublished for a century after his death by his request. This is the unique life of one of the greatest minds of the nineteenth century.
New Audio Books: “Silencing Eve” by Iris Johansen, “Rose Harbor in Bloom” by Debbie Macomber, “Robert B. Parker’s Damned if You Do” by Michael Brandman, and America the Beautiful” by Ben Carson.
New CDs: “Set You Free” by Gary Allan, and “Just Feels Good” by Thompson Square.
New DVDs: “Oblivion,” “The Croods,” and “Here Comes the Boom.”
New TV Season: “Glee” season one. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.