“Pam’s Pick” this week is from an old favorite author, “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham. His new legal thriller brings Jake Brigance back in a fiercely controversial trial. This is a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
New Fiction: “Eye for an Eye” by Ben Coes, this is the fourth book in the Dewey Andreas series. Andreas is on vacation with his fiancée when he has a kill order placed on him. Can he save himself and his fiancée?
“Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” by Helen Fielding, this is a hilarious look at modern dilemmas. Bridget is stumbling through the challenges of loss, single motherhood, and rediscovering her sexuality.
“Just One Evil Act” by Elizabeth George, this is an Inspector Lynley novel. Lynley is on the case of a missing child. Soon he discovers it is far more complex than a typical kidnapping.
“Christmas Bliss” by Mary Kay Andrews, antiques dealer Weezie Foley and her best friend BeBe Loudermilk are back in this humorous holiday story. Weezie is preparing for her wedding and BeBe is about to deliver her baby any day. The two are a bit overwhelmed by it all.
“Inherit the Dead” by twenty thrilling writers and one great mystery. This story takes you down the streets of New York to the Hampton Beaches on a gray winter day where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide.
“The Wolves of Midwinter” by Anne Rice this is the second book in the Wolf Gift Chronicles. Reuben is a new were wolf living in his mentor’s mansion with other shape shifters. He occasionally kills evildoers as the vigilante known as Man Wolf.
“Identical” by Scott Turow, this is the story of two twins and one murder. State Senator Paul Gianis is running for Mayor of Kindle County, his twin brother is just getting out of prison after pleading guilty to murder twenty-five years ago. When the murder case is reopened by the family which twin will have to answer?
New Christian Fiction: “Grave Consequences” by Lisa T. Bergren, this is the second book in the Grand Tour series. As Cora tours with her newfound family they go through Austria, France, and Italy. What she doesn’t know is an unseen enemy trails close behind them. But the most danger Cora faces may be a forbidden love.
“The Dawn of Christmas” by Cindy Woodsmall, this is a heartwarming story of second chances. Sadie is coming home just in time for Christmas. Her family thinks it is time for her to marry. She and Levi both do not and devise a plan but soon the plan falls apart when they realize their do care for each other.
New Mystery: “Silent Night’ by Robert B. Parker, this is a Spenser Holiday novel. Spenser, is busy preparing his menu for Christmas dinner. Then he has a confrontation with a young homeless boy whose predicament becomes his newest case.
New Large Print: “Against the Edge” by Kat Martin, this is the eighth book in the Raines of Wind Canyon series. PI Ben Slocum, a former Navy SEAL, is stunned to learn not only that he has a nine-year-old son, Sam, but that Sam has gone missing from his foster home and may have been kidnapped. It turns out that the boy is in the hands of a vicious, unpredictable child abductor. As Ben and social worker Claire Chastain band together to track him down they grow more concerned about Sam’s life.
New Non-fiction: “Confidence” by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, this book shows that high confidence makes us less likeable, less employable, and less successful in the long run and reveals the benefits of low confidence.
“Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink, this is the story of the investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
“Drama High” by Michael Sokolove, this is the true story of how billionaire producer Lou Volpe changed thousands of children lives and uplifted a school and town.
“First Aid for Your Car” by Carl Collins, this is your expert guide to common problems and how to fix them.
“The One-Day Contract” by Rick Pitino, he will show you how to add value to everything in your life. This is a life changing guide to achieving your goals.
“The Men Who United the States” by Simon Winchester, this is the story of America’s explorers, eccentrics, and mavericks that helped to create this great nation.
New Biographies: “The Everything Store” by Brad Stone, this is the story of Jeff Bezos and the age of Amazon. Amazon.com started as a book seller through the mail and went on to be one of the first of the dot-com icons. Now a multi-million dollar company.
“Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin, here is Johnny the story of the man who hosted “The Tonight Show” for thirty years and still kept us laughing. This is the chronicle of the late night TV King.
“Rose Kennedy’s Family Album” with foreword by Caroline Kennedy, this is a pictorial of the Fitzgerald Kennedy family collection from 1878-1946, this book features many photographs never seen before.
New Audio Books: “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham, “W is for Wasted” by Sue Grafton, “Starry Night” by Debbie Macomber, “Miss Julia to the Rescue” by Ann B. Ross, and “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly.
New CDs: “I Can’t Keep From Singing” by Brumfield Family Tradition, and “How Mercy Looks from Here” by Amy Grant.
New DVDs: “The Heat,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,” and “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”
New TV Season: “30 Rock” season two.
New Display: In the display case this month is a fantastic collection of Girl Scout collectables and projects. This display is from Troop 1912, with leader, Amy Allen, and co-leader, Heather Blyzes. Trigg Girl Scouts Unit belongs to “Bear Creek Unit” in the Kentuckiana Council.
Don’t forget to stop by and check out the Veterans Day display, also. Be Thankful for Reading!!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.