John L. Street Library Notes for Wednesday, December 18
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December Snow

I shuffle through the fresh new snow while strolling in the park,

Seeing shadows start to form as it is getting dark.

So quietly and peacefully new snowflakes hit the ground,

And form a pure white layer and they never make a sound. By James A. Kisner

A cold snowy day is the perfect time for a good book. “Pam’s Pick” this week is “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson, if you think you know Alex Cross, this book may make you think again. (also in large print)

New Fiction: “Roxy’s Story” by V.C. Andrews, this is the second book in the Forbidden series. When tragedy reunites sisters Roxy and Emmie will the secrets they share bind them together or tear them apart?

“The Spymistress” by Jennifer Chiaverini, this is the story of the intrepid leader of a Union spy ring, Elizabeth Van Lew. When her beloved Richmond becomes the capitol of the Confederacy, Van Lew uses her social standing, her family fortune, and an appeal to Christian charity to minister to the needs of Union prisoners. (also in large print)

“Outlaw” by Ted Dekker, this is the story of how Julian Carter, and his precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia’s northern tip.

“Flora” by Gail Godwin, this is the story of love, regret, and the things we can’t undo. Helen looks back to the summer of 1945 when she was 10 years old trying to make sense of a complicated and unjust world.

“Accused” by Lisa Scottoline, this is a Rosato & Associates novel. Allegra is a thirteen year old who wants to hire the firm to find her sister’s real killer. Mary has just made partner and wants to help Allegra find the killer.

“Tatiana” by Martin Cruz Smith, this is an Arkady Renko novel. When the brilliant young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as Russia itself.

New Christian Fiction: “Glittering Promises” by Lisa T. Bergren, this is book three in the Grand Tour series. Cora is on the trip of a lifetime. She has discovered family she didn’t know she had and found love at last. But as her trip ends Cora knows it’s time to decide who and what she wants.

“Christmas at Harmony Hill” by Ann H. Gabhart, this is a Shaker story. Heather is expecting and with her husband at the war front she has no one and nowhere to turn. She seeks refuge in the Shaker village on Harmony Hill. As Christmas approaches, the joy of new life and the love that is born may hold the answer for Heather.

New Non-fiction: “Martha Stewart’s Cakes” this cookbook has over 150 recipes for bundt cakes, loaves, layers, coffee cakes and more.

“The Assassination of the Archduke” by Greg King, this is the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I in the summer of 1914.

“A Reader’s Book of Days” by Tom Nissley, this book has true tales from the lives and works of writers for every day of the year. It tells you the authors that were born and died on that day, and the works that were published.

“In The Secret Service” by Jerry Parr, this is the true story of the man who saved President Reagan’s life on March 30, 1981. He tells how he relied on his training and quick instincts when he pushed the president into the limo as shots were fired.

“Football Nation” from the library of Congress, Susan Reyburn, this is a look into four hundred years of America’s game.

“National Geographic Science of Everything” this book tells how things work in our world from cell phones, soap bubbles to submarines, and everything in between.

New Biography: “This is Your Captain Speaking” by Gavin MacLeod, this is the story of a fantastic voyage through MacLeod’s life from childhood to Hollywood and from the Mary Tyler Moore show to the Captain of the Love Boat. This is his story.

New Audio Books: “Gone” by James Patterson, “Winners” by Danielle Steel, and “Never Go Back” by Lee Child.

New CDs: “Fuse” by Keith Urban, and “Alabama & Friends.”

New DVDs: “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Santa Clause,” and “Holiday Engagement.”

New TV Season: “Grey’s Anatomy” season 3.

Display: A display in honor of author John Egerton who passed away recently in Tennessee. Mr. Egerton grew up in Trigg County. He wrote many books about history, and southern food.

Holiday Closings: The library will be closed: Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1. Seasons Readings!!
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