“Pam’s Pick” this week is “Innocence” by Dean Koontz, this is a beauty and the beast type thriller. Addison Goodheart, saves Gwyneth from a would-be rapist/killer. Is it love at first sight or just the thought of being safe that attracts them to each other?
New Fiction: “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belfoure, this is the story of just how far someone will go to do the right thing. Architect Lucien Bernard has accepted the deal of a life time. He has been asked to build a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man in 1942, Nazis Germany. All goes well until the hiding place is found and he feels he owes him and will stop at nothing to save him.
“Esrever Doom” by Piers Anthony, this is an all-new World of Xanth novel. Kody woke up in a hospital bed, and was told that he was about to undergo surgery. When he woke up again, this time he is in Xanth. Kody is the only person in Xanth who has not been affected by a dreadful spell that reverses how people see each other. He is the only one who can reverse the spell and turn Esrever Doom into Reverse Mood.
“Stella Bain” by Anita Shreve, set in 1916 this is the story of a woman’s search for her identity. Stella Bain, is an American woman suffering from shell shock during World War I. She is taken in by London surgeon August Bridge and his wife. Dr. Bridge soon develops a clinical interest in Stella, and he goes into her deeply fractured mind to unlock a disturbing history.
New Christian Fiction: “The Amish Seamstress” by Mindy Starns Clark, this is the fourth book in the Women of Lancaster County series. Amish raised Izzy searches for the truth behind the stories she has heard as she begins to question her life, and her heritage.
“The Miner’s Lady” by Tracie Peterson, this is book three in the Land of Shining Water series. Chantel’s sister falls in love with a sworn enemy. She attempts to help the couple and may find romance of her own. (also in large print)
New Large Print: “Upon a Winter’s Night” by Karen Harper, this is book four in the Home Valley Amish series. Lydia has always felt something was missing in her life. She must find the answers about her biological parents. It’s with the help of her friend Josh that Lydia can find the answers she is looking for.
New Mystery: “Critical Mass” by Sara Paretsky, this is a V.I. Warshawski novel. V.I. is asked to help an old friend of Dr. Lotty Hershel. Soon V.I. learns that some secrets may be old but the people who continue to guard them today will not let go without a fight.
New Biography: “Johnny Cash: the Life” by Robert Hilburn, this is the story of Johnny Cash the music legend. A story of addiction, musical genius and an enduring faith that went far deeper than anyone ever knew.
New Non-fiction: “Civilian Warriors” by Erik Prince, this is the inside story of Blackwater and the unsung heroes of the war on terrorism.
“Giada’s Feel Good Food” by Giada De Laurentiis, this cookbook has 120 recipes and a peek into her daily routines from exercise to beauty regiments.
“Glam Nail Studio” by Amber-Elizabeth, this book has tips to create 50 of the hottest nail designs.
“This land That I Love” by John Shaw, this is the story of Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the two American Anthems.
“Under the Eagle” by Samuel Holiday, this is the story of Samuel Holiday a Navajo code talker. Navajo Code Talkers were the men who were enlisted by the Marine Corp during World War II.
New Audio Books: “Critical Mass” by Sara Paretsky, and “Hotshot” by Julie Garwood.
New CDs: “Save Rock and Roll” by Fall Out Boy, and “California 37: Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour Edition” by Train.
New DVDs: “The Lone Ranger” and “Despicable Me 2.”
New TV Season: “House, M.D.” season three.
New Display: LEGOS- we have had the afterschool students busy making Lego Masterpieces for our display. And several of the staff have made a few too.
CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP: We will be starting a Caregiver’s Support Group, Jan. 28, 12 – 1 p.m. in the boardroom of the library. This group will meet every fourth Tuesday of the month. This group is open to anyone who is a caregiver.
LEGO NIGHT: Ms. Cheryl is planning a Lego Night at the library in Feb. 27 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Stop by and get registered by Feb. 24. She is gladly accepting Lego donations and old broken crayons.
Closing: We will be closed Jan, 20, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.