A week in Jan. is also Hell.” By Ellie Crabb
I am sure she was talking about the weather in Jan.. I don’t believe I can remember a Jan. quite like this one, with the weather changing so much in just a few days. But you can always stop by the library for a great book to read, an audio to listen to, magazine to look at, or maybe a DVD or TV season to check out to keep you entertained this January.
“Pam’s Pick” this week is not only a non-fiction but a biography. “Vivien Leigh: an Intimate Portrait” by Kendra Bean, this is the story of the actress who stared in 19 movies and 34 plays. My favorite was when she played Scarlett O’Hara, in “Gone with the Wind.” (The movie came out 75 years ago this month.)
New Fiction: “Letters from Skye” by Jessica Brockmole, this love story told in letters spans two world wars and follows the correspondence between a poet on the Scottish Isle of Skye and an American volunteer ambulance driver for the French Army, an affair that is discovered years later when the poet disappears.
“Fallen Women” by Sandra Dallas, this is a story full of mystery and intrigue. Beret goes to Denver after the murder of her estranged sister. With the help of Detective Mick McCauley will the two find her killer?
“Welcome to Nowhere Nice” by Rick Gavin, this is the third book in the Nick Reid series. The last time Nick Reid and his pal Desmond tangled with that crazy meth-dealer Boudrot, Boudrot landed in jail and Nick and Desmond helped themselves to the several hundred grand in cash hidden in his trailer. Now Boudrot has broken out of jail. What will they do?
“Going Dark” by James W. Hall, this is a Thorn novel. PI Daniel Thorn is worried when he learns that his son, Flynn Moss, has innocently become involved with Earth Liberation Front (ELF), a radical environmental group responsible for arson and considered a top terrorist threat by the FBI. Can he get him out safely?
“Hostage” by Kay Hooper, this is a Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novel. Noah Bishop and members of the FBI’s Special Crimes Unit with Haven. The escape of bank robber Cole Jacoby during a prisoner transfer catches Bishop’s attention because Jacoby apparently used psychic powers to get away from his guards. Can Bishop find him in time?
“Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Retribution” by Eric Lustbader, this is a Jason Bourne novel. Bourne has been pursued by powerful governments, and escaped, hunted by the most skilled assassins in the world, and outsmarted them. Targeted by terrorists, and defeated their plans for global chaos. But now, Bourne wants only one thing: retribution.
New Christian Fiction: “The River Palace” by Gilbert Morris, this is the third book in the Water Wheel series. After the Civil War, Yankee Captain Dennis Wainwright and Confederate Sergeant Gage Kennon form an unlikely alliance, which grows even more interesting when Gage saves the life of a gypsy woman along the Mississippi River. But the woman’s granddaughter doesn’t trust him. Can Gage change her mind?
“Small Town Girl” by Ann H. Gabhart, this is the timeless story of love, sacrifice, and longing. Kate Merritt worries love’s passing her by until Jay Tanner shows up to charm her hesitant heart. Pearl Harbor changes everything, maybe even Kate’s chance for love. (in large print)
New Mystery: “The Spook Lights Affair” by Marcia Muller, this is a Carpenter and Quincannon mystery. A young debutante commits suicide by leaping from a foggy parapet in a shimmer of ghostly light and her body disappears. Carpenter and Quincannon are called in to help.
New Large Print: “Union Pacific” by Zane Grey, this is the story of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad across the plains and through the mountains and deserts to meet up with the Southern Pacific in Utah.
New Non-fiction: “”Breakout” by Newt Gingrich, this book will take you from the pioneers of the future, prison guards of the past, to the epic battle that will decide America’s fate.
“The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet” by the weight-loss experts at Mayo Clinic, this book puts you in charge of reshaping your body and improving your health for life.
“Living with Depression” by Deborah Serani, this book will help you learn the different treatment, and methods for living with depression and getting the help you or a loved one needs.
“The Illustrated Guide to Locomotives of the World” by Colin Garratt, this is a comprehensive history of locomotive technology from the 1950’s to the present day, with over 300 photographs.
“The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook” by Erin Coopey, this book will teach you how to make your own tastier, healthier, fresh mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, peanut butter, salad dressing, chicken stock, chips, dips and so much more.
“The Art of the Italian Renaissance” edited by Rolf Toman, this book is full of architecture, sculptures, paintings and drawings of one of the most splendid eras of history.
“The Hidden White House” by Robert Klara, this is the story of biggest home-improvement job the nation had ever seen. In 1948, President Harry Truman almost fell through the ceiling of the Blue Room in a bathtub into a meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution below. This sparked the rebuilding for the White House.
New Audio Books: “Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Retribution” by Eric Lustbader, “A Fistful of Collars” by Spencer Quinn, and “The Case of the Prowling Bear” by John R. Erickson.”
New CDs: “Modern Vampires of the City” by Vampire Weekend, and “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk.
New DVDs: “The Wolverine,” “Total Recall,” and “Turbo.”
New TV Season: “How I Met Your Mother” season 2, and “The A-Team” season 1.
TAX SERVICE: The RSVP will be here every Tuesday and Thursday, starting Feb. 4, to fill your taxes. You will need to call for an appointment 270-522-6301.
CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP: We will be starting a Caregiver’s Support Group, Jan. 28, 12 noon – 1 p.m. in the board room 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: Come join us for a family night of fun, games - and LEGOs!! On Thursday, Feb. 27 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) we will be hosting a LEGO night! We will have games, building stations and more. Participants are asked to preregister at the front desk by Feb. 24. We are accepting donations of LEGOs for this event. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.