So I have several “Pam’s Picks” today: “But Dad!” by Gretchen Gross this is a survival guide for single Dads of tween and teen daughters. “Pregnancy for Dads” by Joe Kelly, this is a practical guide for Dads-to-be with a month-by month guide and insights. “Good Talk, Dad” by Bill Geist and Willie Geist, this book of the big subjects they didn’t quite get around to talking about when Willie was growing up.
Special Event: June is National Family Month. In honor of National Family month, we are having a special Genealogy Event for all ages! Ms. Cheryl will have fun things for the kids and Ms. Kim and I will help the adults learn more about family history. Stop by and sign up today! It will be great fun for everyone!!
New Fiction: “Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr, this is an Anna Pigeon novel. Ranger Pigeon and a couple of friends and their daughters are on a camping trip to try out a new cutting edge line of camping equipment. When her friends are kidnapped Ranger Pigeon knows she must find them before it’s too late.
“Serpent’s Kiss” by Melissa de la Cruz, this is book two in the Witches of East End series. An ancient restriction has been lifted and Joanna, Freya, and Ingrid are free to practice magic in the sleepy town of North Hampton. Freya’s twin brother Fryr has escaped Limbo and is hiding in a local hotel. It doesn’t help that an errant band of pixies are stirring up more supernatural strife.
“The Skin Collector” by Jeffery Deaver, this is a Lincoln Rhyme novel. A new killer is on the loose and Rhyme must untangle the twisted web of clues before the killer targets more victims or Rhyme himself.
“The Kraken Project” by Douglas Preston, this is an out of this world thriller. Melissa Shepherd, an erratic genius programmer, creates an artificial intelligence program called Dorothy Gale, after the heroine of the Oz books, for the Kraken Project, a remote probe to Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. When, in a simulated test on Earth, Dorothy discovers the reality of the outside world, she goes into panic mode. Melissa can’t turn Dorothy off or prevent her from escaping into the Internet, where she threatens to find and kill Melissa.
“The Kill Switch” by James Rollins, this is a Tucker Wayne novel. Captain Wayne and his military dog, Kane, are both ready for adventure. This one takes them to the mystery of the origins of life on Earth, to discover the key to an anciet peril that can destroy the heartland of America and maybe the world.
“The Other Story” by Tatiana De Rosnay, the story of a young man in search of the truth. Vacationing at a luxurious Tuscan island resort, Nicolas Duhamel is hopeful that the ghosts of his past have finally been put to rest. He is now a bestselling author. When he was twenty-four years old, he stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family. It was a secret that was carefully concealed. In shock, Nicholas embarked on a journey to uncover the truth but the answers wouldn’t come easily.
“Going Twice” by Sharon Sala, this is book two in the Forces of Nature series. FBI investigator Wade Luckett is back on the case, in search of a serial killer dubbed the Stormchaser who follows tornados and has taken it upon himself to bring the death toll up to where he believes it belongs. Luckett along with his ex-wife must team up to catch this killer.
New Christian Fiction: “Swept Away” by Mary Connealy, this is the first book in the Trouble in Texas series. After she is separated from her wagon train and the family, Ruthy MacNeil is rescued by Luke Stone. Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family and Ruthy becomes swept up in Luke’s plans, but the more time Luke spends around Ruthy, the less he thinks about revenge.
“Rainy Day Dreams” by Lori Copeland, this is the second book in the Seattle Brides series. When the Burgert family moves to Seattle in 1852, Kathryn is convinced her father has destroyed her life. The backwoods settlement offers none of the comforts and culture she loves in San Francisco. She cares nothing for the new sawmill the townsfolk are so excited about. That is, until she meets Jason, a lumberjack with dreams for a bright future. As she comes to know Jason, Kathryn can’t help catching his vision. But the future they hope for is anything but secure. There are some who see Seattle as a threat and will stop at nothing to make sure the sawmill fails. In large print.
New Large Print: “Black Horse Creek” by Charles G. West, this is the story of the wild west and a wild son. There’s no taming Billy Blanchard. He’s cut from the same rough cloth as his father, Jacob, the man who built the town of Black Horse Creek from nothing. Jacob takes pride in Billy’s lawless, wild ways. But when the boy returns home with a stolen horse, having just killed a U.S. Marshal, Jacob knows trouble will follow. Enigmatic former deputy marshal Grayson is called in on special assignment. He knows Billy. He knows his father. And he knows things can go very wrong.
New Non-fiction: “Think Like a Freak” by Steven D. Levitt, this book will help you make a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms.
“An Illustrated A-Z History of Tractors” by Mirco de Cet, this book features 28 of the greatest tractor manufacturers in the world, including Caterpillar, Deutz, Ford, International Harvester, John Deere, Massey Ferguson, Minnealolis-Moline, Oliver, Renault, Steyr, and many more.
“The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr” by Chris Willis, this is the story of the life and career of this pivotal figure in professional sports.
“Astoria” by Peter Stark, this is the story of wealth, ambition, and survival. This is recount of the first attempt of John Jacob Astor and President Thomas Jefferson in 1810 to send advance parties both overland and by sea to settle the western Coast of North America, in what is now Oregon, and the ultimate failure of the expedition.
New Biography: “Dirty Daddy” by Bob Saget, this is Saget’s own story of how he went from being TV family man to a filthy comedian.
New Audio Books: “Keep Quiet” by Lisa Scottoline, “The Skin Collector” by Jeffery Deaver, and “Growing up Duggar” by Jana Duggar.
New CDs: “Bangerz” by Miley Cyrus, and “La Gargola” by Chevelle.
New DVDs: “2 Guns,” “Veronica Mars,” and “Sofia the First: Ready to be a Princess.”
New TV Seasons: “Seinfeld” seasons 1 & 2. Happy Reading!!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.