July 16 Library Notes
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This is the second week of Summer Reading! We are having a great time! If you missed last week you can still come for the fun.

Next week, “Mad Science” from Louisville will be here for two programs on Thursday, July 24, still the same times 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. If your kids think they are too old for the younger program, we have a Teen Read on July 29th at 6 p.m. Check out our website at www.tclibrary.org for more information and forms to fill out.

“Pam’s Pick” this week is “Invisible” by James Patterson, this is a shocking thriller. Emmy knows she’s not crazy. She knows there is a link between hundreds of unsolved cases and her own sister’s death. Can she find the one piece of evidence before she is the next victim?

New Fiction: “Terminal City” by Linda Fairstein, this is an Alexandra Cooper novel. Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace are called to investigate when the body of a young woman is found in the tower suite of the prestigious Waldorf Astoria. Then a second body turns up bearing the same bloody symbol train tracks carved into the skin. The focus shifts to Grand Central Terminal, where the president is scheduled to arrive for a UN meeting later in the week and where they suspect the killer is hiding out. Can they stop him in time?

“The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith, this is a Cormoran Strike novel. When Owen Quine disappears, his wife assumes that he’s on one of his little escapades and asks Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike discovers, Quine has just finished a novel full of nasty portraits of people he knows, and one of them may have wanted to finish him off. When he is found brutally murdered Strike must find the killer.

“I am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes, this is an exceptional thriller. Soul-weary Scott Murdoch (aka the Pilgrim) has retired from the top echelon of ultra-secret espionage, but duty and faith in the human spirit call him back into service. A lone-wolf Middle Eastern native whom the Pilgrim code names “the Saracen” has a sure-fire bioterrorist plot to destroy the United States. He must be found before he goes back underground.

“The Masterful Mr. Montague” by Stephanie Laurens, this is a Casebook of Barnaby Adair novel. Violet, devoted lady-companion to the aging Lady Halstead, turns to Montague to reassure her ladyship that her affairs are in order. But then Lady Halstead is murdered and Violet and Montague, aided by Barnaby Adair, Inspector Stokes, Penelope, and Griselda, race to expose a cunning and cold-blooded killer.\

“Nantucket Sisters” by Nancy Thayer, the story of a long lasting friendship. Emily and Maggie became friends at an early age. The two share everything until sexy Wall Street trader Cameron Chadwick comes along. They soon learn that while true love is hard to find, a true friendship is rarer still.

“All Fall Down” by Jennifer Weiner, this is the story of one woman’s addiction and the struggle to find her way back up again. Allison has everything, handsome husband, adorable little girl, great job, a big house and a problem with pills. Or does she? She gets the pills from the doctor. But her increasing drug use, a habit that is getting expensive and hard to hide is turning into her biggest problem. Will she get the help she needs?

New Christian Fiction: “A Promise Kept” by Robin Lee Hatcher, a heartwarming story of well kept secrets. Allison’s marriage is over. So she retreats to the mountain home she inherited from her great-aunt Emma, a woman she thought she’d known well. But the trunks she discovers in the attic hold keepsakes, photographs, and journals that reveal secrets and the stories of a kindred spirit.

New Large Print: “A Beauty so Rare” by Tamera Alexander, this is a Belmont Mansion novel. Eleanor wanted to build a home for the destitute widows and fatherless children from the Civil War. She didn’t want to fall in love with the architect. But her aunt has other plans for her. Who will win?

“Katie’s Redemption” by Patricia Davids, this is the first book in the Brides of Amish Country. Katie returns to her Amish community nine months pregnant and unmarried. Will her family welcome her back?

New Mystery: “Small Plates” by Katherine Hall Page, this is a collection of short stories, with a broad range of tales to suit every taste and mood.

New Non-fiction: “Teach Yourself Visually Microsoft Office 2013” by Elaine Marmel, this is a fast and easy way to learn Office 2013 with step-by-step instructions.

“The Confidence Code” by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman, this book addresses the self-confidence gap between women and men. It consults a range of experts to determine what female confidence looks like and how it can best be achieved.

“U.S. Marshals” by Mike Earp, this is the thrilling inside story of today’s U.S. Marshals. Did you know in 2012 the U.S. Marshals tracked down and arrested 123,006 fugitives?

“The Life of the Automobile” by Steven Parissien, this is the complete 130-year history of the motor car. It is not only a story of horsepower but a tale of extraordinary people, too.

“Complete Hydrangeas” by Glyn Church, this book will teach you everything you need to know about the charm of hydrangeas. How to pick the right ones for your garden with pruning, pest control tips.

“Pilgrimage to Dollywood” by Helen Morales, this is a country music road trip across Tennessee. Starting in Memphis at Elvis’ Graceland through Hurricane Mills to see Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch, on to Nashville to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Locust Ridge and finally to the Great Smoky Mountains and Dollywood Amusement Park. This would be one fun adventure!

“Rick Steves’ Great Britain” this guide will have you exploring from lively London to the lush green fields of Wales and the craggy beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

“The First World War” by William Kelleher Storey, this book explores the First World War from a genuinely global perspective.

“What Works” by Cal Thomas, this book has solutions not theories about pressuring political leadership to forget about the next election and to start focusing on the needs of the people now.

New Biographies: “Hard Choices” by Hillary Rodham Clinton, this is the inside story of Hillary Clinton’s inside account of the crises choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as American’s 67th Secretary of State. And how those experiences will drive her view of the future.

“A View from a Broad” by Bette Midler, this is the story of a legendary entertainer and her unforgettable world tour. This book is filled with photographs, and heartwarming stories that highlight only a portion of a brilliant career.

New Audio Books: “Chasing Midnight” by Randy Wayne White, “The Californios” by Louis L’Amour, and “Flora & Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo.

New Music CDs: “Baptized” by Daughtry, and “Moon Landing” by James Blunt.

New DVDs: “Lone Survivor,” “The LEGO Movie,” and “Grudge Match.”

New TV Season: “The Big Bang Theory” season five.

Don’t forget to stop by for I Spy in July: Our display case is full of things for you to spy! If you seek and find all 45 items on the list you can put your name in for the drawing for a book. Another fun thing to do at the library. Don’t forget Summer Reading starts today!! Happy Summer Reading!!

The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.
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