Teen Summer Reading will be held on Tuesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. Students in teams of two will be doing several Minute to Win It games for chances to win great prizes.
“Pam’s Pick” this week is a romance. I know I don’t do romance very often. “Three Little Words” by Susan Mallery, this is an engaging story of modern romance. Isabel returns home after a bad marriage. Feeling like she will never love again until she sees her first love Ford. He too has given up on love. Will the two have a change of heart?
New Fiction: “Her Last Breath” by Linda Castillo, this is book five in the Kate Burkholder series. Police chief Katie Burkholder was the first responder at a horrific crash involving an Amish buggy on a winding Ohio road. She’s no stranger to accident scenes, but this case cuts too close to home. Fifteen years have passed since Katie left the Amish community, but she is greatly affected by the accident, which involves the family of her closest childhood friend. A relentless pursuit of the truth leads her to question whether the accident was the result of negligence, or something more sinister.
“The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” by Joel Dicker, this is the story of a missing 15 year-old girl. Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist who goes to visits his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers. He also needs to find a cure for his writer’s block. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan, the young girl who went missing some thirty-three year before. Did Harry have something to do with her?
“Problems with People” by David Guterson, this is a collection of ten sharply observed, funny and wise new stories that explores the mysteries of love and our complex desire for connection.
“Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Ascendancy” by Eric Lustbader, this is the story of a rogue secret agent who has lost his memory. Bourne is faced with an impossible mission. He has been hired to impersonate a high level government minster to shield him from an assassin.
“Backlands” by Michael McGarrity, this is an American West novel. This is the story of Patrick Kerney, his ex-wife Emma, and their youngest son Matthew. Matthew must abandon his own dreams to salvage the Kerney ranch. Can he survive on the unforgiving, sun-blasted Tularosa Basin?
“The Directive” by Matthew Quirk, this is the story of two brothers, millions of dollars and the heist of a lifetime. After escaping the corrupt back rooms of Washington, DC, Mike Ford is again playing a dangerous game. Mike’s brother is in over his head in a powerful conspiracy to steal a secret worth billions of dollars from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In an effort to help, Mike soon finds himself trapped by the dangerous men in charge and forced to call on all the skills of his criminal past in order to escape.
“Cop Town” by Karin Slaughter, the story of a city in the midst of seismic upheaval, a serial killer targeting cops. Kate Murphy shows up for her first day of work at the Atlanta Police Department. Kate is unprepared for the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of a department that is openly hostile to women. But a cop killer is on the loose and someone must find him before he kills again.
“The Care and Management of Lies" by Jacqueline Winspear, this is a novel of the Great War. Young bride Kezia keeps her life from unraveling while her husband Tom is away at war by writing him letters and cards filled with stories woven to bring comfort with dreams of hope. But will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use when they come face-to-face with the enemy?
New Large Print: “The Promise” by Robyn Carr, this is a Thunder Point novel. Dr. Grant has a bustling family practice but with two kids the widower needs help. Peyton is looking for a job when he offers her a job she takes it. Soon they both know each holds the promise the other is looking for, the promise of forever.
New Christian Fiction: “Fired Up” by Mary Connealy, this is the second book in the Trouble in Texas series. Dr. Dare Riker saves lives but someone seems determined to end his. He seems to encounter unexpected dangers wherever he goes. Can he survive it all long enough to convince the widow Glynna to take another chance on love?
“Undetected” by Dee Henderson, this is a sequel to “Unspoken.” Gina Gray discovered a top-secret way for submarines to view the depths of the ocean undetected. Dumped by her boyfriend she heads to the West Coast, where her brother, Jeff, a naval submariner, is based. There she puts her science skills to work trying to make the submarine fleet safer. Mark Bishop, a widowed commander, has decided to remarry, but has to find a woman who will be as strong, smart, and compatible as his late wife. Jeff tries to play matchmaker, but Gina and Mark believe that their age difference is too great.
New Non-fiction: “Puppy Bible” by Claire Arrowsmith & Alison Smith, this is the ultimate week-by-week guide to raising your puppy.
“Fruitful” by Brain Nicholson, this book have four seasons of fresh fruit recipes. It is overflowing with ripe, seasonal produce, and it’s not just desserts. From sweet to savory, including fresh juices, every chapter is devoted to the produce of the moment: rhubarb, strawberries, apples, plums, apricots, peaches, quinces, pears, and more.
“Smart Money Smart Kids” by Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze, this book will help you to raise the next generation of smart money kids. This book will help you teach your kids about debt and the values of working, spending and saving money.
“Smart People Should Build Things” by Andrew Yang, this book focuses on how to restore our culture of achievements, build a path for entrepreneurs, and create new jobs in America.
“The GMO Deception” edited by Sheldon Krimsky, this is what you need to know about the food, corporations, and government agencies putting our families and our environment at risk.
New Biographies: “Sammy Davis Jr.: a Personal Journey with My Father” by Tracey Davis, this is the story only a daughter can tell. The story comes to life through rare family photos and a compelling narrative based on conversations between father and daughter.
“Angels on Our Shoulders” by Edward F. Heiberger, this is his story as a World War II Bomber pilot. He was a member of the 500t Bomb Group.
“A Fighting Chance” by Elizabeth Warren, this is the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works and really doesn’t work.
New Audio Books: “Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Ascendancy” by Eric Lustbader, “The Book Club” by Mary Alice Monroe, “The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies” by Susan Wittig, and “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
New CDs: “Amazing Grace” by George Jones, and “The Living Years” by The Isaacs.
New DVDs: “Son of God,” “How Green was My Valley,” and “Wings.”
New TV Season: “Orange is the New Black” season one. Happy Summer Reading!!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.