“Pam’s Pick” this week is: “The Illusionists” by Rosie Thomas, a portrait of a woman trying to create an equal partnership with a man. Eliza Dunlop is working as an artists’ model when her suitor, Jasper, takes her to the Palmyra Theater, where she meets Devil Wix and the dwarf Carlo Boldoni who are working as illusionists. This is a world she has never seen before soon; she risks not only her heart but also her life.
New Fiction: “The Forsaken” by Ace Atkins, this is a Quinn Colson novel. Sheriff Colson thought nothing could beat a tornado leveling half the county, but the prison release of a local biker-gang leader brings the gang, the Born Losers, back to town seeking retribution and threatening to flatten what’s left of the town of Jericho. The sheriff has his hands full. Can he handle the bikers?
“All Day and A Night” by Alafair Burke, this is the story of a convicted serial killer, a young defense lawyer and an NYPD detective. The shocking murder of psychotherapist Helen Brunswick complicates an old case, as NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher and attorney Carrie Blank both search for the truth from opposite sides of the law.
“Take Me Home” by Dorothy Garlock, this is the story of a young woman facing a difficult choice for the chance at a love of a lifetime. Olivia Marsten is unable to deny her feelings for Peter Becker, an escaped POW who wants to spend every moment he can with her before he must turn himself in. If he turns himself in will they see each other again? (also in large print)
“Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty, this is the story of three women each at a crossroad in their lives. Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wings. None of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. One schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies they will tell themselves just to survive.
“The American Mission” by Matthew Palmer, this is a diplomatic thriller. Alex Baines, a disgraced Foreign Service employee, in an effort to revive his career, takes a job in the Congo. When Alex doesn’t like what he sees, his sense of justice puts him between powerful forces that have never hesitated to eliminate troublemakers.
“Eden in Winter” by Richard North Patterson, this is the story of lies and loss. After the suspicious death of his father, Adam Blaine attempts to help his family heal as the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine’s death casts suspicion on those closest to him. Who could be the killer?
“The Smoke at Dawn” by Jeff Shaara, this is a Civil War novel. Under siege at Chattanooga, several Federal armies under the brilliant leadership of the recently promoted Ulysses S. Grant combine in an effort to break the Confederate stranglehold on their critical supply lines, as the fates of both the Union and the Confederacy hang in the balance.
New Christian Fiction: “Summer of Joy” by Ann H. Gabhart, this is book three in the Heart of Hollyhill series. As the summer winds down the controversy in the small town is about to heat up. The past is coming to call and threatening to destroy relationships. Can it be stopped?
“Secrets of Sloane House” by Shelley Gray, this is a Chicago World’s Fair mystery. Rosalind is searching for her missing sister who went missing while working as a maid for a prominent family in 1893 Chicago. Rosalind decides to get hired on as the new housemaid for the same family. Will she find the answers?
New Mystery: “The Night Searchers” by Marcia Muller, this is a Sharon McCone mystery. Private Detective McCone finds herself on a treasure hunt with an invaluable and dangerous prize. As she digs deeper in the Searchers she soon finds her life and reputation on the line.
New Non-Fiction: “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference” by Paul Finebaum, this book is a chronically of the rise of the SEC and the fans and enemies of the powerhouse teams.
“Loom Band It” by Kat Roberts, this book has 60 rubber band projects for kids of all ages, everything from rings to bling for your glasses and much more.
“Southern Living: Six O’clock Solutions” this is a super “what’s for supper” cookbook, with 30-minute meal plans for delicious weeknight meals.
“Your Left-Handed Child” by Lauren Milsom, this book will help you make things easier for your child in a right-handed world. (being left-handed I know the challenges)
“Dark Forces” by Kenneth R. Timmerman, this is the true story about what happened in Benghazi and the lengths to which it was covered up.
“Debt-Proof Living” by Mary Hunt, this is a self-help book to teach you how to get out of debt and how to stay that way for life.
“A Spy Among Friends” by Ben Macintyre, this is the story of Kim Philby and the great betrayal. Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to the head of Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
New Biography: “Joe and Marilyn” by C. David Heymann, this is the love story of two legends, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe. Though their marriage lasted only nine months, they remained devoted to each other, even after the death of Marilyn.
New Audio Books: “Tom Clancy’s Support and Defend” by Mark Greaney, “The Hurricane Sisters” by Dorothea Benton Frank, and “The Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer.
New CDs: “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” by Alice in Chains, and “Staind” by Staind.
New DVDs: “God’s Not Dead,” “Non-Stop,” and “Geronimo Stilton: Going Down to Chinatown.
New TV Season: “House of Cards” season 2.
The library will be closed on Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 for the Labor Day Holiday. Happy Reading!
The Cadiz Record’s Library Notes feature is submitted by John L. Street Library Director Pam Metts.