Library Notes for May 25, 2011

May, May, May, May… the Merry Month of May. If the weather has not made the month merry then maybe “Pam’s Picks” will.

New Fiction: “Mystery” by Jonathan Kellerman, this is an Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis mystery. They have a mutilated body of a beautiful young woman, no DNA. Her death is as mysterious as her life.

“Sing you Home” by Jodi Picoult, the story of identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. Zoe Baxer’s whole life has been surrounded by music. After a series of personal tragedies, she throws herself into her career as a music therapist. Slowly a friendship blossoms into love and Zoe makes plans for a new life, but to her shock some people, even those she loves and trusts most, don’t want that to happen.

“The Winter Ghosts” by Kate Mosse, a thrilling story of haunting and romance.  Two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

“Union Quilters” by Jennifer Chiaverini, this is the 17th Elm Creek Quilt novel. The women of Elm Creek are propelled into the unknown as the men rally to Mr. Lincoln’s call to arms. The women support one another through loneliness and fear and devise a business to keep Water’s Ford functioning.

“Vicious Cycle” by Terri Blackstock, this is book two in the Intervention series.  Fifteen year old Lance is thrown into the criminal world when he finds a baby and is accused of kidnapping. Can he help himself and the teenage mother hiding behind her lies?

New Non-fiction: “Vertical Gardening” by Derek Fell, this book will let your garden grow to new heights. Grow your garden up, not out, for more vegetables and flowers in less space.

“Sister States, Enemy States” by Kent Dollar, the story of the Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee.

And a last minute “Pick” for Non-fiction that reads like fiction. “Pioneer Woman” by Ree Durmmond, from black heels to tractor wheels. This is a love story, the story of a cowboy and wranglers, and chaps, and the girl who fell in love with them. Drummond has an award winning website where she shares her transition from city life to ranch life.

New Juvenile Fiction: “Crank,” “Fallout,” and “Glass” all by Ellen Hopkins. The heart-wrenching bestselling Crank trilogy shows that addiction is never just one person’s problem.

New Audio Books: “Full Dark, No Stars,” by Stephen King and “The Secret Soldier” by Alex Berenson.

New DVDs: “The Company,” and “Remember Me.”

E-Books: We will have e-books available the beginning of June. We are very excited about this new service. So if you have a Nook, Sony E-reader, Kobo, or a Smart Phone with a Nook app., you will be able to download e-books! More information coming next week.

Start signing your kids up June 1 for Summer Reading in July. Each summer we have a Summer Reading Program for kids ages 2-12 each Wednesday, in July.

Happy Reading!

Pam Metts