Library Notes for August 17, 2011

“One hundred and fifty years after the outbreak of the Civil War, the story of America’s bloodiest conflict is still as meaningful today as it was in April 1861,” Smithsonian Institution The Civil War: a visual history.  “Pam’s Pick of the Week” plus this is on audio book.  “American Chronicles: the Civil War.”  Be sure to look at the books on the library display shelf.  Of course, I have more picks for you to browse.

New Fiction: “Now You See Her” by James Patterson, the story of the perfect life, the perfect lie and the perfect way to die.  Nina Bloom vanished to save her own life, but now things have changed.

“Split Second” by Clive Cussler, this is a Fargo Adventure.  Husband and wife team Sam and Remi are hunting for people and not their usual treasure.  This is book three in the new Fargo series, book 1, “Spartan Gold”, and book 2 “Lost Empire”.

“Summer Rental” by Mary Kay Andrews, this is the story of Ellie, Julia, and Dorie, best friends since Catholic grade school, now in their mid-thirties find themselves at the crossroads of life and love.

New Christian Fiction: “Leaving” by Karen Kingsbury, this is book 2 in the Bailey Flanigan series.  Bailey grows closer to her dream of becoming an actress and dancer.  Can she and Cody still share their dreams of being together?

Just in case you follow what’s new at the movies, “The Help” will be in theaters this weekend.  We have two copies of the book.  It is a wonderful read!

New Travel: “Fodor’s Paris 2011”, and “Fodor’s London 2011”.

New Large Print Books: “A Creed in Stone Creek” this is book one.  “Creed’s Honor” this is book two, both by Linda Lael Miller.

New Non-Fiction: “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer, this book will help you with winning the battle in your mind.

“Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World” by Lisa Bloom, an American lawyer, journalist, and legal analyst for television, offers advice and guidance for women, discussing aspects of education and culture, and providing tips to reclaim the female brain with a reading list and suggestions for women to become more involved in local, national, and global causes.

“Autobiography of Mark Twain 1835-1910” by Mark Twain.  This is a brief chronology, family biographies, the speech at the seventieth birthday dinner, 5 December 1905, the speech at the Players, 3 January 1906.

Librarian’s Choice: Why?  Because it’s a love story about a librarian, “To Win Her Heart” by Karen Witemeyer.  Levi Grant arrives in Spencer, Texas, hoping to put his past behind him and start over, and soon finds himself falling for Eden Spencer, the local librarian who has sworn off men, but their chance at love may be ruined when Levi’s past comes back to haunt him.

Happy reading!!

Pam Metts