Library Notes for 29 August

“A library’s function is to give the public in the quickest and cheapest way information, inspiration, and recreation. If a better way than the book can be found, we should use it.” Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) I love this quote! At your library we have a little bit of everything.


“Pam’s Pick” this week is: “Afraid to Die” by Lisa Jackson, this is a Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli novel. A string of terrifying murders has been solved, but a new nightmare is about to unfold. Two women are missing. When their bodies are found, frozen solid and deliberately displayed, Selena is shocked to the core. This book is in Large Print, too.



New Fiction:


“Bonefire of the Vanities” by Carolyn Haines, this is a Sarah Booth Delaney mystery. Sarah goes undercover as a maid to catch a porn-star-turned-psychic operating from a haunted estate on the edge of town.


“The Summer House” by Marcia Willett, this is the story of secrets that families keep. Imogen wants to buy the cottage
that was the summer house they used when she was a child. But her husband refuses to move and Imogen begins to question the life she has built for


“Black List” by Brad Thor, this is an action packed thriller. Scot Harvath engages in a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game of survival while struggling to prevent a cataclysmic terrorist attack and learn who has framed him for treason.


“Criminal” by Karin Slaughter, the story of love, loyalty and murder. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation search into a shocking crime from 1975 poses unprecedented personal and professional challenges for top agent Will Trent, who encounters threats against his life and everything he thought he understood about his past.


“Hard Country” by Michael McGarrity, this is a novel of the old west. After the birth of his son, the death of his wife, and the killing of his brother, John Kerney leaves his ranch and son behind in search of his brother’s killer and a place where he can start over, and his life changes forever after finding work trailing cattle to the New Mexico Territory.


“The Spymasters” by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV, this is book seven in the Men at War series. Tapped by FDR to assist the Allies’ efforts to secure France and build an atomic bomb, OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan and top agent Dick Canidy coordinate a sabotage mission in Germany while countering a mole who is leaking Manhattan Project secrets to the Soviets.


“Haven” by Kay Hooper, this is a Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novel. Emma has been having nightmares after a head injury. When the nightmares involve girls being tortured and murdered Emma calls her sister who is a psychic investigator.


“The Dog Stars” by Peter Heller, this is a compelling novel. Hig, flies a 1956 Cessna with his dog as co-pilot around what was once Colorado. He survives a pandemic that killed everyone he knew. He takes shelter in an abandoned airport hangar. When he hears a random radio transmission he is compelled to risk his life to seek out other survivors.


“The Lost Ones” by Ace Atkins, this is a Quinn Colson novel. Quinn has two cases: the first dealing with the Mexican drug gangs and the other a bootleg baby racket. When the two cases collide Quinn knows he maybe home from the war but not from fighting.



New Christian Fiction:


“The Struggle” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this is book three in the Kentucky Brothers series. Hannah is having a hard time adjusting to her new home when a tragic accident occurs. Hannah is inconsolable and blames her husband who is feeling the burden of guilt. Can the couple find renewal?


“The Gunman’s Bride” by Catherine Palmer, this is a historical romance. Rosie was Bart’s light in the darkness and he is willing to do anything to win her back. This book is in Large Print.


“Missing” by Shelley Shepard Gray, this is the first book in the Secrets of Crittenden County. This is the story of two young people who survive tragedy in they close knit Amish community. This book is set in the Amish community of Crittenden County, Ky.



New Non-fiction:


“The Girls Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Higgs, this is the story of Ruth as you have never seen her before. You will go with her Moab to Bethlehem and from tragedy to her life with Boaz.


“Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV” by Warren Littlefield, this is the story of some of the most loved TV shows: like “Golden Girls,” “The Cosby Show” and many more.


“Dream Team” by Jack McCallum, this is the story of how Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the greatest basketball team of all time conquered the world and change the game of basketball forever.


“Seventeen Ultimate Guide to
Ann Shoket, this book is packed with the best hair, skin, nails and makeup


“Making a Difference” by Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger with Douglas Century, these are the stories of the courage of American’s Leaders.


“Cemetery John” by Robert Zorn, this is the undiscovered master mind of the Lindbergh kidnapping.


New Biography:

“Both of Us: My Life with Farrah” by Ryan O’Neal with Jodee Blanco, and Kent Carroll, this is the love story of Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett. Their romance captivated fans and media for more than three decades.



New Audio Books:

 “XO” by Jeffrey Deaver,

“Come Home” by Lisa Scottoline,

“Calico Joe” by John Grisham, and

“Where We Belong” by Emily Giffin.


New CDs:

 “The Hunger Games Soundtrack,” and

“Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album.”


New DVDs:

“The Woman in Black,”

“The Descendants,”

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” and

“The Lightkeepers.”


New TV Season:

“Gunsmoke” the first season.


Computer Classes: Basic Internet Classes will be September 10 & 24 at 10:00. Call 270-522-6301 to sign up.


Happy Reading!

Pam Metts