Library Notes for 17 October 2012

Library Notes for October 17, 2012

The Ham Festival is over and wasn’t it fun? But don’t worry we have a lot going on this week. The Book Sale this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The LBL Genealogy Group will be here Friday night and Saturday. Laura Willis from Simmons Historical Publishing will be here Saturday with her genealogy books.


And speaking of family history my Non-fiction Pam’s Pick this week is: “Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot” by Bill O’Reilly, this book brings history to life in ways that will move you.


My Fiction Pam’s Pick this week is: “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling, this is not a Harry Potter novel. It is her first adult novel. The story is set in a small town whose parish council has a vacant seat due to the death of one member. So who will win in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?



New Fiction:

“Mad River” by John Sandford, this is a Virgil Flowers novel. Virgil joins the cops trying to catch three teenagers on a killing spree. But something doesn’t seem quite right.  He just hopes he can figure it out before anyone else has to die.


“You Are the Love of My Life” by Susan Richards Shreve, this is a story of how shame leads to secrets, secrets to lies and how lies stand in the way of human connection.


“The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig, this is a heartwarming story of a father and son and how life changes. Tom and Rusty are an odd kind of family with a bar for a home.


“Off the Grid” by P.J. Tracy, this is a Monkeewrench novel. Grace MacBride partner in Monkeewrench Sofware and her partners find themselves in the middle of a shocking collision of violence on a Minnesota Indian reservation, fighting for their lives.


“The Hypnotist’s Love Story” by Liane Moriarty, this story shows that life is complicated, and we all do crazy things sometimes especially when love is involved.


“Illusion” by Frank Peretti, this is the story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists. After losing his wife and magic partner Dane Collins finds himself transfixed by a magician whose illusions even he can’t explain. The young girl resembles the love of his life of forty years ago. She is mysteriously drawn to him, she is being watched by those who not only possess all the answers but who also have the power to decide her fate.


“A Dance with Dragons” by George R. R. Martin, this is book five in the Song of Ice and Fire series. In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.


“And When She was Good” by Laura Lippman, this is the story of a woman with a secret life who is forced to make desperate choices to save her son and herself.


“Robert Ludlum’s The Janus Reprisal” by Jamie Freveletti, this is a Covert One novel. The President was forced to establish his own clandestine group, Covert One. It is only to be activated as a last resort, when there is a global threat and time is running out. Show More

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Large Print:

“Next of Kin” by Sharon Sala, this is the first book in the new Rebel Ridge series. Beth was witness to a major mob hit and put in protective custody. After the third safe house is riddled with bullets she decides to take matters into her own hands. What the FBI can’t do her kinfolks can.


“Jury of His Peers” by Debbie Macomber, the story of rekindled friendship. Caroline Lomax is on jury duty and so is Ted Thomasson. They have known each other since childhood. Back then, she thought he was obnoxious. But other things have changed. Now Ted wants Caroline to see him as more than a boy from her past.



New Christian Fiction:

“The Haven” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, this is the second book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series. This is the heartwarming story of faith, family and renewal of live.


“To Love and Cherish” by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller, this is book two in the Bridal Veil Island series. Escape to the historical Island resort where Melinda has been waiting for Evan to propose. Has she given her heart to the wrong person?



New Non-fiction:

“Field & Stream Hunting Guide” by T. Edward Nickens, this book has 100 essential hunting skills every hunter should know.


“In-Laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats” by Michael Litchfield, this is your guide to turning one house into two homes. Do you need to make room for an elderly parent or a returning child? This is your book.


“Service: A Navy SEAL at War” by Marcus Luttrell, this is a powerful story of modern warfare and a patriotic tribute to America’s elite warriors.


“Crucible of Fire” by Bruce Hensler, this is the story of the making of the modern fire service.


“The Mormonizing of America” by Stephen Mansfield, this is the story of how the Mormon religion became a dominant force in politics, entertainment, and pop culture.



New Biographies:

“My Mother was Nuts” by Penny Marshall, this is an intimate look in to the personal life of Penny Marshall, from the Jackie Gleason Show in 1955 to directing “A League of Their Own. This book reveals there’s no one else quite like Penny Marshall.


“Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story” by Arnold Schwarzenegger, this is his unique and entertaining story.



New Audio Books:

“Back Fire” by Catherine Coulter,

“Bones are Forever” by Kathy Reichs, and

“The Best of Edgar Allan Poe” by Edgar Allan Poe.



New CDs:

“Born and Raised” by John Mayer, and

“Circuital” by My Morning Jacket.



New DVDs:


“Love’s Everlasting Courage,”

“A Thousand Words,” and

“Word Girl Tricks& Treats.”



New TV Seasons:

“Veronica Mars” second season.



BOOK SALE: Oct. 18, 19, & 20 the garage is full of wonderful bargains. Most are $1 a bag.


Happy Reading!!

Pam Metts