Library notes for 21 November

The Pilgrims Came 

by Annette Wynne


The Pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it’s very strange the way
We think of them Thanksgiving day.


“Pam’s fiction Pick” of the week is: “The Giving Quilt” by Jennifer Chiaverini, this is an Elm Creek Quilts novel. This book will remind us that giving from the heart blesses the giver as much as the recipient, and while giving may not always be easy, it is always worthwhile. My Non-fiction Pick also gives from the heart. “Stretching the Spirit” by local author Regenia Wilkerson, this book has poetry that heals brokenness. Ms. Regenia grew up in Trigg County and works here as well. She has written this amazing collection of poetry to help to strengthen and help build your faith in God. We hope to have a Book Talk/Signing soon.
New Fiction:
“A Winter Dream” by Richard Paul Evans, this is a holiday novel about family, fate, and forgiveness. This is the modern day retelling of Joseph and the coat of many colors.
“A Christmas Garland” by Anne Perry, this yuletide tale is the story of a terrible crime that accused an innocent man of murder. But thanks to a simple of garland and some detective work turns the darkest hour into light.
“Christmas in Cornwall” by Marcia Willett, this is a tender story of a boy, his father, his grandmother, and the bond they form over Christmas.
“The Secret Keeper” by Kate Morton, this is a story of lovers, friends, and dreamers. Laurel returns to the family farm for her mother’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself tormented by questions she has not pondered for decades. Will she find the answers she is looking for?


“Sleep No More” by Iris Johansen, this is an Eve Duncan novel. Eve’s mother asks her to help find a missing friend. Soon Eve begins to see the powerful Avery family threatening to destroy her and anyone else who might jeopardize the high stakes game already in play. (also in large print)
New Christian Fiction:
“An Amish Gift” by Cynthia Keller, this is the heartwarming story of marriage and family, new beginnings and a poignant homecoming just in time for the holidays.
“Mine is the Night” by Liz Curtis Higgs, this is the story of two people in need of each other. Elisabeth has lost everything she loved. Jack has everything she needs. But could she find the courage to trust him?
“The Sweet By and By” by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck, this is the first book in the Songbird series. Jade must make amends with her mother before her wedding. When her mother and younger sister arrive things only get worst. Can everything be worked out in time for the wedding?
New Large Print:
“A Slice of Heaven” by Sherryl Woods, this is the second book in the Sweet Magnolias series. Dana’s daughter Annie has an anorexia related heart attack and Ron, Dana’s ex, may be the knight in shining armor to the rescue.
“Love of Danger” by Max Brand, this is a Western Trio. Robert grew up hearing stories of the Wild West and Wild Bill. In his uncle’s tales he never really knew which side of the law his father was on so he heads out west to find out for himself.
New Non-fiction:
“Christmas is Not Your Birthday” by Mike Slaughter, this book will show you how to have Christmas without overspending, overeating, materialism and how to have peace and joy and not rob Jesus of his role in the celebration.
“A Gift of Hope: Helping the Homeless” by Danielle Steel, this is the story of a true act of advocacy and love.
“Gifts from the Kitchen” edited by Gooseberry Patch, this book has more than 150 homemade treats to make & share all year long.
“Southern Living: Around the Southern Table” by Rebecca Lang, you will feel like coming home to comforting meals and treasured memories with recipes from this book.
“The Truth About Style” by Stacy London, this book moves beyond the intimidating seasonal trends of fashion, to the more valuable and enduring concept of style.
“The Dust Bowl” by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, this is an illustrated history of the 1930s. This was the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. This book is a companion to the PBS documentary on “The Dust Bowl” by Ken Burns.
“Historic Kentucky Landmarks” by Robert A. Powell, his book has over 100 historic Kentucky landmarks.
New Biographies:
“Rod: The Autobiography” by Rod Stewart, this is the story of Rod’s incredible life. A Rock and Roll adventure that is deeply moving.

“Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbara Streisand” by William J. Mann, this is the story of the woman before she became one of the world’s most loved performers.


New Audio Books: “Sleep No More” by Iris Johansen, “A Winter Dream” by Richard Paul Evans, “Nevermore” by James Patterson, and “America Again” by Stephen Colbert.


New CDs: “Christmas with Frank & Bing” and “Sound the Bells: a Holiday Celebration” by the United States Army Field Band.


New DVDs: “Christmas Lodge,” “Monte Carlo, “Barbie: A Perfect Christmas,” and “The Bishop’s Wife.”


New TV Season: “Mad Men” first season.


The Library will be closed Nov22-24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy & Thankful Reading!

Pam Metts