Ham Fest, came and gone, people, food, crafts, music…Hamtastic! I usually try to tie a book or two into my column that kinda goes along, but I came up short last week. But this week and it’s a stretch, “Pam’s Pick” of the Week, “Wild Hog Murders” by Bill Crider, this is a sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery. Sheriff Dan’s county is being run over with feral hogs. Now the hogs are being slaughtered along with an unknown man. Sheriff Dan and his Deputy Ruth have got trouble with a capitol T.
New Fiction: “Feast Day of Fools” by James Lee Burke, Sheriff Holland is back and still patrolling his small Southwest Texas border town. When a body turns up in the desert the investigation leads to a mysterious Chinese woman.
“Justice” by Karen Roberts, this is an exhilaration romantic thriller. Hired by a prestigious D.C. law firm after witnessing the murder of the first lady, attorney Jessica Ford is trying to keep a low profile as she gets on with her life. But she is thrust into the spotlight again after a sensational rape case involving a senator’s son, whom she is defending, is dismissed because the victim recants on the stand. The problem is Jess suspects the victim recanted because she was threatened.
“Dreams of the Dead” by Perri O’Shaughnessy, this is a Nina Reilly novel. Defense Attorney Reilly is plunged into the center of a murderous family game.
“The Kid” by Sapphire, this is the sequel to Push, this is the coming of age story of Abdul, the son of Precious, beginning on the day of his mother’s funeral when he is just nine and telling the story of his fight to create a future for himself.
“Darkness, My Old Friend” by Lisa Unger, this is a sequel to “Fragile.” After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.
“Then Came You” by Jennifer Weiner, this is an unexpected love story. India Bishop, thirty-eight (really forty-three), has changed everything about herself: her name, her face, her past. In New York City, she falls for a wealthy older man, Marcus Croft, and decides a baby will ensure a happy ending. When her attempts at pregnancy fail, she turns to technology to help make her dreams come true.
New Large Print Books: “Sleeping Beauty” by Phillip Margolin, “Devil Bones” by Kathy Reichs, “Chasing the Night” by Iris Johansen, “Pandora’s Daughter” by Iris Johansen, “Burnt House,” Mercedes Coffin,” and “Blindman’s Bluff” by Faye Kellerman.
New Non-fiction: “What Color is Your Parachute?” this is a practical manual for job-hunters and career changers.
“Love Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage”, by Joe, Alina, Vicki, and Valerie Darger with Brooke Adams. The Dargers explain why they chose this path despite the pressures of keeping their relationships secret and the jealousy and personal challenges that naturally ensue. Why they believe polygamy should be an accepted lifestyle, and, ultimately, why they hope that by revealing their way of life in public, laws that criminalize their lifestyle might change.
New Cookbook: “It’s All About the Pig Cookbook” by the Trigg County Ham Festival Committee.
New Audio Books on CD: “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, “Dance of Dreams” by Nora Roberts, and “Once Upon a Time There Was You” by Elizabeth Berg.
New DVDS: “Love & Other Drugs,” “Barbie: A Fairy Secret,” and “Legend of the Guardians.”
Computer Class: The next computer class will be E-Mail on November 7 and 21 at 10:00. Call 270-522-6301 to sign up.
This year we would like to honor our Veteran’s as well as our Active Duty service by doing a display of pictures. Please bring in pictures with the name, dates of service and Active Duty where they are serving.
Book Sale: We are having a second Fall Book Sale, October 27, 28 & 29. We have more new books to pick from.