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LIBRARY TALK – APRIL 15, 2022

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We haven’t listed some of our new books just out or soon to be out in awhile, so here it goes!
Non-fiction–To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth: The Epic Hunt for the South’s Most Feared Ship and the Greatest Sea Battle of the Civil War by Phil Keith ad Tom Clavin. Fascinating history about the CSS Alabama, probably the most notorious ship of the Confederacy with a huge number of victories against Union ships and the USS Kearsarge. The final battle was fought off the coast of France after 14 months of chasing across international waters. Good book for history of naval battles and/or Civil War enthusiasts. Closer to home, we’ve just added Buffalo, Barrels and Bourbon: The Story of how Buffalo Trace Distillery Became the World’s Most Awarded Distillery by F. Paul Pacult. First part of the book is more history of Kentucky and the Buffalo Trace, then delves into the history of bourbon from before the Civil War to the present. Riverman: An American Odyssey by Ben McGrath is about Dick Conant, who traveled the Ohio, Mississippi, Hudson and Yellowstone Rivers alone for many years. During his travels, he met and engaged with many people, creating a vast network of friends. Journalist Ben McGrath met him in 2014 on the Hudson, and a few months later, Dick’s canoe was found overturned and no sign of a body. Ben set out to trace Dick’s full and erratic life, and tells about the man, the areas he travelled, and a different perspective of America. Biographies soon to be added include Growing Up Biden by Valerie Biden Owens, Incomparable Grace: JFK in The Presidency by Mark K. Updegrove and finally Tina Brown’s The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor–the Truth and the Turmoil.
Fiction–Of course the ‘regulars’ are having new releases, including James Patterson’s Death of the Black Widow, Danielle Steel’s Beautiful and David Baldacci’s Dream Town, all due out later this month. Other fan favorites include Karen Kingsbury’s The Baxters (a prequel), Adriana Trigiani’s The Good Left Undone, Janet Dailey’s Hope Creek, John Sanford’s The Investigator and Anne Hillerman’s The Sacred Bridge. Anne is the daughter of Tony Hillerman, and she is doing a wonderful job crafting new mysteries with the characters started by her late dad Tony Hillerman. Other popular authors with new books include Robyn Carr with A Family Affair and Irene Hannon with Sea Glass Cottage. For suspenseful reading, try Joshua Hood’s continuation of Robert Ludlum’s series with The Treadstone Transgression, James Rollins and his Kingdom of Bones and Christopher Reich’s Once a Thief in the Simon Riske series.
Well, that was a mouthful. We are always adding new material of all sorts and all ranges and the best way to find out is to stop by and visit–if the book is new and not checked out, it is sitting out on display, and this includes both children’s and adult books–you may find something you never knew you wanted to read! Same with DVDs and other formats.
While I hope we can just let our stock run out and not need to request more, we still have a supply of Covid test kits. Just call ahead if you need some and we will have them ready at the designated location–available at all of our locations.
Matthew