New Arrivals at the Library

Looking for something new to read this fall?  Check out these recent arrivals at the library.

Hardcore Twenty-Four

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain

End Game by David Baldacci

Every Breath You Take

Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark

Count To Ten: A Private Novel

Count to Ten by James Patterson

Mr. Dickens and His Carol

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva


The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti

Memory's Last Breath

Memory’s Last Breath by Gerda Saunders

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My Lai by Howard Jones

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How to Instant Pot by Daniel Shumski



After the Dancing Days: A Member Review

Looking for a quick read, with depth?

Sometimes I need an escape, but don’t have time to get into something with too many pages, so I head to the Juvenile fiction section.


Recently I came across this little gem:

“After The Dancing Days” by Margaret I. Rostkowski.  It is a historical fiction of the days following the first Great War.  Shown through the eyes of Annie, a pre-teen girl who’s father, a doctor, has just arrived home.

The shock of seeing the wounded men being carried or wheeled off the train her father arrives on is almost more than she can bear.  But her curiosity is also peaked.  Her father insists they are …’happy to be home.’  But Annie wonders.  Defying her mother’s direct command and her initial revulsion, she continues to visit the soldiers.  One particularly prickly young man seems to warm to her and she finds herself looking forward to her visits to the convalescent hospital.

It is a story of coming of age; of emotional discovery and acceptance of the reality of life.

I have a list of JF if you are interested!

Try it, you might like one.  😀

The Things They Carried: A Member Review

The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien


The author takes a unique look at American involvement in the Vietnam conflict. He portrays his own experience and those of his fellow soldiers and shares not just the facts but the emotional nightmare that was their life. Mr O’Brien takes you along as his squad makes its journey along steamy jungle trails and stinking fields.

I suppose on one hand it is the eternal story of war. But in addition to the obvious terror of killed or be killed is the uncertainty of the very reasons they were there; Who was the enemy?  Why were Americans fighting?  How did we get here?


It is in part a tender story of young men trying to hold onto their sanity  by holding onto  pieces of home; Pictures of sweethearts, even long after the Dear John letters arrive, Bibles, articles of clothing, anything to remind them that life was worth living and home would be waiting for them. At least in their dreams.

This isn’t so much a story as a string of stories.  It is rough, as it is a soldiers tale, but worth reading for an insight into the Vietnam War and the minds of those who fought it and survived, as well as those who didn’t.


Denise Chaffin

*This book contains strong violence and graphic language.*

Healthy at 100, The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples: A Member Review

I have no idea whether or not as a member of the adult book club, I have managed to figure out how to write about a book I’ve just read that I absolutely loved. Probably I have not. Nonetheless, here goes: Healthy at 100, The Scientifically Proven Secrets of the World’s Healthiest and Longest-Lived Peoples. How you can—at any age—Dramatically Increase Your Life Span and Your Health Span.
I feel like a prophet crying in the wilderness as I long to tell everyone about this wonderful book by John Robbins. For a long time I have grieved for the people of our country, especially the children, as I watch our unhealthy life habits in nutrition and fitness all around me. Now that I have read this wonderful book that is based on positive data, I realize that our people also hold very unhealthy attitudes that greatly diminish our quality of life. When it comes time for me to return this book to the Daviess County Library, it will be hard for me to turn it loose. This book should be required reading for EVERYONE.
Brenda L.

New Arrivals at the Library!

Looking for something new to read?  Check out these recent arrivals at the library!

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Crime Scene by Jonathan Kellerman & Jesse Kellerman

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Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby

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Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk by Craig R. Roach

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Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

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The Reminders by Val Emmich

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

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Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller

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Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs

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Stanton by Walter Stahr

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A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena