New Items for October 18th

As we approach (with hesitance) that time of year when the dark of night comes early and the chill of winter makes us want to curl up with a good book, the De Soto Public Library can be your source for a great supply of winter reading!

Though we aren’t a huge library, I’d say we can be proud of the broad selection we do have here. However, if you’d like something we do not currently have, first off, mention it to the staff. Maybe we’ll consider it! If you want it soon, we have books available to us from libraries all over the state through WISCAT.  If you’d like to learn more about borrowing through WISCAT or other online resources such as Badgerlink, Novelist or WRLSWEB, drop by the library and we’ll give you an online tour of these sites’ features.

New today in Non-Fiction is the biography of Frank Sinatra by James Kaplan. This is the first bio of The Voice (he was called that looooong before the TV talent show of the same name) that I’ve read, but I can’t imagine the need to read any other after this one. It encompasses every aspect of Sinatra’s life with good stories and insight to a man who many remember fondly as an icon of music. But he was not always a music icon. His rise to that status was uncertain, difficult and full of pitfalls and losses. If you like a good biography and the music of a sweeter time, then I’d suggest this book.

Another great non-fiction title we got this week is available as an audio book on cd. You can listen while driving, while doing the dishes (yes, men DO dishes, I hear) or any other number of domestic chores.  It is titled Men of Sunday: How Faith Guides the Players, Coaches & Wives of the NFL.  7 CD’s unabridged.

If you’d like a sweet story of the “Little House on the Prairie” genre, try this new DVD: Love’s Everlasting Courage.  This is a sequel to a DVD that we got a couple of months ago called Love Begins.  For those of you familiar with Janette Oke’s Prairie Romance Series that started with Love Comes Softly (written in the early 80’s), this series is inspired by her books.  These movies follow the lives of Clark Davis (from the book series) and his first wife, Ellen.

We received good reviews from patrons who read last month’s new book: Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa, so we have got another in that series: Love Finds You in Sun Valley Idao.  There isn’t a book featuring Wisconsin yet, but I hear it is in the works for next year.  Clean Romantic Fiction in a modern setting for easy reading fun. Want a short romantic story? Love Finds a Way has three short stories in one volume.

For fans of the ‘Prairie Romance’ genre, we have The Lady’s Maid, which is the first of 3 books in this series. Here is a brief synopsis: Lady Anne Stone’s uncle is the new Earl of Stoneford. The only problem is he disappeared into America’s Wild West. With only her personal maid along, Anne embarks upon a quest to find David Stone.  They join a wagon train heading west and, as you might imagine, mayhem ensues!

If you’d prefer a romance with a western flair, A Texan’s Promise and A Texan’s Honor from inspirational writer Shelley Gray might be up your alley.

And finally, for the mystery lovers among us (you all know who you are!) here are five books in the Hometown Mysteries series whose tag line is ‘where love and suspense meet’.  Modern settings following women who find mysteries in their everyday jobs.

  • Missing Mabel
  • Nipped in the Bud
  • Nursing a Grudge
  • The Camera Never Lies
  • Advent of a Mystery

Hope to see you soon at the library!

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