Allison Public Library Notes 10/19
“DON'T LET GO” by Harlan Coben . . . When he gets a lead on Maura, an ex who left him without explanation fifteen years earlier, Nap Dumas searches for answers and uncovers dark secrets about the woman he once loved and the real reason behind his twin brother's death.
“THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE” by Stieg Larsson . . . Accepting help from Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the truth about her traumatic childhood, Lisbeth Salander navigates obstacles in the form of an anti-Muslim gang, her mafia-connected twin, and the conductors of a pseudoscientific experiment.
“HANNA WHO FELL FROM THE SKY” by Christopher Meades . . . A week before she is to become a polygamist's fifth wife, Hanna meets Daniel, an enigmatic stranger from outside the secluded community of Clearhaven, who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will.
“VICTORIA” by Daisy Goodwin . . . With prominent men doubting her ability to rule and little preparation to serve as monarch, a young Queen Victoria finds the confidence to rule with help from Prime Minister Lord Melbourne.
“THE WOMAN WHO COULDN'T SCREAM” by Christina Dodd . . . Traveling the world beside the wealthy older man who regards her as his trophy, beautiful Merida, a woman unable to speak because of a traumatic accident years earlier, reinvents herself and vows revenge on those responsible for her pain in the aftermath of her husband's death.
“BRINGING MAGGIE HOME” by Kim Vogel Sawyer . . . An estrangement stemming from an 80-year-old grandmother's overprotectiveness leads to the revelation of how her early life was shattered and her subsequent decades irrevocably shaped by her sister's unsolved disappearance in 1943, an event that prompts the woman's cold-case agent granddaughter to discover the truth and heal her family.
“BLACK RABBIT HALL” by Eve Chase . . . Planning her wedding at her family's haunting, timeless London country estate, Lorna recalls half-buried memories of her mother before uncovering the manor's labyrinthine history and becoming obsessed with a need for answers.
“THE FINAL SCORE” by Jaci Burton . . . Nathan Riley is ready to quarterback his famous father's former team, but when his friend Mia Cassidy moves to the same city, their friendship suddenly sparks hot and they discover that to win it all, they'll have to make a play for love.
“CELEBRATE EVERY SEASON WITH SIX SISTERS' STUFF” by Recipe Magic . . . A collection of new and favorite recipes organized around the main holidays of each month along with fun ideas to celebrate the seasons as a family.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“REAL FRIENDS” by Shannon Hale . . . When her best friend Adrienne starts hanging out with the most popular girl in class, Shannon questions with whether she and Adrienne will stay friends, and if she is part of the clique.
“FULL OF FALL” by April Pulley Sayre . . . Takes readers through the leaves’ initial change from green to red, yellow, and orange, the shedding of the leaves, and the leaves crumbling as winter approaches. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“THE SCARIEST BOOK EVER” by Bob Shea . . . A young ghost lives by a dark forest, but he's afraid of monsters and too scared to go there, inviting young readers to turn the pages and explore it on their own.
“CREEPY PAIR OF UNDERWEAR” by Aaron Reynolds . . . Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: DESCENDANTS 2, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, and HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS.