Allison Public Library Notes 11/16
“THE LAST BALLAD” by Wiley Cash . . . Inspired by actual events, a tale set in the Appalachian foothills of 1929 North Carolina follows the struggles of an ordinary woman to reclaim her dignity and rights in a labor mill, where she earns a paltry salary before risking her family and future to join a union.
“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.
“HOLLY AND IVY” by Fern Michaels . . . Facing another holiday season alone eight years after losing her husband and children in a plane crash, an airline heiress bonds with a young singing prodigy from a home where music is forbidden by the girl's grieving widower father.
“THE NINTH HOUR” by Alice McDermott . . . A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.
“ODD CHILD OUT” by Gilly Macmillan . . . Investigating the death of a man who may have been a casualty of a prank gone wrong, detective Jim Clemo is embroiled in a public debate surrounding the victim and his best friend, a Somali refugee who is unwilling or unable to reveal what happened.
“HOME ALL ALONG” by Beth Wiseman . . . Having fallen in love with an Amish man and formed strong bonds with the people in the Amish community where she lives, Charlotte considers converting to the Amish faith, until new pressures threaten her relationship and her faith.
“NO ONE TO TRUST” by Lynette Eason . . . Summer Abernathy must run for her life when she wakes up to find her husband Kyle missing, three men in her home intent on finding him, and the life she's been living based on a lie. Given in memory of Bob Roelf.
“LONG, TALL COWBOY CHRISTMAS” by Carolyn Brown . . . A self-proclaimed loner, rancher Nash Lamont, during the holidays, finds his life turned upside down when he temporarily opens his home to a beautiful widow and her three precocious children, who are determined to have a real family again.
“TASTE OF HOME CHRISTMAS 2017” . . . Let the warmth of your home reflect the warmth of your heart as you welcome family and friends this Christmas – scrumptious Christmas recipes, easy-to-make homemade gifts, and decorations.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“WHERE IS MOUNT EVEREST?” by Nico Medina . . . Introduces Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, describing its ancient beginnings, the first human settlers, and historic climbs.
“THERE WAS AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A TURKEY” by Lucille Colandro . . . You won't believe why this old lady swallowed a turkey, a ball, a hat, a balloon, a boat, some wheels, and
a horn of plenty!
“GRUMPY PANTS” by Claire Messer . . . Have you ever had a grumpy day and not known why? Penguin is having a grumpy day like that. No matter what he does, he just can't shake it! Sometimes the only thing left to do is wash the grumpy day away and start over.
“THANKSGIVING IN THE WOODS” by Phyllis Alsdurf . . . A true story follows the annual activities of a group of farming friends and family members who gather in the woods of Upstate New York to celebrate Thanksgiving by singing, laughing, lighting bonfires and sharing seasonal foods among the trees.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURES: STORIES FROM THE WETTACH FARM PHOTOS, WONDER WOMAN, and THE PARENT TRAP.