Allison Public Library Notes 12/28
“END GAME” by David Baldacci . . . Returning home from an overseas mission to discover that his boss has gone missing in remote Colorado, Will Robie and his sometime partner, Jessica Reel, team up in an increasingly violent small town, where their lives are soon in jeopardy.
“MANHATTAN BEACH” by Jennifer Egan . . . Years after accompanying her father to a meeting with Dexter Styles, nineteen-year-old Anna, who now works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, encounters Dexter and begins to understand her father's complex life and why he disappeared.
“DRAGONFLY IN AMBER” by DianaGabaldon . . . Claire Randall's spellbinding journey continues through the intrigue-ridden French court and the menace of Jacobite plots to the Highlands of Scotland, through war and death, in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.
“THE LAST MRS. PARRISH” by Liv Constantine . . . Tired of being a nobody who blends into the background, Amber Patterson worms her way into the lives of a wealthy golden couple from Connecticut as part of her plot to achieve a privileged life, unveiling dark secrets along the way.
“HUSH NOW, DON'T YOU CRY” by Rhys Bowen . . . Newly married Molly and her NYPD captain husband reluctantly honeymoon in 1904 Newport at the estate of an ambitious Tammany Hall politician whose subsequent murder challenges Molly's resolve to avoid sleuthing.
“THE GIFT” by Shelley Shepard Gray . . . When a series of suspicious accidents reveals that someone is trying to scare away her family, Susanna, a newcomer to Hart County, wonders about the guilt or innocence of a man who is grieving the loss of his farm to Susanna's family.
“REFUGE COVE” by Janet Dailey . . . A bride on the run from her would-be husband becomes stranded in the Alaska wilderness before accepting help from a rugged bush pilot who longs to reconnect with his estranged son.
“A LOVE TRANSFORMED” by Tracie Peterson . . . Returning widowed and penniless with her two small children to her uncle's Montana ranch, Clara reconnects with former flame and injured miner Curtis, who must rally past his feelings of inadequacy when Clara's unscrupulous brother-in-law pressures her to return to the family sapphire business. Given in memory of Bob Roelf.
“SOMEONE TO WED” by Mary Balogh . . . When heiress Wren Heyden makes him an offer he cannot refuse, the new Earl of Riverdale, whose estate is on the brink of ruin, enters into a marriage of convenience with this beautiful businesswoman who makes him question everything he though he knew about love.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE” by Emma Donoghue . . . Once upon a time, two couples with Jamaican, Mohawk, Indian, and Scottish ethnic roots won the lottery and bought a big house where all of them, four adults and seven adopted and biological children, could live together in harmony--but change is inevitable, especially when a disagreeable grandfather comes to stay.
“BLUE SKY WHITE STARS” by Sarvinder Naberhaus . . . Celebrates the imagery and symbolism of the American flag as well as the people and events that have helped secure the freedoms Americans enjoy. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“THE OPPOSITE ZOO” by Il Sung Na . . . Escaping from his cage when the Opposite Zoo closes for the night, a little monkey visits all of his fellow animals in an exploration of opposites that introduces him to fast and slow, big and small, and noisy and quiet creatures. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.