Allison Public Library Notes 2/22
“FALL FROM GRACE” by Danielle Steel . . . When her wealthy and devoted husband dies suddenly in an accident, Sydney is devastated to learn that he left his estate to his vindictive daughters, a situation that forces her to take a job where she is wrongly set up to take the fall for a corrupt employer's illegal activities. In memory of Carol Melhus.
“THE WINTER STATION” by Jody Shields . . . An aristocratic Russian doctor stationed in the railway outpost city of Kharbin in Manchuria races to contain a deadly plague before it spreads to the rest of the world.
“TWO GIRLS DOWN” by Louisa Luna . . . Hired by the devastated mother of two young girls who have gone missing from a small Pennsylvania town strip mall, enigmatic bounty hunter Alice Vega is rebuffed by the overextended local police and partners with disgraced former cop, Max Caplan, on a case involving a dangerous web of lies, false leads and complex relationships.
“THE UNMOURNED DEATH OF JETER SLOCUM” by David C. Craig . . . Released from custody on a technicality, Jeter Slocum is confronted by Seth Miller, the man whose livelihood he had ruined. When Jeter is found dead near Seth’s farm, only one conclusion can be drawn. But is it the right one? Pastor Russell Sanders isn’t so sure. Calling on his old seminary friend Donald Crane for help, they must race against time, community disaster, and an uncooperative sheriff’s office to find the truth.
“CHERISHED MERCY” by Tracie Peterson . . . Praying for peace after surviving the Whitman Massacre in childhood, Mercy travels to another mission to help a friend and bonds with a handsome young minister in the wake of a tragedy that tests the strength of her faith. Given in memory of Martin DeBower.
“GREEN” by Sam Graham-Felsen . . . In 1992 Boston, Dave, a white boy at a mostly black middle school, befriends Marlon, a youth who lives in public housing and who confounds Dave's assumptions about black culture before their bond is tested by girls, family secrets, and national violence.
“DEADLY PROOF” by Rachel Dylan . . . In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan has been appointed lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical in a claim involving an allegedly dangerous new drug. She hires a handsome private investigator to do some digging, but when a whistle-blower is found dead, it's clear the stakes are higher than ever. Will this case prove deadly for Kate?
“MOONLIGHT OVER MANHATTAN” by Sarah Morgan . . . After resolving to go outside her comfort zone for a month, Harriet Knight agrees to be a live-in dog sitter for Ethan Black, who is looking after his sister's difficult dog, and finds herself drawn to the gruff doctor.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE LOSERS CLUB” by Andrew Clements . . . Made an example of by a strict principal who forbids reading in classes that require attentive participation, Alec starts a club of one, intending to devote whatever time he can to his favorite books, before he is unexpectedly joined by a crush and an ex-best friend turned bully. In loving memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“AFTER THE FALL” by Dan Santat . . . After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.
“FANCY NANCY: OODLES OF KITTENS” by Jane O'Connor . . . After Nancy and Bree find kittens out in the rain, Nancy decides to keep one, putting her posh pup, Frenchy, on edge. In memory of Delores Allan.