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Allison Public Library Notes 3/01

Ring in Spring with a good read.



ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL” by Sarah Vaughan . . . Desperate to clear the name of her loving and charismatic public figure husband in the wake of scandalous accusations, Sophie clashes with a determined prosecution lawyer, Kate, who resolves to uncover the truth and bring Sophie's husband to justice.

THE MITFORD MURDERS” by Jessica Fellowes . . . In 1920, Louisa Cannon takes a position with the Mitford family at their manor house in the Oxfordshire countryside, but when a nurse is killed on a train, Louisa and the youngest Mitford daughter, Nancy, become entangled in the murderer's crimes.

FIRST SNOW” by Nora Roberts . . . Pandora McVie’s life is tied up in knots. In order to respect her uncle Jolley’s last wishes, she’s stuck spending Christmas isolated in the Catskills with Michael Donahue, the co-beneficiary of her uncle’s will. Jolley was a matchmaker to the end—and apparently for some time beyond. The infuriating Michael is hard to live with…but what’s harder still is not falling in love with her nemesis.

THE VANISHING SEASON” by Joanna Schaffhausen . . . Ellery Hathaway, a police officer who hides her identity as a serial killer's only surviving victim, fears that someone has discovered her secret when three people from her quiet town disappear, and reaches out to the FBI agent who saved her years earlier for help. In memory of Bernard Franken.

SISTER DEAR” by Laura McNeill . . . Out on parole after serving ten years in prison for a crime she didn't commit, Allie Marshall returns to a community that rejects her claims of innocence intent on clearing her name and connecting with her teenage daughter.

AMERICA LOOKING BACK” by McKayla St. John . . . James and Tallie Craig are living on a farm in the early 1900's and attempting to raise four adopted children, later in life.

GROWING A REVOLUTION” by David R. Montgomery . . . A MacArthur Fellow draws on the lessons of the ancient world and the practices of developing regions to present an impassioned argument in favor of no-till planting, covering crops and diversifying crop rotations. In memory of Eldo Kruse.

A STRANGER AT FELLSWORTH” by Sarah E. Ladd . . . When Annabelle Thorley's guardian brother decides to marry her to a shady colleague for financial reasons, she flees from London to her uncle's farm at the Fellsworth School, where she meets a widowed gamekeeper named Owen Locke.

A DUKE IN SHINING ARMOR” by Loretta Chase . . . Hugh Philemon Ancaster, the Duke of Ripley, takes off on the trail of Olympia Hightower, the bookish and very reluctant intended bride of his best friend, when she attempts to escape her impending marriage.



ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS” by Maggie Stiefvater . . . Three cousins who are members of an unusual family that possesses the ability to perform miracles are repeatedly sought out for their gifts while they struggle to establish free lives for themselves and navigate the fallout from miracles that happen in ways other than anticipated.

HERE WE ARE” by Oliver Jeffers . . . A user's guide to life on Earth, designed for a new baby, covers such topics as the Earth's physical characteristics, the people and animals who live on it, and how to get the most out of life.

PLEASE, MR. PANDA” by Steve Antony . . . Mr. Panda patiently and politely shares his doughnuts with his friends, who forget to say "please" and "thank you.”