Allison Public Library Notes 3/08
“CITY OF ENDLESS NIGHT” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child . . . Heading an investigation into the murder of a wealthy tech billionaire's daughter, Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta teams up with FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast, only to uncover the work of a serial killer whose agenda threatens an entire city.
“WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM” by Mary Lynn Bracht . . . Having spent her entire youth under Japanese occupation, a young woman in World War II-era Korea follows in her mother's footsteps as an elite female diver, only to be forced into prostitution in order to save her beloved younger sister. In memory of Carol Melhus.
“OLIVER LOVING” by Stefan Merrill Block . . . Ten years after a devastating school shooting that left young Oliver Loving in a coma, his transformed family places their hopes in an experimental diagnostic technology that suggests that Oliver's mind may still be active and capable of revealing what happened.
“THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW” by A.J. Finn . . . After the Russells move in next door, Anna Fox, a recluse, finds her world crumbling when she witnesses something she shouldn't.
“FIREFLY COVE” by Davis Bunn . . . Lucius Quarterfield, terminally ill but determined to make every moment count in the time remaining to him, returns to the home of his youth to reunite with the only woman he ever loved. In memory of Hank Freesemann.
“BRASS” by Xhenet Aliu . . . Told in biting parallel narratives, the stories of a Lithuanian immigrant waitress and her illegitimate daughter follow the former's struggles to secure a better life and the latter's determined efforts to connect with the father she never knew.
“MANY SPARROWS” by Lori Benton . . . In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. The young Inglesby family is making the perilous journey west when an accident sends Philip back to Redstone Fort for help, forcing him to leave his pregnant wife Clare and their four-year old son Jacob on a remote mountain trail.
“YOU DON'T CRY OUT LOUD” by Lily Isaacs . . . Whether surviving breast cancer or a challenging career, Lily's steady refrain has been one of God's constant love, comfort, and strength. With a remarkable and unforgettable mix of acoustic, gospel, and country music, she and The Isaacs continue to inspire and entertain audiences in churches and on stage around the world!
“THE PINES OF WINDER RANCH” by RaeAnne Thayne . . . When Quinn Southerland returns home to Winder Ranch, Idaho, to find former high school queen bee Tess Claybourn serving as his dying mother’s hospice nurse, he’s far from pleased. But recently widowed Tess has done a lot of growing up since then. And as the two reconnect, she can’t help but wonder if there’s room in Quinn’s tortured heart for forgiveness—and maybe even love.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“GOODBYE DAYS” by Jeff Zentmer . . . When his three best friends die in a car crash after the driver was texting at the wheel, Carver becomes subject to a criminal investigation and receives support from a few loving people while trying to come to terms with his guilt.
“I'M JUST NO GOOD AT RHYMING” by Chris Harris . . . An illustrated collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages, ranging in topic from avocados and anacondas to zombies and zebras (dressed like ghosts).
“DEAR GIRL” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal . . . Encourages readers to accept and love themselves as they are and advises them to be confident, curious, adaptable, and willing to speak up. In memory of Delores Allan.
“THERE'S A BEAR ON MY CHAIR” by Ross Collins . . . Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favorite chair, and that chair just isn’t big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move pesky Bear, but nothing works. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what’s that? Is that a mouse in Bear’s house?