Allison Public Library Notes 4/05
“LOOK FOR ME” by Lisa Gardner . . . The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D.D. Warren and Flora Dane investigate.
“THE GREAT ALONE” by Kristin Hannah . . . When her volatile, former POW father impulsively moves the family to mid-1970s Alaska to live off the land, young Leni and her mother are forced to confront the dangers of their lack of preparedness in the wake of a dangerous winter season. In memory of Carol Melhus.
“SURPRISE ME” by Sophie Kinsella . . . When they learn they will live another sixty-eight years together, Sylvie and Dan plan to create little surprises for each other to keep their relationship fresh, but a scandal from the past reveals how little they truly know about one another.
“I AM, I AM, I AM” by Maggie O'Farrell . . . Presents a memoir told entirely in seventeen near-death experiences stemming from a dangerous childhood illness, accidents, an encounter with a disturbed person, and the author's daily efforts to protect her daughter from the vulnerabilities of a high-risk condition.
“THE RADICALS” by Ryan McIlvain . . . Eli and Sam Westergard meet as graduate students and are drawn into a protest movement against an energy company, but when Eli's ex-girlfriend pushes for the group to pursue a radical agenda, Eli realizes that things could quickly become dangerous.
“THE GLASS FOREST” by Cynthia Swanson . . . In the autumn of 1960, the idyllic marriage of a young mother is shattered by a family murder-suicide and the enigmatic nature of a teenage niece placed in her care.
“ON LOVE'S GENTLE SHORE” by Liz Johnson . . . When Natalie O'Ryan returns to Prince Edward Island to plan her wedding, she runs into her childhood best friend--and discovers that the love she's been looking for is right where she left it.
“BEYOND DANGER” by Kat Martin . . . Accused of murdering his former state senator father, Beau Reese must place his trust in private investigator Cassidy Jones, who believes in his innocence and sets out to find the truth, while trying to deny her attraction to him.
“THERE IS STILL TIME” by Francis T. Green . . . “I still haven't found what I'm looking for” is a famous song by the band U2, but it is also a description of the internal battle that is raging inside far too many men in our world today. There Is Still Time . . . will guide you on a journey to find exactly what you are looking for.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“LONG WAY DOWN” by Jason Reynolds . . . As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.
“HILO: SAVING THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD” by Judd Winick . . . When portals open up all over town, releasing hordes of strange magical creatures, Hilo, DJ and Gina try to send a giant mutant chicken, a viking hippo, a magical warrior cat and millions of killer vegetables back to their own worlds.
“PETE THE CAT AND THE LOST TOOTH” by James Dean . . . When the tooth fairy takes the night off, Pete the Cat steps in and discovers that the job is harder than it looks before embarking on a search for a missing tooth.
“I'VE LOVED YOU SINCE FOREVER” by Hoda Kotb . . . Inspired by news anchor Hoda Kotb's moving and special adoption of a beautiful baby girl, this picture book is a celebratory and poetic testament to the joy that is motherhood.