Allison Public Library Notes 4/19
“ALTERNATE SIDE” by Anna Quindlen . . . Living in a quiet Manhattan brownstone that has become its own little community, Nora discovers her true self in the wake of a violent attack that exposes the racial, economic, martial and interpersonal tensions beneath her neighbors' facade of harmony.
“AS YOU WISH” by Jude Deveraux . . . Gathering in a house in Summer Hill, Virginia, to support one another through marital woes, three women from different generations reflect on their experiences with estrangement, expectation and infidelity while resolving to pursue life on their own terms.
“THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR” by Sally Hepworth . . . When Isabelle, a single woman, rents the house next door to Essie and the two forge a friendship, Essie's friends have questions about the woman who moved to the neighborhood for a secret purpose.
“THE THIRD VICTIM” by Phillip Margolin . . . When a series of abductions, tortures, and murders are traced to the home of a prominent attorney in rural Oregon, a rookie lawyer becomes a second chair to a legendary criminal defense attorney who holds a dangerous secret.
“THE MASTERPIECE” by Francine Rivers . . . Struggling to make a home for herself and her five-month old son Samuel, Grace Moore accepts a position as a personal assistant to Roman Velasco, a temperamental successful artist.
“THE ECHO KILLING” by Christi Daugherty . . . When a murder that eerily resembles a fifteen-year-old cold case rocks Savannah, crime reporter Harper McClain risks everything to find the identity of a calculating killer.
“LIFE AFTER” by Katie Ganshert . . . After she is the only one to survive a bomb that kills twenty-two people, Autumn Manning struggles with guilt as her path crosses that of Paul Elliott, who lost his wife in the bombing and is mourning with his children.
“I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK” by Michelle McNamara . . . An account of the unsolved Golden State Killer case traces the rapes and murders of dozens of victims and the author's determined efforts to help identify the killer and bring him to justice.
“A DEVIL IN SCOTLAND” by Suzanne Enoch . . . Widow Rebecca Sanderson, in order to protect her young daughter, is forced to accept a marriage proposal from a Duke until her late husband’s brother, Callum MacCreath, returns from America and sweeps her off her feet.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“EXPELLED” by James Patterson . . . Expelled over The Photo that was posted to his Twitter account, Will Foster, seventeen, is determined to find out who took the picture and why he and three other students were targeted.
“INVISIBLE EMMIE” by Terri Libenson . . . The lives of two middle school girls, one a quiet artist, the other a popular overachiever, intersect on a day shaped by a misdelivered note, crushes, humiliations, boredom and drama.
“THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND THE DUCKLINGS” by Mike Berenstain . . . Helping Farmer Ben with his chores, the Berenstain Bears are surprised by a pair of ducks who mistakenly follow them home and eventually reveal a nest filled with eggs.
“KATE, WHO TAMED THE WIND” by Liz Garton Scanlon . . . A young girl finds a way to tame the winds, besieging an old man who lives on a hill above her village. In memory of Bob Shultz.