Allison Public Library Notes 5/03
“THE ESCAPE ARTIST” by Brad Meltzer . . . After discovering that Nola Brown, a military artist-in-residence who was recently declared dead is still alive, Jim "Zig" Zigarowski, a worker at Dover Air Force Base learns that she saw something on her last mission that made her a target. Given in memory of Darrell Thorne.
“A DANGEROUS GAME” by Heather Graham . . . When a desperate woman shoves an infant into her arms and flees only to be murdered minutes later, psychologist Kieran Finnegan teams up with FBI Special Agent Craig Frasier to expose and end a human-trafficking operation. In memory of Darrell Thorne.
“TANGERINE” by Christine Mangan . . . Arriving in Tangier with her new husband only to encounter the estranged best friend she has not seen in more than a year, Alice allows her friend to introduce her to the rhythms and culture of Morocco, only to be quickly stifled by the woman's controlling nature.
“THE BOYS IN THE BUNKHOUSE” by Dan Barry . . . In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, dozens of men, all with intellectual disability and all from Texas, lived in an old schoolhouse. Before dawn each morning, they were bussed to a nearby processing plant, where they eviscerated turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. Their story is the 2018 All Iowa Reads book. In memory of Bernard Franken.
“A CUP OF DUST” by Susie Finkbeiner . . . Ten-year-old Pearl doesn't understand a lot of things – why her sister's brain doesn't work right, why the preacher yells so much, why Jesus and the president seem to have forgotten all about Oklahoma, and why a mysterious stranger makes her so uneasy.
“THE WILD INSIDE” by Jamey Bradbury . . . Spending her days tracking and running with her dogs in the Alaskan wilderness, Iditarod contender Tracy Petrikoff survives a mysterious encounter in the woods and begins to question the agenda of a stranger who she fears may be targeting her family.
“A BREATH AFTER DROWNING” by Alice Blanchard . . . When psychiatrist Kate Wolfe learns that her younger sister's murder may have been one of many commited by a serial killer, she searches for the truth and unearths disturbing family secrets, while becoming the target of a killer.
“THE PROMISE OF DAWN” by Lauraine Snelling . . . Emigrating from Norway to early-20th-century Minnesota in the hopes of running their own farm, Signe and her family are met by demanding relatives who test their faith by forcing them to endure harsh labor to repay their passage. In memory of Meta Wiegmann.
“DRIFTWOOD COVE” by Debbie Mason . . . FBI agent Michael Gallagher never dreamed that his job would bring him back to his hometown of Harmony Harbor. Or that one of his best leads would be the woman he once loved. He regrets the way they ended, and he'd do anything to make things right with her now. But first he needs to regain her trust...
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“LONE STARS” by Mike Lupica . . . When Coach Coop starts exhibiting side effects from the concussions he suffered while playing professionally, Clay Hollis becomes determined to help him through the season and the ceremony honoring him and his former teammates.
“PRINCESS CORA AND THE CROCODILE” by Laura Amy Schlitz . . . Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine. In memory of Kirk “Red” Johnson.
“THIS IS THE NEST THAT ROBIN BUILT” by Denise Fleming . . . Robin is building a nest, and her friends are ready to help! The squirrel trims the twigs. The dog brings the string. The horse shares his straw. And Robin knits them all together to make a safe and cozy home for her babies.