Allison Public Library Notes 5/04
“ANY DAY NOW” by Robyn Carr . . . Recovering alcoholic Sierra Jones seeks a second chance in Sullivan's Crossing and quickly becomes enamoured with Conrad Boyle, but when her past catches up with her, she'll have to find the strength to fight for a better future.
“THE FIX” by David Baldacci . . . Amos Decker investigates a murder-suicide that occurred outside FBI headquarters and cannot connect the shooter and his victim, but he is ordered off the case, and it becomes clear that finding the link is a matter of national security. In memory of Richard Melhus.
“THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT” by Karen White . . . Starting over in an Atlanta suburb, Merilee Talbot Dunlap finds herself caught up in the secrets and scandals of the neighborhood, that someone is willing to kill to keep hidden.
“SPOILS” by Brian Van Reet . . . A tale told from the rotating viewpoints of three characters on both sides of the fighting lines during the war in Iraq explores the motivations of military and religious soldiers whose fates are profoundly impacted by a decision that spins out of control. Given in memory of Richard Melhus.
“THE BROKEN ROAD” by Richard Paul Evans . . . Chicago celebrity Charles James struggles with nightmares about his painful childhood in spite of adult successes until a twist of fate causes him to be declared dead and reeling with wonderment about what to do next.
“THE ART OF WAR” by Stephen Coonts . . . Elevated to the head of the CIA when his predecessor is assassinated, Jake Grafton races against time to halt a conspiracy involving a nuclear weapon hidden by Chinese sleeper agents at Norfolk, Virginia's massive naval base.
“THE HAWAIIAN QUILT” by Wanda E. Brunstetter . . . When Mandy Frey and her three friends leave their Amish community to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii, they miss their cruise ship in a port of call and must find their way back to Indiana through an unfamiliar outside world.
“MY BROWN-EYED EARL” by Anna Bennett . . . Declared a spinster at the age of 23, Miss Margaret Laceyùbrainy and beautiful, but pennilessùresolves to make her own way as a governess until she discovers that her new employer is the Earl of Castleton, her former next door neighbor whom she rejected one fateful day, eight years ago. Original.
“EMBRACING HOPE” by Janell Butler Wojtowicz . . . Christian college dean Drew McKinley mourns his dead wife and still wears his wedding ring. Crossing his path is Allison, a graduate student and new employee in the dean’s office. Even as she deals with financial hardships, she recognizes Drew’s unresolved grief from her own loss. Chris Whitney, the handsome but egotistical student senate president carries the secret burden of a dysfunctional family and a below-the-surface temper. Will Drew be able to embrace the hope God offers, the love Allison shares, and the guidance Chris needs, or will he turn his back on all three? Authored by a former A-B graduate.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“HOME RUN” by Tim Green . . . When he learns that his mother may lose her house, Josh is determined to enter a home-run derby in which the winner receives a new house.
“FLASHLIGHT” by Lizi Boyd . . . Inside a tent it's cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight!
“FREEDOM OVER ME” by Ashley Bryan . . . Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: SING, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, and HACKSAW RIDGE.