Allison Public Library Notes 6/07
“THE 17TH SUSPECT” by James Patterson . . . A series of shootings in San Francisco and a tip from a reluctant confidential informant lead Sergeant Lindsay Boxer to uncover disturbing activities within the police department, a situation that is further complicated by Lindsay's worsening medical problems.
“SHATTERED MIRROR” by Iris Johansen . . . After receiving a skull and instructions for its reconstruction, Eve Duncan discovers that the dead woman's twin's life is in danger. In memory of Darrell Thorne.
“THE HUSBAND HOUR” by Jamie Brenner . . . When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.
“HOW TO WALK AWAY” by Katherine Center . . . When an accident on what was supposed to be the happiest day of her life lands her in the hospital with a very uncertain future, Margaret struggles to come to terms with family secrets, heartbreak, and starting over before discovering love in an unexpected place.
“LOVE AND RUIN” by Paula McLain . . . After meeting and falling in love while she covered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, Martha Gellhorn is forced to choose between her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her career as a war correspondent.
“WARLIGHT” by Michael Ondaatje . . . Decades after World War II, Nathaniel Williams reflects on his experiences in 1945, when his parents left him and his sister in the care of a mysterious neighbor. Given in memory of Bob Shultz.
“WHEN THE BISHOP NEEDS AN ALIBI” by Vannetta Chapman . . . When a young woman's body turns up at a local wildlife refuge, Amish bishop Henry Lapp finds himself embroiled in a mystery that his unique talent could help him unravel. But his involvement could come at a dangerous price to him and those he loves.
“BIG” by William Close . . . The story behind twenty-three years of Peet Junior High megasculptures. Citizens of Cedar Falls, Iowa will recall the unveiling of the completed sculptures and how it became a community-wide event.
“FATAL CHAOS” by Marie Force . . . Lieutenant Sam Holland investigates the drive-by shooting of a teenager barely older than her own son, while her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, faces his greatest challenge yet, one with devastating potential consequences.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE HATE U GIVE” by Angie Thomas . . . After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
“WHO WAS ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL?” by Bonnie Bader . . . Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology!
“GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT” by Margaret Wise Brown . . . A little rabbit greets each day and says good night to the familiar things outside.
“THE PINK UMBRELLA” by Amelie Callot . . . When it's bright outside, Adele is the heart of her community, greeting everyone who comes into her café with arms wide open. But when it rains, she can't help but stay at home inside, under the covers. Because Adele takes such good care of her friends and customers, one of them decides to take care of her too, and piece by piece leaves her little gifts that help her find the joy in a gray, rainy day.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: LADY BIRD, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, and PITCH PERFECT 3.