Allison Public Library Notes 9/07
“THE RIGHT TIME” by Danielle Steel . . . Inspired by the stories she grew up reading after her mother's abandonment, Alexandra Winslow finds publishing success writing mystery novels under a male pseudonym but becomes isolated as a result of her fame and her double life. In memory of Ellen Brekke.
“Y IS FOR YESTERDAY” by Sue Grafton . . . Kinsey Millhone monitors the release from prison of a sociopath who is determined to exact revenge on a fellow perpetrator who went missing after they sexually assaulted a fourteen-year-old classmate. Given in memory of Diane Braatz.
“THE BRIGHT HOUR” by Nina Riggs . . . A breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis.
“THE BURNING GIRL” by Claire Messud . . . Two lifelong friends find their relationship tested as their paths diverge during adolescence as one of the pair embarks on a dangerous journey.
“MAP OF THE HEART” by Susan Wiggs . . . Accompanying her aging father on a trip to his native France, a widowed photographer is led by his memories of World War II to unexpected revelations about their family's history at the same time she bonds with a handsome American historian.
“SULFUR SPRINGS” by William Kent Krueger . . . While searching for a missing rehab counselor in the Arizona desert, Cork O'Connor and his new bride, Rainy Bisonette, land themselves in the middle of a violent power struggle along the Mexican border.
“SWEETBRIAR COTTAGE” by Denise Hunter . . . When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover that their divorce has never actually been finalized, Josephine delivers divorce papers to Noah's new ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia and finds herself stranded there by a major snowstorm.
“TREASURED GRACE” by Tracie Peterson . . . On the grueling trail west, Grace Martindale loses her new husband and her last vestige of security. Upon arriving in Oregon Country, she uses her midwifery skills to help the other settlers, and--with the aid of fur trapper Alex Armistead--the Cayuse tribe. But peace between the groups is fragile, and tension soon leads to violence. In memory of Gladys Wubbena.
“WILD EMBRACE” by Cassie Edwards . . . Taken captive by noble Suquamish warrior Strong Heart, Elizabeth Easton, raised in luxury, discovers what true wilderness is and, finally free from her controlling father, will defy anyone that tries to separate her from this handsome warrior who has become her guide to a whole new world.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE SUMMER OF BAD IDEAS” by Kiera Stewart . . . Two mismatched cousins from estranged branches of a family spend an adventure-filled summer together in Florida, completing a list of "Good Ideas for Summertime" as recommended by their eccentric late grandmother.
“THERE'S A PEST IN THE GARDEN” by Jan Thomas . . . When a pest eats all the vegetables in garden, Duck comes up with a plan to stop whatever is feasting on his crops.
“TEENY TINY TOADY” by Jill Esbaum . . . When her mama is scooped up and put in a pail by a giant hand, a terrified little toad asks her big brothers for help only to discover that they are too clumsy and bumbling, a situation that compels her to use her brain to organize a rescue. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“CINNAMON” by Divya Srinivasan . . . The parents of pearl-eyed princess Cinnamon offer a reward to anyone who can help their daughter speak, a plea answered by an exotic tiger who arrives at the palace, armed with knowledge of the world. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
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