Allison Public Library Notes 1/09
“HINDSIGHT” by Iris Johansen . . . Investigating the baffling murders of two staff members at a school for the blind, investigator Kendra Michaels draws on her experience with a former sight disability to uncover a terrifying conspiracy.
“SPY” by Danielle Steel . . . Recruited as a spy during World War II, a stunningly beautiful young woman hides her dangerous double life from her foreign-service husband throughout the decades of the Cold War.
“STAY” by Catherine Ryan Hyde . . . Walking in the woods to escape the pain of his brother’s Vietnam tour and complicated family troubles, 14-year-old Lucas bonds with a tragically haunted woman who he would prevent from leaving.
“THE NIGHT SHE DIED” by Jenny Blackhurst . . . When her best friend inexplicably commits suicide on her wedding night, a woman teams up with the victim’s husband to follow twisted clues revealing her friend’s unsuspected double life.
“NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS” by Allen Eskens . . . A high school boy growing up in the Ozark hills rethinks his understanding of the world, race and class when he befriends a black family that moves in across the street.
“THE MEMORY HOUSE” by Rachel Hauck . . . When Beck Holiday lost her father in the North Tower on 9/11, she also lost her memories of him. Eighteen years later, she's a tough New York City cop burdened with a damaging secret, suspended for misconduct, and struggling to get her life in order. Meanwhile a mysterious letter arrives informing her she's inherited a house along Florida's northern coast, and what she discovers there will change her life forever.
“THE STARLESS SEA” by Erin Morgenstern . . . Discovering a mysterious book of prisoner tales, a Vermont graduate student recognizes a story from his own life before following clues to a magical underground library that is being targeted for destruction.
“LEFT FOR DEAD” by Lisa Jackson . . . Sheila Lindstrom is reeling from the aftermath of the devastating tragedy that claimed the life of her father and all but destroyed the family’s winery. Without the insurance proceeds needed to rebuild, Sheila risks losing everything to Wilder Investments. When she confronts company president Noah Wilder, an undeniable attraction hits both of them.
“SIX INGREDIENTS” by Six Sisters' Stuff . . . With only 6 ingredients or fewer per recipe, making dinner has never been easier. 100+ fast and easy family meals.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“BEVERLY, RIGHT HERE” by Kate DiCamillo . . . Resolved to leave her home for good, young runaway Beverly is determined not to depend on anyone else, but as she settles in her new home and job, she forms connections with the people around her that alter her perspectives about life and herself. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“LITTLE OWL'S SNOW” by Divya Srinivasan . . . "Winter's almost here!" says Little Owl, as he observes leaves falling, animal friends hibernating, and a chill from his feathers to his feet. And just as he and his friend racoon are watching their breath make fog in the cold air, it happens: Snow!
“WINTERCAKE” by Lynne Rae Perkins . . . When Thomas misplaces the basket of dried fruit he needs to make his seasonal wintercake, friends old and new come together to save the day. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“THE LITTLE SNOWPLOW WISHES FOR SNOW” by Lora Koehler . . . The little snowplow loves his job on the Mighty Mountain Road Crew, but the work he loves best is plowing snow. Throughout the year, he wishes for snow to come, but winter begins without a single flake in sight. As the weeks pass and the little snowplow’s birthday approaches, he starts to wonder whether it will snow at all.
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