Allison Public Library Notes 1/23
“TREASON” by Stuart Woods . . . Upon returning to New York City after a whirlwind British excursion, Stone Barrington is notified of a delicate situation within the country's administration. A close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a classified agency--only it soon becomes clear that this renegade was sent by a rival Stone has encountered before.
“INLAND” by Tea Obreht . . . An unflinching frontierswoman riding out the Arizona Territory drought of 1893 finds her life intertwined with that of a former outlaw whose ability to see ghosts has inspired a momentous expedition.
“DEEP STATE” by Chris Hauty . . . When a controversial populist candidate is elected president over an increasingly partisan America, the assassination of the White House chief of staff reveals a far-ranging conspiracy that implicates insiders at the most hidden levels of government.
“MORAL COMPASS” by Danielle Steel . . . The students at an elite private school that has admitted females for the first time navigate painful secrets, family dynamics and a prying media in the aftermath of a Halloween event that is upended by a classmate’s alcohol poisoning.
“WHAT COMES MY WAY” by Tracie Peterson . . . A wild west show performer fears that her secret identity as the daughter of a murderer will compromise her relationship with a man who is struggling through his own crisis in faith in the aftermath of his father’s death.
“THE AMBASSADOR'S DAUGHTER” by Pam Jenoff . . . The daughter of a World War I German diplomat forges unlikely friendships that make her question her alliances and ambitions in 1919 Paris.
“THE COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE” by Robyn Carr . . . A woman unexpectedly raising her sister’s son and a man mourning his own child discover healing and community support through their mutual love of the orphaned boy.
“WHOSE WAVES THESE ARE” by Amanda Dykes . . . In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something life-giving--but the building halts when tragedy strikes. Decades later, Annie returns to the coastal Maine town, where stone ruins spark her curiosity and her search for answers faces a battle against time. In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“ALL FIRED UP” by Lori Foster . . . Finding his half brothers after all these years is more than Mitch Crews has allowed himself to wish for. Finding love never even crossed his mind&;until he meets Charlotte. She&;s sweet, warmhearted, sexier than she knows&;and too damn good for an ex-con like him.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“WHAT WAS THE GOLD RUSH?” by Joan Holub . . . In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over 300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from history is brought to life!
“HOME IN THE WOODS” by Eliza Wheeler . . . During the Great Depression six-year-old Marvel, her seven siblings, and their mother find a tarpaper shack in the woods and, over the course of a year, turn it into a home. Based on the author's grandmother's childhood; includes historical notes. In memory of Marlys Miller.
“THIS BOOK OF MINE” by Sarah Stewart . . . A celebration of the power of reading, of the ways in which books launch our adventures, give us comfort, challenge our imaginations, and offer us connection.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: OVERCOMER, ABOMINABLE, and YELLOWSTONE SEASON 1.