Allison Public Library Notes 2/13
“LOST” by James Patterson . . . The city of Miami is Detective Tom Moon's back yard. He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, and, as a Miami PD officer, protecting the city's most vulnerable. Now, as the new leader of an FBI task force called "Operation Guardian," it's his mission to combat international crime.
“LAST DAY” by Luanne Rice . . . When her sister is murdered amid the theft of a valuable painting, an eerie echo of their mother’s murder 20 years earlier, pilot Beth Lathrop teams up with the case’s original detective and childhood friends to identify a killer.
“INTO THE FIRE” by Gregg Hurwitz . . . Helping a murder victim’s cousin who is being violently pursued for a mysterious key, Nowhere Man Evan Smoak eliminates a series of dangerous threats before discovering that he is being personally targeted.
“THIS TENDER LAND” by William Kent Krueger . . . 1932, Minnesota; the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Given in memory of Wilbur Cordes.
“THIEF RIVER FALLS” by Brian Freeman . . . A best-selling writer living in seclusion after losing her family to a series of tragedies risks her life to protect a child who is being targeted by both killers and police who would cover up the murder he witnessed.
“ALL MANNER OF THINGS” by Susie Finkbeiner . . . After Annie Jacobson's older brother is deployed to Vietnam during the war, tragedy at home brings their estranged father home without welcome. As tensions heighten, Annie and her family must find a way to move forward as they try to hold both hope and grief in the same hand.
“HILL WOMEN” by Cassie Chambers . . . Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is one of the poorest counties in both Kentucky and the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills. Cassie Chambers grew up in these hollers and, through the women who raised her, she traces her own path out of and back into the Kentucky mountains.
“MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY” by Karen Witemeyer . . . After being railroaded by the city council, Abby needs a man's name on her bakery's deed, and a man she can control--not the stoic lumberman Zacharias, who always seems to exude silent confidence. She can't even control her pulse when she's around him. But as trust grows between them, she finds she wants more than his rescue. She wants his heart.
“SPUN OUT” by Lorelei James . . . Traumatized army veteran Bailey Masterson and Streeter Hale, a cattle rancher who has sworn off relationships, find unexpected healing and passion when they are inadvertently united by Streeter's rambunctious 5-year-old daughter.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“A KIND OF PARADISE” by Amy Rebecca Tan . . . Thirteen-year-old Jamie must spend her summer volunteering at Foxfield Public Library, but quickly grows to love the people there and enthusiastically joins the fight to save the library.
“WHEN EVERYONE WAS FAST ASLEEP” by Tomie dePaola . . . When everyone was fast asleep, two children were awakened by Token, the Fog Maiden's mysterious cat, and sent into the magical night. Cozy, quiet, and sure to delight, the Fog Maiden's sweet dream is made to be shared.
“HAVE YOU SEEN MY BLANKIE?” by Lucy Rowland . . . Princess Alice has lost her very precious blankie, and she must find it before bedtime! But her brother doesn't have it, and neither do the giant or the witch. Finally Alice discovers her special snuggly in the arms of a sleepy dragon. But he looks so sad when she takes it back that she knows she must find something just as cozy, soft, and warm for him to cuddle. But what could that be? In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.