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Allison Public Library Notes 2/27

New and Noteworthy




FINAL OPTION” by Clive Cussler . . . Chairman Juan Cabrillo and his team of government-sponsored operatives hide their state-of-the-art weaponry and cutting-edge scientific technologies while navigating a dangerous mission aboard the Oregon.

AMERICAN DIRT” by Jeanine Cummins . . . Selling two favorite books to an unexpectedly erudite drug-cartel boss, a bookstore manager is forced to flee Mexico in the wake of her journalist husband’s tell-all profile and finds her family among thousands of migrants seeking hope in America.

POSTSCRIPT” by Cecelia Ahern . . . Seven years after her husband's death Holly Kennedy has moved on with her life. When Holly's sister asks her to tell the story of the "PS, I Love You" letters on her podcast she does so reluctantly, not wanting to reopen old wounds. But after the episode airs, people start reaching out to Holly, and they all have one thing in common: they're terminally ill and want to leave their own missives behind for loved ones. 

HAPPINESS FOR BEGINNERS” by Katherine Center . . . A year after getting divorced, thirty-two-year old Helen Carpenter signs up for a wilderness survival course as a chance to pull herself together again, but where she must instead survive mosquito infestations, a summer blizzard, and a group of sorority girls.

THE AMISH CANDYMAKER” by Laura V. Hilton . . . Agnes Zook a woman considered too forward and strange for an Amish woman meets Isaac Mast, a man on the verge of leaving the Amish church but needs help managing his young children.

THREE LITTLE THINGS” by Patti Stockdale . . . Hattie Waltz should forget the troubled neighbor leaving for boot camp in 1917. He forgot about her ages ago. It has always been the Waltzs verses the Kregers, his family pitted against hers. When she hands him a farewell gift, a chemistry lesson unfolds. The good kind.

HALF BROKE” by Ginger Gaffney . . . A top-ranked horse trainer at an alternative prison ranch in New Mexico describes how her work rehabilitating abandoned horses and traumatized inmates helped her form profound bonds and overcome difficult personal challenges.

FAR SIDE OF THE SEA” by Kate Breslin . . . In spring 1918, British Lieutenant Colin Mabry receives an urgent message from a woman he once loved but thought dead. Feeling the need to redeem himself, he travels to France--only to find the woman's half sister, Johanna, who believes her sister is alive and the prisoner of a German spy. As they seek answers across Europe, danger lies at every turn.

HUNTING FOR A HIGHLANDER” by Lynsay Sands . . . Feeling out of place among the flirtatious eligibles competing to marry one of the remaining Buchanan brothers, Lady Dwyn has a chance encounter in the orchard with a stranger who finds her refreshingly honest. 



FRANKLY IN LOVE” by David Yoon . . . Torn between his love for his white girlfriend and his sense of duty to the matchmaking parents who made hard sacrifices to move to the United States, a Korean American teen looks for solutions along with a friend who has a similar problem.

MY WINTER CITY” by James Gladstone . . . A boy, his father and their dog share a snowy day in the city marked by toboggan rides, pillows of snow, busy snowplows and singing buskers. 

A STONE SAT STILL” by Brendan Wenzel . . .  The story of a seemingly ordinary rock;but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world.


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