Allison Public Library Notes 3/12
“BLINDSIDE” by James Patterson . . . Agreeing to help the mayor of New York track down his missing daughter in exchange for leniency for his imprisoned son, detective Michael Bennett investigates a tricky homicide before uncovering ties to a sophisticated hacking operation.
“SAINT X” by Alexis Schaitkin . . . Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison’s body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men–employees at the resort–are arrested. But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. Years later, Claire is in pursuit of the truth to find out what happened the night of Alison’s death.
“THE CAMERA NEVER LIES” by David Rawlings . . . Daniel inherits an old SLR camera from a time when cameras pointed away from the person taking the photograph. On the camera is an inscription: Use this camera wisely and remember, regardless of the picture you think you took, the camera never lies. When Daniel first uses his new camera he finds someone has already filled the roll of film. Annoyed, he processes the film and finds photos of a secret that he's been hiding from his wife and daughter. And he has no idea who took them.
“APEIROGON” by Colum McCann . . . Two fathers, a Palestinian and an Israeli, navigate the physical and emotional checkpoints of their conflicted world before devastating losses compel them to work together to use their grief as a weapon for peace.
“THE AWAKENING OF MISS ADELAIDE” by Linda Brooks Davis . . . Orphaned as an infant, Oklahoma heiress Adelaide Fitzgerald has enjoyed every advantage. She possesses a unique gift for music and has excelled on the opera stage in Italy. But when the "Great War" and the "Great Influenza" come they threaten her life and alter her identity and purpose.
“DELAYED JUSTICE” by Cara Putman . . . Criminal defense attorney Jaime Nichols has been removed from her cases and is haunted by a powerful figure from her past, while Chandler Bolton, who is advocating for an endangered child, tries to help Jaime overcome her trauma and work with him to protect the young victim.
“NO BAD DEED” by Heather Chavez . . . After coming to the rescue of a woman left for dead, veterinarian Cassie Larkin becomes the target of a deadly stalker who knows too much about her own dark family history— and who could be linked to the recent disappearance of her husband.
“A DELAYED LIFE” by Dita Kraus . . . A Holocaust survivor and the real-life Librarian of Auschwitz finally tells the riveting story of her harrowing life From her time in the children’s block of Auschwitz to her liberation from the camps and on into her adulthood, Dita’s powerful memoir sheds light on an incredible life—one that is delayed no longer.
“FROM ALASKA WITH LOVE” by Ally James . . . When Sara, the woman he has been corresponding with while in Iraq, shows up at the door of his isolated cabin in Alaska, Major Gabe Randall asks her for six weeks to get to know each other and discovers the real woman behind the pen.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE” by Dan Gemeinhart . . . Living on the road in an old school bus with her dad after losing her mother and sisters, 12-year-old Coyote devises an elaborate plan to convince her father to make a first trip home to Washington state in five years, a journey marked by an eclectic group of passengers they meet along the way.
“APPLE CAKE” by Dawn Casey . . . A seasonally themed rhyming tale featuring a child who says thank you for the gifts of nature, from apples and eggs to milk and hazelnuts, before using the ingredients to make a delicious cake.
“I WANT A DOG” by Jon Agee . . . The Copley County Animal Shelter has an aardvark, a lizard, a goose, a weasel, and plenty more. But do they have a puppy? The girl with her wagon is ready to adopt a dog--not an aardvark, lizard, or goose! Can the shelter manager help her to find her perfect pet?