Allison Public Library Notes 3/19
“THE NUMBERS GAME” by Danielle Steel . . . Eileen Jackson was happy to set aside her own dreams to raise a family with her husband, Paul. Together they built an ordinary life in a Connecticut town, the perfect place for their kids to grow up. But when Eileen discovers that Paul's late nights in the city are hiding an affair with a younger woman, she begins to question all those years of sacrifice and compromise. Ultimately, Eileen decides to chase her own dreams. What awaits is an adventure that reinvents her life and redefines her.
“THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS” by Jennifer Rosner . . . A mother who goes into hiding when Nazis begin arresting Jewish citizens in Poland considers an impossible choice while struggling to keep her 5-year-old daughter, a musical prodigy, from being overheard.
“DEAD TO HER” by Sarah Pinborough . . . Marcie's affair with Jason Maddox catapulted her into the world of the elite. Old money, old ties, old secrets. Marcie may have married into this world, but she&;ll never be part of it. Then Jason's boss brings back a new wife from his trip to London. Young, attractive, reckless – nobody can take their eyes off Keisha. Including Marcie's husband. Some people would kill for the life Marcie has, what will she do to keep it?
“THE PRINTED LETTER BOOKSHOP” by Katherine Reay . . . Madeline Cullen no longer loves her aunt's old bookshop and intends to sell it when her aunt dies and leaves it to her, but the two bookshop employees, Janet and Claire, have other ideas.
“ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS” by Jane Kirkpatrick . . . A survival story based on true events traces the experiences of the Stevens-Murphy party, a California-bound wagon team of mostly children who become stranded in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the winter of 1844.
“THE COWBOY'S HOUSEKEEPER” by Lori Copeland . . . Clothing designer Jessica Cole has inherited her aunt and uncle's cattle farm. Perfect! She can sell it to finance her newest venture, a clothing line for children. Then she learns there's one condition: she must move to her small Texas hometown and run the farm for six months! In honor of Joy Schueler.
“WHEN TIME STOPPED” by Ariana Neumann . . . Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, traveled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened, but when Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries, and other memorabilia.
“A SEAL ALWAYS WINS” by Holly Castillo . . . When he meets horse trainer Elena Garcia, whose knowledge of complex puzzles is needed for a secret mission, elite Navy SEAL Enrique “Phantom” Ramirez is shocked by the feelings he has for her and will do anything to keep her safe.
“THE NIGHT WATCHMAN” by Louise Erdrich . . . A historical novel based on the life of the author’s grandfather traces the experiences of a Chippewa Council night watchman in mid-19th-century rural North Dakota who fights Congress to enforce Native American treaty rights.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“STRIKE ZONE” by Mike Lupica . . . Twelve-year-old Nick Garcâia dreams of winning MVP of his summer baseball league, of finding a cure for his sister, of meeting his hero, Yankee pitcher Michael Arroyo, and of no longer living in fear of the government and ICE agents.
“THREE CHEERS FOR KID MCGEAR” by Sherri Duskey Rinker . . . The big construction trucks are skeptical when Kid McGear the skid-steer shows up on the big construction site--after all a skid-steer is rather small--but when the big trucks run into trouble on a steep incline, Kid McGear proves that sometimes a small all-purpose truck may be just what is needed to save the day.
“HOW I MET MY MONSTER” by Amanda Noll . . . Five quirky little creatures vie to become Ethan's monster, charged with getting him into bed and keeping him there so that he falls asleep.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: ARCTIC DOGS, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, and PLAYING WITH FIRE.