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Allison Public Library Notes 5/21

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CAMINO WINDS” by John Grisham . . .  Hurricane Leo is devastating: homes and condos are leveled, hotels and storefronts ruined, streets flooded, and a dozen people lose their lives. One of the apparent victims is Nelson Kerr, a friend of Bruce Cable's and an author of thrillers. But the nature of Nelson's injuries suggests that the storm wasn't the cause of his death.

THIS IS HOW I LIED” by Heather Gudenkauf . . . A pregnant detective, still haunted by the cold case murder of her best friend decades earlier is forced to relive the past and finally understand what happened when new evidence comes to light and the case is reopened.

SHINER” by Amy Jo Burns . . . Growing up in a cloistered mountain cabin cut off from everyone in the outside world except her mother’s best friend, a fanatical snake handler’s daughter risks everything to defy her father and pursue a different future.

THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE” by Abi Dare . . . Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a louding voice; the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni's father sells her to be the third wife of a local man who is eager for her to bear him a son and heir. When Adunni runs away to the city, hoping to make a better life, she finds that the only other option before her is servitude.

THE WATER KEEPER” by Charles Martin . . . Tending the grounds of an island church with no parishioners, retired priest Murphy Shepherd voyages down the Intracoastal waterway to scatter a friend’s ashes before agreeing to help a woman whose daughter has been abducted into the world of trafficking. In memory of Max Folkerts.

UNYIELDING HOPE” by Janette Oke . . . Lillian Walsh rushes to a reunion after discovering the sister she believed dead is likely alive. But Grace has big dreams beyond anything Lillian is prepared for. Can Lillian set aside her own plans and join her sister in an adventure that will surely change them both? Given in memory of Alice Jacobs.

I'D GIVE ANYTHING” by Marisa de los Santos . . . Losing her firefighter father in a school tragedy, Ginny hides what she knows about the incident for decades before a scandal involving her husband threatens to destroy everything.

YOURS TRULY, THOMAS” by Rachel Fordham . . . A young woman working at the Dead Letter Office in 1883 opens a series of heartbreaking love letters. She's determined to find their rightful owner and make things right. But a trip to Azure Springs, Iowa, may provide love and healing for more than just the letter writer.

BUTTERFLY BAYOU” by Lexi Blake . . . Focused on running the town’s medical clinic, nurse practitioner Lila Daley, who has just recently arrived in Papillon, Louisiana, finds fitting into the quirky community harder than she imagined until she meets Sheriff Armie LaVigne. 



BLUE SKIES” by Anne Bustard . . . France sends the Merci Train to the United States to thank America for helping France during and after WWII, and one of the train stops will be the small town of Gladiola, Texas, where ten-year-old Glory Bea hopes for the greatest miracle--that her missing-in-action father will be on the train. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.

HUNGRY JIM” by Laurel Snyder . . . Jim wakes up hungry, just not for the pancakes his mother is fixing--so his imagination takes over, and he pictures himself as a lion checking out the possibilities for breakfast (including his mother).

SUMMER SONG” by Kevin Henkes . . . Bees buzz, birds sing, and children roll in the grass and feel the heat of the summer sun. Celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of summer!


NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: JUST MERCY, DOLITTLE, and I STILL BELIEVE.

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