Allison Public Library Notes 5/28
“GHOSTS OF HARVARD” by Francesca Serritella . . . Defying her family to investigate the suspicious suicide of her schizophrenic genius brother, a Harvard freshman begins to hear the voices of three paranoia-inducing ghosts from different eras in American history.
“THE WIFE STALKER” by Liv Constantine . . . When the husband she has been patiently supporting for years ends their marriage after falling in love with another woman, Joanna finds herself enmeshed in an ugly custody battle while struggling with a therapist who dismisses her concerns.
“SOMEONE LIKE YOU” by Karen Kingsbury . . . Shattered by the discovery that she is not the biological daughter of her parents, Maddie abruptly ends an engagement and moves away before connecting with the grieving friend of a sister and family she never knew existed.
“ON OCEAN BOULEVARD” by Mary Alice Monroe . . . Returning to Charleston after a 16-year absence, Cara Rutledge reconnects with family members before her second wedding is abruptly halted by a devastating illness.
“TRUTHS I NEVER TOLD YOU” by Kelly Rimmer . . . Uncovering disturbing evidence that her mother did not die in a car accident when her sisters and she were toddlers, a woman on maternity leave pieces together journal entries to uncover harrowing truths about her father. In memory of Mary Hewitt.
“THESE WOMEN” by Ivy Pochoda . . . Connected by the deadly obsessions of a single man, five very different women endure lives of danger and anguish, including a mother whose daughter’s murder remains unsolved.
“THE THIEF OF LANWYN MANOR” by Sarah E. Ladd . . . Julia Twethewey needs a diversion to mend her broken heart, so when her cousin invites her to Lanwyn Manor, Julia eagerly accepts. The manor is located at the heart of Cornwall's mining industry, and as a guest Julia is swept into its intricate world. It's not long, though, before she realizes something dark lurks within the home's ancient halls.
“TOGETHER” by Vivek H. Murthy, MD . . . The 19th surgeon general of the United States identifies the growing public health issue of loneliness, offering connection-based solutions for combating the forces driving current epidemics in anxiety, violence and addiction.
“MY KIND OF COWBOY” by R.C. Ryan . . . Hired to work with super sexy rancher Brand Merrick, who is testing both her patience and professionalism, physical therapist Avery Grant finds herself running into his arms when a threat from her past arrives in Montana.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“ALL THE GREYS ON GREENE STREET” by Laura Tucker . . . A 12-year-old artist in 1981 SoHo searches for answers when her father, a restorer of antique paintings, abruptly disappears in the middle of the night amid questions about a partner's suspicious behavior and a missing work or art.
“THE OLD TRUCK” by Jarrett Pumphrey . . . A resilient and steadfast old pickup truck works tirelessly alongside the members of a bustling farm, becoming part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s hardworking young daughter.
“THE HAPPY BOOK” by Andy Rash . . . When best friends Camper and Clam start to disagree and feel sad, they find that getting back to happy is difficult, but they also discover that being a good friend is not just about being happy.