Allison Public Library Notes 7/09
“THE LAST TRIAL” by Scott Turow . . . At eighty-five years old, Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, a brilliant defense lawyer with his health failing but spirit intact, is on the brink of retirement. But when his old friend Dr. Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, is faced with charges of insider trading, fraud, and murder, his entire life's work is put in jeopardy, and Stern decides to take on one last trial.
“ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW” by Kristan Higgins . . . After their father suffers a stroke, two sisters must return home and deal with the paths both their lives have taken as well as their parents’ relationship.
“THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILLS” by Megan Miranda . . . Rendered famous in childhood for her miraculous survival of a dangerous storm, a young woman changes her name. She's managed to stay off the radar for the last few years. But with the twentieth anniversary of her rescue approaching, the media will inevitably renew its interest in her. Where is she now? Soon Olivia feels like she's being watched and begins sleepwalking again, like she did long ago, even waking outside her home. Until late one night she jolts awake in her yard. At her feet is the corpse of a man she knows from her previous life.
“THE MARRIAGE GAME” by Sara Desai . . . After her life falls apart, recruitment consultant Layla Patel returns home to her family in San Francisco. But in the eyes of her father, who runs a Michelin starred restaurant, she can do no wrong. He would do anything to see her smile again. With the best intentions in mind, he offers her the office upstairs to start her new business and creates a profile on an online dating site to find her a man. She doesn't know he's arranged a series of blind dates until the first one comes knocking on her door.
“THE STONE GIRL” by Dirk Wittenborn . . . Raised in the shadow of a depraved club for internationally powerful, super-wealthy men, a famous art restorer who was victimized at the club as a teen is drawn into a legal battle involving another survivor and her own mother.
“THE WORDS BETWEEN US” by Erin Bartels . . . A reclusive bookstore owner hoped she'd permanently buried her family's sensational past with a new name. But when the novels she once shared with an old crush begin appearing in the mail, it's clear her true identity is about to be revealed, threatening the new life she has painstakingly built.
“THE LAST FLIGHT” by Julie Clark . . . Two women meet in an airport, both alone, both scared, and both urgently needing an escape from their lives. Claire Cook has a husband whose temper burns as bright as his promising political career, and she has worked for months on a plan to get out. A chance meeting in an airport bar brings her together with a stranger equally as desperate. Together they hatch a plan to switch tickets - Claire taking Eva's flight to Oakland, and Eva traveling to Puerto Rico as Claire. But then one plane crashes, and it's clear that one of them wasn't telling the truth.
“LISTENING TO LOVE” by Beth Wiseman . . . Englischer Natalie Collins looks forward to Friday night suppers at Levi and Mary Shetler’s house every week: delicious food, wonderful conversation with her Amish friends, and, best of all, the presence of Levi’s older brother Lucas. Natalie and Lucas have become best friends despite their different backgrounds. They share a love of books, and he is teaching her about God in a way that she can understand. But the closer they become, the more opinions everyone seems to have.
“SUMMER ON HONEYSUCKLE RIDGE” by Debbie Mason . . . Arriving in Highland Falls, North Carolina to claim her inheritance, Honeysuckle Farm, former top LA media influencer Abby Everhart finds her plans of putting it on the market hindered by a reclusive-albeit-sexy man living on the property.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“LIONS & LIARS” by Kate Beasley . . . Arriving in Highland Falls, North Carolina to claim her inheritance, Honeysuckle Farm, former top LA media influencer Abby Everhart finds her plans of putting it on the market hindered by a reclusive-albeit-sexy man living on the property.
“HIKE” by Pete Oswald . . . A father and child begin a nature hike through the mountains at dawn, where they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges together and play a small role in the survival of the forest.
“THE UNDEFEATED” by Kwame Alexander . . . This poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes.
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