Allison Public Library Notes 10/03
“CONTRABAND” by Stuart Woods . . . While in Florida, Stone Barrington joins forces with a local detective to investigate the disappearance of cargo from a plane crash, and when, by chance, a Manhattan case sheds light on the case, Stone sets out to connect the dots between the crimes.
“I OWE YOU ONE” by Sophie Kinsella . . . Struggling to hold her late father's business together in spite of her less-motivated siblings, Fixie Farr cashes in an IOU from a handsome stranger to find employment for her childhood crush.
“WHEREVER SHE GOES” by Kelley Armstrong . . . Witnessing the abduction of a child at the park, Aubrey struggles to find the boy and his missing mother when the police and her neighbors begin to question her sanity.
“WE MUST BE BRAVE” by Frances Liardet . . . Caring for a lost child during the chaotic 1940 evacuation of her once-quiet Southampton village, a woman who never believed she wanted children finds herself unexpectedly at a loss when the child is taken away. In memory of Liesa Niehaus.
“GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL” by Michael Robotham . . . A dangerous young woman with a unique ability to detect lies sues for her emancipation from a secure children's home, while the psychologist on her case finds himself in a battle of wits for survival.
“THE RED ADDRESS BOOK” by Sofia Lundberg . . . Living alone in her Stockholm apartment, a ninety-six-year-old woman reminisces through the pages of a long-kept address book before starting to write down stories from her past, unlocking family secrets in unexpectedly beneficial ways. In honor of Joy Schueler.
“VOW OF JUSTICE” by Lynette Eason . . . When Allison Radcliffe is killed, FBI Special Agent Linc St. John goes after her killer with a vengeance until he discovers she's been in hiding. He must put aside their unfinished business before she becomes the next victim.
“WENDELL BERRY: ESSAYS 1969-2017” by Jack Shoemaker . . . Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a novelist, poet, farmer, and environmental writer and activist. He has published over fifty books, including more than two dozen books of poetry, sixteen essay collections, and eight novels. In 2010 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama, and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016 he received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. He has made his home with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Henry County, Kentucky, for the last fifty years.
“A RAINBOW ABOVE US” by Sharon Sala . . . Rowan Harper, the only member of her family to survive the hurricane that hit Blessings, Georgia, struggles to rebuild her life with the help of Bowie James, whose return to town has reignited the hatred of the Boone family.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“ESCAPE FROM THE ISLE OF THE LOST” by Melissa De La Cruz . . . Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos make a plan to use their upcoming visit to the Isle of the Lost to help other villain kids attend Auradon Prep, while Uma teams up with Hades to bring down the barrier and get her revenge on Mal.
“LIZZY MCTIZZY AND THE BUSY DIZZY DAY” by Sarah Weeks . . . Lizzy McTizzy can't find her shoe! She's late for the party, but what can she do? Lizzy will stop at nothing to find her missing shoe! Whether she's swinging from the chandelier or looking under the cat, Lizzy is determined to find it in time for the party. After all, she needs two matching shoes . . . or does she? Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“BLUE” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger . . . Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color blue and the emotions they evoke. In memory of Marilee Reiher.