Allison Public Library Notes 10/04
“RUST & STARDUST” by T. Greenwood . . . Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11-year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth’s, she has no way of knowing that 52-year-old Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he’s an FBI agent who can have her arrested in a minute — unless she does as he says.
“THE SHORTEST WAY HOME” by Miriam Parker . . . When a moment's hesitation unravels all of her carefully organized life goals, grad student Hannah impulsively accepts a job in Sonoma, where new friends and an unexpected romance shape her efforts to save a family winery. In honor of Linda Thoreson for service as a library trustee.
“THE LINE THAT HELD US” by David Joy . . . A deer hunter and his friend cover up the accidental shooting death of a man from a notoriously violent family, who discover the crime and retaliate in nightmarish ways.
“BENEATH A SCARLET SKY” by Mark Sullivan . . . A teenage boy in 1940s Italy becomes part of an underground railroad that helps Jews escape through the Alps, but when he is recruited to be the personal driver for a powerful Third Reich commander, he begins to spy for the Allies.
“TEXAS FREE” by Janet Dailey . . . A woman seeking refuge on her inherited ranch and a Special Ranger posing as a rugged cowhand navigate doubts about each other while investigating an outbreak of cattle rustling.
“THE HAWAIIAN DISCOVERY” by Wanda E. Brunstetter . . . When Ellen Lambright receives permission from the church to travel from Indiana to Hawaii to help a friend through difficult times, she meets a man named Rob Smith whose attraction to her is complicated by Ellen's devotion to her Amish faith.
“HOW TO FORGET A DUKE” by Vivienne Lorret . . . Washing up ashore at the Duke of Rydstrom’s crumbling cliffside estate with no memory of who she is or what brought her there, matchmaker Miss Jacinda Bourne tries to regain her memory with the help of this handsome, enigmatic man whose amorous attentions hide a dark secret.
“CHESAPEAKE REQUIEM” by Earl Swift . . . Presents a portrait of Chesapeake Bay's two-hundred-year-old Tangier Island crabbing community, describing their isolated and vanishing way of life while explaining how rising sea levels will render the island uninhabitable within twenty years.
“COWBOY ON MY MIND” by R.C. Ryan . . . When beautiful Becca Henderson comes back into town, sheriff’s deputy Ben Monroe, Haller Creek’s former bad boy, finally gets his chance with this woman he has secretly loved for years when she needs his protection.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“APPLESAUCE WEATHER” by Helen Frost . . . Preparing for her family's annual tradition of picking apples, making applesauce and listening to her Uncle Arthur tell his tall tales, young Faith comforts her uncle, who has lost his zest for stories in the aftermath of losing his wife.
“THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS AND THE CAT NEXT DOOR” by Adam Rubin . . . Grumpy Old Man Fookwire's new neighbor has a cat that threatens his beloved birds, but the pesky squirrels figure out a way to solve the problem.
“ZIP ZOOM ON A BROOM” by Teri Sloat . . . Ten witches take off on a single broom but when they have had enough of sharing, they drop out one by one.
“BEAR'S SCARE” by Jacob Grant . . . Bear cares about keeping his house clean and tidy almost as much as he cares about his stuffed friend, Ursa, so he is determined to find the spider building messy webs there.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: THE YELLOW BIRDS, AVENGERS INFINITY WAR, and BOOK CLUB.