Allison Public Library Notes 10/11
“TEXAS RANGER” by James Patterson . . . Dedicated Texas Ranger Rory Yates is wrongly implicated in the murder of his ex-wife and finds his skills pushed to the limit in his effort to discover the real killer and prove his own innocence.
“LEVERAGE IN DEATH” by J.D. Robb . . . When an airline executive is blackmailed into a suicide bombing in his Wall Street office, lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates strange inconsistencies in the case while trying to uncover the blackmailers' true agenda.
“EAGLE & CRANE” by Suzanne Rindell . . . Two young daredevil flyers for Earl Shaw's Flying Circus confront ugly truths and family secrets during the U.S. internment of Japanese citizens during World War II. In honor of Linda Thoreson for service as a library trustee.
“WHISKEY WHEN WE'RE DRY” by John Larison . . . Facing starvation and worse when she is orphaned on her family's 1885 homestead, seventeen-year-old sharpshooter Jessilyn Harney cuts off her hair and disguises herself as a boy to journey across the mountains in search of her outlaw brother.
“THE SOUND OF RAIN” by Sarah Loudin Thomas . . . After a tragic mine accident, Judd Markley abandons his poor Appalachian town for Myrtle Beach, where he meets the beautiful and privileged Larkin Heyward, who wants to move to Appalachia to help the poor children there.
“OHIO” by Stephen Markley . . . On one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rustbelt town they grew up in--a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan--each of them with a mission, all of them haunted by regrets, secrets, losses and love.
“GHOSTED” by Rosie Walsh . . . An idyllic romance between Sarah and her boyfriend, Eddie, is shattered when Eddie abruptly disappears, prompting Sarah to ignore her friends' advice and investigate what really happened.
“THESE HEALING HILLS” by Ann H. Gabhart . . . When a young woman's plans for her future fall apart at the close of World War II, she discovers new purpose as a midwife in the hills of Kentucky--and a possible chance at new love.
“COWBOY BOLD” by Carolyn Brown . . . Every summer Cade Maguire looks forward to opening his Longhorn Canyon Ranch to underprivileged city kids. But this year, he's having no luck finding a counselor for the children-until Retta Palmer walks through his door. Both recovering from painful pasts, Cade and Retta find themselves outmatched by a group of lovable kids determined to play matchmaker.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE WARDEN'S DAUGHTER” by Jerry Spinelli . . . Living with her warden father in an apartment above a 1950s prison, Cammie O'Reilly struggles to come to terms with the loss of her mother, who died saving her from harm when she was a baby, and interacts with some of the reformed inmates.
“STINKIEST” by Steve Jenkins . . . 20 smelly animals - through illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures, readers will see how big each animal is compared to humans, where it lives on the globe, and just how putrid it can be!
“A HOUSE THAT ONCE WAS” by Julie Fogliano . . . A delightful story about a boy and a girl who explore an abandoned house and imagine who might have lived there. Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“GERALDINE” by Elizabeth Lilly . . . Struggling to fit in as the only giraffe in a school of children, reluctant newcomer Geraldine meets fellow outcast Cassie and learns how to stand out by being herself, playing by her own rules, and staying true to her new friend. In memory of Marilee Reiher.