Allison Public Library Notes 10/17
“LAND OF WOLVES” by Craig Johnson . . . Investigating the suspicious suicide of a Wyoming shepherd, sheriff Walt Longmire uncovers disturbing connections to a violent family before the case is further complicated by the appearance of a giant wolf. In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“TIDELANDS” by Philippa Gregory . . . During England's seventeenth-century civil war, Alinor, a woman without a husband and skilled with herbs, helps a young man on the run and unwittingly brings disaster into the heart of her life. In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“IDAHO” by Emily Ruskovich . . . Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho, where they are bound together by more than love. With her husband’s memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade’s first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters.
“THE LAST WIDOW” by Karin Slaughter . . . After the kidnapping of a CDC scientist and a bombing in one of Atlanta's neighborhoods, Georgia detective Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton find themselves pitted against a mysterious group intent on unleashing a deadly epidemic.
“THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE” by Susan Wiggs . . . Forced by scandal and tragedy to return to her Pacific coast childhood home, Caroline assumes guardianship over two orphans and bonds with a circle of fellow seamstresses before an unexpected challenge tests her courage and heart.
“A FLIGHT OF ARROWS” by Lori Benton . . . Twenty years after a young British soldier kidnapped a Native American baby who was a twin, the two brothers are destined to collide as they find themselves on opposite sides of the Revolutionary War during a conflict in Mohawk Valley.
“A GOOD AMERICAN FAMILY” by David Maraniss . . . An account of the mid-twentieth-century Red Scare and its impact on families describes how the author's World War II veteran father was spied on by the FBI, accused of communist sympathies, fired from his job, and blacklisted.
“THE TINDERBOX” by Beverly Lewis . . . When Sylvia Miller finds her father's old tinderbox left unlocked, her curiosity is piqued. She opens the box and uncovers secrets best left alone. A confrontation with her father leads to a shocking revelation that will forever change not only her own life but also that of her family and her Amish community. In honor of Joy Schueler.
“SOMEONE TO HONOR” by Mary Balogh . . . Abigail Westcott must contend with the infuriating charms of Gilbert Bennington, the officer who has escorted her wounded brother, Harry, home from the Napoleonic wars.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE UNTEACHABLES” by Gordon Korman . . . The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents, and academic train wrecks. Told in alternating voices, the teacher and students in room 117 find their lives changed over the course of a school year.
“THE SCARECROW” by Beth Ferry . . . After a lonely scarecrow saves a small, scared crow that falls from midair, the pair forge an unlikely friendship that is tested by the changing of the seasons. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“SNOWMEN AT HALLOWEEN” by Caralyn Buehner . . . Building snowmen after an early Halloween snowfall, a few kids depart to go trick-or-treating, leaving their creations to enjoy a Halloween festival of candy, apple-bobbing and costume contests.
“THE SQUIRRELS WHO SQUABBLED” by Rachel Bright . . . Cyril and Bruce, two squirrels, are each determined to get the last pinecone of autumn; but when they fall into the river, they learn that sometimes it is essential to work together--and, in any case, a bird got the floating pinecone. In memory of Marilee Reiher.