Allison Public Library Notes 10/18
“RED WAR” by Vince Flynn . . . When the terminally ill Russian president launches a massive campaign that threatens millions of lives, Mitch Rapp is dispatched by the CIA to prevent an all-consuming war.
“TAILSPIN” by Sandra Brown . . . Hired to deliver a mysterious box to a fogbound Georgia town, daredevil pilot Rye Mallett is targeted by saboteurs and law enforcement before teaming up with an attractive but suspicious doctor to determine the box's significance.
“TIL THE BOYS COME HOME” by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles . . . In 1918 the Great War has taken so much from so many and it threatens to take even more still from the Hunters, their friends and their servants. Edward, in a bid to run away from problems at home, decides not to resist conscription and ends up at the Front. Sadie's hopes for love are unrequited, and Laura has to flee Artemis House when it is shelled and she finds herself in London driving an ambulance.
“TRANSCRIPTION” byKate Atkinson . . . BBC radio producer Juliet Armstrong finds herself targeted by dangerous individuals from her past as a World War II espionage monitor for MI5.
“A DOUBLE LIFE” by Flynn Berry . . . Thirty years after Claire's father was suspected of murder and promptly disappeared, he is found by police, causing Claire's carefully calibrated existence to fracture as she wonders if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man.
“HONEYSUCKLE DREAMS” by Denise Hunter . . . When Brady's ex-wife dies, he learns that his nine-month-old son is not his biological child, and the boy's maternal granparents want custody, so he enlists the aid of his friend Hope Daniels to pose as his loving fiancâee in order to help his case for guardianship.
“THE LOST QUEEN OF CROCKER COUNTY” by Elizabeth Leiknes . . . Crocker County crowns a new Corn Queen every year, but Jane Willow's the one you would remember. She can't forget Iowa, either. Even though she fled to LA to become a film critic years ago, home was always there behind her. But when a family tragedy happens, she's forced to return home.
“THE FIRST TIME AT FIRELIGHT FALLS” by Julie Anne Long . . . Single mom Eden Harwood has no room for romance in her busy life until the principal of Hellcat Elementary, Gabe Caldera, reminds her of what she is missing, but their budding romance is blown apart when someone from Eden's past reenters her life.
“DOPESICK” by Beth Macy . . . Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“PEOPLE LIKE US” by Dana Mele . . . When a girl is found dead at her boarding school, Kay follows the victim's scavenger hunt which implicates suspects close to her, unraveling her group of popular friends, destroying her perfect life, and placing her in the cross-hairs.
“BUCKETS, DIPPERS, AND LIDS” by Carol McCloud . . . Readers learn what gives happiness, what takes it away, and what protects it. This concrete concept helps children of all ages grow in understanding, kindness, self-control, resilience, empathy, and forgiveness.
“TWIG” by Aura Parker . . . Heidi is a stick insect, tall and long like the twig of a tree. It’s her first day at a busy bug school, where she hopes to learn and make new friends. But finding friends isn’t easy when no one can find you! Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“A BEAR SAT ON MY PORCH TODAY” by Jane Yolen . . . After settling on the narrator's porch, a bear is soon joined by a series of forest animals, until the porch collapses. In Loving Memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
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