Allison Public Library Notes 1/03
“LONG ROAD TO MERCY” by David Baldacci . . . Devoting her life to bringing criminals to justice after her twin is murdered in childhood, FBI agent Atlee Pine investigates a missing persons case in the Grand Canyon that may be tied to a string of disappearances.
“SEA OF GREED” by Clive Cussler . . . As the world's oil supply is vanishing and the stock market is plummeting, the NUMA team must solve a baffling historical mystery in order to save the future.
“FIRE AND BLOOD” by George R. R. Martin . . . The first volume of a definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros is set centuries before the events of "A Game of Thrones" and answers key questions about the dynasty's origins, conflicts, and relationships with dragons.
“THINGS I NEVER TOLD YOU” by Beth K. Vogt . . . It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope in whatever ways they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine—as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length.
“THE KINSHIP OF SECRETS” by Eugenia Kim . . . The story of two sisters separated by the Korean War follows Miran, who grows up living with her parents in a prosperous American suburb, and her sister Inja who struggles with life in war-torn Korea and ties to a family she doesn't remember.
“A BREATH OF HOPE” by Lauraine Snelling . . . Though Aunt Gerd has softened towards them, Uncle Einar remains a harsh landlord as two more Carlsons, Nilda and Ivar, join Signe and Rune at the farm in Minnesota. When tragedy lays a dark secret bare, the Carlsons and Strands will have to come together and become a true family. In memory of John Henrichs.
“BETTER WITH AGE” by Alan D. Castel . . . Addresses the many myths and paradoxes about the aging process. Although most people think of their later years in terms of decline, they can be one of the best times in life. This book presents the latest scientific research about the psychology of aging, coupled with insights from those who have succeeded in doing it well, such as Maya Angelou, Bob Newhart, Jared Diamond, John Glenn, and John Wooden.
“THE FERAL DETECTIVE” by Jonathan Lethem . . . Convincing an enigmatic loner to help her search for a friend's missing daughter, Phoebe traverses the outskirts of California's stunning Inland Empire, where she discovers her companion's complicated relationship with warring tribes of outcasts.
“ESCAPADE” by Diana Palmer . . . When she inherits ownership of a nearly bankrupt San Antonio newspaper from her father, Amanda Todd must first fly to the Caribbean to convince the paper's co-owner, millionaire Joshua Lawson, that she can save it.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“PIECING ME TOGETHER” by Renee Watson . . . A timely and powerful story about a teen girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.
“MAGNIFICENT CREATURES; ANIMALS ON THE MOVE” by Anna Wright . . . A strikingly illustrated introduction to the natural world depicts in vibrant pen-and-ink, watercolor and fabric collage artwork a series of exotic animals complemented by amazing facts about their behaviors and distinctiveness.
“PRINCESSES SAVE THE WORLD” by Savannah Guthrie . . . Princess Penelope Pineapple and her fellow princesses from the Fruit Nations are on a mission to rescue the Strawberry Kingdom's food from certain ruin, and surprisingly Penny's beloved bees are the key to saving the realm's produce. In memory of Marilee Reiher.