Allison Public Library Notes 10/31
“KILLER INSTINCT” by James Patterson . . . The murder of an Ivy League professor pulls Dr. Dylan Reinhart out of his ivory tower and onto the streets of New York, where he reunites with his old partner, Detective Elizabeth Needham. As the worst act of terror since 9/11 strikes the city, a name on the casualty list rocks Dylan's world. Is his secret past about to be brought to light? In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW” by Alice Hoffman . . . In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked.
“THE COLD WAY HOME” by Julia Keller . . . Discovering a body at the ruins of a psychiatric hospital that burned down decades earlier, Bell and her partners confront private torments as well as the site's dark history.
“SIDELINED” by Suzanne Baltsar . . . When Connor McGuire loses out on his dream job of being the head coach of the local high school football team, he thinks life can’t get any worse. Then he discovers just who got the coveted position—it was a handout to the kid of a well-known, successful college coach. Connor’s sure this is just a publicity stunt, but the kid turns out to be not only a sharp strategist, but a driven and sexy young woman, too.
“THE LAST GOOD GUY” by T. Jefferson Parker . . . While searching for a missing teenager, private investigator Roland Ford uncovers a dark conspiracy involving an American Nazi compound and a celebrity evangelist.
“WHERE HOPE BEGINS” by Catherine West . . . Savannah Barrington has always found solace at her parents’ lake house in the Berkshires, and it’s the place that she runs to when her husband of over twenty years leaves her. Though her world is shaken, and the future uncertain, she finds hope through an old woman’s wisdom, a little girl’s laughter, and a man who’s willing to risk his own heart to prove to Savannah that she is worthy of love.
“COURTING MR. EMERSON” by Melody Carlson . . . George Emerson doesn't want his predictable life to change, but free-spirited ex-hippie Willow West has other plans for him. They may soon discover that no one is too old to change their lives--or find love. In honor of Joy Schueler.
“A LADY IN DISGUISE” by Lynsay Sands . . . Writing under an assumed name, Lady Maggie Wentworth, exposing the notorious scandals of the ton, gets herself in hot water and, in a case of mistaken identity, is rescued by a man who is intent on reforming her and saving her reputation.
“CHRISTMAS 2019” by Taste of Home . . . Welcome your loved ones home with these holiday recipes, tips, and tricks.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“PUMPKINHEADS” by Rainbow Rowell . . . Working at a pumpkin patch every autumn, two seasonal best friends organize ultimate Halloween plans to celebrate their last working year together.
“THE KINDNESS BOOK” by Todd Parr . . . Looks at different ways to show kindness, including choosing kind words, giving compliments, and offering help without being asked. In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“TEN RULES OF THE BIRTHDAY WISH” by Beth Ferry . . . A child presents ten essential rules of birthday wishes, from planning the right party through having the right dessert--with a light to blow out--to keeping the wish secret. In memory of Marilee Reiher.