Allison Public Library Notes 11/15
“VENDETTA” by Iris Johansen . . . Charged with protecting the life of his murdered boss' daughter, Jude Brandon teams up with longtime ally Catherine Ling to stop a terrorist who is plotting a nuclear attack.
“EVERY BREATH” by Nicholas Sparks . . . A chance encounter becomes a transcendent turning point for two very different people, including the conflicted surgeon daughter of an ALS patient and a Sunset Beach newcomer from Zimbabwe who aims to meet his birth father.
“THE DREAM DAUGHTER” by Diane Chamberlain . . . When Carly Sears discovers that her unborn baby has a heart defect, she is devastated, but her physicist brother-in-law tells her there may be a way to save her baby, if she takes a leap of faith.
“ONE DAY IN DECEMBER” by Josie Silver . . . Taking place over 10 consecutive Christmases, tells the story of Jack and Laurie, who meet at a bus stop and continue to circle each other's lives seemingly fated to be together, except not actually managing it, for a decade.
“LOOKING INTO YOU” by Chris Fabry . . . Paige is haunted by her teenage choice to put her daughter up for adoption, so when her grown-up daughter walks into her English class as one of her students, Paige must confront her greatest fear and greatest longing.
“WAITING FOR EDEN” by Elliot Ackerman . . . A veteran enduring life trapped in his own mind begins to find a way to communicate before troubling realities about his marriage come to the surface.
“KETURAH” by Lisa T. Bergren . . . In 1773, Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters inherit their father's estates and travel to the West Indies to see what is left of their legacy. On the island of Nevis, every man seems to be trying to win Keturah's hand and, with it, the ownership of her plantation.
“MISTLETOE MIRACLES” by Jodi Thomas . . . Griffin Holloway is desperate: the Maverick Ranch has been in his family for generations, but lately, it’s a money pit. He’d sooner marry one of his horses than sell the ranch. Marriage, though, could be a solution. If he can woo a wealthy bride, he might save the ranch—just in time for Christmas.
“FLY GIRLS” by Keith O'Brien . . . Traces the story of five women, including Amelia Earhart, who successfully fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“ROAD TRIP WITH MAX AND HIS MOM” by Linda Urban . . . Third-grader Max is heading off on a road trip with Mom. With miles to travel, cousins to meet, and a tall roller coaster to ride (maybe), it will be an adventure! But Max always spends weekends with Dad; will Dad be okay if he’s left behind? And will Max be brave enough for all the new explorations ahead of him?
“ALL THE ANIMALS WHERE I LIVE” by Philip C. Stead . . . With his dog Wednesday, the author shows readers the animals that share his space, from stuffed bears and quilted chickens to dragonflies and coyotes. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
“ISLANDBORN” by Junot Diaz . . . Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland...and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage. In memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“HOW TO CATCH A TURKEY” by Adam Wallace . . . Riotous artwork with high-energy verses about some of the ways to catch a wily runaway turkey in time for a school play.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: GAME OF THRONES Season 5, ADRIFT, and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3.