Allison Public Library Notes 11/21
“THE GUARDIANS” by John Grisham . . . In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he has languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. Given in memory of Carl DeBoer.
“THE GIVER OF STARS” by Jojo Moyes . . . Volunteering for Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library in small-town Kentucky, an English bride joins a group of independent women whose commitment to their job transforms the community and their relationships. In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“NINTH HOUSE” by Leigh Bardugo . . . Surviving a horrific multiple homicide, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks is unexpectedly offered a full scholarship to Yale, where her mysterious benefactors task her with monitoring the university’s secret societies.
“CHRISTMAS IN WINTER HILL” by Melody Carlson . . . Krista Galloway has a good reason to dislike the holiday season, but when her new job as city manager forces her to plan the town's over-the-top Christmas celebration, she and her daughter may find a new home--and some Christmas spirit--in the process. In memory of Carl DeBoer.
“THE NANNY” by Gilly Macmillan . . . Leaving her home after the mysterious disappearance of her beloved nanny, an embittered woman is forced to return decades later when the discovery of human remains forces her to question everything she thought she knew.
“AN AMISH SECOND CHRISTMAS” by Shelley Shepard Gray . . . Amish nanny Hannah Eicher never thought she’d ever see Rob Prince again. There was no way a relationship between her and the handsome English fireman could overcome her family’s objections—and their personal differences. But when he saves her from a sudden blaze, Hannah longs to see if they can turn holiday hope into a lifetime of happiness.
“LEGACY OF MERCY” by Lynn Austin . . . After hiring Pinkerton detectives to help her learn more about her birth mother, socialite Anna Nicholson, the victim of rumors that threaten her engagement, turns to her grandmother, who is helping new Dutch immigrants, for assistance.
“EDISON” by Edmund Morris . . . A new biography of the prolific American inventor-genius, exploring his many roles, including botanist, naval strategist, iron miner, chemist, telegrapher and audio producer, created by virtue of his remarkable inventions.
“CHRISTMAS IN HARMONY HARBOR” by Debbie Mason . . . Risking everything to save her year-round holiday shop from powerful real estate developer Caine Elliot, Evangeline Christmas makes him an unusual offer he cannot refuse that leads to unexpected romance until a secret from his past threatens their merrily-ever-after.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“STAY” by Bobbie Pyron . . . When Piper and her family move into a homeless shelter in a new city, she misses her former life while also finding new friendships at Hope House, including a street dog named Baby, that Piper must protect from being taken away for good when Baby’s person goes missing. Given in memory of Kara North.
“THE TALE OF THE TIGER SLIPPERS” by Jan Brett . . . A retelling of a folktale about how a pair of magical slippers always find their way back to the tiger whose mother made them for him. In fond memory of Marilee Reiher.
“PETE THE CAT'S TRIP TO THE SUPERMARKET” by James Dean . . . Pete the Cat is off to the supermarket with Dad, but when Dad loses the grocery list before they even get to the supermarket, it’s up to Pete and his brother, Bob, to remind Dad what they need to get before they head home.
“THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE ROAD” by Kari Rust . . . Discovering a creepy old house while visiting their grandmother for the summer, three cousins learn about its elderly resident’s humor and fascinating antique possessions before his departure to a retirement community prompts them to create loving mementos for his new home.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: TOY STORY 4, THE PUBLIC, and SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME.