Allison Public Library Notes 11/29
“AMBUSH” by James Patterson . . . When a series of attacks targeting Michael Bennett injures one of his children and causes several deaths, the New York police officer leads an investigation throughout the five boroughs that exposes corruption and a dangerous vendetta.
“UNSHELTERED” by Barbara Kingsolver . . . Traces the experiences of a woman whose efforts to protect her family from sudden unemployment are shaped by the story of an ostracized nineteenth-century science teacher connected to her by their home in the community of Vineland, New Jersey.
“SEA PRAYER” by Khaled Hosseini . . . An illustrated response to the tragic human realities of the refugee crisis presents a father's letter to his young son on the eve of a dangerous sea crossing, as he reflects on their life before the war in Syria.
“DARK SACRED NIGHT” by Michael Connelly . . . Teaming up with Harry Bosch to reopen a cold case, LAPD detective Renâee Ballard navigates interpersonal differences to pursue justice for a murdered runaway in Hollywood. In memory of Darrell Thorne.
“THE NOEL DIARY” by Richard Paul Evans . . . After receiving a phone call that his mother has died, Jason Chercher travels to Medford, Oregon, to spend Christmas cleaning out the house and learns that what he believed to be the truth of his past is a lie. In memory of Norman Gulick.
“MINDING THE LIGHT” by Suzanne Woods Fisher . . . When Captain Reynolds Macy returns from a six-year whaling voyage to find his plans for marriage thwarted, Daphne Coffin encourages him to return to his Quaker faith for solace.
“NOVEMBER ROAD” by Lou Berney . . . Frank Guidry, a street lieutenant for a New Orleans mob boss, flees when his knowledge about JFK's assassination makes him a target, a situation that is dangerously complicated by his relationship with a fugitive housewife.
“COLD HEARTED RIVER” by Keith McCafferty . . . Sheriff Martha Ettinger reunites with private detective Sean Stranahan to investigate the suspicious death of a woman whose demise may be linked to a local fly-fishing club and priceless collectibles believed to have once belonged to Ernest Hemingway.
“WHEN A DUKE LOVES A WOMAN” by Lorraine Heath . . . After coming to the rescue of the gravely injured Duke of Thornley, who is searching the slums for his runaway bride, tavern owner Gillie Trewlove finds herself falling for this man whose station in life is so far above her own.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE LEGO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS BOOK” by Chris McVeigh . . . Building instructions for 15 clever Christmas ornaments that can be built from standard LEGO parts that fans are likely to have in their collection. These small and uncomplicated ornaments are quick to build and a joy to display.
“PETE THE CAT'S 12 GROOVY DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” by James Dean . . . In this version of the traditional song, Pete and his friends rock and groove while counting down the days to Christmas.
“RED & LULU” by Matt Tavares . . . A pair of birds who make their nest home in a beautiful evergreen tree are separated by an unthinkable event before a Christmas season of miracles helps them find each other again. In memory of Bob Shultz.
“THE LITTLE REINDEER” by Nicola Killen . . . After a little girl hears a jingle in the forest on Christmas Eve and discovers a lost reindeer, they set off together for a magical ride in the night sky.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: MAMMA MIA HERE WE GO AGAIN, SKYSCRAPER, and INCREDIBLES 2.