Allison Public Library Notes 12/06
“DEPTH OF WINTER” by Craig Johnson . . . When Walt Longmire's daughter, Cady, is kidnapped by an international hit man and the head of a vicious drug cartel, Walt heads into the Northern Mexican desert to find her before they can auction her off to his enemies.
“GONE SO LONG” by Andre Dubus III . . . Daniel Ahearn, a man living a solitary existence in seaside New England, travels to a quaint Florida community in search of his traumatized, estranged daughter.
“CATCHING CHRISTMAS” by Terri Blackstock . . . Relegated to work as a cabdriver after losing his restaurant to an economic downturn, a once-acclaimed chef unexpectedly bonds with an elderly passenger and her beleaguered attorney granddaughter during a transformative holiday season.
“NIGHT OF MIRACLES” by Elizabeth Berg . . . A baking class instructor, her haunted assistant, and a youth reeling from a family tragedy discover the power of community while navigating complicated choices and uncertain futures. In honor of Linda Thoreson for service as a Library Trustee.
“THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN” by Mitch Albom . . . Fifteen years after Eddie died saving a little girl named Annie, Annie suffers a terrible accident and finds herself reunited with Eddie, one of the five people who will show her how her life mattered in ways she never considered.
“RIVER TO REDEMPTION” by Ann H. Gabhart . . . Orphaned in the cholera epidemic in Kentucky's early nineteenth century, Adria Starr was rescued by a slave. Now at nineteen, she must stand up for his freedom--and in the process, find her own. In memory of John Henrichs.
“A CHRISTMAS PRAYER” by Wanda E. Brunstetter . . . Following a series of delays, a small group of wagons risks a late departure on the California Trail and is stranded by a December snowstorm in the Sierra Nevadas, where Cynthia Cooper faces a difficult choice.
“JUSTICE BETRAYED” by Patricia Bradley . . . Two unsolved murders seventeen years apart become personal when Detective Rachel Sloan discovers a connection to her own mother's death in a burglary-gone-wrong. Can she solve the cases before she becomes the next victim?
“WHISKEY IN A TEACUP” by Reese Witherspoon . . . Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery. Includes favorite recipes and traditions.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“AS SHE FADES” by Abbi Glines . . . On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. But dreams vanished in that instant. Completely.
“HOW TO CATCH AN ELF” by Adam Wallace . . . A rhyming tale of an elf who must avoid being caught in traps while assisting Santa on Christmas Eve.
“JINGLE BELLS” by Susan Jeffers . . . Ride along with a girl, a boy, their pony, and a mischievous dog as they travel to Grandma’s house. With playful animals in their path, their journey gets a bit sidetracked. But soon enough they arrive at Grandma’s—where an unexpected visitor fills them with holiday cheer!
“THE 12 SLEIGHS OF CHRISTMAS” by Sherri Duskey Rinker . . . When, two weeks before Christmas, the elves discover that Santa's sleigh is in a bad state, twelve teams of elves set out to build twelve different sleighs: a souped up hot rod, a semitruck that flies, a ship that sails in the sky, and each version is more elaborate than the one before--but which will Santa choose?