Allison Public Library Notes 2/21
“A DELICATE TOUCH” by Stuart Woods . . . Asked by an old acquaintance for help solving a tricky puzzle, Stone Barrington unwittingly stirs up a decades-old scandal in high-society New York and must risk his life to protect innocent lives.
“THE BOY” by Tami Hoag . . . When a 7-year-old boy is brutally murdered at the same time his 13-year-old babysitter goes missing, detectives Nick and Annie sift through a grieving mother's troubled past to uncover the truth.
“LAST NIGHT AT THE BLUE ANGEL” by Rebecca Rotert . . . In early 1960s Chicago, Naomi Hill, a fiercely ambitious, yet extremely self-destructive jazz singer at the Blue Angel club, embarks on a desperate journey to stardom, while her ten-year-old daughter Sophie becomes even more anxious as she struggles for her mother's love.
“OLD NEWGATE ROAD” by Keith Scribner . . . Returning after 30 years to his family's tobacco fields in Connecticut, a man haunted by his mother's death at his father's hands puts his rabble-rousing son to work in the fields and becomes quickly enmeshed in a complicated family legacy.
“THE NIGHT AGENT” by Matthew Quirk . . . Idealistic young FBI agent Peter Sutherland is forced to question everything and trust no one in order to stop a Russian mole in the White House.
“THE HOPE JAR” by Wanda E. Brunstetter . . . After she assumes the identity of a long lost Lapp granddaughter, Michelle Taylor comes to appreciate her new Amish friends and budding faith, but worries about how to tell the truth without hurting those she loves.
“THAT CHURCHILL WOMAN” by Stephanie Barron . . . A fictional portrait of Winston Churchill's scandalous American mother follows wealthy and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome, whose whirlwind romance with a duke's son sweeps her disruptively into British royalty and politics.
“NOT QUITE OVER YOU” by Susan Mallery . . . Former high school sweethearts Silver Tesdal and Drew Lovato are reunited when Drew offers to help finance Silver's new business, but when she falls for him all over again, Silver realizes she will have to reveal a secret she has been keeping from him for years.
“THE FABULOUS BOUVIER SISTERS” by Sam Kashner . . . Draws on candid interviews with Jackie Kennedy Onassis' sister, Lee, to share insights into the close relationship the two shared, discussing their artistic interests and the rivalries that complicated their bond.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“DEAR EVAN HANSEN” by Val Emmich . . . Evan goes from being a nobody to everyone's hero and a social media superstar after a chance encounter with Connor just before his suicide leads others to believe Evan was his only friend.
“GIRAFFE PROBLEMS” by Jory John . . . When Cyrus the giraffe feels self-conscious about his neck, a turtle helps him understand its purpose. In loving memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
“HAROLD LOVES HIS WOOLLY HAT” by Vern Kousky . . . Loving his striped woolly hat so much that he wears it all the time, a little bear cub is dismayed when the hat is taken by a crow who proves that she might need it even more.