Allison Public Library Notes 2/28
“OUT OF THE DARK” by Gregg Hurwitz . . . Evan Smoak, the Nowhere Man, is pitted against one of his own for the future of the country when a murderous President Bennett activates the Orphan program's first recruit.
“THE WOMAN INSIDE” by E.G. Scott . . . Twenty years after being drawn together by their painful pasts, Paul and Rebecca engage in an unpredictable game of cat and mouse as the secrets that ignited their love begin to consume their marriage.
“A MEASURE OF DARKNESS” by Jonathan Kellerman . . . Attending the scene of a mass shooting at a West Oakland party, Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison discovers a mysterious victim and is drawn into a bizarre counterculture world of blurred moralities.
“THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMMINGBIRD LANE” by Lisa See . . . In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate in a jeep, the first entrance of the modern world.
“JUST LET GO” by Courtney Walsh . . . For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head.
“FREEFALL” by Jessica Barry . . . After surviving the crash of a private jet that killed her fiancâe, Allison struggles across the Colorado Rockies to make it home while, in Maine, her estranged mother tries to locate her.
“OURS FOR A SEASON” by Kim Vogel Sawyer . . . Having grown apart after learning that they cannot have children, Anthony and Marty Hirschler decide to move away from their Old Order Mennonite community to work for Brooke Spalding to convert an old ghost town into a resort community.
“MAID” by Stephanie Land . . . A journalist describes the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them.
“DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION” by Lori Foster . . . An ambitious woman who collects rare valuables for her wealthy boss finds her professional focus compromised by her irresistible attraction to a hard-muscled new associate before a dangerous enemy threatens both of their lives.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE THIRD MUSHROOM” by Jennifer L. Holm . . . When thirteen-year-old Ellie's Grandpa Melvin, a world-renowned scientist in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy, comes for an extended visit, he teaches her that experimenting--and failing--is part of life.
“MARY POPPINS” by P.L. Travers . . . Based on Travers' 1934 classic, a picture-book adaptation traces the story of how a magical nanny is blown into the Cherry Tree Lane home of the Banks children, who accompany her on fantastical adventures.
“DON'T BLINK” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal . . . Here's how it works: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you can avoid bedtime, simple as that. (It's a pretty sweet deal, actually.) But each time you blink, you have to turn a page. Those are just the rules. So whatever you do, DON'T BLINK!
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: HUNTER KILLER, THE NUTCRACKER, and THE LITTLE RASCALS.