Allison Public Library Notes 3/14
“CONNECTIONS IN DEATH” by J.D. Robb . . . Helping to build a new school and youth shelter, homicide cop Eve Dallas and her husband enlist the aid of a child psychologist whose rehabilitated brother is found dead under suspicious circumstances.
“JUDGMENT” by Joseph Finder . . . Sharing a one-night stand with a gentle stranger during a moment of weakness, a state superior court judge reencounters the man during a high-profile case and discovers that a conspiracy is threatening her family and federal court prospects.
“MOTHER COUNTRY” by Irina Reyn . . . Struggling with demeaning work and racism in her Brooklyn community, Russian immigrant Nadia takes matters into her own hands when the daughter she unwillingly left behind is denied life-saving medicine.
“NO EXIT” by Taylor Adams . . . Trapped at a Colorado rest stop with four strangers during a snowstorm, Darby Thomas must figure out which of them kidnapped the girl locked in a crate in the van parked next to Darby's car.
“WITH WINTER'S FIRST FROST” by Kelly Irvin . . . Seventy-three-year old Laura Kauffman offers to help with Zechariah Stutzman's five great-grandchildren after their mother has a difficult childbirth, and discovers that they are wrestling with the same questions about loss and hope.
“THE LAST ROMANTICS” by Tara Conklin . . . When she is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, renowned poet Fiona Skinner recounts the summer her family spent in a middle-class Connecticut town.
“A SEASON OF GRACE” by Lauraine Snelling . . . Though her first few months in America were difficult, Nilda Carlson's life now resembles the images that filled her dreams in Norway. But when she spots the man from her terrifying past in town, she worries her new life, and hope for love, is crashing down around her. Did danger follow her across the Atlantic?
“DIRTY LITTLE SECRET” by Jennifer Ryan . . . In order to fulfill her fathers last wishes, Roxy must share a home with Noah Cordero and, as love blossoms between them, she worries that he will discover her secret--that she has also inherited a notorious brothel.
“PARKLAND” by Dave Cullen . . . Offers an account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of Parkland who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and Congressional leaders, inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“NO SLAM DUNK” by Mike Lupica . . . In Annapolis, Maryland, seventh-grader Wes is a good teammate but this basketball season has been challenging because of his ball hog teammate Dinero, who is determined to steal the spotlight, and Wes's army veteran father who is suffering from PTSD.
“I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP” by Dev Petty . . . Frog is excited about the coming of winter, until he finds out that frogs sleep through the long cold months while they hibernate.
“WITH YOUR PAW IN MINE” by Jane Chapman . . . When a terrible storm rages in the ocean while their mamas are hunting, otter cubs Miki and Amak find strength and courage in holding each other's paws.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: INDIVISIBLE, THE GRINCH, and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.