Allison Public Library Notes 5/23
“MIRACLE CREEK” by Angie Kim . . . A dramatic murder trial in the aftermath of an experimental medical treatment and a fatal explosion upends a rural Virginia community where personal secrets and private ambitions complicate efforts to uncover what happened.
“REDEMPTION” by David Baldacci . . . Confronted by the first murder suspect of his early career while visiting his hometown, FBI detective Amos Decker reexamines startling connections to another crime that make him question if he arrested the wrong man years earlier.
“THE THINGS WE CANNOT SAY” by Kelly Rimmer . . . In a story of love, loyalty, honor and perseverance, a woman in the present searches for answers to a family mystery from the past that leads to the discovery of a heartbreaking World War II love story, which reveals truths she never expected.
“THE MOTHER-IN-LAW” by Sally Hepworth . . . A woman's obsessive fears about how much she disappoints her successful, pillar-of-the-community mother-in-law lead to a controversial disinheritance and a suspicious suicide.
“WUNDERLAND” by Jennifer Cody Epstein . . . A German-American woman in 1989 New York City evaluates her relationship with her late mother, whose childhood best friendship was shattered in the wake of a betrayal involving the Hitler Youth movement and a family secret.
“A RETURN OF DEVOTION” by Kristi Ann Hunter . . . When ownership of the estate where Daphne Blakemoor works passes to William, Marquis of Chemsford, her quiet, secluded life is threatened. William has a connection to her youth--and they've both been hiding from the past. Can they face their deepest wounds and forge a new path for the future?
“UNDER THE TABLE” by Stephanie Evanovich . . . The story of a canny young divorcée who makes over her socially awkward millionaire client, with unexpected results.
“DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN” by Bryce Andrews . . . The story of a bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing wilds of the American West.
“ENAMORED” by Diana Palmer . . . Believing he would never again see the wife who betrayed him, Diego Laremos, a dangerous man with few friends and unwillingness to trust, is stunned when he learns that she and a mysterious boy need his help.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“IT WASN'T ME” by Dana Alison Levy . . . When Theo's photography project is mysteriously vandalized at school there are five suspected students who all say "it wasn't me." Theo just wants to forget about the humiliating incident but his favorite teacher is determined to get to the bottom of it and has the six of them come into school over vacation to talk. She calls it "Justice Circle." The six students—the Nerd, the Princess, the Jock, the Screw Up, the Weirdo, and the Nobody—think of it as detention.
“A KITE FOR MOON” by Jane Yolen . . . A young boy, seeing that Moon is lonely, sends up a kite to cheer her then, after growing up and learning many things, he becomes the first human to visit her.
“THEY SAY BLUE” by Jillian Tamaki . . . A young girl describes where she finds colors in both the world around her and beyond what she can see.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: SNOW DOGS, GREEN BOOK, and SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.