Allison Public Library Notes 5/30
“THE 18TH ABDUCTION” by James Patterson . . . Detective Lindsay Boxer teams up with intrepid journalist Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of three schoolteachers amid rumors of a notorious Eastern European war criminal spotted on the streets of San Francisco.
“SOMETHING IN THE WATER” by Catherine Steadman . . . A successful banker and a rising filmmaker embark on a blissful paradise honeymoon in Bora Bora, where the discovery of a mysterious bag of riches triggers a sequence of events that indelibly marks their marriage and lives.
“THE YANKEE WIDOW” by Linda Lael Miller . . . Protecting her child and Gettysburg farm at the height of the Civil War, a widow faces difficult choices when she offers shelter to a dedicated Union soldier, a passionate Southern rebel and a pregnant fugitive slave.
“IF SHE WAKES” by Michael Koryta . . . When Abby Kaplan investigates a suspicious accident that left a visiting professor dead and senior Tara Beckley a prisoner of locked-in-syndrome, she becomes a target of a mysterious hit man.
“LOST ROSES” by Martha Hall Kelly . . . Traces the stories of three women--Eliza Ferriday and her close friend Sofya Streshnayva, a Romanov cousin, and Varinka, a fortune-teller's daughter--against the backdrop of World War I and the Russian revolution. Given in memory of Liesa Niehaus.
“THE VIEW FROM ALAMEDA ISLAND” by Robyn Carr . . . Deciding on her 24th wedding anniversary that she will no longer uphold pretenses about her idyllic family life, Lauren taps the power of her inner strength to separate from her controlling husband and pursue a happier relationship.
“SEARCHING FOR YOU” by Jody Hedlund . . . In 1850, Sophie Neumann flees New York with her two young charges after witnessing a crime. Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm when an old friend shows up, pleading for help. But how can he help her when mounting debts and past scars still haunt him?
“GRANDPARENTS; CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL” by Amy Newmark . . . There is a special bond between grandparents and their grandchildren, and an unconditional love that is truly special. You'll enjoy these heartwarming, amusing and inspirational stories. In memory of Norman Gulick.
“THE TROUBLE WITH COWBOYS” by Victoria James . . . When cowboy Tyler Donnelly, the man of her teenage fantasies, comes home to care for his ailing father, Lainey Sutton is determined to avoid him at all costs but soon realizes just how much he and his father need her help to heal past hurts.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“NORTH TO BENJAMIN” by Alan Cumyn . . . Eleven-year-old Edgar and his mother move to the northwestern Canadian town of Dawson for a new start, but when Edgar fears his mother's destructive behavior will force them to leave, he turns to a dog named Benjamin for help.
“I AM NEIL ARMSTRONG” by Brad Meltzer . . . A biography of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
“IVAN THE ½ INCH WORM” by Jason Gangwish . . . Once upon a branch there lived an inchworm named Ivan. He was a very talented inchworm, but lacked the motivation to stretch his full inch . . . until one day . .
“MY HEART” by Corinna Luyken . . . An ode to self-love that explores how the heart can be protectively closed or wide open to love.