Allison Public Library Notes 6/06
“THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO” by Julie Orringer . . . A gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust in 1940.
“TRUST EXERCISE” by Susan Choi . . . Falling in love while attending a competitive 1980s performing arts high school, David and Sarah rise through the ranks before the realities of their family dynamics and economic statuses trigger a spiral that impacts their adult lives.
“LITTLE DARLINGS” by Melanie Golding . . . Discounted by everyone when after the traumatizing birth of her twins she is threatened by a mysterious being, an exhausted mother risks the unthinkable when she becomes convinced that her infants have been replaced by changelings.
“THE NIGHT TIGER” by Yangsze Choo . . . A vivacious dance-hall girl in 1930s colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger that is being sought by a young houseboy in order to protect his late master's soul.
“FAR AND AWAY” by Fern Michaels . . . Ever since Sophie and Goebel moved into their new home, Sophie has sensed something a little unusual. Old houses often contain items left behind from previous owners, but what remains in this case is the legacy of a painful secret.
“WOMEN TALKING” by Miriam Toews . . . After learning the men in the community have been drugging and attacking more than a hundred women, eight Mennonite women meet in secret to decide whether they should escape to a place outside the colony or stay in the only world they've ever known. Based on real events.
“THE UNEXPECTED CHAMPION” by Mary Connealy . . . City dweller John McCall never expected to find himself in the High Sierras on a wild-goose chase to find a missing child--and the presence of the strangely attractive wildcat woods-woman Penny Scott only confuses him. When he and Penny are kidnapped out of the blue by a dangerous man, they must find a way to escape before the worst happens.
“LET'S PLAY TWO” by Ron Rapoport . . . Shares the life of the Chicago Cubs legend, Ernie Banks, who became one of America's most iconic, beloved, and misunderstood baseball players. Given in memory of Wayne Wiegmann.
“STONE BRIDGES” by Carla Neggers . . . Taking a temporary job in small-town Knights Bridge to meet the father she never knew, Adrienne joins a local search for three lost boys before bonding with a longtime local who makes her question her future choices.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“THE GIRL IN THE LOCKED ROOM” by Mary Downing Hahn . . . Feeling a sense of foreboding when her family moves into an old, abandoned house, Jules forges an unexpected friendship with the ghost of a girl who was imprisoned in the house more than a century earlier.
“MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL” by Kathryn Gibbs Davis . . . Describes how the engineer George Ferris invented the famous carnival attraction for the renowned 1893 Chicago World's Fair. In fond memory of Marilee Reiher.
“BUBBLES” by Kit Chase . . . One day, Kangaroo follows a trail of bubbles that lead her to--Koala! But Koala is shy, and doesn't seem interested when Kangaroo tries to play. But after a while, Koala blows happy bubbles Kangaroo's way, and their friendship begins.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: AQUAMAN, BUMBLEBEE, and GAME OF THRONES SEASON 6.