Allison Public Library Notes 6/20
“THE BIG KAHUNA” by Janet Evanovich . . . When unlikely partners FBI agent Kate O'Hare and con man Nicholas Fox investigate a missing Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna, they go undercover as a married couple in Paia, Maui, to find the man's son. In memory of Wayne Wiegmann.
“THE 13-MINUTE MURDER” by James Patterson . . . An elite assassin takes a last job before retirement, only to find himself in a cat-and-mouse game opposite the person responsible for his wife's disappearance, a vigilante who would avenge the murder of her son.
“CONFESSIONS OF AN INNOCENT MAN” by David R. Dow . . . When an Austin billionaire is murdered, her husband, Rafael Zhettah, the son of poor Mexican immigrants, is sent to death row, only to have DNA evidence vindicate him six years later, spurring him to take revenge on the people that ruined his life.
“HAVE YOU SEEN LUIS VELEZ?” by Catherine Ryan Hyde . . . Two strangers—one a lonely boy and the other a Holocaust survivor—develop an unlikely friendship while trying to track down the woman’s missing caretaker.
“THE MATRIARCH” by Susan Page . . . Drawing on diary access and more than 100 interviews, a vibrant portrait of the former first lady includes coverage of Barbara Bush's private struggles and remarkable political achievements.
“SECRETS AT CEDAR CABIN” by Colleen Coble . . . Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring.
“AND EVERY MORNING THE WAY HOME GETS LONGER AND LONGER” by Fredrik Backman . . . Paints the portrait of an elderly man's struggle to hold on to his most precious memories and his family's efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.
“MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE” by Lori Gottlieb . . . The national advice columnist presents a behind-the-scenes tour of a therapist's world from the perspective of both a patient and a psychotherapist who found answers in her client's journeys.
“SLOW RIDE” by Lori Foster . . . Treasure hunter Ronnie Ashford is struggling to maintain professional distance in her reluctant collaboration with security expert Jack Crews, who resolves to prove there is more to their relationship.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“RIGHT AS RAIN” by Lindsey Stoddard . . . Eleven-year-old Rain struggles to adjust to the many changes in her life after her brother dies and her family moves to New York City.
“I'M SMART” by Kate & Jim McMullan . . . A hardworking and smart school bus describes how he is responsible for safely transporting children to school.
“WE ARE THE GARDENERS” by Joanna Gaines . . . Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From failed endeavors, obstacles (bunnies that eat everything!), and lessons learned, the Gaines family shares how they grew a happy, successful garden. In memory of Wayne Wiegmann.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: SECOND ACT, THE MULE, and GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7.