Allison Public Library Notes 7/04
“UNSOLVED” by James Patterson . . . When a series of suspicious fatal accidents baffle FBI agent Dockery, she finds her investigation complicated by her ex and a killer who is somehow one step ahead.
“SUMMMER OF '69” by Elin Hilderbrand . . . During the tumultuous summer of 1969, the children of the Levin family, looking forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic Nantucket home. A pregnant eldest sibling, a middle-sister civil rights activist, an infantry soldier brother deployed to Vietnam and a lonely 13-year-old youngest child find their lives upended by troubling family secrets.
“THE SENTENCE IS DEATH” by Anthony Horowitz . . . Detective Daniel Hawthorne and his literary sidekick risk their lives to expose dangerous secrets while investigating the murder of a celebrity divorce lawyer and teetotaler who was bludgeoned to death with an expensive bottle of wine.
“THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA” by Juliet Grames . . . Believed cursed in her rugged Italian village, a tough, intelligent teen protects her younger sister when the family emigrates to America just before World War II, enduring challenges that transform her views about survival and independence.
“ON MAGNOLIA LANE” by Denise Hunter . . . Pastor Jack's two years of counseling with Daisy has left him in love with her but unwilling to endanger their spiritual relationship, until someone sets up a profile of him on the dating app Daisy uses and complicates the situation.
“THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND” by Phaedra Patrick . . . A shy librarian whose kind heart is often exploited receives a mysterious book of fairy tales from the beloved grandmother she believed dead and embarks on a perspective-changing journey of astonishing family secrets. In honor of Joy Schueler.
“MENDING FENCES” by Suzanne Woods Fisher . . . Luke struggles to reenter his Amish community after rehab, but agrees to make amends by listening to how his choices hurt his community.
“THE LEAGUE OF WIVES” by Heath Hardage Lee . . . Describes how a fierce band of military wives transformed themselves from convention-ruled married women into national lobbyists, advocates, international human-rights figures, and spies in their efforts to bring their POW husbands home from Vietnam.
“UNBROKEN COWBOY” by Maisey Yates . . . When injured bull rider Dane Parker, the man she has loved for years, agrees to help her start her animal sanctuary, Bea, no longer able to deny her feelings for him, must prove that she is more to him than a friend.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“WHO WAS P. T. BARNUM?” by Kirsten Anderson . . . The story of how P. T. Barnum went from owning a museum filled with rare and unusual items to transforming the American circus into a popular and thrilling phenomenon.
“BABY PANDA GOES WILD” by David Salomon . . . Describes how a giant panda reserve in China helped prepare ChiDa the panda for life in the wild.
“MY FOURTH OF JULY” by Jerry Spinelli . . . Waking up ready to celebrate his favorite holiday, a young boy excitedly helps with cooking and preparing for a picnic in the park, which will include face painting, sack races, a talent show, a band concert, and fireworks.
“DUDE” by Aaron Reynolds . . . While they are out surfing, a platypus and a beaver are startled when a shark surfaces in the nearby waves.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: A DOG'S WAY HOME, THE UPSIDE, and COLD PURSUIT.