Allison Public Library Notes 7/18
“SKIN GAME” by Stuart Woods . . . When former CIA operative Teddy Fay travels to Paris in search of a treasonous criminal, his trail of clues leads to complicated secrets, evildoers making power grabs, and a global threat.
“SEARCHING FOR SYLVIE LEE” by Jean Kwok . . . Three women from a Chinese immigrant family navigate complicated secrets when an elder daughter goes missing while visiting her dying grandmother in the Netherlands.
“THE PARIS DIVERSION” by Chris Pavone . . . Kate Moore is partnered with a French agent to investigate a bombing threat in Paris, a race against time that is complicated by her husband's missing nemesis and a suspicious absence of orders from Langley.
“THE FIRST LADY” by James Patterson . . . When the First Lady disappears after her husband's affair goes public, Secret Service agent Sally Grissom takes on the investigation and is faced with a twisted case after the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady's finger.
“DECEPTION COVE” by Owen Laukkanen . . . A recently widowed marine suffering PTSD from her time in Afghanistan has her service dog kidnapped by a corrupt deputy sheriff who wants to blackmail her into delivering goods allegedly stolen by her husband before his death.
“THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK” by Kim Michele Richardson . . . A last-of-her-kind outcast and member of the Pack Horse Library Project braves the hardships of Kentucky's Great Depression and hostile community discrimination to bring the near-magical perspectives of books to her neighbors.
“ONCE UPON A MONTANA SUMMER” by Lisa T. Bergren . . . Adalyn Stalling's clients convinced her to be a contestant on their reality TV show, The One. Now she is America's most famous "loser at love." Adalyn is trying to pick up the pieces of her life and just as she learns she may have a stalker, her childhood friend, Chase Rollins, tracks her down at last. He informs her that her beloved grandfather is ailing and needs her help, in more ways than one.
“A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE” by Sonia Purnell . . . Traces the story of mid-twentieth-century spy Virginia Hall, detailing her pivotal role in coordinating Resistance activities in Europe that helped change the course of World War II.
“HOPING FOR LOVE” by Marie Force . . . After losing 130 pounds and venturing into the dating world for the first time, Grace Ryan, after a date goes horribly wrong, is stranded on Gansett Island where she is rescued by a music star-in-the-making who makes her believe in Mr. Right.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“WHO WAS NORMAN ROCKWELL?” by Sarah Fabiny . . . Norman Rockwell often painted what he saw around him in nostalgic and humorous ways. Over the course of his lifetime, he painted 322 covers for the Saturday Evening Post. Of his work, he has said: "Maybe as I grew up and found the world wasn't the perfect place I thought it to be, I consciously decided that if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be, and so painted only the ideal aspects of it."
“STARDUST” by Jeanne Willis . . . A girl who is always outshined by her older sister is comforted by her grandfather, who reminds her that everything and everyone is made of stardust that shines in all different ways. In memory of Darlene Bohlen.
“WHEN SUE FOUND SUE” by Toni Buzzeo . . . Sue Hendrickson has always had a talent for finding things and her curiosity and training as a paleontologist lead her to uncover the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever unearthed.
“SADIE AND THE SILVER SHOES” by Jane Godwin . . . Living in a home where money is tight and shoes are the one thing not handed down to her from her older brothers, little Sadie picks the most beautiful shoes she can find and tries to figure out what to do when one of them is lost. In memory of Darlene Bohlen.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, THE KID, and ISN'T IT ROMANTIC.