Allison Public Library Notes 8/09
“BARELY LEGAL” by Stuart Woods . . . While dodging a loan shark trying to collect on a $90,000 marker, Herbie Fisher is called in to defend a college student falsely accused of selling drugs, whose case is actually a threat from a mobster for his father, a New York City councilman.
“THE GOOD FIGHT” by Danielle Steel . . . Traces a young debutante's decision to become a lawyer and fight the injustices of the times at the sides of the unsung heroes who become her inspiration during the tumultuous transitions of the 1960s.
“COTTAGE BY THE SEA” by Debbie Macomber . . . Returning to the Pacific Northwest after a tragedy, Annie Marlow begins to heal, with help from Keaton, a local painter who offers comfort and reprieve from her grief.
“A GATHERING OF SECRETS” by Linda Castillo . . . A deadly fire resulting in the death of an Amish teen exposes the dark side of the community to which Chief of Police Kate Burkholder once belonged.
“INDIANAPOLIS” by Lynn Vincent . . . An account of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II draws on original research and new reporting to trace the half-century battle to exonerate Captain Charles McVay after a wrongful court martial.
“IN PLACES HIDDEN” by Tracie Peterson . . . In the early 1900s, Camri Coulter's search for her missing brother, Caleb, leads her deep into the political corruption of San Francisco--and into the acquaintance of Irishman Patrick Murdock, who her brother helped clear of murder charges. As the two try to find Caleb, the stakes rise and threats loom. Will Patrick be able to protect Camri from danger?
“HEAVEN'S CROOKED FINGER” by Hank Early . . . Receiving an ominous recent photograph of the fundamentalist father he believed long dead, Earl Marcus returns to the Georgia mountains of his childhood to confront his father's fanatical supporters and unravel the truth about the sinister disappearances of local teens.
“THE VIEW FROM RAINSHADOW BAY” by Colleen Coble . . . After her husband, Jack, dies in a climbing incident, Shauna has only her five-year-old son and her helicopter charter business to live for. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and she lives in constant fear of losing even more than she already has. When her business partner is murdered, his final words convince Shauna that she's in danger too.
“HIGHLAND CONQUEST” by Alyson McLayne . . . His life governed by revenge on those responsible for murdering his brother, Laird Lachlan Mackay is led to the MacPherson clan, but must make a choice between duty and love when Amber MacPherson, on the run from her clan’s treacherous leader, becomes an unexpected ally.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“GHOSTS OF GREENGLASS HOUSE” by Kate Milford . . . After Milo has to spend his winter holidays at his family's inn with strange guests, he decides to work with his friends to find a mysterious map and the lost haul of a smuggler.
“BE BRAVE LITTLE PENGUIN” by Giles Andreae . . . Pip-Pip, the littlest penguin, is teased for being afraid of the water until, with his mother's guidance, he finally jumps in.
“COME HOME ALREADY” by Jory John . . . Wanting to hang out with his best friend Bear, who is planning a week-long fishing trip, a frenzied Duck wonders how he will survive the separation and considers a range of activities before secretly tagging along.