Allison Public Library Notes 8/15
“ONE GOOD DEED” by David Baldacci . . . In 1949, World War II veteran and recent convict Aloysius Archer is released on parole with instructions to stay out of trouble, but when he becomes the suspect in a murder, he must track down the killer to avoid being sent back to prison.
“GONE TOO LONG” by Lori Roy . . . Seven years after a young girl goes missing amid a Klan uprising in Georgia, Imogene Coulter, long estranged from her Klan-leader father, confronts community secrets when she discovers a child locked in a basement in her late father's apparent hideout.
“AFTER THE END” by Clare Mackintosh . . . Disagreeing for the first time when their son falls ill and they receive conflicting doctor recommendations, a devoted couple finds a unique way for both of their preferences to become possible.
“BAD AXE COUNTY” by John Galligan . . . The first female sheriff in rural Bad Axe County, Wisconsin, searches for a missing girl, battles local drug dealers, and seeks the truth about the death of her parents twenty years ago, all as a winter storm rages.
“PACHINKO” by Min Jin Lee . . . In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.
“THE PIONEERS” by David McCullough . . . Recounts the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals. In fond memory of Carl DeBoer.
“THE NICKEL BOYS” by Colson Whitehead . . . Follows the experiences of two African-American teenagers at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
“WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS” by Erin Bartels . . . A disgraced journalist moves into her great aunt's secret-laden farmhouse and discovers that the women in her family were testaments to true love and courage in the face of war, persecution, and racism.
“SISTERS OF SUMMER'S END” by Lori Foster . . . Abandoning her stressful life to take a job at a lakeside resort, single mom Joy Lee reconsiders romance at the urging of her new friend Maris, a dedicated businesswoman who also starts wondering what she might be missing.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“SHOUTING AT THE RAIN” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt . . . Delsie loves tracking the weather, living with her grandmother, and the support of friends and neighbors, but misses having a "regular family," especially after her best friend outgrows her. In memory of Melu Shafer.
“THE ROUGH PATCH” by Brian Lies . . . When the dog that he did everything with passes away, a heartbroken Evan destroys their award-winning garden, but when a pumpkin vine brings new hope, Evan is drawn out of his misery and back to the county fair, where friendships await.
“LENA'S SHOES ARE NERVOUS” by Keith Calabrese . . . Lena is excited about starting kindergarten but her favorite shoes are not until, with the help of her father and a very special headband, she convinces the shoes--and herself--to be brave. In loving memory of Marilee Reiher, forever a teacher.
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