Allison Public Library Notes 8/22
“EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER” by Linda Holmes . . . Young widow Evvie Drake and major league pitcher Dean Tenney, who has lost his game and needs a chance to reset his life, form an unlikely relationship when Dean moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie's house.
“ONE SMALL SACRIFICE” by Hilary Davidson . . . Convinced that a wartime journalist with PTSD got away with a friend's murder, NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling navigates inconsistent witness reports when the suspect's fiancée, a beloved doctor, goes missing.
“MY LIFE AS A RAT” by Joyce Carol Oates . . . Exiled from her family and church since the age of 12 for testifying honestly about a racist murder, a young woman reflects on the wrenching choice she was forced to make between her family and the truth.
“BIG SKY” by Kate Atkinson . . . Investigating a new client's suspicions about an unfaithful spouse, iconoclastic detective Jackson Brodie is catapulted by a chance encounter into a sinister network of secrets and lies.
“RESISTANCE WOMEN” by Jennifer Chiaverini . . . Resisting the power grabs of an increasingly formidable Nazi Party in 1930s Berlin, the courageous American wife of a German intellectual and her circle of women friends engage in a clandestine battle to sabotage Hitler's regime.
“BUZZARD BAIT” by Brett Cogburn . . . When you tangle with the likes of Judge Roy Bean and the notorious Mexican outlaw Juan Cortina, a man's bound to earn a reputation. Or get stuck with a moniker like "Widowmaker." Even so, Newt is ready to put his gunslinging days behind him, hang up his Winchester, and take it easy. There's just one problem: Ain't nothing easy about living in Apache country. When Newt gets word that a renegade tribe has kidnapped Matilda Redding's grandson, he can't just sit by.
“BREACH OF TRUST” by Rachel Dylan . . . When corporate litigator Mia Shaw finds her colleague brutally murdered, she vows to make the killer pay. The accused is a friend of Noah Ramirez, who knows something doesn't add up. As Mia takes on a case of corporate espionage, Noah becomes her only ally. But can he convince her that the killer is still on the loose--and protect her from growing threats?
“THE LEMON SISTERS” by Jill Shalvis . . . Free-spirited Brooke and her high-achieving sister, Mindy, reconnect in the face of devastating personal setbacks before deciding to trade places to confront long-kept secrets.
“AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE” by Catherine Nichols . . . Learning a new language is easier than you think! This informative book teaches you the basics of American Sign Language. Includes book, DVD, and flash cards.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“ON THE COME UP” by Angie Thomas . . . Follows an ambitious young rapper pouring her frustrations into a first song only to find herself at the center of a viral controversy that forces her to become the menace that her public reputation has portrayed her to be.
“JUST LIKE MY BROTHER” by Gianna Marino . . . A moving tribute to big brothers finds Little Giraffe asking for help from the animals she encounters in the African countryside to track down her brother throughout a game of hide-and-seek where he is always out of sight but watching protectively nearby.
“HIGH FIVE” by Adam Rubin . . . Animals present hand slapping skills to readers, just in time for the annual high five contest.