Allison Public Library Notes 8/29
“THE SHAMELESS” by Ace Atkins . . . When two reporters show up asking questions about a twenty-year-old suspicious death, Sheriff Quinn Colson can't offer much help as he is trying to shut down the criminal syndicate that has had a stranglehold on Tibbehah County, Mississippi for years.
“THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA” by J. Ryan Stradal . . . A talented baker running a business out of her nursing home reconnects with her master brewer sister at the same time her pregnant granddaughter launches an IPA brewpub.
“PARANOID” by Lisa Jackson . . . Struggling with traumatic memories of the shooting accident that ended her half-brother's life twenty years earlier, Rachael prepares for her high school reunion and begins to doubt her sanity when things in her home start moving by themselves.
“THE TENTH MUSE” by Catherine Chung . . . Determined to conquer the Riemann hypothesis despite cultural discrimination against women intellectuals, a genius mathematician uncovers a mysterious theorem's unexpected World War II link to her family.
“AN AMISH HOMECOMING” by Amy Clipston . . . Estranged daughter Eva Dienner has been staying with her in-laws since her husband was killed in a fire, but now she wants her son to meet his maternal grandparents. Upon her return, Eva finds that the man her parents always intended for her is living in their daadihaus and running the dairy farm for them for free, despite her suspicions of him taking advantage of her family. In honor of Joy Schueler.
“THE LAST LIST OF MISS JUDITH KRATT” by Andrea Bobotis . . . Judith inherited all the Kratt family had to offer — the pie safe, the copper clock, the murder that no one talked about. Interweaving the present with chilling flashbacks from one fateful evening in 1929, Judith pieces together a list of what matters. Untangling the legacy of the family misfortunes will require help from every one of them, no matter how tight their bond, how long they've called Bound home, or what they own.
“MILES FROM WHERE WE STARTED” by Cynthia Ruchti . . . Their first year of marriage hasn't been the arm-in-arm togetherness Mallory and Connor expected. They can't even agree on how to end their marriage. But when a last-minute crisis lands them on a three-thousand-mile road trip together, Mallory wonders if their story may not be over after all.
“SAY NOTHING” by Patrick Radden Keefe . . . Documents the notorious abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972 Belfast, exploring how the case reflected the brutal conflicts of Northern Ireland and their ongoing repercussions.
“COWBOY TO THE CORE” by Maisey Yates . . . When horse trainer Jamie Dodge comes to work for him, champion saddle bronc rider Gabe Dalton finally finds the one woman who can soothe his restless soul even though he knows he should deny his attraction to her.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“FAR AWAY” by Lisa Graff . . . Twelve-year-old CJ believes her mom is dead and that she can only communicate with her through her aunt, who is a medium, but when CJ finds out that her mother is actually alive, she goes on a journey to find her.
“BELIEVE IT OR NOT” by Ripley Publishing . . . Beyond the bizarre! The unusual, the unbelievable, and the many global characters and diverse personalities that encompasses.
“THE LITTLE GUYS” by Vera Brosgol . . . The Little Guys might be small acorns, but together they can conquer anything through teamwork.
NEW DVDs for your viewing enjoyment: DUMBO, and BREAKTHROUGH.