Allison Public Library Notes 9/06
“PIECES OF HER” by Karin Slaughter . . . The daughter of a woman who has wanted nothing more than a quiet life in her small beachside home embarks on a desperate search for answers when she discovers the explosive truth about her mother's true identity.
“CRIME SCENE” by Jonathan Kellerman . . . When the daughter of a once-respected psychology professor insists her father has been murdered, Clay Edison, a former athlete turned coroner's investigator, follows a twisted trail of scandal and violence.
“THE VIEW FROM HERE” by Lynne Hinton . . . After Katie Sinclair decides to stay up in a pine tree, she creates a media sensation and is visited by a variety of characters trying to discover her motive, but Katie is changed as she learns about nature, grief, and love during her time spent in the tree.
“THE LAST TIME I LIED” by Riley Sager . . . An artist who witnessed the disappearance of her bunkmates at summer camp as a young girl accepts an opportunity to return to Camp Nightingale as a painting instructor and tries to discover what really happened to her friends.
“WHEN WE FOUND HOME” by Susan Mallery . . . Three very different people navigate the complicated discovery that they share the same late father and a wealthy grandfather who would surround himself with his blended family.
“ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS” by Elizabeth Klehfoth . . . Seventeen-year-old Charlie seeks to become a member of an elite secret society at her school by playing The Game, a semester-long, high-stakes scavenger hunt that will reveal the terrible truth about her family, her school, and her own life.
“THE ROAD HOME” by Beverly Lewis . . . Grieving the death of her Amish parents and her separation from her siblings when she is sent from Michigan to Pennsylvania, Lena Rose Schwartz hopes to secure an engagement to her beau so that she can return home, before discovering other prospects and possibilities in Lancaster County.
“REINFORCEMENTS” by Heidi Grant . . . Presenting research on social intelligence, a social psychologist shows managers/leaders how to elicit helpful behavior from their colleagues by removing obstacles that stand in the way of them helping and triggering motivations that make them want to help.
“SOMEONE TO CARE” by Mary Balogh . . . Once the countess of Riverdale, widowed Viola decides to run off with Marcel, the Marquess of Dorchester, but they soon find themselves victims of the age's ideas of respectability.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“PATINA” by Jason Reynolds . . . A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons.
“A LULLABY OF SUMMER THINGS” by Natalie Ziarnik . . . A lyrical tribute to the end of a gentle day spent vacationing at the beach depicts a little girl and her siblings winding down by hanging up their towels, sharing dinner and getting ready for bed.
“THE BROTHER BOOK” by Todd Parr . . . Presents a variety of brothers, some quiet and some wild, some who study bugs and some who eat them, some who look like you and some who do not.