Allison Public Library Notes 9/12
“THE INN” by James Patterson . . . When his seaside town is targeted by vicious criminals, former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, a novice owner and innkeeper, teams up with the local sheriff and two fearless inn residents to fight back.
“KEEPING LUCY” by T. Greenwood . . . Forced by her powerful in-laws to institutionalize her daughter born with Down Syndrome, a grieving mother turns fugitive in the wake of harrowing discoveries about her daughter's hospital.
“TURN OF THE KEY” by Ruth Ware . . . When a high-paying nanny job at a luxurious Scottish Highlands home ends with her imprisonment for a child's murder, a young woman struggles to explain to her lawyer the unravelling events that led to her incarceration.
“QUEEN BEE” by Dorothea Benton Frank . . . A Sullivan's Island beekeeper navigates her demanding hypochondriac mother and flamboyant rival sister while immersing herself in the lives of two young neighbor boys and their widowed father.
“STOLEN THINGS” by R.H. Herron . . . When her daughter Jojo, who is involved in a sensational crime involving a missing girl, makes a shocking discovery about the police department, 911 police dispatcher Laurie Ahmadi discovers they can trust no one.
“LIFE AND OTHER INCONVENIENCES” by Kristan Higgins . . . When she became pregnant in high school and her grandmother kicked her out, Emma worked to build a happy life for herself and her daughter, and now after nearly two decades with no contact, her grandmother suddenly calls her with a request.
“WHAT BLOOMS FROM DUST” by James Markert . . . Saved from execution in the electric chair by a well-timed tornado, Jeremiah Goodbye decides to return to his Oklahoma hometown to settle a score with his twin brother, only to find a world that has been overtaken by the Dust Bowl.
“AMERICA'S RELUCTANT PRINCE” by Steven M. Gillon . . . A leading historian who was also a close friend of John F. Kennedy, Jr., offers a deeply researched, personal, surprising, and revealing portrait of the Kennedy heir the world lost too soon.
“SULLIVAN'S PROMISE” by Joan Johnston . . . When Victoria Grayhawk hunts down Ryan Sullivan, with whom she had a one night stand, to get his permission to put their baby up for adoption, he insists on raising their son himself, causing her to question her own choice.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“SWEEPING UP THE HEART” by Kevin Henkes . . . Stuck at home over spring break, seventh-grader Amelia Albright's life changes after she meets Casey at the neighborhood art studio.
“THE LEGEND OF SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN” by Joe Troiano . . . Spookley the square pumpkin wishes he were round like the other pumpkins, until one fateful storm changes his outlook.
“LENA'S SLIPPERS” by Ioana Hobai . . . In a time and place of economic hardship and strict teachers, Lena, who wants to dance more than anything else, must devise a creative solution for the recital costume she needs. In memory of Marilee Reiher.
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