Allison Public Library Notes 9/20
“FEARED” by Lisa Scottoline . . . When nemesis Nick Machiavelli targets her family with frivolous legal claims and slander that escalate to an unthinkable tragedy, Mary DiNunzio discovers her own unsettling capacity for dark retaliation.
“WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING” by Delia Owens . . . Viewed with suspicion in the aftermath of a murder, Kya Clark, who has survived alone for years in a marsh near the North Carolina coast, becomes targeted by unthinkable forces.
“THE MIRACLE SEASON” by Kathy Bresnahan . . . On August 11, 2011, Caroline “Line” Found, a 17-year-old all-state volleyball player, was tragically killed in a moped accident on her way to the University of Iowa Hospital to visit her terminally ill mother, Ellyn. Caroline's death and that of her mother twelve days later, shocked her Iowa City community and devastated her family. Faced with overwhelming grief, her Iowa City West volleyball team had to move forward playing the game without their leader.
“BONE ON BONE” by Julia Keller . . . Returning home after serving a three-year prison sentence, Bell Elkins teams up with paraplegic Jake Oakes and the new prosecutor Rhonda Lovejoy to investigate the suspicious deaths of a drug addict's parents.
“SMALL TOWN RUMORS” by Carolyn Brown . . . After a failed marriage and bitter divorce, Jennie Sue Baker returns to her small Texas hometown to try to rebuild her life and, despite the possibility of an inheritance, finds herself drawn to Rick Lawson, a local farmer.
“OUR HOUSE” by Louise Candlish . . . Arriving home to find strangers moving into the prized family home she agreed to share with her ex, Fiona endures a domino effect of horrors as she discovers that her children have gone missing amid terrible revelations.
“WHERE WE BELONG” by Lynn Austin . . . Despite Victorian society's strict rules for women, Rebecca and Flora Hawes' desire for adventure has led them to the Sinai Desert. Accompanied by their young butler and their maid, the sisters search for a biblical manuscript. On their exotic journey, they experience challenges and wonders, and recall the events that brought them to this time and place.
“THE BANKER'S WIFE” by Cristina Alger . . . When her husband disappears after a plane crash in the stormy Swiss Alps, Annabel Lerner determines that his death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies.
“UNTAMED COWBOY” by Maisey Yates . . . When Bennett Dodge suddenly becomes responsible for the teenage son he never knew he had, he needs the support of his best friend, veterinarian Kaylee Capshaw, more than ever, but she wants more than friendship from him.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“POSITIVELY IZZY” by Terri Libenson . . . Izzy is the dreamer. She loves acting and making up funny stories. The downside? She can’t quite focus on schoolwork. Bri is the brain. But she wants people to see there’s more to her than just straight As. The girls’ lives converge in unexpected ways on the day of the school talent show, which turns out to be even more dramatic than either Bri or Izzy could have imagined.
“ME AND YOU AND THE RED CANOE” by Jean E. Pendziwol . . . Trailing a lure through the blue-green depths, two siblings paddle around a point, spotting a moose in the shallows, a beaver swimming towards its home and an eagle returning to its nest. Suddenly there is a sharp tug and the rod bends to meet the water. A few heart-stopping moments later, the pair pull a silvery trout from the water, then paddle back to the campsite to fry up a delicious breakfast. In memory of Bob Shultz.
“LITTLE ELLIOT, FALL FRIENDS” by Mike Curato . . . Elliot the little elephant and his best friend, Mouse, play hide-and-seek during an autumn vacation in the countryside.