New Adult Fiction

A map of the dark

5 hours 22 min ago
by Ellis, Karen,
Publisher Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
295 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M ELL

The unkillable Kitty O'Kane : a novel

5 hours 22 min ago
by Falconer, Colin, 1953-
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, ©2017.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F FAL
Summary "When fiery and idealistic Kitty O'Kane excapes the crushing poverty of Dublin's tenements, she's determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titantic. As a suffragette in New York's Greenwich Village, she's jailed for breaking storefront windows. And in traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she's at the Winter Palace when it's stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as a nurse in the Irish Civil War." --

The woman in the window

5 hours 22 min ago
by Finn, A. J.,
Publisher William Morrow, [2018]
First edition.
427 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F FIN
Summary "It isn't paranoia if it's really happening ... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies ... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem"--

The music shop : a novel

5 hours 22 min ago
by Joyce, Rachel,
Publisher Random House, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
306 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F JOY
Summary "It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need. Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann - practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse's reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem. Frank's passion for Ilse seems as misguided as his determination to save vinyl. How can a man so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of helping himself? And what will it take to show he loves her? The Music Shop is a story about good, ordinary people who take on forces too big for them. It's about falling in love and how hard it can be. And it's about music - how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems lost"--

Elmet : a novel

5 hours 22 min ago
by Mozley, Fiona
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
312 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F MOZ
Summary "The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions. Their father built things and hunted, working with his hands; sometimes he would disappear, forced to do secret, brutal work for money, but to them he was a gentle protector. Narrated by Daniel after a catastrophic event has occurred, Elmet mesmerizes even as it becomes clear the family's solitary idyll will not last. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, their innocence lost. Daddy and Cathy, both of them fierce, strong, and unyielding, set out to protect themselves and their neighbors, putting into motion a chain of events that can only end in violence. As rich, wild, dark, and beautiful as its Yorkshire setting, Elmet is a gripping debut about life on the margins and the power--and limits--of family loyalty." --

Enigma

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:14
by Coulter, Catherine,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
xiv, 479 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F COU
Summary "When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn't realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using "John Doe" to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level. It's a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president's Chief of Staff's only son, Saxton Hainny. It's international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised"--

Little fires everywhere

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:14
by Ng, Celeste
Publisher Penguin Press, 2017. ©2017
338 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F NG
Summary In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster--Provided by Publisher.

The outcasts of time

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:10
by Mortimer, Ian, 1967-
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2018.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
viii, 383 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MOR

A state of freedom : a novel

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:10
by Mukherjee, Neel,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. ©2017
First American edition.
278 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F MUK
Summary What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Can we transform the possibilities we are born into?--Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel of multiple narratives--formally daring, fierce, but full of pity--delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unquenchable human urge to strive for a different life.

A column of fire

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:07
by Follett, Ken,
Publisher Viking, [2017] ©2017
916 pages : map ; 25 cm
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Call Number F FOL
Summary "In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents"--

Sour heart : stories

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:07
by Zhang, Jenny,
Publisher Lenny, [2017]
First edition.
301 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F ZHA
Summary "A debut collection of stories that plunge readers into the tender and chaotic hearts of adolescent girls growing up in New York City, from celebrated poet and National Magazine Award nominee Jenny Zhang"-- "Centered on a community of immigrants who have traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the constant struggle of life at the poverty line in 1990s New York City, Zhang's exhilarating collection examines the many ways that family and history can weigh us down and also lift us up. From the young woman coming to terms with her grandmother's role in the Cultural Revolution to the daughter struggling to understand where her family ends and she begins, to the girl discovering the power of her body to inspire and destroy, these seven vibrant stories illuminate the complex and messy inner lives of girls struggling to define themselves. Fueled by Zhang's singular voice and sly humor, this collection introduces Zhang as a bright and devastating force in literary fiction"--

Firefly Cove

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:06
by Bunn, T. Davis, 1952-
Publisher Kensington Books, 2018.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F BUN
Summary Since the age of seven, Lucius Quarterfield has known he is dying. But now, at twenty-eight, his time is finally running out. So he's returning to the one place he ever felt happy, near the only woman he ever truly wanted. He's going to make each moment count because he knows that everything is about to change ... he just can't know exactly how.

Immortal life : a soon to be true story

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:01
by Bing, Stanley,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
290 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number SCI BIN
Summary "An ancient mogul has bought the power to live forever, but the strong young body he plans to inhabit has other ideas. The battle for immortal life begins. Immortal Life. A fantasy. An impossible dream. For now, maybe. But as we speak the moguls of Big Tech are pouring their mountain of wealth into finding a cure for death. Don't tell them they won't succeed. None of these titans is richer than Arthur Vogel. This inventor, tech tycoon, and all-round monster has amassed trillions (with a T) and rules over a corporate empire stretching all the way to Mars. The newest--and most expensive--life extension technology has allowed him to live to 127 years, but time is running out. His last hope to escape the inevitable lies with Gene, a human being specifically created for the purpose of housing Arthur's consciousness. The plan is to discard his used-up old carcass and come to a second life in a young, strong body with all appropriate working parts. But there's a problem: Gene. He may be artificial, but he is a person. And he has other ideas. As Arthur sets off to achieve his goal of world domination, Gene hatches a risky plan of his own. The forces against him are very, very rich, extremely determined, and used to getting what they pay for. The battle between creator and creation is joined as the two minds wrestle for control of one body. This story is real. The tech is in development. The sponsors are the titans of industry well known to you. Eternal life may very soon be at the fingertips of those who can afford it. Mixing brisk action, humor, and wicked social commentary, Immortal Life imagines a day just around the corner. Welcome to a brave new world that is too familiar for comfort--and watch the struggle for humanity play out to the bitter end"--

Lord of ten thousand years : the paper dragon

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:01
by Chan, Sidney,
Publisher Archway Publishing, [2015]
xviii, 355 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F CHA
Summary "This is the story of a power-hungry woman who almost brought down a country destined to become a superpower. Tzu-hsi, the empress dowager of the Manchu dynasty, manipulated her way into the heart of the palace almost a century and a half ago, using her charm, looks, and intellect to get what she wanted. It wasn't long before she was hiding in the Summer Palace in Peking, running the government behind the curtain and scheming to grow her power at the emperor's expense. But when foreign intervention and internal strife combined to threaten her empire, she enlisted the help of a devious eunuch and resorted to extreme tactics to deal with the crisis. The emperor sought help from the intelligentsia in a bid to stay in charge and reform the government, but he made a critical mistake by placing his trust in an ambitious general who had the power to ruin everything. Filled with colorful imagery, forbidden liaisons, sneaky maneuvering, heroes, and villains, this novel tells how one woman sought to rise to the pinnacle of power in a male-dominated society, and how a dedicated emperor tried to stop her."--provided from Amazon.com.

The mannequin makers : a novel

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:01
by Cliff, Craig, 1983-
Publisher Milkweed Editions, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F CLI

A distant heart

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:01
by Dev, Sonali,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2018]
x, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F DEV

The vanishing princess : stories

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:01
by Diski, Jenny,
Publisher Ecco, 2017. ©1995
First Ecco paperback edition.
xvii, 188 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F DIS
Summary "The only story collection from the beloved Jenny Diski--darkly funny, subversive, sexy, and eccentric tales from one of the most original and intelligent voices of our time--with a new preface by Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock"--

False friend : a novel

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:01
by Grant, Andrew, 1968-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First Edition.
282 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary "Detective Devereaux is hot on the heels of an arsonist--one who is targeting local schools. When long-buried bones are uncovered at the site of a fire, a deadly secret is exposed and a devastating past threatens to be revealed. Meanwhile, an enemy is determined to expose the darkest corners of Devereaux's past"--

Death at Nuremberg : a Clandestine operations novel

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:01
by Griffin, W. E. B.,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
436 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F GRI
Summary "When Jim Cronley hears he's just won the Legion of Merit, he figures there's another shoe to drop, and it's a big one: he's out as Chief, DCI-Europe. His new assignments, however, couldn't be bigger: to protect the U.S. chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials from a rumored Soviet NKGB kidnapping, and to hunt down and dismantle the infamous Odessa, an organization dedicated to helping Nazi war criminals escape to South America. It doesn't take long for the first attempt on his life, and then the second. NKGB or Odessa? Who can tell? The deeper he pushes, the more secrets tumble out: a scheme to swap Nazi gold for currency, a religious cult organized around Himmler himself, an NKGB agent who is actually working for the Mossad, a German cousin who turns out to be more malevolent than he appears -- and a distractingly attractive newspaperwoman who seems to be asking an awful lot of questions. Which one will turn out to be the most dangerous? Cronley wishes he knew"--Amazon.com.

It's not me, it's you

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:01
by McFarlane, Mhairi,
Publisher Harper, 2015. ©2014
531 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Call Number F MCF
Summary Delia Moss isn't quite sure where she went wrong. Everything was going smoothly. Ok, she had a slightly rubbish job working for the council and she hadn't seen her best friend Emma in god knows how long, but she'd been working up to proposing to Paul for months. This. Was. It. But with one annoying little 'beep beep', Delia's life is turned upside down and rather than stick around and commit GBH by punching her cheating scumbag boyfriend (who still wants to be with her) in the chops, she decides the best thing to do would be get some head space and leave for London. But a new city is never going to be the answer, and with a dodgy new job in media PR, where a suspicious yet devastatingly handsome journalist seems to be sniffing around and endangering her job, Delia can't run forever. Where did the old Delia go? And can she get her back?

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