New Adult Fiction

Grievance

3 hours 34 min ago
by Bell, Christine, 1951-
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, 2017. ©2017
271 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F BEL
Summary Christine Bell's haunting and suspenseful novel draws readers into the world of a grieving widow stalked by a stranger bent on stealing away everything she has left--even her past.

The Graybar Hotel : stories

3 hours 34 min ago
by Dawkins, Curtis,
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
vii, 210 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F DAW
Summary "In this stunning debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, takes us inside the worlds of prison and prisoners with stories that dazzle with their humor and insight, even as they describe a harsh and barren existence. In Curtis Dawkins's first short story collection, he offers a window into prison life through the eyes of his narrators and their cellmates. Dawkins reveals the idiosyncrasies, tedium, and desperation of long-term incarceration--he describes men who struggle to keep their souls alive despite the challenges they face. In "A Human Number," a man spends his days collect-calling strangers just to hear the sounds of the outside world. In "573543," an inmate recalls his descent into addiction as his prison softball team gears up for an annual tournament against another unit. In "Leche Quemada," an inmate is released and finds freedom more complex and baffling then he expected. Dawkins's stories are funny and sad, filled with unforgettable detail--the barter system based on calligraphy-ink tattoos, handmade cards, and cigarettes; a single dandelion smuggled in from the rec yard; candy made from powdered milk, water, sugar, and hot sauce. His characters are nuanced and sympathetic, despite their obvious flaws. The Graybar Hotel tells moving, human stories about men enduring impossible circumstances. Dawkins takes readers beyond the cells into characters' pasts and memories and desires, into the unusual bonds that form during incarceration and the strained relationships with family members on the outside. He's an extraordinary writer with a knack for metaphor, and this is a powerful compilation of stories that gives voice to the experience of perhaps the most overlooked members of our society"--

A name unknown

3 hours 34 min ago
by White, Roseanna M., 1982-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
428 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F WHI

Love held captive

6 hours 35 min ago
by Gray, Shelley Shepard,
Publisher Zondervan, [2017]
328 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary "After the War Between the States, a Confederate officer longs to heal the heart of Lizbeth Barclay--but first he'll have to right the wrongs that were done to her." --

Alone on the Shield : a novel

6 hours 35 min ago
by Landers, Kirk,
Publisher Chicago Review Press, 2018.
373 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F LAN
Summary "I hope you get drafted, I hope you go to Vietnam, I hope you get shot, and I hope you die there. Those words, spoken in the anger of youth, marked the end of the torrid 1960s college romance of Annette DuBose and Gabe Pender. She would marry a fellow antiwar activist and end up immigrating to Canada. He would fight in Vietnam and come home to build an American dream kind of life--a great career, a trophy wife, and a life of wealth and privilege. Forty years later, they have reconnected and discovered a shared passion: solo canoeing in Ontario's raw Quetico wilderness. They decide to meet again to get caught up on old times, but not in a restaurant or coffee shop--they agree to meet on an island deep in the Quetico wilds. Though they try to control their expectations for the rendezvous, they both approach the island with a growing realization of the emotional void in their lives and wonder how different everything might have been if they had spent their lives together. They must overcome challenges just to reach the island, then encounter the greatest challenges of all--each other, and a weather event for the ages. Alone on the Shield is a story about the Vietnam War and the things that connect us. It is the story of aging Baby Boomers, of the rare kinds of people who paddle alone into the wilderness, and of the kind of adventure that comes only to the bold and the brave"--

Blind spot

6 hours 35 min ago
by Pettrey, Dani,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
331 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F PET
Summary When FBI agent Declan Grey's investigation of a terrorist cell leads him to an insular immigrant community, he turns to crisis counselor Tanner Shaw for help in stopping a deadly plot.

Long way down

6 hours 35 min ago
by Reynolds, Jason,
Publisher Atheneum, [2017]
First edition.
306 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F REY
Summary As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

The tiger's prey : a novel of adventure

6 hours 35 min ago
by Smith, Wilbur A.,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
426 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F SMI
Summary "The New York Times bestselling author of Desert God and Pharaoh adds another chapter to his popular historical saga featuring the seafaring Tom Courtney, the hero of Monsoon and Blue Horizon, with this magnificent swashbuckling saga set in the eighteenth century and packed with action, violence, romance, and rousing adventure. Tom Courtney, one of four sons of master mariner Sir Hal Courtney, once again sets sail on a treacherous journey that will take him across the vast reaches of the ocean and pit him against dangerous enemies in exotic destinations. But just as the winds propel his sails, passion drives his heart. Turning his ship towards the unknown, Tom Courtney will ultimately find his destiny--and lay the future for the Courtney family. Wilbur Smith, the world's greatest storyteller, once again recreates all the drama, uncertainty, and courage of a bygone era in this thrilling saga of the sea"-- "A new historical adventure from the New York Times-bestselling author of Desert God and Pharaoh"--

A game of ghosts : a Charlie Parker thriller

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:35
by Connolly, John, 1968-
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2017.
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
452 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F CON
Summary "The latest thriller in the Charlie Parker detective series, in which a private detective has vanished and Parker is hired to track him down"--

The girl who was taken

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:35
by Donlea, Charlie,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
viii, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F DON
Summary Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods.

Wired

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:35
by Garwood, Julie,
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
303 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number ROM GAR
Summary "Allison Trent doesn't look like a hacker. In fact, when she's not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing--and hacking--code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry. Hotshot FBI agent Liam Scott has a problem: a leak deep within his own department. He needs the skills of a top-notch hacker to work on a highly sensitive project: to secretly break into the FBI servers and find out who the traitor is. But he can't use one of his own. He finds the perfect candidate in Allison. Only, there's one problem--she wants nothing to do with his job and turns him down flat. What Liam doesn't know is that Allison is hiding secrets that she doesn't want the FBI to uncover. But Liam will do nearly anything to persuade her to join his team, even break a few rules if that's what it takes. A temptation that could put his job--and both of their futures--on the line."--

The necklace : [a novel]

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:35
by McMillan, Claire,
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
302 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCM
Summary "This intoxicating novel set in the rarified world of money and society alternates between two generations of the Quincy family: the wealthy robber baron brothers who vied over a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and the young woman who inherits a spectacular and mysterious Indian necklace and its secrets. Always the black sheep, Nell Quincy is summoned to her family's elegantly shabby manor after the death of her great aunt. During a chilly meeting over cocktails, the family reads the will that makes Nell the executor of the estate and leaves her one item: a fantastically valuable, beautiful necklace from India. While the rest of the family jewels have been stored in a bank vault, Nell finds this priceless, forgotten heirloom in a Crown Royal whiskey bag stashed in the back of a dresser. As predatory Quincys circle Nell and art experts begin to question the necklace's shadowy provenance, Nell turns to the only person she thinks she can trust--the attractive and ambitious estate lawyer who definitely is not part of the old money crowd. Ambrose Quincy brought the necklace home from India in the 1920s as a dramatic gift for May, the woman he intended to marry. However, upon his return he discovers that May has married his brother Ethan, the "good" Quincy, devoted to helping their father with the family mining empire. As a gesture of friendship, Ambrose gives May the necklace anyway--reigniting their passion and beginning a tense love triangle. When Ethan confronts the two lovers, the encounter ends tragically, entombing a secret in the past that Nell must uncover if she is ever to claim her true Quincy birthright. Alternating between the past and present, The Necklace is the elegant and compelling story of a star-crossed romance, long-simmering family resentments, and a young woman whose inheritance is much more than a legendary necklace"--

The lies we tell

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:35
by Schwegel, Theresa,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
354 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SCH
Summary "In THE LIES WE TELL by Theresa Schwegel, Chicago police detective Gina Simonetti is keeping a secret from the department: she has multiple sclerosis. Raising her young niece on her own, Gina hides her disease; she can't afford to lose her job. Anyway, she is healthier than most of the cops she knows, and greatly appreciates the responsibility of caring for a child. But Gina's secret is threatened when a colleague calls her in to help trace a suspect: Johnny Marble has added to his rap sheet with an assault charge--this time against his mother. When Gina pays a visit to the mom in the hospital and winds up running into--and after--Marble, she finds herself in a physical confrontation she can't possibly win. He gets away, and Gina is faced with an impossible situation. She has to find him, but knows doing so means turning in the one person who knows the true story of what happened. After all, now that he's seen her fight, Johnny Marble can reveal her deepest secret to the police department. Though alone in her struggle, Gina isn't alone in her search: in addition to a loyal partner, there is a curious detective and an entire force of coworkers on the hunt. And she's sympathetic to Marble's mother, a woman who is losing her mind to Alzheimer's. Still, Gina fears the fallout: she has no idea how will she keep her own world intact once Marble is found and the truth is out. Once again, Schwegel brings her remarkable talent to bear in this compelling crime novel about imperfect people struggling against all odds--and this time, against the very people who are supposed to help"--

South Pole Station

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:35
by Shelby, Ashley, 1977-
Publisher Picador, 2017.
First edition.
360 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SHE
Summary "Do you have digestion problems due to stress? Do you have problems with authority? How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week? Would you rather be a florist or a truck driver? These are the questions that decide who has what it takes to live at South Pole Station, a place with an average temperature of -54°F and no sunlight for six months a year. Cooper Gosling is adrift at thirty, unmoored by a family tragedy and floundering in her career as a painter. So she applies to the National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Program and flees to Antarctica -- the bottom of the Earth -- where she encounters a group of misfits motivated by desires as ambiguous as her own. There's Pearl, the cook whose Carrot Mushroom Loaf becomes means toward her Machiavellian ambitions; the oxymoronic Sal (he is an attractive astrophysicist); and Tucker, the only gay black man on the continent who, as station manager, casts a watchful eye on all. The only thing they have in common is the conviction that they don't belong anywhere else. Enter Frank Pavano -- a climatologist with unorthodox beliefs. His presence will rattle this already unbalanced community, bringing Cooper and the Polies to the center of a global controversy and threatening the 800-million-year-old ice chip they call home. In the tradition of And Then We Came to the End and Where'd You Go Bernadette?, South Pole Station is a warmhearted comedy of errors set in the world's harshest place. "--

Mind game

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:34
by Johansen, Iris,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
374 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary "Mind Game takes Jane MacGuire back to Scotland where she continues her search for the treasure she's been chasing for years. But now she's being plagued by dreams of a girl in danger. Who is this girl, and what is she trying to tell Jane? And will Jane figure it out before it's too late -- for her and the mysterious young woman? Things are further complicated when Seth Caleb comes back into Jane's life. This time he's the one in trouble, and Jane will find herself pulled unexpectedly into his world as she fights to save him. With the adventure, intrigue, and explosive energy that Iris Johansen fans love, Mind Game is a high-octane thriller that readers won't be able to put down." -- From Amazon.com

Frommer's easyguide to Rome, Florence & Venice

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:34
by Strachan, Donald,
Publisher FrommerMedia LLC, [2014]-
volumes : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 21 cm. + 1 pull-out map.
Magazines/Serials
Call Number 914.56 FRO 2015

Strange weather : four short novels

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:30
by Hill, Joe,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HIL

The matchmaker brides collection : nine matchmakers have the tables of romance turned on them

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:28
by Brandmeyer, Diana Lesire. Homegrown bride.
Publisher Barbour Books, [2017] ©2017
477 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F MAT
Summary Escape to the late 1800s and meet nine women who bring couples together but are slow to detect romance with one of the men in their own lives

Lenin's roller coaster

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:28
by Downing, David, 1946-
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017] ©2017
viii, 322 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F DOW
Summary "Autumn 1917: As a generation of Europe's young men perish on the Eastern and Western fronts, British spy Jack McColl is assigned a sabotage mission deep in the heart of Central Asia, where German influence is strong and where he'll be in completely unfamiliar territory. Despite his uncanny ear for foreign languages, there is much he doesn't know about the cities he's to infiltrate, or the people he's to meet there. As he quickly realizes, the mission only becomes more dangerous the closer he gets to its heart. Meanwhile, the woman he loves, Irish-American suffragette journalist Caitlin Hanley, is in Bolshevik Russia, thrilled to have the chance to cover the Revolution. As the noose of anti-Russian government propaganda tightens around the American press, strangling the progressive and socialist workers' movements, the Russians seem to be making strides toward equality, women's rights, and real social change. Caitlin knows Moscow is where she is meant to be during this historic event--even if she is putting her own life at risk to bear witness. But four years of bloody war have taken their toll on all of Europe, and Jack and Caitlin's relationship may become another casualty. Caitlin's political convictions have always been for progress, feminism, and socialism--often diametrically opposed to the conservative goals of the British Empire Jack serves. Up until now, Jack and Caitlin have managed to set aside their allegiances and stay faithful to each other, but the stakes of their affair have risen too high. Can a revolutionary love a government spy? And if she does, will it cost one of them their lives?"--

The widow's house

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:28
by Goodman, Carol,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
333, 6 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F GOO
Summary When Jess and Clare Martin move from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to their former college town in the Hudson River valley, they are hoping for rejuvenation -- of their marriage, their savings, and Jess's writing career. They take a caretaker's job at Riven House, a crumbling estate and the home of their old college writing professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. It's been years, now, since his first novel. The advance has long been spent. Clare's hope is that the pastoral beauty and nostalgia of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration. But their new life isn't all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House like a funeral veil. Something is just not right. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. Diving into the history of the area, she realizes that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is -- this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate -- it seems to be after Clare next...

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