New Adult Fiction

Beneath a scarlet sky : a novel

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by Sullivan, Mark T.,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
513 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F SUL
Summary In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow, he also becomes the personal driver of one of the Third Reich's most powerful commanders.

Hotel silence

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Auður A. Ólafsdóttir, 1958-
Publisher Black Cat, 2018. ©2018
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
214 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F OLA
Summary A lonely handyman discovers new meaning in his life when he visits a dilapidated hotel in a war-torn country.

Everything here is beautiful

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Lee, Mira T., 1970-
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2018]
360 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F LEE
Summary "Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a bighearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again--but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans--but what does it take to break them? Told in alternating points of view, Everything Here Is Beautiful is, at its heart, the story of a young woman's quest to find fulfillment and a life unconstrained by her illness. But it's also an unforgettable, gut-wrenching story of the sacrifices we make to truly love someone--and when loyalty to one's self must prevail over all"--

The night market

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Moore, Jonathan, 1977-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
288 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F MOO
Summary "From an author who consistently gives us "suspense that never stops" (James Patterson), a near-future thriller that makes your most paranoid fantasies seem like child's play...It's late Thursday night, and Inspector Ross Carver is at a crime scene in one of the city's last luxury homes. The dead man on the floor is covered by an unknown substance that's eating through his skin. Before Carver can identify it, six FBI agents burst in and remove him from the premises. He's pushed into a disinfectant trailer, forced to drink a liquid that sends him into seizures, and is shocked unconscious. On Sunday he wakes in his bed to find his neighbor, Mia--who he's barely ever spoken to--reading aloud to him. He can't remember the crime scene or how he got home; he has no idea two days have passed. Mia says she saw him being carried into their building by plainclothes police officers, who told her he'd been poisoned. Carver doesn't really know this woman and has no way of disproving her, but his gut says to keep her close. A mind-bending, masterfully plotted thriller--written in Moore's "lush, intoxicating style" (Justin Cronin)--that will captivate fans of Blake Crouch, China Mieville, and Lauren Beukes, The Night Market follows Carver as he works to find out what happened to him, soon realizing he's entangled in a web of conspiracy that spans the nation. And that Mia may know a lot more than she lets on"--

Light it up

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Petrie, Nicholas,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F PET
Summary Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerable.

The take

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Reich, Christopher, 1961-
Publisher Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
393 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F REI
Summary "Simon Riske is a freelance industrial spy who, despite his job title, lives a mostly quiet life above his auto garage in central London. He is hired to perform the odd job for a bank, an insurance company, or the British Secret Service, when he isn't expertly stealing a million-dollar watch off the wrist of a crooked Russian oligarch. Riske has maintained his quiet life by avoiding big, messy jobs; until now. A gangster by the name of Tino Coluzzi has orchestrated the greatest street heist in the history of Paris: a visiting Saudi prince had his pockets lightened of millions in cash, and something else. Hidden within a stolen briefcase is a secret letter that could upend the balance of power in the Western world. The Russians have already killed in an attempt to get it back by the time the CIA comes knocking at Simon's door. Coluzzi was once Riske's brother-in-arms, but their criminal alliance ended with Riske in prison, having narrowly avoided a hit Coluzzi ordered. Now, years later, it is thief against thief, and hot on their trail are a dangerous Parisian cop, a murderous Russian femme fatale, her equally unhinged boss, and perhaps the CIA itself. In the grand tradition of The Day of the Jackal and The Bourne Identity, Christopher Reich's The Take is a stylish, breathtaking ride."--Publisher's description.

The infinite future

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
by Wirkus, Tim, 1983-
Publisher Penguin Press, 2018.
390 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F WIR
Summary "An exhilarating, original novel, set in Brazil, Idaho, and outer space, about an obsessive librarian, a down-at-heel author, and a Mormon historian who together go on the hunt for a mystical, life-changing book--and find it. The Infinite Future is a mindbending novel that melds two page-turning books in one. First, we meet three broken people, joined by an obsession with a forgotten Brazilian science-fiction author named Eduard Salgado-MacKenzie. There's Danny, a writer who's been scammed by a shady literary award committee; Sergio, journalist turned sub-librarian in São Paulo; and Harriet, an excommunicated Mormon historian in Salt Lake City, who years ago conducted a correspondence with the reclusive Brazilian writer. The motley trio sets off to discover his identity, and whether his fabled masterpiece--never published--actually exists. Did his investigations into the true nature of the universe yield something so enormous that his mind was blown for good? In the second half, Wirkus gives us ... the lost masterpiece itself, the actual text of The Infinite Future, Salgado-MacKenzie's wonderfully weird magnum opus. The two halves connect in surprising and delightful ways to form a totally unique reading experience. Part academic satire, part science-fiction, and part book-lover's quest, this wholly original novel captures the heady way that stories inform and mirror our lives"--

The scarred woman : a Department Q novel

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Adler-Olsen, Jussi,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
472 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number M ADL
Summary "Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder. In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved homicide investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town a group of young women are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery. Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors' expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past--a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad, and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose's childhood before it is too late"--

The party

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Day, Elizabeth, 1978-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First North American edition.
294 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F DAY
Summary A taut psychological tale of obsession and betrayal set over the course of a dinner party, The Party tells the story of two married couples who, in a single evening, will come to question everything they thought they knew about each other, as the long-buried secret at the heart of their friendship comes to the surface, culminating in an explosive act of violence. -- amazon.com

Before it's too late

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Driscoll, Sara,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
296 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F DRI

Sleeping beauties : a novel

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by King, Stephen, 1947-
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
x, 702 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F KIN
Summary In this spectacular father-son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place. The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied, or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, Sleeping Beauties is wildly provocative and gloriously absorbing.

Hanna who fell from the sky

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Meades, Christopher,
Publisher Park Row Books, [2017]
342 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F MEA
Summary A week before she is to become a polygamist's fifth wife, Hanna meets Daniel, an enigmatic stranger from outside the secluded community of Clearhaven, who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will.

The blackbird season : a novel

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Moretti, Kate,
Publisher Atria Paperback, 2017.
First Atria paperback edition.
338 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F MOR
Summary "In a quiet Pennsylvania town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school baseball field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock the close-knit community. Beloved baseball coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife, Alicia, are well respected throughout town. That is, until one of the many reporters investigating the bizarre bird phenomenon catches Nate embracing a wayward student, Lucia Hamm, in front of a sleazy motel. Lucia soon buoys the scandal by claiming that she and Nate are engaged in an affair, throwing the town into an uproar...and leaving Alicia to wonder if her husband has a second life. And when Lucia suddenly disappears, the police only to have one suspect: Nate. Nate's coworker and sole supporter, Bridget Harris, Lucia's creative writing teacher, is determined to prove his innocence. She has Lucia's class journal, and while some of the entries appear particularly damning to Nate's case, others just don't add up. Bridget knows the key to Nate's exoneration and the truth of Lucia's disappearance lie within the walls of the school and in the pages of that journal. Told from the alternating points of view of Alicia, Nate, Lucia, and Bridget, The Blackbird Season is a haunting portrayal of a girl's coming of age, a psychologically nuanced depiction of a marriage in crisis, and a masterful portrait of a small town with big secrets"--Page [4] of cover.

The Prague sonata : a novel

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Morrow, Bradford, 1951-
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
519 pages 24 cm
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Call Number F MOR
Summary "In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a worn and weathered original sonata manuscript--the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens--come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. To Meta's eye, it appears to be an authentic eighteenth-century work; to her discerning ear, the music rendered there is commanding, hauntingly beautiful, clearly the undiscovered composition of a master. But there is no indication of who the composer might be. The gift comes with the request that Meta attempt to find the manuscript's true owner--a Prague friend the old woman has not heard from since the Second World War forced them apart--and to make the three-part sonata whole again. Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvořák and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of the sonata and uncover a story that has influenced the course of many lives, even as it becomes clear that she isn't the only one after the music's secrets. Magisterially evoking decades of Prague's tragic and triumphant history, from the First World War through the soaring days of the Velvet Revolution, and moving from postwar London to the heartland of immigrant America, The Prague Sonata is both epic and intimate, evoking the ways in which individual notes of love and sacrifice become part of the celebratory symphony of life.

Pieces of happiness : a novel of friendship, hope and chocolate

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Ostby, Anne, 1958-
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First American edition
299 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F OST
Summary ""I've planted my feet on Fijian earth and I intend to stay here until the last sunset. Why don't you join me? Leave behind everything that didn't work out!" When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat--Kat the adventurer, Kat who ran away to the South Pacific as soon as they graduated--has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, free from men, worries, and cold. Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. Who could say no? Now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to the cards they've been dealt. There's Sina, a single mom with financial woes; gentle Maya who feels the world slipping away from her; Ingrid, the perennial loner; Lisbeth, a woman with a seemingly picture-perfect life; and then Kat, who is recently widowed. As they adjust to their new lives together, the friends are watched over by Ateca, Kat's longtime housekeeper, who oftentimes knows the women better than they know themselves and recognizes them for what they are: like "a necklace made of shells: from the same beach but all of them different." Surrounded by an azure-blue ocean, cocoa trees, and a local culture that is fascinatingly, joyfully alien, the friends find a new purpose in starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, succulent pieces of happiness. A story of love, hope, and chocolate, Pieces of Happiness will reaffirm your faith in friendship, second chances, and the importance of indulging one's sweet tooth"--

Law and vengeance : a legal thriller

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Papantonio, Mike, 1953-
Publisher SelectBooks, Inc., [2017]
First edition.
326 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F PAP
Summary "Legal thriller based on true events. Quick-witted Gina Romano built her career as a criminal trial lawyer playing by all the rules to win justice for her clients. But the gruesome murder of her beloved law partner turns her world upside down, and now settling scores and winning in the courtroom aren't all she wants to accomplish"--

The secrets she keeps : a novel

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Robotham, Michael, 1960-
Publisher Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017. ©2017
First Scribner hardcover edition.
368 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F ROB
Summary "Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog--posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls. When Agatha learns that Meghan is pregnant again, and that their due dates fall within the same month, she finally musters up the courage to speak to her, thrilled that they now have the ordeal of childbearing in common. Little does Meghan know that the mundane exchange she has with a grocery store employee during a hurried afternoon shopping trip is about to change the course of her not-so-perfect life forever.

I, Eliza Hamilton

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Scott, Susan Holloway,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington trade paperback edition.
444 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F SCO
Summary Daughter of a respected general, Elizabeth Schuyler was captivated by Alexander Hamilton, a charismatic, ambitious aide to George Washington. They marry and despite the tumult of the American Revolution, Eliza is confident in her brilliant husband and in her role as his helpmate. Publicly Eliza becomes an adored member of society, respected for her fierce devotion to Hamilton as well as her grace. Behind closed doors, she manages their household and assists her husband with his political writings. Through public scandal, betrayal, personal heartbreak, and tragedy, she is tested again and again.

An Amish Christmas love : four novellas

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:51
by Wiseman, Beth, 1962-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
377 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F AMI
Summary "A charming new novella collection of sweet holiday stories, each celebrating love in all its forms, from some of our favorite Amish authors!"--

Swimming lessons

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:40
by Fuller, Claire,
Publisher Tin House Books, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
350 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F FUL
Summary "Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband Gil about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters"--Dust jacket flap.

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