New Adult Fiction

Lullaby road : a novel

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Anderson, James (Novelist),
Publisher Crown, [2018]
First edition.
305 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1647365.1)
Summary "A trucker sets out to protect an abandoned child in the Utah desert...Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world. Local truck driver Ben Jones, still in mourning over a heartbreaking loss, is just trying to get through another season of treacherous roads and sudden snowfall without an accident. But then he finds a mute Hispanic child who has been abandoned at a seedy truck stop along his route, far from civilization and bearing a note that simply reads "Please Ben. Watch my son. His name is Juan" And then at the bottom, a few more hastily scribbled words. "Bad Trouble. Tell no one.". Despite deep misgivings, and without any hint of who this child is or the grave danger he's facing, Ben takes the child with him in his truck and sets out into an environment that is as dangerous as it is beautiful and silent. From that moment forward, nothing will ever be the same. Not for Ben. Not for the child. And not for anyone along the seemingly empty stretch of road known as Route 117"--

Isaiah's daughter : a novel of prophets & kings

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Andrews, Mesu, 1963-
Publisher WaterBrook, 2018.
First Edition.
xi, 387 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1654894.1)
Summary "In this epic Biblical narrative, ideal for fans of The Bible miniseries, ayoung woman taken into the prophet Isaiah's household rises to capture the heart of the future king. Isaiah adopts Ishma, giving her a new name--Zibah, delight of the Lord--thereby ensuring her royal pedigree. Ishma came to the prophet's home, devastated after watching her family destroyed and living as a captive. But as the years pass, Zibah's lively spirit wins Prince Hezekiah's favor, a boy determined to rebuild the kingdom his father has nearly destroyed. But loving this man will awake in her all the fears and pain of her past and she must turn to the only One who can give life, calm her fears, and deliver a nation. "Andrews (The Pharaoh's Daughter) offers her unique brand of in-depth Bible knowledge and storytelling flair... [she] is gifted at bringing the past to life..."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"-- "The Bible jumps to life in this spellbinding narrative drawn from verses in the books of 2 Kings and Isaiah, bringing the troubled kingdoms that followed Solomon's reign into focus and particularly a young woman being raised by the prophet Isaiah"--

Amish brides

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Beckstrand, Jennifer,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
329 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F AMI
Summary "Three brides prepare for their weddings according to uniquely Amish traditions in three novella"--

Beneath the mountain : a novel

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by D'Andrea, Luca, 1979-
Publisher HarperCollins [2018] ©2018
First U.S. edition.
390 pages : map ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1651012.4)
Summary New York City native Jeremiah Salinger is one half of a hot-shot documentary-making team. He and his partner, Mike, made a reality show about roadies that skyrocketed them to fame. But now Salinger's left that all behind, to move with his wife, Annelise, and young daughter, Clara, to the remote part of Italy where Annelise grew up, the Alto Adige. Nestled in the Dolomites, this breathtaking, rural region that was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire remains more Austro than Italian. Locals speak a strange, ancient dialect, Ladino, and root for Germany (against Italy) in the World Cup. Annelise's small town, Siebenhoch, is close-knit to say the least and does not take kindly to out-of-towners. When Salinger decides to make a documentary about the mountain rescue group, the mission goes horribly awry, leaving him the only survivor. He blames himself, and so, it seems, does everyone else in Siebenhoch. Spiraling into a deep depression, he begins having terrible, recurrent nightmares. Only his little girl Clara can put a smile on his face. But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach Gorge, a canyon rich in fossil remains, he accidentally overhears a conversation that gives his life renewed focus. In 1985, three students were murdered there, their bodies savaged, limbs severed and strewn by a killer who was never found. Although Salinger knows this is a tightlipped community, one where he is definitely persona non grata, he becomes obsessed with solving this mystery and is convinced it is all that can keep him sane. And as Salinger unearths the long kept secrets of this small town, one by one, the terrifying truth is eventually revealed about the horrifying crime that marked an entire village.--page 4 of cover.

The good widow : a novel

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Fenton, Liz,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
290 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F FEN
Summary Elementary school teacher Jacqueline Jacks Morales's marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable. Familiar. Or at least she thought it was, until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn't alone.

Eternal life : a novel

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Horn, Dara, 1977-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2018]
First edition.
236 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1646227.2)
Summary Ever since she made a deal to save her son's life in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Rachel has been doomed to live eternally, but as her descendants develop new technologies for immortality, she realizes that, for them to live fully, she must die. "What would it really mean to live forever? Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can`t die. Her recent troubles--widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son--are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem, she's tried everything to free herself, and only one other person in the world understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever. But as the twenty-first century begins and her children and grandchildren--consumed with immortality in their own ways, from the frontiers of digital currency to genetic engineering--develop new technologies that could change her fate and theirs, Rachel knows she must find a way out. Gripping, hilarious, and profoundly moving. Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive."--Dust jacket.

The afterlives

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:39
by Pierce, Thomas, 1982-
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2018.
366 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1641972.2)
Summary ""Ridiculously good" (The New York Times) authorThomas Pierce's debut novel is a funny, poignant love story that answers the question: What happens after we die? (Lots of stuff, it turns out). Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what--if anything--awaits us on the other side. Then a ghost shows up. Maybe. Jim and his new wife, Annie, find themselves tangling with holograms, psychics, messages from the beyond, and a machine that connects the living and the dead. As Jim and Annie journey through history and fumble through faith, they confront the specter of loss that looms for anyone who dares to fall in love. Funny, fiercely original, and gracefully moving, The Afterliveswill haunt you. In a good way"-- "A spiritual love story that asks the question: what happens after we die? Set in a parallel USA"--

Gnomon : a novel

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 04:37
by Harkaway, Nick, 1972-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First American edition.
661 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1646233.4)
Summary "From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, a virtuosic new novel and his most ambitious book yet--equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle--set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state. In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world. Gnomon is a dazzling, panoramic achievement from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction"--

Fire sermon : a novel

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 04:37
by Quatro, Jamie,
Publisher Grove Press, 2018.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
208 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1641997.2)
Summary "The highly-anticipated, provocative debut novel from the "fearless" (New Yorker) and "distinctive" (San Francisco Chronicle) Jamie Quatro, Fire Sermon charts with bold intimacy and immersive sensuality the life of a married woman in the grip of a magnetic affair"--

Phone

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 04:37
by Self, Will,
Publisher Grove Press, [2018] ©2017
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
617 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1652359.4)
Summary The life of a psychiatrist affected by Alzheimer's intersects with the life of an emotionally isolated MI6 agent in unexpected ways.

The blind

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:33
by Brady, A. F.,
Publisher Park Row Books, [2017]
408 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BRA
Summary As accomplished Manhattan psychologist Sam James gets pulled into the twisted past of a patient no other therapist is willing to treat, she analyzes her life and confronts her own mental turmoil.

Malagash

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:33
by Comeau, Joey.
Publisher ECW PRESS, [2017]
175 pages ; 18 cm
Books
Call Number F COM
Summary "Sunday's father is dying of cancer. They've come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn't good enough. Devastated doesn't fix anything. Sunday has a plan. She's started recording everything her father says. His boring stories. His stupid jokes. Everything. She's recording every single "I love you" right alongside every "Could we turn the heat up in here?" It's all important. Because Sunday is writing a computer virus. A computer virus that will live secretly on the hard drives of millions of people all over the world. A computer virus that will think her father's thoughts and say her father's words. She has thousands of lines of code to write. Cryptography to understand. Exploits to test. She doesn't have time to be sad. Her father is going to live forever"--

Five-carat soul

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:33
by McBride, James, 1957-
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
308 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCB
Summary "Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird. The stories in Five-Carat Soul--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives. As McBride did in his National Book award-winning The Good Lord Bird and his bestselling The Color of Water, he writes with humor and insight about how we struggle to understand who we are in a world we don't fully comprehend. The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition"--

Holly and Ivy

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:33
by Michaels, Fern,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
261 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MIC
Summary "The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that's why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she's been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks on her door, lost and frightened after a forbidden visit to her singing teacher, Ivy's self-imposed exile is shattered. Holly has an extraordinary voice, and wants nothing more than to perform in an upcoming Christmas musical. Holly's father, Daniel, doesn't allow music in their home, refusing to give a good reason why -- just as he refuses to talk about Holly's mother. Ivy has no idea how closely she and Daniel are linked by their tragic pasts, yet she's drawn to the warmth she senses beneath his gruff exterior. And as Christmas nears, their shared concern for Holly begins to draw Ivy back into the world again... and toward a family who may need her just as much as she needs them"--From Amazon.com

Savage country : a novel

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 16:33
by Olmstead, Robert,
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
First edition.
293 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F OLM
Summary "A bankrupt widow embarks on a buffalo hunt in 1873 to try to save her late husband's land, and encounters multiple dangers along the way"--

Peculiar ground : a novel

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:32
by Hughes-Hallett, Lucy,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First U.S. edition.
xi, 446 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1650974.1)
Summary It is the seventeenth century and a wall is being raised around Wychwood, transforming the great house and its park into a private realm of ornamental lakes, grandiose gardens, and majestic avenues designed by Mr. Norris, a visionary landscaper. In this enclosed world everyone has something to hide after decades of civil war. Dissenters shelter in the woods, lovers rendezvous in secret enclaves, and outsiders--migrants fleeing the plague--find no mercy. Three centuries later, far away in Berlin, another wall is raised, while at Wychwood, an erotic entanglement over one sticky, languorous weekend in 1961 is overshadowed by news of historic change. Young Nell, whose father manages the estate, grows up amid dramatic upheavals as the great house is invaded: a pop festival by the lake, a television crew in the dining room, a Great Storm brewing. In 1989, as the Cold War peters out, a threat from a different kind of conflict reaches Wychwood's walls. Lucy Hughes-Hallett conjures an intricately structured, captivating story that explores the lives of game keepers and witches, agitators and aristocrats; the exuberance of young love and the pathos of aging; and the way those who try to wall others out risk finding themselves walled in. With poignancy and grace, she illuminates a place where past and present are inextricably linked by stories, legends, and history--and by one patch of peculiar ground.

The largesse of the sea maiden

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:32
by Johnson, Denis, 1949-2017,
Publisher Random House, [2018]
First edition.
207 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F JOHNSON

Heart spring mountain

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:32
by MacArthur, Robin,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
354 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1642002.2)
Summary "In this evocative first novel, a young woman returns to her rural Vermont hometown in the wake of a heavy storm to search for her missing mother and unravel a powerful family secret"--

This could hurt : a novel

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:32
by Medoff, Jillian,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1642037.4)

The black painting : a novel

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 04:32
by Olson, Neil, 1964-
Publisher Hanover Square Press, [2018]
313 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1646217.2)

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