New Adult Fiction

The English wife

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Willig, Lauren,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018.
First edition.
376 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F WIL
Summary Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he's the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor house in England, they had a fairytale romance in London, they have three-year-old twins on whom they dote, and he's recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and named it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she's having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay's sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to try to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

The god gene

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Wilson, F. Paul (Francis Paul),
Publisher Forge, 2018.
First edition.
367 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F WIL
Summary Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning of Panacea return to encounter another mindbending scientific scenario in, The God Gene, the new thriller by F. Paul Wilson. Rick's brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, walks out of his office one day and disappears. The only clue they have are his brother's book, which mentions "the God Gene." A million or so years ago, a gene designated hsa-mir-3998 appeared as if by magic from the junk DNA of the hominids who eventually evolved into Homo sapiens. It became a key player in brain development--specifically creativity--and laymen started calling it "the God Gene." Keith had been tracking this gene through the evolutionary tree, and was excited by an odd blue-eyed primate he brought back from East Africa. But immediately after running the creature's genetic code, he destroyed all the results and vanished. Rick and Laura's search takes them to an uncharted island in the Mozambique Channel, home of the dapis -- blue-eyed primates whose DNA hides a world-shattering secret. In a globe-spanning mixture of science, mystery and adventure reminiscent of Michael Crichton, The God Gene takes you to the edge of evolutionary theory and beyond...way beyond.

Unbound : a Stone Barrington novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Woods, Stuart,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2018] ©2018
311 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Stone Barrington has wiggled his way out of some tricky situations before, but his latest adversary might pose the biggest threat he's ever faced. This time, it will take every bit of his shrewd cunning to come out on top"

Red clocks : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:26
by Zumas, Leni, 1972-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
356 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F ZUM

Jack Waters

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Adlerberg, Scott,
Publisher Broken River Books, [2018] ©2017
230 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F ADL
Summary "The year is 1904, and Jack Waters has been expelled from his native New Orleans for the murder of a man he caught cheating at cards. Waters escapes to the Caribbean, where he becomes embroiled in a revolution against a brutal dictator...though his reason for fighting has nothing to do with politics. He has his own reason for joining the rebellion, based on revenge against someone high up in the country." --

Green sun : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Anderson, Kent, 1945-
Publisher Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little Brown and Company, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
ix, 340 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F AND
Summary An Oakland, California police officer is torn between his duties and his friendships after an off-duty shooting.

Zero day : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Boone, Ezekiel,
Publisher Emily Bestler Books, Atria, 2018.
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
xv, 315 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F BOO
Summary Following the events of THE HATCHING and SKITTER, millions of spiders are poised to take over the Earth. Meanwhile, the remaining humans are divided on how to face the arachnid menace.

Kill the angel : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Dazieri, Sandrone, 1964-
Publisher Scribner, [2018]
First Scribner hardcover edition.
452 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F DAZIERI
Summary "From the wildly inventive mind of thriller master Sandrone Dazieri, whose first novel featuring investigators Colomba Caselli and Dante Torre, Kill the Father, was an international bestseller, comes the ingenious second novel in the series, Kill the Angel. In Rome, a high-speed train hurtles into the city's main station with a carriage full of dead bodies, the macabre discovery of which falls to Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli. Subsequently, the police receive a claim of responsibility and the threat of more murders to come. But neither Caselli nor her eccentrically brilliant ally, Dante Torre, are yet ready to buy the terrorist link. As the two maverick investigators puncture the facade of what the perpetrator wants everyone to believe, they come close to dying several times. Not for the first time, Dante's bizarre childhood, during which he was kept confined for years in a concrete silo, enables him to see what others miss, and in this case, to connect with a kindred spirit of sorts, a woman named Giltine who experienced an equally bizarre childhood from which she emerged damaged, lethal, and full of murderous intent. Adding to Giltine's eerie fierceness is that, as the victim of a rare mental illness, she believes she's already dead. She's unacquainted with fear. And that makes her the most formidable foe Colomba and Dante have faced yet. As the story climaxes, the duo finds themselves utterly on their own, on the outs with law enforcement and the only ones with a chance to make sure the waters of Venice don't turn red with blood"--

Egypt's sister : a novel of Cleopatra

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Hunt, Angela Elwell, 1957-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
374 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HUN
Summary Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Cast off and alone in Rome, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will for her life.

Zack : a thriller

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Kallentoft, Mons, 1968-
Publisher Emily Bestler Books / Washington Square Press, 2018.
First Emily Bestler Books/Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
467 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC Kallentoft, Mons
Summary "Zack Herry is the golden boy who has stumbled into a career in the Stockholm police force. But when four Thai women from a massage parlor in Stockholm are found brutally executed and a fifth badly mutilated, then dumped outside a nearby hospital, Zack must get his act together and try to figure out the motives behind these vicious murders"--

The missing hours

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Kavanagh, Emma,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2018.
pages cm
Call Number XX(1662978.2)

Chicago : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Mamet, David,
Publisher Custom House, [2018]
First edition.
332 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MAM
Summary "A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago--a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better--by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross. Mike Hodge--veteran of the Great War, big shot of the Chicago Tribune, medium fry--probably shouldn't have fallen in love with Annie Walsh. Then, again, maybe the man who killed Annie Walsh should have known better than to trifle with Mike Hodge. In Chicago, David Mamet has created a bracing, kaleidoscopic page-turner that roars through the Windy City's underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion. Here is not only his first novel in more than two decades, but the book he has been building to for his whole career. Mixing some of his most brilliant fictional creations with actual figures of the era, suffused with trademark "Mamet Speak," richness of voice, pace, and brio, and exploring--as no other writer can--questions of honor, deceit, revenge, and devotion, Chicago is that rarest of literary creations: a book that combines spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan"--

Winter sisters

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Oliveira, Robin,
Publisher Viking, [2018]
409 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F OLI

Stickle Island : a novel

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 15:25
by Orchard, Tim,
Publisher The Unnamed Press, [2018]
220 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ORC
Summary "British weather is always unpredictable, but the Spring of 1980 was something else entirely--snow, hail, floods, drought and sometimes the whole ticket ... When the sun finally rose on Stickle Island--six bales of primo marijuana had washed up on shore. Stickle Island follows the islands myriad residents as they come up with a (not entirely agreed upon) plan to form a co-op and use the profit from pot sales to save the islands only ferry, which, thanks to the miserly Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has just been placed on the chopping block ... Unfortunately for them, a violent and wildly erratic mainland drug dealer called Carter and his soft-hearted henchman Simp have plans of their own, and they're coming to Stickle to see them through. The islanders must set aside their bitter rivalries and decades long feuds to save the ferry and protect their way of life, navigating the choppy waters of new romances as things grow increasingly, and hilariously, complicated"

Mrs. Osmond

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:30
by Banville, John
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First American edition.
369 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F BAN
Summary "From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and The Blue Guitar--a dazzling new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected (and completely stand-alone) territory. Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naive girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and--as Isabel finds out too late--cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabel is offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but Mrs. Osmond is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy--along with someone else!--the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow"--

The armageddon file

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:30
by Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
Publisher Regnery Fiction, [2017]
256 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F COO
Summary "After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America's enemies involved? Were the tampered-with machines actually rigged to swing the election the other way -- and if so and the plot failed, what is the conspirators' backup plan? Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election before Americans' full faith and credit in our democracy, sovereignty, and rule of law become completely undone"--From publisher's description.

The Noel diary : from the Noel collection

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:30
by Evans, Richard Paul
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
283 pages ; 19 cm.
Call Number F EVA
Summary "Jason Chercher is not doing well in love or life. Just two weeks after his wife leaves him he receives a phone call that his estranged mother has passed away, days before Christmas--leaving her home and all her belongings to him. Frankly, he would like to see everything just burned. But curiosity about his past and anxiety about his future fuels him to make the drive from Salt Lake City to her home in Medford, Oregon. Maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays, alone, watching re-runs of Christmas classics. While going through her things he comes upon her diary and the record of his childhood. He learns that his mother suffered from severe depression and during that difficult time he was taken care of by a young, unwed mother who was living with his family. The only clue he has to the woman's identity is her name: Noel, which is an eerily fitting discovery on Christmas Eve. As Jason reads the diary he begins to uncover the source of his pain in relationships and understand that what he believed to be the truth of his past was actually a lie. That's when he begins a journey to find Noel, wondering if she might hold the truth he needs to bring him peace and love"--

The revolution of Marina M.

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:30
by Fitch, Janet, 1955-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
805 pages : map ; 25 cm
Call Number F FIT
Summary Marina Makarova is a woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life. Swept up on the tides of the Russian Revolution, Marina joins the marches for workers' rights, falls in love with a radical young poet, and betrays everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn. As her country goes through tremendous upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion, devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times.

In this moment : a novel

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:30
by Kingsbury, Karen,
Publisher Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017.
First Howard books hardcover edition.
369, [190] pages : genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Call Number F KIN
Summary When he receives national attention and criticism for starting an after-school Bible study and prayer program, Wendell Quinn chooses attorney Luke Baxter to help him fight the battle.

Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:30
by McKibben, Bill,
Publisher Blue Rider Press, [2017]
224 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F MCK
Summary "A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement"--