New Adult Fiction

An Irish country practice

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Taylor, Patrick, 1941-
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
384 pages : maps ; 25 cm
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Call Number FIC Taylor, Patrick
Summary Once, not too long ago, there was just a single Irish country doctor tending to the lively little village of Ballybucklebo: Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. Now his thriving practice is growing by leaps and bounds. Not only has O'Reilly taken a new trainee under his wing, Doctor Connor Nelson, he's also added a spirited Labrador puppy to his ever-expanding household at Number One Main Street. Meanwhile, his trusted partner, young Doctor Barry Laverty, finds himself wondering if he's truly ready to settle down and start a family with his fiancée, Sue.

The sound of rain

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Thomas, Sarah Loudin,
Publisher Bethany House, [2017] ©2017
331 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC THOMAS, SARAH
Summary "Judd Markley is a hardworking coal miner who rarely thinks much past tomorrow until he loses his brother--and nearly his own life--in a mine cave-in. Vowing never to enter the darkness of a mine again, he leaves all he knows in West Virginia to escape to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It's 1954, the seaside community is thriving, and Judd soon hires on with a timber company. Larkin Heyward's life in Myrtle Beach is uncomplicated, mostly doing volunteer work and dancing at the Pavilion. But she dreams of one day doing more--maybe moving to the hollers of Kentucky to help the poor children of Appalachia. But she's never even met someone who's lived there--until she encounters Judd, the newest employee at her father's timber company. Drawn together in the wake of a devastating hurricane, Judd and Larkin each seek answers to what tomorrow will bring. As opposition rises against following their divergent dreams, they realize that it may take a miracle for them to be together"--Publisher annotation.

The mountain goat

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Trainor, Jim.
Publisher UpNorth Press, 2017.
404 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F TRAINOR
Summary An old camper van was all Ryan Browning's mother left him when she died last year. Ryan, a thirty-something physicist, has just been fired and could be facing prosecution. It might be a good time to hop in that old van and head out on a long road trip, perhaps to never return. When he goes to the bank to close out his account, Ryan meets the lovely customer service rep, Amanda Seward, who has a few issues of her own. And that's just the first unexpected encounter on a two-thousand-mile trek through the scenic American West. But the Mountain Goat takes Ryan and Amanda on a deeper road trip through the intersections of art and science, grief and faith, and love. And leads them face-to-face with a deadly threat far greater than they can imagine. - cover.

The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Turner, Bethany, 1979-
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
296 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number FIC TURNER
Summary Becoming a Christian is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck. Best because, well, that's obvious. Worst because, up to this point, she's made her very comfortable living as a well-known, bestselling author of steamy romance novels that would leave the members of her new church blushing. Now Sarah is trying to reconcile her past with the future she's chosen. She's still under contract with her publisher and on the hook with her enormous fan base for the kind of book she's not sure she can write anymore. She's beginning to think that the church might frown on her tithing on royalties from a "scandalous" book. And the fact that she's falling in love with her pastor doesn't make things any easier. With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of wit, Bethany Turner explodes onto the scene with a debut that isn't afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life.

Slow train to Sonora

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Uglow, Loyd, 1952-
Publisher Five Star Publishing, a part of Cengage Learning, Inc., 2017.
First edition.
343 pages ; 23 cm.
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Call Number F UGLOW
Summary In 1911, veteran army officer C. W. Langhorne accepts a clandestine assignment that will carry him into revolutionary Mexico for the War Department along with the handsome young ladies' man, Lieutenant Calvin Jester. While Langhorne runs afoul of the Acordada, the Mexican secret police organization, Jester finds danger of his own enjoying the attentions of both Fabiana Medina, a rich young beauty, and the poor but sincere Luna Garcia while he recovers from a serious injury. Destruction closes in on both men, whether from shadowy killers or jilted lovers, in a breakneck race for the border and safety. Slow Train to Sonora combines action, romance, and suspense and is sure to keep readers of both traditional Westerns and historical thrillers on board to the last stop.

Mouths don't speak

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Ulysse, Katia D,
Publisher Akashic Books, [2018]
208 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number FIC ULYSSE, KATIA

The genius plague

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Walton, David, 1975-
Publisher Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
384 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number FIC WALTON
Summary "What if the pandemic you thought would kill you made you more intelligent instead? In the Amazon jungle, a disease is spreading. To those who survive, it grants enhanced communication, memory, and pattern recognition. But the miracle may be the sinister survival mechanism of a fungal organism, manipulating the infected into serving it. Paul Johns, a mycologist, is convinced the fungal host is the next stage of human evolution, while his brother Neil, an analyst at the NSA, is committed to its destruction. Is the human race the master in this symbiotic relationship, or are we becoming the pawns of a subtly dominating and utterly alien intelligence?"--

The hidden light of Northern fires : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Wang, Daren, 1965-
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
302 pages : maps ; 25 cm
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Call Number F WANG
Summary Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden Light of Northern Fires tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart. Mary Willis has always been an outcast, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to take over the household duties and management of her family's farm, while her brother Leander avoids his own responsibilities. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable. When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father's barn, Mary is determined to help him cross to freedom in nearby Canada. But the wounded fugitive is haunted by his vengeful owner, who relentlessly hunts him up and down the country, and his sister, still trapped as a slave in the South. As the countryside is riled by the drumbeat of civil war, rebels and soldiers from both sides bring intrigue and violence of the brutal war to the town and the farm, and threaten to destroy all that Mary loves.

Stony Mesa sagas

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Ward, Chip,
Publisher Torrey House Press, 2017.
First Torrey House Press edition.
355 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC WARD, CHIP

When we were worthy

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Whalen, Marybeth,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
264 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number FIC WHALEN, MARYBETH
Summary When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they'd watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. Now, they're faced with the deaths of three cheerleaders-- their promising lives cut short in a fatal crash. And the boy in the other car-- the only one to survive-- is believed to be at fault. As rumors begin to fly and accusations spin, allegiances form and long-kept secrets emerge. At the center of the whirlwind are four women, each grappling with loss, regret, shame, and lies: Marglyn, a grieving mother; Darcy, whose son had been behind the wheel; Ava, a substitute teacher with a scandalous secret; and Leah, a cheerleader who should have been in the car with her friends, but wasn't. If the truth comes out, will it bring redemption-- or will it be their downfall?

Even if it kills her

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by White, Kate, 1950-
Publisher Harper, 2017.
First edition.
428 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F WHITE

A song unheard

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by White, Roseanna M., 1982-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
403 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F WHITE
Summary "Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I--to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won--until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe. But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't--that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has"--Page [4] of cover.

A time to stand

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Whitlow, Robert, 1954-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, 2017. ©2017
399, [3] pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F WHITLOW
Summary "In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side? Adisa Johnson, a young African American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career. Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital. Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable--defend the officer. As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime. This highly relevant and gripping novel challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice, to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves"--

What the hell did I just read : a novel of cosmic horror

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Wong, David, 1975 January 10-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
375 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F WON
Summary "It's the story "They" don't want you to read. Though, to be fair, "They" are probably right about this one. To quote the Bible, "Learning the truth can be like loosening a necktie, only to realize it was the only thing keeping your head attached." No, don't put the book back on the shelf -- it is now your duty to purchase it to prevent others from reading it. Yes, it works with e-books, too, I don't have time to explain how. While investigating a fairly straightforward case of a shape-shifting interdimensional child predator, Dave, John and Amy realized there might actually be something weird going on. Together, they navigate a diabolically convoluted maze of illusions, lies, and their own incompetence in an attempt to uncover a terrible truth they -- like you -- would be better off not knowing. Your first impulse will be to think that a story this gruesome -- and, to be frank, stupid -- cannot possibly be true. That is precisely the reaction "They" are hoping for. John Dies at the End's "smart take on fear manages to tap into readers' existential dread on one page, then have them laughing the next" (Publishers Weekly) and This Book is Full of Spiders was "unlike any other book of the genre" (Washington Post). Now, New York Times bestselling author David Wong is back with What the Hell Did I Just Read, the third installment of this black-humored thriller series."--provided by Amazon.com.

The house on Foster Hill

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Wright, Jaime Jo,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
364 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F WRIGHT
Summary "Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather's Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house's dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide. A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy's search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives--including her own--are lost?"--Google Books.

Grist Mill Road : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Yates, Christopher J,
Publisher Picador, 2018.
First edition.
342 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F YATES
Summary The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends--Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah--are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again--with even more devastating results--

One station away

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson,
Publisher ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
299 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number FIC OLAF OLAFSSON
Summary An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. An elusive dancer whose untimely death her fiancé is desperate to untangle. A mysterious patient who is comatose after a violent accident.

The light we lost

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:54
by Santopolo, Jill,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
328 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F SAN
Summary Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story--their story--at the very beginning. Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated--perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts. Me Before You meets One Day in this devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending. A Love Story for a new generation.

Chemistry : a novel

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:54
by Wang, Weike,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
211 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F WAN
Summary "A novel about a young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires"--

Affections

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 09:54
by Hasbún, Rodrigo, 1981-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
132 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F HAS
Summary "Inspired by real events, Affections is the story of the eccentric, fascinating Ertl clan, headed by the egocentric and extraordinary Hans, once the cameraman for the Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. Shortly after the end of World War II, Hans and his family flee to Bolivia to start over. There, the ever-restless Hans decides to embark on an expedition in search of the fabled lost Inca city of Paititi, enlisting two of his daughters to join him on his outlandish quest into the depths of the Amazon, with disastrous consequences. Set against the backdrop of the both optimistic and violent 1950s and 1960s, Affections traces the Ertls's slow and inevitable breakdown through the various erratic trajectories of each family member: Hans's undertakings of colossal, foolhardy projects and his subsequent spectacular failures; his daughter Monika, heir to his adventurous spirit, who joins the Bolivian Marxist guerrillas and becomes known as "Che Guevara's avenger"; and his wife and two younger sisters left to pick up the pieces in their wake. In this short but powerful work, Hasbún weaves a masterfully layered tale of how a family's voyage of discovery ends up eroding the affections that once held it together"--

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