New Adult Fiction

The orphan of Florence

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:17
by Kalogridis, Jeanne
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 324 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F KAL
Summary In this irresistible historical novel set in the turbulent world of the Medicis, a young woman finds herself driven from pick-pocketing to espionage when she meets a mysterious man.

The space between words

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:17
by Phoenix, Michèle,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
325 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F PHO
Summary "Michele Phoenix crafts a poignant story of a young woman recovering from the evils of this world through perseverance, hope, and the light in a centuries-old document"--

Dogs at the perimeter

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:17
by Thien, Madeleine, 1974-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, 2017. ©2011
First American edition.
253 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F THI
Summary Set in Cambodia during the regime of the Khmer Rouge and in present day Montreal, Dogs at the Perimeter tells the story of Janie, who as a child experiences the terrible violence carried out by the Khmer Rouge and loses everything she holds dear. Three decades later, Janie has relocated to Montreal, although the scars of her past remain visible.

Rose & Poe : a fable

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:17
by Todd, Jack, 1946-
Publisher ECW Press, 2017.
x, 233 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F TOD
Summary "Set in mythical Belle Coeur County in a time not too far from our own, Rose & Poe gloriously re-imagines Shakespeare's The Tempest from the point of view of Caliban and his mother. Rose and her giant, simple son, Poe, live quietly on the fringes of their town - tending their goats and working at odd jobs. Prosper Thorne, banished from his big-city law practice and worrying about his fading memory, obsessively watches over his beloved daughter Miranda. When Poe erupts from the forest one day carrying Miranda's bruised and bloody body, he is arrested, despite his protestations of get help-get help-get help. Overnight, Rose and Poe find themselves pariahs in the county where they have lived all their lives. In the face of bitter hatred and threats from her neighbors, the implacable Rose devotes all her strength to proving Poe's innocence and saving him from prison or worse. Rose & Poe is a tale of a mother's boundless love for an apparently unlovable child, and a stunning fable for our own troubled times"--

A time to stand

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:17
by Whitlow, Robert, 1954-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, 2017. ©2017
399 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F WHI
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"-- "Robert Whitlow's A Time to Stand explores racism and the way it is tearing apart our communities across the country. In an all too familiar scenario pitting law enforcement against the communities they defend and protect, where is the justice? Where is the hope?"--

Girl unknown : a novel

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:12
by Perry, Karen, 1974-
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
First edition.
289 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F PER
Summary A professor's marriage and family begin to unravel when one of his students tells him that he might be her father.

The unforgotten : a novel

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:12
by Powell, Laura (Writer and editor),
Publisher Gallery Books, 2018.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
291 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F POW
Summary "It is the summer of 1956, and fifteen-year-old Betty Broadbent has never left the Cornish fishing village of St. Steele or ventured far beyond the walls of the Hotel Eden, the slightly ramshackle boarding house run by her moody, unpredictable mother. But Betty's world is upended when a string of brutal murders brings London's press corps flooding into the village, many of whom find lodging at the Hotel Eden. She is instantly transfixed by one of the reporters, the mysterious and strangely aloof Mr. Gallagher--and he, fully twice her age, seems equally transfixed by her. The unlikely relationship that blooms between Betty and Mr. Gallagher is as overlaid with longing and desire as it is with impropriety and even menace. And as the shocking death toll rises, both Betty and Mr. Gallagher are forced to make a devastating choice, one that will shape their own lives--and the life of an innocent man--forever. With narratives that shift from 1956 to the present day and back, The Unforgotten is a mesmerizing and eerie portrayal of two people bound to each other by a secret that has the power to shape, and destroy, lives"--

The plea : a novel

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Cavanagh, Steve,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2018. ©2017
First U.S. edition.
358 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F CAV

The which way tree

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Crook, Elizabeth, 1959-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, [2018]
First edition.
279 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number XX(1653571.4)
Summary Early one morning in the remote hill country of Texas, a panther savagely attacks a family of homesteaders, mauling a young girl named Samantha and killing her mother, whose final act is to save her daughter's life. Samantha and her half brother, Benjamin, survive, but she is left traumatized, her face horribly scarred. The Which Way Tree is the story of Samantha's unshakeable resolve to stalk and kill the infamous panther, rumored across the Rio Grande to be a demon, and avenge her mother's death. In their quest she and Benjamin, now orphaned, enlist a charismatic Tejano outlaw and a haunted, compassionate preacher with an aging but relentless tracking dog. As the members of this unlikely posse hunt the panther, they are in turn pursued by a hapless but sadistic Confederate soldier.

Only killers and thieves : a novel

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Howarth, Paul,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
319 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HOW
Summary It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an afternoon swimming at a remote waterhole filled by the downpour, fourteen-year-old Tommy and sixteen-year-old Billy meet with a shocking tragedy.

Only child

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Navin, Rhiannon, 1978-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
First edition.
287 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F NAV
Summary Surviving a horrific school shooting, a six-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.

Unforgivable love

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Scott, Sophfronia,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
509, 7 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F SCO
Summary In this vivid reimagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it's the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball's color barrier and a sweltering stretch has Harlem's elite fleeing the city for Westchester County's breezier climes, two predators stalk amidst the manicured gardens and fine old homes. Heiress Mae Malveaux rules society with an angel's smile and a heart of stone. She made up her mind long ago that nobody would decide her fate. To have the pleasure she craves, control is paramount, especially control of the men Mae attracts like moths to a flame. Valiant Jackson always gets what he wants, and he's wanted Mae for years. The door finally opens for him when Mae strikes a bargain: seduce her virginal young cousin, Cecily, who is engaged to Frank Washington. Frank values her innocence above all else. If successful, Val's reward will be a night with Mae. But Val secretly seeks another prize. Elizabeth Townsend is fiercely loyal to her church and her civil rights attorney husband. Certain there is something redeemable in Mr. Jackson. Little does she know that her worst mistake will be Val's greatest triumph.

This is what happened

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:55
by Herron, Mick,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2018]
261 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HER
Summary Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk.

The glass forest : a novel

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:55
by Swanson, Cynthia, 1965-
Publisher Touchstone, 2018.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
340 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F SWANSON
Summary "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths. In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she's married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. When Paul's niece, Ruby, reports that her father, Henry, has committed suicide, and that her mother, Silja, is missing, Angie and Paul drop everything and fly to the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York to be by Ruby's side. Angie thinks they're coming to the rescue of Paul's grief-stricken young niece, but Ruby is a composed and enigmatic seventeen-year-old who resists Angie's attempts to nurture her. As Angie learns more about the complicated Glass family, staying in Henry and Silja's eerie and ultra-modern house on the edge of the woods, she begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage. Through Silja's flashbacks, Angie's discovery of astonishing truths, and Ruby's strategic dissection of her parents' state of affairs, a story of love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal is revealed"--

Hide and seek : a Detective Helen Grace thriller

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Arlidge, M. J.
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
Berkley trade paperback edition.
404 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F ARL
Summary "As one of HM Prison Holloway's most high-profile new inmates, Helen Grace has a target on her back and nowhere to hide. She has made a long list of enemies over the course of her career--some are incarcerated within these very walls. When one of Helen's fellow prisoners is found mutilated and murdered in her own locked cell, it's clear that the killer is someone on the inside. But time is running out for Helen as she races to expose the person who framed her, and the body count in the prison starts to climb. Helen will need to draw on all her investigative skills and instincts to catch the serial killer behind these murders and discover the truth--unless the killer finds her first"--

The trick : a novel

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Bergmann, Emanuel, 1972-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria books hardcover edition.
375 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F BER
Summary "Sweeping between Prague during World War II and modern day Los Angeles, this deeply moving debut follows a young Jewish man in 1934 who falls in love and joins the circus as the country descends into war. Decades later, a young boy seeks out the now cynical, elderly magician in the hopes that his spells might keep his family together. Prague, 1934: The fifteen-year-old rabbi's son Moshe Goldenhirsch marvels at the legendary circus magician known as the Half-Moon Man. Unexpectedly, he falls madly in love with the magician's delightful assistant, spurring him to run away from home to join the circus, which is slowly making its way to Germany as war looms on the horizon. Soon, he becomes a world-renowned magician known as the Great Zabbatini, even sought after by Adolf Hitler. But when Moshe is discovered to be a Jew, only his special talent can save him from perishing in a concentration camp. Los Angeles, 2007: Ten-year-old Max Cohn is convinced that magic can bring his estranged parents back together before they divorce. So one night he climbs out of his bedroom window in search of the Great Zabbatini, certain this powerful magician has the power to reunite his family"--

The last to see me : a novel

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Dressler, Mylène, 1963-
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
First editon.
264 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F DRE
Summary "In a small logging town in northern California, young Emma Rose Finnis was born and died. Now, no one remembers her hardworking life and her grand dreams--but she remembers. She remembers everything. Emma Rose is still here, one hundred years after her death . . . and she doesn't plan on leaving. But when a determined hunter arrives with instructions to "clean" Emma Rose out of her haunt, the stately Lambry mansion, death suddenly isn't the worst fate imaginable. Emma Rose refuses to be hounded from the only place she's ever found peace, even if it means waging a war on the living . . . and the dead"

The deep dark descending

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Eskens, Allen, 1963-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
285 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ESK
Summary "Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for. On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice"--

The miranda : a novel

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Nicholson, G. J.,
Publisher The Unnamed Press, [2017].
271 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F NIC
Summary The Miranda is at turns a biting satire about the secrets we keep from our neighbors, and about the invisible and unceasing state of war in which most Westerners unconsciously live. --

The best kind of people : a novel

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:51
by Whittall, Zoe,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
430 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F WHI
Summary The Woodburys cherish life in the affluent, bucolic suburb of Avalon Hills, Connecticut. George is a beloved science teacher at the local prep school, a hero who once thwarted a gunman, and his wife, Joan, is a hardworking ER nurse. They have brought up their children in this thriving town of wooded yards and sprawling lakes. Then one night a police car pulls up to the Woodbury home and George is charged with sexual misconduct with students from his daughters school. As he sits in prison awaiting trial and claiming innocence, Joan vaults between denial and rage as friends and neighbors turn cold. Their daughter, seventeen-year-old Sadie, is a popular high school senior who becomes a social outcast and finds refuge in an unexpected place. Her brother, Andrew, a lawyer in New York, returns home to support the family, only to confront unhappy memories from his past. A writer tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely mens rights activist group attempts to recruit Sadie for their cause.