New Adult Fiction

The Imam of Tawi-Tawi

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:50
by Hamilton, Ian, 1946-
Publisher Spiderline, 2018.
375 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F HAM
Summary "In the latest novel in the bestselling Ava Lee series, Ava is contracted by a senator in the Philippines to quietly investigate a college on an island province that he suspects is training terrorists. While working with a CIA agent to uncover an international plot, horrific in size and scope, Ava's judgement and morals are tested like never before."--

The Saturday Night Supper Club

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 05:50
by Laureano, Carla,
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2018]
xii, 401 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F LAU
Summary Denver chef Rachel Bishop won a James Beard Award and heads up her own fine-dining restaurant-- until she is the target of a smear campaign. Alex Kanin was highlighting the pitfalls of online criticism-- and destroyed the career of a perfect stranger. Plagued by guilt, he agrees to help rebuild Rachel's tarnished image by offering his connections and his home to host an exclusive pop-up dinner party targeted to the Saturday Night Supper Club. As they work together to make the project a success, can Rachel give up her lifelong goals without losing her identity as well?

Love by the numbers

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 05:49
by Hilton, Laura V., 1963-
Publisher Whitaker House, [2018] ©2018
272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Call Number F HIL
Summary "After a buggy accident claims the life of her fiancé Lydia Hershberger makes a fresh start in Jamesport, Missouri, managing a gift store, where she meets Caleb Bontrager, the young man hired to do the bookkeeping. When false allegations by the bishop back home catch up with Lydia, can she clear her name and find lasting happiness?"--Provided by publisher"--

Killed in action : an equalizer novel

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 05:49
by Sloan, Michael, 1946-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018.
First edition.
324 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F SLO
Summary McCall's first client is a distraught mother who is desperate to locate her young daughter, drawn into the shadowy world of white slavery. But this client may not be all she appears to be. At the time same, McCall is approached by a diplomat who works for the United Nations. Her son, an American Captain in the US Army, is part of a contingent advising Syrian Rebel forces in their fight against the Jihadists. He has been reported KIA, but his body has not been found. His mother asks McCall to find out if her son is alive or dead. When McCall embarks on a suicidal rescue mission in Syria, he stumbles upon a terror plot aimed at the United States. McCall discovers the key to the terror attacks is his one-time boss, Control, the head of a spy organization called The Company. He is missing. His life has been deleted from all personal and intelligence records, as if he never existed. McCall has to find his old friend and stop these terror attacks from being carried out on American soil.

New York station

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 17:40
by Dudley, Lawrence,
Publisher Blackstone Publishing, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
378 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F DUD
Summary In August 1940--eighteen months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor--Anglo American MI6 agent Roy Hawkins is mysteriously rushed from Nazi-occupied Paris to New York. Enraged at being ordered away from what he believes is the real fight against Nazism and Fascism, he wants to get back to Paris as soon as possible, even though he knows it means almost certain death.In New York he is shocked and sickened to encounter a now-alien America increasingly dominated by right-wing extremists, including a new radio celebrity, Walter Ventnor. After a tense encounter with his friend and mentor William Stephenson, he agrees to temporarily pursue a Nazi commercial envoy, Hans Ludwig, and try and stop him from stealing American submarine warfare secrets.Hawkins follows Ludwig to the elite Saratoga racing meeting, where Ludwig is cultivating top American business leaders. There he meets the scion of an ancient and aristocratic New York family, Daisy van Schenck. After persuading Daisy to throw Ludwig out of the mansion he has rented, Hawkins finds himself increasingly attracted to her, and to the possibility of a different life.When Hawkins discovers a Nazi plot to rig the presidential election, he is forced to choose between duty and the woman he loves.

The secrets on Chicory Lane : a novel

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:37
by Benson, Raymond, 1955-
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
vii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F BEN

Forest of a thousand lanterns

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:37
by Dao, Julie C.,
Publisher Philomel Books, [2017]
363 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number YA F DAO
Summary Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng's majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high? Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins--sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

The best of Richard Matheson

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:37
by Matheson, Richard, 1926-2013,
Publisher Penguin Books, 2017.
xviii, 407 pages ; 20 cm.
Call Number F MAT
Summary "Among the greats of 20th-century horror and fantasy, few names stand above Richard Matheson. Though known by many for novels like I Am Legend and his sixteen Twilight Zone episodes, Matheson truly shines in his chilling, masterful short stories. Since his first story appeared in 1950, virtually every major writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy has fallen under his influence, including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, and Joe Hill, as well as filmmakers like Stephen Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. Matheson revolutionized horror by taking it out of Gothic castles and strange cosmos and setting it in the darkened streets and suburbs we recognize as our own. He infused tales of the fantastic and supernormal with dark explorations of human nature, delving deep into the universal dread of feeling alone and threatened in a dangerous world. The Best of Richard Matheson brings together his greatest hits as chosen by Victor LaValle, an expert on horror fiction and one of its brightest talents, marking the first major overview of Matheson's legendary career"--

Never coming back

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:37
by McGhee, Alison, 1960-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
248 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MCG
Summary "When Clara Winter left her rural Adirondack Mountain town for college, she never looked back. Her mother, Tamar, a fiercely independent but loving woman who raised Clara on her own, all but pushed her out the door, forcing Clara to build a new life for herself, far from her roots, far from her high school boyfriend, far from the life she has always known. Now more than a decade has passed, and Clara, a successful writer, has been summoned home. Tamar has become increasingly forgetful and can no longer live on her own. But just as her mother's memory is beginning to slip away, Clara's questions are building. Why was Tamar so insistent that Clara leave home all those years ago? Just what secrets was she hiding? If Clara, too, carries inside her the gene for early-onset Alzheimer's, what does that mean for her own future? With great tenderness and humanity, Alison McGhee tells the story of a young woman finding her way in life, determined to know her mother--and by extension herself--before it's too late"--

Tool of war

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Bacigalupi, Paolo,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
377 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BAC
Summary In a future beset with rising seas, corporate government, and constant civil war, a bioengineered half-man/half-beast super-soldier who calls himself Tool breaks his conditioning to overcome his genetically enhanced sense of loyalty to the corporation that created him and seeks revenge against his old masters.

In the distance

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Diaz, Hernan, 1973-
Publisher Coffee House Press, 2017.
256 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F DIA
Summary "A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels east in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing west. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness"--Cover flap.

Cold Harbor

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by FitzSimmons, Matthew,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, 2017.
306 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F FIT
Summary "After a period of brutal isolation in a CIA blacksite prison, former Marine and gifted hacker Gibson Vaughn is free-- but with no idea where he was or how much time he's lost. Struggling to maintain his grip on reality, he races to return to the life he left behind. Angry and disoriented, he turns to vengence and the man responsible for his rendition. But Gibson's drive for retribution and the ghosts of his violent past plunge him back into a world he only wants to escape"--

Turtles all the way down

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Green, John, 1977-
Publisher Dutton Books, [2017]
286 pages ; 22 cm
Regular print
Call Number YA F GRE
Summary It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Paris in the present tense

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Helprin, Mark,
Publisher The Overlook Press, 2017.
First edition.
394 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HEL
Summary Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour--a maitre at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust--must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present.

The librarian of Auschwitz

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Iturbe, Antonio, 1967-
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First American edition.
423, [1] pages ; 24 cm
Call Number YA F ITU
Summary Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond. Based on a true story.

Among the red stars

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Katz, Gwen C.,
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
376 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F KAT
Summary Determined to help the effort, female Russian air pilot Valka signs up to join an all-female aviation group, but as the war intensifies she has to decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she calls home.

Crimes of the father : a novel

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Keneally, Thomas,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017. ©2016
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
x, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F KEN
Summary From one of our greatest living writers, a bold and timely novel about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak truth to power. Sent away from his native Australia to Canada due to his radical preaching against the Vietnam War, apartheid, and other hot button issues, Father Frank Docherty made for himself a satisfying career as a psychologist and monk. When he returns to Australia to lecture on the future of celibacy and the Catholic Church, he is unwittingly pulled into the lives of two people, a young man, via his suicide note, and an ex-nun, both of whom claim to have been sexually abused by a prominent monsignor. As a member of the commission investigating sex abuse within the Church, and as a man of character and conscience, Docherty decides he must confront each party involved and try to bring the matter to the attention of both the Church and the secular authorities. What follows will shake him to the core and call into question many of his own choices. This riveting, profoundly thoughtful novel is "the work of a richly experienced and compassionate writer [with] an understanding of a deeply wounded culture" (Sydney Morning Herald). It is an exploration of what it is to be a person of faith in the modern world, and of the courage it takes to face the truth about an institution you love.

The Nowhere Girls

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Reed, Amy Lynn
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
404 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F REE
Summary "Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them"--

Fairytale : a novel

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
275 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F STE
Summary Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and château modeled after Christophe's ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents' love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother's death from cancer. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. The Countess de Pantin is the essence of Parisian seductiveness and sophistication. Within weeks they are a clandestine couple, making love like teenagers, glowing with their secret. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother's mercy, and that of the two evil stepbrothers who appear. Camille needs to fight--first for her legacy, and then for her very life. But as she grapples with the plots being carried out against her, the countess's elderly, kind, clever mother becomes her only ally, and a childhood friend emerges as a prince worthy of any fairytale. A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America's favorite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.

White chrysanthemum

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Bracht, Mary Lynn,
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
305 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1637932.4)
Summary ". . . a sweeping historical debut for fans of Lilac Girls, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Kristin Hannah that brings to life the heartbreaking history of Korea through the deeply moving and redemptive story of two sisters separated by World War II" --