New Adult Fiction

Count to ten : a Private novel

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:37
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, [2017] ©2016
368 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F PAT
Summary Santosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the world's finest investigation agency, needs him back. Jack is setting up a new office in Delhi, and Santosh is the only person he can trust. Still battling his demons, Santosh accepts, and it's not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them. Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house in an upmarket area of South Delhi. But this isn't just any house; this property belongs to the state government. With the crime scene in lockdown and information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target to be eliminated.

The Austen escape

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:37
by Reay, Katherine, 1970-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xiv, 305 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F REA
Summary After years of following her best friend's lead, Mary Davies finds a whimsical trip back to Austen's Regency England paves the way towards a new future.

A kind of freedom : a novel

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:37
by Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson,
Publisher Counterpoint, 2017.
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
230 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F SEX
Summary "Evelyn is a Creole woman who comes of age in New Orleans at the height of World War II. Her family inhabits the upper echelon of Black society, and when she falls for no-account Renard, she is forced to choose between her life of privilege and the man she loves. In 1982, Evelyn's daughter, Jackie, is a frazzled single mother grappling with her absent husband's drug addiction. Just as she comes to terms with his abandoning the family, he returns, ready to resume their old life. Jackie's son, T.C., loves the creative process of growing marijuana more than the weed itself. He was a square before Hurricane Katrina, but the New Orleans he knew didn't survive the storm. Fresh out of a four-month stint for drug charges, T.C. decides to start over--until an old friend convinces him to stake his new beginning on one last deal. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, and in its wake new threats spring up to haunt her descendants. A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history"-- Dust jacket.

The missing

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 09:37
by Taylor, C. L., 1973-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
First William Morrow paperback edition.
469, 12 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F TAY

Christmas at Carnton

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Alexander, Tamera,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
x, 245 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F ALE
Summary Recently widowed Aletta Prescott is struggling to hold herself together. A chance meeting with a wounded soldier during America's Civil War changes her life forever.

Bachelor girl : a novel

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Alkemade, Kim van,
Publisher Touchstone, 2018.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
405 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ALKEMADE
Summary "When the owner of the New York Yankees baseball team, Colonel Jacob Ruppert, takes Helen Winthrope, a young actress, under his wing, she thinks it's because of his guilt over her father's accidental death--and so does Albert Kramer, Ruppert's handsome personal secretary. Helen and Albert develop a deepening bond the closer they become to Ruppert, an eccentric millionaire who demands their loyalty in return for his lavish generosity. New York in the Jazz Age is filled with possibilities, especially for the young and single. Yet even as Helen embraces being a "bachelor girl"--a working woman living on her own terms--she finds herself falling in love with Albert, even after he confesses his darkest secret. When Ruppert dies, rumors swirl about his connection to Helen after the stunning revelation that he has left her the bulk of his fortune, which includes Yankee Stadium. But it is only when Ruppert's own secrets are finally revealed that Helen and Albert will be forced to confront the truth about their relationship to him--and to each other. Inspired by factual events that gripped New York City in its heyday, Bachelor Girl is a hidden history gem about family, identity, and love in all its shapes and colors"--

The undertaker's daughter

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Blædel, Sara,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
First edition.
326 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number BLA
Summary "Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen. Until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence: Her father--who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago--has died. And he's left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin. Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn't heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father's things--hoping for some insight into his new life in America--before preparing the business for a quick sale. But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder, and a killer who seems to still be very much alive, the undertaker's daughter realizes she might be in over her head..."--

My name is Venus Black : a novel

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Lloyd, Heather, 1964-
Publisher The Dial Press, [2018]
First edition.
352 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC LLOYD, HEATHER
Summary "A stirring debut novel about a young woman searching for her kidnapped brother after she commits a terrible crime but longs for redemption. Thirteen-year-old Venus Black, a straitlaced, straight-A student is the last person anyone would expect to get in trouble, but when she is arrested for committing a shocking crime, it is clear that there was more going on in Venus's world than anyone knew. When she is released from a juvenile detention center five years later, she assumes a new identity in the hope of escaping the pain of her past, the mother that disappointed her, and her criminal reputation. Most importantly, she pledges to find her beloved, mentally disabled younger brother, Leo, who was kidnapped while she was gone. A newcomer to fiction, Heather Lloyd crafts a constellation of captivating, fresh voices in this redemptive novel that forces us to question our definitions of right and wrong, the difficulties in starting over, and whether or not it's possible to forgive the family we're born with--and live with the family we choose to be our own"--

The escape artist

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Meltzer, Brad,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2018. ©2017
First edition.
x, 416 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MEL
Summary "Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery. Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes. Nola is the US Army's artist-in-residence--a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret--a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini"--

Silver girl : a novel

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Pietrzyk, Leslie, 1961-
Publisher The Unnamed Press, [2018] ©2018
334 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1661244.3)
Summary A nameless young woman starts her freshman year of college with one goal in mind: survival. Newly transplanted to the big city of chicago, she is one of the rare few to leave her hometown, let alone for a prestigious university. she is not driven by academic ambition, nor is she a social butterfly. Her true gift is an ability to understand the needs of others, and to reflect back the version of themselves they wish to see, rendering herself invisible. She conceals her deeply troubled past - especially from her charismatic yuppie-in-the-making best friend and roommate. For a while, she assimilates, living a new life not in any way her own. But the mask she wears cannot hide her secrets forever, and at some point she will be truly seen, possibly for the first time in her life. Set in the early 80s, against the backdrop of a city terrorized by the Tylenol Killer, a local psychopath rumored to be stuffing cyanide into drugstore meds, Silver Girl is a deftly psychological account of the nuances of sisterhood. Contrasting obsession and longing, need versus desire, Leslie Pietrzyk delves into the ways class and trauma are often enmeshed to dictate one's sense of self, and how a single relationships can sometimes lead to redemption.

Barbed wire heart

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Sharpe, Tess,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
First edition.
407 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Sharpe, Tess
Summary "Never cut the drugs--leave them pure. Guns are meant to be shot--keep them loaded. Family is everything--betray them and die. Harley McKenna is the only child of North County's biggest criminal. Duke McKenna's run more guns, cooked more meth, and killed more men than anyone around. Harley's been working for him since she was sixteen--collecting debts, sweet-talking her way out of trouble, and dreading the day he'd deem her ready to rule the rural drug empire he's built. Her time's run out. The Springfields, her family's biggest rivals, are moving in. Years ago, they were responsible for her mother's death, and now they're coming for Duke's only weak spot: his daughter. With a bloody turf war threatening to consume North County, Harley is forced to confront the truth: that her father's violent world will destroy her. Duke's raised her to be deadly--he never counted on her being disloyal. But if Harley wants to survive and protect the people she loves, she's got to take out Duke's operation and the Springfields. Blowing up meth labs is dangerous business, and getting caught will be the end of her, but Harley has one advantage: She is her father's daughter. And McKennas always win. From a powerful new voice in suspense fiction comes the unforgettable story of a young woman facing the most difficult choice of her life: family or freedom"--

Everyone Knows You Go Home

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Sylvester, Natalia
Publisher Amazon Pub 2018
Books
Call Number XX(1668728.2)

The story of our lives

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 06:37
by Warner, Helen,
Publisher Graydon House, [2018] ©2018
426 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F WARNER
Summary Every year they have met up for a vacation, but their time away is much more than just a bit of fun. Over time, it has become a lifesaver, as each of them struggles with life's triumphs and tragedies. Sophie, Emily, Amy and Melissa have been best friends since they were girls. They have seen each other through everything--from Sophie's private fear that she doesn't actually want to be a mother despite having two kids, to Amy's perfect-on-the-outside marriage that starts to reveal troubling warning signs, to Melissa's spiraling alcoholism, to questions that are suddenly bubbling up around the paternity of Emily's son. But could a lie that spans just as long as their friendship be the thing that tears them apart?

Lies that bind : an Alex Duggins mystery

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 21:31
by Cameron, Stella,
Publisher Crème de la Crime, 2017.
First world edition.
233 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F CAM
Summary When a body is discovered in the neighboring village of Underhill, Alex Duggins, owner of Folly-on-Weir's premier pub, The Black Dog, is determined not to get involved--for once. But when she learns that the person who found the body was young Kyle Gammage, who helps out at her friend Tony's veterinary clinic, she and Tony are reluctantly drawn into the murder investigation. In her desire to protect Kyle and his elder brother Scoot, Alex finds herself withholding vital information from the police. It's a misjudgement that will have far-reaching -- and possibly fatal -- consequences. Her relationship with Tony under strain, has Alex's silence put her and those she loves in danger?

The midnight line : a Jack Reacher novel

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:30
by Child, Lee
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
368 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M CHI
Summary "Reacher rides the bus north from Milwaukee. At a comfort stop in Wisconsin dairy country he takes a stroll. Among the cheap junk in a pawn shop window he notices a West Point class ring for sale. It's tiny. A woman cadet's ring. Why would she pawn it? Reacher knows what Serena Sanderson must have gone through to get it. He fights through a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster, following the trail of the ring to the emptiness of Wyoming, in search of Major Sanderson. Is she OK?"--

Moral defense : a Samantha Brinkman legal thriller

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:30
by Clark, Marcia,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2016] ©2016
416 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F CLA
Summary Samantha Brinkman is hired as the legal advocate for Cassie Sonnenberg after a brutal stabbing left the teenager's father and brother dead, and her mother barely clinging to life. It's a tabloid-ready case that has the nation in an uproar and Sam facing her biggest challenge yet. Why did Cassie survive? Is she hiding something?

America's first daughter

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:30
by Dray, Stephanie,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
590, 16 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F DRA

Future home of the living god : a novel

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:30
by Erdrich, Louise,
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
269 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ERD
Summary A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows pregnant thirty-two-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.

Conclave

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:30
by Harris, Robert, 1957-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
First United States edition.
285 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F HAR
Summary Following the sudden death of the Pope, cardinals from around the world gather in the Vatican to cast their votes for the new pontiff, but factions quickly form in what develops into a contentious convention.

Rich people problems : a novel

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:30
by Kwan, Kevin
Publisher Doubleday, 2017.
First edition.
397 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F KWA
Summary "[A] novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance" -- provided by publisher.

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