New Adult Fiction

The other side of everything : a novel

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:19
by Owens, Lauren Doyle, 1978-
Publisher Touchstone, 2018.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
257 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F OWE
Summary "Laura Lippman meets Megan Abbott in this suspenseful literary debut about three generations of neighbors whose lives intersect in the aftermath of a crime. Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, Florida for decades and has kept to himself since his wife passed. When his neighbor is murdered, he emerges from his solitude to reconnect with his fellow octogenarians. These connections become a literal lifeline as a second, and then a third, elderly woman is murdered, and "the originals" as they call themselves, realize that they are being targeted. Amy Unger is an artist and cancer survivor whose emotional recovery has not been as successful as her physical one. After the woman next door is murdered, she begins to paint imagined scenes from the murder in an effort to cope with her own loss. But when her paintings prove to be too realistic, her neighbors grow suspicious, and she soon finds herself in the crosshairs of the police. And then there's Maddie Lowe, a teenage waitress whose mother recently abandoned the family. As Maddie struggles to keep her family together and maintain the appearance of normal teenage life, she finds herself drawn to the man the police say is the killer. As they navigate their increasingly dangerous and tumultuous worlds, Bernard, Amy, and Maddie begin to uncover the connections between them, and the past and present, in a novel that ultimately proves the power of tragedy to spark renewal"--

The living infinite : a novel

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Acevedo, Chantel,
Publisher Europa Editions, 2017.
312 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ACE
Summary After her cloistered childhood at the Spanish court, her youth spent in exile, and a loveless marriage, Eulalia gladly departs Europe for the New World. In the company of Thomas Aragon, the son of her one-time wet nurse and a small-town bookseller with a thirst for adventure, she travels by ship first to a Cuba bubbling with revolutionary fervor then on to the 1893 Chicago World Fair. She is there as an emissary of the Bourbon dynasty and a guest of the Fair, but secretly she is in America to find a publisher for her scandalous, incendiary autobiography, a book that might well turn the old world order on its head.

Wolf season

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Benedict, Helen
Publisher Bellevue Literary Press, 2017.
First edition.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F BEN
Summary "After a hurricane devastates a small town in upstate New York, the lives of three women and their young children are irrevocably changed. Rin, an Iraq War veteran, tries to protect her blind daughter and the three wolves under her care. Naema, a widowed doctor who fled Iraq with her wounded son, faces life-threatening injuries. Beth, who is raising a troubled son, waits out her marine husband's deployment in Afghanistan, equally afraid of him coming home and of him never returning at all. As they struggle to maintain their humanity and find hope, their war-torn lives collide in a way that will affect their entire community"--

Many Sparrows : a novel

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Benton, Lori,
Publisher WaterBrook, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F BEN
Summary "When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, captured by Shawnees, she'll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. Frontiersman and adopted Shawnee, Jeremiah Ring, promises to guide Clare through the wilderness and help her recover Jacob. Once they reach the Shawnees and discover Jeremiah's own Shawnee sister, Rain Crow, has taken custody of Jacob--renaming him Many Sparrows--keeping his promise becomes far more complicated, the consequences more wrenching, than Jeremiah could have foreseen"--

The indigo girl : a novel

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Boyd, Natasha
Publisher Blackstone Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
342 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Call Number F BOY
Summary The story of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, who ran her father's plantation outside Charleston, South Carolina in the 1700s and struck a bargain with the plantation's slaves--teach her how to make indigo and she would teach them to read.

Haunted nights : a Horror Writers Association anthology

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Datlow, Ellen.
Publisher Anchor, 2017.
First edition.
xii, 352 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HAU
Summary "Sixteen never-before-published chilling tales that explore every aspect of our darkest holiday, Halloween, co-edited by Ellen Datlow, one of the most successful and respected genre editors, and Lisa Morton, a leading authority on Halloween. In addition to stories about scheming jack-o'-lanterns, vengeful ghosts, otherworldly changelings, disturbingly realistic haunted attractions, masks that cover terrifying faces, murderous urban legends, parties gone bad, cult Halloween movies, and trick or treating in the future, Haunted Nights also offers terrifying and mind-bending explorations of related holidays like All Souls' Day, Dia de los Muertos, and Devil's Night. "With Graveyard Weeds and Wolfbane Seeds" by Seanan McGuire "Dirtmouth" by Stephen Graham Jones" "A Small Taste of the Old Countr" by Jonathan Maberry "Wick's End" by Joanna Parypinski "The Seventeen Year Itch" by Garth Nix "A Flicker of Light on Devil's Night" by Kate Jonez "Witch-Hazel" by Jeffrey Ford "Nos Galen Gaeaf" by Kelley Armstrong "We're Never Inviting Amber Again" by S. P. Miskowski "Sisters" by Brian Evenson "All Through the Night" by Elise Forier Edie "A Kingdom of Sugar Skulls and Marigolds" by Eric J. Guignard "The Turn" by Paul Kane "Jack" by Pat Cadigan "Lost in the Dark" by John Langan "The First Lunar Halloween" by John R. Little"--

The twilight pariah

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Ford, Jeffrey, 1955-
Publisher A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
169 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F FOR
Summary All Maggie, Russell, and Henry wanted out of their last college vacation was to get drunk and play archaeologist in an old house in the woods outside of town. When they excavate the mansion's outhouse they find way more than they bargained for: a sealed bottle filled with a red liquid, along with the bizarre skeleton of a horned child

Thalia : a Texas trilogy

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by McMurtry, Larry
Publisher Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
First edition.
xiii, 722 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F MCM

Perfectly undone

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:18
by Raintree, Jamie,
Publisher Graydon House, [2017] ©2017
299 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F RAI
Summary Dr. Dylan Michaels cannot start married life with her long-time boyfriend Cooper with her sister's death on her conscience, but when Cooper reveals a secret of his own, Dylan is no longer sure of her future happiness.

Halsey Street

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by Coster, Naima,
Publisher Little A, [2017]. ©2017
320 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F COS
Summary Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She's accepted that her future won't be what she'd dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her old neighborhood, even her past is unrecognizable. Old haunts have been razed, and wealthy white strangers have replaced every familiar face in Bed-Stuy. Even her mother, Mirella, has abandoned the family to reclaim her roots in the Dominican Republic. That took courage. It's also unforgivable. When Penelope moves into the attic apartment of the affluent Harpers, she thinks she's found a semblance of family, and maybe even love. But her world is upended again when she receives a postcard from Mirella asking for reconciliation. As old wounds are reopened, and secrets revealed, a journey across an ocean of sacrifice and self-discovery begins.

The pearl sister : Cece's story

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by Riley, Lucinda,
Publisher Atria Books, 2018.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
510 pages, 7 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call Number F RIL
Summary "From the breathtaking beaches of Thailand to the barely tamed wilds of colonial Australia, The Pearl Sister is the next captivating story in New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley's epic series about two women searching for a place to call home. CeCe D'Apliese has always felt like an outcast. But following the death of her father--the reclusive billionaire affectionately called Pa Salt by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe--she finds herself more alone than ever. With nothing left to lose, CeCe delves into the mystery of her familial origins. The only clues she holds are a black and white photograph and the name of a female pioneer who once traversed the globe from Scotland to Australia. One hundred years earlier, Kitty McBride, a clergyman's daughter, abandoned her conservative upbringing to serve as the companion to a wealthy woman traveling from Edinburgh to Adelaide. Her ticket to a new land brings the adventure she dreamed of.

Fall from grace : a novel

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2018]
First edition.
303 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F STE
Summary "Sydney Wells's perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew's vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters' warnings. Naive, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution. What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity. Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Taking life by the horns, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, risking all in an exotic, unfamiliar world. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of"--

Anatomy of a scandal

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 05:18
by Vaughan, Sarah, 1972-
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2018. ©2017
First edition.
392 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F VAU
Summary "An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain's privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake. Sophie's husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart. Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes. Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience? Despite her privileged upbringing, Sophie is well aware that her beautiful life is not inviolable. She has known it since she and James were first lovers, at Oxford, and she witnessed how easily pleasure could tip into tragedy. Most people would prefer not to try to understand what passes between a man and a woman when they are alone: alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in an elevator ... Or alone in the moonlit courtyard of an Oxford college, where a girl once stood before a boy, heart pounding with excitement, then fear. Sophie never understood why her tutorial partner Holly left Oxford so abruptly. What would she think, if she knew the truth?"--

The dark lake

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Bailey, Sarah (Australian author),
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First U.S. hardcover edition.
xii, 384 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F BAI
Summary The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama. As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town's richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her? Rosalind's enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets--an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past.

The Lairdbalor

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Kaufman, Kathleen (Registered nurse)
Publisher Turner Publishing Company, [2017]
272 pages 22 cm
Call Number YA F KAU
Summary Seven-year-old Jamie falls down a very long hill into a nightmare world where nothing is familiar except the Lairdbalor, his personal bogeyman come to life.


Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by McIntosh, Matthew,
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition, first edition.
ix, 1660 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Call Number F MCI

We own tonight

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:17
by Michaels, Corinne,
Publisher [publisher not identified], [2017] ©2017
328 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F MIC
Summary After one night with her celebrity crush Eli Walsh, Heather can't run away fast enough while Eli cannot let Heather go.

Love like blood

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 23:16
by Billingham, Mark,
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.
First American hardcover edition.
422 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F BIL
Summary "Internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham's riveting new novel Love Like Blood marks the return of series character Tom Thorne, "the next superstar detective" (Lee Child), as he pairs up with perfectionist detective inspector Nicola Tanner of Die of Shame on an investigation that ventures into politically sensitive territory. DI Nicola Tanner needs Tom Thorne's help. Her partner, Susan, has been brutally murdered and Tanner is convinced that it was a case of mistaken identity--that she was the real target. The murderer's motive might have something to do with Tanner's recent work on a string of cold-case honor killings she believes to be related. Tanner is now on compassionate leave but insists on pursuing the case off the books and knows Thorne is just the man to jump into the fire with her. He agrees but quickly finds that working in such controversial territory is dangerous in more ways than one. And when a young couple goes missing, they have a chance to investigate a case that is anything but cold"--

The little French bistro : a novel

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 23:16
by George, Nina, 1973-
Publisher Crown, [2017]
First American edition.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F GEO
Summary Marianne Messman, a housewife, wants to escape her loveless marriage and an uncaring and unfeeling husband of 35 years. She and her husband, army sergeant major Lothar, take a trip to Paris, during which Marianne leaps of the Pont Neuf into the Seine, but she is saved from drowning by a homeless man. Angered by her behaviour Major Lothar takes a coach trip back home to Germany, expecting that a psychologist will escort Marianne home a few days later. However, Marianne comes across a hand-painted scene of the tiny port of Kerdruc in Brittany, and becomes fixated with the place.

Walk in the fire

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 20:16
by Post, Steph,
Publisher Polis Books, 2018.
First hardcover edition.
313 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F POS
Summary Judah Cannon is still trying to extricate the Cannon family from the crime ring they are known and feared for when he finds himself in the sights of Everett Weaver, a cold blooded killer and drug runner in Daytona who doesn't take no for an answer. When ATF Special Agent Clive Grant arrives to investigate a church fire, Judah ends up walking a dangerous path that might cost him everything or might win him it all.