New Adult Fiction

The ballad of Black Bart

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Estleman, Loren D,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
237 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M EST
Summary Between July 1875 and November 1883, a single outlaw robbed the stagecoaches of Wells Fargo in Californias Mother Lode country a record of twenty-eight times. Armed with an unloaded shotgun, walking to and from the scenes of the robberies, often for hundreds of miles, and leaving poems behind, the infamous Black Bart was fiercely hunted. Between robberies, Black Bart was known as Charles E. Bolton, a distinguished, middle-aged man who enjoyed San Franciscos entertainments in the company of socialites drawn to his quiet, temperate good nature and upper-class tastes.Meanwhile, James B. Hume, Wells Fargos legendary chief of detectives, made Barts apprehension a matter of personal as well as professional interest.

Dark rites

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Mira Books [2017] ©2017
310 pages ; 25 cm.
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Call Number F GRA
Summary A series of bizarre assaults is mystifying Boston police: an unknown attacker is viciously beating random strangers and leaving a note quoting an old warning about witchcraft. History professor Alex Maple was one of the victims, and now he's gone missing. Vickie Preston is certain that someone has taken her friend for malicious purposes. She's having blood-drenched visions that seem to be staining her waking life, and the escalating attacks suggest that a dangerous cult is at work behind the scenes--a cult so powerful that its members would rather die than be apprehended. Vickie is grateful to have Special Agent Griffin Pryce and the FBI's elite Krewe of Hunters on her side. She and Griffin are finding their way in an increasingly passionate relationship, and Griffin is desperately trying to keep her safe and the two of them sane amid the disturbing investigation. The search for Alex will take them deep into the wilderness of Massachusetts on the trail of a serial killer, and it will take everything they have to survive the ancient evil that awakens and threatens not just the man they're striving to save but their very souls.

American drifter

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
316 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F GRA
Summary A young veteran of the US Army, River Roulet is struggling to shake the horrors of his past. War is behind him, but the memories remain. Desperate to distract himself from the images haunting him daily, River abandons the world he knows and flees to the country he's always dreamed of visiting: Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is everything he hoped for and more. In the lead-up to Carnaval, the city is alight with music, energy, and life. With a few friends at his side, River seems to be pulling his life together at last. Then he meets the enchanting Natal, an impassioned journalist and free spirit - who lives with the gangster that rules much of Rio. As their romance blossoms, River and Natal flee together into the interior of Brazil, where they are pursued by the sadistic drug lord, Tio Amato, and his men. When River is forced to kill one of those men, the chase becomes even deadlier. Not only is the powerful drug boss after them, the Brazilian government is on their trail as well.

Devils within

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Henson, S. F. (Sarah F.),
Publisher Sky Pony Press, [2017]
First edition.
395 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F HEN

Surviving Cyril

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Hootman, Ramsey,
Publisher Ramsey Hootman, [2017]
327 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F HOO
Summary "When Robin Matheson's husband is killed in Afghanistan, she finds herself suddenly alone: an outsider in a community grieving for the hometown hero it never really knew. Though the thought of spending the rest of her life without Tavis is exhausting, Robin has no choice but to pull herself together for the sake of their son. She finds some satisfaction in cutting ties with Tav's obnoxious best friend, Cyril--a 500-pound hacker who didn't even bother to come to the funeral. Unfortunately, her three-year-old decides Cyril is now his best buddy, and Robin can't bear to take anything else away from her son. A few hot dogs and video games won't do any permanent damage… right? Cyril doesn'' magically transform into a good person--or even a decent one--but he does prove to be a better role model than Robin expected. Gradually, she also begins to realize that Cyril may be the one person who truly understands the magnitude of her loss. He also knows far more about her husband's death than he's been letting on."--Back cover.

North Haven : a novel

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Moriarty, Sarah,
Publisher Little A, [2017]
First edition.
290 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MOR
Summary Sarah Moriarty's debut is a portrait of the family scars and faults passed along the generations, brilliantly capturing life on the Maine coastline, where time seems to stand still even as the waters never stop moving. On an island in Maine, four siblings arrive at their sprawling, old summer place for the Fourth of July. It's the Willoughbys' first summer without their parents, and their beloved house is falling apart. When a substantial offer is made on the estate, the two brothers and two sisters are forced to confront issues they had hoped to keep hidden. An homage to the layers and limits of the family bond, North Haven explores the shifting allegiances between siblings as they contend with their inheritance, the truth of family lore, and even the veracity of their own memories.

The ruined house : a novel

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Namdar, Ruby, 1964-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
First edition.
514 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F NAM
Summary Andrew P. Cohen, a successful NYU professor of comparative culture, is suddenly plagued with strange and inexplicable visions of an ancient religious ritual. As his superficially perfect world begins to unravel, he is forced to question his beliefs. Interspersed throughout the novel are pages from an ancient (pseudo)Talmudic text, harking back to the golden age of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Hidden in this frenzied, semi-opaque other narrative lies the mysterious key to understanding the drama of Andrew's life.

Count to ten : a Private novel

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, [2017] ©2016
368 pages ; 24 cm.
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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, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Reay, Katherine, 1970-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xiv, 305 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F REAY
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.

Careers for women : a novel

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Scott, Joanna, 1960-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
295 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F SCO
Summary Working for the New York Port Authority in the late 1950s under the tutelage of a legendary publicist, Maggie Gleason befriends her boss's newest protégé, who goes missing amid rumors about a devastating secret from the past.

A kind of freedom : a novel

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson,
Publisher Counterpoint, 2017.
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
230 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F SEXTON
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, 11/13/2017 - 04:37
by Taylor, C. L., 1973-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
First William Morrow paperback edition.
469, 12 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F TAY

Lies that bind : an Alex Duggins mystery

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:25
by Cameron, Stella,
Publisher Crème de la Crime, 2017.
First world edition.
233 pages ; 23 cm.
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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 velveteen daughter : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Huber, Laurel Davis,
Publisher She Writes Press, 2017. ©2017
399 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F HUB
Summary The Velveteen Daughter reveals for the first time the true story of two remarkable women: Margery Williams Bianco, the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time-- The Velveteen Rabbit --and her daughter Pamela, a world-renowned child prodigy artist whose fame at one time greatly eclipses her mother's. But celebrity at such an early age exacts a great toll. Pamela's dreams elude her as she struggles with severe depression, an overbearing father, an obsessive love affair, and a spectacularly misguided marriage. Throughout, her life raft is her mother. The glamorous art world of Europe and New York in the early 20th century and a supporting cast of luminaries--Eugene O'Neill and his wife Agnes (Margery's niece), Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Richard Hughes, author of A High Wind in Jamaica--provide a vivid backdrop to the Biancos' story. From the opening pages, the novel will captivate readers with its multifaceted and illuminating observations on art, family, and the consequences of genius touched by madness.

Gork, the teenage dragon

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Hudson, Gabe,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
380 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number FAN HUD
Summary "Gork isn't like the other dragons at WarWings Military Academy. He has a gigantic heart, two-inch horns, and an occasional problem with fainting. His nickname is Weak Sauce and his Will to Power ranking is Snacklicious--the lowest in his class. But he is determined not to let any of this hold him back as he embarks on the most important mission of his life: tonight, on the eve of his high school graduation, he must ask a female dragon to be his queen.If she says yes, they'll go off to conquer a foreign planet together. If she says no, Gork becomes a slave. Vying with Jocks, Nerds, Mutants, and Multi-Dimensioners to find his mate, Gork encounters an unforgettable cast of friends and foes, including Dr. Terrible, the mad scientist; Fribby, a robot dragon obsessed with death; and Metheldra, a healer specializing in acupuncture with swords. But finally it is Gork's biggest perceived weakness, his huge heart, that will guide him through his epic quest and help him reach his ultimate destination: planet Earth. A love story, a fantasy, and a coming-of-age story, Gork the Teenage Dragon is a wildly comic, beautifully imagined, and deeply heartfelt debut novel that shows us just how human a dragon can be"--

The goddesses : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Huntley, Swan,
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First Edition.
306 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F HUN
Summary "When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. Ana has short, black hair, a warm smile, and a hard-won wisdom that resonates deeply within Nancy. They are soon spending all their time together, sharing dinners, relaxing in Ana's hot tub, driving around Kona in the cute little car Ana helps Nancy buy. As Nancy grows closer and closer to Ana--skipping family dinners and leaving the twins to their own devices she feels a happiness and understanding unlike anything she's ever experienced, and she knows that she will do anything Ana asks of her"--Amazon.com

Played! : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Kahn, Michael A., 1952-
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
First edition
230 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F KAH
Summary "Every law firm has its backroom bench of brilliant workaholic nerds ferocious in their commitment to the law and to their clients. Such a player is Milton Bernstein of Abbott & Windsor ... Milton's younger brother Hal is his polar opposite--strikingly handsome, a high-school baseball legend in St. Louis who was on his way to the major leagues until he destroyed his prospects in a motorcycle accident ... But the lives of both brothers are about to change. Cherry, the bombshell third wife of St. Louis' most shark-like litigator, Lester Pitt, unexpectedly turns Hal's advances around. They become lovers. Coincidentally, Milton becomes the attack dog behind litigation to nail Pitt for running an insurance scam on his injured clients"--Cover flap.

Gather the daughters : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Melamed, Jennie,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
341 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F MEL
Summary A smoldering debut about an insular community on an island at the end of the world and the girls who start to question the rules that bind them.

The marriage pact : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Richmond, Michelle, 1970-
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017]
First edition.
414 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F RIC
Summary Picture-perfect newlyweds Alice and Jake are unexpectedly initiated into a mysterious organization designed to keep marriages happy and intact through seemingly sensible rules that become increasingly exacting and subject to brutal enforcement.

When the English fall : a novel

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 07:25
by Williams, David (David Gerald), 1969-
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
First edition.
242 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number SCI WIL
Summary Following a catastrophic solar storm and the subsequent collapse of modern civilization, the Englishers in the cities begin to invade the nearby Amish farms. Jacob's Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the violence, but defense is hindered by their beliefs. In protecting his family, will Jacob defy his beliefs and take up arms? His diary details his conflicts, both physical and internal.

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