New Adult Fiction

The woman in the window

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 18:35
by Finn, A. J.,
Publisher William Morrow, [2018]
First edition.
427 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC FINN
Summary "It isn't paranoia if it's really happening ... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies ... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem"--

The music shop : a novel

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 18:35
by Joyce, Rachel,
Publisher Random House, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
306 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC JOYCE
Summary "It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need. Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann - practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse's reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem. Frank's passion for Ilse seems as misguided as his determination to save vinyl. How can a man so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of helping himself? And what will it take to show he loves her? The Music Shop is a story about good, ordinary people who take on forces too big for them. It's about falling in love and how hard it can be. And it's about music - how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems lost"--

Elmet : a novel

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 18:35
by Mozley, Fiona,
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
312 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F MOZ
Summary "The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions. Their father built things and hunted, working with his hands; sometimes he would disappear, forced to do secret, brutal work for money, but to them he was a gentle protector. Narrated by Daniel after a catastrophic event has occurred, Elmet mesmerizes even as it becomes clear the family's solitary idyll will not last. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, their innocence lost. Daddy and Cathy, both of them fierce, strong, and unyielding, set out to protect themselves and their neighbors, putting into motion a chain of events that can only end in violence. As rich, wild, dark, and beautiful as its Yorkshire setting, Elmet is a gripping debut about life on the margins and the power--and limits--of family loyalty." --

Fireblood

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Blake, Elly,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
410 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BLA
Summary Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother's homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master, gaining the trust of the wary Fireblood queen and access to the knowledge that will allow her to defeat the destructive Minax.

The pictures

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Bolton, Guy,
Publisher Point Blank, 2017. ©2017.
389 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F BOL
Summary Hollywood 1939. The year that The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind were made. Detective Craine has spent his life working as a studio fixer, whitewashing the misdemeanours and crimes committed by the studio players and stars. But now he's trying to turn his back on that life, following the recent death of his wife, as he's determined to be a better parent to his young son. But then Craine's services are called upon one last time. MGM need him to smooth over the press coverage of the suicide of one of their producers. And soon, what should be a straightforward case proves anything but when connections are made between it and a brutal murder across town. And that's just the start of the story.

Suburra

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Bonini, Carlo, 1967-
Publisher Europa Editions, 2017.
521 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F BON
Summary Suburra takes a deep dive into a politically and financially corrupt contemporary Italy, where a mighty local crime family, the Mafia, corrupt politicians, and new rabid criminal elements battle each other for control of a glittering prize--control over a multibillion dollar development twenty miles from the Italian capital. During the final days of Silvio Berlusconi's reign, a massive development proposal that will turn the depressed coastal settlement of Ostia into a gambling paradise, a Las Vegas on the Mediterranean, is winding its way through the Italian legislature thanks to the sponsorship of politicians in the pay of crime syndicates. It's business as usual in the Italian capital. Or so it seems. A vicious gang of local thugs loyal to nobody but themselves is insisting on a bigger cut than agreed upon. The Mafia and their political puppets aren't going to back down without a fight.--Provided by publisher.

We were strangers once : a novel

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Carter, Betsy, 1945-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
327 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F CAR
Summary "On the eve of World War II Egon Schneider--a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants, tenacious men and women drawn together as much by their differences as by their memories of the world they left behind. They each suffer degradations and triumphs large and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong friend, bestselling author Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a New York street corner; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driver, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an unlikely alliance; and Egon himself is forced to abandon his thriving medical practice to become the "Cheese Man" at a Washington Heights grocery. But their spirits remain unbroken, and when their little community is faced with an existential threat, these strangers rise up together in hopes of creating a permanent home. With her uncanny ability to create indelible characters in unforgettable circumstances, Betsy Carter has crafted a gorgeous novel that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt adrift and longed for home"--

Enigma

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Coulter, Catherine,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
xiv, 479 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F COU
Summary "When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn't realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using "John Doe" to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level. It's a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president's Chief of Staff's only son, Saxton Hainny. It's international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised"--

The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Fergus, Jim,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 337 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F FER
Summary "9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves. THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today" --

These healing hills

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Gabhart, Ann H., 1947-
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
360 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F GAB
Summary "When a young woman's plans for her future fall apart at the close of World War II, she discovers new purpose as a midwife in the hills of Kentucky--and a possible chance at new love"--

An inconvenient beauty

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Hunter, Kristi Ann,
Publisher Bethany House, [2017] ©2017
379 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F HUN
Summary The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, Frederica St. Claire, whom he see as his perfect bride, eludes his suit. Meanwhile the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?

The art of keeping secrets

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Johns, Rachael,
Publisher Mira, [2017]
Revised text edition.
444 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary They started out as the "misfit moms"--the trio of less-than-conventional parents at their sons' tony private school. They've shared everything. Or so they thought. Now, on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York City, they'll sightsee, they'll shop, they'll catch a few Broadway shows. They'll tell all. After seventeen years as a single parent, Neve will reveal a past sin that could destroy her relationship with her son. Emma will uncover the roots of her exhaustion and divulge the inappropriate feelings she has for her boss. And Flick--who knows a little about crafting a flawless exterior--will share the shocking truth that lies beneath the veneer of her perfect marriage. When the tight hold they've each kept on their secrets for years begins to slip, they must face the truth. Even if the truth will forever alter the course of their friendship and their lives.

The girl who takes an eye for an eye

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Lagercrantz, David
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LAG
Summary Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries. Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important expose for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist - and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child. Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life; and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost.

Bluebird, bluebird : a novel

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Locke, Attica,
Publisher Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
307 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LOC
Summary When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.

Little fires everywhere

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Ng, Celeste
Publisher Penguin Press, 2017. ©2017
338 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F NG
Summary In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster--Provided by Publisher.

The age of perpetual light : stories

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 21:31
by Weil, Josh,
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
254 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F WEI
Summary Stories selected from a decade of work that explore themes of progress, the pursuit of knowledge, and humankind's eternal attempt to decrease the darkness in the world. Beginning at the dawn of the past century, in the early days of electrification, and moving into an imagined future in which the world is lit day and night, each tale in The Age of Perpetual Light follows deeply-felt characters through different eras in American history; from a Jewish dry goods peddler who falls in love with an Amish woman while showing her the wonders of an Edison Lamp, to a 1940 farmers' uprising against the unfair practices of a power company, a Serbian immigrant teenage boy in 1990's Vermont desperate to catch a glimpse of an experimental satellite, to a back-to-the-land couple forced to grapple with their daughter's autism during winter's longest night.

Fools' river

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:23
by Hallinan, Timothy,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017]
360 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number M HAL
Summary "The two most difficult days in Bangkok writer Poke Rafferty's life begin with an emergency visit from Edward Dell, the almost-boyfriend of his teenage daughter, Maiow. The boy's father, Buddy, a late-middle-aged womanizer who has moved to Bangkok for happy hunting, has disappeared, and money is being siphoned out of his bank and credit card accounts. It soon becomes apparent that Buddy is in the hands of a pair of killers who prey on Bangkok's "sexpats"; when the accounts are empty, he'll be found, like a dozen others, floating facedown in a Bangkok canal with a weighted cast on his unbroken leg. His money is already almost gone. Over forty-eight frantic hours, Poke does everything he can to work the case before it's too late for him to do any good"--

The outcasts of time

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:23
by Mortimer, Ian, 1967-
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2018.
viii, 383 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MORTIMER

A state of freedom : a novel

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 03:23
by Mukherjee, Neel,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.
First American edition.
278 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F MUKHERJEE

The beloved hope chest

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:19
by Clipston, Amy
Publisher Zondervan, [2017]
xiii, 290 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F CLI
Summary "In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents' marriage--and about the sibling who has never been spoken of. Mattie Fisher's three daughters know that she's been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they've discovered a new clue about their mother's past. But there's a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she's not sure she's ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades? Mattie's story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache--and it's past time to share it"--

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