New Adult Fiction

Whorl

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:47
by Tarr, James.
Publisher James Tarr, [2016]
493 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F TAR
Summary "During a routine background check of a Special Agent applicant an FBI lab tech discovers the young man's fingerprints are an identical match to not one but two other people already in the system. Aside from actual confessions more crimes have been solved by fingerprints than any other type of evidence, and this discovery could throw legal systems around the world into chaos--if it becomes public knowledge. Powerful government forces in the FBI and beyond immediately try to remove all the evidence--which includes the idealistic lab tech who made the discovery and Dave Anderson, the young man whose dream it has been to become an FBI Special Agent. The racially divided gritty dystopia that is modern Detroit provides the backdrop as forces move against Anderson--but young men drawn to law enforcement are rarely blank pages, and Anderson already has more than his share of secrets. The question is, who can he trust with them?"--Amazon.com.

Marrow Island

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 20:45
by Smith, Alexis M,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. ©2016
xi, 244 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F SMI

Close to home

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:44
by Dugoni, Robert,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
368 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M DUG

Back to Brooklyn

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 08:44
by Kelter, Lawrence,
Publisher Down & Out Books, 2017.
338 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F KEL
Summary Gambini is back! Hot on the heels of rescuing his cousin Bill and Bill’s friend, Stan from an Alabama electric chair, our wildly inappropriate hero, Vincent Gambini heads home to Brooklyn where he attempts to establish a successful law career. Meanwhile, Lisa aches to have a wedding band placed around her finger and her biological clock is still ticking away like mad. Vinny and Lisa have been together ten long years. She’s waited so very patiently for him to complete law school and pass the bar. Winning his first case was the last piece of the puzzle, and now nothing can stand in the way of true love, except that between them they don’t have two nickels to rub together, and Vinny is about as romantic as a box of frogs.

The thirst

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:33
by Nesbø, Jo, 1960-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First United States edition.
461 pages : map ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F NES
Summary In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesbø's hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on the police had Harry Hole fighting for the safety of the people closest to him. Now, in The Thirst, the story continues as Harry is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters--a murderer whose MO reignites Harry's hunt for a nemesis of his past.

False friend : a novel

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 08:32
by Grant, Andrew, 1968-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First Edition.
282 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary "Detective Devereaux is hot on the heels of an arsonist--one who is targeting local schools. When long-buried bones are uncovered at the site of a fire, a deadly secret is exposed and a devastating past threatens to be revealed. Meanwhile, an enemy is determined to expose the darkest corners of Devereaux's past"--

The vanishing princess : stories

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 05:32
by Diski, Jenny,
Publisher Ecco, 2017. ©1995
First Ecco paperback edition.
xvii, 188 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F DIS
Summary "The only story collection from the beloved Jenny Diski--darkly funny, subversive, sexy, and eccentric tales from one of the most original and intelligent voices of our time--with a new preface by Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock"--

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 20:31
by Honeyman, Gail
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2017]
327 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HON
Summary "No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes, The only way to survive is to open your heart"--

You're gonna love me

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 05:30
by Hatcher, Robin Lee,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017] ©2017
310 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F HAT
Summary "Who knew fate could twist a tragedy into a second chance at love? Samantha Winters lives her life the way a good accountant should--measured, deliberate, and safe. After watching her father die in a tragic skiing accident, she decided never to allow risk into her life again. But she didn't count on falling for Nick Chastain, who embodies everything she doesn't want in her safely constructed world. Against Samantha's warnings, Nick plans a dangerous kayaking trip over spring break. Furious that he's so careless with his life, she ends their fledgling relationship with harsh words. Two years later, Samantha is desperately in need of a change. When she learns her grandmother has had an accident and is in need of a caretaker, Samantha quickly packs her bags and heads to Thunder Creek, Idaho. But nothing could prepare her for the surprise awaiting her in her grandmother's hospital room. Nick. With the charming backdrop of small-town friends, beloved cousins, and a whole church congregation rooting for them, can they set aside the disastrous ending of their first try at love? Has Nick changed enough to meet Samantha in the middle--and can she realize that a risk in love might be worth taking? Award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher is back with another beautiful love story that gives two people a second chance at love after a tragic twist of fate"-- Samantha Winters lives her life the way a good accountant should-- measured, deliberate, and safe. After her father died in a skiing accident, she decided never to allow risk into her life again. She didn't count on falling for Nick Chastain. Against Samantha's warnings, Nick plans a dangerous kayaking trip over spring break, and she ends their fledgling relationship with harsh words. Two years later, Samantha learns her grandmother has had an accident and is in need of a caretaker. She heads to Thunder Creek, Idaho and finds a surprise in her grandmother's hospital room: Nick. Has Nick changed enough to meet Samantha in the middle-- and can she realize that a risk in love might be worth taking?

Blue Ridge sunrise

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 05:30
by Hunter, Denise, 1968-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
329 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F HUN
Summary "Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she'd never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke her heart. But return she must when her beloved Granny dies, leaving the family legacy to Zoe--a peach orchard nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains"--

The ladies of Ivy Cottage

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 05:30
by Klassen, Julie, 1964-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
444 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F KLA

The girl in Times Square

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 05:30
by Simons, Paullina, 1963-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. ©2004
600 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F SIM

Tangier : a novel

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:30
by Holgate, Stephen.
Publisher Blank Slate Press, [2017] ©2017
377 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F HOL
Summary A LETTER FROM THE PAST FORCES A DISGRACED BUREAUCRAT TO CONFRONT HIS FUTURE TANGIER tells two parallel stories: one, a mystery, and the other a spy story set fifty years apart and told in a series of alternating sections. In the first, we follow Christopher Chaffee, a disgraced Washington power broker whose father, a French diplomat, died in a Vichy prison in 1944--or so he had always believed until a letter, received decades after it was posted, upends his life. Soon he is reluctantly inspecting the corkscrew of his own life as he searches the narrow lanes and twisted souls of Tangier's ancient medina in search of the father he never knew. The second is a tale of espionage and betrayal, set in Morocco during WWII. Rene Laurent, Christopher's father, struggles to maintain his integrity--and his life--in the snake pit of wartime Tangier. The stories slowly intertwine as Christopher unravels the mystery of his father's fate, and Laurent becomes trapped in a web of lies and corruption, and caught up, too, in the arms of a woman he knows he shouldn't trust. Ultimately, TANGIER is the story of fathers and sons, the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, the seductive face of betrayal and, finally, the lengths we'll go to for redemption.

Before evil : the prequel

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:30
by Kava, Alex
Publisher Prairie Wind Publishing, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
319 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F KAV
Summary "From her small Quantico office, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell has profiled serial killers using Polaroids, faxed copies and scraps of evidence provided by homicide detectives from across the country. She's gained a reputation for successfully profiling killers and solving crimes without ever stepping foot at a real crime scene. Then comes Albert Stucky, and nothing will ever be the same."--Front jacket flap.

She poured out her heart

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 23:30
by Thompson, Jean, 1950-
Publisher Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
415 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F THO
Summary "Tracing the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college, She Poured Out Her Heart is a novel of remarkable psychological suspense, crafted by National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson. The night that Jane and Bonnie meet on a college campus sets them on paths forever entwined. Bonnie, the wild and experimental one, always up for anything, has spent the past two decades bouncing between ill-fated relationships, while Jane's seemingly perfect life, perfect husband, and perfect children have all but materialized out of a fantasy. But these appearances contradict the quiet, inescapable doubt Jane feels about her life. One night, in the middle of her own Christmas party, she steps outside into the snow, removes her clothing and shoes, and lies down in the backyard. When she is discovered, nothing is the same for anyone. As Jane begins to have visions and retreat into a private inner world, Bonnie finds herself drawn inevitably into an affair with Jane's husband. Thompson's mastery of complex emotion begets a novel of desire and the nature of love--who we love, how we're loved, and, most important, that we reach urgently and always for a higher love, regardless of our circumstances. She Poured Out Her Heart is a finely wrought, haunting story of female friendship and deception, and the distance in between"--

Backfield boys

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:02
by Feinstein, John,
Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
xi, 353 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F FEI
Summary When best friends Tom and Jason leave New York City for an elite, sports-focused boarding school in Virginia to play football, they find some coaches and teammates to be steeped in racism.

The big F

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:02
by Martin, Maggie Ann,
Publisher Swoon Reads, 2017.
First edition.
280 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number YA F MAR
Summary Danielle knew how she wanted her future to go until she failed English and her one college application was rejected.

To die in spring : a novel

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:02
by Rothmann, Ralf,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First American edition.
211 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F ROT
Summary "The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier. Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son -- the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel -- is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable. Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann's To Die in Spring "ushers in the pos -- [Günter] Grass era with enormous power" (Die Zeit)"--

Thirteen rising : a Zodiac novel

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:02
by Russell, Romina,
Publisher Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2017. ©2017
329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F RUS
Summary "New York Times bestselling author Romina Russell's epic sci-fi fantasy series ZODIAC reaches its breathtaking conclusion with THIRTEEN RISING, the highly anticipated fourth and final novel. The master has been unmasked. Rho's world has been turned upside down. With her loved ones in peril and all the stars set against her, can the young Guardian from House Cancer muster the strength to keep fighting? Or has she finally found her match in a master whose ambition to rule knows no limits?"--Amazon.com.

The right time : a novel

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 08:02
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
325 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary "Abandoned by her mother at age seven, Alexandra Winslow took solace in the mystery stories she read with her devoted father--and soon she was writing them herself, slowly graduating to dark, violent, complex crime stories that reflected skill and imagination far beyond her years. After her father's early death, at fourteen Alex is taken in by the nuns of a local convent, where she finds twenty-six mothers to take the place of the one she lost, and the time and encouragement to pursue her gift. As she climbs the ladder of publishing success, however, she does so with her father's admonition firmly in mind: men read crime stories by men, only--and so Alexandra Winslow publishes under the pseudonym Alexander Green, her true identity known only to a few close associates. Moving from Alex's childhood to her forties, through loss and triumph, the inner workings of the publishing world and Hollywood adaptations--with the truth behind the celebrated Alexander Green concealed at all costs"--

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