New Adult Fiction

Crimes of the father : a novel

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Keneally, Thomas,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017. ©2016
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
x, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F KEN
Summary From one of our greatest living writers, a bold and timely novel about sin cloaked in sacrament, shame that enforces silence, and the courage of one priest who dares to speak truth to power. Sent away from his native Australia to Canada due to his radical preaching against the Vietnam War, apartheid, and other hot button issues, Father Frank Docherty made for himself a satisfying career as a psychologist and monk. When he returns to Australia to lecture on the future of celibacy and the Catholic Church, he is unwittingly pulled into the lives of two people, a young man, via his suicide note, and an ex-nun, both of whom claim to have been sexually abused by a prominent monsignor. As a member of the commission investigating sex abuse within the Church, and as a man of character and conscience, Docherty decides he must confront each party involved and try to bring the matter to the attention of both the Church and the secular authorities. What follows will shake him to the core and call into question many of his own choices. This riveting, profoundly thoughtful novel is "the work of a richly experienced and compassionate writer [with] an understanding of a deeply wounded culture" (Sydney Morning Herald). It is an exploration of what it is to be a person of faith in the modern world, and of the courage it takes to face the truth about an institution you love.

The Nowhere Girls

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Reed, Amy Lynn
Publisher Simon Pulse, 2017.
First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
404 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F REE
Summary "Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them"--

Fairytale : a novel

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:22
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Delacorte Press, [2017]
First edition.
275 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F STE
Summary Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and château modeled after Christophe's ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents' love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother's death from cancer. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. The Countess de Pantin is the essence of Parisian seductiveness and sophistication. Within weeks they are a clandestine couple, making love like teenagers, glowing with their secret. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked by the news that her father intends to remarry. Then she begins to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes, and elegant manners of the countess, while her innocent father is trapped in her web. When tragedy strikes again, Camille is at her stepmother's mercy, and that of the two evil stepbrothers who appear. Camille needs to fight--first for her legacy, and then for her very life. But as she grapples with the plots being carried out against her, the countess's elderly, kind, clever mother becomes her only ally, and a childhood friend emerges as a prince worthy of any fairytale. A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America's favorite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.

White chrysanthemum

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Bracht, Mary Lynn,
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2018]
305 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1637932.4)
Summary ". . . a sweeping historical debut for fans of Lilac Girls, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Kristin Hannah that brings to life the heartbreaking history of Korea through the deeply moving and redemptive story of two sisters separated by World War II" --

I love you too much

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Drake, Alicia,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
216 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number XX(1656717.3)
Summary I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. In the sixth arrondissement everything is perfect and everyone is lonely. This is the Paris of thirteen-year-old Paul. Shy and unloved, he quietly observes the lives of the self-involved grown-ups around him: his glamorous maman Séverine, her young musician lover Gabriel and his fitness-obsessed papa Philippe. Always overlooked, it's only a matter of time before Paul sees something that he's not supposed to see... Seeking solace in his unlikely friendship with tear-away classmate Scarlett and the sweet confections from the elegant neighbourhood patisseries, Paul yearns for unconditional love. But what will he do if he can't find it?


Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Glass, Emma,
Publisher Bloomsbury USA, 2017.
First US edition.
101 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1652358.3)
Summary Something has happened to Peach. Staggering around the town streets in the aftermath of an assault, Peach feels a trickle of blood down her legs, a lingering smell of her anonymous attacker on her skin. It hurts to walk, but she manages to make her way to her home, where she stumbles into another oddly nightmarish reality: Her parents can't seem to comprehend that anything has happened to their daughter.

Our lady of the prairie

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Nissen, Thisbe, 1972-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1646251.2)
Summary "A sharp and bitingly funny novel about a professor whose calm-ish midwestern life gives way to a vortex of crises--and her attempts to salvage the pieces without going to pieces herself...In the space of a few torrid months on the Iowa prairie, Phillipa Maakestad--long-married theater professor and mother of an unstable daughter--grapples with a life turned upside down. After falling headlong into a passionate affair during a semester spent teaching in Ohio, Phillipa returns home to Iowa for her daughter Ginny's wedding. There, Phillipa must endure (among other things) a wedding-day tornado, a menace of a mother-in-law who may or may not have been a Nazi collaborator, and the tragicomic revenge fantasies of her heretofore docile husband. Naturally, she does what any newly liberated woman would do: she takes a match to her life on the prairie and then steps back to survey the wreckage. Set in the seething political climate of a contentious election,Thisbe Nissen's new novel is sexy, smart, and razor-sharp--a freight train barreling through the heart of the land and the land of the heart"--

The winter station : a novel

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 05:22
by Shields, Jody, 1952-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
339 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Call Number XX(1642041.2)
Summary An aristocratic Russian doctor stationed in the railway outpost city of Kharbin in Manchuria races to contain a deadly plague before it spreads to the rest of the world.

The last ballad

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Cash, Wiley,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
378 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number F CAS
Summary Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America--and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers"--

Don't let go

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Coben, Harlan, 1962-
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
First edition.
vii, 351 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M COB
Summary "With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks -- and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for. When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions -- about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana -- whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine"--

The rules of magic

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Hoffman, Alice
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
367 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F HOF
Summary For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people's thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk. From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse. The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.

The nine-tailed fox

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Limón, Martin, 1948-
Publisher Soho Crime, [2017]
323 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F LIM
Summary "Three American GIs have gone missing in different South Korean cities. Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, agents for the Army CID, link the disappearances to a woman locally rumored to be a gumiho, a legendary nine-thousand-tailed fox disguised as a woman. George suspects that the woman is no mythical creature, but a wealthy kidnapper who's good at covering her tracks. Scrambling to stay one step ahead of a psychotic mastermind, George realizes he will have to risk his life to discover the whereabouts of his fellow countrymen"--

Reservoir 13

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by McGregor, Jon, 1976-
Publisher Catapult, [2017]
291 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F MCG


Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by St. Aubyn, Edward, 1960-
Publisher Hogarth, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
First United States edition.
244 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F SAI
Summary Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour he starts to doubt the wisdom of past decisions. Now imprisoned in Meadowmeade, an upscale sanatorium in rural England, with only a demented alcoholic comedian as company, Dunbar starts planning his escape. As he flees into the hills, his family is hot on his heels. But who will find him first, his beloved youngest daughter, Florence, or the tigresses Abby and Megan, so keen to divest him of his estate? Edward St Aubyn is renowned for his masterwork, the five Melrose novels, which dissect with savage and beautiful precision the agonies of family life. His take on King Lear, Shakespeares most devastating family story, is an excoriating novel for and of our times an examination of power, money and the value of forgiveness.

Sugar Pine trail

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 11:20
by Thayne, RaeAnne,
Publisher HQN Books, [2017]
345 pages ; 17 cm
Call Number ROM THA
Summary "Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heartbreaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get--even Jamie's"--Page [4] of cover.

Best friends forever : a novel

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 05:20
by Hunt, Margot,
Publisher MIRA, [2018]
330 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HUN
Summary An intense friendship between the wealthy, manipulative Kat and the financially and emotionally struggling Alice takes a disturbing turn when Kat's loutish husband tumbles from the balcony of their mansion home and new revelations come to light.

Mister Tender's girl

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 05:20
by Wilson, Carter (Novelist),
Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark, [2018]
391 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F WIL
Summary "How far are you willing to go for Mister Tender? At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn't exist. His sinister character is pop-culture fiction, created by Alice's own father in a series of popular graphic novels. Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to heal. But someone is watching her. They know more about Alice than any stranger could: her scars, her fears, and the secrets she keeps locked away. She can try to escape her past, but Mister Tender is never far behind. He will come with a smile that seduces, and a dark whisper in her ear..."--Page 4 of cover.

Colonial horrors : Sleepy Hollow and beyond

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:19
by Davis, Graeme,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017. ©2017
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
xii, 383 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F COL
Summary Collects sixteen tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural from the Colonial era.

Wolf's revenge : a Leo Maxwell mystery

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:19
by Smith, Lachlan,
Publisher Mysterious Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
249 pages 24 cm
Call Number M SMI

The savage

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:19
by Bill, Frank, 1974-
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F BIL
Summary "A sequel to Bill's novel Donnybrook, The Savage is a hero's journey in a dystopian, violent, and chaotic American Midwest"--