New Adult Fiction

This is how it begins : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Dempsey, Joan,
Publisher She Writes Press, 2017. ©2017
399 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary "In 2009, eighty-five-year-old art professor Ludka Zeilonka gets drawn into a political firestorm when her grandson, Tommy, is among a group of gay Massachusetts teachers fired for allegedly silencing Christian kids in high school classrooms. The ensuing battle to reinstate the teachers raises the specter of Ludka's World War II past-- a past she's spent a lifetime trying to forget"-- page [4] cover.

The child finder : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Denfeld, Rene,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
273 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F DEN
Summary Three years ago Madison Culver went missing at the age of five while looking for a Christmas tree with her family. Private investigator Naomi Cottle continues the investigation and believes that Madison's disappearance can only be the result of an abduction. Naomi's personal journey from foster child to adulthood parallels her search for Madison, and as her fears and sources of determination come to light, the narrative also dips into Madison's mind, allowing readers to experience her terrifying ordeal at the hands of her captor.

Sweet Bean Paste

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Dorian Sukegawa, 1962-
Publisher Oneworld, 2017. ©2017
216 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number F SUKEGAWA


Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Drndić, Daša, 1946-
Publisher New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2017.
378 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC Drndić, Daša
Summary "From the author of the highly acclaimed Trieste, a fierce novel about history, memory, and illness. Andreas Ban, a psychologist who does not psychologize anymore and a writer who no longer writes, lives alone in a coastal town in Croatia. He sifts through the remnants of his life--his research, books, photographs--remembering old lovers and friends, the events of WWII, and the breakup of Yugoslavia. Ban's memories of Belgrade, Amsterdam, and Toronto alternate with meditations on the mental faculties of rats, a depressed arctic fox, and the agelessness of lobsters. He tries to push the past away, to "land on a little island of time in which tomorrow does not exist, in which yesterday is buried." Drndic leafs through the horrors of history with a cold unflinching wit. "The past is riddled with holes," she writes. "Souvenirs can't help here."--

Act of betrayal : a Will Cochrane novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Dunn, Matthew, 1968-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
299 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number FIC DUNN
Summary "In this riveting entry in the celebrated thriller series, former intelligence operative Will Cochrane--a "ruthless yet noble" (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram) man from whom "Bond and Bourne could learn a thing or two" (Madison County Herald)--comes out of hiding to expose a conspiracy involving a past assassination that reaches to the highest echelons of the U.S. government. Three years ago, intelligence officer Will Cochrane was brought in by a Delta Force colonel to assassinate a terrorist financier in Berlin. After the job, the commander vanished, and hasn't been heard from since. The details don't quite add up, and one of the CIA agents who was involved has been investigating the mission. He reaches out to Will for help, but before they can connect, the CIA man is poisoned. Will is determined to uncover the truth about Berlin, even if it means putting himself in the crosshairs. Framed for multiple murders, the skilled former spy has gone deep underground to evade his enemies and the feds. But honor and loyalty to his old colleague thrust him into danger once again. When Marsha Gage at the FBI discovers that Cochrane--one of America's Most Wanted--has resurfaced, she immediately launches a manhunt, and she won't stop until she brings the former CIA/MI6 operative in. With time running out, Cochrane will use all of his training and formidable skills to outmaneuver the FBI and uncover a shocking conspiracy that will rock the foundations of our nation. if he can stay alive"--

Oath of honor

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Eason, Lynette,
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
362 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number FIC EASON
Summary "Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. With three brothers and two sisters, she's never without someone to hang out with--or fight with. And she knows they'll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy's investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll--including someone from her own family. With her dead partner's handsome homicide detective brother Ryan shadowing her every move, Izzy's head is spinning. How can she secure justice for her partner when doing so could mean sending someone she loves to prison? And how will she guard her heart when the man she's had a secret crush on for years won't leave her side? With her signature fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat action, Lynette Eason invites readers into a captivating new series where justice is a family affair"--Google Books.

Go, went, gone : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Erpenbeck, Jenny, 1967-
Publisher A New Directions book, [2017]
286 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC Erpenbeck, Jenny

Start without me : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Feldman, Joshua Max,
Publisher William Morrow, 2017.
First edition.
276 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Adam is a former musician and recovering alcoholic who is home for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years. Surrounded by his parents and siblings, nieces and nephews--all who have seen him at his worst--he can't shake the feeling that no matter how hard he tries, he'll always be the one who can't get it right. Marissa is a flight attendant whose marriage is strained by simmering tensions over race, class, and ambition. Heading to her in-laws for their picture-perfect holiday family dinner, her anxiety is intensified by the knowledge she is pregnant from an impulsive one-night-stand. In an airport restaurant on Thanksgiving morning, Adam and Marissa meet. Over the course of this day fraught with emotion and expectation, these two strangers will form an unlikely bond as they reckon with their family ties, their pasts, and the choices that will determine their way forward. Joshua Max Feldman focuses his knowing eye on one of the last bastions of classical American idealism, the Thanksgiving family gathering, as he explores our struggles to know--and to be--our best selves. Hilarious and heartrending, Start Without Me is a thoughtful and entertaining page-turner that will leave its indelible mark on your heart"--

Blackbird : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Fiegel, Michael L.,
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
First edition.
302 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F FIEGEL

Clara at the edge : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Fox, Maryl Jo,
Publisher She Writes Press, 2017. ©2017
327 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F FOX
Summary At seventy-three, eccentric widow Clara Breckenridge is on a last-ditch journey to reconcile with her estranged son, finally confront the guilty secrets surrounding her daughter's death, and maybe find love again before she dies miserable and alone. But Clara is her own worst enemy. Rigid and afraid of change, she has cocooned herself in her old house to escape from life. Magic purple wasps saved her as a child from an abusive father and they want to help her now, but wasps only live 120 days. Clara's time is running out. When her beloved house is slated for demolition, she panics and persuades her son to haul the house from Eugene to Jackpot, Nevada, where Clara's life is turned upside down by two troubled young people. Can the rowdy purple wasp, a spirit guide with surprising powers, help Clara confront her past and join life again or is it too late? Clara at the Edge is imaginative, eventful, sometimes funny and deeply moving.

Glory Days

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Fraterrigo, Melissa,
Publisher University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
xii, 164 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary The novel "Glory Days" combines gritty realism with magical elements as Melissa Fraterrigo masterfully interweaves a slate of arresting characters from a small, former farming town in Nebraska who must grapple with loss, life, and death.

The kill circle

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Freed, David, 1954-
Publisher The Permanent Press, [2017]
304 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F FREED

Catapult : stories

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Fridlund, Emily,
Publisher Sarabande Books, [2017]
199 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F FRIDLUND
Summary Sometimes calculating, other times bewildered, Catapult's characters orbit around each other enacting the deeply human tragicomedy of wit and misunderstanding and loss. With dexterous, atmospheric, and darkly comic prose, Fridlund conjures worlds where longing is open-ended, intentions misfire, and the line between comfort and cruelty is often difficult to discern. A gripping collection, unsettling in its familiar strangeness.

The promise of a letter

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Fuller, Kathleen,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xii, 305 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways; he longs to do something more with his life. When his prospects outside of the community dwindle, he decides to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, the last wish of his beloved grandmother, from her final letter to him. Leanna Chupp has always made her own way; she's called unconventional-- strange, even-- but is happy, content being single. Neither Roman and Leanna fit squarely within the strictures of the Amish faith, but their differences could be the very thing to help them form a deeper connection to their community and to each other.

All the little children

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Furniss, Jo,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017] ©2017
303 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F FURNISS
Summary Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children--until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost. Knowing something terrible has happened, Marlene suspects that the isolation of the remote campsite is all that's protecting her family. But the arrival of a lost boy reveals they are not alone in the woods, and as the unfolding disaster ravages the land, more youngsters seek refuge under her wing. The lives of her own children aren't the only ones at stake. When their sanctuary is threatened, Marlene faces the mother of all dilemmas: Should she save her own kids or try to save them all? --

Execute authority : a Delta Force novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Fury, Dalton,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
ix, 292 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F FURY
Summary Kolt "racer" Raynor and his delta force squadron are in greece, providing vip security for the newly electedand deeply controversial American president on his desperate mission to hold the nato alliance together. Then, the unimaginable happens. Just as the president is arriving, an assassins bullet takes the life of the greek prime minister. The president is safe, but raynor recognizes the killerrasim miricby his grisly signature: a bullet through his targets left eye. The hunt for the assassin ends when miric, to all appearances, blows himself up in an explosion that levels an apartment block, but Raynor refuses to accept that the sniper is really dead. Mirics grudge is with america, and one american in particularthe delta force operator who cost him an eye, kolt raynor. Raynor believes that mirics killing spree is only just beginning, and his suspicions are proved true when miric is photographed crossing the border into the united states. Forbidden by law from operating on american soil, raynor will have to bend the rules until they break, risking everything in order to run the assassin down before he can strike again. But what Raynor doesnt realize is that rasim miric is also hunting him.

The tragedy of Brady Sims

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
Publisher Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©2017
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
114 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order. After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks only to be allowed two hours before he'll give himself up to the sheriff. When the editor of the local newspaper asks his cub reporter to dig up a "human interest" story about Brady, he heads for the town's barbershop. It is the barbers and the regulars who hang out there who narrate with empathy, sadness, humor, and a profound understanding the life story of Brady Sims--an honorable, just, and unsparing man who with his tough love had been handed the task of keeping the black children of Bayonne, Louisiana in line to protect them from the unjust world in which they lived. And when his own son makes a fateful mistake, it is up to Brady to carry out the necessary reckoning. In the telling, we learn the story of a small southern town, divided by race, and the black community struggling to survive even as many of its inhabitants head off northwards during the Great Migration"--

Here in Berlin : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by García, Cristina, 1958-
Publisher Counterpoint Press, [2017]
208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number FIC GARCIA
Summary An unnamed visitor travels to wartime Berlin, where she learns about the city through the things she sees and the disparate people she meets.

Last Christmas in Paris : a novel of World War I

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Gaynor, Hazel,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
368, 19 pages : map ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC Gaynor, Hazel
Summary "August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes--as everyone does--that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently... Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict--but how?--and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears--and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene? Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris--a cherished packet of letters in hand--determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him..."

Moon hunt

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Gear, W. Michael,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
414 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Call Number F GEAR
Summary "What happens when your god goes missing? The lord god of Cahokia has been spirited away to the Underworld and the empire teeters on the brink of disaster as clans fight for control. Night Shadow Star, the god's human sister, and Fire Cat, her warrior bodyguard, are the only two people who can bring him back. They descend into the Sacred Cave where monsters dwell, willing to sacrifice themselves to save their kingdom. What they find makes them question if that sacrifice is worth it"--