New Adult Fiction

The wood

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Bobulski, Chelsea,
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
First edition.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F BOB
Summary After her father's disappearance, Winter takes over guardianship of the now-sinister magical wood behind her house where time travelers sometimes get lost.

The blessing

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Brunstetter, Wanda E.,
Publisher Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., [2017] ©2017
308, [10] pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F BRU
Summary "Return to the Troyer farm where Heidi welcomes six new cooking class students who experience the healing hand of God. Despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi's table. During each class, Heidi teaches culinary skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her students, though this time, Heidi's own hurting heart will need some healing nourishment"

What we lose : a novel

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Clemmons, Zinzi,
Publisher Viking, [2017]
213 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm
Call Number F CLE
Summary "From a debut author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age--a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country. Raised in Pennsylvania, Zinzi Clemmons's heroine Thandi views the world of her mother's childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor - someone, or something, to love. In arresting and unsettling prose, we watch Thandi's life unfold, from losing her mother and learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her existence, to her own encounters with romance and unexpected motherhood. Through exquisite and emotional vignettes, Clemmons creates a stunning portrayal of what it means to choose to live, after loss. An elegiac distillation, at once intellectual and visceral, of a young woman's understanding of absence and identity that spans continents and decades, What We Lose heralds the arrival of a virtuosic new voice in fiction"--


Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Cornwell, Betsy
Publisher Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
311 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F COR
Summary An indomitable inventor and her loyal (and royal) friends cross the ocean to the lush world of Faerie, where they join a rising rebellion.


Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Gattis, Ryan,
Publisher MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
275 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F GAT
Summary "A thriller about a reformed gangbanger working as a safe cracker for the DEA"--

Of Jenny and the aliens

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Gebhart, Ryan,
Publisher Candwick Press, 2017.
First edition.
345 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number YA F GEB
Summary Ten years after Earth sent messages out into deep space, there has been an answer. Music from a distant planet has reached our radios. Are aliens about to invade? No one knows, and almost-eighteen-year-old Derek doesn't really care, because at a wild end-of the-world party, Jennifer Novak invites him to play beer pong, and things ... progress from there. Derek is in love. Deeply, hopelessly in love. He wants it all - marriage, kids, growing old on a beach in Costa Rica... Jenny is the One. But Jenny has other plans, and they may or may not include Derek. He'll try anything to win her - even soliciting advice from an alien who shows up in his hometown. This alien might just be the answer to Derek's problem. But is Derek willing to risk starting an interstellar war just to get the girl? And just how far will he travel to discover the mysteries of the universe - and love?


Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Girard, Geoffrey,
Publisher Carolrhoda Lab, [2017]
352 pages 22 cm
Call Number YA F GIR
Summary "When her veteran dad is committed to a psych ward, one girl must unravel a conspiracy that connects her past and the terrorist attack on 9/11"--

Impossible views of the world

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Ives, Lucy, 1980-
Publisher Penguin Press, 2017.
296 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F IVE
Summary "A witty, urbane, and sometimes shocking debut novel, set in a hallowed New York museum, in which a co-worker's disappearance and a mysterious map change a life forever Stella Krakus, a curator at Manhattan's renowned Central Museum of Art, is having the roughest week in approximately ever. Her soon-to-be ex-husband (the perfectly awful Whit Ghiscolmbe) is stalking her, a workplace romance with "a fascinating, hyper-rational narcissist" is in freefall, and a beloved colleague, Paul, has gone missing. Strange things are afoot: CeMArt's current exhibit is sponsored by a Belgian multinational that wants to take over the world's water supply, she unwittingly stars in a viral video that's making the rounds, and her mother--the imperious, impossibly glamorous Caro--wants to have lunch. It's almost more than she can overanalyze. But the appearance of a mysterious map, depicting a 19th-century utopian settlement, sends Stella--a dogged expert in American graphics and fluidomanie (don't ask)--on an all-consuming research mission. As she teases out the links between a haunting poem, several unusual novels, a counterfeiting scheme, and one of the museum's colorful early benefactors, she discovers the unbearable secret that Paul's been keeping, and charts a course out of the chaos of her own life. Pulsing with neurotic humor and dagger-sharp prose, Impossible Views of the World is a dazzling debut novel about how to make it through your early thirties with your brain and heart intact"--

Freedom's price : a novel

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Johnson, Christine (Christine Elizabeth),
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
329 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F JOH
Summary When Englishwoman Catherine Haynes loses both her parents and her home in 1856, she decides to cross the Atlantic to find her American mother's family in Louisiana. She enlists the help of Tom Worthington, a dashing Key West man who makes his living salvaging wrecked ships, but whose real goal in life is to bring to justice the man who stole his father's ship and caused his untimely death.When Catherine finally arrives at her family's plantation, she finds it in disarray and her family absent landowners. Torn between returning to Key West with Tom or beginning the hard work of restoring the plantation, Catherine soon finds herself snared in a plot to steal her inheritance. When an incredible secret comes to light, both she and Tom will face a choice. Can they relinquish the dreams that have been holding them captive in order to step forward in faith--even if it costs them everything?

One summer day in Rome : a novel

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Lamprell, Mark,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017. ©2016
First edition.
262 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F LAM
Summary ""New York, Paris, London every grand metropolis has its own irresistible attraction but Rome so swirls with stories of saints and sinners lovers and fighters, that she compels you towards her, like gravity. No one leaves her unaltered. Part of you always loves her. This is the place where passions are aroused, senses inflamed, and lovers fall into each other's arms. It all appears to unfold like magic but I will tell you what really happens. Come with me, if you will, and observe my labors." Mark Lamprell's The Lovers' Guide to Rome is an enchanting novel about three couples drawn irresistibly to Rome, narrated by the city itself. Alice, an art student in New York City, has come to Rome in search of adventure and inspiration before settling down with her steady, safe fMeg and Alec, busy parents and successful business people from LA, are on a mission to find the holy grail, a certain blue tile that will make their home renovation complete but soon it becomes clear that their marriage needs a makeover as well. Connie and Lizzie are women of a certain age"Sometimes I look at my laughter lines and wonder what on earth could have been that funny" who come from London to scatter the ashes of their beloved husband and brother. Both women are seemingly done with romance, but Rome has other ideas. Brimming with wit and charm (and gelato), The Lovers' Guide to Rome is the most delicious novel you will read this summer"--

The captivating Lady Charlotte

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Miller, Carolyn, 1974-
Publisher Kregel Publications, [2017]
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F MIL
Summary Lady Charlotte Featherington is destined for great things on the marriage market. After all, as the beautiful daughter of a marquess, she should have her pick of the eligible nobility when she debuts. She, however, has love at the top of her list of marriageable attributes. And her romantic heart falls hard for one particularly dashing, attentive suitor. Sadly for Charlotte, her noble father intends her betrothed to be someone far more dull. William Hartwell may be a duke, but he knows he was Charlotte's father's pick, not the young lady's own choice. And the captivating Lady Charlotte does not strike him as a woman who will be wooed by his wealth or title. While she has captured his heart, he has no idea how to win hers in return--and the betrayal and scandal his first wife put him through makes it difficult for him to believe that love can ever be trusted. His only hope is that Charlotte's sense of responsibility will win out over her romantic notions. Can a widowed duke and a romantically inclined lady negotiate a future and discover love beyond duty? Will they be able to find healing and hope from the legacy of grace?

Just friends

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Pitcock, Tiffany,
Publisher Swoon Reads, 2017.
First edition.
314 pages 21 cm
Call Number YA F PIT
Summary Told from both viewpoints, after Jenny and Chance, a bookworm and a popular heartthrob, pretend friendship to save a doomed assignment, they are shocked to find a real friendship--and more--developing.

A French wedding : a novel

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 17:46
by Tunnicliffe, Hannah, 1979-
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First American edition.
304 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F TUN
Summary "A French Wedding is a delicious novel about six college friends reuniting on the coast of Brittany to celebrate one of their own's fortieth birthday. Add sumptuous food plus plenty of wine, and the table is set for tricky romantic entanglements, fiery outbursts, and a range of secrets. Readers who loved The Vacationers and The Little Paris Bookshop will devour this irresistible novel. Max is a washed-up rock star who's about to turn forty and feeling nostalgic for his university days. All he says he wants for his birthday is to host his old friends at his house in the French countryside for a weekend of good food and reminiscing. But he has an ulterior motive: Finally ready to settle down, this is his chance to declare his secret, undying love to his best friend, Helen. Max's private chef, Juliette, has just returned to her hometown after a nasty breakup, and her parents' failing health move her to sell her dream restaurant in Paris. Feeling directionless, Juliette throws herself into her job, hoping that the peace and quiet it offers will be the perfect cure for her broken heart. But when Max's friends arrive, the introverted, dreamy Juliette finds herself drawn out of her orderly kitchen and into their tumultuous relationships. A weekend thinking about the past spurs more than one emotional crisis, as the friends take stock of whether they've lived up to their ideals. With a little seafood and a lot of wine, love triangles, abandoned dreams, and long-held resentments bubble over, culminating in a wedding none of them ever expected"--


Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Cantrell, Julie, 1973-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017] ©2017
355 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F CAN
Summary " When two estranged sisters reunite for their parents' 50th anniversary, a family tragedy brings unexpected lessons of hope and healing amid the flowers of their mother's perennial garden. Eva--known to all as Lovey--grew up in Oxford, MS, surrounded by literary history and her mother's stunning perennial gardens. But a garden shed fire and the burns suffered by one of her best friends seemed to change everything. Her older sister Bitsy blamed her for the fire--and no one spoke up on her behalf. Bitsy the cheerleader, Bitsy the homecoming queen, Bitsy married to a wealthy investor. And all the while, Lovey is blamed for everything that goes wrong. At eighteen, Lovey turns down a marriage proposal, flees from Oxford and the expectations of attending Ole Miss, and instead goes to Arizona--the farthest thing from the South she can imagine. She becomes a successful advertising executive, a weekend yoga instructor, and seems to have it all together. But she's alone. And on her 45th birthday, she can't help but wonder what's wrong. When she gets a call from her father--still known to everyone as Chief from his Ole Miss football days--insisting that she come home three weeks early for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration, she's at wits end. She's about to close the biggest contract of her career, the one that will secure her financial goals and set her up for retirement. But his words, "Family First," hit too close to home. Is there hope for her estranged relationship with Bitsy after all this time? Eva's journey home, to the memory garden her father has planned as an anniversary surprise for her mother, becomes one of discovering roots, and truth, and love, and what living perennially in spite of disappointments and tragedy really means. Eva thought she wanted to leave her family and the South far behind. but she's realizing she hasn't truly been herself the whole time she's been gone"--

The library at the edge of the world : a novel

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Hayes-McCoy, Felicity,
Publisher Harper Perennial, [2017] ©2017
First U.S. edition.
340, 16 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HAY
Summary As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland's West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things. Like the sophisticated lifestyle she abandoned after finding her English barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's back in Lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother's retirement bungalow. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip. With her teenage daughter, Jazz, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. But when the threatened closure of the Lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula's fragmented community. And she's about to discover that the neighbors she'd always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined.

After the end of the world

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Howard, Jonathan L.,
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 358 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HOW
Summary In an alternate universe where Nazi Germany is the dominant superpower, Daniel Carter begins working for a German secret security service to uncover a conspiracy behind a major scientific project.

Abracadabra : a novel

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Kranes, David,
Publisher University of Nevada Press, [2018]
241 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F KRA

Poison : a novel

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Niederhoffer, Galt,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
292 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F NIE
Summary "Cass and Ryan Connor have achieved family nirvana. With three kids between them, a cat and a yard, a home they built and feathered, they seem to have the Modern Family dream. Their family, including Cass' two children from previous relationships, has recently moved to Seattle--a new start for their new lives. Cass and Ryan have stable, successful careers, and they are happy. But trouble begins almost imperceptibly. First with small omissions and white lies that happen daily in any marital bedroom. They seem insignificant, but they are quickly followed by a series of denials and feints that mushroom and then cyclone in menace. With life-or-death stakes and irreversible consequences, Poison is a chilling and irresistible reminder that the closest bond designed to protect and provide for each other and for children can change in a minute"--

Debriefing : collected stories

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 320 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F SON
Summary A collection of short fiction from the groundbreaking essayist, novelist, and political activist includes allegories and parables as she wrestles with topics that made up her private sorrows and fears. "Susan Sontag was one of our foremost public intellectuals, a world-renowned essayist, playwright, novelist, activist, and director. Her name is surpassed only by her immense and invaluable body of work. Debriefing collects all of Sontag's shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life. The book's contents range from allegory to parable to autobiography, and show her wrestling with problems not typical of the essay, her more customary mode. Here she catches fragments of life on the fly, dramatizes her private griefs and fears, lets characters take her where they will. The result is a collection of remarkable brilliance, versatility, and charm. Sontag's work has typically required time for people to catch up to it. These challenging Works of literary art--made more urgent by the passage of years-await a new generation of readers. Debriefing is an invaluable record of the creative output of one of the most inquisitive and analytical thinkers of the twentieth century at the height of her power."--Dust jacket flap.

Brave deeds : a novel

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51
by Abrams, David, 1963-
Publisher Black Cat, 2017.
First American paperback edition.
256 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ABR
Summary "From Fobbit author David Abrams, Brave Deeds is a powerful novel of war, brotherhood, and America. Spanning eight hours, the novel follows a squad of six AWOL soldiers as they attempt to cross war-torn Baghdad on foot to attend the funeral of their leader, Staff Sergeant Rafe Morgan. In an inhospitable landscape, these men recall the most ancient of warriors while portraying a cross section of twenty-first century America--sometimes strong, sometimes weak, but subject to the same human flaws as all of us. Drew is reliable in the field, but unfaithful at home. Cheever, overweight and whining, is a friend to no one--least of all, himself. Specialist Olijandro, or O, is distracted by dangerous romantic thoughts of his ex-wife. Fish's propensity for violence is what drew him to the military and could be a catalyst for the day's events. Park is the quiet one, but his quick thinking may make him the day's hero. And platoon commander Dmitri "Arrow" Arogapoulos, is stalwart, yet troubled with questions about his own identity and sexuality. As the six march across Baghdad, their complicated histories, hopes, and fears are told in a chorus of voices that merge into a powerful portrait of the modern war zone and the deepest concerns of us all, military and civilian alike. Moving, thoughtful, funny, and smart, Brave Deeds is a gripping story of combat and of brotherhood, and an important addition to the oeuvre of contemporary war fiction"--