New Adult Fiction

Berlin syndrome

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Joosten, Melanie,
Publisher Scribe Publications, 2017.
[Film tie-in edition.]
248 pages ; 20 cm
Summary One afternoon, near the tourist trap of Checkpoint Charlie, Clare meets Andi. There is an instant attraction, and when Andi invites her to stay, Clare thinks she may finally have found somewhere to call home. But as the days pass and the walls of Andi's apartment close in, Clare begins to wonder if it's really love that Andi is searching for a or something else altogether.

A tangled mercy : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Jordan-Lake, Joy, 1963-
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017] ©2017
433, [18] pages ; 22 cm
Summary Told in alternating tales at once haunting and redemptive, A Tangled Mercy is a quintessentially American epic rooted in heartbreaking true events examining the harrowing depths of human brutality and betrayal, and our enduring hope for freedom and forgiveness.

The crooked path

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Joubert, Irma,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xi, 401 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "As retired physician Lettie Louw looks back upon her life, she recounts her coming of age in WWII-era South Africa in this compelling story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation. Lettie Louw is the daughter of the town physician in their South African village. She spends her childhood in the warm African days playing with her friends and being adored by her doting parents. When she becomes a teenager, she experiences her first taste of unrequited romantic love in the form of her best friend's older brother, De Wet Fourie. When De Wet pursues the beautiful and wealthy Annabelle, Lettie's dreams are crushed, and she moves to Johannesburg to pursue her studies in medicine. Life in Johannesburg feels strange to Lettie, and the world around her is in profound upheaval as the Second World War rages. Her feelings for De Wet never waver, and Lettie is heartbroken when he marries another of her childhood friends. Lettie soon meets Marco Romanelli, an Italian immigrant, and they marry and raise two daughters, as the racial and political tensions in South Africa swirl about them. Lettie never forgets her first love, even as the ravages of time, war, and illness play upon her life and the lives of those she loves. In their later years, Lettie and De Wet are thrown into one another's company again, and they are given another chance at a life together"--

A face to die for

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kane, Andrea,
Publisher Bonnie Meadow Publishing, [2017] ©2017
334 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number FIC KANE
Summary Andrea Kane explores the urban legend of the doppelganger, as the favorite team of investigators find themselves in a conflict of interest between two clients. When one case unexpectedly intersects with the other, the only solution is to find the link between the two and unearth who is pulling the strings and why.

Strangers in Budapest : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Keener, Jessica Brilliant,
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
First edition.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "A few months after moving to Budapest, a young American couple become enmeshed in an old man's plan to seek vengeance for his daughter's murder"--

Sunday Dinners

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kelley, Kellie
Publisher (publisher not identified), 2017.
320 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F KELLEY
Summary Family conflict and betrayal prohibit civility between three Southern sisters who pick up the leftovers of their parents lives. Their inheritance from the family trust dictate the sisters must continue the tradition of a Sunday dinner. Detective Boyd Price investigates the untimely death of Ellie Diamond, the matriarch of the Diamond family, and captures the heart of the youngest sister. Their playful romance sparks a new hope for a second chance at love. Shared family recipes are at the back of the book.

The second sister : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kendal, Claire,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
xiii, 471 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F KENDAL
Summary A decade ago, Ella Brooke's older sister, Miranda, vanished without a trace. With every passing year, Ella has come to resemble more closely the sister she lost - the same dark hair, the same piercing blue eyes - and now she's the same age Miranda was when she disappeared. Ella is certain that Miranda was taken, and that one man is key to her disappearance: Jason Thorne. The tabloids report that a new link has been found connecting Miranda to this sadistic serial killer locked away in a psychiatric hospital. Ignoring warnings from the police and the disapproval of her parents, she seeks Thorne out.

The transition

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kennard, Luke,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018]
1st American edition.
328 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F KENNARD
Summary Do you or your partner spend more than you earn? Have your credit card debts evolved into collection letters? Has either of you received a court summons? Has either of you considered turning to a life of a crime? You are not alone. We know. We can help. Welcome to the Transition. While taking part in the Transition, you and your partner will spend six months living under the supervision of your mentors, two successful adults of a slightly older generation. Freed from your financial responsibilities, you will be coached through the key areas of the scheme--Employment, Nutrition, Responsibility, Relationship, Finances, and Self-respect--until you are ready to be reintegrated into adult society. At the end of your six months, who knows what discoveries you'll have made about yourself? The "friends" you no longer need. The talents you'll have found time to nurture. The business you might have kick-started. Who knows where you'll be?

City of spies : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Khan, Sorayya,
Publisher Little A, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
265 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number FIC KHAN
Summary Eleven-year-old Aliya Shah lives a double life in Islamabad, Pakistan -- at home with her Pakistani father and Dutch mother, and at the American School, where Aliya tries to downplay that she is a "half-and-half." But when a hit-and-run driver kills the son of the family's servant, Sadiq, who is also Aliya's dear friend, her world is turned upside down. After she discovers the truth behind the tragedy, a terrible secret that burdens her heart, her conflicted loyalties are tested as never before.

The best Polish restaurant in Buffalo.

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kowalski, William, 1970-
Publisher Orchard Street Books, 2017.
199 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F KOWALSKI
Summary "In 1908, 16-year-old Aniela leaves her native Poland for Buffalo, New York. Over the next century, her descendants take root, struggle, and thrive, with the family restaurant at the center of it all, doing their part to weave their threads into the rich tapestry that is the history of immigration in America."--Back cover.

The enchanted clock : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kristeva, Julia, 1941-
Publisher Columbia University Press, [2017]
318 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F KRISTEVA
Summary "In the Palace of Versailles there is a fabulous golden clock, made for Louis XV by the king's engineer, Claude-Siméon Passemant. The astronomical clock shows the phases of the moon and the movements of the planets, and it will tell time -- hours, minutes, seconds, and even sixtieths of seconds -- until the year 9999. Passemant's clock brings the nature of time into sharp focus in Julia Kristeva's intricate, poetic novel The Enchanted Clock. Nivi Delisle, a psychoanalyst and magazine editor, nearly drowns while swimming off the Île de Ré; the astrophysicist Theo Passemant fishes her out of the water. They become lovers. While Theo wonders if he is descended from the clockmaker Passemant, Niv's son Stan, who suffers from occasional comas, develops a passion for the remarkable clock at Versailles. Soon Nivi is fixated on its maker. But then the clock is stolen, and when a young writer for Nivi's magazine mysteriously dies, the clock is found near his body. The Enchanted Clock combines past and present, jumping back and forth between points of view and across eras from eighteenth-century Versailles to the present day. Its stylistically inventive narrative voices bring both immediacy and depth to our understanding of consciousness. Nivi's life resembles her creator's in many respects, coloring Kristeva's customary erudition with autobiographical poignancy. Part detective mystery, part historical fiction, The Enchanted Clock is a philosophically and linguistically multifaceted novel, full of poetic ruminations on memory, love, and the transcendence of linear time. It is one of the most illuminating works of one of France's great writers and thinkers" --


Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kröger, Merle,
Publisher The unnamed Press, [2017]
221, 7 unnumbered pages ; 19 cm
Call Number F KROGER
Summary "Miami-based The Spirit of Europe, the third largest cruise liner in the world, plows through the Mediterranean every summer, offering its passengers a temporary escape from their everyday lives. But even the bloated tackiness of the ship's much-hyped belly flop competition is not immune to the chaos of the European migration crisis. When a disabled raft nears The Spririt of Europe, the ship's captain is forced to do something headquarters in Miami wants to avoid at all costs: cut the engines" --

Fear : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kurbjuweit, Dirk, 1962-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017. ©2013
First U.S. edition.
257 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "You'd die for your family. But would you kill for them? I had always believed my father capable of a massacre. Whenever I heard on the news that there had been a killing spree, I would hold my breath, unable to relax until it was clear that it couldn't have been him. Randolph Tiefenthaler insists he had a normal childhood, though he grew up with a father who kept thirty loaded guns in the house. Now he has an attractive, intelligent wife and two children, enjoys modest success as an architect, and has just moved into a beautiful flat in a respectable part of Berlin. Life seems perfect -- until his wife, Rebecca, meets the man living in the basement below. Their downstairs neighbor is friendly at first, but soon he starts to frighten them -- and when Randolph fails to act, the situation spins dangerously out of control." --

Bury the past : a Detective Penley mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by L'Etoile, James,
Publisher Crooked Lane, 2017.
First edition.
314 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F L'ETOILE
Summary Sacramento Police Detectives John Penley and Paula Newberry are enlisted to investigate a case involving the trafficking of stolen street drugs. But they quickly find it's more difficult than they first imagined when the crime is being committed by a group of corrupt cops undermining the system--From

The lost season of love and snow

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Laam, Jennifer,
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2018. ©2017
First edition.
pages ; cm
Call Number XX(1660616.1)


Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Lagioia, Nicola, 1973-
Publisher Europa Editions, 2017.
447 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Southern Italy, the 1980s. On a hot summer's night under a full moon, far from the outlying neighborhoods of a southern Italian metropolis, Clara stumbles naked, dazed, and bloodied down a major highway. When she dies no-one is able to say exactly how or why, but her brother cannot free himself from her memory or from the questions surrounding her death. The more he learns about her life and death, the more he uncovers the moral decay at the core of his family's ascent to social prominence. At once an intimate family saga, a history of an entire region, and a portrait of the moral and political corruption of a whole society, Ferocity is an exhilarating, ambitious, and vivid work of fiction by Italy's foremost literary

No place I'd rather be

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Lamb, Cathy,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
407 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Two years ago, Olivia Martindale left behind her Montana hometown and her husband, Jace, certain it was the best decision for both of them. Back temporarily to protect her almost-adopted daughters from their biological mother, she discovers an old, handwritten cookbook in the attic. Its pages are stained and torn, their edges scorched by flame. Some have been smeared by water ... or tears. The recipes are written in different hands and in different languages. In between the pages are intriguing mementos, including a feather, a pressed rose, a charm, and unfamiliar photographs. Hoping the recipes will offer a window into her grandmother's closely guarded past, Olivia decides to make each dish, along with their favorite family cake recipes, and records her attempts. The result, like much of her life to date, involves a parade of near-disasters and chaotic appearances by her doctor mother, her blunt grandma, her short-tempered sister, and Olivia's two hilarious daughters. The project is messy, real--and an unintended hit with viewers. Even more surprising is the family history Olivia is uncovering, and her own reemerging ties to Montana, and to Jace.

Strong to the bone : a Caitlin Strong novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Land, Jon,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
364 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F LAND
Summary Fifth generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong pursues a killer who eluded her grandfather more than half a century earlier, a case that reveals a conspiracy connecting a World War II-era Nazi POW camp and a modern-day neo-Nazi gang.

Beasts of extraordinary circumstance

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Lang, Ruth Emmie,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
346 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number LAN
Summary Raised by wolves after being orphaned in childhood, Weylyn Grey, a man with astonishing powers, is evaluated by the people who care or wonder about him, including a woman who falls in love with him after he saves her from an angry wolf.

Book club babies

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Lee, Ashton,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
255, [4] pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F LEE
Summary "In the colorful small town of Cherico, Mississippi, librarian Maura Beth McShay is overseeing the opening of the new library and preparing for the birth of her first child with some help from the Cherry Cola Book Club. In another plot twist, her husband's sister has come to stay during her own pregnancy"--