New Adult Fiction

Poison : a novel

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:51
by Niederhoffer, Galt,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
292 pages ; 25 cm
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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"--

Let the dead speak

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51
by Casey, Jane (Jane E.)
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
342 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M CAS
Summary "When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there's no sign of the body. London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then there's William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighborhood's favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat, or is there more behind the charismatic façade? As a body fails to materialize, Maeve must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? And soon Maeve starts to realize that not only will the answer lead to Kate Emery, but more lives may hang in the balance. With Let the Dead Speak, Jane Casey returns with another taut, richly drawn novel that will grip readers from the opening pages to the stunning conclusion"--

A killer harvest : a thriller

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51
by Cleave, Paul, 1974-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
386 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M CLE
Summary A blind teenager receives a corneal donation and begins to see and feel memories from their previous owner, a homicide detective who was also his father.

Deadfall

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51
by Fairstein, Linda A.,
Publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2017
385 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M FAI
Summary Hunting a killer within New York's urban jungle becomes the biggest case of Alexandra Cooper's career in New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein's latest unputdownable thriller. A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know all too well. Predators lurk close to home, and in the aftermath of the shocking drive-by murder of an important city employee--someone Alex has worked with for years--the trio must discover who the bigger snake is: the killer or the victim. Investigations into the death provide more questions than answers, as a tangled mess of secrets slowly comes to light. From bribes to secret societies, from big-game hunting to the illegal animal trade, from New York City zoos to behind closed doors in government buildings, Alex will have her work cut out for her if she wants to uncover the truth--and uphold the integrity of the office she has so proudly served--

Class mom : a novel

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51
by Gelman, Laurie,
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First edition.
290 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GEL
Summary "Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom-or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it's her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max, this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the "wisest" candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree. From recording parents' response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of "special" brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen's methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen's past, a hyper-sensitive "allergy mom," a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for"--Provided by Publisher.

The grip of it

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51
by Jemc, Jac, 1983-
Publisher Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
276 pages ; 19 cm
Books
Call Number F JEM
Summary "A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple who purchase and live in a haunted house"--

Holding : a novel

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51
by Norton, Graham, 1963-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First American hardcover edition.
264 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F NOR
Summary "The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama but when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke--a former lover of two different inhabitants--the village's dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated sergeant PJ Collins struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret"--

Mrs. Fletcher : a novel

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:51
by Perrotta, Tom, 1961-
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
309 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PER
Summary "From one of the most popular and bestselling authors of our time, a penetrating and hilarious new novel about sex, love, and identity on the frontlines of America's culture wars. Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night--Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called MILFateria.com, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence. Meanwhile, miles away at the state college, Eve's son Brendan--a jock and aspiring frat boy--discovers that his new campus isn't nearly as welcoming to his hard-partying lifestyle as he had imagined. Only a few weeks into his freshman year, Brendan is floundering in a college environment that challenges his white-dude privilege and shames him for his outmoded, chauvinistic ideas of sex. As the New England autumn turns cold, both mother and son find themselves enmeshed in morally fraught situations that come to a head on one fateful November night. Sharp, witty, and provocative, Mrs. Fletcher is a timeless examination of sexuality, identity, parenthood, and the big clarifying mistakes people can make when they're no longer sure of who they are or where they belong"--

Secrets of Cavendon

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:49
by Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
390 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BRA
Summary It's the summer of 1949, and things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall for years, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets between the two families. But since the end of World War II, changes have arrived at Cavendon. A new generation is at the helm, and also at the forefront of new scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect one another in the face of threats they never could have predicted.

The burial hour : a Lincoln Rhyme novel

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:49
by Deaver, Jeffery,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
464 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M DEA
Summary "A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer ... Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation--and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance"--

Death at Thorburn Hall : a Drew Farthering mystery

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:49
by Deering, Julianna,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
329 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F DEE
Summary Drew Farthering finds a new mystery on his hands when he arrives at Thorburn Hall in Scotland for the 1935 British Open. His host, Lord Rainsby, asks Drew to investigate a suspected embezzler and then dies in a suspicious accident the next day. Thorburn Hall is full of guests with motives for the killing. Can Drew discover the killer among them?

Vengeance : a novel

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:49
by Gingrich, Newt,
Publisher Center Street, 2017.
First edition.
412 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GIN
Summary When a terrorist crashes a truck loaded with explosives into her Washington, D.C. wedding, Major Brooke Grant resolves to track down the master terrorist responsible and joins a clandestine CIA team under the leadership of an unorthodox new commander-in-chief.

Without merit : a novel

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:49
by Hoover, Colleen,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HOO
Summary "From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us and November 9 comes a moving and haunting novel of family, love, and the power of the truth. In Colleen Hoover's gripping novel, reminiscent of the bestselling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly-happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth"--

Unquiet spirits : a Sherlock Holmes adventure

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:49
by MacBird, Bonnie,
Publisher Collins Crime Club, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017. ©2017
xiii, 497 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F MAC
Summary London. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a "ghostly" hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta. A beautiful client arrives with a tale of ghosts, kidnapping and dynamite on a whisky estate in Scotland, but brother Mycroft trumps all with an urgent assignment in the South of France. On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French Detective Jean Vidocq... and a terrible discovery. This propels the duo northward to the snowy highlands. There, in a "haunted" castle and among the copper dinosaurs of a great whisky distillery, they and their young client face mortal danger, and Holmes realizes all three cases have blended into a single, deadly conundrum. In order to solve the mystery, the ultimate rational thinker must confront a ghost from his own past. But Sherlock Holmes does not believe in ghosts...or does he?

One perfect lie

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:49
by Scottoline, Lisa,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
355 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SCO
Summary "On the surface, One Perfect Lie tells the tale of the struggling single mother of a high-school pitcher, a shy kid so athletically talented that he's being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major-league baseball. But the mother fears that she's losing her grip on her son because he's being lured down a darker path by one of his teammates, a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family, whose excellent grades and fun-loving manner conceal his violent criminal plans. Add a handsome stranger who comes to town and infiltrates the high school, posing as a teacher but with a hidden agenda all his own. The mix becomes combustible when a beloved faculty member turns up dead as a suicide, in circumstances equally consistent with murder. Only then is the true identity of the fake teacher revealed, and the single mother finds herself engaged in a battle for the future, the soul, and the very life of her only son. One Perfect Lie is a riveting and suspenseful family drama, and by the time you close the book, you will realize that nothing was as it seemed at the beginning"--

Miss Kopp's midnight confessions

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:49
by Stewart, Amy,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2017
374 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary "The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble continues her extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters ... Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars. And sixteen-year-old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn't be publicly shamed and packed off to a state-run reformatory. But such were the laws--and morals--of 1916. Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it's her sister Fleurette who puts Constance's beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn't behave. Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page-turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike"--

The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:44
by Berg, Elizabeth,
Publisher Random House, [2017]
First edition.
222 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F BERG
Summary "Truluv is a moving novel about three people who have lost the person they love most, and must find their way back to happiness. Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family. Betrayal, loneliness, romance and family are at the heart of this honey of a book, a must-read for fans of Elizabeth Berg's early work. This is a story about life being affirmed at all ages, old and young, and about finding hapiness when hope seems lost. Readers will laugh, cry, and love Truluv"--

The dishonorable Miss DeLancey

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 04:44
by Miller, Carolyn, 1974-,
Publisher Kregel Publications, [2017] ©2017
291 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F MIL
Summary Tainted by scandal and forced to leave London for the quiet of Brighton, the Honorable Miss Clara DeLancey is a shadow of her former society self. A chance encounter brings her a healing friendship with the sisters of an injured naval captain. But Clara's mama, the Viscountess Winpoole, is appalled at the new company she's keeping. Captain Benjamin Kemsley is not looking for a wife. But his gallant spirit won't let him ignore the penniless viscount's daughter--not when she so obviously needs to be rescued from the despair that threatens her from day to day. Can he protect his heart and still keep her safe? When they're pushed into the highest echelons of society at the Prince Regent's Brighton Pavilion, this mismatched couple must decide if family honor is more important than their hopes. Can they right the wrongs of the past and find future happiness together--without finances, family support, or royal favor?

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