New Adult Fiction

When I die : the legend of Joe Mundy

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:24
by McCord, Monty,
Publisher Five Star Publishing, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
259 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F MCC
Summary "After surviving a shooting in Taylorsville, and the 1876 influenza outbreak, Marshal Joe Mundy is enjoying the summer courting Sarah, the abandoned wife of the town's first marshal, George Welby. Until the killings begin. The cattlemen's association has threatened to campaign against Sheriff Canfield in the upcoming election unless he curtails the area's rustling problem. Bitter and unforgiving, Canfield's secret solution is a hired assassin, a convenient way to eliminate those in his way, along with the rustlers. The plan goes awry when a young, local cowhand is killed and Mundy is expected to stop the killer. In this second installment of the Joe Mundy series, his life is further complicated when after a long absence, George Welby returns to his wife, Sarah, and runs for sheriff"--

Bob Honey who just do stuff : a novel

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:24
by Penn, Sean, 1960-
Publisher Atria Books, 2018.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
160 pages ; 23 cm cm
Call Number XX(1671888.5)
Summary "From legendary actor and activist Sean Penn comes a scorching, darkly funny novella about Bob Honey--a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin. He's just a guy trying to make it through each day while grappling with loneliness, alienation, violence--uncertain of his place in a culture that considers branding more important than being. Bob Honey has a hard time connecting with other people. He dreams he is sleeping with his ex-wife every night, and imagines waking up unhappy next to her every morning. Advertising, entertainment, and commerce rule his days; he's sick of being marketed to every moment, but is unable to pry himself away from the constant feed. A paragon of American entrepreneurialism, Bob sells septic tanks to Jehovah's Witnesses and arranges colorful pyrotechnic displays for foreign dictators. He's also a part-time assassin for an off-the-books program run by the CIA that targets the elderly, the infirm, and others who drain this consumption-driven society of its resources. When a nosy journalist starts asking questions, Bob can't decide if it's a chance to form some sort of new friendship or if it's the beginning of the end for him. With treason on everyone's lips, terrorism in everyone's sights, and American political life racing to ever-lower standards, Bob decides it's time to make a change. If he doesn't get killed by his mysterious controllers or exposed in the rapacious media first. Perfect for fans of books by Chuck Palahniuk and Hunter S. Thompson, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a provocative, biting, timely novella that marks the publishing debut of one of America's most acclaimed artists"--

The sea before us

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:24
by Sundin, Sarah,
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
373 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F SUN

The shape of water

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:24
by Toro, Guillermo del, 1964-
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
First edition.
315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number F TOR
Summary This is the novel of the idea that inspired the motion picture. An other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of the Cold War-era United States circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. 1962. Elisa Esposito-- mute her whole life-- works as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore's Occam Aerospace Research Center. Only Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, help her make it through her day. Then she sees something she was never meant to see: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it.

The female persuasion

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 03:24
by Wolitzer, Meg,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2018.
456 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F WOL
Summary Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer- madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place- feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined.

In the fall they come back : a novel

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:15
by Bausch, Robert,
Publisher Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, [2017]
398 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F BAU
Summary "Ben Jameson begins his teaching career in a small private school in Northern Virginia. He is idealistic, happy to have his first job after graduate school and hoping some day to figure out what he really wants out of life. In the two years he teaches English at Glenn Acres Preparatory School, he discovers what he believes will be his life's work; teaching is what he finally comes to with all his heart. His fiance believes he suffers from a 'Christ complex, ' that he wants to 'save the world' entire by involving himself in the lives of his students. Three students in particular, draw him in: an abused boy, a mute and damaged girl, and a dangerous but utterly beautiful 18 year old woman who has come back to school for one more chance to graduate. His attempts to 'save' these students lead him to territory his mentor and friend, the oldest teacher at Glenn Acres, Professor Bible, tells him he should not be in. It's a book about giving; it's about the nature of help--and it takes on the true complexity of that urge as it plays out in that most fraught (and yet common) of settings, a school. It is a book that explores both human frailty and the limits of benevolence."--Page 4 of cover.

Holding the fort

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:15
by Jennings, Regina (Regina Lea),
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
344 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F JEN
Summary When dance hall singer Louisa Bell visits Fort Reno to see her brother, she is mistaken for the governess that the harried Major Daniel Adams is waiting for. Between his rowdy troops and his two daughters, he has more responsibility than he can handle alone. Eager for the opportunity, Louisa sets out to show the widower that she is a perfect fit.

The War Bride's Scrapbook : A Novel in Pictures

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:15
by Preston, Caroline,
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers, 2017. ©2017
221 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F PRE
Summary A World War II love story, narrated through a new bride's dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more

Becoming Bonnie

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:15
by Walsh, Jenni L.,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
303 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F WAL
Summary Determined to escape poverty, Bonnelyn Parker secretly takes a night job in a 1927 speakeasy while maintaining her wholesome-girl identity by day, an endeavor that introduces her to convicted felon Clyde Barrow, who entices her to become his partner in crime. Summer, 1927. Bonnelyn Parker is more likely to belt out a church hymn than sling drinks at an illicit juice joint. She plans to overcome her family's poverty, provide for herself, and maybe someday marry her boyfriend, Roy Thornton. When financial woes jeopardize her ambitions, Bonnelyn finds salvation in an unlikely place: Dallas's newest speakeasy, Doc's. When Roy discovers her secret life as a moll, he embraces it-- perhaps too much. But her life is headed for a crash. Bonnie Parker is about to meet Clyde Barrow.

Stay with me

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:12
by Adebayo, Ayobami, 1988-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
257 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F ADE
Summary "A novel about a married Nigerian couple who must grapple with staggering levels of loss and betrayal in their quest to create a family for themselves" --

Everything you want me to be : a novel

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 06:12
by Mejia, Mindy,
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books, 2017.
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
340 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MEJ
Summary Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. When she's found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community. Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town's darkest secrets come to the forefront, and she inches closer and closer to her death--Page [4] of cover.

Last ferry home

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 03:11
by Harrington, Kent A., 1952-
Publisher Polis Books LLC, 2018.
301 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F HAR
Summary "Since his wife's death at sea, San Francisco Police Detective Michael O'Higgins has been paralyzed by grief and shame--unable to care for their teenaged daughter, who saw her mother swept away, and unable to deal with the daily requirements of his job. Almost a year after his wife's death, O'Higgins takes a ferry ride as part of his therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. On the boat, he meets a charming Indian family: successful young husband, two lovely daughters, and a kind, beautiful wife and mother. O'Higgins has no idea that he will meet this woman again on his first day back after bereavement leave, when he and his partner are called to a Nob Hill mansion to investigate a homicide. The victim is the handsome man O'Higgins met on the ferry, and his wife, Asha Chaundhry, is the obvious suspect"

The break

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 03:11
by Vermette, Katherena, 1977-
Publisher The House of Anansi Press Inc., 2018. ©2016
352 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm
Call Number XX(1671081.5)
Summary "When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break -- a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house -- she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim -- police, family, and friends -- tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg's North End is exposed. A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Vermette's abundant writing talent and positions her as an exciting new voice in literary fiction"--

A lady in disguise : a novel

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:10
by Byrd, Sandra,
Publisher Howard Books, 2017.
First Howard Books trade paperback edition.
376 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F BYR
Summary "In this intriguing novel of romance, mystery, and clever disguise set in Victorian England, a young woman investigates the murder of her own father. After the mysterious death of her father, Miss Gillian Young takes a new job as the principal costume designer at the renowned Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. But while she remembers her father as a kind, well-respected man of the Police Force, clues she uncovers indicate he'd been living a double life: a haunting photograph of a young woman; train stubs for secret trips just before his death; and a receipt for a large sum of money. Are these items evidence of her father's guilty secrets? His longtime police partner thinks so. Then Gillian meets the dashing Viscount Thomas Lockwood. Their attraction is instant and inescapable. As their romantic involvement grows, Gillian begins to suspect even Lockwood's motives. Does Lord Lockwood truly love her? Or is his interest a front for the desire to own her newly inherited property? And what should she make of her friend's suggestion that Lockwood or men like him were involved in the murder of her father? Soon Gillian is convinced that her father has left evidence somewhere that can prove his innocence and reveal the guilty party. But someone wants to stop her from discovering it. The closer she comes to uncovering it, the more menacing her opposition grows. With her life on the line, Gillian takes on an ingenious disguise and takes on the role of a lifetime to reveal the true killer--before it's too late both for her and for those that she loves"--

The rule of luck : a Felicia Sevigny novel

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:10
by Cerveny, Catherine,
Publisher Orbit, Hachette Book Group, 2017. ©2016
First trade paperback edition.
391 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F CER
Summary The Rule of Luck is a whirlwind thriller romance in a futuristic setting that will tug at your heartstrings while sending you on high-speed chases alongside a genetically-enhanced (and incredibly handsome...) criminal mastermind. As a famed tarot card reader, all is well in luck and love for Felicia Sevigny, until Russian crime leader Alexei Petriv walks into her shop and demands a reading. Petriv's future looks dark and full of danger, which wouldn't be Felicia's problem, except that it's also aligned with hers. Felicia discovers she is the key pawn in Petriv's plot to overthrow the all-knowing government, and she must decide if she will trust with him with her heart, body and soul, before the future of the entire human race collapses around her.

Spy of the first person

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 09:10
by Shepard, Sam, 1943-2017,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
First edition.
82 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number F SHE
Summary "In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard's extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his memories of work, adventure, and travel as he undergoes medical tests and treatments for a condition that is rendering him more and more dependent on the loved ones who are caring for him. The narrator's memories and preoccupations often echo those of our current moment--for here are stories of immigration and community, inclusion and exclusion, suspicion and trust. But at the book's core, and his, is family--his relationships with those he loved, and with the natural world around him. Vivid, haunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to the blue waters surrounding Alcatraz, from a New Mexico border town to a condemned building on New York City's Avenue C. It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human--and an unbound celebration of family and life"--

Call me by your name

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:07
by Aciman, André,
Publisher Picador/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. ©2007
First Picador movie Tie-in edition.
248 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ACI
Summary The story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

The other mother : a novel

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:07
by Goodman, Carol,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
324, 16 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F GOO
Summary "From the author of the internationally bestselling The Lake of Dead Languages comes a gripping novel about madness, motherhood, love, and trust. When Daphne Marist and her infant daughter, Chloe, pull up the gravel drive to the home of Daphne's new employer, it feels like they've entered a whole new world. Tucked in the Catskills, the stone mansion looks like something out of a fairy tale, its lush landscaping hiding the view of the mental asylum just beyond its border. Daphne secured the live-in position using an assumed name and fake credentials, telling no one that she's on the run from a controlling husband who has threatened to take her daughter away. Daphne's new life is a far cry from the one she had in Westchester where, just months before, she and her husband welcomed little Chloe. From the start, Daphne tries to be a good mother, but she's plagued by dark moods and intrusive thoughts that convince her she's capable of harming her own daughter. When Daphne is diagnosed with Post Partum Mood Disorder, her downward spiral feels unstoppable--until she meets Laurel Hobbes. Laurel, who also has a daughter named Chloe, is everything Daphne isn't: charismatic, sophisticated, fearless. They immediately form an intense friendship, revealing secrets to one another they thought they'd never share. Soon, they start to look alike, dress alike, and talk alike, their lives mirroring one another in strange and disturbing ways. But Daphne realizes only too late that being friends with Laurel will come at a very shocking price--one that will ultimately lead her to that towering mansion in the Catskills where terrifying, long-hidden truths will finally be revealed ..."--

Tangerine : a novel

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:07
by Mangan, Christine,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers [2018] ©2018
First edition.
388 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MAN
Summary "A stunning debut novel--a chilling and unexpected portrait of a female friendship set in 1950's Morocco. This is Patricia Highsmith for the 21st century"--

The extinction of Menai : a novel

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 03:07
by Nwokolo, Chuma,
Publisher Ohio University Press, [2018]
372 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F NWO
Summary "In a novel of stunning scope, Chuma Nwokolo moves across time and place to deliver a story that speaks to urgent contemporary concerns. His characters' indelible voices offer perspectives that are simultaneously global, political, and intimately human. The place at The Extinction of Menai's heart is the Niger delta village of Kreektown, even as the action spans continents. The cause of the trouble is an unethical drug trial administered to Kreektown residents--the fictional Menai people--in the early 1980s. And the unfolding tragedy is the looming end, decades later, of the Menai and their culture. Characters include continents-apart twin brothers separated at birth, an excommunicated Menai daughter living an urbane life with her doctor husband, and an infamous vigilante. And there is spiritual leader Mata Nimito, who retraces their ancient migration on his quest to preserve the soul of his people and resolve the consequences of a centuries-old betrayal. This epic for the modern era encompasses bioethics, language extinction, and Nigerian history and diaspora. Nwokolo confronts power relations between large corporations and small communities, corporate lobbies and governments, and big pharma and consumers, all expressed through the competing narratives that record the life and death of a civilization"--