New Adult Fiction

Green : a novel

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 03:40
by Graham-Felsen, Sam,
Publisher Random House, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
301 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary "Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to a private school. Unless he tests into the city's best public high school--which, if practice tests are any indication, isn't likely--he'll be friendless for the foreseeable future. Nobody's more surprised than Dave when Marlon Wellings sticks up for him in the school cafeteria. Mar's a loner from the public housing project on the corner of Dave's own gentrifying block, and he confounds Dave's assumptions about black culture: He's nerdy and neurotic, a Celtics obsessive whose favorite player is the gawky, white Larry Bird. Before long, Mar's coming over to Dave's house every afternoon to watch vintage basketball tapes and plot their hustle to Harvard. But as Dave welcomes his new best friend into his world, he realizes how little he knows about Mar's. Cracks gradually form in their relationship, and Dave starts to become aware of the breaks he's been given--and that Mar has not"--Provided by Publisher.

Woman at 1,000 degrees

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 03:40
by Hallgrímur Helgason, 1959-
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
First edition.
391 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HEL
Summary "A spirited eighty-year-old Icelandic woman reflects on her life as she lies alone in a garage in Reykjavik, waiting to die"--

Best day ever

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 15:33
by Rouda, Kaira Sturdivant, 1963-
Publisher Graydon House, [2017] ©2017.
342 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F ROU
Summary "Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys, and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That's why he's planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. It will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and into the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them. How perfect is any marriage, really? How much do they trust each other? Is Paul the person he seems to be? And what are his secret plans for the cottage weekend? Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, this story crackles with dark energy spinning ever tighter towards its shocking conclusion"--Publisher.

Gangster nation : a novel

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:25
by Goldberg, Tod,
Publisher Counterpoint Press, [2017]
357 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GOL
Summary "It's been two years since the events of Gangsterland, when legendary Chicago hitman Sal Cupertine disappeared into the guise of Vegas Rabbi David Cohen. It's September of 2001 and for David, everything is coming up gold: Temple membership is on the rise, the new private school is raking it in, and the mortuary and cemetery--where Cohen has been laundering bodies for the mob--is minting cash. But Sal wants out. He's got money stashed in safe-deposit boxes all over the city. He's looking at places to escape to, Mexico or maybe Argentina. He only needs to make it through the High Holidays, and he'll have enough money to slip away, grab his wife and kid, and start fresh. Across the country, former FBI agent Matthew Drew is now running security for an Indian Casino outside of Milwaukee, spending his off-time stalking members of The Family, looking for vengeance for the murder of his former partner. So when Sal's cousin stumbles into the casino one night, Matthew takes the law into his own hands--again--touching off a series of events that will have Rabbi Cohen running for his life, trapped in Las Vegas, with the law, society, and the post-9/11 world closing in around him. Gangster Nation is a thrilling follow-up to Gangsterland , an unexpected, page-turning examination of the seedy foundations of American life. With the wit and gritty glamor that defines his writing, Goldberg traces how the things we most value in our lives--home, health, even our spiritual lives--have been built on the enterprises of criminals.

The other Alcott

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:25
by Hooper, Elise,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
408, 17 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F HOO
Summary A tale inspired by the life of Louisa May Alcott's youngest sister finds young May longing to study art outside of the confines of her Concord home before turning down a marriage proposal and pursuing an identity in contrast to the spoiled and worldly character of Amy in her sister's famed novel.

The perfect nanny : a novel

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:25
by Slimani, Leïla, 1981-
Publisher Penguin Books, [2018]
228 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number F SLI
Summary "When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood--and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"--

A song unheard

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:25
by White, Roseanna M., 1982-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2018]
403 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F WHI
Summary "Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I--to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won--until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe. But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't--that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has"--Page [4] of cover.

Grist Mill Road : a novel

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:25
by Yates, Christopher J.,
Publisher Picador, 2018.
First edition.
342 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F YAT
Summary The year is 1982; the setting, an Edenic hamlet some ninety miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends--Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah--are bound together by a terrible and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty-six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves never could have predicted, the three meet again--with even more devastating results--

Red sky at noon

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:24
by Sebag Montefiore, Simon, 1965-
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2018.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
ix, 397 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MON

A map of the dark

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:17
by Ellis, Karen,
Publisher Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
First edition.
295 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M ELL

The unkillable Kitty O'Kane : a novel

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:17
by Falconer, Colin, 1953-
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, ©2017.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F FAL
Summary "When fiery and idealistic Kitty O'Kane excapes the crushing poverty of Dublin's tenements, she's determined that no one should ever suffer like she did. As she sets out to save the world, she finds herself at the forefront of events that shaped the early twentieth century. While working as a maid, she survives the sinking of the Titantic. As a suffragette in New York's Greenwich Village, she's jailed for breaking storefront windows. And in traveling war-torn Europe as a journalist, she's at the Winter Palace when it's stormed by the Bolsheviks. Ultimately she returns to her homeland to serve as a nurse in the Irish Civil War." --

The woman in the window

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:17
by Finn, A. J.,
Publisher William Morrow, [2018]
First edition.
427 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F FIN
Summary "It isn't paranoia if it's really happening ... Anna Fox lives alone -- a recluse in her New York City home, drinking too much wine, watching old movies ... and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move next door: a father, a mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble -- and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this gripping Hitchcockian thriller, no one and nothing are what they seem"--

The music shop : a novel

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:17
by Joyce, Rachel,
Publisher Random House, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
306 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F JOY
Summary "It's 1988. The CD has arrived. Sales of the shiny new disks are soaring on high streets in cities across the country. Meanwhile, down a dead-end street, Frank's music shop stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. It attracts the lonely, the sleepless, the adrift. There is room for everyone. Frank has a gift for finding his customers the music they need. Into this shop arrives Ilse Brauchmann - practical, brave, well-heeled. Frank falls for this curious woman who always dresses in green. But Ilse's reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem. Frank's passion for Ilse seems as misguided as his determination to save vinyl. How can a man so in tune with other people's needs be so incapable of helping himself? And what will it take to show he loves her? The Music Shop is a story about good, ordinary people who take on forces too big for them. It's about falling in love and how hard it can be. And it's about music - how it can bring us together when we are divided and save us when all seems lost"--

Elmet : a novel

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 03:17
by Mozley, Fiona
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
312 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F MOZ
Summary "The family thought the little house they had made themselves in Elmet, a corner of Yorkshire, was theirs, that their peaceful, self-sufficient life was safe. Cathy and Daniel roamed the woods freely, occasionally visiting a local woman for some schooling, living outside all conventions. Their father built things and hunted, working with his hands; sometimes he would disappear, forced to do secret, brutal work for money, but to them he was a gentle protector. Narrated by Daniel after a catastrophic event has occurred, Elmet mesmerizes even as it becomes clear the family's solitary idyll will not last. When a local landowner shows up on their doorstep, their precarious existence is threatened, their innocence lost. Daddy and Cathy, both of them fierce, strong, and unyielding, set out to protect themselves and their neighbors, putting into motion a chain of events that can only end in violence. As rich, wild, dark, and beautiful as its Yorkshire setting, Elmet is a gripping debut about life on the margins and the power--and limits--of family loyalty." --

Enigma

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:14
by Coulter, Catherine,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
xiv, 479 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F COU
Summary "When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn't realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using "John Doe" to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level. It's a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president's Chief of Staff's only son, Saxton Hainny. It's international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised"--

Little fires everywhere

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 03:14
by Ng, Celeste
Publisher Penguin Press, 2017. ©2017
338 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F NG
Summary In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster--Provided by Publisher.

The outcasts of time

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:10
by Mortimer, Ian, 1967-
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2018.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
viii, 383 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MOR

A state of freedom : a novel

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:10
by Mukherjee, Neel,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. ©2017
First American edition.
278 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F MUK
Summary What happens when one attempts to exchange the life one is given for something better? Can we transform the possibilities we are born into?--Set in contemporary India and moving between the reality of this world and the shadow of another, this novel of multiple narratives--formally daring, fierce, but full of pity--delivers a devastating and haunting exploration of the unquenchable human urge to strive for a different life.

A column of fire

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:07
by Follett, Ken,
Publisher Viking, [2017] ©2017
916 pages : map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F FOL
Summary "In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents"--

Sour heart : stories

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:07
by Zhang, Jenny,
Publisher Lenny, [2017]
First edition.
301 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F ZHA
Summary "A debut collection of stories that plunge readers into the tender and chaotic hearts of adolescent girls growing up in New York City, from celebrated poet and National Magazine Award nominee Jenny Zhang"-- "Centered on a community of immigrants who have traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the constant struggle of life at the poverty line in 1990s New York City, Zhang's exhilarating collection examines the many ways that family and history can weigh us down and also lift us up. From the young woman coming to terms with her grandmother's role in the Cultural Revolution to the daughter struggling to understand where her family ends and she begins, to the girl discovering the power of her body to inspire and destroy, these seven vibrant stories illuminate the complex and messy inner lives of girls struggling to define themselves. Fueled by Zhang's singular voice and sly humor, this collection introduces Zhang as a bright and devastating force in literary fiction"--

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