New Adult Fiction

Dead on arrival : a novel

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Richtel, Matt,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
357 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F RIC
Summary The bizarre deaths of everyone in a remote Colorado ski town thrusts world-class virologist Lyle Martin into a mystery involving a deadly syndrome that causes him to wonder if the world might be better left unsaved.

The promise of dawn

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Snelling, Lauraine,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
379 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F SNE
Summary "In 1910, Signe, her husband, and their boys emigrate from Norway to Minnesota, dreaming of one day owning a farm of their own. But the relatives they've come to stay with are harsh and demanding. As Signe's family is worked to the bone to repay the cost of their voyage, can she learn to trust God through this trial and hold on to hope for a better future?"--

The Blinds

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Sternbergh, Adam,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
382 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F STE
Summary Helping maintain an uneasy peace in The Blinds, a rural Texas community of criminal misfits who were given a chance at a new life after having their memories altered, sheriff Calvin Cooper struggles with personal secrets in the wake of a suicide and murder.

Sun at midnight

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Thomas, Rosie,
Publisher The Overlook Press, 2017. ©2004
Hardcover edition.
488 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F THO
Summary From the critically acclaimed author and "master storyteller" (Cosmopolitan), a sweeping saga of loss and redemption that centers on Alice, who as a scientist, relies on method, precision, and tangible proof. But when her relationship with Oxford artist Peter Brown collapses spectacularly, she is forced to use her skills to evaluate her own life for the first time. In her thirties, childless, and tied to Oxford by her work, it's time to break away. Alice accepts an invitation to travel to the southernmost point of the earth, Antarctica. Upon arrival, she is awestruck by the strangeness of a continent painted in shades of blue and white, lit by an unearthly permanent sunlight. And nothing has prepared her for the close confines of a small base shared with eight men and one other woman. It's in these close quarters that she develops a strong attraction to a man shrouded in danger and mystery. It's in this beautiful but unforgiving environment that Alice discovers something that could change her life forever . . . if she survives.

Stasi child

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30
by Young, David, 1958-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
408 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number M YOU
Summary "1975: When Oberleutnant Karin Muller is called to investigate a teenage girl's body at the foot of the Berlin Wall, she imagines she's seen it all before. But she soon realizes that this is a death like no other before it - the girl was evidently trying to escape from West Berlin. As a member of the People's Police, Muller's power in East Germany only stretches so far. The Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, assures her the case is closed, all they need to know is the girl's name. Yet they strongly discourage her from asking questions. The evidence doesn't add up, and it soon becomes clear the crime scene has been staged. But this regime does not tolerate curious minds, and it takes Müller too long to realize that the trail she's been following may lead her dangerously close to home... "--

A man called Ove : a novel

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 04:29
by Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Publisher Atria Books, 2014.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
337 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BAC
Summary "Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell." But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations" --from publisher's web site.

Dark rooms

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Anolik, Lili
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
First edition.
323 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ANO
Summary "Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly--a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession--but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed. Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer"--

A man called Ove : a novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Publisher Washington Square Press, 2015.
First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
337 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F BAC

Dirty rush : a novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Bell, Taylor.
Publisher Gallery Books, 2015.
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
xv, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F BEL
Summary "In this shockingly true-to-life novel written by an all-star team of Internet phenoms from the Total Frat Move generation, you'll get the first true glimpse of "real" sorority life in all its f**ked up glory. Dirty Rush by Taylor Bell is what happens when you take the creative minds behind Babe Walker (author of the New York Times bestselling White Girl Problems series) and add Rebecca Martinson to the mix. Rebecca Martinson--yes, that bitch--the former Delta Gamma sister responsible for the scathing, expletive-filled email that verbally assaulted her entire chapter for being "so f**king boring" at social functions, and threatened to "c*nt punt" every last one of them if their behavior didn't shape up. Dirty Rush is a no-holds-barred look at what really happens when you "go Greek." Taylor Bell comes from a long line of Beta Zeta sorority sisters, who all expect her to pledge upon starting at the university. But Taylor has other plans: she's determined to give her family the proverbial middle finger and destroy the rich tradition they hold so dear by eschewing sorority life altogether. However, Taylor's resolve soon melts when she falls in with a group of hilarious, ultra-saucy girls, who introduce her to all things Greek and soften her to the idea of joining. Resigned to the fate the Greek gods have dealt her, Taylor pledges Beta Zeta and embarks on a collegiate career filled with the kind of carousing sure to make any sorority sister proud. Soon, Taylor's experience as a BZ starts to feel like a jacked-up, drug-infused, and X-rated fairy tale--especially when reality comes crashing down and a rather lewd sex tape is leaked. The girl in the video looks a lot like Taylor. Has Taylor gone off the deep end? Or is someone trying to frame her? Unless she can prove her innocence and re-ingratiate herself with the sisters who've accused her of leaking the video in a Kim Kardashian-style bid for attention, Taylor is at risk of losing everything she's fought (partied) so hard for"--

Warburg in Rome

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Carroll, James, 1943-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
362 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F CAR
Summary "David Warburg, newly minted director of the U.S. War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war's end, determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews streaming into the city. Marguerite d'Erasmo, a French-Italian Red Cross worker with a shadowed past, is initially Warburg's guide to a complicated Rome; while a charismatic young American Catholic priest, Monsignor Kevin Deane, seems equally committed to aiding Italian Jews. But the city is a labyrinth of desperate fugitives, runaway Nazis, Jewish resisters, and criminal Church figures. Marguerite, caught between justice and revenge, is forced to play a double game. At the center of the maze, Warburg discovers one of history's great scandals--the Vatican ratline, a clandestine escape route maintained by Church officials and providing scores of Nazi war criminals with secret passage to Argentina. Warburg's disillusionment is complete when, turning to American intelligence officials, he learns that the dark secret is not so secret, and that even those he trusts may betray him. James Carroll delivers an authoritative, stirring novel that reckons powerfully with the postwar complexities of good and evil in the Eternal City"--

Independence day

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Coes, Ben,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2015.
First edition.
502 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F COE
Summary "Dewey Andreas, former Delta and newly recruited intelligence agent, is sidelined after screwing up his last two operations. Still drowning in grief after the tragic murder of his fiance; Dewey has seemingly lost his focus, his edge, and the confidence of his superiors. A high level Russian hacker, known only as Cloud, is believed to be routing large amounts of money to various Al Qaeda terror cells, and the mission is to capture and render harmless Cloud. At the same time, a back-up team is sent after the only known associate of Cloud, a ballerina believed to be his girlfriend. Unwilling to sit out the mission as ordered, Dewey defies his superiors, and goes rogue, surreptitiously following and tracking the two teams. What should be a pair of simple snatch and grab operations, goes horribly wrong--both teams are ambushed and wiped out. Only through the unexpected intervention of Dewey does the ballerina survive. On the run, with no back-up, Cloud's girlfriend reveals a shocking secret--a plot so audacious and deadly that their masterminds behind it would risk anything and kill anybody to prevent its exposure. It's a plot that, in less than three days, will completely remake the world's political landscape and put at risk every single person in the Western world. With only three days left, Dewey Andreas must unravel and stop this plot or see everything destroyed. A plot that goes live on July 4th--Independence Day"--

House of shadows

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Cornick, Nicola,
Publisher Graydon House, [2015]
461 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F COR
Summary "In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier William Craven for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown Estate in her memory and places the pearl at its center. One hundred and fifty years later, notorious courtesan Lavinia Flyte hears the maids at Ashdown House whisper of a hidden treasure, and bears witness as her protector Lord Evershot--desperate to find it--burns the building to the ground. Now, a battered mirror and the diary of a Regency courtesan are the only clues Holly Ansell has to finding her brother, who has gone missing researching the mystery of Elizabeth Stuart and her alleged affair with Lord Craven. As she retraces his footsteps, Holly's quest will soon reveal the truth about Lavinia and compel her to confront the stunning revelation about the legacy of the Winter Queen"--Publisher description.

Long shot : a sniper novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Coughlin, Jack, 1966-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F COU
Summary "A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the When, Where and How of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory. But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States. Using his own deadly methods, the sniper sets out to find the truth, but to slow him down, the Russians kidnap Swanson's beautiful friend Calico, the CIA station chief in Estonia. From Italy to the Arctic Circle, Kyle Swanson is on the hunt, convinced that the defector actually is running a complex plot to hand Russia a kingdom in the north. But Swanson seems always to be a step behind because there is a traitor within his own chain of command. To stop the madness, Swanson must deliver a kill shot a hundred miles away from a border bridge in Estonia, where a Russian Army waits on the far shore as a government official crosses over with an invitation to invade"--

The solomon curse

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Cussler, Clive,
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015] ©2015
392 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F CUS
Summary There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed. Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous--and like nothing they have ever seen before.

Solitude creek : a Kathryn Dance novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Deaver, Jeffery,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
First Edition.
456 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number M DEA
Summary A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of 'fire' are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But it's the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire. Kathryn Dance discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people's own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned.

No one to trust : a novel

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Eason, Lynette.
Publisher Revell, 2014.
330 p. ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F EAS

Perfect chemistry

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Elkeles, Simone,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015. ©2009
New paperback edition.
359 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number YA F ELK
Summary When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created "perfect" life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for-her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

Whispers through a megaphone

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Elliott, Rachel,
Publisher ONE, an imprint of Pushkin Press, 2016. ©2015
First edition.
350 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F ELL
Summary 35-year-old Miriam hasn't left her house in three years, and cannot raise her voice above a whisper. But today she has had enough, and is finally ready to rejoin the outside world. Maybe it's time to stop living in the shadow of her abusive dead mother? Meanwhile, Ralph has made the mistake of opening a closet door, only to discover with a shock that his wife Sadie doesn't love him, and never has. And so he decides to run away. Miriam and Ralph's chance meeting in a wood during stormy weather marks the beginning of an amusing, restorative friendship.

The mistletoe promise

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Evans, Richard Paul,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2014.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
xiv, 251 pages ; 19 cm
Books
Call Number F EVA
Summary Alone and distrustful after a bitter divorce, Elise surprises herself by accepting a proposition from a man who lives in her building that they pretend to be a couple for the weeks preceding the Christmas holiday.

Like family

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:25
by Giordano, Paolo, 1982-
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2015]
146 pages ; 19 cm
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Call Number F GIO
Summary "When a young married couple hire a middle-aged widow during the wife, Nora's, difficult pregnancy, they don't realize the dominating force she will become in their small family. Signora A--maid, nanny, and confidante--becomes the glue in their household, and over time, the steady and loving presence whose benign influence allows them to negotiate the complexities of married life. But the delicate fabric of the young family comes undone when Signora A is diagnosed with lung cancer. After she becomes too sick to work, both husband and wife feel the strain of her absence. Moving seamlessly between the past and present, Giordano weaves together the layers of Signora A's devotion and sacrifice--from her early experiences of love during a tragically short marriage, to her adoration of her new surrogate family. Highlighting the joy of youth and the fleeting nature of time with remarkable precision and lyricism, Paolo Giordano gives us a meditation on life, death, and the relationships we build in between. Like Family is not a simple love story; it's a story about love in its many forms, and how a capacity for love can give meaning to any existence, no matter how ordinary"--

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