New Adult Fiction

Memento Park

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:11
by Sarvas, Mark,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
First edition.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F SAR
Summary After receiving an unexpected call from the Australian consulate, Matt Santos becomes aware of a painting that he believes was looted from his family in Hungary during the Second World War. To recover the painting, he must repair his strained relationship with his harshly judgmental father, uncover his family history, and restore his connection to his own Judaism. Along the way to illuminating the mysteries of his past, Matt is torn between his doting girlfriend, Tracy, and his alluring attorney, Rachel, with whom he travels to Budapest to unearth the truth about the painting and, in turn, his family. As his journey progresses, Matt's revelations are accompanied by equally consuming and imaginative meditations on the painting and the painter at the center of his personal drama, Budapest Street Scene by Ervin Kálmán. By the time Memento Park reaches its conclusion, Matt's narrative is as much about family history and father-son dynamics as it is about the nature of art itself, and the infinite ways we come to understand ourselves through it. Of all the questions asked by Mark Sarvas's Memento Park -about family and identity, about art and history-a central, unanswerable predicament lingers: How do we move forward when the past looms unreasonably large?

Tom Clancy Power and empire

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:09
by Cameron, Marc,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
viii, 582 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F CLA
Summary "Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer and a storm tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scene. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery--a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation. John Clark and the members of the Campus are in close pursuit, but can they get the information in time?"--

Time's betrayal

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:09
by Cleveland, David Adams,
Publisher Fomite, [2017]
Call Number F CLE
Summary "Time's Betrayal is an epic multigenerational family saga covering the years from the battle of Antietam to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The novel chronicles a son's search for a larger-than-life father, a CIA agent who disappeared in the early fifties, leaving behind a distraught wife and lovers, not to mention a Pandora's box of devastating secrets and unanswered questions that baffled all who investigated his fate--a fate as beguiling as it is mysterious"--Dust jacket.

Murder in July : a Benjamin January novel

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:09
by Hambly, Barbara,
Publisher Severn House Publishers, Ltd., 2017.
First world edition.
250 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F HAM
Summary "When British spymaster Sir John Oldmixton offers Benjamin January a hundred dollars to find the murderer of an Englishman whose body has been found floating in the New Basin Canal, Benjamin turns him down immediately. As a free man of color in New Orleans in the sweltering July of 1839, he knows this is not something he should get mixed up in. But when clues to the dead man's identity link the death to another murder, in another July in January's past, he is reluctantly drawn into the investigation. Nine years ago in Paris he failed to catch a killer-- with tragic consequences. Now in New Orleans he must unravel the earlier murder, the one that took place during the great revolt against the Bourbon kings, to solve the second killing. At stake is not merely a hundred dollars, but hidden treasure, the fate of an innocent woman-- and the lives of January's wife, son and unborn child"--Dust jacket flap.

Out of the ordinary

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:09
by Turano, Jen,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Company, [2017]
346 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F TUR
Summary "Miss Gertrude Cadwalader hoped her position as the paid companion to Mrs. Davenport would be easy. But as she becomes acquainted with her employer, she realizes the wealthy Mrs. Davenport has a strange tendency to be a bit light-fingered with other people's trinkets. Gertrude is relieved when Mrs. Davenport decides to have a quiet summer away from the social scene--until the woman changes her mind in order to help a young socialite launch into society. When Gertrude is caught in the act of trying to return one of the trinkets by Mrs. Sinclair, the mother of shipping magnate Harrison Sinclair, the woman jumps to an unfortunate conclusion. Harrison is determined to mend fences with Miss Cadwalader, but he's unprepared for the escapades a friendship with her will entail"--from

The bishop's pawn

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:08
by Berry, Steve, 1955-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2018.
First edition.
x, 340 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F BER
Summary History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis. It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces--the Justice Department and the FBI--are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr. Malone's decision to see it through to the end ---- from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself ---- not only changes his own life, but the course of history.

The affliction : a novel

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:08
by Gutcheon, Beth Richardson,
Publisher William Morrow, [2018]
First edition.
353 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F GUT
Summary At a reception for the faculty and trustees to welcome Maggie Detweiler's team, no one seems keener for all to go well than Florence Meagher, a star teacher who is loved and respected in spite of her affliction - that she can never stop talking. Two days later, Florence's body is found in the campus swimming pool. Maggie obviously knows schools, but she also knows something about investigating murder. Print run 50,000.

The last watchman of Old Cairo : a novel

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:08
by Lukas, Michael David,
Publisher Spiegel & Grau, [2018]
First edition.
270 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1655295.4)
Summary "Joseph, a literature student at Berkeley, is the son of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father. One day, a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, pulling him into a mesmerizing adventure to uncover the tangled history that binds the two sides of his family"

The parking lot attendant : a novel

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:08
by Tamirat, Nafkote,
Publisher Henry Holt & Company, [2018]
First edition.
225 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1655001.2)
Summary A mesmerizing, indelible coming-of-age story about a girl in Boston's tightly-knit Ethiopian community who falls under the spell of a charismatic hustler out to change the world A haunting story of fatherhood, national identity, and what it means to be an immigrant in America today, Nafkote Tamirat's The Parking Lot Attendant explores how who we love, the choices we make, and the places we're from combine to make us who we are. The story begins on an undisclosed island where the unnamed narrator and her father are the two newest and least liked members of a commune that has taken up residence there. Though the commune was built on utopian principles, it quickly becomes clear that life here is not as harmonious as the founders intended. After immersing us in life on the island, our young heroine takes us back to Boston to recount the events that brought her here. Though she and her father belong to a wide Ethiopian network in the city, they mostly keep to themselves, which is how her father prefers it. This detached existence only makes Ayale's arrival on the scene more intoxicating. The unofficial king of Boston's Ethiopian community, Ayale is a born hustler--when he turns his attention to the narrator, she feels seen for the first time. Ostensibly a parking lot attendant, Ayale soon proves to have other projects in the works, which the narrator becomes more and more entangled in to her father's growing dismay. By the time the scope of Ayale's schemes--and their repercussions--become apparent, our narrator has unwittingly become complicit in something much bigger and darker than she ever imagined.

Heat and light

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:06
by Haigh, Jennifer, 1968-
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
430 pages ; 24 cm
Regular print
Call Number F HAI
Summary Bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town and the conflicting forces at its heart - hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families. Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, this novel depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources.

Meddling kids : a novel

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:05
by Cantero, Edgar, 1981-
Publisher Blumhouse Books/Doubleday, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
322 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Call Number F CAN
Summary Summer 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon's Zoinx River Valley) solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster--another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the legendary riches hidden in Deboën Mansion. And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids. 1990. The former detectives have grown up and apart, each haunted by disturbing memories of their final night in the old haunted house. There are too many strange, half-remembered encounters and events that cannot be dismissed or explained away by a guy in a mask. And Andy, the once intrepid tomboy now wanted in two states, is tired of running from her demons. She needs answers. To find them she will need Kerri, the one-time kid genius and budding biologist, now drinking her ghosts away in New York with Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the club. They will also have to get Nate, the horror nerd currently residing in an asylum in Arkham, Massachusetts. Luckily Nate has not lost contact with Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star who was once their team leader . . . which is remarkable, considering Peter has been dead for years. The time has come to get the team back together, face their fears, and find out what actually happened all those years ago at Sleepy Lake. It's their only chance to end the nightmares and, perhaps, save the world.

The echo killing

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:05
by Daugherty, Christi,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2018.
First edition.
356 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F DAU
Summary When a murder echoing a fifteen-year-old cold case rocks the Southern town of Savannah, crime reporter Harper McClain risks everything to find the identity of this calculated killer.--from dust jacket.

Words from the heart

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:05
by Fuller, Kathleen,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2018] ©2018
xiii, 283 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F FUL
Summary "'Her fingertips brushed against something else in the box of doilies. She lifted a bundle of letters, neatly tied with a thin red ribbon...' Ivy Yoder hasn't heard from John King in over a year. She knows it's time to let go of the idea that they will one day marry, but she's humiliated to be one of the oldest single women in her Amish community of Birch Creek. When quirky Cevilla Schlabach asks her to help clean out an attic, Ivy is grateful for the distraction. Noah Schlabach isn't from Birch Creek, or even Ohio. His job as an auctioneer takes him around the country and away from a typical Amish life, but he still remains devoted to his family. So when his aging aunt asks him to help clean out her attic, he agrees. Plus, who knows what curious items he might find up there? As Noah and Ivy work side by side, they come across a different kind of treasure: a packet of letters written during the Korean War. Soon they are swept up in the story of two young people falling in love--even as they remain determined not to fall in love themselves. Words from the Heart is a moving story of lost love letters, fragile fears, and the beauty of taking another step forward"--

Summer hours at the Robbers Library : a novel

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:05
by Halpern, Sue,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
368 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HAL

The legacy

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 05:05
by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2018.
First U.S. edition.
455 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F SIG
Summary The Legacy is the first installment in a fantastic new series featuring the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar. The only person who might have the answers to a baffling murder case is the victim's seven-year-old daughter, found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she's not talking. Newly-promoted, out of his depth, detective Huldar turns to Freyja for her expertise with traumatized young people.

Wish you were here : a novel

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 05:03
by Carlino, Renée,
Publisher Atria Paperback, 2017.
First Atria Paperback edition.
306 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number ROM CAR
Summary "You know when you're looking at someone and you can't help but smile at how oblivious they are to their own charm? That's what was happening to me, and it was making me feel....happy. Euphoric. Something indescribable. It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life. Memories that didn't exist began exploding in my mind like fireworks"--Page [4] of cover.

Are you sleeping

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 23:02
by Barber, Kathleen,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
326 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F BAR
Summary "Serial meets Ruth Ware's In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a long-closed murder case--and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim's daughter"--

Exhibit Alexandra : a novel

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 23:02
by Bell, Natasha,
Publisher Crown, [2018]
First American edition.
311 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F BELL
Summary An abducted woman held against her will in a room suffers tortuous worries about her husband and children, who, in the wake of unsettling evidence, are led to believe she has been killed.

If I live

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 23:02
by Blackstock, Terri, 1957-
Publisher Zondervan, [2018]
331 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F BLA
Summary "Casey Cox is still on the run after being indicted for murder. The hunt that began with her bloody footprints escalates, and she's running out of places to hide. Her face is all over the news, and her disguises are no longer enough. It's only a matter of time before someone recognizes her. Dylan Roberts, the investigator who once hunted her, is now her only hope. Terrifying attempts on Dylan's life could force Casey out of hiding. The clock is ticking on both their lives, but exposing the real killers is more complicated than they knew. Amassing the evidence to convict their enemies draws Dylan and Casey together, but their relationship has consequences. Will one life have to be sacrificed to protect the other?"--Dust jacket.

The flight attendant : a novel

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 23:02
by Bohjalian, Chris, 1962-
Publisher Doubleday, [2018]
First edition.
356 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F BOH
Summary "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened. Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a Dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets. Afraid to call the police - she's a single woman alone in a hotel room far from home - Cassie begins to lie. She lies as she joins the other flight attendants and pilots in the van. She lies on the way to Paris as she works the first class cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. Soon it's too late to come clean--or face the truth about what really happened back in Dubai. Could she have killed him? If not, who did? Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home"--