New Adult Fiction
Publisher A New Directions book, 
286 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC Erpenbeck, Jenny
Publisher William Morrow, 2017.
276 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number FIC FELDMAN
Summary "Adam is a former musician and recovering alcoholic who is home for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years. Surrounded by his parents and siblings, nieces and nephews--all who have seen him at his worst--he can't shake the feeling that no matter how hard he tries, he'll always be the one who can't get it right. Marissa is a flight attendant whose marriage is strained by simmering tensions over race, class, and ambition. Heading to her in-laws for their picture-perfect holiday family dinner, her anxiety is intensified by the knowledge she is pregnant from an impulsive one-night-stand. In an airport restaurant on Thanksgiving morning, Adam and Marissa meet. Over the course of this day fraught with emotion and expectation, these two strangers will form an unlikely bond as they reckon with their family ties, their pasts, and the choices that will determine their way forward. Joshua Max Feldman focuses his knowing eye on one of the last bastions of classical American idealism, the Thanksgiving family gathering, as he explores our struggles to know--and to be--our best selves. Hilarious and heartrending, Start Without Me is a thoughtful and entertaining page-turner that will leave its indelible mark on your heart"--
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, 
302 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F FIEGEL
Publisher She Writes Press, 2017. ©2017
327 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F FOX
Summary At seventy-three, eccentric widow Clara Breckenridge is on a last-ditch journey to reconcile with her estranged son, finally confront the guilty secrets surrounding her daughter's death, and maybe find love again before she dies miserable and alone. But Clara is her own worst enemy. Rigid and afraid of change, she has cocooned herself in her old house to escape from life. Magic purple wasps saved her as a child from an abusive father and they want to help her now, but wasps only live 120 days. Clara's time is running out. When her beloved house is slated for demolition, she panics and persuades her son to haul the house from Eugene to Jackpot, Nevada, where Clara's life is turned upside down by two troubled young people. Can the rowdy purple wasp, a spirit guide with surprising powers, help Clara confront her past and join life again or is it too late? Clara at the Edge is imaginative, eventful, sometimes funny and deeply moving.
Publisher University of Nebraska Press, 
xii, 164 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number FIC FRATERRIGO, MELISSA
Summary The novel "Glory Days" combines gritty realism with magical elements as Melissa Fraterrigo masterfully interweaves a slate of arresting characters from a small, former farming town in Nebraska who must grapple with loss, life, and death.
Publisher The Permanent Press, 
304 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F FREED
Publisher Sarabande Books, 
199 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F FRIDLUND
Summary Sometimes calculating, other times bewildered, Catapult's characters orbit around each other enacting the deeply human tragicomedy of wit and misunderstanding and loss. With dexterous, atmospheric, and darkly comic prose, Fridlund conjures worlds where longing is open-ended, intentions misfire, and the line between comfort and cruelty is often difficult to discern. A gripping collection, unsettling in its familiar strangeness.
Publisher Thomas Nelson, 
xii, 305 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number FIC FULLER, KATHLEEN
Summary Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways; he longs to do something more with his life. When his prospects outside of the community dwindle, he decides to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, the last wish of his beloved grandmother, from her final letter to him. Leanna Chupp has always made her own way; she's called unconventional-- strange, even-- but is happy, content being single. Neither Roman and Leanna fit squarely within the strictures of the Amish faith, but their differences could be the very thing to help them form a deeper connection to their community and to each other.
Publisher Lake Union Publishing,  ©2017
303 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F FURNISS
Summary Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children--until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost. Knowing something terrible has happened, Marlene suspects that the isolation of the remote campsite is all that's protecting her family. But the arrival of a lost boy reveals they are not alone in the woods, and as the unfolding disaster ravages the land, more youngsters seek refuge under her wing. The lives of her own children aren't the only ones at stake. When their sanctuary is threatened, Marlene faces the mother of all dilemmas: Should she save her own kids or try to save them all? --
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
ix, 292 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F FURY
Summary Kolt "racer" Raynor and his delta force squadron are in greece, providing vip security for the newly electedand deeply controversial American president on his desperate mission to hold the nato alliance together. Then, the unimaginable happens. Just as the president is arriving, an assassins bullet takes the life of the greek prime minister. The president is safe, but raynor recognizes the killerrasim miricby his grisly signature: a bullet through his targets left eye. The hunt for the assassin ends when miric, to all appearances, blows himself up in an explosion that levels an apartment block, but Raynor refuses to accept that the sniper is really dead. Mirics grudge is with america, and one american in particularthe delta force operator who cost him an eye, kolt raynor. Raynor believes that mirics killing spree is only just beginning, and his suspicions are proved true when miric is photographed crossing the border into the united states. Forbidden by law from operating on american soil, raynor will have to bend the rules until they break, risking everything in order to run the assassin down before he can strike again. But what Raynor doesnt realize is that rasim miric is also hunting him.
Publisher Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©2017
First Vintage Contemporaries edition.
114 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC GAINES, ERNEST
Summary "Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order. After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks only to be allowed two hours before he'll give himself up to the sheriff. When the editor of the local newspaper asks his cub reporter to dig up a "human interest" story about Brady, he heads for the town's barbershop. It is the barbers and the regulars who hang out there who narrate with empathy, sadness, humor, and a profound understanding the life story of Brady Sims--an honorable, just, and unsparing man who with his tough love had been handed the task of keeping the black children of Bayonne, Louisiana in line to protect them from the unjust world in which they lived. And when his own son makes a fateful mistake, it is up to Brady to carry out the necessary reckoning. In the telling, we learn the story of a small southern town, divided by race, and the black community struggling to survive even as many of its inhabitants head off northwards during the Great Migration"--
Publisher Counterpoint Press, 
208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number FIC GARCIA
Summary An unnamed visitor travels to wartime Berlin, where she learns about the city through the things she sees and the disparate people she meets.
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,  ©2017
368, 19 pages : map ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC Gaynor, Hazel
Summary "August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes--as everyone does--that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris. But as history tells us, it all happened so differently... Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict--but how?--and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears--and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene? Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris--a cherished packet of letters in hand--determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him..."--Amazon.com.
Publisher Forge, 2017.
414 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Call Number F GEAR
Summary "What happens when your god goes missing? The lord god of Cahokia has been spirited away to the Underworld and the empire teeters on the brink of disaster as clans fight for control. Night Shadow Star, the god's human sister, and Fire Cat, her warrior bodyguard, are the only two people who can bring him back. They descend into the Sacred Cave where monsters dwell, willing to sacrifice themselves to save their kingdom. What they find makes them question if that sacrifice is worth it"--
Publisher Feminist Press, 2017.
First Feminist Press edition.
292 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F GORE
Summary "Spurred on by nineties "family values" campaigns and determined to better herself through education, a teen mom talks her way into college. Disgusted by an overabundance of phallocratic narratives and Freytag's pyramid, she turns to a subcultural canon of resistance and failure. Wryly riffing on feminist literary tropes, it documents the survival of a demonized single mother figuring things out"--
Publisher Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©2017
383 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F GRAY
Summary "Scotland, 1906. A mysterious object discovered inside an ancient castle calls Maximilian Haywood, the new Duke of Olympia, and his fellow researcher Emmeline Truelove, north to the remote Orkney Islands. No stranger to the study of anachronisms in archaeological digs, Haywood is nevertheless puzzled by the artifact: a suit of clothing, which, according to family legend, once belonged to a selkie who rose from the sea in ancient times and married the castle's first laird. But Haywood and Truelove soon discover they're not the only ones interested in the selkie's strange hide, and when their mutual friend Lord Silverton vanishes in the night from an Edinburgh street, the mystery takes a dangerous turn through time, which only Haywood's skills and Truelove's bravery can solve.."--
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
390 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number FIC HAIG
Summary Concludes the story of psychic Omega Cass and her powerful Alpha twin, Zach, on a dystopian world struggling for balance between a backward government and its oppressed people centuries after a nuclear apocalypse.
Publisher Unnamed Press,  ©2017
266 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number FIC HALASA
Summary Hussein Saban, the only pig butcher in his small Jordanian town, lives with three generations of women. Regrets, dreams, and clandestine pasts in love, politics, and even espionage threaten the order in the household as generations clash. When a long-lost soldier from Hussein's military past arrives, the Sabas family must decide whether to protect or expose him, bringing long-simmering rivalries and injustices to the surface.
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, 
384 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Call Number FIC Haley, James
A field guide to the North American family : concerning chiefly the Hungates and Harrisons, with accounts of their habits, nesting, dispersion, etc., and full description of the plumage of both adult and young, within a taxonomic survey of several...
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
133 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC HALLBERG
Summary The very first work of fiction by the best-selling, acclaimed author of City on Fire --his piercingly beautiful treasure box of a novella about two families in the suburbs, now in a newly designed full-color edition For years, the Hungates and the Harrisons have coexisted peacefully in the same Long Island neighborhood, enjoying the pleasures and weathering the pitfalls of their suburban habitat. But when the patriarch of one family dies unexpectedly, the survivors face a stark imperative: adapt or face extinction. In sixty-three interlinked vignettes and striking accompanying photographs, the novella cuts multiple paths--which can be reconstructed in any order--through the lives of its richly imagined characters. Part art object, part Choose Your Own Adventure, A Field Guide to the North American Family is an innovative and deeply personal look at the ties that bind, as well as a poignant meditation on connection in a fragmented world.