New Adult Fiction

China

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Yomtov, Nelson,
Publisher Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
[Updated edition].
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number J 951 YOM
Summary "This book details the history, culture, geography and government of China."--Provided by publisher.

New Jersey

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Yomtov, Nelson,
Publisher Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number J 974.9 YOM
Summary "This book details the history, culture, geography and government of New Jersey."--Provided by publisher.

Fin-tastic fashion

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Young, Jessica (Jessica E.),
Publisher Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
118 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number JF YOU
Summary When Finley decides that fashion is just wearable art, she sets out to create a new fad with her friend Henry: a forklet, a bracelet you can both wear and eat with and only one dollar each for her classmates--unfortunately her parents do not appreciate the disappearing silverware, and Finley has to rethink her invention.

Pet-rified

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Young, Jessica (Jessica E.),
Publisher Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
119 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number JF YOU
Summary In an effort to convince her parents that she is responsible enough to have a pet of her own, Finley takes a job pet-sitting her neighbor's cat--however the cat turns out to be a hostile handful and Finley's siblings are not proving to be much help in what could turn out to be a complete disaster.

Room to bloom

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Young, Jessica (Jessica E.),
Publisher Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
121 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number JF YOU
Summary Every year the fourth grade has to do a plan and complete a service project for the school and community, and after a particularly unappetizing school lunch Finley suggests that they should plant a vegetable garden--but when the radishes she and her friends Henry and Olivia plant take too long to sprout she gets very frustrated.

Super spooktacular

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Young, Jessica (Jessica E.),
Publisher Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, [2018]
119 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number JF YOU
Summary Halloween is coming and Finley and her friend Henry are busy planning their costumes for the school parade--but when they get to school they discover that their costumes are missing and they have to think fast to manufacture substitutes, preferably ones that will not dissolve when it starts to rain.

Colorado

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Zeiger, Jennifer,
Publisher Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number J 978.8 ZEI

Louisiana

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Zeiger, Jennifer,
Publisher Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number J 976.3 ZEI

National parks. Rocky Mountain

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Zeiger, Jennifer,
Publisher Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018.
48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number J978.869 ZEI

The Super Metabolism Diet : The Four-week Plan to Torch Fat, Ignite Your Fuel Furnace, and Stay Lean for Life!

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Zinczenko, David/ Mayo, Keenan
Publisher Random House Inc 2018
176 p. ;
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What Makes a Blizzard?

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner/ Frost, Maddie (ILT)
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books 2018
40 p. ;
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Red Clocks

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
by Zumas, Leni
Publisher Little Brown & Co 2018
368 p. ;
Books
Call Number XX(1640005.1)

The Windsor star [electronic resource (Online)].

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 03:55
Publisher Windsor Microfilming Co. ; Preston Microfilm Services [distributor], [959]-
Electronic Resources
Call Number XX(1021945.1)

Down a dark road : a Kate Burkholder novel

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:55
by Castillo, Linda,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
292 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M CAS
Summary "Eight years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he's headed for Painters Mill. News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle's house. He's armed and desperate with nothing left to lose. Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth"--

The epiphany machine

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:55
by Gerrard, David Burr,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
418 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GER
Summary "Everyone else knows the truth about you, now you can know it, too. That's the slogan. The product: a junky contraption that tattoos personalized revelations on its users' forearms. It's an old con, playing on the fear that we are obvious to everybody except ourselves. This particular one's been circulating New York since the 1960s. The ad works. And, oddly enough, so might the device ... A small stream of city dwellers buy into this cult of the epiphany machine, including Venter Lowood's parents. This stigma follows them when they move upstate, where Venter can't avoid the whispers of teachers and neighbors any more than he can ignore the machine's accurate predictions: his mother's abandonment and his father's disinterest. So when Venter's grandmother finally asks him to confront the epiphany machine and inoculate himself against his family's mistakes, he's only too happy to oblige. Like his parents before him, Venter is quick to fall under the spell of the device's sweat-stained, profane, and surprisingly charming operator, Adam Lyons. But unlike them, Venter gets close enough to Adam to learn a dark secret. There's an undeniable pattern between specific epiphanies and violent crimes. And Adam won't jeopardize the privacy of his customers by alerting the police. It may be a hoax, but that doesn't mean what Adam is selling isn't also spot-on. And in this sprawling, snarling tragicomedy about accountability in contemporary America, the greater danger is that Adam Lyon's apparatus may just be right about us all"--

Moskva

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:55
by Grimwood, Jack, 1953-
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
359 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GRI
Summary "Red Square, 1985. The naked body of a young man is left outside the walls of the Kremlin, frozen solid--like marble to the touch--missing the little finger from his right hand. A week later, Alex Marston, the headstrong fifteen-year-old daughter of the British Ambassador, disappears. Army Intelligence Officer Tom Fox, posted to Moscow to keep him from telling the truth to a government committee, is asked to help find her. It's a shot at redemption. But Russia is reluctant to give up the worst of her secrets. As Fox's investigation sees him dragged deeper towards the dark heart of a Soviet establishment determined to protect its own, his fears for Alex's safety grow with those of the girl's father. And if Fox can't find her soon, she looks likely to become the next victim of a sadistic killer whose story is bound tight to that of his country's terrible past"--

Two nights : a novel

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:55
by Reichs, Kathy
Publisher Bantam Books, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
324 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number M REI
Summary "A childhood spent in a dangerous cult left Sunday Night never with a bone-deep instinct for survival that's kept her alive into adulthood but left her mostly friendless. Forced into early retirement from the police force due to an injury, Sunnie retreats from an outside world she doesn't trust and sees little use for, until a wealthy woman contacts her with a plea: her teenage granddaughter has been missing since the day of a bombing near a Jewish school. Suspecting the work of religious extremists, she believes Sunnie's unique first-hand experience may make her the ideal woman to track down the girl and bring her captors to justice. As much as Sunnie would rather stay isolated, she won't turn her back on an innocent life in jeopardy -- not when her haunted past cries out for her to take action"--

The diplomat's daughter : a novel

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 00:55
by Tanabe, Karin,
Publisher Washington Square Press, 2017.
First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition.
451 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F TAN
Summary "During the turbulent months following the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, twenty-one-year-old Emi Kato, the daughter of a Japanese diplomat, is locked behind barbed wire in a Texas interment camp, the victim of misfortune and America's new policies of fear. Plagued by fence sickness, her world changes when she meets Christian Lange, whose German-born parents were wrongfully arrested for un-American activities. Together, they live as prisoners with thousands of other German and Japanese families, but discover that young love can triumph over even the most unjust circumstances. When Emi and her mother are abruptly sent back to Japan, Christian enlists in the US Army, with his sights set on the Pacific front--and a reunion with Emi. Sent away for her safety, Emi lives out the war in a Japanese resort town where many in the foreign community have fled, including both Jews and Nazis. When she overhears a German officer boasting of the men he has murdered in Asia, fate brings Emi back to Leo Hartmann, the son of prominent Austrian Jews, now a refugee in Shanghai--her oldest friend and her first love. Fearing for his life, Emi is determined to find Leo. But will Christian's devotion be strong enough to stop her? Hurtled together by war, passion, and extraordinary acts of selflessness, the paths of these three remarkable young people collide as the fighting on the Pacific front crescendos."--

Mrs. Osmond : a novel

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 18:54
by Banville, John,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First American edition.
369 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F BAN
Summary "From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea and The Blue Guitar--a dazzling new novel that extends the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, into unexpected (and completely stand-alone) territory. Isabel Archer is a young American woman, swept off to Europe in the late nineteenth century by an aunt who hopes to round out the impetuous but naive girl's experience of the world. When Isabel comes into a large, unexpected inheritance, she is finagled into a marriage with the charming, penniless, and--as Isabel finds out too late--cruel and deceitful Gilbert Osmond, whose connection to a certain Madame Merle is suspiciously intimate. On a trip to England to visit her cousin Ralph Touchett on his deathbed, Isabel is offered a chance to free herself from the marriage, but nonetheless chooses to return to Italy. Banville follows James's story line to this point, but Mrs. Osmond is thoroughly Banville's own: the narrative inventiveness; the lyrical precision and surprise of his language; the layers of emotional and psychological intensity; the subtle, dark humor. And when Isabel arrives in Italy--along with someone else!--the novel takes off in directions that James himself would be thrilled to follow"--

The armageddon file

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 18:54
by Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
Publisher Regnery Fiction, [2017]
256 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F COO
Summary "After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America's enemies involved? Were the tampered-with machines actually rigged to swing the election the other way -- and if so and the plot failed, what is the conspirators' backup plan? Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially rigged election before Americans' full faith and credit in our democracy, sovereignty, and rule of law become completely undone." -- From publisher's description.

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