New Adult Fiction

A time to stand

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 06:17
by Whitlow, Robert, 1954-
Publisher Thomas Nelson, 2017. ©2017
399 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F WHI
Summary "In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side? Adisa Johnson, a young African American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career. Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital. Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkable--defend the officer. As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime. This highly relevant and gripping novel challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice, to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves"-- "Robert Whitlow's A Time to Stand explores racism and the way it is tearing apart our communities across the country. In an all too familiar scenario pitting law enforcement against the communities they defend and protect, where is the justice? Where is the hope?"--

Girl unknown : a novel

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:12
by Perry, Karen, 1974-
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
First edition.
289 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F PER
Summary A professor's marriage and family begin to unravel when one of his students tells him that he might be her father.

The unforgotten : a novel

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 12:12
by Powell, Laura (Writer and editor),
Publisher Gallery Books, 2018.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
291 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F POW
Summary "It is the summer of 1956, and fifteen-year-old Betty Broadbent has never left the Cornish fishing village of St. Steele or ventured far beyond the walls of the Hotel Eden, the slightly ramshackle boarding house run by her moody, unpredictable mother. But Betty's world is upended when a string of brutal murders brings London's press corps flooding into the village, many of whom find lodging at the Hotel Eden. She is instantly transfixed by one of the reporters, the mysterious and strangely aloof Mr. Gallagher--and he, fully twice her age, seems equally transfixed by her. The unlikely relationship that blooms between Betty and Mr. Gallagher is as overlaid with longing and desire as it is with impropriety and even menace. And as the shocking death toll rises, both Betty and Mr. Gallagher are forced to make a devastating choice, one that will shape their own lives--and the life of an innocent man--forever. With narratives that shift from 1956 to the present day and back, The Unforgotten is a mesmerizing and eerie portrayal of two people bound to each other by a secret that has the power to shape, and destroy, lives"--

The plea : a novel

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Cavanagh, Steve,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2018. ©2017
First U.S. edition.
358 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F CAV

The which way tree

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Crook, Elizabeth, 1959-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, [2018]
First edition.
279 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1653571.4)
Summary Early one morning in the remote hill country of Texas, a panther savagely attacks a family of homesteaders, mauling a young girl named Samantha and killing her mother, whose final act is to save her daughter's life. Samantha and her half brother, Benjamin, survive, but she is left traumatized, her face horribly scarred. The Which Way Tree is the story of Samantha's unshakeable resolve to stalk and kill the infamous panther, rumored across the Rio Grande to be a demon, and avenge her mother's death. In their quest she and Benjamin, now orphaned, enlist a charismatic Tejano outlaw and a haunted, compassionate preacher with an aging but relentless tracking dog. As the members of this unlikely posse hunt the panther, they are in turn pursued by a hapless but sadistic Confederate soldier.

Only killers and thieves : a novel

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Howarth, Paul,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
First edition.
319 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F HOW
Summary It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an afternoon swimming at a remote waterhole filled by the downpour, fourteen-year-old Tommy and sixteen-year-old Billy meet with a shocking tragedy.

Only child

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:59
by Navin, Rhiannon, 1978-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
First edition.
287 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F NAV
Summary Surviving a horrific school shooting, a six-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.

Unforgivable love

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 05:57
by Scott, Sophfronia,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
509, 7 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F SCO
Summary In this vivid reimagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it's the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball's color barrier and a sweltering stretch has Harlem's elite fleeing the city for Westchester County's breezier climes, two predators stalk amidst the manicured gardens and fine old homes. Heiress Mae Malveaux rules society with an angel's smile and a heart of stone. She made up her mind long ago that nobody would decide her fate. To have the pleasure she craves, control is paramount, especially control of the men Mae attracts like moths to a flame. Valiant Jackson always gets what he wants, and he's wanted Mae for years. The door finally opens for him when Mae strikes a bargain: seduce her virginal young cousin, Cecily, who is engaged to Frank Washington. Frank values her innocence above all else. If successful, Val's reward will be a night with Mae. But Val secretly seeks another prize. Elizabeth Townsend is fiercely loyal to her church and her civil rights attorney husband. Certain there is something redeemable in Mr. Jackson. Little does she know that her worst mistake will be Val's greatest triumph.

This is what happened

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:55
by Herron, Mick,
Publisher Soho Crime, [2018]
261 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F HER
Summary Twenty-six-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk.

The glass forest : a novel

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 02:55
by Swanson, Cynthia, 1965-
Publisher Touchstone, 2018.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
340 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F SWANSON
Summary "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths. In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she's married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever. When Paul's niece, Ruby, reports that her father, Henry, has committed suicide, and that her mother, Silja, is missing, Angie and Paul drop everything and fly to the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York to be by Ruby's side. Angie thinks they're coming to the rescue of Paul's grief-stricken young niece, but Ruby is a composed and enigmatic seventeen-year-old who resists Angie's attempts to nurture her. As Angie learns more about the complicated Glass family, staying in Henry and Silja's eerie and ultra-modern house on the edge of the woods, she begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage. Through Silja's flashbacks, Angie's discovery of astonishing truths, and Ruby's strategic dissection of her parents' state of affairs, a story of love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal is revealed"--

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