New Adult Fiction

Wonder Valley

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 18:54
by Pochoda, Ivy,
Publisher ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F POC
Summary From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row. During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls. There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA in search of his mother. There's Owen and James, teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way, one that could only happen in this enchanting, dangerous city. Wonder Valley is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning, a masterpiece by a writer on the rise.--Amazon.

Bonfire : a novel

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 18:54
by Ritter, Krysten, 1981-
Publisher Crown Archetype, [2017]
First edition.
277 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F RIT
Summary Successful environmental lawyer Abby Williams is forced to confront her small-town past while investigating a high-profile corruption case back home.

Who's that girl

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 18:54
by Thornburgh, Blair
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
392 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F THO
Summary When her former crush Sebastian Delacroix returns to town with his band and a major hit song named after her, shy high schooler Nattie starts to question her feelings for both Sebastian and her friend Zach.

Even if it kills her : a Bailey Weggins mystery

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 18:54
by White, Kate, 1950-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
428 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M WHI

Live from Cairo : a novel

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:36
by Bassingthwaighte, Ian,
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
323 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BAS

Meddling kids : a novel

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:36
by Cantero, Edgar, 1981-
Publisher Blumhouse Books/Doubleday, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
322 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Books
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.

Look behind you

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:36
by Johansen, Iris,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
325 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary "A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings. Most of the recent killings are centered near Kendra Michaels' home and office, so it comes as no great surprise when the FBI shows up at her door. The investigators soon make a startling discovery: the left-behind objects are actually souvenirs of other unsolved serial murder cases in various U.S. cities. And the new cases feature "holdback" characteristics of the other murders unknown to the general public. Kendra realizes that the killer has come to challenge and taunt her. The investigators become his newest targets, even as Kendra slowly begins to suspect that one of them may be the killer himself. She must find the killer as the body count rises, and to do so she relies on her own "dream team" of agent-for-hire Adam Lynch and private investigator Jessie Mercado. They must risk everything to defeat a psychopath whose terrifying plan is years in the making"--

The smack : a novel

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:36
by Lange, Richard, 1961-
Publisher Mulholland Books : Little, Brown and Company, [2017]
352 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LAN

Conversations with friends : a novel

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:36
by Rooney, Sally,
Publisher Hogarth, 2017.
First United States edition.
309 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F ROO

The library of light and shadow : a novel

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 22:36
by Rose, M. J., 1953-
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria books hardcover edition.
355 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F ROS
Summary "In the wake of a dark and brutal World War, the glitz and glamour of 1925 Manhattan shine like a beacon for the high society set, desperate to keep their gaze firmly fixed to the future. But Delphine Duplessi sees more than most. At a time in her career when she could easily be unknown and penniless, like so many of her classmates from L'École des Beaux Arts, in America she has gained notoriety for her stunning "shadow portraits" that frequently expose her subjects' most scandalous secrets. Most nights Delphine doesn't mind that her gift has become mere entertainment--a party trick--for the fashionable crowd. Then, on a snowy night in February, in a penthouse high above Fifth Avenue, Delphine's mystical talent leads to a tragedy between two brothers. Devastated and disconsolate, Delphine renounces her gift and returns to her old life in the south of France where Picasso, Matisse, and the Fitzgeralds are summering. There, Delphine is thrust into recapturing the past. First by her charismatic twin brother and business manager Sebastian who attempts to cajole her back to work and into co-dependence, then by the world famous opera singer Emma Calve, who is obsessed with the writings of the fourteenth-century alchemist Nicolas Flamel. And finally by her ex-lover Mathieu, who is determined to lure her back into his arms, unaware of the danger that led Delphine to flee Paris for New York five years before. Trapped in an ancient chateau where hidden knowledge lurks in the shadows, Delphine questions everything and everyone she loves the most--her art, her magick, her family, and Mathieu--in an effort to accept them as the gifts they are. Only there can she shed her fear of loving and living with her eyes wide open"--

Beneath Copper Falls

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:34
by Coble, Colleen,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017] © 2017
319 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F COB
Summary "As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she's faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful. But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend's desperate screams on the other end. Soon, the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home - and threatens to keep her from the future she's always wanted"--Provided by publisher.

The writing desk

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:34
by Hauck, Rachel, 1960-
Publisher Zondervan, [2017]
405 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F HAU
Summary "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of secrets, romance, and two women bound together across time by a shared dream"--

On love's gentle shore : a novel

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:34
by Johnson, Liz, 1981-
Publisher Published by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
330 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary "When Natalie O'Ryan returns to Prince Edward Island to plan her wedding, she runs into her childhood best friend--and discovers that the love she's been looking for is right where she left it"--

Swimming with Bridgeport girls : a novel

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:34
by Tambakis, Anthony, 1967-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
305 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F TAM

After the fire

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:32
by Mankell, Henning, 1948-2015,
Publisher Vintage, 2017.
401 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F MAN
Summary "Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old former surgeon who retired in disgrace years ago. He has retreated to a Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He is perfectly content to live out his days in quiet solitude. Until he wakes up one autumn evening to find his house on fire. Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed boots. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. Fredrik cannot imagine why someone would do such a thing. The police are also stumped, and without another suspect, they begin to think Fredrik started the fire himself. Fredrik's peaceful, simple life has slipped away from him. Then, Lisa Modin, a local journalist who wants to write a story about the fire, comes into his life, and she awakens in him something that he thought was long dead. After the Fire is an intimate portrait of a recluse who is forced to open himself up to a world he'd left behind"--

If we make it home : a novel of faith and survival in the Oregon wilderness

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:32
by Nelson, Christina Suzann,
Publisher Kregel Publications, [2017] ©2017
272 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC NELSON
Summary "When four college friends graduated from the University of Northwest Oregon, their lives stretched before them, full of promise and vows to stay connected. But life has a way of derailing well-laid plans. Now they haven't spoken in twenty-five years. But against all odds, three of them have found themselves back in the same place-- at their alma mater, wondering how they got there. When they discover their fourth friend, Hope, has died, Jenna, Ireland, and Vicky decide to embark on a wilderness adventure to honor her memory-- and for secret reasons of their own. Jenna wants to show her husband that she's more than a helpless, overweight, middle-aged empty nester. Ireland wants to get back to the nature she loves and hide from the charges being pressed against her. And Vicky wants to show she cares for something besides her ministry-- and put off the disaster waiting at home for as long as possible. They never bargained for the dangers they face in an unforgiving wilderness. Now they'll have to work together if they hope to make it home alive. While the three women fight to survive the elements, their toughest battles may be with themselves" -Amazon.com.

Shoreline

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Baugh, Carolyn
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
330 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F BAU
Summary Shoreline is the second suspense novel featuring FBI agent Nora Khalil by Carolyn Baugh, acclaimed author of The View from Garden City. "Compelling, important, and completely engrossing--it will change the way you look at the world."--Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award Winning author Officer Nora Khalil is a strong independent woman used to navigating different terrains. As an American-born Muslim, she loves her country and tries to honor the traditions of her people, but feels that she must constantly confront those who think she is alien. Assigned to the FBI office in Erie, Pennsylvania, she tries to fit into small-town America after a childhood growing up in the bustle of Philly's dark streets. A series of horrific acts of violence are committed by a well-connected group of domestic terrorists eager to spark a national revolution. The town erupts in chaos and the eyes of the nation are on these events. In turn, this heats up the debate about the fabric of our nation...and how those who feel disenfranchised by our new multiculturalism are determined to take back their birthright and, in their own words, make our nation great again. Will Nora and her team be able to defuse the situation before the carnage goes national?

Domina

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Hilton, L. S., 1974-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
309 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HIL
Summary "In this riveting sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Maestra, femme fatale Judith Rashleigh once again leads readers into the mesmerizing and dangerous underworld of Europe's glamorous elite. Since opening her own art gallery in Venice, Judith Rashleigh--now Elisabeth Teerlinc--can finally stop running. She's got the paycheck, lifestyle, and wardrobe she always dreamed of, not to mention the interest of a Russian billionaire. But when a chance encounter in Ibiza leads to a corpse that is, for once, not her own doing, she finds her life is back on the line--and she's more alone than ever. It seems Judith's become involved with more than just one stolen painting, and there is someone else willing to kill for what's theirs. From St. Moritz to Serbia, Judith again finds herself maneuvering the strange landscapes of wealth, but this time there's far more than her reputation at stake. How far will Rage take Judith? Far enough to escape death? The second installment in an unforgettable trilogy, Domina is the next sexy, ruthless, and decadent thriller from mastermind L.S. Hilton, and an adventure that will push Judith further than even she imagined she could go"--

The quantum spy : a thriller

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Ignatius, David, 1950-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
First edition.
323 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC IGNATIUS
Summary A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China?The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain: Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? Chang soon finds that there is a thin line between loyalty and betrayal, as the investigation leads him down a rabbit hole as dangerous as it is deep. Grounded in the real-world global charge toward technological dominance, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse wired to an exhilarating cyber thriller.

Hum if you don't know the words

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Marais, Bianca, 1976-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MAR
Summary "Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred. Until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin's parents are left dead and Beauty's daughter goes missing. After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection. Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum if You Don't Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family"--

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