New Adult Fiction

Smile

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:25
by Doyle, Roddy, 1958-
Publisher Viking, [2017]
214 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F DOY
Summary "A breakout from the Booker-prize-winning novelist Roddy Doyle. A psychological suspense novel unlike any he's written before, about how we contend with the past, trauma, guilt and regret, and the uncertainty of memory. Who is unreliable? Just moved in to a new apartment, alone for the first time in years, Victor Forde goes every evening to Donnelly's pub for a pint, a slow one. One evening his drink is interrupted. A man in shorts and pink shirt brings over his pint and sits down. He seems to know Victor's name and to remember him from school. Says his name is Fitzpatrick. Victor dislikes him on sight, dislikes too the memories that Fitzpatrick stirs up of five years being taught by the Christian Brothers. He prompts other memories too--of Rachel, his beautiful wife who became a celebrity, and of Victor's own small claim to fame, as the man who says the unsayable on the radio. But it's the memories of high school, and of one particular Brother, that he cannot control and which eventually threaten to destroy his sanity. Smile has all the features for which Roddy Doyle has become famous: the razor-sharp dialogue, the humour, the superb evocation of adolescence--but this is a novel unlike any he has written before. When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly."--

Odd child out : a novel

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:25
by Macmillan, Gilly,
Publisher William Morrow, [2017]
First edition.
404, 12 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MAC

Strange is the night

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:25
by Miskowski, S. P.,
Publisher Trepidatio Publishing, 2017.
249 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F MIS
Summary "An uncompromising collection of thirteen modern tales of desire and self-destruction" Provided by the publisher

A natural : a novel

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:25
by Raisin, Ross, 1979-
Publisher Random House, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
386 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F RAI
Summary Give it Tom. Every lunchtime, every P.E. game, bouncing off the walls for years. Give it Tom. Give it Tom. Tom Pearman has been tipped for football stardom all his young life. But after spending his teenage years training with a Premier League team, the bright future he imagined for himself disappears from one day to the next when he finds out his club has decided to let him go. Now he's nineteen, away from home, playing for a tiny club in a town he doesn't know. Shy and introverted - but desperate for recognition - Tom finds himself forced to navigate the dominant personalities and shifting relationships that rule the team. Along the way, he will also be forced to question whether he can reconcile his own desires with professional success.

Cocoa Beach

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:22
by Williams, Beatriz,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
376 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F WIL
Summary Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. Driving an ambulance for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets--secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she'd left behind. Five years later, in the early days of Prohibition, the newly widowed Virginia Fitzwilliam arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, to settle her husband's estate. Simon's brother and sister welcome her with open arms and introduce her to a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic surface of this coastal oasis. The more she learns about Simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that the dangers surrounding Simon now threaten her and their daughter's life as well.

Ember

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:20
by Adams, Brock, 1982-
Publisher Hub City Press, 2017.
318 pages ; 23 cm.
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Call Number FIC ADAMS, BROCK
Summary Three years ago, the sun began to die. In a desperate attempt to reignite the failing star, the United States had joined the rest of the planet in unloading its nuclear arsenal at the flickering ember. The missiles burst from silos in Wyoming and Bangladesh, cocooning the earth in tendrils of smoke as they began their two-and-a-half year journey into space. When they finally reach their target, its thirty degrees in July and getting colder. Lisa and her husband, Guy, sit shivering on a Southern hilltop, watching as humanity's last hope at survival shimmers faintly...and then disappears below the horizon.

Uncommon type : some stories

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:20
by Hanks, Tom,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
First edition.
viii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Call Number F HAN
Summary "A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!"--Publisher annotation.

Seven days of us : a novel

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:20
by Hornak, Francesca,
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
358 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F HOR
Summary "A warm, wry, sharply observed debut novel about what happens when a family is forced to spend a week together in quarantine over the holidays... It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter--who is usually off saving the world--will be joining them at Weyfield Hall, their aging country estate. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. Having just returned from treating an epidemic abroad, she's been told she must stay in quarantine for a week...and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity--and even decent Wi-FI--and forced into each other's orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of being immersed in first-world problems. As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who's about to arrive..."--

Deep freeze

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 03:20
by Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
391 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F SAN
Summary "Class reunions: a time for memories--good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly--in the thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt - and as it turned out, homicidal - local school board, and now the town's back in view with more alarming news: A woman's been found dead, frozen in a block of ice. There's a possibility that it might be connected to a high school class of twenty years ago that has a mid-winter reunion coming up, and so, wrapping his coat a little tighter, Virgil begins to dig into twenty years' worth of traumas, feuds, and bad blood. In the process, one thing becomes increasingly clear to him. It's true what they say: High school is murder"--

The child

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Barton, Fiona,
Publisher Berkley, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
364 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F BAR
Summary "The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense. As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn--house by house--into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women--and torn between what she can and cannot tell"--

The windfall : a novel

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Basu, Diksha,
Publisher Crown, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
294 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F BAS
Summary "For the past thirty years, Mr. and Mrs. Jha's lives have been defined by cramped spaces, cut corners, gossipy neighbors, and the small dramas of stolen yoga pants and stale marriages. They thought they'd settled comfortably into their golden years, pleased with their son's acceptance into an American business school. But then Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money, and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, where he becomes eager to fit in as a man of status: skinny ties, hired guards, shoe-polishing machines, and all. The move sets off a chain of events that rock their neighbors, their marriage, and their son, who is struggling to keep a lid on his romantic dilemmas and slipping grades, and brings unintended consequences, ultimately forcing the Jha family to reckon with what really matters" -- provided by publisher.

Blackmail

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Campbell, Rick (Navy Commander),
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
x, 338 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Call Number F CAM
Summary "The U.S. aircraft carrier patrolling the Western Pacific Ocean is severely damaged by a surprise salvo of cruise missiles. While the Russian government officially apologizes, claiming it was the result of fire control accident during a training exercise, it was instead a calculated provocation. With the U.S. Pacific fleet already severely under strength, the Russian President decides that the US response is a clear indication of their weakness, militarily and politically, and initiates a bold plan. Political unrest is spreading through the Eastern European states. The Russian Northern Fleet moves swiftly in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian army is moving west to the border, and Russian Baltic and Black Sea Fleets are mobilized. In one bold strike, the Russian army moves to reoccupy a large number of the industrialized areas of the former USSR, while blockading the vital sea passages through which the world's oil and natural gas transit. To make matters worse, Russia's Special Forces have wired every major oil and natural gas pipeline with explosives. If the U.S. makes one move to thwart Russia, they'll destroy them all. The U.S. is risking disaster if it acts, but the alternative is quite possibly worse. Torn between the unthinkable and the impossible, the only possible move--to launch an attack on all fronts, simultaneously"--

The outer cape : a novel

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Dacey, Patrick,
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
First edition.
285 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F DAC
Summary "Centered around a family's weekend in their summer cottage on the Northeast cape that explores four lives in crisis and reflects back at us what the American family is becoming"--

The confusion of languages

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Fallon, Siobhan,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
324 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F FAL
Summary "Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that's about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie's an expert on the rules of the Middle East. For newly arrived Margaret, the move is a chance to see the world and explore. Against the odds the two strike up a friendship, until their husbands deploy and Cassie senses her new friend pulling away. So when a fender-bender supposedly sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie remains alone in the Brickshaw apartment to watch over Margaret's toddler son. But with Margaret missing for hours, Cassie becomes bored and soon frustrated, tired of being left behind while Margaret adventures. Then she discovers her friend's journal. Where could Margaret be? Could her diary reveal the secrets that have come between them? Written with stunning prose and powerful emotional insight, here is a story of two unforgettable women and the choices each will make in friendship, in marriage, and in love. The Confusion of Languages offers a poignant glimpse into the private lives of husbands, wives, and American military families living overseas"--

Flashmob

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Farnsworth, Christopher
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
352 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F FAR
Summary Gifted troubleshooter John Smith, who can hear other people's thoughts, must take down a shadowy figure who has weaponized the Internet, using social media to put a price on the heads of his targets.

Quiet until the thaw : a novel

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Fuller, Alexandra, 1969-
Publisher Penguin Press, 2017.
269 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F FUL
Summary "From bestselling memoirist Alexandra Fuller, a debut novel. Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger towards the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions: Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence. Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys, orphaned at birth, in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys within their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be, and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation after three decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures with the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected. As Fuller writes, "The belief that we can be done with our past is a myth. The past is nudging at us constantly.""--

Seven stones to stand or fall : a collection of Outlander fiction

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Gabaldon, Diana,
Publisher Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
xvi, 526 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F GAB
Summary A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, never before published together, including two original stories and featuring character Jamie Fraser.

Unsub : a novel

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Gardiner, Meg,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
First edition.
367 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F GAR
Summary "A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier. Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB--what the FBI calls an unknown subject--the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case. The Prophet's cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack's failure to solve the series of ritualized murders--eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh--was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career. Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Caitlin Hendrix has never escaped the shadow of her father's failure to protect their city. But now the ruthless madman is killing again and has set his sights on her, threatening to undermine the fragile barrier she rigidly maintains for her own protection, between relentless pursuit and dangerous obsession. Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father's warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat, or can this really be the same Prophet who haunted her childhood? Will Caitlin avoid repeating her father's mistakes and redeem her family name, or will chasing the Prophet drag her and everyone she loves into the depths of the abyss?"--

North and Central

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Hartley, Bob, 1958-
Publisher Tortoise Books, 2017
First edition.
239 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F HAR
Summary Andy's a bartender on Chicago's West Side in the late 1970s. For years, he's been slinging beers to corrupt cops and fat Zenith employees, but given the neighborhood's ongoing decline, he's starting to wonder how long it can go on. He sees crime on the rise--and he decides to become a criminal himself.

The sisters chase

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:16
by Healy, Sarah, 1977-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2017
285 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F HEA
Summary Rendered homeless by her mother's accidental death, 18-year-old Mary takes her younger sister across the country in search of a better life that is further complicated by painful secrets.

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