New Adult Fiction

The it girls

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Harper, Karen (Karen S.),
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
364, 10 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number FIC HARPER
Summary Promoting themselves from genteel poverty to fame, two beautiful sisters, one a daring fashion designer and the other a writer of scandalous novels, become each other's most staunch supporter and harshest critic in the face of misunderstandings and confidences.

The first day

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Harrison, Phil,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
214 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F HARRISON

Impossible saints

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Harwood, Clarissa,
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2018.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
348 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HARWOOD

For the winner : a novel of Jason and the Argonauts

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Hauser, Emily (Fiction writer),
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
x, 349 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
Call Number F HAUSER
Summary Atalanta, the abandoned daughter of the king of Pagasae, disguises herself as a man to win a place on the journey to search for the Golden Fleece, but once she is discovered, she is left in the land of Colchis and forced to make a terrible choice.

Easy errors : a Posadas County mystery

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Havill, Steven,
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
First edition.
250 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Call Number F HAVILL

The last man in Tehran : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Henshaw, Mark, 1970-
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Decorated CIA analyst Mark Henshaw continues the "authentic, compelling, and revealing" (Jason Matthews) Red Cell series following agent Kyra Stryker who must work with retired analyst Jonathan Burke to save the CIA from being torn apart by a conspiracy of moles. New Red Cell Chief Kyra Stryker has barely settled into the job when an attack on an Israeli port throws the Middle East into chaos. The Mossad--Israel's feared intelligence service--responds with a campaign of covert sabotage and assassination, determined to protect the homeland. But evidence quickly turns up suggesting that a group of moles inside Langley are helping Mossad wage its covert war. Convinced that Mossad has heavily penetrated the CIA's leadership, the FBI launches a counterintelligence investigation that threatens to cripple the Agency--and anyone who questions the official story is suspect. With few officials willing to help for fear of getting accused, Kyra turns to her former mentors--now-retired Red Cell Chief Jonathan Burke and his wife, former CIA Director Kathryn Cooke--to help uncover who is trying to tear the CIA apart from the inside out"--

The other Alcott

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Hooper, Elise,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
408, 17 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HOO
Summary A tale inspired by the life of Louisa May Alcott's youngest sister finds young May longing to study art outside of the confines of her Concord home before turning down a marriage proposal and pursuing an identity in contrast to the spoiled and worldly character of Amy in her sister's famed novel.

Without merit : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Hoover, Colleen,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call Number FIC Hoover, Colleen
Summary "From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us and November 9 comes a moving and haunting novel of family, love, and the power of the truth. In Colleen Hoover's gripping novel, reminiscent of the bestselling works of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes, a young woman decides to reveal the dark secrets of her seemingly-happy family before she leaves them behind, but when her escape plan fails, she must deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth"--

The place of stones : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Hosseini, Ali,
Publisher Curbstone Books, 2017.
xv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call Number F HOSSEINI
Summary The Place of Stones is Ali Hosseini's newly translated first novel, his second book to appear in English. In it, he paints a vivid portrait of Sangriz, a village in the southern part of Iran where life has been disrupted by industrialization and the revolution of 1979. Haydar and Jamal are best friends, and their families have always made their living from the land in the foothills of Iran's Zagros Mountains. Haydar is a dreamer who searches the hills for an ancient treasure called the Black Globe. Jamal is in love with Haydar's sister, Golandam, and he attempts to accommodate himself to modernization as a way to create a better life for the two of them. The rapacious conversion of farmland to brick factories draws the trio into escalating conflict with the village landlord. As Jamal, Haydar, and their families confront land reform, industrialization, revolution, and war, their lives are pulled forcefully toward the explosive events that will change them all. In masterfully crafted prose that never sinks into sentimentality, The Place of Stones illuminates how a lost past continues to shape the present.

Christmas in London

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Hughes, Anita, 1963-
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
First edition.
277 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HUGHES
Summary Set during London's most festive time of year and filled with delicious food Anita Hughes' Christmas in London is about love and friendship, and the season's most important lesson: learning how to ask for and give forgiveness. It's a week before Christmas and Louisa Graham is working twelve hour shifts at a bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side. When a young cooking show assistant comes in from the rain and begs to buy all the cinnamon rolls on her tray, she doesn't know what to do. Louisa is just the baker, and they aren't hers to sell. But the show burned the rolls they were supposed to film that day; so she agrees. The next morning, Louisa finds out that her cinnamon rolls were a hit, but the star of the show was allergic, and the whole crew is supposed to leave for London that afternoon. They want Louisa to step in for their annual Christmas Eve Dinner TV special at Claridge's. It's a great opportunity, and Digby Bunting, Louisa's famous baking idol, will be there. Even if he does seem more interested in her than her food. And then there's Kate, the show's beautiful producer. On their first day in London she runs into the skinny boy she jilted at St. Andrew's in Scotland ten years ago. Now he's a handsome, brilliant mathematician, and newly divorced. Their familiar spark is still there, but so is the scar of how they left things. Kate and Louisa are busy preparing for the show, but old and new flames are complicating their work.

Mrs. Caliban

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Ingalls, Rachel,
Publisher New Directions, 2017. ©1983
First New Directions paperback edition.
xii, 111 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F INGALLS
Summary In the quiet suburbs, while Dorothy is doing chores and waiting for her husband to come home from work, not in the least anticipating romance, she hears a strange radio announcement about a monster who has just escaped from the Institute for Oceanographic Research... Reviewers have compared Rachel Ingalls's Mrs. Caliban to King Kong, Edgar Allan Poe's stories, the films of David Lynch, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, E.T., Richard Yates's domestic realism, B-horror movies, and the fairy tales of Angela Carter--how such a short novel could contain all of these disparate elements is a testament to its startling and singular charm.


Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Jacobs, Liska, 1983-
Publisher MCD x FSG Originals, 2017.
First edition.
230 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "A novel about a young woman who loses her job and her boyfriend and spirals down a dark path of self-destruction that threatens to harm anyone close to her."--

Deadbomb Bingo Ray

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Johnson, Jeff, 1969-
Publisher Turner, [2017]
279 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "Crime. Vengeance. Love. Physics. The infamous Deadbomb Bingo Ray is a high level fixer in the City of Brotherly Love. He's the man you call when you've crossed the line into hopeless and there's no way back to anywhere. Three years have passed since Ray burned a hedge fund manager on behalf of a pool of retirees, and now the money man is back for revenge. While Ray unravels the plot and orchestrates some payback of his own, he unwittingly steps into the ultimate high stakes game. Falling in love with the beautiful physicist trapped at the edge of the burn was just bad timing. When the fuse is finally lit, getting killed isn't high on the list of the worst that could happen in this dark and stylish noir"--

The chuckwagon trail

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Johnstone, William W,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
298 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Framed for murder, Dewey "Mac" McKenzie flees New Orleans to become a chuck-wagon cook on a cattle drive and learns that the drive's trail boss plans to double-cross the herd's owner and steal the money the herd brings in.

Berlin syndrome

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Joosten, Melanie,
Publisher Scribe Publications, 2017.
[Film tie-in edition.]
248 pages ; 20 cm
Summary One afternoon, near the tourist trap of Checkpoint Charlie, Clare meets Andi. There is an instant attraction, and when Andi invites her to stay, Clare thinks she may finally have found somewhere to call home. But as the days pass and the walls of Andi's apartment close in, Clare begins to wonder if it's really love that Andi is searching for a or something else altogether.

A tangled mercy : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Jordan-Lake, Joy, 1963-
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017] ©2017
433, [18] pages ; 22 cm
Summary Told in alternating tales at once haunting and redemptive, A Tangled Mercy is a quintessentially American epic rooted in heartbreaking true events examining the harrowing depths of human brutality and betrayal, and our enduring hope for freedom and forgiveness.

The crooked path

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Joubert, Irma,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
xi, 401 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "As retired physician Lettie Louw looks back upon her life, she recounts her coming of age in WWII-era South Africa in this compelling story of delayed love, loss, and reconciliation. Lettie Louw is the daughter of the town physician in their South African village. She spends her childhood in the warm African days playing with her friends and being adored by her doting parents. When she becomes a teenager, she experiences her first taste of unrequited romantic love in the form of her best friend's older brother, De Wet Fourie. When De Wet pursues the beautiful and wealthy Annabelle, Lettie's dreams are crushed, and she moves to Johannesburg to pursue her studies in medicine. Life in Johannesburg feels strange to Lettie, and the world around her is in profound upheaval as the Second World War rages. Her feelings for De Wet never waver, and Lettie is heartbroken when he marries another of her childhood friends. Lettie soon meets Marco Romanelli, an Italian immigrant, and they marry and raise two daughters, as the racial and political tensions in South Africa swirl about them. Lettie never forgets her first love, even as the ravages of time, war, and illness play upon her life and the lives of those she loves. In their later years, Lettie and De Wet are thrown into one another's company again, and they are given another chance at a life together"--

A face to die for

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kane, Andrea,
Publisher Bonnie Meadow Publishing, [2017] ©2017
334 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number FIC KANE
Summary Andrea Kane explores the urban legend of the doppelganger, as the favorite team of investigators find themselves in a conflict of interest between two clients. When one case unexpectedly intersects with the other, the only solution is to find the link between the two and unearth who is pulling the strings and why.

Strangers in Budapest : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Keener, Jessica Brilliant,
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
First edition.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "A few months after moving to Budapest, a young American couple become enmeshed in an old man's plan to seek vengeance for his daughter's murder"--

Sunday Dinners

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Kelley, Kellie
Publisher (publisher not identified), 2017.
320 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F KELLEY
Summary Family conflict and betrayal prohibit civility between three Southern sisters who pick up the leftovers of their parents lives. Their inheritance from the family trust dictate the sisters must continue the tradition of a Sunday dinner. Detective Boyd Price investigates the untimely death of Ellie Diamond, the matriarch of the Diamond family, and captures the heart of the youngest sister. Their playful romance sparks a new hope for a second chance at love. Shared family recipes are at the back of the book.