New Adult Fiction

A mother like mine

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:52
by Hewitt, Kate,
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
371 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F HEW
Summary "Welcome to England's beautiful Lake District, where a reluctant reunion forges a new bond between a daughter and her wayward mother ... Abby Rhodes is just starting to get her life on track. After her fiance's unexpected death, she returned with her young son to the small village where she grew up and threw herself into helping her ailing grandmother run the town's beach cafe. Then one evening, her mother, Laura, shows up in Hartley-by-the-Sea and announces her plan to stay. After twenty years away, she now wants to focus on the future--and has no intention, it seems, of revisiting the painful past. Laura Rhodes has made a lot of mistakes, and many of them concern her daughter. But as Abby gets little glimpses into her mother's life, she begins to realize there are depths to Laura she never knew. Slowly, Abby and Laura start making tentative steps toward each other, only to have life become even more complicated when an unexpected tragedy arises. Together, the two women will discover truths both sad and surprising that draw them closer to a new understanding of what it means to truly forgive someone you love"--

Exposed

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:52
by Scottoline, Lisa,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
341 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F SCO
Summary "Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner Bennie Rosato represents the parent company. When she confronts Mary, explaining this is a conflict of interest, an epic battle of wills and legal strategy between the two ensues--ripping the law firm apart, forcing everyone to take sides and turning friend against friend"--

The bone mother

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:50
by Demchuk, David,
Publisher ChiZine Publications, [2017]
234 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FAN DEM

The promise of Breeze Hill

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:50
by Hillman, Pam,
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017]
406 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F HIL
Summary "Natchez, MS; 1791 Anxious for his brothers to join him on the rugged frontier along the Mississippi River, Connor O'Shea has no choice but to indenture himself as a carpenter in exchange for their passage from Ireland. But when he's sold to Isabella Bartholomew of Breeze Hill Plantation, Connor fears he'll repeat past mistakes and vows not to be tempted by the lovely lady. The responsibilities of running Breeze Hill have fallen on Isabella's shoulders after her brother was found dead in the swamps along the Natchez Trace and a suspicious fire devastated their crops, almost destroyed their home, and left her father seriously injured. Even with Connor's help, Isabella fears she'll lose her family's plantation. Despite her growing feelings for the handsome Irish carpenter, she seriously considers accepting her wealthy and influential neighbor's proposal of marriage. Soon, though, Connor realizes someone is out to eliminate the Bartholomew family. Can he set aside his own feelings to keep Isabella safe?"--

The luster of lost things

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:50
by Keller, Sophie Chen, 1988-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
324 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F KEL
Summary "A fablelike debut for readers of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Rebecca Makkai's The Borrower, in which a boy with an uncanny ability to find lost objects must embark on his most important search yet in order to save his mother's enchanted dessert shop, the only place he's ever called home. There's only one place in the world that lonely twelve-year-old Walter Lavender Jr. feels at home: The Lavenders, his mother's unusual West Village dessert shop, where meringues scud through displays like clouds, marzipan dragons breathe actual fire, and the airy angel food cake can make customers pounds lighter. When the mysterious and magical Book at the heart of the shop vanishes and a landlord threatens closure, it's up to Walter to find the Book and save the shop. Despite--or because of--a communication disorder that renders him speechless and friendless, Walter has a special ability to find lost things. In fact, the only thing he's failed to find is his father, a pilot lost in a presumed plane crash at sea before Walter was born. Accompanied by Milton, his best friend and overweight golden retriever, Walter's quest will take him around and under New York City, into subway tunnels and soaring over Central Park, from bottle collecting in Chinatown to racing through the Met, and introduce him to the extraordinary and forgotten people of this fantastical city. Along the way he will discover his voice and learn what it means to truly be found"--

Portrait of vengeance : a Gwen Marcey novel

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:50
by Parks, Carrie Stuart,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017] ©2017
311 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F PAR
Summary "Gwen Marcey has done a good job keeping the pain of her past boxed up. But as she investigates the case of a missing child in Lapwai, Idaho, details keep surfacing that are eerily similar to her childhood traumas. She doesn't believe in coincidences. So what's going on here? No one knows more about the impact of the past than the Nez Perce people of Lapwai. Gwen finds herself an unwelcome visitor to some, making her investigation even more difficult. The questions keep piling up, but answers are slow in coming-- and the clock is ticking for a missing little girl. Meanwhile, Gwen's ex-husband is threatening to take sole custody of their daughter. As Gwen's past and present collide, she's in a desperate race for the truth. Because only truth will ensure she still has a future."--Amazon.com.

Little boy lost

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:50
by Trafford, J. D.,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017] ©2017
303 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M TRA
Summary "Attorney Justin Glass's practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn't doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn't have the heart to turn her away. Justin had hoped to find the boy alive and well. But all that was found of Devon Walker was his brutally murdered body--and the bodies of twelve other African American teenagers, all discarded like trash in a mass grave. Each had been reported missing. And none had been investigated. As simmering racial tensions explode into violence Justin...vows to search for the killer..."--P. [4] of cover.

Unearthly things

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:47
by Gagnon, Michelle, 1971-
Publisher Soho Teen, [2017]
278 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F GAG
Summary In this modern retelling of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, orphaned surfer-girl Janie Mason must move into the Rochester mansion with guardians she had never met, and where the night is filled with screams from the attic.

The fire child

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:47
by Tremayne, S. K., 1963-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
391 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F TRE
Summary When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and a stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie makes a chilling prediction, and Rachel's perfect life begins to unravel. Haunted by the spectre of David's late wife - Jamie's real mother - Rachel finds herself drawn to the deserted mines where she plunged to her death, three years prior. As Rachel starts digging into the past, she begins to grow suspicious of her husband. Why is he so reluctant to discuss Jamie's behaviour? And what exactly happened to cause his ex-wife's untimely suicide? With December looming, Rachel begins to fear there might be truth in Jamie's words: 'You will die at Christmas'.

Freedom's ring : a novel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Chiavaroli, Heidi,
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2017]
xii, 388 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F CHI
Summary "An antique ring reunites a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the man who saved her. Together, they unearth the two-hundred-year-old history of a woman who suffered tremendous loss in the Boston Massacre, a woman torn between the love of two men - one a Patriot, and the other a Redcoat. As both women seem to forgive the wrongs done to them, each must decide whether to face their future through dependence on God's strength, or their own" --

The locals : a novel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Dee, Jonathan,
Publisher Random House, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
383 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F DEE
Summary "Mark Firth is a home builder in Howland, Massachusetts in the early 2000s who, after being swindled by a finanical advisor, feels opportunity passing him by. In the paranoid days after 9/11, a New York money manager, Philip Hadi, moves his family to Howland and hires Mark to turn his his house into a "secure location." When Howland's first selectman passes away suddenly, Hadi runs for office, and begins subtly transforming the town in his image. The collision of these two men and their very different worlds -- rural vs urban, middle class vs wealthy -- propels Jonathan Dee's new novel to a haunting conclusion. This is a novel that captures our fraught moment, but is timeless in its depiction of the American family"--

The woman from Prague

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Hart, Rob (Fiction writer),
Publisher Polis Books, 2017.
First hardcover edition.
276 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F HAR
Summary Having fled the demons that haunted him in the U.S., Ash has been laying low in Prague for nearly three months. Now, it's time to move on. But as he contemplates his next stop, a man named Roman appears, claiming to work for the U.S. government, and possessing intimate knowledge of Ash's many sins. Sins nobody should know. Roman offers to protect him...in exchange for a favor. It sounds simple: a bank employee named Samantha Sobolik is set to receive a package containing covert information in a handoff on the Charles Bridge. Ash must intercept the package, and deliver the contents to Roman. Ash refuses--until Roman threatens to kill his mother. Out of options and too far away to protect her, Ash agrees. But when Ash gets to the bridge, he discovers that the handoff is actually a hit. Ash ends up battling a mysterious and deadly assassin in a fight he barely survives. As it turns out, the job is far more complicated and dangerous than anyone thought. Ash finds himself in a strange city, outmatched, hunted, and trapped in a dangerous game where nobody is what they seem--including Samantha. The Woman From Prague is a riveting novel of international suspense from one of the very best crime writers working today.

The Store

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Patterson, James, 1947-
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
259, 26 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F PAT
Summary Jacob and Megan Brandeis have gotten jobs with the mega-successful, ultra-secretive Store. Seems perfect. Seems safe. But their lives are about to become anything but perfect, anything but safe. Especially since Jacob and Megan have a dark secret of their own. They're writing a book that will expose the Store--a forbidden book, a dangerous book. And if the Store finds out, there's only one thing Jacob, Megan and their kids can do--run for their bloody lives.

Rebellion : a novel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Patterson, Molly,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
548 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PAT

Fox hunter : a Charlie Fox thriller

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Sharp, Zoë, 1966-
Publisher Pegasus Crime, [2017]
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
393 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F SHA
Summary The ex-special-forces soldier finds herself on a mission to the Iraqi countryside to track down a missing comrade-in-arms.

If the creek don't rise : a novel

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:44
by Weiss, Leah, 1947-
Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark, [2017]
305 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F WEISS
Summary "In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She's been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy's wife. As stark and magnificent as Appalachia itself, If the Creek Don't Rise is a bold and beautifully layered debut about a dusty, desperate town finding the inner strength it needs to outrun its demons. The folks of Baines Creek will take you deep into the mountains with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit."--

Fatal thunder

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Bond, Larry,
Publisher Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2016. ©2016
First edition.
365 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F BON
Summary "India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched to 'remove the threat of terrorism, once and for all.' But India's early successes have stalled, and with the coming spring, the tide may turn against them. A small but powerful group of Indian senior military officers and civilian security officials, without the knowledge of the rest of the Indian government, have decided to strike at China, Pakistan's backer and India's recent enemy in the Littoral Alliance War (Shattered Trident). The conspirators plan a bold attack that will leave Pakistan without a patron and protector. India could then finish their military campaign sure of success. To avoid any blame for the attack, the group has obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads from a renegade Russian arms merchant with access to the stolen weapons. Fitted to standard Russian torpedoes and delivered covertly by INS Chakra, the warheads will shatter China's economy. Girish Samant, until recently the captain of Chakra, discovers hints of the far-reaching conspiracy and reaches out to an old enemy, the only person he can trust, Jerry Mitchell."--provided by Amazon.com.

Little & Lion

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Colbert, Brandy,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
330 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F COL
Summary "Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel's bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons"--

The misfortune of Marion Palm : a novel

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Culliton, Emily,
Publisher Alfred A Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
xiii, 281 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F CUL
Summary "A wildly entertaining debut about a Brooklyn Heights wife and mother who has embezzled a small fortune from her children's private school and makes a run for it, leaving behind her trust fund poet husband, his maybe-secret lover, her two daughters, and a school board who will do anything to find her. Marion Palm prefers not to think of herself as a thief but rather "a woman who embezzles." Over the years she has managed to steal $180,000 from her daughters' private school, money that has paid for European vacations, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and perpetually unused state-of-the-art exercise equipment. But, now, when the school faces an audit, Marion pulls piles of rubber-banded cash from their basement hiding places and flees, leaving her family to grapple with the baffled detectives, the irate school board, and the mother-shaped hole in their house. Told from the points of view of Nathan, Marion's husband, heir to a long-diminished family fortune; Ginny, Marion's teenage daughter who falls helplessly in love at the slightest provocation; Jane, Marion's youngest who is obsessed with a missing person of her own; and Marion herself, on the lam--and hiding in plain sight"--

The Cottingley secret

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:40
by Gaynor, Hazel,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
383, 16 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GAY
Summary 1917... It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true--didn't it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when one of the great novelists of the time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes convinced of the photographs' authenticity, the girls become a national sensation, their discovery offering hope to those longing for something to believe in amid a world ravaged by war. Frances and Elsie will hide their secret for many decades. But Frances longs for the truth to be told. One hundred years later... When Olivia Kavanagh finds an old manuscript in her late grandfather's bookshop she becomes fascinated by the story it tells of two young girls who mystified the world. But it is the discovery of an old photograph that leads her to realize how the fairy girls' lives intertwine with hers, connecting past to present, and blurring her understanding of what is real and what is imagined. As she begins to understand why a nation once believed in fairies, can Olivia find a way to believe in herself?

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