New Adult Fiction

If we were villains

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:51
by Rio, M. L.,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
358 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F RIO
Summary As one of seven young actors studying Shakespeare at an elite arts college, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress. But when the casting changes, and the secondary characters usurp the stars, the plays spill dangerously over into life, and one of them is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless.

No one is coming to save us : a novel

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:51
by Watts, Stephanie Powell,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
371 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F WAT
Summary "JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she can't seem to carry one to term. Her husband, Henry, has grown distant, frustrated by the demise of the furniture industry, which has outsourced to China and stripped the area of jobs. Ava's mother, Sylvia, caters to and meddles with the lives of those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia's unworthy but charming husband, just won't stop hanging around. JJ's return--and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava--not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town"--Jacket flap.

The night the lights went out

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 17:51
by White, Karen (Karen S.),
Publisher Berkley, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
406 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F WHI
Summary "After a newly divorced mother of two moves to an affluent Atlanta suburb with her children, she becomes involved in the secrets and scandals lurking behind the façades of the seemingly perfect families who live there ... secrets that someone would kill to keep hidden"--

Are you sleeping

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Barber, Kathleen.
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
326 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BAR
Summary "Serial meets Ruth Ware's In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a long-closed murder case--and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim's daughter"--

The wood

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Bobulski, Chelsea,
Publisher Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
First edition.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BOB
Summary After her father's disappearance, Winter takes over guardianship of the now-sinister magical wood behind her house where time travelers sometimes get lost.

The blessing

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Brunstetter, Wanda E.,
Publisher Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., [2017] ©2017
308 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F BRU
Summary "Return to the Troyer farm where Heidi welcomes six new cooking class students who experience the healing hand of God. Despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi’s table. During each class, Heidi teaches culinary skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her students—though, this time Heidi’s own hurting heart will need some healing nourishment."--Amazon.com

What we lose : a novel

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Clemmons, Zinzi,
Publisher Viking, [2017]
213 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number CLE
Summary "From a debut author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age--a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country. Raised in Pennsylvania, Zinzi Clemmons's heroine Thandi views the world of her mother's childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor - someone, or something, to love. In arresting and unsettling prose, we watch Thandi's life unfold, from losing her mother and learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her existence, to her own encounters with romance and unexpected motherhood. Through exquisite and emotional vignettes, Clemmons creates a stunning portrayal of what it means to choose to live, after loss. An elegiac distillation, at once intellectual and visceral, of a young woman's understanding of absence and identity that spans continents and decades, What We Lose heralds the arrival of a virtuosic new voice in fiction"--

Venturess

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Cornwell, Betsy,
Publisher Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
311 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F COR
Summary An indomitable inventor and her loyal (and royal) friends cross the ocean to the lush world of Faerie, where they join a rising rebellion.

Safe

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Gattis, Ryan,
Publisher MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
275 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GAT
Summary "A thriller about a reformed gangbanger working as a safe cracker for the DEA"--

Of Jenny and the aliens

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Gebhart, Ryan,
Publisher Candwick Press, 2017.
First edition.
345 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F GEB
Summary Ten years after Earth sent messages out into deep space, there has been an answer. Music from a distant planet has reached our radios. Are aliens about to invade? No one knows, and almost-eighteen-year-old Derek doesn't really care, because at a wild end-of the-world party, Jennifer Novak invites him to play beer pong, and things ... progress from there. Derek is in love. Deeply, hopelessly in love. He wants it all - marriage, kids, growing old on a beach in Costa Rica,. Jenny is the One. But Jenny has other plans, and they may or may not include Derek. He'll try anything to win her - even soliciting advice from an alien who shows up in his hometown. This alien might just be the answer to Derek's problem. But is Derek willing to risk starting an interstellar war just to get the girl? And just how far will he travel to discover the mysteries of the universe - and love?

Truthers

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Girard, Geoffrey,
Publisher Carolrhoda Lab, [2017]
352 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F GIR
Summary "When her veteran dad is committed to a psych ward, one girl must unravel a conspiracy that connects her past and the terrorist attack on 9/11"--

Impossible views of the world

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Ives, Lucy, 1980-
Publisher Penguin Press, 2017.
296 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F IVE
Summary "A witty, urbane, and sometimes shocking debut novel, set in a hallowed New York museum, in which a co-worker's disappearance and a mysterious map change a life forever Stella Krakus, a curator at Manhattan's renowned Central Museum of Art, is having the roughest week in approximately ever. Her soon-to-be ex-husband (the perfectly awful Whit Ghiscolmbe) is stalking her, a workplace romance with "a fascinating, hyper-rational narcissist" is in freefall, and a beloved colleague, Paul, has gone missing. Strange things are afoot: CeMArt's current exhibit is sponsored by a Belgian multinational that wants to take over the world's water supply, she unwittingly stars in a viral video that's making the rounds, and her mother--the imperious, impossibly glamorous Caro--wants to have lunch. It's almost more than she can overanalyze. But the appearance of a mysterious map, depicting a 19th-century utopian settlement, sends Stella--a dogged expert in American graphics and fluidomanie (don't ask)--on an all-consuming research mission. As she teases out the links between a haunting poem, several unusual novels, a counterfeiting scheme, and one of the museum's colorful early benefactors, she discovers the unbearable secret that Paul's been keeping, and charts a course out of the chaos of her own life. Pulsing with neurotic humor and dagger-sharp prose, Impossible Views of the World is a dazzling debut novel about how to make it through your early thirties with your brain and heart intact"--

Freedom's price : a novel

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Johnson, Christine (Christine Elizabeth),
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
329 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary When Englishwoman Catherine Haynes loses both her parents and her home in 1856, she decides to cross the Atlantic to find her American mother's family in Louisiana. She enlists the help of Tom Worthington, a dashing Key West man who makes his living salvaging wrecked ships, but whose real goal in life is to bring to justice the man who stole his father's ship and caused his untimely death.When Catherine finally arrives at her family's plantation, she finds it in disarray and her family absent landowners. Torn between returning to Key West with Tom or beginning the hard work of restoring the plantation, Catherine soon finds herself snared in a plot to steal her inheritance. When an incredible secret comes to light, both she and Tom will face a choice. Can they relinquish the dreams that have been holding them captive in order to step forward in faith--even if it costs them everything?

One summer day in Rome : a novel

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Lamprell, Mark,
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017. ©2016
First edition.
262 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F LAM
Summary ""New York, Paris, London every grand metropolis has its own irresistible attraction but Rome so swirls with stories of saints and sinners lovers and fighters, that she compels you towards her, like gravity. No one leaves her unaltered. Part of you always loves her. This is the place where passions are aroused, senses inflamed, and lovers fall into each other's arms. It all appears to unfold like magic but I will tell you what really happens. Come with me, if you will, and observe my labors." Mark Lamprell's The Lovers' Guide to Rome is an enchanting novel about three couples drawn irresistibly to Rome, narrated by the city itself. Alice, an art student in New York City, has come to Rome in search of adventure and inspiration before settling down with her steady, safe fMeg and Alec, busy parents and successful business people from LA, are on a mission to find the holy grail, a certain blue tile that will make their home renovation complete but soon it becomes clear that their marriage needs a makeover as well. Connie and Lizzie are women of a certain age"Sometimes I look at my laughter lines and wonder what on earth could have been that funny" who come from London to scatter the ashes of their beloved husband and brother. Both women are seemingly done with romance, but Rome has other ideas. Brimming with wit and charm (and gelato), The Lovers' Guide to Rome is the most delicious novel you will read this summer"--

The captivating Lady Charlotte

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Miller, Carolyn, 1974-
Publisher Kregel Publications, [2017]
310 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F MIL
Summary Lady Charlotte Featherington is destined for great things on the marriage market. After all, as the beautiful daughter of a marquess, she should have her pick of the eligible nobility when she debuts. She, however, has love at the top of her list of marriageable attributes. And her romantic heart falls hard for one particularly dashing, attentive suitor. Sadly for Charlotte, her noble father intends her betrothed to be someone far more dull. William Hartwell may be a duke, but he knows he was Charlotte's father's pick, not the young lady's own choice. And the captivating Lady Charlotte does not strike him as a woman who will be wooed by his wealth or title. While she has captured his heart, he has no idea how to win hers in return--and the betrayal and scandal his first wife put him through makes it difficult for him to believe that love can ever be trusted. His only hope is that Charlotte's sense of responsibility will win out over her romantic notions. Can a widowed duke and a romantically inclined lady negotiate a future and discover love beyond duty? Will they be able to find healing and hope from the legacy of grace?

Just friends

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Pitcock, Tiffany,
Publisher Swoon Reads, 2017.
First edition.
314 pages 21 cm
Books
Call Number YA F PIT
Summary Told from both viewpoints, after Jenny and Chance, a bookworm and a popular heartthrob, pretend friendship to save a doomed assignment, they are shocked to find a real friendship--and more--developing.

A French wedding : a novel

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 14:48
by Tunnicliffe, Hannah, 1979-
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First American edition.
304 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC TUNNICLIFFE, HANNAH
Summary "A French Wedding is a delicious novel about six college friends reuniting on the coast of Brittany to celebrate one of their own's fortieth birthday. Add sumptuous food plus plenty of wine, and the table is set for tricky romantic entanglements, fiery outbursts, and a range of secrets. Readers who loved The Vacationers and The Little Paris Bookshop will devour this irresistible novel. Max is a washed-up rock star who's about to turn forty and feeling nostalgic for his university days. All he says he wants for his birthday is to host his old friends at his house in the French countryside for a weekend of good food and reminiscing. But he has an ulterior motive: Finally ready to settle down, this is his chance to declare his secret, undying love to his best friend, Helen. Max's private chef, Juliette, has just returned to her hometown after a nasty breakup, and her parents' failing health move her to sell her dream restaurant in Paris. Feeling directionless, Juliette throws herself into her job, hoping that the peace and quiet it offers will be the perfect cure for her broken heart. But when Max's friends arrive, the introverted, dreamy Juliette finds herself drawn out of her orderly kitchen and into their tumultuous relationships. A weekend thinking about the past spurs more than one emotional crisis, as the friends take stock of whether they've lived up to their ideals. With a little seafood and a lot of wine, love triangles, abandoned dreams, and long-held resentments bubble over, culminating in a wedding none of them ever expected"--

Heat and light

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 08:46
by Haigh, Jennifer, 1968-
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
First edition.
430 pages ; 24 cm
Regular print
Call Number F HAI
Summary Bestselling author Jennifer Haigh returns to the Pennsylvania town and the conflicting forces at its heart - hope and desperation, greed and power, big business and small-town families. Forty years ago, Bakerton coal fueled the country. Then the mines closed, and the town wore away. Now Bakerton has been granted a surprise third act: it sits squarely atop the Marcellus Shale, a massive deposit of natural gas. Told through a cast of characters whose lives are increasingly bound by the opposing interests that underpin the national debate, this novel depicts a community blessed and cursed by its natural resources.

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