New Adult Fiction

The hideaway

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Denton, Lauren K.
Publisher Thomas Nelson, 2017.
345 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F DEN
Summary "After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags's ramshackle B & B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed her The Hideaway and charged her with renovating it--no small task considering Mags's best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there. Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid Sheetrock dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected. Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags's friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed Mags's destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice--stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she's grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans"--

Blind item

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Dickson, Kevin,
Publisher Imprint, 2017.
First edition.
360 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "No one knows her name, but now everyone wants to. As an assistant publicist in Hollywood, Nicola spends her days (and nights) sweeping up the scandals of singers, movie stars, and TV actors. Fresh from Ohio, she's rapidly discovering the real Hollywood is rotten under its glittering skin. Everyone is a hustler with a hard bottom line and a soap opera sob story. When she breaks her own rules and starts dating a movie star, the Los Angeles scene starts to spill into her own life. As the paparazzi begin the hunt for sexy star Seamus O'Riordan's new mystery girl, Nicola's best friend Billy has her back while he prowls parties for the latest scoop to sell to the tabloids. Her roommate Kara keeps tabs on things too--in between befriending a former child star and transforming herself from stylist to reality TV sensation. As the scandals pile up behind them, their pasts will be exposed ... And every secret can be sold. Written by two Hollywood insiders, the jaw-dropping scandals are real, but the names are not. And they'll never tell"--

Putin's gambit

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Dobbs, Lou,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
352 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number FIC DOBBS, LOU
Summary Adjusting to civilian life has not been easy for former Marine Derek Walsh. As he navigates a brutal job on Wall Street and a challenging romance, he wonders if he could be doing more with his life. When an inexplicable $200 million dollar money transfer is made on his computer, he is thrust into the world of international terror, and the global economy is knocked off its hinges. On the other side of the Atlantic, a dangerous alliance has formed. Radical Islamists and Russian extremists have set the wheels in motion for Russia to assert its power in Europe. The US President has proven to be weak on foreign policy, the military is stretched too thin, and Vladimir Putin judges this to be the time for Russia to regain its Soviet Empire. Troops mass on the Estonian border, waiting for the order to move. The FBI believes Walsh was involved in the money transfer, and a group of Russians are intent on killing him. As New Yorkers are outraged upon learning of the illegal money transfer, and the world economy crashes after a series of terrorist attacks, Walsh and his Marine buddies are the only ones that can keep the world from spinning off its axis.

Local girl missing : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Douglas, Claire,
Publisher Harper, 2017.
First Harper paperbacks edition
340 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary "The old Victorian pier was a thing of beauty until it was allowed to decay. It was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. It's also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago"--Amazon

The salt house : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Duffy, Lisa, 1970-
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone paperback edition.
288 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "A gorgeously written debut novel set during a Maine summer, about a family navigating the confusing contradictions of grief, love, and hope after an unforgettable accident"--

Hollow : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Egerton, Owen,
Publisher Soft Skull Press, [2017]
240 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F EGERTON
Summary "When Oliver Bonds loses his toddler son and undergoes intense legal scrutiny over his involvement, grief engulfs him completely. His life is upended, costing Oliver his wife, home, and faith. Three years after his son's death, Oliver has gravitated to the fringes of society. Once a revered university professor, he now lives in a shack without electricity behind a nail salon and frequents the soup kitchen where he used to volunteer. It's only when befriended by Lyle, a bombastic, over-sexed con-artist with a passion for conspiracy theories, that Oliver begins to reengage with the world. Inspired by Lyle and a community of eccentrics, Oliver becomes convinced that the Earth is hollow and holds a true Eden. Desperate to find a place where he can escape his past, Oliver chases after the most unlikely of miracles. With unforgettable characters, wild imagery, and dark humor, Hollow explores the depths of doubt and hope, stretching past grief and into the space where we truly begin to heal"--


Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Eisenstadt, Jill, 1963-
Publisher Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
264 pages; 22 cm
Summary "When Sue Glassman's family needs a new home, Sue relents, after years of resisting, and agrees to convert to Judaism. In return, Sue's father-in-law, Sy, buys the family--Sue, Dan, and their two daughters--a capacious but ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens, a world away from the Glassmans' cramped Tribeca apartment. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted. On the weekend of Sue's conversion party, ninety-year-old Rose, who (literally) got away with murder on the premises years earlier, shows up uninvited. Towing a suitcase-sized pocketbook, having escaped an assisted living facility in Forest Hills, Rose seems intent on moving back in. Enter neighbor Tim--formerly Timmy (see From Rockaway), a former lifeguard, former firefighter, and reformed alcoholic--who feels, for reasons even he can't explain, inordinately protective of the Glassmans. The collective nervous breakdown occasioned by Rose's return swells to operatic heights in a novel that charms and surprises on every page as it unflinchingly addresses the perils of living in a world rife with uncertainty"--

Zero sum : a John Rain novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Eisler, Barry,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
First edition.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number FIC EISLER
Summary "Returning to Tokyo in 1982 after a decade of mercenary work in the Philippines, a young John Rain learns that the killing business is now controlled by Victor, a half-Russian, half-Japanese sociopath who has ruthlessly eliminated all potential challengers. Victor gives Rain a choice: kill a government minister or die a grisly death. But the best route to the minister is through his gorgeous Italian wife, Maria, a route that puts Rain on a collision course not only with Victor but with the shadowy forces behind the Russian's rise to dominance--and the longings of Rain's own conflicted heart"--Jacket flap.

My sister's bones : a novel of suspense

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ellwood, Nuala,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First U.S. edition.
xi, 383 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F ELL
Summary Kate Rafter is a high-flying war reporter. She's the strong one. The one who escaped Herne Bay and their father. Her sister Sally didn't. Instead, she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream. What secret has Kate stumbled upon? And is she strong enough to uncover the truth . . . and make it out alive?

The songs

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Elton, Charles,
Publisher Other Press, [2017]
315 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F ELTON
Summary "THE SONGS follows Iz Herzl, famed political activist and protest singer, who has always told his children that it is the future not the past they should concentrate on. Now, at 80, an almost forgotten figure, estranged from everyone who has ever loved him, his refusal to look back on his extraordinary life leaves his teenage children, the brilliant Rose and her ailing younger brother, Huddie, adrift in myths and uncertainty that cause them to retreat into a secret world of their own. Iz's other child, Joseph, a faltering Broadway songwriter 40 years older than Rose and Huddie, whose one disastrous meeting as a child with his father has left him lost and alone, is on a shocking and violent path to self-destruction. When the disparate members of the Herzl family begin to converge, the ambiguities at the heart of Iz Herzl's life begin to surface in a way that will change all of them"--

Dinner at the center of the earth

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Englander, Nathan,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
252 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number ENG
Summary "A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner?"--

Fingerprints of previous owners : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Entel, Rebecca,
Publisher Unamed Press, [2017]
235 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number FIC ENTEL
Summary "At a Caribbean resort built atop a former slave plantation, Myrna works as a maid by day; by night she trespasses on the resort's overgrown inland property, secretly excavating the plantation ruins that her island community refuses to acknowledge. Rapt by the crumbling walls of the once slave-owner's estate, she explores the unspoken history of the plantation's;a site where her ancestors once worked the land, but which the resort now uses as a lookout point for tourists. When Myrna discovers a book detailing the experiences of slaves, who still share a last name with the majority of the islanders, her investigation becomes deeply personal, extending to her neighbors and friends, and explaining her mother's self-imposed silence and father's disappearance. A new generation begins to speak about the past just as racial tensions erupt between the resort and the local island community when an African-American tourist at the resort is brutally attacked"--Publisher's description.

So much blue : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Everett, Percival,
Publisher Graywolf Press, [2017] ©2017
242 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number FIC Everett, Percival
Summary "Kevin Pace's latest painting, like so much of his past, remains a secret. Ten years ago, he had an affair with a young watercolorist in Paris. And in the late 1970s, he traveled to El Salvador to search for his best friend's brother, a minor drug dealer gone missing in a country on the verge of war. When the past begins to resurface, Kevin struggles to justify the sacrifices he's made for his art and the secrets he's kept from his wife and family"--Page [4] of cover.

All is beauty now

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Faber, Sarah,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First United States edition.
342 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number FIC Faber, Sarah
Summary The Maurer family prepares to leave Brazil a year after the disappearance and presumed death of the eldest daughter, a tragedy that gives way to the father's bipolar extremes, his long-suffering wife's consequential affair, and the growing awareness of their two surviving children.

Fall : an Archer and Bennett thriller

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Fox, Candice,
Publisher Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
374 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number FIC Fox, Candice

The last laugh : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Freed, Lynn
Publisher Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
x, 188 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F FRE
Summary "A witty new novel about three self-proclaimed "old bags" who run off to a Greek island ... Since their children left home, Ruth, Dania, and Bess have grown used to living wonderfully free lives. Only now they're beset by children again--this time, their grandchildren. In order to escape, they decide to run away to Greece together for a year. At first, settled on a glorious island, barefoot and contented, they think they've rediscovered the wheel. But then things begin to go awry. Dionysus, a local poet, takes up with Bess, at least until his wife gets wind of things. Dania, a therapist, is being stalked by one of her patients. And Ruth's ex-lover turns up out of the blue, closely followed by the man who lost Bess her fortune. It doesn't help when the children and grandchildren also start turning up whenever they feel like it. As Bess writes in one of Ruth's weekly "Granny à Go Go" columns, this is not an Enchanted April sort of year"--

Dark Saturday : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by French, Nicci,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
First William Morrow paperback.
390 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F FRE

The book of summer

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Gable, Michelle,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
408 pages : 24 cm
Call Number F GABLE
Summary "Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family's Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she's purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave. The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother's words in ways she never contemplated. The bestselling author of The Paris Apartment and I'll See You in Paris, Michelle Gable now transports readers to Nantucket"--

The shape of bones

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Galera, Daniel, 1979-
Publisher Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.
228 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F GALERA
Summary "A man rises at 5 a.m. and leaves his home. He does not wake his wife or child to bid them goodbye. He starts his car - an SUV filled with survival gear - but does not drive to his friend's house as planned. Instead he glides through the sleeping streets of Porto Alegre, haunted by ghosts of himself: the fearless boy riding a battered stunt bike, the silent adolescent fascinated by bodies and violence, the obsessive young surgeon, the distant husband. As the dawn comes on and people slowly fill the streets, the man drives unthinkingly, inexorably, toward the old neighbourhood of his youth. What is pulling him back there? Perhaps the need to make something happen, perhaps just nostalgia. Or perhaps the search for absolution - from a crime he has carried in his heart for fifteen years"--Publisher description.

Final target

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Gilstrap, John,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
378 pages ; 22 cm.