New Adult Fiction

The captain's daughter : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Moore, Meg Mitchell,
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First edition.
308 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC MOORE
Summary "Growing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them. But she always knew she'd leave that life behind. Now that she's married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift. When her father injures himself in a boating accident, Eliza pushes the pause button on her own life to come to his aid. But when she arrives in Maine, she discovers her father's situation is more dire than he let on. Eliza's homecoming is further complicated by the reemergence of her first love--and memories of their shared secret. Then Eliza meets Mary Brown, a seventeen-year-old local who is at her own crossroad, and Eliza can't help but wonder what her life would have been like if she'd stayed. Filled with humor, insight, summer cocktails, and gorgeous sunsets, The Captain's Daughter is a compassionate novel about the life-changing choices we make and the consequences we face in their aftermath"--

We shall not all sleep : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Nagy, Estep,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2017.
272 pages : map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC NAGY, ESTEP
Summary "Seven Island has two houses. One for Hillsingers and one for Quicks. 1964. The Hillsingers and the Quicks have shared the small Maine island of Seven for generations. But though technically family --Jim Hillsinger and Billy Quick married Park Avenue sisters Lila and Hannah Blackwell -- they do not mix. Now, on the anniversary of Hannah's death, Lila feels grief pulling her toward Billy. And Jim, a spy recently ousted from the CIA on suspicion of treason, decides to carry out the threat his wife has explicitly forbidden: to banish their youngest son, the twelve-year-old Catta, to the neighboring island of Baffin for twenty-four hours in an attempt to make a man out of him. With their elders preoccupied, the Hillsinger and Quick children run wild, playing violent games led by Catta's sadistic older brother James. The island manager Cyrus and the servants tend to the families while preparing for the Migration, a yearly farming ritual that means one thing to their employers, and something very different to them. Set during three summer days, Estep Nagy's debut novel moves among the communities of Seven as longstanding tensions become tactical face-offs in which everything is fair game for ammunition. Vividly capturing the rift between the cold warriors of Jim's generation and the rebellious seekers of Catta's, We Shall Not All Sleep is a richly told story of American class, family, and manipulation -- a compelling portrait of a unique and privileged WASP stronghold on the brink of dissolution"--

Refuge : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Nayeri, Dina,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
322 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F NAYERI
Summary "An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known. Will her immersion in the lives of these new refugees allow her the grace to save her father?"--Amazon.com

The journalist

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Newman, Dan,
Publisher Diversion Books, [2017]
First Diversion Books edition.
250 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number F NEWMAN
Summary "In the middle of the night, in war-torn Rwanda, journalist Roland Keene leaves his hotel to go off and find armed rebels to interview. Some would call it a suicide mission. Roland would agree. Keene has started at the bottom, living paycheck to paycheck, running from the bookie he owes this and next month's rent, and trying to make his mark at one of the great papers of his shining city. With no big breaks coming his way, though, Keene decides to make his own. He orchestrates a robbery--one designed to cast himself as the hero--but it goes all wrong and turns into a high-profile murder. Despite everything, Keene's role as a "white knight" gets him favor with the victim's father, and a foot in the door of the newsroom. Immersed in the cutthroat world of investigative journalism, he breaks another story--this one of citywide corruption--but also starts accumulating powerful enemies among his colleagues. Though Keene's work as a foreign correspondent keeps him on the road--and arm's length from his problems--it doesn't stop him from being hounded by the people he betrayed on his way to the front page. What will happen to the great Roland Keene if his crimes are revealed, and to what lengths will he go to ensure his secrets never see the light of day?"--Cover, page 4.

The beach at Painter's Cove : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Noble, Shelley,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
421 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F NOB

I must have you : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Novak, JoAnna,
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
328 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F NOVAK
Summary "The year is 1999, and thirteen-year-old Elliot is a self-appointed "diet coach" who teaches her classmates how to survive on one stick of gum a day to get heroin-chic, Kate Moss thin. Elliot is obsessed with her best friend and former "client" Lisa, who is fresh out of inpatient treatment and dating a nineteen-year-old drug dealer. Meanwhile, Elliot's mother Anna, a capricious poetry professor, has a drug addiction and eating disorder of her own. When Lisa transfers her fixation from food to sex with her boyfriend, Elliot's fragile grip on reality begins to falter, at the same that time that Anna's fascination with the object of her own blind lust, the student who relinquishes his cocaine to her during office hours begins to consume her. I Must Have You is the story of what happens one three-day weekend in an explosion of desire, hunger, and lost innocence. JoAnna Novak's kaleidoscope of 1990s America, filled with vibrant imagery from riot grrl graffiti to Michael Jordan posters, offers a vision of the complexities of womanhood and the culture that keeps the modern girl sick. I Must Have You is a provocative debut of rare honesty from a daring new voice. Similar to the works of Miranda July, Novak's novel will appeal to a new generation of readers who hunger for raw female protagonists"-- "Addictively readable and unexpectedly erotic, I Must Have You is a fearless debut for a new generation of readers"--

Made for love : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Nutting, Alissa,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
310 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F NUTTING
Summary Moving to a senior citizen trailer park with her father, Hazel, the estranged wife of a corporate CEO who demanded she install a brain chip so that they could be constantly connected, tries to carve out a new life while her ex uses sophisticated technology to stalk her.

The river wild : a thriller

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by O'Neill, Denis,
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
274 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC ONEILL
Summary "To help heal a marriage on the rocks, river-rafting expert Gail, her husband Tom, and their son embark on a white water adventure in Montana. Along the way, they encounter two inexperienced rafters supposedly looking for their friends downriver. Little do they know that the men are escaped convicts whose bid for freedom has a body count. Things take a turn when the young family learns that they are now the captives of two armed killers, and it becomes clear that there is much more at stake than a marriage. Desperate to evade both the police and federal marshals, the men force the family down the river and into the mouth of a deadly class 5 white-water rapid. Careening towards mortal peril, Gail and Tom must bond together to save their family from the brutality of nature and the savageness of man. This high-stakes thriller is both a testament to the power of mother nature and a classic adventure story that is perfect for fans of CJ Box and Craig Johnson. Denis O'Neill, the screenwriter for the movie The River Wild, brings the striking beauty of the film into his writing and ratchets up the danger that races forward to a breathtaking conclusion"--

Dis mem ber : and other stories of mystery and suspense

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Publisher Mysterious Press, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
237 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number FIC OATES, JOYCE
Summary "In the title story, a precocious eleven-year-old named Jill is in thrall to an older male relative, the mysterious, attractive black sheep of the family. Without telling her parents Jill climbs into his sky-blue Chevy to be driven to an uncertain, and unforgettable, fate. In "The Drowned Girl," a university transfer student becomes increasingly obsessed with the drowning/murder of another female student, as her own sense of self begins to deteriorate. In "Great Blue Heron," a recent widow grieves inside the confines of her lakefront home and fantasizes about transforming into that great flying predator-unerring and pitiless in the hunt. And in the final story, "Welcome to Friendly Skies," a trusting group of bird-watchers is borne to a remote part of the globe, to a harrowing fate. At the heart of this meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting collection are girls and women confronting the danger around them, and the danger hidden inside their turbulent selves"--

Buried lies.

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ohlsson, Kristina.
Publisher SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD, 2017.
459 pages; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number F OHLSSON
Summary How do you vindicate a deceased, self-proclaimed killer? A criminal lawyer in Stockholm, Martin Benner sees himself as a man who has it all.Then Bobby T barges into his office one day, demanding his help. Bobby says he's the brother of Sara Tell, a young woman dubbed Sara Texas by the tabloids after she confessed to five brutal murders some time back -- three in Sweden, and two in Texas. Six months ago, she shocked everyone when she escaped from pre-trial custody and leapt off a bridge to her death. But Bobby says she was innocent. He needs Martin's help to clear her name and to find Sara's son, Mio, who he says disappeared around the time of her death. As Martin and Lucy, the partner in his firm, delve deeper into the case, their pursuit of the truth takes them across the ocean to Texas, where the pieces of the puzzle slowly fall into place. But before Martin can continue his investigation, he receives some devastating news that turns his world upside down...

Savage theories

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Oloixarac, Pola
Publisher Soho Press, 2017.
291 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Oloixarac, Pola
Summary "A student at the Buenos Aires School of Philosophy attempts to put her life (academically and romantically) in the service of a professor whose nearly forgotten theories of violence she plans to popularize and radicalize--against his wishes. Meanwhile, a young couple--a documentary filmmaker and a blogger--engage in a series of cerebral and sexual misadventures. In a novel crammed with philosophy, group sex, revolutionary politics, and a fighting fish named Yorick, Oloixarac leads her characters and the reader through dazzling and digressive intellectual byways to an Internet hack that confronts us with a catalog of historical violence, devastation, and atrocity throughout the centuries. Spellbinding, strange, groundbreaking, and already translated into several languages, Savage Theories is the debut of a major new voice on the world stage"--

Recitation

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Pae, Su-a, 1965-
Publisher Deep Vellum Publishing, 2017. ©2017
First edition, 2017
277 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F BAE
Summary "The meeting between a group of emigrants and a mysterious, wandering actress in an empty train station sets the stage for Bae Suah's fragmentary yet lyrical meditation on language, travel, and memory. As the actress recounts the fascinating story of her stateless existence, an unreliable narrator and the interruptions of her audience challenge traditional notions of storytelling and identity"--Publisher.

Enemy of the good

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Palmer, Matthew, 1966-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017] ©2017
385 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number FIC PALMER
Summary "A tense, complex, and twisting diplomatic thriller in which one woman must choose between morality and compromise--and in either case, the consequences may be deadly. Katarina "Kate" Wallander is a second-generation Foreign Service officer, recently assigned to Kyrgyzstan. She's not there by chance. Kate is a Foreign Service brat who attended high school in the region; her uncle is the U.S. ambassador to the country, and he pulled a few strings to get her assigned to his mission. U.S.-Kyrgyz relations are at a critical juncture. U.S. authorities have been negotiating with the Kyrgyz president on the lease of a massive airbase that would significantly expand the American footprint in Central Asia and could tip the scale in "the Great Game," the competition among Russia, China, and the United States for influence in the region. The negotiations are controversial in the United States because of the Kyrgyz regime's abysmal human-rights record. The fate of the airbase is balanced on a razor's edge. Amid these events, Kate's uncle assigns her to infiltrate an underground democracy movement that has been sabotaging Kyrgyz security services and regime supporters. Washington has taken an interest in the movement, her uncle conveys, and may find it worth supporting if they understand more about the aims and leadership. And Kate has an in--many followers of the movement were high school classmates of hers. But it soon becomes clear that nothing about Kate's mission is as it seems. and that she might need to lay her life on the line for what she knows is right."--

Rise & shine, Benedict Stone

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Patrick, Phaedra,
Publisher Park Row Books, [2017] ©2017
361 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC PATRICK
Summary In the quiet village of Noon Sun, Benedict Stone lives out the stagnant life of an unhappily married jeweler, until the daughter of his estranged brother arrives from America and turns his whole life upside down.

The lightkeeper's daughters : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Pendziwol, Jean,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
311 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PENDZIWOL
Summary When her late father's diaries are discovered after a tragic accident, Elizabeth, whose eyesight has failed, explores the diaries and the mysteries of her past with the help of Morgan, a delinquent teenager performing community service at Elizabeth's retirement home.

It happens in the Hamptons : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Peterson, Holly,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
First edition.
369 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1610289.4)
Summary Katie Doyle and her young son move across the country to the Hamptons. She hopes to find summer employment while exploring her love affair with George, a dazzling investor. She soon discovers Southampton is a town of determined façades, betrayals, and affairs. When Katie meets Luke, a marine biologist and teacher, she begins to question the life she's begun to build on the shifting dunes of the Hamptons.

The Gray House

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Petrosyan, Mariam, 1969-
Publisher AmazonCrossing, 2017.
[First English edition].
721 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number FIC PETROSYAN, MARIAM
Summary "The Gray House is an astounding tale of how what others understand as liabilities can be leveraged into strengths. Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled students living in the House are overlooked by the Outsides. Not that it matters to anyone living in the House, a hulking old structure that its residents know is alive. From the corridors and crawl spaces to the classrooms and dorms, the House is full of tribes, tinctures, scared teachers, and laws--all seen and understood through a prismatic array of teenagers' eyes. But student deaths and mounting pressure from the Outsides put the time-defying order of the House in danger. As the tribe leaders struggle to maintain power, they defer to the awesome power of the House, attempting to make it through days and nights that pass in ways that clocks and watches cannot record"--

Hook's tale : being the account of an unjustly villainized pirate written by himself

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Pielmeier, John
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
275 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC PIELMEIER, JOHN
Summary "A rollicking debut novel from award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier reimagines the childhood of the much maligned Captain Hook: his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan, and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland. Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was in fact a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a "dour Scotsman" whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud to present this crucial historic artifact in its entirety for the first time. Cook's story begins in London, where he lives with his widowed mother. At thirteen, he runs away from home, but is kidnapped and pressed into naval service as an unlikely cabin boy. Soon he discovers a treasure map that leads to a mysterious archipelago called the "Never-Isles" from which there appears to be no escape. In the course of his adventures he meets the pirates Smee and Starkey, falls in love with the enchanting Tiger Lily, adopts an oddly affectionate crocodile, and befriends a charming boy named Peter--who teaches him to fly. He battles monsters, fights in mutinies, swims with mermaids, and eventually learns both the sad and terrible tale of his mother's life and the true story of his father's disappearance. Like Gregory Maguire's Wicked, Hook's Tale offers a radical new version of a classic story, bringing readers into a much richer, darker, and enchanting version of Neverland than ever before. The characters that our hero meets--including the terrible Doctor Uriah Slinque and a little girl named Wendy--lead him to the most difficult decision of his life: whether to submit to the temptation of eternal youth, or to embrace the responsibilities of maturity and the inevitability of his own mortality. His choice, like his story, is not what you might expect"--

The one-eyed judge : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ponsor, Michael A.,
Publisher Open Road Integrated Media, 2017. ©2017
399 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
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Call Number FIC PONSOR, MICHAEL
Summary "When FBI agents barge into Sidney Cranmer's home accusing him of a heinous crime, the respected literature professor's life becomes a nightmare. Cranmer insists the illicit material found by the agents isn't his, but the charge against him appears airtight, and his academic specialty--the life and work of controversial author Lewis Carroll, creator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland--convinces investigators he's lying. Presiding over the case against Professor Cranmer, U.S. District Judge David Norcross fears his daily confrontation with evil has made him too jaded to become a husband and father. His girlfriend, Claire Lindemann, teaches in the same department as the defendant and is convinced of his innocence. Soon, she will take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile--with his love life in turmoil and his plans for the future on hold--a personal tragedy leaves Norcross responsible for his two young nieces. Unbeknownst to him, a vengeful child predator hovers over his new family, preparing to strike. Fast-paced, thrilling, and thought-provoking, this is legal fiction at its most realistic and compelling."--provided by publisher.

Inside V

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Priamos, Paula,
Publisher Rare Bird Books, [2017].
First trade paperback original edition
253 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC PRIAMOS
Summary "When Ava, a former defense lawyer, wakes up in an empty hotel room to find her husband missing days before he is supposed to report to jail for a heinous crime he swears he didn't commit, she takes matters into her own hands. Searching for her husband herself instead of calling the police, "V" is led on a chase that ends up in her own dark past. With grit and determination, she is forced to confront her own misdeeds while coming face-to-face with her husband's. Inside V is a deep look at trust, marriage, and the secrets we carry."--provided by Amazon.com.

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