New Adult Fiction

The murderer's maid a Lizzie Borden novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Mailman, Erika,
Publisher Bonhomie Press, 2017. ©2017
400 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Call Number FIC MAILMAN
Summary Bram Stoker Award finalist Erika Mailman brings the true story of the brutal murder of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother into new focus by adding a riveting contemporary narrative. The Murderer's Maid interweaves the stories of two women: one, the servant of infamous Lizzie Borden, and the other a modern-day barista fleeing from an attempt on her life. Trapped by servitude and afraid for her own safety, Irish maid Bridget finds herself an unwilling witness to the tensions in the volatile Borden household. As Lizzie seethes with resentment, Bridget tries to perform her duties and keep her mouth shut. Unknowingly connected to the legendary crime of a century ago, Brooke, the illegitimate daughter of an immigrant maid, struggles to conceal her identity and stay a jump ahead of the men who want to kill her. When she unexpectedly falls in love with Anthony, a local attorney, she has to decide whether to stop running and begin her life anew. With historical detail and taut, modern storytelling, Erika Mailman writes a captivating novel about identity, choices, freedom, and murder. She offers readers a fresh perspective on the notorious crime and explores the trials of immigrants seeking a better life while facing down fear and oppression, today and throughout history. Intelligent and detailed, The Murderer's Maid is a gripping read from beginning to bloody conclusion-- Provided by publisher.

The house by the river : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Manta, Lena,
Publisher AmazonCrossing, 2017.
534 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F MANTA
Summary An intimate, emotionally powerful saga following five young women as they realize that no matter the men they choose, the careers they pursue, or the children they raise, the only constant is home.

A crazy kind of love

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Marlowe, Mary Ann,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017] ©2017
297 pages ; 21 cm.
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Call Number F MARLOWE
Summary "Celebrities hold zero interest for photographer Jo Wilder. That's a problem, since snapping pics of the stars is how the pretty paparazza pays the rent. So when Jo attempts to catch a money shot atop the broad shoulders of a helpful bystander, the only thing she notices about the stranger she straddles is that he's seriously hot. Only later does Jo learn that he's also Micah Sinclair--one of rock's notorious bad boys... Soon Jo is on the verge of getting fired for missing a Micah Sinclair exclusive. Until she's suddenly being pursued by the heartthrob himself. But how can she be sure the musician's mind-blowing kisses are the real deal? Her colleagues claim he's a media whore, gambling on some free PR. But something has Jo hoping Micah's feeling the same powerful pull that she does. A pull so strong, she can't resist becoming his latest love, even if it means she might become the media's latest victim . . ."--Amazon.com.

The temptation to be happy

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Marone, Lorenzo, 1974-
Publisher Oneworld Publications ; 2017.
247 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F MARONE
Summary Cesare is 77 years old, a widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always had trouble caring for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a mature nurse called Rossana, who moonlights as a sex worker, he prefers to live his own life, avoiding contact with his neighbors and even his own children wherever possible. Until one day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighboring flat. Emma is ​​married to a strange and sinister man. A man that seems so different from Emma. As Cesare investigates, and starts to uncover the truth of their relationship, he begins to rediscover an appetite for life, and soon he finds himself risking everything for a future he had never thought possible.

As lie is to grin

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Marsalis, Simeon,
Publisher Catapult, [2017] ©2017
151 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Call Number F MARSALIS
Summary ". . . Not a satire meant to teach us lessons, nor a statement of hope or despair, but something more visionary -- a portrait of a young man's unraveling, a depiction of how race shapes and deforms us, a coming-of-age story that is also a confrontation with American history and amnesia."

Hame

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by McAfee, Annalena,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First American edition.
569 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F MCAFEE

Fever : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Meyer, Deon,
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017. ©2017
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
536 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Call Number F MEYER
Summary "Nico Storm and his father Willem drive a truck filled with essential supplies through a desolate land. They are among the few in South Africa -- and the world, as far as they know -- to have survived a devastating virus which has swept through the country. Their world turned upside down, Nico realizes that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father's protector, even though he is still only a boy. But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is both a thinker and a leader, a wise and compassionate man with a vision for a new community that survivors will rebuild from the ruins. And so Amanzi is founded and the community grows -- and with each step forward, as resources increase, so do the challenges they must face -- not just from the attacks of biker brigands, but also from within. As Nico undergoes an extraordinary rite of passage in this new world, he experiences hardship and heartbreak and has his loyalty tested to its limits."--

The last suppers

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Mikulencak, Mandy,
Publisher John Scognamiglio Books, Kensington Books, 2018.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
278 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number FIC MIKULENCAK
Summary Ginny Polk works as a prison cook and also prepares the last meals of those sentenced to execution. When she stumbles upon information about the man executed for killing her father, it leads to a series of dark and painful revelations.

The last secret of the Deverills

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Montefiore, Santa, 1970-
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017. ©2017
452 pages : genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F MONTEFIORE
Summary Ireland, early 1939. Much has changed for the Deverill family and a new generation is waiting in the wings. But eyes are once again turning towards Europe where the storm clouds of war are building. In Dublin, Martha Wallace's feelings of rejection have turned,. in an instant, to happiness. Martha came home from America, desperate to track down her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP, scion of the Deverill family. Bridie Doyle has come a long way from her humble roots. Now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, she is determined to make the splendid surroundings her home. Her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And, as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple begin to question his true identity. Ktity Deverill believed that life with her husband Robert and their two children was her destiny, until the return of Jack O'Leary, her first love, as irresistible to her now as he was when they met, years before. But this time Jack's heart belongs elsewhere...

The senator's children

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Montemarano, Nicholas, 1970-
Publisher Tin House Books, 2017.
First US edition.
369 pages ; 20 cm
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Call Number FIC Montemarano, Nicholas
Summary Sisters Betsy and Avery have never met, but they have both spent their lives under the scrutiny of prying cameras and tabloid journalists. Their father, David Christie, was a charismatic senator and promising presidential candidate until infidelity destroyed his campaign and his family's life. In the aftermath, Betsy grieves her broken family, while Avery struggles with growing up estranged from her infamous father yet still exposed by the national spotlight. Years later, as David's health declines, Betsy and Avery are forced to face their complicated feelings about him--and about each other.

The shadow list

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Moss, Todd,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
353 pages : map ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F MOSS
Summary "A cutting-edge novel of international crime and its consequences, from Nigeria to Russia to Washington, from the former deputy assistant secretary of state. We laugh when it pops up in our inbox: the scam letter promising a windfall. We wonder: How does anybody fall for these things? But it is no laughing matter. It is one of the biggest organized crime rackets in the world, it is deadly - and State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker has fallen right into the middle of it. The disappearance of a young American in London sends Ryker into the heart of a corruption scandal in Nigeria, at the same time his CIA agent wife Jessica finds herself chasing a Russian master criminal known as the Bear. Unknown to either of them, they are pulling at two ends of the same lethal thread, a staggeringly vicious enterprise of piracy, extortion, and murder. The world is messy and dangerous, Jessica warns her husband. More dangerous than you know. But he is about to find out"--

Left to chance : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Nathan, Amy Sue,
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
First edition.
ix, 272 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F NATHAN

A working woman

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Navarro, Elvira, 1978-
Publisher Two Lines Press, [2017]
191 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number FIC Navarro, Elvira
Summary Elisa transcribes the testimony of her roommate Susana, acting as part therapist, part confessor then begins to wonder if Susana is telling the truth and Elisa considers her own life failures.

Pupcakes : a Christmas novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Noblin, Annie England,
Publisher William Morrow, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
364, 10 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Call Number FIC Noblin, Annie
Summary "He stood in the doorway, overweight, depressed, nearly homeless. He was a pug named Teddy Roosevelt, and he was Brydie Benson's new full-time, four-legged housemate. True, Teddy was a little bit gassy, a little bit grumpy, but Brydie figured he was no worse than her ex-husband and probably a whole lot more faithful. Plus, he was part of the deal: pet-sit Teddy and live in a lovely home rent-free. Navigating her newly single world wasn't easy, but Brydie knew a couple of things: First, she was a darn good baker. Second, she wasn't going to let circumstances get the better of her. So she began to rebuild her world -- making new friends, like cute local veterinarian Nathan Reid; Teddy's irascible owner, Pauline Newman; and new work colleagues who began to remind her what the true meaning of family was all about. As Halloween turned to Christmastime, Brydie's disdain for Teddy and her new life turned into a love she hadn't known she still had inside of her. She began to realize that baking for Teddy could be just as satisfying as baking for humans -- after all, dogs rarely complain. And somewhere, in between gluten-free dog bones and crisp apple tarts, Brydie found the life she'd never known she'd always wanted." --

Red earth

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Park, Tony, 1964-
Publisher Pan Books, 2017. ©2016
437 pages ; 20 cm
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Call Number F PARK
Summary On the outskirts of Durban, Suzanne Fessey fights back during a vicious carjacking. She kills one thief but the other, wounded, escapes with her baby strapped into the back seat. Called in to pursue the missing vehicle are helicopter pilot Nia Carras from the air, and nearby wildlife researcher Mike Dunn from the ground. But South Africa's police have even bigger problems: a suicide bomber has killed the visiting American ambassador, and chaos has descended on KwaZulu-Natal.As Mike and Nia track the missing baby through wild-game reserves from Zululand to Zimbabwe, they come to realize that the war on terror has well and truly arrived. -- amazon.com

Judgment at Appomattox

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Peters, Ralph, 1952-
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
446 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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Call Number FIC PETERS, RALPH
Summary "A great war nears its end. Robert E. Lee makes a desperate, dramatic gamble. It fails. Ulysses S. Grant moves. Veteran armies clash around Petersburg, Virginia, as Grant seeks to surround Lee and Lee makes a skillful withdrawal in the night. Richmond falls. Each day brings new combat and more casualties, as Lee's exhausted, hungry troops race to preserve the Confederacy. But Grant does not intend to let Lee escape... In one of the most thrilling episodes in American history, heroes North and South, John Brown Gordon and Phillip Sheridan, James Longstreet and Francis Channing Barlow, battle each other across southern Virginia as the armies converge on a sleepy country court house"--Amazon.com.

Lady Jayne disappears

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Politano, Joanna Davidson, 1982-
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
411 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F POLITANO
Summary When Aurelie Harcourt's father dies in debtor's prison, he leaves her just two things: his wealthy family, whom she has never met, and his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Her new family greets her with apathy and even resentment. Only the quiet houseguest, Silas Rotherham, welcomes her company. When Aurelie decides to complete her father's unfinished serial novel, writing the family into the story as unflattering characters, she must keep her identity as Nathaniel Droll hidden while searching for the truth about her mother's disappearance--and perhaps even her father's death. Author Joanna Davidson Politano's stunning debut set in Victorian England will delight readers with its highly original plot, lush setting, vibrant characters, and reluctant romance.

The appraisal

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Porter, Anna
Publisher ECW Press, [2017]
357 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number FIC PORTER
Summary When wealthy octogenarian Geza Marton hires art expert Helena Marsh to buy back his family's Titian painting, Helena flies to Budapest to close what she expects will be a reasonably simple sale. But nothing is ever simple in this beautiful, flawed city where corruption abounds. Helena discovers that there are multiple bidders for the painting, including some dangerous Slavs. Soon there are also dead bodies, and a complicated history that leads her to men Marton knew in Vorkuta, one of Stalin's notorious gulags. As she works to unravel the truth of the painting's ownership and dodges her tail, the dogged ex-detective Attila Feher, Helena is forced to call on all her considerable skills to stay alive and out of jail. Smart, fast-paced, and wildly entertaining, The Appraisal is a terrific thriller set against Budapest's corruption and lost promise.

Strangers : a novel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Poznanski, Ursula, 1968-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2018.
First U.S. edition.
314 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F POZNANSKI
Summary "Ursula Archer's and Arno Strobel's internationally bestselling Strangers is a shocking thriller and mind-bending must-read. It explores what happens when mysterious foul play causes a woman not to recognize or remember her fiancé, but forces the couple to trust each other and fight the odds. Trust or die. Imagine you're home alone. Suddenly a man stands before you. He claims to be your fiancé. But you have no idea who he is. And nothing in your home suggests that someone lives with you. He's talking to you, but nothing makes sense. You're afraid. And you feel the irresistible urge to attack. Take a knife. Are you crazy? Imagine you come home and your fiancée doesn't recognize you. She thinks you're a burglar. Worse, a rapist. You just want to protect her, but she defends herself against your perceived threat and barricades herself behind a door. She claims she's never seen you before. She obviously thinks you're crazy. Are you? A woman. A man. The more they try to understand the situation, the more confusing it becomes. Soon they must realize that they are in deadly danger. And there's only one chance for survival: they must trust each other"

Beyond justice

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 03:59
by Putman, Cara C.,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
343 pages : 22 cm
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Call Number F PUTMAN
Summary "Hayden McCarthy knows firsthand the pain when justice is not served. It's why she became an attorney and why she's so driven in her career. When she's handed a wrongful death case against the government, she isn't sure if it's the lucky break she needs to secure a partnership--or an attempt to make sure she never gets there. She keeps the case alive through sheer determination and more than a little creativity, but then she's fired by a partner with a vendetta. Further complicating matters, Hayden keeps finding herself completely distracted by Andrew, her roommate's cousin. But his father is a Congressman and she's currently taking on the government. Could the timing be any worse? The longer she keeps the case active, the higher the stakes become. Unknown enemies seem determined to see either the case--or her--die. Should she fight alone for the dead young man by launching her own unfinanced firm, or abandon the case in order to save her own life?"--

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