New Adult Fiction

Smith

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Lockhart, Timothy J.,
Publisher Stark House Press, 2017.
First Stark House press edition.
206 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F LOCKHART
Summary Smith is a killer, a paid assassin. Hired by the Enterprise, an American shadow agency, and trained by folks who know how to take a talent for killing and turn it into an asset. The first kills settle an old score. The next job is to remove an unwanted Central American political figure. It's not a mission. The mission is to stay alive. It's not a calling. It's a matter of life and death. Smith would love to retire. But there's always one more job. If Smith can live that long.

The end of Eddy

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Louis, Édouard,
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. ©2017
First American edition.
192 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number LOU
Summary "An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. "Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again. Today I'm really gonna be a tough guy." Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different -- "girlish," intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result -- a critical and popular triumph -- has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation."--

Black Moses

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Mabanckou, Alain, 1966-
Publisher The New Press, [2017]
199 pages ; 20 cm
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Call Number FIC MABANCKOU
Summary "It's not easy being Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko. There's that long name of his for a start, which means, "Let us thank God, the black Moses is born on the lands of the ancestors." Most people just call him Moses. Then there's the orphanage where he lives, run by a malicious political stooge, Dieudonne Ngoulmoumako, and where he's terrorized by two fellow orphans--the twins Songi-Songi and Tala-Tala. But after Moses exacts revenge on the twins by lacing their food with hot pepper, the twins take Moses under their wing, escape the orphanage, and move to the bustling port town of Pointe-Noire, where they form a gang that survives on petty theft. What follows is a funny, moving, larger-than-life tale that chronicles Moses's ultimately tragic journey through the Pointe-Noire underworld and the politically repressive world of Congo-Brazzaville in the 1970s and 80s"--

Moving the palace

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Majdalani, Charif, 1960-
Publisher New Vessel Press, [2017]
[English translation edition]
198 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F MAJDALANI
Summary "At the dawn of the 20th century, a young Lebanese explorer leaves the Levant for the wilds of Africa, encountering an eccentric English colonel in Sudan and enlisting in his service. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, the military recruit crosses paths with a compatriot who has dismantled a sumptuous palace in Tripoli and is transporting it across the continent on a camel caravan. The protagonist soon takes charge of this hoard or architectural fragments, ferrying the dismantled landmark through Sudan, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula, attempting to return to his native Beirut with this moveable real estate. Along the way, he encounters skeptic sheikhs, suspicious tribal leaders, bountiful feasts, pilgrims bound for Mecca and T.E. Lawrence in a tent. This is a captivating modern-day Odyssey in the tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux"--Back cover.

Black mad wheel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Malerman, Josh,
Publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
291 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F MALERMAN, J.
Summary "The Danes--the band known as the "Darlings of Detroit"--are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is, until an agent from the U.S. Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound? Under the guidance of their front man, Philip Tonka, the Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert--a trip that takes Tonka into the heart of an ominous and twisted conspiracy. Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances that led to his injuries are mysterious--and his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident with each passing day. Part Heart of Darkness, part Lost, Josh Malerman's breathtaking new novel plunges us into the depths of psychological horror, where you can't always believe everything you hear."-- Amazon.com.

The seven rules of Elvira Carr : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Maynard, Frances,
Publisher Sourcebooks Landmark, 2017.
390 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F MAYNARD
Summary "Elvira Carr believes in crisp schedules, clear guidelines, and taking people at face value. She lives at home with her overbearing mother, who has deemed her unfit to interact with the rest of society. But when her mother has a stroke, Ellie is suddenly forced to look after herself. She quickly comes up with an ingenious way of coping with the world: the seven social rules spreadsheet. Unfortunately, Ellie soon discovers that most people don't live their lives within a set of rules. As she experiences social missteps and awkward encounters, Ellie continues to learn - about herself, and the people around her. And she'll need this new knowledge if she hopes to pave the way to living life on her own terms."--

Unquiet ghosts : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Meade, Glenn, 1957-
Publisher Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2017.
First Howard books hardcover edition.
414 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number FIC MEADE
Summary "Eight years ago, her husband and children were killed in a plane crash. Now, new evidence reveals that they didn't die--her husband deliberately vanished--and that he knows a secret the powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep hidden. Kathy Kelly's world was shattered when a plane carrying her husband--an Iraq War veteran and devoted father--and her two children vanished from the sky one night. No trace of the plane was ever found. Eight years later, Kathy has struggled to rebuild her life, but then wreckage of his plane is found in the wilderness of Great Smoky Mountain National Park--hundreds of miles from where her husband's plane should have been. The pilot perished in the crash, but there is no sign of Jack or the children. Could they have made it out alive after all? But if so, where have they been all this time? Where are they now? As Kathy searches for any clue about what happened to her family, the investigation uncovers some unsettling clues--including a briefcase containing millions of dollars in cash, a priceless mask stolen from an Iraqi museum, and a clue that links Jack's disappearance with the suspicious death of Kathy's mother years ago. But she soon learns that others have been looking for the wreckage and its occupants for a long time. Others who are determined to make sure she never finds her family and that they remain dead. Shadowy, powerful people who will kill for what was on board--a secret her husband was the keeper of. A secret so powerful it will open a Pandora's box of bloody revenge--one that reaches back into the past and into the highest echelons of wealth and power, all the way to the White House. This breathless, pulse-pounding thriller examines the very real billions in cash and priceless artifacts that vanished into the pockets of powerful American men during the Iraq war, and examines the extreme lengths some people will go to protect the secrets of what really happened to all that money"--

Boundary: the last summer

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Michaud, Andrée A., 1957-
Publisher Biblioasis, [2017]
First edition.
331 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number F MICHAUD

Augustown

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Miller, Kei,
Publisher Pantheon Books, 2017. ©2016
First American edition.
239 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F MIL
Summary "In the wake of Marlon James's Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, Augustown--set in the backlands of Jamaica--is a magical and haunting novel of one woman's struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth. Ma Taffy may be blind but she sees everything. So when her great-nephew Kaia comes home from school in tears, what she senses sends a deep fear running through her. While they wait for his mama to come home from work, Ma Taffy recalls the story of the flying preacherman and a great thing that did not happen. A poor suburban sprawl in the Jamaican heartland, Augustown is a place where many things that should happen don't, and plenty of things that shouldn't happen do. For the story of Kaia leads back to another momentous day in Jamaican history, the birth of the Rastafari and the desire for a better life"--

The long drop : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Mina, Denise,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ©2017
First United States edition.
236 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number FIC Mina, Denise
Summary "William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family. One night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows. Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers"--Dust jacket.

Dead certain : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Mitzner, Adam,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
336 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number FIC MITZNER
Summary By day, Ella works as a buttoned-up attorney on some of the city's most grueling cases. By night, she pursues her passion for singing in the darkest clubs of Manhattan.

Inheritance from mother : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Mizumura, Minae,
Publisher Other Press, 2017.
446 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F MIZ
Summary "Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese woman in her mid-fifties, is a French language instructor at a private university in Tokyo. Her husband, whom she met in Paris, where he ardently wooed her, is a professor at a different private university. He is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition to her husband's infidelity, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing eighty-something mother, a demanding, self-absorbed woman who is nothing like the idealized image of the patient, self-sacrificing Japanese matriarch. Mitsuki finds herself guiltily dreaming of the day when her mother will finally pass on. Though doing everything she can to ensure her mother's happiness, she grows weary of the responsibility of being a doting daughter and worries she is sacrificing her chance to find fulfillment in her middle age. Inheritance from Mother not only offers insight into a complex and paradoxical culture, but is also a profound work about mothers and daughters, marriage, old age, and the resilient spirit of women. "--

The lighthouse

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Moore, Alison, 1971-
Publisher Biblioasis, [2017]
203 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Moore, Alison
Summary In this Booker-Prize-nominated novel, one man's contemplative walk through the German countryside has sinister and shocking consequences.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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