New Adult Fiction

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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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.

The play of death : a hangman's daughter tale

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Pötzsch, Oliver,
Publisher Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
First Mariner books edition.
xvi, 493 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number POT
Summary "The mysterious sixth entry in the Hangman's Daughter series. It is 1670 and Simon Fronwieser is in the town of Oberammergau to bring his seven-year-old son to boarding school. As he bids his boy a tearful farewell, news comes of a shocking murder: the man who was to play the part of Christ in the town's Passion Play has been found dead, nailed to the set's cross. As there is no doctor in town, Simon is brought in to examine the body. The chance to spend more time with his son and to investigate the murder quickly convince him to stay. Soon he is joined by his father-in-law, Jakob Kuisl, the Schongau hangman, and the two begin piecing together the puzzle of the actor's death. Was he murdered by a jealous rival? Are the recently arrived and unpopular immigrant workers somehow involved? Or is it a punishment from God for the villagers' arrogance in trying to schedule the play four years earlier than prescribed by ancient custom? Once again, it looks like it is up to the Kuisls to unravel the mystery and bring a town's dark secrets to light"--

The clothesline swing

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Ramadan, Ahmad Danny,
Publisher Nightwood Editions, 2017.
286 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC RAMADAN, AHMAD
Summary "The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada. Inspired by Arabian Tales of One Thousand and One Nights, The Clothesline Swing tells the epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is a Hakawati, a storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables to his dying partner. Each night he weaves stories of his childhood in Damascus, of the cruelty he has endured for his sexuality, of leaving home, of war, of his fated meeting with his lover. Meanwhile Death himself, in his dark cloak, shares the house with the two men, eavesdropping on their secrets as he awaits their final undoing."--

The reconstruction

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Raud, Rein,
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press, 2017.
First Dalkey Archive edition.
273 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F RAUD
Summary "For five years, Enn Padrik has postponed the investigation into the apparently religiously inspired suicide of his daughter and her friends at a commune near Viljandi, but now he cannot do it any longer. He has to travel all over Estonia and even to France to talk to those who might remember anything relevant. Some of these people seem to have been waiting for him, others refuse to talk. And little by little, a bigger and quite unexpected picture starts to emerge. From the late 1970s through 2011, the book spans the lives of two generations, the changes in the world at large and the Estonian society in particular, the transition from a world of rights and wrongs to a world where most things are neither, but the yearning for absolute truths still won't go away."--

Ash falls : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Read, Warren.
Publisher IG Publishing, [2017]
First edition
306 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Read, Warren
Summary A routine prisoner transfer on a rural highway ends with the vehicle upside-down in a ravine, the driver dead of heart attack, and convicted murderer Ernie Luntz on the loose, his eyes fixed on the mountain range in the distance, over which lies his hometown of Ash Falls.

Pretend we are lovely : a novel

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Reid, Noley,
Publisher Tin House Books, 2017.
First US edition.
300 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number FIC REID, NOLEY
Summary It's the summer of 1982 in Blacksburg, Virginia--seven years after the suspicious death of a son and sibling--and the Sobel family is hungry. Francie dresses in tennis skirts and ankle socks and weighs her grams of allotted carrots and iceberg lettuce. Her semi-estranged husband Tate prefers a packed fridge and hidden doughnuts. Daughters Enid, ten, and Vivvy, almost thirteen, are subtler versions of their parents, measuring their summer vacation by meals had or meals skipped. But at summer's end, secrets both old and new emerge and Francie disappears, leaving the family teetering on the brink. Told from alternating points of view by the four living Sobels, Pretend We Are Lovely is a sharp and darkly funny story of forgiveness, family secrets, and the losses we inherit. At its core is the ever-complicated and deeply-devoted bond of sisterhood as the girls, left mostly to their own devices, must navigate their way through middle school, find comfort in each other, and learn the difference between food and nourishment.

The swallow's nest

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Richards, Emilie, 1948-
Publisher MIRA, [2017] ©2017
471, [5] pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC RICHARDS, EMILIE
Summary When Lilia Swallow's husband, Graham, goes into remission after a challenging year of treatment for lymphoma, the home and lifestyle blogger throws a party. Their best friends and colleagues attend to celebrate his recovery, but just as the party is in full swing, a new guest arrives. She presents Lilia with a beautiful baby boy, and vanishes. Toby is Graham's darkest secret--his son, conceived in a moment of despair. Lilia is utterly unprepared for the betrayal the baby represents, and perhaps less so for the love she begins to feel once her shock subsides. Now this unasked-for, precious gift becomes a life-changer for three women: Lilia, who takes him into her home and heart; Marina, who bore and abandoned him until circumstance and grief changed her mind; and Ellen, who sees in him a chance to correct the mistakes she made with her own son, Toby's father. A custody battle begins, and each would-be mother must examine her heart, confront her choices and weigh her dreams against the fate of one vulnerable little boy. Each woman will redefine family, belonging and love--and the results will alter the course not only of their lives, but also the lives of everyone they care for.

The readymade thief

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 04:45
by Rose, Augustus,
Publisher Viking, [2017]
374 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Rose, Augustus
Summary "For fans of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, an arresting literary puzzle that introduces an unforgettable young heroine plunged into the twisted world of a secret society occupying the derelict buildings of Philadelphia, which heralds the arrival of an astoundingly imaginative and propulsive new voice in fiction. Lee Cuddy is 17 years old and on the run, alone on the streets of Philadelphia. After taking the fall for a rich friend, Lee reluctantly accepts refuge in the Crystal Castle--a cooperative of homeless kids squatting in an austere, derelict building. But homeless kids are disappearing from the streets of Philadelphia in suspicious numbers, and Lee quickly discovers that the secret society's charitable facade is too good to be true. She finds an unexpected ally in Tomi, a young artist and hacker whose knowledge of the Internet's black market is rivaled only by his ability to break into and out of buildings. From abandoned aquariums to highly patrolled museums to the homes of vacationing Philadelphians, Tomi and Lee can always chart a way to the next, perfect hide-out"--

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