New Adult Fiction

The good widow : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Fenton, Liz,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
290 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F FEN
Summary Elementary school teacher Jacqueline Jacks Morales's marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable. Familiar. Or at least she thought it was, until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn't alone.

With you always

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Hedlund, Jody,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
359 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number F HED
Summary When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn't want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance. The son of one of New York City's wealthiest entrepreneurs, Thornton Quincy faces a dilemma. His father is dying, and in order to decide which of his sons will inherit everything, he is requiring them to do two things in six months: build a sustainable town along the Illinois Central Railroad, and get married. Thornton is tired of standing in his twin brother's shadow and is determined to win his father's challenge. He doesn't plan on meeting a feisty young woman on his way west, though.

City mouse : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Lender, Stacey,
Publisher Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books, [2017] ©2017
309 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F LEN
Summary Priced out of Manhattan, Jessica, Aaron and their daughters move to the one place they swore they would never go: the suburbs. But to her surprise, life in the commuter belt makes a great first impression.--

White fur : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Libaire, Jardine,
Publisher Hogarth, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
303 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LIB
Summary Although Elise Perez and Jamey Hyde are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in public housing without a father and didn't graduate from high school. Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater. The couple moves to Manhattan in search of a new life, wandering through Newport mansions and East Village dives, WASP-establishment yacht clubs, and the grimy blocks below Canal Street, fighting the forces determined to keep them apart. A beautifully written novel that captures the ferocity of young love. --

Tom Clancy's Op-Center. Dark zone

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Rovin, Jeff,
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
342 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F CLA
Summary "The brutal murder of an undercover agent reveals a plot to incite a full-fledged war between Russia and Ukraine"--Back cover.

In the shadow of Alabama

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Singer, Judy Reene,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
314 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F SIN
Summary Rachel Fleischer has good reasons not to be at her father's deathbed. Foaling season is at hand and her horses are becoming restless and difficult. Her critical mother and grasping sister could certainly handle Marty Fleisher's resistance better without her. But Malachi, her eighty-something horse manager, more father to her than Marty has ever been, convinces Rachel she will regret it if she doesn't go. When a stranger at her father's funeral delivers an odd gift and an apology, Rachel finds herself drawn into the epic story of her father's World War II experience, and the friendships, trauma, scandal, and betrayals that would scar the rest of his life's and cast a shadow across the entire family. As she struggles to make sense of his time as a Jewish sergeant in charge of a platoon of black soldiers in 1940s Alabama, she learns more than just his history. She begins to see how his hopes and disappointments mirror her own, and might finally give her the means to free herself of the past and choose a life waiting in the wings."Prepare for Singer to keep you up all night ricocheting between a present day horse farm, family traumas, and the unthinkable racism in the military during WWII. The long arm of war travels through generations in this emotional drama.

Once, in Lourdes : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Solwitz, Sharon, 1945-
Publisher Spiegel & Grau, [2017]
First Edition.
302 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F SOL
Summary In the turbulent summer of 1968, four high school friends make a pact that will change their lives forever. As the Vietnam War rages overseas, four friends make a vow. For the next two weeks, they will live for each other and for each day. Then, at the end of the two weeks, they will sacrifice themselves on the altar of their friendship. Loyal Kay, our narrator, dreams of being an artist and escaping her stifling family--the stepmother and stepsister she gained after her mother's early death, and the father she no longer feels she knows. As she struggles with her weight, her schoolwork, and her longing for her mother, she feels loyalty only to her three friends, determined to keep their group together at any cost. Brilliant, charismatic CJ appears to have everything--though even those closest to him can't see him as he really is. Steady, quiet Saint wants to do right by everyone, trying not to let his emotions destroy himself and those around him. And beautiful Vera's family secrets are too dark to share, even with her closest friends; caught in a web of family dysfunction, she can only hope the others won't get tangled up in the danger she senses around her. In the two-week span in which the novel takes place, during the summer before their senior year of high school, the lives of Kay, CJ, Saint, and Vera will change beyond their expectations, and what they gain and lose will determine the novel's outcome. Once, in Lourdes is a gripping, haunting novel about the power of teenage bonds, the story of four young people who will win your heart and transport you back to your own high school years. As the heady 1960s shift the ground beneath their feet, all of them must face who they are--and who they want to be. Praise for Once, in Lourdes "After writing a spate of short stories, [Sharon Solwitz] returns to the longer form with a ravishing sense of place . . . and a heightened, almost surreal, feel for how intense emotions alter our perception of the world, especially in youth. Solwitz's surging, many-threaded, complexly insightful tale dramatizes not only personal crises, but also the violence of the infamous 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. Timely and timeless." -- Booklist (starred review) "What makes Once, in Lourdes such a moving read is how deeply and finely Sharon Solwitz has observed and portrayed her characters. They are recognizable teenagers with recognizable desires and miseries and hardships, but they are so well rendered in their particulars that we follow them less and less as familiar types and more and more as the actual friends with whom we attempt to struggle through this part of life, making promises and pacts, breaking and keeping them, living and dying by them." --Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers and Enon "This is a story that reads achingly true to young angst, then, now, and always. It's an achievement of remarkable empathy--and gorgeous prose." --Janet Burroway, author of Raw Silk and Writing Fiction "Sharon Solwitz has an ear so attuned to teen speech, teen humor, and, finally and most convincingly, teen angst that her novel crackles with urgency. She follows the rise and fall of adolescent moods, patient with their extremes and sympathetic to the neediness her characters struggle to hide. Once, in Lourdes will make you think you're eavesdropping on what you're not supposed to hear." --Rosellen Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Before and After

The end of Temperance Dare : a novel

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Webb, Wendy (Wendy K.),
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017]. ©2017
316 pages ; 21 cm.
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Call Number F WEB
Summary "When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists' retreat, she knows very little of Cliffside Manor's dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a "waiting room for death." After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them. But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor's grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there's more to the instution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new group of artists-- including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks-- she beings to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind. As the chilling mysteries of Cliffside Manor unravel and the eerie sins of the past are exposed, Eleanor must fight to save the artists-- and herself-- from sinister forces." --Back cover.

Heart on the line

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 22:31
by Witemeyer, Karen,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
328 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F WIT

The Christmas room

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Anderson, Catherine (Adeline Catherine),
Publisher Berkley, 2017.
First edition.
422 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number ROM AND
Summary "The beloved author of the Mystic Creek series gifts readers with a novel of homespun good cheer, as two families discover the joy of hope and redemption--just in time for the holidays. As summer gives way to fall in Rustlers Gulch, widow Maddie McLendon begins to have second thoughts about uprooting her life to move there with her son and grandson. Contractors have yet to break ground on their new house, leaving them--along with four horses, three dogs, and six cats--to live in a makeshift camp of trailers, tents, and sheds, while a brutal Montana winter looms on the horizon. ... Millionaire rancher Sam Conacher doesn't take kindly to his foolish new neighbors, but then he hasn't taken kindly to anyone since his wife died six years earlier. He's content to wallow in his grief alone, while keeping a tight rein on his twenty-six-year-old daughter. But now Sam's daughter has gone and fallen in love with Maddie's no-good son. ... Though drawn together by their love-struck kids, Maddie and Sam never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other's souls. And as the first snowflakes begin to fall, they'll discover the secrets and slipups that have brought each of them to this point in their lives--to when an open heart is the biggest gift of all. . ."--

The blind

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Brady, A. F.,
Publisher Park Row Books, [2017]
408 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F BRA
Summary As accomplished Manhattan psychologist Sam James gets pulled into the twisted past of a patient no other therapist is willing to treat, she analyzes her life and confronts her own mental turmoil.

Long, tall cowboy Christmas

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
Publisher Forever, 2017.
342 pages ; 17 cm.
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Call Number ROM BRO
Summary Nash Lamont is a man about as solitary as they come. That's exactly why ranch life in middle-of-nowhere Happy, Texas suits him. So what the heck is he doing letting a beautiful widow and her three rambunctious children temporarily move in? Before he knows it, they're stringing Christmas lights and decorating the tree... and he's having the time of his life. But after everything he's been through, Nash knows this kind of happiness doesn't last.

Malagash

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Comeau, Joey.
Publisher ECW PRESS, 2017.
175 pages 18 cm
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Call Number F COM
Summary "Sunday's father is dying of cancer. They've come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn't good enough. Devastated doesn't fix anything. Sunday has a plan. She's started recording everything her father says. His boring stories. His stupid jokes. Everything. She's recording every single "I love you" right alongside every "Could we turn the heat up in here?" It's all important. Because Sunday is writing a computer virus. A computer virus that will live secretly on the hard drives of millions of people all over the world. A computer virus that will think her father's thoughts and say her father's words. She has thousands of lines of code to write. Cryptography to understand. Exploits to test. She doesn't have time to be sad. Her father is going to live forever."--

The captain's daughter

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Delamere, Jennifer,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
338 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number F DEL
Summary When unfortunate circumstances leave Rosalyn Bernay penniless in 1880s London, she takes a job backstage at a theater and finds herself dreaming of a career in the spotlight. Injured soldier Nate Moran is also working behind the scenes, but he can't wait to return to his regiment in India until he meets Rosalyn.

Deadpool : world's greatest. Vol. 9, Deadpool in space

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Duggan, Gerry,
Publisher Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2017] ©2017
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Call Number GN DEA
Summary Wade Wilson heads out to space on a personal mission, and runs into cosmic trouble.

Five-carat soul

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by McBride, James, 1957-
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
308 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCB
Summary "Exciting new fiction from James McBride, the first since his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird. The stories in Five-Carat Soul--none of them ever published before--spring from the place where identity, humanity, and history converge. They're funny and poignant, insightful and unpredictable, imaginative and authentic--all told with McBride's unrivaled storytelling skill and meticulous eye for character and detail. McBride explores the ways we learn from the world and the people around us. An antiques dealer discovers that a legendary toy commissioned by Civil War General Robert E. Lee now sits in the home of a black minister in Queens. Five strangers find themselves thrown together and face unexpected judgment. An American president draws inspiration from a conversation he overhears in a stable. And members of The Five-Carat Soul Bottom Bone Band recount stories from their own messy and hilarious lives. As McBride did in his National Book award-winning The Good Lord Bird and his bestselling The Color of Water, he writes with humor and insight about how we struggle to understand who we are in a world we don't fully comprehend. The result is a surprising, perceptive, and evocative collection of stories that is also a moving exploration of our human condition"--

Holly and ivy

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Michaels, Fern,
Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
First Kensington hardcover edition.
261 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F MIC
Summary "The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that's why this time of year is so difficult for airline heiress Ivy Macintosh, as she faces thoughts of yet another festive season alone. Since the plane crash that claimed the lives of her husband and two children eight years ago, she's been submerged in grief. When eleven-year-old Holly Greenwood knocks on her door, lost and frightened after a forbidden visit to her singing teacher, Ivy's self-imposed exile is shattered. Holly has an extraordinary voice, and wants nothing more than to perform in an upcoming Christmas musical. Holly's father, Daniel, doesn't allow music in their home, refusing to give a good reason why -- just as he refuses to talk about Holly's mother. Ivy has no idea how closely she and Daniel are linked by their tragic pasts, yet she's drawn to the warmth she senses beneath his gruff exterior. And as Christmas nears, their shared concern for Holly begins to draw Ivy back into the world again... and toward a family who may need her just as much as she needs them." -- From Amazon.com

Savage country

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Olmstead, Robert,
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
First edition.
293 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F OLM
Summary "A bankrupt widow embarks on a buffalo hunt in 1873 to try to save her late husband's land, and encounters multiple dangers along the way"--

Sugar Pine trail

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 13:27
by Thayne, RaeAnne,
Publisher HQN Books, 2017.
316 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number ROM THA
Summary "An unlikely attraction brings comfort, joy and unforgettable romance this holiday season! Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heartbreaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get--even Jamie's. Happy to step in, Jamie reveals a side of himself that's much harder to resist. Not only is he fantastic with kids, he provides the strength Julia needs to tackle her list. She knows their temporary family can't last beyond the holidays, but the closer she gets to Jamie, the more she wonders if things could be this merry and bright forever..."--book jacket.

Madness

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Brewer, Zac, 1973-
Publisher HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
289 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BRE
Summary Released from an inpatient facility after treatment for a suicide attempt, Brooke gradually begins to see hope in her life and meets Derek, a fellow suicide survivor, but as she falls for him, she realizes that Derek may not be in the same mental space she is.

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