New Adult Fiction

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.
Books
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
Books
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.
Books
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
Books
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.
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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.

Keep her safe

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Hannah, Sophie, 1971-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First U.S. edition.
346 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HAN
Summary Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows flees her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied -- by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake at the front desk but soon Cara realizes that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving natural life sentences for her murder. Cara doesn't know what to trust -- everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

Forest dark : a novel

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Krauss, Nicole,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
290 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F KRA
Summary One of America's most important novelists (New York Times), the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals, an older lawyer and a young novelist, whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert. Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he's felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi's beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project, a film about the life of David being shot in the desert, with life-changing consequences. But Epstein isn't the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer's block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality, and her own perception of life, that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can't turn down, she's drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization, of looking beyond all that is visible towards the infinite.

Wings of the storm

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Kristian, Giles,
Publisher Corgi Books, 2017. ©2016
xxvi, 404 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Books
Call Number F KRI
Summary Fighting in Sweden for an ambitious warlord, Sigurd Haraldarson and his small but loyal band of oathsworn warriors are winning fame and reputation. But Sigurd knows that to take on his hated enemy, the oath-breaker King Gorm - the man who betrayed his father, a man Sigurd has vowed to kill - he must earn riches enough to build an army. Many believe Sigurd to be Odin-favoured, but his exploits have drawn the eye of another god, too: Loki the Trickster, and when a daring assassination attempt goes wrong, Sigurd finds himself a prisoner of the powerful Jarl Guthrum. Bound like a slave, his luck having seemingly deserted him, Sigurd is taken to the sacred temple at Ubsola, a place where the blood of human sacrifice flows to appease the gods. It is at Ubsola that Sigurd will face the sacrificial knife. And it is here that he will find a powerful relic, the great spear that was said to have once belonged to Ooin himself. With such a spear in his possession Sigurd might now assemble a host strong enough to challenge King Gorm and wreak the revenge he craves.

Book of Judas

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 04:20
by Stasi, Linda,
Publisher Forge, 2017.
First edition.
381 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F STA
Summary "When her infant son is placed in mortal danger, New York City reporter Alessandra Russo is forced to save him by tracking down the missing pages of the Gospel of Judas, a heretical manuscript that was unearthed in Al-Minya, Egypt, in the 1970s. The manuscript declares that Judas was the beloved, not the betrayer, of Jesus. The Gospel disappeared for decades before being rediscovered, rotted beyond repair, in a safety deposit box. Rumors insist that the most important pages had been stolen--pages that Alessandra now must find, if they even exist. Do the lost pages contain a secret that will challenge Christianity's core beliefs about the creation of life, or that might hold the power to unleash Armageddon? What if such explosive documents fell into the hands of modern-day terrorists, dictators, or religious fanatics? Alessandra plunges into a dark world of murder, conspiracy, and sexual depravity...and most importantly, a race against the clock to save her own child."--book jacket.

Nighthawk : a novel from the NUMA Files

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:13
by Cussler, Clive,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
454 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F CUS
Summary "NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world's most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind's last in this action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. They know what others don't--that the X-37 is carrying a dangerous secret, a payload of exotic matter, extracted from the upper reaches of the atmosphere and stored at a temperature near absolute zero. As long as it remains frozen, the cargo is inert, but if it thaws, it will unleash a catastrophe of nearly unthinkable proportions. From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of South America to an icy mountain lake many believe to be the birthplace of the Inca, the entire NUMA team will risk everything in an effort to avert disaster. but they may be caught in a race that no one can win"--

Dying breath

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:13
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Mira Books, [2017] ©2017
314 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary As a teenager, Vickie Preston survived an attack by a serial killer. That was the first time she saw a ghost. Now the city of Boston is being terrorized - someone is kidnapping women and burying them alive, but cruelly leaving a glimmer of hope for the authorities by sending a clue about their location. Vickie is pulled into the investigation when her name is mentioned in one of the notes. And as a historian, she has the knowledge to help uncover the graves the killer known as the Undertaker is choosing. But she also has another, unique lead: the spirit of one of the victims is appearing to her in dreams. Special Agent Griffin Price is on the case for the Krewe of Hunters, the FBI's special unit for paranormal investigators. He feels particularly protective of Vickie, since their shared past is connected to the threat that currently surrounds them. With the killer accelerating his plans, time is running out for more victims hidden around the city. Vickie is becoming closer with Griffin, but she's getting too close to the danger, and every breath could be her last.

You will pay

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:13
by Jackson, Lisa,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017. ©2017
First Kensington hardcover edition.
410 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F JAC
Summary It starts as a prank -- a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counselors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O'Neal a little--or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. What could go wrong? Twenty years later, Lucas Dalton, a senior detective with the sheriff's department, is investigating the discovery of human remains in a cavern at what used to be Camp Horseshoe. Lucas knows the spot well. His father, a preacher, ran the camp, and Lucas worked there that infamous summer when two girls went missing. One is believed to have been killed by a convict on the loose. Monica O'Neal is thought to have drowned and been washed out to sea. Lucas knows he should step down from such a personal case. He's already jeopardized his career by removing evidence of his involvement. But maybe it's time to uncover the whole truth at last. That's why five former female counselors are coming back to the small Oregon town -- among them, Bernadette Warden, the woman Lucas has never forgotten. Each one knows something about that terrible night. Each promised not to tell. And as they reunite, a new horror unfolds.

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