New Adult Fiction

Solar bones

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by McCormack, Mike, 1965-
Publisher Soho Press, 2017. ©2016
217 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCC
Summary "On All Souls Day, the late Marcus Conway returns home. Solar Bones captures in a single relentless sentence the life and death of this rural Irish engineer, and his place in the globally interconnected 21st century. The book takes in local municipal failures and global financial collapse, the quotidian pleasures of family, ancient history and the latest headlines, the living and the dead. A vital, tender, acerbic, warm, and death-haunted work one of Ireland's most important contemporary novelists, Solar Bones builds its own style and language one broken line at a time. The result is visionary accounting of the now"--

House. tree. person : a novel

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 06:54
by McPherson, Catriona, 1965-
Publisher Woodbury, Minnesota, [2017]
First edition.
335 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MCP

Shadow man : a novel

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:49
by Drew, Alan, 1970-
Publisher Random House, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
346 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F DRE
Summary "Vice cop Ben Wade has returned to his hometown of Santa Ana for a quieter life. When a woman is murdered in her kitchen, the town finds itself at the mercy of a serial killer who slips through windows and screen doors, shattering illusions of safety. As Ben and forensic specialist Natasha Betencourt struggle to stay one step ahead of the serial, Ben's own world is rocked again by a teen's suicide. Ben must decide how far he is willing to go, and how much he will risk, to rescue the town from a long buried evil, as well as from a psychotic serial killer. With eerie, chilling, as well as fine prose, Alan Drew brings us into the treacherous underbelly of a suburban California town in this suspenseful novel of thrilling noir, the story of a community confronted with the heart of human darkness"--Provided by publisher.

Isadora

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:49
by Gray, Amelia, 1982-
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
First edition.
viii, 386 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F GRA
Summary Using the scaffolding of Isadora Duncan's life and the stuff of her spirit, Amelia Gray delivers an incredibly imaginative portrait of the artist. In 1913, the restless world sat on the brink of unimaginable suffering. But for one woman, the darkness of a new era had already made itself at home. Isadora Duncan would come to be known as the mother of modern dance, but in the spring of 1913 she was a grieving mother, after a freak accident in Paris resulted in the drowning death of her two young children. The accident cracked Isadora's life in two: on one side, the brilliant young talent who captivated audiences the world over; on the other, a heartbroken mother spinning dangerously on the edge of sanity.

The heirs : a novel

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:49
by Rieger, Susan, 1946-
Publisher Crown, [2017]
First edition.
254 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F RIE

Small great things : a novel

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:46
by Picoult, Jodi, 1966-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2016]
First edition.
470 pages : 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F PIC
Summary "Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family--especially her teenage son--as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others--and themselves--might be wrong."--

As time goes by

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 18:44
by Carlson, Melody,
Publisher WhiteFire Publishing, [2017]
312 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F CAR
Summary In 1942 San Francisco, war has touched every part of the Mulligans lives. With their brother killed at Pearl Harbor, their father recovering from tuberculosis, and their eldest sister a nurse in the Army, those at home are left to keep on, wondering if it's possible to thrive...or only to survive. Pragmatic Margaret struggles with the gap between the dreams she d always fostered of married life and the reality of having a husband an ocean away combined with the concerns for the family store in uncertain times. Colleen has always been considered the superficial sister, but when a chance at her dream of Hollywood makes her second-guess her hopes and tragedy shakes her to her core, her family sees a side of her they never expected. Molly, always the hopeful one, dedicates herself fully to the war effort at home--but can all the optimism in the world guard her against harsh reality? Who can she talk to when troubles come? Each of the Mulligan sisters must do her part to keep the family going and each must find her own new place as the world shifts under their feet and time goes by.

In the valley of the sun : a novel

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 18:44
by Davidson, Andy, 1978-
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.
First Edition.
376 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F DAV
Summary "One night in 1980, a man becomes a monster. Haunted by his past, Travis Stillwell spends his nights searching out women in West Texas honky-tonks. What he does with them doesn't make him proud, just quiets the demons for a little while. But after Travis crosses paths one night with a mysterious pale-skinned girl, he wakes weak and bloodied in his cabover camper the next morning-with no sign of a girl, no memory of the night before. Annabelle Gaskin spies the camper parked behind her motel and offers the cowboy a few odd jobs to pay his board. Travis takes her up on the offer, if only to buy time, to lay low and heal. By day, he mends the old motel, insinuating himself into the lives of Annabelle and her ten-year-old son. By night, in the cave of his camper, he fights an unspeakable hunger. Before long, Annabelle and her boy come to realize that this strange cowboy is not what he seems. Half a state away, a grizzled Texas Ranger is hunting Travis for his past misdeeds, but what he finds will lead him to a revelation far more monstrous. A man of the law, he'll have to decide how far into the darkness he'll go for the sake of justice. When these lives converge on a dusty autumn night, an old evil will find new life-and new blood"--

The haunting of Thores-Cross : a Yorkshire ghost story

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 18:44
by Perkins, Karen (Karen A.),
Publisher LionheART Publishing House, [2016]
269 pages ; 20 cm
Books
Call Number F PER

Fireblood

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Blake, Elly,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
410 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number YA F BLA
Summary Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother's homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master, gaining the trust of the wary Fireblood queen and access to the knowledge that will allow her to defeat the destructive Minax.

The pictures

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Bolton, Guy,
Publisher Point Blank, 2017. ©2017.
389 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F BOL
Summary Hollywood 1939. The year that The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind were made. Detective Craine has spent his life working as a studio fixer, whitewashing the misdemeanours and crimes committed by the studio players and stars. But now he's trying to turn his back on that life, following the recent death of his wife, as he's determined to be a better parent to his young son. But then Craine's services are called upon one last time. MGM need him to smooth over the press coverage of the suicide of one of their producers. And soon, what should be a straightforward case proves anything but when connections are made between it and a brutal murder across town. And that's just the start of the story.

Suburra

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Bonini, Carlo, 1967-
Publisher Europa Editions, 2017.
521 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F BON
Summary Suburra takes a deep dive into a politically and financially corrupt contemporary Italy, where a mighty local crime family, the Mafia, corrupt politicians, and new rabid criminal elements battle each other for control of a glittering prize--control over a multibillion dollar development twenty miles from the Italian capital. During the final days of Silvio Berlusconi's reign, a massive development proposal that will turn the depressed coastal settlement of Ostia into a gambling paradise, a Las Vegas on the Mediterranean, is winding its way through the Italian legislature thanks to the sponsorship of politicians in the pay of crime syndicates. It's business as usual in the Italian capital. Or so it seems. A vicious gang of local thugs loyal to nobody but themselves is insisting on a bigger cut than agreed upon. The Mafia and their political puppets aren't going to back down without a fight.--Provided by publisher.

We were strangers once : a novel

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Carter, Betsy, 1945-
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
327 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F CAR
Summary "For readers of The Nightingale and, an exquisitely moving novel about friendship, love, and redemption in a circle of immigrants who flee Europe for 1930s-era New York City. On the eve of World War II Egon Schneider--a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants, tenacious men and women drawn together as much by their differences as by their memories of the world they left behind. They each suffer degradations and triumphs large and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong friend, bestselling author Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a New York street corner; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driver, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an unlikely alliance; and Egon himself is forced to abandon his thriving medical practice to become the "Cheese Man" at a Washington Heights grocery. But their spirits remain unbroken, and when their little community is faced with an existential threat, these strangers rise up together in hopes of creating a permanent home. With her uncanny ability to create indelible characters in unforgettable circumstances, Betsy Carter has crafted a gorgeous novel that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt adrift and longed for home"--

Enigma

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Coulter, Catherine,
Publisher Gallery Books, 2017.
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
479 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F COU
Summary "The highly anticipated twenty-first FBI thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter presents Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries. Working with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious) and New York-based former Special Forces agent Jack Cabot, they must race against the clock to catch an international criminal and solve the enigma of the man called John Doe. When Agent Dillon Savich saves Kara Moody from a seemingly crazy man, he doesn't realize he will soon be facing a scientist who wants to live forever and is using "John Doe" to help him. But when the scientist, Lister Maddox, loses him, he ups the stakes and targets another to take his experiments to the next level. It's a race against time literally as Savich and Sherlock rush to stop him and save both present and future victims of his experiments. In the meantime, Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot must track a violent criminal through the Daniel Boone National Forest. When he escapes through a daring rescue, the agents have to find out who set his escape in motion and how it all ties into the murder of Mia Prevost, the girlfriend of the president's Chief of Staff's only son, Saxton Hainny. It's international intrigue at the highest levels and they know they have to succeed or national security is compromised. Featuring Coulter's signature "breakneck plot and magnetic characters" (Huffington Post), Enigma is a shocking thrill ride that will keep the you turning pages as fast as you can"--

The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Fergus, Jim,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
337 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F FER
Summary "9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves. THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today" --

These healing hills

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Gabhart, Ann H., 1947-
Publisher Published by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
360 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F GAB
Summary "When a young woman's plans for her future fall apart at the close of World War II, she discovers new purpose as a midwife in the hills of Kentucky--and a possible chance at new love"--

An inconvenient beauty

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Hunter, Kristi Ann,
Publisher Bethany House, [2017] ©2017
379 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F HUN
Summary The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, Frederica St. Claire, whom he see as his perfect bride, eludes his suit. Meanwhile the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?

The art of keeping secrets

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Johns, Rachael,
Publisher Mira, [2017]
Revised text edition.
444 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F JOH
Summary They started out as the "misfit moms"--the trio of less-than-conventional parents at their sons' tony private school. They've shared everything. Or so they thought. Now, on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York City, they'll sightsee, they'll shop, they'll catch a few Broadway shows. They'll tell all. After seventeen years as a single parent, Neve will reveal a past sin that could destroy her relationship with her son. Emma will uncover the roots of her exhaustion and divulge the inappropriate feelings she has for her boss. And Flick--who knows a little about crafting a flawless exterior--will share the shocking truth that lies beneath the veneer of her perfect marriage. When the tight hold they've each kept on their secrets for years begins to slip, they must face the truth. Even if the truth will forever alter the course of their friendship and their lives.

The girl who takes an eye for an eye

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Lagercrantz, David,
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LAG
Summary Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries. Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important expose for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist - and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child. Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life; and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost.

Bluebird, bluebird : a novel

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Locke, Attica,
Publisher Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
307 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LOC
Summary When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules--a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the lone star state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home. When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders--a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman--have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes--and save himself in the process--before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. A rural noir suffused with the unique music, color, and nuance of East Texas, Bluebird, Bluebird is an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America.

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