New Adult Fiction

Little fires everywhere

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Ng, Celeste,
Publisher Penguin Press, [2017] ©2017
338 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F NG
Summary From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, the intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother - who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town--and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.--Provided by Publisher.

The age of perpetual light : stories

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 18:40
by Weil, Josh,
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
pages cm
Books
Call Number F WEI
Summary Stories selected from a decade of work that explore themes of progress, the pursuit of knowledge, and humankind's eternal attempt to decrease the darkness in the world. Beginning at the dawn of the past century, in the early days of electrification, and moving into an imagined future in which the world is lit day and night, each tale in The Age of Perpetual Light follows deeply-felt characters through different eras in American history; from a Jewish dry goods peddler who falls in love with an Amish woman while showing her the wonders of an Edison Lamp, to a 1940 farmers' uprising against the unfair practices of a power company, a Serbian immigrant teenage boy in 1990's Vermont desperate to catch a glimpse of an experimental satellite, to a back-to-the-land couple forced to grapple with their daughter's autism during winter's longest night.

Behind her eyes : a novel

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:38
by Pinborough, Sarah, 1972-
Publisher Flatiron Books, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
306 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F PIN
Summary "Only two can keep a secret if one of them is dead. David and Adele seem like the ideal pair. He's a successful psychiatrist, she is his picture-perfect wife who adores him. But why is he so controlling? And why is she keeping things hidden? As Louise, David's new secretary, is drawn into their orbit, she uncovers more puzzling questions than answers. The only thing that is crystal clear is that something in this marriage is very, very wrong. But Louise can't guess how wrong--and how far a person might go to protect their marriage's secrets"--

Behind the moon : a fever dream

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Bell, Madison Smartt,
Publisher City Lights Publishers, [2017]
286 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F BEL
Summary "Julie takes a dangerous fall down the shaft of an underground cave, which opens into a gallery filled with remarkable ancient paintings. Lying unconscious in a hospital bed, Julie travels in a seductive parallel universe populated by a prehistoric human sensibility, while Marissa, who gave Julie up for adoption 15 years earlier, attempts to draw her back to consciousness"--

The homestead

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Byler, Linda,
Publisher Good Books, [2017]
349 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F BYL
Summary Fifteen-year-old Hannah and her family move from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to North Dakota, where they face harsh realities far from any Amish communities, forcing her to work on a cattle ranch, where she meets a charismatic English boy named Clay Jenkins.

Gwendy's button box

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by King, Stephen, 1947-
Publisher Cemetery Dance Publications, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
171 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number F KIN
Summary There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong, if time-rusted, iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside. Then one day when Gwendy gets to the top of Castle View, after catching her breath and hearing the shouts of kids on the playground below, a stranger calls to her. There on a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small, neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat.

Broken river : a novel

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Lennon, J. Robert, 1970-
Publisher Graywolf Press, [2017]
276 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F LEN
Summary "Karl, Eleanor, and their daughter, Irina, arrive from New York City in the wake of Karl's infidelity to start anew. Karl tries to stabilize his flailing art career. Eleanor, a successful commercial novelist, eagerly pivots in a new creative direction. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Irina becomes obsessed with the brutal murders that occurred in the house years earlier. And, secretly, so does her mother. As the ensemble cast grows to include Louis, a hapless salesman in a carpet warehouse who is haunted by his past, and Sam, a young woman newly reunited with her jailbird brother, the seemingly unrelated crime that opened the story becomes ominously relevant. Hovering over all this activity looms a gradually awakening narrative consciousness that watches these characters lie to themselves and each other, unleashing forces that none of them could have anticipated and that put them in mortal danger"--From publisher's web site.

Whirlwind

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Norman, Hilary,
Publisher Severn House Publishers, 2017. ©2016
First world edition.
250 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M NOR
Summary A ruthless psychopath with a long-held grudge unleashes a terrifying scheme of revenge on a small New England town in this tautly-paced, compelling thriller. Liza Plain, a Boston-based journalist hoping for her big break, is dreading spending Christmas in Shiloh, Rhode Island, with her difficult grandfather - until news of the disappearance of a retired local priest triggers her realization that this could be linked to a series of unsolved, church-linked missing persons cases. Michael Rider used to be a decent man with a good life, but a past traumatic event with far-reaching consequences has left him dangerously close to breaking point. Now he is receiving strange emails from an organisation calling itself Whirlwind, offering him the chance to avenge himself on those who've done him wrong. Liza and Michael will both be in Shiloh on Christmas Eve. The night a raging blizzard seals off the town from the outside world. The night an outrage is perpetrated - and Liza will find herself at the heart of a major news story, caught in an abyss of nightmarish discovery and life-threatening danger.

Two lost boys

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35
by Robertson, L. F.,
Publisher Titan Books, 2017.
First edition.
395 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F ROB
Summary Janet Moodie has spent years as a death row appeals attorney. Overworked and recently widowed, she's had her fill of hopeless cases, and is determined that this will be her last. Her client is Marion 'Andy' Hardy, convicted along with his brother Emory of the rape and murder of two women. But Emory received a life sentence while Andy got the death penalty, labeled the ringleader despite his low IQ and Emory's dominant personality. Convinced that Andy's previous lawyers missed mitigating evidence that would have kept him off death row, Janet investigates Andy's past. She discovers a sordid and damaged upbringing, a series of errors on the part of his previous counsel, and most worrying of all, the possibility that there is far more to the murders than was first thought. Andy may be guilty, but does he deserve to die?

It's always the husband

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Campbell, Michele, 1962-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
327 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F CAM
Summary "Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone else is urging them to jump. How did things come to this? As the novel cuts back and forth between their college years and their adult years, you see the exact reasons why these women love and hate each other--but can feelings that strong lead to murder? Or will everyone assume, as is often the case, that it's always the husband?"--

The beloved hope chest

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Clipston, Amy
Publisher Zondervan, [2017]
xiii, 290 pages ; 22 cm.
Books
Call Number F CLI
Summary "In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents' marriage--and about the sibling who has never been spoken of. Mattie Fisher's three daughters know that she's been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they've discovered a new clue about their mother's past. But there's a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she's not sure she's ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades? Mattie's story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache--and it's past time to share it"--

After the fall

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Cohen, Julie, 1970-
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin, 2017. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
390 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F COH
Summary "A poignant, beautifully heartbreaking novel about what it means to be family, the ties that bind us, and the secrets that threaten to tear us apart. When an unfortunate accident forces Honor back into the lives of her widowed daughter-in-law, Jo, and her only granddaughter, Lydia, she cannot wait to be well enough to get back to her own home. However, the longer she stays with Jo and Lydia, the more they start to feel like a real family. But each of the three women is keeping secrets from the others that threaten to destroy the lives they've come to know. Honor's secret threatens to rob her of the independence she's guarded ferociously for eighty years. Jo's secret could destroy the "normal" family life she's fought so hard to build and maintain. Lydia's secret could bring her love--or the loss of everything that matters most to her. One summer's day, grandmother, mother and daughter's secrets will be forced out in the open in a single dramatic moment that leaves them all asking: is there such a thing as second chances?"--

Dragon teeth : a novel

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
295 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F CRI
Summary The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled Yale student William Johnson. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, so he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. Soon William joins forces with Cope and stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. The struggle to protect this extraordinary treasure tests William's newfound resilience, and pits him against some of the West's most dangerous and notorious characters.

Feral

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Demonaco, James,
Publisher Blumhouse Books/Anchor, 2017.
307 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F DEM

The greenfather

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Marshall, John,
Publisher Three Rooms Press, [2017] ©2017
219 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MAR
Summary "Simon, New York's top organic grocery store owner has a secret: his dad is the head of one of New York's biggest mob families. When his dad dies, Simon agrees to head the Family, provided that instead of murder, numbers and other rackets, the mob uses its muscle to enforce green regulations and promote healthy eating habits. At first the mob's hit men and extortionists resent being pressed into green service, but they soon become Simon's biggest supporters. Seemingly overnight, the city becomes literally cleaned up. Simon, who had planned on succeeding his dad temporarily, now finds he likes his new position as the head of the Family. However, the green world doesn't accept him because he's running a crime family, and the crime world doesn't trust him because he's run afoul of the Feds. Simon takes his wife, Marla, to his ancestral homeland in Italy, for a much-needed sabbatical -- and gets even further into trouble." -- amazon.com

The only child : a novel

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Pyper, Andrew,
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2017.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
284 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F PYP
Summary Forensic psychiatrist Lily Dominick finds her career and her sanity threatened when she encounters a client who claims to be two hundred years old and the inspiration behind three of the nineteenth century's gothic literary classics.

Goodnight from London : a novel

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Robson, Jennifer, 1970-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
365, 25 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ROB
Summary In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall. As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren't his to share.

The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 09:29
by Shaara, Jeff, 1952-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
xxvii, 525 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F SHA
Summary "June, 1950: the North Korean army, a formidable force backed by Soviet arms and training, invades South Korea, with the intent of uniting the country under Communist rule. In response, the United States mobilizes a force to defend the overmatched South Korean troops. But the US is no better equipped than their allies. The American and United nations troops are fighting for their lives against the most brutal weather conditions imaginable, and an enemy that outnumbers them more than six to one. This struggle, and how the Americans respond, form the core of this novel. The Frozen Hours tells the story of "Frozen Chosin" from multiple points of view: Oliver P. Smith, the commanding general of the American 1st Marine Division, who famously redefined defeat as "advancing in a different direction"; Marine Private Pete Riley, a World War II veteran who now faces the greatest fight of his life; and the Chinese commander Sung Shi-Lun, charged with destroying the Americans he has so completely surrounded, ever aware that above him, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung watches his every move"--

Landscape with invisible hand

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Anderson, M. T.,
Publisher Candlewick Press, 2017.
First edition.
149 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number YA F AND
Summary When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.

The Romanov ransom : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:29
by Cussler, Clive,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
387 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F CUS
Summary "In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that--it vanished. Until now. When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon. As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done--it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes, and to prevent them from happening again"--

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