New Adult Fiction

The awkward age

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Segal, Francesca, 1980-
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017. ©2017
358 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F SEG
Summary Julia Alden has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. American obstetrician James is everything she didn't know she wanted--if only her teenage daughter, Gwen, didn't hate him so much. Uniting two households is never easy, but when Gwen turns for comfort to James's seventeen-year-old son, Nathan, the consequences will test her mother's loyalty and threaten all their fragile new happiness.

Secrets in summer : a novel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
Publisher Ballantine Books, 2017.
First edition.
x, 316 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F THA
Summary "Darcy Cotterill, 30 and divorced, works at the Nantucket library during the day. She spends most nights in her backyard, gazing at the stars. She's on the brink of starting a relationship with a local carpenter, Nash, when she gets new neighbors for the summer, the most unexpected of whom are her ex-husband, his new wife, and step-daughter. As Darcy is drawn into the lives of her neighbors, she develops a crush on another vacationer, Clive, a musicologist visiting with his grandmother. Over the course of the summer, Darcy is driven to decide what she truly wants--is she over her ex? Will she choose Nash or Clive?"--

True to you

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Wade, Becky,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
372 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F WAD
Summary After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother. The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

The scribe of Siena : a novel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Winawer, Melodie,
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
452 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F WIN
Summary "Equal parts transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy--think The Girl with a Pearl Earring meets Outlander--debut author Melodie Winawer takes readers deep into medieval Italy, where the past and present blur and a twenty-first century woman will discover a plot to destroy Siena. Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato knows that her deep empathy for her patients is starting to impede her work. So when her beloved brother passes away, she welcomes the unexpected trip to the Tuscan city of Siena to resolve his estate, even as she wrestles with grief. But as she delves deeper into her brother's affairs, she discovers intrigue she never imagined--a 700-year-old conspiracy to decimate the city. After uncovering the journal and paintings of Gabriele Accorsi, the fourteenth-century artist at the heart of the plot, Beatrice finds a startling image of her own face and is suddenly transported to the year 1347. She awakens in a Siena unfamiliar to her, one that will soon be hit by the Plague. Yet when Beatrice meets Accorsi, something unexpected happens: she falls in love--not only with Gabriele, but also with the beauty and cadence of medieval life. As the Plague and the ruthless hands behind its trajectory threaten not only her survival but also Siena's very existence, Beatrice must decide in which century she belongs. The Scribe of Siena is the captivating story of a brilliant woman's passionate affair with a time and a place that captures her in an impossibly romantic and dangerous trap--testing the strength of fate and the bonds of love"--

Compass

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Énard, Mathias, 1972-
Publisher New Directions, [2017] ©2017
447 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F ENA
Summary "As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the center of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East"--Amazon.com.

The destroyers : a novel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Bollen, Christopher, 1975-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
485 pages : map ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F BOL
Summary "Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos broke and humiliated, Ian Bledsoe is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his father's death. His childhood friend Charlie--rich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the island--could be his last hope. At first Patmos appears to be a dream--long sun-soaked days on Charlie's yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian's past--and Charlie readily offers Ian the lifeline he so desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath, and it isn't long before the dream begins to fragment. When Charlie suddenly vanishes, Ian finds himself caught up in deception after deception. As he grapples with the turmoil left in his friend's wake, he is reminded of an imaginary game called Destroyers they played as children--a game, he now realizes, they may have never stopped playing"--Provided by publisher.

Shattered

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Brennan, Allison,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
vii, 390 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F BRE
Summary "Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence? That's the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help exonerate his wife, who has been charged with their son's recent murder. But Max can do little to help because the police and D.A. won't talk to her--they think they have the right woman. Instead, Max turns her attention to three similar cold cases. If she can solve them, she might be able to help her friend. Justin Stanton was killed twenty years ago, and his father wants closure--so he is willing to help Max with her investigation on one condition: that she work with his former sister-in-law--Justin's aunt, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid. Trouble is, Max works alone, and she's livid that her only access to the case files, lead detective and witnesses depends on her partnering with a federal agent on vacation. She wants the career-making story almost as much as the truth--but if she gets this wrong, she could lose everything. Haunted by Justin's death for years, Lucy yearns to give her family--and herself--the closure they need. More important, she wants to catch a killer. Lucy finds Max's theory on all three cases compelling--with Max's research added to Lucy's training and experience, Lucy believes they can find the killer so justice can finally be served"--

Lie to me

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Ellison, J. T.,
Publisher MIRA, [2017]
407 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F ELL
Summary "Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her"--Dust jacket flap.

The doll funeral : a novel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Hamer, Kate,
Publisher Melville House, [2017] ©2017
312 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number HAM
Summary "On Ruby's thirteenth birthday, a wish she didn't even know she had suddenly comes true: the couple who raised her aren't her parents at all. Her real mother and father are out there somewhere, and Ruby becomes determined to find them. Venturing into the forest with nothing but a suitcase and the company of her only true friend-- the imaginary Shadow Boy-- Ruby discovers a group of siblings who live alone in the woods. The children take her in, and while they offer the closest Ruby's ever had to a family, Ruby begins to suspect that they might need her even more than she needs them. And it's not always clear what's real and what's not-- or who's trying to help her and who might be a threat. Told from shifting timelines, and the alternating perspectives of teenage Ruby; her mother, Anna; and even the Shadow Boy..."--

How to find love in a bookshop

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Henry, Veronica,
Publisher Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2016
340 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1630568.6)
Summary "Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers-- a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive"--

The proving

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
342 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1619112.6)
Summary After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientèle expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance, or will this prove a dreadful mistake?

Friend request

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Marshall, Laura,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
375 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1637223.3)

The world of tomorrow

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Mathews, Brendan,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
552 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number XX(1621091.3)
Summary Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.

A secret history of witches

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Morgan, Louisa, 1952-
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
484 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC MORGAN
Summary "From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately, all of our futures. After Grand-mère Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to dies with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule's young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew"--

Norma : a novel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Oksanen, Sofi, 1977-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
305 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number F OKS
Summary "When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realize that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining. As Sofi Oksanen leads us ever more deeply into Norma's world, weaving together past and present, she gives us a dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women's bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of beauty"--

A boy in winter: a novel

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Seiffert, Rachel,
Publisher Pantheon Books, [2017]
First American edition.
242 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC SEIFFERT, RACHEL
Summary "From the award-winning author of the Booker Prize-short-listed The Dark Room, a startling portrait of the Nazis' arrival in Ukraine as they move to implement the final solution. Otto Pohl, an engineer overseeing construction of a German road in Ukraine, awakens to the unexpected sight of SS men herding hundreds of Jews into an old brick factory. Inside the factory, Ephraim anxiously scans the growing crowd, looking for his two sons. As anxious questions swirl around him--'Where are they taking us? How long will we be gone?'--He can't quell the suspicion that it would be just like his oldest son to hole up somewhere instead of lining up for the Germans, and just like his youngest to follow. Yasia, a farmer's daughter who has come into town to sell produce, sees two young boys slinking through the shadows of the deserted streets and decides to offer them shelter. As these lives become more and more intertwined--Rachel Seiffert's prose rich with a rare compassion, courage, and emotional depth--an unflinching story is told: of survival, of conflicting senses of duty, of the oppressive power of fear and the possibility of courage in the face of terror"--

The other girl

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Spindler, Erica, 1957-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
243 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number FIC SPINDLER
Summary Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis - but that wasn't always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She's worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they've ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with her past and the girl she'd been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed... except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn't exist.

My absolute darling

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Tallent, Gabriel,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
417 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC TALLENT
Summary "One of the most momentous debuts in years: A transcendent novel that strikes a deep emotional chord, My Absolute Darling combines a page-turning female survival story, an arresting use of language, and a heart-wrenchingly powerful redemptive arc"--

Something like happy

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Woods, Eva (Novelist),
Publisher Graydon House, [2017] ©2017
424 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she'd once taken for granted--and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be. Until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard"--Amazon.com.

The girl before : a novel

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 12:05
by Delaney, J P
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2017]
First edition.
336 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F DEL
Summary "A psychological thriller that spins one woman's seemingly good fortune, and another woman's mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception"--

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