New Adult Fiction

Price of duty

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Brown, Dale, 1956-
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
xiv, 440 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F BRO
Summary When Russia constructs its most dangerous weapon since the atomic bomb and launches carefully plotted attacks on unsuspecting U.S. and European targets, Brad McLanahan and his Scion team arm themselves with the world's most advanced technological weaponry to prevent a full-scale cyber war.

Crimes against a book club

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Cooperman, Kathy,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017] ©2017
310 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F COO
Summary To make the fast money both best friends need, lawyer Sarah and chemist Annie create an anti-aging face cream to sell to Annie's La Jolla book club, but the illegal ingredient Annie includes could become their undoing.

Mad Richard

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Krueger, Lesley,
Publisher ECW Press Ltd., [2017]
328 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F KRU
Summary "Called the most promising artist of his generation, handsome, modest, and affectionate, Richard Dadd rubbed shoulders with the great luminaries of the Victorian Age. He grew up along the Medway with Charles Dickens and studied at the Royal Academy Schools under the brilliant and eccentric J.M.W. Turner. Based on Dadd's tragic true story, Mad Richard follows the young artist as he develops his craft, contemplates the nature of art and fame - as he watches Dickens navigate those tricky waters - and ultimately finds himself imprisoned in Bedlam for murder, committed as criminally insane. In 1853, Charlotte Brontë - about to publish her third novel, suffering from unrequited love, and herself wrestling with questions about art and artists, class, obsession and romance - visits Richard at Bedlam and finds an unexpected kinship in his feverish mind and his haunting work. Masterfully slipping through time and memory, Mad Richard maps the artistic temperaments of Charlotte and Richard, weaving their divergent lives together with their shared fears and follies, dreams, and crushing illusions"--

A stranger at Fellsworth

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Ladd, Sarah E.,
Publisher Thomas Nelson, [2017]
328 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number F LAD
Summary "Sara Ladd delivers another delightful romance in her newest novel, A Stranger at Fellsworth. Filled with an air of mystery and historical charm, this story will keep readers coming back for"--

Kintu

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga,
Publisher Transit Books, [2017]
viii, 443 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F MAK
Summary 'First published in Kenya in 2014 to critical and popular acclaim, Kintu is a modern classic, a multilayered narrative that reimagines the history of Uganda through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan. Divided into six sections, the novel begins in 1750, when Kintu Kidda sets out for the capital to pledge allegiance to the new leader of the Buganda Kingdom. Along the way, he unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. In an ambitious tale of a clan and a nation, Makumbi weaves together the stories of Kintu's descendants as they seek to break from the burden of their shared past and reconcile the inheritance of tradition and the modern world that is their future." --back cover

Amiable with big teeth : a novel of the love affair between the communists and the poor black sheep of Harlem

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by McKay, Claude, 1890-1948,
Publisher Penguin Books, [2017] ©2017
xlv, 302 pages ; 24 cm.
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Call Number F MCK
Summary "A monumental literary event: the newly discovered final novel by seminal Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay, a rich and multilayered portrayal of life in 1930s Harlem and a historical protest for black freedom The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed manuscript of Claude McKay's final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay's life and work, this colorful, dramatic novel centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. At once a penetrating satire of political machinations in Depression-era Harlem and a far-reaching story of global intrigue and romance, Amiable with Big Teeth plunges into the concerns, anxieties, hopes, and dreams of African-Americans at a moment of crisis for the soul of Harlem--and America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators"--

Testimony

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:59
by Turow, Scott,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First edition.
485 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F TUR
Summary "Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped to examine the disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp--unsolved for ten years--he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. In order to uncover what happened during the apocalyptic chaos after the Bosnian War, Boom must navigate a host of suspects ranging from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the U.S. government, while also maneuvering among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Morgan Merriwell, a disgraced U.S. Major General; Ferko Rincic, the massacre's sole survivor; and Esma Czarni, an alluring barrister with secrets to protect. A master of the legal thriller, Scott Turow has returned with his most irresistibly confounding and satisfying novel yet"--

Lord of ten thousand years : the paper dragon

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Chan, Sidney,
Publisher Archway Publishing, [2015]
xviii, 355 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F CHA
Summary "This is the story of a power-hungry woman who almost brought down a country destined to become a superpower. Tzu-hsi, the empress dowager of the Manchu dynasty, manipulated her way into the heart of the palace almost a century and a half ago, using her charm, looks, and intellect to get what she wanted. It wasn't long before she was hiding in the Summer Palace in Peking, running the government behind the curtain and scheming to grow her power at the emperor's expense. But when foreign intervention and internal strife combined to threaten her empire, she enlisted the help of a devious eunuch and resorted to extreme tactics to deal with the crisis. The emperor sought help from the intelligentsia in a bid to stay in charge and reform the government, but he made a critical mistake by placing his trust in an ambitious general who had the power to ruin everything. Filled with colorful imagery, forbidden liaisons, sneaky maneuvering, heroes, and villains, this novel tells how one woman sought to rise to the pinnacle of power in a male-dominated society, and how a dedicated emperor tried to stop her."--provided from Amazon.com.

Montpelier Parade

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Geary, Karl, 1972-
Publisher Catapult, [2016] ©2016
217 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F GEA
Summary As a gardener at the house on Montpelier Parade, Sonny is full of curiosity in his lonely life of dreams. Then the mysterious Vera comes around, and he falls in love for the first time. Casting off his life of solitude, Sonny longs to know Vera, even save her. But what is it that Vera isn't telling him?

Human acts : a novel

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Han, Kang, 1970-
Publisher Hogarth, 2016. ©2016
First U.S. edition.
218 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F HAN
Summary Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.

All that makes life bright : the life and love of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Kilpack, Josi S.,
Publisher Shadow Mountain, [2017] ©2017
ix, 322 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F KIL
Summary When Harriet Beecher marries Calvin Stowe on January 6, 1836, she is sure her future will be filled with romance, eventually a family, and continued opportunities to develop as a writer. Her husband Calvin is completely supportive and said she must be a literary woman. Harriet's sister, Catharine, worries she will lose her identity in marriage, but she is determined to preserve her independent spirit. Deeply religious, she strongly believes God has called her to fulfill the roles of wife and writer and will help her accomplish everything she was born to do.

A legacy of spies

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Le Carré, John, 1931-
Publisher Viking, and imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
264 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number XX(1616148.2)
Summary Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.

It's not me, it's you

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by McFarlane, Mhairi,
Publisher Harper, 2015. ©2014
531 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Call Number F MCF
Summary Delia Moss isn't quite sure where she went wrong. Everything was going smoothly. Ok, she had a slightly rubbish job working for the council and she hadn't seen her best friend Emma in god knows how long, but she'd been working up to proposing to Paul for months. This. Was. It. But with one annoying little 'beep beep', Delia's life is turned upside down and rather than stick around and commit GBH by punching her cheating scumbag boyfriend (who still wants to be with her) in the chops, she decides the best thing to do would be get some head space and leave for London. But a new city is never going to be the answer, and with a dodgy new job in media PR, where a suspicious yet devastatingly handsome journalist seems to be sniffing around and endangering her job, Delia can't run forever. Where did the old Delia go? And can she get her back?

Portrait of a conspiracy

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Morin, Donna Russo.
Publisher Diversion Books, 2016.
296 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F MOR
Summary One murder ignites the powder keg that consumes a Florence under the iron rule of the powerful Medici family. Amidst the chaos, five women and one legendary artist weave together a dangerous plot that could bring peace, or get them all killed. Seeking to wrest power, members of the Pazzi family drew their blades in a church and slew the beloved Giuliano. But Lorenzo de' Medici survives, and seeks revenge on everyone involved, plunging the city into a murderous chaos. Bodies are dragged through the streets, and no one is safe. Five women steal away to a church to ply their craft in secret. Viviana, Fiammetta, Isabetta, Natasia, and Mattea are painters, not allowed to be public with their skill, but freed from the restrictions in their lives by their art. When a sixth member of their group, Lapaccia, goes missing, and is rumored to have stolen a much sought after painting before she vanished, the women must venture out into the dangerous streets to find their friend. They will have help from one of the most renowned painters of their era―the peaceful and kind Leonardo Da Vinci. It is under his tutelage that they will flourish as artists, and with his access that they will infiltrate some of the highest, most secretive places in Florence, unraveling one conspiracy as they build another in its place.

Under a pole star

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Penney, Stef,
Publisher Quercus, 2017.
580 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Call Number XX(1620086.3)
Summary A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve, falling in love with the cold and unforgiving terrain and forging lifelong bonds with the Inuit people who have carved out an existence on its icy plains. She sets out to become a scientist and polar explorer, despite those who believe that a young woman has no place in this harsh world, and in 1892, her determination leads her back to northern Greenland at the head of a British expedition.Yearning for wider horizons, American geologist Jakob de Beyn joins a rival expedition led by the furiously driven Lester Armitage. When the path of Flora's expedition crosses theirs, the three lives become intertwined. All are obsessed with the north, a place of violent extremes: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows; heroism and selfishness. Armitage's ruthless desire to be the undisputed leader of polar discovery sets in motion a chain of events whose tragic outcomes--both for his team of scientists and the indigenous people of Greenland--will reverberate for years to come.Set against the stark, timeless beauty of northern Greenland and fin-de-si?cle New York and London, Under a Pole Star is a compelling look at the dark side of the golden age of exploration, a study of the corrosive power of ambition, and an epic, incendiary love story. It shows that sometimes you have to travel to the farthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it.

Whorl

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:51
by Tarr, James.
Publisher James Tarr, [2016]
493 pages ; 23 cm
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Call Number F TAR
Summary "During a routine background check of a Special Agent applicant an FBI lab tech discovers the young man's fingerprints are an identical match to not one but two other people already in the system. Aside from actual confessions more crimes have been solved by fingerprints than any other type of evidence, and this discovery could throw legal systems around the world into chaos--if it becomes public knowledge. Powerful government forces in the FBI and beyond immediately try to remove all the evidence--which includes the idealistic lab tech who made the discovery and Dave Anderson, the young man whose dream it has been to become an FBI Special Agent. The racially divided gritty dystopia that is modern Detroit provides the backdrop as forces move against Anderson--but young men drawn to law enforcement are rarely blank pages, and Anderson already has more than his share of secrets. The question is, who can he trust with them?"--Amazon.com.

Marrow Island

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:47
by Smith, Alexis M,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. ©2016
xi, 244 pages ; 22 cm
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Call Number F SMI

Mother Land

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 08:47
by Theroux, Paul,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
509 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F THE
Summary Jay, one of seven living children, contemplates his mother's influence on the family and his life, as he struggles with her disappointment in him and suspects she may have sabotaged a budding relationship.

Close to home

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 05:46
by Dugoni, Robert,
Publisher Thomas & Mercer, [2017]
368 pages ; 21 cm.
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Call Number XX(1638900.3)

Back to Brooklyn

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 05:46
by Kelter, Lawrence,
Publisher Down & Out Books, 2017.
338 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number F KEL
Summary Gambini is back! Hot on the heels of rescuing his cousin Bill and Bill’s friend, Stan from an Alabama electric chair, our wildly inappropriate hero, Vincent Gambini heads home to Brooklyn where he attempts to establish a successful law career. Meanwhile, Lisa aches to have a wedding band placed around her finger and her biological clock is still ticking away like mad. Vinny and Lisa have been together ten long years. She’s waited so very patiently for him to complete law school and pass the bar. Winning his first case was the last piece of the puzzle, and now nothing can stand in the way of true love, except that between them they don’t have two nickels to rub together, and Vinny is about as romantic as a box of frogs.

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