New Adult Fiction

Glass houses : a novel

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 05:12
by Penny, Louise,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
391 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F PEN
Summary "When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgment"--Provided by publisher.

Hellhound on my trail

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 05:12
by Rhoades, J. D., 1962-
Publisher Polis Books, 2017.
261 p. : 24 cm
Books
Call Number F RHO
Summary Jack Keller is back in the desert, trying to make a new life for himself and trying to heal from deep wounds, both physical and emotional. But trouble has a way of finding Jack. When he rescues a stranger from being beaten and robbed in a parking lot, the man claims to be carrying a message from the father who abandoned him years ago--a man who claims to have the secret behind the trauma Keller suffered in the first Gulf War.

A promise to kill : a Clyde Barr novel

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 05:12
by Storey, Erik,
Publisher Scribner, 2017.
First Scribner hardcover edition.
269 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F STO

The ways of Wolfe : a border noir

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 05:05
by Blake, James Carlos,
Publisher The Mysterious Press, [2017]
First edition.
290 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F BLA
Summary "A master of historical and crime fiction, James Carlos Blake, in The Ways of Wolfe, delves back into the dark realms of the Wolfe family, a clan whose roots run deep on both sides of the United States-Mexico border, and whose prevailing interests straddle both sides of the law. Although the heir apparent to govern his Texas family's esteemed law firm--and its "shade trade" criminal enterprises--college student Axel Prince Wolfe joins his best friend, Billy, and a Mexican stranger in a high-end robbery that goes wrong. Abandoned by his partners, he is captured and imprisoned, his family disgraced, his wife absconded, his infant daughter Jessie left an orphan. Two decades later, with eleven years still to serve, Axel has long since exhausted his desire for revenge against the partners who deserted him. All he wants now is to see the woman his daughter has become, despite her lifelong refusal to acknowledge him. When the chance comes to escape in the company of Cacho, a young Mexican inmate with ties to a major cartel, Axel takes it, barely surviving a massive manhunt down the rapids of the Rio Grande and into a desert inferno. But with his chance to see Jessie now within reach, a startling discovery re-ignites an old passion and sends him headlong toward reckonings many years in the making. Racing across desolate landscapes from West Texas to the Gulf of Mexico, The Ways of Wolfe is a novel of one man's fateful struggle with his own abiding love and reckless spirit"--

The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In)

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 05:05
by Hammesfahr, Petra
Publisher Penguin Books 20170725
Books
Call Number F HAM

Skitter : a novel

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Boone, Ezekiel,
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2017. ©2017
First Emily Bestler books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
xvii, 328 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F BOO
Summary "Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh-eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities. According to scientist Melanie Gruyer, however, the spider situation seems to be looking up. Yet in Japan, a giant, truck-sized, glowing egg sack gives a shocking preview of what is to come, even as survivors in Los Angeles panic and break the quarantine zone. Out in the desert, survivalists Gordo and Shotgun are trying to invent a spider super weapon, but it's not clear if it's too late, because President Stephanie Pilgrim has been forced to enact the plan of last resort: The Spanish Protocol. America, you are on your own"--

Peace in the valley : a novel

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Herne, Ruth Logan,
Publisher Multnomah, 2017.
341 pages ; 18 cm.
Books
Call Number F HER
Summary "In spite of past differences, Trey Walker Stafford would never forget how his uncle, a cowboy and rancher, adopted him and made him part of the family. He'd left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam's wishes and returns discouraged about life and love after tragically losing his wife. Trey feels that he's living a lie, singing of love and happily-ever-afters while dealing with an emptiness within. Will sacrificing part of himself to help Sam fill the void? Or could it come from befriending the single mother who needs help with her farm? Can Trey find the "Peace in the Valley" he's sought for so long?"--

Trajectory

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:04
by Russo, Richard, 1949-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
243 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F RUS
Summary "In this pair of novellas and two stories, Russo's characters bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we're familiar with from most of his novels. In "Horseman," a tenured professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches--"And after that, who knew?" In "Intervention," a realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father's shadow while he presses forward, or not. In "Voice," a semi-retired English professor is conned by his increasingly estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Biennale, fleeing a mortifying incident with a traumatized student back in Massachusetts but encountering further complications en route. And in "Milton and Marcus," a lapsed novelist is struggling with his wife's illness and trying to rekindle his screenwriting career, only to be stymied by the pratfalls of that trade when he's called to an aging, iconic star's mountaintop in Wyoming"--

The address : a novel

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Davis, Fiona, 1966-
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
354 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC DAVIS
Summary "After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility--no mean feat for a servant in 1884. In 1985, Bailey Camden is desperate for new opportunities. Two generations ago, Bailey's grandfather was the ward of famed architect Theodore Camden. But the absence of a genetic connection means Bailey won't see a dime of the Camden family's substantial estate. Instead, her "cousin" Melinda--Camden's biological great-granddaughter--will inherit almost everything. So when Melinda offers to let Bailey oversee the renovation of her lavish Dakota apartment, Bailey jumps at the chance, despite her dislike of Melinda's vision. The renovation will take away all the character and history of the apartment Theodore Camden himself lived and died in, after suffering multiple stab wounds by a madwoman named Sara Smythe. One hundred years apart, Sara and Bailey are both tempted by and struggle against the golden excess of their respective ages--for Sara, the opulence of a world ruled by the Astors and Vanderbilts; for Bailey, the free-flowing drinks and cocaine in the nightclubs of New York City--and take refuge and solace in the Upper West Side's gilded fortress. But a building with a history as rich--and often tragic--as The Dakota's can't hold its secrets forever, and what Bailey discovers in its basement could turn everything she thought she knew about Theodore Camden--and the woman who killed him--on its head."--

Cicada summer

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Leurck, Maureen,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017]
296 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Leurck, Maureen
Summary A woman's journey to restore a historic home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. A story of second chances and transformation, renovation and redemption.

Midwinter break

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by MacLaverty, Bernard,
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
First American edition.
243 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number F MAC
Summary Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage, and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories that have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are―and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves. -- amazon.com

Final demand

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Moggach, Deborah,
Publisher Overlook Press, 2017. ©2001
224 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Moggach, Deborah

Cherished Mercy

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Peterson, Tracie,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
310 pages ; 23 cm.
Books
Call Number F PETERSON
Summary Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm's length. When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive.

Home fire : a novel

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Shamsie, Kamila, 1973-
Publisher Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. ©2017
276 pages ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number FIC Shamsie, Kamila
Summary "From an internationally acclaimed novelist, the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of a family ripped apart by secrets and driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences. Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother's death, an invitation from a mentor in America has allowed her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half the globe away, Isma's worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters' lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to--or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz's salvation? Suddenly, two families' fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?"--

The good daughter : a novel

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:55
by Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
Publisher William Morrow, [2017]
515 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number MYS SLA
Summary Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defense attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly 30 years ago won't stay buried forever.

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