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Secrets of Cavendon [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
11 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F BRA
Summary It's the summer of 1949, and things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall for years, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets between the two families. But since the end of World War II, changes have arrived at Cavendon. A new generation is at the helm, and also at the forefront of new scandal and intrigue. With romance, betrayal, heartbreak, and possible murder threatening to tear them apart, the Inghams and Swanns will have to find a way to come together and protect each other in the face of threats they never could have predicted.

Past perfect [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Steel, Danielle,
Publisher Recorded Books, [2017]
7 audio discs (approximately 8 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F STE
Summary What's so perfect about the past for Sybil and Blake Gregory, a successful Manhattan couple with three children who land in San Francisco when Blake impulsively accepts the job of a lifetime as CEO of a start-up? The family moves into a grand, surprisingly affordable Pacific Heights mansion and soon meets the affable Butterfield family, who lived there a century ago. Of course the Butterfields are ghosts, and only the Gregorys can see them, but that doesn't keep the two families from leading a charmed life together.

Dark rooms

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Anolik, Lili
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
First edition.
323 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F ANO
Summary "Death sets the plot in motion: the murder of Nica Baker, beautiful, wild, enigmatic, and only sixteen. The crime is solved, and quickly--a lonely classmate, unrequited love, a suicide note confession--but memory and instinct won't allow Nica's older sister, Grace, to accept the case as closed. Dropping out of college and living at home, working at the moneyed and progressive private high school in Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently graduated, Grace becomes increasingly obsessed with identifying and punishing the real killer"--

Dirty rush : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Bell, Taylor.
Publisher Gallery Books, 2015.
First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.
xv, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F BEL
Summary "In this shockingly true-to-life novel written by an all-star team of Internet phenoms from the Total Frat Move generation, you'll get the first true glimpse of "real" sorority life in all its f**ked up glory. Dirty Rush by Taylor Bell is what happens when you take the creative minds behind Babe Walker (author of the New York Times bestselling White Girl Problems series) and add Rebecca Martinson to the mix. Rebecca Martinson--yes, that bitch--the former Delta Gamma sister responsible for the scathing, expletive-filled email that verbally assaulted her entire chapter for being "so f**king boring" at social functions, and threatened to "c*nt punt" every last one of them if their behavior didn't shape up. Dirty Rush is a no-holds-barred look at what really happens when you "go Greek." Taylor Bell comes from a long line of Beta Zeta sorority sisters, who all expect her to pledge upon starting at the university. But Taylor has other plans: she's determined to give her family the proverbial middle finger and destroy the rich tradition they hold so dear by eschewing sorority life altogether. However, Taylor's resolve soon melts when she falls in with a group of hilarious, ultra-saucy girls, who introduce her to all things Greek and soften her to the idea of joining. Resigned to the fate the Greek gods have dealt her, Taylor pledges Beta Zeta and embarks on a collegiate career filled with the kind of carousing sure to make any sorority sister proud. Soon, Taylor's experience as a BZ starts to feel like a jacked-up, drug-infused, and X-rated fairy tale--especially when reality comes crashing down and a rather lewd sex tape is leaked. The girl in the video looks a lot like Taylor. Has Taylor gone off the deep end? Or is someone trying to frame her? Unless she can prove her innocence and re-ingratiate herself with the sisters who've accused her of leaking the video in a Kim Kardashian-style bid for attention, Taylor is at risk of losing everything she's fought (partied) so hard for"--

Warburg in Rome

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Carroll, James, 1943-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
362 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F CAR
Summary "David Warburg, newly minted director of the U.S. War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war's end, determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews streaming into the city. Marguerite d'Erasmo, a French-Italian Red Cross worker with a shadowed past, is initially Warburg's guide to a complicated Rome; while a charismatic young American Catholic priest, Monsignor Kevin Deane, seems equally committed to aiding Italian Jews. But the city is a labyrinth of desperate fugitives, runaway Nazis, Jewish resisters, and criminal Church figures. Marguerite, caught between justice and revenge, is forced to play a double game. At the center of the maze, Warburg discovers one of history's great scandals--the Vatican ratline, a clandestine escape route maintained by Church officials and providing scores of Nazi war criminals with secret passage to Argentina. Warburg's disillusionment is complete when, turning to American intelligence officials, he learns that the dark secret is not so secret, and that even those he trusts may betray him. James Carroll delivers an authoritative, stirring novel that reckons powerfully with the postwar complexities of good and evil in the Eternal City"--

Independence day

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Coes, Ben,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2015.
First edition.
502 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F COE
Summary "Dewey Andreas, former Delta and newly recruited intelligence agent, is sidelined after screwing up his last two operations. Still drowning in grief after the tragic murder of his fiance; Dewey has seemingly lost his focus, his edge, and the confidence of his superiors. A high level Russian hacker, known only as Cloud, is believed to be routing large amounts of money to various Al Qaeda terror cells, and the mission is to capture and render harmless Cloud. At the same time, a back-up team is sent after the only known associate of Cloud, a ballerina believed to be his girlfriend. Unwilling to sit out the mission as ordered, Dewey defies his superiors, and goes rogue, surreptitiously following and tracking the two teams. What should be a pair of simple snatch and grab operations, goes horribly wrong--both teams are ambushed and wiped out. Only through the unexpected intervention of Dewey does the ballerina survive. On the run, with no back-up, Cloud's girlfriend reveals a shocking secret--a plot so audacious and deadly that their masterminds behind it would risk anything and kill anybody to prevent its exposure. It's a plot that, in less than three days, will completely remake the world's political landscape and put at risk every single person in the Western world. With only three days left, Dewey Andreas must unravel and stop this plot or see everything destroyed. A plot that goes live on July 4th--Independence Day"--

House of shadows

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Cornick, Nicola,
Publisher Graydon House, [2015]
461 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F COR
Summary "In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier William Craven for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown Estate in her memory and places the pearl at its center. One hundred and fifty years later, notorious courtesan Lavinia Flyte hears the maids at Ashdown House whisper of a hidden treasure, and bears witness as her protector Lord Evershot--desperate to find it--burns the building to the ground. Now, a battered mirror and the diary of a Regency courtesan are the only clues Holly Ansell has to finding her brother, who has gone missing researching the mystery of Elizabeth Stuart and her alleged affair with Lord Craven. As she retraces his footsteps, Holly's quest will soon reveal the truth about Lavinia and compel her to confront the stunning revelation about the legacy of the Winter Queen"--Publisher description.

Long shot : a sniper novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Coughlin, Jack, 1966-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2016.
First edition.
294 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F COU
Summary "A top Russian intelligence agent has defected to the West and the only man with whom he will speak is Kyle Swanson, who busted him out of the U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School years ago. The defector proves to be an Edward Snowden-type gold mine of amazing secrets about the When, Where and How of President Vladimir Pushkin's next grab for lost Soviet territory. But Swanson, now a special contractor with the CIA, soon begins to believe that it is all fool's gold being sprinkled by Moscow to ignite an open military fight with NATO and the United States. Using his own deadly methods, the sniper sets out to find the truth, but to slow him down, the Russians kidnap Swanson's beautiful friend Calico, the CIA station chief in Estonia. From Italy to the Arctic Circle, Kyle Swanson is on the hunt, convinced that the defector actually is running a complex plot to hand Russia a kingdom in the north. But Swanson seems always to be a step behind because there is a traitor within his own chain of command. To stop the madness, Swanson must deliver a kill shot a hundred miles away from a border bridge in Estonia, where a Russian Army waits on the far shore as a government official crosses over with an invitation to invade"--

The solomon curse

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Cussler, Clive
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015] ©2015
392 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F CUS
Summary There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed. Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous--and like nothing they have ever seen before.

Solitude creek : a Kathryn Dance novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Deaver, Jeffery,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
First Edition.
456 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number M DEA
Summary A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of 'fire' are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked. A half dozen people die and others are seriously injured. But it's the panic and the stampede that killed; there was no fire. Kathryn Dance discovers that the stampede was caused intentionally and that the perpetrator, a man obsessed with turning people's own fears and greed into weapons, has more attacks planned.

No one to trust : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Eason, Lynette.
Publisher Revell, 2014.
330 p. ; 22 cm.
Call Number F EAS

Perfect chemistry

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Elkeles, Simone,
Publisher Bloomsbury, 2015. ©2009
New paperback edition.
359 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number YA F ELK
Summary When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created "perfect" life is about to unravel before her eyes. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for-her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

The mistletoe promise

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Evans, Richard Paul
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2014.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
xiv, 251 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number F EVA
Summary Alone and distrustful after a bitter divorce, Elise surprises herself by accepting a proposition from a man who lives in her building that they pretend to be a couple for the weeks preceding the Christmas holiday.

Like family

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Giordano, Paolo, 1982-
Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2015]
146 pages ; 19 cm
Call Number F GIO
Summary "When a young married couple hire a middle-aged widow during the wife, Nora's, difficult pregnancy, they don't realize the dominating force she will become in their small family. Signora A--maid, nanny, and confidante--becomes the glue in their household, and over time, the steady and loving presence whose benign influence allows them to negotiate the complexities of married life. But the delicate fabric of the young family comes undone when Signora A is diagnosed with lung cancer. After she becomes too sick to work, both husband and wife feel the strain of her absence. Moving seamlessly between the past and present, Giordano weaves together the layers of Signora A's devotion and sacrifice--from her early experiences of love during a tragically short marriage, to her adoration of her new surrogate family. Highlighting the joy of youth and the fleeting nature of time with remarkable precision and lyricism, Paolo Giordano gives us a meditation on life, death, and the relationships we build in between. Like Family is not a simple love story; it's a story about love in its many forms, and how a capacity for love can give meaning to any existence, no matter how ordinary"--

The Last Man in Europe : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Glover, Dennis,
Publisher The Overlook Press , 2017.
248 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F GLO

Injustice : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Goodman, Lee,
Publisher Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2015.
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
338 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F GOO
Summary Someone close to Nick Davis is murdered. Investigators see it as either a case of mistaken identity or the work of a jealous fiancé. As a federal prosecutor, Nick tries shepherding the case to a swift conclusion, but it keeps slipping away.

The silenced

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher Mira, [2015]
299 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F GRA

The dead play on

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Graham, Heather,
Publisher MIra Books, [2015]
329 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F GRA
Summary Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life--and death. He becomes convinced Arnie was murdered and that the instrument had something to do with whatever happened, and with whatever's happening all over the city. Tyler knows his theory sounds crazy to the police, so he approaches Danni Cafferty, hoping she and Michael Quinn will find out what the cops couldn't. Or wouldn't. After all, Cafferty and Quinn have become famous for solving unusual crimes.

False positive : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Grant, Andrew, 1968-
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2015]
First edition.
330 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number F GRA
Summary "It's a desperate race against the clock. Detective Demonbruen and his temporary partner, Jan Loflin, seek a missing six-year-old foster child. Demonbruen, himself a survivor of the foster system, is haunted by his own brutal childhood and the death of his father. He labors under a cloud of suspicion, determined to find the missing boy before it's too late. But are his motives really pure? His record is a minefield of red flags and question marks: how is a Birmingham cop able to afford a Porsche, a penthouse, and a summer cabin? Why does he have so much success with the petty criminals who form his network of confidential informants? And is there a legitimate explanation for the multiple excessive-force complaints on his jacket?"--

A hundred small lessons : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:12
by Hay, Ashley,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria books hardcover edition.
288 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HAY
Summary "When Elsie Gormley leaves the Brisbane house in which she has lived for more than sixty years, Lucy Kiss and her family move in, eager to establish their new life. As they settle in, Lucy and her husband Ben struggle to navigate their transformation from adventurous lovers to new parents, taking comfort in memories of their vibrant past as they begin to unearth who their future selves might be. But the house has secrets of its own, and the rooms seem to share recollections of Elsie's life with Lucy. In her nearby nursing home, Elsie traces the span of her life--the moments she can't bear to let go and the places to which she dreams of returning. Her beloved former house is at the heart of her memories of marriage, motherhood, love, and death, and the boundary between present and past becomes increasingly porous for both her and Lucy. Over the course of one hot Brisbane summer, two families' stories intersect in sudden and unexpected ways. Through the richly intertwined narratives of two ordinary, extraordinary women, Ashley Hay uses her "lyrical prose, poetic dialogue, and stunning imagery" (RT magazine) to weave an intricate, bighearted story of what it is to be human"--