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Chameleons : an untold World War II story

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by Nannini, Marcus A.,
Publisher Black Rose Writing, 2017.
261 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F NAN
Summary It is 1941, and the Japanese midget submarine I-16-tou lurks unseen in the depths of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. When the shock waves of the commencing Japanese aerial attack wake its crew, they rouse the machine from its silent slumber and begin an attack that will take down a U.S. battleship. More than one American sailor swore revenge for his comrades that day. The crew of the I-16-tou, however, was never found.

Chord of evil : a Phineas Fox mystery

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 06:46
by Rayne, Sarah,
Publisher Severn House, 2017. ©2017
First world edition.
252 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number F RAY
Summary Phineas Fox finds it impossible to refuse when his sport-loving neighbor Toby begs for his help in finding out what's happened to his cousin Arabella, who seems to have disappeared without trace. The only clue to her whereabouts is an obscure 1940s' portrait left in her flat, a gift from her godfather, Stefan. The painting depicts the mysterious Christa Klein, Stefan's sister - and an alleged murderess. Was Christa Klein really guilty of a monstrous crime? What exactly happened within brooding Wewelsburg Castle back in 1941? And what does it have to do with Arabella's disappearance? As Phin delves further, he uncovers evidence of a lost piece of music and a devastating wartime secret: an atrocity whose repercussions reach to the present day.

Force of nature [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Harper, Jane (Jane Elizabeth),
Publisher Macmillan Audio, [2017]
8 audio discs (8 hr., 59 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number XX(1661725.2)
Summary When five colleagues are forced to go on a corporate retreat in the wilderness, they reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking down the muddy path. But one of the women doesn't come out of the woods. And each of her companions tells a slightly different story about what happened. Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk has a keen interest in the whereabouts of the missing hiker. In an investigation that takes him deep into isolated forest, Falk discovers secrets lurking in the mountains, and a tangled web of personal and professional friendship, suspicion, and betrayal among the hikers. But did that lead to murder?


New Biographies - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by McGowan, Rose, 1973-
Publisher HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
First edition.
xiv, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number B MCGOWAN
Summary "The surprising and captivating memoir and radical manifesto of one of the most controversial women in Hollywood--actress, activist, musician, director, and all-around feminist badass Rose McGowan"--

The cat of the Baskervilles

New Mystery Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Delany, Vicki, 1951-
Publisher Crooked Lane Books, 2018. ©2018
First edition.
291 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number M DEL
Summary "Legendary stage and movie star Sir Nigel Bellingham arrives on Cape Cod to star in a stage production of The Hound of the Baskervilles put on by the West London Theater Festival. When Sir Nigel, some of the cast, and the director visit the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop at 222 Baker Street, Gemma Doyle realizes that Sir Nigel is not at all suited to the role. He is long past his prime and an old drunk to boot. The cast, in particular the much younger actor who previously had the role, are not happy, but the show must go on. Before the play opens, Leslie Wilson, mother of Gemma's best friend Jayne, arranges a fundraising afternoon tea to be catered by Mrs. Hudson's Tea Room. The tea is a huge success, but when it's time to leave, Sir Nigel has gone missing--only to be found at the bottom of the rocky cliff, dead. Along with the dead body, Gemma finds evidence incriminating Leslie Wilson. When the police, in the presence of handsome detective Ryan Ashburton and suspicious detective Louise Estrada, focus their attention on Leslie despite the numerous other suspects, the game is once again afoot and it's again up to the highly perceptive Gemma and the ever-confused but loyal Jayne to clear Jayne's mother's name."

Island of sweet pies and soldiers

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Ackerman, Sara,
Publisher MIRA Books, [2018]
391 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F ACK
Summary "Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something. But Ella is stubbornly silent. Something--or someone--has scared her. And with the island overrun by troops training for a secret mission, tension and suspicion between neighbors is rising. Violet bands together with her close friends to get through the difficult days. To support themselves, they open a pie stand near the military base, offering the soldiers a little homemade comfort. Try as she might, Violet can't ignore her attraction to the brash marine who comes to her aid when the women are accused of spying. Desperate to discover the truth behind what happened to her husband, while keeping her friends and daughter safe, Violet is torn by guilt, fear and longing as she faces losing everything. Again"--Provided by publisher.

Daphne : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Boast, Will,
Publisher Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
First edition.
268 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number F BOA
Summary Born with a rare condition that causes her to suffer degrees of paralysis when experiencing intense emotion, Daphne endures a virtually solitary existence before meeting a shy, charming man who compels her to chose between safe isolation and true intimacy.

Next year in Havana

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Cleeton, Chanel,
Publisher Berkley, 2018.
First edition.
x, 382 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F CLE
Summary "Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary ... Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage--and what it means to be Cuban"--

Hidden depths

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Cleeves, Ann,
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2018. ©2007
First U.S. edition.
370 pages ; 21 cm.
Call Number F CLE
Summary During a heatwave on the Northumberland coast, Inspector Vera Stanhope investigates two stylized murder scenes, in which the victims have been laid out in water strewn with flowers.

The Storm King : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Duffy, Brendan,
Publisher Ballantine Books, [2018]
First Edition.
390 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Call Number F DUF
Summary "Haunted by dark secrets and an unsolved mystery, a young doctor returns to his isolated Adirondacks hometown in a tense, gripping novel in the vein of Michael Koryta and Harlan Coben. Burying the past only gives it strength--and fury. Nate McHale has assembled the kind of life most people would envy. After a tumultuous youth marked by his inexplicable survival of a devastating tragedy, Nate left his Adirondack hometown of Greystone Lake and never looked back. Fourteen years later, he's become a respected New York City surgeon, devoted husband, and loving father. Then a body is discovered deep in the forests that surround Greystone Lake. This disturbing news finally draws Nate home. While navigating a tense landscape of secrets and suspicion, resentments and guilt, Nate reconnects with estranged friends and old enemies, and encounters strangers who seem to know impossible things about him. Haunting every moment is the Lake's sinister history and the memory of wild, beautiful Lucy Bennett, with whom Nate is forever linked by shattering loss and youthful passion. As a massive hurricane bears down on the Northeast, the air becomes electric, the clouds grow dark, and escalating acts of violence echo events from Nate's own past. Without a doubt, a reckoning is coming--one that will lay bare the lies that lifelong friends have told themselves and unleash a vengeance that may consume them all"--

The wedding date

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Guillory, Jasmine,
Publisher Jove, 2018.
First edition.
viii, 310 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number ROM GUI
Summary "A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend. From the best man's toast to the bouquet toss, Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible. But before they know it, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other. They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century--or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want"--

Where the dead sit talking

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Hobson, Brandon,
Publisher Soho, [2018]
273 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1659277.4)
Summary "A spare, lyrical Native American coming of age story set in rural Oklahoma in the late 1980s. With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface--that is, until he meets the seventeen-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts. Sequoyah and Rosemary bond over their shared Native American backgrounds and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, but as Sequoyah's feelings toward Rosemary deepen, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both"--

Sirens : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Knox, Joseph,
Publisher Crown, [2017]
First American edition.
337 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1656430.3)
Summary "A detective goes undercover in Manchester ... The mission is suicide. Infiltrating the inner circle of enigmatic criminal Zain Carver is dangerous enough. Pulling it off while also rescuing Isabelle Rossiter, a runaway politician's daughter, from Zain's influence? Impossible. That's why Aidan Waits is the perfect man for the job. Disgraced, emotionally damaged, and despised by his superiors. In other words, completely expendable. But Aidan is a born survivor. And as he works his way deep into Zain's shadowy world, he finds that nothing is as it seems. Zain is a mesmerizing, Gatsby-esque figure who lures young women into his orbit--women who have a bad habit of turning up dead. But is Zain really responsible? And will Isabelle be next? Before long, Aidan finds himself in over his head, cut loose by his superiors, and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman. How can he save the girl if he can't even save himself?"--

As bright as heaven

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Meissner, Susan, 1961-
Publisher Berkley, 2018.
First edition.
387 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F MEI
Summary "In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life. Their dreams are short-lived. Just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges that surround them, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it. As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it"--

Call me Zebra

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Van der Vliet Oloomi, Azareen,
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
292 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F VAN
Summary "From an award-winning young author, a novel following a feisty heroine's idiosyncratic quest to reclaim her past by mining the wisdom of her literary icons--even as she navigates the murkier mysteries of love. Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn't fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are Zebra's only companions--until she meets Ludo. Their connection is magnetic; their time together fraught. Zebra overwhelms him with her complex literary theories, her concern with death, and her obsession with history. He thinks she's unhinged; she thinks he's pedantic. Neither are wrong; neither can let the other go. They push and pull their way across the Mediterranean, wondering with each turn if their love, or lust, can free Zebra from her past."--

Don't skip out on me : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:45
by Vlautin, Willy,
Publisher HarperPerennial, [2018]
First edition.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1659271.2)
Summary Determined to prove his worth, a half-Paiute, half-Irish ranch hand who was abandoned by his parents leaves his aging guardians to become a champion boxer before matches organized in Mexico and Las Vegas lead to his realization that he cannot change his identity or outrun his destiny.

Collateral beauty [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:43
by Dorros, Bard,
Publisher Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2017]
Rental [edition].
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA COL
Summary Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Fences [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:43
by Rudin, Scott, 1958-
Publisher Paramount, [2017]
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA FEN
Summary In 1950s Pittsburgh, a Black garbage collector named Troy Maxson--bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues--is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.

M.S. Dhoni [DVD videorecording] : the untold story

New Feature Film DVDs - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:43
by Pandey, Arun,
Publisher Ultra Media Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (approximately 178 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Gin and panic

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:43
by Chance, Maia,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
278 pages : 22 cm
Call Number M CHA
Summary Former socialite Lola Woodby, not-so-discreet private eye in Prohibition-era New York City, along with her grim Swedish sidekick, Berta, take on a piece-of-cake job: retrieving a rhinoceros trophy from the Connecticut mansion of big game hunter Rudy Montgomery. After all, their client, Lord Sudley, promises them a handsome paycheck, and the gin and tonics will be free. But no sooner do they arrive at Montgomery Hall than Rudy is shot dead with a houseful of suspicious characters standing by. Lord Sudley ups the ante, and Lola and Berta take the case. Armed with handbags stuffed with emergency chocolate, gin flasks, and a Colt .25, Lola and Berta are swiftly embroiled in a madcap puzzle of stolen diamonds, family secrets, a clutch of gangsters, and a flapper who knows her way around a safari rifle. Gin and Panic continues the Discreet Retrieval Agency Mysteries from beloved crime writer Maia Chance.