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The promise girls

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Bostwick, Marie,
Publisher Kensington Books, [2017] ©2017
First Kensington trade paperback [edition].
346 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F BOSTWICK
Summary Minerva Promise claimed that her three "test tube" daughters--gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery--were engineered and molded to be geniuses. Now twenty years later, the sisters reluctantly agree to take part in a documentary that will reveal secrets and spur them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last.

Trusting Grace : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Brendan, Maggie, 1949-
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
326 pages ; 22 cm.
Call Number F BRE
Summary All of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for a loving husband and children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband's ranch, until she places an ad for a hired hand. Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart. Readers will be swept away into 1860s Montana's lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional conclusion to the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.

Sycamore : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Chancellor, Bryn,
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
First edition.
321 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F CHA
Summary Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore's longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess's troubled history. In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives. Skillfully interweaving multiple points of view, Bryn Chancellor knowingly maps the bloodlines of a community and the indelible characters at its heart--most notably Jess Winters, a thoughtful, promising adolescent poised on the threshold of adulthood. Evocative and atmospheric, Sycamore is a coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a moving exploration of the elemental forces that drive human nature--desire, loneliness, grief, love, forgiveness, and hope--as witnessed through the inhabitants of one small Arizona town.

The Jane Austen Project

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Flynn, Kathleen, 1966-
Publisher Harper Perennial, [2017]
First edition.
373 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F FLY
Summary "Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel"--

Same beach, next year : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Frank, Dorothea Benton,
Publisher William Morrow, [2017]
First edition.
374 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F FRA
Summary "One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives. A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston's most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship--and flirt with an unexpected attraction--of their own. Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island's tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach"--

Exit strategy

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Hamilton, Steve, 1961-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2017
289 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F HAM
Summary Nick Mason has been given a true mission impossible: Infiltrate WITSEC, the top-secret federal witness-protection program that has never been compromised, locate the three men who put his boss Darius Cole behind bars for life, and kill them. As he risks everything to complete his mission, Mason finds himself being hunted by the very man he replaced, the ruthless assassin who once served, then betrayed, Darius Cole. Rather than waiting to be Mason's next victim, he has escaped witness protection to hunt down and kill Mason himself.

Jennifer : an O'Malley love story

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Henderson, Dee,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing House, [2017] ©2013
155 pages ; 18 cm
Call Number F HEN
Summary Jennifer O'Malley has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, Texas. Meeting and falling in love with Tom Peterson has enriched her life, as has falling in love with Jesus. She knows God is good, but her faith is about to be tested in a way she didn't expect and the results will transform her entire family.

Threads of suspicion : an Evie Blackwell cold case

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Henderson, Dee,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
428 pages ; 23 cm.
Call Number F HEN
Summary Pressured to deliver results through the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, investigate two cold cases while navigating growing suspicions about public agendas and questions in Evie's personal life.

G-man : a Bob Lee Swagger novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Hunter, Stephen, 1946-
Publisher Blue Rider Press, [2017] ©2017
447 pages ; 24 cm.
Call Number F HUN
Summary When Bob Lee Swagger, now in Idaho, finally sells the land he owned in Arkansas, the developers begin to tear down the old homestead and uncover a steel case hidden in the foundation. The case contains a batch of 1934 memorabilia a much-corroded FBI badge, a .45 automatic preserved in cosmoline, a gun clip, and a cryptic diagram, all belonging to Charles Swagger. Bob never knew his grandfather Charles, who died before he was he born, and his father Earl refuses to mention him. Fascinated by this new information, Bob is driven to find out what happened to his grandfather, and why his own father, whom he worshipped, never spoke of Charles. But as he investigates further, Bob learns that someone is following him, someone with his own obsession of finding out what Charles Swagger left behind.

Allie and Bea : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Hyde, Catherine Ryan,
Publisher Lake Union Publishing, [2017]
342 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number F HYD
Summary Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost. When fifteen-year-old Allie's parents are jailed for tax fraud, she's sent to a group home. But when her life is threatened by another resident, she knows she has to get out. She escapes only to find she has nowhere to go until fate throws Allie in Bea's path. Reluctant to trust each other, much less become friends, the two warily make their way up the Pacific Coast. Yet as their hearts open to friendship and love from the strangers they meet on their journey, they find the courage to forge their own unique family and begin to see an imperfect world with new eyes.

You were here

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Sardar, Gian,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
378 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F SAR
Summary "Readers of Kate Atkinson will delight in this suspenseful and romantic debut novel about a woman haunted by nightmares and her grandmother's role in a doomed love triangle almost seventy years before. Death, accidental and early, has always been Abby Walters's preoccupation. Now thirty-three and eager to settle down with her commitment-shy boyfriend, a recurring dream from her past returns: a paralyzing nightmare of being buried alive, the taste of dirt in her mouth cloying and real. But this time the dream reveals a name from her family's past. Looking for answers, Abby returns home to small-town Minnesota for the first time in fourteen years, where she reconnects with her high school crush, now a police detective on the trail of a violent criminal. When Abby tries on her grandmother's mesmerizing diamond ring, a ring she always dreamed would be hers, she discovers a cryptic note long hidden beneath the box's velvet lining. What secret was her grandmother hiding? And could this be the key to what's haunting Abby? As she begins to uncover the traces of a love triangle gone shockingly wrong nearly seventy years before, we, too, see that the layers of our lives may echo a past we've never known"--

The awkward age

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Segal, Francesca, 1980-
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017. ©2017
358 pages ; 24 cm
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

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Thayer, Nancy, 1943-
Publisher Ballantine Books, 2017.
First edition.
x, 316 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
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

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Wade, Becky,
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
372 pages ; 22 cm
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

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Winawer, Melodie,
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
452 pages ; 25 cm
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"--


New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Énard, Mathias, 1972-
Publisher New Directions, [2017] ©2017
447 pages ; 22 cm
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.

All Eyez on Me [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Shipp Jr, Demetrius
Publisher Lionsgate, 2017.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1634765.1)
Summary Chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Prabhas,
Publisher Viva Entertainment, Llc, 2017.
1 videodisc (ca. 167 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1627858.1)
Summary The long-awaited sequel to Baahubali: The Beginning, one of the top-grossing Indian epic historical fantasy films of all-time, the conclusion picks up again with our hero Shivudu, as he comes to terms with his legacy and the responsibility placed on him by this knowledge. Shivudu's quest aims to find the answer to the question that has been plaguing fans of the franchise for years: why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?. "Here, once again, is thunderous spectacle unlikely to be surpassed in several summers, and clinching proof of writer-director SS Rajamouli's postion amoung world cinema's boldest imagemakers."--Guardian

Monster Island [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Hardingham, Fiona
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2017.
Widescreen ed.
1 videodisc (ca. 80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number FAMILY MON
Summary When Lucas finds out he is not really a human, but actually a monster, the news changes his whole world! Embarking on a quest to discover his real roots, Lucas will undergo a journey he will never forget.

Real Story, The: Platoon [videorecording].

New Feature Film DVDs - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
Publisher Smithsonian Channel, 2017.
1 videodisc (ca. 46 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number XX(1639331.1)
Summary Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning film Platoon brought the true horror of the Vietnam War to the big screen. Based on Stone's own experiences as a soldier in the conflict, the film captivated millions of viewers all over the world. But how much of the film was real and how much was Hollywood fiction? To reveal the real story, scenes are recreated; a radio transmission from the battle that inspired the movie's climax is uncovered, and Oliver Stone and cast member Willem Dafoe are interviewed.