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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
Books
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.

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New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 09:14
by Sardar, Gian,
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
378 pages ; 24 cm
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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"--

Compass

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

You say it first [CD sound recording]

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Mallery, Susan,
Publisher Harlequin Audio, [2017]
Unabridged.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 9 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD ROM MAL
Summary Nick takes a day job as a carpenter at a theme wedding venue. Pallas, the captivating owner of Weddings in a Box, is struggling to keep her business open, but Nick might offer some inspiration.

The glass castle [CD sound recording]: a memoir

New Books on CD - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Walls, Jeannette,
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio, 2017.
Unabridged.
8 audio discs (10 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD B WALLS
Summary Jeannette Walls, the former gossip columnist for MSNBC.com, chronicles her childhood, focusing primarily on the complicated relationships within her dysfunctional family. Raised by nomadic and idealist parents who eventually settled in a downtrodden West Virginia mining town, Jeannette's childhood was a rollercoaster ride. As her parents ran out of money, Jeannette and her siblings were forced to fend for themselves. Deeply hurt by her parents' betrayal, she became determined to be successful.

Afterglow : a dog memoir

New Biographies - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Myles, Eileen,
Publisher Grove Press, 2017.
First edition.
210 pages 22 cm
Books
Call Number B MYLES

Did it! : from yippie to yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American revolutionary

New Biographies - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Thomas, Patrick O., 1964-
Publisher Fantagraphics Books, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
xi, 253 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Books
Call Number B RUBIN

Marita : the spy who loved Castro

New Biographies - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Lorenz, Marita, 1939-
Publisher Pegasus Books, 2017.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
x, 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Books
Call Number B LORENZ
Summary Born in Germany during the outbreak of WWII, Marita was incarcerated in a Nzai concentration camp as a child. In 1959 she travelled to Cuba, where she met and fell in love with Fidel Castro. Yet, upon fleeing to America, she was recruited by the CIA to assassinate him. Torn by love and loyalty, she failed to slip Fidel the lethal pills. Caught up in Cold War intrigue and espionage, even testifying as a witness to the JFK assassination conspiracy, this is Marita's incredible true story of a young girl turned spy.

Idyll fears : a Thomas Lynch novel

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Gayle, Stephanie, 1975-
Publisher Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number M GAY
Summary "It's two weeks before Christmas 1997, and Police Chief Thomas Lynch faces a crisis when Cody Forrand, a six-year-old with a life-threatening medical condition, goes missing during a blizzard. Lynch's suspicions about who abducted Cody are met with scorn by his detectives, some of whom can't handle the fact that's he's gay. With half the station out sick with the flu, Lynch seeks outside help. It arrives in the shape of an FBI agent for whom Lynch feels an immediate attraction. To complicate matters, local crime is on the rise and Lynch finds himself the target of prank calls and hate speech that he worries is the work of a colleague. Time is ticking away, Lynch is struggling to discover who is behind Idyll's crime spree, and he's beginning to doubt that Cody will ever be found"-- "In a sleepy Connecticut town, Police Chief Thomas Lynch investigates the disappearance of a six-year-old boy with a serious medical condition while coping with disrespect from townspeople and colleagues who don't like the fact that he's gay"--

The western star

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Johnson, Craig, 1961-
Publisher Viking, [2017]
viii, 295 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number M JOH
Summary "Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt.45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph--along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement--hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge"--

The quality of mercy : a Milagro mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Medhat, Katayoun,
Publisher Leapfrog Press, 2017.
First edition.
285 pages ; 23 cm
Books
Call Number M MED
Summary "Meet Franz Kafka, conflicted cop, hapless investigator, wide-eyed cynic on an odyssey across the Navajo reservation, pursuing a murder case"--

The essence of malice

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Weaver, Ashley,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
291 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number M WEA
Summary Traveling to Paris with Milo to investigate the death of a famous parfumier, Amory discovers that the victim was about to release a highly anticipated new fragrance and had been targeted by industry rivals and heirs vying for control of his empire.

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