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The countess of Prague

New Mystery Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Weeks, Stephen,
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
293 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number XX(1636043.4)
Summary Beatrice von Falklenburg, known as Trixie, is trapped in society life and growing apart from her husband until she takes on the role of detective and finds solace in her investigations. She has an ability to mix at ease not only with kings and princes, but also with ordinary men and women and finds the formality of her relations with servants and public officials altered.

The destroyers : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Bollen, Christopher, 1975-
Publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
485 pages : map ; 24 cm
Call Number F BOL
Summary "Arriving on the Greek island of Patmos broke and humiliated, Ian Bledsoe is fleeing the emotional and financial fallout from his father's death. His childhood friend Charlie--rich, exuberant, and basking in the success of his new venture on the island--could be his last hope. At first Patmos appears to be a dream--long sun-soaked days on Charlie's yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian's past--and Charlie readily offers Ian the lifeline he so desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath, and it isn't long before the dream begins to fragment. When Charlie suddenly vanishes, Ian finds himself caught up in deception after deception. As he grapples with the turmoil left in his friend's wake, he is reminded of an imaginary game called Destroyers they played as children--a game, he now realizes, they may have never stopped playing"--Provided by publisher.


New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Brennan, Allison,
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2017.
First edition.
vii, 390 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F BRE
Summary "Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence? That's the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer when an old friend begs her to help exonerate his wife, who has been charged with their son's recent murder. But Max can do little to help because the police and D.A. won't talk to her--they think they have the right woman. Instead, Max turns her attention to three similar cold cases. If she can solve them, she might be able to help her friend. Justin Stanton was killed twenty years ago, and his father wants closure--so he is willing to help Max with her investigation on one condition: that she work with his former sister-in-law--Justin's aunt, FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid. Trouble is, Max works alone, and she's livid that her only access to the case files, lead detective and witnesses depends on her partnering with a federal agent on vacation. She wants the career-making story almost as much as the truth--but if she gets this wrong, she could lose everything. Haunted by Justin's death for years, Lucy yearns to give her family--and herself--the closure they need. More important, she wants to catch a killer. Lucy finds Max's theory on all three cases compelling--with Max's research added to Lucy's training and experience, Lucy believes they can find the killer so justice can finally be served"--

Lie to me

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Ellison, J. T.,
Publisher MIRA, [2017]
407 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F ELL
Summary "Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her"--Dust jacket flap.

The doll funeral : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Hamer, Kate,
Publisher Melville House, [2017] ©2017
312 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number HAM
Summary "On Ruby's thirteenth birthday, a wish she didn't even know she had suddenly comes true: the couple who raised her aren't her parents at all. Her real mother and father are out there somewhere, and Ruby becomes determined to find them. Venturing into the forest with nothing but a suitcase and the company of her only true friend-- the imaginary Shadow Boy-- Ruby discovers a group of siblings who live alone in the woods. The children take her in, and while they offer the closest Ruby's ever had to a family, Ruby begins to suspect that they might need her even more than she needs them. And it's not always clear what's real and what's not-- or who's trying to help her and who might be a threat. Told from shifting timelines, and the alternating perspectives of teenage Ruby; her mother, Anna; and even the Shadow Boy..."--

How to find love in a bookshop

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Henry, Veronica,
Publisher Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017] ©2016
340 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number XX(1630568.6)
Summary "Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an idyllic little village, is a dream come true for book lovers-- a cozy haven and welcoming getaway for the literary-minded locals. But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open after her beloved father's death, and the temptation to sell is getting stronger. The property developers are circling, yet Emilia's loyal customers have become like family, and she can't imagine breaking the promise she made to her father to keep the store alive"--

The proving

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Lewis, Beverly, 1949-
Publisher Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
342 pages ; 23 cm
Call Number XX(1619112.6)
Summary After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientèle expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance, or will this prove a dreadful mistake?

Friend request

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Marshall, Laura,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
First U.S. edition.
375 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number XX(1637223.3)

The world of tomorrow

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Mathews, Brendan,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
552 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number XX(1621091.3)
Summary Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.

A secret history of witches

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Morgan, Louisa, 1952-
Publisher Redhook, 2017.
First edition.
484 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number FIC MORGAN
Summary "From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately, all of our futures. After Grand-mère Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to dies with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule's young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew"--

Norma : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Oksanen, Sofi, 1977-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
305 pages 22 cm
Call Number F OKS
Summary "When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realize that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining. As Sofi Oksanen leads us ever more deeply into Norma's world, weaving together past and present, she gives us a dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women's bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of beauty"--

A boy in winter: a novel

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Seiffert, Rachel,
Publisher Pantheon Books, [2017]
First American edition.
242 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "From the award-winning author of the Booker Prize-short-listed The Dark Room, a startling portrait of the Nazis' arrival in Ukraine as they move to implement the final solution. Otto Pohl, an engineer overseeing construction of a German road in Ukraine, awakens to the unexpected sight of SS men herding hundreds of Jews into an old brick factory. Inside the factory, Ephraim anxiously scans the growing crowd, looking for his two sons. As anxious questions swirl around him--'Where are they taking us? How long will we be gone?'--He can't quell the suspicion that it would be just like his oldest son to hole up somewhere instead of lining up for the Germans, and just like his youngest to follow. Yasia, a farmer's daughter who has come into town to sell produce, sees two young boys slinking through the shadows of the deserted streets and decides to offer them shelter. As these lives become more and more intertwined--Rachel Seiffert's prose rich with a rare compassion, courage, and emotional depth--an unflinching story is told: of survival, of conflicting senses of duty, of the oppressive power of fear and the possibility of courage in the face of terror"--

The other girl

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Spindler, Erica, 1957-
Publisher St. Martin's Press, 2017.
First edition.
243 pages ; 25 cm
Summary Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis - but that wasn't always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She's worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they've ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with her past and the girl she'd been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed... except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn't exist.

My absolute darling

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Tallent, Gabriel,
Publisher Riverhead Books, 2017.
417 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "One of the most momentous debuts in years: A transcendent novel that strikes a deep emotional chord, My Absolute Darling combines a page-turning female survival story, an arresting use of language, and a heart-wrenchingly powerful redemptive arc"--

Something like happy

New Adult Fiction - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 06:13
by Woods, Eva (Novelist),
Publisher Graydon House, [2017] ©2017
424 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number F WOO
Summary "Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she'd once taken for granted--and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be. Until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard"--Amazon.com.

Seven days dead

New Mystery Fiction - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 12:10
by Farrow, John, 1947-
Publisher Minotaur Books, 2016.
First edition.
298 pages ; 25 cm.
Call Number F FAR
Summary "In Seven Days Dead, a woman races in a small boat through a torrential sea storm to Grand Manan island, located off the coast of Maine. She is determined to reach her dying father's bedside. Meanwhile, detective Cinq-Mars is enjoying vacation with his wife on the island until he's caught up in the investigation of a murder. Long-held secrets start to emerge, and Cinq-Mars begins to wonder if the two deaths are related."--

Charcoal Joe : an Easy Rawlins mystery

New Mystery Fiction - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 12:10
by Mosley, Walter
Publisher Doubleday, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2016.
First edition.
305 pages ; 25 cm
Call Number M MOS
Summary Life for Easy Rawlins is surprisingly... easy. He's living off the proceeds of his last case, trying to keep out of trouble. Of course it's not going to last. Because Easy's old friend Mouse knocks on his door. Mouse is one of the deadliest men in America. And Mouse wants a small favor. He wants Easy to help a man he says is wrongly imprisoned, a friend of Charcoal Joe. Charcoal Joe is a mythical figure in the LA underworld - he pulls all the strings but keeps out of sight. Reluctantly, Easy agrees - he owes Mouse his life. But this is no small favor. It's going to be Easy's deadliest investigation yet. It's going to take him from the beaches of Malibu to the shadiest stretches of Sunset in a frenetic adventure through a wild and unrepentant city.

Fathers and daughters [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 03:08
by Muccino, Gabriele,
Publisher Vertical, [2016]
1 videodisc (116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA FAT
Summary A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forget connections of her own.

Guernica [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 03:08
by Alba, Jose,
Publisher Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Call Number DRAMA GUE
Summary Spain 1937: An American journalist and a press-office censor form a secret alliance days before a bombing that sets the stage for WWII.

Ma ma [DVD videorecording]

New Feature Film DVDs - Sun, 09/03/2017 - 03:08
by Medem, Julio, 1958-
Publisher Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]
1 videodisc (111 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Video DVD
Summary Just as Magda is diagnosed with breast cancer, she meets Arturo, a devoted husband and father in the midst of unspeakable loss. Their chance encounter leads both down a path of strength, grace, love, and rebirth.