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Domina

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Hilton, L. S., 1974-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
309 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F HIL
Summary "In this riveting sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Maestra, femme fatale Judith Rashleigh once again leads readers into the mesmerizing and dangerous underworld of Europe's glamorous elite. Since opening her own art gallery in Venice, Judith Rashleigh--now Elisabeth Teerlinc--can finally stop running. She's got the paycheck, lifestyle, and wardrobe she always dreamed of, not to mention the interest of a Russian billionaire. But when a chance encounter in Ibiza leads to a corpse that is, for once, not her own doing, she finds her life is back on the line--and she's more alone than ever. It seems Judith's become involved with more than just one stolen painting, and there is someone else willing to kill for what's theirs. From St. Moritz to Serbia, Judith again finds herself maneuvering the strange landscapes of wealth, but this time there's far more than her reputation at stake. How far will Rage take Judith? Far enough to escape death? The second installment in an unforgettable trilogy, Domina is the next sexy, ruthless, and decadent thriller from mastermind L.S. Hilton, and an adventure that will push Judith further than even she imagined she could go"--

The quantum spy : a thriller

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Ignatius, David, 1950-
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
First edition.
323 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number FIC IGNATIUS
Summary A hyper-fast quantum computer is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: whoever possesses one will be able to shred any encryption in existence, effectively owning the digital world. The question is: Who will build it first, the United States or China?The latest of David Ignatius's timely, sharp-eyed espionage novels follows CIA agent Harris Chang into a quantum research lab compromised by a suspected Chinese informant. The breach provokes a mole hunt that is obsessive, destructive, and--above all--uncertain: Do the leaks expose real secrets, or are they false trails meant to deceive the Chinese? Chang soon finds that there is a thin line between loyalty and betrayal, as the investigation leads him down a rabbit hole as dangerous as it is deep. Grounded in the real-world global charge toward technological dominance, The Quantum Spy presents a sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse wired to an exhilarating cyber thriller.

Hum if you don't know the words

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Marais, Bianca, 1976-
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017.
420 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F MAR
Summary "Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred. Until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin's parents are left dead and Beauty's daughter goes missing. After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection. Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum if You Don't Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family"--

The witches of New York : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by McKay, Ami, 1968-
Publisher Harper Perennial, [2017]
First Harper Perennial edition.
535, 14 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number F MCK

Where the light falls : a novel of the French Revolution

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Pataki, Allison,
Publisher The Dial Press, [2017]
First edition.
368 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F PAT
Summary "From the courtrooms to the battlefields to the alleyways of Paris, with cameos from infamous figures in French history like Robespierre and Napoleon, the Patakis craft a sweeping, action-packed novel of the French Revolution as it has never been seen before. Three years after the storming of the Bastille, Paris is emboldened with the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of King Louis and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled and a new nation, for the people, is rising up in its place. Jean-Luc, a young optimistic lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their infant son from their comfortable life in Marseilles to Paris, inspired by a sense of duty to contribute to the new order. André, the son of a former wealthy Duke, sheds his privileged upbringing to fight in the unified French Army with his roguish brother, Remy. Sophie, a descendant of a wealthy aristocratic family and niece of a militant uncle, embarks on her own fight for independence. But underneath the glimmer of hope and freedom, chaos threatens to undo all the progress of the revolution and the lives of these compatriots become inextricably linked. As the demand for justice, aided by the new invention of the guillotine, breeds instability, creates enemies out of compatriots, and fuels a constant rush of blood in the streets, Jean-Luc, Andre, and Sophie are forced to question the sacrifices made for the revolution and determine what is right in the midst of a struggling society"--

Final girls : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Sager, Riley,
Publisher Dutton, [2017]
First edition.
342 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number F SAG
Summary Emerging as the lone survivor of a serial killer's massacre a decade earlier, Quincy Carpenter struggles to ignore traumatic memories and move on as one of a group of other survivors who look to her for answers when one of them is found dead in a suspicious suicide.

Dark traces

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Steyn, Martin,
Publisher Catalyst Press ; LAPA Publishers, 2017. ©2017
348 pages ; 20 cm
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Call Number FIC STEYN
Summary They find her decomposing body in the veld. A teenager. She was raped and tortured for days. She was hanged. She wasn't the first. The South African Police Service's Warrant Officer Jan Magson, estranged from his son and still grieving for his wife, is assigned to the case. He has to look the mothers and fathers in the eye. He has to answer their questions. And he can't. Headlines question the police's ability to protect the community from this evil. A newspaper prints a mother's heart-wrenching letter to the killer. A father offers a substantial reward. And every time another lead reaches a dead end, Magson finds himself looking down at another dead girl, wondering how he's going to make it through the dark traces of yet another night, alone, a service gun at his side.

Fitness junkie

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Sykes, Lucy,
Publisher Doubleday, [2017]
First Edition.
292 pages ; 25 cm
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Call Number F SYK
Summary "When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin--the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin--her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination. And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place?"--Amazon.com

A matter of trust

New Adult Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 07:31
by Warren, Susan May, 1966-
Publisher Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017] ©2017
327 pages ; 22 cm.
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Call Number F WAR
Summary Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson left the limelight behind and remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the limelight. She has a secret-- one that cost Gage his snowboarding career-- and she wants to atone. When Ella's brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park's most dangerous peaks, Gage isn't sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. As old sparks relight, can they learn to trust each other-- even when disaster happens again?

Sisters first : stories from our wild and wonderful life

New Biographies - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 04:30
by Bush, Jenna,
Publisher Grand Central Publishing, 2017. ©2017
First edition.
xi, 238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
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Call Number 973.931 BUSH, J.
Summary Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. In SISTERS FIRST, Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and deeply personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.

The shattered lens : a war photographer's true story of captivity and survival in Syria

New Biographies - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 04:30
by Alpeyrie, Jonathan,
Publisher Atria Books, 2017.
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
260 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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Call Number BIO ALEPYRIE, JONATHAN
Summary "Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013. Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie's job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French American photojournalist had weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet-torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels. For eighty-one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Not too far away, President Bashar al Assad's forces and those in opposition continued their bitter and bloody civil war. Over the course of his captivity, Alpeyrie kept his spirits up and strived to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal"--Provided by publisher.

We're going to need more wine : stories that are funny, complicated, and true

New Biographies - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 04:30
by Union, Gabrielle,
Publisher Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
262 pages ; 24 cm
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Call Number BIO UNION, GABRIELLE

A history of the world in 500 walks

New Nonfiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 04:30
by Baxter, Sarah,
Publisher Thunder Bay Press, [2016]
400 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
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Call Number 910.202 BAX
Summary "From geologic upheavals and mad kings to trade routes and saints' ways, this book relates the tales behind the top 500 walks that have shaped our society. It's easy to imagine traveling back in time as you read about convicts and conquistadores, silk traders and Buddhists who have hiked along routes for purposes as varied as the terrain they covered. From prehistory to the present day, take a grand tour of world events at eye-level perspective with accounts that combine knowledgeable commentary with practical detail. You may even be inspired to lace up your own boots! "--

The glamorous dead

New Mystery Fiction - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 04:30
by Gates, Suzanne,
Publisher Kensington Books, 2017. ©2017
303 pages ; 21 cm
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Call Number M GAT
Summary "Set in the dream factory of the 1940s, this glittering debut novel follows a young Hollywood hopeful into a star-studded web of scandal, celebrity, and murder... The chipped pink nail polish is a dead giveaway-- no pun intended. When a human thumb is discovered near a Hollywood nightclub, it doesn't take long for the police to identify its owner. Miss Penny Harp would recognize that pink anywhere: it belongs to her best friend, Rosemary. And so does the rest of the body buried beneath it. Rosemary, with the beauty and talent, who stood out from all other extras on the Paramount lot. She was the one whose name was destined for a movie marquee-- not for the obituaries. And for an extra twist, now an LAPD detective thinks Penny is the one who killed her... Penny is determined to prove her innocence-- with a little help from an unlikely ally, the world-famous queen of film noir, Barbara Stanwyck. Penny met "Stany" on the set of Paramount's classic comedy, 'The Lady Eve,' where the star took an instant liking to her. With Stany's powerful connections and no-nonsense style, she has no trouble following clues out of the studio backlot, from the Los Angeles morgue to the Zanzibar Room to the dark, winding streets of Beverly Hills. But there's something Penny isn't telling her famous partner in crime solving: a not-so-glamorous secret that could lead them to Rosemary's killer-- or send Penny to the electric chair..."--Amazon.com.

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