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Shallow end

New Mystery Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Chapman, Brenda, 1955-
Publisher Dundurn, [2017] ©2017
380 pages ; 21 cm.
Books
Call Number M CHA
Summary English teacher, mother, wife, and convicted child predator Jane Thompson has made parole and she has a plan. She begins her life in the shadows while she bides her time. One month later, the bludgeoned body of the student she was found guilty of corrupting four years earlier is found on the shores of Lake Ontario. Officers Stonechild and Gundersund head up the investigation and Jane Thompson quickly becomes the prime suspect. But knowing guilt and proving it are two entirely different things. Wading through deeply buried secrets to the truth will take Stonechild and the team on a twisted journey into the heart of evil.

American war

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by El Akkad, Omar, 1982-
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
First edition.
333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F ELA
Summary "An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle--a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike"--

Marathon : a Jonathan Stride novel

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Freeman, Brian, 1963-
Publisher Quercus, 2017.
First edition.
406 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F FRE
Summary "On a rainy June morning, tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city's biggest annual event: the Duluth Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line and spectators line the streets to cheer them on. Then, in a terrifying echo of the Boston bombing, there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured ... Within minutes, Jonathan Stride, Serena Dial, and Maggie Bei are at work with the FBI to find the terrorists behind the tragedy. As social media feeds a flood of rumors and misinformation, one spectator remembers being jostled by a young man with a backpack not far from the bomb site. He spots a Muslim man in a tourist's photo of the event and is convinced that this was the man who bumped into him in the crowd--but now the man's backpack is missing ... When he tweets the photo to the public, the young man, Khan Rashid, becomes the most wanted man in the city. And the manhunt is on ... But are the answers behind the Duluth bombing more complex than anyone realizes? And can Stride, Serena, and Maggie find the truth before more innocent people are killed?"--

The forbidden garden

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Herrick, Ellen,
Publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
359, 24 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F HER
Summary An American nursery owner with a rare gift with plants jumps at the chance to help revive a run-down, Shakespearean garden on a country estate in England and becomes intrigued with the house's haunting history and the owners brother-in-law.

Woman no. 17 : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Lepucki, Edan,
Publisher Hogarth, [2017]
First edition.
310 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LEP
Summary High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she's going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she's ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady's toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady.

The Barrowfields : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Lewis, Phillip (Phillip E.),
Publisher Hogarth, [2017]
First edition.
349 pages ; 25 cm
Books
Call Number F LEW
Summary "Just before Henry Aster's birth, his father -- outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow -- reluctantly returns to the small Appalachian town in which he was raised and installs his young family in an immense house of iron and glass perched high on the side of a mountain. There, Henry grows up under the writing desk of this fiercely brilliant man. But when tragedy tips his father toward a fearsome unraveling, what was once a young son's reverence is poisoned and Henry flees, not to return until years later when he, too, must go home again" --

One good mama bone : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by McClain, Bren,
Publisher The University of South Carolina Press, [2017] ©2017
xi, 263 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F MCC
Summary Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, this novel chronicles Sarah Creamer's quest to find her "mama bone" after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own, but is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend. With the farm about to be foreclosed and trying to overcome her mother's negative prophesy, Sarah must find a way for her and her young charge to survive.

Music of the ghosts

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Ratner, Vaddey,
Publisher Touchstone, 2017.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F RAT
Summary An astonishing and powerful new novel from PEN/Hemingway finalist Vaddey Ratner. Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as "the Old Musician" and claims to have known her father in the Khmer Rouge prison where he disappeared twenty-five years ago. Arriving in Phnom Penh, Teera finds a society still in turmoil, where perpetrators and survivors of atrocity live side by side. Soon she meets a young doctor who carries his own memories of that time but also shows her a beautiful country on a fragile path of reconciliation. Meanwhile, the Old Musician anticipates the confession he must make. Together Teera and the Old Musician confront the truth of their intertwined past, weaving a melody that will leave both transformed, and freeing Teera to find a new home and a new love in the places she least expects.

Spoils : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Van Reet, Brian,
Publisher Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
First edition.
292 pages ; 25 cm.
Books
Call Number F VAN
Summary It is April 2003. American forces have taken Baghdad and are now charged with winning hearts and minds. But this vital tipping point is barely recognized for what it is, as a series of miscalculations and blunders fuels an already smoldering insurgency intent of making Iraq the next graveyard of empires. This novel explores the lives on both sides of the battle lines: Cassandra Wigheard, a nineteen-year-old gunner on an American Humvee who is captured during a deadly firefight and awakens in a prison cell; Abu Al-Hool, a lifelong mujahideen beset by a simmering crisis of conscience as he struggles against enemies from without and within, including the next wave of far more radicalized jihadists; and Specialist Sleed, a tank crewman who goes along with a "victimless" crime, the consequences of which are more awful than any he could have imagined.

Foxlowe

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 23:38
by Wasserberg, Eleanor,
Publisher Penguin Books, 2017.
viii, 312 pages ;
Books
Call Number F WAS
Summary "Foxlowe is a crumbling old house in the moors -- wild, secluded, and magical place. For Green, it is not just home, but everything she knows. Outside, people live in little square houses, with unhappy families and tedious jobs. At Foxlowe, Green runs free through the hallways and orchards, in the fields and among the Standing Stones. Outside, people are corrupted by money. At Foxlowe, the Family shares everything. Outside, the Bad is everywhere. At Foxlowe, everyone in the Family is safe -- as long as they follow Freya's rules and perform her rituals. But as Green's little sister, Blue, grows up, she shows more and more interest in the Outside. Before long she starts to talk about becoming a Leaver. . . . Building inexorably to its terrifying climax, Foxlowe tells a chilling, irresistible story of superstition and survival, betrayal and redemption, and a utopia gone badly wrong" --

A girl's guide to moving on [CD sound recording] : a novel

New Books on CD - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:37
by Macomber, Debbie,
Publisher Books on Tape : Random House Audio, [2016]
Unabridged.
9 audio discs (approximately 11 hours) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number BOCD F MAC
Summary "In this powerful and uplifting novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber, a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined. When Nichole discovers that her husband, Jake, has been unfaithful, the illusion of her perfect life is indelibly shattered. While juggling her young son, a new job, and volunteer work, Nichole meets Rocco, who is the opposite of Jake in nearly every way. Though blunt-spoken and rough around the edges, Rocco proves to be a dedicated father and thoughtful friend. But just as their relationship begins to blossom, Jake wagers everything on winning Nichole back--including their son Owen's happiness. Somehow, Nichole must find the courage to defy her fears and follow her heart, with far-reaching consequences for them all. Leanne has quietly ignored her husband's cheating for decades, but is jolted into action by the echo of Nichole's all-too-familiar crisis. While volunteering as a teacher of English as a second language, Leanne meets Nikolai, a charming, talented baker from Ukraine. Resolved to avoid the heartache and complications of romantic entanglements, Leanne nonetheless finds it difficult to resist Nikolai's effusive overtures--until an unexpected tragedy tests the very fabric of her commitments. An inspiring novel of friendship, reinvention, and hope, A Girl's Guide to Moving On affirms the ability of every woman to forge a new path, believe in love, and fearlessly find happiness"--

Descendants 2 : original TV movie soundtrack [sound recording].

New Music - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:37
by Cameron, Dove,
Publisher Walt Disney Records, [2017] ©2017
1 audio disc : CD audio, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD SOU DES 2

Tangier : a novel

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:37
by Holgate, Stephen.
Publisher Blank Slate Press, [2017] ©2017
377 pages ; 21 cm
Books
Call Number F HOL
Summary A LETTER FROM THE PAST FORCES A DISGRACED BUREAUCRAT TO CONFRONT HIS FUTURE TANGIER tells two parallel stories: one, a mystery, and the other a spy story set fifty years apart and told in a series of alternating sections. In the first, we follow Christopher Chaffee, a disgraced Washington power broker whose father, a French diplomat, died in a Vichy prison in 1944--or so he had always believed until a letter, received decades after it was posted, upends his life. Soon he is reluctantly inspecting the corkscrew of his own life as he searches the narrow lanes and twisted souls of Tangier's ancient medina in search of the father he never knew. The second is a tale of espionage and betrayal, set in Morocco during WWII. Rene Laurent, Christopher's father, struggles to maintain his integrity--and his life--in the snake pit of wartime Tangier. The stories slowly intertwine as Christopher unravels the mystery of his father's fate, and Laurent becomes trapped in a web of lies and corruption, and caught up, too, in the arms of a woman he knows he shouldn't trust. Ultimately, TANGIER is the story of fathers and sons, the alienation of being a stranger in a strange land, the seductive face of betrayal and, finally, the lengths we'll go to for redemption.

Before evil : the prequel

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:37
by Kava, Alex,
Publisher Prairie Wind Publishing, [2017] ©2017
First edition.
319 pages ; 24 cm.
Books
Call Number F KAV
Summary "From her small Quantico office, Special Agent Maggie O'Dell has profiled serial killers using Polaroids, faxed copies and scraps of evidence provided by homicide detectives from across the country. She's gained a reputation for successfully profiling killers and solving crimes without ever stepping foot at a real crime scene. Then comes Albert Stucky, and nothing will ever be the same."--Front jacket flap.

She poured out her heart

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 20:37
by Thompson, Jean, 1950-
Publisher Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
415 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F THO
Summary "Tracing the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college, She Poured Out Her Heart is a novel of remarkable psychological suspense, crafted by National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson. The night that Jane and Bonnie meet on a college campus sets them on paths forever entwined. Bonnie, the wild and experimental one, always up for anything, has spent the past two decades bouncing between ill-fated relationships, while Jane's seemingly perfect life, perfect husband, and perfect children have all but materialized out of a fantasy. But these appearances contradict the quiet, inescapable doubt Jane feels about her life. One night, in the middle of her own Christmas party, she steps outside into the snow, removes her clothing and shoes, and lies down in the backyard. When she is discovered, nothing is the same for anyone. As Jane begins to have visions and retreat into a private inner world, Bonnie finds herself drawn inevitably into an affair with Jane's husband. Thompson's mastery of complex emotion begets a novel of desire and the nature of love--who we love, how we're loved, and, most important, that we reach urgently and always for a higher love, regardless of our circumstances. She Poured Out Her Heart is a finely wrought, haunting story of female friendship and deception, and the distance in between"--

The dark room

New Adult Fiction - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 08:36
by Moore, Jonathan, 1977-
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ©2017
294 pages ; 24 cm
Books
Call Number F MOO
Summary "Gavin Cain, an SFPD homicide inspector, is in the middle of an exhumation when his phone rings. San Francisco's mayor is being blackmailed and has ordered Cain back to the city...a helicopter is on its way. The casket, and Cain's cold-case investigation, must wait. At City Hall, the mayor shows Cain four photographs he's received: the first, an unforgettable blonde; the second, pills and handcuffs on a nightstand; the third, the woman drinking from a flask; and last, the woman naked, unconscious, and shackled to a bed. The accompanying letter is straightforward: worse revelations are on the way unless the mayor takes his own life first. An intricately plotted, deeply affecting thriller that keeps readers guessing until the final pages, The Dark Room tracks Cain as he hunts for the blackmailer, pitching him into the web of destruction and devotion the mayor casts in his shadow" --

Malibu [sound recording]

New Music - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 23:33
by Anderson .Paak, 1986-
Publisher Obe : Empire, [2015] ©2015
[Explicit version]
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP AND

The wave [sound recording]

New Music - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 23:33
by Chaplin, Tom, 1979-
Publisher Arts & Crafts, [2017]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD POP CHA

La La Land [sound recording] : original motion picture soundtrack.

New Music - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 23:33
by Hurwitz, Justin,
Publisher Interscope Records, [2016] ℗2016, ©2016
1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD SOU LA

Trolls [sound recording] : original motion picture soundtrack.

New Music - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 23:33
by Timberlake, Justin, 1981-
Publisher Villa 40 : RCA Records, [2016]
1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Audio CD
Call Number CD SOU TRO

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