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Shelley Shepard Gray
Description: "Miriam and Calvin Gingerich have been trying for a baby for several years, but the Lord hasn't seen fit to bless them. Though Calvin claims he's content with their childless state, Miriam knows he's not, and when he starts spending more time off their farm, she worries he's found someone else. But just as she finds herself at her lowest point, she discovers the ultimate surprise. Unable to confide in anyone who might tell Calvin-out of fear she'll disappoint him with another miscarriage-Miriam turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller-and any books she may have on pregnancy and childbirth. Calvin has been keeping a secret from his wife, but it's not another woman. It's a little boy. One afternoon when visiting Sarah Anne's bookmobile, he meets Miles, a ten-year-old living with a foster family down the road. But after spending more time with the boy, Calvin learns that his foster family has no plans to adopt him. Calvin feels a connection with Miles and yearns to give the boy a home, but he's afraid to tell Miriam, knowing she's devastated they can't have children of their own. As weeks pass and Sarah Anne learns that Miles has nearly given up hope of ever finding a real home, she knows it's time to intervene. It's going to take some fancy footwork and a whole lot of prayer, but she knows she can help make this struggling couple into a happy family of four"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Beth Wiseman
Description: "Evelyn Schrock has dismissed the attempts of every young man in her small Amish community to court her. She's willing to wait for a suitor who shares her curiosities about life and faith. The only reason Jayce Clarkson is in Amish country hefting equipment for his famous father's movie production company is for the paycheck. The homestyle cooking at the Peony Inn is a perk though, as is his friendship with Evelyn Schrock... To matchmakers Esther and Lizzie, the widowed sisters who operate the inn, Jayce seems like a good man stuck in a life he doesn't want. But the boy isn't Amish, and that leaves far too much room for broken hearts. Despite that, Jayce and Evelyn start to realize that they can't deny their growing attraction. Any path forward seems impossible, and they will have to learn what the future will look like when they leave their fate in Gott's hands" --Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Wis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Description: "Blaine Grayson returns to Three Sisters Island with a grand plan--to take Camp Kicking Moose to the next level. Her dream starts to unravel when she discovers Moose Manor's kitchen has been badly remodeled by her sister, Cam, who doesn't know how to cook. Added to that blow is the cold shoulder given by her best friend, Artie Lotosky, now a doctor to the unbridged Maine islands. As old wounds are opened, Blaine starts to wonder if she made a mistake by coming home. Little by little, she must let go of one dream to discover a new one, opening her heart to a purpose and a future she had never imagined" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Kimberley Woodhouse
Description: In 1933, Luke Moreau is thrilled to work as a diver on the construction of San Francisco's new bridge. But his underwater discovery brings threats to the lives he loves most. Present day, underwater archaeologist Kayla Richardson is called to the Golden Gate Bridge where repairs to one of the towers uncovers two human remains from the late 1800s and the 1930s. The head of the bridge restoration is Steven Michaels, who dives with Kayla, and a friendship develops between them. But as the investigation heats up and gold is found that dates back to the gold rush, more complications come into play that threaten them both. Could clues leading to a Gold Rush era mystery that was first discovered during the building of the bridge still ignite an obsession worth killing for?
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Lynn N. Austin
Description: "A novel about three women whose lives are instantly changed when the Nazis invade the neutral Netherlands, forcing each into a complicated dance of choice and consequence. Lena is a wife and mother who farms alongside her husband in the tranquil countryside. Her faith has always been her compass, but can she remain steadfast when the questions grow increasingly complex and the answers could mean the difference between life and death? Lena's daughter Ans has recently moved to the bustling city of Leiden, filled with romantic notions of a new job and a young Dutch police officer. But when she is drawn into Resistance work, her idealism collides with the dangerous reality that comes with fighting the enemy. Miriam is a young Jewish violinist who immigrated for the safety she thought Holland would offer. She finds love in her new country, but as her family settles in Leiden, the events that follow will test them in ways she could never have imagined"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Kathleen Fuller
Description: "When her grandmother injures herself sliding into third base, Riley McAllister must return to her small hometown to help run the family yarn store in this sweet, lighthearted romantic comedy"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ful
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Tessa Afshar
Description: "Whispered secrets about her parents' past take on new urgency for Chariline as she pays one last visit to the land of her forefathers, the ancient kingdom of Cush. Raised as an orphan by her aunt, Chariline has only been told a few pieces of her parents' tragic love story. Her beautiful dark skin is proof that her father was Cushite, but she knows nothing else. While visiting her grandfather before his retirement as the Roman official in the queen's court, Chariline overhears that her father is still alive, and discovering his identity becomes her obsession. Both her grandfather and the queen have reasons for keeping this secret, however, and forbid her quest. So when her only clues lead to Rome, Chariline sneaks on the ship of a merchant trusted by friends. Theo is shocked to discover a stowaway on board his vessel and determines to be rid of her as soon as possible. But drawn in by Chariline's story, he feels honor-bound to see her safely to shore, especially when it appears someone may be willing to kill for the truth she seeks. In this transformative tale of historical fiction, bestselling author Tessa Afshar brings to life the kingdom of Cush and the Roman Empire, introducing readers to a fascinating world filled with gripping adventure, touching romance, and a host of lovable characters-including some they may recognize from the biblical book of Acts"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Afs
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Becky Wade
Description: "Having graduated college at 18, Sebastian Grant has continued to leverage his intelligence and determination to become a pediatric heart surgeon. The more accolades he receives, the more he's driven to pursue. Then he meets high school math teacher Leah Montgomery, and his fast-spinning world comes to a sudden stop. Solving advanced math equations by the age of five, Leah has always wanted to pursue a PhD in mathematics. She willingly put that dream on hold to raise her brother. Now that he is of age, she's set on avoiding any obstacles to her goal--including romance. When Leah receives surprising news in the process of taking a test for tracking her ancestry, she asks Sebastian to help her comb through aged hospital records to learn more. Soon his presence isn't so easily ignored. But when Sebastian learns his best friend also has feelings for Leah, he begins to question his resolve to win her. Attaining their deepest desires may require more sacrifices than they ever imagined."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wad
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Rebecca Kertz
Description: "She'll take his help, but not his heart. After her buggy's damaged in an accident, pregnant widow Lucy Schwartz is reluctant to accept help from Gabriel Fisher. He tugs at her heart, and falling in love again is risky. But as her neighbor insists on pitching in while her buggy's out of commission, keeping her distance from him could prove impossible. Because this wounded Amish bachelor might be just what she and her daughter need...?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J FIC Ker
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Carrie Turansky
Description: "In 1909, Grace McAlister set sail for Canada as one of the thousands of British Home Children taken from their families and their homeland. Though she is fortunate enough to be adopted by wealthy parents, the secrets of her past are kept hidden for ten years until someone from her long-buried childhood arrives on her doorstep. With this new connection to her birth family, will she be brave enough to leave her sheltered life in Toronto and uncover the truth? After enduring hardship as an indentured British Home Child, Garth McAlister left Canada to serve in World War I. His sweetheart, Emma Lafferty, promised to wait for his return, but after three long years apart, her letters suddenly stopped. When Garth arrives home from the war to unexpected news, he is determined to return to Canada once more on a daunting mission to find the two women he refuses to abandon—his long-lost sister and his mysteriously missing sweetheart" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Ashley Clark
Description: "In 1929, a spark forms between talented watercolorist Eliza and William, a charming young man who has been hired to forge her popular paintings. Her aunt makes it clear Eliza should stay away from him because of a feud between their families over missing heirloom silver. But the source of the rivalry was long ago, and as the two get to know each other, they fall in love. William regrets the job that desperation led him to take and their families' ongoing bitterness, but setting things right comes at a cost. In present-day Charleston, Lucy Legare has just inherited an old house from a mysterious benefactor, along with all the secrets it holds, including an old silver heirloom. Declan Pinckney is determined to buy the house for his family's development company. But as Lucy uncovers secrets about the house, garden, and silver, she becomes more determined than ever to preserve the historic Charleston property, not only for history's sake but also for her own" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Bethany Turner
Description: "An aspiring screenwriter has a chance encounter with an actor on his way to an audition. Over the next ten years, she'll write the story . . . but will he end up being the star?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, Richelle Brunstetter
Description: "Wish by Wanda E. Brunstetter: Wilma Hostetler has been courted by Israel Zook for the last year, and he's recently proposed marriage. But when his sister dies, leaving him to care for five young nephews who openly dislike Wilma, she has second thoughts of starting with a ready-made family and decides to call off the wedding. Can anything be done to restore the relationship, or will Israel seek another wife?"--back cover."Martha's Miracle by Jean Brunstetter: Martha Yoder is different from other Amish women in her love of hunting and the outdoors. Meeting Glen Swarey, who is working with the local fire department, seems to be a good match. But can Martha accept Glen's thoughts of leaving the Amish faith, or will she walk away from a chance at love?"--back cover."Alma's Acceptance by Richelle Brunstetter: Alma Wengerd is a young widow who leaves her home in Kentucky to stay with friends in Pennsylvania. Soon she is speeding into a renewed romance with Elias Kurtz and raising the brows of the older church members. When Alma is waylaid by some unexpected news, could putting her happiness with Elias on hold be her only option?"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Ret
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Elizabeth Goddard
Description: "Widow Danielle Collins runs into her ex, Reece Bradley, just in time, right after she and her daughter are abducted from their campsite. Only the former navy SEAL can save them from a mystery enemy who shot her brother. Now as they run for their lives, Danielle must figure out why they're being hunted and how to tell Reece the little girl he's protecting is his daughter."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC God
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Amy Clipston
Description: "A young widow struggling to raise her son dreams of one more chance at love"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Patricia Johns
Description: With her preacher father in prison for fraud, Elizabeth Yoder makes secret plans to leave for another Amish community until her friend's strapping grandson returns from eight years with the English and inspires feelings that shake her resolution.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Nancy Naigle
Description: "Two years after her husband’s death, Amanda Whittier has two children to raise alone, an abandoned dream of starting a business, and a fixer-upper cottage by the sea. She has no room in her life for anything else and little interest in moving on after losing the man she loved. Paul Grant is a relative newcomer to the area, and his work with former military dogs needing rehabilitation has been good for the town. Though he loved once before, he’s convinced he’s not suited for romance and is determined to find meaning—alone—through his work and role in the community. Widowed Maeve Lindsay was born and raised on Whelk’s Island. Spirited, kind, and a little mischievous, she pours her life into the town. But she carries a secret that shapes her every move. Together, these three souls find encouragement in the most mysterious places and discover a love that’s bigger than their pain, healing their wounded hearts in ways none of them could have hoped for or expected" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Susan Anne Mason
Description: "In the midst of WWII, Jane Linder pours all of her dreams for a family into her career at the Toronto Children's Aid Society. Garrett Wilder has been hired to overhaul operations at the society and hopes to earn the vacant director's position. But when feelings begin to blossom and they come to a crossroads, can they discern the path to true happiness?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Subscribe to New Best Fun List: New Inspirational Fiction
An Amish Surprise
Shelley Shepard Gray
FIC Gra
No Journey Too Far
Carrie Turansky
FIC Tur
An Unlikely Match
Beth Wiseman
FIC Wis
Paint And Nectar
Ashley Clark
FIC Cla
At Lighthouse Point
Suzanne Woods Fisher
FIC Fis
Plot Twist
Bethany Turner
FIC Tur
Bridge Of Gold
Kimberley Woodhouse
FIC Woo
Return To The Big Valley : 3 Romances From A Unique Pennsylvania Amish Community
Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, Richelle Brunstetter
FIC Ret
Chasing Shadows
Lynn N. Austin
FIC Aus
Taken In The Night
Elizabeth Goddard
FIC God
Hooked On You
Kathleen Fuller
FIC Ful
The Jam And Jelly Nook
Amy Clipston
FIC Cli
Jewel Of The Nile
Tessa Afshar
FIC Afs
The Preacher's Daughter
Patricia Johns
FIC Joh
Let It Be Me
Becky Wade
FIC Wad
The Shell Collector
Nancy Naigle
FIC Nai
Loving Her Amish Neighbor
Rebecca Kertz
J FIC Ker
To Find Her Place
Susan Anne Mason
FIC Mas

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Stephen Hunter
Description: "Basil St. Florian is an accomplished agent in the British Army, tasked with dozens of dangerous missions for crown and country across the globe. But his current mission, going undercover in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, might be his toughest assignment yet. He will be searching for an ecclesiastic manuscript that doesn’t officially exist, one that genius professor Alan Turing believes may hold the key to a code that could prevent the death of millions and possibly even end the war. St. Florian isn’t the classic British special agent with a stiff upper lip—he is a swashbuckling, whisky-drinking cynic and thrill-seeker who resents having to leave Vivien Leigh’s bed to set out on his crucial mission. Despite these proclivities, though, Basil’s Army superiors know he’s the best man for the job, carrying out his espionage with enough charm and quick wit to make any of his subjects lower their guards" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Josh Malerman
Description: "The town of Goblin seems like any other ordinary small town. But with the master storyteller Josh Malerman as your tour guide, you'll discover the secrets that hide behind the town's closed doors. These six novellas tell the story of a place where the rain is always falling, nighttime is always near, and your darkest fears and desires await. Welcome to Goblin... A Man in Slices: A man proves his "legendary love" to his girlfriend with a sacrifice even more daring than Vincent van Gogh's--and sends her more than his heart. Kamp: Walter Kamp is afraid of everything, but most of all he is afraid of ghosts. As he sets traps around his home to catch the ghosts that haunt him, he learns that nothing is more terrifying than fear itself. Happy Birthday, Hunter: A famed big game hunter is determined to capture--and kill--the ultimate prey: the mythic Great Owl who lives in Goblin's dark forests. But this mysterious creature is not the only secret the woods are keeping. Presto: All Peter wants is to be like his hero, Roman Emperor, the greatest magician in the world. When the famous magician comes to Goblin, Peter discovers that not all magic is just an illusion. A Mix-Up at the Zoo: The new zookeeper feels a mysterious kinship with the animals in his care... and finds that his work is freeing dark forces inside him. The Hedges: When his wife dies, a man builds a hedge maze so elaborate no one ever solves it--until a little girl resolves to be the first to find the mysteries that wait at its heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
J. H. Gelernter
Description: "The year is 1803, and the British Secret Service is contending with a belligerent France under Napoleon. The service suffers a blow in the loss of a prime agent, Thomas Grey, who-despondent at his wife's untimely death-resigns from British Intelligence and departs England for Boston, where he intends to become a lumber merchant. His plan to start a new life is thrown abruptly off course when a French intelligence network attempts to recruit him as an informer, and, in the process, exposes a grave new threat to Britain that Grey can't ignore. Confronting it seems likely to grant the grief-stricken widower a chance of extracting a personal revenge."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Bryan Christy
Description: "Tom Klay is a celebrated investigative wildlife reporter for the esteemed magazine The Sovereign. But Klay is not just a journalist. His reporting is cover for an even more dangerous job: CIA agent. Klay's press credentials make him a perfect spy--able to travel the globe, engage both politicians and warlords, and openly record what he sees. When he needs help, the Agency provides it to him, and asks little in return. But while on assignment in Kenya, Klay is attacked and his closest friend is murdered. Soon Klay's carefully constructed double life unravels as his ambition turns to revenge."--book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Adele Parks
Description: "It was supposed to be the lottery win they’d always dreamed of... For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends. Over drinks, dinner parties, and summer barbecues, the three couples have discussed the important stuff--kids, marriages, careers-- and they've laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything. But then the unthinkable happens. There's a rift in the group. And soon after, six numbers come up that change everything forever. Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth millions. And their friends are determined to claim a share" -- Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Steven Hall
Description: "Thomas Quinn is having a hard time. A failed novelist, he's stuck writing short stories and audio scripts for other people's characters while his wife, Imogen, is working on a remote island halfway around the world. The bills are piling up, the dirty dishes are stacking in the sink, and the whole world seems to be hurtling toward entropic collapse. Then he gets a voicemail from his father, who has been dead for seven years. Thomas's relationship with Stanley Quinn-a world-famous writer and erstwhile absent father-was always shaky, not least because Stanley always seemed to prefer his enigmatic protégé Andrew Black to his own son. Yet after Black published his first book, which went on to sell over a million copies, he disappeared completely. Now strange things are happening to Thomas, and he can't help but wonder if Black is tugging at the seams of his world behind the scenes."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Flynn Berry
Description: "A producer at the Belfast bureau of the BBC, Tessa is at work one day when the news of another raid comes on the air. The IRA may have gone underground after the Good Friday agreement, but they never really went away, and lately, bomb threats, arms drops, and helicopters floating ominously over the city have become features of everyday life. As the anchor requests the public's help in locating those responsible for this latest raid -- a robbery at a gas station -- Tessa's sister appears on the screen. Tessa watches in shock as Marian pulls a black mask over her face. The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa knows this is impossible. They were raised to oppose Republicanism, and the violence enacted in its name. They've attended peace vigils together. And besides, Marian is vacationing by the sea. Tessa just spoke to her yesterday. When the truth of what has happened to Marian reveals itself, Tessa will be forced to choose: between her ideals and her family, between bystanderism and action. Walking an increasingly perilous road, she fears nothing more than endangering the one person she loves more fiercely than her sister: her infant son" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
S. A. Lelchuk
Description: "Nikki Griffin, a private-investigator when she isn't running her small bookstore, is on a case. The matriarch of one of the wealthiest San Francisco families has been defrauded by a con-man, and her furious son enlists Nikki to find the money. And find the con-man. Nikki isn't a fan of men who hurt women. Her secret mission, born of revenge and trauma, is to do everything she can to remove women from dangerous situations-and to punish the men responsible. As Nikki follows the trail toward the con-man, she realizes that no one involved is telling her the whole truth. When the case overlaps with her attempt to protect a woman in trouble, and Nikki's own life is put in danger, Nikki has to make terrible choices about who to save-and how to keep herself alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
L. R. Dorn
Description: A modern tale of striving ambition, envy, desire and murder, and a mesmerizing take on Theodore Dreiser's classic novel "An American Tragedy." Claire Griffith has it all, a thriving career, a gorgeous boyfriend, glamorous friends. She always knew she was destined for more than the life her conservative parents preached to her. Arriving in Los Angeles flat broke, she has risen to become a popular fitness coach and social media influencer. Having rebranded herself as Cleo Ray, she stands at the threshold of realizing her biggest dreams. One summer day, Cleo and a woman named Beck Alden set off in a canoe on a serene mountain lake. An hour later, Beck is found dead in the water and Cleo is missing. Authorities suspect foul play, and news of Cleo's involvement goes viral. Who was Beck? An infatuated follower? Were she and Cleo friends or lovers? Was Beck's death an accident...or murder?
Call Number: FIC Dor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Ragnar Jónasson, Victoria Cribb
Description: "Una wants nothing more than to teach, but she has been unable to secure steady employment in Reykjavík. Her savings are depleted, her love life is nonexistent, and she cannot face another winter staring at the four walls of her shabby apartment. Celebrating Christmas and ringing in 1986 in the remote fishing hamlet of Skálar seems like a small price to pay for a chance to earn some teaching credentials and get her life back on track. But Skálar isn't just one of Iceland's most isolated villages, it is home to just ten people. Una's only students are two girls aged seven and nine. Teaching them only occupies so many hours in a day and the few adults she interacts with are civil but distant. She only seems to connect with Thór, a man she shares an attraction with but who is determined to keep her at arm's length. As darkness descends throughout the bleak winter, Una finds herself more often than not in her rented attic space--the site of a local legendary haunting--drinking her loneliness away. She is plagued by nightmares of a little girl in a white dress singing a lullaby. And when a sudden tragedy echoes an event long buried in Skálar's past, the villagers become even more guarded, leaving a suspicious Una seeking to uncover a shocking truth that's been kept secret for generations" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
May K. Cobb
Description: "The Hunting Wives share more than target practice, martinis, and bad behavior in this novel of obsession, seduction, and murder. Sophie O'Neill left behind an envy-inspiring career and the stressful, competitive life of big-city Chicago to settle down with her husband and young son in a small Texas town. It seems like the perfect life with a beautiful home in an idyllic rural community. But Sophie soon realizes that life is now too quiet, and she's feeling bored and restless. Then she meets Margot Banks, an alluring socialite who is part of an elite clique secretly known as the Hunting Wives. Sophie is completely drawn to Margot and swept into her mysterious world of late-night target practice and dangerous partying. As Sophie's curiosity gives way to full-blown obsession, she slips further away from the safety of her family and deeper into this nest of vipers. When the body of a teenage girl is discovered in the woods where the Hunting Wives meet, Sophie finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and her life spirals out of control"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Gilles Legardinier, Chloé Legardinier, Kate (Translator) Robinson
Description: "Vincent, more than anyone, knows what it means to keep a secret. With his troupe of talented craftsmen--the only family he has--he designs hidden compartments for priceless treasures and passageways for undetectable escape routes. The rich and powerful who hire him pay handsomely for his work, and for his discretion--they know only his first name, and his business is strictly word-of-mouth. As Paris celebrates the 1889 World's Fair, the city fills with visitors who come to see the controversial new Eiffel Tower with its gravity-defying escalators, to tout their latest inventions, or to scout for prospective investment opportunities. Vincent takes on an urgent mission so secret he doesn't tell anyone about it. Suddenly, he and his team become the target of assassination attempts. In a race against time, as death licks at their heels, they puzzle over who could be behind the violence. Is it one of their clients trying to erase the secrets they had been hired to conceal? Has their work somehow provoked the dark forces of the occult? Who is this faceless adversary, lurking in the shadows, ready to strike them anywhere, anytime? Confronted with mysteries uncovered from the past, and a life-or-death challenge that tests the limits of his ability, Vincent will do everything in his power to thwart the menace and protect his friends ... if only he can survive" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Leg
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Mary Dixie Carter
Description: "Delta Dawn comes from humble beginnings, but in her work as a photographer for the children's parties of New York's elite she is used to moving, unnoticed, through their luxurious homes. As she observes their seemingly perfect lives, she adds to this veneer by transforming the images of their crying children, stiff hugs and unsmiling faces--editing the images to make sure the parents see the party they want. The party they may later, looking at the pictures, believe really happened that way. When Delta is hired to take pictures of Natalie Straub's 11th birthday, she finds herself wishing she wasn't behind the lens. She would fit so well in the pictures with the Straub family, wouldn't she, in their gorgeous home, their elegant life? This time editing the pictures isn't enough. Delta begins by babysitting for Natalie, befriending her mother Amelia, finding chances to listen to her father Fritz; soon she's bathing in the master bathtub, drinking their expensive wine, and eyeing the beautifully finished--and currently occupied--garden apartment in their townhouse. It seems like she can never get close enough. Until Delta discovers the one thing Amelia Straub wants most is also the perfect way for Delta to become permanently a part of the picture" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Jean Hanff Korelitz
Description: "Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he's teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what's left of his self-respect; he hasn't written-let alone published-anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn't need Jake's help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker's first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that-a story that absolutely needs to be told. In a few short years, all of Evan Parker's predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Katherine St. John
Description: "In the midst of a sizzling hot summer, some of Hollywood's most notorious faces are assembled on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Genesius to film The Siren. Written and directed by Cole Power's son, the thriller promises to entice audiences with its sultry storyline and intimately connected cast. Three very different women arrive on set, each with her own motive. Stella, an infamously unstable actress, is struggling to reclaim the career she lost in the wake of multiple, very public breakdowns. Taylor, a fledgling producer, is anxious to work on a film she hopes will turn her career around after her last job ended in scandal. And Felicity, Stella's mysterious new assistant, harbors designs of her own that threaten to upend all their plans. With a hurricane brewing offshore, each woman finds herself trapped on the island, united against a common enemy. But as deceptions come to light, misplaced trust may prove more perilous than the storm itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC St. J
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
Elizabeth Brundage
Description: "Julian Ladd and Rye Adler cross paths as photography students in the exclusive Brodsky Workshop. When Rye needs a roommate, Julian moves in, and a quiet, compulsive envy takes root, assuring, at least in his own mind, that he will never achieve Rye’s certain success. Both men are fascinated with their beautiful and talented classmate, Magda, whose captivating images of her Polish neighborhood set her apart, and each will come to know her intimately – a woman neither can possess and only one can love. Twenty years later, long after their paths diverge, Rye is at the top of his field, famous for his photographs of celebrities and far removed from the downtrodden and disenfranchised subjects who’d secured his reputation as the eye of his generation. When Magda reenters his life, asking for help only he can give, Rye finds himself in a broken landscape of street people and addicts, forcing him to reckon with the artist he once was, until his search for a missing boy becomes his own desperate fight to survive. Months later, when Julian discovers Rye’s obituary, the paper makes it sound like a suicide. Despite himself, Julian attends the funeral, where there is no casket and no body. This sudden reentry into a world he thought he left behind forces Julian to question not only Rye’s death, but the very foundations of his life" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2021
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Basil's War : A Novel
Stephen Hunter
FIC Hun
The Anatomy Of Desire : A Novel
L. R. Dorn
FIC Dor
Goblin : A Novel In Six Novellas
Josh Malerman
FIC Mal
The Girl Who Died
Ragnar Jónasson, Victoria Cribb
FIC Rag
Hold Fast : A Novel
J. H. Gelernter
FIC Gel
The Hunting Wives
May K. Cobb
FIC Cob
In The Company Of Killers
Bryan Christy
FIC Chr
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Gilles Legardinier, Chloé Legardinier, Kate (Translator) Robinson
FIC Leg
Just My Luck
Adele Parks
FIC Par
The Photographer
Mary Dixie Carter
FIC Car
Maxwell's Demon
Steven Hall
FIC Hal
The Plot
Jean Hanff Korelitz
FIC Kor
Northern Spy
Flynn Berry
FIC Ber
The Siren
Katherine St. John
FIC St. J
One Got Away
S. A. Lelchuk
FIC Lel
The Vanishing Point : A Novel
Elizabeth Brundage
FIC Bru

Pretty Words - New In Poetry

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As the great poet once said.... Here are our latest selection in poetry. 


Edward Hirsch
Description: One hundred of the most moving and inspiring poems of the last 200 years from around the world, a collection that will comfort and enthrall anyone trapped by grief or loneliness.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 808.81 One
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Cleopatra Mathis
Description: "From her first book, Aerial View of Louisiana, published in 1979, Cleopatra Mathis has given us poems that somehow manage to be elegant and visceral at once. What has changed in the progression of the six collections since then-in poetry addressing marriage, the mystery of animals, the delicate and indelible bonds of family, illness, and mortality-is that the visceral quotient has steadily increased, though the elegance remains undiminished. For Mathis, the navigation of a darkened hallway at night is aperilous expedition. After the Body charts the depredations of an illness that seems intent on removing the body, piece by piece. Through close and relentless observation of her own physical being, Mathis shows us how miniscule ambition, planning, and a sense of control over our own bodies are-things we so blithely take as real and solid when healthy. Her many publications, awards, and praise from peers testify that she is a lyric poet of the highest order. This expansive new book is the culmination of abrilliant career, and a necessary addition to any collection"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Joyce Carol Oates
Description: The first poetry collection in twenty-five years by the National Book Award-winning author, Joyce Carol Oates, observes the human heart and mind while exploring subjects ranging from politics and racism to poverty and loss.
Call Number: 811 Oat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Michael Torres, Raquel Salas Rivera
Description: "This collection of poems is an act of remembrance of a speaker looking back on a community of Mexican-American boys who are grappling with the impulse to assimilate while at the same time trying to create something new for themselves through graffiti."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Description:
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Roy G. Guzmán
Description: The debut collection from one of America's most inventive new poets. A name for the people of Honduras, Catrachos is a term of solidarity and resilience. In these unflinching, riveting poems, Roy G. Guzmán reaches across borders--between life and death and between countries--invoking the voices of the lost. Part immigration narrative, part elegy, and part queer coming-of-age story, Catrachos finds its own religion in fantastic figures such as the X-Men, pop singers, and the "Queerodactyl," which is imagined in a series of poems as a dinosaur sashaying in the shadow of an oncoming comet, insistent on surviving extinction. Guzmán's debut is a display of lyrical and moral complexity--an introduction to an immediately captivating, urgently needed voice.
Call Number: 811 Guz
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Mahogany L. Browne
Description: Picked on at home, criticized for talking trash while beating boys at basketball, and always seen as less than her best friend, a girl struggles to like and accept herself.
Call Number: YA FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Sarah M Sala
Description:
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Don Mee Choi
Description: "A new book by Don Mee Choi that includes poems, prose, and images"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 818 Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Ray González
Description: "In Feel Puma, Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation--with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered. Woven over five sections, Feel Puma is a complex and gorgeous dive into creativity and the inner life of a poet at the height of his craft"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Pamela Sneed, Amy Scholder
Description: "In this collection of personal essays and poetry, acclaimed poet and performer Pamela Sneed details her coming of age in New York City during the late 1980s. Funeral Diva captures the impact of AIDS on black queer life, and highlights the enduring bondsbetween the living, the dying, and the dead. Sneed's poems not only converse with lovers past and present, but also with her literary forebears- like James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde-whose aesthetic and thematic investments she renews for a contemporary American landscape. Offering critical focus on matters from police brutality to LGBTQ+ rights, Funeral Diva confronts the most pressing issues of our time with acerbic wit and audacity"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Safia Elhillo
Description: "Nima doesn't feel understood. By her mother, who grew up far away in a different land. By her suburban town, which makes her feel too much like an outsider to fit in and not enough like an outsider to feel like that she belongs somewhere else. At least she has her childhood friend Haitham, with whom she can let her guard down and be herself. Until she doesn't. As the ground is pulled out from under her, Nima must grapple with the phantom of a life not chosen, the name her parents didn't give her at birth: Yasmeen. But that other name, that other girl, might just be more real than Nima knows. And more hungry. And the life Nima has, the one she keeps wishing were someone else's...she might have to fight for it with a fierceness she never knew she had" -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA FIC Elh
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Adam Mansbach
Description: "Adam Mansbach--a young and mostly unknown jazz musician, rapper, poet, screenwriter, and novelist - had just had his first brush with fame from a most unlikely source: a book of rhyming couplets about putting his young daughter to sleep that had improbably sold millions of copies and shot to the top of bestseller lists. Just as his dreams of writing success were coming true - interviews on late-night and morning shows, standing-room only events, an audiobook read by Samuel L. Jackson and Werner Herzog (not all dreams make sense) - he received a call from his father, with news about his older brother, David. 'my father said david has taken his own life & i answered as if i didn't understand or hadn't heard. my reply was what? & he repeated it. there is plenty to regret & perhaps this is insignificant but i wish i had not made him say it to me twice.' This epic poem tells the story of a young man grappling with the death of his beloved and troubled older brother - but more than that, trying to understand the nature of love, family, and mortality itself. In his Go the Fuck to Sleep, Mansbach deftly captured for millions of readers the comic tension betweeen the love we have for our newborn children and the ways they drive us crazy; here, he uses that same sensitivity and ability to find a fresh language for common human experience to illuminate the search for meaning within grief at the other end of life. Mansbach finds himself facing a sudden void where once he brother stood without any way to make sense of the loss. This poem turns into his ritual of grief, his way of redeeming and understanding loss - and moving on"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Kwame Alexander
Description: From Kwame Alexander comes a powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events. This is a rap session on race. A lyrical response to the struggles of Black lives in our world . . . to America's crisis of conscience . . . to the centuries of loss, endless resilience, and unstoppable hope. Includes an introduction by the author and a bold, graphically designed interior.--From statement at Amazon.
Call Number: 811 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Jorie Graham
Description: In her new collection, Jorie Graham deepens her vision of our futurity. What of us will survive? Identity may be precarious, but perhaps love is not? Keeping pace with the desperate runaway of climate change, social disruption, our new mass migrations, she struggles to reimagine a habitable present-- a now-- in which we might endure, wary, undaunted, ever-inventive, counting silently towards infinity.
Call Number: 811 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Amanda Lovelace
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Amanda Gorman
Description: "On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," is now available to cherish in this special edition." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 811 Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
Description: The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature, conjuring up red foxes, birch trees, jackdaws, and more in poems and illustrations that flow between the pages and into readers' minds. Robert Macfarlane's spell-poems and Jackie Morris's watercolor illustrations are musical and magical: these are summoning spells, words of recollection, charms of protection. See anew the natural world within our grasp and to be reminded of what happens when we allow it to slip away.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 821 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Torrin A. Greathouse
Description: "Wound from the Mouth of the Wound was selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil as the winner of the 2020 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
Diana Whitney, Cristina (Illustrator) González, Kate Mockford, Stephanie (Illustrator) Singleton
Description: "A contemporary poetry anthology that offers girls and young women wisdom and compassion for a vital, formative time in their lives."-- Publisher's description.Poetry awakens your inner world and makes all your feelings come alive. The poems in this collection-- chosen with girls in mind-- sing of diversity, self-discovery, and self-acceptance. Grouped by emotional experience, the poems give the reader permission to let go of shame and perfectionism. By accepting your own contradictions, you can embrace the fullness of who you are-- and of who you are becoming. -- adapted from flaps
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2021
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100 Poems To Break Your Heart
Edward Hirsch
808.81 One
Funeral Diva
Pamela Sneed, Amy Scholder
After The Body : Poems New And Selected
Cleopatra Mathis
Home Is Not A Country
Safia Elhillo
YA FIC Elh
American Melancholy : Poems
Joyce Carol Oates
811 Oat
I Had A Brother Once : A Poem
Adam Mansbach
An Incomplete List Of Names : Poems
Michael Torres, Raquel Salas Rivera
811 Tor
Light For The World To See : A Thousand Words On Race And Hope
Kwame Alexander
811 Ale
Carry On : Poetry By Young Immigrants
Runaway : New Poems
Jorie Graham
811 Gra
Catrachos : Poems
Roy G. Guzmán
811 Guz
Shine Your Icy Crown
Amanda Lovelace
Chlorine Sky
Mahogany L. Browne
YA FIC Bro
The Hill We Climb : An Inaugural Poem For The Country
Amanda Gorman
YA 811 Gor
Devil's Lake
Sarah M Sala
The Lost Spells
Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
821 Mac
Dmz Colony
Don Mee Choi
818 Cho
Wound From The Mouth Of A Wound : Poems
Torrin A. Greathouse
811 Gre
Feel Puma : Poems
Ray González
811 Gon
You Don't Have To Be Everything : Poems For Girls Becoming Themselves
Diana Whitney, Cristina (Illustrator) González, Kate Mockford, Stephanie (Illustrator) Singleton

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P. Djèlí Clark
Description: "Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha'arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she's certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer. So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage. Alongside her Ministry colleagues and a familiar person from her past, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city-or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems..."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Courttia Newland
Description: "The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite, the entrance closed without warning. Years after the Ark was cut off from the world--a world much like our own, but in which slavery has never existed--a chance of survival within the Ark's confines is granted to a select few who can prove their worth. Among their number is Markriss Denny, whose path to future excellence is marred only by a closely guarded secret: without warning, his spirit leaves his body, allowing him to see and experience a world far beyond his physical limitations. Once inside the Ark, Denny learns of another with the same power, whose existence could spell catastrophe for humanity. He is forced into a desperate race to understand his abilities, and in doing so uncovers the truth about the Ark, himself, and the people he thought he once knew" --Publisher's page.
Call Number: FIC New
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Zen Cho
Description: "When Jessamyn Teoh starts hearing a voice in her head, she chalks it up to stress. Closeted, broke and jobless, she's moving back to Malaysia with her parents - a country she last saw when she was a toddler. She soon learns the new voice isn't even hers, it's the ghost of her estranged grandmother. In life, Ah Ma was a spirit medium, avatar of a mysterious deity called the Black Water Sister. Now she's determined to settle a score against a business magnate who has offended the god-and she's decided Jess is going to help her do it, whether Jess wants to or not. Drawn into a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jess finds that making deals with capricious spirits is a dangerous business, but dealing with her grandmother is just as complicated. Especially when Ah Ma tries to spy on her personal life, threatens to spill her secrets to her family and uses her body to commit felonies. As Jess fights for retribution for Ah Ma, she'll also need to regain control of her body and destiny - or the Black Water Sister may finish her off for good"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Nino Cipri
Description: "Derek is LitenVärld's most loyal employee. He lives and breathes the job, from the moment he wakes up in a converted shipping container at the edge of the parking lot to the second he clocks out of work 18 hours later. But after taking his first ever sick day, his manager calls that loyalty into question. To test his commitment to the job, Derek is assigned to a special inventory shift, hunting through the store to find defective products. Toy chests with pincers and eye stalks, ambulatory sleeper sofas, killer mutant toilets, that kind of thing. Helping him is the inventory team--four strangers who look and sound almost exactly like him. Are five Dereks better than one?"-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Cip
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Nicole Kornher-Stace
Description: "New Liberty City, 2134. Two corporations have replaced the US, splitting the country's remaining forty-five states (five have been submerged under the ocean) between them: Stellaxis Innovations and Greenleaf. There are nine supercities within the continental US, and New Liberty City is the only amalgamated city split between the two megacorps, and thus at a perpetual state of civil war as the feeds broadcast the atrocities committed by each side. Here, Mallory streams Stellaxis's wargame SecOps on BestLife, spending more time jacked in than in the world just to eke out a hardscrabble living from tips. When a chance encounter with one of the game's rare super-soldiers leads to a side job for Mal--looking to link an actual missing girl to one of the SecOps characters--Mal's sudden burst in online fame rivals her deepening fear of what she is uncovering about BestLife's developer, and puts her in the kind of danger she's only experienced through her avatar" -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Kor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Emily (Emily B.) Martin
Description: "Injured in the coup to overthrow the Moquoian monarchy, Tamsin, accompanied by Iano, retreat to a safe house, where they await the return of Lark and Veran. Determined to uncover the traitor in the court, they devise a plan to confront the new palace ashoki, Kimela. Imperiled by wilderness and their own tenuous alliances, Lark, Tamsin, and Veran each face massive risks to uncover the truth. But even if they find it, will their combined forces be strong enough to stop the evil infecting their beautiful land . . . and transform it into a fairer society for all?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Alina Boyden
Description: "Although at long last Razia Khan has found peace with herself and love with her prince, Arjun, her trials are far from over. In order to save her prince and his city from certain destruction, Razia made a deal with the devil -- her father, the Sultan of Nizam. Now the bill has come due. Razia must secure the province of Zindh, a land surrounded by enemies, and loyal to a rebel queen who has survived her father's purge. But when her old tormentor Prince Karim invades her new home and forces her into a marriage alliance, Razia finds herself trapped in the women's quarters of a foreign palace, with her beloved Prince Arjun exiled from her side. Now, in order to free herself, and her province, from Karim's clutches, she must call upon all of her training as a royal princess, a cunning courtesan, and a daring thief to summon new allies and old friends for a battle that will decide her fate, and the fate of an empire" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Timothy Zahn
Description: "Thrawn’s latest triumph still rests newly on his shoulders. He has led the Chiss to victory and brought glory to the House of Mitth, but the true threat to the Ascendancy has not yet been extinguished. Their foes do not send threats or ultimatums, do not mass ships on the edge of the Chaos. Their weapons come cloaked in smiles and generosity: Gifts offered freely. Services granted unconditionally. Across the Ascendancy, seemingly inconsequential events could herald the doom of the Chiss. As Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet rally to uncover the plot, they discover a chilling truth: Rather than invade Chiss capitals or pillage resources, their enemy strikes at the very foundation of the Ascendancy, seeking to widen the rifts between the Nine Ruling Families and the Forty Great Houses below. As rivalry and suspicion sow discord among allies, each warrior must decide what matters most to them: the security of their family or the survival of the Ascendancy itself" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Zah
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Bo Young Kim, Sophie Bowman, Sung Ryu
Description: Four tales of speculative fiction includes the story of an engaged couple trying to fight time and space to get married and a story featuring godlike beings who created Earth and humanity and pass judgement on them.
Call Number: FIC Kim
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
S. B. Divya
Description: "Welga Ramirez, executive bodyguard and ex-special forces, is about to retire early when her client is killed in front of her. It's 2095 and people don't usually die from violence. Humanity is entirely dependent on pills that not only help them stay alive, but allow them to compete with artificial intelligence in an increasingly competitive gig economy. Daily doses protect against designer diseases, flow enhances focus, zips and buffs enhance physical strength and speed, and juvers speed the healing process. All that changes when Welga's client is killed by The Machinehood, a new and mysterious terrorist group that has simultaneously attacked several major pill funders. The Machinehood operatives seem to be part human, part machine, something the world has never seen. They issue an ultimatum: stop all pill production in one week. Global panic ensues as pill production slows and many become ill. Thousands destroy their bots in fear of a strong AI takeover. But the US government believes the Machinehood is a cover for an old enemy. One that Welga is uniquely qualified to fight."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Div
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Heather Walter
Description: Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love's kiss. You've heard this before, haven't you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after. Utter nonsense. Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn't care, either. Until I met Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar's throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn't bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she...cares for me. Even though a power like mine was responsible for her curse. But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating -- and she can't stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it's what can lift it. Perhaps together we could forge a new world. Nonsense again. Because we all know how this story ends, don't we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I...I am the villain.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
C. T. Rwizi
Description: Salo's queen has finally accepted his desire to be a mystic despite taboos concerning men's use of magic. But her acceptance is not support; it is strategy. Under a disguise of the queen's making, Salo enters Jungle City as a pilgrim to the Red Temple, only to find a magical barrier barring his entrance. Left at the mercy of the warring political factions that run the city, Salo faces a series of obstacles wrought by an unseen hand, knowing he cannot return home without completing his pilgrimage. But Isa, King of the Saire clan, has her own plans for Salo. She needs his help to extract the Covenant Diamond from the Red Temple's inner sanctum-an artifact with the power to end her tribe's divisions, prevent a genocide, and even save herself from her fate. His new task in hand, Salo navigates a cursed maze of invisible authority-and when he encounters shocking revelations about the power residing in the depths of the undercity, he must wield his magic to finally bring the truth about his world's history to light.
Call Number: FIC Rwi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Description: "In the thriving city of Bassa, Danso is a clever but disillusioned scholar who longs for a life beyond the rigid family and political obligations expected of the city's elite. A way out presents itself when Lilong, a skin-changing warrior, shows up wounded in his barn. She comes from the Nameless Islands--which, according to Bassa lore, don't exist--and neither should the mythical magic of ibor she wields. Now swept into a conspiracy far beyond his understanding, Danso and Lilong will set out on a journey that reveals histories violently suppressed and magic only found in lore" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Oku
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
A. S. (Amy Sarig) King
Description: "Time has stopped. It's been June 23, 2020 for nearly a year as far as anyone can tell. Frantic adults demand teenagers focus on finding practical solutions to the worldwide crisis. Not everyone is on board though. Javelin-throwing prodigy Truda Becker is pretty sure her 'Solution Time' class won't solve the world's problems, but she does have a few ideas of what might. Truda lives in a house with a switch that no one ever touches, a switch her father protects every day by nailing it into hundreds of progressively larger boxes. But Truda's got a crow bar, and one way or another, she's going to see what happens when she flips the switch" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 29, 2021
Sarah Beth Durst
Description: "Twenty-five years ago, five heroes risked their lives to defeat the bone maker Eklor—a corrupt magician who created an inhuman army using animal bones. But victory came at a tragic price. Only four of the heroes survived. Since then, Kreya, the group’s leader, has exiled herself to a remote tower and devoted herself to one purpose: resurrecting her dead husband. But such a task requires both a cache of human bones and a sacrifice—for each day he lives, she will live one less. She’d rather live one year with her husband than a hundred without him, but using human bones for magic is illegal in Vos. The dead are burned—as are any bone workers who violate the law. Yet Kreya knows where she can find the bones she needs: the battlefield where her husband and countless others lost their lives. But defying the laws of the land exposes a terrible possibility. Maybe the dead don’t rest in peace after all. Five warriors—one broken, one gone soft, one pursuing a simple life, one stuck in the past, and one who should be dead. Their story should have been finished. But evil doesn’t stop just because someone once said, 'the end'" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Dur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Constance Sayers
Description: "Paris, 1925: To enter the Secret Circus is to enter a world of wonder--a world where women weave illusions of magnificent beasts, carousels take you back in time, and trapeze artists float across the sky. Bound to her family's circus, it's the only world Cecile Cabot knows until she meets a charismatic young painter and embarks on a passionate affair that could cost her everything. Virginia, 2004: Lara Barnes is on top of the world, but when her fiancé disappears on their wedding day every plan she has for the future comes crashing down. Desperate, Lara's search for answers unexpectedly lead to her great-grandmother's journals. Swept into a story of a dark circus and ill-fated love, secrets about Lara's family history come to light and reveal a curse that has been claiming payment from the women in her family for generations. A curse that might be tied to her fiancé's mysterious fate" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Say
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
J. S. Dewes
Description: The edge of the universe is collapsing and taking everything with it. Can the exiles of the military stop it?
Call Number: FIC Dew
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Rena Rossner
Description: "Deep in the Hungarian woods, the sacred magic of King Solomon lives on in his descendants. Gathering under the midnight stars, they perform small miracles and none are more gifted than the great Rabbi Isaac and his three daughters. Hannah, bookish and calm, can coax plants to grow even when the weather is bitterly cold. Sarah, defiant and strong, can control the impulsive nature of fire. And Levana, the fey one, can read the path of the stars to decipher their secrets. But darkness is creeping across Europe, threatening the lives of every Jewish person in every village. Each sister will have to make an impossible choice in an effort to survive - and change the fate of their family forever" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Nick Martell
Description: "Under the protection of the Orbis Mercenary company, Michael and his family and friends are deeply involved in the seemingly rival conspiracies that are tearing The Hollows apart. With the death of the King, both the Corrupt Prince and his sister Serena are vying for the throne, while the Rebel Emperor is spreading lies amongst the people, and all of them want Michael dead"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
C. L. (Cherae L.) Clark
Description: "Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts. But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought. Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet's edge between treason and orders. Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne. Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren't for sale" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
Elly Bangs
Description: Danae is not only herself. She is concealing a connection to a grieving collective inside of her body. But while she labors as a tech servant in the dangerous underwater enclave of Bloom City, her fractured self cannot mend. In a desperate escape, Danae and her lover Naoto hire the enigmatic ex-mercenary Alexei to guide them out of the imploding city. But for Danae to reunify, the three new fugitives will have to flee across the otherworldly beauty of the postapocalyptic Southwest. Meanwhile, Danae's warlord enemy, the Duke, and a strange new foe, the Borrower, already seek them at any price.
Call Number: FIC Ban
Format: Book
Date Added: May 20, 2021
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A Master Of Djinn
P. Djèlí Clark
FIC Cla
Requiem Moon
C. T. Rwizi
FIC Rwi
A River Called Time
Courttia Newland
FIC New
Son Of The Storm
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
FIC Oku
Black Water Sister
Zen Cho
FIC Cho
Switch
A. S. (Amy Sarig) King
YA FIC Kin
Defekt
Nino Cipri
FIC Cip
The Bone Maker : A Novel
Sarah Beth Durst
FIC Dur
Firebreak
Nicole Kornher-Stace
FIC Kor
The Ladies Of The Secret Circus
Constance Sayers
FIC Say
Floodpath : A Novel
Emily (Emily B.) Martin
FIC Mar
The Last Watch
J. S. Dewes
FIC Dew
Gifting Fire
Alina Boyden
FIC Boy
The Light Of The Midnight Stars
Rena Rossner
FIC Ros
Greater Good
Timothy Zahn
FIC Zah
The Two-faced Queen : A Novel
Nick Martell
FIC Mar
I'm Waiting For You : And Other Stories
Bo Young Kim, Sophie Bowman, Sung Ryu
FIC Kim
The Unbroken
C. L. (Cherae L.) Clark
FIC Cla
Machinehood
S. B. Divya
FIC Div
Unity
Elly Bangs
FIC Ban
Malice
Heather Walter
FIC Wal

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Polly Samson
Description: 1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives. Forming within this circle is a triangle: its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzlingly beautiful wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen. Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels. Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost - and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.
Call Number: FIC Sam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Trent Dalton
Description: "Darwin, 1942. As Japanese bombs rain down on her hometown, newly orphaned Molly Hook looks to the skies and runs for her life. Inside a duffel bag, she carries a stone heart and a map that will lead her to Longcoat Bob, the deep-country sorcerer whom she believes cursed her family. Accompanying her are the most unlikely traveling companions: Greta, a razor-tongued actress, and Yukio, a Japanese fighter pilot who's abandoned his post. With messages from the skies above to guide them towards treasure, but foes close on their trail, the trio will encounter the beauty and vastness of the Northern Territory and survive in ways they never thought possible" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Paul Howarth
Description: After their family's cattle farm is attacked in the 1890s Australian Outback, two estranged brothers reunite to attempt to revive the business and are called to testify after a reprisal slaughter is perpetrated against the Kurrong.
Call Number: FIC How
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Rivka Galchen
Description: "The story begins in 1618, in the German duchy of Württemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years' War has begun, and fear and suspicion are in the air throughout the Holy Roman Empire. In the small town of Leonberg, Katharina Kepler is accused of being a witch. Katharina is an illiterate widow, known by her neighbors for her herbal remedies and the success of her children, including her eldest, Johannes, who is the Imperial Mathematician and renowned author of the laws of planetary motion. It's enough to make anyone jealous, and Katharina has done herself no favors by being out and about and in everyone's business. So when the deranged and insipid Ursula Reinbold (or as Katharina calls her, the Werewolf) accuses Katharina of offering her a bitter, witchy drink that has made her ill, Katharina is in trouble. Her scientist son must turn his attention from the music of the spheres to the job of defending his mother. Facing the threat of financial ruin, torture, and even execution, Katharina tells her side of the story to her friend and next-door neighbor Simon, a reclusive widower imperiled by his own secrets. Drawing on real historical documents but infused with imagination, sly humor, and intellectual fire, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch will both provoke and entertain. The story of how a community becomes implicated in collective aggression and hysterical fear is a tale for our time. Galchen's novel touchingly illuminates a society and a family undone by superstition, the state, and the mortal convulsions of history" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Esther Freud
Description: "A sweeping story of three generations of women, crossing from London to Ireland and back again, and the enduring effort to retrieve the secrets of the past. It's London, 1960, and Aoife Kelly--once the sparkling object of young men's affections--runs pubs with her brusque, barking husband, Cash. Their courtship began in wartime London, before they returned to Ireland with their daughters in tow. One of these daughters--fiery, independent-minded Rosaleen--moves back to London, where she meets and begins an affair with the famous sculptor Felix Lehmann, a German-Jewish refugee artist over twice her tender eighteen years. When Rosaleen finds herself pregnant with Felix's child, she is evicted from her flat, dismissed from her job, and desperate to hide the secret from her family. Where, and to whom, can she turn? Meanwhile, Kate, another generation down, lives in present-day London with her young daughter and husband, an unsuccessful musician and destructive alcoholic. Adopted and floundering to find a sense of herself in the midst of her unhappy marriage, Kate sets out to track down her birth mother, a search that leads her to a Magdalene Laundry in Ireland and the harrowing history that it holds" --FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Vanessa Riley
Description: Born into slavery on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat, Dorothy bought her freedom, and that of her sister and her mother, from her Irish planter father. Rising above the harsh realities of slavery and colonialism, she built a legacy of wealth and power as an entrepreneur, merchant, hotelier, and planter. Leveraging the competing attentions of the men in her, life, Doll answered to no one but herself as she rose to rose to power and autonomy against all odds. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Ril
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Alison Weir
Description: "Having sent his much-beloved but deceitful young wife Katheryn Howard to her beheading, King Henry fixes his lonely eyes on a more mature woman, thirty-year-old, twice-widowed Katharine Parr. She, however, is in love with Sir Thomas Seymour, brother to the late Queen Jane. Aware of his rival, Henry sends him abroad, leaving Katharine no choice but to become Henry's sixth queen in 1543. The king is no longer in any condition to father a child, but Katharine is content to mother his three children, Mary, Elizabeth, and the longed-for male heir, Edward. Four years into the marriage, Henry dies, leaving England's throne to nine-year-old Edward--a puppet in the hands of ruthlessly ambitious royal courtiers--and Katharine's life takes a more complicated turn. Thrilled at this renewed opportunity to wed her first love, Katharine doesn't realize that Sir Thomas now sees her as a mere stepping stone to the throne, his eye actually set on bedding and wedding fourteen-year-old Elizabeth. The princess is innocently flattered by his attentions, allowing him into her bedroom, to the shock of her household. The result is a tangled tale of love and a struggle for power, bringing to a close the dramatic and violent reign of Henry VIII"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Francis Spufford
Description: "Lunchtime on a Saturday, 1944: the Woolworths on Bexford High Street in southeast London receives a delivery of aluminum saucepans. A crowd gathers to see the first new metal in ages--after all, everything’s been melted down for the war effort. An instant later, the crowd is gone; incinerated. Among the shoppers were five young children. Who were they? What futures did they lose? This brilliantly constructed novel lets an alternative reel of time run, imagining the life arcs of these five souls as they live through the extraordinary, unimaginable changes of the bustling immensity of twentieth-century London. Their intimate everyday dramas, as sons and daughters, spouses, parents, grandparents; as the separated, the remarried, the bereaved. Through decades of social, sexual, and technological transformation, as bus conductors and landlords, as swindlers and teachers, patients and inmates. Days of personal triumphs, disasters; of second chances and redemption" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Spu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Samantha Silva
Description: "Midwife Parthenia Blenkinsop has delivered countless babies over the course of her career, and when she arrives at Mary Wollstonecraft's door, everything appears normal. But after the baby girl is delivered, the women will spend the next harrowing days together, fighting for the survival of both mother and daughter. Over those eleven days, Mary Wollstonecraft recounts the life she dared to live amidst the impossible constraints and prejudices of the late 18th century, rejecting the tyranny of men and marriage, risking everything to demand equality for herself and all women. She weaves her riveting tale to keep her fragile daughter alive and give her a reason to fight, even as her own strength wanes. Wollstonecraft's urgent story of loss and triumph forms the heartbreakingly brief intersection between the lives of a mother and daughter who will change the arc of history and thought for centuries to come. In radiant, emotionally gripping prose, Samantha Silva delivers an ode to the dazzling life of Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the world's most influential thinkers and mother of the famous novelist Mary Shelley. But at its heart, Love and Fury is a story about the power of a woman reclaiming her own narrative and passing along that legacy to her daughter" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Michael Punke
Description: "In December 1866, tensions were rising in Wyoming, between the Native American tribes who had lived on the land for generations and the settlers who would destroy their home. Crazy Horse and his fellow Lakota hunters had been watching for months as Colonel Carrington and his army set up camp on one of the most crucial swaths of hunting ground in hundreds of miles, and began to build forts. More disconcertingly, the settlers had brought women and children, which meant they planned to stay. As the Lakota and neighboring tribes set forth with repeated attacks to discourage the settlers, Captain William J. Fetterman, anxious and arrogant, claimed that he could take offense and rid the area of Native American people with only a small army of 80 men. And he would--unless Crazy Horse could find a way to lure the army to their doom. A story of protection and betrayal, of courage, wit, and perseverance against unfathomable odds, Ridgeline grapples with essential questions about who owns land: those who are born on it, or those who would kill to claim it" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Emma Brodie
Description: The year is 1969, and the Bayleen Island Folk Fest is abuzz with one name: Jesse Reid. Jesse Reid's intricate guitar riffs and supple baritone are poised to tip from fame to legend with this one headlining performance. That is, until his motorcycle crashes on the way to the show. Jane Quinn is a Bayleen Island local whose music flows as naturally as her long blond hair. When she and her bandmates are asked to play in Jesse Reid's place at the festival, it almost doesn't seem real. But Jane plants her bare feet on the Main Stage and delivers the performance of a lifetime, stopping Jesse's disappointed fans in their tracks: A star is born. Jesse stays on the island to recover from his near-fatal accident and he strikes up a friendship with Jane, coaching her through the production of her first record. As Jane contends with the music industry's sexism, Jesse becomes her advocate, and what starts as a shared calling soon becomes a passionate love affair.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Linda Rui Feng
Description: "In the summer of 1986, in a small Chinese village, ten-year-old Junie receives a momentous letter from her parents, who had left for America years ago: her father promises to return home and collect her by her twelfth birthday. But Junie’s growing determination to stay put in the idyllic countryside with her beloved grandparents threatens to derail her family’s shared future. What Junie doesn’t know is that her parents, Momo and Cassia, are newly estranged from one another in their adopted country, each holding close private tragedies and histories from the tumultuous years of their youth during China’s Cultural Revolution. While Momo grapples anew with his deferred musical ambitions and dreams for Junie’s future in America, Cassia finally begins to wrestle with a shocking act of brutality from years ago. In order for Momo to fulfill his promise, he must make one last desperate attempt to reunite all three members of the family before Junie’s birthday—even if it means bringing painful family secrets to light" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Maris Lawyer
Description: "From debut novelist Maris Lawyer, The Blue Line Down is a breakneck tale of betrayal, loyalty, and unexpected homecoming. Jude Washer wants to run: away from the coal mines where he is destined to work, away from his father's abuse of his little brother,away from the prison-like confines of his village. Whispers of unionizing ripple through the small West Virginia mining town. When the mines take Jude's brother away from him, Jude takes matters into his own hands. With nowhere else to go, Jude joins theBaldwin-Felts Agency, a band of violent men dedicated to stamping out unionizers across the mountains. It is 1922, and the Baldwin-Felts are poised to raid a mining town in Virginia. When the coal miners fight back against the agents, Jude, now twenty-four, and Harvey, a new recruit, take an opportunity to flee amid the bloodshed. With the Baldwin-Felts on their tail, Jude and an injured Harvey make their way down the mountains, where they are intercepted in South Carolina by a ragtag gang of bootleggerswho put them to work to pay off a debt. Jude is desperate for a place to call home, but can he find it in these hardscrabble hills among strangers?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Audrey Blake
Description: "When Dr. Croft takes in orphan Eleanor Beady, he doesn't realize that he's gained an apprentice. Raised amidst Croft's experiments, 'Nora' becomes his most trusted assistant--an unthinkable and unlawful pursuit for a woman. Nora helps Croft's groundbreaking research and his clinic gain recognition, and she finds she doesn't mind working in the background, as long as she can continue to hone her skills. But the arrival of a new surgical resident threatens to undo all that Nora has strived for. Dr. Daniel Gibson is too proper to be trusted, too skilled to dismiss, and too smart to be fooled for long. He expects Nora to change her clothes before dinner and spend her evenings perfecting her needlework, not her sutures. Though Nora knows it's best not to reveal her expansive knowledge of human anatomy, she isn't going to give up the work that fascinates and fulfills her--no matter what it costs her" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Jonathan Lee
Description: "On Friday the 13th of November, 1903, a famous man was killed on Park Avenue in broad daylight by a stranger. It was neither a political act nor a crime of passion. It was a mistake. The victim was Andrew Haswell Green, the 'Father of Greater New York,' who shaped the city as we know it. Without him there would be no Central Park, no Metropolitan Museum of Art, no Museum of Natural History, no New York Public Library. His influence was everywhere, yet he died alone, misunderstood, feeling that his whole life might have been, after all, a great mistake. A work of tremendous depth and piercing emotion, The Great Mistake is a portrait of a self-made man--farm boy to urban visionary; the reimagining of a murder investigation that shook the city; and the moving story of a singular individual who found the world closed off to him, and, in spite of all odds, enlarged it" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Alka Joshi
Description: "It’s the spring of 1969, and Lakshmi, now married to Dr. Jay Kumar, directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Malik has finished his private school education. At twenty, he has just met a young woman named Nimmi when he leaves to apprentice at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. Their latest project: a state-of-the-art cinema. Malik soon finds that not much has changed as he navigates the Pink City of his childhood. Power and money still move seamlessly among the wealthy class, and favors flow from Jaipur’s Royal Palace, but only if certain secrets remain buried. When the cinema’s balcony tragically collapses on opening night, blame is placed where it is convenient. But Malik suspects something far darker and sets out to uncover the truth. As a former street child, he always knew to keep his own counsel; it’s a lesson that will serve him as he untangles a web of lies" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Jos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Rafe Posey
Description: "In 1927, orphaned eight-year-old Alec Oswin sails from India to an unknown future in England. Meanwhile, in the English fenlands, June Attwell memorizes maps, patterns, and railway timetables, hoping for a future beyond her father's vicarage. Alec and June become friends, and, in time, marry. When the Second World War breaks out, Alec joins the RAF, while the Foreign Office sends June to its covert Y-service outposts on the edge of the war-torn Empire. Their postwar reunion is bittersweet: Alec, shot down and imprisoned in a series of POW camps, grapples with his injuries and the loss of his RAF career. June, on the other hand, has found her vocation and struggles to follow the expected path to domesticity, as much as she loves Alec. But Alec wants nothing more than to make a life and a family together. With the war behind them, their scars—both visible and unseen—make them strangers to each other. Now each must decide how much to reveal to the other, which dreams can be sacrificed, and which secrets are too big to bear alone" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pos
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Nathan Harris
Description: "In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for the journey north and a chance to reunite with their mother, who was sold away when they were boys. Parallel to their story runs a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers. The young men, recently returned from the war to the town of Old Ox, hold their trysts in the woods. But when their secret is discovered, the resulting chaos, including a murder, unleashes convulsive repercussions on the entire community. In the aftermath of so much turmoil, it is Isabelle who emerges as an unlikely leader, proffering a healing vision for the land and for the newly free citizens of Old Ox" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
Eric Nguyen
Description: "When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is jobless, homeless, and worried about her husband, Cong, who remains in Vietnam. As she and her boys begin to settle into life in America, she continues to send letters and tapes back to Cong, hopeful that they will be reunited and her children will grow up with a father. Over time, Huong realizes she will never see Cong again. While she copes with this loss, her sons, Tuan and Binh, grow up in their absent father's shadow, haunted by a man and a country trapped in their memory and imagination. As they push forward, the three adapt to life in America in different ways: Huong takes up with a Vietnamese car salesman who is also new in town; Tuan tries to connect with his heritage by joining a local Vietnamese gang; and Binh, now going by Ben, embraces his burgeoning sexuality. Their search for identity--as individuals and as a family--tears them apart, until disaster strikes and they must find a new way to come together and honor the ties that bind them"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2021
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A Theater For Dreamers
Polly Samson
FIC Sam
Songs In Ursa Major
Emma Brodie
FIC Bro
All Our Shimmering Skies : A Novel
Trent Dalton
FIC Dal
Swimming Back To Trout River : A Novel
Linda Rui Feng
FIC Fen
Dust Off The Bones : A Novel
Paul Howarth
FIC How
The Blue Line Down
Maris Lawyer
FIC Law
Everyone Knows Your Mother Is A Witch
Rivka Galchen
FIC Gal
The Girl In His Shadow : A Novel
Audrey Blake
FIC Bla
I Couldn't Love You More : A Novel
Esther Freud
FIC Fre
The Great Mistake
Jonathan Lee
FIC Lee
Island Queen : A Novel
Vanessa Riley
FIC Ril
The Secret Keeper Of Jaipur
Alka Joshi
FIC Jos
Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife : A Novel
Alison Weir
FIC Wei
The Stars We Share
Rafe Posey
FIC Pos
Light Perpetual : A Novel
Francis Spufford
FIC Spu
The Sweetness Of Water
Nathan Harris
FIC Har
Love And Fury : A Novel Of Mary Wollstonecraft
Samantha Silva
FIC Sil
Things We Lost To The Water : A Novel
Eric Nguyen
FIC Ngu
Ridgeline : A Novel
Michael Punke
FIC Pun

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Mia P. Manansala
Description: "The first book in a new culinary cozy series full of sharp humor and delectable dishes-one that might just be killer.... When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes. She's tasked with saving her Tita Rosie's failing restaurant, and she has to deal with a group of matchmaking aunties who shower her with love and judgment. But when a notoriously nasty food critic (who happens to be her ex-boyfriend) drops dead moments after a confrontation with Lila, her life quickly swerves from a Nora Ephron romp to an Agatha Christie case. With the cops treating her like she's the one and only suspect, and the shady landlord looking to finally kick the Macapagal family out and resell the storefront, Lila's left with no choice but to conduct her own investigation. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best bud, and her trusted Dachshund, Longanisa, Lila takes on this tasty, twisted case and soon finds her own neck on the chopping block..."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Xiaolong Qiu
Description: "After a number of grueling cases Chief Inspector Chen is facing mounting pressure from his superiors, many of whom are concerned with where his loyalties lie. What's more, he is excluded from an investigation into an incendiary poem posted on an online forum. Wracked with self-doubt and facing an anxious wait to discover the fate of his career, Chen is left to reflect on the events that have led to where he is now - from his amateur investigations as a child during the Cultural Revolution, to his very first case on the Shanghai Police Force. Has fighting for the Chinese people and the morals he believes in put him in conflict with the Party? Why is he being kept away from the new case? As well as his career, is his life now also at risk?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Qiu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Marc Cameron
Description: Pulled from their duties to keep track of sequestered jurors in a high-profile trial involving a massive drug conspiracy, Arliss Cutter and deputy Lola Teariki realize that they are dealing with something much bigger, and darker, than a simple drug trial when the prosecuting attorney is murdered.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Robyn Gigl
Description: "Erin McCabe has been referred the biggest case of her career. Four months ago, William E. Townsend, Jr., son of a New Jersey State Senator, was found fatally stabbed in a rundown motel near Atlantic City. Sharise Barnes, a nineteen-year-old transgender prostitute, is in custody, and given the evidence against her, there seems little doubt of a guilty verdict. Erin knows that defending Sharise will blow her own private life wide open, and doubtless deepen her estrangement from her family. Yet as a trans woman, she feels uniquely qualified to help Sharise, and duty-bound to protect her from the possibility of a death sentence. Sharise claims she killed the senator's son in self-defense. As Erin assembles the case with her partner, former FBI agent Duane Swisher, the circumstances hint at a more complex and chilling story with ties to other brutal murders. Senator Townsend is using the full force of his prestige and connections to publicly discredit everyone involved in defending Sharise. Behind the scenes, his tactics are even more dangerous. His son had secrets that could destroy the senator's political aspirations -- secrets worth killing for" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gig
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Will Thomas
Description: "In June of 1893, the future Nicholas II travels to London for a royal wedding, bringing with him his private security force and his ballerina mistress, Mathilde Kchessinska. Rumored to be the target of a professional assassin known only as La Sylphide, and the subject of conspiracies against his life by his own family who covet his future throne, Nicholas is protected by not only private security, but the professional forces of both England and Russia. All of these measures prove inadequate when Prince George of England is attacked by an armed anarchist who mistakes him for Nicholas. As a result, Barker and Llewelyn are brought in to help track down the assassin and others who might conspire against the life of the tsesarevich. The investigations lead them down several paths, including Llewelyn's old nemesis, the assassin Sofia Ilyanova. With Barker and Llewelyn both surviving separate attempts on their lives, the race is on to find both the culprit and the assassin they hired. Taking them through high society (including a masked ball at Kensington Palace) and low, chasing down motives both personal and political, Barker and Llewelyn must solve the case of their life before the crime of the century is committed" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Mariah Fredericks
Description: "In Mariah Fredericks's Death of a Showman, the fourth in this absorbing series set in Gilded Age New York, lady's maid Jane Prescott is thrust into the world of show business, where a killer is stalking Broadway. It's the summer of 1914 and Jane Prescott--lady's maid to Louise Tyler, daughter of a wealthy New York society family--has just arrived home from Independence Day celebrations to find musician Leo Hirschfeld playing the Tylers' piano. Jane's brief courtship with Leo had ended before the Tylers' vacation to Europe earlier in the summer, so she isn't entirely surprised to see him. She is, however, shocked to learn that he's been engaged to write a new Broadway show--and that he's married a chorus girl in his musical. Jane and Louise Tyler are pulled into the sparkling and dramatic world of Broadway, with Louise becoming an investor in the show, and Jane accompanying her to rehearsals as her chaperone. But behind the glittering facade of costumes and love songs, the cast is restless and prone to deception, culminating in the death of the show's producer: Sidney Warburton. The accusation that Leo was involved jolts Jane, and her old friend and tabloid reporter Michael Behan, into action. Determined to close the curtain on these murders, Jane must strip back the masks of these consummate actors until she knows the truth"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Rozlan Mohd. Noor
Description: "In the run-up to the Eid holiday, the police department is drained of staff and the DUKE expressway jammed with vehicles, as many in Kuala Lumpur leave the capital to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their extended families. In the slow lane, a Mercedes E200 suddenly veers after several bright flashes and comes to rest against the guardrail. When the highway patrol arrives, what looked like a traffic accident turns out to be an apparent murder-suicide of the driver and his female passenger, both having suffered gunshot wounds. Yet, called to lend a hand with the investigation, Inspector Mislan finds something else again. The dead man and woman, a wealthy, politically connected entrepreneur and his business associate, were by all appearances engaged in a long-term affair, seemingly in love, and the crime scene doesn't add up for suicide. But then, if these two successful people were murdered, why? And how, when the car was locked from the inside? And why does the political establishment want the case closed in such an awful hurry? Once again, Mislan must find a way -- with the help of his team and his politically savvy boss -- to withstand the pressure from above, solve an impossible mystery, and ensure that justice prevails" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Roz
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Karla F. C. Holloway
Description: "The Mosby family, like other thousands, migrate from the loblolly-scented Carolinas north to the Harlem of their aspirations—with its promise of freedom and opportunities, sunlit boulevards, and elegant societies. The family arrives as Harlem staggers under the flu pandemic that follows the First World War. DeLilah Mosby and her daughter, Selma, meet difficulties with backbone and resolve to make a home for themselves in the city, and Selma has a baby, Chloe. As the Great Depression creeps across the world at the close of the twenties, however, the farsighted see hard times coming. The panic of the early thirties is embodied in the kidnapping and murder of the infant son of the nation’s dashing young aviator, Charles Lindbergh. A transfixed public follows the manhunt in the press and on the radio. Then Chloe goes missing—but her disappearance does not draw the same attention. Wry and perceptive Weldon Haynie Thomas, the city’s first 'colored' policeman, takes the case. The urgent investigation tests Thomas’s abilities to draw out the secrets Harlem harbors, untangling the color-coded connections and relationships that keep company with greed, ghosts, and grief" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Will Leitch
Description: "Daniel leads a rich life in the university town of Athens, Georgia. He's got a couple close friends, a steady paycheck working for a regional airline, and of course, for a few glorious days each Fall, college football tailgates. He considers himself to be a mostly lucky guy -- despite the fact that he's suffered from a debilitating disease since he was a small child, one that has left him unable to speak or to move without a wheelchair. Largely confined to his home, Daniel spends the hours he's not online communicating with irate air travelers observing his neighborhood from his front porch. One young woman passes by so frequently that spotting her out the window has almost become part of his daily routine. Until the day he's almost sure he sees her being kidnapped..." --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lei
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Maryla Szymiczkowa, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Description: "Cracow, 1895. Zofia and her maid Franciszka have their hands full organizing Easter festivities, especially with the household short one servant -- where has the capable Karolina disappeared to? Shortly after, Zofia hears that the body of a young woman, violated and stabbed, has washed up on a bank of the River Vistula. Domestic work can wait -- Zofia must go investigate. Shockingly, the body turns out to be none other than Karolina. Working with the police, Zofia's investigations take her deep into the city's underbelly -- a far cry from the socialite's Cracow she's familiar with. Desperate to unearth what happened to Karolina, though, she pushes her prejudice aside, immersing herself among prostitutes, gangsters, and duplicitous politicians to unravel a twisted tale of love and deceit" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Szy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Ellery Adams
Description: When murder is on the menu during the Bookish Cook-Off competition, a blend of the literary and culinary, Jane Steward, the owner of Storyton Hall, must page through the clues to catch a killer.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Anne Hillerman
Description: "What begins as a typical day for Officer Bernadette Manuelito serving a bench warrant, dealing with a herd of cattle obstructing traffic, and stumbling across a crime scene takes an unexpected twist when she's called to help find an old friend. Years ago, Bernie and Maya were roommates, but time and Mayas struggles with addiction drove them apart. Now Mayas brother asks Bernie to find out what happened to his sister. Tracing Mayas whereabouts, Bernie learns that her old friend had confessed to the murder of her estranged husband, a prominent astronomer. But the details don't align. Suspicious, Bernie takes a closer look at the case only to find that nothing is as it seems. Uncovering new information about the astronomers work leads Bernie to a remote spot on the Navajo Nation and a calculating killer. The investigation causes an unexpected rift with her husband and new acting boss, Jim Chee, who's sure Bernie's headed for trouble. While she's caught between present and past, Chee is at a crossroads of his own. Burdened with new responsibilities he didn't ask for and doesn't want, he must decide what the future holds for him and act accordingly" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 5, 2020
Tricia Fields
Description: "The residents of the small town of Artemis are suspicious when a community called The Drummers moves into a local abandoned church. Their leader, Gideon, claims their aim is simple: to live peacefully off the grid without government interference. But when local power substations are sabotaged and the whole of West Texas loses electricity, all fingers point to them. Forced to intervene, Police Chief Josie Gray and her team try to enter the church only for gunshots to be exchanged. Inside the church one young girl is killed, with Gideon claiming Josie's stray bullet hit her. Was Josie responsible? Did one of The Drummers murder the girl and use Josie as a patsy? Were The Drummers responsible for the power outage? As Josie identifies an ever-widening pool of suspects, she learns of a shocking connection reaching far beyond West Texas" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Paula Munier
Description: "When her late grandfather's dying deputy calls Mercy Carr to his side, she and Elvis inherit the cold case that haunted him--and may have killed him. But finding Beth Kilgore 20 years after she disappeared is more than a lost cause. It's a Pandora's box releasing a rain of evil on the very people Mercy and Elvis hold most dear. The timing couldn't be worse when the man who murdered her grandfather escapes from prison and a fellow Army vet turns up claiming that Elvis is his dog, not hers. With her grandmother Patience gone missing, and Elvis's future uncertain, Mercy faces the prospect of losing her most treasured allies, the only ones she believes truly love and understand her. She needs help, and that means forgiving Vermont Game Warden Troy Warner long enough to enlist his aid. With time running out for Patience, Mercy and Elvis must team up with Troy and his search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear to unravel the secrets of the past and save her grandmother--before it's too late" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Callie Hutton
Description: "Mr. James Harding was a lot of things--businessman, well-to-do, probable scoundrel--but a drinker he most assuredly was not. So when Harding is believed to have drunkenly fallen to his death into the icy River Avon, Lord William Wethington is immediately suspicious. William entreats Lady Amy Lovell, a fellow member of the Mystery Book Club of Bath, to help him deduce what really happened to the late Mr. Harding. But it won't be easy"-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Hut
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Jess Montgomery
Description: Ohio, 1927: Moonshining is a way of life in rural Bronwyn County, and even the otherwise upstanding Sheriff Lily Ross has been known to turn a blind eye when it comes to stills in the area. But when thirteen-year-old Jebediah Ranklin almost dies after drinking tainted moonshine, Lily knows that someone has gone too far, and—with the help of organizer and moonshiner Marvena Whitcomb—is determined to find out who.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
M. E. Hilliard
Description: "Greer Hogan is a librarian and an avid reader of murder mysteries. She also has a habit of stumbling upon murdered bodies. The first was her husband's, and the tragic loss led Greer to leave New York behind for a new start in the village of Raven Hill. But her new home becomes less idyllic when she discovers her best friend sprawled dead on the floor of the library. Was her friend's demise related to two other deaths that the police deemed accidental? Do the residents of this insular village hold dark secrets about another murder, decades ago? Does a serial killer haunt Raven Hill? As the body count rises, Greer's anxious musings take a darker turn when she uncovers unexpected and distressing information about her own husband's death... and the man who went to prison for his murder. She is racked with guilt at the possibility that her testimony may have helped to convict an innocent man. Though Greer admires the masters of deduction she reads about in books, she never expected to have to solve a mystery herself."--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Donna Leon
Description: "In his many years as a commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native city, Venice, to discover the person responsible. Now he faces a heinous crime committed outside his jurisdiction. He is drawn in innocently enough: two young American women have been badly injured in a boating accident, joy riding in the Laguna with two young Italians. However, Brunetti's curiosity is aroused by the behavior of the young men, who abandoned the victims after taking them to the hospital. If the injuries were the result of an accident, why did they want to avoid association with it? As Brunetti and his colleague, Claudia Griffoni, investigate the incident, they discover that one of the young men works for a man rumored to be involved in more sinister nighttime activities in the Laguna. To get to the bottom of what proves to be a gut-wrenching case, Brunetti needs to enlist the help of both the Carabinieri and the Guardia di Costiera. Determining how much trust he and Griffoni can put in these unfamiliar colleagues adds to the difficulty of solving a peculiarly horrible crime whose perpetrators are technologically brilliant and ruthlessly organized" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Leo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2020
C. S. Harris
Description: "It's October 1814. The war with France is finally over and Europe's diplomats are convening in Vienna for a conference that will put their world back together. With peace finally at hand, London suddenly finds itself in the grip of a series of heinous murders eerily similar to the Ratcliffe Highway murders of three years before. In 1811, two entire families were viciously murdered in their homes. A suspect--a young seaman named John Williams--was arrested. But before he could be brought to trial, Williams hanged himself in his cell. The murders ceased, and London slowly began to breathe easier. But when the lead investigator, Sir Edwin Pym, is killed in the same brutal way three years later and others possibly connected to the original case meet violent ends, the city is paralyzed with terror once more?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
Description: "It's been said that all great literature boils down to one of two stories--a man takes a journey, or a stranger comes to town. While mystery writers have been successfully using both approaches for generations, there's something undeniably alluring in the nature of a stranger: the uninvited guest, the unacquainted neighbor, the fish out of water. No matter how or where they appear, strangers are walking mysteries, complete unknowns in once-familiar territories who disrupt our lives with unease and wonder. In the newest collection of stories by the Mystery Writers of America, each author weaves a fresh tale surrounding the eerie feeling that comes when a stranger enters our midst, featuring stories by prolific mystery writers such as Michael Connelly, Joe Hill."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Whe
Format: Book
Date Added: May 14, 2021
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Bone Rattle
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The Stills
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Preslaysa Williams
Description: "Maya Jackson has worked for Laura Whitcomb, Inc, a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming Head Designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she's always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya's father fractures his hip and she returns to Charleston, SC. While home for only a few months, she's thrilled to find an opportunity at the local bridal gown boutique, never expecting sparks to fly with its owner ... A military veteran and widowed father, Derek Sullivan hopes to save Always a Bride from bankruptcy in order to preserve the legacy of his family. He also wants to reconnect with his estranged twelve-year-old daughter, who is still recovering from the loss of her mother. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a beautiful, smart, complicated woman who will be leaving soon. When Derek begins to fall for the lovely Maya, he knows there's no future. But destiny has its own plans, and these two lonely people with big hearts discover that coming home to love is the best gift life can give." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Vanessa Riley
Description: Surviving a shipwreck en route to London from Jamaica was just the start of Jemina St. Maur's nightmare. Suffering from amnesia, she was separated from anyone who might know her, and imprisoned in Bedlam. She was freed only because barrister Daniel Thackery, Lord Ashbrook, was convinced to betray the one thing he holds dear: the law. Desperate to unearth her true identity, Jemina’s only chance is to purloin dangerous secrets with help from The Widow’s Grace—which means staying steps ahead of the formidable Daniel, no matter how strongly she is drawn to him...
Call Number: FIC Ril
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Alexandria Bellefleur
Description: Brendon Lowell loves love. It's why he created a dating app to help people find their one true pairing and why he's convinced "the one" is out there, even if he hasn't met her yet. Or... has he? When his sister's best friend turns up in Seattle unexpectedly, Brendon jumps at the chance to hang out with her. He's crushed on Annie since they were kids, and the stars have finally aligned, putting them in the same city at the same time. Annie booked a spur-of-the-moment trip to Seattle to spend time with friends before moving across the globe. She's not looking for love, especially with her best friend's brother. Annie remembers Brendon as a sweet, dorky kid. Except, the 6-foot-4 man who shows up at her door is a certified Hot Nerd and Annie... wants him? Oh yes. Getting involved would be a terrible idea--her stay is temporary and he wants forever--but when Brendon learns Annie has given up on dating, he's determined to prove that romance is real. Taking cues from his favorite rom-coms, Brendon plans to woo her with elaborate dates straight out of Nora Ephron's playbook. The clock is ticking on Annie's time in Seattle, and Brendon's starting to realize romance isn't just flowers and chocolate. But maybe real love doesn't need to be as perfect as the movies... as long as you think your partner hung the moon.
Call Number: FIC Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Thien-Kim Lam
Description: "Trixie Nguyen is determined to make her sex toy business a success, proving to her traditional Vietnamese parents that she can succeed in a nontraditional career. She's made a fresh start in Washington DC, and her first pop-up event is going well--until she runs into the ex who dumped her. With a Post-it note. The last person Andre Walker expected to see in his soul food restaurant was the woman he left behind in New Orleans. Their chemistry is still scorching, but he's desperately trying to save his family restaurant from gentrifying developers. The solution? Partnering with his ex to turn Mama Hazel's into a vibrator pop-up shop for hungry and horny clients. Thanks to their steamy truce, both businesses start to sizzle and their red-hot desire soon reignites deeper feelings. But when Trixie receives an incredible career opportunity, will pride ruin their second chance at happiness?"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Hudson Lin
Description: "Danny Ip walks into every boardroom with a plan. His plan for struggling tech company WesTec is to acquire it, shut it down, and squeeze the last remaining revenue out of it for his Jade Harbour Capital portfolio. But he didn't expect his best friend's younger brother--the hottest one-night stand he ever had--to be there."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Alyssa Cole
Description: "Makeda Hicks has lost her job and her girlfriend in one fell swoop. The last thing she's in the mood for is to rehash the story of her grandmother's infamous summer fling with a runaway prince from Ibarania, or the investigator from the World Federation of Monarchies tasked with searching for Ibarania's missing heir. Yet when Beznaria Chetchevaliere crashes into her life, the sleek and sexy investigator exudes exactly the kind of chaos that organized and efficient Makeda finds irresistible, even if Bez is determined to drag her into a world of royal duty Makeda wants nothing to do with. When a threat to her grandmother's livelihood pushes Makeda to agree to return to Ibarania, Bez takes her on a transatlantic adventure with a crew of lovable weirdos, a fake marriage, and one-bed hijinks on the high seas. When they finally make it to Ibarania, they realize there's more at stake than just cash and crown, and Makeda must learn what it means to fight for what she desires and not what she feels bound to by duty." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Samara Parish
Description: Forced into a marriage of convenience with Lady Amelia, Benedict Asterly is stunned when the elegant beauty defies all his expectations and, if he's not careful, she'll break down the walls around his guarded heart.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Georgia Clark
Description: "For the past twenty years, Liv and Eliot Goldenhorn have run In Love in New York, Brooklyn’s beloved wedding-planning business. When Eliot dies unexpectedly, he even more unexpectedly leaves half of the business to his younger, blonder girlfriend, Savannah. Liv and Savannah are not a match made in heaven, to say the least. But what starts as a personal and professional nightmare transforms into something even savvy, cynical Liv Goldenhorn couldn’t begin to imagine. It Had to Be You cleverly unites Liv, Savannah, and couples as diverse and unique as New York City itself, in a joyous Love-Actually-style braided narrative. The result is a smart, modern love story that truly speaks to our times. Second chances, secret romance, and steamy soul mates are front and center in this sexy, tender, and utterly charming rom-com" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Mhairi McFarlane
Description: "Eve, Justin, Susie, and Ed have been friends since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the four are as close as ever, Thursday night bar trivia is sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have moved on by now, but she can’t stop thinking about what could have been. And she knows Ed still thinks about it, too. But then, in an instant, their lives are changed forever. In the aftermath, Eve’s world is upended. As stunning secrets are revealed, she begins to wonder if she really knew her friends as well as she thought. And when someone from the past comes back into her life, Eve’s future veers in a surprising new direction... They say every love story starts with a single moment. What if it was just last night?" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC McF
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Paul Rudnick
Description: "After having his heart trampled on by his cheating ex, Carter Ogden is afraid love just isn't in the cards for him. He still holds out hope in a tiny corner of his heart, but even in his wildest dreams he never thought he'd meet the Crown Prince of England, much less do a lot more with him. Yes, while growing up he'd fantasized about the handsome, openly gay Prince Edgar, but who hadn't? When they meet by chance at an event organized by Carter's boss, Carter is sure he imagined all that sizzling chemistry. Or was it mutual? This unlikely but meant-to-be romance sets off media fireworks on both sides of the Atlantic. With everyone having an opinion on their relationship and the intense pressure of being constantly in the spotlight, Carter finds ferocious obstacles to his Happily Ever After, including the tenacious disapproval of the Queen of England. Carter and Prince Edgar fight for a happy ending to equal their glorious international beginning. It's a match made on Valentine's Day and in tabloid heaven" -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Rud
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Alexis J. Hall
Description: "Rosaline Palmer is just barely holding her life together. Her paycheck might as well be parchment paper, her house is falling apart, and help from her parents is always served with a generous slice of disappointment and judgment. And the cherry on top? Now her daughter's school is charging all sorts of outlandish extra fees for trips that Rosaline can't afford. But where there's a whisk there's a way. . . and Rosaline has just landed a place on the nation's favorite baking show. Winning the prize money could change everything, but more than collapsing trifles stand between Rosaline and sweet, sweet victory. Charming and suave Alain Pope is just the type of person her parents planned for her to marry, and better yet, her fellow contestant is doing his best to sweep her off her feet. Yet while he says and bakes all the right things, it's friendly, down-to-earth electrician Harry Dobson who Rosaline finds as tempting as a midnight ice-cream sundae with salted caramel . . . and just as hard to resist. But as the competition -- and the ovens -- heat up, Rosaline starts to realize the most delicious recipes come about when you don't follow the recipe"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Karelia Stetz-Waters
Description: "Cade Elgin has a life and career in New York City, and she's determined to get back to both as soon as possible after her aunt's funeral in Portland. However, when she unexpectedly inherits her aunt's sex toy store -- and has to save it from foreclosure -- Cade realizes she's not going anywhere. But making Satisfaction Guaranteed profitable won't be as easy as Cade had hoped. Her new partner has an infuriating lack of business sense, and an infuriating ability to turn Cade on. Selena Mathis knows that nothing is more important than saving Satisfaction Guaranteed. Not her pride, not her inconvenient attraction toward her new business partner. Cade may be more buttoned-up than Selena usually goes for, but that doesn't mean she doesn't know how to turn the store around. But the more they work together, the harder it becomes for Selena to ignore her growing feelings for Cade. And she starts to wonder if there is something more important than saving Satisfaction Guaranteed"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Jackie Fraser
Description: "Thea Mottram is having a bad month. She's been let go from her office job with no notice--and to make matters ever worse, her husband of nearly twenty years has decided to leave her for one of her friends... When she learns that a distant great uncle in Scotland has passed away, leaving her his home and a hefty antique book collection, she decides to leave Sussex for a few weeks. Escaping to a small coastal town where no one knows her seems to be exactly what she needs. The only person she can't seem to win over is bookshop owner Edward Maltravers, to whom she hopes to sell her uncle's book collection. His gruff attitude--fueled by an infamous, longstanding feud with his brother, a local lord--tests Thea's patience. But bickering with Edward proves oddly refreshing and exciting, leading Thea to develop feelings she hasn't experienced in a long time. As follows a thrilling yet terrifying impulse to stay in Scotland indefinitely, Thea realizes that her new life may quickly become just as complicated as the one she was running from" --Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Kris Ripper
Description: "Oscar is a grouch. That's a well-established fact among his tight-knit friend group, and they love him anyway. Jack is an ass. Jack, who's always ready with a sly insult, who can't have a conversation without arguing, and who Oscar may or may not have hooked up with on a strict no-commitment, one-time-only basis. Even if it was extremely hot. Together, they're a bickering, combative mess. When Oscar is fired (answering phones is not for the anxiety-ridden), he somehow ends up working for Jack. Maybe while cleaning out Jack's grandmother's house they can stop fighting long enough to turn a one-night stand into a frenemies-with-benefits situation. The house is an archaeological dig of love and dysfunction, and while Oscar thought he was prepared, he wasn't. It's impossible to delve so deeply into someone's past without coming to understand them at least a little, but Oscar has boundaries for a reason - even if sometimes Jack makes him want to break them all down. After all, hating Jack is less of a risk than loving him..."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rip
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Olivia Waite
Description: "Sophie Roseingrave hates nothing more than a swindler. After her family lost their piano shop to a con man in London, they're trying to start fresh in a new town. Her father is convinced Carrisford is an upright and honest place, but Sophie is not so sure. She has grave suspicions about silk-weaver Madeline Crewe, whose stunning beauty doesn't hide the fact that she's up to something. All Maddie Crewe needs is one big score, one grand heist to properly fund the weavers' union forever. She has found her mark in Mr. Giles, a greedy draper, and the entire association of weavers and tailors and clothing merchants has agreed to help her. The very last thing she needs is a small but determined piano-teacher and composer sticking her nose in other people's business. If Sophie won't be put off, the only thing to do is to seduce her to the cause. Will Sophie's scruples force her to confess the plot before Maddie gets her money? Or will Maddie lose her nerve along with her heart?"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: FIC Wai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Sarah Morgan
Description: "Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is adventure. Liza is drowning in the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza long for a solo summer of her own. Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change. When Martha sees Kathleen’s advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. She's not the world's best driver, but anything has to be better than living with her parents. And traveling with a stranger? No problem. Anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be? As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it's never too late to start over" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
India Holton
Description: "Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria Society crime sorority, she flies around England drinking tea, blackmailing friends, and acquiring treasure by interesting means. Sure, she has a dark and traumatic past and an overbearing aunt, but all things considered, it's a pleasant existence. Until the men show up. Ned Lightbourne is a sometimes assassin who is smitten with Cecilia from the moment they meet. Unfortunately, that happens to be while he's under direct orders to kill her. His employer, Captain Morvath, who possesses a gothic abbey bristling with cannons and an unbridled hate for the world, intends to rid England of all its presumptuous women, starting with the Wisteria Society. Ned has plans of his own. But both men have made one grave mistake: Never underestimate a woman. When Morvath imperils the Wisteria Society, Cecilia is forced to team up with her handsome would-be assassin to save the women who raised her--hopefully proving, once and for all, that she's as much of a scoundrel as the rest of them" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
Kerry Winfrey
Description: "Teddy Phillips never thought she would still be spending every day surrounded by toys at almost thirty years old. But working at a vintage toy store is pretty much all she has going on in her life after being unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend. The one joy that she has kept is her not-so-guilty pleasure: Everett's Place, a local children's show hosted by Everett St. James, a man whom Teddy finds very soothing . . . and, okay, cute. Teddy finds the courage to write to him, feeling slightly like one of the children who write to him on his show. He always gives sound advice and seems like he has everything figured out-and he pretty much does: Everett has a great support system, wonderful friends, and his dream job. But there is still that persistent feeling in the back of his mind that something is missing. When a woman named Theodora starts writing to Everett, he is drawn to her honesty and vulnerability. They continue writing to each other, all the while living their lives without meeting. When their worlds collide, however, they must both let go of their fears and figure out what they truly want-and if the future they want includes each other"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 2, 2021
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Preslaysa Williams
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Paul Rudnick
FIC Rud
An Earl, The Girl, And A Toddler
Vanessa Riley
FIC Ril
Rosaline Palmer Takes The Cake
Alexis J. Hall
FIC Hal
Hang The Moon : A Novel
Alexandria Bellefleur
FIC Bel
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Karelia Stetz-Waters
FIC Ste
Happy Endings : A Novel
Thien-Kim Lam
FIC Lam
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Jackie Fraser
FIC Fra
Hard Sell
Hudson Lin
FIC Lin
The Hate Project
Kris Ripper
FIC Rip
How To Find A Princess
Alyssa Cole
FIC Col
The Hellion's Waltz
Olivia Waite
FIC Wai
How To Survive A Scandal
Samara Parish
FIC Par
The Summer Seekers
Sarah Morgan
FIC Mor
It Had To Be You : A Novel
Georgia Clark
FIC Cla
The Wisteria Society Of Lady Scoundrels
India Holton
FIC Hol
Just Last Night : A Novel
Mhairi McFarlane
FIC McF
Very Sincerely Yours
Kerry Winfrey
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Ashley Shuttleworth
Description: "A queer cast of characters-a half-fae teenager, a temperamental ex-Fury, a fae prince, and his brooding guardian-must track down a serial killer whose disturbing murders are threatening to expose the hidden faerie courts to the human world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Dahlia Adler
Description: Seventeen-year-old Lara's dream of catching Chase Harding's eye finally comes true even as Jasmine, with whom she just spent a confusing, oddly romantic summer, reenters her life.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Matthew Burgess, Josh Cochran
Description: Often seen drawing in white chalk on the matte black paper of unused advertising space in the subway, Haring's iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications. Illustrated in paint by Josh Cochran, himself a specialist in bright, dense, conceptual drawings, this honest, celebratory book honors Haring's life and art, along with his very special connection with kids"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: JB Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Jeremy Atherton Lin
Description: Strobing lights and dark rooms, drag queens on counters, first kisses, last call; the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expression. Now they are closing, a cultural demolition that has Jeremy Atherton Lin wondering: Could this spell the end of gay identity as we know it? The author embarks on a transatlantic tour of the hangouts that marked his life, with each club, pub and dive revealing itself to be a part of queer history. Gay Bar time-travels from Hollywood nights in the 1970s to the tunnels built beneath London in the 1770s; from chichi bars in the wake of AIDS to today's fluid queer spaces; through glory holes, into Crisco-slicked dungeons and down San Francisco alleys. Atherton Lin charts police raids and riots, posing and passing out--and a chance encounter one restless night that would change his life forever.--adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: 306.766 Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Melissa Febos, Forsyth Harmon
Description: When her body began to change at eleven years old, Febos understood that her meaning to other people had changed with it. By her teens, she defined herself based on these perceptions and by the romantic relationships she threw herself into headlong. Over time, Febos increasingly questioned the stories she'd been told about herself and the habits and defenses she'd developed over years of trying to meet others' expectations. Blending investigative reporting, memoir, and scholarship, Febos charts how she and others like her have reimagined relationships and made room for the anger, grief, power, and pleasure women have long been taught to deny.--From publisher marketing.
Call Number: 818 Feb
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
John Paul Brammer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Malinda Lo
Description: "Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father--despite his hard-won citizenship--Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Zak Salih
Description: "Estranged childhood friends Oscar and Sebastian-both too young to have a personal relationship with the AIDS crisis but too old to have enjoyed the freedom of an out adolescence-spend a year grappling with cultural identity, generational change, and what they see in, and owe to, each other."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Heather Walter
Description: Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love's kiss. You've heard this before, haven't you? The handsome prince. The happily ever after. Utter nonsense. Let me tell you, no one in Briar actually cares about what happens to its princesses. Not the way they care about their jewels and elaborate parties and charm-granting elixirs. I thought I didn't care, either. Until I met Princess Aurora. The last heir to Briar's throne. Kind. Gracious. The future queen her realm needs. One who isn't bothered that I am Alyce, the Dark Grace, abhorred and feared for the mysterious dark magic that runs in my veins. Humiliated and shamed by the same nobles who pay me to bottle hexes and then brand me a monster. Aurora says I should be proud of my gifts. That she...cares for me. Even though a power like mine was responsible for her curse. But with less than a year until that curse will kill her, any future I might see with Aurora is swiftly disintegrating -- and she can't stand to kiss yet another insipid prince. I want to help her. If my power began her curse, perhaps it's what can lift it. Perhaps together we could forge a new world. Nonsense again. Because we all know how this story ends, don't we? Aurora is the beautiful princess. And I...I am the villain.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Emery Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco
Description: A child celebrates her Maddy, who is neither mommy nor daddy but a little bit of both, like so many things in nature. Includes note to parents.
Call Number: E Pit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Rivers Solomon
Description: Vern escapes the religious compound where she was raised and gives birth to twins in the forest, raising them away from the influence of the outside world. Her community won't let her go that easily, however, and as they pursue, she breaks the boundaries of humanity, changing her body in uncanny ways in order to protect her family.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Niki Smith
Description: After a terrible political coup usurps their noble house, Hawke and Grayson flee to stay alive and assume new identities, Hanna and Grayce. Desperation and chance lead them to the Communion of Blue, an order of magical women who spin the threads of reality to their will. As the twins learn more about the Communion, and themselves, they begin to hatch a plan to avenge their family and retake their royal home. While Hawke wants to return to his old life, Grayce struggles to keep the threads of her new life from unraveling, and realizes she wants to stay in the one place that will allow her to finally live as a girl.
Call Number: J FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
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A Dark And Hollow Star
Ashley Shuttleworth
YA FIC Shu
Let's Get Back To The Party
Zak Salih
FIC Sal
Cool For The Summer
Dahlia Adler
Malice
Heather Walter
FIC Wal
Drawing On Walls : A Story Of Keith Haring
Matthew Burgess, Josh Cochran
JB Har
Meet Cute Diary.
Emery Lee
Gay Bar : Why We Went Out
Jeremy Atherton Lin
306.766 Lin
My Maddy
Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco
E Pit
Girlhood : Essays
Melissa Febos, Forsyth Harmon
818 Feb
Sorrowland
Rivers Solomon
Hola Papi : How To Come Out In A Walmart Parking Lot And Other Life Lessons
John Paul Brammer
The Deep & Dark Blue
Niki Smith
J FIC Smi
Last Night At The Telegraph Club
Malinda Lo
YA FIC Lo

Time Travel

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Experience some time travelers with these books and movies as you spring ahead and set your clocks forward before bed on Saturday, March 11


Eric Flint, Griffin Barber
Description: "The emperor is dead; long live the emperors! The assassinated Shah Jahan lies entombed beside his beloved wife in the Taj Mahal, while their progeny drag the Mughal Empire into a three-sided struggle over the succession to the Peacock Throne. The diplomatic and trade mission from the United States of Europe is openly siding with Princess Jahanara and her brother Dara Shikoh. The mission, made up largely of Americans transplanted in time by the Ring of Fire, is providing the siblings with technical assistance as they prepare to fight their rivals for the throne, Aurangzeb and Shah Shuja. Meanwhile, the Afghan adventurer Salim Gadh Yilmaz, confidant of two emperors-Shah Jahan and now his son Dara Shikoh-has been elevated to the position of general. He has great challenges to face, not the least of which is resisting the fierce and forbidden mutual attraction between himself and Princess Jahanara. As the conflict deepens, the junior members of the mission are sent east to buy opium needed by the USE's doctors. Their guide, merchant Jadu Das, has an agenda of his own, one entrusted to him by Jahanara: seek out her great uncle, Asaf Khan, and promise whatever is needed to bring his army over to Dara's side. The USE's mission was sent to India in search of goods needed in Europe. But now they find that straightforward task has become enmeshed in a great civil war - for control of The Peacock Throne"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fli
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
James Lee Burke
Description: "The Shondell and Balangie families are enemies in New Iberia's criminal underworld, but teen musicians Johnny Shondell and Isolde Balangie have fallen in love and run away. As Dave Robicheaux investigates the couple's whereabouts, he runs afoul of Isolde's mafioso father, who puts a hit on Robicheaux and his partner, Clete Purcel. The assassin is unlike any they have ever faced: he can induce hallucinations and travels on a ghost ship that materializes without warning. In order to defeat him and rescue Johnny and Isolde, Robicheaux will have to overcome the demons that have tormented him throughout his adult life"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: LP FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Junpei Mizusaki, Leo Chu, Eric S. Garcia, Kōichi Yamadera, Wataru Takagi
Description: Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Geoffrey Trousselot, Arina Ii
Description: Down an alleyway in the heart of Tokyo, there is an underground café that's been serving carefully brewed coffee for over a hundred years. Legend says that this coffeeshop offers its customers the chance to travel back in time. The rules, however, are not simple: you must sit in one particular seat at one particular time of day. You can't venture outside the café, nor can you change the present. And, most importantly, you have only the time it takes to drink a hot cup of coffee-or risk getting stuck forever.
Call Number: FIC Kaw
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Dean Parisot, Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon, Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici
Description: A visitor from the future tells best friends Bill and Ted that one of their songs can save life as they know it and bring harmony to the universe.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
David James Warren
Description: Ex-Minneapolis Police Detective Rembrandt Stone walked away from a career he loved -- just the price of being sure he can come home to the wife and daughter he cherishes. But he can't shake the deep regret over a case left behind. When his mentor, the former Chief of Homicide, dies and leaves Rembrandt with a box of cold cases and a mysterious watch, he finds himself thrust into a world he recognizes -- a world from twenty years ago -- the same world he's woken from in a cold sweat a hundred times. But is it a dream, or some kind of twisted reality? If he solves the case that plagues him, and justice is finally served, will it destroy the life he loves?
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Robert Webb
Description: Kate's husband Luke - the man she loved from the moment she met him twenty-eight years ago - died suddenly. Since then she has pushed away her friends, lost her job and everything is starting to fall apart. One day, she wakes up in the wrong room and in the wrong body. She is eighteen again but remembers everything. This is her college room in 1992. This is the first day of Freshers' Week. And this was the day she first met Luke. But he is not the man that she lost: he's still a boy - the annoying nineteen-year-old English student she first met. Kate knows how he died and that he's already ill. If they can fall in love again she might just be able to save him. She's going to try to do everything exactly the same...
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Inc. BBC Worldwide Americas
Description: A brand new set of action-packed epic adventures spanning space and time. Accompanied by her three best friends, Ryan, Yaz, and Graham, the Thirteenth Doctor is set to face her toughest challenges yet. Featuring terrifying monsters old and new, figures from Earth's history, and an eclectic set of guest stars, this series will delve deeper into the hearts of the Thirteenth Doctor.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Kei Sanbe, Sheldon Drzka, Abigail Blackman
Description: Twenty-nine-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is floundering through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phenomenon that rewinds time, a condition that seems to only make his drab life worse. But then, one day, everything changes. A terrible incident forever changes Satoru's life as he knows it...and with it, comes a "Revival" that sends Satoru eighteen years into the past! In the body of his boyhood self, Satoru encounters sights he never imagined he would see again--the smile of his mother, alive and well, his old friends, and Kayo Hinazuki, the girl who was kidnapped and murdered when he was a boy the first time around. To return to the present and prevent the tragedy that brought him back to his childhood in the first place, Satoru begins plotting a way to change Hinazuki's fate. But up against the clock and a faceless evil, does eleven-year-old Satoru even stand a chance?
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Jenny Valentine
Description: "The story of an out-of-time romance between Jude and Novo, two teens looking for a way to connect to the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Val
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Charles L. Adler, publisher Teaching Company
Description: Whether science fiction is exploring current realities, extrapolating from the present to create imaginary futures, or just creating interesting settings for character-driven stories, it often relies on real science to both entertain and build stories that can transport people into astonishing new worlds. In the 24 lectures, Professor Charles L. Adler of St. Mary's College of Maryland looks at dozens of books, movies, and television shows to unearth the science behind the fiction.
Call Number: KIT 809.38762 Adl
Format: Kit
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Cullen Bunn, Fran Galán, Michael Marts
Description: "When Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledges to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursued a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life was shattered. Auguste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in another time. And another time. And another time. Auguste's very existence is shattered and cast through time and space. He exists over and over again in multiple eras. And in all of those eras, he has the same goal – to stop the necromancer's evil plans. Accompanied now by the enigmatic Jane Fool, Auguste hunts a madman while trying to piece together the mystery of his very existence" --amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Bun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Catriona Silvey, Kristin Atherton
Description: Thora and Santi are strangers in a foreign city when a chance encounter brings them together and intertwines their fates. Thora thinks she's finally found a kindred spirit with the same intelligence, offbeat humor, and desire to look up instead of straight ahead. But days later, Santi is cruelly taken from her in an accident. But this is just one of the many connections they share. Like two satellites trapped in orbit around each other, Thora and Santi meet again: as a nurse and dying patient; a teacher and prodigy student; a cynic and a believer. In numerous lives they become friends, colleagues, lovers, and enemies, but how and why? When ominous patterns begin to emerge and the lines between worlds blur, Thora and Santi come to a shocking revelation, they must discover the truth of their strange attachment before their many lives come to a final end.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Tappei Nagatsuki, Daichi Matsuse
Description: Subaru Natsuki was just trying to get to the convenience store but wound up summoned to another world. He encounters the usual things--life-threatening situations, silver haired beauties, cat fairies--you know, normal stuff. All that would be bad enough, but he's also gained the most inconvenient magical ability of all--time travel, but he's got to die to use it. How do you repay someone who saved your life when all you can do is die?
Call Number: YA FIC Nag
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Tom Baker, James Goss
Description: The Doctor, Harry and Sarah Jane Smith arrive at a remote Scottish island, when their holiday is cut short by the appearance of strange creatures - hideous scarecrows, who are preying on the local population. The islanders are living in fear, and the Doctor vows to save them all. But it doesn't go to plan - the time travellers have fallen into a trap, and Scratchman is coming for them. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor must battle an ancient force from another dimension, one who claims to be the Devil. Scratchman wants to know what the Doctor is most afraid of. And the Doctor's worst nightmares are coming out to play.
Call Number: FIC Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Kano Miyamoto, Christine Dashiell
Description: "In order to solve the mystery of a rumored curse that brings early death to the male descendants in his lineage, Akihiko Sakaki goes back to stay in his family's ancestral home. One night, he experiences a time slip that lands him 100 years in the past. There he meets Eitaro, a student from the Meiji Period who is also trying to solve the same mystery. Bridging the gap between the past and the present, the two men traverse time and space as they work together to unravel the family's secret" -- from vendor record.
Call Number: FIC Miy
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Danielle (Author) Rollins
Description: Seattle, 1913: Forced to wed a wealthy man, Dorothy runs away from the wedding. She meets a stranger and stows away on his peculiar craft-- to wake up in a chilling version of the world she left behind. New Seattle, 2077: Endless jumps through time have left Ash plagued by pre-memories of what is to come; the last thing he needs is a stowaway wearing a wedding gown. Dorothy may hold the key to unraveling the past-- but may spell Ash's ultimate destruction. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Rol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Justin Benson, Aaron Scott Moorhead, Michael Mendelsohn, David Clarke Lawson, Anthony Mackie
Description: When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve and Dennis are called to a series of bizarre and gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to a mysterious new drug found at the scene. But after Dennis's oldest daughter disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality, and the flow of time itself.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Tim Miller, James Cameron, David Ellison, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes
Description: An augmented human and Sarah Connor must stop an advanced liquid Terminator from hunting down a young girl, whose fate is critical to the human race.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Simon Jimenez
Description: "Nia Imani is a woman out of place and outside of time. Decades of travel through the stars are condensed into mere months for her, though the years continue to march steadily onward for everyone she has ever known. Her friends and lovers have aged past her, and all she has left is work. Alone and adrift, she lives for only the next paycheck, until the day she meets a mysterious boy, fallen from the sky. A boy, broken by his past. The scarred child does not speak, his only form of communication the beautiful and haunting music he plays from an old wooden flute. Captured by his songs, and their strange, immediate connection, Nia decides to take the boy in. And over years of starlit travel, these two outsiders discover in one another the things they lacked. For him, a home, a place of love and safety. For her, an anchor to the world outside herself. For the both of them, a family. But Nia is not the only one who wants the boy. The past hungers for him, and when it catches up, it threatens to tear this makeshift family apart"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jim
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Alessandra Narvaaez-Varela
Description: In Cuidad Juaarez, Mexico in 1999, where kidnapping of girls and women is common, a woman approaches thirteen-year-old Anamaria claiming to be her future self, offering advice and requesting help.
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Sarah Lariviere
Description: When math prodigy Nephele invents a time travel app so she can redo her terrible freshman year of high school, there are unexpected consequences.
Call Number: YA FIC Lar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
Kosoko Jackson
Description: "Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant. He's ready for his life to finally begin, until one night, when he passes out and wakes up somewhere totally unexpected...in 1969, where he connects with a magnetic boy named Michael. And then, just as suddenly as he arrived, he slips back to present-day Boston, where the family of his donor is waiting to explain that his new liver came with a side effect―the ability to time travel. And they've tasked their youngest son, Blake, with teaching Andre how to use his unexpected new gift. Andre splits his time bouncing between the past and future. Between Michael and Blake. Michael is everything Andre wishes he could be, and Blake, still reeling from the death of his brother, Andre's donor, keeps him at arm's length despite their obvious attraction to each other. Torn between two boys, one in the past and one in the present, Andre has to figure out where he belongs―and more importantly who he wants to be―before the consequences of jumping in time catch up to him and change his future for good" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: May 26, 2021
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1637 : The Peacock Throne
Eric Flint, Griffin Barber
FIC Fli
Meet Me In Another Life : A Novel
Catriona Silvey, Kristin Atherton
FIC Sil
A Private Cathedral James Lee Burke.
James Lee Burke
LP FIC Bur
Re:zero : Starting Life In Another World. Chapter 1: A Day In The Capital. 01
Tappei Nagatsuki, Daichi Matsuse
YA FIC Nag
Batman Ninja
Junpei Mizusaki, Leo Chu, Eric S. Garcia, Kōichi Yamadera, Wataru Takagi
Action
Scratchman
Tom Baker, James Goss
FIC Bak
Before The Coffee Gets Cold A Novel
Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Geoffrey Trousselot, Arina Ii
FIC Kaw
Sleeping Moon. 01
Kano Miyamoto, Christine Dashiell
FIC Miy
Bill & Ted Face The Music
Dean Parisot, Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon, Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici
Comedy
Stolen Time
Danielle (Author) Rollins
YA FIC Rol
Cast The First Stone
David James Warren
FIC War
Synchronic
Justin Benson, Aaron Scott Moorhead, Michael Mendelsohn, David Clarke Lawson, Anthony Mackie
SciFi/Fantasy
Come Again : A Novel
Robert Webb
FIC Web
Terminator. Dark Fate
Tim Miller, James Cameron, David Ellison, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes
Action
Doctor Who. The Complete Twelfth Series Bbc.
Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Inc. BBC Worldwide Americas
SciFi/Fantasy
The Vanished Birds
Simon Jimenez
FIC Jim
Erased. 01
Kei Sanbe, Sheldon Drzka, Abigail Blackman
FIC San
Thirty Talks Weird Love
Alessandra Narvaaez-Varela
Hello Now
Jenny Valentine
YA FIC Val
Time Travel For Love And Profit
Sarah Lariviere
YA FIC Lar
How Science Shapes Science Fiction Professor Charles L. Adler.
Charles L. Adler, publisher Teaching Company
KIT 809.38762 Adl
Yesterday Is History
Kosoko Jackson
YA FIC Jac
Knights Temporal. Volume 1
Cullen Bunn, Fran Galán, Michael Marts
FIC Bun

Urban Fiction

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Need a little more dark and gritty in your life? Urban ficton/street lit focuses on darker characters, and the socio-economic impacts and murky side of city living. If you like books with a little more edge, buckle up. You're in for a treat.

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author K'wan
Description: It's been months since Kahllah El-Amin hung up her pistols and retired from the murder-for-hire business, leaving behind her days of dealing in death and espionage in favor of a quiet desk job. After so many years of searching, Kahllah has finally found peace. But when a police officer is murdered and a familiar flower is left at the crime scene, all signs point to it being the work of the Black Lotus. Someone is trying to frame her! The case is handed to Detective James Wolf, a former adversary who has since become a friend to Kahllah. His orders are to bring in the Black Lotus, dead or alive. To clear her name, Kahllah once again must don the mask of the Black Lotus. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Kwa
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
C. N. Phillips
Description: While most young people are just getting their footing in life, Bryshon "Boogie" Tolliver is already being groomed to be a boss by his father, Barry Tolliver. He has dreams of being the most prominent chef in New York, but then Barry is murdered in cold blood and everything he built is left at Boogie's feet. Now his dreams are replaced with a new resolve: to prove himself worthy of upholding his father's legacy. Boogie takes his rightful place at the table of the Five Families of New York and is quickly taken under the wing of Caesar, the head of the organization. The deeper in Boogie gets, the more obsessed he becomes with finding his father's murderer. When all signs point to the person Boogie knows is untouchable, he'll do anything to even the score... even if it costs him his seat at the table. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
1985- author Ashley Antoinette
Description: "Morgan Atkins is used to losing but losing Messiah Williams was the most tragic loss of them all. Surely, after Messiah, no other man could compare. Settling with Sebastian Fredrick didn't seem like such an impossible task. He treated her well enough, he accepted her children, and he offered her entrance into a well-connected world. There was only one problem: He wanted to change her into someone else. The rules that went along with his lifestyle suffocated her and when Morgan reconnected with Messiah's crew, she no longer wanted to play by Bash's rules. When she falls in love with Messiah's best friend, Ahmeek Harris, she knows she's headed for trouble. His presence heals her in a way that no man has ever been able to before. Their love affair is electric. Morgan is uncertain about many things, but one this she's sure of is that she can't let this feeling go"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Angie Thomas, Angie. Hate u give Thomas
Description: Maverick feels strongly about family ties, making choices he feels necessary to help support his mom while his King father serves time, and leave him literally holding his son in a doctor's waiting room after he gets paternity test results back and his babymomma ghosts. Now the child he's raising is impacting the lives of his family and his girlfriend, and the gang life he led to support them all financially could leave them all bearing his responsibilities since it endangers his life. It looks like he may have been offered a chance to go straight, but leaving the King Lords won't be easy, and a "real" job has high demand for low return.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Carl Weber
Description: "Singing sensation Savannah Kirby has won thirteen Grammys and married the man of her dreams in superstar rapper/ actor Kyle Kirby. Together they are of one of the most dynamic and powerful couples in entertainment--until Kyle is found murdered and Savannah is arrested for the crime. Things don't look good for the singer when she can't keep her stories straight and her bloody fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. Even with famed attorney Bradley Hudson and his family of lawyers handling her case, it looks like Savannah is headed to jail. However, this isn't Bradley's first rodeo, and he's always got an ace up his sleeve."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Fiona Mozley
Description: "Pungent, steamy, insatiable Soho; the only part of London that truly never sleeps. Tourists dawdling, chancers skulking, addicts shuffling, sex workers strutting, punters prowling, businessmen striding, the homeless and the lost. Down Wardour Street, ducking onto Dean Street, sweeping into L'Escargot, darting down quiet back alleyways, skirting dumpsters and drunks, emerging on to raucous main roads, fizzing with energy and riotous with life.On a corner, sits a large townhouse, the same as all its neighbours. But this building hosts a teeming throng of rich and poor, full from the basement right up to the roof terrace. Precious and Tabitha call the top floors their home but it's under threat; its billionaire-owner Agatha wants to kick the women out to build expensive restaurants and luxury flats. Men like Robert, who visit the brothel, will have to go elsewhere. Those like Cheryl, who sleep in the basement, will have to find somewhere else to hide after dark. But the women won't go quietly. Soho is their turf and they are ready for a fight."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Moz
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Treasure Hernandez
Description: Desiree Johnson hasn't been home to Idlewild, MIchigan in over seventeen years, but she and her son, Tyree, rush there when she receives news about her father. Tyson Rockwell is taken aback by her return. Their summer relationship was once powerful, but he succumbed to family pressure and let Desiree go. Now that she's back, he vows it will not happen again. He needs to prove to Desiree that he never stopped loving her-- despite his wife and children. Meanwhile Desiree's siblings, Donna and Ernest, Jr., have their own share of childhood secrets and adult scandals-- and their father's recovery will jeopardize their plans. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Raynesha Pittman
Description: With both parents in love with their addiction to freebasing cocaine, Ethan found it easier to pack up and leave his home city years ago. Crossing many miles, he landed in Tennessee, where his survival instincts and drive to succeed led him to become the deadliest kingpin in Memphis. He goes by the name of Minister, and he prefers to fly under the radar, making moves that can only be traced back to a ghost whose origin and location are a mystery.
Call Number: FIC Pit
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Kiki Swinson
Description: "She killed her abusive boyfriend in self-defense. But in jail, violent female gangs paid off by her enemies keep her fearing for her life--and land her in the hospital. From there, a medical testing facility is her one dubious hope for some kind of safety. But from the moment she hits the yard, she and other prisoners are victimized by illegal medical experiments. Injected with lethal diseases and made a test subject for experimental vaccines, she's clinging to determination by the slimmest thread--until she forms an alliance with a Corrections Officer." -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Kiki Swinson
Description: "A former journalist with a knack for unraveling dirty secrets, Khloé Mercer figures if she's going to risk her life, she might as well make big money as a private investigator. But this reckless newbie needs a major case to make her name - and really show she can handle Norfolk, Virginia's toughest streets ... When a narcotics detective's widow needs someone to investigate her disgraced husband's so-called suicide, Khloé jumps at the lucrative fee - and the clues that the Norfolk Police Department is rotten from top to bottom. And with formidable backup from her ex-felon uncle, she turns the city upside-down to uncover the truth ... But Khloé's cage-rattling tactics and high-wire strategies threaten both the cops and the city's brutal underworld alike. Now, with her life in the crosshairs and no one she can trust, she'll find that building a reputation comes with a price she may not survive to pay." --Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Carl Weber, La Jill Hunt
Description: "From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful 'Blasian' call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted-El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with. Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family" -- Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Briana Cole
Description: "Kimera Davis thought she was finally free from marrying-for-money--and living way too many lies. Until her obsessed ex-husband ignited the ultimate dark hoax, a spectacularly malicious deception that's left her family, and her best friend, Adria, reeling. Now Kimera and her young son are prisoners at a remote estate, under the thumb of her ex's powerful father. And she has only one slender chance of escape." -- Publisher marketing.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
Briana Cole
Description: "Kimera Davis thought she was finally free from marrying for money - and living way too many lies. Until her obsessed ex-husband ignited the ultimate dark hoax, a malicious deception that's left her family and her best friend, Adria, reeling. Now Kimera and her young son are prisoners at a remote estate, under the thumb of her ex's powerful father. Suddenly Kimera is getting dangerously close to an unlikely ally, but even she can t be sure if she's playing him, if what they have is real... And there's no guarantee that her calculations will earn her and her son's freedom - or cost more than her survival is worth."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
JaQuavis Coleman
Description: "As a painter travels the world, he mourns the death of his wife, but finds an escape through his art. Until an unexpected knock at the door takes his otherwise secluded life on a dramatic turn. The guest presents a problem that traps them inside of a home for 72 hours, and the quiet suburban estate becomes the devil's playground. The painter is then thrown into a psychological game with twists and turns that lead to an unforeseeable ending..."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
A. E. Osworth
Description: "Eliza Bright was living the dream as an elite video game coder at Fancy Dog Games when her private life suddenly became public. But is Eliza Bright a brilliant, self-taught coder bravely calling out the toxic masculinity and chauvinism that pervades her workplace and industry? Or, is Eliza Bright a woman who needs to be destroyed to protect "the sanctity of gaming culture"? It depends on who you ask... When Eliza reports an incident of workplace harassment that is quickly dismissed, she's forced to take her frustrations to a journalist who blasts her story across the Internet. She's fired and doxxed, and becomes a rallying figure for women across America. But she's also enraged the beast that is male gamers on 4Chan and Reddit, whose collective, unreliable voice narrates our story. Soon Eliza is in the cross-hairs of the gaming community, threatened and stalked as they monitor her every move online and across New York City. As the violent power of an angry male collective descends upon everyone in Eliza's life, it becomes increasingly difficult to know who to trust, even when she's eventually taken in and protected by an under-the-radar Collective known as the Sixsterhood. The violence moves from cyberspace to the real world, as a vicious male super-fan known only as The Inspectre is determined to exact his revenge on behalf of men everywhere. We watch alongside the Sixsterhood and subreddit incels as this dramatic cat-and-mouse game plays out to reach its violent and inevitable conclusion. This is an extraordinary, unputdownable novel that explores the dark recesses of the Internet and male rage, and the fragile line between the online world and real life. It's a thrilling story of female resilience and survival, packed with a powerful feminist message"-- Provided by publisher.Eliza Bright was living the dream as an elite video game coder at Fancy Dog Games. When she reports an incident of workplace harassment and it is dismissed, she takes her frustrations to a journalist who blasts her story across the Internet. Now Eliza's private life is public. Is she a brilliant, self-taught coder bravely calling out the toxic masculinity and chauvinism that pervades her workplace and industry? Or, is she a woman who needs to be destroyed to protect "the sanctity of gaming culture"? When Eliza is taken in and protected by an under-the-radar Collective known as the Sixsterhood, a vicious male super-fan known only as The Inspectre is determined to exact real-life revenge on behalf of men everywhere. -- adapted from jacket
Format: Book
Date Added: May 19, 2021
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