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Ruth Logan Herne
Description: "When her family's apple orchard is damaged by a storm, single mom Libby Creighton knows the harvest she's depending on is in jeopardy. Though he prefers a solitary life, Jax McClaren has the skills to revive Libby's orchard--and her guarded heart. But he'll have to overcome the secrets of his past if he and Libby are going to have a fruitful future together"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Kristi Ann Hunter
Description: "In early 1800s England, Jess Beauchene has spent most of her life in hiding and always on the move in an effort to leave her past far behind her. But when she learns the family she thought had died just might be alive and in danger, she knows her secrets can only stay buried for so long. Derek Thornbury loves the past, which has led him to become an expert in history and artifacts. He knows Jess has never liked him, but when she requests his help deciphering the clues laid out in an old family diary, he can't resist the urge to solve the puzzle. As Jess and Derek race to find the hidden artifact before her family's enemies, they learn as much about each other as they do about the past. But can their search to uncover the truth and set history right lead to a future together?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Carrie Lighte
Description: "Embarrassed by an unrequited crush, Amish maedel Sadie Dienner needs a vacation from her life in Pennsylvania--and from romance. Until Christmas, she's working in Maine as a nanny to Amish widower Levi Swarey's twins. But Levi is frustratingly overprotective and they just can't see eye to eye on anything. And the worst part? Sadie can't seem to stop herself from losing her heart..." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Lig
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Natalie Walters
Description: "Independent and tenacious journalist Vivian DeMarco is back in Walton, Georgia, for one reason--to do her job and get out. When her boss suddenly dies under suspicious circumstances, Vivian's only hope for finding the truth--and the next big story--is small-town law enforcement's lanky poster boy, Deputy Ryan Frost. But the deeper they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes, and Vivian finds herself fighting for not only answers but also her life. False leads, incriminating emails, and someone called The Watcher force Vivian to confront the secret of her past and decide: How much is she willing to risk for the sake of a headline? Harbored secrets series." -- Publisher annotation.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Jaime Jo Wright
Description: "A mystery begins when Aggie Dunkirk exhumes secrets and uncovers a crime her eccentric grandmother has been obsessing over. Decades earlier, after discovering her sister's body in the attic, Imogene Grayson longs for justice. Two women, separated by time, vow to find answers, no matter the cost"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Tracie Peterson, Kimberley Woodhouse
Description: "For Havyn Powell, growing up on her grandfather Chuck Bondrant's dairy outside the 1904 gold-rush boomtown of Nome, Alaska, offered all she needed. She had the love of her mother, two sisters, and grandfather. But now, at 23, Havyn realizes the stability of her life may soon vanish. Havyn is determined to find a way to keep the family together, but her grandfather's health is declining and everyone seems to be holding secrets from each other, including the handsome, dark-haired stranger who recently arrived. John Roselli arrives in Nome looking for a steady, consistent job. He has grown tired of the promises of getting rich quick and just wants an honest job with honest pay. His grandfather once knew a Chuck Bondrant, and so when John arrives at the dairy, he's quickly offered a job--and a path to more if he wants it. Havyn's plan for helping out the family means using her beautiful singing voice and her sisters' musical talent at a local roadhouse. They're an immediate hit, and it looks like her plan will be a success. But the spotlight brings with it dangerous eyes that covet Havyn and are jealous as she and John grow ever closer. But will they realize the peril before it's too late?" --amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Pet
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 25, 2019
Olivia Newport
Description: On a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, Tucker has a love-hate relationship with his wealth, spending indiscriminately while skiing fearlessly and preparing to conquer the overgrown slope of Hidden Run, a dangerous run not attempted in decades. As genealogist Jillian tries to uncover enough of Tucker's family tree to understand his charming nature but reckless resolve, Jillian's equally charming father, Nolan, cajoles Tucker into giving him ski lessons to get him talking about the suspicious circumstances surrounding his grandfather's life in St. Louis in the 1930s. On the surface, Tucker's family's history seems too perfect. The secret may lie in the sealed envelope Tucker carries with him at all times--even on the ski slope. When no one can find Tucker to tell him the fiancée he never mentioned turned up in Canyon Mines, they realize he must be off attempting to ski Hidden Run alone in a snowstorm.
Call Number: FIC New
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Denise Hunter
Description: When their parents die in a tragic accident, Molly Bennett and her siblings pull together to fulfill their parents' dream: turning their historic Bluebell, North Carolina home back into an inn. The situation would just be temporary--three years at the most--then they would sell the inn and Molly could get back to chasing her own dreams. Adam Bradford (aka bestselling author Nathanial Grey) is a reclusive novelist with a bad case of writer's block. Desperate for inspiration as his deadline approaches, he travels to the setting of his next book, a North Carolina lake town. There he immediately meets his muse, a young innkeeper who fancies herself in love with his alter ego.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
Lynette Eason
Description: "Four novellas from author Lynette Eason take you to the town of Tanner Hollow and the men and women who keep it safe, trusting each other with their lives, and sometimes their hearts"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eas
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Jen Turano
Description: "This intriguing novella collection crosses the country--from Kansas to Texas, the Grand Canyon to New Mexico--with tales of sweet romance while exploring the fascinating history of the Harvey girls: young women seeking adventure and independence who worked in hotels throughout the country from the early 1880s to the late 1920s"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ser
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Terri Blackstock
Description: Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado home town. His mother begs him to come to Carlisle now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn't until he's sidelined by an injury that he's forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna too. Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher's daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna had defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between Strickland and Nate's drunken dad was loud--and very public. Strickland was found murdered later that night, and everyone accused Roy Beckett. When the church burned down, people assumed it was Nate getting even for his father's conviction. He let the rumors fly and left Carlisle without looking back. Now, Brenna is stunned to learn that the man convicted of murdering her father has been pardoned. The events of that night set her life on a bad course, and she's dealing with a brutal custody battle with her ex and his new wife where he's using lies and his family's money to sway the judge. She's barely hanging on, and she's turned to alcohol to cope. Shame and fear consume her. As they deal with the present--including new information about that fateful night and a wildfire that's threatening their town--their past keeps igniting. Nate is the steady force Brenna has so desperately needed. But she'll have to learn to trust him again first.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2019
Shirlee McCoy
Description: "Her husband's murderer has his sights set on Katie Jameson. With the killer on the loose again, she'll have to trust K-9 officer Tony Knight to protect her and her baby from the stalker who will stop at nothing to get his way. It will take all of Tony's and his furry partner's skills to find the killer before it's too late."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Amy Clipston
Description: Christiana Kurtz loves to bake, but when her bake stand becomes too busy, her mother encourages her to move her business to the local market. Her new bake shop becomes so inundated with customers that the line blocks the leather and woodcraft shop next door, which is run by Jeffrey Stoltzfus. When Jeffrey complains that her stand is driving away business due to the lines, she complains to him that his personalization machine smells. Though their relationship starts off on bad footing, they eventually forge a friendship. When Christiana's father makes a surprise visit to the market, he is upset to find that Jeffrey uses the building's electricity to personalize his items. He tells Christiana that Jeffrey is too modern for her, and she's forbidden from dating him. Christiana is crushed, but she knows she must obey her father. How can two young friends set their feelings aside and trust in God's plans for their future.-- from Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Julie Klassen
Description: When an old friend is killed, the senior partner at the law office where Benjamin Brooker works isn't satisfied with Bow Street's efforts. Benjamin agrees to investigate, and evidence takes him to Belle Island, a remote island on the Thames. Soon he finds himself falling for the main suspect--a woman who claims not to have left the island in ten years. Isabelle Wilder leads a productive life, but she is trapped on the island by fear. The new of her trustee's murder stuns her--she has had a recurring dream about the man's death. When a second person dies and evidence points to Isabelle, who can she trust? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Kla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 12, 2019
David Rawlings
Description: "Daniel Whiteley is a successful couples counselor who regularly puts families back together, helping them face up to the things in life they hide. But his own marriage is falling apart. His wife, Kelly, knows Daniel is hiding something from her, but she doesn't dare probe for fear her own secrets will be revealed. When his grandfather dies, Daniel inherits an old SLR camera from a time when cameras pointed away from the person taking the photograph. On the camera is an inscription: Use this camera wisely and remember, regardless of the picture you think you took, the camera never lies. When Daniel first uses his new camera he finds someone has already filled the roll of film. Annoyed, he processes the film and finds photos of a secret that he's been hiding from his wife and daughter. He has no idea who took them. Now every time he uses the camera, the photographs reveal another secret about himself the he is desperate to keep--as well as those of his wife, which he is desperate to uncover."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Raw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Melissa Ferguson
Description: "Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband--and children--altogether. But fate has other plans, and Cassie's online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett's memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game. No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps--each--they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?"-- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Patrick W. Carr
Description: "Following his vision of the coming Messiah, the prophet Daniel creates a select group of men who will count down the calendar to the arrival of Israel's promised king. Centuries later, as the day nears, Myrad, a young magi acolyte, flees for his life when his adoptive father and others are put to death by a ruthless Parthian queen. Having grabbed only a few possessions, Myrad escapes the city, and searching for a way to hide from the soldiers scouring the trade routes, he tries to join the caravan of the merchant Walagash. The merchant senses that Myrad is hiding secrets, but when the young man proves himself a valuable traveler, an epic journey filled with peril, close escapes, and dangerous battles begins. With every day that passes, the calendar creeps closer to the coming Messiah. And over everything shines the dream of a star that Myrad can't forget and the promise that the world will never be the same." -- Publisher annotation.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Regina Jennings
Description: "Caroline Adams returns to Indian Territory craving adventure after living society life. When she comes across outlaw Frisco Smith, his dreams to obtain a piece of property on the Unassigned Lands are persuasive. When the gun sounds, they find themselves battling over a claim-and both dig in their heels"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Shannon McNear
Description: "During the clash between Union and Confederacy, quiet Tennessean Pearl MacFarlane is compelled to nurse both Rebel and Yankee wounded who seek refuge at her family's farm. She is determined to remain unmoved by the Yankee cause--until she faces the silent struggle of Union soldier Joshua Wheeler, a recent amputee. The MacFarlane family fits no stereotype Joshua believed in; still he is desperate to regain his footing--as a soldier, as a man, as a Christian--in the aftermath of his debilitating injury. He will use his time behind enemy lines to gather useful intelligence for the Union--if the courageous Rebel woman will stay out of the line of danger."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McN
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
Sarah Loudin Thomas
Description: "Colman Harpe works for the C&O in the Appalachian rail town of Thurmond, West Virginia, but he'd rather be a preacher and lead his own congregation. When a member of the rival McLean clan guns down his cousin and the clan matriarch, Serepta McLean, taunts the Harpes by coming to a tent revival in their territory, Colman chooses peace over seeking revenge with the rest of his family. Colman, known for an unnaturally keen sense of hearing, is shocked when he hears God tell him to preach to the McLeans. A failed attempt to run away leaves Colman sick and suffering in the last place he wanted to be--McLean territory. Nursed by herbalist Ivy Gordon--a woman whose unusual appearance has made her an outcast--he's hindered in his calling by Serepta's iron grip on the region and his uncle's desire to break that grip. But appearances can be deceiving, and he soon learns that the face of evil doesn't look like he expected." -- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 27, 2020
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A Hopeful Harvest
Ruth Logan Herne
FIC Her
Smoke Screen
Terri Blackstock
FIC Bla
A Pursuit Of Home
Kristi Ann Hunter
FIC Hun
Sworn To Protect
Shirlee McCoy
FIC McC
Courting The Amish Nanny
Carrie Lighte
FIC Lig
The Bake Shop
Amy Clipston
FIC Cli
Deadly Deceit
Natalie Walters
FIC Wal
The Bridge To Belle Island
Julie Klassen
FIC Kla
Echoes Among The Stones
Jaime Jo Wright
FIC Wri
The Camera Never Lies : A Novel
David Rawlings
FIC Raw
Forever Hidden
Tracie Peterson, Kimberley Woodhouse
FIC Pet
The Dating Charade : A Novel
Melissa Ferguson
FIC Fer
In The Cradle Lies
Olivia Newport
FIC New
The End Of The Magi : A Novel
Patrick W. Carr
FIC Car
Lake Season
Denise Hunter
FIC Hun
The Major's Daughter
Regina Jennings
FIC Jen
Protecting Tanner Hollow : Four Romantic Suspense Novellas
Lynette Eason
FIC Eas
The Rebel Bride
Shannon McNear
FIC McN
Serving Up Love : A Four-in-one Harvey House Brides Collection
Tracie Peterson, Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, Jen Turano
FIC Ser
When Silence Sings : A Novel
Sarah Loudin Thomas
FIC Tho

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Action, adventure, psychology, suspense - new thrillers to keep you up at night.

36 Righteous Men : A Novel
Steven Pressfield
FIC Pre
The Butterfly Girl : A Novel
Rene Denfeld
FIC Den
All Out War
Sean Parnell
FIC Par
The Chestnut Man : A Novel
Søren Sveistrup
FIC Sve
Clear My Name
Paula Daly
FIC Dal
The Courier
Kjell Ola Dahl
FIC Dah
Dread Of Winter
Susan Alice Bickford
FIC Bic
The Darwin Strain
Bill Schutt, J. R. Finch
FIC Sch
Empty Hearts : A Novel
Juli Zeh
FIC Zeh
The Doll Factory : A Novel
Elizabeth Macneal
FIC Mac
Fatal Ally
Tim Sebastian
FIC Seb
The Murder List
Hank Phillippi Ryan
FIC Rya
Ghoster
Jason Arnopp
FIC Arn
The Passengers
John Marrs
FIC Mar
Little Voices : A Thriller
Vanessa Lillie
FIC Lil
The Retreat
Sherri Smith
FIC Smi
Mosaic
Caro Ramsay
FIC Ram
The Shape Of Night : A Novel
Tess Gerritsen
FIC Ger
One Night Gone : A Novel
Tara Laskowski
FIC Las
Thirteen
Steve Cavanagh
FIC Cav
Secret Service
Tom Bradby
FIC Bra
Three-fifths : A Novel
John Vercher
FIC Ver

Steven Pressfield
Description: "When detectives James Manning and Covina "Dewey" Duwai are called in to investigate a series of bizarre murders, they make a shocking discovery: the legend of the hidden righteous ones, the 36 who preserve the world from destruction, is no legend at all. They are real, and they are being murdered. As the bodies pile up and the world tilts into chaos, Manning and Dewey must protect the righteous ones from a ruthless killer able to beguile his victims and command them against their will"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Sean Parnell
Description: The second military action thriller starring special operative Eric Steele, is on the hunt for a formidable Russian terrorist in this high-intensity tale of international intrigue
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Paula Daly
Description: "When Carrie was accused of brutally murdering her husband's lover, she denied it. She denied it again when they found her blood inside the victim's house, again when they put her in front of a jury, and again when they sent her to prison. Now three years into her fifteen-year sentence, gradually losing hope and separated from her pregnant daughter, she is still maintaining her innocence. Tess is the only employee of Innocence UK, a charity that helps clear the wrongfully convicted, and which accepts Carrie's case. But can she trust Carrie? Meanwhile, in order to find the truth, Tess must face her own past lies, all the while managing the naïve junior investigator assigned to be her shadow. An innovative spin on the crime novel, Paula Daly's Clear My Name raises the stakes in a grave miscarriage of justice and proves that even in a cold case, things still run hot"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Susan Alice Bickford
Description: "The remote town of Oriska, New York, hasn't been home for Sydney Lucerno for thirteen years. She's escaped the creeping addictions and long-simmering anger that are as much a part of the landscape as the bitter cold. But when she gets the call that her mother is dying, every secret and fear she left behind is waiting to welcome her back. Two days later, her mother's lover is dead too. And Sydney's sworn to protect a half-sister she never knew she had, a prickly teenager named Maude, with an opiate habit and a bad-news family. But more lies and feuds are poised to spring from every once-familiar corner. The predators Sydney thought she'd escaped are threatening both her and Maude. To get free, Sydney will have to discover the truth about what happened when she left--and decide what should stay buried, deep in the unforgiving snow..."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bic
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Juli Zeh
Description: A prescient political and psychological thriller ripped from tomorrow's headlines, by one of Germany's most celebrated contemporary novelists. Part suspenseful thriller, part wickedly effective social satire, <i>Empty Hearts<i> is a novel for our times, examining urgent questions of morality, politics, and culture, and presenting a startling vision of a future where empathy is a thing of the past.
Call Number: FIC Zeh
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Tim Sebastian
Description: "After five years' silence, a British intelligence asset has made contact from Moscow. Claiming to be in possession of an explosive piece of information, he wishes to defect to the West. The carefully-planned operation however goes catastrophically wrong, the would-be defector ruthlessly betrayed by a rogue element at the highest level of US government. As a result, MI6's Margo Lane is ordered to deliver a message the White House won't forget. It's mission that will take Margo to the violent heart of contemporary Russia and the edge of the civil war in Syria - and finally to a terrifying personal decision she had hoped she would never have to make."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Jason Arnopp
Description: "Kate Collins has been ghosted. She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty apartment. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared. Except for his mobile phone. Kate knows she shouldn't hack into Scott's phone. She shouldn't look at his Tinder, his calls, his social media. But she can't quite help herself. That's when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn't recognize. Scratch marks on the walls that she can't explain. And the growing feeling that she's being watched. Kate refuses to leave the apartment - she's not going anywhere until she's discovered what happened to Scott. But the deeper she dives into Scott's digital history the more Kate realizes just how little she really knows about the man she loves."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Vanessa Lillie
Description: "Devon Burges is in the throes of a high-risk birth when she learns of her dear friend's murder. The police quickly name another friend as the chief suspect, but Devon doesn't buy it, and despite her difficult recovery, she decides to investigate. Haunted by postpartum problems that manifest as a cruel voice in her head, Devon is barely getting by. Yet her instincts are still sharp, and she's bent on proving her friend's innocence. But as Devon digs into the evidence, the voice in her head grows more insistent, the danger more intense. Each layer is darker, more disturbing, and she's not sure she, or her baby, can survive what lies at the truth."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Caro Ramsay
Description: "Megan Melvick has returned home after a three-year absence to visit her dying sister, Melissa, for the last time. As she approaches the grand Scottish country estate where she grew up, the memories come flooding back. Just what did happen on the night of Melissa's wedding five years before? Where has Megan and Melissa's mother disappeared to? And why does Melissa whisper that solitary word before she finally slips away: Sorry. In order to overcome her demons, Megan must confront her painful recollections of that terrible night, the night of Melissa's wedding. The night somebody died. But can she really trust her memories? And who is it who's determined that she should forget ...? "--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Ram
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Tara Laskowski
Description: "One sultry summer, Maureen Haddaway arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew -- to achieve her destiny. There, she finds herself lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies, and wild parties. But Maureen's new life just might be too good to be true, and before the summer is up, she vanishes. Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach during the off-season, it seems like the perfect chance to begin fresh after a messy divorce. But when she becomes drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a girl thirty years before, Allison realizes the gorgeous homes of Opal Beach hide dark secrets. And the truth of that long-ago summer is not even the most shocking part of all ..."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Las
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Tom Bradby
Description: "To those who don't really know her, Kate Henderson's life must seem perfectly ordinary. Civil servant, wife, parent of two teenagers, daughter of a sick and aging mother . . . But she's also a senior MI6 officer, and right now she is nursing the political equivalent of a nuclear bomb. Kate's mission to bug a Russian oligarch's super-yacht in Istanbul has yielded the startling intelligence that the British Prime Minister has prostate cancer--and that one of the leading candidates to replace him may be a Russian agent of influence. Is this "intelligence" reliable--or is it an attempt to create chaos within the British hierarchy? Kate's bosses have their doubts. But when the Prime Minister suddenly announces his resignation, the hunt for the spy begins in earnest. It's a nightmarish task, made infinitely worse by the revelation that there may be another mole--codename Viper--at the heart of the Establishment. As the tension mounts, an operation that looked as if it might cost Kate her sanity appears poised to do much, much more than that. With her reputation to uphold, her family hanging by a thread, and a leadership election looming, Kate is quickly running out of options--and out of time"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Rene Denfeld
Description: A year ago, Naomi, the investigator with an uncanny ability for finding missing children, made a promise that she would not take another case until she finds the younger sister who has been missing for years. Naomi has no picture, not even a name. All she has is a vague memory of a strawberry field at night, black dirt under her bare feet as she ran for her life. The search takes her to Portland, Oregon, where scores of homeless children wander the streets like ghosts, searching for money, food, and companionship. The sharp-eyed investigator soon discovers that young girls have been going missing for months, many later found in the dirty waters of the river. Though she does not want to get involved, Naomi is unable to resist the pull of children in need---and the fear she sees in the eyes of a twelve-year old girl named Celia. Running from an abusive stepfather and an addict mother, Celia has nothing but hope in the butterflies---her guides and guardians on the dangerous streets. She sees them all around her, tiny iridescent wisps of hope that soften the edges of this hard world and illuminate a cherished memory from her childhood--the Butterfly Museum, a place where everything is safe and nothing can hurt her.
Call Number: FIC Den
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Søren Sveistrup
Description: "On the first Tuesday in October, Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as minister for social affairs following a year's leave of absence--granted after the dramatic disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Bekker, a mentally ill young man, confessed to her killing, but is unable to remember where he buried the various parts of her dismembered corpse, leaving Rosa with no choice but to try to move on without closure. The same day Rosa returns to parliament, a young single mother is found brutally murdered at her home in the suburbs of Copenhagen--she's been tortured, and one hand has been cut off. Thulin and Hess, the detectives sent to investigate the crime, arrive at the address to find a figure made of chestnuts hanging from a playhouse nearby. When yet another woman is murdered--this time with both hands cut off--and another chestnut figure is found, Thulin and Hess begin to suspect a connection to the Hartung case. To put an end to the killing spree, the pair, with nothing in common aside from equally troubled personal lives, realize they will need to put aside their differences in a race against time--and a brutal psychopath"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sve
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Kjell Ola Dahl
Description: "In 1942, Jewish courier Ester is betrayed, narrowly avoiding arrest by the Gestapo. In a great haste, she escapes to Sweden, saving herself. Her family in Oslo, however, is deported to Auschwitz. In Stockholm, Ester meets the resistance hero, Gerhard Falkum, who has left his little daughter and fled both the Germans and allegations that he murdered his wife, Ase, who helped Ester get to Sweden. Their burgeoning relationship ends abruptly when Falkum dies in a fire. And yet, twenty-five years later, Falkum shows up in Oslo. He wants to reconnect with his daughter. But where has he been, and what is the real reason for his return? Ester stumbles across information that forces her to look closely at her past, and to revisit her war -time training to stay alive..."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Bill Schutt, J. R. Finch
Description: "Invaluable in defeating the Nazis, accidental crypto-zoologist R. J. MacCready and Yanni Thorne, an indigenous Brazilian and expert in animal behavior, are working for the Pentagon once again. Sent to a mysterious Greek island in a remote corner of the Mediterranean, they are investigating rumors about a volcanic spring with "miraculous" healing properties that the locals say is guarded by sea monsters from ancient legends. The islanders believe that, like Fatima, the spring is a gift from God. To the Greek Orthodox Church, it is a sign of a deadly evil foretold in apocalyptic texts. Alongside French and Chinese researchers--men who share their strange, blood-stained past--Mac and Yanni discover that the volcanic spring's undersea plumes release an exotic microbe that can transform life with astonishing speed. To find the source of the Volcanic spring, Mac and Yanni must find a way to neutralize "the Dragons of Revelation"--a fearsome aquatic species also known as "Kraken," which are preventing the scientists from exploring deep beneath the sea's surface. Mutating at an astonishing pace, the Kraken have evolved into a chillingly high alien intelligence. As the race to possess the "miracle" microbe heats up, tensions between geopolitics, religion, and ordinary scientists confronted with the unknown escalate into chaos. Mac and Yanni know all too well that one wrong choice can easily set in motion a biological chain reaction that will reach across the decades to enhance--or destroy--everything that lives"--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Elizabeth Macneal
Description: "In 1850s London, the Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and, among the crowd watching the dazzling spectacle, two people meet by happenstance. For Iris, an arrestingly attractive aspiring artist, it is a brief and forgettable moment but for Silas, a curiosity collector enchanted by all things strange and beautiful, the meeting marks a new beginning. When Iris is asked to model for Pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint. Suddenly, her world begins to expand beyond her wildest dreams--but she has no idea that evil is waiting in the shadows. Silas has only thought of one thing since that chance meeting, and his obsession is darkening by the day." --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Description: Law student Rachel North is the ultimate reliable narrator--she will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She's smart, she's a hard worker, she does the right thing. She's successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston's defense bar. And her internship with the District Attorney's office is her ticket to a successful future. Problem is--she's wrong. Rachel. Jack. Martha. Who is next on The Murder List? And in this cat and mouse game--the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
John Marrs
Description: "You're riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, "You are going to die". Just as self-driving cars become the trusted, safer norm, eight people find themselves in this terrifying situation, including a faded TV star, a pregnant young woman, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife, and a suicidal man. From cameras hidden in their cars, their panic is broadcast to millions of people around the world. But the public will show their true colors when they are asked, "Which of these people should we save?...And who should we kill first?""-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Sherri Smith
Description: Katie Manning was a beloved child star until her mid-teens when her manager attacked and permanently scarred her face, effectively ending her career and sending her on a path of all-too-familiar post-Hollywood self-destruction. Now twenty-seven, Katie wants a better answer to those clickbait "Where Are They Now?" articles that float around online. An answer she hopes to find when her brother's too-good-to-be-true fiancée invites her to a wellness retreat upstate. Together with Katie's two best friends - one struggling with crippling debt and family obligations, one running away from a failed job and relationship - Katie will try to find the inner peace promised at the tranquil retreat. But finding oneself just might drudge up more memories than Katie is prepared to deal with. Each woman has come to the retreat for different reasons. Each has her secrets to hide. And at the end of this weekend, "only one will be left standing."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Tess Gerritsen
Description: "After an unspeakable tragedy in Boston, Ava Collette flees to a remote village in Maine, where she rents an old house named Brodie’s Watch. In that isolated seaside mansion, Ava finally feels at peace . . . until she glimpses the long-dead sea captain who still resides there. Rumor has it that Captain Jeremiah Brodie has haunted the house for more than a century. One night, Ava confronts the apparition, who feels all too real, and who welcomes her into his world--and into his arms. Even as Ava questions her own sanity, she eagerly looks forward to the captain’s ghostly visits. But she soon learns that the house she loves comes with a terrible secret, a secret that those in the village don’t want to reveal: Every woman who has ever lived in Brodie’s Watch has also died there. Is the ghost of Captain Brodie responsible, or is a flesh-and-blood killer at work? A killer who is even now circling closer to Ava?"-- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
Steve Cavanagh
Description: "It's the murder trial of the century. And Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house -- and to be sure the wrong man goes down for the crime. Because this time, the killer isn't on trial. He's on the jury. But there's someone on his tail. Former-conman-turned-criminal-defense-attorney Eddie Flynn doesn't believe that his movie-star client killed two people. He suspects that the real killer is closer than they think -- but who would guess just how close? "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cav
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
John Vercher
Description: "Pittsburgh, 1995. The son of a black father he's never known, and a white mother he sometimes wishes he didn't, twenty-two year-old Bobby Saraceno has passed for white his entire life. Raised by his bigoted maternal grandfather, Bobby has hidden the truth about his identity from everyone, even his best friend and fellow comic-book geek, Aaron, who has just returned home from prison a newly radicalized white supremacist. Bobby's disparate worlds crash when, during the night of their reunion, Bobby witnesses Aaron mercilessly assault a young black man with a brick. Fearing for his safety and his freedom, Bobby must keep the secret of his mixed race from Aaron and conceal his unwitting involvement in the crime from the police. But Bobby's delicate house of cards crumbles when his father enters his life after more than twenty years, forcing his past to collide with his present."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 25, 2019
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As the great poet once said.... Here are our latest selection in poetry. 

100 Poems
Seamus Heaney
821 Hea
I Will Destroy You : Poems
Nick Flynn
811 Fly
An American Sunrise : Poems
Joy Harjo
811 Har
Is, Is Not : Poems
Tess Gallagher
811 Gal
Arias
Sharon Olds
811 Old
Jim Harrison : The Essential Poems
Jim Harrison
811 Har
Be Recorder : Poems
Carmen Giménez Smith
811 Gim
Lima : Limón
Natalie Scenters-Zapico
811.6 Sce
Carrying Water To The Field : New And Selected Poems
Joyce Sutphen
811 Sut
Little Glass Planet : Poems
Dobby Gibson
811 Gib
Deaf Republic : Poems
Ilya Kaminsky
811 Kam
Love Poems : (For People With Children)
John Kenney
811 Ken
Don't Read Poetry : A Book About How To Read Poems
Stephanie Burt
811.009 Bur
Nightingale
Paisley Rekdal
811 Rek
Dunce
Mary Ruefle
811 Rue
The Best American Poetry, 2019
Major Jackson, David Lehman
811.08 Bes 2019
Exiles Of Eden
Ladan Osman
811.6 Osm
The Truth About Magic : Poems
Atticus
811 Att
Eyes Bottle Dark With A Mouthful Of Flowers : Poems
Jake Skeets
811 Ske
Time
Etel Adnan
841 Adn
Hybrida : Poems
Tina Chang
811 Cha
To The Wren : Collected & New Poems 1991-2019
Jane Mead
811 Mea

Seamus Heaney
Description: Coinciding with the National Library of Ireland launching a major exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Heaney, this volume is a singular, accessible collection for new and younger readers that has the opportunity to reach far and wide, now, and for years to come.
Call Number: 821 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Joy Harjo
Description: In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territoty, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history. Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the Native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings. Her poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice. -- from Book Jacket."Poet Laureate of the United States"--Book jacket cover.
Call Number: 811 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Sharon Olds
Description: Sharon Olds gives us a new collection of poems that sing of a woman's intimate life and political conscience-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Old
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Carmen Giménez Smith
Description: Be Recorder offers readers a blazing way forward into an as yet unmade world. The many times and tongues in these poems investigate the precariousness of personhood in lines that excoriate and sanctify. Carmen Giménez Smith turns the increasingly pressing urge to cry out into a dream of rebellion--against compromise, against inertia, against self-delusion, and against the ways the media dream up our complacency in an America that depends on it. This reckoning with self and nation demonstrates that who and where we are is as conditional as the fact of our compliance.
Call Number: 811 Gim
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Joyce Sutphen
Call Number: 811 Sut
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Ilya Kaminsky
Description: Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, these poems confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
Call Number: 811 Kam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Stephanie Burt
Description: "In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry," whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811.009 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Mary Ruefle
Description: "A new collection of poems by Mary Ruefle, the author of My Private Property, Trances of the Blast, Madness, Rack, and Honey, Selected Poems, The Most of It, and A Little White Shadow"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Rue
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Ladan Osman
Call Number: 811.6 Osm
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Jake Skeets
Description: "There is so much bottle-dark beauty here. Jake Skeets is a new, essential voice in poetry, in literature." --TOMMY ORANGE
Call Number: 811 Ske
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Tina Chang
Description: "A timely, stirring, and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of motherhood. In Hybrida, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. She ruminates on the relationship between her son's blackness and his safety, exploring the dangers of childhood in a post-Trayvon Martin era by invoking racialized roles in fairy tales. Meditating on the lives of Michael Brown, Leiby Kletzky, and Noemi Álvarez Quillay--lost at the hands of individuals entrusted to protect them--Chang creates hybrid poetic forms that mirror her investigation of racial tensions. Hybrida is a twenty-first-century tale that is equal parts a mother's love and her fury, an ambitious and revelatory exploration of identity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Nick Flynn
Call Number: 811 Fly
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Tess Gallagher
Call Number: 811 Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Jim Harrison
Description: These essential poems of Jim Harrison is distilled from nearly 1,000 poems that appeared in fourteen volumes--from visionary lyrics and meditative suites to shape-shifting ghazals and prose-poem letters. Throughout these pages are Harrison's legendary passions and appetites, his meditations, rages, and love-songs to the natural world. Jim Harrison's essential poems continue to call for our fiercest attention.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Description: "In her striking second collection, Natalie Scenters-Zapico sets her unflinching gaze once again on the borders of things. Lima :: Limón illuminates both the sweet and the sour of the immigrant experience, of life as a woman in the U.S. and Mexico, and of the politics of the present day. Drawing inspiration from the music of her childhood, her lyrical poems focus on the often-tested resilience of women. Scenters-Zapico writes heartbreakingly about domestic violence and its toxic duality of macho versus hembra, of masculinity versus femininity, and throws into harsh relief the all-too-normalized pain that women endure. Her sharp verse and intense anecdotes brand her poems into the reader; images like the Virgin Mary crying glass tears and a border fence that leaves never-healing scars intertwine as she stares down femicide and gang violence alike. Unflinching, Scenters-Zapico highlights the hardships and stigma immigrants face on both sides of the border, her desire to create change shining through in every line. Lima :: Limón is grounding and urgent, a collection that speaks out against violence and works toward healing"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811.6 Sce
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Dobby Gibson
Call Number: 811 Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
John Kenney
Description: "...John Kenney is back with a brand new collection of poems, this time taking on the greatest "joy" in life: children. Kenney covers it all, from newborns, toddlers, and sleep deprivation, to the terrible twos, terrible tweens, and terrible teens. A parent's love is unconditional, but sometimes that button can't help but be pushed. Between back to school shopping, summer vacations that never end, the awkwardness of puberty, the inevitable post-college moving back in, and more, a parent's job is never done, whether they like it or not."--Amazon.com
Call Number: 811 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Paisley Rekdal
Description: Nightingale is a book about change. This collection radically rewrites and contemporizes many of the myths central to Ovid's epic, The Metamorphoses, Rekdal's characters changed not by divine intervention but by both ordinary and extraordinary human events. In Nightingale, a mother undergoes cancer treatments at the same time her daughter transitions into a son; a woman comes to painful terms with her new sexual life after becoming quadriplegic; a photographer wonders whether her art is to blame for her son's sudden illness; and a widow falls in love with her dead husband's dog. At the same time, however, the book includes more intimate lyrics that explore personal transformation, culminating in a series of connected poems that trace the continuing effects of sexual violence and rape on survivors. Nightingale updates many of Ovid's subjects while remaining true to the Roman epic's tropes of violence, dismemberment, silence, and fragmentation. Is change a physical or a spiritual act? Is transformation punishment or reward, reversible or permanent? Does metamorphosis literalize our essential traits, or change us into something utterly new? Nightingale investigates these themes, while considering the roles that pain, violence, art, and voicelessness all play in the changeable selves we present to the world.
Call Number: 811 Rek
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Major Jackson, David Lehman
Call Number: 811.08 Bes 2019
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Atticus
Description: "In his third collection of poems, Atticus takes us on an adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in love, looking back and looking forward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace, wit, and longing. Whether it's drinking wine out of oak barrels, laughing until you cry, dancing in old barns until the sun comes up, or making love on sandy beaches, Atticus reminds us that magic is everywhere--we simply have to look for it." -- back cover.
Call Number: 811 Att
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Etel Adnan
Call Number: 841 Adn
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Jane Mead
Description: "This collection houses Mead's life's work: seven books spanning twenty-seven years. Follow chronologically through decades and become captivated by heartfelt muses on loss, madness, danger, grief, isolation, and self-identity. Her poems explore spaces we often try to ignore and finds a comfortable middle-ground. Mead candidly and openly weaves together pain and joy until it meshes into glimpses of humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
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Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
Description: "Exiled from Liad after bombing a city to save it from The Department of the Interior's infernal weapons and plans, Clan Korval has gone to ground on the back-water planet Surebleak, whose people are as untamed as its weather. The old Boss-controlled fiefdoms largely fell to Pat Rin yos'Phelium's influence, but the world is restive, the influx of outworld lawyers, guns, and money a brewpot for armed dissatisfaction. Far beyond the surface of frigid Surebleak Korval's farflung trade network needs a serious reset to recover from exile. From flagship Dutiful Passage to the experimental-if centuries old-self-aware Bechimo co-captained by the Delm's blood-sister Theo Waitley, the clan's ships are prowling space lanes seeking trade. Meanwhile, Old Tech from a failed universe-the ancient but revived Tinsori Light-and the machinations of the mysterious Uncle are coalescing into dangerous opportunity or nefarious trap. And the Department of the Interior is not done with Clan Korval yet. They seek a final fully reckoned revenge, with Surebleak and Korval's ships and people everywhere in the crosshairs"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Charles Soule
Description: A search for a cure for Alzheimer's leads to a technology that allows individuals to transfer their consciousness to other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered, and legal. But beyond the reach of the law is darkshare, a sordid black market where desperate "vessels" anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked, for any purpose--sex, drugs, crime...or worse.
Call Number: FIC Sou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
K. B. Wagers
Description: "Gunrunner empress Hail Bristol must navigate alien politics and deadly plots to prevent an interspecies war, in this second novel in the Farian War space opera trilogy. In a surprise attack that killed many of her dearest subjects, Hail Bristol, empress of Indrana, has been captured by the Shen -- the most ruthless and fearsome aliens humanity has ever encountered. As she plots her escape, the centuries-long war between her captors and the Farians, their mortal enemies and Indrana's oldest allies, finally comes to a head. When her captors reveal a shocking vision of the future, Hail must make the unexpectedly difficult decision she's been avoiding: whether to back the Shen or the Farians. Staying neutral is no longer an option. Will Hail fight? Or will she fall?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
K. S. Merbeth
Description: "Scorpia Kaiser has always stood in Corvus's shadow until the day her older brother abandons their family to participate in a profitless war. However, becoming the heir to her mother's smuggling operation is not an easy transition for the always rebellious, usually reckless, and occasionally drunk pilot of the Fortuna, an aging cargo ship and the only home Scorpia has ever known. But when a deal turns deadly and Corvus returns from the war, Scorpia's plans to take over the family business are interrupted, and the Kaiser siblings are forced to make a choice: take responsibility for their family's involvement in a devastating massacre or lay low and hope it blows over. Too bad Scorpia was never any good at staying out of a fight."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
K. Eason
Description: "Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium. Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world. When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination--how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history" -- Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Eas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 4, 2019
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Description: "Welcome to Fountains Parish--a cesspit of trade and crime, where ambition curls up to die and desperation grows on its cobbled streets like mold on week-old bread. Coppelia is a street thief, a trickster, a low-level con artist. But she has something other thieves don't, tiny puppet-like companions: some made of wood, some of metal. They don't entirely trust her, and she doesn't entirely understand them, but their partnership mostly works. After a surprising discovery shakes their world to the core, Coppelia and her friends must re-examine everything they thought they knew about their world, while attempting to save their city from a seemingly impossible new threat."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
E. E. Knight
Description: "In the first book in an exciting and charming new coming-of-age fantasy series from the author of the Age of Fire series, an impoverished girl enters into a military order of dragonriders, but her path won't be as easy or as straightforward as she expected."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kni
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Priya Sharma
Description: "Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin. Uprooted from Bath by his father's failures, Gideon Belman finds himself stranded on Ormeshadow farm, an ancient place of chalk and ash and shadow. The land crests the Orme, a buried, sleeping dragon that dreams resentment, jealousy, estrangement, death. Or so the folklore says. Growing up in a house that hates him, Gideon finds his only comforts in the land. Gideon will live or die by the Orme, as all his family has."-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Kacen Callender
Description: "Sigourney Rose is the only surviving daughter of a noble lineage on the islands of Hans Lollik. When she was a child, her family was murdered by the islands' colonizers, who have massacred and enslaved generations of her people -- and now, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge. When the childless king of the islands declares that he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney uses her ability to read and control minds to manipulate her way onto the royal island and into the ranks of the ruling colonizers. But when she arrives, prepared to fight for control of all the islands, Sigourney finds herself the target of a dangerous, unknown magic. Someone is killing off the ruling families to clear a path to the throne. As the bodies pile up and all eyes regard her with suspicion, Sigourney must find allies among her prey and the murderer among her peers... lest she become the next victim."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Tasha Suri
Description: "The Ambhan Empire is crumbling. A terrible war of succession hovers on the horizon. The only hope for peace lies in the mysterious realm of ash, where mortals can find what they seek in the echoes of their ancestors' dreams. But to walk there requires a steep price. Arwa is determined to make the journey. Widowed by a brutal massacre, she's pledged service to the royal family and will see that pledge through to the end. She never expected to be joined by Zahir, the disgraced, illegitimate prince who has turned to forbidden magic in a desperate bid to save those he loves. Together, they'll walk the bloody path of their shared past. And it will call into question everything they've ever believed...including whether the Empire is worth saving at all."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sur
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Lina Rather
Description: "Years ago, Old Earth sent forth sisters and brothers into the vast dark of the prodigal colonies armed only with crucifixes and iron faith. Now, the sisters of the Order of Saint Rita are on an interstellar mission of mercy aboard Our Lady of Impossible Constellations, a living, breathing ship which seems determined to develop a will of its own. When the order receives a distress call from a newly-formed colony, the sisters discover that the bodies and souls in their care--and that of the galactic diaspora--are in danger. And not from void beyond, but from the nascent Central Governance and the Church itself."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Rat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Ausma Zehanat Khan
Description: The Companions of Hira have used their cunning and their magic in the battle against the patriarchal Talisman, an organization whose virulently conservative agenda restricts free thought. One of the most accomplished Companions, Arian, continues to lead a disparate group in pursuit of the one artifact that could end the Talisman's authoritarian rule: The Bloodprint. But after a vicious battle, the arcane tome has slipped once more beyond her reach. Despite being separated and nearly losing their lives, Arian's band of allies has remained united. Yet now, the group seems to be fracturing. To continue the fight, Arian must make a dangerous journey to a distant city to recruit new allies. But instead of her trusted friends, she is accompanied by associates she may no longer be able to trust.
Call Number: FIC Kha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
Description: "The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society -- and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future. Yetu holds the memories for her people, who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one -- the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities -- and discovers a world her people left behind long ago. Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past -- and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they'll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity -- and own who they really are. Inspired by a song produced by the rap group clipping. for the This American Life episode "We Are In The Future," The Deep is vividly original and uniquely affecting." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Tyler Hayes
Description: A dinosaur detective in the land of unwanted ideas battles trauma, anxiety, and the first serial killer of imaginary friends. Most ideas fade away when we're done with them. Some we love enough to become Real. But what about the ones we love, and walk away from? Tippy the triceratops was once a little girl's imaginary friend, a dinosaur detective who could help her make sense of the world. But when her father died, Tippy fell into the Stillreal, the underbelly of the Imagination, where discarded ideas go when they're too Real to disappear. Now, he passes time doing detective work for other unwanted ideas - until Tippy runs into The Man in the Coat, a nightmare monster who can do the impossible: kill an idea permanently. Now Tippy must overcome his own trauma and solve the case, before there's nothing left but imaginary corpses.
Call Number: FIC Hay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
K. A. Doore
Description: "An assassin's reputation can mean life or death. This holds especially true for Thana Basbowen, daughter of the legendary Serpent, who rules over Ghadid's secret clan of assassins. When a top-tier contract drops in her lap--death orders against foreign ambassador Heru Sametket--Thana seizes the opportunity. Yet she may be in over her head: Heru wields blasphemous powers against his enemies, and Thana isn't the only person after his life--even the undead pursue him, leaving behind a trail of horror."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Doo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Myke Cole
Description: "Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are united only in their loyalty to Heloise, though dissenting voices are many and they are loud. The unstable alliance faces internal conflicts and external strife, yet they're united in their common goal. But when the first of the devils start pouring through a rent in the veil between worlds, Heloise must strike a bargain with an unlikely ally, or doom her people to death and her world to ruin."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Jenn Lyons
Description: "Kihrin D'Mon is a wanted man. Since he destroyed the Stone of Shackles and set demons free across Quur, he has been on the run from the wrath of an entire empire. His attempt to escape brings him into the path of Janel Theranon, a mysterious Joratese woman who claims to know Kihrin. Janel's plea for help pits Kihrin against all manner of dangers: a secret rebellion, a dragon capable of destroying an entire city, and Kihrin's old enemy, the wizard Relos Var. Janel believes that Relos Var possesses one of the most powerful artifacts in the world--the Cornerstone called the Name of All Things. And if Janel is right, then there may be nothing in the world that can stop Relos Var from getting what he wants. And what he wants is Kihrin D'Mon."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lyo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Hannu Rajaniemi, Jacob Weisman
Description: "Your Future Is Bright! After all, your mother is a robot, your father has joined the alien hive mind, and your dinner will be counterfeit 3D-printed steak. Even though your worker bots have staged a mutiny, and your tour guide speaks only in memes, you can always sell your native language if you need some extra cash." -- From publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC New
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Rachel Atwood
Description: "Orphaned when still a toddler, Nicholas Withybeck knows no other home than Locksley Abbey outside Nottingham, England. He works in the scriptorium embellishing illuminated manuscripts with hidden faces of the Wild Folk and whimsical creatures that he sees every time he ventures into the woods and fields. His curiosity leads him into forbidden nooks and crannies both inside and outside the abbey, and he becomes adept at hiding to stay out of trouble. On one of these forays Nick slips into the crypt beneath the abbey. There he finds an altar older than the abbey's foundations, ancient when the Romans occupied England. Behind the bricks around the altar, he finds a palm-sized silver cup. The cup is embellished with the three figures of Elena, the Celtic goddess of crossroads, sorcery, and cemeteries. He carries the cup with him always, listening as the goddess whispers wisdom in the back of his mind. With Elena's cup in his pocket, Nick can see that the masked dancers at the May Day celebration in the local village are actually the creatures of the wood: The Green Man--known to mortals as Little John--and Robin Goodfellow, Herne the Huntsman, dryads, trolls, and water sprites. Theirs are the faces he's seen and drawn into his illuminations. Guided by Elena along secret forest paths, Nick learns that Little John's love has been kidnapped by Queen Mab of the Faeries. The door to the Faery mound will only open when the moons of the two realms align. That time is fast approaching. Nick must release Elena so that she can use sorcery to unlock that door, allowing Nick's band of friends to try to rescue the girl. Will he have the courage to release her as his predecessor did not?"--Publisher descripton.
Call Number: FIC Atw
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
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Accepting The Lance
Sharon Lee, Steve Miller
FIC Lee
Sisters Of The Vast Black
Lina Rather
FIC Rat
Anyone : A Novel
Charles Soule
FIC Sou
The Blue Eye
Ausma Zehanat Khan
FIC Kha
Down Among The Dead
K. B. Wagers
FIC Wag
The Deep
Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
FIC Sol
Fortuna
K. S. Merbeth
FIC Mer
The Imaginary Corpse
Tyler Hayes
FIC Hay
How Rory Thorne Destroyed The Multiverse
K. Eason
FIC Eas
The Impossible Contract
K. A. Doore
FIC Doo
Made Things
Adrian Tchaikovsky
FIC Tch
The Killing Light
Myke Cole
FIC Col
Novice Dragoneer
E. E. Knight
FIC Kni
The Name Of All Things
Jenn Lyons
FIC Lyo
Ormeshadow
Priya Sharma
FIC Sha
The New Voices Of Science Fiction
Hannu Rajaniemi, Jacob Weisman
FIC New
Queen Of The Conquered
Kacen Callender
FIC Cal
Walk The Wild With Me
Rachel Atwood
FIC Atw
Realm Of Ash
Tasha Suri
FIC Sur

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We can't give you a time machine, but we can give you the next best thing - historical fiction. Explore the world's vast history with these gripping reads.

A Prisoner Of Privilege
Rosemary Rowe
FIC Row
The Devil In Paradise : Captain Putnam In Hawaii
James L. Haley
FIC Hal
A Tall History Of Sugar
Curdella Forbes
FIC For
The First Lady And The Rebel
Susan Higginbotham
FIC Hig
Ball Park
John Farrow
FIC Far
The Innocents
Michael Crummey
FIC Cru
Call Down The Thunder : A Crime Novel
Dietrich Kalteis
FIC Kal
The Other Windsor Girl : A Novel Of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel
Georgie Blalock
FIC Bla
Curious Toys : A Novel
Elizabeth Hand
FIC Han
The Poppy Wife : A Novel Of The Great War
Caroline Scott
FIC Sco
G.I. Confidential
Martin Limón
FIC Lim
The Secret Wife Of Aaron Burr
Susan Holloway Scott
FIC Sco
Highland Jewel
May McGoldrick
FIC McG
The Shadow King : A Novel
Maaza Mengiste
FIC Men
Marley : A Novel
Jon Clinch
FIC Cli
The Sound Of The Hours
Karen Campbell
FIC Cam
On Swift Horses
Shannon Pufahl
FIC Puf
The Starlet And The Spy : A Novel
Chi-min Yi, Chi-Young Kim
FIC Yi
Ribbons Of Scarlet : A Novel Of The French Revolution's Women
Allison Pataki, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Croghan Kamoie, Sophie Perinot
FIC Rib
Watershed : A Novel
Mark Barr
FIC Bar

Rosemary Rowe
Description: "On a misty day in February, CE 194, Libertus, reluctant councillor and pavement maker by trade, is summoned to meet his patron at the local public baths. Marcus Aurelius is concerned because a distant cousin from Rome has announced his impending arrival and Marcus is convinced he is a spy for the Emperor Severus, despatched to Glevum to investigate reports of an 'act of treason.' Meanwhile, Libertus has concerns of his own. The local money-lender has been seeking his counsel, but before they can meet, a series of strange and fatal events takes place and before long Libertus finds himself fighting for his freedom amidst accusations of treason and murder."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Curdella Forbes
Description: "[This novel] tells the story of Moshe Fisher, a man who was "born without skin," so that no one is able to tell what race he belongs to; and Arrienne Christie, his quixotic soul mate who makes it her duty in life to protect Moshe from the social and emotional consequences of his strange appearance. The narrative begins with Moshe's birth in the late 1950s, four years before Jamaica's independence from colonial rule, and ends in the era of what Forbes calls "the fall of empire," the era of Brexit and Donald Trump. The historical trajectory layers but never overwhelms the scintillating love story as the pair fight to establish their own view of loving, against the moral force of the colonial "plantation" and its legacies that continue to affect their lives and the lives of those around them."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
John Farrow
Description: "Montreal, 1975. Detective Émile Cinq-Mars is transferring from the Night Patrol - the notoriously tough department of officers in charge of watching over the city as it sleeps - to the day shift. His old superior has seen to it that he's assigned to partner Yves Giroux, another ex-Night Patrol detective some say isn't on the 'up and up'. Getting in a house is easy for thief Quinn Tanner. The stress comes in getting out clean. On finding her getaway driver dead after her latest heist, she goes underground. For his first case on the day shift, Émile is sent to the property that Quinn has just visited, and their paths are set to cross. But has she stolen something more valuable than she realizes ... and who is hunting for her now?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Dietrich Kalteis
Description: "Sonny and Clara Myers struggle on their Kansas farm in the late 1930s, a time the Lord gave up on: their land's gone dry, barren, and worthless; the bankers are greedy and hungry, trying to squeeze them and other farmers out of their homes; and, on top of that, their marriage is in trouble. The couple can struggle and wither along with the land or surrender to the bankers and hightail it to California like most of the others. Clara is all for leaving, but Sonny refuses to abandon the family farm. In a fit of temper, she takes off westward in their old battered truck. Alone on the farm and determined to get back Clara and the good old days, Sonny comes up with an idea, a way to keep his land and even prosper while giving the banks a taste of their own misery. He sets the scheme in motion under the cover of the commotion being caused by a rainmaker hired by the mayor to call down the thunder and wash away everyone's troubles."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Elizabeth Hand
Description: "In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams the famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble. Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred. The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for.-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Martin Limón
Description: South Korea, 1970s: A rash of armed robberies at local Korean banks doesn't concern the American military--until a fatality occurs, and proof surfaces that US soldiers are behind the crimes. The case has been assigned to CID Agents Jake Burrows and Felix Slabem, but they certainly won't do anything that might make 8th United States Army look bad. So Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom have decided to step in and investigate the robberies--and murder--themselves. George and Ernie have their own problems to worry about, namely one Katie Byrd Worthington, a pesky reporter for the Overseas Observer--an unsanctioned English-language tabloid that has found strong roots in South Korea. Katie has published a story that implicates Army higher-ups in both sex trafficking and treason, and the pressure is on for the CID to disprove her claims. But what if they aren't false? As George and Ernie dig deeper into the case, they find themselves the targets of a very unflattering publicity campaign, but perhaps also something much more dangerous.
Call Number: FIC Lim
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
May McGoldrick
Description: A rebel at heart: Maisie Murray's sweet, docile exterior masks the courageous spirit of a firebrand determined to champion women's suffrage with like-minded friends. But fighting for her principles has swept her directly into harm's way--and into the arms of a man she cannot resist. A warrior by blood: A trained officer with the Royal Highland Regiment, Niall Campbell has spent his life serving the Crown. Battle-weary and searching for peace, he wants nothing to do with trouble--until he meets Maisie. But unless Niall and Maisie can find a way to stand up to the destructive forces that threaten to divide them, long-buried secrets and political schemes are destined to stand in the way of the glorious love they've found...
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Jon Clinch
Description: From the author of Finn comes a masterful re-imagining of Charles Dickens's classic, A Christmas Carol, in this darkly entertaining and moving exploration of the twisted relationship between Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley.
Call Number: FIC Cli
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Shannon Pufahl
Description: "Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel's nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined. And so she begins slipping off to the Del Mar racetrack to bet and eavesdrop, learning the language of horses and risk. Meanwhile, Julius is testing his fate in Las Vegas, working at a local casino where tourists watch atomic tests from the roof, and falling in love with Henry, a young card cheat. When Henry is eventually discovered and run out of town, Julius takes off to search for him in the plazas and dives of Tijuana, trading one city of dangerous illusions and indiscretions for another." -- Amazon
Call Number: FIC Puf
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Allison Pataki, Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Croghan Kamoie, Sophie Perinot
Description: "Six award-winning authors bring to life an epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers -- six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. In late 18th-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise -- upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself -- but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women's march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king's pious sister, Princess Elisabeth, takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution's ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France's blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive -- unless unlikely heroine and courtesan's daughter Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe can sway the man who controls France's fate: the fearsome Robespierre."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rib
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 14, 2019
James L. Haley
Description: In this third volume of the Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure series, Captain Putnam returns, venturing into the Pacific to fight pirates in Malaya and match wits with the royals in Hawaii.
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Susan Higginbotham
Description: A Union's First Lady-- As the Civil War cracks the country in two, Mary Lincoln stands beside her husband praying for a swift Northern victory. But as the body count rises, Mary can't help but fear each bloody gain. Because her beloved sister Emily is across party lines, fighting for the South, and Mary is at risk of losing both her country and her family in the tides of a brutal war. A Confederate Rebel's Wife-- Emily Todd Helm has married the love of her life. But when her husband's Southern ties pull them into a war neither want to join, she must make a choice. Abandon the family she has built in the South or fight against the sister she has always loved best. With a country's legacy at stake, how will two sisters shape history?
Call Number: FIC Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Michael Crummey
Description: "A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family's boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them. Muddling though the severe round of the seasons, through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested. The Innocents is richly imagined and compulsively readable, a riveting story of hardship and survival, and an unflinching exploration of the bond between brother and sister. By turns electrifying and heartbreaking, it is a testament to the bounty and barbarity of the world, to the wonders and strangeness of our individual selves."-- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Cru
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Georgie Blalock
Description: The unconventional life of Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II's younger sister, is told through the eyes of her loyal lady-in-waiting -- adapted from cover description.Springing into post-World War II society, and quite naughty and haughty, Princess Margaret lived in a whirlwind of fame and notoriety. She sparkles in the company of her glittering entourage of wealthy young aristocrats known as the Margaret Set, but can she be a dutiful princess while still dazzling the world on her own terms? The Honorable Vera Strathmore dreams of living and working in New York until a chance meeting with the Princess changes her life. In the privileged position of second lady-in-waiting to the Princess, Vera watches the princess's love affair with dashing Captain Peter Townsend unfurl. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Caroline Scott
Description: "1921. Survivors of the Great War are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. While many have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie’s husband Francis is still missing. Francis is presumed to have been killed in action, but Edie knows he is alive. Harry, Francis’s brother, was there the day Francis went missing in Ypres. And like Edie, he’s hopeful Francis is living somewhere in France, lost and confused. Hired by grieving families in need of closure, Harry returns to the Western Front to photograph soldiers’ graves. As he travels through France gathering news for British wives and mothers, he searches for evidence his own brother is still alive. When Edie receives a mysterious photograph that she believes was taken by Francis, she is more certain than ever he isn’t dead. Edie embarks on her own journey in the hope of finding some trace of her husband. Is he truly gone, or could he still be alive? And if he is, why hasn’t he come home? As Harry and Edie’s paths converge, they get closer to the truth about Francis and, as they do, are soon faced with the life-changing impact of the answers they discover. An incredibly moving account of an often-forgotten moment in history—those years after the war that were filled with the unknown—The Poppy Wife tells the story of the thousands of soldiers who were lost amid the chaos and ruins in battle-scarred France; and the even greater number of men and women hoping to find them again."-- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Susan Holloway Scott
Description: Aaron Burr was a hero of the Revolution, a brilliant politician, lawyer, and very nearly president; a skillful survivor in a raw new country filled with constantly shifting loyalties. But there were dark whispers about him: that he was untrustworthy, a libertine, a man unafraid of claiming whatever he believed should be his. Sold into slavery as a child in India, Mary Emmons was brought to an America torn by war. Toughened by the experiences of her young life, Mary is intelligent, resourceful, and strong. She quickly gains the trust of her new mistress, Theodosia Prevost, and becomes indispensable--especially after the widowed Theodosia marries Colonel Aaron Burr. As Theodosia sickens with the fatal disease that will finally kill her, Mary and Burr are drawn together into a private world of power and passion, and a secret, tangled union that would have shocked the nation. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Maaza Mengiste
Description: With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid to Kidane and his wife Aster. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into cruelty when she resists his advances, and Hirut finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and rage. As the war begins in earnest, the Emperor goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope. Hirut helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms against the Italians. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Men
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Karen Campbell
Description: "Trapped in Tuscany as war rages along the Gothic Line, Vittoria Guidi doesn't understand where her allegiances should lie. With her Scots-Italian father or Fascist mother? With Mussolini, or her King? With the life she wants, or is told to live? As Germans occupy the mountains surrounding Barga and American Buffalo soldiers draw near, loyalties are tested and families torn apart. Frank Chapel, a young, black soldier fighting for a country that refuses him the vote, is unlike anyone Vita has ever met before. In the chaos, they find each other - but can their growing love defy prejudice and war?"--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Chi-min Yi, Chi-Young Kim
Description: American movie star Marilyn Monroe will be visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour, and Alice has been chosen as her translator. Though intrigued, Alice has few expectations of the job--what could she and a beautiful actress at the peak of her fame possibly have to talk about? Yet the Marilyn she meets, while just as dazzling and sensual as Alice expected, is also surprisingly approachable. As Marilyn's visit unfolds, Alice is forced into a reckoning with her own painful past.
Call Number: FIC Yi
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Mark Barr
Description: Amidst construction of a federal dam in rural Tennessee, Nathan, an engineer hiding from his past, meets Claire, a small-town housewife struggling to find her footing in the newly-electrified, job-hungry, post-Depression South. As Nathan wrestles with the burdens of a secret guilt and tangled love, Claire struggles to balance motherhood and a newfound freedom that awakens ambitions and a sexuality she hadn't known she possessed. The arrival of electricity in the rural community, where prostitution and dog-fighting are commonplace, thrusts together modern and backcountry values. In an evocative feat of storytelling in the vein of Kent Haruf's Plainsong, and Ron Rash's Serena, Watershed delivers a gripping story of characters whose ambitions and yearnings threaten to overflow the banks of their time and place. As the townspeople embark on a biblical undertaking to harness elemental forces, Nathan and Claire are left to wonder what their lives will look like when the lights come on.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 12, 2019
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A Step So Grave
Catriona McPherson
FIC McP
Lethal Pursuit
Will Thomas
FIC Tho
An Ale Of Two Cities
Sarah Fox
FIC Fox
Penny For Your Secrets
Anna Lee Huber
FIC Hub
Blind Search
Paula Munier
FIC Mun
Potions Are For Pushovers
Tamara Berry
FIC Ber
City Of Scoundrels
Victoria Thompson
FIC Tho
Queen Of Bones
Teresa Dovalpage
FIC Dov
Coached To Death
Victoria Laurie
FIC Lau
River Run
J. S. James
FIC Jam
Cold Country : A Novel
Russell Rowland
FIC Row
Sorry For The Dead
Nicola Upson
FIC Ups
Death Brings A Shadow
Rosemary Simpson
FIC Sim
The Body On The Train
Frances Brody
FIC Bro
Famous In Cedarville
Erica Wright
FIC Wri
The Old Success
Martha Grimes
FIC Gri
Firewall
Eugenia Lovett West
FIC Wes
The Wrong Girl
Donis Casey
FIC Cas
Galway Girl
Ken Bruen
FIC Bru
Thread And Buried
Lea Wait
FIC Wai
Ghost Of The Bamboo Road : A Hiro Hattori Novel
Susan Spann
FIC Spa
Tracking Game
Margaret Mizushima
FIC Miz

Catriona McPherson
Description: Wedding bells are set to ring as Dandy Gilver, family in tow, arrives in windswept Wester Ross on Valentine's Day. They've come to celebrate Lady Lavinia's fiftieth birthday and to meet her daughter Mallory, a less-than-suitable bride-to-be for Dandy's son Donald. But soon love is the last thing on Dandy's mind when the news breaks that Lady Lavinia has been found dead, brutally murdered in the middle of her famous knot garden. Strange superstitions and folklore abound among the Gaelic-speaking locals. But Dandy suspects that the tangled boughs and branches around Applecross House hide something much more earthly at work ...
Call Number: FIC McP
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Sarah Fox
Description: "The Winter Carnival always brings holiday cheer, Christmas joy -- and tourists with cash -- to picturesque Shady Creek, Vermont. At the center of the glittering decorations and twinkling lights is booklover and pub owner Sadie Coleman, creating original cocktails, hosting a literary trivia evening, and cheering on her loyal employee Melanie "Mel" Costas as she competes in the ice carving competition. But holiday cheer can't compete with former resident and renowned chef Freddy Mancini, who arrives with his nose in the air, showing off his ice-sculpting skills like a modern-day Michelangelo. During the artists' break in the night-long contest, Mel's tools disappear... and Freddy is found dead with her missing pick in his chest. Although the police turn their attention to Mel, it seems everyone in town had a grudge against Freddy, including his assistant, his mentor, his former flame, and even his half-brother. Faster than she can fling a Huckleberry Gin, Sadie finds herself racing to make sure the police don't arrest the wrong suspect -- all while sharing a flirtation with local brewery owner Grayson Blake. Their chemistry leads to a heated rivalry at the hockey rink -- and to the hot pursuit of a killer." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Paula Munier
Description: "It's October, hunting season in the Green Mountains -- and the Vermont wilderness has never been more beautiful or more dangerous. Especially for nine-year-old Henry, who's lost in the woods. Again. Only this time he sees something terrible. When a young woman is found shot through the heart with a fatal arrow, Mercy thinks that something is murder. But Henry, a math genius whose autism often silences him when he should speak up most, is not talking. Now there's a murderer hiding among the hunters in the forest -- and Mercy and Elvis must team up with their crime-solving friends, game warden Troy Warner and search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear, to find the killer -- before the killer finds Henry. When an early season blizzard hits the mountains, cutting them off from the rest of the world, the race is on to solve the crime, apprehend the murderer, and keep the boy safe until the snowplows get through. Inspired by the true search-and-rescue case of an autistic boy who got lost in the Vermont wilderness, Paula Munier's mystery is a compelling roller coaster ride through the worst of winter -- and human nature."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mun
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Victoria Thompson
Description: "Elizabeth Miles finds herself in a position no con can help her escape. Her beloved fiancÔe, Gideon Bates, is awaiting his turn in the draft to fight in the Great War. Elizabeth is finding it hard to think of anything else, but Gideon has thrown himself into his work, preparing wills for soldiers before they ship out. Corporal Tom Preston is part owner of Preston Shoes, a company that is making footwear for the army, so he has a rather large estate. He needs a new will, however, because he has just been secretly married to a woman whom his family would never approve. He wants to make sure she and their unborn child are provided for if he does not return. When Tom is later reported killed, Elizabeth and Gideon learn that the new will has gone missing after Tom's bride revealed her identity to his family. Unless the new will is found and validated, the original will, which leaves everything to Tom's brother, will prevail and the wife and child will get nothing. If Tom's new bride survives, that is. Some terrible threats have been leveled against her, and Elizabeth and Gideon must figure out a way, legal or not quite, to secure Tom's fortune for his wife and child while saving her life in the process"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
Victoria Laurie
Description: "Cat Cooper never imagined selling off her in-demand marketing firm would mean going from the pinnacle of success to a walking hot mess. Gouged from an unexpected divorce, Cat suddenly finds herself struggling through a new career as a business-savvy life coach for the hopelessly adrift in East Hampton and contending with Heather Holland--a spiteful neighbor who will do anything to bully her out of town. But her second act may very well continue behind bars when Heather's dead body turns up next to a shattered punchbowl...and Cat's pinned as the murderer. But given Heather's mean girl reputation, any one of the guests at her invite-only luncheon could have committed the crime before planting Cat's punchbowl next to the body. Determined not to trade designer duds for an unflattering prison jumpsuit, Cat sides with her best friend Gilley to scour chic boutiques and oceanfront mansions in search of the criminal who framed her. With a stoic detective looking to get her in cuffs, it's up to Cat to catch the real killer and land on her feet once again..."-- Publisher marketing.
Call Number: FIC Lau
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Russell Rowland
Description: "Montana, 1968: The small town of Paradise Valley is ripped open when popular rancher and notorious bachelor Tom Butcher is found murdered one morning, beaten to death by a baseball bat. Suspicion among the tight-knit community immediately falls on the outsider, Carl Logan, who recently moved in with his family and his troubled son Roger. What Carl doesn't realize is that there are plenty of people in Paradise Valley who have reason to kill Tom Butcher. Complications arise when the investigating officers discover that Tom Butcher had a secret--a secret he kept even from Junior Kirby, a lifelong rancher and Butcher's best friend. As accusations fly and secrets are revealed one after another, the people of Paradise Valley learn how deeply Tom Butcher was embedded in their lives, and that they may not have known him at all."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Row
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Rosemary Simpson
Description: "In spring 1889, Prudence and Geoffrey set sail from New York Harbor on a private yacht bound for Bradford Island, where her friend Eleanor Dickson is to be wed. The Sea Islands along the Georgia coast serve as a winter playground for the likes of the Carnegies, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Dicksons. Despite her Yankee pedigree, Eleanor is marrying a Southern gentleman, Teddy Bennett, and Prudence is thrilled to be the maid of honor. But days before the wedding, the bride is nowhere to be found. A frantic search of the island turns up her drowned corpse in an alligator-infested swamp. Prudence is devastated, but as they prepare the body for burial, she and Geoffrey discover evidence of bruising that indicates Eleanor was held under -- most dishonorably murdered. Determined to seek justice for her beloved friend, Prudence begins to investigate with Geoffrey's help and is quickly led into a morass of voodoo spells and dark deeds from the days of slavery. As Prudence and Geoffrey pursue a killer, they soon discover that Eleanor will not be the last to die on Bradford Island." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Erica Wright
Description: "When reclusive, retired silver screen actress Barbara Lace dies in her bed, only the young widower of Cedarville suspects a crime. But Samson Delaware has always been something of an outsider, and his wife's death hasn't exactly improved his reputation. In fact, the local gossipmongers think he might be losing his mind. Their bless-your-heart manners can't disguise their distrust, which makes his amateur attempts at an investigation even more difficult. When Lace's assistant is found decidedly murdered, the town starts to change its tune, though, and soon Samson finds himself in the thick of an improbable chase. Hollywood hotshots and small-town law enforcement make strange bedfellows -- especially when secrets are getting women killed."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Eugenia Lovett West
Description: "Former opera singer Emma Streat has survived the murder of her husband and the destruction of her beautiful old house. Now a full-time single mother, she struggles to move forward and make a home for her two sons. Because of her detection skills, she has become a go-to person for help--so, when her rich, feisty, socialite godmother is blackmailed, she turns immediately to Emma. Soon, Emma founds herself thrust into the dark world of cybercrime. Mounting challenges take her to exclusive European settings where she mixes with top people in the financial and art collecting worlds and has intriguing and emotion-packed experiences with men--including her dynamic ex-lover, Lord Andrew Rodale. When she is targeted by a cybercrime network using cutting-edge technology, it takes all of Emma's resilience and wits to survive and bring the wily, ruthless criminal she's hunting to justice."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Ken Bruen
Description: "Jack Taylor has never quite been able get his life together, but now he has truly hit rock bottom. Still reeling from a violent family tragedy, Taylor is busy drowning his grief in Jameson and uppers when a high-profile officer in the local Garda is murdered. After another Guard is found dead, and then another, Taylor's old colleagues from the force implore him to take on the case. The plot is one big game, and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious team: a trio of young killers with very different styles, but who are united by a common desire to take down Jack Taylor. Their ring leader is Jericho, a psychotic girl from Galway who is grieving the loss of her lover and who will force Jack to confront some personal trauma from his past"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Susan Spann
Description: "January 1566: En route to Edo, Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo spend the night in a rural mountain village whose inhabitants live in terror of a legendary vengeful ghost. When the innkeeper's wife is murdered and Father Mateo's housekeeper, Ana, is blamed for a crime she did not commit, Hiro and Father Mateo are forced to investigate and reveal the truth. But when another woman turns up murdered in the snow, the detectives must face the shocking truth that the vengeful yurei the villagers fear might be more than just a legend after all."--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Will Thomas
Description: "London, 1892. Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive in the mail an unexplained key stamped with the letter Q. Barker, recognizing it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to an underground tunnel leading to Downing Street. The Prime Minister has a small task for Cyrus Barker. A Foreign Office agent stole a satchel in Eastern Europe, but was then himself murdered at Charing Cross. The satchel contains a document desperately wanted by the German government, but while the agent was killed, the satchel remains in English hands. With a cold war brewing between England and Germany, it's in England's interest to return the document contained in the satchel to its original owners and keep it out of German hands. The document is an unnamed first century gospel; the original owner is the Vatican. And the German government isn't the only group trying to get possession of it. With secret societies, government assassins, political groups, and shadowy figures of all sorts doing everything they can --attacks, murders, counter-attacks, and even massive street battles -- to acquire the satchel and its contents, this small task might be beyond even the prodigious talents of Cyrus Barker."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Anna Lee Huber
Description: "The Great War may be over, but for many, there are still obstacles on the home front. Reconciling with her estranged husband makes Verity sympathetic to her friend Ada's marital difficulties. And when Ada's Marquess husband is discovered shot through the heart with Ada's revolver, it's up to Verity to prove Ada's innocence. But Verity is called upon for another favor: investigating the death of a girl who censored soldiers letters during the war."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hub
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Tamara Berry
Description: "It may have been a ghost that led Eleanor Wilde to set up shop in a quaint English village. But now that she's established herself as the town witch, Ellie's contentedly casting spells on anyone desperate enough--or gullible enough--to request her mysterious potions. Selling mystical elixirs and tantalizing tonics is a pretty good way for a fake medium to earn a living. Or at least it's Ellie's main source of income--until a villager turns up dead. The cause? Murder by poisoning. And though Ellie's concoctions don't include anything worthy of a skull and crossbones, suddenly she's the prime suspect. Her only recourse is to find the culprit who did do away with Sarah Blackthorne. No one liked the mean old battle-axe. But did anyone hate her enough to kill her? It's enough of a mystery to make Ellie hang up her witch's hat and take millionaire beau Nicholas Hartford up on his offer to keep her afloat. Except Ellie is not the kind of woman to lean on a man--least of all a man she adores but whose place in her life is uncertain. Besides, Ellie's taken on two young witches-in-training--apprentices if you will--and both of them are convinced a werewolf is the murderer. Just as Ellie's wondering if there really is something otherworldly going on, animals suddenly begin to disappear--including her beloved cat, Beast. Now Ellie's on the warpath to uncover the wicked truth about the people and the place she's only just begun to call home..."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Teresa Dovalpage
Description: "Padrino, a former detective on the Cuban police force, has retired and found a new, happy life as a Santería priest. But he is drawn back in for a murder investigation when his goddaughter, Rosita, who works at the local cemetery, recognizes one of the bodies that crosses her embalming table. Meanwhile, an old flame of Rosita's, Juan, has returned to Cuba after fleeing by raft twenty years ago. He is with his American wife, Sharon, and has come back to catch up with his old college circle--Victor, his estranged best friend, and unbeknownst to Sharon, his most serious ex-girlfriend, Elsa, with whom he never quite fell out of love. When murder occurs within this group, it will cost Padrino more than he expects to untangle everyone's lies and track down the killer"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dov
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
J. S. James
Description: "Newly promoted sheriff's deputy Delia Chavez has worked hard to get where she is. Without any family to speak of, law enforcement is all she has. But just a few days into her new job, Delia finds the body of a hunter washed up on the bank of the Willamette River missing his trigger finger. Soon, more bodies are found -- all hunters without their trigger fingers. Waterfowl season often means clashes between hunters and animal rights activists, but could someone be killing to make a statement? Petrified, but invigorated by the opportunity, Delia dives head first into the case. Soon, she catches a whiff of something foul and it's not the dead bodies -- man or bird. What starts off looking like a simple case of a ruthless vigilante quickly devolves into something much more complex. Facing evasive killers who stop at nothing to conceal their crimes, Delia must bring the criminals to justice because everyone knows, if you're not the predator, you're prey."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Nicola Upson
Description: "In the summer of 1915, the sudden death of a young girl brings grief and notoriety to Charleston Farmhouse on the Sussex Downs. Years later, Josephine Tey returns to the same house--now much changed--and remembers the two women with whom she once lodged as a young teacher during the Great War. As past and present collide, with murders decades apart, Josephine is forced to face the possibility that the scandal which threatened to destroy those women's lives hid a much darker secret."--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Ups
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Frances Brody
Description: "1929, London. In the darkness before dawn, a London railway porter discovers a man's body as he unloads a special goods train from Yorkshire, all means of identification stripped away. Hitting a dead end, Scotland Yard call on indomitable sleuth Kate Shackleton, hoping her local Yorkshire knowledge and undoubted skills at winkling out information will produce the results they need. Fears of unrest in the Yorkshire coalfields mean that Kate must conduct her investigation with the utmost secrecy. But when she discovers that another murder occurred around the same time as the mysterious body on the train, she is convinced there must be a connection. Using her sharp instincts and persuasive charm, she begins to uncover a web of intrigue that edges her closer to the truth. But with attempts being made on her life, Kate needs all the strength and resourcefulness she can muster, before she becomes the next victim . . ." -- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
Martha Grimes
Description: "When the body of a French woman washes up on a wild inlet off the Cornish coast, Brian Macalvie, divisional commander with the Devon-Cornwall police is called in. Who could have killed this beautiful tourist, the only visible footprints nearby belonging to the two little girls who found her? While Macalvie examines the scene in the Scilly Islands, inspector Richard Jury--twenty miles away on Land's End--is at The Old Success pub, sharing a drink with the legendary former CID detective Tom Brownell, a man renowned for solving every case he undertook. Except one. In the days following the mysterious slaying of the Parisian tourist, two other murders take place: first, a man is shot at a country estate, then a holy duster turns up murdered in Exeter Cathedral. Macalvie, Jury, and Brownell set out to discover whether these three killings, though very different in execution, are connected"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 15, 2019
Donis Casey
Description: "In February of 1926, private detective Ted Oliver is hired by a mysterious client to investigate the death of Graham Peyton, a man known for recruiting high-class prostitutes for the studios until his disappearance five years ago. Thanks to a ferocious Pacific storm, Graham's skeleton is uncovered from its hiding place, under rocks beneath a cliff. As Oliver investigates the final days leading up to Graham's demise, he stumbles across a connection between the dead man and Bianca LeBelle, a beautiful and brilliant movie star. Bianca's star may be bright, but she harbors dark secrets. And when Oliver discovers that his mysterious client is the most feared mob boss on the West Coast, he realizes that, like the dead man's body, he's stuck between a rock and hard place"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Lea Wait
Description: "Needlepointers Angie and Sarah are helping with set design for the movie being shot in their little New England hometown--but as the lighthouse and the wharves bustle with activity, a real-life drama is about to unfold. The director, Marv Mason, has been harassing the pretty young female lead, and the two exchanged heated words at a lobster bake. Now someone's lowered the boom on him." -- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Wai
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Margaret Mizushima
Description: "An explosion outside a community dance sends Mattie Cobb and Cole Walker reeling into the night, where they discover a burning van and beside it the body of outfitter Nate Fletcher. But the explosion didn't kill Nate -- it was two gunshots to the heart. The investigation leads them to the home of rancher Doyle Redman, whose daughter is Nate's widow, and the object of one of their suspect's affection. But before they can make an arrest, they receive an emergency call from a man who's been shot in the mountains. Mattie and Robo rush to the scene, only to be confronted by the ominous growl of a wild predator. As new players emerge on the scene, Mattie begins to understand the true danger that's enveloping Timber Creek. They journey into the cold, misty mountains to track the animal -- but discover something even more deadly."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Miz
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 30, 2019
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A Cowboy Under The Mistletoe
Jessica Clare
FIC Cla
Seduction On A Snowy Night
Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, Mary Jo Putney
FIC Sed
A Little Light Mischief : A Turner Novella
Cat Sebastian
FIC Seb
Someone To Remember : A Westcott Story
Mary Balogh
FIC Bal
Angel In A Devil's Arms
Julie Anne Long
FIC Lon
Tempted At Midnight
Cheris F. Hodges
FIC Hod
Get A Life, Chloe Brown : A Novel
Talia Hibbert
FIC Hib
The Bromance Book Club
Lyssa Kay Adams
FIC Ada
Highland Jewel
May McGoldrick
FIC McG
The Devil In The Saddle
Julia London
FIC Lon
How To Love A Duke In Ten Days
Kerrigan Byrne
FIC Byr
The Lord's Highland Temptation
Diane Gaston
FIC Gas
No Judgments: A Novel
Meg Cabot
FIC Cab
This Earl Of Mine
K. C. Bateman
FIC Bat
Royal Holiday
Jasmine Guillory
FIC Gui
Twice In A Blue Moon
Christina Lauren
FIC Lau
Scandalous
Minerva Spencer
FIC Spe
We Met In December
Rosie Curtis
FIC Cur

Jessica Clare
Description: "Former Navy master-at-arms Jason Clements is down on his luck and calling in one last favor. His cousin has secured him a job opportunity as a cowboy working at Price Ranch in Wyoming. Too bad Jason has never even saddled a horse. If he can keep this job without his PTSD getting in the way, it'll be a Christmas miracle. Local busybody Sage Cooper loves Painted Barrel something fierce, but it's time for her to move on. Since her father passed away, the family ranch feels too big for just her, and there's no chance of finding a husband in this small town. To the rest of the world, she's just another local fixture, known for her closet full of ugly Christmas sweaters and being perpetually single. It isn't until Jason shows up in desperate need of a cowboy crash course that Sage discovers a tall, dark, and handsome reason to stick around. And with the holidays coming up, Sage is in need of a date for a special event -- maybe they'll turn out to be each other's best Christmas present."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Cat Sebastian
Description: "Lady's maid Molly Wilkins is done with thieving--and cheating and stabbing and all the rest of it. She's determined to keep her hands to herself, so she really shouldn't be tempted to seduce her employer's prim and proper companion, Alice. But how can she resist when Alice can't seem to keep her eyes off Molly? For the first time in her life, Alice Stapleton has absolutely nothing to do. The only thing that seems to occupy her thoughts is a lady's maid with a sharp tongue and a beautiful mouth. Her determination to know Molly's secrets has her behaving in ways she never imagined as she begins to fall for the impertinent woman. When an unwelcome specter from Alice's past shows up unexpectedly at a house party, Molly volunteers to help the only way she knows how: with a little bit of mischief."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Julie Anne Long
Description: He has devil's blood in his veins. At least, that's always been the legend. How else could the Duke of Brexford's notorious bastard son return from the dead? The brutal decade since Lucien Durand, Lord Bolt, allegedly drowned in the Thames forged him into a man who always gets what--and who--he wants. And what he wants is vengeance for his stolen birthright . . . and one wild night in Angelique Breedlove's bed.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Talia Hibbert
Description: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. She's come up with seven directives to help her "Get a Life", and she's already completed the first: finally moving out of her family's mansion. She's ready to enjoy a drunken night out, ride a motorcycle, and other adventures. But it's not easy being bad, and Chloe knows just the man to help her complete her list. Redford 'Red' Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and sex appeal, who paints at night but hides his work. When she enlists Red to help her rebel, she discovers what really lies beneath his rough exterior. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Hib
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
May McGoldrick
Description: A rebel at heart: Maisie Murray's sweet, docile exterior masks the courageous spirit of a firebrand determined to champion women's suffrage with like-minded friends. But fighting for her principles has swept her directly into harm's way--and into the arms of a man she cannot resist. A warrior by blood: A trained officer with the Royal Highland Regiment, Niall Campbell has spent his life serving the Crown. Battle-weary and searching for peace, he wants nothing to do with trouble--until he meets Maisie. But unless Niall and Maisie can find a way to stand up to the destructive forces that threaten to divide them, long-buried secrets and political schemes are destined to stand in the way of the glorious love they've found...
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 9, 2019
Kerrigan Byrne
Description: "Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past-one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire's most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil. Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady's hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Byr
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Meg Cabot
Description: When a massive hurricane severs all power and cell service to Little Bridge Island--as well as its connection to the mainland--twenty-five-year-old Bree Beckham isn't worried... at first. She's already escaped one storm--her emotionally abusive ex--so a hurricane seems like it will be a piece of cake. But animal-loving Bree does become alarmed when she realizes how many islanders have been cut off from their beloved pets. Now it's up to her to save as many of Little Bridge's cats and dogs as she can... but to do so, she's going to need help--help she has no choice but to accept from her boss's sexy nephew, Drew Hartwell, the Mermaid CafÔe's most notorious heartbreaker. But when Bree starts falling for Drew, just as Little Bridge's power is restored and her penitent ex shows up, she has to ask herself if her island fling was only a result of the stormy weather, or if it could last during clear skies too.
Call Number: FIC Cab
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2019
Jasmine Guillory
Description: "Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain Private Secretary and his charming accent and unyielding formality. Malcolm Hudson has been the Queen's Private Secretary for years and has never given a personal, private tour...until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling. Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy fling come New Year's Day...or are they?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2019
Minerva Spencer
Description: "Straight-laced missionary Sarah Fisher has never met a man like Captain Martin Bouchard. He is the most beautiful person--male or female--she's ever seen. Overwhelmingly masculine, elegantly attired despite months at sea, he is in complete command of everyone and everything around him--everyone, that is, except Sarah. But that's about to change because Sarah has bought Bouchard's mercy with the only thing she has to sell--her body. "None at all . . ." In spite of her outrageous offer, Martin has no doubt Sarah is a virgin, and a most delectable one at that. But instead of bedding her, he finds himself staring down the muzzle of his own pistol. Clearly, the longer she stays on his ship, the greater the chances that she'll end up its damned captain! Most infuriating of all, she looks past his perfect exterior to the wounded man inside. Can Martin outrun his scandalous past in time to have a future with the first woman to find and capture his heart?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, Mary Jo Putney
Description: A Christmas Abduction: "Caroline Dunham has a bone to pick with notorious rake Baron Thornhill--and a creative plan to insure his undivided attention. Yet once in close quarters, she finds herself beholden to their smoldering connection . . ."A Perfect Match: "Whisked away from a wintry ball by the officer she knew only through letters, Cassandra Isles struggles with her feelings for the commanding Colonel Lord Heywood. For he, secretly a fortune-hunter, must marry for money to save his estate--and Cass, secretly an heiress, will accept nothing less than love . . . "One Wicked Winter Night: "Dressed as a veiled princess, Lady Diana Lawrence is shocked to discover that the mysterious corsair who tempts her away from the costume ball is the duke she once loved and lost. Now snowed in with Castleton at a remote lodge, will she surrender to the passion still burning hotly between them? "--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Sed
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Mary Balogh
Description: "Matilda Westcott has spent her life tending to the needs of her mother, the Dowager Countess of Riverdale, never questioning the life of solitude she has spun for herself. To Matilda, who considers herself the aging spinster daughter, marriage is laughable--love is a game for the young, after all. But her modest, quiet life of order unravels when a dashing gentleman from her past reappears, threatening to charm his way into her heart yet again. Charles Sawyer, Viscount Dirkson, does not expect to see Matilda Westcott thirty-six years after their failed romance. Moreover, he does not expect decades-old feelings to emerge at the very sight of her. When encountering Matilda at a dinner hosted by the Earl of Riverdale, he finds himself as fascinated by her as he was the first day they met, and wonders if, after all these years, they have a chance at happiness together. Charles is determined to crack the hard exterior Matilda has built for over three decades or risk losing her once again."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 9, 2019
Cheris F. Hodges
Description: "For hopeless romantic Sylvie Gates, there's nothing quite as magical as a New Year's Eve kiss. So as the clock nears midnight at her best friend's party, Sylvie makes a beeline for the sexiest guy in the room. A happily-ever-after would be nice of course, but Sylvie's trying to live in the moment. Plus, she's about to begin the biggest project of her interior design career, so she better just enjoy her last night of freedom... Newly appointed CEO of troubled Jordan Industries, Erik Jordan expects New Year's Eve is the last night off he'll have all year--and the billionaire plans to make the most of it. Locking lips with gorgeous Sylvie is just the beginning of an unforgettably steamy night together. But the fact that she steals his signature move and slips away in the morning is only the first surprise. The second is running into her again--at her job remodeling his company. Is it coincidence--or the power of a perfectly-timed kiss? With the electricity still crackling between them, and some major challenges ahead of them, they'll find out before the year is through..."--Page 4 of cover
Call Number: FIC Hod
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Lyssa Kay Adams
Description: When his wife asks for a divorce, Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Julia London
Description: "No one cheats on a Prince and gets away with it. And Hallie --Texas socialite, would-be ballerina, and the only daughter of the renowned Prince family -- is ready to give her two-timing fiancé a piece of her mind. But fate plants hot, sexy ranch hand and ex-Army Ranger Rafael Fontana quite literally in her way. Her childhood friend is all grown up. He's sexy, he's handsome, and suddenly, after all these years, Hallie is taking notice. Rafe has been in love with Hallie since they were kids, but he was always the help -- and she was glamorous and popular, seemingly off-limits to a lowly cowboy. But now he's back at Three Rivers Ranch to help his family and Hallie is there too -- and she needs his support. Soon long-buried feelings boil to the surface, and the desire between them is hot and palpable and undeniable. Rafe realizes he wants Hallie --and her adorable puppy -- for keeps... he just has to convince her to give true love another shot."-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Diane Gaston
Description: "Captain Lucas Johns-Ives is injured in the same battle that killed his brother. Haunted by loss, Lucas is saved by Mairi Wallace. In this Highland idyll, masquerading as her family's butler, Lucas can avoid the responsibilities of becoming the new earl. He's tempted by Mairi's sweetness--but to win her hand, he must face his demons and claim his noble birthright..." -- Page [4] cover.
Call Number: FIC Gas
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
K. C. Bateman
Description: "Shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed is done with men who covet her purse more than her person. Even worse than the ton's lecherous fortune hunters, however, is the cruel cousin determined to force Georgie into marriage. If only she could find a way to be . . . widowed? Georgie hatches a madcap scheme to wed a condemned criminal before he's set to be executed. All she has to do is find an eligible bachelor in prison to marry her, and she'll be free. What could possibly go wrong? Benedict William Henry Wylde, scapegrace second son of the late Earl of Morcott and well-known rake, is in Newgate prison undercover, working for Bow Street. Georgie doesn't realize who he is when she marries him--and she most certainly never expects to bump into her very-much-alive, and very handsome, husband of convenience at a society gathering weeks later. Soon Wylde finds himself courting his own wife, hoping to win her heart since he already has her hand. But how can this seductive rogue convince brazen, beautiful Georgie that he wants to be together...until actual death do they part?"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
Christina Lauren
Description: "Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak. During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in the way that only first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate--the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good. Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice." -- amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Lau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 19, 2019
Rosie Curtis
Description: "Two people. One house. A year that changes everything. Twenty-nine-year-old Jess is following her dream and moving to London. It's December, and she's taking a room in a crumbling, but grand, Notting Hill house-share with four virtual strangers. On her first night, Jess meets Alex, the guy sharing her floor, at a Christmas dinner hosted by her landlord. They don't kiss, but as far as Jess is concerned the connection is clear. She starts planning how they will knock down the wall between them to spend more time together. But when Jess returns from a two-week Christmas holiday, she finds Alex has started dating someone else--beautiful Emma, who lives on the floor above them. Now Jess faces a year of bumping into (hell, sharing a bathroom with) the man of her dreams...and the woman of his."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Cur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 16, 2019
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Pat Patterson, Bertrand Hébert
Description: "When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love...with a man. Moving from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, he was determined to succeed in the squared circle. Back when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 796.8123 Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 18, 2019
Tillie Walden
Description: Bea is on the run. And then, she runs into Lou. This chance encounter sends them on a journey through West Texas, where strange things follow them wherever they go. The landscape morphs into an unsettling world, a mysterious cat joins them, and they are haunted by a group of threatening men. To stay safe, Bea and Lou must trust each other as they are driven to confront buried truths. The two women share their stories of loss and heartbreak--and a startling revelation about sexual assault--culminating in an exquisite example of human connection.
Call Number: YA FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Carolina De Robertis
Description: "In 1977 Uruguay, a military government has crushed political dissent with ruthless force. In an environment where citizens are kidnapped, raped, and tortured, homosexuality is a dangerous transgression. And yet, despite such societal realities, Romina, Flaca, Anita "La Venus," Paz, and Malena--five cantoras, women who "sing"--somehow, miraculously, find each other and discover an isolated cape, Cabo Polonio, inhabited by just a lonely lighthouse keeper and a few rugged seal hunters. They claim this place as their secret sanctuary. Over the next 35 years, their lives move back and forth between Cabo Polonio and Montevideo, the city they call home, as they return, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow, or alone. Throughout it all, the women will be tested repeatedly--by their families, lovers, society, and each other--as they fight to live authentic lives. Cantoras is a breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC De R
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Bernardine Evaristo
Description: "Girl, Woman, Other is a celebration of the diversity of Black British experience and a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and the legacy of Britain's colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London's funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley's former students, works hard to earn a degree from Oxford and becomes an investment banker; Carole's mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter's lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class. Centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative and fast-moving form that borrows from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that reminds us of everything that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eva
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Sara Quin, Tegan Quin
Description: High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents' divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's and Sara's points of view, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, High School captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from each another.
Call Number: 920 Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Saeed Jones
Description: Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his mother and grandmother, into passing flings with lovers, friends and strangers. Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another--and to one another--as we fight to become ourselves.
Call Number: B Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Mary Laura Philpott
Description: Mary Laura Philpott thought she'd cracked the code: Always be right, and you'll always be happy. But once she'd completed her life's to-do list (job, spouse, house, babies--check!), she found that instead of feeling content and successful, she felt anxious, lost, stuck in a daily grind. She'd done everything "right," but she felt all wrong. In this memoir-in-essays full of observations about home, work, and creative life, Philpott takes on the conflicting pressures of modern adulthood with wit and heart. She shows that identity crises don't happen just once or only at midlife; but reassures us that small, recurring personal re-inventions are both normal and necessary. Philpott shows that when you stop feeling satisfied with your life, you don't have to burn it all down and set off on a transcontinental hike (unless you want to, of course). You can call upon your many selves to figure out who you are, who you're not, and where you belong. Like a pep talk from a sister, you learn what Philpott has figured out along the way: that multiple things can be true of us at once--and that sometimes doing things wrong is the way to do life right.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.244 Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Carmen Maria Machado
Description: The author's account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.
Call Number: 306.766 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
T Kira Madden
Description: T Kira Madden's debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira Madden lived a life of extravagance, but left to her own devices as both parents battled drug addiction, Kira navigated the perils of coming of age too quickly, and without guidance. With honesty and moving, lyrical prose, and spanning from 1960's Hawai'i to the nip and tuck rooms of 1990s Florida to the present-day struggle of a young woman in a culture of harassment, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls is the story of families both lost and found, unmade and rebuilt, crooked and beautiful. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Bryan Washington
Description: "In the city of Houston - a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America - the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He's working at his family's restaurant, weathering his brother's blows, resenting his older sister's absence. And discovering he likes boys. Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston's myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across an apartment complex, a ragtag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, hurricane survivors, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, a reluctant chupacabra. Bryan Washington's brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates with energy, wit, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, Lot explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms."--Inside dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Was
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Kristen N. Arnett
Description: Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, grief-stricken Jessa-Lynn Morton pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
Call Number: FIC Arn
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Elissa Altman
Description: Elissa and Rita have forever struggled to find their place in each other's worlds. Rita, an overreaching, makeup-addicted, narcissistic Manhattan singer couldn't be more different from Elissa, her gay, taciturn New England writer daughter. Stuck in a maelstrom of codependency, mother and daughter cannot seem to extricate themselves from the center of each other's lives. Motherland is their universal story: a journey built on the ferocity of mother-daughter love, moral obligation, and the possibility and promise of healing. Having survived a harrowing childhood at the hands of her mother, Elissa is finally settled in her own life. Elissa is at last in a healthy place, orbiting around her mother, but keeping far enough away from her to preserve the independent, quiet life she has built for herself. All of this is suddenly at risk when Rita suffers an incapacitating fall that leaves her fully dependent on her only child. Forced to confront her mother's desperate need for beauty, her view of the world through a medley of men, her lost days in the spotlight, addiction, and the money that has mysteriously disappeared in the name of maintaining her youth, Elissa must navigate the waters of their shared history, obligation, the problems of caregiving and age, and the co-dependent love that has defined their obsessive relationship.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 920 Alt
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Sarah (Poet) Blake
Description: "Revisits the story of the Ark that rescued life on earth, and rediscovers the agonizing burdens endured by the woman at the heart of the story. Naamah is a parable for our time: a fable of body, spirit, and resilience"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Ocean Vuong
Description: A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born--a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam--and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, this book is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.
Call Number: LP FIC Vuo
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Jaquira/ Guerra Diaz
Call Number: ordered 100319
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
John Glynn
Call Number: 974.721 Gly
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Nicole Dennis-Benn
Description: A Jamaican woman leaves her daughter behind to immigrate to New York, where the happier life she expected is difficult to find as an undocumented worker -- adapted from jacket description.
Call Number: FIC Den
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Samantha Allen
Description: Allen takes us on a cross-country road-trip from Provo, Utah to the Rio Grande Valley to the Bible Belt to the Deep South. Making pit stops at drag shows, political rallies, and hubs of queer life across the heartland, she introduces us to scores of LGBT people working for change, from the first openly transgender mayor in Texas history to the manager of the only queer night club in Bloomington, Indiana, and more. Capturing cultural shifts underway in unexpected places and revealing a national network of chosen family fighting for a better world, this is a trove of uplifting stories and a much-needed source of hope and inspiration in these divided times.
Call Number: 306.766 All
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Benjamin Moser, Tavia Gilbert
Description: Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, Susan Sontag left a legacy of writing that forms an indispensable key to modern culture. With hundreds of interviews conducted from Maui to Stockholm and from London to Sarajevo, this is the first book based on the writer's restricted archives and on access to many people who have never before spoken about Sontag.
Call Number: B Son
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Audrey Coulthurst, Paula Garner
Description: In a novel in two voices, a popular teen and an artistic loner forge an unlikely bond -- and create an entire universe -- via texts. But how long before the real world invades Starworld? Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school and walks on eggshells at home to manage her mom's obsessive-compulsive disorder, wondering how she can ever leave to pursue her dream of studying aerospace engineering. Popular, people-pleasing Zoe puts up walls so no one can see her true self: the girl who was abandoned as an infant, whose adoptive mother has cancer, and whose disabled brother is being sent away to live in a facility. When an unexpected encounter results in the girls' exchanging phone numbers, they forge a connection through text messages that expands into a private universe they call Starworld. In Starworld, they find hilarious adventures, kindness and understanding, and the magic of being seen for who they really are. But when Sam's feelings for Zoe turn into something more, will the universe they've built survive the inevitable explosion?
Call Number: YA FIC Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Mesha Maren, Hillary Huber
Description: In 1989, Jodi McCarty is seventeen years old when she's sentenced to life in prison for manslaughter. She's released eighteen years later and finds herself reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she goes searching for someone she left behind, but on the way, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother. Together, they try to make a fresh start, but is that even possible in a town that refuses to change?
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Amy Rose Capetta
Description: Danny didn't know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they're ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn't just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. --Inside cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Cap
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Jericho Brown
Description: "Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown;s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we've become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown's mastery, and his invention of the duplex--a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues--testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction." -- Goodreads.com.
Call Number: ordered 110819
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Kayla Ancrum
Description: Ryann dreams of traveling across the stars, but a career in space isn't an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. Alexandria is a loner who spurns Ryann's offer of friendship, until a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm. Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria's mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system. Every night Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day... until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Anc
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Tehlor Kay Mejia
Description: At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband's household or raise his children. Both paths promise a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school's top student, but her pedigree is a lie. She must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society. And school couldn't prepare her for the difficult choices she must make after graduation, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio. Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or will she give up everything she's strived for in pursuit of a free Medio--and a chance at a forbidden love?
Call Number: YA FIC Mej
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
Hugh Ryan
Description: The story of Brooklyn's vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. When Brooklyn Was Queer is an exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. Not only has Brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic errasure of its queer history--a great forgetting. Ryan unearths that history and shows how the formation of Brooklyn is linked to the stories of the people who created the Brooklyn we know today.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.76 Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 19, 2019
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Pat Patterson, Bertrand Hébert
796.8123 Pat
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous [Large Print] : A Novel
Ocean Vuong
LP FIC Vuo
Are You Listening?
Tillie Walden
YA FIC Wal
Ordinary Girls [Audiobook]
Jaquira/ Guerra Diaz
ordered 100319
Cantoras
Carolina De Robertis
FIC De R
Out East : Memoir Of A Montauk Summer
John Glynn
974.721 Gly
Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo
FIC Eva
Patsy : A Novel
Nicole Dennis-Benn
FIC Den
High School
Sara Quin, Tegan Quin
920 Qui
Real Queer America : Lgbt Stories From Red States
Samantha Allen
306.766 All
How We Fight For Our Lives : A Memoir
Saeed Jones
B Jon
Sontag [Audiobook] : Her Life And Work
Benjamin Moser, Tavia Gilbert
B Son
I Miss You When I Blink : Essays
Mary Laura Philpott
305.244 Phi
Starworld
Audrey Coulthurst, Paula Garner
YA FIC Cou
In The Dream House : A Memoir
Carmen Maria Machado
306.766 Mac
Sugar Run [Audiobook] : A Novel
Mesha Maren, Hillary Huber
FIC Mar
Long Live The Tribe Of Fatherless Girls : A Memoir
T Kira Madden
B Mad
The Lost Coast
Amy Rose Capetta
YA FIC Cap
Lot : Stories
Bryan Washington
FIC Was
The Tradition
Jericho Brown
ordered 110819
Mostly Dead Things A Novel
Kristen N. Arnett
FIC Arn
The Weight Of The Stars
Kayla Ancrum
YA FIC Anc
Motherland : A Memoir Of Love, Loathing, And Longing
Elissa Altman
920 Alt
We Set The Dark On Fire
Tehlor Kay Mejia
YA FIC Mej
Naamah : A Novel
Sarah (Poet) Blake
FIC Bla
When Brooklyn Was Queer
Hugh Ryan
306.76 Rya

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The beginning of Daylight Saving Time makes us feel like we're time traveling... Experience some time travelers with these books and movies as you spring ahead and set your clocks forward before bed on Saturday, March 11

1637: The Polish Maelstrom
Eric Flint
FIC Fli
The Chaos Function
Jack Skillingstead
FIC Ski
Afterimage
Naomi Hughes
YA FIC Hug
The Master Of Dreams
Michael D. Resnick
FIC ordered 032819
An Ocean Of Minutes
Thea Lim
FIC Lim
The Mona Lisa Key
Liesl Shurtliff
J FIC Shu
As You Wish
Jude Deveraux
FIC Dev
The Omniverse: Transdimensional Intelligence, Time Travel, The Afterlife, And The Secret Colony On Mars
Alfred L. Webre
130 Web
Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler, 100 Years Since The Great War, 500 Miles Of Battle-scarred French Countryside, And Too Many Trenches, Shells, Legends And
Richard Rubin
940.4144 Rub
The Portal
Kathryn Lasky
J FIC Las
Carnival At Candlelight
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca
J FIC Osb
The Psychology Of Time Travel: A Novel
Kate Mascarenhas
FIC Mas
How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide For The Stranded Time Traveler
Ryan North
609 Nor
The Science Of Science Fiction
Matthew Brenden Wood, Tom Casteel
YA 500 Woo
Is Time Travel Possible?
Nick Hunter
YA 530.11 Hun
The Test Of Time: The Sixth Journey Through Time
Geronimo Stilton
J FIC Sti
Knights Vs. Dinosaurs
Matt Phelan
J FIC Phe
The Time Traveler's Guide To Restoration Britain: A Handbook For Visitors To The Seventeenth Century: 1660-1700
Ian Mortimer
941.06 Mor
Lanny: A Novel
Max Porter
FIC ordered 041119
Time Sight
Lynne Jonell
J FIC ordered 040419
Opposite Of Always
Justin A Reynolds
YA FIC Rey
Time Travel: A History
James Gleick
530.11 Gle
Permafrost
Alastair Reynolds
FIC Rey
What The Wind Knows
Amy Harmon
FIC Har
Stolen Time
Danielle (Author) Rollins
YA FIC Rol

Eric Flint
Description: "The Ottoman Empire has captured Vienna and is now laying siege to the Austrian government in exile. Both the United States of Europe and the Kingdom of Bohemia have come to Austria's assistance but everyone knows it is going to be a long, brutal struggle. General Mike Stearns proposes opening up a second front in the Levant which the USE's emperor Gustavus Adolphus approves. Meanwhile, Poland is coming to a boil. Gretchen Richter, newly elected chancellor of Saxony has seized control of Lower Silesia and plans to form an alliance with the Polish revolutionaries. And the Bohemians send an army led by Morris Roth to aid them as well. Additionally, Mike Stearns send an army division under the command of Jeff Higgins to reinforce his wife Gretchen in Silesia. The maelstrom grows. Will it drag all the displaced Americans and their allies down with it?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fli
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Naomi Hughes
Description: "A horrific explosion levels part of the city and Camryn Kingfisher is the sole survivor. Amidst controversy, conspiracy theories, and threats from government officials, Camryn longs for the truth. But the only person who she can turn to is a transparent boy in a lab coat named Quint. Unsure whether he's a hallucination or a ghost, Camryn has no choice but to trust him as they become embroiled in a plot that is bigger than either of them realize. In a race where the fabric of time and space is at stake, they must figure out who caused the explosion before the culprit comes back to finish Camryn--and her city--off for good."--Jacket flap.
Call Number: YA FIC Hug
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Thea Lim
Description: "America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan--time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lim
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Jude Deveraux
Description: Sixty-year-old Olivia's first marriage was long and unhappy, but now she is a newlywed, thrilled to finally be starting her life with the man she's always truly loved - even if they are getting a late start. Kathy is in her forties and married to a handsome, successful businessman. Theirs would be a fairy-tale romance if it weren't for one problem: He's passionately in love with someone else! Twenty-something Elise is also in a troubled marriage, stuck with the man her wealthy parents chose for her. Now that he has a pregnant mistress, he seems willing to go to drastic lengths to take Elise out of the picture. Though each of them wound up at the Summerhouse for separate reason, it's not long before they begin to open up about their regrets, their wishes and their dreams. And when they're presented with the opportunity of a lifetime - a chance to right the wrongs of their past - all three discover what can happen when dreams really do come true.
Call Number: FIC Dev
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca
Description: While on a mission to prove to Merlin that they can use magic wisely, Jack and Annie travel to seventeenth-century Venice, Italy, to save the city from disaster.
Call Number: J FIC Osb
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Ryan North
Description: What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? With this book as your guide, you'll survive--and thrive--in any period in Earth's history. Time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted--from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up. How to Invent Everything will make you smarter, more competent, and completely prepared to become the most important and influential person ever. You're about to make history. . . better.
Call Number: 609 Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Nick Hunter
Description: Provides facts about the science of time travel, discussing its possibilities, paradoxes, and wormholes.
Call Number: YA 530.11 Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Matt Phelan
Description: With the realm at peace and few dragons about, the Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all--dinosaurs.
Call Number: J FIC Phe
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Max Porter
Description: "Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England's mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here. But it also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort who has woken from his slumber in the woods. Dead Papa Toothwort, who is listening to them all. Chimerical, audacious, strange and wonderful - a song to difference and imagination, to friendship, youth and love, Lanny is the globally anticipated new novel from Max Porter."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC ordered 041119
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Justin A Reynolds
Description: When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he's falling--hard. Soon she's meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. But then Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate's death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate's there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn't sure if he's losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate's death, he'll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he's willing to do to save the people he loves.
Call Number: YA FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Alastair Reynolds
Description: "2080: at a remote site on the edge of the Arctic Circle, a group of scientists, engineers and physicians gather to gamble humanity's future on one last-ditch experiment. Their goal: to make a tiny alteration to the past, averting a global catastrophe while at the same time leaving recorded history intact. To make the experiment work, they just need one last recruit: an ageing schoolteacher whose late mother was the foremost expert on the mathematics of paradox. 2028: a young woman goes into surgery for routine brain surgery. In the days following her operation, she begins to hear another voice in her head... an unwanted presence which seems to have a will, and a purpose, all of its own- -one that will disrupt her life entirely. The only choice left to her is a simple one. Does she resist ... or become a collaborator?"-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
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 9, 2019
Jack Skillingstead
Description: When she brings the man she loves back to life in a makeshift death chamber beneath an ancient, sacred site, where she encounters a strange technology, journalist Olivia Nikitas accidentally shifts the world to the brink of disaster.
Call Number: FIC Ski
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Michael D. Resnick
Description: "Opening a new fantasy trilogy from Hugo award winner Resnick, this novel offers an adventure through space and time as Eddie Raven tries to outrun the dark forces pursuing him. "--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC ordered 032819
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Liesl Shurtliff
Description: When Matt, Ruby, and Corey Hudson discover their subway train is actually a time-traveling eighteenth-century frigate captained by a mysterious pirate, they are thrown into a series of adventures that offer cryptic clues about their past and their future.
Call Number: J FIC Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Alfred L. Webre
Description: A tour through the new science of the Omniverse, its spiritual and physical dimensions, and its incalculable intelligent civilizations. In this scientific guide to the Omniverse, Alfred Lambremont Webre reveals evidence about extraterrestrial and extra-universal life, the intelligent civilizations created by souls in the afterlife, top-secret alien technology, and the existence of a secret base as well as life on Mars. The author explains how our souls are holographic fragments of God/Source and how souls and Source are co-creating planets and galaxies as virtual realities for soul development. His theories are vast, so read more about it.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 130 Web
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Kathryn Lasky
Description: Life used to be great for Rose: full of friends, a loving mom, and a growing fashion blog. But when her mother dies in a car crash, Rose is sent away to live with a strange grandmother she hardly knows and forced to attend a new school where mean girls ridicule her at every turn. The one place Rose finds refuge is in her grandmother's Tudor-style greenhouse. But one night, she sees a strange light glowing from within it. She climbs a ladder to investigate... and finds herself transported back four hundred years to Hatfield Palace, where she becomes servant and confidante of the banished princess Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII. Rose soon discovers something else surprising -- a locket with two mysterious images inside it, both of them clues to her own past. Could her grandmother's greenhouse portal offer answers to the mysteries of her family... and their secrets? And how will she ever unravel them all?
Call Number: J FIC Las
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Kate Mascarenhas
Description: In 1967, four female scientists worked together to build the world's first time machine. But just as they are about to debut their creation, one of them suffers a breakdown, putting the whole project--and future of time travel--in jeopardy. To protect their invention, one member is exiled from the team--erasing her contributions from history. Fifty years later, time travel is a big business. Twenty-something Ruby Rebello knows her beloved grandmother, Granny Bee, was one of the pioneers, though no one will tell her more. But when Bee receives a mysterious newspaper clipping from the future reporting the murder of an unidentified woman, Ruby becomes obsessed: could it be Bee? Who would want her dead? And most importantly of all: can her murder be stopped?
Call Number: FIC Mas
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Matthew Brenden Wood, Tom Casteel
Description: Uncovers the real science behind classic and modern science fiction stories, exploring such topics as time travel, cloning, artificial intelligence, and life on other planets.
Call Number: YA 500 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Geronimo Stilton
Description: When, in the process of testing his newest time machine, Professor von Volt accidently brings a triceratops, Helen of Troy, Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, and Christopher Columbus to present day New Mouse City, it is up to Geronimo and his friends to return them all to their own times and places--without being eaten by a T-Rex or skewered by Trojan warriors.
Call Number: J FIC Sti
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Ian Mortimer
Call Number: 941.06 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Lynne Jonell
Description: After a family emergency sends twelve-year-old Will and five-year-old Jamie to Scotland, a "magic eye" book takes them and their cousin Nan on a journey through their family's violent history.
Call Number: J FIC ordered 040419
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
James Gleick
Description: Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.
Call Number: 530.11 Gle
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
Amy Harmon
Description: Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather's stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time. The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy's long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman's disappearance is connected to her own. As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland's independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she's willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she'd find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 9, 2019
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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.

A Blade So Black
L. L. (Leatrice L.) McKinney, Lewis Carroll
YA FIC McK
King Reece
Shaun Sinclair
FIC ordered 062019
A Hustler's Queen
author Saundra
FIC Sau
Know Your Place
Shelly Ellis
FIC Ell
Animal: The Beginning
K'wan
FIC Kwa
Lawless
author K'wan
FIC Kwa
Blood Ties
Shaun Sinclair
FIC ordered 062019
Love Blooms [Large Print]
Jamie (Romance writer) Pope
LP FIC Pop
Collusion
De'nesha Diamond
FIC Dia
Revenge Of The Mistress
Cydney Rax
FIC Rax
Goodfellas
Carl Weber, Ty Marshall, Marlon P.S. White, Carl Weber, Ty. Love seldom Marshall
FIC Goo
Side Chick Nation
Aya (Novelist) De León
FIC De L
Greed
Victoria Christopher Murray
FIC Mur
Stiletto Justice
Camryn King
FIC Kin
Heart Of The Hustle
author A'zayler
FIC Aza
The Accidental Mistress
Aya (Novelist) De León
FIC De L
Houston
Treasure Hernandez
FIC Her
The Black Market
Kiki Swinson
FIC Swi
I Do Love You Still
Mary B. Morrison
FIC Mor
The Comedown : A Novel
Rebekah Frumkin
FIC Fru
If It Ain't About The Money
author Saundra
FIC Sau
The Wives We Play
Briana Cole
FIC ordered 072519
In These Streets
Shelly Ellis
FIC Ell

L. L. (Leatrice L.) McKinney, Lewis Carroll
Description: "The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head, literally."--Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
author Saundra
Description: A hard-working daddy's girl, Precious Cummings is sure she's going to college. But when her father is murdered, she discovers he lied for years about money they never had--and hid a shocking family secret. Shattered and lost, she starts hangin' with savvy hood chick Keisha--and falls hard for DaVon, LA's most powerful drug dealer. As his new lady, Precious soon gets the best of every luxurious thing--and fast learns the ropes of her lover's lethal hustle.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
K'wan
Description: Tayshawn is one of the children the world throws away. The neighborhood kids give him the nickname "Animal." When his older brother, the only person in his life who shows him kindness, is taken away, Tayshawn will have to adapt to survive in the jungle.
Call Number: FIC Kwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
Shaun Sinclair
Description: "Strong, loving father. Hard-working loyal son. They are the best hit men in the business. But one woman's revenge will put the ultimate target on their backs ..." -- Publisher annotation.Trained to be a Special Forces killer, Leader came back from his tours of duty broke-- and near-broken. When the streets came calling, he rose from ruthless hood enforcer to a powerful international cartel's most feared "cleaner." And when tragedy hit home, his son Justus turned out to be a natural assassin-- and unshakably loyal to his father. Together they are an unstoppable team who leave no trace behind... until a mysterious woman from nowhere begins working Leader's deep-hidden weaknesses. She's turned Justus' devotion into a weapon, and now father and son face the a shattering betrayal: they're gunning for each other. -- adapted from back cover.
Call Number: FIC ordered 062019
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
De'nesha Diamond
Description: With charges of collusion sweeping across Capitol Hill, Abrianna and Kadir team up with their group of rebels and revolutionaries to burn through the deception and spin to uncover the truth.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Carl Weber, Ty Marshall, Marlon P.S. White, Carl Weber, Ty. Love seldom Marshall
Description: Headlined by New York Times bestseller Carl Weber, three authors bring readers tales of power, greed, and ambition set in some of the country's roughest neighbourhoods. Featuring 'Sibling Rivalry' by Carl Weber; 'Love Seldom, Trust Never' by Ty Marshall and 'The Bag Is In' by Marlon PS White.
Call Number: FIC Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Victoria Christopher Murray
Description: Zuri Maxwell isn't happy. Her job is a grind, and money is always tight. Her boyfriend Stephon is the best part of life, but between his income as an artist and her commission-based paycheck, they are barely scraping by. When Zuri meets a sleek entrepreneur eager to pick her brain, she jumps at the chance to talk business with someone who has everything she wants. As he wines and dines her, Zuri starts moving in elite circles, and she faces a crossroads: Will she give up the stable, loving life she knows for one that glitters, but may not be gold?
Call Number: FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
author A'zayler
Description: "Heir to the infamous DeLuca drug cartel fortune, Angel DeLuca walked away from it all for a normal life--until a wrenching betrayal shattered his belief in anything but saving his family's hard-won legacy. He's come back to lead the DeLuca empire--no matter the cost. But his most dangerous rival is the one woman whose fierce determination he can't resist. Emilia East grew up in the game--virtually a daughter to Angel's mother. In fact, she's been the one enforcing the cartel rules and expanding the business, so she's not about to step aside for someone who threw everything away. But when two rival cartels put a target on her back, going on the run with Angel is her only chance to survive. And his unexpected strength--and concealed passion--sparks a love Emilia can't get enough of. Now they have one last shot to save their empire ... and themselves."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Aza
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Treasure Hernandez
Description: Donna and Kim Boon moved to Houston, Texas with their aunt Lisa when they were orphaned at ten years old. Lisa raised the girls as her own, showering them with everything a young woman could want. The girls have grown up into beautiful and privileged Houstonites and are two of the most eligible bachelorettes in the city, with more suitors than they know how to handle. Life seems perfect, but when Aunt Lisa is gunned down in cold blood, the girls discover a family secret that will change their lives forever.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Mary B. Morrison
Description: Between their rising careers and insatiable passion for each other, Xena Trinity and Memphis Brown seem to be perfect partners. Sure, they break up constantly, but their love and sexual chemistry is undeniable. Since their ultimate goal is to marry and start a family after Memphis fulfills his dreams, they believe they can one day have it all. Until Xena gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take her fashion brand from Savannah to New York City--just after track star Memphis clenches an Olympic spot. Never conceiving Xena could outshine him, Memphis crosses a new line: He looks elsewhere to fill the void of her abandonment and betrayal. Fed up with Memphis's shenanigans, Xena moves on to a new man who supports her dream of building her brand... until her heart makes her yearn once more for a life with her soulmate, Memphis.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
author Saundra
Description: When Penny and Isis get caught up in Secret's scheme to rob the wealthy by skimming their bank accounts, a new love drives Isis to leave the drama and life of crime behind her.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Shelly Ellis
Description: "Derrick. Ricky. Jamal. One's responsible; one's still a player; one's upwardly-mobile. Sentenced to the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute at twelve, they grabbed the chance for better futures. They stayed tight even when their lives diverged--but the times...they are a-changing. New deputy mayor Jamal is anti-corruption, which means severing ties with Ricky, now a "criminally-adjacent" businessman. But political power plays and unrequited love will lead Jamal to a lethal choice. Ricky doesn't mind running a front for DC's biggest drug dealer, but when he pursues a sexy customer at his strip club and discovers she's a cop, any wrong move could end Ricky's good times permanently. Now the Institute's new leader, Derrick is torn between his job and his fiancée, Melissa. But when a cute new instructor who supports him and his mission arrives, he wonders if he should leave Melissa behind, not the Institute. However, this dilemma is nothing compared to a problem brewing right under his nose, and the fallout will strike at the heart of the three friends' bond--and put more than their survival on the line." -- page [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Shaun Sinclair
Description: Life couldn't get better for the Crescent Crew. With an exclusive Mexican pipeline, they've got the Southern drug trade on lock. Former founder Qwess is leveraging rap superstardom to break the music industry's commercial stranglehold. And former leader Reece is fresh off a five-year prison bid-and out to forever secure the Crew's dominance. But as Reece is working a brutal vendetta, a Crew mutiny will drag him back into all-out street war. Now, between the ambitious young Crew and ruthless OG Reece, only one can live to reign . . . Praise for THE CRESCENT CREW SERIES "Shaun Sinclair taps into the new code and DNA of black and urban life in America, where there's one foot in the rap game and another foot still out in the mean and hungry streets of capitalism." -Omar Tyree, New York Times bestselling author and creator of The American Disease ebook series "A bone-chilling tale that will keep the readers longing for more, while revaluating every choice they make." -NeNe Capri, author of The G Street Chronicles
Call Number: FIC ordered 062019
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Shelly Ellis
Description: "Success didn't come easy for three best friends from the streets. And now dangerous choices and reckless desire will push their bond to lethal limits."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
author K'wan
Description: Bernadette "Bernie" Hunt prides herself on never settling. In school, she was always at the top of her class, and after graduating from Spellman with honors she landed a job at one of Atlanta's top marketing firms. She lives by her father's motto: "the best of everything, or nothing at all." Bernie excels in life, but love is another story. Being gorgeous, smart and from a well-to-do family, she has no shortage of high society suitors vying for her attention, but when measured against her father, none seem good enough. This changes when she meets Keith Davis, a hot shot lawyer recently hired at her father's firm. Keith is handsome, financially stable, and as skilled in the bedroom as he is in open court, with an infectious personality that draws people, including Bernie, to him. Being new to Atlanta from New Orleans, Keith's past is somewhat of a mystery, but that doesn't stop Bernie from falling head over heels for him. The day Keith gets down on one knee and proposes to Bernie is one of the happiest of her life. She has found a kindred soul who seems to bring everything to the table ... including a dark secret. When Keith is unexpectedly summoned back to New Orleans to attend the funeral of a relative killed under questionable circumstances, Bernie insists on being by his side. Their trip to the Big Easy will find the couple in the middle of a murder mystery that Keith has been reluctantly charged to solve. During the investigation into the slaying, secrets will be unearthed about Keith's past that cause Bernie to question everything she thought she knew about the man she's agreed to marry.--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Kwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Jamie (Romance writer) Pope
Description: "An unstable childhood and a bad marriage have left Nova unable to trust anyone--especially herself. She'd do anything for her young son, but feels she'll never be a good enough mother. She's got major talent as a stylist and makeup artist, but big-time success would mean leaving the safety of Martha's Vineyard and the only family she has left. Still, she needs to kick-start her life in a new direction. The last thing she needs is her childhood frenemy, Tanner Brennan, confusing her even more. An Ex-Army Ranger, Tanner was looking for peace and routine when he came back home to Martha's Vineyard. Scrapping with Nova reminds him of the hopeful boy he was, before secrets and guilt closed him off. But there's no way he can fight her raw vulnerability--or his longing to become part of her life. And as their all-too-fragile bond is threatened in ways they never expected, he and Nova have only one chance to finally come to terms with the past--and find the future in each other."-- Provided by publisher,
Call Number: LP FIC Pop
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Cydney Rax
Description: Thirty days into a marriage with a man she stole from his wife, Nicole is served with divorce papers, but she intends to avoid the situation by having her husband killed, but when someone beats her to the punch, she must deal with the ultimate betrayal.
Call Number: FIC Rax
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Aya (Novelist) De León
Description: "Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug-dealer stash and fleeing to her family in the Caribbean. But when she gets bored in rural Santo Domingo, she escapes on a sugar daddy adventure to Puerto Rico. Her new life is one endless party, until she's caught in Hurricane Maria--and witnesses the brutal collision of colonization and climate change, as well as the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more. Broke, traumatized, and stranded, Dulce's only chance to get back to New York may be a sexy, crusading journalist who's been pursuing her. But is she hustling him or falling for him?"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Camryn King
Description: After Kim, Jayda, and Harley's husbands are incarcerated by former prosecutor Hammond Grey, the three women plan the ultimate lethal payback.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Aya (Novelist) De León
Description: Sisters from Trinidad, Violet and Lily have never had much in common. Stunning Lily arrives undocumented in New York and makes her way as a stripper. But Harvard-educated Violet is this close to the perfect assimilated life, thanks to a prestigious job, and her rich bougie fiance. Until she aids a woman in trouble, and is mistaken for a notorious strip-club mogul's mistress. When she's wrongly accused of helping him embezzle millions, Violet loses everything. As Violet and Lily struggle to finally understand each other, they have only one shot to get justice for those who need it most.
Call Number: FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Kiki Swinson
Description: Misty Heiress steals drugs from a pharmacy, just trying to help her cousin in constant pain, but the plan snowballs into dealing opioids and Misty and her cousin Jillian are in real trouble.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Rebekah Frumkin
Description: A dazzling epic that follows two very different families in Cleveland across generations, beginning with their patriarchs. Scrappy, street smart drug dealer Reggie Marshall has never liked the simpering addict Leland Bloom-Mittwoch, which doesn't stop Leland from looking up to Reggie with puppy-esque devotion. But when a drug deal goes dramatically, tragically wrong and a suitcase (which may or may not contain a quarter of a million dollars) disappears, the two men and their families become hopelessly entangled.
Call Number: FIC Fru
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Briana Cole
Description: "Kimera Davis finds comfort in dating married men. It's easier that way. Her needs are taken care of and she doesn't have to give more of herself than she wants to. No messy feelings involved. But when the man she's seeing poses an unexpected question, Kimera quickly realizes that she's not the only woman pulled in by his charm"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC ordered 072519
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
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