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Many compelling antiheroes have made the leap from a book to the screen.  Here is a sampling for those who love the question "Was the book or the movie/show better?"

1984 [DVD] ; Crime & Punishment
Michael Radford, Simon Perry, John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton
Drama
Lolita [DVD]
Stanley Kubrick, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, James B. Harris, James Mason, Shelley Winters
Drama
A Clockwork Orange [By] Anthony Burgess.
Anthony Burgess
FIC Bur
Lolita [DVD]
Adrian Lyne, Stephen Schiff, Ennio Morricone, Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith
Drama
A Clockwork Orange [Electronic Resource]
Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander, Harper Audio (Firm)
Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange [DVD].
Max L Raab, Si Litvinoff, Stanley Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee
SciFi/Fantasy
American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis
FIC Ell
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo [DVD]
Christopher Plummer, Daniel Craig, Geraldine James, Goran Visnjic, Joely Richardson
Drama
American Psycho [DVD]
Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, Edward R. Pressman, Chris (Film producer) Hanley, Christian Halsey Solomon
Drama
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo [DVD].
Niels Arden Oplev, Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Stieg Larsson, Music Box Films
839.72 Gir
Crime And Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
FIC Dos
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo [Electronic Resource]
Stieg Larsson, Inc OverDrive
Crime And Punishment [Audiobook]
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Guidall
FIC Dos
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
FIC Fit
Crime And Punishment [Electronic Resource]. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Great Gatsby [DVD]
Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan
Drama
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jeffry P Lindsay
FIC Lin
The Great Gatsby [Electronic Resource]
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, Tim Robbins
Darkly Dreaming Dexter [Audiobook]
Jeffry P Lindsay, Nick Landrum
FIC Lin
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Patricia Highsmith
FIC Hig
Dexter. The First Season, Discs 1 & 2 [DVD].
Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Luna. 1964- Vélez
Drama
The Talented Mr. Ripley [DVD]
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Anthony Minghella, Patricia Highsmith
Drama
Fight Club
Chuck Palahniuk
FIC Pal
The Talented Mr. Ripley [Electronic Resource]
Patricia Highsmith
Fight Club [DVD]
David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, 1947- Meat Loaf (Vocalist)
Drama
Vanity Fair : A Novel Without A Hero
William Makepeace Thackeray, John Carey
FIC Tha
Gone With The Wind [DVD]
David O. Selznick, Sidney Coe Howard, Victor Fleming, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh
Drama
Vanity Fair [DVD]
Mira Nair, Reese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne
Drama
Gone With The Wind.
Margaret Mitchell
FIC Mit
Vanity Fair [Electronic Resource]
William Makepeace Thackeray
Lolita
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
FIC Nab

Michael Radford, Simon Perry, John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton
Description: Nineteen eighty-four: Winston Smith endures a squalid existence in totalitarian Oceania under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. When he starts an illegal love affair, he becomes the target of a brain-washing campaign to force him to conform.Crime and punishment: A modern version of Dostoyevsky's classic of one man's search for the true meaning of his existence.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Anthony Burgess
Description: Burgess' satire of the present inhumanity of man to man through a futuristic culture where teenagers rule with violence.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Anthony Burgess, Tom Hollander, Harper Audio (Firm)
Description: Shocking, radical, and thought-provoking, A Clockwork Orange remains an enduring novel by Anthony Burgess. With the tone of a nightmarish comedy, Burgess satirically envisions a warped future in which gangs of sadistic youths rule the streets after dark. Meet Alex, a 15-year-old boy who enjoys rape, ultraviolence, and Beethoven.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Bret Easton Ellis
Description: "In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront"--Publisher's website.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner, Edward R. Pressman, Chris (Film producer) Hanley, Christian Halsey Solomon
Description: A young, handsome man with a Harvard education and success on Wall Street has terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Description: Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will, Raskolnikov, and impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft and sets into motion a story which, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world.
Call Number: FIC Dos
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Guidall
Description: Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game.
Call Number: FIC Dos
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Description: Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is one of the world's first psychological thrillers. A mesmerizing detective story with an intriguing and multifarious central character, Crime and Punishment hinges on the ethical dilemmas and angst of the student Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov who plans and implements the murder of a ruthless pawnbroker. Rodion convinces himself that in killing her he will both solves his financial problems and divests the world of a wicked leech. But can he commit a murder and escape all consequences?
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Jeffry P Lindsay
Description: Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep's clothing. He's handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He's a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened -- of himself or some other fiend.
Call Number: FIC Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Jeffry P Lindsay, Nick Landrum
Description: Dexter Morgan appears to be the perfect handsome gentleman, but appearances are decieving. He is a serial killer who has slain many people. But in this tale, he's the good guy--he only snuffs out other murderers. When another serial killer, with an eerily similar style, starts grabbing headlines, Dexter has a fairly morbid thought: am I being challenged?
Call Number: FIC Lin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King, Luna. 1964- Vélez
Description: Orphaned as a child and adopted by a police officer, Dexter has an insatiable passion for killing. So his father helps him channel this passion into becoming a cop and killing those who slip through the cracks of justice.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Chuck Palahniuk
Description: When a listless office employee meets Tyler Durden, his ho-hum life takes a dramatic turn as a contender in amateur bare-knuckle street fighting matches that soon develop a fanatical following.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, 1947- Meat Loaf (Vocalist)
Description: When a ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a soap salesman channel their aggression into therapeutic "fight clubs", an eccentric woman gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
David O. Selznick, Sidney Coe Howard, Victor Fleming, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh
Description: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Margaret Mitchell
Description: Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and a people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O'Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler. - Amazon
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Call Number: FIC Nab
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Stanley Kubrick, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, James B. Harris, James Mason, Shelley Winters
Description: Stanley Kubrick's sixth film is a brilliant, sly adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's celebrated yet infamous 1955 novel. It chronicles a middle-aged literature professor's unusual and doomed sexual passion/obsession for a seductively precocious pubescent "nymphet" named Lolita. Thanks to the film industry's production code, the film is mostly suggestive, with numerous double entendres and metaphoric sexual situations, while the story has been transformed into a black comedy and murder mystery. The film lacks the element that enabled most readers to understand the novel--Humbert Humbert's exquisite inner voice. As a consequence the film is big, luxurious, and full of a barren, cold humor, yet a visual tour-de-force in elegant black-and-white.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Adrian Lyne, Stephen Schiff, Ennio Morricone, Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith
Description: A middle-aged man marries an oppressive widow in order to be near and carry on an affair with her nymphet daughter.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Max L Raab, Si Litvinoff, Stanley Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee
Description: Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap dancing, violating, Derby-topped hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time -- at the tragic expense of others in A Clockwork Orange--Cover insert.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Christopher Plummer, Daniel Craig, Geraldine James, Goran Visnjic, Joely Richardson
Description: Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle forty years later. Ensconced in a cottage on the island where the killer may still roam, Blomkvist's investigation draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally: tattooed, punk hacker, Lisbeth Salander.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Niels Arden Oplev, Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Stieg Larsson, Music Box Films
Description: Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found and her beloved uncle is convinced she was murdered and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced investigative journalist Mickael Blomkvist and the tattooed and troubled yet resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate.
Call Number: 839.72 Gir
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Stieg Larsson, Inc OverDrive
Description: The disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden, gnaws at her octogenarian uncle, Henrik Vanger. He is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. He hires crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, to get to the bottom of Harriet's disappearance. Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old, pierced, tattooed genius hacker, possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age--and a terrifying capacity for ruthlessness--assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, an astonishing corruption at the highest echelon of Swedish industrialism--and a surprising connection between themselves.--From publisher description.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald
Description: James Gatz, a self-educated nobody from North Dakota, amasses a fortune and adopts the persona of Jay Gatsby, an Oxford-educated man about town. His motive? To win back the heart of Daisy, the woman he loved in his youth. Daisy is now married to Tom Buchanan, a brutal, ignorant racist who embodies the corruption that can come with unlimited wealth.
Call Number: FIC Fit
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan
Description: The Great Gatsby follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922. Chasing his own American dream, Nick lands next door to Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the rich and their loves and deceits. As he bears witness, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams, and tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
F. Scott (Francis Scott) Fitzgerald, Tim Robbins
Description: James Gatz, a self-educated nobody from North Dakota, amasses a fortune and adopts the persona of Jay Gatsby, an Oxford-educated man about town. His motive? To win back the heart of Daisy, the woman he loved in his youth. Daisy is now married to Tom Buchanan, a brutal, ignorant racist who embodies the corruption that can come with unlimited wealth.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Patricia Highsmith
Description: The cunning schemes of a young American ne'er-do-well, who travels to Italy on an unusual assignment.
Call Number: FIC Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Anthony Minghella, Patricia Highsmith
Description: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. He's hired to go to Italy to bring back he playboy son of a millionaire and soon is plunged into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Patricia Highsmith
Description: The cunning schemes of a young American ne'er-do-well, who travels to Italy on an unusual assignment.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
William Makepeace Thackeray, John Carey
Description: The story of the amoral beauty Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to climb the social ladder, and her sentimental companion Amelia, who falls for a caddish soldier, presents a panoramic satire of Regency society.
Call Number: FIC Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
Mira Nair, Reese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne
Description: Becky is determined to make something of herself. She accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
William Makepeace Thackeray
Description: No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their way through the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles--military and domestic--are fought, fortunes made and lost. The one steadfast and honourable figure in this corrupt world is Dobbin with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and depth to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of love and social adventure.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Apr 30, 2020
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Liz Johnson
Description: "Penelope Hunter loves her job as the events manager at one of Savannah's premier historic venues--until her ex-fiancé walks into her office with his new bride-to-be. To make matters worse, a scheming social matriarch is intent on seeing Penelope fired, especially if she insists on being seen with Tucker Westbrook. Since returning from serving two tours in the Middle East, Tucker has built a thriving security company. His work is nearly as stabilizing as his friendship with Penelope, who has been by his side since childhood. But when the lone candidate for county sheriff goads him, Tucker loses his cool and ends up on the ballot--and on the receiving end of a smear campaign claiming the Westbrooks were traitors to the South. To clear his name, Tucker and Penelope must join forces to find the truth behind a 150-year-old lost treasure. But the more time they spend together, the closer she comes to losing her job--and falling helplessly in love" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Rachel Fordham
Description: "Six years ago, a shocking secret sent Agnes Pratt running in search of a new start. She found it in Penance, a rugged town of miners and lumberjacks in the Dakota Territory, where she became Miss Aggie, respected schoolteacher and confirmed old maid. But the past has a way of catching up with people. When childhood friend and former sweetheart James Harris accepts a position as the town doctor, Aggie's pleasantly predictable days suddenly become anything but. James wants to know why Agnes left behind the life they had dreamed of creating for themselves--but he is the one person who can never know. In the shadows of the Black Hills, can a healing light be shed on the past? Or will the secret Agnes can't seem to outrun destroy her chance at happiness?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Lynette Eason
Description: "Sarah Denning is a military journalist with the Army in the Middle East when her convoy is attacked and she's taken hostage. When former Army Ranger Gavin Black is asked by his old unit commander--Sarah's imposing father--to plan an extremely risky rescue, he reluctantly agrees and successfully executes it. Back in the US, Sarah is livid when she's discharged on a false psychiatric evaluation and vows to return to the Army. Until she learns of her brother's suicide. Unable to believe her brother would do such a thing, she puts her plans on hold and enlists Gavin to help her discover the truth. What they uncover may be the biggest story of Sarah's career--if she can survive long enough to write it" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eas
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Cynthia Ruchti
Description: "She helps others manage their desperate lives--but who will help her? Clinical psychologist Camille Brooks isn't put off by the lifestyle of her hoarding clients. After all, she lost her mother to the crippling anxiety disorder. She'll go a long way to help others avoid the same pain and loss. Despite Camille's expertise, her growing audience for her Let in the Light podcast, and the national recognition she's gaining for her creative coaching methods, there are some things she isn't prepared for. A client who looks far too much like her mom catches her off guard. And the revelation that she's also hoarding something sends her spinning. Can she stand to let the light into her own life with the help of a friend who wants to stand by her for life and the God who created and loves her? Or will she find that defeating her demons proves too much to bear?"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Ann H. Gabhart
Description: "In 1933 Louisville, Kentucky, even the ongoing economic depression cannot keep Piper Danson's parents from insisting on a debut party. After all, their fortune came through the market crash intact, and they've picked out the perfect suitor for their daughter. Braxton Crandall can give her the kind of life she's used to. The only problem? This is not the man--or the life--she really wants. When Piper gets the opportunity to volunteer as a horseback Frontier Nursing courier in the Appalachian Mountains for the summer, she jumps at the chance to be something other than a dutiful daughter or a kept wife in a loveless marriage. The work is taxing, the scenery jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and the people she meets along the way open up a whole new world to her. The longer she stays, the more an advantageous marriage slips from her grasp. But something much more precious--true love--is drawing ever closer" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Gab
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Elizabeth Goddard
Description: "Investigative reporter Rae Burke will do anything to find her missing sister-in-law, even if it means facing Liam McKade, a man who almost lost his life saving hers. A former DEA agent, Liam thought he could find peace at his Wyoming ranch, but he just doesn't feel at home anywhere anymore. When the reporter who blew his cover on an important investigation inserts herself back into his life, he's less than thrilled. But Rae's keen investigative skills have led her down the right path--and directly into the dragon's mouth--leaving Liam no choice but to protect her. As the danger increases, the past they both tried to flee catches up to them, along with the feelings they once had for each other" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC God
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Michèle Phoenix
Description: "From D-Day to present-day, two lives are irrevocably changed by the decision to chase brave or to run away from it"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pho
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Lynn N. Austin
Description: "From bestselling and eight-time Christy Award-winning author Lynn Austin comes a remarkable novel of sisterhood and self-discovery set against the backdrop of WWII. 1950. In the wake of the war, Audrey Clarkson leaves her manor house in England for a fresh start in America with her young son. As a widowed war bride, Audrey needs the support of her American in-laws, whom she has never met. But she arrives to find that her longtime friend Eve Dawson has been impersonating her for the past four years. Unraveling this deception will force Audrey and Eve's secrets-and the complicated history of their friendship-to the surface. 1940. Eve and Audrey have been as different as two friends can be since the day they met at Wellingford Hall, where Eve's mother served as a lady's maid for Audrey's mother. As young women, those differences become a polarizing force . . . until a greater threat-Nazi invasion-reunites them. With London facing relentless bombardment, Audrey and Eve join the fight as ambulance drivers, battling constant danger together. An American stationed in England brings dreams of a brighter future for Audrey, and the collapse of the class system gives Eve hope for a future with Audrey's brother. But in the wake of devastating loss, both women must make life-altering decisions that will set in motion a web of lies and push them both to the breaking point long after the last bomb has fallen. This sweeping story transports readers to one of the most challenging eras of history to explore the deep, abiding power of faith and friendship to overcome more than we ever thought possible"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Patricia Johns
Description: "Once, Leah Riehl prayed for a husband. The man she loved chose another, wanting the children that Leah can’t provide. But she’s found a measure of peace, keeping house for her brother, Simon, and teaching in a nearby town. Now though, Simon’s debts to an Englisher gambling ring have left Leah with a desperate dilemma—and a surprising offer from her scarred, reclusive neighbor. Jebadiah King needs to marry in order to claim his family farm. A union, for appearances only, will help them both. Jeb knows his scars make him a less than ideal husband, but he can be a useful one. It’s the least that Leah deserves. But despite the promises he made to himself, Jeb can’t help longing for his lovely, warmhearted new wife. His first marriage brought heartbreak, but Leah’s gentle smiles spark hope again. Are they willing to take the leap that love requires—and open themselves to all the challenges and joy a true marriage could bring?" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Tammy L. Gray
Description: "January Sanders grew up believing karma was more reliable than an imaginary higher power, but after suffering her worst heartbreak in 29 years, she's open to just about anything, including taking a temporary position at her aunt's church. Keeping her lack of faith a secret, January is determined to use her photographic memory to help Grace Community's overworked staff, all while scraping herself off rock bottom. What she doesn't count on is meeting the church's handsome and charming guitarist, who not only is a strong believer, but has also dedicated his life to Christian music. It's a match set for disaster, and yet January has no ability to stay away, even if it means pretending to have faith in a God she doesn't believe in. Only this time, keeping secrets isn't as easy as she thought it would be. Especially when she's constantly running into her aunt's landscape architect, who seems to know everything about her past and present sins and makes no apologies about pushing her to deal with feelings she'd rather keep buried. Torn between two worlds incapable of coexisting, can January find the healing that's eluded her or will her resistance to the truth ruin any chance of happiness?" --Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Ophelia London
Description: "Everything changed for Esther Miller with the death of her beloved fiancé, Jacob. Even years later, she still struggles with her faith and purpose in the small, tight-knit Amish village of Honey Brook—especially now that her younger sister is getting married. All she wants is to trust in the Lord to help her find peace...but peace is the last thing she gets when Lucas, Jacob’s wayward older brother, returns to town. Lucas Brenneman has been harboring a secret for years—the real reason he never returned from Rumspringa and the truth behind his brother Jacob’s death. Honey Brook still calls to him, but he knows his occupation as a physician’s assistant must take precedence. With sweet and beautiful Esther he finds a comfort he’s never known, and he feels like anything is possible...even forgiveness. But she was Jacob’s bride-to-be first. And if she knew the truth, would she ever truly open her heart to him?" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Carrie Stuart Parks
Description: "FBI-certified forensic artist Carrie Stuart Parks combines her knowledge of art and forensics in this case of family secrets and deception"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
T. I. Lowe
Description: Sophia Prescott is still mending from the embarrassment of a highly publicized divorce from a pro football player, and the now-single mother is back in Sunset Cove, surrounded by the supporting love of her family and the Sand Queens. Sophia doesn't think there's any hope for starting over until an unexpected trip to the pediatrician's office gives her a second chance after all. Dr. Weston Sawyer knows all about lives shattering into millions of pieces. His own all but ended when a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and barreled head-on into his pregnant wife's sedan, killing her instantly and leaving Wes with a soul so wounded that it has refused to heal. He packed up and left swampy southern Alabama for South Carolina with the hope of fading into the sleepy coastal town of Sunset Cove. Instead, feisty brunette Sophia Prescott will have him braving something different and entirely unexpected. If Sophia and Wes can take the leap to give love another try, they just might find that hope has a way of coming back around and weaving into one's heart.
Call Number: FIC Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Amanda Dykes
Description: "Lucy Clairmont's family treasured the magic of the past, and her childhood fascination with stories of the high seas led her to become a marine archaeologist. But when tragedy strikes, it's Dashel, an American forensic astronomer, and his knowledge of the stars that may help her unearth the truth behind the puzzle she's discovered in her family home. Two hundred years earlier, the seeds of love are sown between a boy and a girl who spend their days playing in a secret sea cave, while the privileged young son of the estate looks on, wishing to join. As the children grow and war leads to unthinkable heartbreak, a story of love, betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption unfolds, held secret by the passage of time. As Lucy and Dash journey to a mysterious old estate on the East Sussex coast, their search leads them to a community of souls and a long-hidden tale that may hold the answers--and the healing--they so desperately seek" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dyk
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Ruth Reid
Description: Posen, Michigan. After the tragic death of her parents, Jonica Muller must return to the Amish community she left in shame. Tasked with settling her father's estate, she plans to keep her visit as brief as possible so she can return to start a life with Ephraim, a widower who has offered her and her five-year-old son the stability of a family. But her father's sister, Aenti Edna, is showing signs of a slipping mind. Caleb is a young farmer working Edna's land, trying to hide his own secret shame. When Jonica asks him to come to Edna's aid, events are set in motion that change everyone's ability to live in the shadows of their lives. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Susie Finkbeiner
Description: "Betty Sweet is still recovering from the loss of her husband when she becomes the temporary guardian of a five-year-old nephew she never knew she had. As they struggle to move forward, they build a relationship upon the foundation of storytelling and its special kind of magic."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Jerry S. Eicher
Description: "Mary Wagler arrives in Adams County, Ohio for the new school term, ready to begin her duties teaching eighteen students at the little one room schoolhouse. Marcus Yoder, who lives next door with his widowed mother and his six younger siblings, is assigned the task of meeting the new arrival at the bus station. He is to transport Mary in his buggy to where she will board at Leon and Lavina Hochstetler's home. Mary is sure Marcus has volunteered for the task to make an early play on her affections and dreads the nuisance he will be in the coming weeks. Mary opens her first day of school with a firm determination. She will make a solid contribution to this small Amish community nestled on the banks of the Ohio River. When Marcus stops by occasionally to greet his younger siblings after school, Mary is convinced he felt snubbed by her lack of interest in his early affection, and that he's hanging around to critique her every move and make the school term miserable for her. When sickness sweeps through the school, Marcus comes to Mary's aid. Mary blames herself for handling the challenge poorly, and is surprised by Marcus's gentle response. Perhaps he's not quite the nuisance she thought he was. But she's been so rude to him that surely he's no longer interested in her friendship. Or could she be wrong . . . again?"--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Eic
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Kathleen Y'Barbo
Description: "Three years before Jack the Ripper began his murderous spree on the streets of London, women were dying in their beds as The Midnight Assassin terrorized the citizens of Austin, Texas. Now, with suspicion falling on Her Majesty's family and Scotland Yard at a loss as to who the Ripper might be, Queen Victoria summons her great-granddaughter, Alice Anne von Wettin, a former Pinkerton agent who worked the unsolved Austin case, and orders her to discreetly form a team to look into the London matter. The prospect of a second chance to work with Annie just might entice Isaiah Joplin out of his comfortable life as an Austin lawyer. If his theories are right, they'll find the The Midnight Assassin and, by default, the Ripper. If they're wrong, he and Annie are in a bigger mess than the one the feisty female left behind when she departed Austin under cover of darkness three years ago. Can the unlikely pair find the truth of who is behind the murders before they are drawn into the killer's deadly game? From Texas to London, the story navigates the fine line between truth and fiction as Annie and Isaiah ultimately find the hunters have become the hunted"--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC YBa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Description: Sylvia has been nearly paralyzed with grief and anxiety since the tragic death of her husband, father, and brother in a traffic accident. She tries to help in the family's greenhouse while caring for her two children, but she prefers not to have to deal with customers. Her mother's own grief causes her to hover over her children and grandchildren. As a diversion, Sylvia takes up birdwatching, and meets an Amish man who teaches her about local birds. Dennis Weaver is new to Lancaster County, and their relationship sours when her mother doesn't trust him. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Kristi Ann Hunter
Description: Hudson, the newly titled Viscount Stildon, is moving to England from India where he was born and raised. It is an arduous enough endeavor before he learns the fate of the racing empire he inherited along with his title depends upon him getting in the good graces of another stable owner, he's even more at a loss. The stable at the neighboring estate has been Bianca Snowley's refuge for years, and when a strange man appears to be stealing the horses she jumps to their protection before she learns that he is the new owner. Will societal expectations and the weight of their responsibilities keep them from pursuing their true desires? -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
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Black Sun Rising
Matthew Carr
FIC Car
Safe : A Novel
S. K. Barnett
FIC Bar
Blacktop Wasteland : A Novel
S. A. Cosby
FIC Cos
Seven Lies
Elizabeth Kay
FIC Kay
Cut To The Bone : A Novel
Ellison Cooper
FIC Coo
The First To Lie
Hank Phillippi Ryan
FIC Rya
Dark August : A Novel
Katie Tallo
FIC Tal
The Golden Cage : A Novel
Camilla Läckberg
FIC Lac
Dead Man Dancing
John Galligan
FIC Gal
The Hollow Ones
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
FIC Tor
Don't Turn Around : A Novel
Jessica Barry
FIC Bar
The Nemesis Manifesto
Eric Lustbader
FIC Lus
Fire In The Blood : A Novel
Perry Edmond O'Brien
FIC OBr
The Night Swim
Megan Goldin
FIC Gol
He Started It
Samantha Downing
FIC Dow
The Only Good Indians : A Novel
Stephen Graham Jones
FIC Jon
His & Hers
Alice Feeney
FIC Fee
The Shadows
Alex North
FIC Nor
House Privilege
Michael Lawson
FIC Law
They Did Bad Things : A Thriller
Lauren A. Forry
FIC For
Malorie : A Bird Box Novel
Josh Malerman
FIC Mal
Under Pressure
Robert Pobi
FIC Pob
Marah Chase And The Fountain Of Youth
Jay Stringer
FIC Str
You Can Go Home Now : A Novel
Michael Elias
FIC Eli
One Last Lie
Paul Doiron
FIC Doi

Matthew Carr
Description: "Barcelona, summer 1909. When the scientist and explorer Randolph Foulkes is blown up in a random terrorist bomb attack, private detective Harry Lawton is hired by the man's widow to identify the beneficiary of a large payment Foulkes had made shortly before his death. Lawton's arrival in the Catalan capital coincides with a series of unusual killings that appear to have been carried out by a blood-drinking animal in the Ramblas district and adds another element of instability to a city already teetering on the brink of insurrection. Lawton soon meets and teams up with Esperanza Claramunt, a young anarchist whose lover was one of the victims of the "beast of the Ramblas," and the Catalan crime reporter Bernat Mata, who has begun investigating these crimes. So what begins as a straightforward investigation into presumed marital infidelity turns into something far more sinister, as Lawton probes Foulkes' connections to the mysterious Explorers Club, the Barcelona political police, and an eccentric Austrian hypnotist. Adrift in a city gripped by rebellion and lawlessness, Lawton enters a labyrinth of murder, corruption, political conflict, and crazed racial pseudo-science where no one's survival is guaranteed."--Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
S. A. Cosby
Description: "Beauregard 'Bug' Montage is a man with many different titles: husband, father, friend, honest car mechanic. But before he gave it up, Bug used to be known from the hills of North Carolina to the beaches of Florida as the best Wheel Man on the East Coast. After a series of financial calamities, Bug feels he has no choice but to take one final job as the getaway driver for a daring diamond heist that could solve all his money troubles and allow him to go straight once and for all" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Ellison Cooper
Description: "A bus full of high school students has disappeared from Washington D.C. and FBI neuroscientist Sayer Altair must hunt down the culprit who has a link to her own past. After grieving the death of her fiancé and almost losing her job, Agent Sayer Altair is finally starting to rebuild her life. Her research into the minds of psychopaths is breaking new ground and her strange little family is thriving. But Sayer's newfound happiness is threatened when she is called in to investigate a girl's body left inside a circle of animal figurines below a cryptic message written in blood. When they discover that the dead girl is one of twenty-four missing high school students, Sayer quickly realizes that nothing in this case is what it seems. As the investigation draws her in to a tangled web of fake identities and false leads, the trail soon begins to point directly to her own life. Now, Sayer must confront her painful past to uncover her connection to the deranged killer if she hopes to save the missing teens and protect everything that she loves"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Katie Tallo
Description: "Augusta (Gus) Monet is living an aimless existence with her grifter boyfriend when she learns that her great grandmother -- her last living relative -- has just died. Ditching her boyfriend, Gus returns to the home she left as a young girl. Her inheritance turns out to be a dilapidated house and an old dog named Levi. While combing through her great grandmother's possessions, Gus stumbles across an old trunk filled with long-lost childhood belongings. But that's not all the trunk contains. She also discovers cold case files that belonged to her mother, a disgraced police detective who died in a car accident when Gus was eight. Gus remembers her mother obsessing over these very same documents and photographs, especially a Polaroid of a young ballerina. When Gus spots a front-page news story about the unearthing of a body linked to one of the cold case files from her childhood trunk, she can't resist following her mother's clues. As she digs deeper, determined to finish her mother's investigation, her search leads her to a deserted ghost town, which was left abandoned when the residents fled after a horrific fire. As Gus' obsession with the case grows, she inadvertently stirs up the evils of the past, putting her life in danger. But Gus is undeterred and is committed to uncovering long-buried secrets, including the secrets surrounding a missing geology student, the young ballerina in the Polaroid, a prominent family's devastating legacy, and a toxic blast that blew an entire town off the map" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
John Galligan
Description: Investigating the savage beating of a migrant worker who refuses to reveal his attacker, Sheriff Heidi Kick is catapulted into a murder case in the underground world of illicit cage fighting, before her husband suddenly disappears.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Jessica Barry
Description: "Midnight. Cait Monaghan and Rebecca McRae are on a desolate road that slices through the New Mexican desert. They've never met before tonight. Both have secrets to protect. Both of their lives are in danger. When a truck pulls up fast behind them, they assume it's punk teenagers or run-of-the-mill road rage, but it soon becomes clear that whoever is driving the truck is hunting them for sport--and they are out to draw blood. As the miles unspool and the dangers mount, the pasts they've worked so hard to keep buried have come back to haunt them. Someone wants one of them dead. But which one? And given the lives the two women have been leading, that someone could be almost anyone. If Cait and Rebecca are going to survive, they'll have to learn to trust one another--and themselves. But trust is a costly business, and they've both paid the price before..."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Perry Edmond O'Brien
Description: "While overseas fighting in the Afghan war, U.S. Army soldier Coop--a man haunted by the things he has seen and done in the war--is told that his wife has been killed back home in the States. The ticking of the clock begins as Coop is given a brief leave to attend to his wife's affairs. But while back in New York City, Coop discovers his wife's death was far more suspicious than anyone told him. He decides to go AWOL, using his military training to discover the truth of what happened to his wife. It doesn't take long, however, before Coop finds himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy that reaches all the way into the Albanian mafia, Upper East Side royalty, and a scam at a recovery center for heroin addicts. All the while he's experiencing intense flashbacks from the trauma he received fighting overseas. But with time running short, Coop must unravel the mystery of his wife's death before the U.S. Army finds him--or his troubled past finally catches up to him" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC OBr
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Samantha Downing
Description: "Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons--we'll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and--more importantly--secure their inheritance. But time with your family can be tough. It's even harder when you're all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory--a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won't stop following your car--and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there's a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons. But money is a powerful motivator" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dow
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Alice Feeney
Description: Anna Andrews finally has what she wants. Almost. She's worked hard to become the main TV presenter of the BBC's lunchtime news, putting work before friends, family, and her now ex-husband. So, when someone threatens to take her dream job away, she'll do almost anything to keep it. When asked to cover a murder in Blackdown--the sleepy countryside village where she grew up--Anna is reluctant to go. But when the victim turns out to be one of her childhood friends, she can't leave. It soon becomes clear that Anna isn't just covering the story, she's at the heart of it. CI Jack Harper left London for a reason, but never thought he'd end up working in a place like Blackdown. When the body of a young woman is discovered, Jack decides not to tell anyone that he knew the victim, until he begins to realise he is a suspect in his own murder investigation. One of them knows more than they are letting on. Someone isn't telling the truth.
Call Number: FIC Fee
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Michael Lawson
Description: "Fifteen-year-old Cassie Russell, the only daughter of a mega-rich Boston couple, is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents. She's also the goddaughter of the newly elected Speaker of the House, John Mahoney, and Mahoney becomes her legal guardian. Normally, Mahoney would send his kind-hearted wife to deal with his new ward, but she's unavailable so he dispatches his fixer, Joe DeMarco, to make sure the girl's okay. DeMarco's job is only to put things into a holding pattern until Mrs. Mahoney is able to step in and take charge-but DeMarco unintentionally flips over a rock and out from under it crawls a lawyer, the one managing Cassie's vast estate. DeMarco learns the lawyer has been embezzling from the estate and may have killed Cassie's parents. What should have been a simple assignment unleashes murderous plots involving a Boston mob boss and his Irish thugs, and quickly escalates. DeMarco ends up chasing the scheming lawyer halfway around the world to save Cassie and ensure that justice is done."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Josh Malerman
Description: "Twelve years after Malorie and her children rowed up the river to safety, a blindfold is still the only thing that stands between sanity and madness. One glimpse of the creatures that stalk the world will drive a person to unspeakable violence. There remains no explanation. No solution. All Malorie can do is survive—and impart her fierce will to do so on her children. But then comes what feels like impossible news. And with it, the first time Malorie has allowed herself to hope. Someone very dear to her, someone she believed dead, may be alive. Malorie has already lost so much. But getting her life back means returning to a world full of unknowable horrors—and risking the lives of her children again. Because the creatures are not the only thing Malorie fears: There are the people who claim to have caught and experimented on the creatures. Murmerings of monstrous inventions and dangerous new ideas. And rumors that the creatures themselves have changed into something even more frightening. Malorie has a harrowing choice to make: to live by the rules of survival that have served her so well, or to venture into the darkness and reach for hope once more" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Jay Stringer
Description: After stealing the Arc of the Covenant from her former mentor, Marah Chase has it stolen from her in return and thinks maybe it's time to settle down and take the job offer at the American Museum of Natural History until an heiress to a soda fortune convinces Marah to find the journalist who went missing looking for the Fountain of Youth.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Paul Doiron
Description: "'Never trust a man without secrets'. These are the last words retired game warden Charley Stevens speaks to his surrogate son, Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch, before the old man vanishes without explanation. Mike suspects his friend’s mysterious departure has to do with an antique warden badge that recently resurfaced at a flea market — a badge connected to a cold case from Charley’s past that the Maine Warden Service would rather forget. Fifteen years ago, a young warden was sent on an undercover mission to infiltrate a notorious poaching ring and never returned. He was presumed dead, but his body was never recovered. Mike is desperate to find Charley before he meets a similar fate. His investigation brings him to the miles of forest and riverside towns along the Canadian border — but he soon learns that even his fellow wardens have secrets to keep. And Charley’s past isn’t the only one coming to light; his daughter, Stacey, has resurfaced to search for her missing father, and Mike must grapple with the return of the woman he once thought was gone forever. Forced to question his faith in the man he sees as a father, Mike must reopen a cold case that powerful people — one of whom may be a killer — will do anything to keep closed" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Doi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
S. K. Barnett
Description: "A kidnapped girl returns home after twelve years away--but coming home may not be as easy as she thought. Jenny Kristal was six years old when she was snatched off the sidewalk from her quiet suburban neighborhood. Twelve years later, she's miraculously returned home after escaping her kidnappers--but as her parents and younger brother welcome her back, the questions begin to mount. Where has she been all these years? Why is she back now? And is home really the safest place for her . . . or for any of them?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Elizabeth Kay
Description: "Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven. Growing up, they shared everything, they knew the other's deepest secrets, and they wouldn't have had it any other way. Jane was always happiest when it was just the two of them; in fact, she remembers those days as the best time of her life. And even when Jane married the man of her dreams, somehow, Jonathan only added to Jane's life, without subtracting from the perfect equation of her friendship with Marnie. Until the day Jonathan was killed in a hit-and-run, and Jane's world shattered into a million pieces. Meanwhile, Marnie had been building her own universe: a wealthy financier husband, a career as a food and lifestyle blogger, an exquisite new flat. Jane is utterly grief-stricken, and soon realizes Marnie is moving forward without her. But she can't stand to be left behind--if only she could find her way back to the days when she and Marnie were each other's everything. Desperate, Jane is determined to win Marnie back. And so she tells the first of seven lies that will change everything. Soon, Jane finds herself spinning lie after lie, unable to reveal the truth for fear of losing the one thing she needs most: Marnie. Seven Lies is Jane's opportunity to tell the truth: her truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kay
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Description: "After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn't know is that she isn't the only one plotting her revenge. An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who must choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rya
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Camilla Läckberg
Description: "Faye has loved Jack since they were students at business school. Jack, the perpetual golden boy, grew up wealthy, unlike Faye, who has worked hard to bury a dark past. When Jack needs help launching a new company, Faye leaves school to support him, waitressing by day and working as his strategist by night. With the business soaring, Faye and Jack have a baby, and Faye finds herself at home, caring for their daughter, wealthier than she ever imagined, but more and more removed from the excitement of the business world. And none of the perks of wealth make up for the fact that Jack has begun to treat her coldly, undermining her intelligence and forgetting all she sacrificed for his success. When Faye discovers that he's having an affair, the polished façade of their life cracks wide open. Faye is alone, emotionally shattered, and financially devastated -- but hell hath no fury like a woman with a violent past bent on vengeance. Jack is about to get exactly what he deserves -- and so much more."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan
Description: Rookie FBI agent Odessa Hardwicke's life is derailed when she's forced to turn her gun on her partner. Walt Leppo, a decorated FBI agent, turned suddenly violent while apprehending a rampaging murderer. The shooting was self-defense, but she is placed on desk leave pending a full investigation. What most troubles her isn't the tragedy itself-- it's the shadowy presence she thought she saw fleeing Leppo's body after his death. Questioning her future with the FBI-- and her sanity-- Hardwicke accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a retired agent in the New York office. What she finds there will put her on the trail of a mysterious figure named John Silence, a man of enormous means who claims to have been alive for centuries. He is either an unhinged lunatic, or humanity's only defense against unspeakable evil. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Tor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Eric Lustbader
Description: "Evan Ryder is a lone wolf, a field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who has survived unspeakable tragedy and dedicated her life to protecting her country. When her fellow agents begin to be systematically eliminated, Evan must unravel the thread that ties them all together... and before her name comes up on the kill list. The list belongs to a mysterious cabal known only as Nemesis, a hostile entity hell-bent on tearing the United States apart. As Evan tracks them from Washington D.C. to the Caucasus Mountains, from Austria to a fortress in Germany where her own demons reside, she unearths a network of conspirators far more complex than anyone could have imagined. Can Evan uproot them before Nemesis forces bring democracy to its knees?"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Lus
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Megan Goldin
Description: "After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name-and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she's used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help. The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town's golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating-but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won't stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered-and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Stephen Graham Jones
Description: "Peter Straub's Ghost Story meets Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies in this American Indian horror story of revenge on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Four American Indian men from the Blackfeet Nation, who were childhood friends, find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives, against an entity that wants to exact revenge upon them for what they did during an elk hunt ten years earlier by killing them, their families, and friends."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Alex North
Description: "You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it's attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet--and inspired more than one copycat. Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree--and his victim--were Paul's friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and senile, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home. It's not long before things start to go wrong. Reading the news, Paul learns another copycat has struck. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago. It wasn't just the murder. It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Lauren A. Forry
Description: "In 1995, six university students moved into the house at 215 Caldwell Street. Months later, one of them was found dead on the sofa the morning after their end-of-year party. His death was ruled an accident by the police. The remaining five all knew it wasn't, and though they went on with their lives, the truth of what happened to their sixth housemate couldn't stay buried forever. Twenty years later, all five of them arrive--lured separately under various pretenses--at Wolfheather House, a crumbling, secluded mansion on the Scottish Isle of Doon. Trapped inside with no way out and no signal to the outside world, the now forty-somethings fight each other--and the unknown mastermind behind their gathering--as they confront the role they played in their housemate's death. They are given one choice: confess to their crimes or die" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Robert Pobi
Description: "On a beautiful October evening, New York City's iconic Guggenheim Museum is closed for a tech company's private gala. Until an explosion rocks the night, instantly killing 702 people, including every single attendee--yet the damage to the building itself is minimal. An explosion of that precision was no accident and, in response, the FBI mobilizes its entire team -- but the sheer number of victims strains their resources. Were all 702 victims in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was there only one target and 701 unlucky bystanders? That many victim files is a staggering amount of data to sort through and Brett Kehoe, Special Agent in Charge of Manhattan, decides that he can't do this without more computational power. Dr. Lucas Page, astrophysicist, university professor, and former FBI agent, is uniquely gifted for the task at hand--he can visualize a crime scene as if he was a bystander and can break down any set of data at a glance. Even though Page wants nothing to do with the FBI, with his city under attack and his family at risk, he steps in to find a killer in a haystack before they strike again" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
Michael Elias
Description: Nina is a tough Queens detective with a series of cold case homicides on her desk--men whose widows had the same alibi: they were living in Artemis, a battered women's shelter, when their husbands were killed. Nina goes undercover into Artemis. Though she is playing the victim, she's anything but. Nina knows about violence and the bullies who rely on it because she's experienced it in her own life. For the women living in Artemis there is no absolute moral compass--there is the law and there is survival. And, for Nina, who became a cop so she could find the man who murdered her father, there is only revenge.
Call Number: FIC Eli
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 4, 2020
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Bodega : Poems
Su Hwang
811 Hwa
Postcolonial Love Poem
Natalie Diaz
811 Dia
Build Yourself A Boat
Camonghne Felix
811 Fel
Ridiculous Light : Poems
Valencia Robin
811.6 Rob
Homie : Poems
Danez Smith
811 Smi
Safe Houses I Have Known
Steve Healey
811 Hea
How To Love A Country : Poems
Richard Blanco
811 Bla
Sight Lines
Arthur Sze
811 Sze
In The Lateness Of The World
Carolyn Forché
811 For
Space Struck
Paige Lewis
811 Lew
Ledger : Poems
Jane Hirshfield
811 Hir
Summer Snow : New Poems
Robert Hass
811.54 Has
Mitochondrial Night
Ed-Bok Lee
811 Lee
Swift : New And Selected Poems
David Baker
811 Bak
Ndn Coping Mechanisms : Notes From The Field
Billy-Ray Belcourt
811 Bel
Three Poems
Hannah Sullivan
821 Sul
Oculus : Poems
Sally Wen Mao
811 Mao
To Make Room For The Sea : Poems
Adam Clay
811 Cla
Only As The Day Is Long : New And Selected Poems
Dorianne Laux
811.54 Lau
Valuing
Christopher Kondrich
811 Kon

Su Hwang
Description: Against the backdrop of the war on drugs and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, a Korean girl comes of age in her parents' bodega in the Queensbridge projects, offering a singular perspective on our nation of immigrants and the tensions pulsing in the margins where they live and work.
Call Number: 811 Hwa
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Camonghne Felix
Description: This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains. Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory.
Call Number: 811 Fel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Danez Smith
Description: Homie is Danez Smith's anthem about the saving grace of friendship. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith's close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer. In poems of rare power and generosity, Smith acknowledges that in a country overrun by violence, xenophobia, and disparity, and in a body defined by race, queerness, and diagnosis, it can be hard to survive, even harder to remember reasons for living. Part friendship diary, part elegy, part war cry, Homie is the new book written for Danez and for Danez's friends and for you and for yours.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Richard Blanco
Description: The diverse poems in this collection form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics. But despite each poem's unique subject matter or occasion, all are fundamentally asking one overwhelming question: how to love this country? Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative, pursuing a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation's psyche and mandate: e pluribus unum (out of many, one), charged with the Utopian idea that no single narrative is more important than another, and that America could and ought someday to be a county where all narratives converge into one.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Carolyn Forché
Description: Over four decades, Carolyn Forché's visionary work has reinvigorated poetry's power to awaken the reader. Her poems have been testimonies, inquiries, and wonderments. They map a territory where poetry asserts our inexhaustible responsibility to one another. Her first new collection in seventeen years is a book of crossings, of migrations across oceans and borders, but also between the present and the past, life and death. The poems call to the reader from the end of the world where they are sifting through the aftermath of history. Forché envisions a place where "you could see / everything at once . . . every moment you have lived or place you have been." The world here seems to be steadily vanishing, but in the moments before the uncertain end, an illumination arrives and "there is nothing / that cannot be seen."-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 For
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Jane Hirshfield
Description: Jane Hirshfield's poems inscribe a registry, both personal and communal, of our present-day predicaments. They call us to deepened dimensions of thought, feeling, and action. They summon our responsibility to sustain one another and the earth while pondering, acutely and tenderly, the crises of refugees, justice, and climate. They consider "the minimum mass for a whale, for a language, an ice cap," recognize the intimacies of connection, and meditate upon doubt and contentment, a library book with previously dog-eared corners, the hunger for surprise, and the debt we owe this world's continuing beauty. Hirshfield's signature alloy of fact and imagination, clarity and mystery, inquiry, observation, and embodied emotion has created a book of indispensable poems, tuned toward issues of consequence to all who share this world's current and future fate.--From statement at Amazon.com.
Call Number: 811 Hir
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Ed-Bok Lee
Description: Taking mitochondrial DNA as his guide, Lee explores familial and national legacies, and their persistence across shifting boundaries and the erosions of time. In these poems, the trait of an ancestor appears in the face of a newborn, and in her cry generations of women's voices echo. Stories, both benign and traumatic, travel as lore and DNA. Using lush, exact imagery, whether about the corner bar or a hilltop in Korea, Lee is a careful observer, tracking and documenting the way that seemingly small moments can lead to larger insights.
Call Number: 811 Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Billy-Ray Belcourt
Description: Billy-Ray Belcourt aims an anthropological eye at the contours of NDN and queer social worlds to spot that which is left unsaid when we look only to the mainstream media. Belcourt employs poetry, poetics, prose, and textual art to illuminate the rogue possibility bubbling up everywhere NDNs are. Part One examines the rhythms of everyday life, which include the terrible beauty of the reserve, the afterlives of history, and the grammar of anal sex. Part Two experiments with form and practice, putting to use, for example, a mode of documentary poetics that unearths the logics that make and unmake texts like Treaty 8. NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field emerges out of a form of auto/ethnographic sensibility that is at turns campy and playful, jarring and candid.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Sally Wen Mao
Description: "In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology ... A fascinating sequence spanning the collection speaks in the voice of the international icon and first Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong, who travels through the history of cinema with a time machine, even past her death and into the future of film, where she finds she has no progeny. With a speculative imagination and a sharpened wit, Mao powerfully confronts the paradoxes of seeing and being seen, the intimacies made possible and ruined by the screen, and the many roles and representations that women of color are made to endure in order to survive a culture that seeks to consume them."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 811 Mao
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Dorianne Laux
Description: A collection drawn from Laux's five expansive volumes, and including new poems that pay homage to her mother. Laux finds expression in earthy and lyrical depictions of working-class America, while exploring experiences of survival and healing, of sexual love and celebration. -- adapted from jacket.
Call Number: 811.54 Lau
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Natalie Diaz
Description: Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz's second collection demands that every body carried in its pages--bodies of language, land, rivers, suffering brothers, enemies, and lovers--be touched and held as beloveds. Through these poems, the wounds inflicted by America onto an indigenous people are allowed to bloom pleasure and tenderness.
Call Number: 811 Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Valencia Robin
Call Number: 811.6 Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Steve Healey
Description: "As a child during the height of the Cold War, Steve Healey learns that his father is a spy for the CIA. Beneath the banality of everyday life--the suburbs of Washington, DC; school and play; his parents' deteriorating marriage--assumed names, parallel lives, and myriad Cold War menaces linger. Drawing from CIA training manuals and pop culture references alike, Healey's poetry is both intimate and claustrophobic. In these poems, the natural anxiety of childhood is compounded by the weight of both national and family secrets, and Healey draws deep parallels between the shaky foundations of truth in his past and the paranoia and obfuscation that envelops our nation's present."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Arthur Sze
Description: "From the current phenomenon of drawing calligraphy with water in public parks in China to Thomas Jefferson laying out dinosaur bones on the White House floor, from the last sighting of the axolotl to a man who stops building plutonium triggers, Sight Lines moves through space and time and brings the disparate and divergent into stunning and meaningful focus. In this new work, Arthur Sze employs a wide range of voices--from lichen on a ceiling to a man behind on his rent--and his mythic imagination continually evokes how humans are endangering the planet; yet, balancing rigor with passion, he seizes the significant and luminous and transforms these moments into riveting and enduring poetry." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Sze
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Paige Lewis
Call Number: 811 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Robert Hass
Description: "A new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event. In Summer Snow, his first collection of poems since 2010, Hass further affirms his position as one of our most highly regarded living poets. Hass's trademark careful attention to the natural world, his subtle humor, and the delicate but wide-ranging eye he casts on the human experience are fully on display in his masterful collection. Touching on subjects including the poignancy of loss, the serene and resonant beauty of nature, and the mutability of desire, Hass exhibits his virtuosic abilities, expansive intellect, and tremendous readability in one of his most ambitious and formally brilliant collections to date."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811.54 Has
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
David Baker
Description: "A sweeping poetic achievement, Swift represents David Baker's evolution as one of American poetry's most significant voices. Gathering poems from eight collections--including the widely acclaimed Changeable Thunder (2001) and his masterful latest, Scavenger Loop (2015)--and adding three suites of new poems, David Baker proves himself once again "the most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright" (Marilyn Hacker). With equal curiosity and candor, he explores the many worlds we all inhabit--from our most intimate relationships to the wider social worlds of neighborhoods, villages, and our complex national identity, to the environmental community we all share. FROM "SWIFT" A voice in awe turns inward; as looking down into a canyon, the self grows small. The smaller swifts are larger for their singing"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Hannah Sullivan
Description: "A British poet's debut collection, winner of the 2018 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 821 Sul
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Adam Clay
Description: "To Make Room for the Sea is a collection of reflective poems about personal and environmental loss, and hope for the future"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
Christopher Kondrich
Call Number: 811 Kon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2020
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A Declaration Of The Rights Of Magicians
H. G. Parry
FIC Par
The Angel Of The Crows
Katherine Addison
FIC Add
American Demon
Kim Harrison
FIC Har
The Book Of Dragons : An Anthology
Jonathan Strahan, Rovina Cai
FIC Boo
Blue Ticket : A Novel
Sophie Mackintosh
FIC Mac
The Empire Of Gold
S. A. Chakraborty
FIC Cha
Chosen Ones
Veronica Roth
FIC Rot
The Last Emperox
John Scalzi
FIC Sca
Critical Point
S. L. Huang
FIC Hua
The Obsidian Tower
Melissa Caruso
FIC Car
Goldilocks
Laura Lam
FIC Lam
The Relentless Moon
Mary Robinette Kowal
FIC Kow
Hella
David Gerrold
FIC Ger
The Unconquered City
K. A. Doore
FIC Doo
Queen Of Storms
Raymond E. Feist
FIC Fei
Titan's Day
Dan Stout
FIC Sto
Repo Virtual
Corey J. White
FIC Whi
Unconquerable Sun
Kate Elliott
FIC Ell
Shorefall : A Novel
Robert Jackson Bennett
FIC Ben
Vagabonds : A Novel
Jingfang Hao
FIC Hao
Sixteenth Watch
Myke Cole
FIC Col
We Ride The Storm
Devin Madson
FIC Mad
Starborn And Godsons
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
FIC Niv
Winds Of Wrath
Taylor Anderson
FIC And
Sunshield
Emily Martin
FIC Mar

H. G. Parry
Description: "A sweeping tale of revolution and wonder in a world not quite like our own. It is the Age of Enlightenment -- of new and magical political movements, from the necromancer Robespierre calling for revolution in France to the weather mage Toussaint L'Ouverture leading the slaves of Haiti in their fight for freedom, to the bold new Prime Minister William Pitt weighing the legalization of magic amongst commoners in Britain and abolition throughout its colonies overseas. But amidst all of the upheaval of the early modern world, there is an unknown force inciting all of human civilization into violent conflict. And it will require the combined efforts of revolutionaries, magicians, and abolitionists to unmask this hidden enemy before the whole world falls to darkness and chaos"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Kim Harrison
Description: "What happens after you've saved the world? Well, if you're Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombies, some strange new murders, and an exceedingly mysterious new demon in town, it will take everything Rachel has to counter this new threat to the world--and it may demand the sacrifice of what she holds most dear"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Sophie Mackintosh
Description: Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind of woman you will be. A white ticket grants you marriage and children. A blue ticket grants you a career and freedom. You are relieved of the terrible burden of choice. And once you've taken your ticket, there is no going back. But what if the life you're given is the wrong one? When Calla, a blue ticket woman, begins to question her fate, she must go on the run. But her survival will be dependent on the very qualities the lottery has taught her to question in herself and on the other women the system has pitted against her. Pregnant and desperate, Calla must contend with whether or not the lottery knows her better than she knows herself and what that might mean for her child.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Veronica Roth
Description: Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One, and his weapon of choice--catastrophic events known as Drains--leveled cities and claimed thousands of lives. Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat him. After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal . . . for everyone but them. After all, what do you do when you’re the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is now fulfilled? On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold—bigger than the world itself.
Call Number: FIC Rot
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
S. L. Huang
Description: "Math-genius mercenary Cas Russell has stopped a shadow organization from brainwashing the world and discovered her past was deliberately erased and her superhuman abilities deliberately created. And that's just the start: when a demolitions expert targets Cas and her friends, and the hidden conspiracy behind Cas's past starts to reappear, the past, present, and future collide in a race to save one of her dearest friends."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hua
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Laura Lam
Description: Despite increasing restrictions on the freedoms of women on Earth, Valerie Black is spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. It's humanity's last hope for survival, and Naomi, Valerie's surrogate daughter and the ship's botanist, has been waiting her whole life for an opportunity like this -- to step out of Valerie's shadow and really make a difference. But when things start going wrong on the ship, Naomi begins to suspect that someone on board is concealing a terrible secret -- and realizes time for life on Earth may be running out faster than they feared.
Call Number: FIC Lam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
David Gerrold
Description: Hella is a planet where everything is oversized--especially the ambitions of the colonists. The trees are mile-high, the dinosaur herds are huge, and the weather is extreme--so extreme, the colonists have to migrate twice a year to escape the blistering heat of summer and the atmosphere-freezing cold of winter. Kyle is a neuro-atypical young man, emotionally challenged, but with an implant that gives him real-time access to the colony's computer network, making him a very misunderstood savant. When an overburdened starship arrives, he becomes the link between the established colonists and the refugees from a ravaged Earth. The Hella colony is barely self-sufficient. Can it stand the strain of a thousand new arrivals, bringing with them the same kinds of problems they thought they were fleeing? Despite the dangers to himself and his family, Kyle is in the middle of everything--in possession of the most dangerous secret of all. Will he be caught in a growing political conspiracy? Will his reawakened emotions overwhelm his rationality? Or will he be able to use his unique ability to prevent disaster?
Call Number: FIC Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Raymond E. Feist
Description: "Hatushaly and his young wife Hava have arrived in the prosperous trading town of Beran's Hill to restore and reopen the fire-damaged Inn of the Three Stars. They are also preparing for the popular midsummer festival, where their friends Declan and Gwen will be wed. But Hatu and Hava are not the ordinary loving couple they appear to be. They are assassins from the mysterious island of Coaltachin, home to the powerful and lethal Nocusara, the fearsome "Hidden Warriors." Posing as innkeepers, they are awaiting instructions from their masters in the Kingdom of Night. Hatu conceals an even more dangerous secret. He is the last remaining member of the legendary Firemanes, the ruling family of Ithrace. Known as the Kingdom of Flames, Ithrace was one of the five greatest realms of Tembria, ruled by Hatu's father, Stervern Langene, until he and his people were betrayed. His heir, Hatu-then a baby-was hidden among the Nocusara, who raised him to become a deadly spy. Hatu works hard to hide his true identity from all who would seek to use or to destroy him, as fate has other plans for the noble warrior. Unexpected calamity forces him to make choices he could not have dreamed awaited him. A series of horrific events shatters the peace of Beran's Hill, bringing death and devastation and unleashing monstrous forces. Once more, the Greater Realms of Tembria are threatened-and nothing will ever be the same again"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Corey J. White
Description: "The city of Neo Songdo is a Russian doll of realities -- augmented and virtual spaces anchored in the weight of the real. The smart city is designed to be read by machine vision while people see only the augmented facade of the corporate ideal. At night the stars are obscured by an intergalactic virtual war being waged by millions of players, while on the streets below people are forced to beg, steal, and hustle to survive. Enter Julius Dax, online repoman and real-life thief. He's been hired for a special job: stealing an unknown object from a reclusive tech billionaire. But when he finds out he's stolen the first sentient AI, his payday gets a lot more complicated" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Robert Jackson Bennett
Description: "Having narrowly saved the metropolis of Tevanne from destruction, Sancia Grado and her allies have turned to their next task: sowing the seeds of a full-on magical-industrial revolution. If they succeed, the secrets behind scriving--the art of imbuing everyday objects with sentience--will be accessible to all of Tevanne's citizens, much to the displeasure of the robber-barons who've hoarded this knowledge for themselves. But one of Sancia's enemies has embarked on a desperate gambit, an attempt to resurrect a figure straight out of legend--an immortal being known as a heirophant. Long ago, the heirophant was an ordinary man, but he's used scriving to transform himself into something closer to a god. Once awakened, he'll stop at nothing to remake the world in his horrifying image. And if Sancia can't stop this ancient power from returning? Well, the only way to fight a god...is with another god"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Myke Cole
Description: "The Coast Guard must prevent the first lunar war in history. A lifelong Search-and-Rescuewoman, Coast Guard Captain Jane Oliver is ready for a peaceful retirement. But when tragedy strikes, Oliver loses her husband and her plans for the future, and finds herself thrust into a role she's not prepared for. Suddenly at the helm of the Coast Guard's elite SAR-1 lunar unit, Oliver is the only woman who can prevent the first lunar war in history, a conflict that will surely consume not only the moon, but Earth as well" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
Description: "Avalon was thriving. The cold sleep colonists from Earth had settled on a verdant, livable world. The fast and cunning predators humans named "grendels" were under control, and the mainland outposts well established. Avalon's new mainland hydroelectric power station was nearly complete, and when on-line would compensate for the nuclear power systems lost in the Grendel Wars. Humans would have power, and with power came the ability to make all the necessities for life. They would survive. They would not survive as a spacefaring people. What they were losing faster than they knew was the ability to get to space. But unbeknownst to the planet-bound humans, something was moving out there in the stars, decelerating at a rate impossible for a natural object. And its destination was Avalon. The most probable origin was Earth's Solar System. This is a novel of first contact-between the human Starborn and the self-named Godsons who followed on, between the first generation of Avalon born humans and their descendants, and between humans and the almost ineffably alien species native to their new world" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Niv
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Emily Martin
Description: The desolate canyons of Alcoro--and the people desperate enough to hide there--couldn't be more different from the opulent glass palace and lush forests of Moquoia. But the harsh desert and gleaming court are linked through their past, present, and future: a history of abductions in the desert to power Moquoia's quarries and factories, and a bleak, inhumane future built on the sweat and sacrifice of these bond laborers. But events unfolding in the present could change everything. In the desert, outlaw Lark--known to most as the Sunshield Bandit--has built a name for herself attacking slavers' wagons and freeing the captives inside. But while she shakes the foundation of Moquoia's stratified society, she also has to fight to protect her rescuees--and herself--from the unforgiving world around them.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Katherine Addison
Description: In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings in a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human, with all their kindness and greed and passions and murderous intent. Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows.
Call Number: FIC Add
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Jonathan Strahan, Rovina Cai
Description: From China to Europe, Africa to North America, dragons have long captured our imagination in myth and legend. Whether they are rampaging beasts awaiting a brave hero to slay or benevolent sages who have much to teach humanity, dragons are intrinsically connected to stories of creation, adventure, and struggle beloved for generations. Bringing together nearly thirty stories and poems from some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers working today.
Call Number: FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
S. A. Chakraborty
Description: Daevabad has fallen. After a brutal conquest stripped the city of its magic, Nahid leader Banu Manizheh and her resurrected commander, Dara, must try to repair their fraying alliance and stabilize a fractious, warring people. Nahri and Ali, now safe in Cairo, face difficult choices of their own. As peace grows more elusive and old players return, Nahri, Ali, and Dara come to understand that in order to remake the world, they may need to fight those they once loved.
Call Number: FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
John Scalzi
Description: "The collapse of The Flow, the interstellar pathway between the planets of the Interdependency, has accelerated. Entire star systems--and billions of people--are becoming cut off from the rest of human civilization. This collapse was foretold through scientific prediction . . . and yet, even as the evidence is obvious and insurmountable, many still try to rationalize, delay and profit from, these final days of one of the greatest empires humanity has ever known. Emperox Grayland II has finally wrested control of her empire from those who oppose her and who deny the reality of this collapse. But 'control' is a slippery thing, and even as Grayland strives to save as many of her people form impoverished isolation, the forces opposing her rule will make a final, desperate push to topple her from her throne and power, by any means necessary. Grayland and her thinning list of allies must use every tool at their disposal to save themselves, and all of humanity. And yet it may not be enough. Will Grayland become the savior of her civilization . . . or the last emperox to wear the crown?"--Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Melissa Caruso
Description: "As the granddaughter of a Witch Lord of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige. But a childhood illness left her with broken magic that drains the life from anything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable powers. So Ryx has resigned herself to an isolated life as the warden of Gloamingard, her grandmother's castle. At Gloamingard's heart lies a black tower. Sealed by magic, it guards a dangerous secret that has been contained for thousands of years. Until one impetuous decision Ryx makes leaves her with blood on her hands--and unleashes a threat that could doom everything she loves to fall to darkness" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Mary Robinette Kowal
Description: "Astronauts Elma York, Nicole Wargin and Myrtle Lindholm continue to forge new paths for women astronauts as they work to achieve the International Aerospace Coalition's goal of getting as many people as possible off Earth before it becomes inhabitable."_-Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kow
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
K. A. Doore
Description: Seven years have passed since the Siege--a time when the hungry dead had risen--but the memories still haunt Illi Basbowen. Though she was trained to be an elite assassin, now the Basbowen clan act as Ghadid's militia force protecting the resurrected city against a growing tide of monstrous guul that travel across the dunes. Illi's worst fears are confirmed when General Barca arrives, bearing news that her fledgling nation, Hathage, also faces this mounting danger. In her search for the source of the guul, the general exposes a catastrophic secret hidden on the outskirts of Ghadid. To protect her city and the realm, Illi must travel to Hathage and confront her inner demons in order to defeat a greater one--but how much can she sacrifice to protect everything she knows from devastation?
Call Number: FIC Doo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Dan Stout
Description: The city of Titanshade pulses with nervous energy. The discovery of new riches beneath its snowfields has given residents hope for prosperity, but it also means the arrival of federal troops, along with assurances that they are only there to "stabilize the situation". In an alley, a gruesome discovery: the mutilated body of a young woman, a recent immigrant so little-regarded that not even her lovers bothered to learn her name. But in death, she's found a champion. Detective Carter single-mindedly pursues the killer as he navigates political pressures and resists becoming a pawn in the struggles tipping the city toward anarchy. But when more innocent lives are lost and time runs short, he's forced to decide if justice is worth sparking all-out war in the streets during the biggest celebration of the year: Titan's Day.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Kate Elliott
Description: Princess Sun has finally come of age. Growing up in the shadow of her mother, Eirene, has been no easy task. The legendary queen-marshal did what everyone thought impossible: expel the invaders and build Chaonia into a magnificent republic, one to be respected--and feared. But the cutthroat ambassador corps and conniving noble houses have never ceased to scheme--and they have plans that need Sun to be removed as heir, or better yet, dead. To survive, the princess must rely on her wits and companions: her biggest rival, her secret lover, and a dangerous prisoner of war. -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Jingfang Hao
Description: "This genre-bending novel is set on Earth in the wake of a second civil war...not between two factions in one nation, but two factions in one solar system: Mars and Earth. In an attempt to repair increasing tensions, the colonies of Mars send a group of young people to live on Earth to help reconcile humanity. But the group finds itself with no real home, no friends, and fractured allegiances as they struggle to find a sense of community and identity, trapped between two worlds."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hao
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Devin Madson
Description: "War built the Kisian Empire. War will tear it down. Seventeen years after rebels stormed the streets, factions divide Kisia. Only the firm hand of the god-emperor holds the empire together. But when a shocking betrayal destroys a tense alliance with neighboring Chiltae, all that has been won comes crashing down. In Kisia, Princess Miko T'sai is a prisoner in her own castle. She dreams of claiming her empire, but the path to power could rip it, and her family, asunder. In Chiltae, assassin Cassandra Marius is plagued by the voices of the dead. Desperate, she accepts a contract that promises to reward her with a cure if she helps an empire fall. And on the border between nations, Captain Rah e'Torin and his warriors are exiles forced to fight in a foreign war or die. As an empire dies, three warriors will rise. They will have to ride the storm or drown in its blood"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mad
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
Taylor Anderson
Description: "Matt Reddy and his sailors have fought, bled, and died for their Lemurian friends and other allies from across time, but their enemies are still operational. In Africa, the Grik General Esshk has escaped defeat to build a new army and new weapons, and is desperate enough to use them to destroy the world if he can't have it. In South America, the NUS, General Shinya, and the Army of the Sisters have the evil Dominion on the ropes and are closing in on the seat of its blood-drenched power, but the twisted Don Hernan has struck a deal with the fascist League, and Victor Gravois is finally assembling the awesome fleet of modern ships he's always craved. If he's successful, the war will be lost. Undermined by treachery on a stunning scale, Matt Reddy must still steam his battered old ship halfway around the world, scraping up what forces he can along the way, and confront the mightiest armada the world has ever seen in a fiery duel to the death"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 21, 2020
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A Tender Thing
Emily Neuberger
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Katharine Schellman
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The Daughters Of Erietown : A Novel
Connie Schultz
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Book Of The Little Axe
Lauren Francis-Sharma
FIC Fra
The Engineer's Wife
Tracey Enerson Wood
FIC Woo
Conjure Women : A Novel
Afia Atakora
FIC Ata
The First Actress : A Novel Of Sarah Bernhardt
C. W. Gortner
FIC Gor
Exile Music
Jennifer Steil
FIC Ste
The Hour Of The Fox
Cassandra Clark
FIC Cla
How Much Of These Hills Is Gold
C Pam Zhang
FIC Zha
The Immortals Of Tehran : A Novel
Ali Araghi
FIC Ara
Miss Austen
Gill Hornby
FIC Hor
The King's Beast : A Mystery Of The American Revolution
Eliot Pattison
FIC Pat
More Miracle Than Bird
Alice Miller
FIC Mil
The Paris Hours
Alex George
FIC Geo
Passage West : A Novel
Rishi Reddi
FIC Red
The Taste Of Sugar : A Novel
Marisel Vera
FIC Ver
Simon The Fiddler : A Novel
Paulette Jiles
FIC Jil
The Woman Of A Thousand Names : A Novel
Alexandra Lapierre, Jeffrey Zuckerman
FIC Lap

Emily Neuberger
Description: "Under the bright lights of Broadway, one new musical pushes the boundaries of love, legacy, and art. Growing up in rural Wisconsin, Eleanor O'Hanlon always felt different. In love with musical theater from a young age, she memorized every show album she could get her hands on. So when she discovers an open call for one of her favorite productions, she leaves behind everything she knows to run off to New York City and audition. Raw and untrained, she catches the eye of famed composer Don Mannheim, who catapults her into the leading role of his new work, "A Tender Thing," a provocative love story between a white woman and black man, one never before seen on a Broadway stage. As news of the production spreads, an outpouring of protest whips into a fury. Between the intensity of rehearsals, her growing friendship with her co-star Charles, and her increasingly muddled creative--and personal--relationship with Don, Eleanor is forced to confront her own naïve beliefs about the world. And when explosive secrets threaten to shatter the delicate balance of the company, and the possibility of the show itself, she must face a new reality and ultimately decide what it is she truly wants."--Cover flap.
Call Number: FIC Neu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Sebastian Barry
Description: "Winona Cole, an orphaned child of the Lakota Indians, finds herself growing up in an unconventional household on a farm in West Tennessee. Raised by her adoptive father John Cole and his brother-in-arms Thomas McNulty, this odd little family scrapes a living on Lige Magan's farm with the help of two freed slaves, the Bougereau siblings. They try to keep the brutal outside world at bay, along with their memories of the past. But Tennessee is a state still riven by the bitter legacy of the civil war and when first Winona and then Tennyson Bouguereau are violently attacked by forces unknown, Colonel Purton raises the Militia to quell the rebels and night-riders who are massing on the outskirts of town. Armed with a knife, Tennyson's borrowed gun and the courage of her famous warrior mother Winona decides to take matters into her own hands and embarks on a quest for justice which will uncover the dark secrets of her past and finally reveal to her who she really is" --Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Lauren Francis-Sharma
Description: "In 1796 Trinidad, young Rosa Rendón quietly but purposefully rebels against the life others expect her to lead. Bright, competitive, and opinionated, Rosa sees no reason she should learn to cook and keep house, for it is obvious her talents lie in running the farm she, alone, views as her birthright. But when her homeland changes from Spanish to British rule, it becomes increasingly unclear whether its free black property owners--Rosa's family among them--will be allowed to keep their assets, their land, and ultimately, their freedom. By 1830, Rosa is living among the Crow Nation in Bighorn, Montana, with her children and her husband, Edward Rose, a Crow chief. Her son Victor is of the age where he must seek his vision and become a man. But his path forward is blocked by secrets Rosa has kept from him. So Rosa must take him to where his story began and, in turn, retrace her own roots, acknowledging along the way the painful events that forced her from the middle of an ocean to the rugged terrain of a far-away land" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Afia Atakora
Description: "Conjure Women brings the world of the South before and after the Civil War vividly to life. Spanning eras and generations, it tells of the lives of three unforgettable women: Miss May Belle, a wise healing woman; her precocious and observant daughter Rue, who is reluctant to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a midwife; and their master’s daughter Varina. The secrets and bonds among these women and their community come to a head at the beginning of a war and at the birth of an accursed child, who sets the townspeople alight with fear and a spreading superstition that threatens their newly won, tenuous freedom. Conjure Women moves back and forth in time to tell the haunting story of Rue, Varina, and May Belle, their passions and friendships, and the lengths they will go to save themselves and those they love" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ata
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Jennifer Steil
Description: "As a young girl growing up in Vienna in the 1930s, Orly has an idyllic childhood filled with music. Her father plays the viola in the Philharmonic, her mother is a well-regarded opera singer, her beloved and charismatic older brother holds the neighborhood in his thrall, and most of her eccentric and wonderful extended family live within the city limits. Only vaguely aware of Hitler's rise or how definitive her Jewish heritage will become to her family's identity, Orly spends her days immersed in play with her best friend and upstairs neighbor, Analiese. Together they dream up vivid and elaborate worlds, where all of the things they love about their own lives can exist forever. But in 1938, Orly's peaceful life is shattered. Her older brother flees Vienna first, and soon Orly, her father, and her mother procure refugee visas for La Paz, a city high up in the Bolivian Andes. La Paz couldn't be more different from Vienna--the altitude alone sabotages her mother's efforts to bake the pastries they loved back home. Even as the number of Jewish refugees in the small town grows, her family is haunted by the music that can no longer be their livelihood, by the missing brother who was once the heart of their family, and Orly yearns for the solace of her friendship with Analiese. Yet they find a daily rhythm in this strange, new land. Years pass, the war ends, and suddenly the threat they fled looms again. Just as Bolivia took in Jewish refugees, the country now accepts a small number of Nazi refugees. Orly reckons with a darkness that not even victory at war can extinguish, and she must decide: Is the security and joy of her day to day life in La Paz what defines home, or is the pull of her past in Europe too strong to ignore?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
C Pam Zhang
Description: Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Zha
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Gill Hornby
Description: "Whoever looked at an elderly lady and saw the young heroine she once was? England, 1840. For the two decades following the death of her beloved sister, Jane, Cassandra Austen has lived alone, spending her days visiting friends and relations and quietly, purposefully working to preserve her sister's reputation. Now in her sixties and increasingly frail, Cassandra goes to stay with the Fowles of Kintbury, family of her long-dead fiancé, in search of a trove of Jane's letters. Dodging her hostess and a meddlesome housemaid, Cassandra eventually hunts down the letters and confronts the secrets they hold, secrets not only about Jane but about Cassandra herself. Will Cassandra bare the most private details of her life to the world, or commit her sister's legacy to the flames? Moving back and forth between the vicarage and Cassandra's vibrant memories of her years with Jane, interwoven with Jane's brilliantly reimagined lost letters, Miss Austen is the untold story of the most important person in Jane's life. With extraordinary empathy, emotional complexity, and wit, Gill Hornby finally gives Cassandra her due, bringing to life a woman as captivating as any Austen heroine"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Alice Miller
Description: "On the eve of World War I, Georgie Hyde-Lees-on her own for the first time-is introduced to the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats at a soirée in London. Although Yeats is famously eccentric and many years her senior, Georgie is drawn to him, and when he extends a cryptic invitation to a secret society, her life is forever changed. A shadow falls over London as zeppelins stalk overhead and bombs bloom against the skyline. Amidst the chaos, Georgie finds purpose tending to injured soldiers in a makeshift hospital, befriending the wounded and heartbroken Lieutenant Pike, who might need more from her than she is able to give. At night with Yeats, she escapes these realities into an even darker world, becoming immersed in The Order, a clandestine society where ritual, magic, and the conjuring of spirits is practiced and pursued. As forces-both of this world and the next-pull Yeats and Georgie closer together and then apart again, Georgie uncovers a secret that threatens to undo it all. I"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Rishi Reddi
Description: "A sweeping, vibrant first novel following a family of Indian sharecroppers at the onset of World War I, revealing an unknown part of California history"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Red
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Paulette Jiles
Description: "In March 1865, the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth. But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted, however belatedly, into the Confederate Army. Luckily his talent with a fiddle gets him a comparatively easy position in a regimental band. Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict. There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can't help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Dillon, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel's daughter. After the surrender, Simon and Doris go their separate ways. He will travel around Texas seeking fame and fortune as a musician. She must accompany the colonel's family to finish her three years of service. But Simon cannot forget the fair Irish maiden, and vows that someday he will find her again."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Katharine Schellman
Description: "London 1815. Though newly-widowed Lily Adler is returning to a society that frowns on independent women, she is determined to create a meaningful life for herself even without a husband. She's no stranger to the glittering world of London's upper crust. At a ball thrown by her oldest friend, Lady Walter, she expects the scandal, gossip, and secrets. What she doesn't expect is the dead body in Lady Walter's garden. Lily overheard the man just minutes before he was shot: young, desperate, and attempting blackmail. But she's willing to leave the matter to the local constables--until Lord Walter bribes the investigating magistrate to drop the case. Stunned and confused, Lily realizes she's the only one with the key to catching the killer. Aided by a roguish navy captain and a mysterious heiress from the West Indies, Lily sets out to discover whether her friend's husband is mixed up in blackmail and murder. The unlikely team tries to conceal their investigation behind the whirl of London's social season, but the dead man knew secrets about people with power. Secrets that they would kill to keep hidden. Now, Lily will have to uncover the truth, before she becomes the murderer's next target" -- book jacket.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Connie Schultz
Description: "In the 1950s, Ellie and Brick are teenagers in love. A basketball star, Brick could escape his abusive father and be the first person in his working-class family to go to college. But when Ellie becomes pregnant, they marry, she gives up her dream of nursing school, and Brick gets a union card instead. This riveting novel tells the story of three generations in a working-class family; especially Brick and Ellie's daughter Samantha. Illuminating issues facing working-class, Rust Belt people, Erietown also chronicles the evolution of women's lives, and how much people know about each other and pretend not to, the grinding factory work of a smart man in a blue-collar job, and the secrets that explode lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Tracey Enerson Wood
Description: "When Emily Warren Roebling marries Captain Washington 'Wash' Roebling--the handsome, charming soldier of her dreams, and her brother's dear friend and aide during the Civil War--a lifetime of family fun and happiness seems within her grasp. But then Wash accepts the position as Chief Engineer on his father's magnum opus, the Brooklyn Bridge, and it changes both of their lives forever. In Brooklyn, the happy home they'd dreamed of warps around the bridge. Incapacitated from working in the high-pressure tanks at the bridge's foundations, Wash convinces Emily to be his messenger to the site. Little by little, Emily finds herself taking over the project--with no formal training or education in math and science. Emily throws herself into building the bridge but faces suspicion and disparagement at every turn as she supervises dangerous construction sites and argues for the safety of the bridge amongst Manhattan's male elite. The Engineer's Wife delivers an emotional portrait of a woman transformed by a project of unfathomable scale, and of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts--even at the risk of losing each other" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
C. W. Gortner
Description: "Sarah Bernhardt’s highly dramatic life starts when she returns to Paris after her convent schooling and is confronted by her mother’s demand to follow in the family trade as a courtesan. To escape this fate, Sarah pursues a career onstage at the esteemed Comédie-Française, until her rebellious acting style leads to her scandalous dismissal. Only nineteen years old and unemployed, Sarah is forced to submit to her mother’s wishes. But her seductive ease as a courtesan comes to an abrupt end when she discovers she is pregnant. Unwilling to give up her child, Sarah defies social condemnation and is cast adrift, penniless and alone. With her striking beauty and innovative performances in a bohemian theater, Sarah catapults to unexpected success; suddenly, audiences clamor to see this controversial young actress. But her world is torn asunder by the brutal 1870 siege of Paris. Sarah refuses to abandon the ravaged city, nursing wounded soldiers and risking her life. Her return to the Comédie and her tempestuous affair with her leading man plunge Sarah into a fierce quest for independence. Undeterred, she risks everything to become France’s most acclaimed actress, enthralling audiences with her shocking portrayals of female and male characters. Sarah’s daring talent and outrageous London engagement pave her path to worldwide celebrity, with sold-out tours in Europe and America" --Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Cassandra Clark
Description: "Who would cut the throat of a young nun and throw her remains in the river? And what was she doing outside the confines of the priory in the first place? Secretly acting as a spy for Henry Bolingbroke, Chandler is torn by conflicting loyalties and agonising self-doubt. As the king's cousin marches towards Wales and England teeters on the brink of civil war, Chandler's investigations will draw him into affairs of state - and endanger not only himself but all those around him."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Ali Araghi
Description: "As a child living in his family's apple orchard, Ahmad Torkash-Vand treasures his great-great-great-great grandfather's every mesmerizing world. On the day of his father's death, Ahmad listens closely as the seemingly immortal elder tells him the tale of a centuries-old family curse . . . and the boy's own fated role in the story. Ahmad grows up to suspect that something unseen must be interfering with his family, as he struggles to hold them together through decades of famine, loss, and political turmoil in Iran. As the world transforms around him, each turn of Ahmad's life is a surprise: from street brawler to father of two impossibly gifted daughters; from radical poet to politician with a target on his back. These lives, and the many unforgettable stories alongside his, converge and catch fire at the center of the Revolution."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ara
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Eliot Pattison
Description: "When Duncan McCallum is asked by Benjamin Franklin to retrieve an astonishing cache of fossils from the Kentucky wilderness, his excitement as a naturalist blinds him to his treacherous path. But as murderers stalk him Duncan discovers that the fossils of this American incognitum are not nearly as mysterious as the political intrigue driving his mission. The Sons of Liberty insist, without explaining why, that the only way to keep the king from pursuing a bloody war with America is for Duncan to secretly deliver the fossils to Franklin in London. His journey becomes a nightmare of deceit and violence as he seeks the cryptic link between the bones and the king. Every layer that Duncan peels away invites new treachery by those obsessed with crushing American dissent. With each attempt on his life, Duncan questions the meaning of the liberty he and the Sons seek. His last desperate hope for survival, and the rescue of his aged native friend Conawago--imprisoned in Bedlam--requires the help of freed slaves, an aristocratic maiden, a band of street urchins, and the gods of his tribal allies"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Alex George
Description: "One day in the City of Lights. One night in search of lost time. Paris between the wars teems with artists, writers, and musicians, a glittering crucible of genius. But amidst the dazzling creativity of the city's most famous citizens, four regular people are each searching for something they've lost. Camille was the maid of Marcel Proust, and she has a secret: when she was asked to burn her employer's notebooks, she saved one for herself. Now she is desperate to find it before her betrayal is revealed. Souren, an Armenian refugee, performs puppet shows for children that are nothing like the fairy tales they expect. Lovesick artist Guillaume is down on his luck and running from a debt he cannot repay - but when Gertrude Stein walks into his studio, he wonders if this is the day everything could change. And Jean-Paul is a journalist who tells other people's stories, because his own is too painful to tell. When the quartet's paths finally cross in an unforgettable climax, each discovers if they will find what they are looking for. Told over the course of a single day in 1927, The Paris Hours takes four ordinary people whose stories, told together, are as extraordinary as the glorious city they inhabit."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Geo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Marisel Vera
Description: "It is 1898, and groups of starving Puerto Ricans, los hambrientos, roam the parched countryside and dusty towns begging for food. Under the yoke of Spanish oppression, the Caribbean island is forced to prepare to wage war with the United States. Up in the mountainous coffee region of Utuado, Vicente Vega and Valentina Sanchez labor to keep their small farm from the creditors. When the Spanish-American War and the great San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899 bring devastating upheaval, the young couple is lured, along with thousands of other puertorriquenos, to the sugar plantations of Hawaii-another US territory-where they are confronted by the hollowness of America's promises of prosperity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
Alexandra Lapierre, Jeffrey Zuckerman
Description: "Born into Russian aristocracy, wealth, and security, Moura never had any reason to worry. But in the upheaval of the Bolshevik Revolution, her entire world crumbles. As her family and friends are being persecuted by Vladimir Lenin's ruthless police, she falls into a passionate affair with British secret agent Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart. But when he's abruptly and mysteriously deported from Russia, Moura is left alone and vulnerable. Now, she must find new paths for her survival, even if it means shedding her past and taking on new identities. Some will praise her tenderness and undying loyalty. Others will denounce her lies. But all will agree on one point: Moura embodies Life. Life at all cost" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lap
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2020
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A Deadly Inside Scoop
Abby Collette
FIC Col
Skin Deep
Sung J. Woo
FIC Woo
A Royal Affair
Allison Montclair
FIC Mon
The Distant Dead : A Novel
Heather Young
FIC You
And The Killer Is ...
G. A. McKevett
FIC McK
The Finders
Jeffrey B. Burton
FIC Bur
Death In The East : A Novel
Abir Mukherjee
FIC Muk
The Fire Thief
Debra Bokur
FIC Bok
Death Of A Prominent Citizen
Cora Harrison
FIC Har
The Mist
Ragnar Jónasson
FIC Rag
Hold Your Breath, China
Xiaolong Qiu
FIC Qiu
The Secrets Of Bones : A Mystery
Kylie Logan
FIC Log
Indigo : A Valentino Mystery
Loren D. Estleman
FIC Est
The Stolen Letter
Paige Shelton
FIC She
Marshmallow Malice
Amanda Flower
FIC Flo
The Streel
Mary Logue
FIC Log
Murder In Chianti
Camilla Trinchieri
FIC Tri
Vera Kelly Is Not A Mystery
Rosalie Knecht
FIC Kne
Once You Go This Far : A Mystery
Kristen Lepionka
FIC Lep
What You Don't See
Tracy P. Clark
FIC Cla

Abby Collette
Description: "Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going back to basics. Wyn is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors--many from her grandmother's original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has a literal cold opening: the day she opens her doors an early first snow descends on the village and keeps the customers away. To make matters worse, that evening, Wyn finds a body in the snow, and it turns out the dead man was a grifter with an old feud with the Crewse family. Soon, Wyn's father is implicated in his death. It's not easy to juggle a new-to-her business while solving a crime, but Wyn is determined to do it. With the help of her quirky best friends and her tight-knit family, she'll catch the ice cold killer before she has a meltdown" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Allison Montclair
Description: "In London 1946, The Right Sort Marriage Bureau is just beginning to take off and the proprietors, Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge, are in need of a bigger office and a secretary to handle the growing demand. Unfortunately, they don't yet have the necessary means. So when a woman arrives-a cousin of Gwen's-with an interesting and quite remunerative proposition, they two of them are all ears. The cousin, one Lady Matheson, works for the Queen in "some capacity" and is in need of some discreet investigation. It seems that the Princess Elizabeth has developed feelings for a dashing Greek prince and a blackmail note has arrived, alluding to some potentially damaging information about said prince. Wanting to keep this out of the palace gossip circles, but also needing to find out what skeletons might lurk in the prince's closet, the palace has quietly turned to Gwen and Iris. Without causing a stir, the two of them must now find out what secrets lurk in the prince's past, before his engagement to the future Queen of England is announced. And there's more at stake than the future of the Empire -there is their potential new office that lies in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
G. A. McKevett
Description: "It will be a cold day in San Carmelita before Savannah skips over a high-profile homicide case, especially one attached to a tasty reward. But when 90-year-old former silver screen siren Lucinda Faraday is murdered inside her derelict mansion, serving justice comes with unsavory risks. The fallen star, considered one of the most beautiful women of her time, was found strangled by a pair of vintage stockings amid a hoard of garbage and priceless memorabilia. Now, Lucinda is making headlines again--and, like in the past, her name is connected with the worst kind of scandal. As a quest for answers reveals sleazy secrets about the victim's history, the Moonlight Magnolia Agency soon discover that corruption, addiction, and blackmail were as rampant in the good old days of Hollywood as in the present--maybe even more so. Balancing a suspect list longer than Lucinda's acting credits and evidence that could destroy the reputation of people still alive, can Savannah outsmart the culprit before she or someone else get reduced to tabloid fodder next?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Abir Mukherjee
Description: Calcutta police detective Captain Sam Wyndham and his quick-witted Indian Sergeant, Surrender-Not Banerjee, are back for another exotic adventure set in 1920s India.
Call Number: FIC Muk
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Cora Harrison
Description: "Wealthy widow Charlotte Hendrick had always promised that her riches would be divided equally between her seven closest relatives when she died. Now she has changed her mind and summoned her nearest and dearest, including her cousin, the Reverend Mother, to her substantial home on Bachelor's Quay to inform them of her decision. As Mrs Hendrick's relatives desperately make their case to retain a share of her wealth, riots break out on the quays outside as the flood waters rise. The following morning, a body is discovered in the master bedroom, its throat cut. Could there be a connection to the riots of the night before - or does the killer lie closer to home? In her efforts to uncover the truth, the Reverend Mother unearths a tale of greed, cruelty, forbidden passion and cold-blooded malice. "--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Xiaolong Qiu
Description: "Chief Inspector Chen and Detective Yu Guangming are brought into a serial murder case when the Homicide squad proves incapable of solving it. But before Chen can make a start, he is called away by a high-ranking Party member for a special assignment: to infiltrate a group of environmental activists meeting to discuss the pollution levels in the country and how to prompt the government into action.Chen knows it will be a far from simple task, especially when he discovers the leader of the group is a woman from his past. Meanwhile, Yu is left to investigate a serial murder case on his own. Both Chen and Yu face pressure from those above to resolve the cases in a satisfactory way . . . even if that means innocents face the punishment" --Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Qiu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Loren D. Estleman
Description: Collecting a valuable, never-before-released noir film that was shelved for its possible mob ties, film detective Valentino searches for clues about the film's believed-dead star as part of a mainstream marketing campaign.
Call Number: FIC Est
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Amanda Flower
Description: "With Juliet Brody and Reverend Brook tying the knot in Ohio's Amish Country's most anticipated nuptials of the year, Bailey King is determined to do everything in her power to make the event a sweet success. Except midsummer heat waves and outdoor ceremonies don't mix, and an exasperated Bailey soon finds herself struggling to fulfill bridesmaid duties and keep her stunning marshmallow-frosted wedding cake from becoming a gooey disaster. Then much to everyone's shock, the entire ceremony crumbles when a guest drops dead, and the cause isn't sunstroke. Turns out, the uninvited victim came equipped with lots of dirt on the devout reverend's hidden past. As Reverend Brook tops the murder suspect list on what should have been the happiest day of his life, Bailey and her sheriff's deputy boyfriend vow to clear his name. Can the duo boil down a series of baffling clues before Juliet considers her marriage a bad mistake -- or the killer whips up another deadly surprise?" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Flo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Camilla Trinchieri
Description: "Mourning the loss of his wife, Rita, former NYPD homicide detective Nico Doyle moves to her hometown of Gravigna in the wine-soaked region of Chianti. Half-Italian and half-Irish, Nico finds himself able to get by in the region with the help of Rita's relatives, but he still feels alone and out of place. He isn't sure if it's peace he's seeking, but it isn't what he finds. Early one morning, he hears a gunshot near his cabin and walks out to discover a dead body in the woods, flashily dressed in gold tennis shoes. A small white dog at the scene won't leave Nico alone, so he lies to the police and claims to be its owner. Salvatore Perillo, the local maresciallo, enlists Nico's help with the murder case. It turns out more than one person in this idyllic corner of Italy knew the victim, and with a very small pool of suspects, including his own in-laws, Nico must dig up Gravigna's every last painful secret to get to the truth" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Kristen Lepionka
Description: "Junior-high school nurse Rebecca Newsome was an experienced hiker, until she plummeted to her death to the bottom of a ravine in a Columbus metro park. Her daughter, Maggie, doesn't believe it was an accident, and Rebecca's ex-husband is her prime suspect. But he's a well-connected ex-cop and Maggie is certain that's the reason no one will listen to her. Roxane quickly uncovers that the dead woman's ex is definitely a jerk, but is he a murderer? As she pieces together the days before Rebecca died, Roxane finds a series of trips to Detroit and across the border into Windsor, Canada, major withdrawals from her checking account, and more contacts with a casino manager than a middle-aged school nurse from Toledo should reasonably have. When the investigation leads to Leila Hassan, the cunning con artist who got away in What You Want to See, Roxane is determined not to make the same mistake twice by falling for Leila's lies-except she might actually be telling the truth this time. Roxane needs to figure out the connection between Leila, a secretive church group, a women's health organization, and Rebecca's fall in the woods...before a dangerous secret gets someone else killed"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lep
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Sung J. Woo
Description: Korean-American adoptee Siobhan O'Brien has spent much of her life explaining her name and her family to strangers, but a more pressing problem is whether to carry on the PI agency that her dead boss unexpectedly left to her. Easing into middle age, Siobhan would generally rather have a glazed donut than a romance, but when an old friend asks Siobhan to find her daughter who has disappeared from her dorm, the rookie private detective's search begins at Llewellyn College. A women's institution of higher learning in upstate New York, Llewellyn, for the first time in its two-hundred-year history, has opened its doors to male students. Fringe group The Womyn of Llewellyn are furious, but their ex-fashion-model president declares they have little choice due to financial shortfalls. But if that's true, where did she get the money to build a brand new science center, and why is it under 24/7 surveillance by the town cops? As Siobhan delves deeper into the search for her friend's daughter, she encounters politely dangerous men in white turtlenecks, vegan cooking that might kill her, possibly deadly yoga poses, and a woman named Cleopatra who's got more issues than National Geographic.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Heather Young
Description: A body burns in the high desert hills. A boy walks into a fire station, pale with the shock of a grisly discovery. A middle school teacher worries when her colleague is late for work. By day's end, when the body is identified as local math teacher Adam Merkel, a small Nevada town will be rocked to its core by a brutal and calculated murder. Adam Merkel left a university professorship in Reno to teach middle school in Lovelock seven months before he died. A quiet, seemingly unremarkable man, he connected with just one of his students: Sal Prentiss, a lonely sixth grader who lives with his uncles on a desolate ranch in the hills. The two outcasts developed a tender, trusting friendship that brought each of them hope in the wake of tragedy. But it is Sal who finds Adam's body, charred almost beyond recognition, half a mile from his uncles' compound. Nora Wheaton, the middle school's social studies teacher, dreamed of a life far from Lovelock only to be dragged back on the eve of her college graduation to care for her disabled father, a man she loves but can't forgive. She sensed in the new math teacher a kindred spirit--another soul bound to Lovelock by guilt and duty. After Adam's death, she delves into his past for clues to who killed him and finds a dark history she understands all too well. But the truth about his murder may lie closer to home. For Sal Prentiss's grief seems heavily shaded with fear, and Nora suspects he knows more than he's telling about how his favorite teacher died. As she tries to earn the wary boy's trust, she finds he holds not only the key to Adam's murder, but an unexpected chance at the life she thought she'd lost.
Call Number: FIC You
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Jeffrey B. Burton
Description: "Mason 'Mace' Reid lives on the outskirts of Chicago and specializes in human remains detection. He trains dogs to hunt for the dead. Reid's coming off a taxing year--mourning the death of a beloved springer spaniel as well as the dissolution of his marriage. He adopts a rescue dog with a mysterious past--a golden retriever named Vira. And when Reid begins training Vira as a cadaver dog, he comes to realize just how special the newest addition to his family truly is... Suddenly, Reid and his prize pupil find themselves hurled into a taxing murder case, which will push them to their very limits. Paired with determined Chicago Police Officer Kippy Gimm, Mace must put all his trust in Vira's abilities to thwart a serial killer who has now set his sights on Mace himself" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Debra Bokur
Description: Under a promising morning sky, police captain Walter Alaka'i makes a tragic discovery: the body of a teenage surfer bobbing among the lava rocks of Maui's southeastern shore. It appears to be an ill-fated accident, but closer inspection reveals something far more sinister than the results of a savage wave gone wrong. Now that Alaka'i is looking at a homicide, he solicits the help of his niece, Detective Kali Mahoe. The granddaughter of one of Hawaii's most respected spiritual leaders, and on the transcendent path to becoming a kahu to uncover a motive and find the killer, Kali leans on her skills at logic and detection. But she must also draw on her own personal history with the uncanny legends of the islands. Now, as the skies above Maui grow darker, and as she balances reason and superstition, Kali can only wonder: Who'll be the next to die? And who--or what--is she even on the trail of?
Call Number: FIC Bok
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Ragnar Jónasson
Description: An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland. The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn't. The couple should never have let him in. But they did. An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not all will survive the night. And Detective Hulda will be haunted forever-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rag
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Kylie Logan
Description: "Assembly Day at St. Catherine's dawns bright and cloudless as professional woman gather from all around Ohio to talk to the schoolgirls about their careers in medicine, at NASA, and as yoga instructors. Administrative assistant Jazz Ramsey is involved herself, giving the girls a taste of her lifelong passion: cadaver dog training. Her adorable new puppy Wally hasn't been certified yet, so she borrows the fully-trained Gus from a friend and hides a few bones in the unused fourth floor of the school for him to find. The girls are impressed when Gus easily finds the first bone, but for the second Gus seems to have lost the scent, and heads confidently to a part of the floor where Jazz is sure no bones are hidden-at least not any that she's put there. But Gus is a professional, and sure enough, behind a door that shouldn't have been opened in decades, is a human skeleton. Jazz recognizes the skeleton as Bernadette Quinn, an ex-teacher at the school who'd never returned after one Christmas break, though letters and postcards from her had seemed to indicate there was no cause for worry. But now it seems Bernadette never left the school at all, and her hiding place makes it clear: this was murder. Bernadette's strident personality means there are a plethora of suspects inside the school and out of it, and as Jazz gets closer to the truth she can't help but wonder if someone might be dogging her footsteps . . "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Log
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Paige Shelton
Description: "Heading back to work the day after she returns from her European honeymoon, Delaney Nichols is excited to get back to the Cracked Spine. But as she disembarks the bus and hurries toward the shop she and another woman collide, sending a stack of books the woman is carrying to the ground. Delaney's hapless victim's name is Mary, and she and Delaney can't help but notice that they bear an uncanny resemblance to one another. According to Mary, they both also look like the long-beheaded Mary Queen of Scots. Even stranger, Mary believes she is reincarnation of the Scottish queen. But peculiar as Delaney's doppelganger is, she doesn't have time to dwell on it: on her arrival to the bookshop, she learns the Edinburgh city council wants to close the Cracked Spine, citing code violations, and she's determined to stop them. But when Mary's husband dies in a car explosion--and Delaney learns he was the very member of city council who proposed that the city take a closer look at the bookshop's construction--she starts to wonder if her meeting with Mary wasn't an accident. Edinburgh has become as filled with intrigue and decption as any European court, and Delaney is determined to get to the bottom of this royal mystery" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC She
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Mary Logue
Description: "The Streel is the story of Brigid Reardon and her brother Seamus, who leave Ireland in 1880 and make their way across the United States. Brigid ends up working at a mansion on Summit Avenue in St. Paul and Seamus continues on to Deadwood, SD to find his fortune. Shortly after, Brigid goes out to meet him, arriving on Christmas Eve only to find a young woman dead the next morning outside of Seamus' house. Because he is suspected of the murder, Seamus goes on the run and Brigid decides she must stay in Deadwood and clear his name" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Log
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Rosalie Knecht
Description: When ex-CIA agent Vera Kelly loses her job and her girlfriend in a single day, she reluctantly goes into business as a private detective. Heartbroken and cash-strapped, she takes a case that dredges up dark memories and attracts dangerous characters from across the Cold War landscape. Before it's over, she'll chase a lost child through foster care and follow a trail of Dominican exiles to the Caribbean. Forever looking over her shoulder, she nearly misses what's right in front of her: her own desire for home, connection, and a new romance at the local bar. In this exciting second installment of the Vera Kelly series, Rosalie Knecht challenges and deepens the Vera we love: a woman of sparkling wit, deep moral fiber, and martini-dry humor who knows how to follow a case even as she struggles to follow her heart.
Call Number: FIC Kne
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
Tracy P. Clark
Description: "Vonda Allen's glossy vanity magazine has taken the Windy City by storm, and she's well on her way to building a one-woman media empire. Everybody adores her. Except the people who work for her. And the person who's sending her flowers with death threats... As Vonda's bodyguard, off-duty cop Ben Mickerson knows he could use some back-up -- and no one fits the bill better than his ex-partner on the police force, Cass Raines. Now a full-time private eye, Cass is reluctant to take the job. She isn't keen on playing babysitter to a celebrity who's rumored to be a heartless diva. But as a favor to Ben, she signs on. When Vonda refuses to say why someone might be after her, and two of her staff turn up dead, Ben and Cass must battle an unknown assailant bent on getting to the great lady herself, before someone else dies. Cass finds out the hard way just how persistent a threat they face during the first stop on Vonda's book tour. As fans clamour for her autograph, things take an ugly turn when a mysterious fan shows up with flowers and slashes Ben with a knife. While her ex-partner's life hangs in the balance, Cass is left to find out what secrets Vonda is keeping, who might want her dead, and how she can bring Ben's attacker to justice before enemies in the Chicago Police Department try to stop her in her tracks" --Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 13, 2020
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Beach Read
Emily Henry
FIC Hen
Tack & Jibe : A Novel
Lilah Suzanne
FIC Suz
Conventionally Yours
Annabeth Albert
FIC Alb
Take A Hint, Dani Brown : A Novel
Talia Hibbert
FIC Hib
First Kiss With A Cowboy
Sara Richardson, A. J. Pine
FIC Ric
The Boyfriend Project
Farrah Rochon
FIC Roc
Ghosting : A Love Story
Tash Skilton
FIC Ski
The Girl Next Door
Chelsea M. Cameron
FIC Cam
Girl Gone Viral : A Novel
Alisha Rai
FIC Rai
The Happy Ever After Playlist
Abby Jimenez
FIC Jim
Head Over Paws
Debbie Burns
FIC Bur
The Hideaway Inn
Philip William Stover
FIC Sto
Heiress For Hire
Madeline Hunter
FIC Hun
The Magnolia Sisters
Michelle Major
FIC Maj
If I Never Met You : A Novel
Mhairi McFarlane
FIC McF
The Marriage Game
Sara Desai
FIC Des
Lord Holt Takes A Bride
Vivienne Lorret
FIC Lor
The Other Bennet Sister : A Novel
Janice Hadlow
FIC Had
Real Men Knit
K. M. Jackson
FIC Jac
The Rakess
Scarlett Peckham
FIC Pec
Recipe For Persuasion : A Novel
Sonali Dev
FIC Dev
To Have And To Hoax : A Novel
Martha Waters
FIC Wat
Something To Talk About
Meryl Wilsner
FIC Wil
Two Rogues Make A Right
Cat Sebastian
FIC Seb
Starbreaker
Amanda Bouchet
FIC Bou

Emily Henry
Description: "A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. But as the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she's been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Annabeth Albert
Description: Conrad Stewart and Alden Parks are enemies, and that's the way it's always been. But when they're stuck together on a cross-country road trip to the biggest fan convention of their lives, the competition takes a backseat as unexpected feelings blossom. Yet each boy has a reason why they have to win the upcoming con tournament and neither is willing to let emotion get in the way-even if it means giving up their one chance at something truly magical"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Sara Richardson, A. J. Pine
Description: "Shy and sensible romance writer Jane Harding's carefully ordered life is crumbling around her. With her latest novel due and her teaching contract at an end, returning home to help plan her best friend's wedding is a welcome distraction. Yet when Jane discovers that the too-hot-to-handle boy who once tempted her is now the best man -- and the rodeo circuit's sexiest bull rider -- her distraction is in danger of becoming a disaster...Toby Garrett is no stranger to risk. But this latest injury could end his rodeo career for good. Thankfully, his recovery at home isn't as awful as he'd imagined, especially when he comes face-to-face with Jane. The kiss they once shared still fuels his fantasies, but when she walked away, he let her go. Now Toby is determined to fix his mistakes. Can this sweet-talking cowboy prove that the passion still burning between them is worth braving the odds?" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Tash Skilton
Description: "Dumped by his fiancée, not only is Miles couch-surfing across New York City, but downsizing has forced him to set up shop at a café. Also, he no longer believes in love. Not a good look in his line of work. Zoey's eccentric L.A. boss sent her packing to New York to "grow." But beneath her chill Cali demeanor, Zoey's terrified to venture beyond the café across the street. The only thing Miles and Zoey share is their daily battle for Café Crudite's last day-old biscotti. They don't know they're both ghostwriting "authentic" client profiles for rival online dating services. Nope, they have absolutely nothing in common. . . . Until they meet anonymously online, texting on the clock."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ski
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Alisha Rai
Description: One minute, Katrina King's enjoying an innocent conversation with a hot guy at a coffee shop; the next, a stranger has live-tweeted the entire episode with a romantic meet-cute spin and #CafeBae is the new hashtag-du-jour. The problem? Katrina craves a low-profile life, and going viral threatens the peaceful world she's painstakingly built. Besides, #CafeBae isn't the man she's hungry for . . .With the internet on the hunt for #CuteCafeGirl, Jas Singh - bodyguard, friend and possessor of the most beautiful eyebrows Katrina's ever seen - comes to the rescue and whisks her away to his family's home. Alone in a remote setting with the object of her affections? It's a recipe for romance. But after a long dating dry spell, Katrina isn't sure she can trust her instincts when it comes to love - even if Jas's every look says he wants to be more than just her bodyguard . . ."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Rai
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Debbie Burns
Description: "Olivia Graham isn't in a place to have a dog of her own, but her new position as a volunteer rescue driver for the local animal shelter will keep her close to her four-legged friends. When she's called to transport pets that have been misplaced by flooding, she doesn't hesitate to help, but then her aging car breaks down...Veterinarian Gabe Wentworth, former EMT and firefighter, is also heading to the rescue site and reluctantly agrees to pick up Olivia on the way. After a bad breakup, Gabe's embraced the hermit life. When he meets Olivia, he can't deny their irresistible mutual attraction, and his first thought is to run the other direction. But then the two band together in a risky maneuver to save a beautiful abandoned dog from rising floodwaters. The more Gabe learns about the woman who would risk everything to save vulnerable animals, the more he realizes what he might be willing to risk" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Madeline Hunter
Description: "Minerva Hepplewhite has learned the hard way how to take care of herself. When an intruder breaks into her home, she doesn't swoon or simper. Instead, she wallops the rogue over the head and ties him up - only to realize he is Chase Radnor, the man who nearly got her convicted of her late husband's murder. Now, he's insisting that Minerva has inherited a fortune from his uncle, a wealthy Duke. Only one thing could surprise her more: her sudden attraction to this exasperating man. Chase can't decide whether Minerva is a wronged woman or a femme fatale. Either way, he's intrigued. Since the scandal surrounding her husband's death, she has set up a discreet detective business to rival Chase's own. She may be the perfect person to help him uncover the truth about his uncle's demise. But as proximity gives way to mutual seduction, Chase realizes he craves a much deeper alliance."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Mhairi McFarlane
Description: "When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling--not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Her once perfect life is in shambles and the thought of dating again in the age of Tinder is nothing short of horrifying. When news of her ex's pregnant girlfriend hits the office grapevine, taking the humiliation lying down is not an option. Then a chance encounter in a broken-down elevator with the office playboy opens up a new possibility. Jamie Carter doesn't believe in love, but he needs a respectable, steady girlfriend to impress their bosses. Laurie wants a hot new man to give the rumor mill something else to talk about. It's the perfect proposition: a fauxmance played out on social media, with strategically staged photographs and a specific end date in mind. With the plan hatched, Laurie and Jamie begin to flaunt their new couple status, to the astonishment--and jealousy--of their friends and colleagues. But there's a fine line between pretending to be in love and actually falling for your charming, handsome fake boyfriend."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McF
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Vivienne Lorret
Description: "Heiress Winnifred Humphries refuses to marry the odious man her parents have chosen. She'll marry for love or not at all. But how does a woman know a man truly loves her? Needing answers, she sets out to discover the marriage habits of London's aristocrats. Yet when her friends kidnap a lord for research, Winn knows they've gone too far. Now she's facing a wickedly handsome scoundrel who wants revenge. Lord Asher Holt has the perfect plan to free himself of his father's debts. But when a trio of foolish debutantes abducts him, their scheme ruins everything! Fuming and tied to a chair, Holt overhears that one of them is an heiress. Perhaps he isn't above a little kidnapping either. Yet, when the heiress runs away from her own wedding and straight into his waiting carriage, Holt finds himself on an adventure he'll never forget, falling in love with a woman worth more than any treasure. But will Winn ever believe his heart only desires her... and not her fortune?" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
K. M. Jackson
Description: "When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop. Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mom, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans on what to do with Strong Knits, their neighborhood knitting store. Jesse wants to keep the store open. His brothers want to tie off loose ends and close shop... Part-time shop employee, Kerry Fuller has kept her crush on Jesse a secret. When she overhears his impassioned plea to his brothers to keep the knitting shop open, she volunteers to help. Unlike Jesse, Kerry knows the knitty-gritty of the business and together they make plans to reinvent Strong Knits for a new generation. But the more time they spend together, the stronger the chemistry builds between them. Kerry, knowing Jesse's history, doesn't believe their relationship can last longer than one can knit one, purl two. But Jesse is determined to prove to her that he can be the man for her forever and always. After all, real men knit"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Sonali Dev
Description: "Chef Ashna Raje thinks that joining the cast of Cooking with the Stars will help save her restaurant and prove to her mother that she's not a failure, but when she's paired with her first love, Rico Silva, the kitchen begins to heat up."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Dev
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Meryl Wilsner
Description: "Hollywood powerhouse Jo is photographed making her assistant Emma laugh on the red carpet, and just like that, the tabloids declare them a couple. The so-called scandal couldn't come at a worse time-threatening Emma's promotion and Jo's new movie. As the gossip spreads, it starts to affect all areas of their lives. Paparazzi are following them outside the office, coworkers are treating them differently, and a "source" is feeding information to the media. But their only comment is "no comment." With the launch of Jo's film project fast approaching, the two women begin to spend even more time together, getting along famously. Emma seems to have a sixth sense for knowing what Jo needs. And Jo, known for being aloof and outwardly cold, opens up to Emma in a way neither of them expects. They begin to realize the rumor might not be so off base after all...but is acting on the spark between them worth fanning the gossip flames?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Amanda Bouchet
Description: Captain Tess Bailey and Shade Ganavan are the galaxy's Mos Wanted, while the universe is on the brink of catastrophic war. As their attraction builds, they must decide if they trust each other to change the course of history together.
Call Number: FIC Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Lilah Suzanne
Description: Raised on a small island in North Carolina's Outer Banks, Willa has a picture-perfect life: hanging out at the beach with her friends, living in a cozy sea-side cottage, working at a sailing store, and running a hugely popular sailing Instagram. When a group of followers enters her into High Seas, a televised national sailing championship, it should be no problem. Too bad Willa doesn't actually know how to sail at all. Desperate to avoid having her carefully curated life come crashing down around her, Willa tracks down Lane Cordova, the winner of four previous High Seas competitions, and begs her for a crash course in sailing before the race begins. But Lane's competence on the water is only matched by Willa's ineptitude, and her growing crush on Lane isn't helping matters. The competition threatens to go awry and take her entire idealized life with it.
Call Number: FIC Suz
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Talia Hibbert
Description: "Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits -- someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom. When big, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it's an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and former rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact to him, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Suddenly, half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae -- and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hib
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Farrah Rochon
Description: "Samiah Brooks never thought she would be "that" girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date just revealed the painful truth: she's been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. Suddenly Samiah--along with his two other "girlfriends," London and Taylor--have gone viral online. Now the three new besties are making a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves. No men, no dating, and no worrying about their relationship status. For once Samiah is putting herself first, and that includes finally developing the app she's always dreamed of creating. Which is the exact moment she meets the deliciously sexy, honey-eyed Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? When it comes to love, there's no such thing as a coincidence. But is Daniel really boyfriend material or is he maybe just a little too good to be true?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Roc
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Chelsea M. Cameron
Description: "Iris Turner hightailed it out of Salty Cove, Maine, without so much as a backward glance. Which is why finding herself back in her hometown--in her childhood bedroom, no less--has the normally upbeat Iris feeling a bit down and out. Her spirits get a much-needed lift, though, at the sight of the sexy girl next door. No one knows why Jude Wicks is back in Salty Cove, and that's just how she likes it. Jude never imagined she'd be once again living in her parents' house, never mind hauling lobster like a local. But the solitude is just what she needs--until Iris tempts her to open up. A no-strings summer fling seems like the perfect distraction for both women. Jude rides a motorcycle, kisses hard, and gives Iris the perfect distraction from her tangled mess of a life. But come September, Iris is still determined to get out of this zero-stoplight town. That is, unless Jude can give her a reason to stay" -- Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Abby Jimenez
Description: "Sloan Monroe can't catch a break. Two years after losing her fiance, her life consists of cemetery visits, unorthodox art projects, and drinking sessions with her best friend, Kristen. So when a dog dashes in front of her car and gets her a ticket for obstructing traffic, Sloan is at her wits' end. But after meeting the ridiculously attractive and charming owner of the trouble-making retriever, she begins to think that maybe her luck has finally started to turn around... When Jason Larsen -- a.k.a. Jaxon Waters, rock n' roll's newest prodigy -- turns on his phone after a two-week hiking trip in Australia, he's shocked to find out that his beloved dog Tucker escaped his babysitter and is being held hostage by a beautiful woman. As Jason and Sloan begin to fall for each other, past traumas and rising tensions prove that their seemingly perfect match may just go to the dogs" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jim
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Philip William Stover
Description: "High school wasn't the right time or place for their relationship to grow, but now, fifteen years later, a chance encounter changes both of their lives forever. No one in the charming river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, needs to know that Vince Amato plans on flipping The Hideaway Inn to the highest bidder and returning to his luxury lifestyle in New York City. He needs to make his last remaining investment turn a profit...even if that means temporarily relocating to the quirky small town where he endured growing up. He's spent years reinventing himself and won't let his past dictate his future. But on his way to New Hope, Vince gets stuck in the middle of nowhere and his past might be the only thing that can get him to his future. Specifically, Tack O'Leary, the gorgeous, easygoing farm boy who broke his heart and who picks Vince up in his dilapidated truck. Tack comes to the rescue not only with a ride but also by signing on to be the chef at The Hideaway for the summer. As Vince and Tack open their hearts to each other again, Vince learns that being true to himself doesn't mean shutting down a second chance with Tack -- it means starting over and letting love in."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Sto
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Michelle Major
Description: Avery Keller arrives in Magnolia, North Carolina, with one aim: collect her inheritance and quickly put the quirky town in her rearview mirror. But the father who didn't acknowledge her when he was alive has left Avery a mess to sort through--along with two half sisters she's never met and a gorgeous single dad living next door. Soon her plan to keep this colorful, close-knit community at a distance gets complicated... Grayson Atwell has rescued plenty of people in his firefighting career. His work and his little girl, Violet, are his entire world and there's no time for anything--or anyone--else. But the vulnerability beneath Avery's prickly facade brings out a fiercely protective side of him. Despite her protests, Gray can see that Avery's falling under Magnolia's spell--just like he's falling for her. Now the only question is: How can he convince her to give them both a chance at forever?
Call Number: FIC Maj
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Sara Desai
Description: After her life falls apart, recruitment consultant Layla Patel returns home to her family in San Francisco. But in the eyes of her father, who runs a Michelin starred restaurant, she can do no wrong. He would do anything to see her smile again. With the best intentions in mind, he offers her the office upstairs to start her new business and creates a profile on an online dating site to find her a man. She doesn’t know he’s arranged a series of blind dates until the first one comes knocking on her door. As CEO of a corporate downsizing company Sam Mehta is more used to conflict than calm. In search of a quiet new office, he finds the perfect space above a cozy Indian restaurant that smells like home. But when communication goes awry, he's forced to share his space with the owner's beautiful yet infuriating daughter Layla, her crazy family, and a parade of hopeful suitors, all of whom threaten to disrupt his carefully ordered life.
Call Number: FIC Des
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Janice Hadlow
Description: "What if Mary Bennet's life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Austen fans. Ultimately, Mary's journey is like that taken by every Austen heroine. She learns that she can only expect joy when she has accepted who she really is. She must throw off the false expectations and wrong ideas that have combined to obscure her true nature and prevented her from what makes her happy. Only when she undergoes this evolution does she have a chance at finding fulfillment; only then does she have the clarity to recognize her partner when he presents himself--and only at that moment is she genuinely worthy of love. Mary's destiny diverges from that of her sisters. It does not involve broad acres or landed gentry. But it does include a man; and, as in all Austen novels, Mary must decide whether he is the truly the one for her. In The Other Bennet Sister, Mary is a fully rounded character--complex, conflicted, and often uncertain; but also vulnerable, supremely sympathetic, and ultimately the protagonist of an uncommonly satisfying debut novel"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Had
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Scarlett Peckham
Description: "Meet the Society of Sirens--three radical, libertine ladies determined to weaponize their scandalous reputations to fight for justice and the love they deserve ... She's a Rakess on a quest for women's rights ... Seraphina Arden's passions include equality, amorous affairs, and wild, wine-soaked nights. To raise funds for her cause, she's set to publish explosive memoirs exposing the powerful man who ruined her. Her ideals are her purpose, her friends are her family, and her paramours are forbidden to linger in the morning. He's not looking for a summer lover ... Adam Anderson is a wholesome, handsome, widowed Scottish architect, with two young children, a business to protect, and an aversion to scandal. He could never, ever afford to fall for Seraphina. But her indecent proposal--one month, no strings, no future--proves too tempting for a man who strains to keep his passions buried with the losses of his past. But one night changes everything ... What began as a fling soon forces them to confront painful secrets--and yearnings they thought they'd never have again. But when Seraphina discovers Adam's future depends on the man she's about to destroy, she must decide what to protect ... her desire for justice, or her heart."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pec
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Martha Waters
Description: "In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention--and maybe just win each other back in the process. Five years ago, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married. Four years ago, they had a fight to end all fights, and have barely spoken since. Their once-passionate love match has been reduced to one of cold, detached politeness. But when Violet receives a letter that James has been thrown from his horse and rendered unconscious at their country estate, she races to be by his side--only to discover him alive and well at a tavern, and completely unaware of her concern. She's outraged. He's confused. And the distance between them has never been more apparent. Wanting to teach her estranged husband a lesson, Violet decides to feign an illness of her own. James quickly sees through it, but he decides to play along in an ever-escalating game of manipulation, featuring actors masquerading as doctors, threats of Swiss sanitariums, faux mistresses--and a lot of flirtation between a husband and wife who might not hate each other as much as they thought. Will the two be able to overcome four years of hurt or will they continue to deny the spark between them?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Cat Sebastian
Description: "Will Sedgwick can’t believe that after months of searching for his oldest friend, Martin Easterbrook is found hiding in an attic like a gothic nightmare. Intent on nursing Martin back to health, Will kindly kidnaps him and takes him to the countryside to recover, well away from the world. Martin doesn’t much care where he is or even how he got there. He’s much more concerned that the man he’s loved his entire life is currently waiting on him hand and foot, feeding him soup and making him tea. Martin knows he’s a lost cause, one he doesn’t want Will to waste his life on. As a lifetime of love transforms into a tender passion both men always desired but neither expected, can they envision a life free from the restrictions of the past, a life with each other?" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
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David Levithan
Description: 9 Love Songs was born from Levithan's tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine's Day, and this collection brings all of them to his readers for the first time. With fiction, nonfiction and a story in verse, there's something for every reader. Witty, romantic and honest, this very special collection will appeal to both teenagers and adults, not only on Valentine's Day, but all year round.
Call Number: YA FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Karen Rivers
Description: Twelve-year-old Natalia Rose Baleine Gallagher dreams of seeing whales on the beach near her new home, and is consumed with the prospect that her mother who abandoned her as a child loves and misses her, and wants Nat to find her.
Call Number: J FIC Riv
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Mady (Mady M. Giuliani) G, J. R. Zuckerberg
Description: "Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!"--Back cover.
Call Number: YA 306.76 G
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
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
Ilana Masad
Description: "Intimacy has always eluded twenty-seven-year-old Maggie Krause—despite being brought up by married parents, models of domestic bliss—until, that is, Lucia came into her life. But when Maggie’s mom, Iris, dies in a car crash, Maggie returns home only to discover a withdrawn dad, an angry brother, and, along with Iris's will, five sealed envelopes, each addressed to a mysterious man she’s never heard of. In an effort to run from her own grief and discover the truth about Iris—who made no secret of her discomfort with her daughter's sexuality—Maggie embarks on a road trip, determined to hand-deliver the letters and find out what these men meant to her mother. Maggie quickly discovers Iris’s second, hidden life, which shatters everything Maggie thought she knew about her parents’ perfect relationship. What is she supposed to tell her father and brother? And how can she deal with her own relationship when her whole world is in freefall?" -- Amazon.com."For fans of Mostly Dead Things and Goodbye Vitamin, a warm and witty debut novel about love, loss, and a transformative roadtrip"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali
Description: "Writing from a homeless shelter in downtown Toronto, Mohamed "Mo" Ali chronicles how he ended up there in this powerful and often irreverent memoir of exile, addiction, and racism. Kidnapped by his father on the eve of Somalia's societal implosion, Ali was taken first to the Netherlands by his stepmother, and then on to Canada. With its promise of freedom, opportunity, and multiculturalism, his new home seemed to offer a new lease on life. But unable to fit in, he turned to partying and drugs. Interwoven with world history and sociopolitical commentary on Somalia, Canada, and Europe, the story of this gay Muslim immigrant is told with tenderness in a refreshing and welcome new voice. Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali lives in Toronto. This is his first book."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.766 Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
1966- author P. Carl
Description: A memoir of one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.768 P. C
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Katie (Editor) West, Jasmine Elliott, Kristen J. Sollée
Description: "Edgy and often deeply personal, the twenty-one essays collected here come from a wide variety of writers. Some identify as witches, others identify as writers, musicians, game developers, or artists. What they have in common is that they've created personal rituals to summon their own power in a world that would prefer them powerless. Here, they share the rituals they use to resist self-doubt, grief, and depression in the face of sexism, slut shaming, racism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression"-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: 299.94 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Adrian (EDT)/ Levine Shanker
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Garth Greenwell
Description: "A queer American teacher describes a series of intimate encounters with lovers, friends, and students in and around Sofia, Bulgaria"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Rebecca Kaplan, Avery Kaplan
Description: Provides advice for LGBTQ people of color on unique challenges they may face when coming out to their families and responding to homophobia in their respective communities The overarching message of the book is that there is a place for everyone to be queer and be themselves--whether they are Asian, black, Hispanic, white, disabled, or any other identity.
Call Number: YA 306.76 Kap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Maia Kobabe, Phoebe Kobabe
Description: In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Maia's cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it.--From statement at Amazon.
Call Number: 306.76 Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sara Farizan
Description: When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on.
Call Number: YA FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Kelly Jensen
Description: "A scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist packed with contributions from a diverse range of voices, including celebrities and public figures, and featuring more than forty-four pieces, including an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 305.42 Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Nicole Melleby
Description: Eleven-year-old Fig enrolls in an art class to better understand her father, a composer and pianist whose mental illness she tries to conceal from classmates, neighbors, and social services.
Call Number: YA FIC Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sara Farizan
Description: In Iran, where homosexuality is punishable by death, seventeen-year-olds Sahar and Nasrin love each other in secret until Nasrin's parents announce their daughter's arranged marriage and Sahar proposes a drastic solution.
Call Number: YA FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni
Description: Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. With child-friendly language and vibrant art, It Feels Good to Be Yourself provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity.
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Duchess Harris, Martha Lundin, Heath Fogg Davis
Description: "LGBTQ Rights and the Law explores the history of legislation affecting the LGBTQ community, including the proposed ban on transgender soldiers. It also explores the lives of the people who have challenged anti-LGBTQ legislation and made a difference for LGBTQ people in America."--Publisher's website.
Call Number: YA 306.76 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Duchess Harris, Martha Lundin
Description: This book looks at social change movements in the country's LGBTQ history, including the Stonewall riots that started the modern gay rights movement and die-ins that pressured the US government to take note of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.
Call Number: YA 323.3264 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Daniel Haack, Isabel Galupo, Becca Human
Description: When a maiden reluctantly attends a ball for her friend, the prince, everyone considers her his perfect match until she surprises them--and herself--by finding true love with someone else.
Call Number: E Haa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jenn Shapland
Description: "While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of Carson McCullers and a woman named Annemarie-- letters that are tender, intimate, and unabashed in their feelings. Shapland recognizes herself in the letters' language-- but does not see McCullers as history has portrayed her. And so, Shapland is compelled to undertake a recovery of the full narrative and language of McCullers's life: she wades through the therapy transcripts; she stays at McCullers's childhood home, where she lounges in her bathtub and eats delivery pizza; she relives McCullers's days at her beloved Yaddo. As Shapland reckons with the expanding and collapsing distance between her and McCullers, she sees the way McCullers's story has become a way to articulate something about herself. The results reveal something entirely new not only about this one remarkable, walleyed life, but about the way we tell queer love stories. In genre-defying vignettes, Jenn Shapland interweaves her own story with Carson McCullers's to create a vital new portrait of one of America's most beloved writers, and shows us how the writers we love and the stories we tell about ourselves make us who we are"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.7663 Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Bao Phi, Basia Tran
Description: Upset after being bullied, Thuy, a Vietnamese American, pretends she is different creatures, including an especially strong, wonderful being made up of her two mothers and herself. Includes note about the phoenix and the Sarabha.
Call Number: E Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Robin Stevenson
Description: "In this photographic concept book, babies and toddlers are introduced to the PRIDE flag and the meaning behind each color."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: BB Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Andrea Jenkins, John Medeiros, Lisa Marie Brimmer
Description: Since its beginnings in 1993, the Queer Voices reading series has featured both emerging and established Minnesota-based writers of the LGBTQIA+ community. In this volume, series curators John Medeiros and Andrea Jenkins and facilitator Lisa Marie Brimmer present the finest poetry, fiction, and nonfiction pieces by the presenters. Their work, generated and performed in a powerful space of understanding, explores the material of life without internal or external censorship. Living, loving, working, learning, playing, reflecting, knowing, inventing, and being--these queer voices affirm the importance of civil literacy and the power of vulnerability. -- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811.08 Que
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier
Description: "Children from different kinds of families demonstrate the original meanings of the colors in the rainbow flag, and then come together at a Pride parade." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Call Number: E Gen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Brandon (Brandon L. G.) Taylor
Description: "Almost everything about Wallace, an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama, is at odds with the lakeside Midwestern university town where he is working toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends—some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
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: Jun 3, 2020
Pete Buttigieg
Description: A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown because the industrial Midwest beckoned as a challenge to the Harvard graduate. Whether meeting with city residents on middle-school basketball courts, reclaiming abandoned houses, confronting gun violence, or attracting high-tech industry, Buttigieg has transformed South Bend into a An interweaving of two once-unthinkable success stories: that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a Rust Belt city so thoroughly transformed that it shatters the way we view America's so-called flyover country.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 977.289 But
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Jacob Tobia
Description: "A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 305.3 Tob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph
Description: Describes the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, which sparked the gay liberation movement in the United States, and details the history of LGBTQ rights since the riots.
Call Number: J 323.3 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sara Farizan
Description: High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls life would be twice as hard, but when a new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.
Call Number: YA FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Sarah Gailey, Romy Nordlinger
Description: Esther is a stowaway. She's hidden herself away in the Librarian's book wagon in an attempt to escape the marriage her father has arranged for her, a marriage to the man who was previously engaged to her best friend. Her best friend who she was in love with. Her best friend who was just executed for possession of resistance propaganda. The future American Southwest is full of bandits, fascists, and queer librarian spies on horseback trying to do the right thing.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
Samra Habib
Description: "A queer Muslim searches for the language to express her truest self, making peace with her sexuality, her family, and Islam. Growing up in Pakistan, Samra Habib lacks a blueprint for the life she wants. She has a mother who gave up everything to be a pious, dutiful wife and an overprotective father who seems to conspire against a life of any adventure. Plus, she has to hide the fact that she's Ahmadi to avoid persecution from religious extremists. As the threats against her family increase, they seek refuge in Canada, where new financial and cultural obstacles await them. When Samra discovers that her mother has arranged her marriage, she must again hide a part of herself--the fun-loving, feminist teenager that has begun to bloom--until she simply can't any longer. So begins a journey of self-discovery that takes her to Tokyo, where she comes to terms with her sexuality, and to a queer-friendly mosque in Toronto, where she returns to her faith in the same neighbourhood where she attended her first drag show. Along the way, she learns that the facets of her identity aren't as incompatible as she was led to believe, and that her people had always been there--the world just wasn't ready for them yet."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.766 Hab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2020
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: Jun 3, 2020
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19 Love Songs
David Levithan
YA FIC Lev
Lgbtq Rights And The Law
Duchess Harris, Martha Lundin, Heath Fogg Davis
YA 306.76 Har
A Possibility Of Whales
Karen Rivers
J FIC Riv
Lgbtq Social Movements In America
Duchess Harris, Martha Lundin
YA 323.3264 Har
A Quick & Easy Guide To Queer & Trans Identities
Mady (Mady M. Giuliani) G, J. R. Zuckerberg
YA 306.76 G
Maiden & Princess
Daniel Haack, Isabel Galupo, Becca Human
E Haa
Accepted: How The First Gay Superstar Changed WWE
Pat Patterson, Bertrand Hébert
796.8123 Pat
My Autobiography Of Carson Mccullers
Jenn Shapland
306.7663 Sha
All My Mother's Lovers : A Novel
Ilana Masad
My Footprints
Bao Phi, Basia Tran
E Phi
Angry Queer Somali Boy : A Complicated Memoir
Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali
306.766 Ali
Pride Colors
Robin Stevenson
BB Ste
Becoming A Man
1966- author P. Carl
306.768 P. C
Queer Voices : Poetry, Prose, And Pride
Andrea Jenkins, John Medeiros, Lisa Marie Brimmer
811.08 Que
Becoming Dangerous : Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, And Magical Rebels
Katie (Editor) West, Jasmine Elliott, Kristen J. Sollée
299.94 Bec
Rainbow : A First Book Of Pride
Michael Genhart, Anne Passchier
E Gen
Bodies And Barriers : Queer Activists On Health
Adrian (EDT)/ Levine Shanker
Real Life
Brandon (Brandon L. G.) Taylor
FIC Tay
Cleanness
Garth Greenwell
FIC Gre
Real Queer America : Lgbt Stories From Red States
Samantha Allen
306.766 All
Double Challenge : Being Lgbtq And A Minority
Rebecca Kaplan, Avery Kaplan
YA 306.76 Kap
Shortest Way Home : One Mayor's Challenge And A Model For America's Future
Pete Buttigieg
977.289 But
Gender Queer : A Memoir
Maia Kobabe, Phoebe Kobabe
306.76 Kob
Sissy : A Coming-of-gender Story
Jacob Tobia
305.3 Tob
Here To Stay
Sara Farizan
YA FIC Far
Stonewall : A Building, An Uprising, A Revolution
Rob Sanders, Jamey Christoph
J 323.3 San
Here We Are : Feminism For The Real World
Kelly Jensen
YA 305.42 Her
Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel
Sara Farizan
YA FIC Far
Hurricane Season
Nicole Melleby
YA FIC Mel
Upright Women Wanted [Audiobook]
Sarah Gailey, Romy Nordlinger
FIC Gai
If You Could Be Mine : A Novel
Sara Farizan
YA FIC Far
We Have Always Been Here : A Queer Muslim Memoir
Samra Habib
306.766 Hab
It Feels Good To Be Yourself : A Book About Gender Identity
Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni
E Tho
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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