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Antiheroes: Books to Screen

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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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Call Number: FIC Wis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
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Call Number: FIC Duf
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Kathleen Fuller
Description: Spanning four generations of Amish communities in Ohio, love comes at all times and for all ages. From dreams deferred and hurts that may be too deep to overcome, to friendships that have deepened over the years and could become something more, God's plans often include second chances. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Ful
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
T. I. Lowe
Description: "Free-spirited Opal Gilbert seems to have everything she needs to keep living a happy life in Sunset Cove as she refurbishes vintage furniture to sell at her funky ocean-side boutique, Bless This Mess. Until Lincoln Cole, a new-to-town ex-Marine nursing deep wounds and harboring hurts he can't seem to shake, wanders into her shop. Opal knows a person in need when she sees one and offers Lincoln a job in her workshop. But the brooding former soldier has no interest in Opal's offer. Thanks but no thanks. But then a hurricane strikes, damaging Bless This Mess. Feeling guilty for how he treated Opal, Lincoln decides to help her repair the store. And soon it becomes clear Opal wants to restore not only her business, but also help Lincoln find restoration. As much as Lincoln tries to keep her at arm's length, Opal's well-meaning meddling begins to heal his wounds . . . and capture his heart almost before he realizes it."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Low
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Nicole Deese
Description: "After many failed matchmaking schemes, Lauren is committed to one goal - becoming a mother. But to satisfy the adoption agency's requirements, she must remain single, which proves to be a problem when Joshua appears. With an impossible decision looming, she will have to choose between two deep desires."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Robin Jones Gunn
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Call Number: FIC Gun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Denise Hunter
Description: Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina--the location of her canceled honeymoon. She wants nothing more than to hide and wait for the tabloids to die down. Soon after her arrival at the Bluebell Inn, Mia meets Levi Bennett, who runs the inn along with his two younger sisters. Drawn to one another from the start, Mia trusts Levi to keep her location from the press, and Levi confides in Mia about the financial state of the inn--a secret he's been keeping from his sisters.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Kelly Irvin
Description: "Teagan O’Rourke has always loved murder mysteries. In her job as a court reporter, she has written official records for dozens of real-life murders. She’s slapped evidence stickers on crime scene photos. She’s listened to hours of chilling testimony. But she’s never known the smell of death. And she never thought she might be a victim. Until now. A young police officer is murdered just inches away from her, and then a man calling himself a serial killer starts leaving Teagan notes, signing each with the name of a different murderer from her favorite mystery novels. Panicked, Teagan turns to her friend Max Kennedy. Max longs for more than friendship with Teagan, but he fears she’ll never trust someone with a past like his. He wonders how much of God’s “tough love” he can take before he gives up on love completely. And he wonders if he’ll be able to keep Teagan alive long enough to find out. As Teagan, Max, and Teagan’s police officer father race to track down the elusive killer, they each know they could be the next victim" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Irv
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Angela Elwell Hunt
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Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Cara C. Putman
Description: "Savannah Daniels has worked hard to build her law practice, to surround herself with good friends, and to be the loyal aunt her troubled niece can always count on. But since her ex-husband’s betrayal, she has trouble trusting anyone. Jett Glover’s father committed suicide over a false newspaper report that ruined his reputation. Now a fierce champion of truth, Jett is writing the story of his journalism career—an international sex-trafficking exposé that will bring down a celebrity baseball player and the men closest to him, including Savannah’s ex-husband. When Jett’s story breaks, tragedy ensues. Then a commercial airline crashes, and one of Savannah’s clients is implicated in the crash. Men connected to the scandal, including her ex, begin to die amid mysterious circumstances, and Savannah’s niece becomes an unwitting target. Against their better instincts, Jett and Savannah join ranks to sort the facts from fiction. But can Savannah trust the reporter who threw her life into chaos? And can Jett face the possibility that he’s made the biggest mistake of his life?" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Put
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Katherine Reay
Description: "After fleeing her hometown three years earlier, Alyssa Harrison never planned to return. Then the Silicon Valley start-up she worked for collapsed and turned her world upside down. She is broke, under FBI investigation, and without a place to go. Having exhausted every option, she comes home to Winsome, Illinois, to regroup then move on as quickly as possible. Yet, as friends and family welcome her back, Alyssa begins to see a place for herself in this small Midwestern community. Jeremy Mitchell moved from Seattle to Winsome to be near his daughter and to open the coffee shop he's been dreaming of for years. Problem is, the business is bleeding money -- and he's not quite sure why. When he meets Alyssa, he senses an immediate connection, but what he needs most is someone to help him save his floundering business. After asking for her help, he wonders if something might grow between them -- but forces beyond their control soon complicate their already complex lives, and the future they both hoped for is not at all what they anticipated. With the help of Winsome's small-town charm and quirky residents, Alyssa and Jeremy discover the beauty and romance of second chances" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Lisa Jones Baker
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Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Natalie Walters
Description: "Pecca Gallegos moved to the tiny town of Walton, Georgia, to protect her son and escape the dangerous lifestyle that once defined her. When a series of strange circumstances evolve into threats, Pecca finds herself confiding in an unlikely ally--her stubborn patient. Army veteran Colton Crawford is desperate to recover from the undiagnosed disorder that is ruining his life, and his instincts are on high alert when threats against his nurse and her son force him to take action. But Colton's involvement only ramps up the danger when he uncovers a family secret revealing that whoever is after Pecca is closer--and more deadly--than they realized" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Patricia Bradley
Description: "The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It's the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for park ranger Luke Fereday, lately it's being used to move drugs. Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers. John's daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father's murder, but things are more complicated than they first appear, and Brooke soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her. Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who's going to keep him safe when he realizes he's falling--hard--for the daughter of the man he failed to save?" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Becky Wade
Description: "Led to her hometown by a mysterious letter, Genevieve Woodward wakes in an unfamiliar cottage with a big secret. The last thing Sam Turner wants is to help a woman as troubled as she is talkative, but he can't turn her away when she needs him most"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wad
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Cindy Woodsmall, Erin Woodsmall
Description: "Old Order Amish wife and mother Jemima has put her marriage and family ahead of herself for years. She's set herself aside. Raising four children, she's followed all the rules and has been patient in looking forward to her time to chase a dream of her own. But when she finds out that her life savings for pursuing that dream is gone--and her husband, Roy, has been hiding a child with another woman--her entire world is shattered. Will she be able to listen to God and love Roy's child? With so much at stake, how can she and Roy fix their relationship before their lives come crashing down?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Melody Carlson
Description: "When Dillion Michaels returns home after a breakup, her grandfather gifts her a vintage camp trailer that needs restoration. Intrigued by the work, and the charming hardware store owner, she's hopeful for a fresh chance at love--until a surprise visit from her ex-boyfriend turns everything upside down"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Lindsay Harrel
Description: "Over a year ago, thrill-seeking brothers Wesley and Brent Jamison died in a scuba diving accident, leaving behind their wives, Angela and Eva. While Angela focuses on surviving and taking care of her three children, barely making ends meet, Eva quits working and begins to lose herself in the process of grieving. Life as they knew it seems to be over, and neither can figure out how to move forward. But then Eva discovers that their husbands registered for a seven-day ultra-marathon in gorgeous New Zealand before they died, and the race is happening in four months. She convinces a reluctant Angela to compete with her in Wes and Brent's place as a way to honor their husbands. Running the race of a lifetime just might be the perfect way to come to terms with their husbands' deaths--and with the way they lived. With every step they take along the journey, the women are forced to choose between healing and heartbreak, and they must learn to embrace the grief that brought them here in the first place if they ever want to truly be alive again"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
J'nell Ciesielski
Description: "As the daughter of Sir Alfred Whitford, Kat has a certain set of responsibilities. But chasing her wayward sister, Ellie, to Nazi-occupied Paris was never supposed to be one of them. Now accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle that her Nazi boyfriend provides, Ellie has no intention of going back to the shackled life their parents dictate for them--but Kat will stop at nothing to bring her sister home. Arrested for simply trying to defend himself against a drunken bully, Barrett Anderson is given the option of going to jail or serving out his sentence by training Resistance fighters in Paris. A bar owner serves as the perfect disguise to entertain Nazis at night while training fighters right below their jackboots during the day. Being assigned to watch over two English debutantes is the last thing he needs, but a payout from their father is too tempting to resist. Can Barrett and Kat trust each other long enough to survive, or will their hearts prove more traitorous than the dangers waiting around the corner?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
Patricia Johns
Description: "For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve--and heart . . . Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband's accidental death--but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can't help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved--and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm's length . . . Levi can't blame Rosmanda for staying clear of him. He has mistakes to make up for and must finally do right by his parents. Still, he never got over his brother stealing Rosmanda away. And he can't deny the feelings that even now tempt them back to each other. And when a mistake from her past threatens her reputation, Levi will do whatever it takes to help her--and trust that faith and courage will at last help them claim a future together . . ."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 3, 2020
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A Burning
Megha Majumdar
FIC Maj
Seven Years Of Darkness
Yu-jŏng Chŏng, Chi-Young Kim
FIC Cho
A Shadow Intelligence
Oliver Harris
FIC Har
Strike Me Down
Mindy Mejia
FIC Mej
Broken : Six Short Novels
Don Winslow
FIC Win
Take Me Apart
Sara Sligar
FIC Sli
Final Judgment
Marcia Clark
FIC Cla
The End Of October
Lawrence Wright
FIC Wri
Gone By Midnight
Candice Fox
FIC Fox
The Familiar Dark : A Novel
Amy Engel
FIC Eng
Hammer To Fall
John Lawton
FIC Law
The Last Tourist
Olen Steinhauer
FIC Ste
Have You Seen Me? : A Novel Of Suspense
Kate White
FIC Whi
The Paladin : A Spy Novel
David Ignatius
FIC Ign
Precious You : A Novel
Helen Monks Takhar
FIC Mon
These Women : A Novel
Ivy Pochoda
FIC Poc
Pretty Things : A Novel
Janelle Brown
FIC Bro
Three Hours In Paris
Cara Black
FIC Bla
Roar Back
John Farrow
FIC Far
You Let Me In
Camilla Bruce
FIC Bru

Megha Majumdar
Description: "After a fiery attack on a train leaves 104 people dead, the fates of three people become inextricably entangled. Jivan, a bright, striving woman from the slums looking for a way out of poverty, is wrongly accused of planning the attack because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir, a slippery gym teacher from Jivan's former high school, has hitched his aspirations to a rising right wing party, and his own ascent becomes increasingly linked to Jivan's fall. Lovely, a spirited, impoverished, relentlessly optimistic hijra, who harbors dreams of becoming a Bollywood star, can provide the alibi that would set Jivan free--but her appearance in court will have unexpected consequences that will change the course of all of their lives. A novel about fate, power, opportunity, and class; about innocence and guilt, betrayal and love, and the corrosive media cycle that manufactures falsehoods masquerading as truths--A Burning is a debut novel of exceptional power and urgency, haunting and beautiful, brutal, vibrant, impossible to forget" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Maj
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Oliver Harris
Description: "There is a dark side to MI6 that needs men like Elliot Kane -- volatile, inquisitive, free-floating -- in the field. They take them and put two years and over £100k into their training, showing them how to steal cars, strip weapons, and hack bank accounts. There are courses on the use of blackmail and improvised explosives, and entire workshops solely dedicated to navigating by the stars. But no one tells them how to go home. Kane has spent fifteen years managing events overseas that never make the papers. He is a ghost in his own life, assuming and shedding personalities as each new cover story comes into play. But when the woman he loves, another operative named Joanna Lake, vanishes without a trace in Kazakhstan, he is forced center stage in his own life. Drawn ever deeper into a realm of deception and conflicting agendas, Kane moves from merely infiltrating events to steering them. While he's well-versed in modern psychological warfare, snowbound Kazakhstan presents unique challenges -- poised between China, Russia, and the West, dictatorship and democracy, state intelligence and an increasingly powerful world of private agencies, it's impossible to work out who is manipulating whom. And Kane's not the only one trying to figure out where Joanna Lake has gone or what she learned before disappearing" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Don Winslow
Description: "No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken ... In six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt and redemption, Broken is #1 international bestseller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heart-stopping, heartbreaking best. In Broken, he creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops struggling with life on and off the job, private detectives, dope dealers, bounty hunters and fugitives, the lost souls driving without headlights through the dark night on the American criminal highway. With his trademark blend of insight, humanity, humor, action and the highest level of literary craftsmanship, Winslow delivers a collection of tales that will become classics of crime fiction."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Marcia Clark
Description: "When it comes to relationships and self-preservation, defense attorney Samantha Brinkman has always been cut and run. But it's different with her new lover, Niko, an ambitious and globally famous entrepreneur. Sam is putting her faith in him. She has to. He's also her new client--a suspect in the murder of an investor whose shady dealings turned Niko's good life upside down. He had the motive: revenge. As did many others who banked a fortune on the wrong man. That's a point in Niko's favor. So is his alibi for the day of the slaying. Until that alibi mysteriously disappears. As Sam's feverish search for another viable killer begins, the investigation only leads deeper into Niko's past and its secrets. From the darkest suspicions to final judgment, fighting for Niko is Sam's job. To do it, she must risk everything on a man who could make all her worst fears come true" --Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Candice Fox
Description: "Four young boys are left alone in a hotel room while their parents dine downstairs. When Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, her son is missing. Distrustful of the police, Sara turns to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators-disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. For Ted, the case couldn't have come at a worse time. Two years ago a false accusation robbed him of his career, his reputation, and most importantly, his family. But now Lillian, the daughter he barely knows, is coming to stay in his ramshackle cottage by the lake. Ted must dredge up the area's worst characters to find the missing boy. The clock is ticking, and the danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly peril"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
John Lawton
Description: "It's London, the swinging sixties, and by all rights MI6 spy Joe Wilderness should be having as good a time as James Bond. Alas, his postings are usually rather unglamorous, but thankfully he has a knack for doing well for himself even in unpromising situations. In divided Berlin, he smuggled coffee into the East, a rather profitable racket until he had to transport something else-a spy. After an aborted mission on Berlin's famous "Bridge of Spies," Wilderness is both punished and kept out of trouble with a posting to remote northern Finland. Bored by his cover as a cultural attaché, with nothing to spy on, Wilderness finds another way to make money, this time by bringing vodka across the rather porous border into the USSR after an old KGB pal tells him there is-no joke-a vodka shortage in the USSR. But with MI6 intelligence from London pointing to the refining of cobalt in the region, a critical component in the casing of the atomic bomb, Wilderness's posting is getting more interesting by the minute. And when he gets sent to Prague just before the Soviets send in tanks to quash the riotous students and artists of the Prague Spring, even the enterprising Wilderness may be out of his depth. With old friends and old enemies alike turning up in Prague, deception and danger are around every corner"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Kate White
Description: "On a cold, rainy morning, finance journalist Ally Linden arrives soaked to the bone at her Manhattan office, only to find that she's forgotten her keycard. When her boss shows, he's shocked to see her - because, he explains, she hasn't worked there in five years. Ally knows her name, but is having trouble coming up with much beyond that, though after a trip to the psychiatric ER, she begins to piece together important facts: she lives on the Upper West Side; she's now a freelance journalist; she's married to a terrific man named Hugh. More memories materialize and yet she still can't recall anything about the previous two days"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Helen Monks Takhar
Description: "To Katherine, twenty-four-year-old Lily Lunt is a typical "snowflake." Soft, entitled, unflaggingly earnest, the privileged, politically correct millennial will do whatever she can to make it big as a writer, including leveraging her family's connections. She's got it easy. To Lily, Katherine Ross, a career woman in her early forties, is a holdover from another era: clueless, old-fashioned, and perfectly happy to build her success on the backs of her unpaid interns. When Lily is hired as the new intern at Leadership magazine, where Katherine is editor in chief, her arrival threatens the very foundations of the self-serving little world that Katherine has built. But before long, she finds herself obsessively drawn to Lily, who seems to be a cruel reminder of the beauty and potential Katherine once had, things she senses Lily plans to use against her. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Janelle Brown
Description: "Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet. Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer -- traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: A mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa's past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina. Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan's paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
John Farrow
Description: "Montreal, 1978. Newly promoted Sergeant-Detective Émile Cinq-Mars attends the scene of seventeen break-ins at an apartment complex. Nothing more than stolen toasters. Cinq-Mars suspects that the burglaries are a trial run for a bigger heist . . . until he discovers a body pinned to a wall with a machete in one apartment. When the former captain of Night Patrol, Armand Touton, receives a tip from an undercover informant in the Mafia, Cinq-Mars is ordered to intervene with a prisoner's release: the man must stay behind bars. He fails with the task and the immediate consequences are devastating. While trying to remedy his failure, solve the mystery of the break-ins and the case of the dead body, a chilling aspect emerges... gangland Montreal is bracing for war" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Far
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Yu-jŏng Chŏng, Chi-Young Kim
Description: "When a young girl is found dead in Seryong Lake, a reservoir in a remote South Korean village, the police immediately begin their investigation. At the same time, three men--Yongje, the girl's father, and two security guards at the nearby dam, each of whom has something to hide about the night of her death--find themselves in an elaborate game of cat and mouse as they race to uncover what happened to her, without revealing their own closely guarded secrets. After a final showdown at the dam results in a mass tragedy, one of the guards is convicted of murder and sent to prison. For seven years, his son, Sowon, lives in the shadow of his father's shocking and inexplicable crime; everywhere he goes, a seemingly concerted effort to reveal his identity as the reviled mass murderer's son follows him. When he receives a package that promises to reveal at last what really happened at Seryong Lake, Sowon must confront a present danger he never knew existed" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Mindy Mejia
Description: "Nora Trier catches thieves. As a forensic accountant and partner in her downtown Minneapolis firm, she's unearthed millions in every corner of the world. She prides herself on her independence, the most essential currency of accounting, until her firm is hired by Strike. An anti-corporate, feminist athletic empire, Strike is owned by Logan Russo, a brash and legendary kickboxer, and her marketing genius husband, Gregg Abbott. They're about to host a major kickboxing tournament with twenty million dollars in prize money, and the chance for the champion to become the new face of the company. Gregg suspects his wife already has a new face in mind - a young trainer named Aaden, for whom Logan feels an unexpected connection. Days before the tournament begins, it's discovered that the prize money is missing. Gregg hires Nora's firm to find both the thief and the money but Nora has a secret connection to Strike that threatens her independence. Her partner pressures her into taking the case anyway, hinting he has information about Strike that could change the course of the investigation in a shocking and deadly way."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mej
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Sara Sligar
Description: "When the famed photographer Miranda Brand died mysteriously at the height of her career, it sent shock waves through Callinas, California. Decades later, old wounds are reopened when her son Theo hires the ex-journalist Kate Aitken to archive his mother’s work and personal effects. As Kate sorts through the vast maze of material and contends with the vicious rumors and shocking details of Miranda's private life, she pieces together a portrait of a vibrant artist buckling under the pressures of ambition, motherhood, and marriage. But Kate has secrets of her own, including a growing attraction to the enigmatic Theo, and when she stumbles across Miranda's diary, her curiosity spirals into a dangerous obsession" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sli
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Lawrence Wright
Description: "At an internment camp in Indonesia, within one week, forty-seven people are pronounced dead with acute hemorrhagic fever. When the microbiologist and epidemiologist Henry Parsons travels there on behalf of the World Health Organization to investigate, what he finds will soon have staggering repercussions across the globe: an infected man is on his way to join the millions of worshippers in the annual Hajj to Mecca. Now, Henry joins forces with a Saudi doctor and prince in an attempt to quarantine the entire host of pilgrims in the holy city. Matilda Nachinsky, deputy director of U. S. Homeland Security, scrambles to mount a response to what may be an act of biowarfare already-fraying global relations begin to snap, one by one, in the face of a pandemic. Henry's wife Jill and their children face diminishing odds of survival in Atlanta and the disease slashes across the United States, dismantling institutions - scientific, religious, governmental - and decimating the population."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Amy Engel
Description: "A story of a mother with nothing left to lose who sets out on an all-consuming quest for justice after her daughter is murdered on the town playground. The Familiar Dark is a story about the bonds of family, women doing the best they can for their daughters in dire circumstances, as well as a story about how even the darkest and most frightening of places can provide the comfort of home."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Olen Steinhauer
Description: "Reluctant CIA agent Milo Weaver thought he had finally put 'Tourists' -- CIA-trained assassins -- to bed. A decade later, Milo is hiding out in Western Sahara when a young CIA analyst arrives to question him about a series of suspicious deaths and terrorist chatter linked to him. Their conversation is soon interrupted by a new breed of Tourists intent on killing them both, forcing them to run. As he tells his story, Milo is joined by colleagues and enemies from his long history in the world of intelligence, and the young analyst wonders what to believe. He wonders, too, if he'll survive this interview" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
David Ignatius
Description: "A daring, high-tech CIA operation goes wrong and is disowned. Without legal protection, Michael Dunne's only recourse is revenge. CIA operations officer Michael Dunne is tasked with infiltrating an Italian news organization that smells like a front for an enemy intelligence service. It is headed by an American journalist, but the self-styled "people's bandits" run a cyber operation unlike anything the CIA has seen before. Fast, slick and indiscriminate, they steal secrets from everywhere and anyone, and exploit them in ways the CIA can neither understand or stop. Dunne knows it is illegal to run a covert op on an American citizen or journalist; but he has never refused an assignment and he has his boss's assurance of protection. Soon after Dunne infiltrates the organization, his cover disintegrates. When news of the operation hits the papers, someone leaks Dunne's extra marital affairs and the CIA leaves him to take the fall. Now a year later and fresh out of jail, Dunne sets out to track down the people who destroyed his life"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ign
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Ivy Pochoda
Description: Connected by the deadly obsessions of a single man, five very different women endure lives of danger and anguish, including a mother whose daughter's murder remains unsolved.
Call Number: FIC Poc
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Cara Black
Description: "Three Hours in Paris is the story of Kate Rees, the young American markswoman who has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris on the dangerous business of trying to assassinate the Fuhrer. A country girl from rural Oregon - a grieving widow with no spy training but a vendetta and a lot of gumption - now has the state of the entire war in her hands. When the hit goes badly wrong, Kate is on the run for her life - all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
Camilla Bruce
Description: Cassandra Tipp is dead ... or is she? After all, the notorious recluse and eccentric bestselling novelist has always been prone to flights of fancy--everyone in town remembers the shocking events leading up to Cassie's infamous trial (she may have been acquitted, but the insanity defense only stretches so far). Cassandra Tipp has left behind no body--just her massive fortune, and one final manuscript. Then again, there are enough bodies in her past--her husband Tommy Tipp, whose mysterious disembowlment has never been solved, and a few years later, the shocking murder-suicide of her father and brother. Cassandra Tipp will tell you a story--but it will come with a terrible price. What really happened, out there in the woods--and who has Cassie been protecting all along?
Call Number: FIC Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2020
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As the great poet once said.... Here are our latest selection in poetry. 

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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88 Names : A Novel
Matt Ruff
FIC Ruf
The City We Became
N. K Jemisin
FIC Jem
A Pale Light In The Black
K. B. Wagers
FIC Wag
The Companions : A Novel
Katie M. Flynn
FIC Fly
Anthropocene Rag
Alexander Irvine
FIC Irv
The Empress Of Salt And Fortune
Nghi Vo
Bonds Of Brass
Emily Skrutskie
FIC Skr
The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home : A Welcome To Night Vale Novel
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
False Value
Ben Aaronovitch
FIC Aar
The Hidden Girl And Other Stories
Ken Liu
FIC Liu
Forced Perspectives
Tim Powers
FIC Pow
The House In The Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune
FIC Klu
Hearts Of Oak
Eddie Robson
FIC Rob
The Poet King
Ilana C. Myer
FIC Mye
Network Effect
Martha Wells
FIC Wel
The Resisters : A Novel
Gish Jen
FIC Jen
Providence
Max Barry
The Rise Of Skywalker
Rae Carson
FIC Car
Race The Sands : A Novel.
Sarah Beth Durst
The Southern Book Club's Guide To Slaying Vampires
Grady Hendrix
FIC Hen

Matt Ruff
Description: "John Chu is a "sherpa"--a paid guide to online role-playing games like the popular Call to Wizardry. For a fee, he and his crew will provide you with a top-flight character equipped with the best weapons and armor, and take you dragon-slaying in the Realms of Asgarth, hunting rogue starships in the Alpha Sector, or battling hordes of undead in the zombie apocalypse. Chu’s new client, the pseudonymous Mr. Jones, claims to be a “wealthy, famous person” with powerful enemies, and he’s offering a ridiculous amount of money for a comprehensive tour of the world of virtual-reality gaming. For Chu, this is a dream assignment, but as the tour gets underway, he begins to suspect that Mr. Jones is really North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, whose interest in VR gaming has more to do with power than entertainment" -- amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Ruf
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
K. B. Wagers
Description: "For the past year, their close loss in the annual Boarding Games has haunted the NeoG Interceptor Team Zuma's Ghost. With this year's competition looming, they're looking forward to some payback - until an unexpected personnel change leaves them reeling. Their best swordsman has been transferred, and a new lieutenant has been assigned in his place. Maxine Carmichael is trying to carve a place in the world on her own - away from the pressure and influence of her powerful family. The last thing she wants is to cause trouble at her command on Jupiter Station. With her new team in turmoil, Max must overcome her self-doubt and win their trust if she's going to succeed. Failing is not an option - and would only prove her parents right. But Max and the team must learn to work together quickly. A routine mission to retrieve a missing ship has suddenly turned dangerous, and now their lives are on the line. Someone is targeting members of Zuma's Ghost, a mysterious opponent willing to kill to safeguard a secret that could shake society to its core . . . a secret that could lead to their deaths and kill thousands more unless Max and her new team stop them. Rescue those in danger, find the bad guys, win the Games. It's all in a day's work at the NeoG."--Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Wag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Alexander Irvine
Description: In the future United States, our own history has faded into myth and traveling across the country means navigating wastelands and ever-changing landscapes. The country teems with monsters and artificial intelligences try to unpack their own becoming by recreating myths and legends of their human creators. Prospector Ed, an emergent AI who wants to understand the people who made him, assembles a ragtag team to reach the mythical Monument City. In this nanotech Western, Alex Irvine infuses American mythmaking with terrifying questions about the future and who we will become.
Call Number: FIC Irv
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Emily Skrutskie
Description: "A young pilot risks everything to save his best friend--the man he trusts most and might even love--only to learn that his friend is secretly the heir to a brutal galactic empire. Ettian's life was shattered when the merciless Umber Empire invaded his world. He's spent seven years putting himself back together under its rule, joining an Umber military academy and becoming the best pilot in his class. Even better, he's met Gal--his exasperating and infuriatingly enticing roommate who's made the academy feel like a new home. But when dozens of classmates spring an assassination plot on Gal, a devastating secret comes to light: Gal is the heir to the Umber Empire. Ettian barely manages to save his best friend and flee the compromised academy unscathed, rattled that Gal stands to inherit the empire that broke him, and that there are still people willing to fight back against Umber rule. As they piece together a way to deliver Gal safely to his throne, Ettian finds himself torn in half by an impossible choice. Does he save the man who's won his heart and trust that Gal's goodness could transform the empire? Or does he throw his lot in with the brewing rebellion and fight to take back what's rightfully theirs?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Skr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Ben Aaronovitch
Description: Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with émigré Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company. Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous "silicon roundabout", Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with Mama Grant's favourite son. Because Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and just as dangerous.
Call Number: FIC Aar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Tim Powers
Description: "Why did Cecil B. DeMille really bury the Pharaoh's Palace set after he filmed The Ten Commandments in 1923? Fugitives Sebastian Vickery and Ingrid Castine find themselves plunged into the supernatural secrets of Los Angeles - from Satanic indie movies of the '60s, to the unqiet La Brea Tar Pits at midnight, to the haunted Sunken City off the coast of San Pedro . . . pursued by a Silicon Valley guru who is determined to incorporate their souls into the creation of a new and predatory World God"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Eddie Robson
Description: The buildings grow, and the city expands. And the people of the land are starting to behave abnormally, or perhaps they've always behaved that way, and it's normality that's at fault. Our hero, close to retirement, finds that the world she has always knwon is nothing like she always believed it to be. There are dark forces... wait, not dark. There are uncanny forces... no, not uncanny either. There are forces, anyway -- mostly slightly odd ones -- and they appear to be acting in myserious ways. It's about town planning, it's about talking cats, and it's about the nature of reality.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Martha Wells
Description: "You know that feeling when you're at work, and you've had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you're a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you're Murderbot. Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. you'll read this century. When Murderbot's human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action. Drastic action it is, then" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Max Barry
Description: "Gilly, Talia, Anders, and Jackson are astronauts captaining a new and supposedly indestructible ship in humanity's war against an alien race. Confined to the ship for years, each of them holding their own secrets, they are about to learn there are threats beyond the reach of human ingenuity--and that the true nature of reality might be the universe's greatest mystery. In this near future, our world is at war with another, and humanity is haunted by its one catastrophic loss--a nightmarish engagement that left a handful of survivors drifting home through space, wracked with PTSD. Public support for the war plummeted, and the military-industrial complex set its sights on a new goal: zero-casualty warfare, made possible by gleaming new ships called Providences, powered by AI. But when the latest-launched Providence suffers a surprising attack and contact with home is severed, Gilly, Talia, Anders, and Jackson must confront the truth of the war they're fighting, the ship that brought them there, and the cosmos beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Sarah Beth Durst
Description: In this epic standalone fantasy, the acclaimed author of the Queens of Renthia series introduces an imaginative new world in which a pair of strong and determined women risk their lives battling injustice, corruption, and deadly enemies in their quest to become monster racing champions. Life, death, and rebirth-in Becar, everyone knows that who you are in this life will determine what you are in your next life. The augurs can read your fate in your aura: hawk, heron, tortoise, jackal, human. Armed with that knowledge, you can change your destiny with the choices you make, both in this life and your next. But for the darkest individuals, there is no redemption: you come back as a kehok, a monster, and you will always be a kehok for the rest of time. Unless you can win the Races. As a professional trainer, Tamra was an elite kehok rider. Then a tragic accident on the track shattered her confidence, damaged her career, and left her nearly broke. Now Tamra needs the prize money to prevent the local temple from taking her daughter away from her, and that means she must once again find a winning kehok . . . and a rider willing to trust her. Raia is desperate to get away from her domineering family and cruel fiance. As a kehok rider, she could earn enough to buy her freedom. But she can't become good enough to compete without a first-rate trainer. Impressed by the inexperienced young woman's determination, Tamra hires Raia and pairs her with a strange new kehok with the potential to win-if he can be tamed. But in this sport, if you forget you're riding on the back of a monster, you die. Tamra and Raia will work harder than they ever thought possible to win the deadly Becaran Races-and in the process, discover what makes this particular kehok so special.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
N. K Jemisin
Description: "Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six. When a young man crosses the bridge into New York City, something changes. He doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can feel the pulse of the city, can see its history, can access its magic. And he's not the only one. All across the boroughs, strange things are happening. Something is threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jem
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2020
Katie M. Flynn
Description: "In the wake of a highly contagious virus, California is under quarantine. Sequestered in high rise towers, the living can't go out, but the dead can come in--and they come in all forms, from sad rolling cans to manufactured bodies that can pass for human. Wealthy participants in the 'companionship' program choose to upload their consciousness before dying, so they can stay in the custody of their families. The less fortunate are rented out to strangers upon their death, but all companions become the intellectual property of Metis Corporation, creating a new class of people--a command-driven product-class without legal rights or true free will."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Fly
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Nghi Vo
Description: "A young royal from the far north, is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully. Rabbit, a handmaiden, sold by her parents to the palace for the lack of five baskets of dye, befriends the emperor's lonely new wife and gets more than she bargained for." - Publisher description
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
Description: "In the town of Night Vale, there's a faceless old woman who secretly lives in everyone's home, but no one knows how she got there or where she came from... until now. Told in a series of eerie flashbacks, the story of The Faceless Old Woman goes back centuries to reveal an initially blissful and then tragic childhood on a Mediterranean Estate in the early nineteenth century, her rise in the criminal underworld of Europe, a nautical adventure with a mysterious organization of smugglers, her plot for revenge on the ones who betrayed her, and ultimately her death and its aftermath, as her spirit travels the world for decades until settling in modern-day Night Vale. Interspersed throughout is a present-day story in Night Vale, as The Faceless Old Woman guides, haunts, and sabotages a man named Craig. In the end, her current day dealings with Craig and her swashbuckling history in nineteenth century Europe will come together in the most unexpected and horrifying way." -- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Ken Liu
Description: "This collection includes a selection of Ken Liu's science fiction and fantasy stories from the last five years--sixteen of his best--plus a new novelette. In addition to these seventeen selections, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories also features an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, The Veiled Throne." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Liu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
TJ Klune
Description: "Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he's given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they're likely to bring about the end of days. But the children aren't the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Klu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Ilana C. Myer
Description: "After a surprising upheaval, the nation of Tamryllin has a new ruler: Elissan Diar, who proclaims himself the first Poet King. Not all in court are happy with this regime change, as Rianna secretly schemes against him while she investigates a mysterious weapon he hides in the bowels of the palace. Meanwhile, a civil war rages in a distant land, and former Court Poet Lin Amaristoth gathers allies old and new to return to Tamryllin in time to stop the coronation. For the Poet King's ascension is connected with to a darker, more sinister prophecy which threatens to unleash a battle out of legend unless Lin and her friends can stop it."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mye
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Gish Jen
Description: The time: Some thirty-five years hence. The place: AutoAmerica--governed by "Aunt Nettie," an iBurrito of AI algorithms and the internet, in a land half under water. The people: Divided into the angelfair "Netted," whose fate it is to have jobs and live on high ground, and the mostly coppertoned "Surplus," whose jobs have been stripped and whose sole duty now is to consume, living in plastic houses that talk and multi-colored houseboats at the water's edge. Neither group is happy. The story: A Surplus family--he was once a professor, she is still a lawyer--has a girl child, Gwen, who's born with a golden arm. By two she can throw her toy animals straight to the same spot every time. When AutoAmerica and ChinRussia decide to revive the Olympics, suddenly Gwen, who's been playing in the Resisters League her parents have organized, is in great demand. Soon she's at angelfair university, Net U, falling in love with her baseball coach and facing questions of "crossing over," while her mother and her "group" are bringing charges before the botjudge about Surplus rights.
Call Number: FIC Jen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Rae Carson
Description: "The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over. Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. And this time, they're facing it together. With the help of old friends, new allies, and the mysterious guidance of the Force, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
Grady Hendrix
Description: "Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families. One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor's handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind—and Patricia has already invited him in. Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted—including the book club—but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2020
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Above The Bay Of Angels : A Novel
Rhys Bowen
FIC Bow
The Hocus Girl
Chris Nickson
FIC Nic
And They Called It Camelot : A Novel Of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
Stephanie Thornton
FIC Tho
The King At The Edge Of The World : A Novel
Arthur Phillips
FIC Phi
Beheld : A Novel
TaraShea Nesbit
FIC Nes
The Land Beyond The Sea
Sharon Kay Penman
FIC Pen
Code Name Hélène : A Novel
Ariel Lawhon
FIC Law
The Lost Diary Of M : A Novel
Paul Wolfe
FIC Wol
Deacon King Kong
James McBride
FIC McB
The Marshal And The Mystical Mountain
C. M Wendelboe
FIC Wen
Everlasting
Katy Simpson Smith
FIC Smi
The Mirror & The Light
Hilary Mantel
FIC Man
Lady Of Perdition
Barbara Hambly
FIC Ham
The Mountains Sing : A Novel
Phan Qué Mai Nguyẽn
FIC Ngu
Lost Autumn
Mary-Rose MacColl
FIC Mac
The Night Watchman
Louise Erdrich
FIC Erd
Red Letter Days
Sarah Jane Stratford
FIC Str
The Yellow Bird Sings
Jennifer Rosner
FIC Ros
The Borgia Confessions
Alyssa Palombo
FIC Pal
Winter Of Despair
Cora Harrison
FIC Har
The Great Unknown
Peg Kingman
FIC Kin

Rhys Bowen
Description: "Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella's hand. It's an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef desperately wants: an escape from the constrictions of her life as a lowly servant. In the stranger's stead, Bella can spread her wings. Arriving as Helen Barton from Yorkshire, she pursues her passion for creating culinary delights, served to the delighted Queen Victoria herself. Best of all, she's been chosen to accompany the queen to Nice. What fortune! Until the threat of blackmail shadows Bella to the Riviera, and a member of the queen's retinue falls ill and dies. Having prepared the royal guest's last meal, Bella is suspected of the poisonous crime. An investigation is sure to follow. Her charade will be over. And her new life will come crashing down - if it doesn't send her to the gallows"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Stephanie Thornton
Description: Born into luxury and beauty, young Jacqueline Bouvier aspires to be more than the Debutante of the Year. A whirlwind courtship and fairy-tale wedding to war-hero John F. Kennedy propel her into a startling new world of power and politics. As Jackie learns to hone her survival skills, her grace and grit help catapult JFK from the Senate to the Oval Office. The country is awed by her elegance and poise even as Jackie is plagued by self-doubt. Accompanying JFK to Dallas, their thousand days of magic come to an abrupt and devastating end. Now Jackie is forced to pick up the ruined fragments of her life and forge a new identity. -- abridged from publisher info
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
TaraShea Nesbit
Description: Ten years after the Mayflower pilgrims arrived on rocky, unfamiliar soil, Plymouth is not the land its residents had imagined. Seemingly established on a dream of religious freedom, in reality the town is led by fervent puritans who prohibit the residents from living, trading, and worshipping as they choose. By the time an unfamiliar ship, bearing new colonists, appears on the horizon one summer morning, Anglican outsiders have had enough. TaraShea Nesbit reframes the story of the pilgrims in the previously unheard voices of two women of very different status and means. She evokes a vivid, ominous Plymouth, populated by famous and unknown characters alike, each with conflicting desires and questionable behavior. Beheld is about a murder and a trial, and the motivations-personal and political-that cause people to act in unsavory ways. It is also an intimate portrait of love, motherhood, and friendship that asks: Whose stories get told over time, who gets believed -- and subsequently, who gets punished? --Adapted from amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Nes
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Ariel Lawhon
Description: "A novel based on the real life story of socialite spy Nancy Wake, about the astonishing woman who killed a Nazi with her bare hands and went on to become one of the most decorated women in WWII"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
James McBride
Description: "In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC McB
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Katy Simpson Smith
Description: "Spanning two thousand years, The Everlasting follows four characters whose struggles resonate across the centuries: an early Christian child martyr; a medieval monk on crypt duty in a church; a Medici princess of Moorish descent; and a contemporary field biologist conducting an illicit affair. Outsiders to a city layered and dense with history, this quartet separated by time grapple with the physicality of bodies, the necessity for sacrifice, and the power of love to sustain and challenge faith. Their small rebellions are witnessed and provoked by an omniscient, time-traveling Satan who, though incorporeal, nonetheless suffers from a heart in search of repair. As their dramas unfold amid the brick, marble, and ghosts of Rome, they each must decide what it means to be good. Twelve-year old Prisca defiles the scrolls of her father’s library. Felix, a holy man, watches his friend’s body decay and is reminded of the first boy he loved passionately. Giulia de’ Medici, a beauty with dark skin and limitless wealth, wants to deliver herself from her unborn child. Tom, an American biologist studying the lives of the smallest creatures, cannot pinpoint when his own marriage began to die. As each of these conflicted people struggles with forces they cannot control, their circumstances raise a profound and timeless question at the heart of faith: What is our duty to each other, and what will God forgive?"--Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Barbara Hambly
Description: "April, 1840. Benjamin January knows no black person in their right mind would willingly go to the Republic of Texas but when his former pupil Selina Bellinger is kidnapped and enslaved, he has no choice. Once there he is saved from being hanged by Valentina Taggart, wife of the wealthy landowner of Rancho Perdition. After Valentina is accused of the murder of her husband, she in turn calls on Benjamin for help. To do so, he must abandon the safe haven of New Orleans, where people know he's a free man, to return to the self-proclaimed 'Slaveholders' Republic'. In a land still disputed between vengeful Comanche, disgruntled Mexican Tejanos, Americans who want to join the United States and those who want to keep Texas free, January must uncover what happened to Valentina's husband. Behind lies, betrayals and rising political tensions lies the answer ... but finding it could cost Ben his life."-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Mary-Rose MacColl
Description: "Australia, 1920. Seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright embarks on the voyage of a lifetime when she's chosen to serve on the cross-continent tour of His Royal Highness, the dashing Edward, Prince of Wales. Life on the royal train is luxurious beyond her dreams, and the glamorous, good-hearted friends she makes crack open her world. But glamour often hides all manner of sins. Decades later, Maddie lives alone in Brisbane, whiling away the days. When a London journalist struggling with her own romantic entanglements begins asking questions about the reclusive author M.A. Bright, Maddie is taken back to the dazzling days of the royal tour--and to the secrets she has kept for so long."--Back cover
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Sarah Jane Stratford
Description: "Nineteen-fifties America is bright and full of promise, and Phoebe Adler, a New Yorker brimming with talent and ambition, is forging her way as the rarest of things: a female television writer in Hollywood. But fears of a growing Red Menace cloud the optimism, egged on by the hate-mongering of Senator McCarthy. A blacklist is created to cast out communist sympathizers, smashing careers and ruining lives. When Phoebe finds herself caught in the hysteria's web, she flees to London. Though postwar London is struggling and work is precarious, Phoebe finds camaraderie with other Americans living in exile, including the restless and ambitious Hannah Wolfson. Determined to fight the injustices of the Red Scare, Hannah is a successful producer who hires blacklisted writers at great risk to her career and company. Together Phoebe and Hannah successfully fight unfair bias and sexism, but danger still looms in this supposed sanctuary. And when their families and friends--their very lives--are threatened, they will have to make impossible choices"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Alyssa Palombo
Description: "During the sweltering Roman summer of 1492, Rodrigo Borgia has risen to power as pope. Rodrigo's eldest son Cesare, forced to follow his father into the church and newly made the Archbishop of Valencia, chafes at his ecclesiastical role and fumes with jealousy and resentment at the way that his foolish brother has been chosen for the military greatness he desired. Maddalena Moretti comes from the countryside, where she has seen how the whims of powerful men wreak havoc on the lives of ordinary people. But now, employed as a servant in the Vatican Palace, she cannot help but be entranced by Cesare Borgia's handsome face and manner and finds her faith and conviction crumbling in her want of him. As war rages and shifting alliances challenge the pope's authority, Maddalena and Cesare's lives grow inexplicably entwined. Maddalena becomes a keeper of dangerous Borgia secrets, and must decide if she is willing to be a pawn in the power games of the man she loves."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Peg Kingman
Description: "What is your name? Where did you come from? And where are you going? In this immersive novel set in the 1840s Britain and France, these questions probe at the essence of what it means to be human. A wet nurse in a lively Scottish household goes by an assumed name but longs to know the identity of her father. A quarryman furtively extricates a remarkable fossil from an island on the Northumberland coast and promptly smuggles it abroad to Paris. A sensational bestselling book that shatters cherished notions about the universe and everything in it triggers widespread argument and speculation- but its author's name is a wellguarded secret. Another book, roundly ignored, neatly sets forth in an obscure appendix the principle that will become the centerpiece of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species. All these threads- some historical, others fictional- converge and illuminate one another in unexpected ways in the climactic revelations of this brilliant story"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Chris Nickson
Description: "Leeds, May 1822. Thief-taker Simon Westow owes Davey and Emily Ashton everything -- the siblings gave him sanctuary when he needed it most. So when Davey is arrested for sedition and Emily begs Simon for help, he starts asking questions, determined to clear his friend. Are the answers linked to rumours of a mysterious government spy in town? Davey's not the only one who needs Simon's help. Timber merchant George Ericsson has been 'hocussed' by a young woman who spiked his drink and stole his valuable ring and watch. Who is she, and how does she know one of Simon's assistant Jane's deepest secrets? The path to the truth is twisted and dangerous. Simon and Jane encounter murder, lies, betrayal and a government terrified of its own people as they attempt to save Davey and find the hocus girl."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Nic
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Arthur Phillips
Description: "The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leading candidate is King James VI of Scotland, but there is a problem. The queen’s spymasters—hardened veterans of a long war on terror and religious extremism—fear that James is not what he appears. He has every reason to claim to be a Protestant, but if he secretly shares his family’s Catholicism, then forty years of religious war will have been for nothing, and a bloodbath will ensue. With time running out, London confronts a seemingly impossible question: What does James truly believe? It falls to Geoffrey Belloc, a secret warrior from the hottest days of England’s religious battles, to devise a test to discover the true nature of King James’s soul. Belloc enlists Mahmoud Ezzedine, a Muslim physician left behind by the last diplomatic visit from the Ottoman Empire, as his undercover agent. The perfect man for the job, Ezzedine is the ultimate outsider, stranded on this cold, wet, and primitive island. He will do almost anything to return home to his wife and son." -- amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Sharon Kay Penman
Description: The Kingdom of Jerusalem was baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured it from the Saracens in the early twelfth century. A land of blazing heat and a medley of cultures, it is a place where enemies were neighbors and neighbors became enemies. Baldwin IV, an intelligent and courageous boy committed to the welfare and protection of his people, is afflicted with leprosy. The threats against his power and his health nearly outweigh the risk of battle. The Muslim army-- led by the first sultan of Egypt and Syria, Saladin-- is never far from the kingdom's doorstep, and there are only a handful Baldwin can trust, including the archbishop William of Tyre and Lord Balian d'Ibelin, a charismatic leader who has been one of the few able to maintain the peace. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Paul Wolfe
Description: Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer lived by her own rules--and paid the ultimate price for her independence. Her murder a year after JFK's assassination was never solved. Her diary was never found--until now. Secret lover of JFK; ex-wife of a CIA chief; sexual adventurer; LSD explorer and early feminist--it's all in her diary. And now it's in your hands. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: FIC Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
C. M Wendelboe
Description: "U.S. marshal Nelson Lane has more than his fair share of unlikely allies: This time it's a tabloid reporter-who turns up missing after he tries to sneak into the Mystical Mountain hunting lodge. Nestled in the rugged and scenic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, there's more than mere hunting going on there. Nelson sends his deputy, Maris Red Hat, as an undercover courtesan to find out what's up with the wild parties for politicians, celebrities, and gangsters. Even as the lodge caretaker appears to cooperate with the investigation, the women entertaining the guests keep winding up dead. Every time Nelson closes in on the truth, he is ambushed and left for dead. Finally, he sneaks into the resort, only to be saved by an old foe he's been hunting for years. When at last Nelson discovers the dark secret of the lodge, the Mystical Mountain may claim yet another victim. 2"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Wen
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Hilary Mantel
Description: "England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to the breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion, and courage"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2019
Phan Qué Mai Nguyẽn
Description: "The Mountains Sing tells the multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart. The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Louise Erdrich
Description: "It is 1953. Thomas Wazhushk is the night watchman at the first factory to open near the Turtle Mountain Reservation in rural North Dakota. He is also a prominent Chippewa Council member, trying to understand a new bill that is soon to be put before Congress. The US Government calls it an 'emancipation' bill; but it isn't about freedom -- it threatens the rights of Native Americans to their land, their very identity. How can he fight this betrayal? Unlike most of the girls on the reservation, Pixie -- 'Patrice' -- Paranteau has no desire to wear herself down on a husband and kids. She works at the factory, earning barely enough to support her mother and brother, let alone her alcoholic father who sometimes returns home to bully her for money. But Patrice needs every penny if she's ever going to get to Minnesota to find her missing sister Vera. Vera may have disappeared; she hasn’t been in touch in months, and is rumored to have had a baby. Determined to find Vera and her child, Patrice makes a fateful trip to Minnesota that introduces her to unexpected forms of exploitation and violence, and endangers her life." --Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Erd
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2019
Jennifer Rosner
Description: "After the Jews in their town are rounded up, Róza and her daughter, Shira, spend day and night hidden in a farmer's barn. Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses inside her. To pass the time, Róza tells Shira a story: There is a little girl who, with the help of her yellow bird, tends an enchanted garden. The garden must be kept completely silent-only the bird can sing the girl's musical compositions-and together the girl and her bird avert many threats. Thus Róza manages to soothe Shira and shield her from the horrors around them. But then the day comes when their haven is no longer safe and Róza must face an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side, or give her the chance to survive apart."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Cora Harrison
Description: "November, 1853. Inspector Field has summoned his friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins to examine a body found in an attic studio, its throat cut. Around the body lie the lacerated fragments of canvas of a painting titled A Winter of Despair. On closer examination, Wilkie realizes he recognizes the victim, for he had been due to dine with him that very evening. The dead man is Edwin Milton-Hayes, one of Wilkie's brother Charley's artist friends. But what is the significance of the strange series of faceless paintings Milton-Hayes had been worked on when he died? And why is Charley acting so strangely? With his own brother under suspicion of murder, Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens set out to uncover the truth. What secrets lie among the close-knit group of Pre-Raphaelite painters who were the dead man's friends? And who is the killer in their midst?"--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
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Firewatching
Russ Thomas
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Suzanne M. Wolfe
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Line Of Sight
James Queally
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The Last Hunt
Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers
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Thunder Bay : A Thriller
Douglas Skelton
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Maryla Szymiczkowa, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
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Trouble Is What I Do
Walter Mosley
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Daniel Friedman
Victim 2117
Jussi Adler-Olsen, William Frost
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Deanna Raybourn
Description: "Veronica Speedwell navigates a dark world of scandal and murder in this new adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to help with a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, known as the Club de l'Etoile, and the proprietress, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve the jewel from the club before scandal can break. Worse yet, London is gripped by hysteria in the autumn of 1888, terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper--and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible. Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Aurore's high class brothel, where another body soon turns up. Many secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family--and it's up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it's too late for all of them"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ray
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 18, 2019
Alyssa Maxwell
Description: "Eva is excited for a visit from her sister Alice, who lives in Suffolk with her husband and three children. But when Alice arrives alone, desiring a break from her family, Eva becomes concerned. Her dismay deepens as Alice starts spending time with a former beau, Keenan Ripley, who owns the nearby pear orchard. At the same time, Phoebe's sister Julia, now a widow and pregnant, is in a fretful state, and Phoebe struggles to be helpful to her. When Keenan's brother Stephen, the new head gardener at the Renshaw estate, Foxwood Hall, is found impaled by a pair of hedge clippers, the police--including Eva's beau, Constable Miles Brannock--suspect his closest kin. Stephen had been eager to sell their orchard to an American developer, but Keenan had fiercely resisted. A table set with two teacups and scones suggests Keenan had company the morning of the murder--and Eva fears her sister was with him. If Alice were to provide Keenan with an alibi, her reputation and marriage would be ruined. She denies being there but is clearly withholding secrets, much to Eva's consternation. Now, to protect her sister, Eva and Phoebe set off to expose the gardener's real killer, putting their own lives at risk . . ."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Max
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Liz Freeland
Description: "Filthy, dangerous, and deadly--Hell's Kitchen is no place for a lady, but Louise Faulk is no ordinary woman. The amateur investigator turned rookie policewoman is investigating the death of young prostitute, Ruthie, who leaves behind a baby boy. Although detectives are quick to declare it a suicide, Louise is less certain after she discovers clues implying murder while attempting to find a caretaker for Ruthie's orphaned son."-- Publisher marketing.
Call Number: FIC Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
William Boyle
Description: "In City of Margins, the lives of several lost souls intersect in Southern Brooklyn in the early 1990s. There's Donnie Parascandolo, a disgraced ex-cop with blood on his hands; Ava Bifulco, a widow whose daily work grind is her whole life; Nick, Ava's son, a grubby high school teacher who dreams of a shortcut to success; Mikey Baldini, a college dropout who's returned to the old neighborhood, purposeless and drifting; Donna Rotante, Donnie's ex-wife, still reeling from the suicide of their teenage son; Mikey's mother, Rosemarie, also a widow, who hopes Mikey won't fall into the trap of strong arm work; and Antonina Divino, a high school girl with designs on breaking free from Brooklyn. Uniting them are the dead: Mikey's old man, killed over a gambling debt, and Donnie and Donna's poor son, Gabe. These characters cross paths in unexpected ways, guided by coincidence and the pull of blood. There are new things to be found in the rubble of their lives, too. The promise of something different beyond the barriers that have been set out for them." --Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Boy
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Hilary Davidson
Description: "Jo Greaver is a model of success. Young and ambitious, she's built a thriving beauty business from nothing. But she has secrets she'll do anything to keep buried. When her blackmailer offers to meet, Jo expects to pay him off - but gets a bullet instead. Bleeding and in shock, Jo flees with no one to turn to. When NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling and her partner, Rafael Mendoza, find Andray Baxter murdered in his own home - shot through the heart - everything points to Jo as the killer. Her blood is at the scene, and so are disturbing photos of her taken as a young teen. But Sheryn has doubts. Was the kindhearted Andray really a criminal? Why did he repeatedly report finding spyware in his apartment? Was there something shady about Jo's sister dying a year earlier? Something's not right, and it's up to Sheryn to piece together the sinister puzzle, no matter the cost." --Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Russ Thomas
Description: "When financier Gerald Cartwright disappeared from his home six years ago, it was assumed he'd gone on the run from his creditors. But then a skeleton is found bricked up in the cellar of Cartwright's burned-out mansion, and it becomes clear Gerald never left alive. As the sole representative of South Yorkshire's Cold Case Review Unit, Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is not expected to get results, but he knows this is the case that might finally kick start his floundering career. Luckily, he already has a suspect. Unluckily, that suspect is Cartwright's son, the man Tyler slept with the night before. Keeping his possible conflict-of-interest under wraps, Tyler digs into the case alongside Amina Rabbani, an ambitious young Muslim constable and a fellow outsider seeking to prove herself on the force. Soon their investigation will come up against close-lipped townsfolk, an elderly woman with dementia who's receiving mysterious threats referencing a past she can't remember, and an escalating series of conflagrations set by a troubled soul intent on watching the world burn"-- amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
James Queally
Description: "All favors come with a cost, and after using what little favors he has in the Newark PD to get his private investigators license, former crime reporter Russell Avery finds himself paying. He spends his days reluctantly keeping sideways cops out of the crosshairs of the Internal Affairs department. Until Keyonna Jackson, a social justice activist, presents him with a troubling video: a made-for-Youtube cell phone snippet chronicling the same kind of questionable use-of-force that had set New York City, Ferguson, and Cleveland on fire in recent years. The same use-of-force that he's been covering up for Newark PD. Now, the young black man who filmed this video is dead and the more questions Russell asks, the less his cop buddies like him. For the first time in his life, Russell finds himself on the wrong side of the guys with the badges and guns. When details of the shooting become public - and a city with race riots in its DNA flirts with the idea of letting history repeat itself - Russell finds himself allying with street activists and gang members as he races to put together the biggest story of his life... before the city he needs to tell it to burns down around him" --Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Que
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Jennifer J. Chow
Description: "Mimi Lee is in over her head. There's her new Los Angeles pet grooming shop to run, her matchmaking mother to thwart, her talking cat Marshmallow to tend to--oh, and the murder of a local breeder to solve, now if only Mimi hadn't landed herself on top of the suspect list. "-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Maryla Szymiczkowa, Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Description: Cracow, 1893. Zofia Turbotyńska--professor's wife and socialite--is bored at home, with little to do but plan a charity auction sponsored by the wealthy residents of a local nursing home and the nuns who work there. But when one of those residents is found dead, Zofia finds a calling: solving crimes. Ridiculed by the police, who have declared the deaths of natural cause, she starts her own murder investigation, unbeknownst to anyone but her loyal cook Franciszka and one reluctant nun. With her husband blissfully unaware of her secret, Zofia remakes herself into Cracow's greatest--or at the very least, most surprising--amateur detective.
Call Number: FIC Szy
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Daniel Friedman
Description: ""Daniel Friedman has done it again-only better."- Michael Sears, bestselling author of Black Fridays Once, Detective Buck Schatz patrolled the city of Memphis, chasing down robbers and killers with a blackjack truncheon and a .357. But he's been retiredfor decades. Now he's frail and demented, and Rose, his wife of 72 years, is ill and facing a choice about her health care that Buck is terrified to even consider. The future looks short and bleak, and Buck's only escape is into the past. But Buck's pastis under attack as well. After 35 years on death row, convicted serial killer Chester March finally has an execution date. Chester is the oldest condemned man in the United States, and his case has attracted the attention of NPR producer Carlos Watkins, who believes Chester was convicted on the strength of a coerced confession. Chester's conviction is the capstone on Buck's storied career, and, to save Chester's life, Watkins is prepared to tear down Buck's reputation and legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Marc Cameron
Description: In a remote Alaskan village, Deputy US Marshal Arliss Cutter searches for a stone-cold killer amid a hotbed of corruption, lies, and long-buried secrets . . . Winter comes early to the rural native community of Stone Cross, Alaska--and so does hunting season. Caribou and moose are a major source of food through the long, dark months ahead. But Arliss Cutter has come here for a very different game. A federal judge is receiving death threats and refuses protection. Cutter and his deputy Lola Teariki have been assigned to shadow him on his trip to this icy outland to make sure that he's safe. But they quickly discover that no one is ever really safe in a place like this. And no one is above suspicion . . . When Cutter and Lola arrive, the village is already gripped with fear. A young couple has disappeared from their fishing lodge, just eight miles upriver. Their handyman has been found dead, next to a crude drawing of a mysterious symbol. To make matters worse, a dense fog has descended on the region, isolating the town from civilization. With the judge's life still at risk, and two people still missing, Cutter and Lola have their work cut out for them. But navigating the small-town customs and blood-bound traditions of this close-knit community won't be easy. When the secrets come out, the deadly hunt is on . . . Because in Alaska, nothing runs colder than blood.
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Riku Onda, Alison Watts
Description: "On a stormy summer day the Aosawas, owners of a prominent local hospital, host a large birthday party. The occasion turns into tragedy when 17 people die from cyanide in their drinks. The only surviving links to what might have happened are a cryptic verse that could be the killer's, and the physician's bewitching blind daughter, Hisako, the only person spared injury. But the youth who emerges as the prime suspect commits suicide that October, effectively sealing his guilt while consigning his motives to mystery. The police are convinced that Hisako had a role in the crime, as are many in the town, including the author of a bestselling book about the murders written a decade after the incident, who was herself a childhood friend of Hisako’ and witness to the discovery of the murders. The truth is revealed through a skilful juggling of testimony by different voices: family members, witnesses and neighbours, police investigators and of course the mesmerizing Hisako herself." -- Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ond
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Tom Bouman
Description: "A headless stranger is found in the woods of Wild Thyme, a small town in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. All signs point to a man-killing bear, and Officer Henry Farrell would just as soon leave this hunt to the Game Commission. But doubts arise when he discovers the victim was a retired investigator. What drew the investigator to sleepy Wild Thyme? Before Henry can find answers, his own nephew disappears into the hills. Then an old flame dies under suspicious circumstances, leaving Henry as the prime suspect. Torn between protecting his family and clearing his name, Henry fights to protect the most he's ever had to lose"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Kathleen Kent
Description: "There's not much that can make Detective Betty Rhyzyk flinch. But her wounds are still fresh from an encounter with an apocalyptic cult known as The Family, and she's having trouble readjusting to life as it once was. She's back at work as a narcotics detective, but something isn't right -- at work, where someone has been assassinating confidential informants, or at home, where she struggles to connect with her loving wife, Jackie. To make matters worse, Betty's partner seems to be increasingly dependent on the prescription painkillers he was prescribed for the injuries he sustained rescuing her. Forced into therapy, a desk assignment, and domestic bliss, Betty's at the point of breaking when she decides to go rogue, investigating her own department and chasing down phantom sightings of the cult leader who took her hostage. The chase will lead her to the dark heart of a drug cartel terrorizing Dallas, and straight to the crooked cops who plan to profit from it all. There's never a dull moment in Dallas, especially now that Detective Betty's back"-- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Tarquin Hall
Description: "When a young woman comes forward saying she's the reincarnation of Riya Kaur, a wife and mother who vanished during the bloody 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Puri is dismissive. He's busy enough dealing with an irate matrimonial client whose daughter is complaining about her groom's thunderous snoring. Puri's indomitable Mummy-ji however is adamant the client is genuine. How else could she so accurately describe under hypnosis Riya Kaur's life and final hours? Driven by a sense of duty -- the original case was his late father's -- Puri manages to acquire the police file only to find that someone powerful has orchestrated a cover-up. Forced into an alliance with his mother that tests his beliefs and high blood pressure as never before, it's only by delving into the past the help of his reincarnated client that Puri can hope to unlock the truth."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Suzanne M. Wolfe
Description: Nicholas Holt is called upon to find the murderer of one of Elizabeth I's ladies-in-waiting, but finds the queen may be as dangerous as the killer if he fails in his mission.
Call Number: FIC Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 2, 2020
Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers
Description: "When a cold case dossier lands on Captain Benny Griessel's desk, he and his partner Vaughn Cupido, fellow member of the Hawks elite police unit in South Africa, reluctantly set to work reviewing the evidence of the disappearance -- and possible murder -- of ex-cop Johnson Johnson on the world's most luxurious train line. Two fellow travelers might have the answers Griessel and Cupido need--but they too seem to have disappeared into thin air, and the few clues that exist suggest a cover-up. Meanwhile, Daniel Darret has settled into a new, quiet life in Bordeaux, France, far from his native South Africa and his revolutionary past. But when a man from that past reappears to commission his unique skills one more time, Daniel is forced to decide whether to remain anonymous or to strike a forceful blow against a corrupt government. Benny and Vaughn's investigation and Daniel's decision eventually collide in an ending as dramatic as it is unexpected, leaving Griessel and Cupido uncertain of their own future" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mey
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Douglas Skelton
Description: "When reporter Rebecca Connolly gets a tip that suspected murderer Roddie Drummond will be returning to the island of Stoirm, she smells a story. Though never convicted in the death of his girlfriend Mhairi fifteen years earlier, Drummond is still guilty in the eyes of many islanders, and his return for his mother's funeral is sure to stir up old resentments, hatreds, possibly even violence. Rebecca has another reason for going to Stoirm. Her own father came from there, but he never went back, and he always refused to speak of it or say what drove him away. Defying her editor, Rebecca joins forces with local photographer Chazz Wymark to dig into the mystery surrounding Mhairi's death and her unexplained last words, "Thunder Bay"-the secluded spot on the west coast of the island where, according to local lore, the souls of the dead set off into the afterlife. When a string of violent events erupts across the island, Rebecca discovers the power of secrets, and she must decide what to bury, and what to bring into the light."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ske
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
Walter Mosley
Description: "Leonid McGill's spent a lifetime building up his reputation in the New York investigative scene. His seemingly infallible instinct and inside knowledge of the crime world make him the ideal man to help when Phillip Worry comes knocking. Phillip 'Catfish' Worry is a 94-year-old wealthy heiress and her corrupt father. Unsurprisingly, the opportunity to do a simple favor while shocking the prevailing elite is too much for Leonid to resist. But when a famed and feared assassin puts a hit on Catfish, Leonid has no choice but to confront the ghost of his own felonious past. Working to protect his client, and his own family, Leonid must reach the heiress on the eve of her wedding before her powerful father kills those who hold their family's secret. Joined by a team of young and tough aspiring investigators, Leonid must gain the trust of wary socialites, outsmart vengeful thugs, and, above all, serve the truth--no matter the cost." -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Mos
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2019
Jussi Adler-Olsen, William Frost
Description: "The newspaper refers to her only as Victim 2117-the two thousand one hundred and seventeenth refugee to die in the Mediterranean Sea. But to three people, the unnamed victim is so much more, and the death sets off a chain of events that throws Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division led by Detective Carl Mørck, into a deeply dangerous-and deeply personal-case. A case that not only reveals dark secrets about the past, but has deadly implications for the future. For troubled Danish teen Alex, whose identity is hidden behind his computer screen, the death of Victim 2117 becomes a symbol of everything he resents and the perfect excuse to unleash his murderous impulses in real life. For Ghallib, one the most brutal tormentors from Abu Ghraib-Saddam Hussein's infamous prison-the death of Victim 2117 was the first step in a terrorist plot years in the making. And for Department Q's Assad, Victim 2117 is a link to his buried past-and the family he assumed was long dead. With the help of the Department Q squad-Carl, Rose, and Gordon-Assad must finally confront painful memories from his years in the Middle East in order to find and capture Ghallib. But with the clock ticking down to Alex's first kill and Ghallib's devastating attack, the thinly spread Department Q will need to stay one step ahead of their most lethal adversary yet if they are to prevent the loss of thousands of innocent lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Adl
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 5, 2020
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Chasing Cassandra
Lisa Kleypas
FIC Kle
The Honey-don't List
Christina Lauren
FIC Lau
Engaged To The Earl
Lisa Berne
FIC Ber
The Kissing Game
Marie Harte
FIC Har
Every Bit A Rogue
Adrienne Basso
FIC Bas
The Two Lives Of Lydia Bird : A Novel
Josie Silver
FIC Sil
Forbidden Promises
Synithia Williams
FIC Wil
Tucker
Emily March
FIC Mar
From Alaska With Love
Ally James
FIC Jam
Undercover Bromance
Lyssa Kay Adams
FIC Ada
Great And Precious Things
Rebecca Yarros
FIC Yar
Wild, Wild Rake
Janna MacGregor
FIC Mac

Rebekah Weatherspoon
Description: "With a headline spot on a hit morning show and truly mouth-watering culinary skills, chef Evie Buchanan is perched on the edge of stardom. But at an industry party, a fall lands Evie in the hospital--with no memory of who she is. Scrambling to help, Evie's assistant contacts the only "family" Evie has left, close friends who run the luxury dude ranch in California where Evie grew up. Evie has no recollection of them--until former rodeo champion Zach Pleasant walks into her hospital room, and she realizes his handsome face has been haunting her dreams. Zach hasn't seen Evie in years--not since their families conducted a campaign to make sure their childhood friendship never turned into anything more. When the young cowboy refused to admit the feelings between them were real, Evie left California, making it clear she never wanted to see Zach again. Now he refuses to make the same mistake twice. Starting fresh is a risk when they have a history she can't recall, but Zach can't bear to let go of her now. Can he awaken the sleeping beauty inside her who might still love him?"-- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Wea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Cat Sebastian
Description: "When Amelia Allenby escaped a stifling London ballroom for the quiet solitude of the Derbyshire countryside, the very last thing she wanted was an extremely large, if - she grudgingly admits - passably attractive man disturbing her daily walks. Lecturing the surveyor about property rights doesn't work and, somehow, he has soon charmed his way into lemon cakes, long walks, and dangerously heady kisses.?The very last place Sydney wished to be was in the shadow of the ruins of Pelham Hall, the inherited property that stole everything from him. But as he awaits his old friend, the Duke of Hereford, he finds himself increasingly captivated by the maddeningly lovely and exceptionally odd Amelia. He quickly finds that keeping his ownership of Pelham Hall a secret is as impossible as keeping himself from falling in love with her.?But when the Duke of Hereford arrives, Sydney's ruse is revealed and what started out as a delicate deception has become a love too powerful to ignore. Will they let a lifetime of hurt come between them or can these two lost souls find love and peace in each other?"--from FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Laura Trentham
Description: At thirty, Greer Hadley never expected to be forced home to Madison, Tennessee with her life and dreams up in flames. A series of bad decisions and even worse luck lands her community service hours at a nonprofit organization that aids veterans and their families. Greer cannot fathom how she's supposed to help anyone deal with their trauma and loss when everything that brought her joy has failed her.
Call Number: FIC Tre
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Anna Harrington
Description: "Marcus Braddock, former general and newly appointed Duke of Hampton, is back from war. Now, not only is he surrounded by the utterly unbearable ton, he's mourning the death of his beloved sister, Elise. Marcus believes his sister's death wasn't an accident, and he's determined to learn the truth--starting with Danielle Williams, his sister's beautiful best friend. Danielle is keeping deadly secrets of her own. She has dedicated her life to a charity that helps abused women--the same charity Elise was working for the night she died. When Danielle's work puts her life in danger, Marcus comes to her rescue. But Danielle may not be the one in need of rescuing ..." --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Lisa Kleypas
Description: Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything--or anyone--is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife--and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he's determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love--the one thing he can't give. Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win. When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra's reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he's been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants--or does he? There's one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride: Never underestimate a Ravenel.
Call Number: FIC Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 6, 2019
Lisa Berne
Description: "Christopher Beck came striding into a glamorous London drawing-room and can't believe his eyes. The last time he'd seen Gwendolyn Penhallow, she was a dreamy, strong-willed girl with a wild imagination, and now she's a beautiful and beguiling young lady who's engaged to Society's darling the Earl of Westenbury. Christopher had fled England to seek adventure elsewhere. Has he found it here too - the most delightful adventure of his life? Gwendolyn is sure she's betrothed to the most wonderful man in the world. But then, shockingly, Christopher Beck shows up. Nobody has heard from him in years - and not only he is very much alive, he's also sinfully attractive, blithely unconventional, and disturbingly fun to be with. Which wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that she's, well, promised to another. And just what on earth is she going to do about it?"--Publisher descirption.
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Adrienne Basso
Description: "Jon Burwell, Viscount Kendall, knows what the gossips say about him. They claim he's been a dejected, half-mad recluse ever since he was jilted at the altar. The simple truth is that Jon has thrown all the passion he once had for his fiancée into his latest mechanical invention. But his single-minded existence has lately been shattered by repeated encounters with Miss Emma Ellingham, his neighbor's intriguing sister-in-law. Painting and sketching have been Emma's consolation since her own secret heartbreak. When she stumbles upon the viscount's workshop, his machine revives her artistic imagination. The gentleman himself is even more fascinating - and deeply seductive. When Jon is accused of a crime, Emma risks her good name for his sake. But though the threat of scandal compels them to wed, only courage can overcome their pasts, and allow desire to transform into love." -- back cover.
Call Number: FIC Bas
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Synithia Williams
Description: "Get in and get out. That was India Robidoux's plan for this family visit. But when her brother needs her help with his high-profile political campaign, India has no choice but to stay and face the one man she's been running from for years--Travis, her sister's ex-husband. One hot summer night when Travis was still free, they celebrated her birthday with whiskey and an unforgettable kiss. The memory is as strong as ever--and so are the feelings she's tried so hard to forget. Travis Strickland owes everything to the Robidoux family. There's nothing he wouldn't do for them--his divorce could never change that. Still, he has one regret. Impulsive and passionate, India always understood him better than anyone else. And the longer they work together on the campaign, the more torn he is. Coming between her and her sister is out of the question. But how can he let love pass him by a second time?" -- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Ally James
Description: "Sara's letters were the only bright spot during Gabe's devastating tour in Iraq. With each new correspondence he fell harder, needed her more, wanted to be with her. Now, after initially rejecting his offer to meet, she's shown up at the door of his isolated cabin in Alaska looking for...what? Gabe's not sure what made Sara change her mind, but he knows he never wants to let her go. Major Gabe Randall is everything Sara Ryan wants but nothing she feels she deserves. A modern-day spinster, Sara hides behind family obligations and the safe, quiet life she's resigned herself to living. But secretly, even though she may have stretched the truth about who she is in her letters to him, she wants Gabe. Will he still want her when he discovers the real woman behind the pen? Once they meet, Gabe asks her for six weeks in Alaska. Six weeks to spend getting to know each other, and then she'll have to decide whether they are better together or apart."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Rebecca Yarros
Description: "Six years ago, when Camden Daniels came back from war without his younger brother, no one in the small town of Alba, Colorado, would forgive him--especially his father. He left, swearing never to return. But a desperate message from his father brings it all back. The betrayal. The pain. And the need to go home again. But home is where the one person he still loves is waiting. Willow. The one woman he can never have. Because there are secrets buried in Alba that are best left in the dark. If only he could tell his heart to stay locked away when she whispers she's always loved him, and always will"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Yar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Christi Caldwell
Description: "To solve a mystery that's become the talk of the ton, no clues run too deep for willful reporter Verity Lovelace. Not even in the sewers of London. That's precisely where she finds happily self-sufficient scavenger Malcom North, lost heir to the Earl of Maxwell. Now that Verity's made him front-page news, what will he make of her? Kidnapped as a child, with no memories of his well-heeled past, Malcom prefers the grimy spoils of the culverts to the gilded riches of society. Damn the feisty beauty who exposed the contented tosher to a parade of fortune-hunting matchmakers. How to keep them at bay? Verity must pretend to be his wife. She owes him. The intimacy of this necessary arrangement -- Verity and Malcom thrust together in close quarters -- soon sparks an irresistible heat." --Author's website.
Call Number: FIC Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Catherine Bybee
Description: "When a wildfire nearly destroys Parker Sinclair's family home, it's just one more disaster to add to her mountain of stress. For the past two years, she has shouldered the responsibility of raising her younger brother and sister after their parents' untimely deaths. Forced to leave college for a crappy job that barely pays the bills, Parker manages her family property, which consumes every aspect of her life. Now winter is coming and the forecast isn't spreading sunshine on the dark cloud over her head. The last thing Parker needs is a mudslide destroying everything she has worked so hard to maintain. Colin Hudson's job as a public works supervisor is to protect Parker's property and neighborhood from further damage. But it's a little hard when the owner of the land is a control freak who tries to do everything herself. The hardworking, attractive young woman is far from the "hot mess" she claims to be. In fact, her tight grip of control is one of the things that attract him the most. It's also the hardest to crack. Now Colin's working overtime to help Parker open up her heart, trust him, and let him in. As Parker and Colin work together to keep her home and neighborhood safe, they may be in for another disaster. Or they may just realize that sometimes it takes destruction to create something new."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Byb
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Suzanne Enoch
Description: "Miranda Harris is known for her charm, wit, and ability to solve any problem she encounters. But when her brother lands neck-deep in gambling debt to a crafty villain and Miranda is subsequently blackmailed into marrying him, she must enlist the help of the devil himself to save the family honor--and herself. Devilishly handsome Highlander Aden MacTaggert knows next to nothing about the ways of the ton, but he most certainly knows his way around gaming halls and womens' hearts. Still, Aden is not sure how he'll manage to find a Sassenach bride in time to save his family's inheritance. When his almost sister-in-law Miranda comes to him for assistance, he proposes a partnership: She will help him navigate London society and he'll teach her everything about wagering...and winning back her freedom. The beautiful, clever lass intrigues Aden--but is she playing her own game, or are the sparks between them real? He is accustomed to risking his pocket. But betting on Miranda's love is a game he can't afford to lose. . ." -- Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Eno
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Julia London
Description: "As the firstborn son, it's been drilled into Nick that he is the heir apparent to the Prince family empire. But cattle ranching has never been his true passion. Nick wants to be a pilot. However, when his father dies, leaving Nick to clean up the mess, he knows he must do his duty before following his heart. Charlotte Bailey can't believe that Nick is back to run the ranch. As the office manager, she knows it's her responsibility to help him. If only he wasn't so brooding and cranky--and so hot it's a wonder his chaps don't melt right off him. But when sparks fly between them, she's adamant about staying away from a cowboy on his way out the door. Nick knows the ranch's pretty, smart, and capable office manager is off-limits, but he needs her. And working in such close proximity to Charlotte every day is making Nick crazy. She smells good, she looks good, she makes him laugh, but most of all she makes him want to stay...."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Christina Lauren
Description: "Carey Duncan has worked for home remodeling and design gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp for nearly a decade. A country girl at heart, Carey started in their first store at sixteen, and--more than anyone would suspect--has helped them build an empire. With a new show and a book about to launch, the Tripps are on the verge of superstardom. There's only one problem: America's favorite couple can't stand each other. James McCann, MIT graduate and engineering genius, was originally hired as a structural engineer, but the job isn't all he thought it'd be. The last straw? Both he and Carey must go on book tour with the Tripps and keep the wheels from falling off the proverbial bus. Unfortunately, neither of them is in any position to quit. Carey needs health insurance, and James has been promised the role of a lifetime if he can just keep the couple on track for a few more weeks. While road-tripping with the Tripps up the West Coast, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses' secrets hidden, and their own jobs secure. But if they stop playing along--and start playing for keeps--they may have the chance to build something beautiful together."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lau
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 17, 2020
Marie Harte
Description: "Rena Jackson is a diehard romantic, and she's had her eye on Axel Heller for a while. He's got the tall-brooding-and-handsome thing down pat, but he guards his heart well, and Rena is tired of waiting for him to notice her. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, she decides it's time to forget about Axel and find her own Mr. Right. But that's when Axel makes her a bet that involves the hottest kiss she's ever had.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Josie Silver
Description: "Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They'd been together for more than a decade, and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On her twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident. So now it's just Lydia, and all she wants to do is hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonas, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life--and perhaps even love--again. But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened. Lydia is pulled again and again across the doorway of her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there's an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there's someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Emily March
Description: "Gillian Thacker owns a bridal shop in Redemption Texas. She is planning her own wedding, but has doubts about her fiancé. Tucker McBride is a U.S. Army Ranger looking to start a new life after the Army. When Tucker opens a wilderness skills training school next to Gillian's bridal shop, their romantic relatonship begins."--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Lyssa Kay Adams
Description: "Braden Mack has read so many romance novels that he's confident he's an expert on romance and women. He is wrong. When Liv Papandreas landed a job working at the restaurant of celebrity chef Royce Preston one year ago, she knew she'd have to endure his infamous anger and abusive outbursts for the sake of her career. But when she overhears the man sexually harassing a young hostess at the restaurant, she confronts him and tells the young woman she'll escort her to human resources. To her dismay, the woman refuses to make a complaint--and the next thing Liv knows, she's out of a job. She vows that Royce Preston has not heard the last of her. But to take on the powerful chef, she knows she's going to need help. Unfortunately, the only person she can think of is Braden Mack. Mack has never met a woman he couldn't woo... except Liv. When she texts him out of the blue one day and asks to meet him for a drink that night, he thinks he might finally be getting a chance to put some of the famous Mack moves on her. Instead, she fills him in on her problem and asks for help. With the aid of the Bromance Book Club (who are inspired by the romantic suspense novel they're currently reading), they set out to take down the chef. And Liv is determined to keep the sparks between her and Mack to a minimum lest she get burned"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ada
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2020
Janna MacGregor
Description: "Lady Avalon Warwyk never did love her husband. Arrogant, selfish, and cruel, it's a blessing when she's widowed and left to raise her son all by herself. Finally, Avalon can live freely and do the work she loves: helping fallen women become businesswomen. She's lived these past ten years with no desire to remarry - that is, until Mr. Devan Farris comes to town. Devan Farris--charming vicar, reputed rake, and the brother of Avalon's son's guardian - is reluctantly sent to town to keep tabs on Avalon and her son. Devan wishes he didn't have to meddle in her affairs; he's not one to trod on a woman's independent nature and keen sense of convictions. But she'll have nothing to do with a vicar with a wild reputation - even though he's never given his heart and body to another. If only he could find a way to show Avalon who he really is on the inside - a good, true soul looking for its other half. But how can prove that he wants to love and care for her. . .until death do they part?"--Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 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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