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Laura Frantz
Description: "It is 1755, and the threat of war with France looms over colonial York, Virginia. Chocolatier Esmée Shaw is fighting her own battle of the heart. Having reached her twenty-eighth birthday, she is reconciled to life alone after a decade-old failed love affair from which she's never quite recovered. But she longs to find something worthwhile to do with her life. Captain Henri Lennox has returned to port after a lengthy absence, intent on completing the lighthouse in the dangerous Chesapeake Bay, a dream he once shared with Esmée. But when the colonial government asks him to lead a secret naval expedition against the French, his future is plunged into uncertainty. Will a war and a cache of regrets keep them apart, or can their shared vision and dedication to the colonial cause heal the wounds of the past?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Fra
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Tracie Peterson
Description: "Is her compassion doing more harm than good? Recently widowed Susanna Jenkins has decided to follow her family to the booming town of San Marcial, New Mexico, for a fresh start and to aid in her family's sudden change in fortune. They are tasked with managing her uncle's new Grand Hotel, and it takes all her patience to try to help her parents see the good of their circumstances and relinquish their sense of entitlement.She's hopeful when her brother becomes determined to get a job and make his own way, and she feels drawn to his kind boss, Owen Turner, who works as a boilermaker for the Santa Fe's train shops in town. But the hard work only seems to fuel her brother's anger, and his rough new friends give her pause.When misguided choices put Susanna's family in an even more precarious situation, she worries her help has only made things worse. Leaving her family to fend for themselves seems like the best option, but how can she walk away from the true friendships--and love--that she's found?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Pet
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jo Ann Brown
Description: Opening a new farm shop on Prince Edward Island with her little sister is Mattie Albrecht's chance at a fresh start. But avoiding her past becomes impossible when Benjamin Kuhns, her old secret crush, offers to help with repairs. As they work together to renovate the shop, the new beginning they're searching for could be right in front of them.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Michelle Shocklee
Description: "1961: After a longtime resident at Nashville's historic Maxwell House Hotel suffers a debilitating stroke, Audrey Whitfield is tasked with cleaning out the reclusive woman's room. There, she discovers an elaborate scrapbook filled with memorabilia from the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Love notes on the backs of unmailed postcards inside capture Audrey's imagination with hints of a forbidden romance...and troubling revelations about the disappearance of young women at the exposition. Audrey enlists the help of a handsome hotel guest as she tracks down clues and information about the mysterious "Peaches" and her regrets over one fateful day, nearly sixty-five years earlier. 1897: Outspoken and forward-thinking Priscilla Nichols isn't willing to settle for just any man. She's still holding out hope for love when she meets Luca Moretti on the eve of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Charmed by the Italian immigrant's boldness, Priscilla spends time exploring the wondrous sights of the expo with Luca--until a darkness overshadows the months long event. Haunted by a terrible truth, Priscilla and Luca are sent down separate paths as the night's stars fade into dawn" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sho
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Kristi Ann Hunter
Description: Miss Harriet Hancock enjoys playing the role of eccentric heiress, using her wealth and influence to cleverly and anonymously better the lives of those in Newmarket. Though she keeps people at a distance to protect a years-old secret, when her friend pleads for help on a personal project, Harriet can't resist. Stable hand Jonas Fitzroy would do anything for his twin sister, even if it means seeking out the woman whose meddling ways have made him wary and suspicious. The last thing he expects is for Miss Hancock to request his help in writing a book. Intent on revealing her underlying plan, Jonas agrees. As they work together, an unexpected friendship forms. But when things for once don't go according to Harriet's plan, she's left wondering if good intentions might not be enough. Is there a way to mend the broken pieces of her life? And will Jonas give her another chance at his heart?
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Melody Carlson
Description: It's official: Brynna Phillips is done with men. They only break your heart. But just when she makes this declaration, her friend Jan convinces Brynna to join her on a camping vacation in Sonoma Wine Country. As they wind their way toward their destination, spanking-new mini camper in tow, Brynna recalls her teenage camp romance with a boy named Leroy. How can it have been nearly 30 years ago? All she remembers is that Leroy was a genuinely good guy and that his family owned a vineyard--in Sonoma. She doesn't even remember his last name. Jan insists they look for him, and the search begins. Beyond the slim chance they'd ever be able to find him are questions that have haunted Brynna for decades, including What is the point of digging up the past? and Can Leroy ever forgive me for losing touch?
Call Number: FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Janet Tronstad
Description: There's no future in Chicago for Eleanor Fitzpatrick and her sister--but out West, she can have a fresh start as a sheriff's mail-order match. She'll be a good mother to Matt Baynes's orphaned niece and nephew...but will she be a good wife? She's never known an honorable man, and trusting Matt is a daily struggle. Yet as the children bond--and begin matchmaking--her resolve is tested. Can this kind, brave man teach her to trust her heart and his love?
Call Number: FIC Tro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Denise Hunter
Description: Contractor Wes Mathews is hiking the Appalachian Trail in honor of his recently deceased best friend when he falls terribly ill when he's nearly finished. He stumbles into Riverbend Gap, the nearest town, and finds himself indebted to the doctor who owns the clinic. In lieu of payment, he proposes a trade that will keep him in town--and away from obligations to his best friend's sister--for several weeks. Avery Robinson became a physician after watching her mother lose a battle with a terrible disease. Now she is at risk of developing the same illness. As Wes and Avery begin moving into unexpected territory, each will need to confront their past in order to share the future. --adapted from back cover.
Call Number: FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Julie Klassen
Description: "In pursuit of an author who could help get her brother published, Rebecca Lane stays at Swanford Abbey, a grand hotel rumored to be haunted. It is there she encounters Sir Frederick-the man who broke her heart. When a mysterious death occurs, Rebecca is one of the suspects, and Fredrick is torn between his feelings for her and his search for the truth"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Kla
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Vanessa Miller
Description: "When three women find their lives inextricably linked after a terrible mistake, they must work together to make the most of their futures. Alexis Marshall never meant to cause the accident that left Jon-Jon Robinson paralyzed-- but though guilt plagues her, her husband hopes to put the past behind them. After all, he's in the middle of selling a tech business-- and if Alexis admits to texting while driving, the deal could collapse and cost them millions. Meanwhile, Alexis's life is not as shiny and perfect as it may seem from the outside. She has secrets of her own. As she becomes consumed with thoughts of the young man she hit, can she reconcile her mistake with her husband's expectations? Trish Robinson is just trying to hold it together after the accident that left Jon-Jon dependent and depressed. As the bills pile up, Trish and her husband, Dwayne, find themselves at odds. Trish wants to forgive and move on, but Dwayne is filled with rage toward the entitled white woman who altered their lives forever. Trish can't see how anything good can come from so much hate and strife, so she determines to pray until God intervenes. Then one afternoon Marquita Lewis rings their doorbell with a baby in her arms and changes everything"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Zoey Marie Jackson
Description: When Kelsey Harris' orphaned niece Morgan has an instant connection with her long-lost twin Mia, Kelsey and Mia's adoptive father, widower Zach Johnson, agree to be friends for the sake of the girls, but their friendship soon turns into something more.
Call Number: FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Barbara Cameron
Description: Gideon Troyer is busy with his toy shop and his farm, but he is looking to share his life with Hannah Stoltzfus who owns a quilt shop a few doors down. Just as their friendship grows, they discover a baby in Gideon's shop - and the baby has an uncanny Troyer family resemblance.
Call Number: LP FIC Cam
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Karen Kingsbury, January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne
Description: A terrible storm builds in the morning sky over Bloomington, Indiana, as Elizabeth Baxter prepares to celebrate her daughter Kari's wedding to Tim Jacobs. It's supposed to be a happy day, but Elizabeth can't shake a growing sense of dread. Something bad is about to happen. Elizabeth knows it. In the midst of them, Kari Baxter is starting to panic. Is marrying Tim a mistake? And what about her family? Her brother Luke is angry and resentful of their sister Ashley, who has recently returned from Paris, a single mom with a son she too often leaves with their parents. At the same time, Ashley and their sister Brooke have lost the faith that is the family's glue. Against all this, Kari sees Ashley rejecting her longtime love, Landon Blake, who clearly cares for her, no matter what happened in Paris. When the storm reaches a terrifying crescendo, a shocking moment of danger brings important truths to light. At the end of the long day, can the Baxters remain a family, tested but stronger?
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Beth Wiseman
Description: "In the first novel of Beth Wiseman's new Amish Bookstore series, a rare, old book may hold answers to a present-day romance"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jennifer Deibel
Description: "In 1920 Galway, amid the Irish War of Independence, the daughter of a British landlord becomes an apprentice jeweler to the descendent of the creator of the famed Claddagh ring. As the two learn to work together and see each other in a new light, they start to uncover the true meaning of love, loyalty, and friendship"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dei
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Sarah E. Ladd
Description: Cassandra Hale grew up knowing little about her parentage, and she had made peace with the fact that she never would. But Cassandra’s world shifts when a shocking deathbed confession reveals a two-year-old letter from Mr. Clark, the master of Briarton Park, with hints to her family’s identity. Stung by betrayal, she travels to the village of Anston only to learn Mr. Clark has since passed away. James Warrington is a widower and the new master of Briarton Park, where he lives with his two young daughters, his sister, and his mother-in-law. When Cassandra appears at his doorstep with a letter from the previous owner and then proceeds to assist his family in an unexpected way, he is honor bound to help uncover the answers she seeks. The more time Cassandra spends in Anston, the more she begins to suspect not everything--or everyone--is as they seem. As details emerge, the danger surrounding her intensifies. Using wit and intuition, she must navigate the treacherous landscapes between truth and rumor and between loyalty and deception if she is to uncover the realities of her past and find the place her heart can finally call home.
Call Number: FIC Lad
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Description: "Tragically losing her parents as a child, Lisa Miller has grown up being afraid of loving and losing. She dedicates herself to teaching at an Amish schoolhouse and helping the grandparents who raised her, all the while avoiding the advances of newcomer Paul Herchberger. Paul enjoys antiques and meets Orley Troyer while looking for unique old milk bottles at yard sales. Orley and his wife offer prayers and advice as Paul tries to reach Lisa's closed heart. But when secrets are revealed, will Lisa use them as an excuse to close herself off again?" -- Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Josi S. Kilpack
Description: "York, England, 1819. As a once happily married woman, Rebecca Parker lived a charmed life, but now widowed and working for a living, she feels invisible, tired, and lonely. That is until the day a valet speeding by on a horse nearly runs her off the road. Mr. Malcolm Henry is apologetic, gentle, and very handsome. She's instantly drawn to him, which is why, rather than stopping him from kissing her, she finds herself kissing him back, reigniting a nearly forgotten passion in her. But love at first sight only happens in fairy tales--never to an ordinary woman like her. While working in the kitchens during a fancy dinner party, she sees something strange: the valet--the valet she kissed--is sitting at the right hand of the baroness. She realizes that Mr. Henry is not the earl's valet; he is the heir to the earldom--Kenneth Winterton. Heartbroken, angry, and betrayed, Rebecca isn't sure she can trust Lord Winterton, much less accept his apology. But when Lord Winterton proves he is as kind and gentle as "Mr. Henry" was, she finds herself willing to give him a second chance. But will he still take a chance on her, when choosing a commoner means he might lose his inheritance?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Leslie Gould
Description: Tally Smucker's quiet life of reading and quilting hides her sorrow over her mother's declining health and the lack of a fulfilling future for herself. When her daily life is shaken by her free-spirited neighbor Danielle--who grew up Plain but joined the Army at eighteen--Tally's instinct is to distance herself. Yet she finds she can't turn away when Danielle's brother, Kenan, specifically asks for her help. She invites Danielle to visit Plain Patterns quilt shop with her, where the story of the plight of a WWI soldier and the girl he left behind resonates with both Tally and Danielle, but for different reasons. When Tally's mother suffers a setback at the same time Danielle's PTSD becomes unmanageable, it seems Tally's efforts to aid them only make things worse. Can the soldier's story, along with the care of Kenan, help Tally accept the hope that waits just around the corner?
Call Number: FIC Gou
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Courtney Walsh
Description: Emma Woodson is hoping the cobblestone streets of Nantucket and the charm of her late husband’s family cottage will be the fresh start she and her young son, CJ, need. Securing a dream job at an art gallery is one more step along the path to a new life...and away from a piece of her history she hopes will never be revealed. Falling in love with the kind and handsome guy she hires to clean out the rental apartment above the garage wasn’t part of the plan. Jameson Shaw came to Nantucket for one reason: deliver his letter to Emma and never return. But when he sees an opportunity to help her, he takes a chance, desperate to atone for his past. He never planned to keep his connection to her husband a secret or to fall in love with her. After all, he knows that their new relationship might not survive the discovery of who he really is.
Call Number: FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
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A Heart Adrift
Laura Frantz
LP FIC Fra
The Adoption Surprise
Zoey Marie Jackson
FIC Jac
Along The Rio Grande
Tracie Peterson
LP FIC Pet
The Amish Baby Finds A Home
Barbara Cameron
LP FIC Cam
Building Her Amish Dream
Jo Ann Brown
FIC Bro
The Baxters : A Prequel
Karen Kingsbury, January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne
FIC Kin
Count The Nights By Stars : A Novel
Michelle Shocklee
FIC Sho
The Bookseller's Promise
Beth Wiseman
Enchanting The Heiress
Kristi Ann Hunter
FIC Hun
The Lady Of Galway Manor
Jennifer Deibel
FIC Dei
Looking For Leroy
Melody Carlson
FIC Car
The Letter From Briarton Park
Sarah E. Ladd
FIC Lad
Montana Mail-order Bride
Janet Tronstad
FIC Tro
The Sugarcreek Surprise
Wanda E. Brunstetter
FIC Bru
Mulberry Hollow
Denise Hunter
FIC Hun
The Valet's Secret
Josi S. Kilpack
FIC Kil
Shadows Of Swanford Abbey
Julie Klassen
LP FIC Kla
Threads Of Hope
Leslie Gould
FIC Gou
Something Good : A Novel
Vanessa Miller
FIC Mil
What Matters Most : A Nantucket Love Story
Courtney Walsh
FIC Wal

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Sara Blædel, Mark Kline
Description: Detective Louise Rick is on a beach in Thailand when the panicked call from her father comes through. Louise's beloved brother, Mikkel, has attempted suicide. His wife, Trine, left him days earlier, walking out the door with no warning and leaving Mikkel devastated. Louise rushes home to Osted, the small, insular Danish town where she grew up and where Mikkel still lives. But the more Louise learns about Trine--a devoted wife and the mother of two young children--and her state of mind in the days before she left Mikkel, the more Louise begins to wonder whether Trine really meant to leave him. Or whether something much darker may have taken place. As the local police begin to suspect that Mikkel may have had a hand in Trine's disappearance, Louise struggles to clear his name but is forced to confront some hard truths: Small towns always hide secrets. The past always comes back to haunt you. And lies are never harmless.
Call Number: FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Simon Scarrow
Description: "Berlin, December 1939. Paranoia in the capital is intensified by a rigidly enforced blackout that plunges the city into oppressive darkness every night, as the bleak winter sun sets. When a young woman is found brutally murdered, Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is under immense pressure to solve the case, swiftly. Treated with suspicion by his superiors for his failure to join the Nazi Party, Schenke walks a perilous line. The discovery of a second victim confirms Schenke's worst fears. As the investigation takes him closer to the sinister heart of the regime, Schenke realises there is danger everywhere - and the warring factions of the Reich can be as deadly as a killer stalking the streets ... -- Publisher description.
Call Number: FIC Sca
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child, Cynthia Farrell
Description: Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire and founder of Icarus Space Systems, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with a proposal for an excavation, and a hefty donation. Hoping to bring welcome publicity to the privatized space travel industry, he wants to finance a careful, scientific archaeological excavation of the 1947 Roswell Incident site. The Institute agrees and Nora, much to her annoyance, is tasked with the job. Instead of the evidence of a crashed UFO, Nora's excavation immediately uncovers two unknown murder victims buried at the site. Because it's on federal land, the FBI is called in and Agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case. The discovery eventually opens up a pandora's box of mystery and atomic espionage, and a present-day menace that puts all their lives at grave risk.
Call Number: FIC Pre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Erica Katz
Description: A professional forger, who makes copies of nineteenth-century paintings for museums and wealthy collectors, receives an invitation to work with an oligarch and sees the seedy underbelly of his opulent life.
Call Number: FIC Kat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Alafair Burke
Description: "She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fourteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory. Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind--or been running from. Now she's leaving New Jersey to start over once again. Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly, Hope's best friend and the one who found her after the accident, understands why Hope wants a new beginning. But she worries how her friend will fare in her new East Hampton home, far away from everything familiar. Lindsay's worst fears are confirmed when she discovers Hope has vanished without a trace--the only lead a drop of blood found where she was last seen. Even more ominously, the blood matches a DNA sample with a connection to a notorious Kansas murderer. With nowhere else to turn, Lindsay calls NYPD homicide detective Ellie Hatcher, the daughter of the cop who dedicated his life to hunting the Kansas killer. Ellie has always believed there was more to the story of her father's death twenty years earlier--and she now fears that Hope's recent disappearance could be related. In pursuit of answers, three women search for the truth beneath long-buried secrets. And when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they've ever known" --Amazon.
Call Number: LP FIC Bur
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Erica Ferencik
Description: Valerie "Val" Chesterfield is a linguist trained in the most esoteric of disciplines: dead Nordic languages. Despite her successful career, she leads a sheltered life and languishes in the shadow of her twin brother Andy, an accomplished climate scientist stationed on a remote island off Greenland's barren coast. But Andy is gone: a victim of suicide, having willfully ventured unprotected into 50 degree below zero weather. Val is inconsolable--and disbelieving. She suspects foul play. When Wyatt, Andy's fellow researcher in the Arctic, discovers a scientific impossibility--a young girl frozen in the ice who thaws out alive, speaking a language no one understands--Val is his first call. Will she travel to the frozen North and meet this girl, try to comprehend what she is so passionately trying to communicate? Under the auspices of helping Wyatt interpret the girl's speech, Val musters every ounce of her courage and journeys to the Artic to solve the mystery of her brother's death. The moment she steps off the plane, her fear threatens to overwhelm her. The landscape is fierce, and Wyatt, brilliant but difficult, is an enigma. But the girl is special, and Val's connection with her is profound. Only something is terribly wrong; the child is sick, maybe dying, and the key to saving her lies in discovering the truth about Wyatt's research. Can his data be trusted? And does it have anything to do with how and why Val's brother died? With time running out, Val embarks on an incredible frozen odyssey--led by the unlikeliest of guides--to rescue the new family she has found in the most unexpected of places.
Call Number: FIC Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Katherine Faulkner
Description: Helen’s idyllic life--handsome architect husband, gorgeous Victorian house, and cherished baby on the way (after years of trying)--begins to change the day she attends her first prenatal class and meets Rachel, an unpredictable single mother-to-be. Rachel doesn’t seem very maternal: she smokes, drinks, and professes little interest in parenthood. Still, Helen is drawn to her. Maybe Rachel just needs a friend. And to be honest, Helen’s a bit lonely herself. At least Rachel is fun to be with. She makes Helen laugh, invites her confidences, and distracts her from her fears. But her increasingly erratic behavior is unsettling. And Helen’s not the only one who’s noticed. Her friends and family begin to suspect that her strange new friend may be linked to their shared history in unexpected ways. When Rachel threatens to expose a past crime that could destroy all of their lives, it becomes clear that there are more than a few secrets laying beneath the broad-leaved trees and warm lamplight of Greenwich Park.
Call Number: FIC Fau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
John Searles
Description: Skyla lives alone in the shadow of the defunct drive-in movie theater that she and her husband ran for nearly fifty years. Ever since Hollis's death in a freak accident the year before, Skyla spends her nights ruminating about the regrets and deceptions in her long marriage. That is, until she rents a cottage on the property to a charming British man, Teddy Cornwell. A thousand miles away, Linelle is about to turn fifty. Bored by her spouse and fired from her job when a questionable photo from her youth surfaces on social media, her only source of joy is an online affair with her very first love, a man she's not seen in nearly thirty years, Teddy Cornwell. While in New York City, Jeremy, a failed and bitter writer, accepts an assignment to review a new restaurant in Providence. Years ago, Providence was the site of his first great love and first great heartbreak--and maybe, just maybe, he'll look her up when he's back in town.
Call Number: FIC Sea
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Christopher Reich
Description: From London to a secret outpost in the French Alps, from Corsica to the glittering beaches of the Costa Smeralda, Simon Riske finds himself a player in a deadly game, where knowledge is paid for with your life.
Call Number: FIC Rei
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Rachel Hawkins, Barrie Kreinik
Description: When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Stuck in a dead-end job in Hawaii, and longing to travel the world after a family tragedy, Lux is eager to climb on board The Susannah and set out on an adventure. She's also quick to bond with their passengers, college best friends Brittany and Amma. The two women say they want to travel off the beaten path. But like Lux, they may have other reasons to be seeking an escape. Shimmering on the horizon after days at sea, Meroe Island is every bit the paradise the foursome expects, despite a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. But what they don't expect is to discover another boat already anchored off Meroe's sandy beaches.
Call Number: FIC Haw
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Joseph Kanon
Description: "Berlin. 1963. The height of the Cold War. An early morning spy swap, not at the familiar setting for such exchanges, or at Checkpoint Charlie, where international visitors cross into the East, but at a more discreet border crossing, usually reserved for East German VIPs. The Communists are trading two American students caught helping people to escape over the wall and a lower level CIA operative. On the other side of the trade: Martin Keller, a physicist who once made headlines, but who then disappeared into the English prison system. Keller's most critical possession: his American passport. Keller's most ardent desire: to see his ex-wife Sabine and their young son. The exchange is made with the formality characteristic of these swaps. But Martin has other questions: who asked for him? Who negotiated the deal? The KGB? He has worked for the service long enough to know that nothing happens by chance. They want him for something" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kan
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Bonnie Kistler
Description: On a cold, misty Sunday night, two women are alone in the offices of fashion conglomerate Claudine de Martineau International. One is the company’s human resources director. Impeccably dressed and perfectly coiffed, she sits at her desk and stares somberly out the window. Down the hall, her colleague, one of the company’s lawyers, is buried under a pile of paperwork, frantically rushing to finish. Leaving at the same time, the two women, each preoccupied by her own thoughts, enter the elevator that will take them down from the 30th floor. When they arrive at the lobby, one of the women is dead. Was it murder or suicide?
Call Number: FIC Kis
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Ellery Lloyd
Description: The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members' clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media. The most spectacular of all is Island Home--a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast--and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade. But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group's CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide--and that's before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island. As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home’s members will begin to wish they’d never made the guest list. Because at this club, if your name’s on the list, you’re not getting out.
Call Number: FIC Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Katrine Engberg, Tara Chace
Description: When fifteen-year-old Oscar Dreyer-Hoff disappears, the police assume he's simply a runaway--a typically overlooked middle child doing what teenagers do all around the world. But his frantic family is certain that something terrible has happened. After all, what runaway would leave behind a note that reads: "He looked around and saw the knife that had stabbed Basil Hallward. He had cleaned it many times, till there was no stain left upon it. It was bright and glistened. As it had killed the painter, so it would kill the painter's work, and all that that meant. It would kill the past, and when that was dead, he would be free." The note is not much to go on but it's all that detectives Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner have. And with every passing hour, as the odds of finding a missing person grow dimmer, it will have to be enough.
Call Number: FIC Eng
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Gilly Macmillan
Description: In an isolated retreat, deep in the Northumbria moors, three women arrive for a weekend getaway. Their husbands will be joining them in the morning. Or so they think. But when they get to Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note that claims one of their husbands will be murdered. Their phones are out of range. There's no internet. They're stranded. And a storm's coming in. Friendships fracture and the situation spins out of control as each wife tries to find out what's going on, who is responsible and which husband has been targeted. This was a tight-knit group. They've survived a lot. But they won't weather this. Because someone has decided that it's time for a reckoning.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Pyŏng-mo Ku, Chi-Young Kim
Description: At sixty-five, Hornclaw is beginning to slow down. She lives modestly in a small apartment, with only her aging dog, a rescue named Deadweight, to keep her company. There are expectations for people her age--that she'll retire and live out the rest of her days quietly. But Hornclaw is not like other people. She is an assassin. Double-crossers, corporate enemies, cheating spouses--for the past four decades, Hornclaw has killed them all with ruthless efficiency, and the less she's known about her targets, the better. But now, nearing the end of her career, she has just slipped up. An injury leads her to an unexpected connection with a doctor and his family. But emotions, for an assassin, are a dangerous proposition. As Hornclaw's world closes in, this final chapter in her career may also mark her own bloody end.
Call Number: FIC Ku
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Wendy Corsi Staub
Description: It's the perfect home for the perfect family: pretty Nora Howell, her handsome husband, their two teenage daughters, and lovable dog. As California transplants making a fresh start in Brooklyn, they expected to live in a shoebox, but the brownstone has a huge kitchen, lots of light, and a backyard. The catch: its previous residents were victims of a grisly triple homicide that remains unsolved. Soon, peculiar things begin happening. The pug is nosing around like a bloodhound. Nora unearths a long-hidden rusty box in the flowerbed. Oldest daughter Stacey, obsessed with the family murdered in their house, pokes into the bloody past and becomes convinced that a stranger is watching the house. Watching them. She's right. But one of the Howells will recognize his face. Because one of them has a secret that will blindside the others with a truth that lies shockingly close to home, and to this one's terrifying history.
Call Number: FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Rob Hart
Description: "A locked-room murder mystery set at a hotel for time travelers--in which a detective must solve an impossible crime before her own grip on reality crumbles--from the author of The Warehouse On any ordinary day, the Fairbanks--affectionately known to its staff as the Paradox Hotel--is packed with ultra-rich tourists dressed for a dozen different time periods, all anxiously waiting to catch their "flights" to the past. And as if that weren't strange enough, proximity to the timeport makes for some odd side effects. The clocks run backwards on occasion, and ghosts sometimes stroll the halls--or so it's whispered. Now, though, half a dozen of the world's most powerful people have arrived for a summit. Or maybe auction's a better word. The prize: no less than control of time-travel technology itself. On top of that, the hotel's snowed in, and the timeline's acting even stranger than usual. Which means nobody's leaving until further notice. And there's a killer on the loose. Or, at least, that's what head of security January Cole suspects. Except the corpse she's found is one that, somehow, only she can see. And the accidents starting to befall their prestigious guests...well, the only way those could be assassination attempts is if the killer's operating invisibly and in plain sight, all at once. Which is surely impossible. And...well, even January's got to admit her credibility's not as strong as it could be. Because her gig here amounts to paid retirement, a pity posting for a former agent whose temporal perceptions have been so scrambled by the effects of timeline radiation that she's not fit for active duty. January's sure her condition is letting her glimpse something others can't. But she also knows her symptoms are getting worse--which means she might not solve this puzzle before she loses her grip on reality altogether"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Camilla Sten, Alex Fleming
Description: Eleanor lives with prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize a familiar person's face. It causes stress. Acute anxiety. It can make you question what you think you know. When Eleanor walked in on the scene of her capriciously cruel grandmother, Vivianne’s, murder, she came face to face with the killer--a maddening expression that means nothing to someone like her. With each passing day, the horror of having come so close to a murderer--and not knowing if they’d be back--overtakes both her dreams and her waking moments, thwarting her perception of reality. Then a lawyer calls. Vivianne has left her a house--a looming estate tucked away in the Swedish woods. The place her grandfather died, suddenly. A place that has housed a chilling past for over fifty years. Eleanor. Her steadfast boyfriend, Sebastian. Her reckless aunt, Veronika. The lawyer. All will go to this house of secrets, looking for answers. But as they get closer to uncovering the truth, they’ll wish they had never come to disturb what rests there.
Call Number: FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Edwin Hill
Description: Two very different sisters, Glenn and Natalie, haunted by the murder of their father twenty years earlier, find the past rushing back when Glenn, a rising star in the baking world, begins receiving ominous messages that could be linked to the events of that night long ago.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
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A Harmless Lie : A Novel
Sara Blædel, Mark Kline
FIC Bla
The Berlin Exchange : A Novel
Joseph Kanon
FIC Kan
Blackout
Simon Scarrow
FIC Sca
The Cage : A Novel
Bonnie Kistler
FIC Kis
Diablo Mesa
Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child, Cynthia Farrell
FIC Pre
The Club : A Novel
Ellery Lloyd
FIC Llo
Fake : A Novel
Erica Katz
FIC Kat
The Harbor
Katrine Engberg, Tara Chace
FIC Eng
Find Me : A Novel
Alafair Burke
LP FIC Bur
The Long Weekend : A Novel
Gilly Macmillan
FIC Mac
Girl In Ice
Erica Ferencik
FIC Fer
The Old Woman With The Knife : A Novel
Pyŏng-mo Ku, Chi-Young Kim
FIC Ku
Greenwich Park
Katherine Faulkner
FIC Fau
The Other Family : A Novel
Wendy Corsi Staub
FIC Sta
Her Last Affair : A Novel
John Searles
FIC Sea
The Paradox Hotel : A Novel
Rob Hart
FIC Har
Once A Thief
Christopher Reich
FIC Rei
The Resting Place
Camilla Sten, Alex Fleming
FIC Ste
Reckless Girls : A Novel
Rachel Hawkins, Barrie Kreinik
FIC Haw
The Secrets We Share
Edwin Hill
FIC Hil

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


Marilyn Hacker, Karthika Nair
Description: "Poets Marilyn Hacker and Karthika Naïr compose a collaborative poem marking a year of friendship through stillness and grief"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Hac
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Jos Charles
Description: "From the celebrated author of feeld comes a formally commanding third collection, dexterously recounting the survival of a period suffused with mourning"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Warsan Shire
Description: Warsan Shire introduces us to a young girl, who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own stumbling way towards womanhood. Drawing from her own life and the lives of loved ones, as well as pop culture and news headlines, Shire finds vivid, unique details in the experiences of refugees and immigrants, mothers and daughters, Black women, and teenage girls. In Shire's hands, lives spring into fullness. This is noisy life: full of music and weeping and surahs and sirens and birds. This is fragrant life: full of blood and perfume and shisha smoke and jasmine and incense.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 821 Shi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Amanda Gorman
Description: The presidential inaugural poet--and new voice in American poetry--presents a collection of poems that includes the stirring poem read at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden. Amanda Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, her poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become a messenger from the past, our voice for the future.-- adapted from jacket and perusal of book
Call Number: 811 Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Jude Nutter
Call Number: 811 Nut
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Kelsea Ballerini
Description: Kelsea Ballerini offers a collection of poetry that revolves around the emotions, struggles, and experiences of finding your voice and confidence as a woman. Her poems are personal and honest; they have hooks and rhymes; they talk about what it's like to be twenty-something trying to navigate a wildly beautiful and broken world. The poetry grapples with the challenges and celebrates the experiences Kelsea faces as she navigates the twists and turns of growing into a woman today. She addresses themes of family, relationships, body image, self-love, sexuality, and the lessons of youth. The poems speak to the often harsh--and sometimes beautiful--onset of womanhood.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Aurielle Marie
Call Number: 811 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Moheb Soliman
Description: "Moheb Soliman's HOMES maps the shoreline of the Great Lakes from the rocky North Shore of Minnesota to the Thousand Islands of eastern Ontario. This poetic travelogue offers an intimate perspective on an immigrant experience as Soliman drives his Corolla past exquisite vistas and abandoned mines, through tourist towns and midwestern suburbs, seeking to inhabit an entire region as home. Against the backdrop of environmental destruction and a history of colonial oppression, the vitality of Soliman's language brings a bold ecopoetic lens to bear on the relationship between transience and belonging in the world's largest, most porous borderland"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Kate Baer
Description: "I'm sure you could benefit from jumping on a treadmill" "Women WANT a male leader . . . It's honest to god the basic human playbook" These are some of the thousands of messages that Kate Baer has received online. Like countless other writers--particularly women--with profiles on the internet, as Kate's online presence grew, so did the darker messages crowding her inbox. These missives from strangers have ranged from "advice" and opinions to outright harassment. At first, these messages resulted in an immediate delete and block. Until, on a whim, Kate decided to transform the cruelty into art, using it to create fresh and intriguing poems. These pieces, along with ones made from notes of gratitude and love, as well as from the words of public figures, have become some of her most beloved work. I Hope This Finds You Well is drawn from those works: a book of poetry birthed in the darkness of the internet that offers light and hope. By cleverly building on the harsh negativity and hate women often receive--and combining it with heartwarming messages of support, gratitude, and connection, Kate Baer offers us a lesson in empowerment, showing how we too can turn bitterness into beauty.
Call Number: 811 Bae
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Jim Harrison, Joseph Bednarik
Description: "This tour de force contains every poem Harrison published over his fifty-year career, as well as a section of unpublished "Last Poems." Here are the nature-based lyrics of his early work, the high-velocity ghazals, a harrowing prose-poem "correspondence" with a Russian suicide, the riverine suites, fearless meditations inspired by the Zen monk Crazy Cloud, and a buoyant conversation in haiku-like gems with friend and fellow poet Ted Kooser"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Lucasta Miller
Description: "A new biography of John Keats that uncovers the reality of his imagination within the context of his time"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 821.09 Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Nicky Beer
Description: "With an energetic eye, Nicky Beer thumbs through our collective history books--and her personal one, too--in an effort to chart the line between playful forms of farce and those that are far more insidious"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Bee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Kevin Young
Description: A book of elegy, loss, and what binds us to life. All that comprises our flickering precarious joy, all that we want to protect, is lifted into the light in this moving book. Stones becomes an ode to Young's home places and his dear departed, and to what of them--of us--poetry can save.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 You
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Tracy K. Smith
Description: Collects the best poems from the author's award-winning books, along with new poems that confront America's historical and contemporary racism and injustices while urging us toward love as a resistance to everything that impedes it.
Call Number: 811 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Ocean Vuong
Description: Ocean Vuong's second collection of poetry looks inward, on the aftershocks of his mother's death, and the struggle--and rewards--of staying present in the world. This work moves outward and onward, as Vuong continues, through his work, his profound exploration of personal trauma, of what it means to be the product of an American war in America, and how to circle these fragmented tragedies to find not a restoration, but the epicenter of the break.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Vuo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Amanda Lovelace
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Fiona Benson
Description: Vertigo & Ghost pitches quickly into a sequence of graphic, stunning pieces about Zeus as a serial rapist, for whom woman are prey and sex is weaponized. These are frank, brilliant, devastating poems of vulnerability and rage. In the book's second half, Fiona Benson shifts to an intimate and lyrical document of depression, family life, and early motherhood. Her's is a voice that speaks out with clarity, grace, and bravery against abuse of power.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 821 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Louise Glück
Description: "A new collection from Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Glu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Mai Der Vang
Description: Poems explore the use of a mysterious substance known as "yellow rain" on the Hmong people during their escape from Laos at the end of the Vietnam War, and lament the erasure of that narrative while examining how marginalized people are often denied access to the truth.
Call Number: 811 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Andrea Gibson
Description: A queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection. The poems range from close examination of the deeply personal to the vastness of the world, exploring the expansiveness of the human experience from love to illness, from space to climate change, and so much more in between. Andrea Gibson's trademark honesty and vulnerability are on full display here, welcoming and inviting readers to be just as they are.
Call Number: 811.6 Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
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A Different Distance : A Renga
Marilyn Hacker, Karthika Nair
811 Hac
Keats : A Brief Life In Nine Poems And One Epitaph
Lucasta Miller
821.09 Kea
A Year : & Other Poems
Jos Charles
Real Phonies And Genuine Fakes : Poems
Nicky Beer
811 Bee
Bless The Daughter Raised By A Voice In Her Head : Poems
Warsan Shire
821 Shi
Stones : Poems
Kevin Young
811 You
Call Us What We Carry : Poems
Amanda Gorman
811 Gor
Such Color : New And Selected Poems
Tracy K. Smith
811 Smi
Dead Reckoning
Jude Nutter
811 Nut
Time Is A Mother
Ocean Vuong
811 Vuo
Feel Your Way Through : A Book Of Poetry
Kelsea Ballerini
811 Bal
Unlock Your Storybook Heart
Amanda Lovelace
Gumbo Ya Ya
Aurielle Marie
811 Mar
Vertigo & Ghost : Poems
Fiona Benson
821 Ben
Homes
Moheb Soliman
811 Sol
Winter Recipes From The Collective : Poems
Louise Glück
811 Glu
I Hope This Finds You Well : Poems
Kate Baer
811 Bae
Yellow Rain : Poems
Mai Der Vang
811 Van
Jim Harrison : Complete Poems
Jim Harrison, Joseph Bednarik
811 Har
You Better Be Lightning
Andrea Gibson
811.6 Gib

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Rebecca (Rebecca J.) Ross
Description: Jack Tamerlaine hasn't stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the mainland university. But when young girls start disappearing from the isle, Jack is summoned home to help find them. Enchantments run deep on Cadence: gossip is carried by the wind, plaid shawls can be as strong as armor, and the smallest cut of a knife can instill fathomless fear. The capricious spirits that rule the isle by fire, water, earth, and wind find mirth in the lives of the humans who call the land home. Adaira, heiress of the east and Jack's childhood enemy, knows the spirits only answer to a bard's music, and she hopes Jack can draw them forth by song, enticing them to return the missing girls. As Jack and Adaira reluctantly work together, they find they make better allies than rivals as their partnership turns into something more. But with each passing song, it becomes apparent the trouble with the spirits is far more sinister than they first expected, and an older, darker secret about Cadence lurks beneath the surface, threatening to undo them all.
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Daniel Abraham
Description: "Kithamar is a center of trade and wealth, an ancient city with a long, bloody history where countless thousands live and their stories unfold. This is Alys's. When her brother is murdered, a petty thief from the slums of Longhill sets out to discover who killed him and why. But the more she discovers about him, the more she learns about herself, and the truths she finds are more dangerous than knives. Swept up in an intrigue as deep as the roots of Kithamar, where the secrets of the lowest born can sometimes topple thrones, the story Alys chooses will have the power to change everything"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Abr
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Essa Hansen
Description: "Caiden has been on the run for ten years with his unique starship in order to keep his adversary, Threi, imprisoned. But when an old friend he'd once thought dead reappears, he is lured into a game of cat and mouse with the one person whose powers rival Threi's: Threi's sister Abriss. Now with both siblings on the hunt for Caiden and his ship, Caiden must rescue his long-lost friend from their clutches and uncover the source of both his ship's power and his own origins in order to stop Abriss's plan to collapse the multiverse. But his old friend has changed far more than Caiden could have ever imagined, and if he wants to save her, he's going to have to call on his old crew to help him get her back. But what if she doesn't want to be saved?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Scotto Moore
Description: "In modern day Los Angeles, a shadowy faction led by the Governor of California develops the arcane art of combat linguistics, planting the seeds of a future totalitarian empire. Isobel is the Queen of the medieval rave-themed VR game Sparkle Dungeon. Her prowess in the game makes her an ideal candidate to learn the secrets of "power morphemes"--unnaturally dense units of meaning that warp perception when skilfully pronounced. But Isobel's reputation makes her the target of a strange resistance movement led by spellcasting anarchists, who may be the only thing stopping the cabal from toppling California over the edge of a terrible transformation, with forty million lives at stake. Time is short for Isobel to level up and choose a side--because the cabal has attracted much bigger and weirder enemies than the anarchist resistance, emerging from dark and vicious dimensions of reality and heading straight for planet Earth!" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Sue Lynn Tan
Description: Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celesial Emperor who exiled her mother for stealing the elixer of immortality. But when Xingyin's magic flares and her existence is discovered, she is forced to flee her home, leaving her mother behind. Alone, powerless, and afraid, she makes her way to the Celestial Kingdom, a land of wonder and secrets. Disguising her identity, she seizes an opportunity to train alongside the emperor's son, mastering archery and magic, even as passion flames between her and the prince. To save her mother, Xingyin embarks on a perilous quest, confronting legendary creatures and vicious enemies. However, when treachery looms and forbidden magic threatens the kingdom, she must challenge the ruthless Celestial Emperor for her dream -- striking a dangerous bargain in which she is torn between losing all she loves and plunging the realm into chaos. Inspired by the legend of Chang'e, the Chinese moon goddess.
Call Number: FIC Tan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
R. S. (Richard S.) Ford
Description: "The nation of Torwyn is run on the power of industry, and industry is run by the Guilds. Chief among them are the Hawkspurs, and their responsibility is to keep the gears of the empire turning. It's exactly why matriarch Rosomon Hawkspur sends each of her heirs to the far reaches of the nation. Conall, the eldest son, is sent to the distant frontier to earn his stripes in the military. It is here that he faces a threat he could have never seen coming: the first rumblings of revolution. Tyreta's sorcerous connection to the magical resource of pyrstone that fuels the empire's machines makes her a perfect heir -- in theory. While Tyreta hopes that she might shirk her responsibilities during her journey one of Torwyn's most important pyrestone mines, she instead finds the dark horrors of industry that the empire would prefer to keep hidden. The youngest, Fulren, is a talented artificer, and finds himself acting as consort to a foreign emissary. Soon after, he is framed for a crime he never committed. A crime that could start a war. As each of the Hawkspurs grapple with the many threats that face the nation within and without, they must finally prove themselves worthy -- or their empire will fall apart" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Kevin J. Anderson
Description: "Two continents at war: the Three Kingdoms and Ishara have been in conflict for a thousand years. But when an outside threat arises-the reawakening of a powerful ancient race that wants to remake the world-the two warring nations must somehow set aside generations of hatred to form an alliance against a far more deadly enemy"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Tochi Onyebuchi
Description: "In the 2050s, Earth has begun to empty. Those with the means and the privilege have departed the great cities of the United States for the more comfortable confines of space colonies. Those left behind salvage what they can from the collapsing infrastructure. As they eke out an existence, their neighborhoods are being cannibalized. Brick by brick, their houses are sent to the colonies, what was once a home now a quaint reminder for the colonists of the world that they wrecked. A primal biblical epic flung into the future, Goliath weaves together disparate narratives--a space-dweller looking at New Haven, Connecticut as a chance to reconnect with his spiraling lover; a group of laborers attempting to renew the promises of Earth's crumbling cities; a journalist attempting to capture the violence of the streets; a marshal trying to solve a kidnapping--into a richly urgent mosaic about race, class, gentrification, and who is allowed to be the hero of any history" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ony
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Shannon Fay
Description: Delightfully cheeky, unquestionably charming, and sometimes maddeningly naive, cloth mage Paul Gallagher is desperately trying to make a name for himself in a reimagined postwar London. But in a world where magic is commonplace, sewing enchanted clothes is seen as little more than a frivolous distraction. Paul is hiding a secret, however: he possesses a powerful--and illegal--innate magic that could help him achieve his wildest dreams. Unfortunately, Paul confides in the wrong person--his latest crush, Captain Hector Hollister--and is drawn into a sinister plot that risks reigniting the machinery of war. To make matters worse, the pretty American gossip reporter Paul just met reveals her personal quest to expose a government cover-up may be related to Hollister's magical goals. When Hollister threatens the life of Paul's dearest friend, he realizes that his poor judgement has put not only his family and friends in danger, but also the whole world. The only way to set things right may be for Paul to undergo the dangerous ritual to become Court Magician--the most powerful magician in the country. But is becoming part of the institution the best way to enact change in a terribly unjust society?
Call Number: FIC Fay
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Mike Chen
Description: Evie Shao and her sister, Kass, aren’t on speaking terms. Fifteen years ago on a family camping trip, their father and brother vanished. Their dad turned up days later, dehydrated and confused--and convinced he'd been abducted by aliens. Their brother, Jakob, remained missing. The women dealt with it very differently. Kass, suspecting her college-dropout twin simply ran off, became the rock of the family. Evie traded academics to pursue alien conspiracy theories, always looking for Jakob. When Evie's UFO network uncovers a new event, she goes to investigate. And discovers Jakob is back. He's different--older, stranger, and talking of an intergalactic war--but the tensions between the siblings haven't changed at all. If the family is going to come together to help Jakob, then Kass and Evie are going to have to fix their issues, and fast. Because the FBI is after Jakob, and if their brother is telling the truth, possibly an entire space armada, too.
Call Number: FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Edward Ashton
Description: "Dying isn't any fun...but at least it's a living. Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable employee on a human expedition sent to colonize the ice world Niflheim. Whenever there's a mission that's too dangerous-even suicidal-the crew turns to Mickey. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact. After six deaths, Mickey7 understands the terms of his deal...and why it was the only colonial position unfilled when he took it. On a fairly routine scouting mission, Mickey7 goes missing and is presumed dead. By the time he returns to the colony base, surprisingly helped back by native life, Mickey7's fate has been sealed. There's a new clone, Mickey8, reporting for Expendable duties. The idea of duplicate Expendables is universally loathed, and if caught, they will likely be thrown into the recycler for protein. Mickey7 must keep his double a secret from the rest of the colony. Meanwhile, life on Niflheim is getting worse. The atmosphere is unsuitable for humans, food is in short supply, and terraforming is going poorly. The native species are growing curious about their new neighbors, and that curiosity has Commander Marshall very afraid. Ultimately, the survival of both lifeforms will come down to Mickey7. That is, if he can just keep from dying for good."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Sarah J. Daley
Description: Shade Nox is the only witch in a land of wizards -- a fiend, a rogue, a wanted criminal. Defying those who think her an abomination, Shade wears her tattoos openly and carries obsidian blades at her hips. For years, she has protected the outcast clans who wander the blighted Wastes, but the land is growing more unstable and her blades are no longer enough. To save her people, Shade vows to raise a Veil of protection -- a feat not accomplished in over a hundred years. But the magical Veils are said to belong to the Brotherhood church; if she succeeds in raising one, it will expose their lies. They swear to see her obliterated first. Treading a dangerous path where allies can be as deceitful as enemies, and where demons lurk in the shadows, Shade chases a vision which could lead to her people’s salvation...or her own destruction.
Call Number: FIC Dal
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Andrea Hairston
Description: "At the turn of the 20th century, minstrel shows transform into vaudeville, which slides into moving pictures. Hunkering together in dark theatres, diverse audiences marvel at flickering images. Redwood, an African American woman, and Aidan, a Seminole Irish man, journey from Georgia to Chicago, from haunted swampland to a "city of the future." They are gifted performers and hoodoo conjurors, struggling to call up the wondrous world they imagine, not just on stage and screen, but on city streets, in front parlors, in wounded hearts. The power of hoodoo is the power of the community that believes in its capacities to heal. Living in a system stacked against them, Redwood and Aidan's power and talent are torment and joy. Their search for a place to be who they want to be is an exhilarating, painful, magical adventure" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hai
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Kate Elliott
Description: "Fellion is a Lamplighter, able to provide illumination through magic. A group of rebel Monarchists free her from indentured servitude and take her on a journey to rescue trapped compatriots from an underground complex of mines. Along the way they get caught up in a conspiracy to kill the latest royal child and wipe out the Monarchist movement for good. But Fellion has more than just her Lamplighting skills up her sleeve..."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Nora Roberts
Description: "The world of magick and the world of man have long been estranged from one another. But some can walk between the two--including Breen Siobhan Kelly. She has just returned to Talamh, with her friend, Marco, who's dazzled and disoriented by this realm--a place filled with dragons and faeries and mermaids (but no WiFi, to his chagrin). In Talamh, Breen is not the ordinary young schoolteacher he knew her as. Here she is learning to embrace the powers of her true identity. Marco is welcomed kindly by her people--and by Keegan, leader of the Fey. Keegan has trained Breen as a warrior, and his yearning for her has grown along with his admiration of her strength and skills. But one member of Breen's bloodline is not there to embrace her. Her grandfather, the outcast god Odran, plots to destroy Talamh--and now all must unite to defeat his dark forces. There will be losses and sorrows, betrayal and bloodshed. But through it, Breen Siobhan Kelly will take the next step on the journey to becoming all that she was born to be" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Rob
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Kelly Braffet
Description: Judah the Foundling chose freedom over betrayal when she leaped from the top of the castle tower. Now she finds herself wandering an unknown forest, far from everything and everyone she loves. For the first time in her life, she's beyond the great Wall that surrounds Highfall castle; for the first time, she's alone. Away from the Seneschal, the power behind the throne; away from Nate Clare, the House Magus who was her teacher, friend, betrayer. Away from her foster brother, Gavin, with whom she has a mysterious bond that has kept them together--and kept her alive. But Judah isn't free. Fiercely sought by those who believe she holds the key to unlocking the power trapped in the world, she must learn to navigate the dangers of an unfamiliar place. She knows that somewhere, Gavin is in peril. To save him, she not only must learn to use the new power she discovers inside herself, she must survive.
Call Number: FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
John Birmingham
Description: "The Sturm, a group of "species purists" intent on destroying any human with genetic or cybernetic enhancements, returned from the far reaches of Dark Space to wage a war against humanity. Though their victory seemed inevitable, a small group of reluctant heroes managed to beat back the invading force. Now left with the remains of a crippled civilization, they must work together to rebuild--and to stand guard, in case those weren't the only enemies hiding in the dark"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Bir
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Mercedes Lackey
Description: Annie Oakley has always suspected there is something "uncanny" about herself, but has never been able to put a name to it. But when Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show goes on tour through Germany, Bill temporarily hires a new sharpshooter to be part of his "World Wide Congress of Rough Riders." As they travel and perform, Annie must use her newfound knowledge and rare skill to combat creatures of the night scattered across the countryside, who threaten both the performers and the locals. Annie's got her gun, and it's filled with silver bullets.-- Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
James Rollins, Nicola Barber
Description: A gifted student foretells an apocalypse. Her reward is a sentence of death. Fleeing into the unknown she is drawn into a team of outcasts. On the run, hunted by enemies old and new, they must learn to trust each other in order to survive in a world evolved in strange, beautiful, and deadly ways, and uncover ancient secrets that hold the key to their salvation.
Call Number: FIC Rol
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
Benjamin Percy
Description: The night the sky fell, Jack and Nora Abernathy’s daughter vanished in the woods. And Mia’s disappearance broke her parents’ already fragile marriage. Unable to solve her own daughter’s case, Nora lost herself in her work as a homicide detective. Jack became a shell of a man; his promising career as a biologist crumbling alongside the meteor strikes that altered weather patterns and caused a massive drought. It isn’t until five years later that the rains finally return to nourish Seattle. In this period of sudden growth, Jack uncovers evidence of a new parasitic fungus, while Nora investigates several brutal, ritualistic murders. Soon they will be drawn together by a horrifying connection between their discoveries--partnering to fight a deadly contagion as well as the government forces that know the truth about the fate of their daughter.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 11, 2022
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Reyna Grande
Description: The year is 1846. After the controversial annexation of Texas, the US Army marches south to provoke war with Mexico over the disputed Rio Grande boundary. Ximena Salomé Benítez y Catalán is a gifted Mexican healer who dreams of building a family with the man she loves on the coveted land she calls home. But when Texas Rangers storm her ranch and shoot her husband dead, her dreams are burned to ashes. Vowing to honor her husband's memory and defend her country, Ximena uses her healing skills as an army nurse on the frontlines of the ravaging war. Meanwhile, John Riley, an Irish immigrant in the Yankee army desperate to help his family escape the famine devastating his homeland, is sickened by the unjust war and the unspeakable atrocities against his countrymen by nativist officers. In a bold act of defiance, he swims across the Rio Grande and joins the Mexican Army -- a desertion punishable by execution. He forms the St. Patrick's Battalion, a band of Irish soldiers willing to fight to the death for Mexico's freedom. When Ximena and John meet, a dangerous attraction blooms between them. As the war intensifies, so does their passion. Swept up by forces with the power to change history, they fight not only for the fate of a nation but for their future together.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Description: "A groundbreaking historical novel from a heralded author that explores the seldom discussed Puerto Rican Atlantic Slave Trade. At a time when importing humans from Africa had been prohibited by the Spanish Crown, Pola and other slave women provide their master with babies who are immediately taken away and sold on the auction block. Her serial rapes by a number of men are routine and often provided entertainment for the master and his friends. Understandably she grows into an angry, distrustful and combative woman who lives life in survival mode at all times. After repeated attempts at escape and having been beaten almost to death, she is sent to a new plantation owner as payment of a gambling debt. Pola's life in the second plantation is much more bearable than her past experience. In this new hacienda, she is taken in by a supportive group of other enslaved black women. Within the confines of this enslaved community, she encounters a wide variety of people and situations that are new to her. Among the people she meets is a Chachita, a young woman who becomes a surrogate daughter to her, and Simón, a man who, amazingly, takes nothing from her and offers her a hand in friendship. Her physical and emotional wounds begin to heal as she finds more freedom of movement and emotional support than she has known since captivity. Ultimately, she begins to reconcile her brutal past with a more nurturing present in which she allows herself to trust and love again" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Karen Joy Fowler
Description: In 1822, a secret family moves into a secret cabin some thirty miles northeast of Baltimore, to farm, to hide, and to bear ten children over the course of the next sixteen years. Junius Booth--breadwinner, celebrated Shakespearean actor, and master of the house in more ways than one--is at once a mesmerizing talent and a man of terrifying instability. One by one the children arrive, as year by year, the country draws frighteningly closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war. As the tenor of the world shifts, the Booths emerge from their hidden lives to cement their place as one of the country's leading theatrical families. But behind the curtains of the many stages they have graced, multiple scandals, family triumphs, and criminal disasters begin to take their toll, and the solemn siblings of John Wilkes Booth are left to reckon with the truth behind the destructively specious promise of an early prophecy.
Call Number: FIC Fow
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
J. H. Gelernter
Description: "December 1803: A French invasion fleet is poised to cross the Channel and storm the beaches of southern England. One of Napoleon's top advisors--disaffected by the Corsican's tyranny--contacts the British naval intelligence service in hopes of defecting to London. His escape plan calls for a rendezvous at an international chess tournament in Frankfurt; a rare opportunity for him to travel outside France. Naval intelligence sends its top man and best chess player, Captain Thomas Grey, to orchestrate the advisor's escape to England. But Grey's mission changes dramatically when the defector demands that his pro-Napoleon daughter come with him--expecting Grey to act not just as escort, but kidnapper" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gel
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Rebecca Kauffman
Description: "The seven Shaw siblings have long been haunted by two early and profoundly consequential events. Told in turn back and forth over time, from the early twentieth century through the 1950s, each sibling relays their own version of the memories that surround both their mother's mysterious death and the circumstances leading up to and beyond one sister's scandalous teenage pregnancy. As they move into adulthood, the siblings assume various new roles: caretaker to their aging father, addict, enabler, academic, decorated veteran, widow, and mothers and fathers to the next generation. A family knot of entanglement, each sibling encounters divorce, drama, and death, while haunted by a mother who was never truly there. Through this lens, they all seek to not only understand how her death shaped their family, but also to illuminate the insoluble nature of the many familial experiences we all encounter--the concept of home, the tenacity that is a family's love, and the unexpected ways through which healing can occur" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kau
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Carole Lawrence
Description: "New York, 1880. Elizabeth van den Broek is the only female reporter at the Herald, the city's most popular newspaper. Then she and her bohemian friend Carlotta Ackerman find a woman's body wrapped like a mummy in a freshly dug hole in Central Park--the intended site of an obelisk called Cleopatra's Needle. The macabre discovery takes Elizabeth away from the society pages to follow an investigation into New York City's darkest shadows. When more bodies turn up, each tied to Egyptian lore, Elizabeth is onto a headline-making scoop more sinister than she could have imagined. Her reporting has readers spellbound, and each new clue implicates New York's richest and most powerful citizens. And a serial killer is watching every headline. Now a madman with an indecipherable motive is coming after Elizabeth and everyone she loves. She wants a good story? She may have to die to get it" --Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Law
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Jenny Tinghui Zhang
Description: "Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San Francisco brothel, to a shop tucked into the Idaho mountains, we follow Daiyu on a desperate quest to outrun the tragedy that chases her. As anti-Chinese sentiment sweeps across the country in a wave of unimaginable violence, Daiyu must draw on each of the selves she has been--including the ones she most wants to leave behind--in order to finally claim her own name and story" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Zha
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Joyce St. Anthony
Description: Irene Ingram has written for her father's newspaper, the Progress Herald, ever since she could grasp a pencil. Now she's editor in chief, which doesn't sit well with the men in the newsroom. But proving her journalistic bona fides is the least of Irene's worries when crime reporter Moe Bauer, on the heels of a hot tip, turns up dead at the foot of his cellar stairs. An accident? That's what Police Chief Walt Turner thinks, and Irene is inclined to agree until she finds the note Moe discreetly left on her desk. He was on to a big story, he wrote. The robbery she'd assigned him to cover at Markowicz Hardware turned out to be something far more devious. A Jewish store owner in a small, provincial town, Sam Markowicz received a terrifying message from a stranger. Moe suspected that Sam is being threatened not only for who he is...but for what he knows. Tenacious Irene senses there's more to the Markowicz story, which she is all but certain led to Moe's murder. When she's not filling up column inches with the usual small-town fare--locals in uniform, victory gardens, and scrap drives--she and her best friend, scrappy secretary Peggy Reardon, search for clues. If they can find the killer, it'll be a scoop to stop the presses. But if they can't, Irene and Peggy may face an all-too-literal deadline.
Call Number: FIC St. A
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Jeanne M. Dams
Description: June, 1925. Having been widowed in the First World War, Elizabeth Fairchild lives a quiet life at the home of her wealthy parents in genteel Oak Park village, Illinois. Although she does her best to avoid emotional entanglements, determined never to be hurt again, Elizabeth forms a close friendship with gentle Mr Anthony, who owns the local antiques store. But tragedy strikes when Mr Anthony is found stabbed to death in the alley behind his shop. Why would anyone murder a mild-mannered antiques dealer who simply loved beautiful things? A robbery gone wrong? A gangland execution? Or could it have something to do with the mysterious customer who bought a gold pocket watch from Mr Anthony on the day he died? When one of her father's oldest friends is accused of the crime, Elizabeth determines to expose the real killer. But her investigations soon attract unwelcome attention. With gangsters moving into the neighbourhood from nearby Chicago, Oak Park is no longer the safe haven it once was. Could Elizabeth be seriously out of her depth?
Call Number: FIC Dam
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Andrea Yaryura Clark
Description: "New York, 1998. Santiago Larrea, a wealthy Argentine diplomat, is holding court alongside his wife, Lila, and their daughter, Paloma, a college student and budding jewelry designer, at their annual summer polo match and soiree. All seems perfect in the Larreas' world until an unexpected party guest from Santiago's university days shakes his usually unflappable demeanor. The woman's cryptic comments spark Paloma's curiosity about her father's past, of which she knows little. When the family travels to Buenos Aires for Santiago's UN ambassadorial appointment, Paloma is determined to learn more about his life in the years leading up to the military dictatorship of 1976. With the help of a local university student, Franco Bonetti, an activist member of H.I.J.O.S -- a group whose members are the children of the Desaparecidos, or the "Disappeared," men and women who were forcibly disappeared by the state during Argentina's "Dirty War" -- Paloma unleashes a chain of events that not only leads her to question her family and her identity, but also puts her life in danger. On a Night of a Thousand Stars speaks to relationships, morality, and identity during a brutal period in Argentinian history, and the understanding -- and redemption -- people crave in the face of unspeakable tragedy" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Melissa Fu
Description: It is 1938 in China and, as a young wife, Meilin’s future is bright. But with the Japanese army approaching, Meilin and her four year old son, Renshu, are forced to flee their home. Relying on little but their wits and a beautifully illustrated hand scroll, filled with ancient fables that offer solace and wisdom, they must travel through a ravaged country, seeking refuge. Years later, Renshu has settled in America as Henry Dao. Though his daughter is desperate to understand her heritage, he refuses to talk about his childhood. How can he keep his family safe in this new land when the weight of his history threatens to drag them down? Yet how can Lily learn who she is if she can never know her family’s story?
Call Number: FIC Fu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Hans von Trotha, Elisabeth Lauffer
Description: "October 16, 1943, inside the Vatican as darkness descends upon Rome. Having been alerted to the Nazi plan to round up the city's Jewish population the next day, Monsignor F. dispatches an envoy to a nearby palazzo to bring Ludwig Pollak and his family to safety within the papal premises. But Pollak shows himself in no hurry to leave his home and accept the eleventh-hour offer of refuge. Pollak's visitor is obliged to take a seat and listen as he recounts his life story: how he studied archaeology in Prague, his passion for Italy and Goethe, how he became a renowned antiquities dealer and advisor to great collectors like J. P. Morgan and the Austro-Hungarian emperor after his own Jewishness barred him from an academic career, and finally his spectacular discovery of the missing arm from the majestic ancient sculpture of Laocon and his sons. Torn between hearing Pollak's spellbinding tale and the urgent mission to save the archaeologist from certain annihilation, the Vatican's anxious messenger presses him to make haste and depart. This stunning novel illuminates the chasm between civilization and barbarism by spotlighting a little-known figure devoted to knowledge and the power of artistic creation." -- Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Tro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
David R. Gillham
Description: 1955 in New York City: the city of instant coffee, bagels at Katz's Deli, ultra-modern TVs. But in the Perlman's walk-up in Chelsea, the past is as close as the present. Rachel came to Manhattan in a wave of displaced Jews who managed to survive the horrors of war. Her Uncle Fritz fleeing with her, Rachel hoped to find freedom from her pain in New York and in the arms of her new American husband, Aaron. But this child of Berlin and daughter of an artist cannot seem to outrun her guilt in the role of American housewife, not until she can shed the ghosts of her past. And when Uncle Fritz discovers, in a dreary midtown pawn shop, the most shocking portrait that her mother had ever painted, Rachel's memories begin to terrorize her, forcing her to face the choices she made to stay alive--choices that might be her undoing.
Call Number: FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Erika Robuck
Description: "Set across the European theater of WWII, Sisters of Night and Fog tells the story of two women whose clandestine deeds come to a staggering halt when they are brought together at Ravensbrück concentration camp. A striking reminder of how deeply we are all connected, which forces us to ask, "Could I have done what they did?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
James Runcie
Description: "In 1727, Stefan Silbermann is a grief-stricken thirteen-year-old, struggling with the death of his mother and his removal to a school in distant Leipzig. Despite his father's insistence that he try not to think of his mother too much, Stefan is haunted by her absence, and, to make matters worse, he's bullied by his new classmates. But when the school's cantor, Johann Sebastian Bach, takes notice of his new pupil's beautiful singing voice and draws him from the choir to be a soloist, Stefan's life is permanently changed. Over the course of the next several months, and under Bach's careful tutelage, Stefan's musical skill progresses, and he is allowed to work as a copyist for Bach's many musical compositions. But mainly, drawn into Bach's family life and away from the cruelty in the dorms and the lonely hours of his mourning, Stefan begins to feel at home. When another tragedy strikes, this time in the Bach family, Stefan bears witness to the depths of grief, the horrors of death, the solace of religion, and the beauty that can spring from even the most profound losses"--Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Run
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Aamina Ahmad
Description: "Not since childhood has Faraz returned to the Mohalla, Lahore's infamous walled inner city, where women still pass down the profession of courtesan to their daughters. But he still remembers the day he was abducted from the home he shared with his mother and sister there, at the direction of his powerful father, who wanted to give him a chance at a respectable life. Now Wajid, once more dictating his fate from afar, has sent Faraz back to Lahore, installing him as head of the Mohalla police station and charging him with a mission: to cover up the violent death of a young kanjari. It should be a simple assignment to carry out in a marginalized community, but for the first time in his career, Faraz finds himself unable to follow orders. As the city assails him with a jumble of memories, he cannot stop asking questions or chasing down the walled city's labyrinthine alleyways for the secrets--his family's and his own--that risk shattering his precariously constructed existence" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ahm
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Ann Parker
Description: "San Francisco music store owner Inez Stannert agrees to provide financial assistance to boardinghouse proprietor Moira Krause. When the common wall of the abandoned house adjoining Moira's is breached to expand her business, the corpse of a murdered man tumbles out, along with a worn canvas bag holding a fortune in gold coins. Then the locksmith who made the house's unbreakable locks is brutally slain, and the keys vanish. Inez and private detective Wolter de Bruijn set out to uncover the truth behind the killings" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Sheila (Sheila J.) Williams
Description: Born in West Africa in the mid-eighteenth century, Maryam Prescilla Grace--a.k.a "Momma Grace" will live a long, wondrous life marked by hardship, oppression, opportunity, and love. Though she will be "gifted" various names, her birth name is known to her alone. Over the course of 100-plus years, she survives capture, enslavement by several property owners, the Atlantic crossing when she is only eleven years of age, and a brief stint as a pirate's ward, acting as both a spy and a translator. Maryam learns midwifery from a Caribbean-born wise woman, whose "craft" combines curated techniques and medicines from African, Indigenous, and European women. Those midwifery skills allow her to sometimes transcend the racial and class barriers of her enslavement, as she walks the razor's edge trying to balance the lives and health of her own people with the cruel economic mandates of the slave holders, who view infants born in bondage not as flesh-and-blood children but as investment property. Throughout her triumphant and tumultuous life Maryam gains and loses her homeland, her family, her culture, her husband, her lovers, and her children. Yet as the decades pass, this tenacious woman never loses her sense of self.
Call Number: FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Philip Gray
Description: "The Great War has ended, but for Amy Vanneck there is no peace. Her fiancé, Edward Haslam, a lieutenant in the 7th Manchesters, is missing, presumed dead. Amy travels to the desolate battlefields of northern France to learn his fate and recover his body. She's warned that this open-air morgue is no place for a civilian, much less a woman, but Amy is willing to brave the barbed wire, the putrid water, and the rat-infested tunnels that dot the landscape. Her search is upended when she discovers the scene of a gruesome mass murder. What does it signify? Soon Amy begins to have suspicions that Edward might not be dead. Disquieting and yet compulsively readable, Two Storm Wood builds to an ending that is both thrilling and emotionally riveting"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Jenny Ashcroft
Description: "Rose Hamilton is in desperate need of a life change when she reads the want ad in the newspaper for a companion needed to escort a young orphaned child to Australia. There are so many reasons she should ignore the advertisement-- the war, those treacherous winter seas, her family, her fiance... but she can't help herself. Within weeks she is boarding an enormous convoy, already too attached to five-year-old Walter. Unfortunately, the cattle station home of Walter's family isn't anything like either of them were told to expect. Rose can't leave this little boy who she's grown to love until he is happy and settled, and she knows the key to this is Walter's wounded fighter pilot uncle. But how will she ever part with Walter? And what if he isn't the only reason she wants to stay?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
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Reyna Grande
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David R. Gillham
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J. H. Gelernter
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Sisters Of Night And Fog
Erika Robuck
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Chorus : A Novel
Rebecca Kauffman
FIC Kau
The Great Passion : A Novel
James Runcie
FIC Run
Cleopatra's Dagger
Carole Lawrence
FIC Law
The Return Of Faraz Ali
Aamina Ahmad
FIC Ahm
Four Treasures Of The Sky
Jenny Tinghui Zhang
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The Secret In The Wall
Ann Parker
FIC Par
Front Page Murder
Joyce St. Anthony
FIC St. A
Things Past Telling : A Novel
Sheila (Sheila J.) Williams
FIC Wil
Murder In The Park
Jeanne M. Dams
FIC Dam
Two Storm Wood : A Novel
Philip Gray
FIC Gra
On A Night Of A Thousand Stars
Andrea Yaryura Clark
FIC Cla
Under The Golden Sun : A Novel
Jenny Ashcroft
FIC Ash

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R. V. Raman
Description: An archeological team is excavating on the banks of the Betwa River near Jahnsi. A place where, legend has it, a couple forbidden to marry had run away to be together--forever cursing anyone who dares set foot on the island. When the head of the expedition defies the myth, the fallout is swift and deadly, the body found exactly as the ancient stories describe. Is the death a result of the ancient curse, or is it a down-to-earth case of murder? Detective Harith Athreya, an investigator with a vivid imagination, begins to uncover a mystery where the lines between past and present are blurred, reaping a harvest of evidence and motives--theft, plagiarism and a host of other crimes, showing that few of the archaeologists are what or who they appear to be. Will he be able to unravel the truth from legend before the curse strikes again?
Call Number: FIC Ram
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Jacqueline Winspear, Orlagh Cassidy
Description: Late September, 1942. Jo Hardy, a 22-year-old ferry pilot, is delivering a Spitfire to Biggin Hill Aerodrome when she realizes someone is shooting at her aircraft. When she returns to the location on foot, she finds an American serviceman in a barn, tied up and gagged. Jo hurries away, but can't shake the image of the serviceman from her mind. Several days later, when Jo recounts the story to several other women, she receives the news that Erica, another ferry pilot, flying the same route she had, has been killed in a crash near Kent. Erica's death is attributed to "pilot error," but Jo is convinced there is a link between her own experience and Erica's, and that of Jo's dead fiancé, who was killed over a year earlier under inexplicable circumstances in the same area. At the suggestion of an Australian colleague, Jo takes her suspicions to Maisie Dobbs, along with two pages of coded notes she found in the barn. If someone is trying to take down much-needed pilots, Maisie wants to find out why, and what happened to the bound American serviceman.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Naomi Hirahara
Description: "It's the middle of the pandemic and Hawai'i has been virtually closed to tourists. So when Leilani Santiago and her young sisters save a mysterious woman wearing a lei from drowning in Waimea Bay in Kaua'i, questions abound: who is she and where did she come from? The lei, which is made of mokihana berries, the official flower of Kaua'i, is traced back to Leilani's best friend, the very pregnant Courtney Kahuakai, and her family's flower business. While the woman is in a medically induced coma in a local hospital, Leilani languishes as her shave ice shack is temporarily shuttered due to the pandemic. Leilani becomes obsessed with the woman and even breaks into her Airbnb to discover her identity. She finds that the woman, a travel agent who has a Japanese passport, has information about a local attorney on the island, Garvin Washburne. When Washburne shoots and kills a hospital nurse who, armed with a machete, had trespassed into the attorney's home, Leilani is further drawn into this mystery. As residents protest the reopening of tourism, do Garvin and the travel agent from Japan represent the opposition? Soon the future of Leilani's family member is threatened and Leilani realizes the serious repercussions of her amateur investigation. The survival of Leilani, her family and friends will depend on her sense of ingenuity and the strength of her island community" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hir
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Ellen Crosby
Description: "In just over a week vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery and winemaker Quinn Santori will be married in a ceremony overlooking what should be acres of lush flowering grapevines. Instead they are confronted by an ugly swathe of slowly dying vines and a nursery owner who denies responsibility for selling the diseased plants. With neighboring vineyards facing the same problem, accusations fly and the ugly stand-off between supplier and growers looks set to escalate into open warfare. When Eve Kerr, a stunning blonde who works at the nursery, is found dead a few days later, everyone wonders if someone in the winemaking community went too far. What especially troubles Lucie is why Eve secretly arranged to meet Quinn on the day she was murdered -- and whether Lucie's soon-to-be husband knows something he's not telling her. Then a catastrophic storm blows through, destroying everything in its path. With no power, no phones, and no wedding venue, Lucie needs to find out who killed Eve and what her death had to do with Quinn" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Joanne Fluke
Description: "Embracing a sweet escape from her usual routine at The Cookie Jar, Hannah gets asked for her help in baking pastries at the local inn for a flashy fishing competition with big prizes and even bigger names. But the fun stops when she spots a runaway boat on the water and, on board, the lifeless body of the event's renowned celebrity spokesperson...Famed TV show host Sonny Bowman wasn't humble about his ability to reel in winning catches, and no one knew that better than his tragically overworked sidekick, Joey. Did Joey finally take bloody revenge on his pompous boss--or was Sonny killed by a jealous contestant?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Flu
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Sarah Graves
Description: "Jake and Ellie are taking a break from perfecting their chocolate pizza recipe to cater a housewarming party hosted by movie icon Ingrid Merryfield. Miss Merryfield is famous for her old-Hollywood glamour. Her new home, Cliff House, has a reputation too--for being haunted. But she isn't concerned, and some of her guests even try to summon a spirit during the party, using a Ouija board. What arrives instead is a freak autumn storm that downs an ancient tree, trapping everyone on the property and setting the stage for a killer's planned spree. Though Jake and Ellie don't intend to get stirred into the mix, there's no avoiding it--especially when they witness one of the guests being shoved over the very precipice that gave Cliff House its forbidding name. Jake and Ellie begin sifting through suspects and motives, a search that takes them from a long-lost family graveyard to a wise old herbalist's deceptively-sweet cottage and finally to Cliff House's overgrown gardens. Is there some ghostly presence involved--or a flesh-and-blood villain? And either way, can they ensure that they avoid meeting their very own, very permanent Hollywood ending?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Douglas J. Preston, Lincoln Child, Cynthia Farrell
Description: Lucas Tappan, a wealthy and eccentric billionaire and founder of Icarus Space Systems, approaches the Santa Fe Archaeological Institute with a proposal for an excavation, and a hefty donation. Hoping to bring welcome publicity to the privatized space travel industry, he wants to finance a careful, scientific archaeological excavation of the 1947 Roswell Incident site. The Institute agrees and Nora, much to her annoyance, is tasked with the job. Instead of the evidence of a crashed UFO, Nora's excavation immediately uncovers two unknown murder victims buried at the site. Because it's on federal land, the FBI is called in and Agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case. The discovery eventually opens up a pandora's box of mystery and atomic espionage, and a present-day menace that puts all their lives at grave risk.
Call Number: FIC Pre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Emmeline Duncan
Description: At Campathon, an annual eco-friendly festival held on a farm outside of Portland, fans celebrate the Pacific Northwest’s music scene in quintessential PDX style--with gourmet food carts, reusable utensils, and lots of coffee. How else to get through three days of nonstop entertainment? Sage has scored a coveted place for her Ground Rules coffee cart thanks to her new-ish boyfriend, Bax, who’s friendly with Maya, one of the musicians performing. The festivities begin with a stream of customers, friends, and acquaintances stopping by for Ground Rules’ world-class blends, expertly brewed by Sage and her newest barista. But there are tensions between Maya and her former bandmates, who are on the cusp of making it big, and with Ian, the band’s manager. When Sage stumbles upon Ian’s dead body in the nearby woods--his hand still clutching one of her coffee mugs--it’s clear that someone’s grudge boiled over into murder. Can Sage work out who’s responsible before another innocent life fades out, and the curtain falls on Campathon, and maybe her own future, for good?
Call Number: FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Will Thomas
Description: "London, 1893. Private Enquiry agent Cyrus Barker has just about seen it all--he's been attacked by assassins, his office has been bombed, and evil-doers have even nearly killed his dog. But never before has a potential client dropped dead in his office. When Roland Fitzhugh, Member of Parliment arrives to consult Barker and his partner Thomas Llewelyn, he falls to the floor, dead, upon entering. As they soon learn, he's been poisoned with a cyanide laced raspberry tart, and the adulterated tarts also take out an entire family in the East End. Labelled the Mad Pie Man by the press, Barker and Llewelyn are hired by former Prime Minister William Gladstone to find out who has targeted the House of Commons's newest member. But before they can even begin, they find themselves the latest target of this mad poisoner--with Barker's butler poisoned with digitalis and dozens of diabolic traps discovered at their home. On the run from their unseen adversary, Barker and Llewelyn must uncover the threads that connect these seemingly random acts and stop the killer before they and their closest friends and family become the latest casualties" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
W. H. Flint
Description: "New York, August 1896. A "hot wave" has settled on the city with no end in sight, leaving tempers short and the streets littered with dead horses felled by the heat. At Police Headquarters, the gruff, politically ambitious commissioner Theodore Roosevelt has been struggling to reform his notoriously corrupt department. Meanwhile, the yellow press is ready to pounce on the peccadilloes of the Four Hundred, the city's social elite--the better to sell papers with lurid stories and gossip or perhaps profit from a little blackmail on the side. When the body of Town Topics publisher William d'Alton Mann is found at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, any number of his ink-spattered victims may have a motive" -- Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Fli
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Maggie Blackburn
Description: Summer Merriweather's career as a Shakespeare professor hangs by a bookbinder's thread. Academic life at her Virginia university is a viper's pit, so Summer spends her summer in England, researching a scholarly paper that, with any luck, will finally get her published, impress the Dean, and save her job. But her English idyll ends when her mother, Hildy, shuffles off her mortal coil from an apparent heart attack. Returning to Brigid's Island, NC, for the funeral, Summer is impatient to settle the estate, sell her mom's embarrassingly romance-themed bookstore, Beach Reads, and go home. But as she drops by Beach Reads, Summer finds threatening notes addressed to Hildy: "Sell the bookstore or die." Clearly, something is rotten on Brigid's Island. What method is behind the madness? Was Hildy murdered? The police insist there's not enough evidence to launch a murder investigation. Instead, Summer and her Aunt Agatha screw their courage to the sticking place and start sleuthing, with the help of Hildy's beloved book club. But there are more suspects on Brigid's Island than are dreamt of in the Bard's darkest philosophizing. And if Summer can't find the villain, the town will be littered with a Shakespearean tragedy's worth of corpses--including her own.
Call Number: LP FIC Bla
Format: Large Print
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Gary Phillips
Description: "Los Angeles, 1963: African American Korean War veteran Harry Ingram earns a living as a news photographer and occasional process server: chasing police radio calls and dodging baseball bats. With racial tensions running high on the eve of Martin Luther King's Freedom Rally, Ingram risks ending up one of the victims at every crime scene he photographs. When Ingram hears a call over the police scanner to the scene of a deadly automobile accident, he recognizes the vehicle described as belonging to his good friend and old army buddy, the white jazz trumpeter Ben Kingslow, with whom he'd only just reconnected. The LAPD declares the car crash an accident, but when Ingram develops his photos there are signs of foul play. Ingram feels no choice but to play detective, even if it means putting his own life on the line. Armed with his wits, his camera, and occasionally his Colt .45, Harry Ingram plunges head-first into the seamier underbelly of LA society, tangling with racists, leftists, blackmailers, gangsters, zealots and lovers, all in the hope of finding something resembling justice for a friend" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Samantha Jayne Allen
Description: "Annie McIntyre has a love/hate relationship with Garnett, Texas. Recently graduated from college and home waitressing, lacking not in ambition but certainly in direction, Annie is lured into the family business--a private investigation firm--by her supposed-to-be-retired grandfather, Leroy, despite the rest of the clan's misgivings. When a waitress at the café goes missing, Annie and Leroy begin an investigation that leads them down rural routes and haunted byways, to noxious-smelling oil fields and to the glowing neon of local honky-tonks. As Annie works to uncover the truth she finds herself identifying with the victim in increasing, unsettling ways, and realizes she must confront her own past-failed romances, a disturbing experience she'd rather forget, and the trick mirror of nostalgia itself--if she wants to survive this homecoming" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC All
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Cora Harrison
Description: "March, 1859. After the 'Great Stink' of the previous summer when Parliament was overwhelmed by the stench of sewage from the River Thames, and with cholera running rife throughout the city, Charles Dickens has a new enthusiasm. Having formed a firm friendship with Joseph Bazalgette, he is assisting the ambitious young engineer in his efforts to find a solution to London's pollution problem. Dickens' friend and fellow writer Wilkie Collins meanwhile is distracted by thoughts of his pretty new housekeeper and her charming daughter. But what does he really know of his new employee's past -- and just who -- or what -- is making her so frightened? During an exhibition to showcase London's top engineers' plans to solve the sewage issue, proceedings are disrupted by a high-pitched, agonised scream -- and the discovery of a blood-soaked body; the result -- it would appear -- of a terrible accident. Dickens however is convinced of foul play, and once again he and Wilkie Collins set about uncovering the shocking truth" --Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Trish Esden
Description: After her mother is sent to prison for art forgery, Edie Brown returns to Northern Vermont to rebuild her family’s fine art and antiques business. She’s certain she can do it now that her mother is gone. After all, butting heads with her mom over bad business practices was what drove Edie away three years ago, including a screwup that landed Edie on probation for selling stolen property. When Edie scores a job appraising a waterfowl decoy collection at a hoarder’s farmhouse, she’s determined to take advantage of the situation to rebuild the business’s tarnished reputation and dwindling coffers. In lieu of payment, Edie intends to cherry-pick an exceptional decoy carved by the client’s renowned Quebecoise folk artist ancestors. Only the tables turn when the collection vanishes. Accused of the theft, Edie’s terrified that the fallout will destroy the business and land her in prison next to her mom. Desperate, she digs into the underbelly of the local antiques and art world. When Edie uncovers a possible link between the decoy theft and a deadly robbery at a Quebec museum, she longs to ask her ex-probation officer, and ex-lover, for help. But she suspects his recent interest in rekindling their romance may hide a darker motive. With the help of her eccentric uncle Tuck and Kala, their enigmatic new employee, Edie must risk all she holds dear to expose the thieves and recover the decoys before the FBI’s Art Crime Team or the ruthless thieves themselves catch up with her.
Call Number: FIC Esd
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Dolores Gordon-Smith
Description: Jack Haldean's weekend entertainment at the country estate of Birchen Bower is cut short by the discovery of a body, mauled to death as if by a wild animal. Birchen Bower has a long and colourful history, and is rumoured to be haunted. Refusing to believe the wild tales of man-eating beasts prowling the grounds, Jack sets out to uncover the truth.
Call Number: FIC Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Frederick Weisel
Description: Annie has fallen out of the habit of listening to her husband. She and Paul have been married for a long time; it's easy to nod as he drones on, responding to his voice while completely ignoring every word he says. That becomes a problem, of course, when Paul disappears and the police have questions. Was Paul having issues at work? Is there any reason to think he might harm himself? Annie doesn't know. But someone does. An unsettling photo found amongst Paul's things turns the investigation toward his job as a middle school teacher and a troubled girl who is hiding secrets of her own. But what exactly happened to Paul on the day he left for work and never made it to the classroom? Is his disappearance related to a local heroin trafficking operation? As Eddie Mahler and the members of the Santa Rosa Violent Crime Investigations Team rush to find the teacher, they discover the members of his family have hidden lives of their own, and that Paul may not have been running away but toward something that could ruin his career and marriage--and even cost his life.
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Stacie Murphy
Description: "Three months after her harrowing experience on Blackwell's Island, Amelia is doing her best to come to terms with her new abilities to commune with the spirit world. The last thing she wants to do is hunt for another killer through the streets of Gilded Age New York. But when she and Jonas discover the body--and spirit--of a young girl whose kidnapping has electrified the city, Amelia's resolve wavers. It breaks entirely when a fifteen-year old boy--the son of one of the club's Black waiters and his Irish immigrant wife--is accused of the crime. With the city in an uproar and an ambitious reporter watching their every move, Amelia and her brother Jonas set out to discover the truth. And they have to do it quickly: in five days, the boy will be transferred to the brutal Sing Sing prison to await trial. For such a notorious suspect, it's as good as a death sentence. But all the evidence seems to point to the boy's guilt. Worse, the murdered child wasn't the first: there have been at least five other victims. As tensions rise throughout the city, the boy's family is subjected to an escalating campaign of violence and intimidation, culminating in the firebombing of their home. In the chaotic aftermath, Amelia taps into her special talents to search for the clues that will unmask the killer" --Jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
Gigi Pandian
Description: "After a disastrous accident derails Tempest Raj's career, and life, she heads back to her childhood home in California to comfort herself with her grandfather's Indian home-cooked meals. Though she resists, every day brings her closer to the inevitable: working for her father's company. Secret Staircase Construction specializes in bringing the magic of childhood to all by transforming clients' homes with sliding bookcases, intricate locks, backyard treehouses, and hidden reading nooks. When Tempest visits her dad's latest renovation project, her former stage double is discovered dead inside a wall that's supposedly been sealed for more than a century. Fearing she was the intended victim, it's up to Tempest to solve this seemingly impossible crime. But as she delves further into the mystery, Tempest can't help but wonder if the Raj family curse that's plagued her family for generations--something she used to swear didn't exist--has finally come for her" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
E. J. Copperman
Description: When abrasive Hollywood director Robert Reeves is accused of murdering a stuntman, lawyer Sandy Moss reluctantly accepts the case. Robert might be an egotistical liar, but something tells Sandy he's innocent. At least this time, her charismatic, adorable and oh so annoying movie star boyfriend Patrick McNabb isn't involved. He isn't, right?
Call Number: FIC Cop
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2022
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Elizabeth Everett
Description: "How do you solve the Perfect Equation? Add one sharp-tongued mathematician to an aloof, handsome nobleman. Divide by conflicting loyalties and multiply by a daring group of women hell-bent on conducting their scientific experiments. The solution is a romance that will break every rule. Six years ago, Letitia Fenley made a mistake, and she's lived with the consequences ever since. Readying herself to compete for the prestigious Rosewood Prize for Mathematics, she is suddenly asked to take on another responsibility-managing Athena's Retreat, a secret haven for England's women scientists. Having spent the last six years on her own, Letty doesn't want the offers of friendship from other club members and most certainly doesn't need help from the insufferably attractive Lord Greycliff. Lord William Hughes, the Viscount Greycliff cannot afford to make any mistakes. His lifelong dream of becoming the director of a powerful clandestine agency is within his grasp. Tasked with helping Letty safeguard Athena's Retreat, Grey is positive that he can control the antics of the various scientists as well as manage the tiny mathematician-despite their historic animosity and simmering tension. As Grey and Letty are forced to work together, their mutual dislike turns to admiration and eventually to something...magnetic. When faced with the possibility that Athena's Retreat will close forever, they must make a choice. Will Grey turn down a chance to change history, or can Letty get to the root of the problem and prove that love is the ultimate answer?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Anna Harrington
Description: Schoolmistress Olivia Everett must trust the notorious rake Alexander Sinclair after her brother is kidnapped under suspicion of joining a group attempting to bring down the monarchy.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Sharon C. Cooper
Description: "I am beautiful. I am confident. I am lovable. I am a lottery winner. This is the mantra that will get Dreamy Daniels through each day until she makes it big. So what if she lives in a seedy part of Los Angeles in a house that's one earthquake away from crumbling, or works an unfulfilling secretarial job while struggling to finish her bachelor's degree? All Dreamy needs to do is win the lottery, which she's been entering in as a weekly tradition with her grandfather. When she catches the attention of her boss's potential investor, Dreamy has to remind herself to focus on her career goals so she can be her own boss. Who cares if he has the social grace of the Duke of Sussex and the suaveness of Idris Elba? No distractions allowed. Growing up with a father who is an A-list actor and a socialite mother, venture capitalist Karter Redford lives in the world of the rich and famous. Instead of attending movie premieres, however, he prefers spending his time helping the less fortunate, backing start-up companies and investing in cutting edge ideas. Karter is used to his life revolving around work, but when he decides he wants someone to share it with, he falls for someone his mother would never approve of: hilarious, quirky Dreamy, who has goals of her own...but also isn't a wealthy, upper-crust socialite. Though it's clear they're from different worlds, their relationship might just be his greatest investment yet" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Nisha Sharma
Description: "Kareena dreams of having a perfect love story ... That's why on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, she's decided to ... enter the dating arena ... Prem doesn't have time for romance, which is why it's no surprise when his first meeting with Kareena goes awry. Their second encounter is worse when their on-air debate about love goes viral. Now Prem's largest community center donor is backing out because Prem's reputation as a heart-health expert is at risk. To get back in his donor's good graces, he needs to fix his image fast, and dating Kareena is his only option"-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Chandra Blumberg
Description: Alisha Blake creates delectable desserts for her grandfather's restaurant in rural Illinois... but dreams about opening a cookie shop in Chicago. When a dinosaur bone turns up in her grandparents' backyard, paleontologist Quentin Harris is hoping that the fossil will distract him from a recent painful breakup. Sparks fly... but Alisha is scared to fall in love. And Quentin is trying to make a name for himself in a competitive field. Will the two be able to put old bones aside, and focus on the future? -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Barb Curtis
Description: "Just when recently evicted yoga instructor Faith Rotolo thinks her luck has run out, she inherits a historic mansion in quaint Sapphire Springs. Though Faith never imagined putting roots down anywhere, small-town life is growing on her, as is her fixer-upper house. If only her handsome new contractor, Rob Milan, would stop spoiling her daydreams with the realities of a major rehab...and his generally grouchy vibes. A single dad of two, Rob doesn't have much time for fantasy wish-list ideas his clients can't afford. Then again, Faith's creative energy might be exactly what he needs right now" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Cur
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Ashley Winstead
Description: "Lee Stone is a twenty-first-century woman: she kicks butt at her job as a communications director at a women-run electric car company (that's better than Tesla, thank you) and after work she is "Stoner," drinking guys under the table and never letting any of them get too comfortable in her bed... That's because Lee's learned one big lesson: never trust men. After four major heartbreaks set her straight, from her father cheating on her mom all the way to Ben Laderman in grad school--who wasn't actually cheating, but she could have sworn he was, so she reciprocated in kind. Then Ben shows up five years later, working as a policy expert for the most liberal governor in Texas history, just as Lee is trying to get a clean energy bill rolling. Things get complicated--and competitive as Lee and Ben are forced to work together. Tension builds just as old sparks reignite, fanning the flames for a romantic dustup the size of Texas" --Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Elissa Sussman
Description: "Twentysomething writer Chani Horowitz is stuck. While her former MFA classmates are nabbing book deals, she's in the trenches writing puff pieces. Then she's hired to write a profile of movie star Gabe Parker. The Gabe Parker--her forever celebrity crush, the object of her fantasies, the background photo on her phone--who's also just been cast as the new James Bond. It's terrifying and thrilling all at once ... yet if she can keep her cool and nail the piece, it could be a huge win. Gabe will get good press, and her career will skyrocket. But what comes next proves to be life-changing in ways Chani never saw coming, as the interview turns into a whirlwind weekend that has the tabloids buzzing. Ten years later, after a brutal divorce and a heavy dose of therapy, Chani is back in Los Angeles, laser-focused on one thing: her work. But she's still spent the better part of the last decade getting asked about her deeply personal Gabe Parker profile at every turn. No matter what new essay collection or viral editorial she's promoting, it always comes back to Gabe. So when his PR team requests that they reunite for a second interview, she wants to say no. She wants to pretend that she's forgotten about the time they spent together, years ago. But the truth is that those seventy-two hours are still crystal clear, etched in her memory. And so...she says yes" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sus
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Hudson Lin
Description: "As an operating partner at Jade Harbour, Raymond Chao prides himself in fixing even the most disastrous of portfolio companies--no matter the cost. While his colleagues might not always like his methods, they love his results. But his latest business partner isn't cooperating, and what's worse, Raymond's underhanded tactics have landed him in hot water with the law. Elvin Goh has been Raymond's assistant for years, and he's been in love with the charming, ruthless playboy for just as long. There's very little that Elvin won't do--or hasn't done--for Raymond. Impossible crush aside, it's his job. But this time, even Elvin can't see a way out. When long nights in the office lead to whispered confessions and a newfound intimacy, it seems like a dream come true--for both of them. But with the prospect of failure on the horizon, can this dream team beat the odds and come out the victors in the office and in their hearts?" -- Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Lin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Tessa Bailey, Lauren Sweet
Description: King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he's a guaranteed good time, in bed and out, and that's exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger.
Call Number: FIC Bai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Kosoko Jackson
Description: "It's been months since aspiring journalist Kian Andrews has heard from his ex-boyfriend, Hudson Rivers, but an urgent text has them meeting up at a café. Maybe Hudson wants to profusely apologize for the breakup. Or confess his undying love. . . . But no, Hudson has a favor to ask-- he wants Kian to pretend to be his boyfriend while his parents are in town, and Kian reluctantly agrees. The dinner doesn't go exactly as planned, and suddenly Kian is Hudson's plus one to Georgia's wedding of the season. Hudson comes from a wealthy family where reputation is everything, and he really can't afford another mistake. If Kian goes, he'll help Hudson preserve appearances and get the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the biggest names in media. This could be the big career break Kian needs. But their fake relationship is starting to feel like it might be more than a means to an end, and it's time for both men to fact-check their feelings"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Kate Spencer
Description: "When Franny meets Hayes, it's the opposite of a meet-cute-she's just been laid off, and her dress is caught in the subway doors. As if her day could get any worse, the flimsy fabric rips, and she's left in the hipster equivalent of a hospital gown. Hayes is the stuffy suit who offers to give Franny his coat-- alongside an unwelcome zing of attraction. He may have saved her from showing her butt to (more of) the city, but that one act is his only redeeming quality. Franny is eager to forget the whole embarrassing encounter. But thanks to a fellow rider liveblogging the whole incident, Franny and Hayes are NYC's new favorite love story with their very own hashtag: #subwaybaes. While Franny is quick to dismiss Hayes as just another rich guy, whose nicest assets are hanging in his closet, she's forced to re-evaluate her opinion when their paths keep crossing. Both are desperate to move past their fifteen minutes of fame-enough so for the one-time "subway baes" to form a grudging alliance. But the more time they (reluctantly) spend together, the more Franny begins to wonder if the line between love and hate is just a subway stop away..."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Farah Heron
Description: "For Kamila Hussain, life is good. She's got plenty of friends, a doting father, and her dog has more Instagram followers than most reality stars. But when she notices her longtime friend Rohan is spending much more time with another woman, Kamila wonders for the first time if a little self-improvement might be in order. First step: take her weekly Bollywood viewing parties to levels unreached, improving on the food, décor and guest list. Next, secure a prestigious event-planning role that will help further her own career. But it suddenly seems like the more she tries to plan, the more things are starting to unravel. She'd always assumed that Rohan never saw beyond her matching dog sweaters and color-coordinated kitchen appliances. But is it possible Rohan always thought Kamila was more than enough, just the way that she was?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Abby Jimenez, Julia Whelan, Zachary Webber
Description: After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who's ten years younger than her and as casual as they come, the complete opposite of sophisticated city-girl Alexis. And yet their chemistry is undeniable. With so many differences between them, how can Alexis possibly choose between her world and his?
Call Number: FIC Jim
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Sonya Singh
Description: "Manny Dogra is the beautiful young CEO of Breakup, a highly successful company that helps people manage their relationship breakups. As preoccupied as she is with her business, she's also planning her wedding to handsome architect Adam Jamieson while dealing with the loss of her beloved parents. For reasons Manny has never understood, her mother and father, who were both born in India, always wanted her to become an "All-American" girl. So that's what she did. She knows next to nothing about her South Asian heritage, and that's never been a problem--until her parents are no longer around, and an image of Manny that's been Photoshopped to make her skin look more white appears on a major magazine cover. Suddenly, the woman who built an empire encouraging people to be true to themselves is having her own identity crisis. But when an irritating client named Sammy Patel approaches Manny with an odd breakup request, the perfect solution presents itself: If they both agree to certain terms, he'll give her a crash course in being "Indian" at his brother's wedding. What follows is days of dancing and dal, masala and mehndi as Manny meets the lovable, if endlessly interfering, aunties and uncles of the Patel family, and, along the way, discovers much more than she could ever have anticipated" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Annabeth Albert
Description: Navy chief Calder Euler loves to win big. His latest score? A remote mountain cabin. Checking it out is supposed to be a quick trip, but Calder's luck abruptly turns when a freak injury and a freakier snowstorm leave him stranded. Oh, and the cabin isn't empty. A silver fox caring for two young girls claims that the property is his, but Calder's paperwork says otherwise.
Call Number: FIC Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Jen Comfort
Description: Astronaut Regina “Reggie” Hayes wants to be the first woman on the moon--it’s all she’s ever dreamed of. But after a PR disaster, Reggie is off the list for a lunar mission. To rehabilitate her reputation with NASA, she agrees to a different kind of assignment: astronaut “training” with a Hollywood action hero. Jon Leo is a charmer. With credits that include an underperforming sitcom and a campy action flick called Space Dude, his upcoming role in a prestigious movie could prove he’s a star. But Jon isn’t just big muscles and an otherworldly smile--he’s also a total space nerd. He’s pumped about his own personal space camp...until he meets ice-cold Reggie. Although Reggie and Jon are polar opposites, their mutual attraction is undeniable, and it only takes a few weeks in close quarters for them to give in to its magnetic force. Jon is set on convincing Reggie this is a match made in the heavens, but her future is in space, and his is among stars of the Hollywood kind. The odds of successfully launching a real relationship outside the confines of the training base are anything but optimal. Reggie, content with keeping things casual, is forced by a sudden turn of events to confront the possibility of losing Jon forever. Now, she’ll do whatever it takes to win both the man and the moon.
Call Number: FIC Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
D. M. (Diana) Quincy
Description: London's most renowned mapmaker is a woman...but nobody knows it. If anyone discovers that Rose Fleming is the power and talent behind the family business, the scandal could ruin them. Rose's secret is tested by the arrival of a handsome new footman who shows far too much interest in his new mistress. Rose battles an intense attraction to the enigmatic servant, but maintaining a proper distance isn't easy when you and temptation live under the same roof. Few have met the reclusive half-Arab Marquess of Brandon, who is rumored to live with a harem of beauties among his mother's people near Jerusalem. Brandon couldn't care less what society thinks of him, or that his fellow peers are disdainful of his common blood, but he won't stand for being robbed. That's why he's disguised himself as a footman in the home of a respected mapmaker who cheated Brandon out of his land. But the nobleman's plans for retribution are complicated by his growing attraction for the secretive lady of the house. When Brandon uncovers the shocking truth about Rose's role in his stolen birthright, can a love born of deception really conquer all?
Call Number: FIC Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Beth O'Leary
Description: "Siobhan is a quick-tempered life coach with way too much on her plate. Jane is a soft-spoken volunteer for the local charity shop with zero sense of self-worth. Miranda is a tree surgeon used to being treated as just one of the guys on the job. These three women are strangers who have only one thing in common: They've all been stood up on the same day, the very worst day to be stood up--Valentine's Day. And, unbeknownst to them, they've all been stood up by the same man. Once they've each forgiven him for standing them up, they let him back into their lives and are in serious danger of falling in love with a man who may have not just one or two but three women on the go. Is there more to him than meets the eye? And will they each untangle the truth before they all get their hearts broken?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC OLe
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
Trish Doller
Description: "Rachel Beck has hit a brick wall. She's a single mom, still living at home and trying to keep a dying relationship alive. Aside from her daughter, the one bright light in Rachel's life is her job as the night reservations manager at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach -- until the night she is fired for something she didn't do. On impulse, Rachel inquires about a management position at a brewery hotel on an island in Lake Erie called Kelleys Island. When she's offered the job, Rachel packs up her daughter and makes the cross country move. What she finds on Kelleys Island is Mason, a handsome, moody man who knows everything about brewing beer and nothing about running a hotel. Especially one that's barely more than foundation and studs. It's not the job Rachel was looking for, but Mason offers her a chance to help build a hotel -- and rebuild her own life -- from the ground up" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2022
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A Perfect Equation
Elizabeth Everett
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I'm So (Not) Over You
Kosoko Jackson
FIC Jac
A Relentless Rake
Anna Harrington
FIC Har
In A New York Minute
Kate Spencer
FIC Spe
Business Not As Usual
Sharon C. Cooper
FIC Coo
Kamila Knows Best
Farah Heron
FIC Her
Dating Dr. Dil : A Novel
Nisha Sharma
FIC Sha
Part Of Your World
Abby Jimenez, Julia Whelan, Zachary Webber
FIC Jim
Digging Up Love
Chandra Blumberg
FIC Blu
Sari, Not Sari : A Novel
Sonya Singh
FIC Sin
Falling For You
Barb Curtis
FIC Cur
Sink Or Swim
Annabeth Albert
FIC Alb
Fool Me Once
Ashley Winstead
FIC Win
The Astronaut And The Star
Jen Comfort
FIC Com
Funny You Should Ask : A Novel
Elissa Sussman
FIC Sus
The Marquess Makes His Move
D. M. (Diana) Quincy
FIC Qui
Going Public
Hudson Lin
FIC Lin
The No-show
Beth O'Leary
FIC OLe
Hook, Line, And Sinker : A Novel
Tessa Bailey, Lauren Sweet
FIC Bai
The Suite Spot
Trish Doller
FIC Dol

Time Travel

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


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

Urban Fiction

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

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

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Looking for a new way to read? Give Graphic Novels a try!

Graphic Novels are books where the story is told through the pictures as well as the text. You won't find Manga titles (Japanese graphic novels) on this list but you will find mystery, history, horror, adventure, even some adaptations of classic literature!


Brian Fies
Description: Early on the morning of Monday, October 9, 2017, wildfires burned through Northern California, resulting in 44 fatalities. In addition, 8,900 structures, including 6,200 homes, were destroyed. One of those homes belonged to Brian Fies and his family. In the days that followed, Fies hastily pulled together a firsthand account of his experience in a twenty-page online comic, entitled A Fire Story, that went viral ... Less than a year after the fire, Brian Fies expanded his webcomic into a full-length graphic novel, including environmental insight and the stories of others affected by the disaster.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 363.379 Fie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 21, 2020
Kelsey Wroten
Description: "Kelsey Wroten's Cannonball fires the reader straight into the messy life of Caroline Bertram: aspiring writer, queer, art school graduate, near alcoholic, and self proclaimed tortured genius. Wroten tells the story of an artist struggling with the arrival of adulthood and the Sisyphean task of artistic fulfillment. Stunningly drawn in a classic style, with big truths and biting wit, Wroten's debut graphic novel is Art School Confidential for the Tumblr generation" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Wro
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Box Brown
Description: Child Star is a fictional documentary-style graphic novel about how growing up in the spotlight robs young actors of a true childhood.--Amazon.com
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
1962- author Seth
Description: "Twenty years in the making, Clyde Fans peels back the optimism of mid-twentieth century capitalism. Legendary Canadian cartoonist Seth lovingly shows the rituals, hopes, and delusions of a middle-class that has long ceased to exist in North America--garrulous men in wool suits extolling the virtues of the wares to taciturn shopkeepers with an eye on the door. Much like the myth of an ever-growing economy, the Clyde Fans family unit is a fraud--the patriarch has abandoned the business to mismatched sons, one who strives to keep the business afloat and the other who retreats into the arms of the remaining parent. Abe and Simon Matchcard are brothers, the second generation struggling to save their archaic family business of selling oscillating fans in a world switching to air-conditioning. At the center of Clyde Fans’s center is Simon, who flirts with becoming a salesman as a last-ditch effort to leave the protective walls of the family home but is ultimately unable to escape Abe’s critical voice in his head. As the business crumbles, so does any remaining relationship between the brothers, both of whom choose very different life paths but still end up utterly unhappy" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Set
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Josh Frank, Salvador Dalí, Tim Heidecker, Manuela Pertega
Description: Giraffes on Horseback Salad was a Marx Brothers film written by modern art icon Salvador Dali, who'd befriended Harpo. Rejected by MGM, the script was thought lost forever. But author Josh Frank found it, and with comedian Tim Heidecker and Spanish comics creator Manuela Pertega, he's re-created the film as a graphic novel in all its gorgeous full-color, cinematic, surreal glory. In the story, a businessman named Jimmy (played by Harpo) is drawn to the mysterious Surrealist Woman, whose very presence changes humdrum reality into Dali-esque fantasy. With the help of Groucho and Chico, Jimmy seeks to join her fantastical world--but forces of normalcy threaten to end their romance. Includes new Marx Brothers songs and antics, plus the real-world story behind the historic collaboration.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, Nelson (Comic book artist) Daniel, Vic Malhotra
Description: "Joe Hill is the creative force behind this collection of graphic novels that showcase the world-building and bone-chilling talents of the famed Locke & Key co-creator. This collection includes: The Cape (2010) and The Cape 1969 (2011), Thumbprint (2013), Kodiak (2010), and Wraith (2014)."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Elisa Macellari, Edward Fortes
Description: "In 1960s America, Kusama is a symbol of free love and peace. She fights a constant battle with her mental health, but finds salvation in art. From her childhood in rural Japan through her radical happenings in New York to her groundbreaking international installations, this vivid graphic novel documents the incredible journey of a remarkable icon."--Back cover.
Call Number: 709.2 Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
Caitlin Major, Kelly Bastow
Description: "With Manfried the Man as his muse, affable tomcat Steve Catson is finally realizing his dream of becoming a cartoonist. And he's dating Henrietta, a chat noir with a heart of gold. But when a literal fat cat threatens to close down the Catlanta Man Shelter, where stray men get adopted by loving cats, both Steve and Manfried are forced to leave their comfort zone. Steve has to turn lazy Manfried into a prize-winning champion to save the shelter, while Manfried must cope with his new roommate, a young stray man named Garfield." -- Book jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Maj
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Damian Duffy, John Jennings, Nalo Hopkinson, Octavia E Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the sower Butler
Description: In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.
Call Number: FIC Duf
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Elisa Macellari, Carla Roncalli di Montorio
Description: "The debut graphic novel from Thai-Italian illustrator Elisa Macellari, Papaya Salad tells the story of her great-uncle Sompong who found himself in Europe on military scholarship on the eve of World War II. A gentle and resolute man in love with books and languages, in search of his place in the world, Sompong chronicles his life during the war and falling for his wife, finding humor and joy even as the world changes irrevocably around him"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mac
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Chun-ho Pong
Description: "In hundreds of mesmerizing illustrations, PARASITE: A Graphic Novel in Storyboards is a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of one of the best films in years and a brand-new way to experience a global phenomenon. Drawn by Bong Joon Ho himself before the filming of the Palme d'Or Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated film, these illustrations, accompanied by every line of dialog in the movie, capture the story in its entirety. Director Bong has also provided a foreword which takes the reader even deeper into the creative process which gave rise to the stunning cinematic achievement of PARASITE. Director Bong's illustrations share the illuminating power of his writing and directing. The result is a gorgeous, riveting read and a fresh look at the vertiginous delights and surprises of Bong Joon Ho's deeply affecting, genre-defying story" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Pon
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Ted Fox, James Otis Smith, Ted Fox
Description: "Writer Ted Fox and artist James Otis Smith bring to life Harlem's legendary theater in this graphic novel adaptation of Fox's definitive, critically acclaimed history of the Apollo. Since its inception as an African-American theater in 1934, the Apollo, and the thousands of entertainers who performed there, have led the way in the presentation of swing, bebop, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, soul, funk and hip-hop-along with the latest in dance and comedy. The Apollo has nurtured and featured thousands of artists, many of whom have become legends. The beauty they have given the world-their art-transcends the hatred, ignorance, and intolerance that often made their lives difficult. Today, the Apollo enjoys an almost mythical status. With its breathtaking art, this graphic novel adaptation of Showtime at the Apollo brings to life the theater's legendary significance in music history, African American history, and to the culture of New York City."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: 792.0974 Fox
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, 1971- illustrator Monteys, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-five Vonnegut
Description: "An American classic and one of the world's seminal antiwar books, Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is faithfully presented in graphic novel form for the first time from writer Ryan North and Albert Monteys. Listen: Billy Pilgrim has...read Kilgore Trout... opened a successful optometry business... built a loving family... witnessed the firebombing of Dresden... traveled to the planet Tralfamadore... met Kurt Vonnegut... come unstuck in time. Billy Pilgrim's journey is at once a farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war where children are placed on the frontlines and die (so it goes), and a moving examination of what it means to be fallibly human."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Von
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Daniel D. Maurer, Spencer Amundson
Description: Sobriety: A Graphic Novel offers an inside look to recovery from the perspectives of five Twelve Step group members, each with a unique set of addictions, philosophies, struggles, and successes while working the Steps. Larry, an "old-timer" in recovery circles, believes in the powerful, rich traditions of the Big Book in helping people reinvent themselves. Alex is a Londoner of African descent, gay and an atheist who decided to go to treatment in the States when his Ecstasy and heroin addictions landed him in the hospital. Debby, a single mother in her twenties, is on her third round of treatment. A dreamer, she's finally owned up to being an addict and wants to live a sober life, but hasn't quite grasped how much work that's going to take. At nineteen, Matt is what some might call a "tough case" with meth his drug of choice. He's deeply lonely but has developed a tough outer shell for protection. Hannah was adopted as a baby and grew to be a smart, high-achiever. Now a college freshman, her rebellious side has taken over, her grades are suffering, and she also struggles with bulimia. The fact that they are all seeking help for addiction is the one thing that ties them together. But their approaches to recovery are as diverse as their backgrounds. As their stories unfold through their interactions as a Twelve Step group, we gain an intimate look at the challenges faced by those in recovery--and at the boundless power of working the Steps in helping people find strength in one another as they reach for a clean-and-sober life. --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 362.292 Mau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
David Walker, Marcus Kwame Anderson
Description: "A bold and fascinating graphic novel history of the Black Panther Party"-- Provided by publisher."Founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a radical political organization that stood in defiant contrast to the mainstream civil rights movement. This gripping illustrated history explores the impact and significance of the Panthers, from their social, educational, and healthcare programs that were designed to uplift the Black community to their battle against police brutality through citizen patrols and frequent clashes with the FBI, which targeted the Party from its outset. Using dramatic comic book-style retellings and illustrated profiles of key figures, The Black Panther Party captures the major events, people, and actions of the Party, as well as their cultural and political influence and enduring legacy."--book jacket.
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2021
Evan Dahm, 1978- editor Spike, Andrea Purcell, Matt Sheridan
Description: "A graphic novel retelling of Jesus Christ's descent into Hell between the crucifixion and resurrection"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, Rebecca (Comic book artist) Kirby, James (Illustrator) Fenner, Roxane. Short stories. Selections (We are the sacrifice of darkness) Gay
Description: "Follow the journey of two young adults, Joshua and Claire, each individually shaped by the day the sky went dark, but drawn to each other because of it. Coming of age in this new landscape, they will be forced to confront and challenge notions of identity, guilt, and survival as the darkness grows around them. When fear threatens to envelop all hope they have left, the two discover that love, family, and finding the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any, will guide their way forward."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gay
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Auraelien Ducoudray, Jeff Pourquiae
Description: "An exploration, in graphic novel form, of the French psychiatric clinic La Chesnaie. Illustrates the supportive environment where patients and caregivers participate equally in the day-to-day operations of the clinic"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Aaron Mahnke, Delilah S. Dawson, Piotr Kowalski
Description: "Meet the Duke of Wellington--one of England's most decorated military heroes and, unknown to most, her most daring monster hunter. After receiving a letter from an old flame, the Duke of Wellington heads to the countryside to investigate a series of disturbing crimes--a mysterious murder, a missing child, and a vicious black dog roaming the hills. Featuring an amazing cast of characters and calling upon centuries of supernatural myths, folktales, and lore this thrilling graphic novel reveals the secrets behind one of history's most illustrious figures" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
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A Fire Story
Brian Fies
363.379 Fie
Parasite : A Graphic Novel In Storyboards
Chun-ho Pong
FIC Pon
Cannon Ball
Kelsey Wroten
FIC Wro
Showtime At The Apollo : The Epic Tale Of Harlem's Legendary Theater
Ted Fox, James Otis Smith, Ted Fox
792.0974 Fox
Child Star
Box Brown
FIC Bro
Slaughterhouse-five : Or The Children's Crusade : A Duty-dance With Death
Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, 1971- illustrator Monteys, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-five Vonnegut
FIC Von
Clyde Fans : A Picture Novel In Five Parts
1962- author Seth
FIC Set
Sobriety : A Graphic Novel
Daniel D. Maurer, Spencer Amundson
362.292 Mau
Giraffes On Horseback Salad : The Strangest Movie Never Made! ; Starring The Marx Brothers, Screenplay By Salvador Dalí
Josh Frank, Salvador Dalí, Tim Heidecker, Manuela Pertega
FIC Fra
The Black Panther Party : A Graphic Novel History
David Walker, Marcus Kwame Anderson
Joe Hill : The Graphic Novel Collection
Joe Hill, Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, Nelson (Comic book artist) Daniel, Vic Malhotra
FIC Hil
The Harrowing Of Hell
Evan Dahm, 1978- editor Spike, Andrea Purcell, Matt Sheridan
FIC Dah
Kusama : The Graphic Novel
Elisa Macellari, Edward Fortes
709.2 Mac
The Sacrifice Of Darkness
Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, Rebecca (Comic book artist) Kirby, James (Illustrator) Fenner, Roxane. Short stories. Selections (We are the sacrifice of darkness) Gay
FIC Gay
Manfried Saves The Day : A Graphic Novel
Caitlin Major, Kelly Bastow
FIC Maj
The Third Population
Auraelien Ducoudray, Jeff Pourquiae
Octavia E. Butler's Parable Of The Sower
Damian Duffy, John Jennings, Nalo Hopkinson, Octavia E Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the sower Butler
FIC Duf
Wellington
Aaron Mahnke, Delilah S. Dawson, Piotr Kowalski
FIC Mah
Papaya Salad
Elisa Macellari, Carla Roncalli di Montorio
FIC Mac