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Bestselling Fiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


Ann Patchett
Description: One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another.
Call Number: FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
Description: An 800-year-old treasure. an ancient cypher wheel. a brutal murder. and a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his. Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have gone on impossible missions before and faced many perils, but never have they faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world, and at its end will be either one of the most glorious finds in history--or certain death.
Call Number: FIC Cus
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Carl Hiaasen
Description: When Lane Coolman's car is rear-ended on the road to the Florida Keys, this accident is no accident. Behind the wheel of the offending car is Merry Mansfield-the eponymous Razor Girl, so named for her eye-popping twist on an otherwise unexciting scam. But this is only the beginning of a series of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiassen has ever set loose on the page.
Call Number: FIC Hia
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Colson Whitehead
Description: A slave girl heads toward freedom on the network, envisioned as actual tracks and tunnels.
Call Number: FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 15, 2016
Ruth Ware
Description: Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo's stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for--and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo's desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
Call Number: FIC War
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 1, 2016
Craig Johnson
Description: In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming - the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower - to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident.
Call Number: FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Ian McEwan
Description: Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers.
Call Number: FIC McE
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
J. D. Robb
Description: The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park's ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer. Eve's husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources--and genius--at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two--one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we're all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil.
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Jonathan Safran Foer
Description: Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the very meaning of home--and the fundamental question of how much life one can bear.
Call Number: FIC ordered 071416
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Amor Towles
Description: "When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tow
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 19, 2016
Louise Penny
Description: When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning. #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel.
Call Number: FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2016
Danielle Steel
Description: Everybody reads Danielle Steel! Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with a powerful and dramatic novel that once again confirms her reputation as America's favorite storyteller"-- Provided by publisher."A 38-year-old American interior designer based in London and her independent-minded 74-year-old architect mother; a British investment banker in New York to see his ex-wife and young children; a resident ER doctor who experienced Hurricane Sandy when she was a medical student; two young men, 21-year-old NYU students; their friends; and others are thrust together when a major hurricane descends upon New York City and wreaks unimaginable chaos and devastation. Yet through the darkness, these characters form unlikely new friendships and together, manage to find hope and revitalization.
Call Number: FIC ordered 030316
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2016
Reed Farrel Coleman
Description: All is quiet in Paradise, except for a spate of innocuous vandalism. Good thing, too, because Jesse Stone is preoccupied with the women in his life, both past and present. As his ex-wife, Jenn, is about to marry a Dallas real-estate tycoon, Jesse isn't too sure his relationship with former FBI agent Diana Evans is built to last. But those concerns get put on the back burner when a major Boston crime boss is brutally murdered. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Jesse suspects it's the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has caused trouble for Jesse in the past. Peepers has long promised revenge against the Mob, Jesse, and Suit for their roles in foiling one of his hits--and against Jenn as well. And though Jesse and Jenn have long parted ways, Jesse still feels responsible for her safety. Jesse and Diana head to Dallas for the wedding and, along with the tycoon's security team, try to stop Peepers before the bill comes due. With Peepers toying with the authorities as to when and where he'll strike, Jesse is up against the wall. Still, there's a debt to pay and blood to be spilled to satisfy it. But whose blood, and just how much?
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Anthony Doerr
Description: Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris and is blind by age six. Her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, so she can memorize it and navigate the real streets. When the Germans occupy Paris, they flee to Saint-Malo on the coast. In Germany, Werner grows up enchanted by a crude radio he finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, which wins him a place with the Hitler Youth. Werner travels throughout Europe, and finally to Saint-Malo, where his meets Marie Laure
Call Number: FIC Doe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 2, 2014
Liane Moriarty
Description: Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there's anything they can count on, it's each other. Clementine and Erika are each other's oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don't hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid's larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won't stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can't stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn't gone?
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 8, 2016
Nathan Hill
Description: An epic novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his search to uncover the secrets of her life leads him to reclaim his own.
Call Number: FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2016
Kristin Hannah
Description: "Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions"--Provided by publisher
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2016
Shari Lapeña
Description: Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all--a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family--a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist.
Call Number: FIC ordered 072116
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 12, 2016
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
Description: The finale of the Schools of Dune trilogy continues the origin stories of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the human-computer Mentats, and the Spacing Guild Navigators as well as the battle for the future of the human race.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Alan Moore
Description: In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district's narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrolcolored puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them.
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 26, 2016
Ann Patchett
FIC Pat
Louise Penny
FIC Pen
Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
FIC Cus
Danielle Steel
FIC ordered 030316
Carl Hiaasen
FIC Hia
Reed Farrel Coleman
FIC Col
Colson Whitehead
FIC Whi
Anthony Doerr
FIC Doe
Ruth Ware
FIC War
Liane Moriarty
FIC Mor
Craig Johnson
FIC Joh
Nathan Hill
FIC Hil
Ian McEwan
FIC McE
Kristin Hannah
FIC Han
J. D. Robb
FIC Rob
Shari Lapeña
FIC ordered 072116
Jonathan Safran Foer
FIC ordered 071416
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
FIC Her
Amor Towles
FIC Tow
Alan Moore
FIC Moo