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Joshua Moehling
Description: "When misguided teenagers Jesse Crawford and Jenny Wheeler are forced to rob Emmett Brown to escape impossible circumstances, what starts as a home invasion quickly turns into a nightmare for the teens. What Jesse and Jenny don't know is that although Emmett is now old, severely obese, and in chronic pain, Emmett was responsible for the kidnapping and deaths of two young women almost twenty years ago, crimes that have never been solved. So Emmett is quick to turn the tables, blurring the lines between predator, prey, and protector. Ben Packard, a sheriff's deputy and former Minneapolis cop who fled the Twin Cities after his boyfriend was killed in the line of duty, is leading the investigation into the missing teens with a keen sense of urgency because Jenny is his cousin's daughter. Ben's been living like a monk in the small town of Sandy Lake for almost two years, battling to keep his private life private while moving up the ranks of the sheriff's department. But the more he works this case, the more he's forced to unveil his own secrets, and in turn the dark pasts of the people he's sworn to serve" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Moe
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2022
Aue
Becky Manawatu
Description: "Aue" 1. (verb) to cry, howl, groan, wail, bawl. 2. (interjection) expression of astonishment or distress. Taukiri was born into sorrow. Aue can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father's. It spills out of the gang violence that killed his father and sent his mother into hiding, and the shame he feels about abandoning his eight-year-old brother to a violent home. But Taukiri's brother, Arama, is braver than he looks, and he has a friend, and his friend has a dog, and the three of them together might just be strong enough to turn back the tide of sadness.
Call Number: FIC Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2022
Alexandra Lapierre, Tina A. Kover
Description: New York in the 1900s. A young girl fascinated by rare books defies all odds and becomes the director of one of the country's most prestigious private libraries. It belongs to the magnate J.P. Morgan, darling of the international aristocracy and one of the city's richest men. Flamboyant, brilliant, beautiful, Belle is among New York society's most sought after intellectuals. She also hides a secret. Although she looks white, she is African American, the daughter of a famous Black activist who sees her desire to hide her origins as the consummate betrayal. Torn between history's ineluctable imperatives and the freedom to belong to the society of her choosing, Belle's drama, which plays out in a violently racist America, is one that resonates forcefully, and illuminatingly even today.
Call Number: FIC Lap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2022
Aaron Foley
Description: "After a devastating layoff and sudden breakup, Dominick Gibson flees his life in NYC to try and get back on track in his hometown of Detroit. His one objective--exit the dating pool ASAP and get married by thirty-five. The deadline's approaching fast. Dominick reunites with his best friend, Troy, and meets Remy, a successful real estate agent who's got relationship problems of his own. And when a high-stakes deal threatens to blow up their friendship, the three men have to learn how to navigate life's pitfalls as well as a city that's changing overnight" --Book cover.
Call Number: FIC Fol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2022
Allegra Hyde
Description: "Willa Marks has spent her whole life choosing hope. She chooses hope over her parents' paranoid conspiracy theories, over her dead-end job at a donut shop, over the rising ocean levels. And when she meets Sylvia Gill, renowned Harvard professor, she feels sure she's found the justification of that hope. Sylvia is the woman-in-black, an avenging warrior, the only person smart and sharp enough to wake up the world and force it to take action. But when Sylvia betrays her, Willa fears she has lost hope forever. And then she finds a book in Sylvia's library: a guide to fighting climate change called Living the Solution. Inspired by its message and with nothing to lose, Willa flies down to the island of Eleutheria in the Bahamas to join the author and his group of ecowarriors at Camp Hope. Upon arrival, things are not what she expected. The crew's leader, author Roy Adams, is missing, and the camp's public launch is delayed. With time running out, Willa will stop at nothing to realize Camp Hope's mission--but at what cost?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hyd
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2022
David Santos Donaldson
Description: In 1919, Mohammed el Adl, the young Egyptian lover of British author E. M. Forster, spent six months in a jail cell. A century later, Kip Starling has locked himself in his Brooklyn basement study with a pistol and twenty-one gallons of Poland Spring to write Mohammed’s story. Kip has only three weeks until his publisher’s deadline to immerse himself in the mind of Mohammed who, like Kip, is Black, queer--an Other. The similarities don't end there. Both of their lives have been deeply affected by their confrontations with Whiteness, homophobia, their upper crust education, and their white romantic partners. As Kip immerses himself in his writing, Mohammed’s story--and then Mohammed himself--begins to speak to him, and his life becomes a Proustian portal into Kip's own memories and psyche. Greenland conjures two distinct yet overlapping worlds where the past mirrors the present, and the artist’s journey transforms into a quest for truth that offers a world of possibility.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2022
James Tynion, Tate Brombal, Chris Shehan, Werther Dell'Edera, Miquel Muerto
Description: "Dive deeper into the world of Something is Killing the Children -- discover the inner workings of the House of Slaughter in this new horror series exploring the secret history of the Order that forged Erica Slaughter into the monster hunter she is today. You know Aaron Slaughter as Erica's handler and rival. But before he donned the black mask, Aaron was a teenager training within the House of Slaughter. Surviving within the school is tough enough, but it gets even more complicated when Aaron falls for a mysterious boy destined to be his competition" --Publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tyn
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 5, 2022
Anne Heltzel
Description: "The last time Maeve saw her cousin was the night she escaped the cult they were raised in. For the past two decades, Maeve has worked hard to build a normal life in New York City, where she keeps everything--and everyone--at a safe distance. When Andrea suddenly reappears, Maeve regains the only true friend she's ever had. Soon she's spending more time at Andrea's remote Catskills estate than in her own cramped apartment. Maeve doesn't even mind that her cousin's wealthy work friends clearly disapprove of her single lifestyle. After all, Andrea has made her fortune in the fertility industry--baby fever comes with the territory. The more Maeve immerses herself in Andrea's world, the more disconnected she feels from her life back in the city; and the cousins' increasing attachment triggers memories Maeve has fought hard to bury. But confronting the terrors of her childhood may be the only way for Maeve to transcend the nightmare still to come" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hel
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2022
Gengoroh Tagame, Anne Ishii
Description: "Set in contemporary suburban Japan, Our Colors is the story of Sora Itoda: a sixteen-year-old aspiring painter who experiences his world in synaesthetic hues of blues and reds, and is governed by the emotional turbulence of being a teenager. He wants to live honestly as a young gay man in high school, but that is still not acceptable in Japanese society. His best friend and childhood confidante is Nao, a young woman whom everyone thinks is (or should be) his girlfriend; and it would be the easiest thing to play along--she knows he is gay but knows, too, how difficult it is to live one's truth in his situation. Sora's world changes forever when he meets Mr. Amamiya, a middle-aged gentleman who is the owner and proprietor of a local coffee shop, and who is completely, unapologetically out as a gay man. A mentorship and platonic friendship ensues, as Sora comes out to him and agrees to paint a mural in the shop, and Mr. Amamiya counsels him about how to deal with who he is. But it won't be easy. Mr. Amamiya paid a high price for his freedom of identity, and when a figure from his past suddenly appears, the situation becomes a vivid example of just how complicated life can be" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2022
Joy Avery
Description: Baker extraordinaire Rylee Harris has a recipe for everything--except love. It’s been five years since she lost her husband, but romance is still a struggle for Rylee. In her small hamlet of Honey Hill, North Carolina, Rylee knows she’ll be the talk of the town when she finds someone new. To ease her mother’s worries about her love life, Rylee impulsively invents a fake relationship with the only man who’s caught her eye: the town sheriff, Canten Barnes. It’s supposed to be a secret, but secrets don’t last long in Honey Hill. One bit of gossip leads to another, and soon the whole town thinks Rylee and Canten are an item. As Rylee and Canten embark on a make-believe relationship to save face, they slowly realize that their feelings for each other aren’t fake at all. Can Rylee and Canten keep the charade going--or will the town’s prized baker and respected lawman take a real chance on love?
Call Number: FIC Ave
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2022
Saara El-Arifi
Description: "Sylah dreams of days growing up in the resistance, being told she would spark a revolution that would free the Empire from the red-blooded ruling classes' tyranny. That spark was extinguished the day she watched her family murdered before her eyes. Anoor has been told she's nothing, no one, a disappointment by the only person who matters: her mother, the most powerful ruler in the Empire. But dust always rises in a storm. Hassa moves through the world unseen by upper classes, so she knows what it means to be invisible. But invisibility has its uses: It can hide the most dangerous of secrets, secrets that can reignite a revolution. As the Empire begins a set of trials of combat and skill designed to find its new leaders, the stage is set for blood to flow, power to shift, and cities to burn" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC El-A
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2022
Madeline Kay Sneed
Description: Emmy is West Texas through and through: she loves the land, she loves her hometown, she loves football, both professional and her town's high school team, the 'Stangs. She also knows she's a lesbian, and in her Southern Baptist evangelical community, that's going to be an issue, both for Emmy and her amicably separated parents, Lucy and Steve. After a disastrous conversation with her dad, Emmy meets Cameron, a whip-smart grad student from Massachusetts with bright eyes and a cute undercut who hates everything Texas. But Texas is in Emmy's blood. Can she build a future with someone who can't accept the things that make Emmy who she is? Steve Quinn has just been offered his dream job as head coach of the struggling 'Stangs. The board's CEO tells him he shouldn't accept the position if he's got any skeletons in his closet. Steve is still wrestling with Emmy's coming out: he just can't reconcile it with his faith. How can God ask him to choose between his dreams and his own daughter?
Call Number: FIC Sne
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2022
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Description: "'I am Rani Jindan, Mother of the Khalsa. That is my identity. That is my fate.' Daughter of the royal kennel keeper, the beautiful Jindan Kaur went on to become Maharaja Ranjit Singh's youngest and last queen; his favourite. She became regent when her son Dalip, barely six years old, unexpectedly inherited the throne. Sharp-eyed, stubborn, passionate, and dedicated to protecting her son's heritage, Jindan distrusted the British and fought hard to keep them from annexing Punjab. Defying tradition, she stepped out of the zenana, cast aside the veil and conducted state business in public. Addressing her Khalsa troops herself, she inspired her men in two wars against the 'firangs'. Her power and influence were so formidable that the British, fearing an uprising, robbed the rebel queen of everything she had, including her son. She was imprisoned and exiled. But that did not crush her indomitable will. An exquisite love story of a king and a commoner, a cautionary tale about loyalty and betrayal, and a powerful parable of the indestructible bond between mother and child, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's novel brings alive one of the most fearless women of the nineteenth century" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Div
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 13, 2022
Paraic O'Donnell
Description: "In the dead of night, shots ring out over the grounds of a sprawling English estate. The world-weary butler Eustace recognizes the gunman--his longtime employer, Mr. Crowe--and knows he must think and act quickly. Who is the man lying dead on the lawn? Who is the woman in his company? Can he clean up his master's mess like he always has before? Or will this bring a new kind of reckoning? Mr. Crowe was once famed for his gifts--unaccountable gifts, known only to the members of a secretive order. Protected and privileged, he was courted by countesses and great men of letters. But he has long since retreated from that glittering world, living alone but for Eustace and Clara, his mysterious young ward. He has been content to live quietly, his great library gathering dust and his once magnificent gardens growing wild. He has left the past behind. Until now. Because there are rules, even for Mr. Crowe and his kind, that cannot be broken. And this single night of passion and violence will have consequences, stirring shadows from the past and threatening those in his care. He and the faithful Eustace will be tested as never before. So too will Clara, whose own extraordinary gifts remain hidden, even from herself. If she is to save them all, she must learn to use them quickly and unlock the secret of who she is. It is a secret beyond imagining. A secret that will change everything" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ODo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 20, 2022
Maya Deane
Description: "Achilles has fled her home and her vicious Myrmidon clan to live as a woman with the kallai, the transgender priestesses of Great Mother Aphrodite. When Odysseus comes to recruit the "prince" Achilles for a war against the Hittites, she prepares to die rather than fight as a man. However, her divine mother, Athena, intervenes, transforming her body into the woman's body she always longed for, and promises her everything: glory, power, fame, victory in war, and, most importantly, a child born of her own body. Reunited with her beloved cousin, Patroklos, and his brilliant wife, the sorceress Meryapi, Achilles sets out to war with a vengeance. But the gods--a dysfunctional family of abusive immortals that have glutted on human sacrifices for centuries--have woven ancient schemes more blood-soaked and nightmarish than Achilles can imagine. At the center of it all is the cruel, immortal Helen, who sees Achilles as a worthy enemy after millennia of ennui and emptiness. In love with her newfound nemesis, Helen sets out to destroy everything and everyone Achilles cherishes, seeking a battle to the death" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 27, 2022
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And There He Kept Her
Joshua Moehling
FIC Moe
Our Colors
Gengoroh Tagame, Anne Ishii
FIC Tag
Aue
Becky Manawatu
FIC Man
Sweeter Than Honey
Joy Avery
FIC Ave
Belle Greene
Alexandra Lapierre, Tina A. Kover
FIC Lap
The Final Strife : A Novel
Saara El-Arifi
FIC El-A
Boys Come First
Aaron Foley
FIC Fol
The Golden Season
Madeline Kay Sneed
FIC Sne
Eleutheria
Allegra Hyde
FIC Hyd
The Last Queen
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
FIC Div
Greenland : A Novel
David Santos Donaldson
FIC San
The Maker Of Swans
Paraic O'Donnell
FIC ODo
House Of Slaughter. Vol. 1, The Butcher's Mark
James Tynion, Tate Brombal, Chris Shehan, Werther Dell'Edera, Miquel Muerto
FIC Tyn
Wrath Goddess Sing
Maya Deane
FIC Dea
Just Like Mother
Anne Heltzel
FIC Hel