New Arrivals · All Fiction

October 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Loop

October 17, 2014
Akins, Karen.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
viii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
Error-prone Bree Bennis, sixteen, will lose her scholarship if she can't pass Quantum Paradox 101, and things don't look good after she inadvertently brings a twenty-first century boy back with her, then enlists his help in discovering who's attacking time travelers in the twenty-third century.

Tell me again how a crush should feel

October 17, 2014
Farizan, Sara.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2014.
296 pages ; 19 cm
High school junior Leila's Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates at Armstead Academy, and if word got out that she liked girls life would be twice as hard, but when a new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual, so she struggles to sort out her growing feelings by confiding in her old friends.

How it went down

October 17, 2014
Magoon, Kekla, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
326 pages ; 21 cm
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

Desert god : a novel of ancient Egypt

October 17, 2014
Smith, Wilbur A.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
425 pages : map ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers.
Taita the fusspot slave, spiritual wiseman and advisor to the Pharaoh is caught in a maelstrom of passion and danger in his efforts to destroy the Hyksos army by forming a dubious alliance with Crete.

Beware the wild

October 17, 2014
Parker, Natalie C.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, [2014]
330 pages ; 22 cm
A teenaged girl and her boyfriend must find her older brother after he wanders into their town's swamp and a mysterious girl appears in his place.

Snowfall : a Days of redemption Christmas novella

October 17, 2014
Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.
New York : Avon Inspire, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
222 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes reader's extras.
"Ruth Stutzman is a wonderful caregiver--but she has no experience with [children]. Laid off from her job at a retirement home due to budget cuts, she's relieved to find work--even if it means temporarily watching widower Martin Rodes' brood of six. Martin has done the best he can since his wife's passing, but he and the children need help. Their house, once full of laughter and light, has been darkened by sadness. Soon after Ruth arrives, the children are drawn to her warmth and gentleness, and so is Martin, even though he feels it's wrong"-- Provided by publisher.

Seventh grave and no body

October 17, 2014
Jones, Darynda, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
viii, 322 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Jacket.
"Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there's that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she's ever known about him"-- Provided by publisher.

The remedy for love : a novel

October 17, 2014
Roorbach, Bill.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
311 pages ; 22 cm
They're calling for the "Storm of the Century," and in western Maine, that means something. So Eric closes his law office early and heads to the grocery store. But when an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in line comes up short on cash, a kind of old-school charity takes hold of his heart--twenty bucks and a ride home; that's the least he can do. Trouble is, Danielle doesn't really have a home. She's squatting in a cabin deep in the woods: no electricity, no plumbing, no heat. Eric, with troubles--and secrets--of his own, tries to walk away but finds he can't. She'll need food, water, and firewood, and that's just to get her through the storm: there's a whole long winter ahead. Resigned to help, fending off her violent mistrust of him, he gets her set up, departs with relief, and climbs back to the road, but--winds howling, snow mounting--he finds his car missing, phone inside. In desperation, he returns to the cabin. Danielle's terrified, then merely enraged. And as the storm intensifies, these two lost souls are forced to ride it out together.

The nightingale before Christmas : a Meg Langslow mystery

October 17, 2014
Andrews, Donna.
©2014
vi, 295 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house--each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated to the hilt by a different decorator for the public to tour. Of course, Mother insists that Meg pitch in with the organization, and she finds herself surrounded by flamboyant personalities with massive egos clashing and feeling their professional reputations are at stake. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfortunate designer turns up dead--making Mother a prime suspect. Can Meg catch the real killer in time to save Mother the indignity of arrest? The brilliantly funny and talented Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. Cozies make excellent stocking-stuffers, and Nightingale Before Christmas is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into the holidays for the legions of fans hungry for another Christmas book featuring Meg Langslow. Donna has won many awards for this very popular series, and continues to come up with new hilarious adventures for her endearing heroine. The novel is full of superb screwball comedy as well as Donna's trademark crisp plotting, not to mention bushels of holiday cheer--it wouldn't be the most wonderful time of the year without it."-- Provided by publisher.

The Tudor Vendetta

October 17, 2014
Gortner, C. W., author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
292 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, and arch-rival, Robert Dudley. A poison attempt on Elizabeth soon overshadows her coronation, but before Brendan can investigate, Elizabeth summons him in private to dispatch him on a far more confidential mission: to find her favored lady in waiting, Lady Parry, who has disappeared during a visit to her family manor in Yorkshire. Upon his arrival at the desolate sea-side manor where Lady Parry was last seen, he encounters a strange, impoverished family beset by grief, as well as mounting evidence that they hide a secret from him. The mystery surrounding Lady Parry deepens as Brendan begins to realize there is far more going on at the manor than meets the eye, but the closer he gets to the heart of the mystery in Vaughn Hall, the more he learns that in his zeal to uncover the truth, he could be precipitating Elizabeth's destruction. From the intrigue-laden passages of Whitehall to a foreboding Catholic manor and the deadly underworld of London, Brendan must race against time to unravel a vendetta that will strike at the very core of his world--a vendetta that could expose a buried past and betray everything he has fought for, including his loyalty to his queen"-- Provided by publisher.

The four corners of Palermo

October 17, 2014
Di Piazza, Giuseppe, author.
New York : Other Press, [2014]
231 pages ; 22 cm
Palermo in the 1980s. Fourteen hours from any place in what one might call the civilized world, a city of great beauty but torn by the second great Mafia gang wars. A perfect place for a young crime reporter to get his start. As our crime reporter looks back on his own youth, he lyrically retells four tragic stories that marked him: a Mafioso who refused to become a professional killer; a model whom he loved and couldn't save; a father who succumbed to hatred and jealousy; and a daughter in search of her lost honor. In The Four Corners of Palermo, Giuseppe Di Piazza brilliantly evokes the smell of blood and gunpowder, the averted gazes of a city in lock-down, and the forced hilarity of young people growing up in a Mafia reign of terror who, surrounded by death on all sides, affirm their humanity in each other's arms and beds.

Bathing the Lion

October 17, 2014
Carroll, Jonathan, 1949-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
280 pages ; 24 cm
"In Jonathan Carroll's surreal masterpiece, Bathing the Lion, five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. Some of these people know each other; some don't. When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time "mechanics," a kind of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe and clean up the messes made both by sentient beings and the utterly fearsome yet inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls through, wreaking mayhem wherever it touches down--a kind of infinitely powerful, merciless tornado. Because the job of a mechanic is grueling and exhausting, after a certain period all of them are retired and sent to different parts of the cosmos to live out their days as "civilians." Their memories are wiped clean and new identities are created for them that fit the places they go to live out their natural lives to the end. For the first time all retired mechanics are being brought back to duty: Chaos has a new plan, and it's not looking good for mankind.."-- Provided by publisher.

Fish tails : a novel

October 17, 2014
Tepper, Sheri S., author.
New York, NY : Harper Voyager, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
708 pages ; 24 cm
In Fish Tails, two of Sheri S. Tepper's beloved characters--Abasio and Xulai (A Plague of Angels and The Waters Rising)--and their children travel from village to village scattered across the sparsely populated land of Tingawa. They are searching for others who might be interested in adopting their sea-dwelling lifestyle. Along their journey they encounter strange visitors from the far off world of Lom, characters from Tepper's nine-book True Game series of novels--Mavin Manyshaped, Jinian Star-eye, and Silkhands the Healer--all of whom have been gathered up by an interfering, time-traveling, rule-breaking do-gooder to do one last good deed on earth before its metamorphosis is complete. For the waters are rising and will soon engulf the entire planet, transforming it utterly and irrevocably.

Rowdy

October 17, 2014
Crownover, Jay.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
viii, 400 pages ; 21 cm
"The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances. After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol' boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn't going to let himself trust a woman again. But that's before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who's suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned. Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun--a world of unhappiness she couldn't wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who'd been head over heels in love with her little sister.Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly--until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good"-- Provided by publisher.

The pierced heart : a novel

October 17, 2014
Shepherd, Lynn, 1964-
New York : Delacorte Press, [2014]
238 pages ; 25 cm

The woman who borrowed memories : selected stories

October 17, 2014
Jansson, Tove.
New York : New York Review Books, 2014.
xi, 283 pages ; 21 cm.

Losing in Gainesville : a novel

October 17, 2014
Costello, Brian, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Curbside Splendor Publishing, 2014.
525 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Fourteen stories : none of them are yours : a novel

October 17, 2014
Goebel, Luke B., 1980-
Tuscaloosa : FC2, 2014.
167 pages ; 22 cm

Real Santa

October 17, 2014
Hazelgrove, William Elliott, 1959- author.
Virginia Beach, VA : Köehler Books, [2014]
235 pages ; 24 cm
George Kronenfeldt is an unemployed engineer with one shot to keep his daughter;s belief in Santa intact. When Megan tells him the only way she will believe in Santa is if she can videotape him and then tells her fourth grade class she will prove the existence of Santa Claus by posting her video to YouTube, George realizes he must become the Real Santa. He devises a plan to land nine reindeer on his roof and go down his chimne, , hiring a broken down movie director who eventually has him funding a full scale production that bankrupts him and threatens his marriage. When George goes to find the "Real Santa" to help him, the line between what is real and magic is crossed. Real Santa is a funny heartwarming story of parenthood gone wrong and illuminates what lengths parents will go to keep their children happy.

Hush now, don't explain : [a novel]

October 17, 2014
Must, Dennis.
©2014
287 pages ; 21 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"Honor, an orphan, finds her way to the Victorian boarding house where she thinks her mother might have birthed her. World War II has just ended, which alerted many Americans to the world beyond, but Honor and Billy's lives are limited to the dead-end town of DeForest Junction, Ohio, and its nearby notcherie, where exotic wemen sell their bodies to the rail men. Alongside her mixed-race 'cousin' Billy, Honor grows to womanhood, cared for by Miss Alsada and enchanted by the colorful stories of the shanty store owner, Mr. Augustus Willard, who claims to have traveled far and wide. One day, an itinerant blues musician shows up at the boardinghouse, electrifying Billy with his skill at the upright piano. He departs just as quickly, leaving behind hints that he might be Billy's father. Soon after Buster Stanley's departure, men in white hoods burn a cross in the field behind the boardinghouse and torch a number of shacks occupied by black families. Honor and Billy decide to leave DeForest Junction -- a feat they accomplish with the help of Mr. Willard, whose shanty store was burned. With Honor disguised as a boy for safety's sake, the three friends ride the rails southward, their ultimate destination: New Orleans. Billy is on the trail of Buster Stanley, but Honor is on an intense quest for Honor. How will she escape that fate of those wemen, waiting for a man to fill up the void in her life?"--Back cover.

Made for you

October 17, 2014
Layne, Lauren, author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
302 pages ; 18 cm
Includes excerpt of "Only with you" ( pages [295]-302).
"Will Thatcher is exactly the type of sexy playboy good girls like Brynn have always avoided. And yet there was still something about him she just couldn't resist. When Will moved across the country three years ago, Brynn vowed it was time to put him behind her. She never thought Will might have other plans...Back in town, Will intends to get what he's always wanted--gorgeous, unforgettable Brynn. For years, he tormented the untouchable ice princess in a desperate bid for her attention. Now he has a new plan, and he'll do anything to rewrite their stormy past. This time, he's out to show Brynn that the imperfect man might be the best mistake of her life..."--Page 4 of cover.

Shooting scars

October 17, 2014
Halle, Karina, author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
410 pages ; 17 cm
"Book 2 of the artists trilogy"--Title page.

Becoming Bea

October 17, 2014
Gould, Leslie, 1962- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2014]
348 pages ; 22 cm.
"Ben and Bea have always irritated each other. But when their friends push them together, can they cease bickering long enough to fall in love?"-- Provided by publisher.

You don't know me : new & selected stories

October 17, 2014
Nolan, James, 1947-
Lafayette, LA : University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2014.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Reconcile -- Hard freeze -- Under the house -- Mary Sorrows -- The whole shebang -- The list -- Latins on the loose -- The empty throne -- Abide with me -- Overpass -- Why isn't everything where it used to be? -- Perpetual care -- The Jew who founded memphis -- Knock knock -- La Vie en Rose Construction Company -- Open Mike -- All spiders, no flies -- The Night after Christmas -- Lucille LeBlanc's last stand -- What floats.

In the after light

October 17, 2014
Bracken, Alexandra.
Los Angeles : Hyperion, [2014]
535 pages ; 22 cm.
When the Children's League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam's brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own, to free thousands of other Psi kids suffering in government "rehabilitation camps" all over the country. But not everyone is supportive of the plan Ruby and Cole craft to free the camps.

Edge of nowhere

October 17, 2014
Smelcer, John E., 1963- author.
Fredonia, New York : Leapfrog Press, 2014.
154 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: London, UK : Andersen Press Limited, 2010.
Includes discussion questions & activities.
Seth is a teenage deckhand on his father's boat when he and his dog are washed overboard and swept to one of Alaska's small islands where they struggle for months to survive off land and sea, while his desperate father endures his own emotional journey and never gives up hope.

The sorcerer heir

October 17, 2014
Chima, Cinda Williams.
Los Angeles ; New York : Hyperion Books, [2014]
548 pages ; 22 cm.
While trying to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders, Emma and Jonah must take sides in an epic battle that will decide the fate of the magical world.

This man

October 17, 2014
Malpas, Jodi Ellen.
New York : Forever, [2013]
viii, 470 pages ; 21 cm.
Originally published as an ebook
Interior designer Ava O'Shea doesn't want to be attracted to Jesse Ward, a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. She can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her....every way he can....

Confessions of a thug

December 21, 2014
Taylor, Meadows, 1808-1876.
London : Folio Society, 1974.
372 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Maps on lining papers.

A Christmas prayer

October 16, 2014
Roby, Kimberla Lawson.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014.
181 pages ; 22 cm
"Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas since losing her mother. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season, and wishes her family could be whole again. And even as Alexis prepares to start a new family with her fiancé, Chase Dupont, outside forces threaten to destroy her potential happiness. But fate has one more surprise in store for Alexis, and it might be exactly what she needs to finally embrace the one holiday that has brought her nothing but heartache. "-- Provided by publisher.

Ballerina, ballerina

October 16, 2014
Sosič, Marko, 1958- author.
Champaign [Illinois] : Dalkey Archive Press, [2014].
97 pages ; 22 cm.
"Originally published in Slovenian as Balerina, Balerina by Mladika, Trieste, 1997"--Title page verso.

Perfectly good white boy

October 16, 2014
Mesrobian, Carrie.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
296 pages ; 20 cm
After losing his virginity to an older girl who dumps him at the end of summer, Sean decides to join the Marines, but first he must get through his senior year of high school.

Lark ascending

October 16, 2014
Spooner, Meagan.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
322 pages ; 23 cm.
"The final volume in the Skylark trilogy finds Lark fighting her way back into the City Behind the Wall, the place where it all began and where she will finally discover the cause of the cataclysm that caused the world to fall"-- Provided by publisher.

Sweet unrest

October 16, 2014
Maxwell, Lisa, 1979-
Woodbury, Minnesota : Flux, [2014]
ix, 324 pages ; 21 cm
"When seventeen-year-old Lucy Aimes moves to New Orleans and meets Alex, a boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever, she becomes caught up in a centuries-old vendetta"-- Provided by publisher.

Walking wounded

October 16, 2014
Lynch, Chris, 1962- author.
New York : Scholastic Press, [2014]
196 pages ; 22 cm.
Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck were best friends at home and in Vietnam, but now Rudi has been killed in action, and the remaining three are the only ones who know the truth about their friend's death--and the knowledge threatens to tear them apart.

Famous in love

October 16, 2014
Serle, Rebecca.
New York ; Boston : Poppy, Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
320 pages ; 22 cm
When seventeen-year-old Paige is discovered in Portland, Oregon, and brought to Hollywood to star in a major motion picture, she finds all of the fame and adulation she had dreamed of but also gets caught in a romantic whirlwind, both on and off screen.

Bone yard : a Raine Stockton dog mystery novella

October 16, 2014
Ball, Donna.
Mountain City, Ga. : Blue Merle Publishing, 2012, c2011.
155 p. ; 21 cm
"Book # 4 in the Raine Stockton Dog mystery series"--T.p.
"Dog trainer Raine Stockton has lived all her life in the quiet community of Hansonville, North Carolina. She is the daughter of a judge, the niece of a sheriff, and the ex-wife of a deputy. She does not lead the kind of life, generally speaking, in which people get buried in her back yard. But when Cisco, Raine's mischievous golden retriever, digs up human bones beneath the site of what will soon be her new training kennel, mayhem ensues. With the state police swarming everywhere, references to a mass grave and suspicions of a serial killer, Raine is surrounded by chaos. But when her beautiful collie Majesty keeps disappearing and cryptic messages from a pet psychic only add to the confusion, Raine soon finds herself plunged into the midst of a mystery that is far too close to home. Can she and Cisco track down the truth before it's too late?" -- P. [4] of cover.

Double dog dare : a Raine Stockton dog mystery

October 16, 2014
Ball, Donna.
Mountain City, GA : Blue Merle Publishing, c2013.
277 p. ; 21 cm.
For dog trainer and search-and-rescue volunteer Raine Stockton, a vacation to the Caribbean resort island of St. Bart's sounds like the perfect antidote for stress, since it includes three of her favorite traveling companions: boyfriend Miles, his daughter Melanie, and Raine's golden retriever Cisco. But even in paradise, trouble finds them as Miles and Raine are drawn into a murder investigation. Raine faces her worst fears when someone she loves goes missing, and she is forced to navigate unfamiliar terrain in an alien land to track down a killer.

Wait for signs : twelve Longmire stories

October 16, 2014
Johnson, Craig, 1961-
New York : Viking, 2014.
xx, 183 pages ; 19 cm.
Old Indian trick -- Ministerial aid -- Slick-tongued devil -- Fire bird -- Unbalanced -- Several stations -- High holidays -- Toys for tots -- Divorce horse -- Thankstaking -- Messenger -- Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns.
"Twelve Longmire short stories available for the first time in a single volume-featuring an introduction by Lou Diamond Phillips of A&E's Longmire Ten years ago, Craig Johnson wrote his first short story, the Hillerman Award-winning "Old Indian Trick." This was one of the earliest appearances of the sheriff who would go on to star in Johnson's bestselling, award-winning novels and the A&E hit series Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, fans rejoiced when Johnson sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt's life that doesn't appear in the novels; over the years, many have asked why they can't buy the stories in book form. Wait for Signs collects those beloved stories-and one entirely new story, "Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns"-for the very first time in a single volume, regular trade hardcover. With glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in "Ministerial Aide," when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious "Messenger," where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a necessary addition to any Longmire fan's shelf and a wonderful way to introduce new readers to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming"-- Provided by publisher.

Beautiful you

October 16, 2014
Palahniuk, Chuck, author.
New York : Doubleday, an imprint of Random House, [2014]
224 pages ; 22 cm
"A novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more . . . Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a big Manhattan law firm with an apartment in Queens and no love life at all. So it comes as a great shock when she finds herself invited to dinner by one C. Linus Maxwell, aka "Climax-Well," a software mega-billionaire and lover of the most gorgeous and accomplished women on earth. After dining at Manhattan's most exclusive restaurant, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris, where he proceeds, notebook in hand, to bring her to previously undreamed-of heights of orgasmic pleasure for days on end. What's not to like? This: Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the final development of a line of sex toys to be marketed in a nationwide chain of boutiques called Beautiful You. So potent and effective are these devices that women by the millions line up outside the stores on opening day and then lock themselves in their room with them and stop coming out. Except for batteries. Maxwell's plan for erotically enabled world domination must be stopped. But how?"--Amazon.com.

The scent of death

October 16, 2014
Taylor, Andrew, 1951 October 14- author.
London : Harper, 2013.
474 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Maps on lining paper.
Manhattan, 1778. A city of profiteers, loyalists and double agents. New York is home to a tide of refugees seeking justice from the British crown. Edward Savill is sent from London to investigate the claims of dispossessed loyalists. No sooner does he land than he becomes embroiled in a murder.

Spoiled brats : stories

October 16, 2014
Rich, Simon.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014].
209 pages ; 22 cm
Animals -- Gifted -- Semester abroad -- Sell out -- Guys walks into a bar -- Family business -- The tribal rite of the Strombergs -- Distractions -- Played out -- Rip -- Elf on the shelf -- Upper East Side ghosts -- Big break.
"A collection of stories culled from the front lines of the millennial culture wars. Rife with failing rock bands, student loans, and participation trophies, [this book] is about a generation of narcissists--and the well-meaning boomers who made them that way"-- Amazon.com.

Five minutes alone : a thriller

October 16, 2014
Cleave, Paul, 1974-
New York : Atria Paperback, 2014.
447 pages ; 21 cm

The freedom in American songs : stories

October 16, 2014
Winter, Kathleen, author.
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, [2014].
165 pages ; 21 cm.
Meet Xavier Boland, the untouchable cross-dresser, who walks loose and carefree as an old Broadway tune. Meet Miss Penrice, a lost old woman forced by wartime to parent a child for the first time. Meet a Zamboni mechanic turned funeral porteur, Madame Poirer's lapdog (and its chastity belt), a congregation of hard-singing, sex-obsessed Pentecostals, and more. With The Freedom in American Songs, Kathleen Winter brings her unusual sensuality, lyrically rendered settings, and subversive humour to bear on a new story collection about modern loneliness, small-town gay teens, catastrophic love, and the holiness of ordinary life.

Change of heart

October 16, 2014
Deveraux, Jude.
New York : Pocket Books, 2014.
388 pages ; 18 cm
Eli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father's hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn't be anything more, but she went nonetheless and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery with a family that needs to be rescued.

Alphabet

October 16, 2014
Page, Kathy, 1958- author.
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, [2014].
293 pages ; 21 cm.
First published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, c2004.

Last winter, we parted

October 16, 2014
Nakamura, Fuminori, 1977-
New York, NY : Soho, 2014.
216 pages ; 22 cm

The abyss beyond dreams : a novel of the Commonwealth

October 16, 2014
Hamilton, Peter F.
New York : Del Rey, [2014]
614 pages ; 25 cm
"The year is 3326. Nigel Sheldon, one of the founders of the Commonwealth, receives a visit from the Raiel--self-appointed guardians of the Void, the enigmatic construct at the core of the galaxy that threatens the existence of all that lives. The Raiel convince Nigel to participate in a desperate scheme to infiltrate the Void. Once inside, Nigel discovers that humans are not the only life-forms to have been sucked into the Void, where the laws of physics are subtly different and mental powers indistinguishable from magic are commonplace. The humans trapped there are afflicted by an alien species of biological mimics--the Fallers--that are intelligent but merciless killers. Yet these same aliens may hold the key to destroying the threat of the Void forever--if Nigel can uncover their secrets. As the Fallers' relentless attacks continue, and the fragile human society splinters into civil war, Nigel must uncover the secrets of the Fallers--before he is killed by the very people he has come to save."-- Provided by publisher.

Blood magick

October 16, 2014
Roberts, Nora.
New York : Berkley Books, 2014.
322 pages ; 21 cm.
"County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O'Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna's special touch. Branna's strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family--along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there's a single missing link in the chain of her life: love... She had it once--for a moment--with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion. Branna and Fin's relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin's power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries"-- Provided by publisher.

Unleashed

October 16, 2014
Lacey, Rachel, author.
New York : Forever, 2014.
330 pages ; 18 cm
Includes excerpt of "For Keeps" (pages [313]-330).
"A love to the rescue novel"--Page 4 of cover.
"What happens when you find the right one at the wrong time? Cara Medlen has a serious case of animal attraction. And it's not because of all the foster dogs she's rescued. She's got it bad for her incredibly sexy neighbor. Her one rule: Don't get attached. It's served her well with the dogs she's given to good homes and the children she's nannied. Yet the temptation of Matt's sexy smile might just convince her that some rules are made to be broken. Matt Dumont doesn't need his skills as a private investigator to detect disaster on the horizon. Cara is everything he thought he'd never find-gorgeous, funny, and caring. But there's no way he can start a relationship just as he's about to move to another state. Talk about bad timing. As their attraction sizzles too hot to deny, they'll have to make a decision: forget the consequences and let loose, or forget each other and let go..."--Page 4 of cover.

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