New Arrivals · All Fiction

May 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The house of secrets

May 25, 2016
Meltzer, Brad.|4aut
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
ix, 352 pages ; 24 cm

Haunted destiny

May 25, 2016
Graham, Heather, author.
©2016
317 pages : 25 cm.
A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line's Destiny sets sail from the Port of New Orleans--with a killer on board. He's known as the Archangel because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And the way he places a different saint's medallion on each one. No one knows exactly who he is or why he's doing this. Jackson Crow--head of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, a special unit of paranormal investigators is assigned to the case, along with local agent Jude McCoy. Then Alexi Cromwell, who works in the ship's piano bar, is drawn into the situation when a victim's ghost appears to her and to Jude. A victim who knows only that the man who killed him and his fiancée had boarded the Destiny. There are many suspects, but one by one they're ruled out. Or are they? In the end Jude and Alexi have to rely on each other to catch the killer and to escape his evil plans for her.

Every woman's dream

May 25, 2016
Monroe, Mary, author.
©2016
344 pages ; 24 cm
"Dafina books."

The Kaminsky cure

May 25, 2016
New, Christopher. author.
London : Saqi, 2005.
348 pages ; 22 cm
Gabi, was born Jewish but converted to Christianity in her teens. Her husband is a Lutheran minister who, on one hand is a proud Aryan, but on the other hand, the conflicted father of children who are half-Jewish. Mindful and resentful of her husband’s ambivalence, Gabi is determined to make sure her children are educated, devising schemes to keep them in school even after learning that any child less than 100% Aryan will eventually be kept from completing education. She even hires tutors who are willing to teach half-Jewish children and in this way comes to hire Fraulein Kaminsky who shows Gabi how to cure her frustration and rage: to keep her mouth filled with water until the urge to scream or rant has passed.--page 2 of cover.

War factory

May 25, 2016
Asher, Neal L., 1961- author.
New York : Night Shade Books, [2016]
xvi, 454 pages ; 24 cm.
"Thorvald Spear, resurrected from his death over a hundred years earlier, continues to hunt Penny Royal, the rogue AI and dangerous war criminal on the run from Polity forces. Beyond the Graveyard, a lawless and deadly area in deep space, Spear follows the trail of several enemy Prador, the crab-like alien species with a violent history of conflict with humanity. Sverl, a Prador genetically modified by Penny Royal and slowly becoming human, pursues Cvorn, a Prador harboring deep hatred for the Polity looking to use him and other hybrids to reignite the dormant war with mankind. Blite, captain of a bounty hunting ship, hands over two prisoners and valuable memplants from Penny Royal to the Brockle, a dangerous forensics entity under strict confinement on a Polity spaceship that quickly takes a keen interest in the corrupted AI and its unclear motives. Penny Royal meanwhile continues to pull all the strings in the background, keeping the Polity at bay and seizing control of an attack ship. It seeks Factory Station Room 101, a wartime manufacturing space station believed to be destroyed. What does it want with the factory? And will Spear find the rogue AI before it gets there?"--Provided by publisher.

Hunting

May 25, 2016
Höst, Andrea K.
[Bass Hill, N.S.W.] : Andrea K. Höst, ©2013.
264 pages : map ; 23 cm
"Touchstone is a diary in three parts, commencing in Stray, continued in Lab rat one, and concluded in Caszandra"--Author's note.
Ash Lenthard doesn't call herself a vigilante. She's merely prone to random acts of derring-do, and occasional exhibitions of tomfoolery. Her friends, the Huntsmen, have never stepped over the line while patrolling the streets of Luinhall. That was before the murder of Ash's beloved guardian, Genevieve. Now, Ash Lenthard is out for blood and even when the hunt sends her to the palace, on a collision course with a past identity she would do anything to forget, Ash cannot, will not, back down.

And all the stars

May 25, 2016
Höst, Andrea K.
[Bass Hill, N.S.W.] : Andrea K. Höst, c2012.
198 pages ; 23 cm

Jasmine

May 25, 2016
Wells, Maggie (Maggie B.), author.
©2016
215 pages ; 22 cm.
Jasmine is a 19-year-old college freshman--and a professional dancer in Las Vegas. After an unfortunate incident at a cast party, she finds herself pregnant. She tries to keep and support the baby on her own, but finds it to be much more than she bargained for. After a fateful decision, she is forced to acknowledge that she can't take care of her daughter and gives her up for adoption. She then returns home to New Jersey defeated and broken. But when she finds herself back on her feet and self-sufficient, she is determined to get her daughter back and make things right for good.

Over the Rhine : a novel

May 25, 2016
Romano, Jean, author.
Bloomington, IN : iUniverse, [2015]
171 pages ; 21 cm
"It is the early 1870s and Emilia is ready for a dose of reality. While embarrassed by her family's efforts to find her a husband, she is more than prepared to leave beautiful Düsseldorf, Germany, and embrace new adventures. Although she has been provided the privilege of nurse's training, Emilia believes marriage holds the key to unlock her true happiness. Wilhelm Knobholtz, past the follies of youth, is a machine designer who needs a wife. After his extended family secretly arranges a meeting with Emilia, the pair marries and begins a life together in Essen. William, who wants his career to take precedence over Emilia's, expects her to serve only as his wife. After the couple emigrates to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1877, Emilia focuses her attention on fulfilling the personal and educational needs of their three children-Elise, William, and Herman. Now as the children mature and develop dreams of their own, they must overcome their own obstacles and attempt to achieve success during uncertain times in America."--Provided by publisher.

The island house : a novel

May 24, 2016
Thayer, Nancy, 1943- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2016.
x, 281 pages ; 25 cm
"Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Courtney has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. Because this summer has taken an unexpected turn and now she must decide what she really wants"--Provided by publisher.

The alliance : a novel

May 24, 2016
Petersheim, Jolina, author.
©2016
xii, 371 pages ; 22 cm

Anchor in the storm : a novel

May 24, 2016
Sundin, Sarah, author.
©2016
393 pages ; 22 cm.
"Nothing slows Lillian Avery down -- not her personal challenges and certainly not America's entry into World War II. She finally has a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The demands of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg's attentions only annoy -- even if he is her brother's best friend. During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves -- and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling? As the danger rises on both land and see, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?" -- Back cover.

The big showdown : a Caleb York western

May 24, 2016
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2016.
xi, 223 pages ; 22 cm.
A Caleb York western --Cover.
Before leaving for San Diego and his new job as a Pinkerton man, Caleb York vows to make the streets of Trinidad, New Mexico, safe once again.

Easy pickings

May 24, 2016
Wheeler, Richard S., author.
©2016
285 pages ; 22 cm
"Includes 'Dead Weight' a never-before-published short story" --Cover.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"A widow must defend herself and her property from greedy townsfolk..."--Amazon.com.

Fatal thunder

May 24, 2016
Bond, Larry, author.
©2016
365 pages ; 24 cm.
A Jerry Mitchell novel --Cover.
"A Forge book."
India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched. A small but powerful group of Indian senior military officers and civilian security officials, without the knowledge of the rest of the Indian government, have decided to strike at China, Pakistan's backer and India's recent enemy in the Littoral Alliance War. To avoid any blame for the attack, the group has obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads from a renegade Russian arms merchant with access to the stolen weapons. Mitchell and his former enemies, Samant and Petrov, must work together to prevent a world war.

A fine line

May 24, 2016
Carofiglio, Gianrico, 1961- author.
London : Bitter Lemon Press, 2016.
280 pages ; 20 cm
First published as La regola dell'equilibrio in Italian by Giulio Einaudi editore.
When Judge Larocca is accused of corruption, Guerrieri goes against his better instincts and takes the case. Helped by Annapaola Doria, a motorbike-riding bisexual private detective who keeps a baseball bat on hand for sticky situations, he investigates the alleged links to the mafia. Of course Guerrieri cannot stop himself from falling for Annapaola's exotic charms.

Full figured 10 : Carl Weber presents

May 24, 2016
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, LLC [2016]
328 pages ; 21 cm.
The birthday girl / Skyy -- Fire and icing / Anna Black
"Fire & Icing by Anna Black: Lynn Bryant has suffered through a monotonous marriage long enough with her husband, Chester. Longing for love, intimacy, and affection, Lynn finally throws in the towel. Forty-one and childless, she wants a man who is willing and ready to love her the way she deserves. General Contractor William Daniels appears to be the perfect man for the job. Lynn’s bakery, Fire & Icing, needs some repairs, so she hires him. Lynn manages to bake her way into Will’s heart, but will he be able to reconstruct hers?"-- Page [4] of cover.

The gallery of lost species :

May 24, 2016
Berkhout, Nina, 1975- author.
©2015
335 pages ; 22 cm
"Edith grows up in her big sister Vivienne's shadow. While the beautiful Viv is forced by the girls' overbearing mother to compete in child beauty pageants, plain-looking Edith follows in her father's footsteps: collecting oddities, studying coins, and reading from old books. When Viv rebels against her mother's expectations, Edith finds herself torn between a desire to help her sister and pursuing her own love for a boy who might love her sister more than he loves her. When Edith accepts a job at the National Gallery of Canada, she meets an elderly cryptozoologist named Theo who is searching for a bird many believe to be extinct. Navigating her way through Vivienne's dark landscape while trying to win Liam's heart, Edith develops an unlikely friendship with Theo when she realizes they might have more in common than she imagined; they are both trying to retrieve something that may be impossible to bring back to life. The Gallery of Lost Species is about finding solace in unexpected places - in works of art, in people, and in animals that the world has forgotten"--Provided by publisher.

Missed connections

May 24, 2016
Mataya, Tamara, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc., [2016]
317 pages ; 18 cm
"Gorgeous and wealthy, hot as sin, Jack can give Sarah everything she needs-except an emotional connection. That she gets from her Missed Connection, the romantic stranger who never fails to make her swoon. But there's only so much of Sarah to go around. Torn between the bad boy she can't keep and the sensitive stranger who bares his soul online, her heart and body are soon in two very different relationships...or are they?"--Page [4] of cover.

Money-makin' mamas

May 24, 2016
Silk Smooth (Writer)
©2016
213 pages ; 21 cm
The mother of three sexy, smart, and highly creative daughters who use their "skills" through Internet pornography to make money, Taffy finds that all bets are off when her girls--Chyna, Simone, and Karrine--refuse to play by her rules.

Primal instinct

May 24, 2016
Wyatt, Tara.
New York : Forever, 2016.
viii, 337 pages ; 18 cm.
"The bodyguard series" --Cover
The first time he lays eyes on Taylor Ross in a bar, Colt Priestley does something few men would dare to do. He approaches the world-famous singer, shamelessly flirts with her, and gives her a night in his bed that neither of them will soon forget. When Taylor's record label hires a bodyguard to keep tabs on the out-of-control rocker, she's less than thrilled to find it's her off-the-charts one-night stand who shows up for the job. She's terrified of letting herself fall for the damaged ex-Army Ranger, and she's determined to push him away. Yet every moment they're together simmers with tension. As the danger from an obsessed stalker mounts, Taylor and Colt are tempted to cross that line again-baring their hearts and souls as well as their bodies-and there's no telling how hot this song will get.

Sex in the hood saga

May 24, 2016
White Chocolate (Writer), author.
©2016
556 pages ; 23 cm.
Victoria, a biracial girl, is sent to live in one of Detroit's toughest neighborhoods with her black grandmother after the death of her wealthy white father, where she catches the eye of a gang leader and goes on to rule the streets with him.

The Emperor's revenge : an Oregon Files adventure

May 23, 2016
Cussler, Clive, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
451 pages ; 24 cm.
"The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees"-- Provided by publisher.

All summer long

May 23, 2016
Frank, Dorothea Benton, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
375 pages ; 24 cm
This is a story of people whose lives are changing - a southern gentleman returning home to lead a more peaceful life and his talented New York wife who is not quite sure she is ready to make the transition. They are moving north to south, fast pace versus slow pace, downsizing. And while they are doing this, they are getting glimpses into other people's lives over the course of a summer, holidays that will amuse, shock and transform them.

The safest lies

May 23, 2016
Miranda, Megan.
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2016]
359 pages ; 22 cm
"When Kelsey's agoraphobic mother disappears after years of claiming the kidnappers she escaped from were coming back for her, Kelsey quickly discovers that her mother isn't who she thought she was -- and she's not the abductor's only target"-- Provided by publisher.

Incriminated

May 23, 2016
Reyes, M. G. (Maria Guadalupe)
©2016
374 pages ; 22 cm.
Six teens legally liberated from parental control are thrown into danger when a new houseguest arrives at their Venice Beach house.

Enchanted islands : a novel

May 23, 2016
Amend, Allison, author.
©2016
306 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
"Inspired by the midcentury memoirs of Frances Conway, Enchanted Islands is the dazzling story of an independent American woman whose path takes her far from her native Minnesota when she and her husband, an undercover intelligence officer, are sent to the Galápagos Islands at the brink of World War II."--Jacket.

This too shall pass : a novel

May 23, 2016
Busquets, Milena, author.
New York : Hogarth, [2016]
169 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Spain as Tambien esto pasara by Editorial Anagrama, S.A., Barcelona, in 2015" -- copyright page
A literary tsunami that is taking the world by storm already sold in over 30 countries about one unforgettable woman s search for a meaningful life. Blanca is forty years old and motherless. Shaken by the unexpected death of the most important person in her life, she suddenly realizes that she has no idea what her future will look like. To ease her dizzying grief and confusion, Blanca turns to her dearest friends, her closest family, and a change of scenery. Leaving Barcelona behind, she returns to Cadaques on the coast, accompanied by her two sons, two ex-husbands, and two best friends, and makes a plan to meet her married lover for a few stolen moments as well. Surrounded by those she loves most, she spends the summer in an impossibly beautiful place, finding ways to reconnect and understand what it means to truly, happily live on her own terms, just as her mother would have wanted. A fresh, honest, and ruefully funny story about love, sex, marriage, grief, friendship and parenthood, THIS TOO SHALL PASS is an irresistible novel that is fast becoming an international phenomenon. A seductive voice, one that wants to take a strong bite on life. --Silvia Marimon, ARA (Spain)

The children

May 23, 2016
Leary, Ann, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
246 pages ; 24 cm
"New York Times bestseller Ann Leary brings an engaging novel in which four adult step-children must come to terms with their legacy and the family myths they've built their lives upon"-- Provided by publisher.

The city of mirrors : a novel

May 23, 2016
Cronin, Justin, author.
©2016
xvii, 602 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"With The Twelve destroyed, many wonder if the threat to humankind also has vanished. But then a terrifying threat shudders the gates of the colony ... and Amy--the girl who must save the world, Peter, Alicia, and Michael must at last confront their destinies."-- Provided by publisher.

People who knew me

May 23, 2016
Hooper, Kim, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
296 pages ; 22 cm
"Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loves passionately, she is building the life she always wanted. But when her mother-in-law becomes chronically ill, enormous stress threatens her marriage. Emily watches helplessly as the devotion Drew once showed her is transferred to his ailing mother. When she's thrust into an enforced caretaker role, it's too much to bear. Emily starts spending more and more time at work. That's when she falls in love with her boss. That's when she gets pregnant. Resolved to tell her husband of the affair and to leave him for the father of her child, Emily's plans are thwarted when the world is suddenly split open. It's 9/11 and her lover is just one of the thousands of people who have been killed in the towers. It's amid terrible tragedy that she finds her freedom, as she leaves New York City to start a new life. It's not easy, but Emily--now Connie--forges a new happily-ever-after in California. But when a life-threatening diagnosis upends Connie's life, she is forced to confront her past for the good of her thirteen-year-old daughter. A riveting debut in which a woman must confront her own past in order to secure the future of her daughter, People Who Knew Me asks readers-what would you do? "-- Provided by publisher.

All fixed up

May 23, 2016
Grimes, Linda, author.
New York : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2016.
332 pages ; 22 cm.
Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire, has a lot of experience filling in for her clients--as them. A rare genetic quirk gives her the ability to absorb human energy and project it back out in a flawless imitation. She's hard at work, posing as a well-known and celebrated astronaut, about to make a stunning announcement on behalf of the space program.. when the photographer documenting the job sees right through her aura. Worse, it soon becomes apparent that he not only knows Ciel’s not who she's supposed to be, but means her harm. When Ciel's elderly Aunt Helen--also an aura adaptor--is murdered in Central Park, and the same photographer shows up at the funeral, Ciel starts to feel even more exposed. Then more adaptors are killed in the same way, and she becomes terrified her friends and family are being systematically exterminated... and it's starting to look like she's the ultimate target. She turns to Billy Doyle, her best-friend-turned-boyfriend, for help, but when an unexpected crisis causes him to take off without a word, she's left to rely on her not-so-former crush, CIA agent Mark Fielding. Staying alive, keeping control of her romantic life, and unraveling the mystery of why adaptors are being pursued becomes a harder balancing act than ever in this new Ciel Halligan adventure from Linda Grimes.

She poured out her heart

May 23, 2016
Thompson, Jean, 1950- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
415 pages ; 24 cm
"Tracing the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college, She Poured Out Her Heart is a novel of remarkable psychological suspense, crafted by National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson. The night that Jane and Bonnie meet on a college campus sets them on paths forever entwined. Bonnie, the wild and experimental one, always up for anything, has spent the past two decades bouncing between ill-fated relationships, while Jane's seemingly perfect life, perfect husband, and perfect children have all but materialized out of a fantasy. But these appearances contradict the quiet, inescapable doubt Jane feels about her life. One night, in the middle of her own Christmas party, she steps outside into the snow, removes her clothing and shoes, and lies down in the backyard. When she is discovered, nothing is the same for anyone. As Jane begins to have visions and retreat into a private inner world, Bonnie finds herself drawn inevitably into an affair with Jane's husband. Thompson's mastery of complex emotion begets a novel of desire and the nature of love--who we love, how we're loved, and, most important, that we reach urgently and always for a higher love, regardless of our circumstances. She Poured Out Her Heart is a finely wrought, haunting story of female friendship and deception, and the distance in between"-- Provided by publisher.

Murder comes by mail

May 23, 2016
Gabhart, Ann H., 1947- author.
©2016
346 pages ; 22 cm
"Deputy Sheriff Michael Keane doesn't particularly enjoy being touted as the hero of Hidden Springs after pulling a suicidal man back from the edge of the Eagle River bridge in front of dozens of witnesses--a few of whom caught the breathtaking moments with their cameras. But the media hype doesn't last long as a new story pushes its way into the public consciousness of Hidden Springs' concerned citizens. Photos of a dead girl arrive in the mail, and Michael becomes convinced she was murdered by the man he saved. With a killer one step ahead, things in Hidden Springs begin to unravel. Now Michael must protect the people he loves--because the killer could be targeting one of them next"-- Back cover.

Seven days dead

May 23, 2016
Farrow, John, 1947- author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
298 pages ; 25 cm.
"The storm murders trilogy"--T.p.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"In Seven Days Dead, a woman races in a small boat through a torrential sea storm to Grand Manan island, located off the coast of Maine. She is determined to reach her dying father's bedside. Meanwhile, detective Cinq-Mars is enjoying vacation with his wife on the island until he's caught up in the investigation of a murder. Long-held secrets start to emerge, and Cinq-Mars begins to wonder if the two deaths are related. The Storm Murders, the first book in the series, received starred reviews from Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews. Bookpage said, "This terrific story, with sympathetic characters and Farrow's crisp prose, is some of the best fiction to come out of Canada. Louise Penny won't be bumped off the podium, but she'll have to clear some space next to her." Seven Days Dead may very well get even better reviews"-- Provided by publisher.

The lie

May 23, 2016
Taylor, C. L., 1973- author.
©2015
393 pages ; 21 cm

Magruder's curiosity cabinet : a novel

May 23, 2016
Wood, H. P. (Hilary Poole), author.
©2016
363 pages ; 21 cm
Includes author's note and reading group guide.
"After Kitty Armstrong's mother vanishes from their Coney Island hotel in 1904, Kitty finds herself alone, hungry, penniless, and far away from her native England. The last people she'd expect to help her are the cast of characters at Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet, a museum of oddities that is home to a handful of freaks. But even the unusual inhabitants of Magruder's may not be a match for the insidious sickness that is plaguing Coney Island ..."-- Provided by publisher.

Relentless

May 23, 2016
Childs, Tera Lynn, author.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016]
279 pages ; 22 cm
Kenna Swift has a lot on her plate--a mother who's missing, a best friend who's betrayed her, a boyfriend on trial for treason, and a new superpower she's still figuring out how to control. Not to mention she's recently learned the darkest, most dangerous secrets of the superhero world. With her team fractured and time running out, she hatches a daring plot to save those she loves the most. But soon Kenna and her friends find themselves caught in the middle of a war between the heroes who can't be trusted and the villains who don't trust anyone. When tragedy strikes, new secrets are revealed that land Kenna in the middle of a conspiracy so vast that trying to expose it might cost her more than she's willing to pay...

The world beneath

May 20, 2016
Warman, Janice, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
159 pages ; 21 cm
In 1970s South Africa eleven-year-old Joshua, living with his mother in their employers house, rescues a freedom fighter on the run and becoming aware of the political situation around him, makes difficult choices that will change his life forever.

Breaker

May 20, 2016
Ellis, Kat, author.
Philadelphia : RP Teens, [2016]
333 pages ; 21 cm
Kyle Henry believes he can start a new life after his serial killer father is executed, but when the daughter of one of his father's victims shows up at his school, his past life comes back to haunt him.

Outrun the moon

May 20, 2016
Lee, Stacey (Stacey Heather), author.
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016].
391 pages ; 22 cm
Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from poverty in Chinatown, and she gains admittance to a prestigious finishing school through a mix of cunning and bribery. She soon discovers that getting in was the easiest part, and must carve a niche among the spoiled heiresses. When the earthquake strikes on April 18, Mercy and her classmates are forced to a survivor encampment, but her quick-witted leadership rallies them to help in the tragedy's aftermath.

Aunt Dimity and the buried treasure

May 20, 2016
Atherton, Nancy, author.
©2016
231 pages ; 22 cm
"While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's youth. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor--setting Lori off on an adventure through London--and through history--to put a piece of Aunt Dimity's past to rest."--Amazon.com.

Dear fang, with love

May 20, 2016
Thorpe, Rufi.
©2015
303 pages ; 22 cm
Dear Fang, With Love tells the story of seventeen-year-old Vera—ravishing, troubled, wildly intelligent—who travels to Europe with her estranged father, hoping that an immersion in history might help them forget his past mistakes and her uncertain future.

Smoke : a novel

May 20, 2016
Vyleta, Dan, author.
©2016
xii, 431 pages ; 25 cm
In an alternate England, where people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours from their bodies, Thomas, Charlie, and Livia notice that some people appear to be able to lie without triggering Smoke. As they dig deeper, they discover teachers who have mysterious ties to warring political factions, a sumptuous estate which hides attic rooms and laboratories, revolutionaries who are fighting against a secret police force. They begin to suspect that everything they have been taught about Smoke is a lie; but if that is a lie, what else about their world is lies? What is their place in the struggle between faith and reason, between good and evil? And who can they trust?

Sweetbitter

May 20, 2016
Danler, Stephanie, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
356 pages ; 22 cm
"A lush, thrilling debut--a publishing event already the subject of an article in The New York Times--about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant. "Let's say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge ..." This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the 22-year-old at the heart of this stunning debut. Shot like a bullet from a mundane past, she's come to New York to escape the provincial, to take on her destiny. After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with her as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a "backwaiter," on and off duty. Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience; and she's pulled into the thrall of two other servers--a handsome bartender she falls hard for, and an older woman whose connection to both young lovers is murky, sensual, and overpowering. These two will prove to be Tess's hardest lesson of all. Sweetbitter is a story about discovery, enchantment, and the power of what remains after disillusionment"-- Provided by publisher.

Flight patterns

May 20, 2016
White, Karen (Karen S.), author.
©2016
viii, 401 pages ; 24 cm
"The New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Glass and coauthor of The Forgotten Room tells the story of a woman coming home to the family she left behind--and to the woman she always wanted to be.... Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people's pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert on fine china--especially Limoges--requires her to return to the one place she swore she'd never revisit.... It has been thirteen years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists. She finds solace in seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled. Seeing them after all this time makes Georgia realize that something has been missing--and unless she finds a way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through other people's remnants. To embrace her own life--mistakes and all--she will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the secrets she was forced to keep..."-- Provided by publisher.

The wolf of Sarajevo

May 20, 2016
Palmer, Matthew, 1966-
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
389 pages ; 24 cm
Twenty years after the Srebrenica massacre that claimed the life of his friend and colleague, Eric Petrosian is back in Sarajevo at the American embassy, and the specter of war once again hangs over the Balkans. The Bosnian Serb leader, who had for a time been seeking a stable peace, has turned back to his nationalist roots and is threatening to pull Bosnia apart in a bloody struggle for control . . . and behind him is a shadowy mafia figure pulling the strings. As Eric is dragged deeper into the political maelstrom and uncovers a plot of blackmail and ruthless ambitions, Eric is faced with an impossible choice: use the information he s uncovered to achieve atonement for the past or use it to shape the future.

Dark run

May 20, 2016
Brooks, Mike, author.
New York : Saga Press, 2016.
viii, 339 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published: Great Britain: Penguin Random House, 2015.
"Keiko ; book one"--T.p.
Captain Ichabod Drift attempts to make a dark run, delivering a special cargo to Earth aboard the Keiko, a ship full of smugglers, soldiers of fortune and adventurers, who are actually the good guys in a corrupt galaxy.

Local girl swept away

May 20, 2016
Wittlinger, Ellen, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Merit Press, [2016]
269 pages ; 23 cm
In the Cape Cod village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, seventeen-year-old Lorna is swept out to sea, leaving her three best friends to struggle to come to terms with their missing leader and with the secrets each endeavors to hide.

The Amish firefighter

May 20, 2016
Hilton, Laura V., 1963- author.
©2016
269 pages ; 22 cm
"Just as a friendship begins to grow between Greta Miller and Josh Yoder, danger and scandal pull Greta away from the Amish, leaving her rejected by those she loves and seeking to prove her innocence"-- Provided by publisher.

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