New Arrivals · All Fiction

November 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Us kids know

November 22, 2017
Strong, JJ, author.
[New York, New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
389 pages ; 22 cm
Bullied, outcast siblings Ray and Bri O'Dell meet storied delinquent Cullen Hickson, who introduces them to the tempting world of crime and romance that leads them down a dark path that will forever alter the course of their lives.

Christmas in Icicle Falls

November 22, 2017
Roberts, Sheila, 1951- author.
©2017
290 pages ; 24 cm
When author and Christmas expert Muriel Sterling receives a disappointing Christmas tree that she ordered online, she makes it into a craft project and begins to learn the power of potential as she inspires her friends and sees her grumpy neighbor in a new light.-- Adapted from dust jacket.

Trouble tomorrow

November 22, 2017
Whitebeach, Terry, author.
©2017
205 pages ; 20 cm
"Based on an incredible true story of courage, resilience and hope"--Cover.
Obulejo dreams he is standing by the stream with his friend Riti, hauling in spangled tilapia fish, one after the other...Tat-tat-tat-tat! Brrrmm! Rrrrr! Ul-lu-lu-lu-lah! Obulejo slams awake, heart racing, and scrambles up off his mat. Gunshots and screams jab the air. Flashes of light pierce the darkness. The Rebels!...Obulejo's name means 'trouble tomorrow' in the Ma'di language, and there is plenty of trouble for fifteen-year-old Obulejo when his town is attacked by Rebel troops. Separated from family and close friends, Obulejo flees into the hills and then makes a terrifying journey, full of danger from wild animals and pursuing soldiers. Once across the border in a refugee camp, he is safer but has no future - until he joins a pioneering peace education program and begins to find ways to create a more hopeful life for himself and others.

Belle : an Amish retelling of Beauty and the Beast

November 22, 2017
Price, Sarah, 1969- author.
New York : Zebra Books, [2017]
315 pages ; 17 cm.
When Adam Herschberger, who is known simply as The Beast, offers her a deal--marry him and her family can keep their farm--Annabell Beiler, to be a dutiful Amish daughter, agrees to his proposal and vows to break through his icy reserve.

The Highlander's princess bride

November 22, 2017
Kelly, Vanessa, author.
New York, NY : Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
425 pages ; 18 cm
"The illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent might be expected to pursue various dubious professions. Actress, perhaps, or artist's model. Even courtesan. Victoria Knight, however, has become a governess--a respectable choice, until she travels to Scotland to meet her new charges. The younger brothers of Nicholas Kendrick, Earl of Amprior, aren't children at all. They're brawny, wild Highland men. As for the Earl, he's handsome, guarded, and far too compelling...especially for a woman hiding a dark secret. Nick needs a proper teacher to transform his unmarriageable brothers--and a sensible, straight-laced wife for himself. Miss Knight seems to fit the bill on both counts. But he soon discovers there is more to Victoria than he thought. It's not just her notorious origins, or the danger that's followed her all the way to Scotland. It's the fiery loyally beneath that sedate facade. This, the real Victoria, is the woman Nick is starting to desire so desperately. And what an earl wants, he'll use every seductive means to get..."--P. [4] of cover.

Slay bells ring

November 22, 2017
Smith, Karen Rose, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing, 2017.
343 pages ; 17 cm.
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially now that Caprice De Luca has wrapped up her holiday-themed staging gig at a stunning historic home in downtown Kismit, Pennsylvania. Behind all the red ribbon and glowing string lights, homeowners Chris and Sara Merriweather have it all. But Chris, a Vietnam vet who plays Santa every year at the community park, has been displaying strange behavior after a recent trip to Washington, D.C. The joy of the season vanishes entirely when Chris is found murdered on Santa Lane, leaving behind his loyal malamute and lots of unfinished business. As Caprice uncovers hidden secrets in Santa's workshop, the pressure is on to catch the candy cane-wielding culprit--before she's next on a killer's deadly wish list . . ."--Publisher's description.

Elites of Eden : a novel

November 22, 2017
Graceffa, Joey, 1991- author.
New York : Keywords Press/Atria, 2017.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Children of Eden.
Elite party girl Yarrow, the daughter of one of the most powerful women in Eden, and Rowan, whose very existence is illegal, discover threads that bind them and could change Eden forever.

Into the bright unknown

November 22, 2017
Carson, Rae, author.
©2017
348 pages ; 22 cm.
When a dangerous billionaire intends to use Lee, her fiancée Jefferson, and their magical friends for his own nefarious ends, they decide to fight back before the landscape of California can be altered forever.

Joyride

November 22, 2017
Adams, Guy, 1976- author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
246 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in the UK in 2016 by BBC Books, an imprint of Ebury Publishing."
"One of three companion novels set in the universe of the new Doctor Who spin-off show, Class. Stories of impossible car accidents, random attacks, even cold-blooded murder make Miss Quill's class sit up and take notice"-- Provided by publisher.

Stone house

November 22, 2017
Benedict, A. K., author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
261 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a preview excerpt of the Class novel "Joyride."
"From the universe of Doctor Who"--Cover.
Tanya keeps having bad dreams about the old stone house around the corner from Coal Hill School -- and a girl trapped there, screaming and terrified. When Tanya and her friends go to investigate the strange house covered in cobwebs, they discover a presence haunting the house that is even more powerful than their individual horrors. A presence that may not want to let them go. In spite of the danger, Tanya is determined to free the mysterious girl in the house. But they are running out of time -- the house is scheduled for demolition. With the help of their teacher Miss Quill, Tanya and three other kids prepare to fight their nightmares -- and whatever other monsters they hear scuttling around in the walls.

Potato Ridge : the small town and its people

November 22, 2017
McLane, Mark, 1948- author.
©2017
318 pages ; 23 cm
"This is a story of life in a southern Indiana town in the late 1960's and early 70's, a place where the villagers struggle to preserve their long held all-American ideals of God, football, and the Constitution in the turmoil of dramatic social and political revolution sweeping the nation. It is a story of love and hate, hope and despair, heartbreak and happiness, tolerance and intolerance. Felix, a traumatized soldier returning from war and seeking his peace, hitchhikes into town and takes up the mantle of the retiring English teacher and local institution, Miss Harrison, and moves into the abandoned Old Grimme Place a mile or so out of town. He finds his peace in his students, those seeking their own peace in the turbulence that lies hidden beneath the neat neighborhoods and the fertile corn fields and the soothing waters of the Whitewater River that winds through Potato Ridge and disappears around the bend."--Back cover.

Get back Jack

November 22, 2017
Capri, Diane.
[United States] : August Books, ©2013.
353 pages ; 22 cm.
"Hunt for Jack Reacher series"--Cover.
FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar's off-the-books assignment leads them to the surviving members of Jack Reacher's elite military unit. Five years ago, Reacher sorted and destroyed a team of arms dealers in Lee Child's Bad Luck & Trouble before he moved on. But he made mistakes. Now, his bad luck and trouble legacy plunges Otto and Gaspar into the minefield of a grudge war between Reacher's fearless old friends and chilling new enemies. When his enemies take women and children hostage for ransom, Kim's relentless pursuit leads her deeper into the deadly war Reacher failed to finish.Kim's unwavering heart pushes her through -- until she meets the wrong woman with nothing to lose.

Jack the reaper

November 22, 2017
Capri, Diane, author.
©2017
352 pages ; 22 cm.
"The Hunt for Jack Reacher series"--Cover.
FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are dispatched to find out whether Reacher is dead or alive. But they aren't the only ones who want to find Reacher this time. A corrupt Army General is on the hunt, too, determined to make sure Reacher reaps what he sowed. Reacher's friends Brewer and Lauren Pauling are in the crosshairs. When powerful enemies with their backs against the wall will stop at nothing to make Reacher pay, can Otto and Gaspar find the secrets Reacher left behind to keep his friends alive?

The song in the squall

November 22, 2017
Singer, Nathan, author.
Cincinnati : Post Mortem Press, [2017]
194 pages; 22 cm
"Dya is a girl from the deepest end of the ocean. Though likely nearing one hundred years old, she nonetheless looks to be -- and for all intents and purposes is -- a sixteen-year-old girl. Once, while very young, Dya ventured too close to land and found herself on a pebble beach off the coast of Maine where she came face to face with another young girl named Mary Louise. Though from completely different worlds, Dya and Mary Louise became very close (and secret) friends. Dya returned often over the years to visit Mary Louise, each time spending more and more time on land, and wanting less and less to return to her home in the deep. Back home beneath the sea, Dya is torn about what to do. For as much as she loves and misses her friend on land, and has fallen madly in love with the land itself, she's afraid to leave the ocean world. They will not take kindly to having one of their own abandon the deep for the land, and there may very well be brutal and devastating consequences. Finally, she decides to make the commitment once and for all, come what may. And with that, she makes the journey upward, and casts her fate to the whims of the coastal winds..."--Back cover.

The story of Arthur Truluv : a novel

November 21, 2017
Berg, Elizabeth, author.
©2017
222 pages ; 22 cm
"For the past six months, Arthur Moses's days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur--a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur's kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname "Truluv." As Arthur's neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew. Wonderfully written and full of profound observations about life, The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age."--Dust jacket flap.

Calling my name

November 21, 2017
Tamani, Liara, author.
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
310 pages ; 22 cm
"Taja Brown, growing up in a conservative and tightly knit African American family, battles family expectations to discover a sense of self and find her unique voice and purpose"-- Provided by publisher.

The glass spare

November 21, 2017
DeStefano, Lauren, author.
©2017
402 pages ; 22 cm
After discovering that she has the ability to turn people into gemstones, Wilhemina, the fourth daughter of the wealthiest nation's king, seeks redemption putting herself in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas about Wil's power.

Deadly wish

November 21, 2017
Thomson, Sarah L., author.
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Highlights, [2017]
238 pages ; 22 cm.
"A ninja's journey" at head of title.
This sequel to Deadly Flowers is a fast-paced and compelling read with a multitude of astonishing plot twists. Kata is one of the best employees of a master thief until he sells her to Madame Chiyome, the woman who trained Kata as a ninja. It turns out that Madame Chiyome has been hired by Kata's enemy, Saiko, to capture Kata and the magical pearl she possesses. But while escaping her enemies, Kata puts her trusted group of friends in danger. Should Kata stay loyal to her mission, as a true ninja would, or to her friends? Can Kata trust the fellow thief who says he is in love with her and wants to help her? The themes of trust versus independence underlie each of Kata's decisions as she tries to get the pearl out of Japan to weaken the demon within it. As Kata faces one obstacle after another, including a wide range of supernatural creatures, she is tempted to make a wish to save herself, even though could it be the last wish, the one that frees the demon and lets him take her soul. Will her sense of duty and honor prevail against all odds?

Thomas Kinkade's Cape Light Christmas blessings

November 21, 2017
Spencer, Katherine, 1955- author.
©2017
327 pages ; 24 cm.
"Shortly before the start of the holidays, successful renovation business owner Sam Morgan has an accident on site that leaves him housebound. The timing could not be worse, as his wife, Jessica, just left her job to run an animal rescue shelter on their property. Now, not only are they without two regular incomes, but Sam has to recoup in the middle of a small zoo. His oldest son, Darrell, a senior in college, assures Sam that he can step in and run the business. But Sam is opposed to Darrell leaving college and doubts his son can fill his work boots. Meanwhile, Jean Whitman has returned to her childhood home, Cape Light, to care for her ill mother. The relationship between Jean and her mother has never been easy; Jean has never been able to please Cynthia. To build common ground, Jean reopens Cynthia's old bookstore café. But what Jean doesn't know is that one of the first customers to walk through the door will change her life forever"-- Provided by publisher.

Christmastime cowboy

November 21, 2017
Yates, Maisey, author.
©2017
475 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes Cowboy Christmas blues, a Gold Valley novella--Pages [367]-475.
"Bonus story included"--Cover
Falling for a bad boy once is forgivable. Twice would just be foolish. When Sabrina Leighton first offered her teenage innocence to gorgeous, tattooed Liam Donnelly, he humiliated her, then left town. The hurt still lingers. But so does that crazy spark. And if they have to work together to set up her family winery's new tasting room by Christmas, why not work him out of her system with a sizzling affair?

The floating world : a novel

November 21, 2017
Babst, C. Morgan, 1980- author.
©2017
370 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act"-- Provided by publisher.

Give me the child

November 21, 2017
McGrath, Melanie, 1964-
©2017
328 pages ; 24 cm
An unexpected visitor. Dr Cat Lupo aches for another child, despite the psychosis which marked her first pregnancy. So when Ruby Winter, a small girl in need of help, arrives in the middle of the night, it seems like fate. A devastating secret. But as the events behind Ruby's arrival emerge - her mother's death, her connection to Cat - Cat questions whether her decision to help Ruby has put her own daughter at risk. Do we get the children we deserve? Cat's research tells her there's no such thing as evil. Her history tells her she's paranoid. But her instincts tell her different. And as the police fight to control a sudden spate of riots raging across the capital, Cat faces a race against time of her own...

House of shadows

November 21, 2017
Cornick, Nicola, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Graydon House, [2015].
461 pages ; 21 cm
Includes a reader's guide with an excerpt from The phantom tree.
"One lie can have the power to change history"--Cover.
In the winter of 1662, Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, is on her deathbed. She entrusts an ancient pearl, rumored to have magic power, to her faithful cavalier William Craven for safekeeping. In his grief, William orders the construction of Ashdown Estate in her memory and places the pearl at its center. One hundred and fifty years later, notorious courtesan Lavinia Flyte hears the maids at Ashdown House whisper of a hidden treasure, and bears witness as her protector Lord Evershot--desperate to find it--burns the building to the ground. Now, a battered mirror and the diary of a Regency courtesan are the only clues Holly Ansell has to finding her brother, who has gone missing researching the mystery of Elizabeth Stuart and her alleged affair with Lord Craven. As she retraces his footsteps, Holly's quest will soon reveal the truth about Lavinia and compel her to confront the stunning revelation about the legacy of the Winter Queen. -- Publisher description.

How the finch stole Christmas! : a Meg Langslow mystery

November 21, 2017
Andrews, Donna, author.
©2017
278 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Thomas Dunne Book."
"A Meg Langslow Christmas Mystery."
When her husband organizes a full-scale production of A Christmas Carol with a famous veteran actor in the starring role, Meg Langslow finds herself navigating unexpected challenges in the star's baggage and enemies.

The It girls

November 21, 2017
Harper, Karen (Karen S.), author.
©2017
364, 10 pages ; 21 cm
Includes "P.S. Insights, interviews & more..." (Meet Karen Harper, Author's note, Reading group discussion questions).
Promoting themselves from genteel poverty to fame, two beautiful sisters, one a daring fashion designer and the other a writer of scandalous novels, become each other's most staunch supporter and harshest critic in the face of misunderstandings and confidences.

Mrs. Jeffries and the three wise women

November 21, 2017
Brightwell, Emily, author.
©2017
282 pages ; 21 cm
"As the holidays approach, all is merry and bright for Inspector Witherspoon, Mrs. Jeffries, and the staff at Upper Edmonton Gardens...but murder knows no season. MURDER UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR Christopher Gilhaney isn't a popular man, and he proves why once again when he insults every guest at Abigail Chase's Guy Fawkes Night dinner party. When Gilhaney is shot dead under the cover of the night's fireworks, his murder is deemed a robbery gone wrong. But when the case hasn't been solved six weeks later, Inspector Witherspoon is called upon to find the killer--and quickly! With Christmas almost here, Inspector Witherspoon and everyone in his household is upset at the possibility of having to cancel their holiday plans--all to solve a case that seems impossible. Only Luty Belle, Ruth, and Mrs. Goodge refuse to give up and let the crime become a cold case. In fact, the American heiress, the charming next-door neighbor, and the formidable cook use all of their persuasive powers to get the others on board, because these three wise women know justice doesn't take time off for Christmas"-- Provided by publisher.

An old, cold grave

November 21, 2017
Whishaw, Iona, 1948- author.
©2017
337 pages ; 19 cm.
"It's early spring of 1947 in idyllic King's Cove, and the Hughes ladies, mere et fille, are gardening and sorting through the jars of food that have been put up for the winter. But while cleaning up after the roof of their root cellar has caved in slightly, they are horrified to discover a small skeletal hand embedded in the mess. Panicked, they call Lane Winslow, the ex-British secret service agent, and, not without some misgivings about the state of their tense relationship, Lane calls Inspector Darling. Before long the police crew discover the body of a young child buried almost 40 years before. Who is the child, and why has it not been buried in the local cemetery? Inspector Darling, already busy dealing with a teenage girl who has gone on a destructive rampage at a local mill, asks Lane for help in unearthing the long-forgotten secrets of the early life of the tiny town, and the identity of the long-forgotten child."-- Provided by publisher.

Noelle : a novel

November 21, 2017
Kincaid, Gregory D., 1957- author.
©2017
280 pages ; 20 cm
"A Christmas story about the power of family and the strength and love that comes from our pets. In this fourth installment of the poignant stories of the McCray family and their lovable canines in rural Kansas, matriarch Mary Ann McCray is determined to shake up Christmas by accepting the role as Crossing Trail's first woman Santa Claus. Mary Ann, always a bit of a rebel, is looking to offer a more progressive voice in the staunchly conservative town at Christmastime and has a few ideas up her red velvet sleeves"-- Provided by publisher.

Headhunter

November 21, 2017
Oldham, Nick, 1956-
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2017.
215 pages ; 23 cm
"A Steve Flynn thriller" at head of title.
"Wanted for murder, former marine and disgraced ex-cop Steve Flynn finds himself on the run, alone and without resources, driven only by a burning desire to avenge himself on the men who murdered his girlfriend. Flynn is a force to be reckoned with--but he's up against a powerful and ruthless enemy in Viktor Bashkim, head of a violent mafia gang with a disturbingly long reach. Flynn knows that Viktor will not stop until he is dead--so Flynn must reach Bashkin first. Following a trail across the Mediterranean, Flynn embarks on a cat-and-mouse game that can only end in sudden, violent death. But is he being led into a lethal trap?"--book jacket

Mr. Campion's abdication

November 21, 2017
Ripley, Mike.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2017.
243 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Margery Allingham's Mr. Campion finds himself masquerading as advisor to a very suspicious but glamorous film producer hunting for buried treasure that never was in the Suffolk villages of Sweethearting and Heronhoe, which used to host trysts between the future King Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Simpson.

The price of silence : an Anthony Brooke espionage thriller

November 21, 2017
Gordon-Smith, Dolores.
Surrey, England : Severn House Publishers LTD, ©2017.
232 pages ; 23 cm
"A First World War spy story"--Cover.
1915: Milly is a penniless five-year-old girl, in an orphanage in occupied Europe - with a price on her head of two thousand pounds. Why? Why is Milly worth a couple of thousand dollars to anyone? All Dr. Anthony Brooke, British secret agent, knows is that Milly is wanted by a ruthless enemy. To rescue her, Anthony must go into occupied Belgium, face deadly German guards and trick his way into a convent. But, even if he can save her, what possible use could an orphan child be to a violent gang?

What the bishop saw

November 21, 2017
Chapman, Vannetta, author.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2017]
347 pages ; 22 cm.
"Somewhere in the Embers Lies the Truth A wildfire blazes out of control in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, leaving an elderly, Amish bachelor dead. When Bishop Henry Lapp is told the bad news, he also learns the fire was no accident. Someone intended to kill Vernon Frey. But who would want to kill Vernon? Well, practically everyone--Amish and Englischa alike. When the police point the finger at a suspect Henry knows is innocent, the bishop must decide whether or not to use his mysterious, God-given gift--one he's tried desperately to conceal all these years--to try and set the record straight. His close friend and neighbor, Emma, encourages Henry to follow God's leading. Could the clue to solving the case be locked somewhere deep in his memory? Will Henry find the courage to move forward in faith and put the right person behind bars? Is his friendship with Emma becoming something more? What the Bishop Saw is a story of extraordinary talents, the bonds of love and friendship, and the unfailing grace of God"-- Provided by publisher.

Flutter, flutter, butterfly : age 15, abused by thousands of soldiers

November 21, 2017
Eun, Mihee, author.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : Dorrance Publishing Co., [2017]
vi, 175 pages ; 23 cm
"Cover art by Kelly Hooper"--Cover.
"Based on a true story."
"In the world, there are many uncomfortable truths. Truths that are covered up and hidden in hopes that they will fade and be forgotten. As a result of our shame, lies are told and false histories are taught to our children. But we perpetuate the problem when we fail to admit our truths. No matter how ugly or shameful they are, we must remember in order to learn from past mistakes. Otherwise, history will only repeat itself. In this story we see an example of an uncomfortable truth. An innocent girl, at the young age of 15, is forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Army in 1943. Through no fault of her own, her life is disrupted by the many horrors that ensue...the young girl is forced into seclusion, suffering constant pain and abuse from the authorities who took her. But Soonboon's story is not the only one. Tens of thousands of women still haven't told their stories, let alone received any consolation or reprieve"--Back cover.

Accordance

November 21, 2017
Crane, Shelly.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
322 pages ; 23 cm.
"Maggie learns much more about all the strange things that happened to her, and has to face the new ones. She rebels against it, but ultimately, must face if for her new families sake and maybe even her life. Bish went from being her biggest supporter to her biggest pain in the butt and Kyle's intentions to attract her interest may not be so innocent. Caleb and Maggie face many new obstacles together and fight to work through them but will one that should be a good thing be too much for Maggie to handle?"--Page 4 of cover.

Defiance

November 21, 2017
Crane, Shelly, author.
©2011
320 pages ; 23 cm.

Undeniably chosen

November 21, 2017
Crane, Shelly.
©2015
362 pages ; 23 cm.
Ava has watched her parents, Caleb and Maggie, live the perfect love story, played out in front of her eyes her entire life. The Jacobsons are everything a family should be and Ava is loved and well taken care of. But the one thing that's missing from her life is the one thing she's waited for every day, the one thing her kind knows will make them complete, the one thing they thought was gone and lost forever: her significant. Seth has lived with the Watsons his entire life. They're the only family he knows, but he knows that there are things they keep from him. He knows that they lie and they do unspeakable evil, things from when he was a child that he can barely remember that cling to the edges of his memory. He barely remembers his real mother and all he knows is what he's told. He doesn't know what to trust. He wants to believe that the Watsons love and care for him, have his best interest at heart, but isn't so sure of that anymore when he finally after a lifetime of waiting for her meets his soulmate, and the Watson's first act is to try to take her away from him.The Virtuoso worlds collide, hearts are exposed, humans are endangered, and the lives of Seth and Ava are changed forever.

Dick Cheney in shorts

November 21, 2017
Holdefer, Charles, 1959- author.
©2017
134 pages ; 16 cm.
Short stories.

Farāshat al-tūt : riwāyah

November 21, 2017
Qaṣīr, Lūnā, author.
Bayrūt : Dār Abʻād, 2017.
287 pages ; 22 cm
Novel.

Ẓilāl al-qahr : riwāyah

November 21, 2017
Ṭanṭāwī, Ṭanṭāwī ʻAbd al-Ḥamīd, author.
Miṣr al-Jadīdah, al-Qāhirah : al-Maktab al-ʻArabī lil-Maʻārif, 2017.
440 pages ; 21 cm
Novel.

Shāyad vaqtī dīgar

November 21, 2017
Naẓarī, Nafīsah, 1986 or 1987-
[Tihrān] : Ārīnā, 1396 [2017]
431 pages ; 22 cm

Gīs hāyat rā hamān jā biguẕār

November 21, 2017
Pūriyā, Fahīmah.
Tihrān : Nashr-i ʻAlī, 1396 [2017]
552 pages ; 22 cm
Novel.

Shāh tūt-i abrīshamī-i dukhtar-i khudā

November 21, 2017
Muʻaẓẓamī Gūdarzī, Marz̤iyah.
Tihrān : Muʻīn, 1396 [2017]
389 pages ; 22 cm.
Novel.

The Lights on the carousel were beautiful

November 21, 2017
Owens, Sharon 1968-
Lexington, KY : [publisher not identified], 2014.
291 pages ; 21 cm
The lights on the carousel were beautiful -- A gun under the bed -- Progress -- A dog in the house -- A room with white walls -- Butterfly sofa -- An unwanted guest -- Harold solves the case -- A house for sale -- A pair of red shoes -- Croissants -- A holiday tragedy -- Lucky for some -- Moonlight serenade -- A crimson coat -- The population of India -- The lost art of handwriting -- Strange girl -- Wedding day -- The tea party -- The blank page -- Talk radio -- Perfect little worlds -- All glamour for Mrs. Ogden -- My sister the shoplifter -- Love vigilantes -- A hat made of cherries -- Home from the sea.
"There are 28 houses on this street and every one has a story to tell. Jane regrets something she did as a teenager, Eve is living with a dangerous man, Oliver has OCD, Vera has lost her sense of purpose, Ruth wants to banish a love rival, and Alicia wants a clutter-free home. Some stories are bittersweet, some are murderous, and watching over everyone is a ghost running out of time."--Amazon.com

His Lordship's true lady

November 21, 2017
Burrowes, Grace, author.
©2017
223 pages ; 23 cm.
"Hessian Kettering, Earl of Grampion, tried marrying in haste as a very young man and got years of marital drama to go with his endless regrets. He's older and wiser now, and has responsibility for an orphaned ward who needs a mother figure. Hessian is determined that his next countess will be a settled, sensible lady with a spotless reputation. Lily Ferguson seems to fit his requirements beautifully, and if she also kisses like his most cherished private dreams, that's no reason to doubt his choice. As an heiress from a good family, Lily Ferguson has been subjected to the attentions of fortune hunters and fawning nincompoops for years. Because the bachelors won't take "Stop ogling my settlements," for an answer, she's developed a reputation for being difficult. Lily finds spending time with Hessian Kettering so very easy though. He likes a woman who speaks her mind, and Lily adores a man who actually listens to the ladies in his life. But what will Hessian have to say, when he finds out Lily is not the heiress polite society thinks she is?" -- Back cover.

Cherry filled charges

November 21, 2017
Beck, Jessica, author.
©2017
189 pages ; 22 cm.
"Recipes included."
It's finally time for Barton Gleason's pop-up bistro, but the grand opening is marred when a fellow chef and rival from culinary school is murdered nearby in one of the staging areas. Suzanne stumbles across the body, and while Jake is away dealing with his own family issues, she and Grace tackle the job of tracking down the real killer before someone else's goose gets cooked.

Belladonna

November 20, 2017
Drndić, Daša, 1946- author.
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2017]
378 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"From the author of the highly acclaimed Trieste, a fierce novel about history, memory, and illness. Andreas Ban, a psychologist who does not psychologize anymore and a writer who no longer writes, lives alone in a coastal town in Croatia. He sifts through the remnants of his life--his research, books, photographs--remembering old lovers and friends, the events of WWII, and the breakup of Yugoslavia. Ban's memories of Belgrade, Amsterdam, and Toronto alternate with meditations on the mental faculties of rats, a depressed arctic fox, and the agelessness of lobsters. He tries to push the past away, to "land on a little island of time in which tomorrow does not exist, in which yesterday is buried." Drndic leafs through the horrors of history with a cold unflinching wit. "The past is riddled with holes," she writes. "Souvenirs can't help here."-- Provided by publisher.

Nail's crossing : a novel

November 20, 2017
Lackey, Kris, 1953- author.
Ashland, OR : Blackstone Publishing, 2017.
208 pages : map ; 24 cm
Tribal Lighthorse policeman Bill Maytubby and county deputy Hannah Bond discover a body in a remote area of Oklahoma, and set out to investigate her murder and recreate her last days. Maytubby and Bond crisscross Oklahoma, meeting a myriad of characters and suspects. Maytubby travels to Louisiana, and uncovers a potential conspiracy. He and Bond eventually reunite in the Chickasaw Nation for a final face-off at Nail's Crossing.

The afterlife of Holly Chase

November 20, 2017
Hand, Cynthia, 1978- author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
389 pages ; 22 cm
After being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, Holly Chase chooses not to mend her spoiled ways. Upon her death Holly discovers her selfishness has caused her to work for eternity as a ghost of Christmas past. Every year Project Scrooge saves another miserly grouch, and Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. But this year, everything is about to change....

An Amish proposal

November 20, 2017
Brown, Jo Ann, author.
©2017
216 pages ; 17 cm.
Pregnant and without options, Katie Kay Lapp is trapped between two worlds--abandoned by her baby's Englisch (sic) father, not ready to return to her Amish family. With nowhere to go, she's rescued by the unlikeliest of heroes--the man whose heart she shattered. Months ago, Micah Stoltzfus courted her, envisioned a future with her, until she chose the big city over him. Now bound by duty to protect mother and child, Micah offers a solution--marriage. Though his heart never healed, he still cares for the Amish beauty. He knows he'll be the father Katie Kay's baby needs...but can he show her he's also the love she's always wanted? --Back cover.

The house at 758

November 20, 2017
Berla, Kathryn, author.
New York, New York : Amberjack Publishing, [2017]
210 pages ; 19 cm
After her mother's death, sixteen-year-old Krista resents her father's new girlfriend and spends most of her time watching a mysterious house.

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