New Arrivals · All Fiction

December 10, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Teach me to forget

December 9, 2016
Chapman, Erica M., author.
©2017
287 pages ; 23 cm
After a failed suicide attempt, Ellery tries to return the gun she bought to the store and runs into Colter Sawyer, a boy from her school, who does everything he can to prevent her from trying to take her life again.

The French impressionist

December 9, 2016
Bischoff, Rebecca, author.
©2016
250 pages ; 21 cm
"Rosemary is fifteen and gloriously free, on her own for the very first time. Part of an exchange program for aspiring artists, she arrives in southern France with one goal: she doesn't plan to leave, ever. She wants a new life and a new identity. But her situation, crafted from lies big and small, is precarious. As Rosemary struggles to hide her lack of artistic talent and obvious communication disorder from her new family, she must ultimately choose whether or not she'll tell the biggest lie of all, even if it means destroying the life of someone she cares about."--Provided by publisher.

The Mayakovsky tapes : a novel

December 9, 2016
Littell, Robert, 1935- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016.
243 pages ; 22 cm
"In March 1953, four women meet in Room 408 of Moscow's deluxe Metropole Hotel. They have gathered, not altogether willingly, to reminisce about Vladimir Mayakovsky, the poet who in death had become a national idol of Soviet Russia. In life, however, he was a much more complicated figure. Each of these ladies loved Mayakovsky in the course of his life, and as they piece together their memories of him, a portrait of the artist emerges."-- Provided by publisher.

Stone coffin : a mystery

December 9, 2016
Eriksson, Kjell, 1953- author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
296 pages ; 25 cm.
"On a sunny morning in June, a young woman and her six-year old daughter are run over by a car on the road to Uppsala. Both are killed immediately. Is it an accident, or did someone kill them on purpose? The same morning the husband of the deceased young woman disappears. During the police investigation, it turns out that the husband had recently bought a property in the Dominican Republic, something that nobody knew about. A few days later a macabre discovery is made in a forest nearby."-- Provided by publisher.

Everyday magic

December 9, 2016
Albright, Emily, author.
Blue Ash, OH : Merit Press, [2017]
334 pages ; 23 cm
Sequel to: The heir and the spare
Maggie McKendrick's movie director father tries to blackmail her into dating the boy who is starring in his new movie, but Maggie loves English boy Preston, and despite the family risks, she decides to go for it all.

Gap life

December 9, 2016
Coy, John, 1958- author.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016.
215 pages ; 22 cm
Despite acceptance from his father's college, Cray decides to take a gap year with Rayne, who helps him find a job at a home for developmentally disabled adults, and he learns more about himself and others than any university could teach him.

A black sail : a Coleridge Taylor mystery

December 9, 2016
Zahradnik, Rich, author.
Seattle, WA : Camel Press, [2016]
245 pages ; 21 cm.
On the eve of the US Bicentennial, newsman Coleridge Taylor is covering Operation Sail. New York Harbor is teeming with tall ships from all over the world. While enjoying the spectacle, Taylor is still a police reporter. He wants to cover real stories, and gritty New York City still has plenty of those in July of 1976. One surfaces right in front of him when a housewife is fished out of the harbor wearing bricks of heroin, inferior stuff users have been rejecting for China White. Convinced he's stumbled on a drug war between the Italian Mafia and a Chinese tong, Taylor is on fire once more. But as he blazes forward, flanked by his new girlfriend, ex-cop Samantha Callahan, his precious story grows ever more twisted and deadly. In his reckless search for the truth, he rattles New York's major drug cartels. If he solves the mystery, he may end up like the victim-in a watery grave.

Clouds of war

December 9, 2016
Kane, Ben, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
486 pages : maps ; 21 cm
"In 213 B.C., as the forces of both Rome and Hannibal's army from Carthage are still reeling from the losses at the Battle of Canae, the second Punic War rages on. With more and more of Rome's Italian allies switching allegiance to Carthage, the stakes continue to increase. When the major Sicilian city of Syracuse defects to Hannibal, Rome sends all that it has to retake the city. Now, outside the nearly impregnable city walls, a vast Roman Army besieges the city. Inside the city, tensions and politics are an even greater threat. Two men--once boyhood friends, through circumstance now find themselves fighting on opposing sides--are about to face each other once again. Caught between them is a woman. All three trapped in one of the most famous and brutal sieges of all time. Ben Kane's Clouds of War is a vivid, exciting, and very human novel about one of the most defining conflicts in history, seen from the very top, where the generals make bold gambits, all the way down to the very bottom, where the people who are caught in the crossfire are trapped"-- Provided by publisher.

Victoria

December 9, 2016
Goodwin, Daisy, author.
©2016
404 pages ; 25 cm
"Less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria is roused from bed with the news that her uncle William IV has died and she is now Queen of England. The men who run the country have doubts about whether this young woman can rule the greatest nation in the world. Despite her age the young queen is no puppet. She is quite happy being queen with the help of her prime minister, Lord Melbourne, who may be old enough to be her father but is the first person to take her seriously.She went on to make her mark on her nation-- and the world. Drawing on Victoria's own diaries, which she first started reading when she was a student at Cambridge University, Daisy Goodwin brings us the brilliantly imagined life of a young woman about to make her mark on her nation--and the world."--Jacket.

Apes and angels

December 9, 2016
Bova, Ben, 1932- author.
©2016
415 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tor Book" -- Title page verso.
"Humankind headed out to the stars not for conquest, nor exploration, nor even for curiosity. Humans went to the stars in a desperate crusade to save intelligent life wherever they found it. A wave of death is spreading through the Milky Way galaxy, an expanding sphere of lethal gamma radiation that erupted from the galaxy's core twenty-eight thousand years ago and now is approaching Earth's vicinity at the speed of light. Every world it touched was wiped clean of all life. But it's possible to protect a planet from gamma radiation. Earth is safe. Now, guided by the ancient intelligent machines called the Predecessors, men and women from Earth seek out those precious, rare worlds that harbor intelligent species, determined to save them from the doom that is hurtling toward them. The crew of the Odysseus has arrived at Mithra Gamma, the third planet of the star Mithra, to protect the stone-age inhabitants from the Death Wave. But they'll also have to protect themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

Revelation : a thriller

December 9, 2016
Wilson, Carter (Novelist), author.
©2016
352 pages ; 24 cm
"When Harden Campbell wakes cold and beaten in a dirt-floor cell, he finds only three other things in the room with him: the mutilated body of his good friend, an ancient typewriter, and a stack of blank paper, the top sheet of which has a single, typed sentence. He knows the message is from Coyote, his brilliant, megalomaniacal roommate whose lust for power and reverence has recently revealed him for the true sociopath he is. Now, as the founder of a new religion with disturbing roots-- Revelation-- Coyote's most evil side has emerged. From the moment Harden sees that stack of paper, he knows his one chance of escape is through his own words, and only his ability to successfully recount the dark story of what happened over the past year at Wyland University will determine whether he lives to see the woman he loves once again-- or is silenced forever. This will be the most difficult story Harden has ever written, and each word must be chosen with the utmost care. Because Coyote will be reading each and every one of them."--Provided by publisher.

Christmas in Alaska

December 9, 2016
Macomber, Debbie, author.
Ontario : MIRA Books, [2016]
394 pages ; 17 cm
Stories previously published as seperate titles: Mail-order bride (1987); The snow bride (2003).
Mail-order bride -- The snow bride.
|3Snow bride: While journeying to Alaska to marry a man she met on the Internet, Jenna Walsh is kidnapped by Reed Kenner, a fellow passenger, who will do anything to prove that she is making the biggest mistake of her life.

Fate of flames

December 8, 2016
Raughley, Sarah, author.
©2016
353 pages ; 24 cm.
"When Phantoms-- beasts made from nightmares and darkness-- suddenly appeared, four girls, the Effigies, each gained a unique power to control one of the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. When one Effigy dies, another girl gains her power. Now, with technologies in place to protect the world's major cities from Phantom attacks, the Effigies have become international celebrities, their feats televised and talked about in online fandoms. When Maia unexpectedly becomes the Fire Effigy, and an army of Phantoms prepare for attack, there isn't much time for the Effigies to learn how to work together before the world is destroyed forever."--Provided by publisher.

Murder underground

December 8, 2016
Hay, Mavis Doriel, 1894-1979, author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
263 pages : maps, genealogical table ; 21 cm
Originally published: London : Skeffington & Son, 1934.
When Miss Pongleton is found murdered on the stairs of Belsize Park station, her fellow-boarders in the Frampton Hotel are not overwhelmed with grief at the death of a tiresome old woman. But they all have their theories about the identity of the murderer, and help to unravel the mystery of who killed the wealthy Pongle . Several of her fellow residents even Tuppy the terrier have a part to play in the events that lead to a dramatic arrest. This classic mystery novel is set in and around the Northern Line of the London Underground.

There was a crooked man

December 8, 2016
Larsen, K. J., author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
215 pages ; 23 cm.
Sequel to: Some like it hot.
Chicago private eye Cat DeLuca, founder of the Pants on Fire Detective Agency, was briefly married to runaround Johnnie Rizzo. Her experiences gave her the mad skills she needed for her agency: she only investigates cheating husbands. So why, when someone kidnaps Captain Bob's dog and claims to have evidence of cop corruption, does Cat's Poppa not only deny the accusation, but order Cat to leave it alone? The answer may lie in an unsolved hit-and-run death that was relegated to a dusty cold case file.

Desolation Flats

December 8, 2016
Hunt, Andrew E., 1968- author.
©2016
viii, 372 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"As war clouds loom overseas, auto racers from around the world gather at the Bonneville Salt Flats east of Salt Lake City, intent on breaking the land speed record. When Nigel Underhill, a wealthy English motorist, is found dead and his brother Clive disappears, Art Oveson of the Salt Lake City Missing Persons' Bureau is called to investigate. The Underhill family has hired a former Scotland Yard detective to assist in the search, and he and Oveson begin to follow a trail that leads from the Utah desert to the stately homes of London. As the two detectives draw closer to their suspect, Art finds that the murderer has set his sights on a target much closer to home than he had thought possible"-- Provided by publisher.

The dispossessed : a novel

December 8, 2016
Borbély, Szilárd, 1964-2014, author.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2016.
xi, 288 pages ; 21 cm
"In a tiny village in northeast Hungary a young, unnamed boy warily chronicles his family's struggles to survive. Ostracized because of his father's Jewish heritage and his mother's connections to the Kulaks, who once owned land and supported the fascist Horthy regime before it was toppled by Communists, their situation is worst than most. Related through a variety of narrative voices, these accounts reveal the history of Hungary through the physical and psychic traumas of two World Wars, and the country's treatment of Jews."--Provided by publisher.

The gates of hell

December 8, 2016
Livingston, Michael, 1975- author.
©2016
382 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
"Alexandria has fallen, and with it the great kingdom of Egypt. Cleopatra is dead. Her children are paraded through the streets in chains wrought of their mother's golden treasures, and within a year all but one of them will be dead. Only her young daughter, Cleopatra Selene, survives to continue her quest for vengeance against Rome and its emperor, Augustus Caesar. To show his strength, Augustus Caesar will go to war against the Cantabrians in northern Spain, and it isn't long before he calls on Juba of Numidia, his adopted half-brother and the man whom Selene has been made to marry -- but whom she has grown to love. The young couple journey to the Cantabrian frontier, where they learn that Caesar wants Juba so he can use the Trident of Poseidon to destroy his enemies. Perfidy and treachery abound. Juba's love of Selene will cost him dearly in the epic fight, and the choices made may change the very fabric of the known world. Gates of Hell is the follow up to Michael Livingston's amazing Shards of Heaven, a historical fantasy that reveals the hidden magic behind the history we know, and commences a war greater than any mere mortal battle"-- Provided by publisher.

The great American songbook : stories

December 8, 2016
Allingham, Sam, author.
©2016
181 pages ; 19 cm
Rodgers and Hart -- Stockholm Syndrome -- Love goes to a building on fire -- Husbandry -- One hundred characters -- Assassins -- Tiny cities made of ashes -- Bar Joke, Arizona -- The great American songbook.

Pirate utopia

December 8, 2016
Sterling, Bruce, author.
©2016
187 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Includes "Interview with Bruce Sterling / Rick Klaw."
Original introduction by Warren Ellis, author of Transmetropolitan and Gun Machine Who are these bold rebels pillaging their European neighbors in the name of revolution? The Futurists! Utopian pirate warriors of the diminutive Regency of Carnaro, scourge of the Adriatic Sea. Mortal enemies of communists, capitalists, and even fascists (to whom they are not entirely unsympathetic). The ambitious Soldier-Citizens of Carnaro are led by a brilliant and passionate coterie of the perhaps insane. Lorenzo Secondari, World War I veteran, engineering genius, and leader of Croatian raiders. Frau Piffer, Syndicalist manufacturer of torpedos at a factory run by and for women. The Ace of Hearts, a dashing Milanese aristocrat, spymaster, and tactical savant. And the Prophet, a seductive warrior-poet who leads via free love and military ruthlessness. Fresh off of a worldwide demonstration of their might, can the Futurists engage the aid of sinister American traitors and establish global domination?

A red dotted line

December 8, 2016
Gervais, Simon, author
©2016
294 pages ; 24 cm.
"A Mike Walton thriller"--Cover.
Mike and his wife Lisa--both covert assets of the International Market Stabilization Institute, a privately funded organization operating outside official channels to protect North America's financial interests-are sent to Russia after an attempt on their superior officer's life. It is a mission fraught with peril and one that becomes exponentially more dangerous when their covers are blown within hours of setting foot in Moscow. Now, they are being hunted down by the Sheik, the terrorist mastermind behind the kidnapping of Mike's father, Ray Powell, and to the treachery that turned Mike and Lisa's lives upside down. To make matters worse, there are clues that Biopreparat--the former Soviet Union biological warfare agency--has been resurrected and is about to launch a strike against the United States. This forces Mike and Lisa to make the most difficult choice of all. With Ray Powell's life hanging in the balance, and the slightest mistake potentially igniting the next World War, nothing is what it seems.

This house is mine

December 8, 2016
Hansen, Dörte, 1964- author.
©2016
325 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Germany under the title Altes Land by Albrecht Knaus Verlag"--Title page verso.
Vera is surprised when her niece shows up at her East Prussia farmhouse with her young son after fleeing a bad relationship in Hamburg and the pair find they have more in common than they ever thought possible.

The waiting room : a novel

December 8, 2016
Kaminsky, Leah, 1959- author.
New York : Harper Perennial, [2016]
287, 9 pages ; 21 cm
"As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Dina’s present has always been haunted by her parents’ pasts. She becomes a doctor, emigrates, and builds a family of her own, yet no matter how hard she tries to move on, their ghosts keep pulling her back. A dark, wry sense of humor helps Dina maintain her sanity amid the constant challenges of motherhood and medicine, but when a terror alert is issued in her adopted city, her coping skills are pushed to the limit."-- Provided by publisher.

Until I break

December 8, 2016
Bietz, Kara, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman and Company, 2016.
252 pages ; 21 cm
When gunshots echo through the halls of Broadmeadow High School, whose finger is on the trigger? A year before the shooting, Sam North has a bright future as well as a problem that nobody else seems to see-- Ace Quinn, his neighbor and teammate. For years, Ace has been bullying and harassing Sam, yet he's managed to deftly conceal his actions and threats from the rest of the world. How far will Sam go to stop Ace? And what if Ace takes his threats even farther?

Dark fissures

December 8, 2016
Coyle, Matt.
©2016
343 pages ; 24 cm.
Sequel to: Night tremors.
La Jolla Chief of Police Tony Moretti is convinced PI Rick Cahill killed a missing person. No body has been found, but the evidence that is piling up says murder, and it all points to Rick. With the bank about to foreclose on his house, Rick takes the case of country singer Brianne Colton, who is convinced her estranged husband&#x;s suicide was really murder. As each new piece of evidence convinces him she&#x;s right, Rick breaks his number one rule and falls for Brianne-- even as he begins to question her motives.

Timekeeper

December 7, 2016
Sim, Tara, author.
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016]
414 pages : map ; 22 cm
In an alternate 1875 England, seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny, aided by the boy he loves, must discover who is sabotaging the towers that control the flow of time and stop him or her before it is too late.

Scythe

December 7, 2016
Shusterman, Neal, author.
©2016
433 pages ; 22 cm
"In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"-- Provided by publisher.

Trouble makes a comeback

December 7, 2016
Tromly, Stephanie, author.
New York, NY : Kathy Dawson Books, [2016]
298 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Trouble is a friend of mine.
After Zoe Webster's friend Philip Digby--the weird, manic and brilliant teen sleuth Digby--left town, Zoe experimented with being a "normal" high schooler--but now Digby is back needing help, and not just to find his sister.

Return to Umbria

December 7, 2016
Wagner, David P, author.
©2016
214 pages ; 22 cm.
Orvieto--its very name brings to mind priceless art, colorful ceramics, and straw-colored wine. And the most famous cathedral facade in Italy, a structure of gothic spires, arches, statues, and mosaics. But as Rick Montoya discovers, this jewel of Umbria can have an ugly side as well. When Rick Montoya moved to his mother's Italy from his father's Santa Fe, New Mexico, to work as a freelance translator using his dual heritage, he didn't expect to be helping the Italian police. His maternal uncle, a high-level commissioner in Rome, however, sees no reason not to use the resources at hand. Rick's fourth investigation should not have involved crime. It begins when Rick is asked by his uncle to go to Orvieto to talk some sense into his cousin Fabrizio, whose fling with an older married woman is embarrassing the family. Rick agrees to give it a try, and plans a short but romantic weekend in Orvieto with Betta Innocenti, the woman he met in Bassano. What could go wrong? Less than a day after their arrival, his language skills draw him into the brutal murder of an American visitor. He finds that he knows the policeman in charge, but Inspector LoGuercio has changed since the time they met in Volterra. The murdered woman had studied art in Italy decades earlier. Why has she returned now? And why was she dumped at night on a dusty road? Through her traveling companions, her devastated daughter and best friend, as well as a growing list of those who knew her from her student days, they realize she had come to Orvieto to face the past. And then a second murder occurs in a public park, with Montoya so close that he wonders if he could have been the intended target. Is all this connected to Fabrizio and his affair, or to the American's death? More violence erupts, some of it definitely directed at Rick himself. Strong suspects, tantalizing secrets, concealed motives, and risky behaviors tie to a fascinating landscape and layers of Orvieto's past.

I'll take you there : a novel

December 7, 2016
Lamb, Wally, author.
New York : Harper, [2016]
254 pages ; 24 cm
"I'll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he's confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood's silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit--and in some cases relive--scenes from his past as they are projected onto the cinema's big screen. In these magical movies, the medium of film becomes the lens for Felix to reflect on the women who profoundly impacted his life. There's his daughter Aliza, a Gen Y writer for New York Magazine who is trying to align her post-modern feminist beliefs with her lofty career ambitions; his sister, Frances, with whom he once shared a complicated bond of kindness and cruelty; and Verna, a fiery would-be contender for the 1951 Miss Rheingold competition, a beauty contest sponsored by a Brooklyn-based beer manufacturer that became a marketing phenomenon for two decades. At first unnerved by these ethereal apparitions, Felix comes to look forward to his encounters with Lois, who is later joined by the spirits of other celluloid muses. Against the backdrop of a kaleidoscopic convergence of politics and pop culture, family secrets, and Hollywood iconography, Felix gains an enlightened understanding of the pressures and trials of the women closest to him, and of the feminine ideals and feminist realities that all women, of every era, must face"-- Provided by publisher.

The spy : a novel

December 7, 2016
Coelho, Paulo, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
190 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Brazil as A Espiã by TK in 2016" -- Verso title page.
"A novel of Mata Hari's final days, as written by the woman herself while accused of espionage" -- Provided by publisher.

Arcanum unbounded : the Cosmere collection

December 7, 2016
Sanderson, Brandon, author.
New York : Tor Books, 2016.
671 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Originally published individually as ebooks on Tor.com and elsewhere, except for Edgedancer.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
The Selish system. The Emperor's soul ; The hope of Elantris -- The Scadian system. The eleventh metal ; Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania, Episodes twenty-eight through thirty ; Mistborn: secret history -- The Taldain system. White Sand -- The Threnodite system. Shadows for silence in the forests of Hell -- The Drominad system. Sixth of the Dusk -- The Rosharan system. Edgedancer.
Sanderson has created a series of linked worlds that together create the imagined realms know as the Cosmere. This collection of stories represent six of these planets and their distinct magic systems. The author has included charts, illustrations, notes and secrets to help you on your journey across the cosmos.

A very pukka murder : a Maharaja mystery

December 7, 2016
Gaind, Arjun, author.
©2016
328 pages ; 23 cm.
"The first Maharaja mystery"--Jacket.
"Major William Russell, the English Resident of the princely state of Rajpore, is found dead the morning after the 1909 New Year's Ball. The fabulously wealth Maharaja of Rajpore, a lover of luxury cars and beautiful women, cannot resist a mystery and, over the objections of the local Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police, attempts to solve the crime. As the British authorities dispatch their own investigator from Simla, His Highness deals with the growing hostility of the English Establishment, learning that Major Russell was not as pukka, as proper, as he liked to pretend."--Provided by publisher.

Bone and bread

December 7, 2016
Nawaz, Saleema, 1979-
Toronto, ON : House Of Anansi Press, [2013]
448 pages ; 21 cm
When sisters Beena and Sadhana are orphaned as teenagers and sent to live with their Sikh uncle in Montreal's Hasidic community, their lives take divergent courses as they deal with their grief in different ways.

Extreme makeover : apocalypse edition

December 7, 2016
Wells, Dan, 1977- author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
415 pages ; 22 cm
Lyle Fontanelle, chief scientist for NewYew, a health and beauty company, discovers that the hand lotion they have developed actively overwrites the DNA of anyone who uses it, turning them into physical clones of someone else. Lyle wants to destroy the formula, but NewYew thinks it might be the greatest beauty product ever designed -- and the government thinks it might be the greatest weapon. -- adapted from dust jacket.

Fireborn

December 7, 2016
Dalglish, David, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2016.
487 pages ; 21 cm.
"Bree and Kael Skyborn have seen their island invaded, their Seraphim disbanded, and their royal family imprisoned. A rebellion grows from the ashes, demanding Bree to be their Phoenix, their symbol against Center's tyranny, and for Kael to find the doomsday prophet Johan and sway his cult to their side. Should they fail, the hope of their rebellion fails with them"-- Provided by publisher.

The Autumn throne : a novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

December 7, 2016
Chadwick, Elizabeth, 1957- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2016]
505 pages ; 21 cm
The stunning conclusion to the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy. Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skillfully control. Eleanor would need every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crossed the Alps in winter to bring her son Richard his bride, ransom him from imprisonment and deal with his brother John's treachery. Her indomitable spirit would be tested to its limits as she attempted to keep the peace between her warring sons, fend off enemies, and negotiate a magnificent future for a chosen granddaughter.

Losing is what matters : a novel

December 6, 2016
Pérez Subirana, Manuel, 1971- author.
Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2016.
151 pages ; 22 cm
When his marriage and career fall apart, a young lawyer sets out on a desperate mission to recapture the promise of his youth. His attempt leaves him stranded between a past he no longer recognizes and a life that's no longer his, and he soon begins to suspect that the surest path to happiness lies in simply giving up. Losing Is What Matters is a moving, tragicomic novel about defeat, memory, and the seductive prospect of losing it all.

Nice girls endure

December 6, 2016
Struyk-Bonn, Christina, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
255 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Chelsea has always been overweight, and now in high school she is being unmercifully teased by other students, and even her mother gives her no support, despite her beautiful singing voice--but in film class she is assigned work on a film with Melody and for the first time she finds someone other than her father who does not criticize her, and finally finds the confidence to try out for the school choir."--Provided by publisher.

Hard rules

December 6, 2016
Jones, Lisa Renee, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
293 pages ; 21 cm.
"Exclusive bonus content included"--Cover.
"How bad do you want it? The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family's business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil. Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both."-- Provided by publisher.

The billionaire's prize

December 6, 2016
Winters, Rebecca, 1940- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" -- Cover.
Dea Caraccilo spent her whole life feeling inferior to her twin sister - never more so than when she first met billionaire Guido Rossano. Since then, Dea's worked hard to put her old self behind her, and to see life from a glass-half-full perspective!

The seventh plague

December 6, 2016
Rollins, James, 1961- author.
©2016
xiv, 425 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
"Two years after vanishing into the Sudanese desert, the leader of a British archeological expedition, Professor Harold McCabe, comes stumbling out of the sands, frantic and delirious, but he dies before he can tell his story. The mystery deepens when an autopsy uncovers a bizarre corruption: someone had begun to mummify the professor's body--while he was still alive. His strange remains are returned to London for further study, when alarming news arrives from Egypt. The medical team who had performed the man's autopsy has fallen ill with an unknown disease, one that is quickly spreading throughout Cairo. Fearing the worst, a colleague of the professor reaches out to a longtime friend: Painter Crowe, the director of Sigma Force. The call is urgent, for Professor McCabe had vanished into the desert while searching for proof of the ten plagues of Moses. As the pandemic grows, a disturbing question arises."--Provided by publisher.

Grace : a Willie Black mystery

December 6, 2016
Owen, Howard, 1949- author.
Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, [2016]
245 pages ; 23 cm.
"Life is cheap on the poor side of town. For more than two decades, young black kids have been disappearing from Richmond's East End. No bodies have ever been found, and the missing boys haven't received much attention from police or the media. When the uncle of the latest missing kid takes matters into his own hands and holds the daily newspaper's publisher hostage in the paper's lobby, Willie Black gets involved, and things start to change. The world's oldest night cops reporter knows something about the inequities of race and income. When Sam McNish, a crusader for social justice who grew up in the same hardscrabble Oregon Hill neighborhood as Willie, is arrested shortly after a child's body is discovered, the police start making the case that McNish has been the demonic force behind all the boys' disappearances. Willie, after working the traps he's developed from his too-many years as a reporter, isn't so sure. As Willie teases out the real story, he manages to antagonize his publisher and the city's power structure as well as police chief L.D. Jones, but experience has taught him that the more people he angers, the closer he probably is to the truth. Along the way, he forms a strange alliance with Big Boy Sunday, a dangerous man who exhibits a strong interest in seeing that Willie finds the truth--although Willie will learn that Big Boy wants parts of that truth to remain hidden."--Provided by publisher.

The turncoat's gambit

December 6, 2016
Cremer, Andrea R., author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2016]
324 pages : map ; 22 cm
"In an alternate nineteenth-century America, Charlotte is on the run from both the empire and the revolution. Now she must figure out whom she trusts, once and for all"--Provided by publisher.

The operator

December 6, 2016
Harrison, Kim, 1966- author.
©2016
468 pages ; 24 cm
"Peri Reed chronicles."
"Peri Reed's job eats her mind, but for a special task agent in hiding, forgetting the past can be a blessing. Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and the agency who turned her into the very thing she fought against, Peri abandoned the wealth and privilege of Opti for anonymity riddled with memory gaps and self-doubt. But when a highly addictive drug promises to end her dependency on those who'd use her as a tool for their own success, she must choose to remain broken and vulnerable, or return to the above-the-law power and prestige she once left: strong but without will--for whoever holds her next fix will hold her loyalty. Yet even now as then, a love based on lies of omission might still save her life"--Jacket.

Sinner man

December 6, 2016
Block, Lawrence, author.
©2016
239 pages ; 23 cm.
Originally written in 1960, and published in slightly different form as: Savage lover / Sheldon Lord. London : Softcover Library, 1968.
To escape punishment for a murder he didn't mean to commit, insurance man Don Barshter has to take on a new identity: Nathaniel Crowley, ferocious up-and-comer in the New York mob. But can he find safety in the skin of another man...a worse man...a sinner man...?

Moonglow : a novel

December 6, 2016
Chabon, Michael, author.
©2016
430 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
"Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as "my grandfather." It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies"--Dust jacket.

The gun room

December 6, 2016
Harding, Georgina, 1955- author.
London : Bloomsbury, 2016.
211 pages ; 22 cm
The memory of war will stay with a man longer than anything else. Dawn, mist clearing over the rice fields, a burning Vietnamese village, and a young war photographer gets the shot that might make his career. The image, of a staring soldier in the midst of mayhem, will become one of the great photographs of the war. But what he has seen in that village is more than he can bear, and he flees. Jonathan drifts on to Japan, to lose himself in the vastness of Tokyo, where there are different kinds of pictures to be taken: peacetime pictures of crowds and subways and cherry blossom. And pictures of a girl with whom he is no longer lost: innumerable pictures of Kumiko, on the streets and in the rain and in the heat of the summer. Yet even here in this alien city, his history will catch up with him: that photograph and his responsibility in taking it; his responsibility as a witness to war, and as a witness to other events buried far deeper in his past. This novel is a powerful exploration of image and memory, and of the moral complexity and emotional consequences of the experience of war.

My kind of town : a Joe Buonomo mystery

December 6, 2016
Sandrolini, John, 1965- author.
New York : Mysterious Press.com/Open Road Integrated Media, [2016]
352 pages ; 20 cm.
Sequel to: One for our baby.
"When Joe Buonomo returned from World War II, he chose to settle in California rather than go back home to Chicago--and he didn't plan on revisiting his old stomping grounds any time soon. But when Frank Sinatra asks you to fly him to the Windy City for a gig, you don't refuse. And so, reluctantly, Joe finds himself strolling down memory lane and rekindling relationships with his estranged family. But where Joe goes, trouble tends to follow"--Amazon.com.

Please do not disturb

December 6, 2016
Glancy, Robert, author.
©2016
292 pages ; 22 cm
As the African nation of Bwalo prepares for The Big Day--the only day in the year the ailing King talks to his subjects--we meet five very different people: Charlie, a curious boy with a dangerous dictaphone habit, eavesdrops on the eccentric guests of the Mirage Hotel. Sean, an Irishman who's given his heart (and the best part of his liver) to Bwalo, struggles to write the great African novel--if only his crazed fiancée and fierce thirst would stop distracting him. Josef, the mythmaker and kingmaker who paved the way for Tafumo's rise to power, starts to hear the ominous rattle of skeletons in his closet. Hope, the nurse caring for the King, keeps the old man alive, maintaining the façade of the powerful ruler as she mourns her own broken dreams. And in the countdown to the Big Day, storm clouds gather as a petty criminal, Jack, smuggles something into Bwalo--specifically to the Mirage Hotel--that will change the lives of all of them forever.

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