New Arrivals · All Fiction

September 19, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Landscape with invisible hand

September 18, 2017
Anderson, M. T., author.
©2017
149 pages ; 25 cm
When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology from the vuvv, Adam's parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine. Adam and his girlfriend Chloe are forced to get creative. Since the vuvv love anything of "classic" Earth culture they begin recording 1950s-style dates which the vuvv watch in a pay-per-minute format. As the money rolls in, how far will Adam be willing to go to give the vuvv what they want?

Warcross : player, hunter, hacker, pawn

September 18, 2017
Lu, Marie, 1984- author.
©2017
353 pages ; 22 cm
"When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire"-- Provided by publisher.

The summer that made us

September 18, 2017
Carr, Robyn, author.
©2017
331 pages ; 24 cm
For the Hempsteads, two sisters who married two brothers and had three daughters each, summers were idyllic. The women would escape the city the moment school was out to gather at the family house on Lake Waseka. The lake was a magical place, a haven where they were happy and carefree. All of their problems drifted away as the days passed in sun-dappled contentment. Until the summer that changed everything. After an accidental drowning turned the lake house into a site of tragedy and grief, it was closed up. For good. Torn apart, none of the Hempstead women speak of what happened that summer, and relationships between them are uneasy at best to hurtful at worst. But in the face of new challenges, one woman is determined to draw her family together again, and the only way that can happen is to return to the lake and face the truth.

The boat runner : a novel

September 18, 2017
Murphy, Devin, author.
©2017
370, 13 pages ; 20 cm
Includes P.S. Insights, interviews & more....
In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren't playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys' father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob's world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life-and his life's mission-forever. Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. Through one boy's harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people's stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.

Copycat

September 18, 2017
Lake, Alex, author.
London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
404 pages ; 20 cm
"When an old friend gets in touch, Sarah Havenant discovers that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is hers. The other, she has never seen. But everything in it is accurate. Photos of her friends, her husband, her kids. Photos from the day before. Photos of her new kitchen. Photos taken inside her house. And this is just the beginning. Because whoever has set up the second profile has been waiting for Sarah to find it. And now that she has, her life will no longer be her own." --Back cover.

The bloody black flag : a Spider John mystery

September 18, 2017
Goble, Steve, 1961- author.
Amherst, NY : Seventh Street Books, an imprint of Prometheus Books, 2017.
237 pages ; 21 cm
"1722--aboard a pirate ship off the American Colonial Coast. Spider John Rush never wanted to be a pirate, but it had happened and he'd learned to survive in the world of cut and thrust, fight or die. He and his friend Ezra knew that death could come at any moment, from grapeshot or storm winds or the end of a noose. But when Ezra is murdered in cold blood by a shipmate, Spider vows revenge. On a ship where every man is a killer many times over, how can Spider find the man who killed his friend? There is no law here, so if justice is to be done, he must do it. He will have to solve the crime and exact revenge himself. One wrong step will lead to certain death, but Spider is determined to look into the dying eyes of the man who killed his friend, even if it means his own death"-- Provided by publisher.

For two thousand years

September 18, 2017
Sebastian, Mihail, 1907-1945, author.
New York : Other Press, 2017.
229 pages : 21 cm
"Originally published in Romanian as De doua mii de ani in 1934. Original English-language edition first published by Penguin Books Ltd, London" [2016] -- t.p. verso.
"Mihail Sebastian's 1934 masterpiece, now available in English for the first time, was written as the rise of fascism forced him out of his literary career and turned his friends and colleagues against him. Confronted with the violence of a recurrent anti-Semitism, Sebastian questions its causes in this perceptive testimony, illuminating the ideological debates of the interwar period with wit, simplicity and vivacity"-- Provided by publisher.

Love and other consolation prizes : a novel

September 18, 2017
Ford, Jamie, author.
©2017
307 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
A half-Chinese orphan whose mother sacrificed everything to give him a better chance is raffled off as a prize at Seattle's 1909 World's Fair, only to land in the ownership of the madam of a notorious brothel where he finds friendship and opportunities. Based on true events.

Robert B. Parker's The hangman's sonnet

September 18, 2017
Coleman, Reed Farrel, 1956- author.
©2017
353 pages ; 24 cm.
Based on characters created by Robert B. Parker.
"Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancee by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protege, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet. That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further"--Provided by publisher.

Even the darkest stars

September 18, 2017
Fawcett, Heather (Heather M.), author.
New York : Balzer + Bray, [2017]
427 pages ; 22 cm
Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor's royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

Edge of awakening

September 18, 2017
Oates, Kyle K., author.
© 2017.
358 pages ; 23 cm
"The evening blade, book one"--Cover.
"Editing services provided by Ellie Bockert Augsburger of Creative Digital Studios"--Second preliminary page.

Too far gone

September 18, 2017
Reece, Christy, author.
©2017
449 pages ; 21 cm.
"Gabriella Mendoza has lived her life in seclusion. Guarded by the most corrupt men in the world, she has no chance for escape until an unexpected meeting with the mysterious Grey Justice Group changes everything. Gabriella is free for the first time in her life, but is that freedom all a lie? Vengeance is Jonah Slater's only purpose. Finding the man who killed his fiancee, and making him pay is his only goal. Babysitting the pampered princess of a crime boss is not part of his agenda. But the more he gets to know Gabriella, the more he realizes that protecting her might be the most worthwhile thing he's ever done. They thought they knew the threats, believed they were contained. Jonah and Gabriella soon learn that evil has varying degrees and many faces. And very often, the deadliest is the one you never see coming"--Back cover.

Too shattered for mending

September 15, 2017
Hoffmeister, Peter Brown, author.
©2017
376 pages ; 22 cm
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
"A Junior Library Guild Selection"--Jacket.
After the disappearance of his grandfather "Big" and the arrest of his older brother, JT, "Little" McCardell is looking out for his younger cousin, trying to stay afloat in school, working in the town graveyard for extra cash, and in his spare time pining after Rowan, the girl JT was dating until he got locked up. When the sheriff's deputy catches him hunting deer out of season and threatens to prosecute, Little must cooperate in their investigation about Big. Beholden to the sheriff, to JT, to Rowan, and to Big's memory, there's no telling how Little's deepest secret could shatter their lives.

The date to save

September 15, 2017
Strohm, Stephanie Kate, author.
©2017
278 pages ; 22 cm
Angelica Marie Hutcherson is an aspiring reporter for the San Anselmo Prep's newspaper, The Prepster; sophomore Colin Von Kohorn is its editor, who keeps rejecting her stories because they do not reflect his "vision"; but when Colin suggests she write a story on the upcoming Academic Battle, Angelica senses an opportunity--unfortunately somebody has scheduled the Battle (which their school always wins) on the same day as the homecoming game (which they always lose), and to make the chaos complete it is also the day for class elections.

Fireblood

September 15, 2017
Blake, Elly, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
410 pages ; 22 cm
Ruby leaves her beloved Arcus and travels to her mother's homeland of Sudesia, where she must pass a series of trials in order to hone her control of fire and become a Fireblood master, gaining the trust of the wary Fireblood queen and access to the knowledge that will allow her to defeat the destructive Minax.

Mean girls

September 15, 2017
Ostow, Micol, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2017.
283 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Based on the screenplay by Tina Fey" --Cover.
Having been home-schooled and raised in the African bush, Cady is unprepared for the cut-throat politics of high school.

Plank's law

September 15, 2017
Choyce, Lesley, 1951- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
179 pages ; 19 cm
"In this novel for teens, Trevor, who has Huntington's disease, connects with an old man who helps him live his life more fully."-- Provided by publisher.

The living infinite : a novel

September 15, 2017
Acevedo, Chantel, author.
New York, New York : Europa Editions, 2017.
312 pages ; 21 cm
The Living Infinite is based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia, an outspoken firebrand at the Bourbon court during the troubled and decadent final years of her family's reign. After her cloistered childhood at the Spanish court, her youth spent in exile, and a loveless marriage, Eulalia gladly departs Europe for the New World. In the company of Thomas Aragon, the son of her one-time wet nurse and a small-town bookseller with a thirst for adventure, she travels by ship first to a Cuba bubbling with revolutionary fervor then on to the 1893 Chicago World Fair. She is there as an emissary of the Bourbon dynasty and a guest of the Fair, but secretly she is in America to find a publisher for her scandalous, incendiary autobiography, a book that might well turn the old world order on its head.

The other Alcott

September 15, 2017
Hooper, Elise, author.
©2017
408, 17 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Includes P.S.: insights, interviews & more ...
A tale inspired by the life of Louisa May Alcott's youngest sister finds young May longing to study art outside of the confines of her Concord home before turning down a marriage proposal and pursuing an identity in contrast to the spoiled and worldly character of Amy in her sister's famed novel.

To funk and die in LA : a D Hunter mystery

September 15, 2017
George, Nelson, author.
Brooklyn, NY, USA : Akashic Books, [2017]
276 pages ; 21 cm.
To Funk and Die in LA, the fourth book in the D Hunter crime-fiction series, brings the ex-bodyguard to the City of Angels on a very dark mission when his grandfather, businessman Daniel "Big Danny" Hunter, is shot dead in a drive-by. Why would someone execute a grocery store owner? D soon finds there was more to Big Danny's life than selling loaves of bread. The old man, it turns out, was deeply involved with Dr. Funk, a legendary musical innovator who has become a mysterious recluse.

Affections

September 15, 2017
Hasbún, Rodrigo, 1981- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
132 pages ; 21 cm
"A haunting novel about an unusual family's breakdown--set in South America during the time of Che Guevara and inspired by the life of Third Reich cinematographer Hans Ertl--from the literary star Jonathan Safran Foer calls, "a great writer." Inspired by real events, Affections is the story of the eccentric, fascinating Ertl clan, headed by the egocentric and extraordinary Hans, once the cameraman for the Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. Shortly after the end of World War II, Hans and his family flee to Bolivia to start over. There, the ever-restless Hans decides to embark on an expedition in search of the fabled lost Inca city of Paititi, enlisting two of his daughters to join him on his outlandish quest into the depths of the Amazon, with disastrous consequences. Set against the backdrop of the both optimistic and violent 1950s and 1960s, Affections traces the Ertls's slow and inevitable breakdown through the various erratic trajectories of each family member: Hans's undertakings of colossal, foolhardy projects and his subsequent spectacular failures; his daughter Monika, heir to his adventurous spirit, who joins the Bolivian Marxist guerrillas and becomes known as "Che Guevara's avenger"; and his wife and two younger sisters left to pick up the pieces in their wake. In this short but powerful work, Hasbún weaves a masterfully layered tale of how a family's voyage of discovery ends up eroding the affections that once held it together"-- Provided by publisher.

The girl who takes an eye for an eye

September 15, 2017
Lagercrantz, David, author.
©2017
vii, 347 pages ; 25 cm.
"Originally published in Sweden as Mannen som sökte sin skugga" -- Verso.
"A Lisbeth Salander novel"--Cover.
"Lisbeth Salander has never had access to the most closely held secrets of her traumatic childhood. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the investigative journal Millennium. And nothing will stop her - not the Islamists she enrages when she enables a young woman to escape their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as the Registry..."--Dust jacket.

The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill : [a novel]

September 15, 2017
Fergus, Jim, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
337 pages ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves. THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today" -- Provided by publisher.

We were strangers once : a novel

September 15, 2017
Carter, Betsy, 1945- author.
New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
327 pages ; 24 cm
"On the eve of World War II Egon Schneider--a gallant and successful Jewish doctor, son of two world-famous naturalists--escapes Germany to an uncertain future across the sea. Settling into the unfamiliar rhythms of upper Manhattan, he finds solace among a tight-knit group of fellow immigrants, tenacious men and women drawn together as much by their differences as by their memories of the world they left behind. They each suffer degradations and triumphs large and small: Egon's terminally acerbic lifelong friend, bestselling author Meyer Leavitt, now wears a sandwich board on a New York street corner; Catrina Harty, the headstrong daughter of a dirt-poor Irish trolley driver, survives heartbreak and loss to forge an unlikely alliance; and Egon himself is forced to abandon his thriving medical practice to become the "Cheese Man" at a Washington Heights grocery. But their spirits remain unbroken, and when their little community is faced with an existential threat, these strangers rise up together in hopes of creating a permanent home. With her uncanny ability to create indelible characters in unforgettable circumstances, Betsy Carter has crafted a gorgeous novel that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt adrift and longed for home"-- Provided by publisher.

Crown of souls

September 15, 2017
Kendig, Ronie, author.
©2013
471 pages ; 22 cm.
Suddenly shot at a picnic, Tox discovers it's a strange invitation to join an old sniper pal's quest for revenge over his fallen team. Despite the injury, Tox feels sympathetic to the cause--and battles a growing darkness within himself. But when he learns Alec is using a deadly ancient artifact in his plan, Tox must fight the monster without becoming one.

All about Mia

September 15, 2017
Williamson, Lisa, 1980- author.
New York : Scholastic, Inc., 2017.
324 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by David Fickling Books" -- verso.
"One family, three sisters. Grace, the oldest, is a straight-A student. Audrey, the youngest, is a future Olympic swimming champion. Mia is in the middle. Mia is wild and daring, great with hair and selfies, and the undisputed leader of her friends, not attributes appreciated by her parents or teachers. When Grace makes a shock announcement, Mia hopes that her now-not-so-perfect sister will get into the trouble she deserves. But instead, it is Mia whose life spirals out of control -- boozing, boys and bad behaviour -- and she starts to realise that her attempts to make it 'All About Mia' might put at risk the very things she loves the most." -- Provided by publisher.

Autoboyography

September 15, 2017
Lauren, Christina, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2017]
407 pages ; 22 cm
High school senior Tanner Scott has hidden his bisexuality since his family moved to Utah, but he falls hard for Sebastian, a Mormon mentoring students in a writing seminar Tanner's best friend convinced him to take.

An inconvenient beauty

September 15, 2017
Hunter, Kristi Ann, author.
©2017
379 pages ; 22 cm.
The Duke of Riverton has chosen his future wife with the same logic he uses to make every decision. However, Frederica St. Claire, whom he see as his perfect bride, eludes his suit. Meanwhile the beautiful Isabella Breckenridge seems to be everywhere. When the time comes, will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and initial notions to embrace their very own happily-ever-after?

Shadowhouse fall

September 15, 2017
Older, Daniel José, author.
New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.
358 pages ; 22 cm.
In addition to the ordinary problems of a Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn, Sierra Santiago is working on developing her shadowshaping skills, and she is beginning to think she may need all the skill she can summon because it seems that when she channeled hundreds of spirits through herself in order to defeat Wick she woke up something very powerful and very unfriendly and put her family and friends at risk.

Murders.com

September 15, 2017
Duffy, Margaret, author.
©2017
202 pages ; 23 cm.
Patrick Gillard has taken on a new role as the NCA's officer within Avon and Somerset Police's Regional Organised Crime Unit, much to his wife and working partner Ingrid Langley's relief. It may seem like a safe desk job, but Ingrid's relief is short-lived when she finds the head of the Metropolitan Police's specialist undercover unit, F9, Commander Rolt, barely alive in a field in Somerset. Unsurprisingly, Patrick is soon pulled back into frontline action. And when further, gruesome discoveries are made, Patrick and Ingrid are plunged into danger yet again in the hunt for one of the Met's most-wanted criminals.

Romancing the inventor

September 15, 2017
Carriger, Gail, author.
©2016
193 pages ; 21 cm.
Imogene Hale is a lowly parlourmaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a local hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor the vampires are keeping in the potting shed. Genevieve Lefoux is heartsick, lonely, and French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?

The Cuban affair : a novel

September 14, 2017
DeMille, Nelson, author.
©2017
433 pages : map ; 24 cm
Map on end papers.
"US Army combat veteran Daniel "Mac" MacCormick is now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise. Daniel Graham MacCormick--Mac for short--seems to have a pretty good life. At age thirty-five he's living in Key West, owner of a forty-two-foot charter fishing boat, The Maine. Mac served five years in the Army as an infantry officer with two tours in Afghanistan. He returned with the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, scars that don't tan, and a boat with a big bank loan. Truth be told, Mac's finances are more than a little shaky. One day, Mac is sitting in the famous Green Parrot Bar in Key West, contemplating his life, and waiting for Carlos, a hotshot Miami lawyer heavily involved with anti-Castro groups. Carlos wants to hire Mac and The Maine for a ten-day fishing tournament to Cuba at the standard rate, but Mac suspects there is more to this and turns it down. The price then goes up to two million dollars, and Mac agrees to hear the deal, and meet Carlos's clients--a beautiful Cuban-American woman named Sara Ortega, and a mysterious older Cuban exile, Eduardo Valazquez. What Mac learns is that there is sixty million American dollars hidden in Cuba by Sara's grandfather when he fled Castro's revolution. With the "Cuban Thaw" underway between Havana and Washington, Carlos, Eduardo, and Sara know it's only a matter of time before someone finds the stash--by accident or on purpose. And Mac knows if he accepts this job, he'll walk away rich"-- Provided by publisher.

Neighborhood girls

September 14, 2017
Foley, Jessie Ann, author.
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
363 pages ; 22 cm
Wendy Boychuck's father, a Chicago cop, made front page news for police brutality-- and got a years-long jail sentence. Then she gets jumped walking home from a party one night. Wendy quickly realizes that in order to survive her fathers reputation, she'll have to make one for herself. When she meets Kenzie Quintana, a foul-mouthed, Catholic uniform-skirt-hiking alpha, Wendy thinks she's found the way to outrun her father's past. Instead she faces the highs and lows of a toxic friendship, the exhaustion that comes with keeping up appearances, and a shattering loss.

Dark chapter

September 14, 2017
Li, Winnie M., author.
© 2017
341 pages ; 24 cm
Vivian is a cosmopolitan Taiwanese-American tourist who often escapes her busy life in London through adventure and travel. Johnny is a fifteen year old Irish teenager, growing up in a family where crime is customary, violence is necessary, and everything and anyone is yours for the taking. Their paths collide one afternoon in West Belfast, culminating in a horrific act of violence. Vivian tries to recapture the woman she was, as she struggles with a culture and judicial system that treats assault victims as less than human. Johnny flees to his transitory Irish clan, but is forced to confront the chain of events leading up to the attack. When Johnny is finally brought to reckon for his crimes, Vivian learns that justice is neither as swift nor as fair as she would hope. Told from both Vivian's and Johnny's perspectives, and inspired by true events, this novel explores how a dark chapter can irrevocably determine the shape of our lives.

An excess male : a novel

September 14, 2017
King, Maggie Shen. author.
©2017
406 pages : 21 cm
Includes reading group discussion guide.
China's one-child policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by forty million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than 25 percent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of their own. An Excess Male is the story of one such leftover man's quest for love and family under a State that seeks to glorify its past mistakes and impose order through authoritarian measures, reinvigorated communist ideals, and social engineering.--from back cover.

A loving, faithful animal

September 14, 2017
Rowe, Josephine, 1984- author.
©2016
165 pages ; 21 cm
"First published in Australia in 2016 by University of Queensland Press."
"A novel"--Cover.
On New Year's Eve 1990, in southern Australia, a troubled Vietnam veteran named Jack has disappeared. Jack's wife Evelyn and children Ru, Lani, and Les cope with the bonds and limits of family as rumors spread of a huge black cat stalking the landscape outside their door.

The names of dead girls : a Canaan crime novel

September 14, 2017
Rickstad, Eric, author.
New York : William Morrow & Co [2017]
434 pages ; 21 cm
Every murder tells a story. Some stories never end . . . In a remote northern Vermont town, college student Rachel Rath is being watched. She can feel the strangers eyes on her, relentless and possessive. And she's sure the man watching her is the same man who killed her mother and father years ago: Ned Preacher, a serial rapist and murderer who gamed the system to get a light sentence. Now, he's free. Detective Frank Rath adopted Rachel, his niece, after the shocking murder of her parents when she was a baby. Ever since, Raths tried to protect her from the true story of her parents deaths. But now Preacher is calling Rath to torment him. He's threatening Rachel and plotting cruelties for her, of the flesh and of the mind. When other girls are found brutally murdered, and a woman goes missing, Rath and Detective Sonja Test must untangle the threads that tie these new crimes and some long-ago nightmares together. Soon they will learn that the truth is more perverse than anyone could guess, rife with secrets, cruel desires, and warped, deadly loyalty.

Swallowing mercury

September 14, 2017
Greg, Wioletta, author.
©2017
146 pages ; 21 cm
"This book was originally published in Polish as Gubty in 2014 by Wydawnictwo Czarne" -- t. p. verso
The fairground girl -- The Jesus raffle -- Little table, set thyself! -- Waiting for the popemobile -- The little paint girl -- A picture pays a visit -- Whitsunday -- An Easter pasha -- Spiders from Jerusalem -- Waves -- Gienek the combine driver -- Pierced lids -- The dressmaker's secret -- Strawberry -- The woman with a dog -- Sour cherries -- The phillumenist -- Dolce vita -- Masters of scrap -- The return of Zorro -- The belated feeding of bees -- Unripe -- Neon over the Jupiter.
While political change hums in the background, Wiola looks back on her youth in a close-knit agricultural community in 1980s Poland: the superstitions of the village women, rumored visits from the Pope, and the locked room in the dressmaker's house.

Whipped

September 14, 2017
Deverell, William, 1937- author.
©2017
388 pages ; 24 cm.
"An Arthur Beauchamp novel"--Cover.
Montreal journalist Lou Sabatino, under witness protection after nearly being gunned down by the Mafia, is sucked into the quirky world of a conniving Russian dominatrix who has secretly recorded herself putting the whip to the bare bottom of a high-ranking federal cabinet minister. It's the scoop of the century, but too hot a potato - if Lou breaks the story, he risks exposing himself to the mercies of the Mafia. Instead, he shows the video to Green Party leader Margaret Blake. The video is leaked, and Margaret is sued by the minister for $50 million. Enter Arthur Beauchamp, Margaret's husband and famed criminal lawyer, who had found - or so he hoped - blissful retirement on idyllic Garibaldi Island on the West Coast. But now he's representing the woman he loves while tormented by fears that she's embroiled in an affair.

Before she ignites

September 14, 2017
Meadows, Jodi, author.
New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
481 pages ; 22 cm.
Mira has always been a symbol of hope for the Fallen Isles, perfect and beautifulor at least thats how shes forced to appear. But when she uncovers a dangerous secret, Mira is betrayed by those closest to her and sentenced to the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. Except Mira is over being a pawn. Fighting to survive against outer threats and inner demons of mental illness, Mira must find her inner fire and the scorching truth about her own endangered magicbefore her very world collapses.

The quality of mercy

September 14, 2017
Medhat, Katayoun, author.
Fredonia, NY : Leapfrog Press, 2017.
285 pages ; 23 cm
"Meet Franz Kafka, conflicted cop, hapless investigator, wide-eyed cynic on an odyssey across the Navajo reservation, pursuing a murder case"-- Provided by publisher.

Letters to memory

September 14, 2017
Yamashita, Karen Tei, 1951- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Coffee House Press, 2017.
x, 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"Praise for Karen Tei Yamashita: "It's a stylistically wild ride, but it's smart, funny and entrancing." -NPR "Fluid and poetic as well as terrifying." -New York Times Book Review With delightful plays of voice and structure, this is literary fiction at an adventurous, experimental high point." -Kirkus "Magnificent. Intriguing." -Library Journal "This powerful, deeply felt, and impeccably researched fiction is irresistibly evocative." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) Scintillations is an excursion through the Japanese internment using archival materials from the Yamashita family as well as a series of epistolary conversations with composite characters representing a range of academic specialties. Historians, anthropologists, classicists-their disciplines, and Yamashita's engagement with them, are a way for her explore various aspects of the internment and to expand its meaning beyond her family, and our borders, to ideas of debt, forgiveness, civil rights, Orientalism, and community"-- Provided by publisher.

K

September 14, 2017
Chen, Hui, author.
Xianggang : Tian di tu shu you xian gong si, 2016.
139 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 cm
Chinese fiction.

Leng yue

September 14, 2017
Deaver, Jeffery, author.
Taibei Shi : Huang guan wen hua chu ban you xian gong si, 2012.
510 pages ; 21 cm.

Ren min de ming yi = In the name of people

September 14, 2017
Zhou, Meisen, 1956- author.
Beijing : Beijing shi yue wen yi chu ban she, 2017.
384 pages ; 21 cm.

Sha shou, shi ru po zhu de yong qi = Kill⁹er

September 14, 2017
Jiubadao, author.
Taibei Shi : Chun tian chu ban guo ji wen hua gong si, 2017.
447 pages ; 21 cm.
Author's English name: Giddens.

Shi bao ling chong

September 14, 2017
Yingsanren.
Tianjin Shi : Bai hua wen yi chu ban she, 2016.
315 p. ; 23 cm.

Wang cheng ru hai

September 14, 2017
Xu, Zechen, 1978- author.
Beijing Shi : Ren min wen xue chu ban she, 2017.
6 unnumbered pages of plates, 271 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm

Yatouping ma bang de xue se hua er

September 14, 2017
Huoridan, author.
Taibei : Lie hai ren, 2016.
342 pages ; 21 cm

Yu gang de Rouzi

September 14, 2017
Nishi, Kanako, 1977- author.
Taibei Shi : Yuan shen chu ban she you xian gong si, 2017.
270 pages ; 21 cm.

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