New Arrivals · All Fiction

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Rushing waters : a novel

August 24, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
319 pages ; 24 cm
"Everybody reads Danielle Steel! Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with a powerful and dramatic novel that once again confirms her reputation as America's favorite storyteller"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghostly echoes

August 24, 2016
Ritter, William, 1984- author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.
340 pages ; 22 cm
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
"The highly anticipated third volume of the paranormal detective series perfect for "readers who enjoy Doctor Who, Supernatural, Grimm...and of course, Sherlock Holmes stories, and who are ready to say up into the wee hours." Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 926 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny's fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny's case isn't so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected. Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail's race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues' grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced" -- Provided by publisher.

A house without windows : [a novel]

August 24, 2016
Hashimi, Nadia, author.
©2016
414 pages ; 24 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
Zeba's life is shattered when her husband is found brutally murdered. Zeba is arrested and jailed. With the fate of Zeba's life in his hands, Afghan-born, American-raised Yusuf discovers that, like Afghanistan itself, his client may not be at all what he imagines. A moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women, this is astonishing, frightening, and triumphant. From the author of the bestselling "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell." Print run 50,000.

Invasive

August 24, 2016
Wendig, Chuck, author.
©2016
320 pages ; 24 cm
On the isolated Kolohe Atoll in the middle of the Pacific ocean, a charismatic billionaire employs a team of scientists to conduct cutting-edge research that he hopes will change the world. In a cabin on a remote lake in the Adirondacks, FBI futurist Hannah Stander finds a barely recognizable human body, which appears to have been skinned alive by thousands of genetically engineered ants. Hannah's investigation leads to Kolohe, where the scientists vehemently deny any connection to the body. But the more Hannah studies the group, the more she suspects their research has sinister applications, and the more she realizes no one may get off the island alive. -- adapted from book jacket.

Sorrow road : [a novel]

August 24, 2016
Keller, Julia, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
354 pages ; 24 cm.
Subtitle from jacket.
"From the small towns of Appalachia they came, the young men who joined the fight for liberty in World War II. Now they are elderly, and some of them--like Harmon Strayer, father of prosecutor Bell Elkins's former law school classmate--suffer from Alzheimer's. When Harmon dies in an Alzheimer's care facility from what appear to be natural causes, Bell confronts a mystery that brims with questions about memory, grief and the lethal cost of burying the past. During a winter of record snow and cold, Bell and the people of Acker's Gap, West Virginia, face isolation and hardship--and the threat from a killer who preys upon the old and the sick and the helpless"-- Provided by publisher.

Vow of celibacy : a novel

August 24, 2016
Judge, Erin.
Los Angeles, CA : Rare Bird Books, [2016].
297 pages ; 22 cm
"A Genuine Rare Bird Book"--Title page verso.
Natalie has made a promise: a vow of celibacy, signed and witnessed by her best friend. After a string of sexual conquests, she is determined to figure out why the intense romantic connections she's spent her life chasing have left her emotionally high and dry. As Natalie sifts through her past and her present, she confronts her complicated feelings about her plus-sized figure, her bisexuality, and her thwarted career in fashion design.Piecing together toxic relationship patterns from her past, Natalie finds herself strutting down fashion runways and rekindling her passion for clothing design in the present. All the while, her best friend, Anastaze, struggles with her own secret--whether or not to reveal her true identity to the thousands of fans of her popular blog and her potential first sexual partner.Clever, sexy, and hilarious, Vow of Celibacy delves into the perilous terrain of love and relationships, the uncertainty of early adulthood, and the sustaining force of friendship. This is an irresistible novel about the stories we can't help but tell ourselves about others, and it captures in perfect pitch what it's like to be a young woman coming of age in America today.

Frost line

August 24, 2016
Howard, Linda, 1950- author.
New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
244 pages ; 24 cm
Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she's pulled into the human realm, tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos. Lenna's not supposed to be here, interacting with mortals. She's definitely not supposed to be drawn to the sexy mercenary sent to retrieve her by any means necessary. As a Hunter for magical beings, Caine's duty is simple: return this compelling, impossibly attractive woman -- or eliminate her. Instead he's drawn into Lenna's dangerous rescue mission and blindsided by his growing feelings. But there is more than one enemy to contend with. And as the clock runs out, failure means not just the loss of an innocent life and the woman Caine has come to love, but the destruction of Lenna's entire world.

A lesson in love and murder

August 24, 2016
McMillan, Rachel, 1981- author.
Eugene Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2016]
216 pages ;a 21 cm.
The legacy of literary icon Sherlock Holmes is alive and well in 1912 Canada, where best friends Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts continue to develop their skills as consulting detectives. The city of Toronto has been thrown into upheaval by the arrival of radical anarchist Emma Goldman. Amid this political chaos, Benny Citrone of the Royal North-West Mounted Police arrives at Merinda and Jem's flat, requesting assistance in locating his runaway cousin--a man with a deadly talent. While Merinda eagerly accepts the case, she finds herself constantly butting heads--and hearts--with Benny. Meanwhile, Jem has her hands full with a husband who is determined to keep her out of harm's way. As Merinda and Jem close in on the danger they've tracked from Toronto to Chicago, they uncover a sinister plot to assassinate presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt. Will they be able to save the day and resolve the troubles threatening their future happiness before it's too late?

The methods of Sergeant Cluff

August 24, 2016
North, Gil, 1916- author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
viii, 148 pages ; 21 cm.
"Originally published in 1961 by Chapman & Hall Ltd"--Title page verso.
It is a wet and windy night in the town of Gunnarshaw, on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. The body of young Jane Trundle, assistant in the chemist's shop, is discovered lying face down on the cobblestones. Sergeant Caleb Cluff is not a man of many words, and neither does he play by the rules. He may exasperate his superiors, but he has the loyal support of his constable and he is the only CID man in the division. The case is his. Life in Gunnarshaw is tough, with its people caught up in a rigid network of social conventions. But as Cluff's investigation deepens, Gunnarshaw's veneer of hard-working respectability starts to crumble. Sparse, tense, and moodily evoking the unforgiving landscape, this classic crime novel keeps the reader guessing to the end.

Wild Jasmine

August 24, 2016
Small, Bertrice.
New York : Ballantine Books, 1996.
529 pages : map, genealogical table ; 17 cm.
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 1992.
Princess Yasaman, distraught when Jamal was murdered, returns to England and to the court of James I.

The secret book of kings : [a novel]

August 24, 2016
Brandes, Yokhi, author.
[New York] : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
ix, 406 pages ; 24 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"Originally published in 2008 in Israel by Kinnerert Zmora-Bitan Dvir Publishing House, Ltd., under the title Kings III."--T.p. verso.
"Discover the concealed stories of the sturggles of King David and King Saul in the early days of the kingdom of Israel, seen through the eyes of Michal, Saul's daughter and David's abandoned queen."--Dust jacket, p. [2]

The jealous kind : a novel

August 23, 2016
Burke, James Lee, 1936-|4aut
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
383 pages ; 25 cm
On its surface, life in Houston is as you would expect: drive-in restaurants, souped-up cars, jukeboxes, teenagers discovering their sexuality. But beneath the glitz and superficial normalcy, a class war has begun, and it is nothing like the conventional portrayal of the decade. Against this backdrop Aaron Holland Broussard discovers the poignancy of first love and a world of violence he did not know existed. When Aaron spots the beautiful and gifted Valerie Epstein fighting with her boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, at a Galveston drive-in, he inadvertently challenges the power of the Mob and one of the richest families in Texas. He also discovers he must find the courage his father had found as an American soldier in the Great War.

A great reckoning

August 23, 2016
Penny, Louise, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
389 pages ; 25 cm
"When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning."--Provided by publisher.

8 Rivers of shadow

August 23, 2016
Hunt, Leo, author.
Dover, Massachussetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.
358 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Thirteen Days of Midnight.
In a high-stakes sequel, reluctant necromancer Luke Manchett must call upon the most wicked and eerie ghosts of his dispelled Host to save two innocent souls.

Scavenger of souls

August 23, 2016
Bellin, Joshua David.
New York : Margaret McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2016]
356 pages : 22 cm.
Preceded by: Survival Colony 9

Thieving weasels

August 23, 2016
Taylor, Billy, 1960- author.
©2016
250 pages ; 22 cm
"Just when Skip O'Rourke thinks he's finally free of his con-artist family, they drag him back to Long Island for one last scam ... but nothing about this con is what it seems"-- Provided by publisher.

Wait for you

August 23, 2016
Lynn, J.
©2013
374 pages ; 21 cm
"Some things are worth waiting for ... Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago--an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe--please God--make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn't need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she's building for herself. Some things are worth experiencing ... Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that's just so ... so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed. Some things should never be kept quiet ... But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she's has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her? And some things are worth fighting for.."-- Provided by publisher.

Last descendants

August 23, 2016
Kirby, Matthew J., 1976- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2016]
308 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"Ubisoft"--Cover.
"An Assassin's Creed series."

The call

August 23, 2016
Ó Guilin, Peadar, author.
©2016
307 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by David Fickling Books."
For the last twenty-five years every teenager in Ireland has been subject to "the call" which takes them away to the land of the Sídhe, where they are hunted for twenty four hours (though only three minutes pass in this world)--handicapped by her twisted legs, Nessa Doherty knows that very few return alive, but she is determined to be one of them.

Behold the dreamers : a novel

August 23, 2016
Mbue, Imbolo, author.
©2016
382 pages ; 25 cm
A riveting debut novel about two marriages - one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% - both chasing their version of the American Dream. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende's wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.

The couple next door

August 23, 2016
Lapeña, Shari, 1960- author.
New York : Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, [2016]
308 pages ; 24 cm
""I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting!"--Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author of X "Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page."--Harlan Coben, #1New York Times bestselling author of Fool Me Once "Provocative and shocking."--Lisa Gardner, the New York Times bestselling author of Find Her How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even--yourself? People are capable of almost anything. A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors--a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all--a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family--a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist"-- Provided by publisher.

The dollhouse : a novel

August 23, 2016
Davis, Fiona, 1966- author.
New York : Dutton 1852, [2016]
289 pages ; 24 cm
""The Dollhouse. That's what we boys like to call it. The Barbizon Hotel for Women, packed to the rafters with pretty little dolls. Just like you." Fiona Davis's stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side-by-side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success in the 1950s, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past. When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong--a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance. Over half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist--not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose's obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed"-- Provided by publisher.

Ring of lies / Roni Dunevich ; translated from the Hebrew by Sara Kitai.

August 23, 2016
Dunevich, Roni. author.
©2016
468 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published as Amoḳ mi-bifnim in Israel in 2011 by Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan"--Title page verso.
An Israeli spy chief is forced to travel to Europe himself to hunt a suspected mole after one of his networks is rolled up and assassinated

Surrender, New York : a novel

August 23, 2016
Carr, Caleb, 1955- author.
New York : Random House, [2016]
598 pages ; 24 cm
"Many dedicated years working for the NYPD didn't mean much when criminal psychologist Trajan Jones was fired from the force. Now living in exile on a dairy farm in upstate New York, Trajan is reduced to teaching an online course in criminal investigation, along with his partner Mike Li, an expert in DNA evidence. But Trajan is called back to duty when a friend in county law enforcement consults him on the suspicious death of several local kids. They're called "throwaways" because their parents have abandoned them, and the official response to their deaths seems equally callous. Trajan and Mike, armed only with their instincts and the help of a precocious neighborhood boy, fight for justice on behalf of the victims, but it soon puts them in a merciless killer's crosshairs"-- Provided by publisher.

Marriage on the street corners of Tehran : a novel based on the true stories of temporary marriage.

August 23, 2016
Shahram, Nadia.
©2011, ©2016
319 pages ; 23 cm
Married off at the age of twelve, Ateesh finds the courage to escape her abusive arranged marriage, only to find herself trapped in the oppressive but socially accepted practice of temporary marriage. Here is her touching and tragic story of strength and survival.

Unscripted Joss Byrd

August 23, 2016
Peñaflor, Lygia Day, author.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
214 pages ; 22 cm
Joss Byrd, Americas most sought-after young actress, navigates the personal pressures of working on a new film and staying true to herself.

Memory girl

August 23, 2016
Singleton, Linda Joy, author.
©2016
385 pages ; 23 cm
Includes discussion guide (pages 383-385).
"In ShareHaven, death is not the end. Centuries ago the ShareHaven Scientists discovered how to harvest a person's memories and transplant them into another body. Jennza has been raised knowing that someday she will join a Family and receive the memories of one of their beloved lost family members. Although the other teens are excited by the prospect, Jennza worries. After receiving a lifetime of new memories, will Jennza still be Jennza?"--Amazon website.

Spontaneous

August 23, 2016
Starmer, Aaron, 1976- author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2016]
355 pages ; 22 cm
A darkly funny and spectacularly original exploration of friendship, goodbyes--and spontaneous combustion.

Under the lights : a field party novel

August 23, 2016
Glines, Abbi, author.
New York, NY : Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2016.
328 pages ; 22 cm

Waking up dead : a novel

August 23, 2016
Williams, Nigel, 1948- author.
©2015
332 pages ; 24 cm.
"Retired bank manager George Pearmain is, apparently, dead. According to the behavior of everyone around him, it would seem that he is no more. Not only that, but his mother has also passed away too - and on the eve of her 99th year, poor dear. Not only that, it could be that they were both murdered. He feels fine otherwise. As George's family gather for the birthday-celebration-that-never-was, he hovers around the house, watching and listening, entirely unseen. As a result, he makes all sorts of discoveries about himself, his wife Esmeralda, and his supposedly happy family. Screamingly funny and strange, Waking Up Dead asks the question: What would you do if you could bear witness to your own demise?"--Provided by publisher.

Bleak House

August 23, 2016
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
London ; New York : Penguin Books, ©2003.
xxxix, 1036 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- A Dickens chronology / Stephen Wall -- Introduction -- Selected further reading -- A note on the text -- Text -- Chancery -- Spontaneous combustion -- Dickens's number-plans for Bleak House -- Notes.
Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly managed. Bleak House defies a single description. It is a mystery story, in which Esther Summerson discovers the truth about her birth and her unknown mother's tragic life. It is a murder story, which comes to a climax in a thrilling chase, led by one of the earliest detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket. And it is a fable about redemption, in which a bleak house is transformed by the resilience of human love.

Heartbreaker : stories

August 22, 2016
Meijer, Maryse, 1982- author.
New York : FSG Originals, 2016.
193 pages ; 20 cm
Home -- Love, Lucy -- Heartbreaker -- Stiletto -- Shop lady -- The fire -- Fugue -- Jailbait -- Whole life ahead -- The daddy -- Rapture -- Stones -- The cheat.
"In her debut story collection, Heartbreaker, Maryse Meijer, flashlight in hand, goes deep into the darkest rooms of the psyche. With gorgeously restrained and exacting prose that packs a cumulatively devastating punch, she unapologetically unmasks the violence we are willing to perform upon one another in the name of love and loneliness and the unremitting desire to survive. In doing so, she lights societal convention and reader expectation on fire, exploring the darker emotional truths surrounding love and sex, femininity and masculinity, family and girlhood"-- Provided by publisher.

The Hemingway thief

August 22, 2016
Harris, Shaun, 1980- author.
©2016
240 pages ; 21 cm
"Novelist Henry Coop Cooper is contemplating a new book between sipping rum and lounging on a Baja beach with hotel owner Grady Doyle. When Grady tries to save a drunk from two thugs, Coop tags along for the sake of a good story. The drunk is Ebbie Milch, a small-time thief on the run in Mexico because he has stolen the never-before-seen first draft of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast from a wealthy rare book dealer. The stolen manuscript is more than just a rare piece of literary history. It reveals clues to an even bigger prize: the location of a suitcase the young, unpublished Hemingway lost in Paris in 1922. A year's worth of his stories had vanished, never to be seen again. Until now. But Coop and Grady aren't the only ones with their eyes on this elusive literary prize, and what starts as a hunt for a legendary writer's lost works becomes a deadly adventure. For Coop this story could become the book of a lifetime . . . if he lives long enough to write it."-- Provided by publisher.

Hottest mess : a Stark International novel

August 22, 2016
Kenner, Julie, author.
New York : Bantam, [2016]
276 pages ; 21 cm.
"The S.I.N. series continues with the seductive follow-up to the Stark International Novel Dirtiest Secret, from the New York Times bestselling author of "red-hot and angsty" fiction that "keeps readers guessing" (Publishers Weekly, on Under My Skin). No one can know about our love--and hiding only makes it hotter. Dallas Sykes has a reputation. He is known for his parties, his money, and the countless women on his arm. Yet the Dallas I know is a different man--darker, smarter, and unbearably sexy. Just one look from him can leave me breathless; the anticipation of his touch can make me lose control. Inextricably bound by our past, we keep each other's secrets. And while there are people who have the power to hurt us, it's the truth that threatens us most of all. Dallas can be mine only behind closed doors, our passion as searing as it is forbidden. Yet nothing in this world has ever felt so desperately, deliciously right. Hottest Mess is intended for mature audiences"-- Provided by publisher.

Imprudence

August 22, 2016
Carriger, Gail, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2016.
352 pages ; 22 cm.
Rue and the crew of The Spotted Custard return from India with revelations that shake the foundations of England's scientific community. Queen Victoria is not amused, the vampires are tetchy, and something is wrong with the local werewolf pack. To top it all off, Rue's best friend, Primrose, keeps getting engaged to the most unacceptable military types. Rue has family problems as well. Her vampire father is angry, her werewolf father is crazy, and her obstreperous mother is both. Worst of all, Rue's beginning to suspect what they really are is frightened.-- from book jacket.

The inseparables : a novel

August 22, 2016
Nadler, Stuart, author.
©2016
343 pages ; 24 cm
After the sudden death of her husband, 70-year-old Henrietta Olyphant is broke and unmoored. Her daughter Oona is mid-divorce. Meanwhile, Oona's teenager Lydia, away at boarding school, faces accusations involving a viral nude photo. In the wake of the upheaval, these tough, independent women find themselves under one roof. Together the three generations sift through the mess, and emerge renewed.

It happened one doomsday

August 22, 2016
MacNaughton, Laurence, 1975- author.
©2016
279 pages ; 21 cm
"Light on angst and heavy on banter in a world where the four horsemen of the apocalypse drive muscle cars, this fresh urban fantasy plays with genre tropes with a heroine more likely to consult a book than swing a sword"-- Provided by publisher.

Soldier sister, fly home

August 22, 2016
Flood, Bo, author.
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2016]
viii, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Half-Navajo, half-white sisters Tess and Gaby are separated when Gaby drops out of college to join the army. Now as Gaby is deployed to Iraq, she asks Tess to care for Blue, the spirited horse that Tess dislikes. Tess struggles with her identity and with missing her sister, and she decides to spend the summer with her grandmother at sheep camp where tragedy strikes.

Face blind : a mystery

August 22, 2016
Hawvermale, Lance, 1972- author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
312 pges ; 22 cm
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"A man with a neurological disorder that prevents him from recognizing human faces confronts an enigmatic killer in Chile's Atacama desert - the most lifeless place on earth Gabe Traylin is face-blind, unable to tell one person from the next. Content to earn his living well away from civilization, he works as an astronomer at an observatory in the earth's driest desert, where no rain has fallen in 400 years. But when he witnesses a murder that he's unable to stop or comprehend, Gabe finds himself drawn into an investigation with disastrous consequences. Unable to provide a description of the killer to the police or explain his own erratic actions, he becomes their suspect in a series of horrific and unexplained mutilations. To discover the truth before he's arrested for crimes he didn't commit, he must put his trust in three strangers: a young traveler with a purpose, a washed-up novelist who believes he's bulletproof, and an alluring woman with a face he'll never see. Together they unearth the secrets of Chile's fascist past, a time of kidnappings, torture, and political turmoil and venture further into the desert, discovering the secrets of revenge as well as the secrets of themselves."--Provided by publisher.

The kind folk

August 22, 2016
Campbell, Ramsey, 1946- author.
©2012
217 pages ; 22 cm
"Luke Arnold is a successful stage comedian who, with his partner Sophie Drew, is about to have their first child. Their life seems ideal and Luke feels that true happiness is finally within his grasp. This wasn't always the case. Growing up in a loving but dysfunctional family, Luke was a lonely little boy who never felt that he belonged. While his parents adored him, the whole family knew that due to a mix-up at the hospital, Luke wasn't their biological child. His parents did the best they could to make the lad feel special. But it was his beloved uncle Terence who Luke felt most close to, a man who enchanted (and frightened) the lad with tales of the "Other"--eldritch beings, hedge folks, and other fables of Celtic myth. When Terence dies in a freak accident, Luke suddenly begins to learn how little he really knew his uncle..."--Jacket.

The outside lands

August 22, 2016
Kohler, Hannah, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
294 pages ; 25 cm
"San Francisco, 1968: Jeannie and Kip are lost and half-orphaned, their mother dead under mysterious circumstances, and their father - a decorated WWII veteran - consumed by guilt and losing sight of his teenage children. Kip, a dreamer and swaggerer prone to small-time trouble, enlists to fight in Vietnam; Jeannie finds a seemingly safe haven in early marriage and motherhood. But when Kip is accused of a terrible military crime, Jeannie is seduced - sexually, emotionally, politically - into joining an ambiguous anti-war organization. As Jeannie attempts to save her brother, her search for the truth leads her into two dangerous relationships, with a troubled young woman, and a grievously-wounded veteran, that might threaten her marriage, her child, and perhaps her life."--Provided by publisher.

Spellbreaker : book three of the Spellwright trilogy

August 22, 2016
Charlton, Blake, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
476 pages : map ; 24 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Leandra Weal has a bad habit of getting herself in dangerous situations. While hunting neodemons in her role as Warden of Ixos, Leandra obtains a prophetic spell that provides a glimpse one day into her future. She discovers that she is doomed to murder someone she loves, soon, but not who. That's a pretty big problem for a woman who has a shark god for a lover, a hostile empress for an aunt, a rogue misspelling wizard for a father, and a mother who --especially when arguing with her daughter --can be a real dragon. Leandra's quest to unravel the mystery of the murder-she-will-commit becomes more urgent when her chronic disease flares up and the Ixonian Archipelago is plagued by natural disasters, demon worshiping cults, and fierce political infighting.

Wedding bell blues : a Dixie Dew mystery

August 22, 2016
Moose, Ruth, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
326 pages ; 22 cm
"A Thomas Dunne Book."
"Beth McKenzie, owner of the Dixie Dew Bed and Breakfast, is enjoying an exciting affair with her new love, Scott. Meanwhile, the town of Littleboro, North Carolina is abuzz with gossip about Crazy Reba's upcoming nuptials. Most brides go crazy at some point, but Littleboro's resident homeless lady has had a head start: she's beloved, indulged, and most of all, eccentric. But at almost 60 or thereabouts her marriage seems a little peculiar. Sure, she's sporting a diamond big enough to choke a horse, but no one can tell if it's real, or just a Cracker Jack prize she pilfered from a yard sale. Crazy Reba's wedding plans go confirmedly awry when the bride-to-be is arrested for her fiancé's murder. Beth, determined to clear Reba's name, gets in over her head when a lady wrestler who threatened to kill her books a room at the Dixie Dew, and Robert Redford, her neighbor's white rabbit, disappears. Then Litteboro's First Annual Green Bean Festival gets up and running, a famous food writer becomes deathly ill, and Beth must battle through madcap mayhem to apprehend the culprit and save the day."--Provided by publisher.

Wishful seeing : A Thaddeus Lewis mystery

August 22, 2016
Kellough, Janet, author.
Toronto : Dundurn, [2016]
299 pages ; 18 cm
A body is discovered on an isolated island in Rice Lake. Saddlebag preacher Thaddeus Lewis is sent on a desperate hunt for the truth when a woman for whom he feels a guilty attraction stands accused of the murder. Meanwhile, railway mania grips the county: everyone expects to get rich off the Cobourg–Peterborough rail line — some at the expense of others.

Between two fires

August 22, 2016
Noce, Mark, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016.
325 pages ; 22 cm.
"Saxon barbarians threaten to destroy medieval Wales. Lady Branwen becomes Wales' last hope to unite their divided kingdoms when her father betroths her to a powerful Welsh warlord, the Hammer King. But the fledgling alliance is fraught with enemies from within and without as Branwen becomes the target of assassination attempts and courtly intrigue. A young woman in a world of fierce warriors, she seeks to assert her own authority and preserve Wales against the barbarians. But when she falls for a young hedge knight named Artagan, her world threatens to tear itself apart. Caught between her duty to her people and her love of a man she cannot have, Branwen must choose whether to preserve her royal marriage or to follow her heart."--Provided by publisher.

The forbidden prince

August 19, 2016
Roberts, Alison, 1956- author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
The clock is ticking for Prince Raoul de Poitier--he has been granted one month of freedom before he must marry and assume the crown. Temporarily setting aside his royal identity, he heads to gorgeous Italy, where he meets captivating Mika Gordon. Street kid turned photographer Mika doesn't trust easily. But seemingly ordinary Raoul challenges her to open up. Their whirlwind fling can only ever be a perfect holiday romance until Mika discovers that she is carrying the next heir to the throne!

The wish

August 19, 2016
Lewis, Beverly, 1949- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
326 pages ; 23 cm
Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind.

Free Fridays

August 19, 2016
Tucker, Pat (Novelist), author.
New York : Strebor Books, 2016.
247 pages ; 21 cm
At head of title: Zane presents.
Celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary, Leela and Riley witness the divorces of some of their closest friends before agreeing to an open marriage, an arrangement that has unanticipated consequences.

Guilty minds : a novel

August 19, 2016
Finder, Joseph, author.
©2016
386 pages ; 24 cm.
Summoned to investigate potentially explosive charges of corruption levied by a gossip website against the chief justice of the Supreme Court, private intelligence operative Nick Heller is given forty-eight hours to prove that the story is baseless.

Here comes the sun : a novel

August 19, 2016
Dennis-Benn, Nicole, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
349 pages ; 25 cm
"At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman--fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves--must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise."--Provided by publisher

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