New Arrivals · All Fiction

June 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The insect farm

June 29, 2015
Prebble, Stuart.
New York : Mulholland Books, 2015.
311 p. ; 25 cm.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Alma Books, March 2015"--T.p. verso.
When twenty-year-old Jonathan Maguire wakes up in a pool of blood and with a dead body beside him, his shock and grief quickly turn to panic. Being arrested for murder will prevent him from fulfilling the promise he made to his parents - that after their death he would take care of Roger, his mentally handicapped older brother. Roger lives in a strange and complex world of his own creation - populated by millions of tiny insects - his insect farm. As the police move in, it emerges that Roger may know far more than he has revealed...

Somebody I used to know

June 29, 2015
Bell, David, 1969 November 17-
New York : New American Library, [2015]
415 pages ; 22 cm
"When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off. The next morning the police show up at Nick's house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She's been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick's name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket. Convinced there's a connection between the two women, Nick enlists the help of his college friend Laurel Davidson to investigate the events leading up to the night of Marissa's death. But the young woman's murder is only the beginning .and the truths Nick uncovers may make him wish he never doubted the lies"-- Provided by publisher.

Dark disciple

June 29, 2015
Golden, Christie, author.
New York : Del Rey, [2015]
313 pages ; 24 cm
At head of title: Star wars.
"Based on Star wars: the clone wars, created and executive produced by George Lucas ; supervising director, Dave Filoni ; produced by by Carrie Silver. . . . Written by Katie Lucas and Matt Michnovetz and Dave Filoni."
The Jedi Council pairs brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress to target and kill the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

Local girls

June 29, 2015
Zancan, Caroline, author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.
279 pages ; 22 cm
"Maggie, Lindsey, and Nina have been friends for most of their lives. The girls grew up together in a dead-end Florida town on the outskirts of Orlando, and the love and loyalty they have for one another have been their only constants. Now nineteen and restless, the girls spend empty summer days bouncing between unfulfilling jobs, the beach, and their favorite local bar, 'The Shamrock.' It's there that a chance encounter with a movie star on the last night of his life changes everything"-- Provided by publisher.

Crazy little thing called love : a destination wedding novel

June 29, 2015
Vogt, Beth K.
New York : Howard Books, 2015.
354 pages ; 22 cm

Shadowshaper

June 26, 2015
Older, Daniel José, author.
©2015
297 pages ; 22 cm
When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.

One way or another

June 26, 2015
Adler, Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.)
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
372 pages ; 24 cm
"What begins as a beautiful evening at a party on a yacht ends with attempted murder...and a quest for revenge. Angie never expected a dream vacation to turn so ugly. One moment she was standing on the deck of a fifty-foot yacht and then next, she felt a burning sting in her side. A stab wound. And then a push. She is in the water. She can see people on the yacht, but they have not noticed she is gone, and all seem to have deliberately turned their backs,as the yacht begins slowly to pull away from her. The waves wash over her, sending her further to doom. These are her friends and one is her love. Each one had a reason for getting rid of her though she would not have put murder on that list. Until now. Revenge burns so deeply inside her she knows she will survive this somehow. She will get them. Each one of them-and there are three men, one woman. She will get them. One way or another. Told with Elizabeth Adler's trademark attention to luxurious detail of people and places, One Way or Another is a glamorous, twisty novel of vengeance and vindication"-- Provided by publisher.

Code of conduct : a thriller

June 26, 2015
Thor, Brad.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, [2015]
360 pages ; 24 cm.
"The next Scot Harvath thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor"-- Provided by publisher.

Nemesis

June 26, 2015
Coulter, Catherine.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
384 pages ; 24 cm
"The next high-octane thriller in the FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock from # 1 New York Times-bestselling author Catherine Coulter. When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy was only the beginning. Another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously with a bomb at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The terrorist at JFK refuses to speak to anyone but Sherlock. She heads back with counterterrorist Special Agent Cal McLain to try to get him to talk. Meanwhile, Savich--with the help of Agent Griffin Hammersmith--has his hands full trying to track an elusive murderer who looks like a Hollywood Dracula. When Dracula's attempts to kill Savich collide with Sherlock's terrorist case, very strange things happen. Who is really behind the bombing attack at St. Patrick's? How does Savich's mysterious killer fit into Sherlock's terrorism investigation? Savich and Sherlock race against the clock, as more lives are in danger with every passing minute"-- Provided by publisher.

Folly

June 26, 2015
Cameron, Stella, author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Crème de la Crime, 2015.
199 pages ; 23 cm
"An Alex Duggins mystery"--Cover.
Following the breakdown of her marriage, Alex Duggins has returned to her picturesque hometown of Folly-on-Weir in the Cotswolds in order to start afresh. But you can't outrun the past, as Alex is about to discover when she stumbles across a frosted corpse buried in the snow. The subsequent murder investigation threatens to unearth old secrets - including Alex's own. As Folly-on-Weir braces for a chilling winter and Alex finds herself top of the police's suspect list, she determines to clear her name and find the real murderer. But as she begins to peel back the layers of deception that have long-concealed one of the town's darkest secrets, she herself becomes the target of a ruthless killer who has nothing left to lose. Will Alex be the next snow-covered body to be found in the beautiful hills above the town? .

Between us and the moon

June 26, 2015
Maizel, Rebecca.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
364 pages ; 22 cm
Just before spending her sixteenth summer on Cape Cod, Sarah's boyfriend breaks up with her and, as a scientist whose focus is on winning a scholarship through her study of a comet, she designs an experiment to become more like her older sister to see if she, too, can be popular.

Faking perfect

June 26, 2015
Phillips, Rebecca, author.
©2015
250 pages ; 21 cm
Includes excerpt of "Any other girl" by Rebecca Phillips (pages [239]-250).
"When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules: 1. Avoid her at school. 2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together. 3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben. Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she's been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom's too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi's dad hasn't been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?"--Page 4 of cover.

The assassins

June 26, 2015
Lynds, Gayle, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
viii, 402 pages ; 24 cm
"Six master assassins -- each a legend in the dark corners of international espionage -- band together to steal a fortune from the middle of a war zone. But the mission goes tragically wrong, and they retreat into the shadows. Now THE ASSASSINS are back. Former military spy Judd Ryder is walking to his D.C. home when he spots a man coming out of his row house who looks like Ryder and is wearing his clothes. As Ryder slows to follow, the imposter is killed in a hit-and-run that's no accident. Was the man the intended victim, or was it Ryder himself? Soon Ryder learns that the key to the mysterious events of the past and to his double's murder is an infamous Cold War assassin, the Carnivore. Two of the last people to see the Carnivore were Ryder and CIA trainee Eva Blake, and someone is using them to lure him out. From Washington D.C. to Marrakech and Baghdad, the assassins wage a final battle -- this time against one another -- fighting for their reputations and Saddam Hussein's long-missing billion-dollar fortune. In the end, only one can be left standing. Caught in the crossfire, Judd and Eva go on the run while desperately unraveling the tangled past and battling not only for their lives, but for their destinies"-- Provided by publisher.

Run you down

June 26, 2015
Dahl, Julia, 1977- author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
280 pages ; 25 cm.
"New York City tabloid reporter Rebekah Roberts knows almost nothing about the mother who abandoned her as an infant. Aviva Kagan was just a teenager when she left her Hasidic Jewish life in Brooklyn for a fling with a college boy from Florida - and then disappeared. When Rebekah hears about a young Hasidic mother found dead in her bathtub in upstate New York, she thinks there might be a story in it. And as she looks closer, she discovers that the woman once knew Aviva's younger brother, Sam. Rebekah realizes she might finally be in a position to meet her mother, but the more she learns about the woman's death, the more she begins to fear that Sam might be a ticking time bomb - whose anger is aimed at the strict Jewish community he left behind. In the sequel to her Edgar Award-nominated Invisible City, Julia Dahl has created another powerful novel, at once an examination of the demons we inherit and a taut mystery that will grip readers from the opening page to the stunning conclusion"-- Provided by publisher.

Ghost fleet : a novel of the next world war

June 26, 2015
Singer, P. W. (Peter Warren), author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
ix, 404 pages ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
"What will the next global conflict look like? Find out in this ripping, near-futuristic thriller. The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic-drone strikes to old warships from the navy's "ghost fleet." Fighter pilots unleash a Pearl Harbor-style attack; American veterans become low-tech insurgents; teenage hackers battle in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on blending the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future. Ghost Fleet is a page-turning speculative thriller in the spirit of The Hunt for Red October. The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, it is unique in that every trend and technology featured in the novel -- no matter how sci-fi it may seem -- is real, or could be soon. "-- Provided by publisher.

Little girls

June 26, 2015
Malfi, Ronald Damien, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2015.
331 pages : 21 cm.

Change of heart

June 26, 2015
Jebber, Molly.
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
345 p. ; 17 cm
"A keepsake pocket quilt novel"--Cover
In 1899, after she is left at the altar, midwife Becca Yost flees her Amish community for the Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, where she works with Doctor Matt Carrington, whose wealthy mother is determined to keep them apart.

You can't escape

June 26, 2015
Bush, Nancy, 1953-
New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
393 p. ; 17 cm
While investigating a bomb blast that nearly killed a reporter, journalist Jordanna Winters uncovers a string of unsolved murders and must dig deep into her own troubled past to expose a twisted killer who brands his victims.

Black Valley : a novel

June 26, 2015
Williams, Charlotte, 1954 August 10- author.
©2014.
343 pages ; 20 cm.
First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Macmillan.
Jessica Mayhew has a new client at her psychotherapy practice. Artist Pandora Powell is in shock following the death of her mother, Ursula, who was murdered during the theft of a valuable painting at her studio. And Jess has problems of her own, as she struggles to adjust to the demands of being a single parent. Pandora is a beautiful but shy and vulnerable young woman who has grown up in the shadow of her famous ancestors, the Welsh painters Augustus and Gwen John, and under the wing of her twin sister, Isobel. There is a suggestion that Isobel's husband, art dealer Blake Thomas, might be responsible for Ursula's murder. Blake is riding high with the success of his latest protege, reclusive ex-miner and would-be revolutionary Hefin Morris, who is fast becoming the enfant terrible of the contemporary art world. When Blake too dies in mysterious circumstances, Jessica is drawn into a quest that not only leads her into mortal danger but also threatens to destroy her entire moral code as a therapist. Black Valley tells the story of how Jessica and Pandora, as therapist and client, slip between their different roles, becoming caught in a net from which neither can escape except through treachery and betrayal.

The tide watchers

June 26, 2015
Chaplin, Lisa, 1962- author.
©2015
xi, 454, 9 pages : map ; 21 cm
"In the winter of 1803, one woman stands between Napoleon and the fall of Great Britain. The free-spirited daughter of an English baronet, Lisbeth defies convention by eloping to France. When her husband abandons her, she must find a way to survive and be reunited with her young son, who is in the care of her mother-in-law. A seasoned spy known as Tidewatcher, Duncan apprenticed under Lisbeth's father and pledged to keep his mentor's pretty daughter safe--a promise complicated by the wily Napoleon Bonaparte. The British believe he is planning an attack, and Duncan is sent to search for signs of invasion on the French coast--where he draws dangerously close to adventurous and unpredictable Lisbeth. A sensational new invention may shift the tide of a French victory. A brilliant and eccentric American inventor named Robert Fulton has devised a deadly weapon that can decimate an enemy's fleet. To protect English ships, Tidewatcher must gain control of Fulton's invention and cross enemy lines, but he cannot do it alone. Left with no other options, he enlists Lisbeth's help in outwitting the American inventor and uncovering Bonaparte's secret plans. Going undercover for the handsome and duty-bound spy, Lisbeth risks her freedom and her life as she navigates double agents and submarine warfare to outwit the greatest military tactician in history. The only question is, who can she trust?"--Back cover.

Scam chowder

June 26, 2015
Corrigan, Maya, author.
New York : Kensington Publishing, 2015.
313 pages ; 17 cm.

A big enough lie : a novel

June 26, 2015
Bennett, Eric, 1975- author.
Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2015.
285 pages ; 23 cm

Summer with my sisters

June 26, 2015
Chamberlin, Holly, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2015]
389 pages ; 21 cm
When Poppy Higgins left Yorktide, Maine, for Boston, she pictured future visits home as brief diversions from her real life in the big city. Fate had different ideas, and at twenty-five, Poppy has been called back to care for her two younger sisters following their father's death.

A thorn among the lilies

June 26, 2015
Hiebert, Michael, author.
New York, New York : Kensington Books, ©2015.
292 pages ; 21 cm.
Detective Leah Teal is privy to most of the secrets in her hometown of Alvin, but there are always surprises to be had. Like the day she agrees to take her daughter, Caroline, to see a psychic for a reading. The psychic hones in on Leah instead, hinting at a string of guresome killings and insisting that she intervene to prevent more deaths. When you go looking for trouble, you never know how much you'll find. Sure enough, the psychic's scant clues lead Leah to a cold case from six years ago, when a young woman was found shot to death, her eyelids sewn shut. As Leah digs deeper into the old files, a second unsolved case surfaces with the same grisly pattern. While her shrewd young son, Abe, observes from the sidelines, Leah races to prevent another horrific murder, unaware of just how deep the roots of evil can go.

Death by tiara

June 26, 2015
Levine, Laura, 1943- author.
New York : Kensington Books, [2015]
263 pages ; 22 cm.
When she is hired to write lyrics for a contestant in the talent competition for the Miss Teen Queen America pageant, freelance writer Jaine Austen is plunged into a glittering nightmare of vicious stage moms, exacting judges and trash-talking teens after a catfight turns deadly.

Time's up

June 26, 2015
Mack, Janey, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2015]
356 pages ; 21 cm
"A Maisie McGrane mystery"--Cover.

Kill again : a Claire Waters thriller

June 26, 2015
Baer, Neal, author.
New York : Kensington Books, ©2015.
296 pages ; 24 cm.
Kill again is a harrowing psychological thrill-ride filled with terrifying twists and turns, captivating characters, and mindbending puzzles that will keep you guessing until the final, shocking climax.

Death at Tammany Hall : a gilded age mystery

June 26, 2015
O'Brien, Charles, 1927- auhtor.
New York : Kensington Books, ©2015.
292 pages ; 21 cm

Blessing

June 26, 2015
Cote, Lyn.
Carol Stream, Illinois. : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2015.
377 pages ; 21 cm.
United by a common foe Blessing Brightman and Gerard Ramsay are drawn together by an attraction neither can deny. Can two people worlds apart find love?

Aurora

June 26, 2015
Robinson, Kim Stanley.
New York : Orbit, 2015.
466 pages ; 25 cm
"Generations after leaving earth, a starship draws near to the planet that may serve as a new home world for those on board. But the journey has brought unexpected changes and their best laid plans may not be enough to survive. "-- Provided by publisher.

Rise of the King

June 26, 2015
Salvatore, R. A., 1959- author.
©2014
355 pages ; 25 cm.
Follows dwarf king Bruenor Battlehammer and his violent feud with the orc kingdom of Many Arrows, as they seek to take advantage of the Sundering chaos.

Dexter is dead : a novel

June 25, 2015
Lindsay, Jeffry P.
New York : Doubleday, [2015]
pages ; cm
Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything--including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime. ironically. he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence.

Survive the night

June 25, 2015
Vega, Danielle, author.
New York : Razorbill, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, [2015]
263 pages ; 22 cm
Fresh out of rehab for oxycodone addiction, Casey and some of her friends attend an all-night rave called Survive the Night in the New York City subway, and find themselves fighting for their lives because drugs are not the only danger here--something is using the rave to attract victims, and some of them will not be coming back.

Hard latitudes

June 25, 2015
Birtcher, Baron R.
Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, [2015]
335 pages ; 23 cm
"Mike Travis ; 4"--Title page verso.

The star side of Bird Hill

June 25, 2015
Jackson, Naomi A., author.
©2015
298 pages ; 22 cm
Suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them, sisters Phaedra and Dionne spend the summer of 1989 living with their grandmother Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah.

Murder, D.C. : a novel

June 25, 2015
Tucker, Neely, 1963-
New York : Viking, 2015.
290 pages ; 24 cm
"A Sully Carter novel"--Cover.
While investigating the death of the son of Washington, D.C.'s most influential African-American family, veteran metro reporter Sully Carter discovers the real story--one that forces him to strike a dangerous balance between the city's violent back streets and its highest corridors of power.

Twice in a lifetime

June 25, 2015
Garlock, Dorothy, author.
New York ; Boston : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
372 pages ; 21 cm
"There is nothing better than Dorothy Garlock at her best". -Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author A brand new novel from New York Times bestselling author Dorothy Garlock, the Voice of America's Heartland"-- Provided by publisher.

The devil's share

June 25, 2015
Stroby, Wallace, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
263 pages ; 22 cm
"A Crissa Stone novel"--Cover.
"It's been a year since professional thief Crissa Stone last pulled a job, and she's spent that time under the radar, very carefully not drawing attention to herself. That kind of life is safe, but it's boring, and it's lonely, and it's not very lucrative. So when Crissa starts to get antsy--and low on funds--she agrees to act as a thief-for-hire, partnering with a wealthy art collector to steal a truckload of plundered Iraqi artifacts before they're repatriated to their native country"-- Provided by publisher.

The joy of killing : a novel

June 25, 2015
MacLean, Harry N., author.
Berkeley : Counterpoint, [2015]
243 pages ; 24 cm
"This fever dream begins on a stormy fall night at a lake house in the north woods of Minnesota, where we are introduced to a college professor who a few years earlier had written a novel in which he justified a gruesome campus murder under the nihilistic theory that there is no right or wrong, no moral center to man's activity. The writer returns to the lake house where he had spent his childhood summers and locks himself in the attic, intent on writing the final story of his life. Playing on a continuous loop in his mind are key moments in his past ... All of these threads weave together as the writer tries to piece together the multitude of secrets and acts of violence that make up one human life"-- Provided by publisher.

The blooding

June 25, 2015
McGee, James, 1950- author.
©2014
ix, 481 pages : map ; 24 cm
"1812: Matthew Hawkwood, soldier turned spy, is stranded behind enemy lines, in America, a country at war with Britain. Heading for the safety of the Canadian border, Hawkwood's route takes him to Albany, where the chance sighting of a former comrade-in-arms--Major Douglas Lawrence--within a consignment of British prisoners stymies to his plans. For as the two men make their escape they uncover an American plot to invade Canada. If it is successful, the entire continent will be lost. The British authorities must be warned. Pursued by a relentless enemy, Hawkwood and Lawrence set off across the snow-bound Adirondack Mountains; the land the Iroquois call 'The Hunting Grounds'. But they are not alone. Buried deep in Hawkwood's past is an old alliance - one that could save both their lives and help turn the tide of war" -- provided by publisher.

Once upon a crime : a brothers Grimm mystery

June 25, 2015
Brackston, Paula, author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2015.
248 pages ; 24 cm

Power play

June 25, 2015
Snow, Tiffany, author.
New York : Forever, 2015.
336 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes an excerpt from: Playing dirty (pages [327]-336).
"Sage Reese lives for her job. More precisely, she lives for her debonair boss, Parker Andersen. Sage handles everything for Parker, even as she fantasizes about the one thing that isn't in her job description: him. But when a high-stakes account crosses the line from shady to deadly, a tough cop starts giving Sage the attention she wishes Parker would... Detective Dean Ryker couldn't be more different from Parker. While Parker wears expensive suits like a second skin and drives a BMW, Ryker's uniform is leather jackets and jeans...and his ride of choice is a Harley. While Parker's sexiness is a reserved, slow burn, Ryker is completely upfront about what--and who--he's after. And Safe tops his list. Now, as Ryker digs deeper into the dark side of Parker's business, Sage finds herself caught between two men: the one she's always wanted-and the one who makes her feel wanted like never before"--Page [4] of cover.

Queen of fire

June 25, 2015
Ryan, Anthony.
©2014
642 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
"In the thrilling conclusion to the "deftly and originally executed"* New York Times bestselling Raven's Shadow trilogy, Vaelin Al Sorna must help his queen reclaim her Realm. Only his enemy has a dangerous new collaborator, one with powers darker than Vaelin has ever encountered... "The Ally is there, but only ever as a shadow, unexplained catastrophe or murder committed at the behest of a dark and vengeful spirit. Sorting truth from myth is often a fruitless task." After fighting back from the brink of death, Queen Lyrna is determined to repel the invading Volarian army and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. Except, to accomplish her goals, she must do more than rally her loyal supporters. She must align herself with forces she once found repugnant--those who possess the strange and varied gifts of the Dark--and take the war to her enemy's doorstep. Victory rests on the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, now named Battle Lord of the Realm. However, his path is riddled with difficulties. For the Volarians have a new weapon on their side, one that Vaelin must destroy if the Realm is to prevail: a mysterious Ally with the ability to grant unnaturally long life to his servants. And defeating one who cannot be killed is a nearly impossible challenge, especially when Vaelin's blood-song, the mystical power that has made him the epic fighter he is, has gone ominously silent.."-- Provided by publisher.

Locus amoenus

June 24, 2015
Alexander, Victoria, 1965-
Sag Harbor, NY : The Permanent Press, [2015]
191 pages : illustration ; 23 cm

A girl undone

June 24, 2015
Linka, Catherine, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
viii, 296 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: A girl called Fearless.
"A novel"--Cover.
"Having survived a violent confrontation with the US government, Avie is not out of danger. Both she and the young man she loves, Yates, have been declared terrorists, and Yates is hospitalized in critical condition, leaving Avie with the perilous task of carrying information that can bring down the Paternalist party, if she can get it into the right hands"-- Provided by publisher.

The fire children

June 24, 2015
Roy, Lauren M., author.
Oxford, UK : Ravenstone, 2015.
270 pages : map ; 21 cm
"Fifteen years have passed since Mother Sun last sent her children to walk the world. When the eclipse comes, the people retreat to the caverns beneath the Kaladim, passing the days in total darkness while the Fire Children explore their world. It's death to even look upon them, the stories say. Despite the warnings, Yulla gives in to her curiosity and ventures to the surface. There she witnesses the Witch Women--who rumors say worship dead Father Sea, rather than Mother Sun--capturing one of the Children and hauling her away. Yulla isn't the only one who saw the kidnapping; Ember, the last of the Fire Children, reveals himself to Yulla and implores her to help. Trapped above and hunted by the witches and the desert wind, Yulla and Ember must find a way free his siblings and put a stop to the Witch Womens' plans, before they can use the Fire Children to bind Mother Sun herself"--Page [4] of cover.

Tomorrow war : the chronicles of Max (redacted)

June 24, 2015
Bourne, J. L., author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
viii, 267 pages ; 24 cm
When a weapon that could destroy the moral fabric of humanity is unleashed inside the Syrian border, one man takes a stand against the overwhelming wave of tyranny triggered by martial law, hell-bent on restoring America's liberty and saving civilization as we know it.

Beautiful mutants and Swallowing geography : two early novels

June 24, 2015
Levy, Deborah, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
xii, 188 pages ; 21 cm
"This collection first published with the title Early Levy by Penguin Books 2014"--title page verso.
Beautiful mutants -- Swallowing geography.
From the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Swimming Home, a single volume comprising her first two novels: Beautiful Mutants, long out of print, and Swallowing Geography, never before published in the United States.

Death and Mr. Pickwick

June 24, 2015
Jarvis, Stephen, 1958- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
802 pages ; 24 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : Jonathan Cape, 2015.
"A novel"--Cover.
"One does not need to have read a single word of The Pickwick Papers to be enthralled by the story of how this extraordinary novel came to be. The creation and afterlife of this masterpiece is the subject of Stephen Jarvis's novel ... This vast, intricately constructed, indeed Dickensian work is at once [an] ... homage to a much-loved book, tracing its genesis and subsequent history in ... detail, and a damning indictment of how an ambitious young writer expropriated another man's ideas and then engaged in an elaborate cover-up of The Pickwick Papers' true origin"-- Provided by publisher.

The idea of love

June 24, 2015
Henry, Patti Callahan, author.
©2015
243 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"Ella's life has been completely upended. She's young, beautiful, and deeply in love--until her husband dies in a tragic sailing accident while trying save her. Or so she'll have everyone believe. Screenwriter Hunter needs a hit, but crippling writer's block and a serious lack of motivation are getting him nowhere. He's on the look-out for a love story. It doesn't matter who it belongs to. When Hunter and Ella meet in Watersend, South Carolina, it feels like the perfect match, something close to fate"-- Provided by publisher.

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