These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
July 27, 2015
Klaussmann, Liza, author.
New York, NY : Little, Brown, and Company, 2015.
426 pages ; 25 cm
A tale based on the real-life inspirations for Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night finds expats Sara and Gerald Murphy sharing freewheeling days, hosting parties and hiding heartbreaking secrets in the 1920s French Riviera.
July 27, 2015
Flint, Eric, author.
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books, 
373 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
In 1636 France, King Louis sends his expectant wife, Queen Anne, into seclusion to keep her safe, while France's foreign enemies as well as traitors within the court make their move, forcing factions both inside and outside of the country to choose sides.
July 27, 2015
Mackin, Jeanne, author.
New York, New York : New American Library, 
324 pages ; 21 cm
Includes readers guide.
Presents a fictionalized version of the life of Beatrix Farrand, an American woman born into a wealthy family during the Gilded Age, who went on to become a famous landscape designer after being inspired by her visit to the Borghese Gardens in Rome.
July 24, 2015
McLain, Paula, author.
366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman--Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa"-- Provided by publisher.
July 21, 2015
Berkeley, CA : North Atlantic Books, 2015.
xix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The turbulent life of a teenage girl portrayed through diary entries and comic strips.
July 20, 2015
Liftin, Hilary. author.
New York : Viking, 
xiii, 336 pages ; 24 cm
When her marriage to a Hollywood mega-star is over, actress Lizzie Pepper, America's Girl Next Door, decides to tell her side of the story and, in doing so, realizes that her romance wasn't what she and everyone else thought.
July 13, 2015
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.
xiii, 302 pages ; 21 cm
"We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don't know her true story. We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva's ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady (except for 'peeping Tom') and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax. Naked is an original version of Godiva's tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice"-- Provided by publisher.
July 13, 2015
Teulé, Jean, author.
237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Originally published as: Fleur de Tonnerre. Paris : Éditions Julliard, 2013.
Jean Teulé brings his unique blend of imagination and historical insight to the startling tale of history's most notorious female poisoner and her decades-long killing spree.
July 2, 2015
|6880-01 An, So-yŏng, 1967- author.
|6880-04 Kyŏnggi-do P'aju-si : Ch'angbi, 2015.
338 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
July 1, 2015
Ficklin, Sherry D., author.
[The Colony, Texas] : Clean Teen Publishing, 2015.
266 pages ; 22 cm.
Sophie--now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia--had a tough first year at Imperial Court. Married at sixteen to Grand Duke Peter, heir to the throne, and settled in their own palace, things start to look up. As a new day dawns, Catherine thinks only of securing her future, and the future of their country, during one of the greatest political upheavals of her time. Fighting desperately against forces that try to depose the Empress Elizabeth and put the young Prince Ivan on her throne, Catherine soon finds herself in the middle of a war brewing between her beloved Prussia and her new empire. While navigating the fragile political landscape, she quickly realizes that she has only begun to discover the tangled web of deceit and infidelity woven over the lavish court of Oranienbaum Palace.
June 30, 2015
Wentz, Pete, 1979-
New York : MTV Books/Gallery Books, 2013.
228 p. ; 22 cm.
"RAINY DAY KIDS reads like a philosophical sailor's journal complete with debts and hearts in every port. Our rock star protagonist is touring with his band and struggling to understand who he is, where he's been, and what he's become. At times he thrives on the drug that is being an international sex symbol, at others he feels hopeless and alone. He grieves deeply and in every (wrong) way after his longtime ex-girlfriend dies. The narrator meditates on his first kiss and his first fistfight. He describes himself as romance's last terrorist and suspects that this work is his confessional. With profound creativity and clarity, he discloses his fears - not the least of which is that he's "waiting to be found out." He's anxious. He self medicates. He expects to die a cliche. He tries to take his own life. Spends a short time in an institution. There is the constant threat (or is it a promise?) of death. Along the way he asks the same kinds of questions in the book that have made several million fans of Pete's lyrics: What does it mean to not have a home? What is someone supposed to do when his one true love is gone? Why can't he go back to the way things were?"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
"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.
June 12, 2015
Nettel, Guadalupe, 1973-
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2015.
175 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published as El cuerpo en que nací. Barcelona : Editorial Anagrama, 2011.
"First English-language edition" -- Verso title page.
"From a psychoanalyst's couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood--in which she was born with a birth defect into a family intent on fixing it--having somehow survived the emotional havoc she went through. And survive she did, but not unscathed. This intimate narrative echoes the voice of the narrator's younger self: a sharp, sensitive girl who is keen to life's gifts and hardships. With bare language and smart humor, both delicate and unafraid, the narrator strings a strand of touching stories together in a portrait of an unconventional childhood that crushed her, scarred her, mended her, tore her apart and ultimately made her whole"-- Provided by publisher.
June 11, 2015
New York : New Directions, 2015.
1 volume (unpaged) ; 21 cm
Originally published as: Matsve ruaḥ. Yerushalayim : Keter, c2010.
"Moods is published by arrangement with the Keter Publishing House and the Harris/Elon Agency of Israel" -- Verso title page.
"Moods by Yoel Hoffmann--"Israel's celebrated avant-garde genius" (The Forward)--supplies the magic missing link between the infinitesimal and the infinite. Part novel and part memoir, Yoel Hoffmann's Moods is flooded with feelings--about his family, losses, loves, the soul's hidden powers, old phone books, and life in the Galilee, with its every scent, breeze, notable dog, and odd neighbor. Carrying these shards is a general tenderness accentuated by a new dimension brought along with "that great big pill of Prozac." Literature's so pathetic. We peddle fabric with a sun painted on it and no one even looks up... Beautifully translated by Peter Cole, Moods is fiction for lovers of poetry and poetry for lovers of fiction--a small marvel of a book and, with its pockets of joy, a curiously cheerful book by an author who once called himself "a praying mantis inclined to melancholy" -- Provided by publisher.
June 11, 2015
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 
xxxiv, 414 pages : maps, geneaological charts ; 24 cm
Map on lining papers.
"The brilliant retelling of the Wars of the Roses continues with Margaret of Anjou, the second gripping novel in the new series from historical fiction master Conn Iggulden. As Traitors Advance...A Queen Defends It is 1454 and for over a year King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and Queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son Edward will one day come to know his father. With each month that Henry is all but absent as king, Richard, the Duke of York, Protector of the Realm, extends his influence throughout the kingdom. The Trinity--Richard and the earls of Salisbury and Warwick--are a formidable trio, and together they seek to break the support of those who would raise their colors and their armies in the name of Henry and his Queen. But when the king unexpectedly recovers his senses and returns to London to reclaim his throne, the balance of power is once again plunged into turmoil. The clash of the Houses of Lancaster and York may be the beginning of a war that can tear England apart. Following on from Stormbird, Margaret of Anjou is the second epic installment in master storyteller Conn Iggulden's new Wars of the Roses series. Fans of Game of Thrones and The Tudors will be gripped from the word "go." "-- Provided by publisher.
June 8, 2015
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
New York, New York : Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
400 pages ; 25 cm
On the run after an infamous landowner murders his father, Willie becomes an expert marksman before turning Buffalo Soldier, befriending Wild Bill Hickok and earning the nickname "Deadwood Dick."
May 11, 2015
Frankel, Lauren, author.
New York : Crown Publishers, 
295 pages ; 25 cm
May 8, 2015
Shorr, Victoria, author.
302 pages : map ; 22 cm
Backlands tells the true story of a group of nomadic outlaws who reigned over the area from about 1922 until 1938. Taking from the rich, admired -- and feared -- by the poor, they were led by the famously charismatic bandit Lampiao. The gang maintained their influence by fighting off all the police and soldiers the region could muster.
April 30, 2015
New York : New American Library, 
402 pages ; 22 cm
Beset by crippling headaches from a young age and endowed with a talent for drawing, Sophia is discouraged by her well-known New England family from pursuing a woman’s traditional roles. But from their first meeting, Nathaniel and Sophia begin an intense romantic relationship that despite many setbacks leads to their marriage. Together, they will cross continents, raise children, and experience all the beauty and tragedy of an exceptional partnership. Sophia’s vivid journals and her masterful paintings kindle a fire in Nathaniel, inspiring his writing. But their children’s needs and the death of loved ones steal Sophia’s energy and time for her art, fueling in her a perennial tug-of-war between fulfilling her domestic duties and pursuing her own desires.
April 27, 2015
LeClair, Tom, 1944-
Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, 
176 pages ; 22 cm
April 20, 2015
Hunt, Angela Elwell, 1957-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.
485 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
April 20, 2015
Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968-
Brooklyn, New York : Archipelago Books, 2015.
485 pages ; 20 cm
April 14, 2015
Gibbon, Maureen, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
282 pages ; 22 cm
"At seventeen, Victorine Meurent abandons her old life to become immersed in the Parisian society of dance halls and cafés, meeting writers and artists like Baudelaire and Alfred Stevens. As Manet's model, Victorine explores a world of new possibilities and stirs the artist to push the boundaries of painting in his infamous portrait Olympia, which scandalizes even the most cosmopolitan city"--Dust jacket flap.
April 13, 2015
Fishbane, Joel, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
vi, 278 pages ; 22 cm
"The year is 1937 and Andorra Kelsey--7'11" and just under 320 pounds--is on her way to Hollywood to become a star. Hoping to escape both poverty and the ghost of her dead husband, she accepts an offer from the wily Rutherford Simone to star in a movie about the life of Anna Swan, the Nova Scotia giantess who toured the world in the 19th century. In parallel narrative, Anna Swan's story unfurls. Where Andorra is seen as a disgrace by an embarrassed family, Anna Swan is quickly celebrated for her unique size. Drawn to New York, Anna becomes a famed attraction at P.T. Barnum's American Museum even as she falls in love with Gavin Clarke, a veteran of the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.
April 8, 2015
New York : Random House, 
356 pages ; 24 cm
"George Sand was a 19th century French novelist known not only for her novels but even more for her scandalous behavior." The Dream Lover gives "insight into the heart and mind of a woman who was considered the most passionate and gifted genius of her time."-- Provided by publisher.