New Arrivals · All Fiction

December 7, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Losing is what matters : a novel

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

Nice girls endure

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

Hard rules

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

The billionaire's prize

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

The seventh plague

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

Grace : a Willie Black mystery

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

The turncoat's gambit

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

The operator

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

Sinner man

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

Moonglow : a novel

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

The gun room

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

My kind of town : a Joe Buonomo mystery

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

Please do not disturb

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

Beignets, brides and bodies

December 6, 2016
Ripley, J. R., 1955- author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2016.
234 pages ; 23 cm
"Settling into her new life running a coffee and beignet café in the small town of Table Rock, Arizona, Maggie Miller expects nothing but smooth sailing from here on. But she's blown way off course when Clive Rothschild, co-owner of The Hitching Post, the bridal shop next door, begs her for a favour. That favour leads to Clive and Maggie discovering a dead body buried beneath a wedding cake. And with the evidence stacking up against Clive and his partner, former professional skater Johnny Wolfe, it's up to Maggie to dig through the layers of deceit and hem in the real killer. But she may have to skirt the law to do it."

The iron water : an Inspector Tom Harper novel

December 6, 2016
Nickson, Chris, author.
©2016
217 pages ; 23 cm.
Two macabre discoveries in a single morning present an intriguing challenge for Detective Inspector Tom Harper in Leeds, England, in July 1893. D.I. Tom Harper is witnessing the demonstration of a devastating new naval weapon, the torpedo, at Roundhay Park. The explosion brings up a body in the lake, a rope lashed tightly around its waist. At the same time, dredging operations in the River Aire are disrupted when a woman's severed leg floats to the water's surface, still clad in its stocking and boot. Could the two macabre discoveries be connected? Harper's investigations will lead him right to the heart of the criminal underworld that underpins the city - and into the path of a merciless killer.

The principals

December 6, 2016
James, Bill, 1929- author.
Sutton : Severn House, 2016.
171 pages ; 23 cm
This sharply satirical novel concerns a battle royal between two academic institutions and their principals. England, 1987. It's all-out war. Two universities in the same city each aim to destroy the other and take over one another's buildings, students and - above all - bank balance. At a time of austerity in public life and huge government cuts, the situation has become desperate and the respective university principals are prepared to fight very dirty indeed. Dr Lawford Chute of the revered Sedge University wants to expand, expand, expand, while the government is telling him to cut, cut, cut. But Dr Victor Tane of Charter Mill employs more covert methods to ensure his institution comes out on top. Who will win these ferocious academic fights and be the model for the statue in the modern-day university grounds: the ultimate proof of posterity for which both principals are battling?

The silent land

December 6, 2016
Spencer, Sally, author.
Surrey, England : Severn House, 2016.
312 pages ; 23 cm
"First published 1986 in Great Britain in hardcover format"--title page verso.
Spanning 80 tumultuous years, the incredible story of a peasant girl who became the Red Princess of the Russian Revolution. Anna Mayakovsky is now a penniless old woman living in London, but no one can take away the vivid memories of her past: the Count who lifted her out of poverty; the Count?s son, Misha, whose baby she bore; Paul, the ruthless factory owner who became her lover and her deadliest enemy; Sasha, the tough but gentle peasant who converted her to revolution. And her aristocratic husband whom she adored, but could never love as completely as a woman should love her man.

Suddenly at home : a Brock and Poole mystery

December 6, 2016
Ison, Graham, author.
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2016.
188 pages ; 23 cm
When Richard Cooper is found shot to death in his luxury apartment in North Sheen, London, Detective Chief Inspector Harry Brock and Detective Sergeant Dave Poole are assigned the case. They immediately question Dennis Jones, who found Cooper's lifeless body, and Lydia Maxwell, who lived in the apartment opposite - but is either of them telling the truth? Richard Cooper appears to have been a very private man who left few clues behind. As the investigation gathers pace, however, a trip to Belgium could signal the possible unravelling of the mystery. But it soon becomes clear that the hunt for a determined killer could lead to tragedy for Harry and his team.

To the last drop

December 6, 2016
Balzo, Sandra, author.
Sutton : Severn House, 2016.
184 pages ; 22 cm.
"Maggy Thorsen's shock at finding her ex-husband Ted in a fight with William Swopes, an oral surgeon at Ted's dental practice, outside Uncommon Grounds, the Wisconsin gourmet coffeehouse she co-owns, is soon usurped by the horror of discovering a dead body outside Thorsen Dental's office block the next morning. Did he jump from the tenth-floor office window, or was he pushed?"--Amazon.com.

Dead or alive

December 6, 2016
McCoy, Ken, 1940-
Surrey, England : Severn House Publishers Ltd, 2016.
249 pages ; 23 cm.
"Two children have been abducted on their way home from school. After several weeks, they are still missing -- and no one knows whether they are alive or dead. The police are certain that ruthless local gangster Vince Formosa is behind the kidnapping, but without proof their hands are tied. Forced to resign following an accidental death in police custody, former Detective Inspector Sep Black knows he's been set up. But how can he prove it - and stay alive in the process? Convinced that Formosa has a mole within the police, Black sets out to expose the traitor, clear his name and wreak revenge on the man who brought him down. In order to do so, he must go undercover and find the missing children. But even the best-laid plans can sometimes go awry."--Provided by publisher.

Hindsight

December 6, 2016
Tarquini, Mindy, author.
Tempe, Arizona : SparkPress, 2016.
319 pages ; 22 cm.
"Born this time around into a South Philadelphia Italian-American family so traditional, she and her siblings are expected to marry in birth order, Eugenia lives a simple life--no love connection, no controversy, no complications. Her hope is that the Blessed Virgin Mary (who oversees her soul's progress) will grant her heart's desire, the option to choose the circumstances of her next life. But when a student reveals he shares her ability, Eugenia suddenly finds herself setting up a Facebook page and sponsoring a support group for others like her, an oddball odyssey, during which she discovers she must confront her current shortcomings before she can break the cycle and finally live the life of her dreams."--Provided by publisher.

The ninety-ninth floor

December 6, 2016
Ḥasan, Janá Fawwāz, author.
Northampton, MA : Interlink Books, 2017.
288 pages ; 20 cm
"Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2015. At times as cold and hard-edged as the skyscrapers in its backdrop, The Ninety-Ninth Floor follows the struggles and triumphs of Majed as he makes it in Manhattan at the turn of the century, after surviving the devastating 1982 massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp. A Palestinian born and raised in Lebanon, Majed creates a new life for himself in the glittery world of New York City's computer games industry. But with all his success, Majed's past continues to haunt him. His relationship with Hilda, a Lebanese woman from a right-wing Christian family, exposes his innermost fears, worries, and dark secrets. A multi-voiced narration, The Ninety-Ninth Floor conveys the brutality that war leaves on the people who experience it. It is also a love story that asks questions about the ability of passion to overcome hatred and difference."--Amazon.com

Hollywood days with Hayes

December 6, 2016
Grier, Hayes, 2000- author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
270 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"A novel based on the hit Episode story"--Cover.
Hayes Grier has landed the lead in a big-budget movie, and his assistant on the film, Violet Reeves, an aspiring writer, has a crush on him.

Going deep

December 6, 2016
Calhoun, Anne, author.
New York : St Martin's Press, 2016.
344 pages ; 17 cm
"An Alpha Ops novel."
"After weeks on a sold-out tour, singer Cady Ward is coming home for the holidays. But after one too many episodes of fan-craziness, Cady's manager decides that she needs protection-- in the form of muscled cop Conn McCormick. Longing for peace and quiet to prepare before her next album drops, Cady doesn't need a bodyguard just to deal with some vague email threats...though she can't deny that close proximity to Conn's body is a very nice place to be"--Back cover.

A new life

December 6, 2016
Testa, Dom, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2016.
507 pages ; 21 cm
Cosmic storm -- The Galahad legacy.

Twisted palace

December 6, 2016
Watt, Erin, author.
[United States] : [EverAfter Romance], [2016]
379 pages ; 22 cm.
"No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all. They might be right. With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their twisted palace"--Page 4 of cover.

Christmas baby for the princess

December 5, 2016
Wallace, Barbara, 1964-
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2016.
252 p. ; 17 cm.
Faced with a royal scandal, pregnant princess Arianna fled to New York. But when a pickpocket leaves her penniless, she must turn to handsome restauranteur Max Brown for help...

Conclave

December 5, 2016
Harris, Robert, 1957- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
285 pages : map ; 25 cm
"The Pope is dead. Behind locked doors of the Sistine chapel, 118 cardinals from around the world will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men, but they are men of the world, and they have rivals. And over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth."--Dust jacket.

The boomerang effect : a novel

December 5, 2016
Jack, Gordon, 1966- author.
©2016
336 pages ; 22 cm
Because of his string of pranks, Lawrence Barry is one step away from reform school unless he agrees to mentor Spencer Knudsen, a Norwegian exchange student with Spock-like intelligence but no social skills. During Homecoming week, someone dressed as the school's Viking mascot starts destroying the homecoming floats, and Lawrence becomes suspect #1. As the situation spirals out of control, he realizes that Spencer may be his best friend -- the one he never knew he needed, -- adapted from dust jacket.

My sister Rosa

December 5, 2016
Larbalestier, Justine, author.
©2016
312 pages ; 22 cm
When his father's business takes the family to New York City, a seventeen-year-old Australian boy must balance his desire to protect his ten-year-old sister, a diagnosable psychopath, from the world with the desperate need to protect the world from her.

Flashfall

December 5, 2016
Moyer, Jenny, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
344 pages ; 22 cm
In a world shattered by radiation fallout, teenaged Orion and her climbing partner Dram, in exchange for freedom, mine terrifying tunnels for a precious element that keeps humans safe from radiation poisoning, but disturbing revelations force Orion to question everything she knows.

The nerdy and the dirty

December 5, 2016
Gottfred, B. T., author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
292 pages ; 22 cm
Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential to her boyfriend. On the inside, however, Pen is honest, opinionated--and not quite sure that she's like other girls. Do they have urges like she does? His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he's destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different--but that's what he likes about himself. When fate intervenes, both Pen and Benedict end up at the same vacation resort for winter break. Despite their differences, the two are drawn together. But is there such a thing as happily ever after for a nympho and a nerd?

City on edge : a novel

December 5, 2016
Pintoff, Stefanie, author.
©2016
374 pages ; 24 cm
"An electrifying thriller featuring Eve Rossi, head of a covert division of the FBI made up of ex-criminals, and set against the backdrop of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. What at first looks like an assassination attempt on New York City's Police Commissioner might in fact be a smokescreen for the abduction of his teenage daughter. Or is it a larger conspiracy? As midtown Manhattan grinds to a halt in preparation for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Eve Rossi and her team of ex-cons race against the clock to save a child's life and thwart a massive terrorist threat in this whiplash-paced thriller"-- Provided by publisher.

The museum at the end of the world

December 5, 2016
Metcalf, John, 1938- author.
©2016
372 pages ; 21 cm
Short stories.
Medals and prizes -- Ceazer Salad -- Lives of the poets -- The museum at the end of the world.

Pretend I'm your friend : stories

December 5, 2016
Caschetta, Mary Beth, author.
Indianapolis, IN : Engine Books, [2016]
193 pages ; 21 cm
Includes book club discussion guide.
Hands of God -- Sorry Mrs. Robinson -- Pretend I'm your friend -- People say thank you -- Alice James's Cuban garlic -- A line of E.L. Doctorow -- Wonderful you -- What's not my fault? -- Marry me quickly -- First in line -- Imogene's island of fire -- Acknowledgements -- About the author -- Book club discussion guide -- Bonus track: a pretend I'm your friend playlist.
"A sister's darkest secret is revealed at her brother's wedding. A woman with extrasensory visions accidentally gives her philandering husband her blessing. A dying mother wishes her cancer was her daughters', not hers. Pretend I'm Your Friend lays bare the fear, loss, and pain of love, sex, and family life in eleven crisp, engaging, and startlingly funny, elegantly entwined stories."--Amazon.com

Schlump

December 5, 2016
Grimm, Hans Herbert, 1896-1950, author.
New York : NYRB Classics, [2016]
279 pages ; 21 cm.
"Seventeen-year-old Schlump marches off to war in 1915 because going to war is the best way to meet girls. And so he does, on his first posting, overseeing three villages in occupied France. But then Schlump is sent to the front, and the good times end. Schlump, which was published anonymously in 1928 and widely translated at the time, was one of the first German novels to describe World War I in all its horror and absurdity and it remains one of the best. What really sets it apart is its remarkable central character. Who is Schlump? A bit of a rascal and a bit of a sweetheart, a victim of his times, an inveterate survivor, maybe even a new type of man. At once comedy, documentary, hellhole, and fairy tale, Schlump is a gripping and disturbing book about the experience of trauma and what the great critic Walter Benjamin, writing at the same time as Hans Herbert Grimm, would call the death of experience, since perhaps if anything goes, nothing counts"-- Provided by publisher.

A voice in the night

December 5, 2016
Camilleri, Andrea, author.
©2016
274 pages ; 20 cm.
"Montalbano investigates a robbery at a supermarket, a standard case that takes a spin when manager Guido Borsellino is later found hanging in his office. Was it a suicide? The inspector and the coroner have their doubts, and further investigation leads to the director of a powerful local company. Meanwhile, a girl is found brutally murdered in Giovanni Strangio's apartment--Giovanni has a flawless alibi, and it's no coincidence that Michele Strangio, president of the province, is his father. Weaving together these two crimes, Montalbano realizes that he's in a difficult spot where political power is enmeshed with the mafia underworld."-- Provided by publisher.

When she's gone : a thriller

December 5, 2016
Palmer, Jane, author.
New York : Crooked Lane, 2016.
297 pages ; 22 cm
Ara Zuyev, a highly discreet bodyguard to a powerful billionaire's family, falls under suspicion when the sixteen-year-old in her care is kidnapped, a situation that forces her to team up with savvy FBI agent Luke Patrick, who believes she knows more than she is admitting.

The girl in the picture

December 5, 2016
Monir, Alexandra, author.
©2016
263 pages ; 22 cm
After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him-- and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Geeky music girl Nicole Morgan is the girl in the picture-- and now she's the primary suspect in his murder.

Justine

December 5, 2016
Mondrup, Iben, 1969- author.
©2016
218 pages ; 22 cm
"Stylistically provocative, Justine tells the story of a young female artist whose life is upended when her house burns down with all of the paintings for her upcoming exhibit inside. With little time left to recreate everything she's lost, Justine embarks on a series of sexual escapades with a sort of doomed intensity that foreshadows the novel's final, dark twist. Through flashbacks and fragmented memories, we see Justine as a student at the Art Academy first discovering the misogynistic order that rules the Danish art world, and later on as she constantly challenges its expectations--both in the studio and in bed. A personal meditation on artistic identity, the creative process, and the male-dominated art scene, the novel veers between the erotic and the savage, resulting in a spellbinding read from one of Denmark's edgiest contemporary feminist writers." -- Provided by publisher.

The silent songbird

December 5, 2016
Dickerson, Melanie, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2016.
296 pages ; 22 cm
"In 1384 England, seventeen-year-old Evangeline, ward and cousin of King Richard II, tries to escape from an arranged marriage, dreaming of a life outside Berkhamsted Castle, where she might be free to marry for love and not politics, but when she runs away and joins a small band of servants on their way back to their home village, she finds herself embroiled in a tangled web that threatens England's monarch."--Provided by publisher.

Time of the twins

December 5, 2016
Jenner, Kendall Nicole, 1995- author.
New York : Regan Arts, 2016.
363 pages ; 24 cm.
"Lex, an impulsive military cadet, and Livia, a pampered Airess, have just found out they are twins, which is against the law in the great City of Indra. Now they are leaving behind the only world they have ever known: for Lex it was the dark world of the Hub below the surface of Indra, where she survived the brutal Orphanage to become an elite member of Indra's Population Control Forces, and for Livia, it was a life of luxury on the sky island of Helix, where she was brought up to be a Proper Indrithian Young Woman. With help from the charming and handsome Kane, Lex's best friend and Livia's newfound love, and Zavier, a gruff rebel who would prefer to leave them all behind, they make the grueling trek through the dangerous underground tunnels toward the Outlands beyond the dome of Indra in search of the mother they thought was dead. When they finally reach the Outlanders' colony, they discover their mother holds the key to unlocking, their past, and they must confront an ancient prophecy, "The Time of the Twins." The prophecy claims they are the long-awaited "twin saviors," destined to save the City of Indra from the oppressive High Council who have long reigned over all of its people. Will Lex and Livia agree to be a part of their mother's dangerous plan and take on the daunting role of "twin saviors"? Will they trust their mother and put themselves in jeopardy to save countless lives? It's a responsibility they never asked for... but one that may prove impossible to ignore" -- Dust jacket flap.

The buried book : a novel

December 5, 2016
Pulley, D. M.
Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2016]
399 pages ; 21 cm.

The Norfolk mystery

December 5, 2016
Sansom, Ian.
[New York?] : Witness Impulse, ©2013.
324 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
"It is 1937, and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran Stephen Sefton is broke. So when he sees a mysterious advertisment for a job where 'intelligence is essential, ' he eagerly applies. Thus begins Sefton's association with Professor Swanton Morley, an omnivorous intellect. Morley's latest project is a history of traditional England, with a guide to every county. They start in Norfolk, but when the vicar of Blakeney is found hanging from his church's bell rope, Morley and Sefton find themselves drawn into a rather more fiendish plot. Did the reverend really take his own life, or is there something darker afoot?"--Back cover.

Plain Christmas : a plain fame novel

December 5, 2016
Price, Sarah, 1969- author.
©2016
254 pages ; 21 cm.
It's been nine years since Cuban singer Alejandro Diaz's limousine collided with a young Amish woman named Amanda Beiler as she was crossing a New York City street; an accident that ignited the couple's cross-cultural romance. Amanda loves her husband and their three children, but their fast-paced, lavish Miami lifestyle troubles her. Will her kids grow up never knowing what it's like to simply be, without chauffeurs, social media, and paparazzi complicating their lives? When she receives a letter from her mother in Pennsylvania inviting the family to visit for Christmas, she seizes the chance to show her children a different way of life.

The wetback : and other stories

December 5, 2016
Arias, Ron, 1941- author.
Houston, Texas : Arte Público Press, [2016]
vii, 134 pages ; 22 cm
The wetback -- Eddie -- Bedbugs -- Awaking -- The Chamizal express -- El Mago -- Stoop labor -- Canine cool -- A house on the island -- The castle -- The boy who ate himself -- The interview -- Lupe -- The story machine.

Drop of doubt

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[United States] : Arcato Publishing, [2014]
402, 17, 12 pages ; 21 cm.
Sang Sorenson is harrassed by threatening phonecalls, so the Academy boys take her to Morgan estate for safety.

First days

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[Lafayette, Louisiana] : Arcato Publishing, [2013]
279, 6 pages ; 21 cm.
Sang Sorenson used to be the invisible girl in class. As a new student at Ashley Waters High School, Sang hopes her new friends will make fitting in a breeze. But the school is overcrowded and prone to outbreaks of violence. This year, instead of being invisible, Sang is a target.

First kiss

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[Lafayette, Louisiana] : Arcato Publishing, [2016]
435, 7 pages ; 21 cm
Includes an excerpt from Black and Green, book 11 in the Ghost Bird series of the Academy.
"The time has finally come for Sang Sorenson to be formally introduced to the Academy. Protocol dictates the boys keep the details of Sang's official introduction to the Academy a secret from her. The only thing they can advise her to do is to work on what will become her mantra: She is determined to stay with her team, no matter what. Despite her wishes, however, the boys are second-guessing her place with them, concerned for her safety. With danger all around and threats closing in, some boys are questioning if this is the right time to bring her to meet the Academy at all. The guys try to stick to their plan, but every team must pay their debts, and the cost of keeping her might be more than any of them can afford. It's up to Sang to prove to the Academy where she truly belongs - but can she resist the call of a new team that needs her?" -- Back cover

Forgiveness and permission

December 5, 2016
Stone, C. L., 1980- author.
[United States] : Arcato Publishing, [2013]
383, 11 pages ; 21 cm.
Sang Sorenson and her sister, abandoned by their parents, must rely on the Academy boys, but to do that she will have to trust them.

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