New Arrivals · All Fiction

September 29, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Two by two

September 28, 2016
Sparks, Nicholas, author.
New York : Grand Central Pub, 2016.
485 pages ; 22 cm
"At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter, and struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-- one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined"

Stealing Snow

September 28, 2016
Paige, D. M., author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
375 pages ; 22 cm
When her very first kiss turns the recipient violent, Snow escapes the Whittaker Psychiatric hospital that houses them and races into the woods. There she finds herself in icy Algid-- with witches, thieves, an alluring boy named Kai. Is this her true home, does she really have a royal lineage-- or is the Whittaker where she truly belongs?

Crooked kingdom

September 28, 2016
Bardugo, Leigh, author.
546 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets--a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Kids of appetite

September 28, 2016
Arnold, David, 1981- author.
335 pages ; 22 cm
Teens Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco sit in separate police interrogation rooms telling about the misfits who brought them together and their journey sparked by a message in an urn.

The apostle killer

September 28, 2016
Beard, Richard, 1967- author.
331 pages ; 23 cm
Set in a hazy Middle East that seems at once ancient and modern, The Apostle Killer features Gallio, an aging, hardboiled investigator who has one last chance to save his career: He's got to prove Christ's resurrection was a hoax. To uncover the conspiracy behind the so-called resurrection, Gallio figures all he needs is for one of the apostles to crack. The only problem is that one by one, the apostles keep dying--and in ever more grotesque ways--just before Gallio gets to them. Racing to save both his case and the witnesses he needs to solve it, Gallio begins to suspect he's become the unwitting pawn in the plot to kill the apostles . . . but who's behind it? And to what end? Gallio realizes even his own superiors are not to be trusted.

Blood Red Kiss

September 28, 2016
532 pages ; 17 cm
The warlord wants forever / Kresley Cole ; Forsaken by night / Larissa Ione ; Dark swan / Gena Showalter.
The vampire Nikolai Wroth will stop at nothing to find his bride, the one woman who can make his heart beat again. He can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted, a beautiful Valkyrie, awakens him, body and soul. She has eluded him for years, but he finally has power over her. Now, he will make her pay for the agonizing lust she subjected him to for half a decade...But is it really a punishment for Myst, or a fulfillment of her own deepest wants?

The family plot

September 28, 2016
Priest, Cherie, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
365 pages ; 22 cm
Dahlia Dutton's father is thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Winthrow appears in his office and makes a deal for his company, Music City Salvage, to take over and liquidate her massive family estate in Chattanooga. He gives the job to Dahlia, who gathers a crew and a couple of trucks and heads for the estate--an ancient house, a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Winthrow left out of the paperwork. She left out a lot of things. Although in unusually great shape, the empty house is harboring something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. After all, there's still room in the strange little family plot. -- adapted from book jacket.

Nothing more

September 28, 2016
Todd, Anna, author.
255 pages ; 21 cm
"First in a new series!"--Cover.
Landon Gibson as he leaves Washington to navigate love and life in New York City.

Red tide

September 28, 2016
Turner, Marc, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
540 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tor book".
The Augerans are coming. And their ships are sailing in on a red tide. The Rubyholt Isles are a shattered nation of pirate-infested islands and treacherous waterways shielding the seaboards of Erin Elal and the Sabian League, a region even dragons fear to trespass. The Augerans beseech the Warlord of the Isles, seeking passage for their invasion fleet through Rubyholt territory. But they are sailing into troubled waters. Their enemies have sent agents to sabotage the negotiations, and to destroy the Augeran fleet by any means necessary. The emperor of Erin Elal seeks to forge an alliance with the Storm Lords, hoping to repulse the Augerans with a united front. But the battle lines for the struggle are not as clearly drawn as it first appears, for the Emira of the Storm Isles mistrusts the Erin Elalese as much as she does their common enemy. And the Augerans might just be planning a little sabotage of their own. But nothing in the realm of mortals escapes the notice of their meddling gods; every step they take is shadowed, and every choice they make ensnared in a web so subtle and vast, its true shape may be fathomed only when it is far, far too late.


September 28, 2016
Vásquez, Juan Gabriel, 1973- author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
190 pages ; 22 cm
An influential political cartoonist is paid an unexpected visit by a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to reevaluate his life, work, and position in the world.

So say the fallen

September 28, 2016
Neville, Stuart, 1972- author.
325 pages ; 24 cm.
Henry Garrick, the owner of a successful local car dealership, who had been horrifically maimed in a car accident five months ago, appears to have taken his own life. A simple case, it should be wrapped up in a few days, but something doesn't feel right to Flanagan, despite the fact that there is no evidence of foul play. As she investigates, Flanagan interviews Roberta Garrick, Henry's widow, who is comforted in her grief by Reverend Peter McKay, rector of the local church and a close family friend. Flanagan is carrying heavy personal burdens, her mind and marriage nearly at breaking point, and on impulse she confides in the rector, seeking his spiritual help. But with the secrets McKay is keeping, he is in no position to help anyone. His faith long gone, he is lost in a spiral of lust and guilt from which he sees no escape. Until, that is, the policewoman offers him a glimpse of salvation. Flanagan ignores her superiors' advice to close the case, call it a suicide, and be done with it. As she picks at the threads of the dead man's life, a disturbing picture emerges, and she realizes the widow Roberta Garrick is not what she seems"--Provided by publisher.

Zero-G : a novel

September 28, 2016
Shatner, William, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
353 pages ; 24 cm
"Book one"--T.p.
In the year 2050, under the command of former fighter pilot and FBI field agent Samuel Lord, a crew of "Zero-G" men are charged with investigating crime beyond the Earth's atmosphere, including the rival Chinese and Russian stations. Early on, a scientist named Dr. May claims that her research has been stolen, but the coincidence of her arrival with a tsunami and her unusual behavior make Lord think she might be hiding something. He is also suspicious of the lack of activity from the Chinese station. As one disaster follows another, Lord and his team must connect the dots to discover who or what is causing them, and how Dr. May and the Chinese are involved. -- adapted from dust jacket.

A shadow bright and burning

September 28, 2016
Cluess, Jessica, author.
407 pages ; 22 cm.
Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers-- the first female sorcerer in hundreds of years. Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

No echo : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel

September 28, 2016
Holt, Anne, 1958- author.
323 pages ; 24 cm.
When a popular celebrity chef is found murdered on the steps of the Oslo police headquarters, police investigator Billy T. and long-absent Hanne Wilhelmsen team up for an investigation that reveals that few people really knew the victim or his mysterious activities.

The confectioner's tale

September 28, 2016
Madeleine, Laura, author.
333 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain [2015] by Black Swan, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, a Penguin Random House UK company"--Title page verso.
"A novel of Paris"--Cover.
"At the famous Patisserie Clermont, a chance encounter with the owner's daughter has given one young man a glimpse into a life he never knew existed: of sweet cream and melted chocolate, golden caramel and powdered sugar, of pastry light as air. But it is not just the art of confectionery that holds him captive, and soon a forbidden love affair begins. Almost eighty years later, an academic discovers a hidden photograph of her grandfather as a young man with two people she has never seen before. Scrawled on the back of the picture are the words "Forgive me." Unable to resist the mystery behind it, she begins to unravel the story of two star-crossed lovers and one irrevocable betrayal."-- Provided by publisher.

The risen : a novel

September 28, 2016
Rash, Ron, 1953- author.
230 pages ; 23 cm
"Larger print"--Back cover.
Estranged for decades after a turbulent 1969 summer spent with a free-spirited redhead, two brothers are forced by a shocking reminder to confront the past events that divided them.

Witch's pyre

September 28, 2016
Angelini, Josephine, author.
New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2016.
376 pages ; 22 cm.
Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, and has chosen to face battle again. And after her recent losses and betrayal, she has learned more about grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a strange society, Lily is determined to find a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices, and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?

Fathers and sons

September 28, 2016
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883.
London : Penguin, 2003.
294 pages ; 20 cm.
This ed. originally published: 1975.
'With the Romanes Lecture "Fathers and children" / by Isaiah Berlin'. Originally published: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1972.

The billionaire from her past

September 27, 2016
Ashton, Leah, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, 2016.
252 p. ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" --Back cover.
Mila Molyneax had always harboured a secret crush on her childhood friend Sebastian Fyfe-until he married another woman. She buried her feelings and moved on, knowing it was best for everyone...

Wendy Darling. Volume two, Seas

September 27, 2016
Oakes, Colleen, author.
Tempe, Arizona : SparkPress, a BookSparks imprint, a division of SparkPoint Studio, LLC, 2016.
273 pages ; 22 cm.
"Wendy Darling: Seas finds Wendy and Michael aboard the dreaded Sudden Night, a dangerous behemoth sailed by the infamous Captain Hook and his blood-thirsty crew. In this exotic world of mermaids, spies and pirate-feuds, Wendy finds herself struggling to keep her family above the waves. Hunted by the twisted boy who once stole her heart and struggling to survive in the whimsical Neverland sea, returning home to London now seems like a distant dream&#x;and the betrayals have just begun."--Publisher's description.

Missing : a private novel

September 26, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
358 pages ; 24 cm.
Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn't be difficult to find--except it's not just the man who's gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished, too. And they aren't the only ones on the hunt.

A song to take the world apart

September 26, 2016
Romanoff, Zan, author.
310 pages ; 22 cm
"Hanging out with Chris was supposed to make Lorelei's life normal. He's cooler, he's older, and he's in a band, which means he can teach her about the music that was forbidden in her house growing up. Her grandmother told her when she was little that she was never allowed to sing, but listening to someone else do it is probably harmless--right? The more she listens, though, the more keenly she can feel her own voice locked up in her throat, and how she longs to use it. And as she starts exploring the power her grandmother never wanted her to discover, influencing Chris and everyone around her, the foundations of Lorelei's life start to crumble. There's a reason the women in her family never want to talk about what their voices can do. And a reason Lorelei can't seem to stop herself from singing anyway."--Provided by publisher.

Monticello : a daughter and her father

September 26, 2016
Gunning, Sally, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
355 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
Through marriage, motherhood, politics, scandal, and her family's increasing impoverishment, Martha Jefferson yearns to find her way back to the beauty and happiness she experienced as a young girl on her father's estate.

The thing Itself

September 26, 2016
Roberts, Adam (Adam Charles), author.
London : Gollancz, [2015]
358 pages ; 24 cm
Adam Roberts turns his attention to answering the Fermi Paradox with a taut and claustrophobic tale that echoes John Carpenters' The Thing. Two men while away the days in an arctic research station. Tensions between them build as they argue over a love-letter one of them has received. One is practical and open. The other surly, superior and obessed with reading one book - by the philosopher Kant. As a storm brews and they lose contact with the outside world they debate Kant, reality and the emptiness of the universe. They come to hate each other, and they learn that they are not alone.

Children of the new world : stories

September 26, 2016
Weinstein, Alexander, author.
229 pages ; 21 cm
Some stories previously published, some in a different form.
Saying goodbye to Yang -- The cartographers -- Heartland -- Excerpts from The New World Authorized Dictionary -- Moksha -- Children of the new world -- Fall line -- A brief history of the failed revolution -- Migration -- The pyramid and the ass -- Rocket night -- Openness -- Ice age.
Introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In "The Cartographers," the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In "Saying Goodbye to Yang," the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become.

Intimations : stories

September 26, 2016
Kleeman, Alexandra, author.
New York : Harper, [2016]
218 pages ; 24 cm
Fairy tale -- Lobster dinner -- The dancing-master -- A brief history of weather -- I may not be the one you want, but I am the one for you -- Choking victim -- Jellyfish -- Intimation -- Fake blood -- Hylomorphosis -- Rabbit starvation -- You, disappearing.
"From the celebrated author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, a thought-provoking, often unsettling story collection that consists, broadly, of narrative diagrams of the three main stages in a human life: birth, life, and death"-- Provided by publisher.

Nine Island

September 26, 2016
Alison, Jane, 1961- author.
230 pages ; 21 cm
Autobiographical novel told by J, a woman who lives in a glass tower on one of Miami Beach's lush Venetian Islands. After decades of disaster with men, she is trying to decide whether to withdraw forever from romantic love. Having just returned to Miami from a monthlong reunion with an old flame, "Sir Gold," and a visit to her fragile mother, J begins translating Ovid's magical stories.

The Tea Planter's Wife : a Novel

September 26, 2016
Jefferies, Dinah, 1948- author.
418 pages ; 25 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Penguin Books, Ltd., London, England, in 2015."--Title page verso.
1920s Ceylon (now Sri Lanka). Gwendolyn, a young Englishwoman, marries Laurence, an older widower and tea plantation owner. At first Gwen finds it hard to adjust to the customs and racial issues, but on discovering she is pregnant Gwen is determined to be a good mother and a support to her husband. When Laurence's sister Verity visits, questions are raised about Laurence's first marriage and secrets about his past.

Two she-bears

September 26, 2016
Shalev, Meir.
New York : Schocken Books, [2016]
301 pages ; 25 cm
In the year 1930, three farmers committed suicide here . . . but contrary to the chronicles of our committee and the conclusions of the British policeman, the people of the moshava knew that only two of the suicides had actually taken their own lives, whereas the third suicide had been murdered." This is the contention of Ruta Tavori, a high school teacher and independent thinker in this small farming community, writing seventy years later about that murder and about two charismatic men she loves and is trying to forgive--her grandfather and her husband--and her son, whom she mourns and misses.

Shelter in place

September 26, 2016
Maksik, Alexander, 1972- author.
New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2016.
388 pages ; 21 cm
"Joseph March, a twenty-one-year-old working class kid from Seattle, has just graduated from college and his future beckons, unencumbered, limitless, magnificent. Joe's life implodes when he starts to suffer the symptoms of bipolar disorder, and, not long after, his mother, Anne-Marie March, beats a stranger to death with a hammer. Joe moves to White Pine, Washington, where Anne-Marie is serving time and his father has set up house. He is followed by Tess Wolff, a fiercely independent woman with whom he is in love. Meanwhile, Joe's mother is gradually being transformed into a national heroine. Many see her crime as a furious, exasperated act of righteous rebellion. Tess, too, is under her spell. Spurred on by Anne-Marie's example, she enlists Joe in a plan that will forever change their lives."--Cover flap.


September 26, 2016
Brouwer, Sigmund, 1959- author.
[Custer, Washington] : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.
174 pages ; 19 cm.
While on a trip to the Florida Keys with his grandfather, Jim hopes to do some fishing but becomes involved in a mystery about an old crime linked to the owner of the resort where they are staying on vacation.

The Cat King of Havana

September 26, 2016
Kreicbergs, Toms, 1985- author.
354 pages ; 22 cm
A sixteen-year-old Cuban American joins a salsa class to meet a girl, then invites her to spend the summer with his family in Havana. They investigate his mother's reasons for leaving Cuba decades earlier, learning about the impact politics can have on individual lives.

Diplomatic immunity

September 26, 2016
Ashton, Brodi, author.
352 pages ; 22 cm
"A seventeen-year-old aspiring reporter decides to write a scathing exposé on an elite Washington, D.C., private school, but her life changes when her subject comes to her for help"-- Provided by publisher.

When they fade

September 26, 2016
Roberts, Jeyn, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2016]
345 pages ; 22 cm
"Brutally murdered in the early 1970s, Molly can fade back to earth for a few fleeting moments as teenage hitchiker who can see the future. When Tatum, bullied at school and dumped by her best friend, picks up Molly and hears 'You're going to die. It will hurt and you'll be alone. And no one will help you', Tatum and Molly must figure out how to help the other in order to save themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

A lady unrivaled

September 26, 2016
White, Roseanna M., 1982- author.
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Lady Ella Myerston knows of the danger that haunts her brother, and she intends to put an end to it. While visiting her friend Brook, the true owner of the Fire Eyes diamonds, Ella accidentally gets entangled in an attempt to blackmail the dashing, newly reformed Lord Cayton. Will she become the next casualty of the alleged curse?

Devil's gambit

September 26, 2016
Jackson, Lisa, author.
232 pages ; 22 cm
Tiffany Rhodes' horse farm was in trouble long before she met Zane Sheridan, a breeder with a shady reputation. Yet she couldn't help but feel relieved when Sheridan offered to buy her out. Though Tiffany didn't trust him, she was drawn to him like a magnet. What did this mysterious man want from her, and why was he using a gambit with her heart?

French girl with mother : a novel

September 26, 2016
Ollestad, Norman.
Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, c2016.
v, 248 p. ; 24 cm.
Nathan is a young artist traveling across Europe in search of the emotional fire that has been missing from his work, He's been deemed by his mentors and critics as technically skillful but uninspired, criticisms he fears to be true. On a Paris street, he witnesses the volatile breakup of a young French woman and her beau. Nathan pursues a meeting with her and it quickly becomes evident that her provocative charisma and scathing beauty may conjure the electricity he has been seeking for his work. So when the woman invites him to her parents' crumbling, centuries-old chateau in the country to allow him to sketch her, he accepts, knowing that this proposition is both ill advised and thrilling. Once enveloped by this isolated estate, a door opens to a world Nathan is not prepared for. The arrival of the young woman's family. Her mother, a volatile, voracious former balerina, her father, a mysterious diplomat with secrets of his own, and her uncle, who just might be trafficking in art forgeries triggers a series of dire events. Soon Nathan is caught in a web of sexual treachery, family secrets, betrayal and crime.


September 23, 2016
Merbeth, K. S., author.
409 pages ; 19 cm
In a post-apocalyptic world that has lost its humanity, Kid tries to survive by joining a band of outlaws, but she soon discovers they may not be the heroes she was hoping for.


September 23, 2016
Iggulden, Conn, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
xxvii, 404 pages : map, genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
"The third beautifully written novel in the War of the Roses series by bestselling author Conn Iggulden. 'Superbly plotted and paced' The Times *** - Winter 1461 - Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian Queen rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. Yet in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed the sons. Edward of March, now Duke of York, proclaims himself England's rightful king. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Through blood and treason, through broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king. Two men can always claim a crown. Only one can keep it. Praise for the Wars of the Roses series: 'Pacey and juicy, and packed with action' Sunday Times 'Energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent 'A novel that seamlessly combines narrative, historical credence and great knowledge of the period' Daily Express 'A page-turning thriller' Mail on Sunday"-- Provided by publisher.

Bounty : a novel

September 23, 2016
Byrnes, Michael (Michael J.), author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2016.
415 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
When a website begins putting lucrative bounties on the heads of global criminals who have evaded justice--including Wall Street power brokers, politicians, and unethical businesspeople--a group of elite U.S. government operatives, led by FBI special agent Roman Novak, seeks to shut down the site. But its creators remain elusive as the body count rises, and many people start to embrace the site's simple credo: "If the law should fail, let justice prevail". Novak and the government's most talented cryptanalysts struggle to find a way to bring down the site before it irrevocably changes the world. --adapted from Publishers Weekly.

The boy in the shadows

September 23, 2016
Vallgren, Carl-Johan
296 pages ; 24 cm
"1970: In an overcrowded Stockholm subway station, a harried father and his two boys are late for their train. Joel, the youngest, is howling in his stroller and his seven-year-old brother, Kristoffer, refuses to take the elevator. A woman approaches and helpfully offers to lead Kristoffer up the stairs. Reluctantly his father agrees, but when he arrives on the platform Kristoffer and the woman have vanished without a trace. The kidnapping becomes a national sensation, but the boy is never found. Today: Joel, now an adult, goes missing in suspicious circumstances. His frantic wife turns to Danny Katz--an old friend with a troubled past--for help. A brilliant computer programmer and recovering heroin addict, Katz is also the divorced father of two young girls. Katz begins to dig behind the digital veil in search of Joel, even though the investigation quickly interferes with his duties as a parent. Before long, Katz discovers he isn't the only one trying to find Joel. The deeper Katz digs, the more upsetting the secrets he uncovers about the wealthy and powerful family at the heart of the investigation. Chillingly, the case takes a violent turn that reveals a disorienting connection to Katz's own troubled childhood--soon there will be no backing out of his unofficial investigation"--Provided by publisher.

The Branson beauty : a mystery

September 23, 2016
Booth, Claire, author.
viii, 310 pages ; 22 cm
"The Branson Beauty, an old showboat, has crashed in the waters of an Ozark mountain lake just outside the popular tourist destination of Branson, Missouri. More than one hundred people are trapped aboard. Hank Worth is still settling into his new role as county sheriff, and when he responds to the emergency call, he knows he's in for a long winter's day of helping elderly people into rafts and bringing them ashore. He anticipates a lot of anxiety, many arguments, and extra costs for emergency equipment that will stretch the county's already thin budget to the breaking point. But those are the least of his worries after he discovers high school track star Mandy Bryson's body locked inside the Captain's private dining room"-- Provided by publisher.

Break in case of emergency

September 23, 2016
Winter, Jessica, author.
269 pages ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
"A novel" -- Jacket.
Jen, a once-promising painter, takes a job at a feminist nonprofit. The foundation's aim is to empower women, but staffers spend all their time devising acronyms for imaginary programs, ruthlessly undermining one another, and stroking the ego of their boss, celebrity philanthropist Leora Infinitas. Jen is already feeling inferior to her friends: a wealthy attorney with a picture-perfect family, and a passionately committed artist. On top of that, her apparent inability to have a baby only intensifies her feelings of inferiority. A series of events force Jen to reckon with some hard truths about herself and the people she loves most.

Brightfellow : a novel

September 23, 2016
Ducornet, Rikki, 1943- author.
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2016.
143 pages ; 20 cm
"A feral boy comes of age on a campus decadent with starched sheets, sweating cocktails, and homemade jams. Stub is the cause of that missing sweater, the pie that disappeared off the cooling rack. Then Stub meets Billy, who takes him in, and Asthma, who enchants him, and all is found, then lost. A fragrant, voluptuous novel of imposture, misplaced affection, and emotional deformity."-- Provided by publisher.

Bye bye blondie

September 23, 2016
Despentes, Virginie, 1969- author.
245 pages ; 21 cm
Psychiatric institutions and class difference doom two young lovers from the start in this dark romantic comedy.


September 23, 2016
Silk Smooth (Writer), author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, [2016]
204 pages ; 21 cm.
"There can only be one: one man with two loyal friends and secrets from the past that will ultimately shake up the entire hood in Chicago; one man on a mission to destroy anyone who doesn't abide by his rules, including tricky bitches who drop to their knees behind closed doors, yet stand tall against him when the time comes to collect the almighty dollar; one man with enough swagger in his walk, confidence in his talk, and the skills and mindset to build an empire. There is only one man bold enough to deliver multiple orgasms yet never tell a soul his real name. He has overpowering strength, a top-notch reputation, power like no other, and a bite that will hurt more than a dog. Who is this man? The streets of Chicago know him as the One and Only..."

The light fantastic

September 23, 2016
Combs, Sarah, author.
311 pages ; 22 cm
Seven interwoven narratives spanning three tense hours on a fateful day share the perspectives of a girl with a rare memory condition, a teacher who fears a student may be planning an act of violence, and a girl about to embark on a cross-country plot.

Death at the Paris Exposition

September 23, 2016
McNamara, Frances, author.
Forest Park, IL : Allium Press of Chicago, [2016]
253 pages ; 22 cm
"Amateur sleuth Emily Cabot investigates murders at the 1900 Paris Exposition. While there she interacts with Bertha Palmer and Mary Cassatt"--Provided by publisher.

The perfect girl

September 23, 2016
Macmillan, Gilly, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
439, 12 pages ; 21 cm
To everyone who knows her now, Zoe Maisey - child genius, musical sensation - is perfect. Yet several years ago, Zoe caused the death of three teenagers. She served her time, and now she's free. Her story begins with her giving the performance of her life. By midnight, her mother is dead. The Perfect Girl is an intricate exploration into the mind of a teenager burdened by brilliance, and a past that she cannot leave behind.

Eternity's mind

September 23, 2016
Anderson, Kevin J., 1962- author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
572 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Two decades after the devastating Elemental War, which nearly destroyed the cosmos, the new Confederation restored peace and profitable commerce among the peoples and worlds of the Spiral Arm. The ambitious, innovative Roamers went back to their traditional business of harvesting the vital stardrive fuel ekti from the clouds of gas giant planets, and the telepathic green priests of Theroc provided instantaneous galaxy-wide communication via their connection to the powerful and sentient worldtrees. The alien Ildiran Empire rebuilt their grand Prism Palace under the light of their seven suns, and their Mage-Imperator declared a new age of expansion and discover. But peace was not to last. The malevolent Klikiss robots soon found an ally in the ancient and near-omnipotent Shana Rei, destructive creatures who are the personification of darkness and chaos...awakened after millennia of slumber to destroy all sentient life in the universe. The Confederation and the Ildiran Empire fought in every way possible, but the Spiral Arm itself seemed doomed.

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