New Arrivals · All Fiction

April 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A matter of souls

April 18, 2014
Patrick, Denise Lewis.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2014]
186 pages ; 20 cm
A series of vignettes reveal life in the Deep South for African Americans as they experience discrimination in a doctor's office, lynching, and other forms of oppression, especially during the 1960s.

She is not invisible

April 18, 2014
Sedgwick, Marcus.
©2013
218 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in Great Britain by Orion Children's Books.
A London teenager who is blind and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.

The chance you won't return

April 18, 2014
Cardi, Annie, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2014].
344 pages ; 22 cm
High school student Alex Winchester struggles to hold her life together in the face of her mother's threatening delusions about being Amelia Earhart.

Deception's princess

April 18, 2014
Friesner, Esther M.
New York : Random House, [2014].
324 pages : map ; 22 cm.
In Iron Age Ireland, Maeve, the fierce, willful youngest daughter of King Eochu of Connacht, is caught in a web of lies after rebelling to avoid fosterage with another highborn family and an arranged marriage.

Don't call me baby

April 18, 2014
Heasley, Gwendolyn, author.
New York : HarperTeen, 2014.
292 pages ; 21 cm
All her life, Imogene has been known as the girl on that blog. Imogene's mother has been writing an incredibly embarrassing, and incredibly popular, blog about her since before she was born. The thing is, Imogene is fifteen now, and her mother is still blogging about her. In gruesome detail. When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online . . . until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she's been waiting for to define herself for the first time.

Acts of God : stories

April 18, 2014
Gilchrist, Ellen, 1935-
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2014].
246 pages ; 22 cm
Acts of God -- Miracle in Adkins, Arkansas -- Collateral -- High water -- Toccata and fugue in d minor -- The dogs -- The dissolution of the myelin sheath -- A love story -- Jumping off bridges into clean water -- Hopedale, a history in four acts.

The Cucumber King of Kėdainiai : fictions

April 18, 2014
Mayo, Wendell, author.
Boulder, CO : Subito Press, 2013.
110 pages ; 22 cm

Death spiral : a Faith Flores science mystery

April 18, 2014
Chodosh, Janie, author.
©2014
viii, 302 pages ; 21 cm.

Expiration day

April 18, 2014
Powell, William Campbell.
New York : Tor Teen, 2014.
333 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"It is the year 2049, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Tania Deeley has always been told that she's a rarity: a human child in a world where most children are sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation"-- Provided by publisher.

The balance

April 18, 2014
Wooten, Neal, author.
Valley Falls, NY : BSB Soliloquy, a division of Bold Strokes Books, [2014].
230 pages ; 22 cm
"In a dystopian future, life hangs in the balance. Piri is a nineteen-year-old boy who lives in a technological metropolis that rises above the clouds. But when an accident drops him out of the city, everything changes. At first terrified by the atrocious reality of life on the surface, including surviving gruesome creatures know as Scavs, Piri is soon mesmerized by the bond they have for one another. He also comes to understand his feelings for Niko, the boy who rescued him. In the end, Piri chooses love over comfort. But things are never as they seem. When he discovers just how far the city dwellers will go to maintain control, and the horrific truth behind an ancient and secret alliance, he will do everything he can do to protect his new family--and disrupt the balance."-- Unedited summary from the book.

In the light of what we know

April 18, 2014
Rahman, Zia Haider, 1969-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
497 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"A bold, epic debut novel set during the war and financial crisis that defined the beginning of our century. An investment banker approaching forty, his career collapsing and his marriage unraveling, receives a surprise visitor at his West London town house. Confronting the disheveled figure of a South Asian male carrying a backpack, the banker recognizes a long-lost college friend, a mathematics prodigy who disappeared many years earlier under mysterious circumstances. The friend has resurfaced with a confession of unsettling power. Zia Haider Rahman takes us on a journey of exhilarating scope, ranging over Kabul, London, New York, Islamabad, Oxford, Princeton, and Sylhet, and dealing with love, belonging, finance, cognitive science, and war. Its framework is an age-old story: the friendship of two men and the betrayal of one by the other, both of them desperate in their different ways to climb clear of their wrong beginnings. Set against the breaking of nations and beneath the clouds of economic recession, the novel chronicles the lives of people carrying unshakable legacies of class, culture, and faith as they struggle to tame their futures. In the Light of What We Know is by turns tender, intimate, and panoramic, telescoping the great upheavals of our young century into a first novel of rare ambition and profundity"-- Provided by publisher.

Thunderstruck & other stories

April 18, 2014
McCracken, Elizabeth.
New York : The Dial Press, [2014]
223 pages ; 22 cm
Something Amazing -- Property -- Some Terpsichore -- Juliet -- The House Of Two Three-legged Dogs -- Hungry -- The Lost & Found Department Of Greater Boston -- Peter Elroy: A Documentary By Ian Casey -- Thunderstruck.
A collection of stories navigates the fragile space between love and loneliness, including the title story in which a family finds their lives irrevocably changed by their teenage daughter's risky behavior.

The furies : a thriller

April 18, 2014
Alpert, Mark, 1961-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2014].
312 pages ; 24 cm.
"For centuries, they have lived among us. When they were discovered, they were called witches, vampires, or devils and sentenced to a quick death. They are human just like us, except for a rare genetic quirk that has granted them immortality. Now, a chance encounter with a beautiful woman has led John Rogers into the middle of a secret war between the immortals. She needs his help in the battle between a rebellious group and their elders. The grand prize in this war is eternal life. The Furies weaves cutting-edge science into a far-ranging thriller, showing how a simple genetic twist could have inspired tales of witchcraft and sorcery, and how the paranormal could be possible"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't ever look back : a mystery

April 18, 2014
Friedman, Daniel, 1981-
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
vi, 281 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
"Twenty something Daniel Friedman's debut hit novel, Don't Ever Get Old, was a huge critical and word-of-mouth success. Friedman's unforgettable protagonist Buck Schatz is back, and, once again, this 88-year-old retired Memphis cop refuses to go gently into that good night. Having sustained injuries in Don't Ever Get Old, Buck is living at a retirement home with his wife, and he's downright miserable being treated like the elderly person he is. But soon, Elijah, a man from his past, pays Buck a visit. Elijah offers Buck a tidy sum to do him a favor, and Buck is eager to close the book on a series of robberies that he could never solve. Soon, things go downhill. Way downhill. Written in Buck's signature voice and featuring a mystery that will knock your socks off, Don't Ever Look Back is another home run by an author with a long and star-studded career ahead of him"-- Provided by publisher.

Afterparty

April 18, 2014
Gregory, Daryl.
New York : Tor, [2014].
302 pages ; 25 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"It begins in Toronto, in the years after the smart drug revolution. Any high school student with a chemjet and internet connection can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as a sacrament by a new Church that preys on the underclass. But she is arrested and put into detention, and without the drug, commits suicide. Lyda Rose, another patient in that detention facility, has a dark secret: she was one of the original scientists who developed the drug. With the help of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced doctor, Lyda sets out to find the other three survivors of the five who made the Numinous in a quest to set things right. A mind-bending and violent chase across Canada and the US, Afterparty is a marvelous mix of William Gibson's Neuromancer, Philip K. Dick's Ubik, and perhaps a bit of Peter Watts's Starfish: a last chance to save civilization, or die trying"-- Provided by publisher.

Chestnut Street

April 18, 2014
Binchy, Maeve.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
367 pages ; 25 cm
"While she was writing columns for The Irish Times and her best-selling novels, Maeve Binchy also had in mind to write a book that revolved around one street with many characters coming and going. Every once in a while, she would write about one these people. She would then put it in a drawer. "For the future," she would say. The future is now. Just around the corner from St. Jarlath's Crescent (which readers will recognize from Minding Frankie) is Chestnut Street, where neighbors come and go. Behind their closed doors we encounter very different people with different life circumstances, occupations, and sensibilities. Written with the humor and understanding that are earmarks of Maeve Binchy's work, it is a pleasure to be part of this world with all of its joys and sorrows, to get to know the good and the bad, and ultimately to have our hearts warmed by her storytelling"-- Provided by publisher.

Secrecy : a novel

April 18, 2014
Thomson, Rupert.
New York : Other Press, [2013]
377 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books 2013."

The dog killer of Utica : an Eliot Conte Mystery

April 18, 2014
Lentricchia, Frank.
Brooklyn : Melville House, [2014]
230 pages ; 21 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
""Dirty Harry of Literary Criticism" Frank Lentricchia launches book two of his new mystery series, featuring Eliot Conte, a PI who's "part Mike Hammer and part William S. Burroughs... an instant original," according to the Washington Post. Eliot Conte's story is pure noir, as he hunts for a local dog killer in ways that don't always adhere to the law. This novel features the hard diction and the fast pace of the best Italian-American crime fiction. Lentricchia's portrayal of upstate New York--Richard Russo territory--is equally unnerving and poignant. After the events of The Accidental Pallbearer, Eliot Conte decides to leave the private eye game and return to his great love: teaching American literature. He has also embarked on a relationship with Catherine Cruz, the attractive and smart policewoman he met while unravelling the story of his father's involvement with a major Mob hit in the 70s, back in the days when Utica was "the Sin City of the East." But the peace doesn't last long: one of Eliot's students, a Bosnian Muslim, disappears, leaving a trail of texts and emails that suggest a terrorism plot underway, and meanwhile, the tightknit community is disturbed by a series of brutal murders of pet dogs. Eliot thinks there's more to it than a random madman, and that, in fact, the killings might be a message meant for Eliot himself. With the help of Catherine and a teenage hacker, Utica's most reluctant--and most opera-loving--private detective gets back into business"-- Provided by publisher.

A few drops of blood

April 18, 2014
Weiss, Jan Merete.
New York : Soho Crime, [2013]
292 pages ; 22 cm

Dreams of lilacs

April 18, 2014
Kurland, Lynn, author.
New York : Berkeley, 2014.
326 p. ; 18 cm.
Isabelle de Piaget is determined to elude her overprotective family by means of a hasty escape to France. But instead of making a surprise visit to her brother there, she winds up shipwrecked on the French coast with no memory of who she is or how she came to awaken in the dark and forbidding castle of an equally brooding lord. Gervase de Seger rescues—very reluctantly—the bedraggled urchin he finds on the road and puts her to work where he can ignore her. Unfortunately, he soon realizes that her brother is an intimidating lord who is going to be absolutely furious when he learns that his beloved sister has been laboring as a scullery maid. Yet Isabelle may be the one who holds the key to solving Gervase’s most pressing problem: that someone has been trying to finish the task of separating him from his title and his lands. Finding the truth propels Gervase and Isabelle from the buried secrets of half-ruined keeps to the glittering French court, and to the realization that love can blossom in the most perilous circumstances—and in the most unexpected places of the heart .

Always on my mind

April 18, 2014
Andre, Bella.
Ontario : Harlequin MIRA, c2014.
299 p. ; 17 cm.
After a tragic loss three years ago, Grayson Tyler leaves his life in New York City behind and starts over in the rolling hills of the California coast. He's convinced himself that all he'll ever need again is the blue sky, a thousand acres of pasture and the crashing waves of the ocean. That is, until the day Lori Sullivan barges into his life and promptly blows his emotionless and solitary world to shreds. Her passion and fire drive him crazy, as only a woman nicknamed Naughty can. But will Lori be able to convince him that it's safe to love her…and that forever isn't actually out of reach?

A clash with Cannavaro

April 18, 2014
Power, Elizabeth, author.
©2014
184 pages ; 17 cm
"Italian billionaire Emiliano Cannavaro knows everyone has their price. Especially Lauren Westwood, the sister of his brother's duplicitous wife, and the only woman to ever come close to melting his cool defenses! When tragedy strikes, Emiliano will gain custody of his young orphaned nephew, even if the boy is currently under Lauren's care. Innocent Lauren isn't the gold digger he believes and she won't be bought! But when Cannavaro offers her an ultimatum--come to his house in the Caribbean with the child, or see him in court--she chooses to face him head-on. She'll not give up without a fight--and it promises to be explosive!"--P. [4] of cover.

The truth about De Campo

April 18, 2014
Hayward, Jennifer, author.
©2014
188 pages ; 17 cm
"Matteo de Campo: every woman's wildest fantasy and the man looking to secure a multimillion-dollar deal with her family's company. Desperate to prove herself once and for all, Quinn Davis finally has the power to make this ultimate, impartial decision--which means she must not fall prey to De Campo's enticing appeal! But Matteo will not be denied. She knows he needs his wine empire to be chosen to overwrite his recent mistakes. But when Quinn glimpses the true demons behind his smoldering gaze, she questions everything. Just who is the real Matteo de Campo? Quinn Davis is about to find out!"--P. [4] of cover.

Confessions of a thug

December 21, 2014
Taylor, Meadows, 1808-1876.
London : Folio Society, 1974.
372 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Maps on lining papers.

The inventor's secret

April 17, 2014
Cremer, Andrea R.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014.
373 pages : map ; 22 cm
In an alternate nineteenth-century America that is still a colony of Britain's industrial empire, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees' struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future.

Bridge to haven

April 17, 2014
Rivers, Francine, 1947- author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
viii, 468 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.

The expedition to the baobab tree

April 17, 2014
Stockenstrom, Wilma.
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, [2014].
129 pages ; 20 cm
"In J.M.Coetzee's stunning translation: a powerfully symbolic story in the voice of a slave that explores the depths of imagination, isolation, fear, and love. A slave woman is the only survivor of a failed expedition into the depths of Southern Africa. She shelters in the hollow trunk of a baobab tree where she relives her earlier existence in a state of increasing isolation. We are the sole witnesses to her moving history: her capture as a young child, her life in a harbor city on the eastern coast as servant to various masters, her journey with her last owner and protector, and her life in the baobab tree"-- Provided by publisher.

Death money

April 17, 2014
Chang, Henry, 1951-
New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2014]
215 pages ; 20 cm.
"When the body of an unidentified Asian man is found in the Harlem River, NYPD Detective Jack Yu is pulled in to investigate. The murder takes Jack from the benevolent associations of Chinatown to the take out restaurants, strip clubs, and underground gambling establishments of the Bronx, to a wealthy, exclusive New Jersey borough. It's a world of secrets and unclear allegiances, of Chinatown street gangs and major Triad players. With the help of an elderly fortune teller and an old friend, the unpredictable Billy Bow, Jack races to solve his most difficult case yet"-- Provided by publisher.

'Til the well runs dry : a novel

April 17, 2014
Francis-Sharma, Lauren.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2014].
382 pages : map ; 24 cm.
"An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early Sixties. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home in order to protect the man she's loved for years, and finds herself isolated in a strange land but with the determination to survive and rebuild" -- Provided by publisher.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel

April 17, 2014
Prose, Francine, 1947-
New York : Harper, [2014].
436 pages ; 24 cm.
"A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's"-- Provided by publisher.

Heaven's queen

April 17, 2014
Bach, Rachel.
New York : Orbit, 2014.
389 pages ; 21 cm.
"From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell's doomed ship, Devi Morris' life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two alien races out for her blood, an incurable virus that's eating her alive. Now, with the captain missing and everyone -- even her own government -- determined to hunt her down, things are going from bad to impossible. The sensible plan would be to hide and wait for things to blow over, but Devi's never been one to shy from a fight, and she's getting mighty sick of running. It's time to put this crisis on her terms and do what she knows is right. But with all human life hanging on her actions, the price of taking a stand might be more than she can pay" -- from publisher's web site.

Past the shallows : a novel

April 17, 2014
Parrett, Favel.
New York : Washington Square Press, 2014.
259 p. ; 21 cm.
"Joe, Miles, and Harry are growing up on the remote southern coast of Tasmania--a stark, untamed landscape swathed by crystal blue waters. The rhythm of their days is dictated by the natural world, and by their father's moods. Like the ocean he battles daily to make a living as a fisherman, he is wild and volatile--a hard drinker warped by a devastating secret. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to move out, and so they attempt to stay as invisible as possible whenever their father is home. Miles tries his best to watch out for Harry, but he can't be there all the time. Often alone, Harry finds joy in the small treasures he discovers by the edge of the sea--shark eggs, cuttlefish bones, and the friendship of a mysterious neighbor. But sometimes small treasures, or a brother's love, simply are not enough" -- from publisher's web site.

Talk dirty to me

April 17, 2014
Cassidy, Dakota.
Ontario, Canada : Harlequin, [2014].
395 pages ; 17 cm
Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best—make that only—friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: She's got to live in Landon's mansion with her gorgeous ex-fiancé, Caine Donovan, who could also inherit the business which is a phone sex empire. Wait, what? Landon's will lays it out: whoever gets the most new clients becomes the owner of Call Girls. Dixie has always been in it to win it, especially when it comes to Caine, who's made it clear he's not going down easy. (Oh, mercy.) Can Dixie really talk dirty and prove that she's cleaned up her act? Game on!

All the rage

April 17, 2014
Kennedy, A. L., author.
Boston : New Harvest, 2014.
215 pages ; 22 cm
"A. L. Kennedy's latest collection of stories is an investigation of "certain types of threat and the odder edges of sweet things"--another intense and luscious feast of language from the author of The Blue Book and Paradise. "I want to describe my genuine circumstances on the occasion in question, but I can't," confesses the narrator of "Baby Blue," who finds herself "somewhere like a very big grocers. a supermarket full of sex." Kennedy hilariously explores the comic possibilities of fake genitalia before landing on a heartbreaking note. In "Takes You Home," a man tries to sell his apartment, the emptiness of the rooms. It's a journey to the interior that is both harrowing and humorous, as he considers the benefit of showing off the old kitchen rather than renovating--it "only quietly asks to be replaced and will shrug when it's knocked to pieces and hauled away and not take it personally one bit." Swarming with memory and moments of grace, All the Rage is Kennedy at her inimitable best"-- Provided by publisher.

Transformers classified : the complete mission

April 17, 2014
Windham, Ryder.
New York : Little, Brown, 2014.
471 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
"3 books in 1"--Cover.
Book one : Switching gears -- Book two : Battle mountain -- Book three : Satellite of doom.
"When Kevin Bowman stumbles upon two giant robots battling in the dust of the Nevada desert, he gets swept up into the adventure of a lifetime. Along with his new friends, the Autobots, the twelve year-old looks for answers regarding his older brother's disappearance and uncovers a secret program that sends satellites to track incoming Cybertronians. But is the operation meant to protect Earth or aid in a Deception invasion? Can Kevin save his family and the planet?"--P. [4] of cover.

The forever song

April 17, 2014
Kagawa, Julie, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Teen, 2014.
408 pages ; 22 cm.
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions as his trail leads straight to the one place they must protect at any cost -- the last vampire-free zone on Earth.

The only woman to defy him

April 17, 2014
Marinelli, Carol.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin, 2014.
186 p. ; 17 cm.
Standing outside legendary playboy Demyan Zukov's penthouse suite, shy personal assistant Alina Ritchi is shaking with nerves, she should never have agreed to this job. She's out of her depth, and that's before she's met her delicious new boss. Demyan's wicked reputation doesn't disappoint, she might be a virgin, but surely one hot glance from Demyan shouldn't make her feel so, naked? Exposed, she finds that his gaze ignites her defiance, and soon she's challenging him every step of the way!

Sheikh's Scandal

April 17, 2014
Monroe, Lucy, 1967-
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, c2014.
185 p. ; 17 cm.
Sheikh Sayed of Zeena Sarha and his harem of beautiful women are staying at the exclusive, opulent Chatsfield Hotel, London, for the last stop on his worldwide tour before his wedding. But when his engagement is unceremoniously broken, Sayed sets his sights on his sexy chambermaid! Liyah Amari only took the position as chambermaid to find the truth about her birth father. But her search ends in heartache, leaving Liyah vulnerable to this powerful Sheikh's desires. Now their one night of passion could result in a scandalous consequence for the proud Sheikh.

Live to see tomorrow

April 16, 2014
Johansen, Iris.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
358 pages ; 25 cm
When her mentor, Hu Chang, tasks her with rescuing an imprisoned journalist in Tibet, shadowy CIA Operative Catherine Ling is pitted against a man so vile that she wonders if she is being used as a pawn in a game of revenge that is not hers to play.

Bad teeth

April 16, 2014
Long, Dustin, 1977-
Boston : New Harvest, [2014].
306 pages ; 22 cm
"Four interlocking narratives unfurl in four American cities, creating a richly comic feast about love, academia, an elusive Tibetan novelist who might be a plagiarist, and SOFA, a protest group so mysterious its very initials are open to interpretation. Bad Teeth follows a cast of young literary men and women in four very American cities--Brooklyn, Bloomington, Berkeley, and Bakersfield. It's four (or more) books in one, a Pynchonesque treat: a bohemian satire, a campus comedy, a stoner's reverie, and a quadruple love story. Its wonderfully evoked storylines of young writers--each in a period of formation--collect around the search for one mysterious author--"the Tibetan David Foster Wallace," who might in fact be a plagiarist. This delightful and complex literary novel is a comic gem"-- Provided by publisher.

Spirits revived : spirits, featuring Daisy Gumm Majesty

April 16, 2014
Duncan, Alice, 1945-
[Waterville, Maine] : Five Star, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
249 pages ; 23 cm.
When a real live (or dead) spirity invades Daisy Gumm Majesty's body as she's conducting a seance and claims he was murdered, Daisy is shocked and afraid but also curious. She's a fake spiritualist, so how did a real spirit manage to speak through her? Who killed Eddie Hastings, and why did the Pasadena Police Dept. rule his death a suicide?

The serpent of Venice

April 16, 2014
Moore, Christopher, 1957- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
326 pages : map ; 24 cm
"William Shakespeare meets Edgar Allan Poe in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's THE SERPENT OF VENICE! Oh, yeah, and everyone's favorite fool, Pocket of Dog Snogging, is back, too"-- Provided by publisher.

Fury of the seventh son

April 16, 2014
Delaney, Joseph, 1945-
New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
462 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
"First published in 2013 in Great Britain by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, under the title The Spook's Revenge"--Copyright page.
"Thomas Ward faces his ultimate test as he and his master prepare to deal with the Fiend once and for all"-- Provided by publisher.

Skookum summer : a novel of the pacific northwest

April 16, 2014
Hart, Jack, 1946-
Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2014.
300 p. ; 24 cm.

The Mammoth book of the lost chronicles of Sherlock Holmes

April 16, 2014
Smith, Denis O., 1948-
Philadephia, Pa. : Running Press, 2014.
503 p. ; 20 cm.
The adventure of the crimson arrow -- The adventure of Kendal Terrace -- A hair's breadth -- The adventure of the smiling face -- The adventure of the fourth glove -- The adventure of the Richmond recluse -- The adventure of the English scholar -- The adventure of the amethyst ring -- The adventure of the willow pool -- The adventure of Queen Hippolyta -- The adventure of Dedstone Mill -- An incident in society.
"12 new adventures and intrigues"--Cover.

Leapfrog and other stories

April 16, 2014
Rosales, Guillermo, author.
New York : New Directions Publishing, [2013].
ix, 145 pages ; 18 cm
"Leapfrog was originally published in Spanish in 1994, as El juego de la viola by Ediciones Universal, Miami, Florida"--T.p. verso.
Leapfrog -- The magic still: The devil and the nun -- An axe to the sideburns -- The illustrated woman -- O Pythagoras! -- The phantom bunker.
Leapfrog depicts one summer in the life of a very poor young boy in post-revolutionary Havana in the late '50s. He has superhero fantasies, hangs around with the neighborhood kids, smokes cigarettes, tells very lame jokes. The kids fight, discuss the mysteries of religion and sex, and play games -- such as leapfrog. So vivid and so very credible, Leapfrog reads as if Rosales had simply transcribed everything that he'd heard or said for this one moving and touching book about a lost childhood.

Never say goodbye : a novel

April 16, 2014
Lewis, Susan, 1956-
New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, [2014]
526 pages ; 21 cm
"A Ballantine Books trade paperback original"--T.p. verso.
"Josie, a housecleaner and part-time waitress who struggles to make ends meet, is worried sick about her husband, who can't seem to get enough taxi fares to pay the bills, her son, in prison for a crime she's sure he didn't commit, and her daughter, who is getting married (too young, Josie thinks) to her college sweetheart. All she wants is to protect her family from her devastating news; they can't handle one more thing going wrong. Money is no object to Bel, who received a tidy inheritance from her mother and renovates houses in her spare time. But Bel has just lost the person who matters most - her twin sister Tanya - to breast cancer, and she's incredibly lonely. Her only comfort is Tanya's two small children, who see Bel as a surrogate mother. But Tanya's widower has gotten married again, frighteningly fast, and is threatening to take the children half-way around the world for his new job. An unlikely friendship blossoms between Josie and Bel who band together to help each other through difficult times and get to the heart of what matters most"-- Provided by publisher.

The hunt

April 16, 2014
Kade, Stacey.
New York : Hyperion, [2014]
359 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Ariane Tucker has finally escaped GTX, the research facility that created her from human and extraterrestrial DNA. But life on the run is complicated"-- Provided by publisher.

House of ivy & sorrow

April 16, 2014
Whipple, Natalie.
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
362 pages ; 21 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Josephine Hemlock has spent her life hiding the fact that she's a witch--but when the mysterious Curse that killed her mother returns, she might not be able to keep her magical and normal lives separate"-- Provided by publisher.

Nine rabbits

April 16, 2014
Zaharieva, Virginia.
New York : Black Balloon Publishing, c2014.
186 p. ; 21 cm.

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