New Arrivals · All Fiction

February 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Rescue me : novel

February 20, 2017
Warren, Susan May, 1966- author.
©2017
327 pages ; 22 cm.
When Deputy Sam Brooks and impulsive, bleeding heart Willow are thrown together in Glacier National Park, they must work together to save their lives and those of several frightened teenagers.

Cruel mercy

February 20, 2017
Mark, David John, 1977- author.
©2016
354 pages ; 24 cm.
"Cruel Mercy is McAvoy's first adventure on American soil. In the New York Police Department's 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side, Detective Ronny Alto is investigating a crime that's left one man dead and the other in a medically induced coma after surviving a shot to the head. One hope is that Brishen Ayres, a boxing coach and legend in the gypsy community in England, will wake up and reveal the person--or people--responsible for the murder of his protege Shay Helden and his own mutilation. Another hope is Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy. Far away from his home in the U.K., from his familiar Hull, and from the guidance of his boss Trish Pharaoh, McAvoy is flown in to assist with the case, but he has his own motives for the trip: find a man named Valentine Teague--another amateur boxer, a rival of the Helden family, and, perhaps most important, his brother-in-law. But every step toward locating Valentine is a step deeper into a sinister underground network of misguided loyalty, faith, and honor that pulses beneath the streets of New York."--Provided by publisher.

The familiar. 4, Hades

February 20, 2017
Danielewski, Mark Z., author.
©2017
831 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
When a viral video puts twelve-year-old Xanther under a spotlight of scrutiny at school, her little white cat's still slumbering, still unnamed offers the only escape, though it comes at a price. Not even Xanther's parents can deny the strange currents now shuddering around their eldest, touching off inexplicable happenings. Entities troubling the dreams of the twins seem to have singled out Freya. Despite invitations to a gala at The Met, Anwar fears the solution to their financial difficulties might expose more than just his family to dangerous consequences. Something greater is at hand, something terrible is at stake. And all the while, faces unfamiliar to the Ibrahims draw closer and closer: Jingjing, in Singapore, clutching charms, boards a plane for Los Angeles; Cas and Bobby, with visions of Xanther in Mefisto's Orb, must elude attacks from the sky. Strangers collide . . . though will those intersections lead to alliances or war? And does the dance at the center of Volume 4 augur the liberation of our better angels or the release of a creature set to feast on the wings of hope?

The stolen child : a novel

February 20, 2017
Carey, Lisa, author.
©2017
373, 15 pages ; 21 cm
"From the author of the critically acclaimed The Mermaids Singing comes a haunting, luminous novel set on an enchanted island off the west coast of Ireland where magic, faith, and superstition pervade the inhabitants' lives and tangled relationships--perfect for fans of Eowyn Ivey, Sarah Waters, and Angela Carter. May 1959. From one side of St. Brigid's Island, the mountains of Connemara can be glimpsed on the distant mainland; from the other, the Atlantic stretches as far as the eye can see. This remote settlement, without electricity or even a harbor, has scarcely altered since its namesake saint set up a convent of stone huts centuries ago. Those who live there, including sisters Rose and Emer, are hardy and resourceful, dependent on the sea and each other for survival. Despite the island's natural beauty, it is a place that people move away from, not to--until an outspoken American, also named Brigid, arrives to claim her late uncle's cottage. Brigid has come for more than an inheritance. She's seeking a secret holy well that's rumored to grant miracles. Emer, as scarred and wary as Rose is friendly and beautiful, has good reason to believe in inexplicable powers. Despite her own strange abilities--or perhaps because of them--Emer fears that she won't be able to save her young son, Niall, from a growing threat. Yet Brigid has a gift too, even more remarkable than Emer's. As months pass and Brigid carves out a place on the island and in the sisters' lives, a complicated web of betrayal, fear, and desire culminates in one shocking night that will change the island, and its inhabitants, forever. Steeped in Irish history and lore, The Stolen Child is a mesmerizing descent into old world beliefs, and a captivating exploration of desire, myth, motherhood, and love in all its forms. <strong>"Steeped in dark Irish mythology, The Stolen Child is a piercing exploration of regret and desire, longing and love. It is a gorgeously written, inventive, and compelling novel."</strong>--<strong>Ayelet Waldman</strong>"-- Provided by publisher.

Swimming lessons

February 20, 2017
Fuller, Claire, author.
©2017
350 pages ; 23 cm
Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides them in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. Then she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan. Twelve years later, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window. Flora, who has never believed her mother drowned, returns home to care for her father. She tries to discover what happened to Ingrid, not realizing that the answers are hidden in the books that surround her.-- Adapted from dust jacket.

Radiant terminus

February 20, 2017
Volodine, Antoine, author.
Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2017.
viii, 468 pages ; 22 cm
"Radiant Terminus takes place in a Tarkovskian landscape after the fall of the Second Soviet Union. Most of humanity has been destroyed thanks to a number of nuclear meltdowns, but a few communes remain, including one run by Solovyei, a psychotic father with the ability to invade people's dreams--including those of his daughters--and torment them for thousands of years. When a group of damaged individuals seek safety from this nuclear winter in Solovyei's commune, a plot develops to overthrow him, end his reign of mental abuse, and restore humanity. Fantastical, unsettling, and occasionally funny."--Provided by publisher.

The year of the comet

February 20, 2017
Lebedev, Sergeĭ, 1981- author.
New York : New Vessel Press, 2017.
245 pages ; 20 cm
First published in Russian in 2014 as God komety.
"...a story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of collapse. An idyllic childhood takes a sinister turn. Rumors of a serial killer haunt the neighborhood, families pack up and leave town without a word of warning, and the country begins to unravel. Policemen stand by as protesters overtake the streets, knowing that the once awe-inspiring symbols of power they wear on their helmets have become devoid of meaning. Lebedev depicts a vast empire coming apart at the seams, transforming a very public moment into something tender and personal, and writes with stunning beauty and shattering insight about childhood and the growing consciousness of a boy in the world."--Cover, p.[4]

Lucidity

February 20, 2017
Carnoy, David, author.
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2017.
285 pages ; 24 cm
Detective Hank Madden returns in this bicoastal caper that pits dreams against reality, where nothing can be taken at face value.

Chasing the king of hearts

February 20, 2017
Krall, Hanna, author.
New York, NY : The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2017.
193 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Previously published in Polish as Król kier znów na wylocie. Warszawa : "Świat Książki", 2006.
"When her husband is arrested in Nazi-occupied Poland, Izolda endures the Warsaw Ghetto, Auschwitz, among other trials, to ensure his safety"-- Provided by publisher.

The last night at Tremore Beach : a novel

February 20, 2017
Santiago, Mikel, 1975- author.
©2014
310 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Spain in 2014 as La ultima noche en Tremore Beach."--Title page verso.
What starts out as an idyllic summer holiday on the Irish coast soon becomes a living nightmare with unpredictable consequences for a world-renowned composer and his family in this chilling psychological thriller. Recently divorced and in the middle of a creative crisis, Peter Harper decides to take shelter on Ireland's scenic and isolated Tremore Beach. But after he is struck by lightning after one stormy night, he begins experiencing terrible headaches and strange dreams. As the line between his dreams and reality begins to blur, Peter realizes that his bizarre dreams may be a warning of horror still to come.

The nightwalker

February 20, 2017
Fitzek, Sebastian, 1971- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
333 pages ; 22 cm
As a young man, Leon Nader suffered from insomnia. As a sleepwalker, he even turned to violence during his nocturnal excursions and had psychiatric treatment for his condition. Eventually, he was convinced he had been cured - but one day, years later, Leon's wife disappears from their flat under mysterious circumstances. Could it be that his illness has broken out again? In order to find out how he behaves in his sleep, Leon fits a movement activated camera to his forehead - and when he looks at the video the next morning he makes a discovery that bursts the borders of his imagination. His nocturnal personality goes through a door that is totally unknown to him and descends into the darkness..." -- Book flap.

Somebody like you

February 20, 2017
Alward, Donna, author.
©2017
309 pages ; 17 cm.
Sequel: Someone to love.
"First in a new series"--Cover.
When Aiden Gallagher and Laurel Stone are asked to recreate their decades-old kiss on the towns famed Kissing Bridge, the couple, who haven't spoken since high school, wonder if this could lead to a second chance at love.

The Young Wives Club : a novel

February 20, 2017
Pennell, Julie, author.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2017.
308 pages ; 21 cm
"A heartwarming story about friendship, heartache, and self-discovery set in a small Southern town. You will find yourself rooting for Claire, Laura, Madison, and Gabby as they navigate from girlhood to womanhood, learning what to keep, and what to leave behind.

The twenty days of Turin

February 20, 2017
De Maria, Giorgio, author.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
xxiv, 187 pages ; 22 cm
Translated from the Italian.
"Originally published in Italian as Le venti giornate di Torino"

Close to home

February 20, 2017
Everett, Lily, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017.
288 pages ; 17 cm.
"When Tessa Alexander came to Sanctuary Island, she left behind a marriage to a man who didn't love her the way she loved him. When she finally found the strength to set them both free, she discovered friendship and self-acceptance in her adopted hometown. Now she's settled into a quiet life on her own--never expecting to see her husband again"--Back cover.

Death, taxes, and sweet potato fries

February 20, 2017
Kelly, Diane, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017.
311 pages ; 17 cm.
When the IRS is tasked with assisting the border patrol in pursuing individuals who transport illegal immigrants across the border, Tara Holloway must investigate her former flame Brett while convincing her fiancé Nick that she doesn't still carry a torch for Brett.

Hard to handle

February 20, 2017
Warren, Christine, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017.
296 pages ; 17 cm.
"The only male among four sisters, Michael Drummond is no stranger to women's strength and formidable will. His Dublin pub, the Skin & Bones, is his refuge, a reassuringly masculine retreat. Until a fierce woman warrior from another realm bursts into his life, bringing with her a battle between good and evil...and an explosive dose of desire. The first and only of her kind, Ash is a lone female gargoyle, a creature destined to protect mankind from Demons determined to unleash their darkest forces. But her bone-deep instinct to do battle is turned off-kilter by her untamed attraction to the dangerously handsome human she can't stay away from. If they manage to keep the world safe, can they turn the passion crackling between them into a love that will withstand the test of time?" -- page 4 of cover.

Snowed in with murder

February 20, 2017
Wallace, Auralee, author.
New York : St Martin's Press, 2017.
322 pages ; 17 cm.
Erica has returned to Otter Lake, New Hampshire, to rekindle her romance with Sheriff Grady Forrester at her mom's island retreat, currently closed for the off season. Just ahead of a rapidly advancing storm front, Erica arrives to discover Mom has rented the lodge to a reality TV show. They're filming the wealthy but awful Boatright brood, who've been summoned here by their patriarch because-so he says-one of them wants to kill him. Great television, terrible timing. Not only are Erica's romantic hopes snuffed out like a candle flame, the nasty Nor'easter just became a superstorm... and no one is getting off the island 'til it blows over. When the power fails, it's lights out for the patriarch. Now, marooned with a murdered millionaire and his feuding family, it's up to Erica to take the killer by storm and get back to the business of reuniting with Grady--until death do they part!

Murder on the Moor

February 17, 2017
Deering, Julianna, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
321 pages ; 22 cm
When mysterious incidents begin occurring on a moor in Yorkshire, an old friend begs Drew for help. At first it seems to be simply bad luck--fires started, livestock scattered--but then the vicar is murdered. As danger closes in, Drew and Madeline must determine what's really going on and find the killer before it's too late.

The Lonely Hearts hotel

February 17, 2017
O'Neill, Heather, author.
©2017
389 pages ; 24 cm
Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen. Separated as teenagers, sent off to work as servants during the Great Depression, both descend into the city's underworld, dabbling in sex, drugs and theft in order to survive. But when Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes the possibilities of their childhood dreams are renewed, and they'll go to extreme lengths to make them come true.

The possessions : a novel

February 17, 2017
Murphy, Sara Flannery, author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
354 pages ; 24 cm
"In an unnamed city, Edie works for the Elysian Society, a private service that allows grieving clients to reconnect with lost loved ones. She and her fellow workers, known as "bodies", wear the discarded belongings of the dead and swallow pills called lotuses to summon their spirits--numbing their own minds and losing themselves in the process. Edie has been with the company for five years, an unusual record. Her success is the result of careful detachment: she seeks refuge in the lotuses' anesthetic effects and avoids personal contact with her clients. But when Edie channels Sylvia, the deceased wife of Patrick Braddock, she becomes obsessed with the glamorous couple..."--Provided by publisher.

Zodiac : a novel

February 17, 2017
Wilson, Sam, author.
New York : Pegasus Crime, 2017.
422 pages ; 22 cm
Most original concepts in years, where the line between a life of luxury and an existence of poverty can be determined by the stroke of midnight. In San Celeste, a series of uniquely brutal murders targets victims from totally different walks of life. In a society divided according to Zodiac signs, those differences are cast at birth and binding for life. All eyes are on detective Jerome Burton and astrological profiler Lindi Childsdivided in their beliefs over whether the answer is written in the stars, but united in their conviction that there is an ingenious serial killer executing a grand plan.Together, they will unravel a dark tale of betrayal, lost love, broken promises and a devastating truth with the power to tear their world apart .

The lost girl of Astor Street

February 17, 2017
Morrill, Stephanie, author.
©2017
349 pages ; 22 cm
When her best friend Lydia disappears, Piper Sail goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, uncovering deep corruption that may lead back to her affluent neighborhood.

Denton Little's still not dead

February 17, 2017
Rubin, Lance, 1981- author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
345 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to Rubin's "Denton Little's Deathdate".
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Living in an alternate world where everyone knows the day they will die, Denton Little survives his death date and finds himself separated from his family and chased by a ruthless Death Investigation Agency.

Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf enigma

February 17, 2017
Millett, Larry, 1947- author.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
viii, 226 pages : map ; 24 cm

Mission impawsible

February 17, 2017
Davis, Krista, author.
©2017
xii, 284 pages ; 18 cm.
"Delicious recipes for owners and pets included!"--Cover.
In the pet-friendly town of Wagtail, Virginia, Holly Miller and her grandmother, Oma, are working their tails off to prepare the Sugar Maple Inn for an upcoming matchmaking event for pet owners. While Holly has no interest in pairing up, Oma plans on playing Cupid and finding someone to warm her reluctant granddaughter's heart. Unfortunately, one man Holly does meet is cold--dead cold--and he has a personal letter from Oma in his pocket. As suspicion is cast over the inn's guests, Holly--with the help of her furry friends, Trixie the Jack Russell and Twinkletoes the cat--must fetch the real killer, or she may soon have a date in court.

Zero to sixty

February 17, 2017
Harte, Marie, author.
©2017.
380 pages ; 17 cm.

Amiable with big teeth : a novel of the love affair between the communists and the poor black sheep of Harlem

February 17, 2017
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948, author.
©2017
xlv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A monumental literary event: the newly discovered final novel by Claude McKay. A rich and multilayered portrayal of life in 1930s Harlem and a historical protest for black freedom.The unexpected discovery in 2009 of a completed manuscript of Claude McKay's final novel was celebrated as one of the most significant literary events in recent years. Building on the already extraordinary legacy of McKay's life and work, this colorful, dramatic novel centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. At once a penetrating satire of political machinations in Depression-era Harlem and a far-reaching story of global intrigue and romance, Amiable with Big Teeth plunges into the concerns, anxieties, hopes, and dreams of African-Americans at a moment of crisis for the soul of Harlem--and America."--Provided by publisher.

Someone to hold : a Westcott novel

February 17, 2017
Balogh, Mary, author.
©2017
390 pages : genealogical table ; 17 cm.
Includes excerpt from third book in the same series, "Someone to Wed" (pages [381]-390).
Camille Westcott, who has been declared illegitimate and without a title, moves to Bath to teach at an orphanage, where she meets artist Joel Cunningham, for whom she feels a mutual contempt until things take a passionate turn.

The complete cosmicomics

February 17, 2017
Calvino, Italo, author.
©2002
xxiv, 401 pages ; 21 cm
Through the eyes of ageless guide, Qfwfq, cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Complex mathematical and scientific concepts are related to our everyday world.--Provided by publisher.

The cottage at Firefly Lake

February 17, 2017
Gilroy, Jen, author.
New York : Forever, 2017.
viii, 351 pages ; 17 cm.
"Charlotte Gibbs wants nothing more than to put the past behind her, once and for all. But now that she's back at Firefly Lake to sell her mother's cottage, the overwhelming flood of memories reminds her of what she's been missing. Sun-drenched days. Late-night kisses that still shake her to the core. The gentle breeze off the lake, the scent of pine in the air, and the promise of Sean's touch on her skin . . . True, she got her dream job traveling the world. But at what cost? Sean Carmichael still doesn't know why Charlie disappeared that summer, but after eighteen years, a divorce, and a teenage son he loves more than anything in the world, he's still not over her. All this time and her body still fits against his like a glove. She walked away once when he needed her the most. How can he convince her to stay now?"-- Provided by publisher.

Crossing hearts

February 17, 2017
Kincaid, Kimberly, author.
©2017
310 pages ; 21 cm.
Hunter Cross has no regrets. Having left his football prospects behind the day he graduated high school, he's happy to carry out his legacy on his family's farm in the foothills of the Shenandoah. But when a shoulder injury puts him face-to-face with the high school sweetheart who abandoned town--and him--twelve years ago, Hunter's simple life gets a lot more complicated. Emerson Montgomery has secrets. Refusing to divulge why she left her job as a hotshot physical therapist for a pro football team, she struggles to readjust to life in the hometown she left behind. The more time she spends with Hunter, the more Emerson finds herself wanting to trust him with the diagnosis of MS that has turned her world upside down. But revealing secrets comes with a price. Can Hunter and Emerson rekindle their past love? Or will the realities of the present--and the trust that goes with them---burn that bridge for good?

Dare to lie

February 17, 2017
McLaughlin, Jen, author.
New York : Berkley Sensation, 2017.
x, 323 pages ; 17 cm.
As an undercover DEA agent in the most powerful gang in Boston, Scott Donahue accepts the risks of living a double life. But when Tate Donovan, leader of the Sons of Steel Row, appoints Scotty to take his place in a bachelor's auction sponsored by his sister's sorority, he's exposed to a whole new level of danger. Even though Tate makes it very clear Skylar is off limits, when Scotty sees her, the attraction is instant. But how does he tell Skylar she's falling for a man who doesn't exist?

Jack of Hearts

February 17, 2017
Owens, Sandra, author.
©2017
276 pages ; 21 cm.
Alex Gentry doesn't scare easily. Working as an undercover FBI agent in the biker bar he and his brothers co-own, he hangs with deadly criminals in order to gather information. Danger is just part of the family business. But one thing has him terrified -- his attraction to Madison Parker, the cousin of Ramon Alonzo, son and second-in-command to a notorious drug lord.

Knottspeed : a love story

February 17, 2017
Johnson, Jeff, 1969- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, 2017.
265 pages ; 21 cm.

Coco Butternut : a Hap and Leonard adventure

February 16, 2017
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- author.
©2017
88 pages ; 21 cm
When the mummified corpse of a beloved prize-winning dachshund named Coco Butternut is stolen from her final resting place, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are hired by the owner to get her body back. The job is straightforward: they must simply exchange a bag full of cash for the missing pooch's mummy. But they can feel something's not on the up-and-up, and how right they are. With assistance from Hap's significant other, Brett, and his daughter, Chance, Hap and Leonard are soon embroiled in a gripping mystery tied to the dark secrets lurking beneath the hallowed ground of Oak Rest cemetery.

A cup of rage

February 16, 2017
Nassar, Raduan, 1935- author.
©2015
68 pages ; 18 cm
"First published as Um Copo de Cólera in 1978"
A pair of lovers--a young female journalist and an older man who owns an isolated farm in Brazil--spend the night together. The next day they proceed to destroy each other. Amid vitriolic insults and scorching cruelty, their sexual adventure turns into a savage power game between two warring egos. This intense, erotic masterpiece--written by one of Brazil's most highly regarded modernists--explores alienation, arrogance, machismo meltdown, the desire to dominate, and the wish to be dominated.

Autumn

February 16, 2017
Smith, Ali, 1962- author.
©2016
264 pages ; 22 cm
"Autumn is the first installment of Seasonal, a quaret comprised of four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as are the seasons), explores what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means"--Provided by publisher.

The clairvoyants : a novel

February 16, 2017
Brown, Karen, 1960- author.
©2017
331 pages ; 25 cm
"Karen Brown's most hypnotic novel to date--gothic-inflected psychological suspense that unmasks the secret desires of a young woman with a mystical gift. On the family homestead by the sea where she grew up, Martha Mary saw ghosts. As a young woman, she hopes to distance herself from those spirits by escaping to an inland college town. There, she is absorbed by a budding romance, relieved by separation from an unstable sister, and disinterested in the flyers seeking information about a young woman who's disappeared--until one Indian summer afternoon when the missing woman appears beneath Martha's apartment window, wearing a down coat, her hair coated with ice"-- Provided by publisher.

Garden of lamentations

February 16, 2017
Crombie, Deborah, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
x, 414 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Map on endpapers.
While Gemma James investigates the murder of a young nanny who may be one of a series of victims, Duncan Kincaid uncovers information that puts those closest to him in danger. --Publisher

The good daughter

February 16, 2017
Burt, Alexandra, author.
New York : Berkley, 2017.
388 pages ; 21 cm.
"What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed? Dahlia Waller's childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet, one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions. In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back to a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she'll learn that in her mother's world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered.."-- Provided by publisher.

In the shadow of Lakecrest

February 16, 2017
Blackwell, Elizabeth Canning, author.
Seattle, Washington : Lake Union Press, 2017.
274 pages ; 21 cm
"The year is 1928. Kate Moore is looking for a way out of the poverty and violence of her childhood. When a chance encounter on a transatlantic ocean liner brings her face-to-face with the handsome heir to a Chicago fortune, she thinks she may have found her escape--as long as she can keep her past concealed."--Cover, p. [4]

Six four

February 16, 2017
Yokoyama, Hideo, 1957- author.
©2016
vi, 566 pages ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Japanese in 2012 by Bungeishunju, Tokyo, as Rokuyon (64)"--Title page verso.
"English translation originally published in 2016 by Quercus Publishing Ltd., Great Britain"--Title page verso.
"The nightmare no parent could endure. The case no detective could solve. The twist no reader could predict. For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as Six Four. They would never forgive the authorities for their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find. "-- Provided by publisher.

Universal harvester

February 16, 2017
Darnielle, John, author.
©2017
214 pages ; 22 cm
Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa in the late 1990s, and he has a problem-- someone is altering the video tapes, inserting poorly lit home video scenes which are odd, sometimes violent, and deeply disquieting. There are recognizable landmarks from just outside of town. As Jeremy investigates, he becomes part of an impossible search for something someone once lost-- and would do anything to regain.

The white city

February 16, 2017
Ramqvist, Karolina, 1976- author.
©2017
161 pages ; 21 cm
First published as Vita Staden by Norstedts in 2015.
"Karin knew what she was getting herself into when she fell for John, the high-flying criminal and love of her life. But she never imagined things would turn out like this: John is now gone and the coke-filled parties, seemingly endless flow of money, and high social status she previously enjoyed have been replaced by cut telephone lines, cut heat, and cut cash. All that remains of Karin's former life is the big house he bought for her--and his daughter, the child Karin once swore she would never bring into their dangerous world. Now Karin is alone with baby Dream, and the old promise of "the family" has proved alarmingly empty. With the authorities zeroing in on organized crime, John's shady legacy is catching up with her, and the house is about to be seized. Over the course of a few nerve-wracking days, Karin is forced to take drastic measures in order to claim what she considers rightfully hers. A slow-burning psychological thriller with a sophisticated, dreamlike atmosphere, The White City is both the portrayal of one woman's struggle to pull herself up from the paralyzing depths of despair, and an unflinching examination of what it means to lose control--over your body, your life, and your fate"-- Provided by publisher.

The woman next door

February 16, 2017
Omotoso, Yewande, author.
©2016
280 pages ; 21 cm
"Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires. Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they maintain with a zeal that belies their age. But, one day, an unexpected event forces Hortensia and Marion together. As the physical barriers between them collapse, their bickering gradually softens into conversation, which yields a discovery of shared experiences. But are these sparks of connection enough to ignite a friendship, or is too late to expect these women to change? The U.S. debut of an Etisalat Prize Finalist, The Woman Next Door is a winning story of the common ground we sometimes find in unexpected places, told with wit and wry humor"-- Provided by publisher.

Lincoln in the bardo : a novel

February 16, 2017
Saunders, George, 1958- author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
341 pages ; 25 cm
On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son's body. Willie finds himself in a strange purgatory-- the bardo-- where ghosts commisserate quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance ... and where a struggle erupts over his soul.

Wintersong

February 16, 2017
Jae-Jones, S., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St Martin's Press, 2017.
ix, 436 pages ; 22 cm
All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, dangerous Goblin King. Now eighteen and helping to run her family's inn, Liesl can't help but feel that her dreams and fantasies are slipping away. But when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, Liesl must journey to the Underground to save her. Drawn to the strange, captivating world she finds--and the mysterious man who rules it--she soon faces an impossible decision. And with time and the old laws working against her, Liesl must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed. -- from publisher.

Amberlough

February 16, 2017
Donnelly, Lara Elena, 1990- author.
©2017
397 pages ; 22 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"Welcome to Amberlough City, the illustrious but corrupt cosmopolitan beacon of Gedda. The radical One State Party--nicknamed the Ospies--is gaining popular support to unite Gedda's four municipal governments under an ironclad, socially conservative vision. Not everyone agrees with the Ospies' philosophy, including master spy Cyril DePaul and his lover Aristide Makricosta, smuggler and emcee at the popular Bumble Bee Cabaret. When Cyril's cover is blown on a mission, however, he must become a turncoat in exchange for his life. Returning to Amberlough under the Ospies' watchful eye, Cyril enters a complex game of deception. One of his concerns is safeguarding Aristide, who refuses to let anyone--the crooked city police or the homophobic Ospies--dictate his life. Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, top dancer at the Bee and Aristide's runner, who could be the key to Cyril's plans--if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means--and people--necessary. Including each other"-- Provided by publisher.

The bachelor auction

February 16, 2017
Van Dyken, Rachel, author.
New York, NY : Forever, 2016.
336 pages ; 17 cm.
"A bachelors of Arizona novel."
"Cinderella never had to deal with this crap. Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after' Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and...yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes-or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire-maybe do exist. Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk-even if it was just a facade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy..." Back cover.

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