New Arrivals · All Fiction

April 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Natchez burning

April 21, 2014
Iles, Greg, author.
1389 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
"Larger Print"--P. [4] of cover.
"The first in a trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles that weaves crimes past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage. Raised in Natchez,Mississippi,Penn Cage learned all he knows from his father,Tom Cage. But now the beloved family doctor has been accused of murdering the African-American nurse with whom he worked in the 1960s. Now Penn is determined to save his father no matter the cost. The quest for answers sends Penn deep into a dark conspiracy involving the vicious Double Eagles,an offshoot of the KKK controlled by some of the state's most powerful men. With the aid of a local reporter and his fiancée,Penn uncovers a bloody trail stretching back forty years,and is forced to confront a wrenching dilemma: does a man of honor choose his father or justice? Rich in Southern atmosphere,Natchez Burning marks the return of an American master of suspense. Tense and disturbing,it's the most explosive and ambitious story Greg Iles has ever written."--P. [4] of cover.

Field of prey

April 21, 2014
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2014.
392 pages ; 24 cm.
"A novel"--Cover.
Lucas Davenport investigates the discovery of several bodies in an abandoned Minnesota farmyard, discovering the work of a local serial killer who has been murdering one victim every summer for years.

Catch a falling star

April 21, 2014
Culbertson, Kim A. author.
New York : Point, [2014]
300 pages ; 22 cm
Carter Moon is expecting to spend a quiet summer working in her parents' restaurant and hanging out with her best friends Alien Drake and Chloe--but when a Hollywood company arrives to film a movie, her sleepy California town is suddenly transformed, and Carter finds herself playing an unexpected part in it all.

Julia & Rodrigo

April 21, 2014
Brazaitis, Mark, 1966-, author.
215 pages ; 23 cm
"Julia & Rodrigo is a Romeo-and-Juliet story set in Guatemala against the backdrop of the country's civil war. The novel centers on Julia Garcia and Rodrigo Rax, two young people from the small, mountainous town of Santa Cruz, Verapaz, who fall in love. Julia is Evangelical and Rodrigo Catholic, and their different religions, as well as their different races (Julia is ladina, Rodrigo half Maya Indian) and social classes (Julia's family is intact and financially stable, Rodrigo's is fatherless and poor), complicate their relationship."-- Publisher's website.

Death on the rocks

April 21, 2014
Lake, Deryn, author.
196 pages ; 23 cm.
Apothecary John Rawlings is intrigued when a letter arrives asking him to investigate an impostor claiming to be the long-lost step-son of a wealthy Bristol merchant in possession of his dead wife's diamond inheritance. John Rawlings' father, Sir Gabriel Kent joins him on the trip to take the healing waters at Hotwell where they socialize with the crème of Bristol society. But Rawlings is compelled to try and solve the mystery and so he must trawl through the underbelly of eighteenth-century society to unearth the sordid secrets at the heart of the investigation.


April 21, 2014
Lackey, Mercedes, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2014.
254 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
With evil Mordred in charge of Oakhurst Academy, a school for magicians, can Spirit White and her friends save their fellow students and prevent the end of the world?

Ruin Falls : a novel

April 21, 2014
Milchman, Jenny.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2014]
339 pages ; 25 cm
Liz Daniels has every reason to be happy about setting off on a rare family vacation, leaving behind her remote home in the Adirondack Mountains for a while. Instead, she feels uneasy. Her children, eight-year-old Reid and six-year-old Ally, have met their paternal grandparents only a handful of times. But Liz’s husband, Paul, has decided that, despite a strained relationship with his mother and father, they should visit the farm in western New York where he spent his childhood. On their way to the farm, the family stops at a hotel for the night. In the morning, when Liz goes to check on her sleeping children, all her anxiety comes roaring back: Ally and Reed are nowhere to be found. Blind panic slides into ice-cold terror as the hours tick by without anyone finding a trace of the kids. Soon, Paul and Liz are being interviewed by police, an Amber Alert is issued, and detectives are called in. Frantic worry and helplessness threaten to overtake Liz’s mind—but in a sudden, gut-wrenching instant she realizes that it was no stranger who slipped into the hotel room that night. Someone she trusted completely has betrayed her. Though she knows that Ally and Reid are safe, Liz will stop at nothing to find them and get them back. From her guarded in-laws’ unwelcoming farmhouse to the deep woods of her own hometown, Liz follows the threads of a terrible secret to uncover a hidden world created from dreams and haunted by nightmares.


April 21, 2014
Day, David L., author.
242 pages ; 21 cm
"Two brothers scarred by a dark family secret. A deputy consumed by the decade old disappearance of her cousin. An old man summoned to the humble town of Washington Heights by the discovery of an ancient artifact. The haphazard unearthing of this stone relic, hidden from history, strips the townsfolk of their daily facade and forces them to confront their secret lives. As one brother searches for answers to his father's suicide and the other searches for relief from a decade of guilt, the deputy begins to draw lines connecting them both to her own obsession. And all the while the birth of an ancient evil looms just on the horizon. This is how the end begins, not with politician and soldiers, but with the quiet destruction of a little town in Southeastern Ohio. This is the second coming, but it's not Jesus returning, and no one's getting saved."--Page 4 of cover.

Terms & conditions : a novel

April 21, 2014
Glancy, Robert, author.
258 pages ; 22 cm
Frank has been in a car accident. The doctor tells him he lost his spleen, but Frank believes he has lost more. He is missing memories - of those around him, of the history they share and of how he came to be in the crash. All he remembers is that he is a lawyer who specialises in small print. In the wake of the accident Frank begins to piece together his former life - and his former self. But the picture that emerges, of his marriage, his family and the career he has devoted years to, is not necessarily a pretty one. Could it be that the terms and conditions by which Frank has been living are not entirely in his favour? In the process of unravelling the knots into which his life has been tied, he learns that the devil really does live in the detail and that it's never too late to rewrite your own destiny.

From the charred remains : a mystery

April 21, 2014
Calkins, Susanna.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
viii, 343 pages : map ; 22 cm
Subtitle from jacket.
"It's 1666 and the Great Fire has just decimated an already plague-ridden London. Lady's maid Lucy Campion, along with pretty much everyone else left standing, is doing her part to help the city clean up and recover. But their efforts come to a standstill when a couple of local boys stumble across a dead body that should have been burned up in the fire but miraculously remained intact--the body of a man who died not from the plague or the fire, but from the knife plunged into his chest. Searching for a purpose now that there's no lady in the magistrate's household for her to wait on, Lucy has apprenticed herself to a printmaker. But she can't help but use her free time to help the local constable, and she quickly finds herself embroiled in the murder investigation. It will take all of her wits and charm, not to mention a strong stomach and a will of steel, if Lucy hopes to make it through alive herself, in From the Charred Remains by Susanna Calkins"-- Provided by publisher.

New watch

April 21, 2014
Lukʹi︠an︡enko, Sergeĭ.
New York : Harper, c2014.
371 p. ; 21 cm.
"Originally published as Novyĭ dozor in hardcover in Russia in 2012 by AST."--T.p. verso.
"Night watch book five."
Older and more powerful, Light magician Anton Gorodestsky has risen to the top levels of the Night Watch. He is also father to a ten-year-old girl who is destined to become a magician of unprecedented power. When he hears a young boy at the airport screaming that a plane will crash, Anton suspects the child is a prophet, a rare type of Other who portends catastrophe.

A life apart : a novel

April 21, 2014
Marlow, L. Y. (Lydia Y.)
New York : Broadway Books, [2014]
443 pages ; 21 cm
"From the author of Color Me Butterfly, the poignant story of a decades-long love affair that creates complicated and unbreakable ties between two families that live worlds apart. When Morris Sullivan joins the navy in 1940, his hopes are high. Though he leaves behind his new wife and their baby daughter, he is thrilled to be pursuing his lifelong dream--only to be shipped off to Pearl Harbor when the war begins. When he narrowly survives the 1941 attack, thanks to the courage of a black sailor he doesn't know, Morris is determined to seek out the man's family and express his gratitude and respect. On leave, he tracks down the man's sister in his very own hometown of Boston--and finds an immediate, undeniable connection with the nurturing yet fiercely independent Beatrice, who has left the stifling South of her upbringing for the more liberal, integrated north. Though both try to deny their growing bond, their connection and understanding is everything missing from Morris's hasty marriage to his high school sweetheart Agnes, and from Beatrice's plodding life as she grieves the brother she has lost. At once a family epic, and a historical drama that takes readers from World War II through the Civil Rights era to the present day, A Life Apart brings readers along for the emotional journey as Morris and Beatrice's relationship is tested by time, family loyalties, racial tensions, death, unending guilt, and the profound effects of war"-- Provided by publisher.

The forever watch

April 21, 2014
Ramirez, David, 1978-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.
326 pages ; 25 cm
All that is left of humanity is on a thousand-year journey to a new planet aboard one ship, The Noah, which is also carrying a dangerous serial killer... As a City Planner on the Noah, Hana Dempsey is a gifted psychic, economist, hacker and bureaucrat and is considered "mission critical." She is non-replaceable, important, essential, but after serving her mandatory Breeding Duty, the impregnation and birthing that all women are obligated to undergo, her life loses purpose as she privately mourns the child she will never be permitted to know. When Policeman Leonard Barrens enlists her and her hacking skills in the unofficial investigation of his mentor's violent death, Dempsey finds herself increasingly captivated by both the case and Barrens himself. According to Information Security, the missing man has simply "Retired," nothing unusual. Together they follow the trail left by the mutilated remains. Their investigation takes them through lost dataspaces and deep into the uninhabited regions of the ship, where they discover that the answer may not be as simple as a serial killer after all. What they do with that answer will determine the fate of all humanity in David Ramirez's thrilling page turner.

The last time I saw you : a novel

April 21, 2014
Moran, Eleanor.
New York : Quercus, 2014.
480 pages ; 22 cm
When Olivia Berrington gets the call to tell her that her best friend from college has been killed in a car crash in New York, her life is turned upside down. Her relationship with Sally was an exhilarating roller coaster, until a shocking betrayal drove them apart. But if Sally really had turned her back, why is her little girl named after Olivia? As questions mount about the fatal accident, Olivia is forced to go back and unravel their tangled history. But as Sally’s secrets start to spill out, Olivia’s left asking herself if the past is best kept buried.

Dash of peril

April 21, 2014
Foster, Lori, 1958-
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin HQN, [2014].
475 pages ; 17 cm
"Harlequin HQN romance"--Spine.
"To bring down a sleazy abduction ring, Lieutenant Margaret "Margo" Peterson has set herself up as bait. But recruiting Dashiel Riske as her unofficial partner is a whole other kind of danger. Dash is six feet four inches of laid-back masculine charm, a man who loves life--and women--to the limit. Until Margo is threatened, and he reveals a dark side that may just match her own.... Beneath Margo's tough facade is a slow-burning sexiness that drives Dash crazy. The only way to finish this case is to work together side by to skin. And as their mission takes a lethal turn, he'll have to prove he's all the man she needs--in all the ways that matter...."-- From back cover.

Hope ignites

April 21, 2014
Burton, Jaci, author.
New York : Jove Books, 2014
294 pages ; 18 cm.
"When a movie crew asks to film on his cattle ranch, Logan McCormack doesn't expect Desiree Jenkins, the young, sought-after star, to be so open, so down-to-earth, or so intimately interested in him. But the last thing a loner like Logan needs is a distraction like Des, who wouldn't understand what it's like to live peacefully off the land. But it's Logan who doesn't understand. What Des wants is an escape from paparazzi and gossip columns, and she's found it at Logan's ranch. Now it's up to her to prove that she's like any other girl looking to be accepted for who she is. And she's hoping that it's by this real-life cowboy who has everything it takes--and more--to give her the kind of happily ever after that can't be found in the movies."-- From back cover.

The Devaney Brothers : Ryan & Sean

April 21, 2014
Woods, Sherryl.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin MIRA, [2014]
508 pages ; 17 cm
Titles originally published: New York : Harlequin, 2002.
Ryan's place -- Sean's reckoning.
Ryan Devaney refuses to allow himself to get close to anyone until Maggie O'Brien takes his life by storm, while his long-lost brother, Sean, finds himself drawn to single mother Deanna Blackwell, who has just lost everything in a fire.

An untamed state

April 21, 2014
Gay, Roxane.
New York : Black Cat ; [Berkeley CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2014.
370 p. ; 21 cm.
Mireille Duval Jameson is a rich and self-assured Haitian woman who is kidnapped by a gang of heavily armed men. Held captive by a man who calls himself the Commander, Mireille must endure his torment until her unwilling father pays up.

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.

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.
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.
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.


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.
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.
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.

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.

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