New Arrivals · All Fiction

October 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A Christmas message : a novel

October 27, 2016
Perry, Anne, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2016.
163 pages ; 20 cm
"The year is 1900, and Victor Narraway is giving his wife, Vespasia, an unforgettable Christmas present--a trip to Jerusalem for the holiday. Vespasia is enchanted by the exotic landscape of Palestine, and charmed by a fellow traveler they meet at their hotel in Jaffa. But when the man is murdered over a torn piece of ancient parchment he was taking to Jerusalem, Victor and Vespasia risk their lives to finish his mission and deliver the mysterious document to its home. Pursued by a shadowy figure with evil intent, they embark on a dangerous yet ultimately enlightening pilgrimage to the holy city, where the mysterious message on the parchment may finally be revealed. Rich in mystery, suspense, and wonder, A Christmas Message is at once a breathtaking adventure story and a poignant meditation on faith and spirituality.

My unscripted life

October 27, 2016
Morrill, Lauren, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
278 pages ; 22 cm
Working as a summer intern on the set of a movie being filmed in her small Georgia town, seventeen-year-old Dee meets famous pop star turned actor Milo Ritter, who is offending everyone with his rudeness.

The weight of zero

October 27, 2016
Fortunati, Karen, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
385 pages ; 22 cm
"A seventeen-year-old suffering from bipolar disease wants to commit suicide, but a meaningful relationship and the care of a gifted psychiatrist alter her perception of her diagnosis as a death sentence"--Provided by publisher.

We show what we have learned & other stories

October 27, 2016
Beams, Clare, author.
Wilmington : Lookout Books, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2016.
178 pages ; 22 cm
Hourglass -- World's end -- Granna -- All the keys to all the doors -- The saltwater cure -- Ailments -- We show what we have learned -- The drop -- The Renaissance person tournament.
The literary, historic, and fantastic collide in these wise and exquisitely unsettling stories from debut author Clare Beams. From bewildering assemblies in school auditoriums to the murky waters of a Depression-era health resort, her landscapes are tinged with otherworldliness, and her characters' desires stretch the limits of reality. Ingnues at a boarding school bind themselves to their headmaster's vision of perfection; a nineteenth-century landscape architect embarks on his first major project, but finds the terrain of class and power intractable; a bride glimpses her husband's past when she wears his World War II parachute as a gown. As they capture the strangeness of being human, the stories in We Show What We Have Learned reveal Beams's rare and capacious imaginationand yet they are grounded in emotional complexity, illuminating the ways we attempt to transform ourselves, our surroundings, and each other.

Hero in the highlands

October 27, 2016
Enoch, Suzanne, author.
New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, [2016]
377 pages ; 18 cm
No ordinary hero --Cover
"Scotland, 1812. He's ferocious and rugged to the bone, an English soldier more at home on the battlefield than in any Society drawing room. And when Major Gabriel Forrester learns that he's inherited the massive Scottish Highlands title and estate of a distant relation, the last thing he wants to do is give up the intensity of the battlefield for the too-soft indulgences of noble life. But Gabriel does not shirk his responsibilities, and when he meets striking, raven-eyed lass Fiona Blackstock, his new circumstances abruptly become more intriguing. Like any good Highlander, Fiona despises the English-- and the new Duke of Lattimer is no exception. Firstly, he is far too attractive for Fiona's peace of mind. Secondly, his right to 'her' castle is a travesty, since it's been clan Maxwell property for ages. As the two enter a heated battle of wills, an unexpected passion blazes into a love as fierce as the Highlands themselves. Is Fiona strong enough to resist her enemy's advances-- or is Gabriel actually her hero in disguise?"--Back cover.

The candidate

October 27, 2016
Wiehl, Lis W., author.
Nashville : Thomas Nelson, [2016]
334 pages ; 25 cm.
"How far would a candidate go to become President of the United States? In covering the presidential election campaign, star newsmaker Erica Sparks notices that favored candidate Senator Mike Ortiz seems dependent on his wife to an unnatural degree. Celeste Ortiz is a brilliant and glamorous billionaire who--along with her best friend and confidant Lily Lau--has engineered her husband's meteoric rise. The White House is within their reach. But the more Erica investigates the Ortizes' strange relationship, the more intrigued she becomes. Erica begins an investigation. But everyone material to her probe ends up dead. With each death, her foreboding grows. Is she next? And can she find out in time if the country's beloved candidate is what he seems, or a threat to national security?"--Provided by publisher.

From this day forward

October 27, 2016
Snelling, Lauraine, author.
358 pages : genealogical table ; 23 cm.
Deborah MacCallister, head nurse at the Blessing hospital, has loved Toby Valders since her school days, but she's had enough of their on-again, off-again relationship. Toby truly cares for Deborah, but he's never felt like he could commit to marriage or a family. When Anton Genddarm, the new schoolteacher, comes to town, the young women of Blessing see a chance to force Toby's hand with a little strategic matchmaking. But real sparks fly between Deborah and Anton, and she finds herself in an even more complicated situation. The attention she gets from Anton makes Toby do some serious soul-searching, but is it too late? Then Deborah receives an invitation to study the latest advances in nursing at a hospital in Chicago, and she faces a hard choice. To leave or stay? Should she give up on the dream of Toby and accept the interest of Anton?

Him, me, Muhammad Ali

October 27, 2016
Jarrar, Randa.
Louisville, KY : Sarabande Books, 2016.
201 pages ; 22 cm
The lunatic's eclipse -- Building girls -- Lost in freakin' Yonkers -- How can I be of use to you? -- A sailor -- Grace -- Testimony of Malik, prisoner #287690 -- Accidental transients -- Asmahan -- Him, me, Muhammad Ali -- The story of my building -- A frame for the sky -- The life, loves, and adventures of Zelwa the Halfie.
"In her first story collection, Jarrar employs a particular, rather than rhetorical approach to race and gender."-- Provided by publisher.

The invisibility cloak

October 27, 2016
Ge, Fei, 1964- author.
New York : NYRB Classics, 2016.
126 pages ; 21 cm
"The hero of The Invisibility Cloak lives in contemporary Beijing--where everyone is doing their best to hustle up the ladder of success while shouldering an ever-growing burden of consumer goods--and he's a loser. Well into his forties, he's divorced (and still doting on his ex), childless, and living with his sister (her husband wants him out) in an apartment at the edge of town with a crack in the wall the wind from the north blows through while he gets by, just, by making customized old-fashioned amplifiers for the occasional rich audio-obsessive. He has contempt for his clients and contempt for himself. The only things he really likes are Beethoven and vintage speakers. Then an old friend tips him off about a special job--a little risky but just don't ask too many questions--and can it really be that this hopeless loser wins? This provocative and seriously funny exercise in the social fantastic by the brilliantly original Ge Fei, one of China's finest living writers, is among the most original works of fiction to come out of China in recent years. It is sure to appeal to readers of Haruki Murakami and other fabulists of contemporary irreality"-- Provided by publisher.

Waves of mercy

October 27, 2016
Austin, Lynn N., author.
378 pages ; 22 cm
Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age seventeen with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as the town celebrates its anniversary. Reluctantly at first, she soon uncovers memories and emotions hidden all these years, including the story of her one true love. At the nearby Hotel Ottawa Resort, 23-year-old Anna Nicholson is trying to recover from a broken engagement. She begins having nightmares of being aboard a steamship during a violent storm, and begins to question who she is and whether she wants to return to her privileged life in Chicago. Neither Geesje nor Anna, who are different in every possible way, can foresee the life-altering revelations awaiting them before the summer ends. -- adapted from website.

The apothecary's curse

October 27, 2016
Barnett, Barbara (Barbara Shyette), author.
Amherst, NY : Pyr, 2016.
347 pages ; 21 cm

The clay girl : [a novel]

October 27, 2016
Tucker, Heather, 1954- author.
Toronto : ECW, a MisFit Book, 2016.
345 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
Follows one woman from her tumultuous childhood through the 1960's sexual revolution and drug culture.

Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee

October 27, 2016
Thompson, Mary G. (Mary Gloria), 1978- author.
292 pages ; 22 cm
"Amy and her cousin Dee were kidnapped six years ago, and when Amy finds her way home, she's desperate to protect the ones she loves at any cost"-- Provided by publisher.

Bound by blood and sand

October 27, 2016
Allen, Becky, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2016.
311 pages ; 22 cm
"A slave living in a dying desert world must decide if she wants to help the kingdom's prince save their world"--Provided by publisher.

The loved ones : a novel

October 27, 2016
Chung, Sonya, author.
United States : Relegation Books, 2016.
279 pages ; 22 cm
"Spanning generations and divergent cultures, The Loved Ones maps the intimate politics of unlikely attractions, illicit love, and costly reconciliations. Charles Lee, the young African American patriarch of a biracial family, seeks to remedy his fatherless childhood in Washington, DC, by making an honorable choice when his chance arrives. Years later in the mid-1980s, uneasy and stymied in his marriage to Alice, he finds a connection with Hannah Lee, the teenage Korean American caregiver whose parents' transgressive flight from tradition and war has left them shrouded in a cloud of secrets and muted passion. A shocking and senseless death will test every familial bond and force all who are touched by the tragedy to reexamine who their loved ones truly are--the very meaning of the words. Haunting, elliptical, and powerful, The Loved Ones deconstructs the world we think we know and shows us the one we inhabit."--Jacket flap.


October 27, 2016
Rosenkrantz, Linda, author.
xi, 215 pages ; 21 cm.
"Friendships are built on chatter, on gossip, on revelations--on talk. Over the course of the summer of 1965, Linda Rosenkrantz taped conversations between three friends (two straight, one gay) on the cusp of thirty vacationing at the beach: Emily, an actor; Vince, a painter; and Marsha, a writer. The result was Talk, a novel in dialogue. The friends are ambitious, conflicted, jealous, petty, loving, funny, sex- and shrink-obsessed, and there's nothing they won't discuss. Topics covered include LSD, fathers, exes, lovers, abortions, S & M, sculpture, books, cats, and of course, each other. Talk was ahead of its time in recognizing the fascination and significance of nonfamily ties in contemporary life."--Provided by publisher.

The Librarians and the lost lamp

October 27, 2016
Cox, Greg, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
286 pages ; 21 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book".
"Ten years ago, only Flynn Carsen, the last of the Librarians, stood against an ancient criminal organization known as The Forty. They stole the oldest known copy of The Arabian Nights by Scheherazade, and Flynn fears they intend to steal Aladdin's fabled lamp. He races to find it first before they can unleash the trapped, malevolent djinn upon the world"--Provided by publisher.

Murder in the courthouse : a Hailey Dean mystery

October 27, 2016
Grace, Nancy, 1959- author.
ix, 273 pages ; 24 cm
"Hailey Dean is in trouble again--and this time it could be deadly! Hailey Dean, the prosecutor who never lost a case, heads to Savannah as an expert witness on the sensational Julie Love-Adams murder trial, but she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery and an unexpected love affair."-- Provided by publisher.

Tangled up in brew

October 27, 2016
Tremel, Joyce, author
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
vi, 295 pages ; 17 cm.
"A brewing trouble mystery"---Cover.
Brew pub owner Maxine "Max" O'Hara and her chef/boyfriend, Jake Lambert, are excited to be participating in the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival. Max hopes to win the coveted Golden Stein for best craft beer--but even if she doesn&#x;t, the festival will be great publicity for her Allegheny Brew House. Or will it? When notoriously nasty food and beverage critic Reginald Mobley is drafted as a last-minute replacement judge, Max dreads a punishing review. Her fears are confirmed when Mobley literally spits out her beer, but things get even worse when the cranky critic drops dead right after trying one of Jake's burgers. Now an ambitious new police detective is determined to pin Mobley's murder on Max and Jake, who must pore over the clues to protect their freedom and reputations--and to find the self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner.

The Witch House of Persimmon Point

October 27, 2016
Palmieri, Suzanne, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
xvi, 380 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion guides.
"Antonietta Amore - lovingly nicknamed Anna by her family - was once a girl who took baths full of rose petals while she imagined a future of romance and travel outside of her home in the sprawling hills of Sicily. But now, hardened by time and a move to America, a land still rough around the edges, she simply goes by Nan as she tries to make a life for herself and the young daughter she never meant to have. Building her home, Haven House, from the sins and ruins of her past, she means it to be a sanctuary for the women of the Amore family. But blind to the power of her own feelings, Nan unwittingly imprisons those she loves most within its walls. Years later, when Eleanor Amore seeks refuge with her six-year-old daughter at their ancestral home, now dubbed "The Witch House" by locals, she knows her family's entire history is there waiting. What she doesn't know is how big a role the ghosts of the past will play in her future. The Witch House will always be there for Nan, and for the women who share her name, but it is up to Eleanor to discover how to free those who are trapped and to decide once and for all if The Witch House was meant to heal her or destroy her forever."--Provided by publisher.

The devoted : a novel

October 27, 2016
Fisher, Suzanne Woods, author.
330 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discussion questions and a recipe.
Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family must decide about her future. Should she stay Amish, or leave? She's passed the GED, saved her money, but can't quite set her journey into motion. Patrick Kelly came to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to "everything Plain." Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor. Ruthie's ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is rebellious, headstrong, defiant. He'll do anything to win Ruthie back-- anything-- and Patrick Kelly is getting in his way.

Kiss cam

October 27, 2016
London, Kiara, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, 2016.
243 pages ; 21 cm
Seventeen-year-old best friends Juniper, Jasper, and Lenny run a popular vlog, but when their fans want Juniper and Jasper to kiss, their relationship changes.

No holding back

October 27, 2016
Evangelista, Kate, author.
New York : Swoon Reads, an imprint of Feiwel and Friends, 2016.
225 pages ; 21 cm
Everyone knows that Nathan is in love with his best friend, Preston, but Preston doesn't know. Preston is heading off to train for the Olympics swim team so there is very little time for Nathan to come clean about his feelings. Will a whirlwind trip to Europe help things along?

A Countess for Christmas

October 26, 2016
McKellen, Christy, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Harlequin Books, 2016.
252 p. ; 18 cm.
Emma Carmichael is shocked when she sees who she's waitressing for at a lavish party--Jack Westwood, the new Earl of Redminster. Her new life comes crashing down when Jack announces to the world that they're married! Jack has never forgotten his first love despite the tragedy that tore them apart. When the paparazzi cameras intrude, he proposes they live as man and wife until the fuss dies down. Emma feels like Cinderella, masquerading as his countess...only, behind closed doors, their marriage feels tantalizingly real.

Her festive baby bombshell

October 26, 2016
Faye, Jennifer, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2016.
252 p. ; 18 cm.
Since their spontaneous and magical night together, Holly Abrams has avoided her boss, CEO Finn Lockwood. Neither of these two damaged hearts was looking for a relationship-least of all with a colleague!

A mistletoe kiss with the boss

October 26, 2016
Meier, Susan, author.
Don Mills, Ontario ; Harlequin Books, 2016.
250 pages ; 18 cm.
When sweet, kind Kristen Anderson asks self-made billionaire Dean Suminski to invest in her charity, he agrees, but with one condition: Kristen must be his Christmas Party date!

The unexpected holiday gift

October 26, 2016
Pembroke, Sophie, author.
Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Books, 2016.
252 p. ; 18 cm.
When Jacob Foster walks back into Clara's world, her heart races. She won't, can't, allow herself to hope it could lead to comething more. But when her soon-to-be ex-husband hires her to create a perfect Christmas for his family, she simply can't afford to refuse.

Baby of his revenge

October 26, 2016
Lucas, Jennie, author.
215 pages ; 17 cm.
"Kassius Black rose from the ashes of his catastrophic childhood driven by revenge against the father who abandoned him. With near complete ownership of his father's assets, Kassius's last vengeful step is to present him with an heir he'll never get to know! Pure in body and mind, Laney Henry is the perfect candidate to wear Kassius's ring and carry his child. So Kassius delivers his ultimatum confident he has nothing to lose...or does he?"

A Cinderella for the Greek

October 26, 2016
James, Julia (Romance fiction writer), author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
217 pages ; 17 cm.
Cruelly mistreated by her stepfamily, Ellen Mountford retreated to the shadows of her father's home, feeling unworthy and unloved. But when powerful tycoon Max Vasilikos wants to buy the glorious English country estate, Ellen can hide no longer... Under the scrutiny of the Greek's arrogant stare Ellen fights the urge to retreat further and stands up to him, yet Max is relentless. He tempts her out to a glamorous charity gala, where Ellen is transformed from dowdy recluse to belle of the ball. Now there is a new glint in Max's eye that is even more devastating...seduction!

A deal with Alejandro

October 26, 2016
Blake, Maya, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
217 pages ; 17 cm.
"Alejandro Aguilar never mixes business with pleasure--but his newest employee, marketing guru Elise Jameson, is refreshingly different and irresistibly intoxicating. Working together on a high-octane multibillion-dollar merger, exhilaration gets the better of them... But this Spaniard is still wrestling demons from his past and he sees betrayal everywhere, including in the eyes of his temptress Elise. So he fires her, destroying the business deal--and her heart. Until he realizes his mistake. Innocent Elise is the key to the merger, and she knows her price--but is Alejandro prepared to go all in?"

Indebted to Moreno

October 26, 2016
Walker, Kate, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
219 pages ; 17 cm.
"On trembling legs, dress designer Rose Cavalliero stares up at the man she never thought she'd see again. Tall, dark and dangerous, Spaniard Nairo Moreno took Rose's virginity before a misunderstanding led her to nearly destroy his life. But now he's back and determined to collect the debt she owes him. Designing his precious sister's wedding gown will cement Rose's career. But if she'd known that accepting Nairo's offer would see her blackmailed into becoming a more-than-convenient fiancée to the man who broke her heart, Rose would have said no...wouldn't she?"

Married for the tycoon's empire

October 26, 2016
Green, Abby, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
216 pages ; 17 cm.
"Ben Carter's reputation has been savaged by a shocking press exposé and there's only one way to save both it and his latest business venture: with a gold ring. In Julianna Ford--daughter of his European rival--Ben's found the perfect candidate...until she says no. No one refuses Ben Carter, not least of all this beautiful and beguiling English society princess. So when Julianna auctions one kiss for charity, Ben seizes the chance to win his heiress. He might have paid one million dollars for a kiss, but Ben intends to have so much more!"

The return of the Di Sione wife

October 26, 2016
Crews, Caitlin, author.
216 pages ; 17 cm.
"Dario Di Sione should be feeling triumphant-- he's about to fulfill his grandfather's wish and retrieve the precious earrings, but all he feels is fury. The beautiful lawyer handling the sale is the woman who betrayed him six years ago&#x;his wife! Discovering Anais has kept their child a secret makes Dario determined to be the father he never had. But Anais's return to his side casts a new light on past events, and now it's not just the child he wants to claim!"

The Spaniard's pregnant bride

October 26, 2016
Yates, Maisey, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
219 pages ; 17 cm.
With her identity concealed, Allegra Valenti enters Italy's most glorious masquerade ball determined to make happy memories to sustain her through her impending coldly arranged betrothal. But a passionate encounter with a masked stranger has consequences that tear apart her dutiful life. Brooding Spanish duke Cristian Acosta cannot believe the masked siren he let his guard down for was his best friend's sister -- pampered heiress he grew up despising. To safeguard the Acosta legacy, Cristian must adorn Allegra with a trinket of his own -- a gold wedding band!

Surrendering to the Italian's command

October 26, 2016
Lawrence, Kim, author.
Don Mills, ON : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2016.
217 pages ; 17 cm.
"Ever since a horrific accident for which he blames himself, Danilo Raphael has remained closed off and emotion-free. But when he sees English rose Tess Jones being attacked, he cannot quell his protective instincts and offers her his imposing Tuscan palazzo. Tess Jones may be a virgin, but she knows what she wants in a man, and this autocratic Italian, no matter how darkly sexy, isn't it! But as hot summer days melt into sultry nights, Tess finds herself surrendering to Danilo. Their passion changes Tess irrevocably, but she must leave unless Danilo relinquishes the past that holds him back..."

The award : a novel

October 26, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
319 pages ; 24 cm
"Capturing historical events, terrifying moments of danger, tragedy, the price of war, and the invincible spirit of a woman of honor, The Award is a monumental tale from one of our most gifted storytellers--Danielle Steel's finest, most emotionally resonant novel yet. Gaëlle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend, Rebekah Feldmann, and her family, and send them to a detention camp for deportation to an unknown, ominous fate. The local German military commandant makes Gaëlle family estate outside Lyon into his headquarters. Her father and brother are killed by the Germans; her mother fades away into madness and ill health. Trusted friends and employees become traitors. And by accident, Gaëlle begins a perilous journey with the French Resistance, hoping to save lives to make up for the beloved friend she could do nothing to help. Taking terrifying risks, Gaëlle becomes a valuable member of the Resistance, fearlessly delivering Jewish children to safety underneath the eyes of the Gestapo and their French collaborators. Then she is suddenly approached by the German commandant with an astonishing and dangerous plan to save part of France's artistic heritage as the Germans withdraw. And once again, her life is on the line. Conducted in secret, flawlessly carried out, her missions for the Resistance change her life and mark her for years. She is falsely accused of collaboration at the end of the war, and flees Lyon in disgrace, orphaned and alone. She goes to Paris to put the war behind her and begin a new life, with the ghosts of the past always close at hand. Gaëlle's life will take her from Paris to New York, from a career as a Dior model to marriage and motherhood, unbearable loss, and mature, lasting love. She returns to Paris to run a small museum, honoring victims of the Holocaust. She has never sought recognition for her courage during the war years she can never forget. Her label as a collaborator remains, until her granddaughter, a respected political journalist, is determined that past wrongs finally be made right, and her grandmother's brave acts be recognized. Now a grateful nation will finally acknowledge this remarkable woman. At last, she is absolved and honored as the war hero she was"-- Provided by publisher.

Death's end

October 26, 2016
Liu, Cixin, author.
New York : Tor, 2016.
604 pages ; 25 cm.
Sequel to: The dark forest.
"Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to co-exist peacefully as equals without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent. Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle?"--Provided by publisher.

Santorini Caesars : a Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis mystery

October 26, 2016
Siger, Jeffrey, author.
287 pages : maps ; 22 cm
When a young demonstrator is publicly singled out and assassinated by highly trained killers in the heart of protest-charged Athens, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis is convinced the killing was meant not to take out a target, but as a message. A message from whom? To whom? And why? Kaldis' search for answers leads him and his team to the breathtakingly beautiful island of Santorini, heralded in legend as the lost island of Atlantis, and to eavesdrop on a hush-hush gathering of Greece's top military leaders looking to come up with their own response to the overwhelming crises and uncertainties their country faces .Is it a coup d'état, or something else? Greece is no stranger to violence upending duly elected governments and memories of the nation's last junta dictatorship years still burn in the minds of all who lived through the Regime of the Colonels. The answer is by no means clear, but as suspects emerge and international intrigues evolve, the threat of another, far more dramatic assassination grows ever more likely--as does the realization that only Kaldis can stop it. But at what price? Greece's government is in chaos, its goals and leadership are suspect, and Kaldis is forever at odds with its methods. Life is not the same, nor is it likely to return to better days any time soon. With a new child on the way, and their young son coming face-to-face with the harsh nature of the world around him, Kaldis and his wife wonder if carrying on the fight matters anymore. It is a time for testing character, commitment, and the common good. And for saving the nation from chaos.

What gold buys

October 26, 2016
Parker, Ann, 1952- author.
395 pages : map ; 23 cm
"Autumn, 1880, in the Rocky Mountains brings frost, snow, and the return of Inez Stannert to Leadville, Colorado, where she is one of three partners in the Silver Queen Saloon. Her undisputed reign is going to be challenged by her roving husband, Mark, who returns with her. The third owner, African-American Abe Jackson, is defiitely worried about harnessing this volatile pair to the business, especially as Mark seems bent on wooing back his wife." -- Back cover.

Everyone we've been

October 26, 2016
Everett, Sarah, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
390 pages ; 22 cm
"Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy who keeps disappearing. She's afraid she's going crazy, and the worried looks on her family's and friends' faces aren't helping. Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits the Overton Clinic. But there she unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased. Flooded with questions about the past, Addison confronts the choices she can't even remember and wonders if you can possibly know the person you're becoming if you don't know the person you've been."--Jacket flap.


October 26, 2016
Kozlowsky, M. P., author.
336 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Frost lives in a bombed out apartment in a post-apocalyptic world, with only her pet broot, Romes, and a robot named Bunt, who has her father's memories, for company--but now Romes is dying and her need to find help is forcing her to leave the apartment for the first time in her life, and face the streets which are a hunting ground for rogue robots and the dreaded Eaters."--Provided by publisher.

The lovely reckless

October 26, 2016
Garcia, Kami, author.
374 pages ; 22 cm
Seventeen-year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend's death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. Then a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad, an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don't faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football. Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Projekt 1065

October 26, 2016
Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.
309 pages ; 22 cm
It is 1943, and thirteen-year-old Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany in Berlin, is also a spy for the British Secret Service, so he has joined the Hitler Youth, and pretending that he agrees with their violence and book-burning is hard enough--but when he is asked to find out more about "Projekt 1065" both his and his parents' lives get a lot more dangerous.

Rani Patel in full effect

October 26, 2016
Patel, Sonia, author.
314 pages ; 24 cm
Rani Patel, almost seventeen and living on remote Moloka'i island, is oppressed by the cultural norms of her Gujarati immigrant parents. But when Mark, an older man, draws her into new experiences, red flags abound.

Snow summer

October 26, 2016
Peel, Kit, 1974- author.
Toronto ; Berkeley : Groundwood Books : House of Anansi Press, 2016.
223 pages ; 23 cm
Massive climate change has caused a winter that will not thaw, and it seems that the forces of nature have turned on humanity itself. In the sleepy British village of Pateley, Wyn, an orphan, has always known that she is different. Unable to feel the biting cold of wind and snow, she does what she can to blend in. When mysterious figures start to appear in the village, insisting that she may have the power to restore order to the natural world, Wyn must look deep inside herself to face the secrets of her past that she has kept hidden even from herself.

Spare and found parts

October 26, 2016
Griffin, Sarah Maria, author.
iii, 399 pages ; 22 cm
"Nell Crane has never held a boy's hand. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts--an arm, a leg, an eye--Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she's the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society's good ... but how can Nell live up to her father's revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? Then she finds a lost mannequin's hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city--and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own."--Provided by publisher.

The angel of history : a novel

October 26, 2016
Alameddine, Rabih, author.
294 pages ; 22 cm
Yemeni-born poet Jacob revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints.

The house of silence

October 26, 2016
Busquets, Blanca, author.
New York : Regan Arts, 2016.
249 pages ; 22 cm
In the tradition of Elena Ferrante--a breathtaking European novel of love, loss, and the mysterious connection between four people, a valuable violin, and their passion for music.

The rift : uprising

October 26, 2016
Foster, Amy Susan, author.
xiii, 384 pages ; 24 cm.
Seventeen-year-old Ryn is an elite, cybernetically-altered soldier in charge of guarding a Rift -- one of fourteen unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. When a young man named Ezra is pulled through the Rift, Ryn starts questioning everything she knows. -- Adapted from summary.

The hidden keys

October 26, 2016
Alexis, André, 1957- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Coach House Books, [2016].
230 pages ; 21 cm
"Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle. As Tancred tracks down the treasure, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, esteemed copyist, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named "Nigger" Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund "Freud" Luxemburg, a club-footed psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their paws on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend."--Provided by publisher.

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