New Arrivals · All Fiction

January 31, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Motive : an Alex Delaware novel

January 30, 2015
Kellerman, Jonathan.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
336 pages ; 24 cm
"The #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman writes razor-sharp novels that cut to the quick. Now comes Motive, which pits psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis against a vicious criminal mind--the kind only Kellerman can bring to chilling life. Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don't get solved--and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end--one even Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case--because there's always a next one. This time the victim is Ursula Corey: a successful, attractive divorcee who's been gunned down--not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of perp: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the most likely suspect, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the specter of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman "Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix."--Los Angeles Times "A master of the psychological thriller."--People "The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis. makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes."--Forbes"-- Provided by publisher.

A spool of blue thread

January 30, 2015
Tyler, Anne.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
357 pages ; 25 cm
"This is a Borzoi book."
"From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life. "It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family"-- Provided by publisher.

A spool of blue thread : [a novel]

January 30, 2015
Tyler, Anne.
[New York] : Random House Large Print, [2015]
549 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father. Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family.

The shadow cabinet

January 30, 2015
Johnson, Maureen, 1973-
New York, NY : G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
376 pages ; 22 cm
"Rory, Callum and Boo are still reeling from a series of tragic events, while new dangers lurk around the city from Jane and her nefarious organization"-- Provided by publisher.

Mystery of the dinner playhouse

January 30, 2015
Befeler, Mike.
Waterville, Maine : Five Star, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
265 pages ; 23 cm
"When a staged murder at a mystery dinner playhouse turns into a real poisoning death, recently retired detective Gabe Tremont is called back to solve the crime and discovers the playhouse director, the cast and a spy from a competing theater all have reasons to want the murdered man dead" -- provided by publisher.

Twelve days

January 30, 2015
Berenson, Alex.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
422 pages ; 24 cm.
"A John Wells novel"--Cover.
"Twelve days. John Wells, with his former CIA bosses Ellis Shafer and Vinnie Duto, has uncovered a staggering plot, a false-flag operation to convince the President to attack Iran. But they have no hard evidence, and no one at Langley or the White House will listen. Now the President has set a deadline for Iran to give up its nuclear program, and the mullahs in Tehran-furious and frightened-have responded with a deadly terrorist attack. Wells, Shafer, and Duto know they have only twelve days to find the proof they need. They fan out, from Switzerland to Saudi Arabia, Israel to Russia, desperately trying to tease out the clues in their possession. Meanwhile, the United States is moving soldiers and Marines to Iran's border. And Iran has mobilized its own squad of suicide bombers. And as the days tick by and the obstacles mount, they realize that everything they do may not be enough..."-- Provided by publisher.

The kind worth killing

January 30, 2015
Swanson, Peter, 1968-
New York, NY : William Morrow, and imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
311 pages ; 24 cm
"A dark and devious literary suspense novel about a random encounter, sex, and a conversation that quickly turns to murder--a modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith's classic Strangers on a Train--from the author of The Girl with a Clock for a Heart"-- Provided by publisher.

The knife

January 30, 2015
Ritchell, Ross.
New York : Blue Rider Press, 2015.
251 pages ; 24 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A powerful, dark, and morally provocative debut novel about a U.S. Special Forces unit operating in Afghanistan, written by a former soldier--No Easy Day meets Redeployment.."-- Provided by publisher.

Trigger warning : short fictions and disturbances

January 30, 2015
Gaiman, Neil, author.
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
xxxvii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
This third collection of short fiction by Gaiman includes previously published pieces of short fiction -- stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013 -- as well "Black Dog," a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods.

Girl runner : a novel

January 30, 2015
Snyder, Carrie.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]
viii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Frail centenarian Aganetha Smart recounts to two mysterious filmmakers her remarkable 1928 gold medal win for Canada, the first Olympic Games that permitted women to compete in track events.

Better when he's bold

January 30, 2015
Crownover, Jay.
New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2015.
viii, 344 pages ; 21 cm.

Head of state : a political entertainment

January 30, 2015
Marr, Andrew, author.
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015.
viii, 333 pages ; 24 cm
As the United Kingdom decides whether or not to remain a member of the European Union or go its own way in September of 2017, a group of ruthless killers will stop at nothing to keep a shocking secret at the very heart of the government that could change everything in an instant from being revealed.

Esperanza Street

January 30, 2015
Keni, Niyati, author.
London : And Other Stories, 2015.
309 pages ; 20 cm.
"I was eight when my father brought me to one of the big houses at the top of Esperanza Street and left me with Mary Morelos. 'I haven't the time to fix broken wings,' she said. 'Does he have any trouble with discipline?' My father glanced at me before answering." So begins the story of Joseph, houseboy to the once-wealthy Mary Morelos, who lives in the three-storey Spanish colonial house at the top of Esperanza Street. Through Joseph's eyes we witness the destruction of the community to which they are both, in their own way, bound.

My sunshine away : [a novel]

January 30, 2015
Walsh, M. O. (Milton O'Neal)
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
306 pages ; 24 cm
Subtitle from jacket.

Me, Margarita

January 30, 2015
Korżaia-Samadašvili, Ana.
Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, 2015.
213 pages ; 22 cm.
"Georgian literature series"--Back cover.
Short stories about men and women, love and hate, sex and disappointment, cynicism and hope--perhaps unique in that none of the stories reveal the time or place in they occur: the world is too small now for it to matter. A disillusioned woman, the narrator doesn't mince words about the imperfection of her life, her relationships, her prospects; yet what might in other hands seem discouraging is presented with such humor the reader can't help but feel there may yet be hope... for most of us.

The Brueghel Moon : a novel

January 30, 2015
Čilaże, Tʻamaz, 1933-
©2014
124 pages ; 22 cm
"Georgian literature series"--Back cover.
The novel of the famous Georgian writer, poet and playwright Tamaz Chiladze focuses on moral problems/issues, arisen as a result of too great a self-assuredness of psychologists. Its main character is an up-to-now successful psychotherapist, whose wife has left him. One day she suddenly realised that her marriage is nothing more than "fact/reality born out of habit" and her family is a branch of a hospital. For her husband she wasn't a beloved wife but just a patient. The heroine finds an exit from the vicious circle of misunderstanding and insensitivity.

Lip reading : a novel

January 30, 2015
Kraus, Harry Lee, 1960- author.
Colorado Springs, CO : David C. Cook, 2014.
422 pages ; 22 cm
She just needs a little longer. She's really close. Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a medical researcher, stands on the verge of a breakthrough that will transform medicine. But she soon discovers the reason behind the miraculous progress in her research, and it leaves her with a nearly impossible choice and little time to decide. More than her research is at stake. And more threatens it than this latest revelation. Something she's tried hard to cover up. There is a high cost to some things in medicine and it's not always the patient who pays. Can Rebecca find the faith and wisdom she needs to make the right call? The clock is ticking and the pressure is on.

Fancy

January 30, 2015
Davies, Jeremy M., 1978-
Jackson Heights, NY : Ellipsis Press, [2014]
241 pages ; 21 cm

Make them cry

December 1, 2015
O'Brien, Kevin, 1955-
New York : Pinnacle Books, [2013], c2002.
469 p. ; 20 cm.
Reprint. Originally published: c2002.
After the death of John Costello, seminary student of Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Murphy and the victims sister investigate John's death. They unearth clues not only to John's murder, but to other murders in the Seattle area.

Blood infernal

January 29, 2015
Rollins, James, 1961-
New York, NY : William Morrow, [2015]
405 pages ; 24 cm.
"As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness. With the Apocalypse looming, Erin must again join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for a treasure lost for millennia. But the prize has already fallen into the hands of their enemy, a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall. The search for the key to salvation will take Erin and the others across centuries and around the world, from the dusty shelves of the Vatican's secret archives to lost medieval laboratories, where ancient alchemies were employed to horrific ends. All the while, they are hunted, besieged by creatures of uncanny skill and talent. As clues are dug free from ancient underground chapels and found frozen in icy mountain caverns, Erin will discover that the only hope for victory lies in an impossible act--one that will destroy not only her, but all she loves. To protect the world, Erin must walk through the very gates of Hell and face the darkest of enemies: Lucifer himself. "-- Provided by publisher.

Sweet surprise

January 29, 2015
Terry, Candis, author.
New York, New York : Avon, [2015]
viii, 372 pages ; 18 cm.

Jaguar pride

January 29, 2015
Spear, Terry, author.
©2015.
339 pages ; 18 cm.
"JAG Special Forces agents Huntley Anderson and Melissa Overton are hot on the trail of poachers when they're suddenly saddled with two jaguar shifter cubs. They have to locate the parents, pronto-but who's going to babysit in the meantime? Huntley is a rough, tough jaguar shifter and an all-business agent, but he's not going to let two abandoned youngsters come to any harm on his watch. Seeing her super-manly partner try to get the playful cubs under control stirs up some unexpected desires in Melissa, and she begins to feel like Huntley's not the only one who's in over his head"--page [4] of cover.

Echo 8

January 29, 2015
Fisher, Sharon Lynn, author.
©2015
280 pages ; 21 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
As a parapsychologist working for Seattle Psi, Tess may not be prepared to survive when doppelg̈ängers begin appearing from a parallel world. After dislocating to Seattle Psi from the other Earth, Jake is confined for study and drains life energy from Tess, almost killing her. This causes a ripple effect across two worlds - and creates a bond neither of them expected. Ross is an FBI agent ordered to protect Tess while she studies Jake. By the time Ross realizes his mission could be compromised, it's already too late - he'll have to choose between his love for Tess and his duty to protect the people of his own Earth.

City beasts : fourteen short stories of uninvited wildlife

January 29, 2015
Kurlansky, Mark, author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.
294 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Odd birds in New York -- Dominican Republic: twice bitten in San Pedro -- Miami: the alligator teeth of an unknown God -- The Gloucester whale cod -- Havana: a murder of crows -- Gloucester: the science of happiness in North Shore frogs -- Idaho locavores: a trilogy of the Sawtooth Wolf: Part one, Hunger of the Big Wood River; Part two, Sheepish in Sun Valley; Part three, Night in Stanley -- New York nitpickers -- Haiti: the leaopard of Ti Morne Joli -- Coyote: Part one, Stalking in New York; Part two, Mexico City: in the capital -- San Sebastian: Begona and the bear.
In these stories, Mark Kurlansky journeys to his familiar haunts like New York's Central Park or Miami's Little Havana but with an original, earthy, and adventurous perspective. From baseball players in the Dominican Republic to Basque separatists in Spain to a restaurant owner in Cuba, from urban coyotes to a murder of crows, Kurlansky travels the worlds of animals and their human counterparts, revealing moving and hilarious truths about our connected existence. In the end, he illuminates how closely our worlds are aligned, how humans really are beasts, susceptible to their basest instincts, their wildest dreams, and their artful survival.

Obsession in death

January 28, 2015
Robb, J. D., 1950- author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2015.
404 pages ; 24 cm.
NYPSD lieutenant Eve Dallas must contend with an admirer who proves his devotion by killing repeatedly.

Fight for pow3r

January 28, 2015
Walters, Eric, 1957- author.
©2015
346 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: The rule of thre3.
"The rule of 3"--Title page.
"In a world gone dark, life goes on for Adam and his fortified neighborhood--but the trade-offs made for safety and security are increasingly wrenching and questionable"-- Provided by publisher.

The last American vampire

January 28, 2015
Grahame-Smith, Seth.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
594 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
"New York Times bestselling author Seth Grahame-Smith returns with the follow-up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter--a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges. THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death. It will be an expansive journey that will first send him to England for an unexpected encounter with Jack the Ripper, then to New York City for the birth of a new American century, the dawn of the electric era of Tesla and Edison, and the blazing disaster of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Along the way, Henry goes on the road in a Kerouac-influenced trip as Seth Grahame-Smith ingeniously weaves vampire history through Russia's October Revolution, the First and Second World Wars, and the JFK assassination. Expansive in scope and serious in execution, THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE is sure to appeal to the passionate readers who made Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter a runaway success"-- Provided by publisher.

The first bad man : a novel

January 28, 2015
July, Miranda, 1974-
New York : Scribner, 2015.
276 pages ; 22 cm
"Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's self-defense nonprofit where she works. She believes they've been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one. When Cheryl's bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter, Clee, can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl's eccentrically ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee--the selfish, cruel blond bombshell--who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher.

The country road : stories

January 28, 2015
Ullmann, Regina, 1884-1961.
New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2015.
147pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published as Die Landstrasse in 1921" -- Verso title page.
"A New Directions paperbook original."
"Admired by Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, and particularly Rainer Maria Rilke, Swiss author Regina Ullmann has never appeared before in English: her oracular, strange, singular voice astonishes. The stories in this volume are largely set in the Alpine countryside, and though resonant of nineteenth-century village tales and of authors such as Adalbert Stifter, Ullmann's distinctive, otherworldly voice has inspired comparisons to her contemporary Robert Walser. In her stories, the archaic and the modern collide. In one tale, a young woman on an exhausting country walk recoils at a passing bicyclist, but accepts a ride from a wagon, taking her seat on a trunk with a snake coiled inside. As Ullmann writes, "sometimes the whole world appears to be painted on porcelain, right down to the dangerous cracks." This delicate but brittle beauty, with its ominous undertones, gives Regina Ullmann her unique voice" -- Provided by publisher.

Fear the darkness

January 28, 2015
Masterman, Becky, author.
©2014
viii, 322 pages ; 25 cm
"A thriller"--Jacket.
"Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn knows how difficult it can be to overcome one's past. But she is nothing if not a fighter. Even when the return of a serial killer from her past threatened to derail her new marriage, she managed to hold on to the life she's been trying to build in Tucson with her husband Carlo ... After her sister-in-law dies, Brigid's [seventeen]-year-old niece Gemma-Kate comes to live with her and Carlo ... Brigid doesn't exactly love the idea, especially since there's always been something unsettling about Gemma-Kate, but family is family. Meanwhile, Brigid agrees to help a local couple by investigating the death of their son--until dangerous things start to happen"-- Provided by publisher.

Dead red

January 28, 2015
O'Mara, Tim, author.
©2014
x, 308 pages ; 25 cm.
"New York City school teacher Raymond Donne had no idea how bad his night was going to get when he picked up the phone. Ricky Torres, his old friend from his days as a cop, needs Ray's help, and he needs it right now in the middle of the night. Ricky picks Ray up in the taxi he has been driving since returning from serving as a Marine in Iraq, but before Ricky can tell Ray what's going on the windows of the taxi explode under a hail of bullets killing Ricky and knocking Ray unconscious as he dives to pull Ricky out of harm's way. Ray would've done anything to help Ricky out while he was alive. Now that he's dead, he'll go to the same lengths to find out who did it and why. All he has to go on is that Ricky was working with Jack Knight, another ex-cop turned PI. They were investigating the disappearance of a PR giant's daughter who had ties to the same Brooklyn streets that all three of them used to work. Is that what got Ricky killed or was he into something even more dangerous? Was there anything that Ray could've done for him while he was alive? Is there anything he can do for him now? Filled with the kinds of unexpected twists that make for the best crime fiction and with secrets that run far deeper than loyalties, Dead Red is the most thrilling mystery yet in Tim O'Mara's widely acclaimed series"-- Provided by publisher.

The jaguar's children

January 28, 2015
Vaillant, John.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
280 pages ; 24 cm
"Hector is trapped. The water truck, sealed to hide its human cargo, has broken down. The coyotes have taken all the passenters' money for a mechanic and have not returned...." --inside front cover.

Master sergeant

January 28, 2015
Odom, Mel, author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, 2015.
368 pages ; 17 cm.
"They call it The Green Hell. A maze of tangled jungle, the planet Makaum is one of the most dangerous places in the universe. And for Terran Military Master Sergeant Frank Sage, it is now home. The war between the Terrans and the Phrenorians rages, and both sides have their sights set on Makaum. If the planet's rich resources fall into enemy hands it could mean devastation for the Terran Army. To ensure that doesn't happen, Sage is sent to assess the Makaum troops and bring them in line with Terran Military standards. But soon after arriving at his post, he realizes the Phrenorians are not the only threat. Heading up a small but fearless unit, Sage must stop a brewing civil war with the power to unleash a galactic cataclysm unlike anything ever seen" -- from publisher's web site.

Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

January 28, 2015
Quinn, Julia, 1970-
[New York] : Avon Books, 2015.
378 pages ; 18 cm
Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second--or third--look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one. Iris Smythe-Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can't quite believe it's all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can't help thinking that he's hiding something ... even as her heart tells her to say yes.

Bound by flames : a night prince novel

January 28, 2015
Frost, Jeaniene, author.
New York : Avon Books, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
374 pages ; 17 cm
Play with fire, pay the price... Leila's years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn't learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin . . . Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn't like Vlad to feel fear, but he does...for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad's greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him--and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away--Vlad's love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both.

Catch a falling heiress : an American heiress in London

January 28, 2015
Guhrke, Laura Lee, author.
New York : Avon, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.
370 pages ; 17 cm.
Linnet Holland wants nothing to do with fortune hunters. No, she's determined to marry a man who loves her. But just as she's about to accept the perfect marriage proposal from the man she wants, the rakish Earl of Featherstone interrupts and ruins everything, including her reputation, with his smoldering kiss...Jack Featherstone knows all about Linnet's "intended," and he's determined she won't fall prey to that villain as other women have in the past. But when his attempt to save Linnet ruins her instead, he knows he has to make things right. So he sets out to win this golden beauty...and prove to her that being ruined by him was the best thing that could have happened to her.

In your wildest Scottish dreams

January 28, 2015
Ranney, Karen, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
369 pages ; 17 cm.

The marriage charm

January 28, 2015
Miller, Linda Lael, author.
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada : HQN Books, [2015]
265 pages ; 25 cm.
"The Brides of Bliss County"--T.p. facing.
"HQN romance"--Spine.
"Melody Nolan has always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the local chief of police, but she's convinced that Spence, a notorious charmer, isn't exactly husband material. He's a great cop who isn't afraid of anything, except love, but there is something about Melody that his heart just can't ignore"--Provided by publisher.

Shadow of the war machine

January 28, 2015
Bailey, Kristin.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2015.
433 pages : 22 cm
"Meg has searched the globe for answers about why her parents were killed; where her grandfather disappeared to; and above all the identity of the man with the clockwork mask behind all of this treachery. At last, she has clues that will lead her to the shocking truth"-- Provided by publisher.

Girl before a mirror

January 28, 2015
Palmer, Liza, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
357 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.

Searching for Grace Kelly

January 28, 2015
Callahan, Michael, 1963- author.
Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
275 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"A Mariner Original."
For a small-town girl with a big dream in 1955, there is no address more glamorous than New York's Barbizon Hotel. Laura, a patrician beauty from Smith, arrives in its vaunted halls to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her hopelessly romantic roommate Dolly comes from a working-class upstate town to attend secretarial school. Vivian, a brash, redheaded British bombshell with a disregard for the hotel's rules, rounds out the unlikely trio of friends. As the summer wears on, Laura struggles to find her footing in the chic but formidable world of Manhattan publishing while Dolly battles her own demons of self-doubt. Vivian longs to sing at the Stork Club instead of just shilling cigarettes there, but finds herself floundering in more ways than one. Together, the girls embark on a journey of self-discovery that will take them from the penthouse salons of Park Avenue to the Beat scene of Greenwich Village to Atlantic City's Steel Pier -- and into the arms of very different men who will alter their lives forever.

Hunter reborn

January 28, 2015
Reus, Katie, author.
New York, New York : Signet Eclipse, 2015.
360 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from: Targeted (pages [339]-360).
"A Signet Eclipse book."
"Losing her was the hardest thing he'd ever endured.... Warrior shifter Aiden's investigation of the trafficking of vampire blood leads to a startling discovery: the beautiful vampire bondmate he thought was dead. Decades ago, they'd defied their powerful families to be together, but then Larissa disappeared without a trace. When their mating link broke, it nearly destroyed Aiden. Now she's back with no memory of where she's been. Even more shattering--Larissa claims she has no idea who Aiden is. Now she's back... It's a race against time to bring down an operation more evil than his pack ever suspected, and Aiden finds himself working side by side with a mate who no longer trusts him--and she wants out. But he lost her once, and he won't let her go again. Unfortunately, Larissa's blood is the key to a powerful monster's dangerous plan--and he'll stop at nothing to destroy her, sparking off a war between the supernaturals and humans that no one will win"--Page [4] of cover.

We are pirates : a novel

January 28, 2015
Handler, Daniel, author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
269 pages ; 24 cm
"A boat has gone missing. Goods have been stolen. There is blood in the water. It is the twenty-first century and a crew of pirates is terrorizing the San Francisco Bay"-- Provided by publisher.

Funny girl

January 28, 2015
Hornby, Nick.
New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.
452 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
"From the bestselling author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down comes a highly anticipated new novel. Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process. "-- Provided by publisher.

Single, carefree, mellow : stories

January 28, 2015
Heiny, Katherine.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
224 pages ; 22 cm
The Dive Bar -- How to Give the Wrong Impression -- Single, Carefree, Mellow -- Blue Heron Bridge -- That Dance You Do -- Dark Matter -- Thoughts of a Bridesmaid -- The Rhett Butlers -- Grendel's Mother -- Andorra.

Turtleface and beyond : stories

January 28, 2015
Bradford, Arthur, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
193 pages ; 22 cm
Turtleface -- Cold feet -- Lost limbs -- Orderly -- Travels with Paul -- The box -- Snakebite -- Wendy, Mort, and I -- The LSD and the baby -- Build it up, knock it down -- Resort Tik Tok -- 217-pound dog.
A "collection featuring prosthetically limbed lovers, a snakebitten hitchhiker turned wedding crasher, a lawyer at the end of his rope, a ménage à trois at Thailand's Resort Tik Tok, and a whole host of near disasters, narrow escapes, and complicated victories, all narrated by Georgie, who struggles with his poor decisions but finds redemption in the telling of each of his tales"-- Provided by publisher.

The hunger of the wolf : a novel

January 28, 2015
Marche, Stephen, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
253 pages ; 24 cm
A "body [found] in the snow is that of Ben Wylie, the heir to America's second-wealthiest business dynasty, and it is found in a remote patch of northern Canada. Far away, in post-crash New York, Jamie Cabot, the son of the Wylie family's housekeepers, must figure out how and why Ben died. He knows the answer lies in the tortured history of the Wylie family, who over three generations built up their massive holdings into several billion dollars' worth of real estate, oil, and information systems despite a terrible family secret they must keep from the world"-- Provided by publisher.

There's something I want you to do : stories

January 28, 2015
Baxter, Charles, 1947-
New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]
221 pages ; 22 cm
Bravery -- Loyalty -- Chastity -- Charity -- Forbearance -- Lust -- Sloth -- Avarice -- Gluttony -- Vanity.
"The ten inter-related stories in [this collection] are held together by a surreally intricate web of cause and effect--one that slowly ensnares both fictional bystanders and ... readers"--Dust jacket flap.

This is the life : a novel

January 28, 2015
Shearer, Alex, author.
New York : Washington Square Press, 2015.
229 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : Blue Door, 2014.
Two estranged brothers come together when one of them discovers he has a brain tumor and the other emerges as his caretaker.

The scapegoat

January 28, 2015
Nikolaidou, Sophia, 1968- author.
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2015.
246 pages ; 22 cm

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