New Arrivals · All Fiction

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Girl made of stars

May 18, 2018
Blake, Ashley Herring, author.
©2018
295 pages ; 22 cm
When Mara's twin brother Owen is accused of rape by her friend Hannah, Mara is forced to confront her feelings about her family, her sense of right and wrong, a trauma from her past, and the future with her girlfriend, Charlie.

We are all that's left

May 18, 2018
Arcos, Carrie, author.
New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2018]
376 pages ; 22 cm
Told in two voices, Nadja grows up in war-torn Bosnia in the 1990s and, in the present, refuses to discuss her youth with her daughter, Zara, until both are traumatized by a terrorist attack in Rhode Island.

Keep the home fires burning

May 18, 2018
Block, Simon, author.
London : Zaffre, 2018.
494 pages : map ; 20 cm
"Will the war make or break them?"--Cover.
"From the creator of the smash-hit ITV show Home Fires"--Cover.
Prologue -- Part One. Spitfire down -- Part Two. A woman's work -- Part Three. Strangers amongst us -- Part Four. A soldier returns.
Join Frances Barden, Sarah Collingborne, Pat Simms, Miriam Brindsley, and the women of the Great Paxford Women's Institute as calamity hits their beloved village and they prove once again that when women work together they can surmount almost any challenge. Frances struggles as her factory is shut down and her husband's secret child arrives at her door. Pat's abusive husband is home from the war. Newlyweds Teresa and Nick hide a secret. Meanwhile, the life of the Campbell family is turned on its head, and Alison finds new purpose in helping the influx of strangers to the village. Through it all the Women's Institute provides support and camaraderie. But is their combined strength enough to get them through the war?

Out of the blue

May 18, 2018
Cameron, Sophie, author.
©2018
266 pages ; 20 cm
"Ten days after Jaya Mackenzie's mum dies, angels start falling from the sky. Smashing down to earth at extraordinary speeds, wings bent, faces contorted, not a single one has survived. Hysteria mounting with every Being that drops, Jaya's father uproots the family to Edinburgh intent on catching one alive. But Jaya can't stand this obsession and, struggling to make sense of her mother's sudden death and her own role on that fateful day, she's determined to stay out of it. When her best friend disappears and her father's mania spirals, things hit rock bottom and it's at that moment something extraordinary happens: an angel lands right at Jaya's feet, and it's alive. Finally she is forced to acknowledge just how significant these celestial beings are. Set against the backdrop of the Edinburgh festival, Out of the Blue tackles questions of grief and guilt and fear over who we really are. But it's also about love and acceptance and finding your place in this world as angels drop out of another." -- Provided by publisher.

Land mammals and sea creatures : a novel

May 18, 2018
Neale, Jen, 1984- author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW, [2018]
280 pages ; 22 cm
"A Misfit book"--Title page.
"Almost immediately upon Julie Bird's return to the small port town where she was raised, everyday life is turned upside down. Julie's Gulf War vet father, Marty, has been on the losing side of a battle with PTSD for too long. A day of boating takes a dramatic turn when a majestic blue whale beaches itself and dies. A blond stranger sets up camp oceanside: she's an agitator, musician-impersonator, and armchair philosopher named Jennie Lee Lewis -- and Julie discovers she's connected to her father's mysterious trip to New Mexico 25 years earlier. As the blue whale decays on the beach, more wildlife turns up dead -- apparently by suicide -- echoing Marty's deepest desire. But Julie isn't ready for a world without her father"--Amazon.com

Armistice

May 18, 2018
Donnelly, Lara Elena, 1990- author.
New York : Tor, 2018.
400 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Armistice returns to Donnelly's ravishing 1930s Art Deco-tinged fantasy world of Amberlough with a decadent, tumultuous mixture of sex, politics, and spies. In a tropical country where shadowy political affairs lurk behind-the-scenes of its glamorous film industry, three people maneuver inside a high stakes game of statecraft and espionage: Lillian, a reluctant diplomat serving a fascist nation, Aristide, an expatriate film director running from lost love and a criminal past, and Cordelia, a former cabaret stripper turned legendary revolutionary. Each one harbors dangerous knowledge that can upturn a nation. When their fates collide, machinations are put into play, unexpected alliances are built, and long-held secrets are exposed. All is barreling towards an international revolt...and only the wiliest ones will be prepared for what comes next.

Brixton Beach

May 18, 2018
Tearne, Roma, author.
London : Aardvark Bureau, 2018.
429 pages ; 20 cm
First published by HarperPress, 2009.
"When family tragedy strikes, Alice Fonseka, the dreamy, artistic child of Singhalese mother and Tamil father, leaves the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Unable to bear the injustice of what has happened, her family heads for England. There, in a totally foreign environment, Alice builds a life for herself and finds outlets for her art. But she remains restless, haunted by memories of the past, and, even in London, the threat of violence is never far away."--Back cover.

Charmed bones

May 18, 2018
Haines, Carolyn, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
357 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Sticks and bones.
"The next charming mystery from Carolyn Haines featuring spunky southern private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney. Private detective Sarah Booth Delaney doesn't quite know what to expect when she's urgently called to a school board meeting for Sunflower County, Mississippi. But she certainly wasn't expecting this: three Wiccan sisters are in the midst of a showdown with the Board of Education. They want to open a Wiccan school in Zinnia, Mississippi, and the conservative town vows to do anything necessary to stop them from opening their school. Sarah Booth and her partner in the detective agency, Tinkie Bellcase, are quickly enlisted to investigate the Wiccan sisters' real reasons for coming to town. Sarah Booth learns the sisters have rented a manor house and land from a reclusive local artist, Trevor Musgrove. But the case takes on a far more serious tone when Trevor Musgrove is found dead, and all evidence seems to point directly at the witch sisters"-- Provided by the publisher.

The dark angel

May 18, 2018
Griffiths, Elly, author.
©2018
345 pages ; 22 cm.
"In this highly atmospheric mystery, Ruth Galloway--described by Louise Penny as "a captivating amateur sleuth"--and DI Nelson have their summer vacations horribly disrupted by a murder in a medieval Italian town where dark secrets are buried as deep as bones"-- Provided by publisher.

Do this for me : a novel

May 18, 2018
Kennedy, Eliza, 1974- author.
©2018
328 pages ; 24 cm
High-powered attorney, wife and mother, Raney Moore receives a phone call that changes everything about her life. In the aftermath of her anger, she embarks on a quest to have a life full of meaning, especially for herself.

Fall of angels

May 18, 2018
Cleverly, Barbara, author.
©2018
372 pages ; 22 cm.
"Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfyre is a godsend to the Cambridge CID. A handsome young veteran bred among the city's educated elite, he is no stranger to the set running its esteemed colleges and universities--a society that previously seemed impenetrable to even those at the top of local law enforcement, especially with the force plagued by its own history of corruption. When Redfyre is invited to attend the annual St. Barnabas College Christmas concert in his Aunt Henrietta's stead, he is expecting a quiet evening, though perhaps a bit of matchmaking mischief on his aunt's part. But he arrives to witness a minor scandal: Juno Proudfoot, the trumpeter of the headlining musical duo, is a woman, and a young one at that--practically unheard of in conservative academic circles. When she suffers a near-fatal fall after the close of the show, Redfyre must consider whether someone was trying to kill her. Has her musical talent, her beauty, or perhaps most importantly, her gender, provoked a dangerous criminal to act? Redfyre must both seek advice from and keep an eye on old friends to catch his man before more innocents fall victim"-- Provided by publisher.

A howl of wolves : a mystery

May 18, 2018
Flanders, Judith, author.
©2018
295 pages ; 22 cm.
"Whip-smart (Louise Penny) amateur sleuth Samantha Clair returns in the newest mystery from Judith Flanders, the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of A Murder of Magpies. Sam Clair figures she'll be a good sport and spend a night out at the theater in support of her upstairs neighbors, who have small parts in a play in the West End. Boyfriend (a Scotland Yard detective) and allround good sport Jake Field agrees to tag along to what is apparently an extra bloody play filled with dramatic gory deaths galore. So Sam expects an evening filled with faux fatalities. Until, that is, the curtain opens to the second act revealing a dummy hanging from the rafters, who's been made up to look suspiciously like Campbell Davison, the director of the production. When Sam sees the horrified faces of the actors onstage, she realizes that this is indeed not a dummy, but Davison himself and this death is not part of the show. Now everyone wants to know who killed Campbell Davison? As Sam learns more about the murdered man, she discovers that he wasn't all that well-liked amongst the cast and crew, so the suspect list grows. The show must go on but Sam knows a murderer must be apprehended so she sets out to find out what happened and why. New York Times bestselling author Judith Flanders once again brilliantly fuses mystery with humor in the fourth installment of her critically acclaimed Sam Clair series"-- Provided by publisher.

Jane Seymour, the haunted queen : a novel

May 18, 2018
Weir, Alison, 1951- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]
559 pages ; 24 cm.
"A novel about Jane Seymour, the devout young woman who became the unwilling object of King Henry VIII's ardor--and the mother of his only son. In this third book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed historian and bestselling author brings new insight to this dramatic story, showing how pure fear for her life determined Jane's actions. 25-year-old Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to become a nun. But her ambitious father has forced her to live at court as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon, a fellow-Catholic whom she soon comes to love and admire. So Jane is appalled when King Henry shunts Katherine aside in his lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn, but even more so when he takes Anne's life in his rush to wed--Jane herself! Unwilling to marry but terrified to resist Henry's advances for fear she might share Anne's fate, and propelled by her family, Jane becomes Queen of England a mere ten days after Anne's execution. She knows she must produce a male heir without fail. Her very life depends on it"-- Provided by publisher.

My mother's son : a novel

May 18, 2018
Hirshberg, David, author.
Bedford, New York : Fig Tree Books, 2018.
ix, 357 pages ; 24 cm
"Hirshberg's debut novel packs both emotional punch and a vivid portrait of Jewish American life in post-WWII Boston...It is a story told by a radio raconteur revisiting his past in post-World War II Boston, the playground and battleground for two brothers whose lives are transformed by discoveries they never could have imagined. From the opening line of the book, "When you're a kid, they don't always tell you the truth," the stage is set for this riveting coming-of-age story that plays out against the backdrop of the Korean War, the aftermath of the Holocaust, the polio epidemic, the relocation of a baseball team, and the shenanigans of politicians and businessmen. Hirshberg deftly weaves together events, characters, and clues and creates a rich tapestry of betrayal, persecution, death, loyalty, and unconditional love that resonates with today's America.

The oddling prince

May 18, 2018
Springer, Nancy, author.
San Francisco, CA : Tachyon Publications, 2018.
275 pages : 23 cm.
"In the ancient moors of Scotland, the king of Calidon lies on his deathbed, cursed by a ring that cannot be removed from his finger. When a mysterious fey stranger appears to save the king, he also carries a secret that could tear the royal family apart. The kingdom's only hope will lie with two young men raised worlds apart. Aric is the beloved heir to the throne of Calidon; Albaric is clearly of noble origin yet strangely out of place. The Oddling Prince is a tale of brothers whose love and loyalty to each other is such that it defies impending warfare, sundering seas, fated hatred, and the very course of time itself."--Back cover.

Paper ghosts : a novel of suspense

May 18, 2018
Heaberlin, Julia, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2018.
xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"An elderly man with dementia, once acquitted of a terrible murder and suspected in many others, is removed from his assisted-living facility by a woman he does not recognize--a woman who claims to be his long-lost daughter. She takes him on a road trip across Texas, searching for answers to her own burning questions. Following the paths of vanished women, she attempts to discover the truth about this man. Does he really have dementia? Is he a murderer? What secrets lurk in the dark corners of his disintegrating mind?"--Provided by publisher.

Tin man

May 18, 2018
Winman, Sarah, 1964- author.
©2017
213 pages ; 20 cm
"Ellis and Michael are twelve-year-old boys when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more. But then we fast-forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question: What happened in the years between?"--Provided by publisher.

Lisette's Paris notebook

May 18, 2018
Bateson, Catherine, 1960- author.
©2017
285 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
What do you wear to Paris? Ami and I discussed it for hours but I still couldn't think of anything suitable. Ami said a trench coat with nothing underneath but your best underwear. That was only if some boy was meeting you at the airport, I said...Eighteen-year-old Lisette has just arrived in Paris (France!) - the city of haute couture and all things stylish - to practise her French and see great works of art. Her clairvoyant landlady Madame Christophe forces her to attend language lessons with a bunch of international students but soon Lise discovers she's more interested in studying boys than art or verbs .....When the undeniably hot Anders jogs into her life it feels too good to be true. Things get even more complicated when she is pursued by Hugo, a charming English antiques dealer...Can she take a chance and follow her own dreams? How far into the future can Madame Christophe see? And could Lise really be falling in love - in Paris?

Surface tension

May 18, 2018
Mullin, Mike, author.
Indianapolis, IN : Tanglewood, [2018]
420 pages ; 23 cm
After witnessing an act of domestic terrorism, Jake experiences memory loss and is targeted by the terrorist leader's teenage daughter, bullied by an FBI agent, doubted by his mother, but aided by his girlfriend, Laurissa, through it all.

So lucky

May 18, 2018
Griffith, Nicola, author.
New York : MCD/FSG Originals, [2018]
180 pages ; 19 cm
Mara Tagarelli is, professionally, the head of a multimillion-dollar AIDS foundation; personally, she is a committed martial artist. But her life has turned inside out like a sock. She can't rely on family, her body is letting her down, and friends and colleagues are turning away--they treat her like a victim. She needs to break that narrative: build her own community, learn new strengths, and fight. But what do you do when you find out that the story you've been told, the story you'vetold yourself, is not true? How can you fight if you can't trust your body? Who can you rely on if those around you don't have your best interests at heart, and the systems designed to help do more harm than good? Mara makes a decision and acts, but her actions unleash monsters aimed squarely at the heart of her new community. This is fiction from the front lines, incandescent and urgent, a narrative juggernaut that rips through sentiment to expose the savagery of America's treatment of the disabled and chronically ill. But So Lucky also blazes with hope and a ferocious love of self, of the life that becomes possible when we stop believing lies.

Familiar things

May 18, 2018
Hwang, Sŏg-yŏng, 1943-
©2011
216 pages ; 20 cm
Seoul. On the outskirts of South Korea's glittering metropolis is a place few people know about: a vast landfill site called Flower Island. Home to those driven from the city by poverty, is it here that 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother arrive, following his father's internment in a government 're-education camp'. Living in a shack and supporting himself by weeding recyclables out of the refuse, at first Bugeye's life on Flower Island is hard. But then one night he notices mysterious lights around the landfill.

Who are you, Trudy Herman? : a novel

May 18, 2018
Beck, B. E., author.
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2018.
282 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"As a little girl, Trudy Herman is taught to stand up for truth by her much-loved grandfather. Then in 1943, Trudy’s childhood drastically changes when her family is sent to a German-American Internment Camp in Texas. On the journey to the camp, Trudy meets Ruth, who tells her and her friend Eddie the legend of the Paladins―knights of Emperor Charlemagne who used magic gifted to them by the heavens to stand up for virtue and truth. Ruth insists both Trudy and Eddie will become modern-day Paladins―defenders of truth and justice―but Trudy’s experiences inside the camp soon convince her that she doesn’t have what it takes to be a knight. After two years, her family is released from the camp and they move to Mississippi. Here, Trudy struggles to deal with injustice when she comes face to face with the ingrained bigotries of the local white residents and the abject poverty of the black citizens of Willow Bay. Then their black housekeeper―a woman Trudy has come to care for―finds herself in crisis, and Trudy faces a choice: look the other way, or become the person her grandfather and Ruth believed she could be?" -- From Amazon.com

By fire above

May 18, 2018
Bennis, Robyn, author.
New York : TOR, 2018.
368 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"All's fair in love and war," according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown of Durum becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, "Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell." Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up Garnia's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly tolerated Mistral crew member Lord Bernat steps in to advise her, along with his very attractive older brother. Between noble scheming, under-trained recruits, and supply shortages, Josette and the crew of the Mistral figure out a way to return to Durum--only to discover that when the homefront turns into the frontlines, things are more dangerous than they seem.

In the region of the summer stars

May 18, 2018
Lawhead, Stephen R., 1950- author.
©2018
333 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Ravaged by barbarian Scálda forces, the last hope for Eirlandia lies with the island's warring tribes. Wrongly cast out of his tribe, Conor, the first-born son of the Celtic king, embarks on a dangerous mission to prove his innocence. What he discovers will change Eirlandia forever. For the Scálda have captured the mystical Fae to use as an ultimate weapon. And Conor's own people have joined in the invasion.

My grave ritual

May 18, 2018
Denning, G. S. (Gabriel), author.
©2018
425 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: The hell-hound of the Baskervilles.
As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn't let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around... in some form or other.

Night of the lightbringer

May 18, 2018
Tremayne, Peter, author.
London : Severn House, 2018.
xiv, 352 pages : map ; 23 cm.
"A mystery of ancient Ireland"--Jacket.
"Ireland, AD 671. On the eve of the pagan feast of Samhain, Brother Edulf and the warrior, Aidan, discover a man murdered in an unlit pyre in the heart of Cashel. He has been dressed in the robes of a religieux and killed by the ritualistic 'three deaths'"--Amazon.com.

The game can't love you back

May 18, 2018
Cozzo, Karole, author.
©2018
312 pages ; 22 cm
Eve is used to being the odd woman out. As the only girl on her school's baseball team, she knows exactly how to put sweaty, macho baseball players in their place, and she's learned to focus on one thing and one thing only--being the best pitcher she can be. But when a freak accident forces her school to be absorbed by the neighboring town, Eve has to contend with a new group of guys who aren't used to having a woman on their team. And the new team's star pitcher, Jamie, has no interest in being ousted from his throne. He can't afford to give up his starting slot to a new pitcher--especially to a girl. As the competition between Jamie and Eve starts to heat up, so does their attraction to each other. Can they keep their heads in the game, or will they end up getting played? -- netgalley.

ISAN : International Sensory Assassin Network

May 18, 2018
Ting, Mary, author.
©2018
317 pages ; 22 cm
"Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants...governed by The Remnant Council. Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life-with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network. While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior-and time is running out"--Back cover.

Here comes Mr. Flat!

May 18, 2018
Copons, Jaume, 1966-
Montréal : Éditions Chouette, 2018.
Translation of : L'arrivée de M. Flat, which is a French translation of : Arriba el Sr. Flat!
"Hi! My name is Alex Pianola. Until just recently, I was a pretty normal kid. I used to go to school, lose my homework and munch my way through lots of pizza. But then everything changed the day I met Mr. Flat. Who is Mr. Flat? He's a monster. And since he's been living in my bedroom, the world is not only way more fun, it's a better place to be. Well, it might be a better world, but there are still plenty of problems to solve."--Back cover.

The girl in the woods

May 18, 2018
MacDonald, Patricia J., author.
©2018
236 pages ; 23 cm
"Ever since her best friend Molly was murdered fifteen years before, Blair Butler has returned to her small hometown in the Pocono mountains as seldom as possible. Now she has been summoned home to see her terminally ill sister one last time--only for Celeste to make a shocking deathbed confession. Is it really true that the wrong man has spent fifteen years in jail for a crime he didn't commit? Having promised her dying sister that she would do her best to right the wrongs of the past, Blair sets out to discover what really happened that cold, wet November night fifteen years before: the night Molly's battered body was found in the woods behind her home. But is Blair prepared for the shocking truth?" -- Provided by publisher.

The carnivorous city

May 18, 2018
Kan, Toni, author.
London : Cassava Republic Press, 2016.
241 pages ; 20 cm

Hot asset

May 18, 2018
Layne, Lauren, author.
©2018
260 pages ; 21 cm
Ian Bradley is the definition of a Wall Street hotshot: seven-figure salary, designer suits, and a corner office. His drive off the floor is just as potent. Every woman who knows him has felt the rush. But now he's met his match in Lara McKenzie--a woman with the power to bring Ian to his knees. An ambitious, whip-smart daughter of FBI agents, Lara is a rising star in fighting white-collar crime. Her latest case--the investigation of Ian Bradley for insider trading--could make her career. She knows a scoundrel when she sees one. Ian fits the bill: a cocky, ridiculously handsome bad boy with a slick swagger. She'll do anything to prove he's guilty. He'll do anything to prove he's not. But it's only a matter of time before their fierce battle of wits gets oh so hot and personal. Now, taking down Ian has become more than business for Lara. It's become a pleasure--and there's more at risk than she ever dreamed.

Just a breath away

May 18, 2018
Thompson, Carlene, author.
©2018
252 pages ; 23 cm
"Interior designer Kelsey March's world is shattered when a stalker murders her beautiful model sister while they're strolling together one balmy evening in Louisville, Kentucky. The shooter, Vern Nott, is killed at the scene. But there's far more to this murder than first appears-- and it may have something to do with a young boy who walked away from an accident that killed his abusive mother some twenty years ago."--Provided by publisher.

The Harper effect

May 18, 2018
Bashford, Taryn, author.
©2017
401 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published by Pan Macmillan Australia in 2017.
Sixteen-year-old Harper acquires a new tennis coach who immediately partners her with the moody Cole, but between Cole's secrets and her love for sister's ex-boyfriend, can Harper make her tennis dreams come true?

Billionaire's bride for revenge

May 18, 2018
Smart, Michelle, author.
Toronto, ON : Harlequin Presents, 2018.
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" -- Cover.
"Book 1 of Rings of Vengeance"--Back cover.
"Billionaire Benjamin has the ultimate plan for vengeance on those who betrayed him: steal his enemy's fiancée, Freya, and marry her himself. It's meant to be a convenient arrangement, yet the cool, collected prima ballerina ignites a passion in his blood! There's nothing remotely convenient about the red-hot pleasures of their wedding night-- and Benjamin is tempted to make Freya his for more than revenge..."--Back cover.

River's Bend

May 18, 2018
Ross, JoAnn, author.
©2016
334 pages ; 21 cm.
Welcome to River's Bend, Oregon's most western town where spurs have a job to do and cowboy hats aren't a fashion accessory. Rachel Hathaway was living a fairy tale when she learned the hard way that fairy tales never warn you that the prince could die of a perforated ulcer, the creditors could end up with the castle, and it could be back to the ashes for Cinderella. With her storybook marriage shattered, Rachel vows to never, ever, risk her heart again. No stranger to personal tragedy, Sheriff Cooper Murphy knows about starting over. When Rachel arrives in River's Bend to begin a new life with her young son, he realizes that the love-shy single mother is just the woman he's been waiting for. Although he wants to throw her over his shoulder and carry her off into the western sunset, Cooper knows that he'll have to be patient, move slow, if he wants to convince Rachel to believe in their own Happily Ever After.

The accidental bad girl

May 17, 2018
Kaplan, Maxine, author.
New York : Amulet Books, 2018.
375 pages ; 22 cm
Preparatory school senior Kendall finds more than her reputation in danger when her online identity is hacked, getting her involved with drug dealers, detectives, and others who are not who they appear to be.

Four-letter word

May 17, 2018
Desir, Christa, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.
410 pages ; 22 cm
Eight friends. One game. A dozen regrets. And a night that will ruin them all.... Chloe Sanders is tired of watching her best friend Eve turn away from her for the more interesting and popular Holly Reed, and tired of living with her grandparents while her parents volunteer overseas. She's crushing on a Mateo, being ignored by Eve and Holly, and wishing the cornfields of Iowa weren't so incredibly lonely. Then Chloe Donnelly transfers to their school, and introduces a girls vs. guys challenge that only has one rule: obtain information by any means necessary. When the game turns nasty, how much will the truth cost them?

The queen underneath

May 17, 2018
Filak, Stacey, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Company, 2018.
279 pages ; 22 cm
"Yigris is a world divided--where aristocrats in Above rule from grand palaces, and thieves, sex workers, and assassins reign in the shadowy tunnels of Under. When the leaders of Above and Under are both murdered on the same night, the fissure between the two opposite worlds grows and suspicion threatens to break the tenuous peace. Gemma, a former orphan-thief and new queen of Under, and Tollan, heir to the Above throne, must salvage a truce to rescue the city. But they soon discover that the conflict is far bigger than two murders, as the city falls into an enchanted sleep and a cage of deadly brambles slowly ensnares the streets, buildings, and tunnels of both districts. With the fate of Yigris at stake, only Gemma and Tollan have the power to prevent another civil war from tearing their world apart forever"-- Provided by publisher.

The way you make me feel

May 17, 2018
Goo, Maurene, author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC, 2018.
323 pages ; 22 cm
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad's business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

What I leave behind

May 17, 2018
McGhee, Alison, 1960- author.
New York : Atheneum, 2018.
202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Since his father's suicide, Will tries to overcome his own misery by secretly helping the people around him-- and trying to replicate his late father's famous cornbread recipe. When Will learns his friend Playa was raped at a party, he believes he could have stopped the worst from happening if he hadn't left early, he's determined do some good in the world. Will acts of kindness help Will push past his own trauma and truly begin to live his life again? Oh, and discover the truth about that cornbread.

Moonrise

May 17, 2018
Crossan, Sarah, author.
©2017
383 pages ; 22 cm
"First published in Great Britain in September 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc." -- Title page verso.
With little money or support, Joe Moon, seventeen, travels to Texas to help the older brother he barely knows through his last few weeks before being executed for murder.

Artificial condition

May 17, 2018
Wells, Martha, author.
© 2018
158 pages ; 21 cm.
It has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself Murderbot. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a research transport vessal named ART (you don't want to know what the A stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks...

Our kind of cruelty

May 17, 2018
Hall, Araminta, author.
©2018
273 pages ; 24 cm
This is a love story. Mike's love story. Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely life, before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He's found the perfect home, the perfect job, he's sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows they'll be blissfully happy together. It doesn't matter that she hasn't been returning his emails or phone calls. It doesn't matter that she says she's marrying Angus. It's all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he'll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move he'll know just when to come to her rescue.

Alternative remedies for loss

May 17, 2018
Cantor, Joanna, 1982- author.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2018.
310 pages ; 25 cm
When 22-year-old Olivia learned that her mother had only months to live, she pulled up roots, leaving Vassar and her career plans far behind to be with her mother for her last days. And yet, just four months after her mother's death, everyone in Olivia's family already seems ready to move on. Her brothers are settled comfortably in careers and families of their own; her father has already started to date again, inviting a woman named June on a family trip. Still reeling from the loss, Olivia looks for a new start of her own, throwing herself headlong into Manhattan's fast-moving media world, where she is alternately demeaned by bosses and pursued by men. But as Olivia tries to piece together an adulthood without her mother to guide her, she makes a shocking discovery: a secret romantic correspondence her mother had with a man who only signed each letter "F." As she tries to untangle the mystery of F, Olivia will journey halfway across the world, to an ashram in rural India, on a quest that will reconfigure everything Olivia thought she knew about her family and her own place in an increasingly complex world.

Regrets only : a novel

May 17, 2018
Duffy, Erin, author.
©2018
383, 15 pages ; 24 cm
Includes "P.S. insights, interviews & more..." -- Cover.
Claire thought she had everything a woman was supposed to want: a loving husband, a newborn son, a beautiful home in the suburbs. Then she walked in on her husband canoodling with their Realtor in their newly renovated kitchen, and in an instant, her perfect life came crashing down. With her marriage headed for divorce, Claire knows it's time to stop feeling sorry for herself. But how can she move on when she's still stuck in the orbit of her soon-to-be ex's possessions - including his prized, gigantic foosball table - by dumping them onto the curb... until complaints from the neighbors get the police involved. Now Claire is busy dodging the mean mommies at story hour and hiding from her ex-husband's girlfriend in the grocery store. Desperate for a positive outlet to channel her frustrations, she turns to girlfriends Lissy and Antonia for help. Together they join forces to rebrand Lissy's local stationery store and turn it into a thriving business. But as Claire soon learns, suburbia still has a few surprises that will make her question her choices from the past, send her down an unexpected road to self-discovery and maybe even lead to new love. -- from inside jacket.

The optimist's guide to letting go

May 17, 2018
Reichert, Amy E., 1974- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2018.
330 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reading group guide.
Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there's no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G's, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband. But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. In the face of her mother's failing health and her daughter's rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go...

The storm : a novel

May 17, 2018
Anwar, Arif, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2018.
306 pages ; 24 cm
"Seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi history. Shahryar, a recent PhD graduate and father of nine-year-old Anna, must leave the US when his visa expires. In their last remaining weeks together, we learn Shahryar's history, in a village on the Bay of Bengal, where a poor fisherman and his wife are preparing to face a storm of historic proportions. That story intersects with those of a Japanese pilot, a British doctor stationed in Burma during World War II, and a privileged couple in Calcutta who leaves everything behind to move to East Pakistan following the Partition of India. Inspired by the 1970 Bhola cyclone, in which half a million-people perished overnight, the structure of this riveting novel mimics the storm itself. Building to a series of revelatory and moving climaxes, it shows the many ways in which families love, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another. At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, The Storm explores the humanity that connects us beyond the surface differences of race, religion, and nationality. It is an epic novel in the tradition of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner and Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance, by a singularly gifted and perceptive new writer.-- Provided by publisher.

Wrath of empire

May 17, 2018
McClellan, Brian, 1986- author.
New York, NY : Orbit, [2018]
639 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
"The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michel may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine. Meanwhile, Ben Styke is building his own army. He and his mad lancers are gathering every able body they can find and searching for an ancient artifact that may have the power to turn the tides of war in their favor. But what they find may not be what they're looking for"-- Provided by publisher.

Mother of invention : a novel

May 17, 2018
Widger, Caeli Wolfson, author.
New York : Little A, [2018]
353 pages ; 22 cm
Meet Silicon Valley executive Tessa Callahan, a woman passionate about the power of technology to transform women's lives. Her company's latest invention, the Seahorse Solution, includes a breakthrough procedure that safely accelerates human pregnancy from nine months to nine weeks, along with other major upgrades to a woman's experience of early maternity. The inaugural human trial of Seahorse will change the future of motherhood and it's Tessa's job to monitor the first volunteer mothers-to-be. She'll allay their doubts and soothe their anxieties. But when Tessa discovers disturbing truths behind the transformative technology she's championed, her own fear begins to rock her faith in the Seahorse Solution. With each new secret Tessa uncovers, she realizes that the endgame is too inconceivable to imagine.

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