New Arrivals · All Fiction

November 9, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Italian's Christmas proposition

November 8, 2019
Williams, Cathy, author.
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" -- Cover.
"Tycoon Matteo Moretti has one goal this Christmas--to land the deal of his career. So, while rescuing enchanting stranger Rosie from a romantic scandal is honorable, when it puts his deal in jeopardy, Matteo sees only one solution. He'll make this English beauty his fake fiancée! To avoid her family's overbearing scrutiny, Rosie accepts Matteo's temporary proposal. Yet an unpredictable red-hot connection throws her emotions into overdrive! Rosie knows she's wearing Matteo's diamond only for show, but soon their relationship starts to feel deliciously and dangerously real..." --Page cover.

Unwrapping the innocent's secret

November 8, 2019
Crews, Caitlin, author.
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print" -- Cover.
"Billionaire Pascal prides himself on his rigid control. So it infuriates him beyond belief that he can't forget Cecilia, the sweet and innocent woman who saved his life...or the forbidden passion they shared. This Christmas, he's determined to forget her--until they suddenly come face-to-face! Seeing Pascal again blindsides Cecilia. She gave him more than her innocence during their explosive encounter--she gave him a piece of her heart. Their still-searing chemistry is startling! As is Cecilia's stunning baby secret..." -- Page [4] cover.

The dreaming tree

November 8, 2019
Mather, Matthew, 1969- author.
© 2019
337 pages : 24 cm
"A Delta Devlin novel"--Jacket.
"After a near-fatal car crash, Royce Lowell-Vandeweghe wakes up to find he's one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing years later and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can--visions created by a mutation to her eyes--and meeting Royce sets off an unraveling chain of events ... Royce becomes Devlin's prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Desperate for answers, he tracks down the grieving widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Out of time, and perhaps his mind, they spiral into a world of black-market body parts and billionaires where nothing can stand in the way of living forever--not even death itself."--Amazon.

What makes us

November 8, 2019
Mittlefehldt, Rafi, author.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.
342 pages ; 22 cm.
"Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living with his protective but tight-lipped mother, Eran is a passionate young man deeply interested in social justice and equality. When he learns that the Houston police have launched a program to increase traffic stops, Eran organizes a peaceful protest. But a heated moment at the protest goes viral, and a reporter connects the Sharon family to a tragedy fifteen years earlier -- and asks if Eran is anything like his father, a supposed terrorist. Soon enough, Eran is wondering the same thing, especially when the people he's gone to school and temple with for years start to look at him differently. Timely, powerful, and full of nuance, Rafi Mittlefehldt's sophomore novel confronts the prejudices, fears, and strengths of family and community, striking right to the heart of what makes us who we are."--Amazon.


November 8, 2019
O'Brien, Edna, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
230 pages ; 22 cm
"I was a girl once, but not any more." So begins Girl, Edna O'Brien's harrowing portrayal of the young women abducted by Boko Haram. Set in the deep countryside of northeast Nigeria, this is a brutal story of incarceration, horror, and hunger; a hair-raising escape into the manifold terrors of the forest; and a descent into the labyrinthine bureaucracy and hostility awaiting a victim who returns home with a child blighted by enemy blood. From one of the century's greatest living authors, Girl is an unforgettable story of one victim's astonishing survival, and her unflinching faith in the redemption of the human heart."--adapted from jacket.

The man that got away

November 8, 2019
Truss, Lynne, author.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
281 pages ; 25 cm
Sequel to: A shot in the dark.
"1957: In the beach town of Brighton, music is playing and guests are sunning themselves, when a young man is found dead, dripping blood, in a deck chair. Constable Twitten of the Brighton Police Force has a hunch that the fiendish murder may be connected to a notorious nightspot, but his captain and his colleagues are--as ever--busy with other more important issues. Inspector Steine is being conned into paying for the honor of being featured at the Museum of Wax, and Sergeant Brunswick is trying (and failing) to get the attention of the distraught Brighton Belles who found the body. As the case twists and turns, Constable Twitten must find the murderer and convince his colleagues that there's an evil mastermind behind Brighton's climbing crime rate" --

Demon in the whitelands

November 8, 2019
Richard, Nikki Z., author.
Raleigh, NC : Month9Books, LLC, [2019]
346 pages ; 22 cm
Sixteen-year-old Samuel, son of devout cleric, has endured shame and prejudice his entire life. Though he is destined to follow in his father's footsteps, he longs for an ordinary life in the whitelands away from talk of demons and holy roots. When the mayor claims to have captured a mute demon-girl, Samuel is forced to become her caretaker. But as Samuel gets to know the prisoner, he finds her not to be very demonlike. Instead, she is intelligent, meek, and an exceptional artist. Despite her seeming goodness, some more concerning things cannot be ignored. Samuel is hard-pressed to reconcile her uncanny strength and speed, one missing arm, ambiguous gender, and the mysterious scars covering most of her body. Samuel forms a deep attachment to the girl with predator eyes and violent outbursts, against his father's advice. As their friendship threatens to become something more, Samuel discovers the mayor's dark intentions. Now, he must decide whether to risk his own execution by setting her free, or watch as the girl is used as a pawn in a dangerous game of oppression, fear, and murder.

Songs from the deep

November 8, 2019
Powell, Kelly, 1991- author.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2019]
292 pages ; 24 cm
Seventeen-year-old violinist Moira Alexander joins with an old friend, Jude Osric, in seeking a killer after the sirens who live near their island are falsely accused of murder.

Memories and murder : a tourist trap mystery

November 8, 2019
Cahoon, Lynn, author.
168 pages ; 22 cm
It's October in South Cove, California, and the locals in the quaint resort town seem to be happily pairing off in the lull before the holidays. Everyone, that is, except for Jill Gardner's elderly aunt, who just dumped her besotted fiancé--and she won't say why. Then, when a volunteer from the Senior Project is found murdered, Jill's detective boyfriend is on the case -- and it soon becomes clear no one is safe when a caller from beyond becomes a killer in their midst.

The threshing floor

November 8, 2019
Bentley, Ray (Pastor), author.
[Place of publication not given] : N/T, 2019. ©2019
323 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: On the mountain of the Lord.
Publisher information from jacket.
While Jack Garrison is forever a changed man free of his bitterness, his future looks uncertain. After protecting him from a terrorist attack, the girl he loves, Bette Deekmann, struggles to stay alive all while harboring a dangerous secret. As her past comes to light, Jack finds himself wondering-- who is she, really? As his visions of the past continue to draw him into Israel's history, Jack begins to see that both Bette and Israel are a part of God's bigger plan as well as the focus of an age-old battle-- a violent and dangerous war. -- adapted from back cover


November 8, 2019
Ernshaw, Shea, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
322 pages ; 22 cm
"Be careful of the dark, dark wood... Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even. Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it's this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman -- the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys weeks ago -- and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the time he'd been missing. But Nora can feel an uneasy shift in the woods at Oliver's presence. And it's not too long after that Nora realizes she has no choice but to unearth the truth behind how the boy she has come to care so deeply about survived his time in the forest, and what led him there in the first place. What Nora doesn't know, though, is that Oliver has secrets of his own -- secrets he'll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn't the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night all those weeks ago. For as long as there have been fairy tales, we have been warned to fear what lies within the dark, dark woods and in Winterwood, author Shea Ernshaw, shows us why."-- Provided by publisher.

The Dalai Lama's cat

November 8, 2019
Michie, David.
Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, Inc., 2012.
x, 221 pages ; 22 cm
A stray cat is rescued and brought to live with the Dalai Lama and upon observing the many visitors that pay their respects to the holy man learns what it means to achieve peace and happiness in a materialistic world.

Hidden cove

November 8, 2019
Tilly, Meg, author.
New York : Jove/Berkley, 2019.
355 pages ; 21 cm
"When Solace Island gallery owner Zelia Thompson's close friend Alexus Feinstein of the prestigious art gallery Feinstein & Co. dies of a 'drug overdose', Zelia's intuition sounds an alarm. The Alexus she knew didn't do drugs and had everything to live for. As Zelia begins looking into the circumstances of her friend's death, what she uncovers will put her life in imminent danger. Will Zelia--with the help of the reclusive crime fiction novelist Gabe Conaghan--be able to unravel the mysterious happenings surrounding Alexus's untimely death? Or will she become the bloodthirsty artist's next victim?"--Provided by publisher.

Not the girl you marry

November 8, 2019
Christopher, Andie J., author.
New York : Jove, 2019.
ix, 320 pages ; 21 cm
Jack Nolan is a gentleman, a journalist, and a would-be investigative reporter. Due to a combination of good looks and lucky (or unlucky?) breaks, he's become the how-to guy for a buzzy, internet media company instead of covering hard-hitting politics. Fed up with his fluffy job and the app-based dating scene as well, he reluctantly agrees to write an article on how to lose a girl in two weeks. Easier said than done when the subject of his experiment is Hannah Mayfield, and he's not sure he wants to lose her... Hannah is an extremely successful event planner who's focused on climbing the career ladder. Her firm is one of the most prestigious in the city, and she's determined to secure her next promotion. She's made a name for herself as the go-to Girl Friday for any event that's likely to get raucous. But the somewhat prickly Hannah has a bit of an image problem: she needs to prove to her boss that she has range, including dreaded, romantic wedding receptions, if she wants a corner office. When she meets Jack, he seems like the perfect man to test her romance knowledge on. Little does she know, he also has an ulterior motive.

Lucky Per

November 8, 2019
Pontoppidan, Henrik, 1857-1943, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
xli, 610 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published as: Lykke-Per. Copenhagen : Nordisk Forlag A/S, 1898.
"A true neglected classic, this sweeping 1904 novel is a Modernist masterpiece and arguably "the great Danish novel"--But is only newly available in English. Lucky Per is a bildungsroman about the ambitious son of a clergyman who rejects his faith and flees his restricted life in the Danish countryside for the capital city. Per is a gifted young man who arrives in Copenhagen believing that "you had to hunt down luck as if it were a wild creature, a crooked-fanged beast. and capture and bind it." Per's love interest, a Jewish heiress, is both the strongest character in the book and one of the greatest Jewish heroines of European literature. Per becomes obsessed with a grand engineering scheme that he believes will reshape both Denmark's landscape and its minor place in the world; eventually, both his personal and his career ambitions come to grief. At its heart, the story revolves around the question of the relationship of "luck" to "happiness" (the Danish word in the title can have both meanings), a relationship Per comes to see differently by the end of his life"-- Provided by publisher.

Coached to death

November 7, 2019
Laurie, Victoria, author.
viii, 339 pages ; 22 cm
"First in a new series!"--Front cover.
"Cat Cooper never imagined selling off her in-demand marketing firm would mean going from the pinnacle of success to a walking hot mess. Gouged from an unexpected divorce, Cat suddenly finds herself struggling through a new career as a business-savvy life coach for the hopelessly adrift in East Hampton and contending with Heather Holland--a spiteful neighbor who will do anything to bully her out of town. But her second act may very well continue behind bars when Heather's dead body turns up next to a shattered punchbowl... and Cat's pinned as the murderer. But given Heather's mean girl reputation, any one of the guests at her invite-only luncheon could have committed the crime before planting Cat's punchbowl next to the body. Determined not to trade designer duds for an unflattering prison jumpsuit, Cat sides with her best friend Gilley to scour chic boutiques and oceanfront mansions in search of the criminal who framed her. With a stoic detective looking to get her in cuffs, it's up to Cat to catch the real killer and land on her feet once again..."-- Publisher marketing.

The Athena protocol

November 7, 2019
Sarif, Shamim, author.
295 pages ; 22 cm
"Jessie Archer is a member of the Athena Protocol, an elite organization of female spies who enact vigilante justice around the world. Athena operatives are never supposed to shoot to kill--so when Jessie can't stop herself from pulling the trigger, she gets kicked out of the organization, right before a huge mission to take down a human trafficker in Belgrade. Jessie needs to right her wrong and prove herself, so she starts her own investigation into the trafficking. But going rogue means she has no one to watch her back as she delves into the horrors she uncovers. Meanwhile, her former teammates have been ordered to bring her down. Jessie must face danger from all sides if she's to complete her mission--and survive." -- (Source of summary not specified)

The waters and the wild : an Underhill adventure

November 7, 2019
Lackey, Mercedes, author.
230 pages ; 24 cm.
"A new entry in the Bedlam's bard urban fantasy series!"--Cover.
"Deeply depressed Olivia, whose parents are divorcing, is ripe for manipulation. And swimming star Blake is looking for someone just like her. Although her friend tries to warn her, Olivia falls for his ploys and accepts an invitation to go to the Adirondack resort camp of Lake Endor with him and his family. But all is not as it seems at the hundred year old resort. Not only does Olivia discover that Blake is not the guy she thought he was, there is something sinister afoot at the lake. There is something lying beneath the waters of Lake Endor. Something not of this world. Will Olivia be drawn under or will she allow true friends to draw her from the lure of oblivion?"-- Provided by publisher.

The dollmaker

November 7, 2019
Allan, Nina, author.
New York : Other Press, [2019]
391 pages ; 22 cm
First published in Great Britain in 2019 by riverun, an imprint of Quercus Editions Limited, an Hachette UK company.
"Stitch by perfect stitch, Andrew Garvie makes exquisite dolls in the finest antique style. Like him, they are diminutive, but graceful, unique and with surprising depths. Perhaps that's why he answers the enigmatic personal ad in his collector's magazine. Letter by letter, Bramber Winters reveals more of her strange, sheltered life in an institution on Bodmin Moor, and the terrible events that put her there as a child. Andrew knows what it is to be trapped; and as they knit closer together, he weaves a curious plan to rescue her. On his journey through the old towns of England he reads the fairytales of Ewa Chaplin--potent, eldritch stories which, like her lifelike dolls, pluck at the edges of reality and thread their way into his mind. When Andrew and Bramber meet at last, they will have a choice--to remain alone with their painful pasts or break free and, unlike their dolls, come to life"-- Provided by publisher.

The scent of Buenos Aires : stories

November 7, 2019
Uhart, Hebe, author.
477 pages ; 19 cm
Guiding the ivy -- It was the cat's fault -- The cake -- The stories told by Cecilia's friends -- The scent of Buenos Aires -- Tourists and travelers -- Christmas Eve in the park -- At the hair salon -- Leonor -- Possibly an old husband -- Angelina & Pipotto -- Human beings are radically alone -- Sunday afternoon visit -- Miss Irma -- The boy who couldn't fall asleep -- The wandering Dutchman -- Quitting smoking -- Impressions of a school principal -- New times -- Luisa's friend -- Bees are industrious -- I don't have wings -- Coordination -- Paso del Rey -- Gina -- Hello kids -- The old man -- My new love -- Events organization -- Boy in a boarding house -- Mister Ludo -- The light of a new day -- Homeowners association meeting -- The uncle and the niece -- The piano recital -- Just another day -- Nothing but shadows -- Dear mama.
"By one of Argentina's greatest contemporary storytellers, The Scent of Buenos Aires gathers twenty-five of Hebe Uhart's most remarkable and incandescent short stories in English for the first time. It draws together her best vignettes of quotidian life: moments at the zoo, the hair salon, or a cacophonous homeowners association meeting. She writes in unconventional, understated syntax, constructing a delightfully specific perspective on life in South America. These stories are marked by sharp humor and wit: discrete and subtle, yet filled with eccentric and insightful characters. Uhart's narrators pose endearing questions about their lives and environments - one asks 'Bees - do you know how industrious they are?' while another inquires, 'Are we perhaps going to hell in a hand basket?' Hebe Uhart's world is dappled by iridescent ivy and conversations with animals. She pays attention to the way real people speak, attune to how characters move when they walk, or how they remain still. The result is an intimate, peculiar portrait of the always strange minutiae of these personalities"-- Provided by publisher.

The Rosewater redemption

November 7, 2019
Thompson, Tade, author.
405 pages ; 21 cm.
"Life in the newly independent city-state of Rosewater isn't everything its citizens were expecting. The Mayor finds that debts incurred during the insurrection are coming back to haunt him. Nigeria isn't willing to let Rosewater go without a fight. And the city's alien inhabitants are threatening mass murder for their own sinister ends... Operating across spacetime, the xenosphere, and international borders, it is up to a small group of hackers and criminals to prevent the extra-terrestrial advance. The fugitive known as Bicycle Girl, Kaaro, and his former handler Femi may be humanity's last line of defense."--Provided by publisher.

Blazing hot cowboy

November 7, 2019
Redford, Kim.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2017]
377 pages ; 17 cm
He's all the heat she'll ever need. Lauren Sheridan's return to Wildcat Bluff after the death of her husband is bittersweet. Thirteen years have passed since she set foot in the place that's always held her heart ... and the sizzling memories of her high school sweetheart. Kent Duval has it all. A proud rancher and volunteer firefighter in the small town of Wildcat Bluff, he's missing only one thing from his life: passion. Kent last saw Lauren Sheridan when she was sweet sixteen and they were head-over-heels in love. Now she's back, spunky daughter in tow, and he no longer knows which way is up. As the heat between them builds, Kent can't help but wonder if past flames can be rekindled and second chances really do exist.

Apple cider slaying

November 7, 2019
Lindsey, Julie Anne, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2019]
312 pages ; 18 cm.
"Kensington mystery"--Spine.
"Blossom Valley, West Virginia, is home to Smythe Orchards, Winnie and her Granny's beloved twenty-five-acre farm and family business. But any way you slice it, it's struggling. That's why they're trying to drum up business with the "First Annual Christmas at the Orchard," a good old-fashioned holiday festival with enough delicious draw to satisfy apple-picking locals and cider-loving tourists alike--until the whole endeavor takes a sour turn when the body of Nadine Cooper, Granny's long-time, grudge-holding nemesis, is found lodged in the apple press. Now, with Granny the number one suspect, Winnie is hard-pressed to prove her innocence before the real killer delivers another murder..."-- Publisher marketing.

Murder can mess up your masterpiece

November 7, 2019
Pressey, Rose, author.
277 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes excerpt from Murder can confuse your chihuahua.
"First in a new series!"--Front cover.
"Artist Celeste Cabot welcomes the chance to show her paintings at a craft fair in her hometown of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where she and her Chihuahua, Van Gogh, can park her vintage Shasta trailer and sell her creations, too. Unfortunately, her sales take a hit when a customer returns a painting, claiming it's haunted. When a fellow vendor discovers images hidden in Celeste's artwork--and a ghost pays her a late-night visit--she's shocked to realize she has psychic abilities. After the grumpy manager of the craft fair is found with a knife in his neck, Celeste's brushes with the paranormal may help fill in the picture--and make sure the wrong person doesn't get framed..."--Provided by publisher.

Red oblivion

November 7, 2019
Shimotakahara, Leslie, author.
Toronto : Dundurn, [2019]
298 pages ; 22 cm
"When Jill Lau receives an early morning phone call that her elderly father has fallen gravely ill, she and her sister Celeste catch the first flight from Toronto to Hong Kong. The man they find languishing in the hospital is a barely recognizable shadow of his old, indomitable self. According to his housekeeper, a couple of mysterious photographs arrived anonymously in the mail in the days before his collapse. These pictures are only the first link in a chain of events that begin to reveal the truth about their father's past and how he managed to escape from Guangzhou, China, during the Cultural Revolution, and make a new life for himself in Hong Kong. Someone from the old days has returned to haunt him -- exposing the terrible things he did to survive and flee one of the most violent periods of Chinese history, reinvent himself, and make the family fortune. Can Jill piece together the story of her family's past without sacrificing her father's love and reputation?"-- Provided by publisher.

A cowboy for Christmas

November 7, 2019
Richardson, Sara (Romance fiction writer), author.
New York : Forever, 2019.
396 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes novella: A cowboy's Christmas eve by R.C. Ryan.
A cowboy for Christmas / Sara Richardson -- A cowboy's Christmas eve / R.C. Ryan.
"A COWBOY'S CHRISTMAS EVE: Even a wild blizzard can't keep cowboy Colin Malloy from spending Christmas with Dr. Anita Cross."--Provided by publisher.

The accomplice : a novel

November 7, 2019
Kanon, Joseph, author.
324 pages ; 24 cm
"Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz-nor the face of Dr. Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max's family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America, where leaders like Argentina's Juan Perón gave them safe harbor and new identities. With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley-an American CIA desk analyst-to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him, and bring him back to Germany to stand trial. Unable to deny Max, Aaron travels to Buenos Aires and discovers a city where Nazis thrive in plain sight, mingling with Argentine high society. He ingratiates himself with Otto's alluring but wounded daughter, whom he's convinced is hiding her father. Enlisting the help of a German newspaper reporter, an Israeli agent, and the obliging CIA station chief in Buenos Aires, he hunts for Otto-a complicated monster, unexpectedly human but still capable of murder if cornered. Unable to distinguish allies from enemies, Aaron will ultimately have to discover not only Otto, but the boundaries of his own personal morality, how far he is prepared to go to render justice"-- Provided by publisher.

The bromance book club

November 7, 2019
Adams, Lyssa Kay, author.
New York : Jove, 2019.
viii, 339 pages ; 22 cm
When his wife asks for a divorce, Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville's top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it'll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.-- Publisher's description.

The cunning man

November 7, 2019
Butler, D. J. (David John), 1973- author.
312 pages ; 24 cm
"A witch is someone whose craft is malevolent, someone who curses you. A cunning man is the person who is master of the lore necessary to defend you against witches, and against other evil powers. Hiram is also a widower and a beet farmer, who learned his occult lore from his Grandma Hettie. Grandma Hettie raised Hiram on her farm; she said her prayers in German, sang the Psalms to secret melodies, and knew the special properties of stones. In the 1930s, with the western United States sunk in deep depression, Hiram and his adopted son try to help the poor-delivering food, helping the unemployed find jobs, digging out collapsed wells, and settling family disputes. Behind the played-out farms and failed businesses, Hiram finds demons, curses, sorcerers, and unatoned wrongs. Bags of groceries and carpentry won't be enough-to truly help the poor, Hiram will have to turn to Grandma Hettie's magic"-- Provided by publisher.

A dream come true : the collected stories of Juan Carlos Onetti

November 7, 2019
Onetti, Juan Carlos, 1909-1994, author.
Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2019.
x, 547 pages ; 20 cm
Avenida de Mayo - Diagonal - Avenida de Mayo / Obstacle / Possible Baldi / Tragic end of Alfredo Plumet / Perfect crime / Convalescence / Dream come true / Masquerade / Welcome, Bob / Long tale / Ninth of July : Independence Day / Back to the South / Esbjery by the Sea / House in the Sand / Album / Tale of the Rosenkavalier and the Pregnant Virgin from Liliput / Most Dreaded Hell / Face of Disgrace / Jacob and the Other / As Sad as She / On the Thirty-First / Kidnapped Bride / Matias the Telegraph Operator / Twins / Death and the Girl / Dogs will have their Day / Presencia / Friends / Soap / Cat / Marketplace / Piggy / Full Moon / Tomorrow will be Another Day / Tree / Montiagne / Ki no Tsurayuki / Shotgun / She / Araucaria / At Three in the Morning / Imposter / Kisses / Her Hand / Back and Forth / Ti me dai la cosa me, io te do la cosa te / Cursed Springtime / Beachcomber / Visit / Saint Joseph.
"Mario Vargas Llosa referred to Juan Carlos Onetti as 'one of the great modern writers, not only in Latin America.' A hero to the likes of Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez and a vital forbearer to magical realism, Onetti won the Cervantes Prize in 1980. A Dream Come True, beautifully translated by Katherine Silver, gathers Onetti's entire body of short fiction into English for the first time. Onetti's characters drift untethered, through strange places with unfamiliar people. A woman idles in a beachside hotel during a prolonged convalescence; a grandmother serves café-con-leche to schoolboys resembling her lost grandson. In these mysterious, dream-like stories, everything is gestured at, nothing plainly told. Each offers a brief glimpse into the life of one of Onetti's vast cast of unusual characters, intimately rendering their sorrows, fears, and joys"-- Provided by publisher.

Novice dragoneer

November 7, 2019
Knight, E. E., author.
New York : Ace, 2019.
492 pages : map ; 21 cm.
"In the first book in an exciting and charming new coming-of-age fantasy series from the author of the Age of Fire series, an impoverished girl enters into a military order of dragonriders, but her path won't be as easy or as straightforward as she expected."-- Provided by publisher.

Silence of the Chagos

November 7, 2019
Patel, Shenaz, author.
Brooklyn : Restless Books, 2019.
167 pages ; 19 cm
"First published as Le silence des Chagos by Éditions de l'Olivier, Paris, 2005" -- title page verso.
Every afternoon a woman in a red headscarf walks to the end of the quay and looks out over the water, fixing her gaze "back there"--to Diego Garcia, one of the small islands forming the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean. With no explanation, no warning, and only an hour to pack their belongings, the Chagossians were forced on a boat headed to Mauritius. Government officials tell Charlesia that the island is "closed"-- there is no going back for any of them. Charlesia longs for life on Diego Garcia, where the days were spent working on a coconut plantation, the nights dancing to sega music. As she struggles to come to terms with her new reality, Charlesia crosses paths with Désiré, a young man born on the one-way journey to Mauritius. Désiré has never set foot on Diego Garcia, but as Charlesia unfolds the dramatic story of their people, he learns of the home he never knew and of the life he might have had. With the fate of Chagos' sovereignty currently being decided on an international level, Silence of the Chagos is an important and humanizing exploration of the rights of individuals and a reckoning with displacement on a global scale.

What burns : stories

November 7, 2019
Peck, Dale, author.
New York, NY : Soho Press, [2019]
197 pages ; 21 cm
"Written over the course of twenty-five years, the stories in What Burns examine the extremes of desire against a backdrop of family, class, and mortality. In "Bliss," a young man befriends the convicted felon who murdered his mother when he was only a child. In "Not Even Camping Is Like Camping Anymore," a teenage boy fends off the advances of a five-year-old his mother babysits. And in "Dues," a man discovers that everything he owns is borrowed from someone else-including his time on earth. Walking the tightrope between tenderness and violence that has defined Peck's work since the publication of his first novel, Martin and John, through his most recent, Night Soil, What Burns reveals Peck's mastery of the short form as well as the novel"-- Provided by publisher.

An Amish cookie club Christmas

November 7, 2019
Price, Sarah, 1969- author.
299 pages ; 17 cm
Includes cookie recipes.
Includes an excerpt from An Amish cookie club courtship.--Pages [293]-299
"Baking cookies every other Friday for their respective church districts gives Edna Esh and three of her closest friends a chance to give to the Plain community and strengthen their bond with each other. Now, with the blessings of Christmas in the air, they may even whip up a recipe for love . . ."--Page 4 of cover


November 7, 2019
McCarthy, Wil, author.
304 pages ; 24 cm
"What if all our legends are true? A rousing, fast-paced novel of time travel unlike any other, from acclaimed author Wil McCarthy. What if our legends are older than we think? All the Stone Age has left behind are rocks and bones; all other materials have rotted away, leaving no trace. But what if "cave men" never existed, and the Stone Age was a time of great sophistication still preserved in our oldest stories? In a brilliant and dangerous brain hacking experiment, Harv Leonel and Tara Mukherjee are about to discover entire lifetimes of human memory coded in our genes, and reveal ancient legends - from knights and trolls, to flood myths, to the birth of humanity itself - that are as real as they are deadly. Before disaster erased the coastlines and river valleys of the Antediluvian age--before the Flood--men and women struggled and yearned and innovated in a world of savage contrasts into which Harv and Tara are thrust, unprepared. Will their science be enough to save them?"-- Provided by publisher.

Autumn alibi

November 7, 2019
Hesse, Jennifer David, author.
355 pages ; 17 cm.
"After a hectic year, Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni is ready to welcome autumn by counting her many blessings. But a case of murder could cause her to fall behind . . . "--Amazon.

Bullets don't argue

November 7, 2019
Johnstone, William W., author.
346 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes an excerpt from Have brides, will travel.--Pages [331]-346
"Once every year, Perley Gates and his brothers lead the Triple-G crew on its annual cattle drive. It's a treacherous journey along the Great Western Trail, with a herd of two-thousand cows on one side and many opportunities for trouble on the other. This year, trouble shows up in the form of a beautiful young woman, her little baby, and her bizarre traveling companion--a colorful old cuss who goes by the name of Possom Smith. They're heading to a settlement called Butcher Bottom, and risking their necks to get there. Perley--being the gentleman he is--offers to escort the trio to their destination. But there are a few minor details they "forgot" to tell Perley..." --Publisher.

Carpet diem

November 7, 2019
Simon, Misty, author.
296 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes recipe.
Includes an excerpt from Varnished without a trace.
"Now that Tallie Graver's cleaning business is starting to shine, she's ready to go squeegee to squeegee against Audra McNeal for a major contract at the Astercromb mansion. Tallie's not afraid of a little friendly competition from the new cleaner in town. In fact, Tallie likes Audra, though she wonders how her glamorous rival manages to clean house and maintain her fancy manicure. Tallie has her rubber-gloves full staying one step ahead of her nemesis. Until she finds a well-polished hand poking out of a rolled-up carpet, rendering her competition...dead."--Page 4 of cover

Christmas cow bells

November 7, 2019
Bryan, Mollie Cox, 1963- author.
viii, 325 pages ; 17 cm.
"Christmas is a time for new beginnings, so after her big breakup, Brynn MacAlister takes the gouda with the bad. With her three Red Devon cows, she settles in bucolic Shenandoah Springs, eager for a new life as an organic micro-dairy farmer and cheese-maker. Then her dear cow Petunia's bellows set the whole town on edge. But it isn't until Brynn's neighbor, Nancy, dies in a mysterious fire that her feelings about small town life begin to curdle. It seems some folks were not happy with Nancy's plan to renovate the Old Glebe Church. But is a fear of change a motivation for murder? As a newcomer, Brynn can't ignore the strange events happening just on the other side of her frosty pasture - and soon on her very own farm. Suddenly Christmas doesn't feel so festive as everyone demands she muzzle sweet Petunia, and Brynn is wondering if someone wants to silence her - for good."--Publisher description.

A Christmas home

November 7, 2019
Perry, Marta, author.
291 pages ; 17 cm.
"After ten years spent keeping house and raising her younger siblings, Sarah Yoder returns home to Promise Glen determined to make a fresh start. Her new job with neighbor Noah Raber's furniture business seems promising - until she and the woodworker clash over everything from the best way to reach new costumers to how to raise his mischievous six-year-old twin boys. Though Sarah longs for a home of her own, she fights the appeal of this ready-made family, resolved to maintain a professional distance. But when she and Noah both agree to help with the school's annual Christmas program, Sarah finds her heart touched by the motherless boys and Noah's quiet strength. Thrown together at work and at the school, their feelings continue to grow, and Sarah struggles to keep Noah at arms' length. Loving Noah may seem impossible, but with faith, love, and a little help from their close-knit community, there may yet be a Christmas home for them both."--Publisher description.

Clarets of fire

November 7, 2019
Blum, Christine E., author.
265 pages ; 17 cm.
"Halsey and the ladies of the Rose Avenue Wine Club are celebrating with newlyweds Penelope and Malcolm, who are thrilled to be opening their new winery. They're also partnering with a cherished neighborhood eatery, Rico's Pizza, which will be serving young clarets from their fall harvest. But as Halsey attempts to savor the bouquet of her Tooth & Nail Cab, a different scent intrudes--smoke. The nearby pizza parlor is going up in flames. As they rush to the scene, Halsey's rescue dog Bardot pulls a body from the burning building--the pizza delivery driver--but it's too late. When investigators determine a rag soaked with gasoline in a bottle from the winery started the blaze, police suspect both the pizza parlor owners and Penelope and Malcolm of arson and murder. With her friends' business and freedom at stake, it's up to Halsey to smoke out the real arsonist--before somebody else gets scorched."--Provided by publisher.

A Coldwater Christmas

November 7, 2019
Fossen, Delores, author.
376 pages ; 17 cm
"Sheriff Kace Laramie and his brothers found long-awaited happiness when they moved to Coldwater, Texas, as foster children. But the feel-good story has one bittersweet twist--his brief marriage to local rich girl Jana Parker. When that blew up, Kace vowed never to marry again and has kept Jana mostly off his mind...until she comes back to town, needing his help. Recently divorced for a second time, Jana just wants to create a good life for her young daughter--and keep her mother from marrying Kace's gold-digging father. Asking him for help may be wrong given their history. But as the stakes--and their chemistry--make the Christmas season sizzle, Jana knows how much more wrong it would be to let a love this magical slip away again..."-- Page 4 of cover.

The devil in paradise : Captain Putnam in Hawaii

November 7, 2019
Haley, James L., author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
414 pages ; 24 cm.
In this third volume of the Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure series, Captain Putnam returns, venturing into the Pacific to fight pirates in Malaya and match wits with the royals in Hawaii.

Frost and flame

November 7, 2019
Showalter, Gena, author.
416 pages ; 17 cm
"Bane of Adwaeweth is the most feared immortal warrior in All War history. Possessed by a bloodthirsty beast, he will stop at nothing to win. Then he meets irresistible Nola Lee. He hates the power she wields over him, but she alone can rain vengeance upon his wife's killer. Unaware of her destiny to rule as queen of beasts, Nola battles illness, addiction and vulnerability. With Bane, however, she experiences pleasure for the first time, and only wants more. But being with him comes with a terrible price. With enemies lurking around every corner, Bane and Nola must fight to survive. But time is running out, and neither can resist the sizzling attraction blazing between them. Will their romance save the beast and his beauty, or destroy everything they've come to love?"--Amazon.

A gingerbread romance

November 7, 2019
Baker, Lacey, author.
316 pages; 21 cm
Includes an excerpt from An unforgettable Christmas by Ginny Baird.
"Based on the Hallmark Channel original movie"--Cover.
When Taylor enlists Adam to help her win a life-sized gingerbread house contest, she doesn't realize that her decision might help her find a place for her heart to call home.

It started with Christmas

November 7, 2019
Hale, Jenny, 1975- author.
390 pages ; 17 cm
Holly McAdams loves spending Christmas at her family's cozy cabin in the hills outside Nashville. Holly and her Nana struggle through a snowstorm to reach the cabin, where they discover wealthy, gorgeous Joseph Barnes, a renter who is now snowed in. Determined to make the best of the situation, Holly bakes treats and decorates the cabin. Rhett Burton, the man who broke Holly's heart, is back in town, and Holly realizes it's time to figure out what she wants in life.

A lie for a lie

November 7, 2019
Hunting, Helena, author.
Seattle : Montlake Romance, 2019.
274 pages ; 21 cm

The lies we tell

November 7, 2019
Webb, Debra, author.
345 pages ; 17 cm
"Doctor Rowan Dupont knows a serial killer is coming for her. Julian Addington has been waiting. Watching. And it's only a matter of time before he strikes. But what Julian doesn't know is that Rowan is ready for him. And more than anything she wants answers. How well did the depraved killer actually know her mother? And how many lies have been spun in the years since she took her own life? Working alongside her childhood friend Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan is determined to get to the bottom of her mother's puzzling suicide once and for all--even if it means exposing an unsettling past. It certainly seems like her family's Victorian funeral home has borne witness to more than one dark secret, but when a recent double homicide leads to an even grislier discovery, separating the truth from the lies might be the last thing Rowan does"--

A Mackenzie clan Christmas

November 7, 2019
Ashley, Jennifer, author.
New York : Jove, 2019.
293 pages ; 17 cm
A Mackenzie yuletide -- A Mackenzie clan gathering.
"A Mackenzie Clan yuletide : When the Mackenzie family gathers in Scotland to celebrate the holidays, the love and joy of the Christmas spirit captures everyone's hearts."--Publisher description.

Marry Christmas murder

November 7, 2019
Blackmoore, Stephanie, author.
316 pages ; 17 cm
Includes recipes.
"Olivia's dreaming of a white Christmas--as in a white wedding gown and all the trimmings. But that's not the only event that's keeping everyone busy. Olivia's family are in real estate development, and they're sponsoring Paws and Poinsettias--a benefit for the Port Quincy animal shelter. Meanwhile, Mallory's mom wants to use her daughter's connection to snag a job staging homes for the company...and the current stager is not filled with holiday cheer at the news that she might be replaced."--Page 4 of cover

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