New Arrivals · All Fiction

September 21, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Time's convert

September 20, 2018
Harkness, Deborah E., 1965- author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
436 pages ; 24 cm
"Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present"-- Provided by publisher.

Christmas cake murder

September 19, 2018
Fluke, Joanne, 1943- author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2018.
ix, 270 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Juggling the responsibilities of opening her shop with the demands of Christmas, Hannah Swensen is surprised by the writing talents of an elderly local whose murder story chillingly comes true.


September 19, 2018
Monroe, Mary, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2018.
198 pages ; 19 cm
Volunteering at a soup kitchen during the Christmas season to navigate midlife doubts, Beatrice Powell finds unexpected comfort in a relationship with a homeless man, Charles Davenport, who was driven to a life on the streets after the devastating loss of his family.

Codex 1962

September 19, 2018
Sjón, 1962- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
517 pages ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Icelandic in 2016 by JPV Publishing; Iceland. English translation originally published in 2018 by Sceptre, Great Britain" -- Verso title page.
Part I . Thine eyes did see my substance : a love story -- Part II. Iceland's thousand years : a crime story -- Part III. I'm a sleeping door : a sci-fic story -- Epilogue.
"Sjón's epic three-part masterpiece, weaving together ancient and modern material and folklore and cosmic myths, CoDex 1962 encompasses genre fiction, theology, expressionist film, comic strips, Fortean studies, genetics, and the rich tradition of Icelandic storytelling" -- Provided by publisher.

Watch : a novel / Keith Buckley.

September 19, 2018
Buckley, Keith, author.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Rare Bird Books, 2018.
148 pages ; 22 cm
"A Barnacle book."
"When John Harvey's watch stops working on the morning of February 3rd, 1987, he has an epiphany. It occurs to him that every personal trauma he is trying to forget has had one thing in common: they all occurred at some point on the face of that very watch. The loss of his job, the death of his child, Zola's suicide, all contained right there in that tiny circle of finite numbers. So he smashes the watch. Problem solved. But when John steps out the door to make his daily trek to the local bar as a man newly freed from the tyrannies of time, he is met by a snowstorm that renders him completely blind, and a walk that should have taken just a few minutes begins to feel like years. Because as John Harvey wanders alone through the snow with no sun nor sign to guide him, the twenty-eight year old misanthrope is confronted by the vivid manifestation of every ghost he has devoted his lonely life to avoiding. In the storm he is forced to finally accept the suffering he has been hiding from. In the storm he is forced to understand that the only thing worse than never truly seeing is never truly being seen. In the storm he is forced, for once, to watch"--Provided by publisher.

Car trouble : a novel

September 19, 2018
Rorke, Robert, author.
406 pages ; 21 cm
"Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970's Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels, the last hurrah of the Diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resiliant, exasperated, and keenly observant - especially when it comes to his father, Patrick. Undeniably enigmatic, and coasting on vanity, charm, and desperation, "Himself," as Nicky calls his father, is given to picking up old junker cars for cheap at NYPD auctions - each sputtering, tail-finned treasure subsidized by poker games. To Patrick, these chrome glamour tanks are his obsessions, repairable reminders of the past when he was young, and everything seemed new and gleaming and possible - before he had a family. For Nicky, each one is a milestone. Whether it's a harrowing joy ride or a driving lesson, they're unforgettable markers on his path toward an unpredictable future. But as Patrick's compulsions slide into alcoholism and violence, Nicky, his mother, and his sisters brace themselves for an inevitable sharp turn in their rattled lives."--Back cover.

The Paris seamstress

September 19, 2018
Lester, Natasha, 1973- author.
New York : Forever, 2018.
453 pages ; 21 cm
First published in March 2018 by Hachette Australia.
When Fabienne Bissette attends the annual Met Gala for an exhibit honoring her grandmother Estella, a famed designer, she begins to learn more about her grandmother's past, uncovering a story of tragedy, heartbreak, and secrets.

Diary of a teenage fairy godmother. book 1

September 19, 2018
Baldwin, Kathleen.
[United States] : Ink lion, ©2013.
296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

As she ascends

September 19, 2018
Meadows, Jodi, author.
550 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Before she ignites.
After a fiery escape from the Pit, Mira Minkoba is on the run. Where have all the dragons been taken? Why are powerful noorestones being shipped to the mainland? And did the treaty she's been defending her whole life truly sell out the Fallen Isles to their enemies? The only way to find the truth is to go home again, to Damina, to face the people who betrayed her. Home. Where she must rise above her fears... or be consumed. -- adapted from jacket

Court of shadows

September 19, 2018
Roux, Madeleine, 1985- author.
419 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"After the frightful events of last autumn, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton has settled into her role as a maid at Coldthistle House, but she has not settled into what that means for her humanity. As Louisa struggles to figure out whether she is worthy of redemption, the devilish Mr. Morningside plans a fete- one that will bring new guests to Coldthistle House. From wicked humans to Upworlders, angelic beings who look down upon Mr. Morningside's monstrous staff, all are armed with their own brand of self-righteous justice. Even a man claiming to be Louisa's father has a role to play, though what his true motive is, Louisa cannot tell. The conflicts will eventually come to a head on the grounds of Coldthistle House-and the stakes include Louisa's very soul." -- Publisher's website.

Henry and Violet

September 19, 2018
Zink, Michelle, author.
360 pages ; 19 cm
At head of title: Once upon a time.
Henry and Violet finally have a chance to be alone. Granted, it's on a school field trip, but with some clever planning and strategic maneuvering, they can orchestrate their own adventure in New York City, a fairytale land in its own right. While they search for a treasured item that once belonged to Violet's father, they are met with obstacles they could never have predicted. What they thought would be a romantic getaway ends up being a true test of their relationship. The question remains: Are they destined for a happily ever after?

Hole in the middle

September 19, 2018
Fortmeyer, Kendra, author.
New York, NY : Soho Teen, 2018.
348 pages ; 22 cm
Born with a sealed, fist-sized hole through her torso, seventeen-year-old Morgan is tired of hiding behind thick sweaters and a smart mouth, but when she bares all, the fallout brings instant celebrity and a love match, but takes away all normalcy.


September 19, 2018
De Castell, Sebastien, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, Hachette Book Group, 2018.
415 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Shadowblack.
"Kellen's life as an outlaw spellslinger is about to get a lot worse. In Gitabria, a miraculous discovery draws spies from all over the continent willing to kill to get their hands on it. Swept up in the race for power, Kellen is forced to join the pursuit. But the invention holds a dark secret--one that could spark a war."-- Provided by publisher.

Exile's throne

September 19, 2018
Mason, Rhonda, author.
359 pages ; 20 cm
One seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire's supreme ruling body, the Council of Seven, remains unfilled, that of the Empress Apparent. The seat isn't won by votes or marriage. It's won in a tournament of ritualized combat in the ancient tradition. Now that tournament, the Empress Game, has been called and the women of the empire will stop at nothing to secure political domination for their homeworlds. Kayla Reunimon, a supreme fighter, is called to battle it out in the arena. The battle for political power isn't contained by the tournament's ring, however. The empire's elite gather to forge, strengthen or betray alliances in a dance that will determine the fate of the empire for a generation. With the empire wracked by a rising nanovirus plague and stretched thin by an ill-advised planet-wide occupation of Ordoch in enemy territory, everything rests on the woman who rises to the top.

Sodom Road exit

September 19, 2018
Dawn, Amber, 1974- author.
405 pages ; 21 cm
Bailey Enrica Martin has to return to live with her mother after dropping out of university. Soon strange things begin to happen: a mysterious and salacious force begins to dog her; inexplicable sounds in the night and unimaginable sites spotted in the periphery.

The baby doll murders ; Killer take all! ; Frenzy

September 19, 2018
Causey, James O., author.
Eureka, CA : Stark House Press, 2018.
333 pages ; 22 cm.
The baby doll murders : Originally published by Gold Medal Books, Greenwich [Connecticut], ©1957 by Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Frenzy : Originally published by Crest Books, Greenwich [Connecticut], ©1960 by Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Causey's fast, frenzied trio of killer novels / Nicholas Litchfield -- The baby doll murders / James O. Causey -- Killer take all! / James O. Causey -- Frenzy / James O. Causey.

Dark entry

September 19, 2018
Kachuba, John B., author.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Hellbender Books, 2018.
171 pages ; 22 cm
"In the 18th century, members of the Dudley family settled in the deep woods of the Dark Entry Forest in northwestern Connecticut. Only a century later, Dudleytown was a ghost town with nothing left in the encroaching forest but cellar holes. Legend has it that the Dudleys were descended from a family in England that came to a bad end and that a curse followed them to America, a curse that drove residents of the settlement to murder and suicide. In 1989, Sandy Lawrence, fleeing her abusive boyfriend, is given the use of her friend's house in Dark Entry, one of the few homes in the isolated forest. She is unaware of the legends about Dark Entry but soon discovers the horrifying truth--something evil is alive and well in the deep woods, something intent upon murder. What began as a peaceful retreat from her domestic troubles now becomes a terrifying fight for her life" --Back cover.

Blood reckoning

September 19, 2018
Waddell, Dan, author.
viii, 356 pages ; 20 cm
"Northumberland; 1992. In the early years of his police career, a young and idealist Grant Foster investigates a crime that shocks the nation. A widower beaten to death in a sleepy former mining town. The murderers: two schoolboys aged 9 and 10. Eight years later, they are released from prison and disappear into adult life with new identities. London; present day. DCI Foster investigates the death of a man found incinerated in his own car. But this isn't an isolated crime and as more gruesome murders come to light, he soon finds himself forced to confront not only that hideous scene from all those years ago, but also his own memories"--Back cover.

A forgotten place : a Bess Crawford mystery

September 18, 2018
Todd, Charles, author.
354 pages ; 24 cm.
"At the end of the Great War, Bess Crawford finds herself caught in deadly circumstances on a remote Welsh headland"--Dust jacket.

A willing murder

September 18, 2018
Deveraux, Jude, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, [2018]
333 pages ; 24 cm.
Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she's found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she'd admired as a child. It's much too big for her alone, but she'd die before letting anyone in town know that. Then Sara's niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan - a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she'll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara's home, she finds she's not the only long-term houseguest. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and though it's impossible to deny his good looks and charm - he's clearly got her aunt wrapped around his finger - she's also never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does. However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps. United by a sense of justice and the desire to right old wrongs, Sara, Kate and Jack will have to dig into Lachlan's murky past to unravel the small town's dark secrets and work to bring the awful truth to light.

I do not trust you

September 18, 2018
Burns, Laura J., author.
New York : Wednesday Books, 2018.
313 pages ; 22 cm
Memphis "M" Engel is stubborn, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a fight. Ashwin "Ash" Sood is a little too posh, a little too good looking, and has way too many secrets. He desperately wants the ancient map M inherited from her archaeologist father, believing it will lead him to a relic with the power to destroy the world. The two form an uneasy partnership, crisscrossing the globe in their search. But through it all, M can never be sure: Is she traveling with a friend or enemy?

Infinite blue

September 18, 2018
Groth, Darren, 1969- author.
[Canada] : Orca Book Publishers, 2018. ©2018
178 pages ; 20 cm.
"Ashley Drummond is an elite swimmer. Clayton Sandalford is a talented artist. From the moment of their first meeting, they were destined to be together. But there are forces that want them apart. When a world-record swim tests the limits of their powerful connection, they must make sacrifices to say in each other's lives. Then a life-altering event requires that both of them let go in ways they never imagined and demands they discover how infinite their love truly is."--Back cover.

The good demon

September 18, 2018
Cajoleas, Jimmy, author.
306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"It wasn't technically an exorcism, what they did to Clare. When the reverend and his son ripped her demon from her, they called it a "deliverance." But they didn't understand that Clare and her demon--known simply as Her--were like sisters. She comforted Clare, made her feel brave, helped to ease her loneliness. They were each other's Only. Now, Clare's only comforts are the three clues that She left behind: Be nice to him; June 20; Remember the stories. Clare will do anything to get Her back, even if it means teaming up with the reverend's son and scouring every inch of her small, Southern town for answers. But if she sacrifices everything to bring back her demon, what will be left of Clare?"--provided by publisher.

The third act

September 18, 2018
Wilson, John, 1951 August 2- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2018.
244 pages ; 22 cm
Based on the screenplay The 3rd act.
"The Third Act deals with the intercultural struggles faced by Chinese students studying in North America in the present day and by an American playwright, Neil Peterson, caught up in the Nanjing Massacre of 1937. The contemporary story focuses on three Chinese friends (Tone, Pike and Theresa) who grapple in their own ways with the pressure to succeed in an unfamiliar culture. The historical tale concerns Peterson's effort to find his literary voice and save the woman he loves amidst the chaos and horror of the fall of Nanjing in the Second Sino-Japanese War. The two stories are tied together by a play that Peterson attempted to write after his return to America. The students in the present day get caught up in putting on a performance of the missing third act of Peterson's play, and in doing so they are forced to confront their cultural and personal pasts and futures."

Happy doomsday

September 18, 2018
Sosnowski, David, author.
429 pages ; 22 cm
Welcome to the end of the world. One minute, people are going about their lives, and the next--not. In the wake of the inexplicable purge, only a handful of young misfits remains.

A borrowing of bones

September 18, 2018
Munier, Paula, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, [2018]
342 pages ; 24 cm
Series information from
"The first in a gripping new mystery series by literary agent Paula Munier, about a retired MP and bomb-sniffing dog who become embroiled in an investigation in the beautiful Vermont wilderness. It may be the Fourth of July weekend, but for retired soldier Mercy Carr and Belgian Malinois Elvis, it's just another walk in the remote Lye Brook Wilderness--until the former bomb-sniffing dog alerts to explosives and they find a squalling baby abandoned near a shallow grave filled with what appear to be human bones. U.S. Game Warden Troy Warner and his search-and rescue Newfoundland Susie Bear respond to Mercy's 911 call, and the four must work together to track down a missing mother, solve a cold-case murder, and keep the citizens of Vermont safe on potentially the most incendiary Independence Day since the American Revolution. A Borrowing of Bones is full of complex twists and real details about search-and-rescue dog training that Paula has learned through the training of her own dog. With its canine sidekicks and procedural plot, this series is well-positioned to become "Julia Spencer-Fleming with dogs" and will be a must-have for mystery fans" -- Provided by publisher.


September 18, 2018
Logan, T. M., author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
418 pages ; 25 cm
First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Twenty7.
"Six days ago, Joe Lynch was a happily married man, a devoted father, and a respected teacher living in a well-to-do London suburb. But that was before he spotted his wife's car entering a hotel parking garage. Before he saw her in a heated argument with her best friend's husband. Before Joe confronted the other man in an altercation where he left him for dead, bleeding and unconscious. Now, Joe's life is unraveling. His wife has lied to him. Her deception has put their entire family in jeopardy. The man she met at the hotel has vanished. And as the police investigate his disappearance, suspicion falls on Joe"--Provided by publisher.

The ancient nine

September 18, 2018
Smith, Ian, 1969- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
416 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
"Collins thinks his life at Harvard will be all about basketball and pre-med; hard workouts and grinding work in class. The friends he's made when he hits the storied ivy-clad campus from a very different life in urban Chicago are a happy bonus. But Spencer is about to be introduced to the most mysterious inner sanctum of the inner sanctum: to his surprise, he's in the running to be "punched" for one of Harvard's elite final clubs. The Delphic Club is known as "the Gas" for its crest of three gas-lit flames, and as Spencer is considered for membership, he's plunged not only into the secret world of male privilege that the Gas represents, but also into a century-old club mystery. Because at the heart of the Delphic, secured deep inside its guarded mansion club, is another secret society: a shadowy group of powerful men known as The Ancient Nine."-- Provided by publisher.

Button man

September 18, 2018
Gross, Andrew, 1952- author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
371 pages ; 24 cm
A stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women's garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930s.

The confession

September 18, 2018
Spain, Jo, author.
New York : Crooked Lane, 2018.
392 pages ; 24 cm
"Late one night a man walks into the luxurious home of disgraced banker Harry McNamara and his wife Julie. And when the man launches an unspeakably brutal attack on Harry, a horror-struck Julie, frozen by fear, watches her husband die. Just one hour later, the attacker, J. P. Carney hands himself into the police and confesses to beating Harry to death. Except he also claims that the assault was not premeditated and that he didn't know the identity of his victim. With a man as notorious as Harry McNamara, who was just found innocent in a highly sensationalized fraud trial, the detectives cannot help but wonder: Was this really a random act of violence? Was Julie really powerless to stop JP? When Harry's many sins are unveiled to include corruption, greed, and betrayal, nothing is for sure. This gripping psychological thriller will have you questioning, who--of Harry, Julie and JP--is really the guilty one? And is Carney's surrender driven by a guilty conscience or is his confession a calculated move in a deadly game?" -- publisher.

The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes

September 18, 2018
Gowar, Imogen Hermes, author.
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
v, 487 pages ; 24 cm
"One September evening in 1785, just beyond the docks of London, Jonah Hancock hears an urgent knocking on his front door. The captain of one of Jonah's trading vessels is waiting eagerly on the front step, bearing shocking news. On a voyage to the Far East, he sold the Jonah's ship for something rare and far more precious: a mermaid. Jonah is stunned--the object the captain presents him is brown and wizened, as small as an infant, with vicious teeth and claws, and a torso that ends in the tail of a fish. It is also dead. As gossip spreads, all of London is curious to see this marvel in Jonah Hancock's possession. Thrust from his ordinary existence, somber Jonah finds himself moving from the city's seedy underbelly to the finest drawing rooms of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of the coquettish Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on--and a shrewd courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course as they come to realize that priceless things often come at the greatest cost."--Jacket.


September 18, 2018
Swallow, James, author.
459 pages ; 25 cm

We sold our souls

September 18, 2018
Hendrix, Grady, author.
Philadelphia, PA : Quirk books, [2018]
333 pages ; 24 cm
"In this hard-rocking, spine-tingling supernatural thriller, the washed-up guitarist of a '90s heavy metal band embarks on an epic road-trip across America and deep into the web of a sinister conspiracy. Grady Hendrix, horror writer and author of Paperbacks from Hell and My Best Friend's Exorcism, is back with his most electrifying novel yet. In the 1990s, heavy metal band Dürt Würk was poised for breakout success--but then lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom as Koffin, leaving his fellow bandmates to rot in obscurity. Two decades later, former guitarist Kris Pulaski works as the night manager of a Best Western--she's tired, broke, and unhappy. Everything changes when a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite with the rest of her bandmates and confront the man who ruined her life. It's a journey that will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a music festival from hell. A furious power ballad about never giving up, even in the face of overwhelming odds, We Sold Our Souls is an epic journey into the heart of a conspiracy-crazed, pill-popping, paranoid country that seems to have lost its very soul ... where only a lone girl with a guitar can save us all."--Amazon.

Why not tonight

September 18, 2018
Mallery, Susan, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HQN, [2018]
376 pages ; 17 cm.
"Natalie Kaleta will do anything for the artists at her gallery, including risk life, limb and the effect of humidity on her naturally curly hair. Braving a downpour to check on reclusive Ronan Mitchell, Natalie gets stranded by a mudslide at his mountain home, where the brooding glass artist reveals his playful side, sending her inconvenient crush from under-the-radar to over-the-top."-- Back cover.

I will never leave you : a thriller

September 18, 2018
Thayer, S. M., author.
336 pages; 22 cm
"Banking heiress Trish and her husband, James, seem to have it all, from a lavish lifestyle to a historic mansion in the nation's capital. The only thing that's missing to make their family complete is a baby, so when Trish holds Anne Elise in her arms for the first time, it's no surprise that she falls deeply in love. There's just one problem: Trish isn't the mother. The baby belongs to Laurel, James's young mistress. And more than that, James and Laurel want to start a new life together--despite an ironclad prenup standing in their way. When Trish becomes dangerously obsessed with making Laurel's baby her own, the lovers' plan to break James's marriage quickly goes awry. How far is each of them willing to go for happiness?" --Provided by publisher.

In the darkest hour

September 18, 2018
Carlisle, Anna (Teacher), author.
New York : Crooked Lane, 2018.
331 pages ; 22 cm.
Former medical examiner Gin Sullivan thought she'd put her troubled past behind her--but a deadly web of drugs, depravity, and murder threaten to consume all she loves.

State tectonics

September 18, 2018
Older, Malka, 1977- author.
428 pages ; 22 cm.
The future of democracy must evolve or die. The last time Information held an election, a global network outage, two counts of sabotage by major world governments, and a devastating earthquake almost shook micro-democracy apart. Five years later, it's time to vote again, and the system that has ensured global peace for 25 years is more vulnerable than ever. Unknown enemies are attacking Information's network infrastructure. Spies, former superpowers, and revolutionaries sharpen their knives in the shadows. And Information's best agents question whether the data monopoly they've served all their lives is worth saving, or whether it's time to burn the world down and start anew.

The half-life of everything

September 18, 2018
Gang, Deborah Carol, author.
310 pages ; 24 cm
"David and Kate are happily married fifty somethings when she's diagnosed with early Alzheimer's. He has never been unfaithful, but after several years of losing Kate more each day, he wonders: What is a married widower supposed to do? Two strong-willed women intervene and everyone finds themselves making unexpected choices. Can any marriage withstand the transformation of one partner into someone who's lost? When does a marriage end? The Half-Life of Everything, realistic in every detail except for one speculative twist, places David in the unwelcome situation of loving two women. Must he be the good and faithful husband he's always been, or is he deserving of a second chance? The novel is a modern study of marriage and love--and of friendship, the overlooked foundation of both romantic and everyday life. Deborah Carol Gang's beautifully written, humorous, and ultimately uplifting debut novel will remind readers of Anne Tyler's lyrical and slightly off-kilter fiction. Tyler herself, who steadfastly continues an anti-blurb campaign, wrote the author 'to tell you directly how much I enjoyed The Half-Life of Everything'"

The lost carousel of Provence

September 18, 2018
Blackwell, Juliet, author.
New York : Berkley, 2018.
x, 367 pages ; 21 cm
"An artist lost to history, a family abandoned to its secrets, and the woman whose search for meaning unearths it all. American photographer Cady Drake shoots local merry-go-rounds, a hobby inspired by a carved wooden rabbit gifted to her following her troubled years in foster care. Now at a crisis point in her life, Cady can't refuse a freelance assignment documenting the antique carousels of Paris. While there, she hopes to track down the true origins of her rabbit, which she has always believed to be carved by French carousel maker Gustave Bayol. Cady's research leads her to Provence, where she discovers a dilapidated carousel carved by Bayol for the grand Château Clement in the early 1900s. After commissioning the carousel, the Clement family struggled to maintain their ancestral home through the two World Wars, buffeted by jealousies passed down through the generations. Despite the carousel's derelict state, Cady longs to restore it--if she can secure the permission of the run-down château's gruff, elderly owner, a man with secrets of his own. As Cady digs deeper into the past, unearthing century-old photographs of the Clement carousel and its creators, she might be the one person who can bring the past to light and reunite a family torn apart"-- Provided by publisher.


September 18, 2018
Thompson, Tade, author.
423 pages ; 21 cm
"Originally published in 2016 by Apex Publications, LLC, in the United States in trade paperback"--Title page verso.
"Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry, and the helpless--people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. A sensitive, he can navigate the massive psychic space created by the dome. But when something within the dome begins killing other sensitives, Kaaro must defy his masters to avert a horrifying future."--Back cover.

Dream country

September 18, 2018
Gibney, Shannon, author.
New York, NY : Dutton, [2018]
335 pages ; 22 cm
2008, Minneapolis. Kollie Flomo, at once too black and not black enough for his African American peers and worn down by the expectations of his own Liberian family and community, turns to violence. 1926, Liberia. Togar Somah, an indigenous Liberian, is on the run from government militias that would force him to work the plantations of the Congo people, descendants of the African American slaves who colonized Liberia almost a century earlier. 1827. The children of Yasmine Wright leave a Virginia plantation with their mother for Liberia, promised freedom by the American Colonization Society. 1980. Ujay and Evelyn dare to believe their love can survive Liberia's approaching revolution. 2018, Minneapolis. A dreamer attempts to weave her family's history into a new future.-- adapted from jacket

Port of shadows

September 18, 2018
Cook, Glen, author.
396 pages ; 25 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book".
"The soldiers of the Black Company don't ask questions, they get paid. But being "The Lady's favored" is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs--and the Company's historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all. The one person who was taken into The Lady's Tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as The Ten Who Were Taken. Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. However, Croaker doesn't trust any of the Taken, especially not ones that look so much like The Lady and her sister..."--Provided by publisher.

Stackin' paper V : stay schemin' : a novel

September 18, 2018
King, Joy Deja, 1978- author.
Collierville, TN : A King Production, [2018]
211, 7, 12 pages ; 22 cm
Includes excerpts of other works by the author.
At head of title: A King Production presents.
Genesis and his clique are back in Stackin' Paper Part 5. Amir's deception has made him an outsider to the man he respects the most. Will Father and Son ever see eye to eye again? Supreme, Nico, T-Roc and Lorenzo all team up for the greater good, to put an end to Arnez's reign of terror but is it too little too late? Caleb admires Genesis and wants nothing more to be accepted into his inner circle but will his ties to Genesis's arch enemy make that impossible? Precious has always been a woman who played by her own rules. But is she ready to change how she plays the game, to save her daughter Aaliyah? With the stakes so high, the only choice you have, is to Stay Schemin' in Part 5 of the Stackin' Paper Series.

Always forward : January - October 1867

September 18, 2018
Dye, Ginny, author.
525 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Shifted By The Winds.
Can America survive the struggle to rebuild? Carrie and Robert's dream comes true, but is Carrie strong enough to survive what comes next? Rose's school comes under attack by vigilantes. No one could have predicted what will happen next. Abby makes the choice to go to Kansas to fight for Woman Suffrage, and almost pays the ultimate price. Violence and hatred run rampant through the country as America tries to come to grips with 2,000,000 freed slaves.

Glimmers of Change : January-August 1866

September 18, 2018
Dye, Ginny, author.
511 pages ; 21 cm
Sequel to Carried Forward By Hope.
Carrie and Janie are living their dream in Philadelphia, but what price will they pay when cholera sweeps through America once again? Robert searches for peace on the plantation, but forces are in place that are determined to deny it. Moses and Rose are driven by forces beyond their control to become leaders in the midst of a violent racial revolution. Jeremy discovers love, but will the reality of his heritage make it impossible, and will he survive the forces determined to destroy the factory? And will Matthew finally free his heart?

Horizons unfolding, November 1869 - March 1870

September 18, 2018
Dye, Ginny, author.
523 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Looking to the future.
Follow the continuing struggles and triumphs of Carrie, Moses and Rose, Susan, Thomas and Abby, and Marietta and Jeremy as they work to rebuild their lives as America continues to struggle with post-Civil War realities.

Looking to the future, October 1868 - June 1869

September 18, 2018
Dye, Ginny, author.
521 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Walking into the unknown.
Carrie, Moses and Rose, Marietta and Jeremy, Thomas and Abby, and Janie continue to struggle to rebuild their lives as the nation struggles with post-Civil War realities.

Three queens in Erin : a novel

September 18, 2018
Nicholas, Douglas, author.
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Paperback, 2017.
282 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"The fourth installment of Douglas Nicholas' acclaimed series continues the dark, thrilling fantasy set in thirteenth century England and Ireland"-- Provided by publisher.

Walking into the unknown, October 1867 - October 1868

September 18, 2018
Dye, Ginny, author.
495 pages ; 21 cm.
Sequel to: Always forward.
Carrie, Janie and Matthew, Moses and Rose, Jeremy and Marietta, and Abby continue to rebuild their lives and fulfill their dreams in Richmond, Virginia and elsewhere, all as they adjust to life during the American Reconstruction.

Echoes of evil

September 17, 2018
Graham, Heather, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Mira, [2018]
329 pages ; 24 cm.
"Brodie McFadden is supposed to be on vacation, getting some sunshine and deciding if he wants to join his brothers and the Krewe of Hunters, a special paranormal investigation unit of the FBI. But a diving excursion with an old navy buddy to a historic shipwreck uncovers a crime scene - and the corpse is new. Museum curator Dakota "Kody" McCoy just wants her Key West culture festival to succeed. She's always had a deep connection to her home, including being regularly haunted by some of the resident ghosts. Then, in the middle of a performance, a beloved local musician drops dead. It seems accidental, but Kody isn't so sure. Brodie thinks the recent deaths are linked, and he needs help from Kody. Something about her festival is dangerous. And the threat is creeping ever closer. Has she uncovered a treasure from the past that someone will kill for?"--Jacket.

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