New Arrivals · All Fiction

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Lady in the lake : a novel

July 17, 2019
Lippman, Laura, 1959- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, 2019.
340 pages ; 24 cm
"New York Times bestseller Laura Lippman returns with a new stand-alone novel about a middle aged housewife turned aspiring reporter Maddie Schwartz, who is determined to solve the murder of a forgotten young woman in order to make her own reputation"-- Provided by publisher.

My ideal boyfriend is a croissant

July 17, 2019
Dockrill, Laura, author.
©2018
380 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published: London : Bonnie Zaffre, Ltd., 2018 under the title, Big bones.
Following a near-fatal asthma attack, sixteen-year-old BB, who is happy with being big, reluctantly agrees to keep a food diary, but finds it teaches her a lot about herself.

Bark of night

July 17, 2019
Rosenfelt, David, author.
©2019
291 pages ; 24 cm
Sequel to: Deck the hounds.
"When defense lawyer Andy Carpenter's veterinarian asks to speak to him privately at the checkup of his golden retriever, Tara, the last thing Andy expects is Truman. Tiny, healthy, French bulldog Truman was dropped off days ago with instructions to be euthanized by a man everyone thought was his owner. But now the owner is nowhere to be found ... [and] it's discovered that the man wasn't Truman's owner at all ... Truman's real owner has been murdered. It's now up to Andy--with help from his loyal sidekick Tara, Truman and the rest of the gang--to solve this case."-- Provided by publisher.

Midnight at the Blackbird Café

July 17, 2019
Webber, Heather S., author.
©2019
333 pages ; 22 cm.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book"
Heather Webber's Midnight at the Blackbird Café is a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town Southern charm. Nestled in the mountain shadows of Alabama lies the little town of Wicklow. It is here that Anna Kate has returned to bury her beloved Granny Zee, owner of the Blackbird Café. It was supposed to be a quick trip to close the café and settle her grandmother's estate, but despite her best intentions to avoid forming ties or even getting to know her father's side of the family, Anna Kate finds herself inexplicably drawn to the quirky Southern town her mother ran away from so many years ago, and the mysterious blackbird pie everybody can't stop talking about. As the truth about her past slowly becomes clear, Anna Kate will need to decide if this lone blackbird will finally be able to take her broken wings and fly.

Family of origin

July 17, 2019
Hauser, CJ, author.
©2019
287 pages ; 25 cm
When a controversial scientist drowns while investigating his theories about evolution moving in reverse, his estranged adult children reunite to settle their late father's affairs while trying to understand the research he abandoned them to pursue.

The heart keeper

July 17, 2019
Dahl, Alex, author.
New York : Berkley, 2019.
x, 360 pages ; 21 cm
"Two mothers. Two daughters. One heart. When Alison's beloved daughter Amalie drowns, her world turns impenetrably dark. Alison tries to hold it together throughout the bleak fall, but in the darkest days of the Norwegian winter she completely falls apart. In another family, Amalie's passing is a new beginning. After years of severe health problems, young Kaia receives a new heart on the morning after Amalie drowns. Her mother Iselin has struggled to raise Kaia on her own and now things are finally looking up. She's even made an affluent new friend who's taken a special interest in her and her daughter. Alison knows she shouldn't interfere, but really, she's just trying to help Iselin and Kaia. She can give them the life they never had, and by staying close to them, she can still be with her daughter. Kaia is just like her, and surely, something of Amalie must live on in her. As her grief transforms into a terrifying obsession, Alison won't let anything stop her from getting back what she has lost"-- Provided by publisher.

If you want to make god laugh

July 17, 2019
Marais, Bianca, 1976- author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
435 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"From the author of Hum if You Don't Know the Words comes a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time, and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries. On the outskirts of Johannesburg, seventeen-year-old Zodwa Bambisa lives in desperate poverty in tiny metal shack in a squatter camp, under the shadowy threat of a civil war and a growing AIDS epidemic. Eight months pregnant with a child she does not want, Zodwa carefully guards secrets that could get her killed if discovered. Meanwhile, at a rural farm outside the city, estranged sisters Ruth and Delilah each face a personal crisis that sends them back to their childhood home to lick their wounds. They live together in an uneasy peace until the day that they find a newborn baby on their doorstep. Abandoned with only a blanket wrapped around him, the child will change everything for the sisters, upending what they believed about race, motherhood, and the power of the past. As the mystery surrounding the infant's discovery grows, Zodwa, Ruth, and Delilah become inextricably linked. What follows is a mesmerizing look at family, identity, and the lengths to which the human heart will go to protect itself and the ones it loves"-- Provided by publisher.

The philosopher's war : a novel

July 17, 2019
Miller, Tom, 1980- author.
©2019
389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Sequel to: The philosopher's flight.
Thanks to a stunning flying performance and a harrowing shootout in the streets of Boston, Robert Canderelli Weekes's lifelong dream has come true: he's the first male allowed to join the US Sigilry Corps's Rescue and Evacuation service, an elite, all-woman team of flying medics. As he deploys to France during the waning days of the Great War, Sigilwoman Third-Class Canderelli learns that carrying the injured from the front lines to the field hospital is not the grand adventure he imagined. His division, full of misfits and renegades, is stretched the breaking point and has no patience for a man striving to prove himself. He gets caught up in a conspiracy to end the Great War by outlawed philosophical means. -- adapted from jacket

The redemption of time

July 17, 2019
Baoshu, 1980- author.
©2016
269 pages ; 24 cm
Translation of: San ti X.
"A three-body problem novel."
"At the end of the fourth year of the Crisis Era, Yun Tianming, riddled with cancer, chose to end his life. His decision was the first step in a journey that would take him to the end of the universe and beyond. His brain was extracted from his body, flash frozen, put aboard a spacecraft, and launched on a trajectory that will intercept the Trisolarian First Fleet in a few centuries. It is a desperate plan, almost certain to fail. But there is an infinitesimal chance that one day Tianming may, somehow, be able to send valuable information back to Earth. And so he does. His broadcasts from the Trisolarian fleet reveal the secrets of faster than light propulsion and the ultimate defence of black domains. This is Tianming's story. It reveals what happened to him when he was intercepted by the Trisolarians. It reveals the true nature of the struggle that has created the universal 'dark forest', and the ultimate fate of the Universe..."-- Provided by publisher.

Stars of Alabama

July 17, 2019
Dietrich, Sean, 1982- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2019]
339 pages ; 25 cm
"When two Depression-era migrant workers, Paul and Vern, find an abandoned baby in the woods, they take it upon themselves to care for the mysterious child. When fifteen-year-old Marigold, reviled by her family after an unwanted pregnancy, loses her baby in the forest, her whole world is painted black. She's still fraught with despair when she discovers what seems to be a miraculous power within her. Coot, a child preacher on the Kansas plains, escapes the outfit that's been handling him--and takes the collection plate full of money with him. As the years pass, these stories intertwine in surprising ways--proving how ugly circumstances can produce beautiful people"-- Provided by publisher.

This is how you lose the time war

July 17, 2019
El-Mohtar, Amal, author.
©2019
198 pages ; 22 cm
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean death for each of them.

Turbulence

July 17, 2019
Szalay, David, author.
©2018
145 pages ; 22 cm
"A stunning, virtuosic novel about twelve people, mostly strangers, and the surprising ripple effect each one has on the life of the next as they cross paths while in transit around the world.' --amazon.com.

Rules of war : a thriller

July 17, 2019
Betley, Matthew, author.
New York, N.Y. : Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2019.
360 pages ; 24 cm.
"Following the events of the "fast, hard-hitting, and impossible to put down" (The Real Book Spy) Field of Valor, Logan West continues his mission to bring America's traitorous vice president to justice, even as the clandestine group pulling all the strings makes one last deadly bid to regain their power. The vice president of the United States is missing, the director of the National Security Agency has been assassinated, and the mysterious organization orchestrating global instability is in tatters. While John Quick recovers from a gunshot wound that nearly killed him, Logan West is on the hunt to bring the vice president back to the US to face justice for his treason. The final stakes have never been higher and Logan and his task force are left with little to no options. Will it be this warrior's end? "As a former Marine, Betley really knows his stuff" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Kyle Mills), and rules of Rules of War is filled with the gripping, nonstop action thriller fans crave"-- Provided by publisher.

The Argentinian's baby of scandal

July 16, 2019
Kendrick, Sharon, author.
©2019
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
"I'm...pregnant..." The consequence of his seduction! Housekeeper Tara Fitzpatrick is always as efficient and professional as possible. Until her billionaire boss Lucas Conway looks at her with a fiery intensity she just can't resist. Only now Tara has the mortifying task of flying to New York to tell him - a renowned bachelor whose least favourite word is family - that their electrifying night in his bed has had the most scandalous of consequences!

Contracted as his Cinderella bride

July 16, 2019
Rice, Heidi, author.
© 2019
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
From penniless delivery girl... ...to billionaire's bride? The perfect summer Ally Jones spent with gorgeous French billionaire Dominic LeGrand was unforgettable - despite her unrequited feelings. Now Ally's a struggling courier, and she's stunned when her latest delivery brings her to Dominic's door. Yet what's even more shocking is his proposal! Dominic needs a temporary wife...but with the enticing promise of his expert seduction teasing Ally to her limits can she really just play the role?

The maid's Spanish secret

July 16, 2019
Collins, Dani, author.
© 2019
251 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
"You will come to Spain. You will marry me..." For sweet maid Poppy Harris, her one and only passionate experience was scorching and absolutely forbidden. She shouldn't have succumbed to Spanish aristocrat Rico Montero's tantalising seduction, but his touch was all-consuming... And it had nine-month consequences! Poppy believes they can never be anything more - until Rico appears on her doorstep, demanding his hidden daughter and determined to make Poppy his wife!"

A passionate night with the Greek

July 16, 2019
Lawrence, Kim, 1938- author.
©2019
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.
Greek tycoon Zach Gavros has one mission: to track down the long-lost granddaughter of the mentor who helped him rise from the streets of Athens to unrivaled success. But Zach quickly realizes that introducing feisty Katina to Greek society could be more trouble--and temptation--than anticipated! Especially when their startling passion only confirms the power this untouched heiress has to undo him...

The pawful truth

July 16, 2019
James, Miranda, author.
©2019
289 pages ; 24 cm.
"Book 11"-- goodreads.
When Charlie Harris decides to go back to school, he and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel, find themselves entangled in a deadly lovers quarrel on campus. In addition to his library duties and his role as doting grandad, Charlie has enrolled in an early medieval history course offered by young, charismatic professor Carey Warriner. Charlie feels a bit out of place- his fellow classmates are half his age-except for Dixie Bell Compton, another mature student. When Charlie hears an angry exchange between her and their professor, his interest in piqued. He's even more intrigued when she shows up at his office asking for a study partner. Charlie turns her down and is saddened to learn just a few days later that Dixie has been killed. Charlie wonders if Professor Warriner had anything to do with Dixie's death. Warriner is married to a fellow professor who happens to be a successful author. There are rumors on campus that their marriage was on the rocks. Was Dixie's death the result of a lovers' triangle gone bad? Charlie soon discovers that the professor's wife may have some secrets of her own and his suspect list is only getting longer. As he and Diesel step further into the tangled web of relationships, someone else is viciously killed. Whose jealousy finally erupted into murderous rage? Was it a crime of passion or is there another more sinister motive? Charlie races to unravel this mystery: and to draw out the culprit, he may just have to put his own life on the line.

Awakened by the scarred Italian

July 16, 2019
Green, Abby, author.
© 2019
252 pages ; 17 cm.
"Larger print"--Cover.

Please send help...

July 16, 2019
Dunn, Gaby, author.
©2019
304 pages ; 22 cm
Long distance best friends Ava and Gen have finally made it to the same time zone (although they're still over a thousand miles apart).

The golden hour : a novel

July 16, 2019
Williams, Beatriz, author.
©2019
468 pages ; 24 cm
"The Bahamas, 1941. Newly-widowed Leonora "Lulu" Randolph arrives in Nassau to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. After all, American readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier. What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires? Or so Lulu imagines. But as she infiltrates the Duke and Duchess's social circle, and the powerful cabal that controls the islands' political and financial affairs, she uncovers evidence that beneath the glister of Wallis and Edward's marriage lies an ugly-and even treasonous-reality. In fact, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, financial swindles, and racial tension, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love. Then Nassau's wealthiest man is murdered in one of the most notorious cases of the century, and the resulting coverup reeks of royal privilege. Benedict Thorpe disappears without a trace, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe's complicated family history: a fateful love affair, a wartime tragedy, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen."--Publisher.

The two Lila Bennetts

July 16, 2019
Fenton, Liz, author.
©2019
305 pages ; 21 cm
"Lila Bennett's bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally. In one life, she's taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she's trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she's done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time. Lila's decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she's wronged - both in and out of the courtroom - to determine who is out to get her before it's too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing's for certain - life as Lila Bennett knew it is over." -- From publisher's description.

The border keeper

July 16, 2019
Hall, Kerstin.
New York : TOR, 2019.
237 pages. ; 21 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
In The Border Keeper, debut author Kerstin Hall unfolds a lyrical underworld narrative about loss and renewal. A woman lived where the railway tracks met the saltpan, on the Ahri side of the shadowline. In the old days, when people still talked about her, she was known as the end-of-the-line woman. Vasethe, a man with a troubled past, comes to seek a favor from a goddess who is not what she seems, and must enter the nine hundred and ninety-nine realms of Mkalis, the world of spirits, where gods and demons rage in an endless war. The Border Keeper spins wonders both epic--the Byzantine bureaucracy of hundreds of demon realms, impossible oceans, hidden fortresses--and devastatingly quiet--the sizzle of onions and turmeric, a spear flung straight, the profound terror and power of motherhood. What Vasethe discovers in Mkalis ripples back into his own history, which may contain the key to saving everything he holds dear.

Red metal

July 16, 2019
Greaney, Mark, author.
New York, NY : Berkley, 2019.
xiv, 638 pages : maps ; 24 cm
A desperate Kremlin takes advantage of a military crisis in Asia to simultaneously strike into Western Europe and invade east Africa in a bid to occupy three Rare Earth mineral mines that will give Russia unprecedented control for generations over the world's hi-tech sector. Pitted against the Russians are a Marine lieutenant colonel pulled out of a cushy job at the Pentagon and thrown into the fray in Africa, a French Special Forces captain and his intelligence operative father, a young Polish female partisan fighter, an A-10 Warthog pilot, and the commander of an American tank platoon who, along with his German counterpart, fight from behind enemy lines in Germany all the way into Russia.

Earth

July 16, 2019
Bova, Ben, 1932- author.
New York, NY : Tor, 2019.
350 pages ; 22 cm
"A wave of lethal gamma radiation is expanding from the core of the Milky Way galaxy at the speed of light, killing everything in its path. The countdown to when the death wave will reach Earth and the rest of the solar system is at two thousand years. Humans were helped by the Predecessors, who provided shielding generators that can protect the solar system. In return, the Predecessors asked humankind's help to save other intelligent species that are in danger of being annihilated. But what of Earth? With the Death Wave no longer a threat to humanity, humans have spread out and colonized all the worlds of the solar system. The technology of the Predecessors has made Earth a paradise, at least on the surface. But a policy of exiling discontent young people to the outer planets and asteroid mines has led to a deep divide between the new worlds and the homeworld, and those tensions are about to explode into open war"--Publisher's description.

The other Mrs. Miller

July 16, 2019
Dickson, Allison M., author.
©2019
343 pages ; 24 cm
"Two women are watching each other. Phoebe Miller isn't sure when the rusty car started showing up in the cul-de-sac she calls home, or why its driver would be spying on her. What could be interesting about an unhappy housewife who drowns her sorrows in ice cream and wine and barely leaves her house? When a new family moves in across the street--the exuberant Vicki, who just might become the gossipy best friend Phoebe's always wanted, and her handsome college-bound son, Jake, who offers companionship of a different variety--Phoebe finds her dull routine infused with the excitement she's been missing. But with her head turned, she's no longer focused on the woman in the car. And she really should be..."--Jacket.

Tell me everything : a novel

July 16, 2019
Brockman, Cambria, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2019.
354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
In her first weeks at Hawthorne College, Malin is swept up into a tight-knit circle that will stick together through all four years. There's Gemma, an insecure theater major from London; John, a tall, handsome, and wealthy New Englander; Max, John's cousin and a shy pre-med major; Khaled, a wise-cracking prince from Abu Dhabi; and Ruby, a beautiful art history major. But Malin is an expert at hiding her troubling past, using her extraordinary insight to detect the deepest vulnerabilities and weaknesses of those around her. On the cusp of graduation, Malin's secrets-- and those of her friends-- are revealed, setting in motion a devastating chain of events that ends in a murder.--Provided by publisher.

Gretchen

July 16, 2019
Kirk, Shannon, author.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, [2019]
351 pages ; 21 cm
The new tenants have a terrible secret. So do the landlord and his daughter...Ever since Lucy was two, she's been on the run alongside her mother. She's never understood the reason for a lifetime of paranoia, aliases, and lies. All she understands are the rules: never lock eyes with strangers, never let down your guard, and always be ready to move on. Finally, after thirteen years and eleven states, their next hideaway seems perfect. An isolated, fortresslike place in the New Hampshire woods is the new home they share with its owner, a gentlemanly pianist, and his lonely daughter, Gretchen. She's Lucy's age and soon becomes Lucy's first real friend.But Gretchen and her father have secrets of their own--and an obsession with puzzles that draws Lucy into a terrifying new game of hide-and-seek. Lucy's dark past is about to come calling. And this time, for her and her mother in the house on the hill, it might be too late to run.

Death in a desert land : a novel

July 16, 2019
Wilson, Andrew, 1967- author.
©2019
338 pages ; 21 cm
"Baghdad, 1928. Agatha Christie has traveled to the excavation of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur to investigate an unsolved mystery: two years ago, the explorer and writer Gertrude Bell died there from a drug overdose. At the time, authorities believed that Bell had taken her own life, but a letter recently unearthed reveals she was afraid someone intended to kill her. Upon arrive, Agatha encounters Miss Bell's former rival, the enigmatic archaeologist Mrs. Woolley, as she is on the cusp of making a potentially lucrative discovery. Temperamental but brilliant, Mrs. Woolley quickly charms the famous novelist, but Agatha cannot ignore the possibility that her new friend might be a murderer. As Agatha stealthily begins to gather information, she discovers that her mission is not without considerable risks. With the killer poised to strike again, Agatha must use all of her skills to outwit a devilishly cunning adversary determined to stay hidden in the desert sands."--P. [4] of cover.

A down home Christmas

July 16, 2019
Talley, Liz, author.
[United States] : Hallmark Publishing, [2019]
259 pages : 22 cm
Includes a recipe.
"Country music star Kris Trabeau heads to Charming, Mississippi, to convince his aging aunt to sell her farm and move into a nice retirement community. She's not having it, and she enlists her neighbor Tory Hudson to help her remind Kris why the farm means so much...especially at Christmas. After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Tory's not feeling the holiday spirit. Still, she agrees to co-chair a children's concert and silent auction to benefit the after-school center where she volunteers. As Kris helps her with the concert and spends time with the kids, the attraction between them becomes harder and harder to ignore. Can he trade spotlights and city lights for the place where the music began?"--Amazon.

Till sudden death do us part

July 16, 2019
Green, Simon R., 1955- author.
©2019
184 pages ; 23 cm.
"Although he hasn't seen Robert Bergin for 40 years, Ishmael feels duty bound to respond when his old friend calls for help. Robert's daughter Gillian is about to be married, and he is afraid she'll fall prey to the ancient family curse. Arriving in rural Yorkshire, Ishmael and his partner Penny learn that the vicar who was to perform the ceremony has been found dead in the church, hanging from his own bell rope. With no clues, no evidence and no known motive, many locals believe the curse is responsible. Or is someone just using it as a smokescreen for murder? With the wedding due to take place the following day, Ishmael has just a few hours to uncover the truth. But his investigations are hampered by sudden flashes of memory: memories of the time before he was human. What is it Ishmael's former self is trying to tell him?"--Publisher's description.

Lives other than my own

July 16, 2019
Carrère, Emmanuel, 1957-
New York : Picador, 2012.
243 pages ; 22 cm
Story of lives racked by tragedy and redeemed by love.

Shamed

July 15, 2019
Castillo, Linda, author.
©2019
294 pages ; 25 cm.
An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of--a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they're keeping secrets... The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her--and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why?

The seekers

July 15, 2019
Graham, Heather, author.
Don Mills, Ontario : Mira Books, [2019]
297 pages ; 24 cm.
Kerri Wolf has joined the crew of The Seekers, a show that searches for paranormal phenomena, as they explore a supposedly haunted old inn on the road between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The place is famous for its warm welcome - and infamous for being the site of an ax murder rampage in the 1920s. They've barely begun when a very real dead body is discovered in the basement. As a nonfiction author, Kerri is supposed to be the rational one, but she can't explain a terrifying apparition that seems to be both a threat and a warning. Former detective Joe Dunhill knows what she's going through - the strange gift of being able to see and talk to the dead is a struggle he shares. A new member of the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, he's on the team investigating the disturbing death. The town is steeped in old-fashioned superstition, and the deeper Joe and Kerri plunge into the dark secrets of the inn, the closer they get to a devastating truth. Will a bloody history be repeated? Or can the spirits of the past reach out to stop a killer?

In the full light of the sun

July 15, 2019
Clark, Clare, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
424 pages ; 24 cm
"Based on a true story, this gorgeous new novel follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in an art scandal--involving newly discovered van Goghs--that rocks Germany amidst the Nazis' rise to power. Hedonistic and politically turbulent, Berlin in the 1920s is a city of seedy night clubs and sumptuous art galleries. It is home to millionaires and mobs storming bakeries for rationed bread. These disparate Berlins collide when Emmeline,a young art student; Julius, an art expert; and a mysterious dealer named Rachmann all find themselves caught up in the astonishing discovery of thirty-two previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh. In the Full Light of the Sun explores the trio's complex relationships and motivations, their hopes, their vanities, and their self-delusions--for the paintings are fakes and they are in their own ways complicit. Theirs is a cautionary tale about of the aspirations of the new Germany and a generation determined to put the humiliations of the past behind them. With her signature impeccable and evocative historical detail, Clare Clark has written a gripping novel about beauty and justice, and the truth that may be found when our most treasured beliefs are revealed as illusions"-- Provided by publisher.

The wedding party

July 15, 2019
Guillory, Jasmine, author.
New York : Jove, 2019.
viii, 337 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reader's discussion guide questions.
"The next charming romance by The New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal. Maddie and Theo have two things in common: 1. Alexa is their best friend 2. They hate each other. After an "oops, we made a mistake" night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa's wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they're comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won't fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn't looking. But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don't fall in love"-- Provided by publisher.

The expectations

July 15, 2019
Tilney, Alexander, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
311 pages ; 24 cm
Sent to the prestigious boarding school his family has attended for generations, Ben struggles to prove himself at the side of a marginalized roommate before realizing how much the school's realities differ from what he anticipated.

The rage of dragons

July 15, 2019
Winter, Evan, author.
New York, NY : Orbit, 2019.
535 pages : map ; 24 cm.
The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred years. Their society has been built around war and only war. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine.

The McAvoy sisters book of secrets : a novel

July 15, 2019
Fader, Molly, author.
©2019
357 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reader's guide with questions for discussion.
"It's been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Ohio hometown on the shores of Lake Erie. But now, with their mother's ailing health and a rebellious teenager to rein in, Delia has no choice but to welcome Lindy home. As the two sisters try to put their family back in order, they finally have the chance to reclaim what's been lost over the years. But when one turbulent night leads to a shocking revelation, the women must face the past they've avoided for a decade. And there's nothing like an old secret to bring the McAvoy women back together and stronger than ever."--Provided by publisher.

Kitty and the silver bullet

July 15, 2019
Vaughn, Carrie.
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2008.
326 pages ; 17 cm.
When her mother falls ill, Kitty, a radio host, returns to Denver and once again finds herself in the middle of the abusive pack of werewolves from whom she escaped a year earlier, a situation complicated by a war brewing between the city's two oldest vampires.

Outside the gates of Eden : a novel

July 15, 2019
Shiner, Lewis, author.
©2019
869 pages ; 24 cm
"What happened to the idealism of the 1960s? This question has haunted a generation. Outside the Gates of Eden follows two men from their first meeting in high school to their final destination in the twenty-first century. Alex is torn between his father's business empire and his own artistic yearnings. Cole finds his calling at a Bob Dylan concert in 1965. From the Summer of Love in San Francisco to Woodstock, from campus protests to the SoHo loft scene, from a commune in Virginia to the outlaw country music of Austin, the novel charts the rise and fall of the counterculture--and what came after. Using the music business as a window into half a century, Outside the Gates of Eden is both epic and intimate, starkly realistic and ultimately hopeful, a War and Peace for the Woodstock generation"--Publisher's description.

Storm rising

July 15, 2019
Kendig, Ronie, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, [2019]
381 pages ; 22 cm.
"Once lost, the Book of the Wars has resurfaced, holding ancient secrets--and dangers. Former Navy SEAL Leif Metcalfe is assigned to capture the text, but a Bulgarian operative snatches it, determined to secure her freedom. When a series of storms erupt, they must form an alliance to thwart disaster"-- Provided by publishers.

The girl in the corner

July 15, 2019
Prowse, Amanda, author.
Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2018]
308 pages ; 21 cm
Includes book club questions.
"Rae-Valentine and Howard were childhood sweethearts. They've shared twenty-five peaceful years since they were brought together by Dolly, Howard's larger-than-life sister. But now, on the night of their wedding anniversary, Howard reveals a shocking betrayal that leaves Rae reeling. Heartbroken, she takes Dolly on her would-be anniversary trip to Antigua and the two women drink and dance and talk like they haven't in years. But in the break from real life, Rae realises her choices have always been made for her, and suddenly she's questioning not only her fragile marriage but also her one-sided friendships. Is she really the pushover everyone else sees? When Howard comes looking for reconciliation, Rae has a choice to make: keep the peace, as she always has, or put herself first for once and find out who she really is."--Publisher's description.

Hexarchate stories

July 15, 2019
Lee, Yoon Ha, 1979- author.
Oxford, UK : Solaris, 2019.
333 pages ; 20 cm
Hexarchate (and Heptarchate) timeline -- The chameleon's gloves -- How the Andan court -- Seven views of the Liozh entrance exam -- Omens -- Honesty -- Bunny -- Black squirrels -- Silence -- Extracurricular activities -- Gloves -- Hunting trip -- The battle of Candle Arc -- Calendrical rot -- Birthdays -- The robot's math lessons -- Sword-shopping -- Persimmons -- Irriz the assassin-cat -- Vacation -- Gamer's end -- Glass cannon.
"From New York Times best-selling author Yoon Ha Lee. The essential short story collection set in the universe of the Hugo Award nominated Machineries of Empire series! An ex-Kel art thief has to save the world from a galaxy-shattering prototype weapon... A general outnumbered eight-to-one must outsmart his opponent... A renegade returns from seclusion to bury an old comrade... From the incredible imagination of Hugo- and Arthur C. Clarke-nominated author Yoon Ha Lee comes a collection of stories set in the world of the best-selling Ninefox Gambit. Showcasing Lee's extraordinary imagination, this collection takes you to the very beginnings of the hexarchate's history and reveals new never-before-seen stories. "--Amazon.com.

Gettysburg : a novel

July 15, 2019
Morris, Kevin (Lawyer), author.
New York : Grove Press, 2019.
341 pages ; 24 cm
"As a young man, John Reynolds fled his provincial hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for Los Angeles, lured by the promise of a life fueled by the excitement of show business. But after twenty years in Hollywood, Reynolds feels existentially unfulfilled. He resides in a beautiful mansion with his wife and daughter, and his business is booming, but Reynolds remains despondent as his attempts to pivot into producing his own movie projects fail again and again. Depressed and at a creative dead-end, Reynolds finds himself inexplicably drawn back to the historical setting of his youth: he has secretly signed up to participate in a weekend-long reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg in the unlikely California town of Enchino, sixty miles east of Los Angeles. Just before his departure, an ex-Playmate - the very centerfold of Reynolds's adolescent daydreams - pitches him her idea for a reality TV show. When Reynolds impulsively invites the former Playmate and her best friend, a former Miss Universe, to accompany him to the reenactment, his plans for a solitary weekend of self-discovery run amok"--Provided by publisher.

A girl returned

July 15, 2019
Di Pietrantonio, Donatella, author.
New York : Europa Editions, 2019.
170 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published as L'Arminuta in 2017 by Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a., Torino.
"A Girl Returned marks the English-language debut of an extraordinary literary talent. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving. Without warning or explanation, an unnamed 13-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming. Thus begins a new life, one of struggle, tension, and conflict, especially between the young girl and her mother. But in her relationship with Adriana and Vincenzo, two of her newly acquired siblings, she will find the strength to start again and to build a new and enduring sense of self. "--Provided by publisher.

Side chick nation

July 15, 2019
De León, Aya (Novelist), author.
New York : Dafina Books, [2019]
vi, 375 pages ; 21 cm.
Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug-dealer stash and fleeing to her family in the Caribbean. But when she gets bored in rural Santo Domingo, she escapes on a sugar daddy adventure to Puerto Rico. Her new life is one endless party, until she's caught in Hurricane Maria--and witnesses the brutal collision of colonization and climate change, as well as the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more. Broke, traumatized, and stranded, Dulce's only chance to get back to New York may be a sexy, crusading journalist who's been pursuing her. But is she hustling him or falling for him?

Some like it scandalous

July 15, 2019
Rodale, Maya, author.
©2019
355 pages ; 17 cm.
Theodore Prescott the Third, one of Manhattan's Rogues of Millionaire Row, has really done it this time. The only way to survive his most recent, unspeakably outrageous scandal is marry someone respectable. Someone sensible. Someone like Daisy Swann. Of all the girls in Gilded Age Manhattan, it had to be her. Daisy Swann has plans and they do not involve a loveless marriage with anyone. But when a devastating family secret threatens to destroy her standing in society, suddenly a fake engagement with Theo is just the thing to make all her dreams come true. Daisy Swann aspires to sell cosmetics that she has created, but this brainy scientist needs a smooth talking charmer's flair for words and eye for beauty to make it a success. Before long, Daisy and Theo are trading kisses. And secrets. And discovering that despite appearances, they might be the perfect couple after all.--Provided by publisher.

Vintage 1954

July 15, 2019
Laurain, Antoine, author.
London : Gallic Books, 2019.
218 pages ; 20 cm
Translated from the French.
"Originally published in France as Millésime 54 by Flammarion, 2018"--Title page verso.
"When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties. The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris, as do antique restorer Magalie, mixologist Julien, and Airbnb tenant Bob from Milwaukee, who's on his first trip to Europe. After their initial shock, the city begins to work its charm on them. The four delight in getting to know the French capital during this iconic period, whilst also playing with the possibilities that time travel allows. But, ultimately, they need to work out how to get back to 2017, and time is of the essence..."--Provided by publisher.

The nickel boys : a novel

July 12, 2019
Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.
©2019
213 pages ; 22 cm
In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men." In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy.

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