New Arrivals · All Fiction

March 13, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A good neighborhood

March 12, 2020
Fowler, Therese, author.
©2020
viii, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Oak Knoll, a tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood. Professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who is headed to college in the fall. Then the Whitmans buy the property next door. They are a family with new money and a secretly troubled teenage daughter. They raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace. The two families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers. What does it mean to be a good neighbor? -- adapted from jacket

The twin

March 12, 2020
Preston, Natasha, author.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]
375 pages ; 21 cm
"After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up--Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom's life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom's death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence--the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn't know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they're sisters. Twins. It's a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy's friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris's spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she's being pushed out of her own life. But she's just being paranoid, right? And Mom's accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It's not like she--or Dad--or Tyler--are in any danger. . . ."--Amazon.

Mermaid moon

March 12, 2020
Cokal, Susann, author.
©2020
480 pages ; 22 cm
"Blood calls to blood; charm calls to charm. It is the way of the world. Come close and tell us your dreams. Sanna is a mermaid -- but she is only half seavish. The night of her birth, a sea-witch cast a spell that made Sanna's people, including her landish mother, forget how and where she was born. Now Sanna is sixteen and an outsider in the seavish matriarchy, and she is determined to find her mother and learn who she is. She apprentices herself to the witch to learn the magic of making and unmaking, and with a new pair of legs and a quest to complete for her teacher, she follows a clue that leads her ashore on the Thirty-Seven Dark Islands. There, as her fellow mermaids wait in the sea, Sanna stumbles into a wall of white roses thirsty for blood, a hardscrabble people hungry for miracles, and a baroness who will do anything to live forever."--book flap.

Open fire

March 12, 2020
Lough, Amber, author.
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, Lerner Publishing Group, [2020]
255 pages; 22 cm
In 1917, Russia is losing the war with Germany, soldiers are deserting in droves, and food shortages on the home front are pushing people to the brink of revolution. Seventeen-year-old Katya is politically conflicted, but she wants Russia to win the war. Working at a munitions factory seems like the most she can do to serve her country―until the government begins recruiting an all-female army battalion. Inspired, Katya enlists. Training with other brave women, she finds camaraderie and a deep sense of purpose. But when the women's battalion heads to the front, Katya has to confront the horrifying realities of war. Faced with heartbreak and disillusionment, she must reevaluate her commitment and decide where she stands.

These ghosts are family : a novel

March 12, 2020
Card, Maisy, author.
©2020
271 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm
"Centers on Abel and Vera Paisley, a working-class Jamaican couple striving to build a better life for their children. Abel travels to London in the early 1960s in search of fortune. Instead, he sees an opportunity to escape the drudgery of his life by faking his death and assuming a new identity. Vera, now a widow, is racked with guilt over her husband's "death" and takes out her grief on her children, Irene and Vincent. The effects of Abel's decision reverberate across generations. Ghosts follows the Paisleys over time and across continents, as they wrestle with the burdens of family lore and struggle to forge independent identities. Despite everything, Abel finds a second chance at love. Vincent follows his dream to move to New York. Irene also moves to New York but realizes you can never fully leave the past behind. Set in the United States and Jamaica, Card's debut incorporates elements of gothic fiction and Jamaican folklore to explore the immigrant experience, as told through the voices of these flawed, memorable characters. In luminous prose that announces the arrival of a new American talent, These Ghosts are Family inspects the weight of long-held secrets, the limits of forgiveness, and the complexities of family ties"-- Provided by publisher.

Girl can't help it

March 12, 2020
Collins, Max Allan. author.
©2020
249 pages ; 21 cm
"No sooner do Hot Rod and the Pistons reunite for their induction into the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, than two band members take a final bow. Both alleged suicides. A tragic way to go out. A bum way for one-hit wonders to be remembered. But it's Labor Day weekend. The show must go on. With replacements at the ready, the Pistons are back on home turf to headline the first ever Rock and Country Music Fest. Police Chief Krista Larson and her father, Keith, are there listening. And watching. Because they suspect there may be more to the band members' untimely deaths than anyone else can see. As Krista and Keith navigate the investigation, a dark picture of the band's rocky history begins to take center stage. As betrayal, revenge, and blackmail start playing out in the present, the father-daughter team fear that this encore may be the band's finale."--Provided by publisher.

The immortal conquistador

March 12, 2020
Vaughn, Carrie, author.
©2020
184 pages ; 21 cm
Portions of this work were first published in Subterranean Online and Asimov's Science Fiction.
"Ricardo de Avila would have followed Coronado to the ends of the earth. Instead, Ricardo found the end of his mortal life, and a new one, as a renegade vampire.For over five hundred years, Ricardo has upset the established order. He has protected his found family from marauding demons, teamed up with a legendary gunslinger, appointed himself the Master of Denver, and called upon a church buried under the Vatican. He has tended bar and fended off evil werewolves. Life for a vampire is always long, but for Rick, it is never uncomplicated. "--Publisher description.

My way to you

March 12, 2020
Bybee, Catherine, author.
©2020
343 pages ; 21 cm
"When a wildfire nearly destroys Parker Sinclair's family home, it's just one more disaster to add to her mountain of stress. For the past two years, she has shouldered the responsibility of raising her younger brother and sister after their parents' untimely deaths. Forced to leave college for a crappy job that barely pays the bills, Parker manages her family property, which consumes every aspect of her life. Now winter is coming and the forecast isn't spreading sunshine on the dark cloud over her head. The last thing Parker needs is a mudslide destroying everything she has worked so hard to maintain. Colin Hudson's job as a public works supervisor is to protect Parker's property and neighborhood from further damage. But it's a little hard when the owner of the land is a control freak who tries to do everything herself. The hardworking, attractive young woman is far from the "hot mess" she claims to be. In fact, her tight grip of control is one of the things that attract him the most. It's also the hardest to crack. Now Colin's working overtime to help Parker open up her heart, trust him, and let him in. As Parker and Colin work together to keep her home and neighborhood safe, they may be in for another disaster. Or they may just realize that sometimes it takes destruction to create something new."--Publisher.

Yours in scandal

March 12, 2020
Layne, Lauren, author.
Seattle : Montlake, [2020]
218 pages ; 21 cm
New York City's youngest mayor, Robert Davenport, decides it is time to strategize. Next move: a bid for the governor's seat. In his way: an incumbent with a flawless reputation. He also has an Achilles’ heel: an estranged wild-child daughter with a past so scandalous it could be Robert's ticket to victory. Adeline Blake, New York's premier event planner, is all about reform and respectability. When she's approached by Robert to organize the party of the season, she knows he is her father's most formidable opponent. They say politics makes strange bedfellows... now Robert must choose between his political future and the woman who holds his heart. -- adapted from back cover

Otaku

March 12, 2020
Kluwe, Chris, author.
New York : TOR, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2020.
352 pages ; 22 cm
"Ditchtown. A city of skyscrapers, built atop the drowned bones of old Miami. A prison of steel, filled with unbelievers. A dumping ground for strays, runaways, and malcontents. Within these towering monoliths, Ashley Akachi is a young woman trying her best to cope with a brother who's slipping away, a mother who's already gone, and angry young men who want her put in her place. Ditchtown, however, is not the only world Ash inhabits. Within Infinite Game, a virtual world requiring physical perfection, Ash is Ashura the Terrible, leader of the Sunjewel Warriors, loved, feared, and watched by millions across the globe. Haptic chambers, known as hapspheres, translate their every move in the real to the digital-and the Sunjewel Warriors' feats are legendary. However, Ash is about to stumble upon a deadly conspiracy that will set her worlds crashing together, and in the real, you only get to die once ..."-- Provided by publisher.

Lavender blue murder

March 12, 2020
Childs, Laura, author.
©2020
322 pages ; 22 cm
Sequel to: Broken bone china.
Includes excerpt from Egg shooters, from the Cackleberry Club series.
"Tea-Maven Theodosia Browning brews up trouble in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. Which means elevenses (sloe gin fizzes), gun loaders, the drawing of pegs, fine looking bird dogs, and shooting costumes of tweed, herringbone, and suede. But as gunshots explode like a riff of Black Cat firecrackers, another shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia and Drayton. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbor's lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death. His wife, Meredith, is beside herself with grief and begs Theodosia and Drayton to stay the night. But Theodosia awakens at 2:00A.M. to find smoke in her room and the house on fire. As the fire department screams in and the investigating sheriff returns, Meredith again pleads with Theodosia for help. As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, secrets are uncovered, Reginald's daughter-in-law goes missing presumed drowned, and Meredith is determined to find answers via a séance. All the while Theodosia worries if she's made a mistake in inviting a prime suspect to her upscale Lavender Lady Tea"--Provided by publisher.

Under the rainbow : a novel

March 12, 2020
Laskey, Celia, author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
278 pages ; 22 cm
"In the small town of Big Burr, Kansas, ministers warn that "Satan was the first to demand equal rights," a lesbian-owned bed and breakfast mysteriously burns to the ground, and casually bigoted social media posts are the norm. But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr "the most homophobic town in America" and sends in a task force in a Real World-style experiment - as residents for two years, they'll attempt to broaden hearts and minds - no one is truly prepared for the other. Avery desperately wants to fit in with her new high school classmates, but with her "lesbian crusader" mom running the task force, she's terrified that it's only a matter of time until she's outed. Across town, Linda tries to escape her grief over her son's death by befriending the arrivals, who know mercifully little about her past. But to Christine, profoundly attached to the carefully orchestrated rhythms of Big Burr life, they are not only a threat but a call to action. As tensions roil the town, cratering relationships and forcing closely guarded secrets into the light, local and interloper alike are forced to consider what it really means to belong. Told with warmth and wit, in a chorus of unexpected voices, Under the Rainbow is a poignant articulation of our complicated humanity that reminds us we are more alike than we'd like to admit"-- Provided by publisher.

The bramble and the rose

March 12, 2020
Bouman, Tom, author.
©2020
198 pages ; 22 cm.
"A headless stranger is found in the woods of Wild Thyme, a small town in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. All signs point to a man-killing bear, and Officer Henry Farrell would just as soon leave this hunt to the Game Commission. But doubts arise when he discovers the victim was a retired investigator. What drew the investigator to sleepy Wild Thyme? Before Henry can find answers, his own nephew disappears into the hills. Then an old flame dies under suspicious circumstances, leaving Henry as the prime suspect. Torn between protecting his family and clearing his name, Henry fights to protect the most he's ever had to lose"--Provided by publisher.

Eleanor & Park

March 12, 2020
Rowell, Rainbow, author.
México, D.F. : Alfaguara, 2013.
425 pages ; 22 cm
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Fazbear frights. #2, Fetch

March 12, 2020
Cawthon, Scott, 1971- author.
©2020
250 pages ; 21 cm
Fetch -- Lonely Freddy -- Out of stock
Three more bone-chilling novella-length tales to keep even the bravest Five nights at Freddy's player up a night. Three boys -- Greg, Alec, and Oscar -- each have a problem that an item from Freddy Fazbear's Pizza might solve... if they can survive the trip!

The insurrection

March 12, 2020
Babu, Chris, 1975- author.
©2020
345 pages : map ; 22 cm
Having survived the Initiation and expedition, one battle remains: the fight for the heart and soul of New America. Drayden and his friends, enlisting the help of Professor Worth, must find a way back to New America before the Guardians imperil their return. But for these teens, their problems are only beginning. The Bureau, which never expected them to survive the expedition, will do everything in their power to prevent New America's darkest secrets from getting out. Drayden's only hope is the insurrection led by ally Kim Craig. The David versus Goliath battle between good and evil, between truth and lies, will push Drayden to his breaking point and require bravery, self-acceptance, and above all, belief in himself. Backed by the will of the citizens, he'll need to engineer an ingenious strategy to defeat the all-powerful authoritarians. The question is, will it be enough?

Star trek : the higher frontier

March 11, 2020
Bennett, Christopher L., author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2020.
338 pages ; 21 cm
"An all-new Star Trek movie-era adventure featuring James T. Kirk!"-- Provided by publisher.

The Kingdom of Back

March 11, 2020
Lu, Marie, 1984- author.
©2020
313 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Maps on endpapers.
"Desperate to be forever remembered for her music, Nannerl Mozart makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious stranger from a magical land, which may cost her everything"-- Provided by publisher.

All the invisible things

March 11, 2020
Collins, Orlagh, author.
©2019
356 pages ; 22 cm
Vetty's family is moving back to London, right across the street from her childhood best friend Pez. Reconnecting with him could be the link she needs to get back to her old self. She'd rather keep secrets than risk getting hurt-- like not telling anyone that she likes girls as much as she likes boys. But Vetty discovers that Pez is has a new group of friends, a glamorous sort-of-girlfriend named March, and a laptop full of secrets. When Vetty feels a spark of attraction to March, will it mean losing the friendship that once meant everything to her? -- adapted from jacket

Havenfall

March 11, 2020
Holland, Sara, author.
©2020
305 pages ; 25 cm
Deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds-- each with their own magic. For generations the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return. For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie's brother. It's where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it's where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle. But this summer a body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. One thing becomes clear: no one can be trusted, and no one is safe. -- adapted from jacket.

Only mostly devastated

March 11, 2020
Gonzales, S., 1992- author.
New York : Wednesday Books, 2020.
281 pages ; 22 cm
Will Tavares is the dream summer fling, and Ollie thinks he's found his happily ever after. Then Will stops texting him back, and a family emergency has Ollie uprooted and enrolled at a new school in North Carolina. Turns out Collinswood High is where Will goes to school-- but here he is a class clown, closeted-- and a bit of a jerk. When Will starts popping up in every area of hiss life, Ollie would be an idiot to trust him again.

The Vinyl Underground

March 11, 2020
Rufus, Rob, author.
Mendota Heights, Minnesota : Flux, 2020.
327 pages ; 21 cm
In small-town Florida in 1968, four teens who bond over music and their objection to the Vietnam War decide to take a stand against the U.S. government and violent racism.

The winter duke

March 11, 2020
Bartlett, Claire Eliza, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.
426 pages ; 22 cm
When Ekata's brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above. Not her books or science experiments, not her family's icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing underwater kingdom that provides her family with magic. But just as escape is within reach, her parents and twelve siblings fall under a sleeping sickness. Ekata inherits the title of duke, her brother's warrior bride, and ever-encroaching challengers from without-- and within. If Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family's magic and power-- and decide how she will wield them. -- adapted from jacket

Docile

March 11, 2020
Szpara, K. M., author.
New York : A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2020.
492 pages ; 22 cm
"Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles. To be a Docile is to be kept, body and soul, for the uses of the owner of your contract. To be a Docile is to forget, to disappear, to hide inside your body from the horrors of your service. To be a Docile is to sell yourself to pay your parents' debts and buy your childrens' future. Elisha Wilder's family has been ruined by debt, handed down to them from previous generations. His mother never recovered from the Dociline she took during her term as a Docile, so when Elisha decides to try and erase the family's debt himself, he swears he will never take the drug that took his mother from him. Too bad his contract has been purchased by Alexander Bishop III, whose ultra-rich family is the brains (and money) behind Dociline and the entire Office of Debt Resolution. When Elisha refuses Dociline, Alex refuses to believe that his family's crowning achievement could have any negative side effects--and is determined to turn Elisha into the perfect Docile without it"--Provided by publisher.

The god child

March 11, 2020
Oforiatta-Ayim, Nana, author.
London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2019.
241 pages ; 22 cm
"Maya grows up in Germany knowing that her parents are different: from one another, and from the rest of the world. Her reserved, studious father is distant; and her beautiful, volatile mother is a whirlwind, with a penchant for lavish shopping sprees and a mesmerising power for spinning stories of the family's former glory - of what was had, and what was lost. And then Kojo arrives one Christmas, like an annunciation: Maya's cousin, and her mother's godson. Kojo has a way with words - a way of talking about Ghana, and empire, and what happens when a country's treasures are spirited away by colonialists. For the first time, Maya has someone who can help her understand why exile has made her parents the way they are. But then Maya and Kojo are separated, shuttled off to school in England, where they come face to face with the maddening rituals of Empire. Returning to Ghana as a young woman, Maya is reunited with her powerful but increasingly troubled cousin. Her homecoming will set off an exorcism of their family and country's strangest, darkest demons. It is in this destruction's wake that Maya realises her own purpose: to tell the story of her mother, her cousin, their land and their loss, on her own terms, in her own voice. "--Provided by publisher.

That left turn at Albuquerque

March 11, 2020
Phillips, Scott, 1961- author.
©2020
272 pages ; 22 cm
"Douglas Rigby, attorney-at-law, is bankrupt. He's just sunk his last $200,000--a clandestine "loan" from his last remaining client, former bigshot TV exec Glenn Haskill--into a cocaine deal gone wrong. The lesson? Never trust anyone else with the dirty work. Desperate to get back on top, Rigby formulates an art forgery scheme involving one of Glenn's priceless paintings, a victimless crime. But for Rigby to pull this one off, he'll need to negotiate a whole cast of players with their own agendas, including his wife, his mistress, an embittered art forger, Glenn's resentful nurse, and the man's money-hungry nephew. One misstep, and it all falls apart--will he be able to save his skin?"-- Provided by publisher.

Hide away

March 11, 2020
Pinter, Jason, author.
Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, 2020.
356 pages ; 21 cm
"On the surface, Rachel Marin is an ordinary single mother; on the inside, she's a fierce, brilliant vigilante. After an unspeakable crime shatters her life, she changes her identity and moves to a small town in Illinois, hoping to spare her children from further trauma...or worse. But crime follows her everywhere. When the former mayor winds up dead, Rachel can't help but get involved. Where local detectives see suicide, she sees murder. They resent her for butting in--especially since she's always one step ahead. But her investigative genius may be her undoing: the deeper she digs, the harder it is to keep her own secrets buried. Her persistence makes her the target of both the cops and a killer. Meanwhile, the terrifying truth about her past threatens to come to light, and Rachel learns the hard way that she can't trust anyone. Surrounded by danger, she must keep her steely resolve, protect her family, and stay one step ahead, or else she may become the next victim."--Amazon.com.

Barn 8 : a novel

March 11, 2020
Unferth, Deb Olin, author.
©2020
282 pages ; 21 cm
"Two auditors for the U.S. egg industry go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the night - an entire egg farm's worth of animals. Janey and Cleveland - a spirited former runaway and the officious head of audit - assemble a precarious, quarrelsome team and descend on the farm on a dark spring evening. A series of catastrophes ensues."--Publisher.

Cyber shogun revolution

March 11, 2020
Tieryas, Peter, 1979- author.
New York : Ace, 2020.
337 pages; 20 cm
"Seattle 2020. After a severe injury, ace mecha designer and pilot Reiko Morikawa is recruited to a secret organization plotting a revolt against the corrupt governor (and Nazi sympathizer) of the United States of Japan. When their plan to save the USJ from itself goes awry, the mission is only saved from failure because the governor is killed by an assassin known as Bloody Mary. But the assassin isn't satisfied with just the governor. Bishop Wakana used to be a cop. Now he's an agent of the Tokko, the secret police. Following the trail of a Nazi scientist, Bishop discovers a web of weapons smuggling, black market mecha parts--and a mysterious assassin. This killer once hunted Nazis but now seems to be targeting the USJ itself. As the leaders of the United States of Japan come to realize the devil's bargain they made in their uneasy alliance with the Nazis, Bishop and Reiko are hot on the trail of Bloody Mary, trying to stop her before it's too late"--Provided by publisher.

The killing fog

March 11, 2020
Wheeler, Jeff, 1971- author.
Seattle : 47North, [2020]
387 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Survivor of a combat school, the orphaned Bingmei belongs to a band of mercenaries employed by a local ruler. Now the nobleman, and collector of rare artifacts, has entrusted Bingmei and the skilled team with a treacherous assignment: brave the wilderness's dangers to retrieve the treasures of a lost palace buried in a glacier valley. But upsetting its tombs has a price. Echion, emperor of the Grave Kingdom, ruler of darkness, Dragon of Night, has long been entombed. Now Bingmei has unwittingly awakened him and is answerable to a legendary prophecy. Destroying the dark lord before he reclaims the kingdoms of the living is her inherited mission. Killing Bingmei before she fulfills it is Echion's. Thrust unprepared into the role of savior, urged on by a renegade prince, and possessing a magic that is her destiny, Bingmei knows what she must do. But what must she risk to honor her ancestors? Bingmei’s fateful choice is one that neither her friends nor her enemies can foretell, as Echion's dark war for control unfolds.

Serenade for Nadia

March 11, 2020
Livaneli, Zülfü, 1946- author.
New York : Other Press, [2019]
402 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in Turkish as Serenad in 2011.
"Istanbul, 1999. Maya Duran is a single mother struggling to balance a demanding job at Istanbul University with the challenges of raising a teenage son. Her worries increase when she is tasked with looking after the enigmatic Maximilian Wagner, an elderly German-born Harvard professor visiting the city at the university's invitation. Although he is distant at first, Maya gradually learns of the tragic circumstances that brought him to Istanbul sixty years before, and the dark realities that continue to haunt him. Inspired by the 1942 Struma disaster, in which nearly 800 Jewish refugees perished after the ship carrying them to Palestine was torpedoed off the coast of Turkey, Serenade for Nadia is both a poignant love story and a gripping testament to the power of human connection in crisis"--Provided by publisher.

Sharks in the time of saviors

March 11, 2020
Washburn, Kawai Strong, 1980- author.
New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
376 pages ; 22 cm
In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver of sharks appears in the water, everyone fears for the worst. But instead, Noa is gingerly delivered to his mother in the jaws of a shark, marking his story as the stuff of legends. Nainoa's family, struggling amidst the collapse of the sugarcane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favor from ancient Hawaiian gods, a belief that appears validated after he exhibits puzzling new abilities. When supernatural events revisit the Flores family in Hawaii with tragic consequences they are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival.

Anna K : a love story

March 11, 2020
Lee, Jenny, 1971- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
viii, 382 pages ; 25 cm
Anna K has the perfect (if boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be controlling). Anna's brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly's little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven's best friend, Dustin, is one-sidedly in love with Kimmie. Alexia 'Count' Vronsky is a playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure. As Alexia and Anna are pulled together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. -- adapted from jacket

Blackwood

March 11, 2020
Smith, Michael F. (Michael Farris), 1970- author.
©2020
293 pages ; 22 cm
"In this timeless, mythical tale of unforgiving justice and elusive grace, rural Mississippi townsfolk shoulder the pain of generations as something dangerous lurks in the enigmatic kudzu of the woods." -- (Source of summary not specified)

The exhibition of Persephone Q

March 11, 2020
Stevens, Jessi Jezewska, 1990- author.
©2020
212 pages ; 22 cm
"Percy is pregnant. She hasn't told a soul. Probably she should tell her husband--certainly she means to--but one night she wakes up to find she no longer recognizes him. Now, instead of sleeping, Percy is spending her nights taking walks through her neighborhood, all the while fretting over her marriage, her impending motherhood, and the sinister ways the city is changing. Amid this alienation--from her husband, home, and rapidly changing body--a package arrives. In it: an exhibition catalog for a photography show. The photographs consist of a series of digitally manipulated images of a woman lying on a bed in a red room. It takes a moment for even Percy to notice that the woman is herself . . . but no one else sees the resemblance. Percy must now come to grips with the fundamental question of identity in the digital age: To what extent do we own our own image, and to what extent is that image shaped by the eyes of others?"--book flap.

Lost autumn

March 11, 2020
MacColl, Mary-Rose, 1961- author.
©2019
404 pages ; 21 cm
First published as The True Story of Maddie Bright by Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2019.
"Australia, 1920. Seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright embarks on the voyage of a lifetime when she's chosen to serve on the cross-continent tour of His Royal Highness, the dashing Edward, Prince of Wales. Life on the royal train is luxurious beyond her dreams, and the glamorous, good-hearted friends she makes crack open her world. But glamour often hides all manner of sins. Decades later, Maddie lives alone in Brisbane, whiling away the days. When a London journalist struggling with her own romantic entanglements begins asking questions about the reclusive author M.A. Bright, Maddie is taken back to the dazzling days of the royal tour--and to the secrets she has kept for so long."--Back cover

Blame the dead

March 11, 2020
Ruggero, Ed, author.
New York : Forge, 2020.
335 pages : 24 cm
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"Set against the heroism and heartbreak of World War II, former Army officer Ed Ruggero brilliantly captures, with grace and authenticity, the evocative and timeless stories of ordinary people swept up in extraordinary times. Sicily, 1943. Eddie Harkins, former Philadelphia beat cop turned Military Police lieutenant, reluctantly finds himself first at the scene of a murder at the US Army's 11th Field Hospital. There the nurses contend with heat, dirt, short-handed staffs, the threat of German counterattack, an ever-present flood of horribly wounded GIs, and the threat of assault by one of their own-at least until someone shoots Dr. Myers Stephenson in the head. With help from nurse Kathleen Donnelly, once a childhood friend and now perhaps something more, it soon becomes clear to Harkins that the unit is rotten to its core. As the battle lines push forward, Harkins is running out of time to find one killer before he can strike again"-- Provided by publisher.

The evil men do

March 11, 2020
McMahon, John, 1970- author.
©2020
356 pages ; 24 cm
"A hard-nosed real estate baron is dead, and detectives P.T. Marsh and Remy Morgan learn there's a long list of suspects. Mason Falls, Georgia, may be a small town, but Ennis Fultz had filled it with professional rivals, angry neighbors, and a wronged ex-wife. And when Marsh realizes that this potential murder might be the least of his troubles, he begins to see what happens when ordinary people become capable of evil. As Marsh and Morgan dig into the case, it becomes clear that Fultz's death was not an isolated case of revenge. It may be part of a dark web of crimes connected to an accident that up-ended Marsh's life a couple years earlier--and that now threatens the life of a young child. Marsh veers dangerously off track as his search for clues becomes personal ... and brings him to a place where a man's good deeds turn out to be more dangerous than his worst crimes."--Provided by publisher.

The Grace Kelly dress : a novel

March 11, 2020
Janowitz, Brenda, author.
Toronto, Canada : Graydon House , [2020]
331 pages ; 23 cm
"Reader's guide inside"--Page 4 cover.
One dress. Three generations of women. A lifetime of love.In Paris, 1958, Grace Kelly's royal wedding dress is still all the rage in fashion circles. Rose, a seamstress at a famous atelier, has just been entrusted with sewing another gown in its image. An orphan, she needs her job to survive. But when Rose finds herself in love with the bride's handsome brother, she must decide what matters most: love or security.Sixty years later, Rocky is thrilled to be marrying the love of her life. He truly is her perfect fit. But there's just one problem: her family's heirloom wedding dress isn't. Rocky knows this admission will break her mother's heart. What she doesn't know is why her mother is so set on the dress--or about the shocking secret that changed her mother's life decades before, as she prepared to wear the dress herself. As the wedding day approaches, the mother-daughter pair will finally confront long-buried heartaches, and it might just be the dress that brings them closer than ever.Life-affirming, heartwarming and timeless, Brenda Janowitz's The Grace Kelly dress is about the importance of tradition, new and old, and the power of a dress to fulfill even the most impossible of dreams.

The jetsetters : a novel

March 11, 2020
Ward, Amanda Eyre, 1972- author.
©2020
x, 338 pages ; 22 cm
"When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the "Become a Jetsetter" contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist who can't seem to find a bride; and Regan, a harried mother who took it all wrong when Charlotte bought her a Weight Watchers gift certificate for her birthday. Charlotte yearns for the years when her children were young and she was a single mother who meant everything to them. When she wins the cruise, the family packs all their baggage - literal and figurative - and spends ten days traveling from sun-drenched Athens through glorious Rome to tapas-laden Barcelona on an over-the-top cruise ship, the Splendido Marveloso. As lovers new and old join the adventure, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the Perkins family is forced to confront the defining choices in their lives. Can four lost adults find the peace they've been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back to each other?"--Provided by publisher.

We ride upon sticks

March 11, 2020
Barry, Quan, author.
©2020
366 pages ; 25 cm
"Helmed by good-girl captain Abby Putnam (a descendant of the infamous Salem accuser Ann Putnam) and her co-captain Jen Fiorenza (whose bleached blond "Claw" sees and knows all), the Falcons prove to be wily, original, and bold, flaunting society's stale notions of femininity in order to find their glorious true selves through the crucible of team sport and, more importantly, friendship."--Provided by publisher.

In our other lives : a novel

March 11, 2020
Wheeler, Theodore, author.
©2020
275 pages ; 22 cm
American misssionary and ROTC cadet Tyler Ahls, long missing in Pakistan, has just surfaced, proselytizing in an Afghani terrorist propaganda video. For Omaha nurse Elisabeth Holland, it's a shock that her brother is even alive. Now she must ask herself a graver question: Is he a hostage or a traitor?

A War for King and Empire

March 11, 2020
Duthie, Darrell.
Amersfoort : Esdorn Editions / 2020.
313 pages ; 23 cm
Early 1915. Malcolm MacPhail enlisted in the army to fight the Hun and get out of town - not necessarily in that order. Now he's arrived in the infamous Ypres Salient. It's pouring, he's up to his shins in mud and he's had his first terrifying acquaintance with the enemy howitzers. The Great War is proving less glorious than he imagined. If he's to survive on the deadly front lines of the Western Front Malcolm must become a soldier. However, when a shady acquaintance from home turns up to remind him of his past and looking for trouble, suddenly he faces enemies in front and behind. Unbeknownst to the Allies the Germans are readying a secret weapon, bent on conquering the Salient. Malcolm and a close-knit band of soldiers are all that stand between them and a devastating victory...

A reasonable doubt

March 10, 2020
Margolin, Phillip, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2020.
292 pages ; 25 cm
"A magician linked to three murders and suspicious deaths years ago disappears in the middle of his new act in New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin's latest thriller featuring Robin Lockwood. Robin Lockwood is a young criminal defense attorney and partner in a prominent law firm in Portland, Oregon. A former MMA fighter and Yale Law graduate, she joined the firm of legal legend Regina Barrister not long before Regina was forced into retirement by early onset Alzheimer's. One of Regina's former clients, Robert Chesterfield, shows up in the law office with an odd request-he's seeking help from his old attorney in acquiring patent protection for an illusion. Chesterfield is a professional magician of some reknown and he has a major new trick he's about to debut. This is out of the scope of the law firm's expertise, but when Robin Lockwood looks into his previous relationship with the firm, she learns that twenty years ago he was arrested for two murders, one attempted murder, and was involved in the potentially suspicious death of his very rich wife. At the time, Regina Barrister defended him with ease, after which he resumed his career as a magician in Las Vegas. Now, decades later, he debuts his new trick-only to disappear at the end. He's a man with more than one dark past and many enemies-is his disappearance tied to one of the many people who have good reason to hate him? Was he killed and his body disposed of, or did he use his considerable skills to engineer his own disappearance? Robin Lockwood must unravel the tangled skein of murder and bloody mischief to learn how it all ties together"-- Provided by publisher.

We are blood and thunder

March 10, 2020
Lupo, Kesia, author.
©2019
428 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Series information from Goodreads.
Lena, a cryptling, and Constance, the duke's banished daughter, must use their forbidden magic to discover who cast a spell over their homeland, shrouding it in deadly clouds and sealing it off.

Every reason we shouldn't

March 10, 2020
Fujimura, Sara, author.
New York : Tor Teen, 2020.
332 pages ; 22 cm
"Sixteen-year-old figure skater Olivia Kennedy's Olympic dreams have ended. She's bitter, but enjoying life as a regular teenager instead of trying to live up to expectations of being the daughter of Olympians Michael Kennedy and Midori Nakashima...until Jonah Choi starts training at her family's struggling rink. Jonah's driven, talented, going for the Olympics in speed skating, completely annoying... and totally gorgeous. Between teasing Jonah, helping her best friend try out for roller derby, figuring out life as a normal teen and keeping the family business running, Olivia's got her hands full. But will rivalry bring her closer to Jonah, or drive them apart?" -- Amazon.com

The vanishing deep

March 10, 2020
Scholte, Astrid, author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]
423, 8 pages ; 22 cm
"Seventeen-year-old Tempe brings her dead sister back to life for twenty-four hours in hopes of unraveling the truth behind their parents' death"--Provided by publisher.

Witches of ash & ruin

March 10, 2020
Latimer, E. (Erin), 1987- author.
New York : Freeform Books, 2020.
374 pages ; 24 cm
Told in multiple voices, seventeen-year-olds Dayna Walsh and Meiner King, witches from rival covens, team up in a small Irish town to seek a serial killer with motives enmeshed in a web of magic and gods.

30 dates in 30 days

March 10, 2020
Spencer, Elle, author.
Valley Falls, NY : Bold Strokes Books, 2019.
231 pages ; 22 cm.
Veronica Welch has made it. She's about to be named a partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in New York City. She's on top of the world, except for one tiny ridiculous thing: she promised herself she'd be married by thirty-five. After a drink too many, she accidentally lets her "life plan" slip to Bea, her steadfast, ever meddling assistant, and now Bea won't let the idea go. Rachel Monaghan doesn't do serious relationships. As a busy wedding photographer, she's jaded about lasting love, has a thriving repeat business, and hasn't had much luck with love herself. While bartending at her cousin's bar, Rachel learns of Bea's plan to get her boss married off by scheduling thirty dates in thirty days.

Girl at the edge

March 10, 2020
Dietrich, Karen, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.
356 pages ; 20 cm
"Sixteen-year-old Evelyn Gibson is haunted by her father's violent crime that sent him to death row. Lost and alone, Evelyn struggles to form an identity for herself -- outside of the menacing shadow of her father's actions. As Evelyn begins to discover who she is, she finds herself terrified by her increasingly violent impulses and dangerous actions. Perhaps she is more like her father than she originally thought. Is she capable of killing without hesitation or remorse? Is she destined to follow in her father's footsteps? Or can she escape the fate that her psychological nature has laid out for her?"-- Provided by publisher.

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