New Arrivals · All Fiction

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Quarantine : a love story

March 25, 2019
Cicatelli-Kuc, Katie, author.
324 pages ; 22 cm
"Oliver wants a girlfriend, and there's a girl back home who might be interested in him. The problem is, he has to spend his spring break on a volunteer trip in the Dominican Republic. Flora, on the other hand, isn't really looking for a boyfriend. She just wants to end a miserable spring break visiting her dad and her new stepmom in the D.R. The solution to both their problems? Get back home to New York ASAP. Sadly, they won't be getting there anytime soon. Their hopes are dashed when Flora's impulsiveness lands them in quarantine--just the two of them. Now, the two teens must come together in order to survive life in a bubble for 30 days. In that time, love will bloom. But is it the real thing, or just a placebo effect?"--Amazon website.

Great American desert : stories

March 25, 2019
Svoboda, Terese, author.
vi, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Camp Clovis -- Major Long talks to his horse -- Dutch Joe -- Dirty thirties -- Bomb jockey -- Ogallala aquifer -- Cordless in the fifties -- Sally rides -- Rods -- Two feet, four feet -- Endangered species -- Alfalfa -- Africa -- All mapped out -- Mennonite forest -- Mugsy -- Prairie dogs -- Seconds -- Hot rain -- The mountain -- Pink pyramid.
"A collection of short stories, visualizing the Great American Desert as an imagined world unto itself, traced from prehistoric times to the future. Explores water--its use and abuses--and the consequences of the land's mistreatment over time"-- Provided by publisher.

The realms of God a novel of the Roman empire

March 25, 2019
Livingston, Michael, 1975- author.
349 pages : maps ; 22 cm
The last volume in a trilogy, following The shards of heaven, and The gates of hell.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"The Ark of the Covenant is in flight, spirited out of Egypt to Petra, the legendary, rose-red city of stone. But dark forces are in pursuit. Three demons, inadvertently unleashed by Juba of Numidia and the daughter of Cleopatra, are in league with Tiberius, son and heir of Augustus Caesar. They've seized two of the fabled Shards of Heaven, and are desperately hunting the rest. Through war and assassination, from Rome to the fabled Temple Mount of Jerusalem and on to the very gates of Heaven itself, the forces of good and evil will collide in a climactic battle that threatens the very fabric of Creation. The Realms of God is the third book in a triptych of historical fantasy that continues the story begun in The Shards of Heaven and The Gates of Hell. Michael Livingston, a well-known medieval scholar, has crafted a thrilling conclusion" -- Provided by publisher.

And then you were gone : a novel

March 25, 2019
Jacobs, R. J., author.
New York : Crooked Lane Books, 2019.
278 pages ; 24 cm
After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she's got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. Then Paolo disappears.

Mars : stories

March 25, 2019
Bakić, Asja, 1982- author.
167 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the Bosnian.
Day trip to Durmitor -- Buried treasure -- The talus of Madame Liken -- Abby -- Asja 5.0 -- Carnivore -- Passions -- The guest -- Heading west -- The underworld.
Mars showcases a series of unique and twisted universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; another abides in a world devoid of physical contact. With wry prose and skewed humor, an emerging feminist writer explores twenty-first century promises of knowledge, freedom, and power.

Springtime at Hope Cottage

March 25, 2019
Rains, Annie, author.
New York : Forever, 2019.
x, 398 pages ; 17 cm.
Includes novella: Last chance bride / Hope Ramsay.
Springtime at Hope Cottage / Annie Rains -- Last chance bride / Hope Ramsay.
"As an editor at a major New York City magazine, Josie Kellum is always on the go...until an injury sidelines her in the small town of Sweetwater Springs. Luckily, her new physical therapist is easy going and easy on the eyes. When their sessions start to heat up, in more ways than one, Josie is intrigued. But she has a city and career she loves waiting for her. So why does the thought of leaving him suddenly feel a lot like leaving home? Tucker Locklear is just starting to move on after his wife's death. While he can't deny his attraction to the gorgeous, vivacious Josie, he won't risk the pain of losing someone again. The sooner he gets Josie back on her feet and back to her real life, the safer he'll be. But in Sweetwater Springs, love has a way of mending even the most damaged heart."--

Roller coaster road : traveling through tragedy toward a destination of love and happiness

March 25, 2019
Ward, Tammy J., author.
230 pages ; 21 cm
"A story based on true-life events."
"This is an incredible story of a young girl's journey through death, heartache, loneliness, perplexity and despair and then rising up to an amazing life she always dreamed of and filled with sheer happiness"-from Back cover.

Sky without stars

March 22, 2019
Brody, Jessica, author.
New York : Simon Pulse, 2019.
582 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Three strangers, one shared destiny… When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing. Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes… Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spy on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet. Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a renowned traitor. In training to take command of the military, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when his father dies and leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a girl named Alouette. Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos. All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet. Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, Les Misérables."--Inside dust jacket.

The savior

March 22, 2019
Ward, J. R., 1969- author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
479 pages ; 24 cm
"In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled--but Murhder's insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption. Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiance. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture. As Murhder and Sarah's destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers ... or resume his lonely existence forevermore?"-- Provided by publisher.


March 22, 2019
Connelly, Neil O, author.
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.
305 pages ; 22 cm
High school champion wrestler Eddie MacIntyre does not mind his well-earned reputation as a loose cannon, but when he punches a referee he not only loses his chance at the state championships, he gets expelled from school--facing the strong possibility of joining his father in prison, he runs away and joins an illegal underground fighting ring, where he and a girl fighter named Khajee find themselves trapped in a violent world, run by bad men and gamblers.

Black and blue

March 22, 2019
Rosenfelt, David, author.
New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.
290 pages ; 25 cm.
Doug Brock hasn't had it easy since his getting shot in the line of duty as a New Jersey state police officer. Between the amnesia and having to solve two murder cases, it hasn't been the most restful recovery. Now, the cold case department is checking evidence from a murder case Doug was investigating before the accident, but the DNA points to a man Doug eliminated as a suspect... and he remembers none of it. Doug begins to reinvestigate what turns out to be a series of unsolved killings and must retrace his steps to discover why he would have let the suspect go free. What he uncovers may be more dangerous than any case he's faced yet.

The goodbye café

March 22, 2019
Stewart, Mariah, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
viii, 392 pages ; 21 cm
"From Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Chesapeake Diaries series, comes the next book in her popular Hudson Sisters series, which follows a trio of reluctant sisters who set out to fulfill their father's dying wish and discover themselves in the process in this "sweet reminder of the importance of family" (First for Women). California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can't wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her fourteen-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles. But Allie's divorce left her tottering on the edge of bankruptcy, so to keep up on payments for her house and her daughter's private school tuition, Allie packed up and flew out east. But fate has a curve-ball or two to toss in Allie's direction--she just doesn't know it yet. She hadn't anticipated how her life would change after reuniting with her estranged sister, Des, or meeting her previously unknown half-sister, Cara. And she'd certainly never expected to find small-town living charming. But the biggest surprise was that her long-forgotten artistry would save the day when the theater's renovation fund dried up. With opening day upon the sisters, Allie's free to go. But for the first time in her life, she feels like the woman she was always meant to be. Will she return to the West Coast and resume her previous life, or will the love of "this amazing, endearing family of women" (Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author) be enough to draw her back to the place where the Hudson roots grow so deep?"-- Provided by publisher.

March 22, 2019
Englander, Nathan, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
203 pages ; 22 cm
"Larry is an atheist in a family of orthodox Memphis Jews. When his father dies, it is his responsibility as the surviving son to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for eleven months. To the horror and dismay of his mother and sisters, Larry refuses--thus imperiling the fate of his father's soul. To appease them, and in penance for failing to mourn his father correctly, he hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father's soul safely to rest."-- Provided by publisher.

The old drift : a novel

March 22, 2019
Serpell, Namwali, 1980- author.
New York : Hogarth, 2019.
566 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm
"In 1904, in a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families (black, white, brown) as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond."--Provided by publisher.

Professor Chandra follows his bliss : a novel

March 22, 2019
Balasubramanyam, Rajeev, 1974- author.
New York : The Dial Press, 2019.
349 pages ; 22 cm
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Chatto & Windus, London.
"P.R. Chandrasekhar, the celebrated professor of economics at Cambridge, is at a turning point. He has sacrificed his family for his career, but his conservative brand of economics is no longer in fashion, and yet again he has lost the Nobel Prize to a rival. His wife has left him for a free spirited West Coast psychiatrist and relocated to Boulder, Colorado. His son, a capitalist guru with a cult following, mocks his father's life work; his middle daughter, the apple of his eye, has become a Marxist and refuses to speak to him; and his youngest daughter is struggling through her teenage years with the help of psychedelic drugs. And then, the final indignity: He is hit by a bicycle and forced to confront his mortality. Professor Chandra's American doctor instructs him to change his workaholic ways and "follow his bliss"--and so he does, right to the coast of California, and into the heart of his dysfunctional family."--Provided by publisher.

Stone cold heart

March 22, 2019
Griffin, Laura, 1973- author.
New York : Pocket Books, 2019.
357 pages ; 17 cm.
"Pocket books fiction"--Spine.
When abandoned human remains are found in a remote Texas gorge, Sara Lockhart, one of the nation's top forensic anthropologists, is drawn into an investigation that threatens to rock a small community to its very core.

The next to last mistake : a novel

March 22, 2019
Jahn, Amalie, author.
Durham : Light Messages Publishing, 2019.
279 pages ; 22 cm

The lieutenant's nurse : a novel

March 22, 2019
Ackerman, Sara, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2019]
335 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel"--Cover.
"She's never even seen the ocean before, but Eva Cassidy has her reasons for making the crossing to Hawaii, and they run a lot deeper than escaping a harsh Michigan winter. Newly enlisted as an Army Corps nurse, Eva is stunned by the splendor she experiences aboard the steamship SS Lurline; even more so by Lt. Clark Spencer, a man she is drawn to but who clearly has secrets of his own. But Eva's past--and the future she's trying to create--means that she's not free to follow her heart. Clark is a navy intelligence officer, and he warns her that the United States won't be able to hold off joining the war for long, but nothing can prepare them for the surprise attack that will change the world they know. In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Eva and her fellow nurses band together for the immense duty of keeping the American wounded alive. And the danger that finds Eva threatens everything she holds dear. Amid the chaos and heartbreak, Eva will have to decide whom to trust and how far she will go to protect those she loves"-- Provided by publisher.

They saw too much

March 22, 2019
Gibbons, Alan, 1953- author.
London : Orion Children's Book, 2018.
229 pages ; 20 cm
"John is trying hard to stay out of trouble and leave his past behind him but he can't help being drawn to Ceri James - the guarded girl who has secrets of her own. Then their lives are thrown together, though not in the way John had hoped. They witness a man being shot - capturing the murder on camera - and now the ruthless killers are hunting them down. Scared and panicked, John avoids Ceri's questions: why won't he call the police? How does he know the killer? Because only one question really matters: who can you trust when you're running for your life?"--Publisher's description.

Out of Salem

March 22, 2019
Schrieve, Hal, author.
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2019]
443 pages ; 22 cm
"Genderqueer fourteen-year-old Z Chilworth has to adjust quickly to their new status as a zombie after waking from death from a car crash that killed their parents and sisters. Always a talented witch, Z now can barely perform magic and is rapidly decaying. Faced with rejection from their remaining family members and old friends, Z moves in with Mrs. Dunnigan, an elderly witch and befriends Aysel, a loud would-be-goth classmate who is, like Z, a loner. As Z struggles to find a way to repair the broken magical seal holding their body together, Aysel fears that her classmates will discover her status as an unregistered werewolf. When a local psychiatrist is murdered by what seems to be werewolves, the town of Salem, Oregon, becomes even more hostile to "monsters," and Z and Aysel are driven together in an attempt to survive a place where most people wish that neither of them existed. Rarely has a first-time author created characters of such immediacy and power as Z, Aysel, Tommy (suspected fey) and Elaine (also a werewolf), or a world that parallels our own so clearly and disturbingly"-- Provided by publisher.

Getting old will haunt you

March 22, 2019
Lakin, Rita, author.
183 pages ; 23 cm
"Gladdy Gold and Associates are tasked with proving a deadly fishing accident was more than it appears in this hilarious cozy mystery. Restless after having no new cases for months and with their partners away on a safari, when a call comes through about a seemingly straightforward case in the Florida Keys, the girls accept the job no questions asked in hope of some excitement. Arriving at their destination they discover the case revolves around a man who's been killed - speared through the stomach by a marlin as he was taking a selfie. All involved are adamant it was simply a bizarre fishing accident, except for the Wassingers, a dithering couple at risk of losing their family home due to the death. It turns out the reason the Wassingers are convinced of foul play is because they have a witness. Unfortunately for Gladdy and the team, the witness is other-worldly . . ."

Girl most likely

March 22, 2019
Collins, Max Allan.
260 pages ; 21 cm
In a small Midwest town, twenty-eight-year-old Krista Larson has made her mark as the youngest female police chief in the country. She's learned from the best: her father, Keith, a decorated former detective. But as accustomed as they are to the relative quiet of their idyllic tourist town, things quickly turn with Krista's ten-year high school reunion. With the out-of-towners holed up in a lakefront lodge, it doesn't take long to stir up old grudges and resentments. Now a successful TV host, Astrid Lund, voted the "Girl Most Likely to Succeed"--and then some--is back in town. Her reputation as a dogged reporter has made the stunning blonde famous. Her reputation among her former classmates and rivals has made her infamous. Astrid's list of enemies is a long one. And as the reunion begins, so does a triple murder investigation. Krista and her father are following leads and opening long-locked doors from their hometown to the Florida suburbs to Chicago's underworld. They just never imagined what would be revealed: the secrets and scandals of Krista's own past.

Eyes on me

March 22, 2019
Harris, Rachel, 1980- author.
371 pages ; 21 cm
Look up the word "nerd" and you'll find Lily Bailey's picture. She's got one goal: first stop valedictorian, next stop Harvard. Until a stint in the hospital from too much stress lands her in the last place a klutz like her ever expected to be: salsa dance lessons. Look up the word "popular" and you'll find Stone Torres's picture. His life seems perfect - star of the football team, small-town hero, lots of friends. But his family is struggling to make ends meet, so if pitiching in at his mom's dance studio helps, he'll do it. When Lily's dad offers Stone extra cash to volunteer as Lily's permanent dance partner, he can't refuse. But with each dip and turn, each moment her hand is in his, his side job starts to feel all too real. Lily shows Stone he's more than his impressive football stats, and he introduces her to a world outside of studying. But with the lines blurred, can their relationship survive the secret he's been hiding?

10,000 bones

March 22, 2019
Ollinger, Joe, author.
232 pages ; 23 cm.
On the planet Brink, calcium is cash. The element's scarcity led the world's government to declare it the official currency. In the decades since, the governments of other colonized worlds have suppressed shipments of calcium in order to maintain favorable exchange rates, while Brink's Commerce Board has struggled to negotiate importation quotas to keep the population alive and growing. Taryn Dare is a Collections Agent, a specialized detective tasked with finding black market calcium and recovering it, so that the Commerce Board can recycle it and distribute it as currency. Taryn is fueled by one goal: to save up enough currency units for a one-way ticket to a better world. But when a job recovering a human corpse uncovers a deadly conspiracy in the system, Taryn is drawn into an investigation that may threaten her life, and the very fabric of her society.

The Havana game

March 22, 2019
Lutz, John, 1939- author.
New York : Pinnacle Books, [2019]
340 pages ; 19 cm.
An American covert agent finds himself out in the cold after his investigation into a terrorist attack goes awry. Meanwhile, his partner hunts the killer of a fellow agent and runs into opposition from the highest levels of the NSA -- adapted from cover description.

Please don't feed the mayor

March 22, 2019
Pethick, Sue, author.
New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2019]
274 pages ; 21 cm
When the lumber mill closes, laying off most everyone in Fossett, Oregon, Melanie MacDonald plans to revitalize her beloved but beleaguered homestead by running her border collie Shep in Fossett's mayoral race... Shep wins by a landslide. A lover of democracy and dog treats, Shep is rapidly earning the goodwill of Fossett's citizens. Tourists are streaming in and everyone wants to glad-paw the new mayor. Suddenly Melanie and Shep are media darlings, with requests for interviews, game shows, and personal appearances through the roof. But there's trouble in paradise. Determined to win back his former wife, Bryce MacDonald discovers a rival in tabloid reporter Chad Cameron, who's in Fossett to dig up dirt on Melanie and Shep. He finds a willing co-conspirator in the malcontent who lost the election. Hounded by the press and desperate to head off a potential dog-napping, Melanie unwittingly puts herself in danger. Shep comes to the rescue, proving his mettle to save his faithful human at the risk of his own life...and new political career.

A sinister splendor

March 22, 2019
Blakely, Mike, author.
443 pages : map ; 25 cm
"A Mexican War novel"--Cover.
It's 1845. Texas joins the union and Mexico threatens war over the disputed Texas border. Meanwhile, expansionists dream of an America that sprawls all the way to the Pacific Coast. Can a conflict with an already war-torn Mexico satisfy this lust for territory? The Mexican-American War becomes the heroic proving ground for future Civil War generals and presidents of the United States, Mexico, and the Confederacy. But the glories of victory are tempered by the horrors of war--lives lost, bodies battered, souls shattered, dreams crushed, whole cities razed, and innocence forever dashed.

Meet behind Mars : stories

March 22, 2019
Simms, Renee, author.
131 pages ; 22 cm.
High Country -- Dive -- The Art of Heroine Worship -- The Cows of Lantau -- The Body When Buoyant -- Who Do You Love? -- You Can Kiss All of That Bye-Bye -- American Industrial Physics -- Rebel Airplanes -- How to Leave the Midwest -- Meet Behind Mars.
Renee Simms's debut short story collection is a revealing look at how geography, memory, ancestry, and desire influence our personal relationships. In many of her stories, Simms exposes her own interest in issues concerning time and space. For example, in "Rebel Airplanes," an L.A. engineer works by day on city sewers and by night on R-C planes that she yearns to launch into the cosmos. The character-driven stories in Meet Behind Mars offer beautiful insight into the emotional lives of caretakers, auto workers, dancers, and pawn shop employees. In "High Country," a frustrated would-be novelist considers ditching her family in the middle of the desert. In "Dive," an adoptee returns to her adoptive home, still haunted by histories she does not know. Simms writes from the voice of women and girls who struggle under structural oppression and draws from the storytelling tradition best represented by writers like Edward P. Jones, whose characters have experiences that are specific to black Americans living in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Fear in February

March 22, 2019
Chafer, Camilla, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Camilla Chafer], [2019]
270 pages ; 21 cm.
Date from Amazon.
"Ally McKellar loves owning and running her own restaurant, Belle Rose. After working in a busy New York restaurant, managing her own kitchen is like a breath of fresh air. Even better, it's rapidly becoming the local favorite place to go in the quaint, mountain town of Calendar. When the local newspaper's food critics makes a reservation to try out her new menu, Ally knows she's got to nail every course to ensure good publicity. There's only one problem: the critic dies during the second course and everything points towards food poisoning. Suddenly, Ally's success as an entrepreneur is in jeopardy while her past is hastily dredged up, threatening to destroy the new life she has recently managed to create. With the help of Jack Harper, her handsome sous chef with a questionable past of his own, Ally must discover the real killer or risk losing not only Belle Rose, but her desire for a happy new life as well"--from Back cover.

Murder in March

March 22, 2019
Chafer, Camilla, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Camilla Chafer], [2019]
282 pages ; 21 cm.
Date from Amazon.
"Ava March has a big secret. The ultra-reclusive author behind the sensational Miranda Marchmont romantic novels has decided she doesn't want to write anymore bodice rippers, not when she could be writing daring thrillers instead. When Ava's loudmouth agent, Esther Drummond, comes to town, she is bound and determined to persuade her star author to write a few more glamorous novels, rather than the books Ava prefers to write. Just as Ava plucks up the courage to turn Esther down, she discovers her agent's dead body. To make matters even worse, Esther has been killed in exactly the same way that Ava described in the rejected manuscript. With Ava as the prime suspect with an apparent motive for murder, and cherry-picked manuscript pages appearing around town, Ava's quiet, former existence is at risk of being ripped away. There's only one thing this wannabe thriller writer can do: Ava must channel her inner action heroine and solve the murder before her life becomes no more than a terrifying footnote"--from Back cover.

The library of lost and found : a novel

March 21, 2019
Patrick, Phaedra, author.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Park Row Books, [2019]
348 pages ; 22 cm
Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people--though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she's invisible. All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend--her grandmother Zelda--who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda's past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever. Filled with Phaedra Patrick's signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.

My lovely wife

March 21, 2019
Downing, Samantha, author.
New York : Berkley, 2019.
374 pages ; 24 cm
Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with. We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive. Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

The A list : an Ali Reynolds mystery

March 21, 2019
Jance, Judith A., author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2019.
355 pages ; 24 cm.
Ten years ago, when Ali Reynolds's high-profile newscaster life blew up on the West Coast, she went back home to Sedona, Arizona, to reinvent herself. Now while she's living her new life, someone from her past comes asking for help. But will revisiting the past jeopardize her future?

The dating game

March 21, 2019
Roache, Kiley, author.
327 pages ; 22 cm
"When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next "it" app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose... Type A control freak Sara lives by her color-coordinated Post-it notes. Rich boy Braden wants out from under his billionaire father's thumb. Scholarship student Roberto can't afford for his grades to drop. When the three are forced to work together in one of the university's most difficult classes, tension rises to the breaking point... until, shockingly, the silly dating app they create proves to be the most viable project in class. Late nights of app development, interest from investors and unexpected romance are woven into a true-to-life college drama that explores what it means to really connect online and IRL."--Inside dust jacket.

The last voyage of Poe Blythe

March 21, 2019
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, author.
New York, NY : Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2019.
324 pages ; 24 cm
Seeking to avenge the murder of her true love while on a dredge ship searching for gold, fifteen-year-old captain Poe Blythe becomes the architect of new defenses designed to destroy her enemies.

One potato, two potato, dead

March 21, 2019
Cahoon, Lynn, author.
175 pages ; 22 cm.
Angie Turner's restaurant, The County Seat, is conveniently located near a first-class farmers market-so her menu is full of fresh ingredients. But a visiting culinary professor has just had a taste of something very unhealthy.

Cheer up, Mr. Widdicombe : a novel

March 21, 2019
James, Evan, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
277 pages ; 22 cm
"The inimitable--some might say incorrigible--Frank Widdicombe is suffering from a deep depression. Or so his wife, Carol, believes. But Carol is convinced that their new island home--Willowbrook Manor on the Puget Sound--is just the thing to cheer her husband up. And so begins a whirlwind summer as their house becomes the epicenter of multiple social dramas involving the family, their friends, and a host of new acquaintances"

Sing to it : new stories

March 21, 2019
Hempel, Amy, author.
New York : Scribner, 2019.
ix, 149 pages ; 23 cm
Sing to it -- The orphan lamb -- A full-service shelter -- The doll tornado -- I stay with Syd -- The chicane -- Greed -- Fort Bedd -- Four calls in the last half hour -- The correct grip -- The second seating -- Moonbow -- Equivalent -- The quiet car -- Cloudland.
"From legendary writer Amy Hempel, one of the most celebrated and original voices in American short fiction: a ravishing, sometimes heartbreaking new story collection - her first in over a decade. Amy Hempel is a master of the short story. A multiple award winner, Hempel is highly regarded among writers, reviewers, and readers of contemporary fiction. This new collection, her first since her Collected Stories published more than a decade ago, is a literary event. These fifteen exquisitely honed stories reveal Hempel at her most compassionate and spirited, as she introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection. In "A Full-Service Shelter," a volunteer at a dog shelter tirelessly, devotedly cares for dogs on a list to be euthanized. In "Greed," a spurned wife examines her husband's affair with a glamorous, older married woman. And in "Cloudland," the longest story in the collection, a woman reckons with the choice she made as a teenager to give up her newborn infant. Quietly dazzling, these stories are replete with moments of revelation and transcendence and with Hempel's singular, startling, inimitable sentences"


March 21, 2019
Falls, Kat, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
372 p. ; 22 cm
Conclusion to the Inhuman duology.
Lane McEvoy barely survived her first journey to the Feral Zone -- the forbidden, overgrown landscape east of the Mississippi River that was abandoned when a virus spread through the United States. But Lane has crossed the quarantine line, and she knows the truth. There are survivors in the zone -- people who have gone feral, whose bodies have warped and evolved to display a variety of animal traits. Six months after the events of Inhuman, Lane ventures back into the Feral Zone on a humanitarian aid mission. But she also has a darker, secret purpose: The one she loves, Rafe, has become more beast than man -- and she promised to put him down if he ever goes feral. Now, Lane fears the time has come to carry out her vow...

Cold wrath

March 21, 2019
Turnbull, Peter, 1950- author.
185 pages ; 23 cm
"On a hot summer morning, Miles Law cycles into the village of Millington in the Vale of York, on his way to a few hours' work as an under gardener at The Grange. But when he arrives, he finds his employer slumped in an armchair in the drawing room, a bullet wound on his forehead. Miles' employer was a secretive and reclusive man who kept his employees and neighbours at a distance. Who was Anthony Garrett, and who are the three young, identical-looking blonde women who called at the house a few days before his body was discovered? Detective Chief Inspector George Hennessey and Detective Superintendent Somerled Yellich are soon on the hunt for a ruthless and efficient killer."--Publisher's description.

The baggage handler : a novel

March 21, 2019
Rawlings, David, 1971- author.
230 pages ; 20 cm
"When three people take the wrong suitcase from baggage claim, their lives change forever. A hothead businessman coming to the city for a showdown meeting to save his job. A mother of three hoping to survive the days at her sister's house before her niece's wedding. And a young artist pursuing his father's dream so he can keep his own alive. When David, Gillian, and Michael each take the wrong suitcases from baggage claim, the airline directs them to retrieve their bags at a mysterious facility in a deserted part of the city. There they meet the enigmatic Baggage Handler, who shows them there is more in their baggage than what they have packed, and carrying it with them is slowing them down in ways they can't imagine. And they must deal with it before they can leave. In this modern-day parable about the burdens that weigh us down, David Rawlings issues an inspiring invitation to lighten the load"-- Provided by publisher.

Believe in me

March 21, 2019
Quinn, Ella, author.
viii, 374 pages ; 17 cm.
"Even the Worthington least likely to wed may find her perfect match . . .Marriage has worked out quite nicely for her older sisters, yet Lady Augusta Vivers is certain it would end her studies in languages and geography, and stop her from travelling. But when her mother thwarts her plan to attend the only university in Europe that accepts women - in Italy - she is forced to agree to one London Season. Spending her time at parties proves an empty diversion - until she encounters the well-traveled Lord Phineas Carter-Wood. Still, Europe awaits . . .Phineas has studied architecture all over the world, yet Augusta is his most intriguing discovery yet. How can he resist a woman who loves maps and far-off lands? But her longing for all things foreign hinders any hope of courtship. When he learns her cousins have offered a trip to Europe, he secretly arranges to join their party. For he is determined to show Augusta that a real union is a thrilling adventure of its own. And when their journey is beset by dangerous obstacles, he gets far more opportunity than he bargained for . . ."-- Publisher's description.

Drawn and buttered

March 21, 2019
Randall, Shari, author.
New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2019.
296 pages ; 17 cm.
The Lazy Mermaid's business has slowed to a snail's pace--until a monster lobster claws his way onto the scene… With high season behind them, ballerina on-the-mend Allie Larkin and Aunt Gully are finally lying low. But then an unexpected guest arrives at the lobster shack: a crustacean so huge he's dubbed Lobzilla around Mystic Bay and on social media. Soon, with everyone showing up for a peek in their tank, Allie and Aunt Gully have more on their plate than they can handle. Meanwhile, another local establishment finds itself in hot water. In exclusive Rabb's Point, a strange burglary breaches the elegant home of Royal Parrish. Allie takes it upon herself to help with the investigation but, before she can get to the bottom of the case, another alarm sounds: the Lazy Mermaid's Lobzilla has gone missing and is on the loose! And bodies are beginning to pile up. . .

Forgiveness Road

March 21, 2019
Mikulencak, Mandy, author.
New York, NY : John Scognamiglio Books/Kensington Books, 2019.
325 pages ; 22 cm
On a hot, humid July morning, sixteen-year-old Cissy Pickering calmly and deliberately shoots her father in the back. To their Mississippi community, the death of well-regarded attorney Richard Pickering is a fascinating scandal. To Cissy's distraught mother, Caroline, it's an unforgivable crime. But in Cissy's troubled mind, killing her father was the only way she knew to save the two people she loves most in the world. For years, Cissy has endured a devil's bargain with her father, hoping that he would leave her younger sisters alone if she kept his abuse to herself. When that thin trust shattered, she saw no other choice. Janelle Clayton, the family's matriarch, has kept her distance from her daughter, Caroline-a fact she now regrets-yet she hopes to do right by her granddaughter. Cissy has always been an unusual girl, given to compulsive counting and list-making, but Janelle believes her implicitly. When Cissy is remanded to the Greater Mississippi State Hospital, a caring psychiatrist tries to help, yet new revelations drive Cissy to retreat even further from reality. It will fall to Janelle, despite her own failing health, to become Cissy's advocate and rescuer. And over the course of an unlikely road trip, Janelle and Cissy will confront the truths they've hidden from the world and themselves, finding courage, deep-rooted resilience, and a bond tender and tough enough to transform them both.

Full figured 13 : Carl Weber presents

March 21, 2019
Love, Mona, author.
249 pages ; 21 cm.
"Plus size divas"--Cover.
"Carl Weber presents."
A million dollars worth of fat / by Mona Love -- Complications / by Katt.
Complications: Secret Johnson used to be slim, but has put on weight after her two kids, straining her marriage to David. Is the doctor she finds who's willing to do weight-loss surgery on the cheap the answer, or is it too good to be true? And will Secret ever be able to reclaim the woman she used to be?

Glory Road

March 21, 2019
Denton, Lauren K., author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2019]
353 pages ; 22 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"USA TODAY bestselling author"--Cover.
"The only thing certain is change—even in a place as steady as Perry, Alabama, on a street as old as Glory Road. Nearly a decade after her husband's affair drove her back home to South Alabama, Jessie McBride has the stable life she wants—operating her garden shop, Twig, next door to her house on Glory Road, and keeping up with her teenage daughter and spunky mother. But the unexpected arrival of two men makes Jessie question whether she's really happy with the status quo. When handsome, wealthy businessman Sumner Tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter's lavish wedding, Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. Then Ben Bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school, moves back to the red dirt road, and she feels her heart pulled in directions she never expected. Meanwhile, Jessie's fourteen-year-old daughter, Evan, is approaching the start of high school and navigating a new world of emotions—particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who's moved in just down the road. At the same time, Jessie's mother, Gus, is suffering increasingly frequent memory lapses and faces a frightening, uncertain future. In one summer, everything will change. But for these three strong Southern women, the roots they've planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve."--Back cover.

If cats disappeared from the world

March 21, 2019
Kawamura, Genki, 1979- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.
168 pages ; 19 cm
Our narrator's days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor's diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week ... Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself - and his beloved cat - to the brink -- Source other than Library of Congress.

Love's broken vow

March 21, 2019
Honey, author.
298 pages ; 21 cm.
Nicholas Gregory is everything any woman could ever wish for in a man. He's towering in height, with a gorgeous milk chocolate complexion. Throw in that he's sexier than homemade sin and gainfully employed, and there's no doubt he's a certified keeper. So, why at age twenty-nine is he childless and a virgin? Stricken by a severe case of lust, Nicholas asks himself the same question when he meets the irresistible Royce Phillips, a nurse turned health-and-fitness mogul. Her chance emergence into his world is more catastrophic than any natural disaster. For the first time in his life, Nicholas rethinks the decision he made as a little boy to become a Catholic priest. The raw essence of Royce causes him to long for romantic love and the intimate touch of a woman - both forbidden pleasures he's vowed to never partake of. And since Royce isn't spiritually strong enough to lead him not into temptation, Nicholas begins living a double life. He's a righteous man in the pulpit, but night after night, he's anything but holy in Royce's bed. Will Nicholas and Royce continue to play an increasingly dangerous game tempting fate, or will their sizzling love affair end in heartbreak and disaster.

My favorite cowboy

March 21, 2019
Grant, Donna, author.
311 pages ; 17 cm
"Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses--even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to falling deeply, wildly in love? ... Caleb Harper is no ordinary cowboy. Sure, he wears his hat, boots, and jeans like a second skin, and displays an easygoing charm that comes from years of working on the ranch. But with his military background, and Army buddies at his side, he is tried-and-true Texas tough. Audrey knows she can trust a man like Caleb to help her save horses. But can Caleb trust himself to resist his attraction to Audrey--or will the sparks of their desire end up getting them burned?"-- Provided by publisher.

No honor amongst thieves : a hit man's tale

March 21, 2019
Brick, author.
236 pages ; 21 cm
Meet Marcel and Sabrina, a hitman and a bookkeeper for the Mob. They should have never met, let alone fallen in love. When they decide to go against the grain, all hell breaks loose. Somebody wants them dead; they just don't know who. It could be Leo, Marcel's jealous older brother; Othello, Sabrina's crooked father; or it could be The Family, a roundtable of the top contenders in the underworld. There is no honour amongst thieves. Marcel and Sabrina will find the truth of the old adage the hard way.

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