Adult New Arrivals – Fiction

December Arrivals


  • FICTION MCQUESTION, KAREN 2020
    McQuestion, Karen
    The moonlight child
    Summary:"On a cold January night, Sharon Lemke heads outside to see a lunar eclipse when she notices something odd at the house behind her backyard. Through her neighbor’s kitchen window, she sees what appears to be a little girl washing dishes late at night. But the Fleming family doesn’t have a child that age, and even if they did, why would she be doing housework at this late hour? It would be easy for Sharon to just let this go, but when eighteen-year-old Niki, a former foster child, comes to live with Sharon, she notices suspicious activity at the Flemings’ house as well. When calling social services doesn’t result in swift action, the two decide to investigate on their own." –back cover
    ISBN:“098641641X (pbk.)”, “9780986416415 (pbk.)”, 9780986416484


  • NEW FICTION ADAMSON, E. V. 2021
    Adamson, E. V.
    Five strangers
    Summary:With its grassy hills and breathtaking city views, London’s Hampstead Heath is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with friends and loved onesand on an unseasonably warm Valentine’s Day, the lawns are especially full. So when an aggressive lovers’ quarrel breaks out, there’s an audience of park goers nearby to hear the shouts traded back and forth, and to watch as the violence escalates suddenly to murder, then suicide. For the five strangers who observed the gruesome act, the memory of the gore is unshakable. But one of themdisgraced journalist Jen Hunteris compelled to question the truth of what she thought she saw. Are the facts of the case plain as day, or were they obscured, in the moment, by the glaring sunlight? As she mounts an obsessive investigation for a seemingly-impossible alternative, the lives of the other witnesses begin to unravel, each in its own particular way. Soon one thing becomes clear: the crime they witnessed was more terrible, more twisted, and more far-reaching than they ever could have imagined.
    ISBN:1613162421, 9781613162422


  • NEW FICTION ALBOM, MITCH 2021
    Albom, Mitch
    The stranger in the lifeboat : a novel
    Summary:"Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival at sea. Three days pass. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him in. ‘Thank the Lord we found you,’ a passenger says. ‘I am the Lord,’ the man whispers….In The Stranger in the Lifeboat, Albom keeps us guessing until the end: Is this strange and quiet man really who he claims to be? What actually happened to cause the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell? The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered—a year later—when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat. It falls to the island’s chief inspector, Jarty LeFleur, a man battling his own demons, to solve the mystery of what really happened." –publisher’s website
    ISBN:006288834X, 9780062888341


  • NEW FICTION BALDACCI, DAVID 2021
    Baldacci, David
    Mercy
    Summary:"For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again.Now, after a perilous investigation that nearly proved fatal, Atlee has finally discovered not only the reason behind her parents’ abandonment and Mercy’s kidnapping, but also the most promising breakthrough yet: proof that Mercy survived her abduction and then escaped her captors many years ago.."–
    ISBN:153871972X, 9781538719725


  • NEW FICTION BELLI, KATE 2021
    Belli, Kate
    Betrayal on the bowery : a Gilded Gotham mystery
    Summary:"New York City, summer 1889. Society girl-turned-investigative journalist Genevieve Stewart and wealthy Daniel McCaffrey have arrived at the docks to see their friends, Rupert and Esmie Milton, off on their honeymoon. But the romantic idyll comes to a screeching halt when a crazed man bursts into their stateroom screaming about demons and drops dead before their eyes. The dead man is Marcus Dalrymple, who had once asked Esmie to marry him–and inside Marcus’s pocket, Daniel finds a medallion that they trace to a Lower East Side bar called Boyle’s Suicide Tavern. The medallions are prizes given to anyone who spends the night there without dying. Clearly, a visit to Boyle’s could prove hazardous, but it may offer the only clue to Dalrymple’s death. Genevieve and Daniel barely escape the bar with their lives but learn that the crime could have a connection to the recent disappearance of a sugar baron’s daughter. Only after another young man plunges to his death from a rooftop bar–also screaming about demons–do the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together. The clues lead Genevieve and Daniel far from the city’s moneyed environs to a reputedly haunted mansion deep in the Bronx. There, they will confront the truth–and the demon at its heart."–Amazon.com
    ISBN:1643857584, 9781643857589


  • NEW FICTION BOYLE, WILLIAM 2021
    Boyle, William
    Shoot the moonlight out
    Summary:A haunting crime story about the broken characters inhabiting yesterday’s Brooklyn, this is the new novel from modern master of neo-noir William Boyle. An explosive crime drama, Shoot the Moonlight Out evokes a mystical Brooklyn where the sidewalks are cracked, where Virgin Mary statues tilt in fenced front yards, and where smudges of moonlight reflect in puddles even on the blackest nights.
    ISBN:1643138251, 9781643138251


  • NEW FICTION CALLAHAN, PATTI 2021
    Henry, Patti Callahan
    Once upon a wardrobe
    Summary:Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford, and dreams of solving the greatest mysteries of physics. She prefers the dependability of facts–except for one: the younger brother she loves with all her heart doesn’t have long to live. When George becomes captivated by a brand-new book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there’s no way she can refuse. Despite her timidity about approaching the famous author, Megs soon finds herself taking tea with the Oxford don and his own brother, imploring them for answers. What she receives instead are more stories . . . stories of Jack Lewis’s life, which she takes home to George. Why won’t Mr. Lewis just tell her plainly what George wants to know? The answer will reveal to Meg many truths that science and math cannot, and the gift she thought she was giving to her brother–the story behind Narnia–turns out to be his gift to her, instead: hope.
    ISBN:0785251723, 9780785251729


  • NEW FICTION CAMERON, MARC 2021
    Cameron, Marc
    Tom Clancy chain of command
    Summary:To implement his most ambitious plan of all, a ruthless billionaire must get President Jack Ryan out of the way and assembles the most ruthless mercenaries alive to kidnap the First Lady.
    ISBN:0593188160, 9780593188163


  • NEW FICTION CARD, ORSON SCOTT 2021
    Card, Orson Scott
    The last shadow
    Summary:"The long-awaited conclusion to both the original Ender series and the Ender’s Shadow series, as the children of Ender and Bean solve the great problem of the Ender Universe-the deadly virus they call the descolada, which is incurable and will kill all of humanity if it were allowed to escape from Lusitania. One planet. Three sapient species living peacefully together. And one deadly virus that could wipe out every world in the Starways Congress, killing billions. Is the only answer another great Xenocide?"–
    ISBN:0765304953, 9780765304957


  • NEW FICTION CHILD, LEE 2021
    Child, Lee
    Better off dead : a Jack Reacher novel
    Summary:"Reacher isn’t one to back down from a fight. And when a shadowy crew raises the stakes, he won’t hesitate to teach them a lesson: When you pick a fight with Reacher, you’re better off dead"–
    ISBN:1984818503, 9781984818508


  • NEW FICTION CLAYTON, MEG WHITE 2021
    Clayton, Meg Waite
    The postmistress of Paris : a novel
    Summary:Wealthy, beautiful Nane℗♭́ةƯ was born with a spirit of adventure that transcends her Midwestern roots. When German tanks roll across the border and into Paris, Nan℗♭́ةƯe joins the resistance. Known as the Postmistress because she delivers information to those in hiding, Nane℗♭́ةƯ uses her charms and skill to house the hunted and deliver them to safety. Inspired by the real life Chicago heiress Mary Jayne Gold, who worked with American journalist Varian Fry to smuggle artists and intellectuals out of France. Author of "The Last Train to London." Print run 75,000.
    ISBN:0062946986, 9780062946980


  • NEW FICTION COPENHAVER, JOHN 2021
    Copenhaver, John (Novelist)
    The savage kind
    Summary:Philippa Watson, a good-natured yet troubled seventeen-year-old, has just moved to Washington, DC. She’s lonely until she meets Judy Peabody, a brilliant and tempestuous classmate. The girls become unlikely friends and fashion themselves as intellectuals, drawing the notice of Christine Martins, their dazzling English teacher, who enthralls them with her passion for literature and her love of noirish detective fiction. When Philippa returns a novel Miss Martins has lent her, she interrupts a man grappling with her in the shadows of the school. Frightened, Philippa flees, unsure who the man is or what she’s seen. Days later, her teacher returns to school altered: a dark shell of herself. On the heels of her teacher’s transformation, a classmate is found dead in the Anacostia River–murdered–the body stripped and defiled with a mysterious inscription. As the girls follow the clues and wrestle with newfound feelings toward each other, they suspect that the killer is closer to their circle than they imagined–and that the greatest threat they face may not be lurking in the halls at school, or in the city streets, but creeping out from a murderous impulse of their own.
    ISBN:164313809X, 9781643138091


  • NEW FICTION CORNWELL, PATRICIA DANIELS 2021
    Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
    Autopsy : a Scarpetta novel
    Summary:"Forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta has come almost full circle, returning to Virginia as the chief medical examiner, the state where she launched her storied career. Finding herself the new girl in town once again after being away for many years, she’s inherited not only an overbearing secretary, but also a legacy of neglect and potential corruption.Just weeks on the job, she’s called to a scene by railroad tracks where a woman’s body has been shockingly displayed, her throat cut down to the spine, and as Scarpetta begins to follow the trail, it leads unnervingly close to her own historic neighborhood."–
    ISBN:0063112191, 9780063112193


  • NEW FICTION CUSSLER, DIRK 2021
    Cussler, Dirk
    The devil’s sea : a Dirk Pitt novel
    Summary:"In 1959 Tibet, a Buddhist artifact of immense importance was seemingly lost to history in the turmoil of the Communist takeover. But when National Underwater and Marine Agency Director Dirk Pitt discovers a forgotten plane crash in the Philippine Sea more than sixty years alter, new clues emerge to its hidden existence. But Pitt and his compatriot Al Giordino have larger worries when they are ordered to recover a failed hypersonic missile from the Luzon Strait. Only someone else is after it, too… a rogue Chinese military team that makes their own earth-shattering discovery, hijacking a ship capable of stirring the waters of the deep into a veritable Devil’s Sea. From the cold, dark depths of the Pacific Ocean to the dizzying heights of the Himalaya Mountains, only Dirk Pitt and his children, Summer and Dirk Jr. can unravel the mysteries that will preserve a religion, save a nation… and prevent the world from war."–
    ISBN:0593419642, 9780593419649


  • NEW FICTION DEAVER, JEFFERY 2021
    Deaver, Jeffery
    The midnight lock : a Lincoln Rhyme novel
    Summary:"Join Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs as they search for a criminal whose fascination with breaking locks terrorizes New York City"–
    ISBN:0525536000, 9780525536000


  • NEW FICTION DOERR, ANTHONY 2021
    Doerr, Anthony
    Cloud cuckoo land : a novel
    Summary:"The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are children trying to figure out the world around them, and to survive. In the besieged city of Constantinople in 1453, in a public library in Lakeport, Idaho, today, and on a spaceship bound for a distant exoplanet decades from now, an ancient text provides solace and the most profound human connection to characters in peril. They all learn the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, a better world. Twelve-year-old Anna lives in a convent where women toil all day embroidering the robes of priests. She learns to read from an old Greek tutor she encounters on her errands in the city. In an abandoned priory, she finds a stash of old books. One is Aethon’s story, which she reads to her sister as the walls of Constantinople are bombarded by armies of Saracens. Anna escapes, carrying only a small sack with bread, salt fish-and the book. Outside the city walls, Anna meets Omeir, a village boy who was conscripted, along with his beloved pair of oxen, to fight in the Sultan’s conquest. His oxen have died; he has deserted. In Lakeport, Idaho, in 2020, Seymour, a young activist bent on saving the earth, sits in the public library with two homemade bombs in pressure cookers-another siege. Upstairs, eighty-five-year old Zeno, a former prisoner-of-war, and an amateur translator, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s adventures. On an interstellar ark called The Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault with sacks of Nourish powder and access to all the information in the world-or so she is told. She knows Aethon’s story through her father, who has sequestered her to protect her. Konstance, encased on a spaceship decades from now, has never lived on our beloved Earth. Alone in a vault with sacks of Nourish powder and access to "all the information in the world," she knows Aethon’s storythrough her father. Like Marie-Laure and Werner in All the Light We Cannot See, Konstance, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, the young Zeno, the children in the library are dreamers and misfits on the cusp of adulthood in a world the grown-ups have broken. They through their own resilience and resourcefulness, and through story."–
    ISBN:1982168447, 9781982168445, 1982168439, 9781982168438


  • NEW FICTION ERDRICH, LOUISE 2021
    Erdrich, Louise
    The sentence : a novel
    Summary:A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store’s most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls’ Day, but she simply won’t leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.
    ISBN:006267112X, 9780062671127


  • NEW FICTION FOLLETT, KEN 2021
    Follett, Ken
    Never
    Summary:Navigating terrorist attacks, illegal arms trading and smear campaigns, Pauline Green, the country’s first women president, is caught in a complex web of alliances with the most powerful counties that are being orchestrated by the enemy, and only those with the most elite skills can stop the inevitable.
    ISBN:0593300017, 9780593300015


  • NEW FICTION GABALDON, DIANA 2021
    Gabaldon, Diana
    Go tell the bees that I am gone : a novel
    Summary:"It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible. Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s teakettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep"–
    ISBN:1101885688, 9781101885680


  • NEW FICTION GARVIS GRAVEVS, TRACEY 2021
    Garvis Graves, Tracey
    Heard it in a love song
    Summary:"Love doesn’t always wait until you’re ready. Layla Hilding is thirty-five and recently divorced. Struggling to break free from the past-her glory days as the lead singer in a band and a ten-year marriage to a man who never put her first-Layla’s newly found independence feels a lot like loneliness. Then there’s Josh, the single dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where Layla teaches music. Recently separated, he’s still processing the end of his twenty-year marriage to his high school sweetheart. He chats with Layla every morning at school and finds himself thinking about her more and more. Equally cautious and confused about dating in a world that favors apps over meeting organically, Layla and Josh decide to be friends with the potential for something more. Sounds sensible and way too simple-but when two people are on the rebound, is it heartbreak or happiness that’s a love song away?".
    ISBN:1250235685, 9781250235688, 9781250235701


  • NEW FICTION GAYLIN, ALISON 2021
    Gaylin, Alison
    The collective : a novel
    Summary:"Camille Gardener is a grieving–and angry–mother who, five years after her daughter’s death, is still obsessed with the privileged young man she believes to be responsible. When her rash actions draw the attention of a secret group of women–the collective–Camille is drawn into a dark web where these mothers share their wildly different stories of loss as well as their desire for justice in a world where privilege denies accountability. Fueled by mutual rage, the collective members devise and act out retribution fantasies via precise, anonymous, highly coordinated revenge killings. As Camille struggles to comprehend whether this is a role-playing exercise or terrifying reality, she must decide if these women are truly avenging angels or monsters. Becoming more deeply enmeshed in the group, Camille learns truths about the collective–and about herself–that she may not be able to survive." –book jacket
    ISBN:0063083159, 9780063083158


  • NEW FICTION GRANT, KIMI 2021
    Grant, Kimi Cunningham.
    These silent woods : a novel
    Summary:For eight years, Cooper and his young daughter, Finch, have lived in isolation in a remote cabin in the northern Appalachian woods. And that’s exactly the way Cooper wants it, because he’s got a lot to hide. Finch has been raised on the books filling the cabin’s shelves and the beautiful but brutal code of life in the wilderness. But she’s starting to push back against the sheltered life Cooper has created for her-and he’s still haunted by the painful truth of what it took to get them there. The only people who know they exist are Scotland, an overly friendly hermit with murky intentions, and Cooper’s old friend, Jake, who visits each winter to bring them food and supplies. But this year, Jake doesn’t show up, setting off an irreversible chain of events that reveals just how precarious their situation really is. Suddenly, the boundaries of their safe haven have blurred-and when a stranger wanders into their woods, Finch’s growing obsession with her could put them all in danger. When a shocking disappearance threatens to upend the only life Finch has ever known, Cooper is forced to decide whether to keep hiding-or finally face the sins of his past. — Provided by publisher.
    ISBN:1250793394, 9781250793393


  • NEW FICTION GRIFFITHS, ELLY 2021
    Griffiths, Elly
    The midnight hour : a Brighton mystery
    Summary:"Newly minted PI Emma Holmes and her partner Sam Collins are just settling into their business when they’re chosen for a high-profile case: retired music-hall star Verity Malone hires them to find out who poisoned her husband, a theater impresario. Verity herself has been accused of the crime. The only hitch–the Brighton police are already on the case, putting Emma in direct competition with her husband, police superintendent Edgar Stephens. Soon Emma realizes that Verity’s life intersects closely with her own–most notably in their mutual connection, Max Mephisto, who has returned to England from America with his children and famous wife, Hollywood star Lydia Lamont. Lydia, desperately bored in the countryside, catches wind of what Emma and Sam are up to and offers her services. What secret does Lydia know about Verity’s past? The team of female PIs circle closer to the killer, with the Brighton police hot on their tail. The clues suggest they’re looking for a criminal targeting the old music-hall crew. How long will it be before that trail leads straight back to Max?"–
    ISBN:035842416X, 9780358424161, 0358418631, 9780358418634


  • NEW FICTION GRISHAM, JOHN 2021
    Grisham, John
    The Judge’s list : a novel
    Summary:As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. In The whistler, she took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, in The judge’s list, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes-but he may be taking lives."–
    ISBN:“0385546025 (hardcover)”, “9780385546027 (hardcover)”


  • NEW FICTION GROFF, LAUREN 2021
    Groff, Lauren
    Matrix
    Summary:"Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. Marie, born the last in a long line of women warriors and crusaders, is determined to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects. But in a world that is shifting and corroding in frightening ways, one that can never reconcile itself with her existence, will the sheer force of Marie’s vision be bulwark enough?"–
    ISBN:1594634491, 9781594634499


  • NEW FICTION HARDING, LISA 2021
    Harding, Lisa
    Bright burning things : a novel
    Summary:"Sonya used to perform on stage. She attended glamorous parties, dated handsome men, rode in fast cars. But somewhere along the way, the stage lights Sonya lived for dimmed to black. In their absence, came darkness – blackouts, empty cupboards, hazy nights she could not remember. Haunted by her failed career and lingering trauma from her childhood, Sonya fell deep into an alcoholic abyss. What kept her from losing herself completely was Tommy, her son. But her love for Tommy rivaled her love for the bottle. Addiction amplified her fear of losing her child; every maternal misstep compelled her to drink. Tommy’s precious life was in her shaky hands. Eventually Sonya was forced to make a choice. Give up drinking or lose Tommy – forever."–book jacket.
    ISBN:0063097141, 9780063097148


  • NEW FICTION HARVEY, KRISTY WOODSON 2021
    Harvey, Kristy Woodson
    Christmas in Peachtree Bluff : a novel
    Summary:"In the newest installment of USA Today bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey’s Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown-and the holiday season in the process"–
    ISBN:9781982185220, “1982189401 : HRD”, “9781982189402 : HRD”


  • NEW FICTION HOFFMAN, ALICE 2021
    Hoffman, Alice
    The book of magic
    Summary:The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger-the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love.
    ISBN:198215148X, 9781982151485


  • NEW FICTION KINSELLA, SOPHIE 2021
    Kinsella, Sophie
    The party crasher : a novel
    Summary:"It’s been over two years since Effie’s beloved parents got divorced, destroying the image of the happy, loving childhood she thought she had. Since then, she’s become estranged from her father and embarked on a feud with his hot (and much younger) girlfriend, Krista. And now, more earth-shattering news: Greenoaks, the rambling Victorian country house Effie called home her whole life, has been sold. When Krista decides to throw a grand "house cooling" party, Effie is originally left off the guest list-and then receives a last-minute "anti-invitation". Effie declines, but then remembers a beloved childhood treasure is still hidden in the house. As Effie sneaks around the house, hiding under tables and peeping through trapdoors, she realizes the secrets Greenoaks holds aren’t just in the dusty passageways and hidden attics she grew up exploring. Effie overhears conversations, makes discoveries, and begins to see her family in a new light. Then she runs into Joe-the love of her life, who long ago broke her heart, and who’s still as handsome and funny as ever-and even more truths emerge. Over the course of one blowout party, Effie realizes that she must be honest with herself and confront her past before she’ll ever be able to face her future"–
    ISBN:0593449177, 9780593449172


  • NEW FICTION KRUPITSKY, NAOMI 2021
    Krupitsky, Naomi
    The family
    Summary:"A debut novel about the tangled fates of two best friends and daughters of the Italian mafia, and a coming-of-age story of twentieth-century Brooklyn itself"–
    ISBN:0525541993, 9780525541998


  • NEW FICTION LE CARRE, JOHN 2021
    Le Carré, John
    Silverview
    Summary:"Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian’s evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian’s family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise. When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . "–
    ISBN:0593490592, 9780593490594


  • NEW FICTION MAGUIRE, GREGORY 2021
    Maguire, Gregory
    The brides of Maracoor : a novel
    Summary:The brides of Maracoor finds Elphaba’s granddaughter Rain "washing ashore on a foreign island. Comatose from crashing into the sea, Rain is taken in by a community of single women committed to obscure devotional practices. As the mainland of Maracoor sustains an assault by a foreign navy, the island’s civil-servant overseer struggles to understand how an alien arriving on the shores of Maracoor could threaten the stability and wellbeing of an entire nation. Is it myth or magic at work, for good or for ill?"–
    ISBN:0063093960, 9780063093966


  • NEW FICTION MARSKE, FREYA 2021
    Marske, Freya
    A marvellous light
    Summary:"Robin Blyth has more than enough bother in his life. He’s struggling to be a good older brother, a responsible employer, and the harried baronet of a seat gutted by his late parents’ excesses. When an administrative mistake sees him named the civil service liaison to a hidden magical society, he discovers what’s been operating beneath the unextraordinary reality he’s always known. Now Robin must contend with the beauty and danger of magic, an excruciating deadly curse, and the alarming visions of the future that come with it—not to mention Edwin Courcey, his cold and prickly counterpart in the magical bureaucracy, who clearly wishes Robin were anyone and anywhere else. Robin’s predecessor has disappeared, and the mystery of what happened to him reveals unsettling truths about the very oldest stories they’ve been told about the land they live on and what binds it. Thrown together and facing unexpected dangers, Robin and Edwin discover a plot that threatens every magician in the British Isles—and a secret that more than one person has already died to keep." –book jacket
    ISBN:1250788870, 9781250788870


  • NEW FICTION MARTIN, KIMMERY 2021
    Martin, Kimmery
    Doctors and friends
    Summary:"Hannah, Compton, and Kira have been close friends since medical school, reuniting once a year for a much-needed vacation. Just as they gather to travel in Spain, an outbreak of a fast-spreading virus throws the world into chaos. When Compton returns to her job as an ER doctor in New York City, she finds a city changed beyond recognition-and a personal loss so gutting it reshapes every aspect of her life. Hannah’s career as an ob-gyn in San Diego is fulfilling but she’s always longed for a child of her own. After years of trying, Hannah discovers she’s expecting a baby just as the disease engulfs her city. Kira, an infectious disease doctor at the CDC in Atlanta, finds herself at the center of the American response to the terrifying new illness. Her professional battle turns personal when she must decide whether her children will receive an experimental but potentially life-saving treatment. Written prior to Covid-19 by a former emergency medicine physician."–
    ISBN:1984802860, 9781984802866


  • NEW FICTION MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER 2021
    McCall Smith, Alexander
    The Joy and Light Bus Company
    Summary:"The newest addition to the ever-popular, internationally beloved series finds Precious Ramotswe and her friends up to their necks in mysterious trouble. Mma Ramotswe knows she is very lucky indeed. She has a loving family, good friends, and a thriving business doing what she enjoys most: helping people. But the latest mystery she is called upon to solve is distinctly trickier than it initially appears, and, of course, there’s plenty to handle in her personal life between Charlie and his new bride and Mma Makutsi and her talking shoes. In the end, Mma Ramotswe’s patience and common sense will win out, and, without a doubt, all will be the better for it"–
    ISBN:073528119X, 9780735281196, 0593315731, 9780593315736


  • NEW FICTION MCCARTHY, TOM 2021
    McCarthy, Tom
    The making of incarnation
    Summary:"Bodies in motion. Birds, bees and bobsleighs. What is the force that moves the sun and other stars? Where’s our fucking airplane? What’s inside Box 808, and why does everybody want it? Deep within the archives of time-and-motion pioneer Lillian Gilbreth lies a secret. Famous for producing solid light-tracks that captured the path of workers’ movements, Gilbreth helped birth the era of mass observation and big data. But did she also, as her broken correspondence with a young Soviet physicist suggests, discover in her final days a "perfect" movement, one that would "change everything"? An international hunt begins for the one box missing from her records, and we follow contemporary motion-capture consultant Mark Phocan, as well as his collaborators and shadowy antagonists, across geopolitical fault lines and through strata of personal and collective history. Meanwhile, work is under way on the blockbuster movie Incarnation, an epic space tragedy. As McCarthy peers through the screen, or veil, of technological modernity to reveal the underlying symbolic structures of human experience, The Making of Incarnation weaves a set of stories one inside the other, rings within rings, a perpetual motion machine"–Provided by publisher.
    ISBN:0593319877, 9780593319871


  • NEW FICTION MODESITT, L. E. JR 2021
    Modesitt, L. E., Jr.
    Isolate
    Summary:"Steffan Dekkard is an isolate, one of the small percentage of people who are immune to the projections of empaths. As an isolate, he has been trained as a security specialist and he and his security partner Avraal Ysella, a highly trained empath are employed by Axel Obreduur, a senior Craft Minister and the de facto political strategist of his party. When a respected Landor Councilor dies of "heart failure" at a social event, because of his political friendship with Obreduur, Dekkard and Ysella find that not only is their employer a target, but so are they, in a covert and deadly struggle for control of the government and economy. Steffan is about to understand that everything he believed is an illusion"–
    ISBN:1250777402, 9781250777409


  • NEW FICTION MORRIS, HEATHER 2021
    Morris, Heather (Screenwriter)
    Three sisters
    Summary:"Against all odds, three Slovakian sisters have survived years of imprisonment in the most notorious death camp in Nazi Germany: Auschwitz. Livia, Magda, and Cibi have clung together, nearly died from starvation and overwork, and the brutal whims of the guards in this place of horror. But now, the allies are closing in and the sisters have one last hurdle to face: the death march from Auschwitz, as the Nazis try to erase any evidence of the prisoners held there. Due to a last minute stroke of luck, the three of them are able to escape formation and hide in the woods for days before being rescued. And this is where the story begins. From there, the three sisters travel to Israel, to their new home, but the battle for freedom takes on new forms. Livia, Magda, and Cibi must face the ghosts of their past–and some secrets that they have kept from each other–to find true peace and happiness."–
    ISBN:1250276896, 9781250276896


  • NEW FICTION OROBERTS, NORA 2021
    Roberts, Nora
    The becoming
    Summary:"The world of magick and the world of man have long been estranged from one another. But some can walk between the two-including Breen Siobhan Kelly. She has just returned to Talamh, with her friend, Marco, who’s dazzled and disoriented by this realm-a place filled with dragons and faeries and mermaids (but no WiFi, to his chagrin). In Talamh, Breen is not the ordinary young schoolteacher he knew her as. Here she is learning to embrace the powers of her true identity. Marco is welcomed kindly by her people-and by Keegan, leader of the Fey. Keegan has trained Breen as a warrior, and his yearning for her has grown along with his admiration of her strength and skills. But one member of Breen’s bloodline is not there to embrace her. Her grandfather, the outcast god Odran, plots to destroy Talamh-and now all must unite to defeat his dark forces. There will be losses and sorrows, betrayal and bloodshed. But through it, Breen Siobhan Kelly will take the next step on the journey to becoming all that she was born to be"–
    ISBN:1250280184, 9781250280183, 125027270X, 9781250272706


  • NEW FICTION PATTERSON, JAMES 2021
    Patterson, James
    Fear no evil
    Summary:"Alex Cross enters the final battle with the all-knowing genius who has stalked him and his family for years"–
    ISBN:0316499145, 9780316499149


  • NEW FICTION PERRY, THOMAS 2021
    Perry, Thomas
    The left-handed twin : a Jane Whitefield novel
    Summary:Jane Whitefield helps people disappear. Fearing for their lives, fleeing dangerous situations, her clients come to her when they need to vanish completely―to assume a new identity and establish a new life somewhere they won’t be found. And when people are desperate enough to need her services, they come to the old house in rural western New York where Jane was raised to begin their escape. It’s there that, one spring night, Jane finds a young woman fresh from LA with a whole lot of trouble behind her. After she cheated on her boyfriend, he dragged her to the home of the offending man and made her watch as he killed him. She testified against the boyfriend, but a bribed jury acquitted him, and now he’s free and trying to find and kill her. Jane agrees to help, and it soon becomes clear that outsmarting the murderous boyfriend is not beyond Jane’s skills. But the boyfriend has some new friends: members of a Russian organized crime brotherhood. When they learn that Sara is traveling with a tall, dark-haired woman who disappears people, the Russians become increasingly interested in helping the boyfriend find the duo. They’ve heard rumors that such a woman existed―and believe that, if forcibly extracted, the knowledge she has of past clients could be worth millions. Thus begins a bloodthirsty chase that winds through the cities of the northeast before finally plunging into Maine’s Hundred Mile Wilderness. But in a pursuit where nothing can be trusted, one thing is certain: only one party―Jane or her pursuers―will emerge alive.
    ISBN:1613162596, 9781613162590


  • NEW FICTION PICOULT, JODI 2021
    Picoult, Jodi
    Wish you were here : a novel
    Summary:"Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s an associate specialist at Sotheby’s now, but her boss has hinted at a promotion if she can close a deal with a high-profile client. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galapagos-days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes. Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. Her luggage is lost, the Wi-Fi is nearly nonexistent, and the hotel they’d booked is shut down due to the pandemic. In fact, the whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders. In the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself-and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different"–
    ISBN:1984818414, 9781984818416


  • NEW FICTION RAMSIETTI, KIRTHANA 2021
    Ramisetti, Kirthana
    Dava Shastri’s last day : a novel
    Summary:"Dava Shastri, one of the world’s wealthiest women, has always lived with her sterling reputation in mind. A brain cancer diagnosis at the age of seventy, however, changes everything, as she decides to take her death-like all matters of her life-into herown hands. Summoning her four adult children to her private island, she discloses shocking news: in addition to having a terminal illness, she has arranged for the news of her death to break early, so she can read her obituaries. As someone who dedicatedher life to the arts and the empowerment of women, Dava expects to read articles lauding her philanthropic work. Instead, her "death" reveals two devastating secrets, truths she thought she had buried forever. And now the whole world knows, including herchildren. In the time she has left, Dava must come to terms with the decisions that have led to this moment-and make peace with those closest to her before it’s too late. Compassionately written and chock-full of humor and heart, this powerful novel examines public versus private legacy, the complexities of love, and the never-ending joys-and frustrations-of family"–
    ISBN:9781538703854, “1538703866 : HRD”, “9781538703861 : HRD”


  • NEW FICTION RICKSTAD, ERIC 2021
    Rickstad, Eric.
    I am not who you think I am : a novel
    Summary:Wayland Maynard is just eight years old when he sees his father kill himself, finds a note that reads I am not who you think I am, and is left reeling with grief and shock. Terrified, Wayland keeps the note a secret, but his reasons for being afraid are just beginning. Eight years later, he makes a shocking discovery and becomes certain the note is the key to unlocking a past his mother and others want to keep buried.
    ISBN:1094000337, 9781094000336


  • NEW FICTION SAAB, GABRIELLA 2021
    Saab, Gabriella.
    The last checkmate : a novel
    Summary:Captured by the Gestapo, Maria is imprisoned in Auschwitz while her family is sent to their deaths. Realizing her ability to play chess, the sadistic camp deputy, Fritzsch, intends to use her as a chess opponent to entertain the camp guards. Literally playing for her life through four grueling years, Maria intends to orchestrate Fritzsch’s downfall. Maria, vowing to avenge the murder of her family, challenges her former nemesis to one final game, certain to end in life or death, in failure or justice.
    ISBN:0063143380, 9780063143388


  • NEW FICTION SHAFAK, ELIF 2021
    Shafak, Elif
    The island of missing trees
    Summary:A novel about belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.
    ISBN:1635578590, 9781635578591


  • NEW FICTION SHTEYNGART, GARY 2021
    Shteyngart, Gary
    Our country friends : a novel
    Summary:"It’s March 2020 and a calamity is unfolding. A group of friends and friends-of-friends gathers in a country house to wait out the pandemic. Over the next few months, new bonds of friendship and love will take hold, while old betrayals will emerge among this unlikely cast of characters, each richly drawn and achingly human: a Russian-born novelist; his Russian-born psychiatrist wife; their precocious child obsessed with K-pop; a struggling Indian American writer; a wildly successful Korean American app developer; a global dandy with three passports; a young flame-thrower of an essayist, originally from the Carolinas; and a movie star, The Actor, whose arrival upsets the equilibrium of this chosen family"–
    ISBN:1984855123, 9781984855121


  • NEW FICTION STEEL, DANIELLE 2021
    Steel, Danielle
    Flying angels : a novel
    Summary:"Audrey Parker’s life changes forever when Pearl Harbor is attacked on December 7, 1941. Her brother, a talented young Navy pilot, had been stationed there, poised to fulfill their late father’s distinguished legacy. Fresh out of nursing school with a passion and a born gift for helping others, both Audrey and her friend Lizzie suddenly find their nation on the brink of war. Driven to do whatever they can to serve, they enlist in the Army and embark on a new adventure as flight nurses. Risking their lives on perilous missions, they join the elite Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron and fly into enemy territory almost daily to rescue wounded soldiers from the battlefield. Audrey and Lizzie make enormous sacrifices to save lives alongside an extraordinary group of nurses: Alex, who longs to make a difference in the world; Louise, a bright mind who faced racial prejudice growing up inthe South; Pru, a selfless leader with a heart of gold; and Emma, whose confidence and grit push her to put everything on the line for her patients. Even knowing they will not achieve any rank and will receive little pay for their efforts, the “Flying Angels” will give their all in the fight for freedom. They serve as bravely and tirelessly as the men they rescue on the front lines, in daring airlifts, and are eternally bound by their loyalty to one another. Danielle Steel presents a sweeping, stunning tribute to these incredibly courageous women, inspiring symbols of bravery and valor." –Amazon.
    ISBN:1984821555, 9781984821553


  • NEW FICTION STEPHENSON, NEAL 2021
    Stephenson, Neal
    Termination shock : a novel
    Summary:"One man – visionary billionaire restaurant chain magnate T. R. Schmidt, Ph.D. – has a Big Idea for reversing global warming, a master plan perhaps best described as "elemental." But will it work? And just as important, what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied?"–
    ISBN:0063028069, 9780063028067, 0063028050, 9780063028050


  • NEW FICTION TOWLES, AMOR 2021
    Towles, Amor
    The Lincoln highway
    Summary:"In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction-to the City of New York."–
    ISBN:0735222355, 9780735222359


  • NEW FICTION TRUSS, LYNNE 2021
    Truss, Lynne
    Psycho by the sea
    Summary:When a gang member disappears during a huge heist, a violent criminal with a penchant for boiling policemen’s heads escapes prison, and an American researcher is found dead in Gosling’s department store, three detectives must put their heads together to solve these cases.
    ISBN:1526609878, 9781526609878


  • NEW FICTION WEISS, ELIZABETH 2021
    Weiss, Elizabeth
    The Sisters Sweet : a novel
    Summary:"All Harriet Szász has ever known is life onstage with her twin sister, Josie. As "The Sisters Sweet," they pose as conjoined twins in a vaudeville act conceived of by their ambitious father and managed by their practical mother, who were once theatrical stars in their own rights. Then, in an explosive act, Josie exposes the fraud in a spectacular fashion and runs away to Hollywood. The family retreats to Chicago, where Harriet must figure out how to live out of the spotlight–and her sister’s shadow. Striving to keep her struggling family afloat, Harriet molds herself into the perfect daughter. But she also begins to form her first relationships outside her family. As Josie’s star rises and as the Szászes fall on hard times, Harriet must decide whether to honor her mother, her father, or the self she’s only beginning to get to know. Full of long-simmering tensions, buried secrets, questionable saviors, and broken promises, this is ultimately a story about how we are beholden to others and what we owe ourselves, and heralds the arrival of an accomplished new voice in fiction"–
    ISBN:1984801546, 9781984801548


  • NEW FICTION WILLIAMS, BEATRIZ 2021
    Williams, Beatriz
    The Wicked Widow : a Wicked City novel
    Summary:"June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva "Gin" Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York’s most distinguished families. But just as wedding bells chime, the head of the notorious East Coast rum-running racket–and Anson’s mortal enemy–turns up murdered at a society funeral, and their short-lived honeymoon bliss goes up in a spectacular blaze that sends Anson back undercover… and into the jaws of a trap from which not even Gin can rescue him. With the help of her ex-husband and her mysterious connection to a certain redheaded flapper, Ella digs up more than mere dirt–only to discover herself standing alone between a legendarily ruthless family and the prize it’s sought for generations. Can two determined women from two different generations thwart the murderous legacy of the demon liquor?" —
    ISBN:0063144735, 9780063144736


  • NEW FICTION WINMAN, SARAH 2021
    Winman, Sarah
    Still life
    Summary:"As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There, he has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins and recall long-forgotten memories of her own youth. In each other,"–
    ISBN:0593330757, 9780593330753


  • NEW FICTION YUN, JUNG 2021
    Yun, Jung
    O beautiful : a novel
    Summary:"Elinor Hanson, a forty-something former model, is struggling to reinvent herself as a freelance writer when she receives an unexpected assignment. Her mentor from grad school offers her a chance to write for a prestigious magazine about the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota. Elinor grew up near the Bakken, raised by an overbearing father and a distant Korean mother who met and married when he was stationed overseas. After decades away from home, Elinor returns to a landscape she hardly recognizes, overrun by tens of thousands of newcomers. Surrounded by roughnecks seeking their fortunes in oil and long-time residents worried about their changing community, Elinor experiences a profound sense of alienation and grief. She rages at the unrelenting male gaze, the locals who still see her as a foreigner, and the memories of her family’s estrangement after her mother decided to escape her unhappy marriage, leaving Elinor and her sister behind. The longer she pursues this potentially career-altering assignment, the more her past intertwines with the story she’s trying to tell, revealing disturbing new realities that will forever change her and the way she looks at the world."–
    ISBN:125027432X, 9781250274328