NEW FICTION ABRAMOWITZ, ADAM 2019
A town called Malice : a novel
Summary:A bike messenger navigates Boston’s gritty underworld of gangsters and blood money in this novel with more twists and turns than Boston’s streets. Boston’s baddest bike messenger Zesty Meyers is back in town…Bosstown. Zesty’s life seems to be settling down after his last hospital visit and family secret reveal. But when his brother Zero starts acting oddly and pairs up with an unemployed Rabbi, Zesty knows something is awry. Then his father’s old friend Klaussen turns up with stories from their run-ins with Boston’s finest. His father’s Alzheimer’s has left Zesty and Zero with minimal knowledge of the past and rumors of the darkest of blood money. From shady bars to college campus underground poker leagues, Zesty’s speeding towards trouble. Now Zesty must put his poker face on while he winds through the streets of Boston desperately trying to uncover his father’s memory before Klaussen and his past catch up with him.
ISBN:“1250076307 (hardcover)”, “9781250076304 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION ADKINS, MARY 2019
When you read this
Summary:After his friend, Iris, dies from a terminal illness at age thirty-three, PR genius Smith Simonyi teams up with Iris’ sister, Jade, to make Iris’ final request–to get her blog posts published as a book–a reality.
NEW FICTION ARAMBURU, FERNANDO 2019
ISBN:“9781524747138 (e-book)”, “1524747122 : HRD”, “9781524747121 : HRD”
NEW FICTION ARIDJIS, CHLOE 2019
Sea monsters : a novel
Summary:"One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomás, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking–recklessness, impulse, independence. Tomás may also help Luisa fulfill an unusual obsession: she wants to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs. According to newspaper reports, the dwarfs recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico. The imagined fates of these performers fill Luisa’s surreal dreams as she settles in a beach community in Oaxaca. Surrounded by hippies, nudists, beachcombers, and eccentric storytellers, Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will "promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery." It is a quest more easily envisioned than accomplished. As she wanders the shoreline and visits the local bar, Luisa begins to disappear dangerously into the lives of strangers on Zipolite, the "Beach of the Dead.""–
NEW FICTION BALASUBRAMANYAM, RAJEEV 2019
Professor Chandra follows his bliss : a novel
Summary:"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."–
ISBN:“0525511385 (hardback)”, “9780525511380 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION BEAGIN, JEN 2019
Vacuum in the dark : a novel
Summary:"Mona is twenty-six and cleans houses for a living in Taos, New Mexico. She moved there mostly to restart her life, and things haven’t exactly gone as planned. As she tries to get over the heartache of her affair and the older pains of her youth, Mona winds up on an eccentric, moving journey of self-discovery that takes her back to her beginnings where she attempts to unlock the key to having a sense of home in the future."–Amazon.com.
NEW FICTION BERRY, STEVE 2019
The Malta exchange : a novel
Summary:"The pope is dead. A conclave to select his replacement is about to begin. Cardinals are beginning to arrive at the Vatican, but one has fled Rome for Malta in search of a document that dates back to the 4th century and Constantine the Great. Former Justice Department operative, Cotton Malone, is at Lake Como, Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that disappeared in 1945 and could re-write history. But someone else seems to be after the same letters and, when Malone obtains then loses them, he’s plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta." —
ISBN:“1250140269 (hardcover)”, “9781250140265 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BLACKADDER, JESSE 2019
In the blink of an eye
Summary:The Brennans — parents, Finn and Bridget, and their sons, Jarrah and Toby — have made a sea change, from chilly Hobart, Tasmania, to subtropical Murwillumbah, New South Wales. Feeling like foreigners in this land of sun and surf, they’re still adjusting to work, school, and life in a sprawling purple clapboard house, when one morning, tragedy strikes. In the devastating aftermath, the questions fly. What really happened? And who’s to blame? Determined to protect his family, Finn finds himself under the police and media spotlight. Guilty and enraged, Bridget spends nights hunting answers in the last place imaginable. Jarrah — his innocence lost — faces a sudden and frightening adulthood where nothing is certain.
ISBN:“1250199956 (hardcover)”, “9781250199959 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BLOCK, LAWRENCE 2019
A time to scatter stones : a Matthew Scudder novella
Summary:Well past retirement age and feeling his years – but still staying sober one day at a time – Matthew Scudder learns that alcoholics aren’t the only ones who count the days since their last slip. Matt’s longtime partner, Elaine, tells him of a group of former sex workers who do something similar, helping each other stay out of the life. But when one young woman describes an abusive client who’s refusing to let her quit, Elaine encourages her to get help of a different sort. The sort only Scudder can deliver.
NEW FICTION BOURDEAUT, OLIVIER 2019
Waiting for Bojangles : a novel
Summary:A young boy lives with his madcap parents, Louise and George, and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment, where the unopened mail rises in a tower by the door, the bird acts like a member of the family, and his parents dance to Nina Simone’s mellifluous classic Mister Bojangles. As his mother, mesmerizing and unpredictable, descends deeper into mental illness, it is up to the boy and his father to keep her safe and, when that fails, happy. Fleeing Paris for a country home in Spain, they come to understand that some of the most radiant people bear the heaviest burdens.
NEW FICTION BOWEN, RHYS 2019
The victory garden
Summary:When Emily volunteers to tend the neglected grounds of a Devonshire estate, she finds inspiration and support in the journals of a medicine woman after learning the devastating news of her fiancé’s death.
NEW FICTION BOX, C.J. 2019
Wolf pack : a Joe Pickett novel
Summary:"The good news is that Joe Pickett has his job back, after his last adventure in The Disappeared. The bad news is that hes come to learn that a drone is killing wildlife–and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose son is dating Joes own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, hes asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down, which only makes him more suspicious. Meanwhile, bodies are piling up in and around Joes district in shocking numbers. He begins to fear that a pack of four vicious killers working on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel known as the Wolf Pack has arrived. Their target seems to be the mystery man and everyone–including Joe, Nate, and others–who is associated with him. Teaming up with a female game warden (based on a real person, one of the few female game wardens at work in Wyoming today) to confront these assassins, Joe finds himself in the most violent and dangerous predicament hes ever faced. "–
ISBN:“0525538194 (hardcover)”, “9780525538196 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BOYLE, WILLIAM 2019
A friend is a gift you give yourself : a novel
Summary:An unlikely trio of women in New York find themselves banding together to escape the clutches of an unhinged Mafia enforcer.
NEW FICTION BUTLER, NICKOLAS 2019
Little faith : a novel
Summary:"In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church."–
ISBN:006246972X, 9780062469724, 0062469711, 9780062469717
NEW FICTION COBEN, HARLAN 2019
Summary:"You’ve lost your daughter. She’s addicted to drugs and to an abusive boyfriend. And she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want to be found. Then, by chance, you see her playing guitar in Central Park. But she’s not the girl you remember. This woman is living on the edge, frightened, and clearly in trouble. You don’t stop to think. You approach her, beg her to come home. She runs. And you do the only thing a parent can do: you follow her into a dark and dangerous world you never knew existed. Before you know it, both your family and your life are on the line. And in order to protect your daughter from the evils of that world, you must face them head on"–
ISBN:“1538748460 (hardcover)”, “9781538748466 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION CONKLIN, TARA 2019
The last romantics : a novel
Summary:When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings–fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona–emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they’ve made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.
ISBN:“0062358200 (hbk.)”, “9780062358202 (hbk.)”
NEW FICTION COULTER, CATHERINE 2019
The last second
Summary:"It’s Bastille Day in France, and the private French space agency Galactus–France’s answer to Space X, owned by the eccentric treasure hunter Jean-Pierre Broussard–has just sent a satellite payload into orbit. Billed as a "communications" satellite, it harbors a frightening reality: a nuclear electromagnetic pulse has been hidden aboard. In days, when the satellite is in position, Galactus’s head and Broussard’s second in command, Dr. Neveah Patil, will have the power to lay waste to the world with her EMP, and create her own immortality with the Holy Grail–the stones of the heavens and the very treasure Broussard has spent his life searching for. The countdown has begun, and Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine will go down to the wire to stop this heinous attack."–
ISBN:“1501138227 (hardback)”, “9781501138225 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION CUMMING, CHARLES 2019
The Moroccan girl
Summary:Renowned author Kit Carradine is approached by an MI6 officer with a seemingly straightforward assignment: to track down a mysterious woman hiding somewhere in the exotic, perilous city of Marrakesh. But when Carradine learns the woman is a dangerous fugitive with ties to international terrorism, the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal. Lara Bartok is a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement whose brutal attacks on prominent right-wing public figures have spread hatred and violence across the world. Her disappearance ignites a race between warring intelligence services desperate to find herâ€•at any cost. But as Carradine edges closer to the truth, he finds himself drawn to this brilliant, beautiful, and profoundly complex woman. Caught between increasingly dangerous forces who want Bartok dead, Carradine soon faces an awful choice: to abandon Lara to her fate, or to risk everything trying to save her.
ISBN:“1250129958 (hardcover)”, “9781250129956 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION CUSSLER, CLIVE 2019
Summary:"During what was supposed to be a routine investigation in South America, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt finds himself embroiled in an international mystery, one that will lead him across the world and which will threaten everyone and everything he knows–most importantly, his own family. Pitt travels to Scotland in search of answers about the spread of an unknown disease and the shadowy bioremediation company that may be behind it. Meanwhile, his son and daughter face a threat of their own when the discoveries they have made in an Egyptian tomb put killers on their trail. These seemingly unrelated riddles come together in a stunning showdown on the rocky isles of Ireland, where only the Pitts can unravel the secrets of an ancient enigma that could change the very future of mankind"–
ISBN:“0735218994 (hardcover)”, “9780735218994 (hardcover)”, “9780735219007 (epub)”
NEW FICTION EGGERS, DAVE 2019
The parade : a novel
Summary:"From the best-selling author of The Monk of Mokha, a spare, powerful story of two men, Western contractors sent to work far from home, tasked with paving a road to the capital in a dangerous and largely lawless country."–Provided by the publisher.
ISBN:“0525655301 (hardback)”, “9780525655305 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION ENGLANDER, NATHAN 2019
Summary:"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 Kaddish.com to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest."–
ISBN:“1524732753 (hardback)”, “9781524732752 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION FAIRSTEIN, LINDA 2019
Blood oath : a novel
Summary:"Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit is finally back at work following a leave of absence, and not a moment too soon. But even she can’t anticipate the complexity of her first case when she meets Lucy, a young woman who testified years earlier at a landmark federal trial. and now reveals that she was sexually assaulted by a prominent official during that time. Yet Lucy’s isn’t the only secret Alex must uncover, with rumors swirling about one colleague’s abusive conduct behind closed doors and another’s violent, mysterious collapse. As the seemingly disparate cases of her client, adversary, and friend start to intertwine, Alex, along with NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace, finds herself in uncharted territory within Manhattan’s Rockefeller University, a premier research institute, hospital, and cornerstone of higher learning. But not even the greatest minds in the city can help her when unearthed secrets begin to collide in dangerous ways. and unless she can uncover the truth, the life-saving facility just may become her grave"–
ISBN:“1524743100 (hardback)”, “9781524743109 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION FIELDING, JOY 2019
All the wrong places : a novel
Summary:"Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband’s death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating. They each download an app, hoping to right-swipe their way to love and happiness. But one of them unwittingly makes a date with a killer, starting the clock on a race to save her life"–
ISBN:“0399181555 (hardback)”, “9780399181559 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION FOX, CANDICE 2019
Summary:"When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rain forest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire’s devastated father. Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out — and if Ted doesn’t help find the real abductor, he’ll be its first casualty. Meanwhile, in a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Frog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on the beer-sodden floor. It’s Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney’s first homicide investigation — complicated by the arrival of private detective Amanda Pharrell to "assist" on the case. Amanda’s conviction for murder a decade ago has left her with some odd behavioral traits, top-to-toe tats — and a keen eye for killers. For Ted and Amanda, the hunt for the truth will draw them into a violent dance with evil. Redemption is certainly in the cards — but it may well cost them their lives" —
ISBN:“0765398516 (hardcover)”, “9780765398512 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION GRIFFIN, ANNE 2019
When all is said : a novel
Summary:If you had to pick five people to sum up your life, who would they be? If you were to raise a glass to each of them, what would you say? And what would you learn about yourself, when all is said? At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual, though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story. Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will be powerful and poignantly laid bare. Beautifully heart-warming and powerfully felt, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said and done.
ISBN:“125020058X (hardcover)”, “9781250200587 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION GRIFFITHS, ELLY 2019
The stranger diaries
Summary:"Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. A high school English teacher specializing in the Gothic writer R. M. Holland, she teaches a course on it every year. But when one of Clare’s colleagues and closest friends is found dead, with a line from R. M. Holland’s most famous story, "The Stranger," left by her body, Clare is horrified to see her life collide with the storylines of her favorite literature.
ISBN:“1328577856 (hardcover)”, “9781328577856 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION GRIPPANDO, JAMES 2019
The girl in the glass box
Summary:"James Grippando’s crusader Jack Swyteck is back in his sixteenth adventure, a timely and pulse-pounding thriller"–
ISBN:“0062657836 (Print)”, “9780062657831 (Print)”
NEW FICTION GUADAGNINO, GINA 2019
The parting glass
Summary:Set in the upstairs/downstairs of 19th century New York City, lady’s maid Mary Ballard, who leads a dark double life, finds her world unraveling when the truth is exposed, forcing her to choose between family loyalty and loyalty to her mistress who has a secret of her own.
ISBN:“1501198424 (pbk.)”, “9781501198427 (pbk.)”, “1501198416 (hardcover)”, “9781501198410 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION HARPER, JANE 2019
The lost man
Summary:Two brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback. In an isolated belt of Western Australia, they are each other’s nearest neighbor, their homes four hours’ drive apart. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere. So the eldest brother returns with his younger sibling to the family property and those left behind. But the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened. Amidst the grief, suspicion starts to take hold, and the eldest brother begins to wonder if more than one among them is at risk of crumbling as the weight of isolation bears down on them all.
ISBN:“1250105684 (hardcover)”, “9781250105684 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION HUSTVEDT, SIRI 2019
Memories of the Future
ISBN:1982102837, 1982102837, 9781982102838
NEW FICTION ILES, GREG 2019
Cemetery Road : a novel
Summary:An electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town.
ISBN:“0062824627 (international paperback)”, “9780062824622 (international paperback)”, “0062824619 (hardcover)”, “9780062824615 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION JAMES, EVAN 2019
Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe
ISBN:1501199617, 1501199617, 9781501199615
NEW FICTION JOHANSEN, IRIS 2019
Summary:Despite her tragic childhood, violin prodigy Cara Delaney has finally found peace in her career as a professional musician and stability in her relationship with her guardians, forensic sculptor Eve Duncan and ex-Navy SEAL Joe Quinn. If only Jock Gavin, Cara’s lifelong friend and a man with his own twisted history, would even talk to her, everything would be perfect. But the carefully constructed life Cara has built for herself is suddenly threatened when she is kidnapped by a mysterious man from her grandfather’s past, setting off a violent chain of events that puts everyone Cara loves in danger. Will Cara become a tribute to her family’s dark past, or will she be able to keep herself and her loved ones alive?
ISBN:“1250075882 (hardcover)”, “9781250075888 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION KINSELLA, SOPHIE 2019
I owe you one : a novel
Summary:"Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: "Family first." But ever since her dad passed away, leaving his charming kitchen supply store in the hands of his children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees–she ends up saving it from certain disaster. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager named Sebastian. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, he scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Then Fixie’s childhood crush Ryan comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself, but for Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees, until the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOU’s between Seb and Fixie–from small favors to life-changing moments–ensue."–
ISBN:“1524799017 (hardback)”, “9781524799014 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION KUZNETSOVA, MARIA 2019
Oksana, behave! : a novel
Summary:Enduring a hand-to-mouth existence after emigrating from Ukraine to Florida, trouble-prone Oksana romanticizes memories of her early life in Russia before a visit to her grandmother helps her discover how to love life without doing harm.
NEW FICTION LALAMI, LAILA 2019
The other Americans
Summary:The suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters including his jazz-composer daughter, an undocumented witness and an Iraqi War veteran. By the award-winning author of The Moor’s Account.
NEW FICTION LELCHUK, S. A. 2019
Save me from dangerous men : a novel
Summary:"Nikki Griffin isn’t your typical private investigator. In her office above her bookstore’s shelves and stacks, where she luxuriates in books and the comfort they provide, she also tracks certain men. Men who have hurt the women they claim to love. And Nikki likes to teach those men what it feels like to be hurt and helpless, so she can be sure that their victims are safe from them forever. When a regular PI job tailing Karen, a tech company’s disgruntled employee who might be selling secrets, turns ugly and Karen’s life is threatened, Nikki has to break cover and intervene. Karen tells Nikki that there are people after her. Dangerous men. She says she’ll tell Nikki what’s really going on. But then something goes wrong, and suddenly Nikki is no longer just solving a case–she’s trying hard to stay alive."–
ISBN:“1250170249 (hardcover)”, “9781250170248 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION LEON, DONNA 2019
Unto us a son is given
Summary:"Count Falier was urging his Venetian son-in-law to investigate, and preferably intervene in, the seemingly innocent plan of the Count’s best friend, the elderly Gonzalo Rodríguez de Tejada, to adopt a much younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws this man would then be heir to Gonzalo’s entire fortune, a prospect Gonzalo’s friends find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why the old man, a close family friend, can’t be allowed his pleasure in peace. And yet, what seems innocent on the Venetian surface can cause tsunamis beneath. Gonzalo unexpectedly, and literally, drops dead on the street, and one of his friends just arrived in Venice for the memorial service, is strangled in her hotel room–having earlier sent Gonzalo an email saying "We are the only ones who know you cannot do this," referring to the adoption. Now with an urgent case to solve, Brunetti reluctantly untangles the long-hidden mystery in Gonzalo’s life that ultimately led to murder–a resolution that brings him way more pain than satisfaction.
ISBN:“0802129110 (hardcover)”, “9780802129116 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION LES BECQUETS, DIANE 2019
The last woman in the forest
Summary:"On a conservation study in northern Alberta, field technician Marian Engström found her true calling: training rescue dogs to help track endangered or threatened wildlife. Under the tutelage of experienced handler, Tate Mathias, Marian felt her future opening up before her… But after Tate is killed in a bear attack, Marian finds herself questioning the man she thought she loved. Growing inconsistencies start to surface, linking Tate to the murders of four women over six years. Working with a retired forensic profiler who was never able to close the cases, Marian relives her every moment with Tate, desperately hoping to clear his name. And as she circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move… From the breathtaking Rocky Mountains to the vast deserts of Utah to the lush rainforests of the northwest, The Last Woman in the Forest chronicles the experiences of a woman whose faith in the nature of man is about to be tested"–
ISBN:“0399587047 (hardback)”, “9780399587047 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION LEUNG, CARRIANNE 2019
That time I loved you : stories
Summary:The residents of a new subdivision in 1970s Toronto are torn by a rash of suicides that are linked to dark undercurrents of infidelity, racism, and hidden abuse.
ISBN:“1631495526 (hardcover)”, “9781631495526 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MARTINSON, T. J. 2019
The reign of the Kingfisher : a novel
Summary:"Somewhere in Chicago, a roomful of people have been taken hostage. The hostages will be killed one by one, the masked gunman says on-screen, unless the police will admit that they faked the death of the legendary superhero called the Kingfisher and helped him to give up his defense of the city thirty years ago. Retired reporter Marcus Waters made his name as a journalist covering the enigmatic superhero’s five years of cleaning up Chicago’s streets. Then the Kingfisher died, Chicago resumed its violent turmoil, and Marcus slid back into obscurity. But did the Kingfisher really die? And who would take hostages connected to the Kingfisher’s past attempts to clean up the streets? With the help of disgraced police officer Lucinda Tillman and a young hacktivist named Wren, Marcus will explore the city’s violence, corruption, and chaos to figure out if the vigilante hero died tragically, or gave up hope and abandoned the city–and for the hostages hostages, the clock is ticking."–Publisher’s description.
ISBN:“1250170214 (hardcover)”, “9781250170217 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MCMAHON, JOHN 2019
The good detective
Summary:Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia–until his wife and young son were killed in an accident. Since that night, caught in a spiral of grief and booze, he’s lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he decides to ‘help out’ an exotic dancer by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of a dead man, the very man he beat up the night before. He could swear the guy was alive when he left, but can he be sure? What he does know is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene. But the trouble is only beginning. P.T. and his partner Remy begin to suspect the murder is connected to a local arson and lynching; two days earlier, the dead body of a black teenager was found in a burned-out field, a portion of a blackened rope around his neck–and P.T. realizes he might have killed the #1 suspect of this horrific crime. Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny, P.T. uncovers something sinister at the heart of the boy’s murder–a conspiracy leading all the way back to the time of the Civil War. Risking everything to unravel the puzzle even as he fights off his own personal demons, P.T. races headlong toward an incendiary and life-altering showdown.
ISBN:“0525535535 (hardcover)”, “9780525535539 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MEANS, DAVID 2019
Instructions for a Funeral: Stories
ISBN:0374279810, 0374279810, 9780374279813
NEW FICTION MICHAELS, FERN 2019
Summary:When Carol Ann "CJ" Jansen lost her beloved older brother, Kick, in a boating accident, she came adrift. Kick had taken on the role of caring for his little sister after their parents were killed in a car crash. Inheriting half his fortune has left CJ financially secure–yet needing a purpose. As administrative assistant to powerful congressman Snapper Lewis, she’s immersed herself in the exciting and often tumultuous world of politics. But suddenly, the career that anchors her life is threatened. CJ stumbles upon information that could implicate her boss in corruption. When the congressman dies of an apparent suicide, the closer CJ gets to uncovering the truth, exposing one shocking secret after another, the more she wonders if she’s also in jeopardy. Moving to a small New England town for her own protection, CJ gradually begins to engage with her new surroundings. Her blossoming friendship with the owner of a charter fishing boat offers the promise of much more. But before she can claim happiness, CJ must navigate a course through all her doubts and fears, and trust that this time, the water that took so much from her might just lead her safely home …
ISBN:“1496714512 (hbk.) :”, “9781496714510 (hbk.) :”
NEW FICTION NAQVI, H. M. 2019
The selected works of Abdullah the Cossack: a novel
ISBN:0802128947, 0802128947, 9780802128942
NEW FICTION NATT OCH DAG, NIKLAS 2019
The wolf and the watchman : a novel
Summary:When a mutilated corpse is discovered in a local swamp, watchman Mikel Cardell and lawyer Cecil Winge comb the underworld of eighteenth-century Stockholm to unmask a murderer before a young workhouse laborer becomes the next victim.
NEW FICTION OWUOR, YVONNE 2019
The dragonfly sea : a novel
Summary:"On the small island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives a girl named Ayaana. She and her mother, Munira, are outcasts from the insular local society–and her kitten is her main companion. When a wizened sailor named Muhidin, also an outsider, enters their lives, Ayaana receives what she has long hoped for: a father. But this makeshift family’s happiness crumbles as Ayaana grows into adulthood and the threats against her begin to mount: from an Islamic extremist, from the black-clad strangers who kidnap Muhidin’s son, from a human trafficker, from the simmering resentments of those around her. So when a contingent of cultural emissaries from China invite Ayaana abroad, she embarks on a dramatic ship’s journey to the Far East, where she will make friends and enemies; be seduced by the mercurial scion of a powerful Turkish business family; be initiated into a world of intrigue and passion and high stakes; and, at last, find understanding where she least expects it. Her one constant remains her devotion to the sea, which pulls her across the globe in search of a place where she can love and be loved."–
ISBN:“0451494040 (hardcover)”, “9780451494047 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION OYEYEMI, HELEN 2019
Gingerbread : a novel
Summary:Perdita Lee may appear to be your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there’s the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it’s very popular in Druhástrana, the far-away (or, according to many sources, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee’s early youth. The world’s truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread, however, is Harriet’s charismatic childhood friend Gretel Kercheval–a figure who seems to have had a hand in everything (good or bad) that has happened to Harriet since they met. Decades later, when teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother’s long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet’s story.
NEW FICTION PARKS, BRAD 2019
The last act : a novel
Summary:Tommy Jump is an out-of-work stage actor approached by the FBI with the role of a lifetime: Go undercover at a federal prison, impersonate a convicted felon, and befriend a fellow inmate, a disgraced banker named Mitchell Dupree who knows the location of documents that can be used to bring down a ruthless drug cartel. . . if only he’d tell the FBI where they are. Using a false name and backstory, Tommy enters the low-security prison and begins the process of befriending Dupree. But Tommy soon realizes he’s underestimated the enormity of his task and the terrifying reach of the cartel. The FBI isn’t the only one looking for the documents, and if Tommy doesn’t play his role to perfection, it just may be his last act.
ISBN:“1524743534 (hardcover)”, “9781524743536 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION PATTERSON, JAMES 2019
The Cornwalls are gone
Summary:Intelligence officer Amy Cornwall must use lethal tactics in open defiance of Army Command when a mysterious adversary kidnaps her family and gives her forty-eight hours to commit an unspeakable crime.
NEW FICTION PATTISON, ELIOT 2019
Bones of the earth : an Inspector Shan Tao Yun mystery
Summary:After Shan Tao Yun is forced to witness the execution of a Tibetan for corruption, he can’t shake the suspicion that he has instead witnessed a murder arranged by conspiring officials. When he learns that a Tibetan monk has been accused by the same officials of using Buddhist magic to murder soldiers then is abruptly given a badge as special deputy to the county governor, Inspector Shan realizes he is being thrust into a ruthless power struggle. Knowing he has made too many enemies in the government, Shan desperately wants to avoid such a battle, but then discovers that among its casualties are a murdered American archaeology student and devout Tibetans who were only trying to protect an ancient shrine. Soon grasping that the underlying mysteries are rooted in both the Chinese and Tibetan worlds, Shan senses that he alone may be able to find the truth. The path he must take, with the enigmatic, vengeful father of the dead American at his side, is the most treacherous he has ever navigated. More will die before he is able to fully pierce the secrets of this clash between the angry gods of Tibet and Beijing. The costs to Shan and those close to him will be profoundly painful, and his world will be shaken to its core before he crafts his own uniquely Tibetan form of justice.
ISBN:“1250169682 (hardcover)”, “9781250169686 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION POMARE, J. P. 2019
Call me Evie
Summary:For the past two weeks, seventeen-year-old Kate Bennet has lived against her will in an isolated cabin in a remote beach town–brought there by a mysterious man named Bill. Part captor, part benefactor, Bill calls her Evie and tells her he’s hiding her to protect her. That she did something terrible one night back home in Melbourne–something so unspeakable that he had no choice but to take her away. The trouble is, Kate can’t remember the night in question. The fragments of Kate’s shattered memories of her old life seem happy: good friends, a big house in the suburbs, a devoted boyfriend. Bill says he’ll help her fill in the blanks–but his story isn’t adding up. And as she tries to reconcile the girl she thought she’d been with the devastating consequences Bill claims she’s responsible for, Kate will unearth secrets about herself and those closest to her that could change everything.
ISBN:“0525538143 (hardcover)”, “9780525538141 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION RAYBOURN, DEANNE 2019
A dangerous collaboration
Summary:Lured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, the intrepid Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by Lord Templeton-Vane, the brother of her colleague Stoker, to pose as his fiancée at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Malcolm Romilly. But Veronica soon learns that one question hangs over the party: What happened to Rosamund? Three years ago, Malcolm Romilly’s bride vanished on their wedding day, and no trace of her has ever been found. Now those who were closest to her have gathered, each a possible suspect in her disappearance. From the poison garden kept by Malcolm’s sister to the high towers of the family castle, the island’s atmosphere is full of shadows, and danger lurks around every corner. Determined to discover Rosamund’s fate, Veronica and Stoker match wits with a murderer who has already struck once and will not hesitate to kill again….
ISBN:“0451490711 (hardcover)”, “9780451490711 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION REID, TAYLOR 2019
Daisy Jones & the Six : a novel
Summary:"Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies."–
ISBN:“1524798622 (hardcover)”, “9781524798628 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION REVOYR, NINA 2019
A student of history
Summary:Rick Nagano is a graduate student in the history department at USC, struggling to make rent on his South Los Angeles apartment near the neighborhood where his family once lived. When he lands a job as a research assistant for the elderly Mrs. W–, the heir to an oil fortune, he sees it first simply as a source of extra cash. But as he grows closer to the iconoclastic, charming, and feisty Mrs. W–, he gets drawn into a world of privilege and wealth far different from his racially mixed, blue-collar beginnings. Putting aside his half-finished dissertation, rick sets up office in Mrs. W–‘s grand Bel Air mansion and begins to transcribe her journals – which document an old Los Angeles not described in his history books. He also accompanies Mrs. W– to venues frequented by the descendants of the land and oil barons who built the city. One evening, at an event, he meets Fiona Morgan – the elegant scion of an old steel family – who takes an interest in his studies. Irresistibly drawn to Fiona, he agrees to help her with a project of questionable merit in the hopes he’ll win her favor.
ISBN:“1617756636 (hc.)”, “9781617756634 (hc.)”
NEW FICTION ROBARDS, KAREN 2019
The fifth doctrine
Summary:Offered her freedom in exchange for a dangerous undercover assignment, master manipulator Bianca St. Ives poses as a female hacker who stole top secret intel from NORAD in order to feed strategic misinformation to North Korea’s tyrannical regime.
NEW FICTION ROOSEVELT, MAURA 2019
Baby of the family : a novel
Summary:The Whitbys: a dynasty akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real-estate magnates who were considered "the landlords of New York." There was a time when the death of a Whitby would have made national news, but when the family patriarch, Roger, dies, he is alone. Word of his death travels from the longtime family lawyer to his clan of children (from four separate marriages) and the news isn’t good. Roger has left everything to his twenty-one-year-old son Nick, a Whitby only in name–and Nick is nowhere to be found. When Nick, on the run from the law after a misguided and dramatic act of political activism, finally shows up at Shelley’s New York home, worlds officially collide. What do they want their future to look like, if they can finally escape their past?
ISBN:“1524743178 (hc)”, “9781524743178 (hc)”
NEW FICTION ROTHMAN, ANDREA 2019
The DNA of you and me : a novel
Summary:How does smell work? Specifically, how do olfactory sensory neurons project to their targets in the olfactory bulb, where smell is processed? Justin McKinnon has hired fresh-faced graduate student Emily to study that question. What Justin hasn’t told Emily is that two other scientists in the lab, Aeden and Allegra, are working on a very similar topic, and their findings may compete with her research. And to Emily’s great surprise, her rational mind is unsettled by Aeden.
NEW FICTION RUSSELL, CRAIG 2019
The devil aspect : the strange truth behind the occurrences at Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane
Summary:"A novel set in Czechoslovakia in 1935, in which a brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new post at an asylum for the criminally insane that houses only six inmates–the country’s most depraved murderers–while, in Prague, a detective struggles to understand a brutal serial killer who has spread fear through the city, and who may have ties to the asylum"–
ISBN:“0385544367 (hardcover)”, “9780385544368 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION SCHOW, DAVID 2019
The Big Crush
NEW FICTION SCIBONA, SALVATORE 2019
The volunteer : a novel
Summary:"A small boy speaking an unknown language is abandoned by his father at an international airport, with only the clothes on his back and a handful of money jammed in the pocket of his coat. So begins The Volunteer. But in order to understand this heartbreaking and indefensible decision, the story must return to the moment, decades earlier, when a young man named Vollie Frade, almost on a whim, enlists in the United States Marine Corps to fight in Vietnam. Breaking definitively from his rural Iowan parents, Vollie puts in motion an unimaginable chain of events, which sees him go to work for insidious people with intentions he cannot yet grasp. From the Cambodian jungle, to a flophouse in Queens, to a commune in New Mexico, Vollie’s path traces a secret history of life on the margins of America, culminating with an inevitable and terrible reckoning. With intense feeling, uncommon erudition, and bracing style, Scibona offers at once a pensive exploration of how we are capable of both inventing and discovering our true families and a lacerating interrogation of institutional power at its most commanding and terrifying"–
ISBN:“0525558527 (hardcover)”, “9780525558521 (hardcover)”, “9780525558538 (ebook)”
NEW FICTION SEE, LISA 2019
The Island of sea women
Summary:"Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point."–
ISBN:“1501154869 (paperback)”, “9781501154867 (paperback)”, “1501154850 (hardback)”, “9781501154850 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION SERPELL, NAMWALI 2019
The old drift : a novel
Summary:On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man’s greatest nemesis. The tale? A playful panorama of history, fairytale, romance and science fiction. The moral? To err is human. 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. As the generations pass, their lives – their triumphs, errors, losses and hopes – form a symphony about what it means to be human.
ISBN:“1101907142 :”, “9781101907146 :”
NEW FICTION SHANNON, SAMANTHA 2019
The priory of the orange tree
Summary:The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
NEW FICTION SVOBODA, TERESE 2019
Great American Desert: Stories
NEW FICTION SWANSON, PETER 2019
Before she knew him : a novel
Summary:From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing–the hair-raising tale of a young suburban wife who believes a killer is living right next door. And fears only the next murder, maybe her own, will make everyone believe her.
ISBN:“0062838156 (hardcover)”, “9780062838155 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION THAYNE, RAEANNE 2019
The cliff house
Summary:After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They never knew all the dreams that Stella sacrificed to ensure they had everything they’d ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, it’s time for Stella to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from them—a secret that will change their family forever.
ISBN:“1335004904 :”, “9781335004901 :”
NEW FICTION TODD, CHARLES 2018
The Black Ascot
Summary:An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible–but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for ten years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horserace honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done.
ISBN:“0062678744 (hc)”, “9780062678744 (hc)”
NEW FICTION TUDOR, C. J. 2019
The hiding place : a novel
Summary:"Joe never wanted to come back to Arnhill. After the way things ended with his old gang–the betrayal, the suicide, the murder–and after what happened when his sister went missing, the last thing he wanted to do was return to his hometown. But Joe doesn’t have a choice. Because judging by what was done to that poor Morton kid, what happened all those years ago to Joe’s sister is happening again. And only Joe knows who is really at fault. But the hardest part of all will be returning to that abandoned mine where it all went wrong and his life changed forever, and finally confronting the shocking, horrifying truth about Arnhill, his sister, and himself."–
ISBN:“152476101X (hardback)”, “9781524761011 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION TURSTEN, HELENE 2019
Summary:"Embla Nystrom has learned to channel most of her anxious energy into her position as Detective Inspector in the mobile unit in Gothenburg, Sweden, and into sports. A talented hunter and prize-winning Nordic welterweight, she is glad to be taking a vacation from her high-stress job to attend the annual moose hunt with her family and friends. But when Embla arrives at her uncle’s cabin in rural Dalsland, she sees an unfamiliar face has joined the group. One longtime member of the hunt doesn’t welcome the presence of an outsider and is quick to point out that with Peter, the group’s number reaches thirteen, a bad omen for the week. Sure enough, a string of unsettling incidents follow, culminating in the disappearance of two men from a neighboring group of hunters. Embla takes charge of the search, and they soon find one of the missing men floating facedown in the nearby lake, his arm tightly wedged between two rocks. Just what she needs on her vacation. With the help of local reinforcements, Embla delves into the dark pasts of her fellow hunters in search of a killer"–
ISBN:“161695650X (hardback)”, “9781616956509 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION VERBLE, MARGARET 2019
Summary:"An epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center"–
ISBN:“1328494225 (hardcover)”, “9781328494221 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION WA THIONG’O, NGUGI 2019
Minutes of glory, and other stories
Summary:A collection of short stories by the Kenyan writer covering the period of British colonial rule and resistance in Kenya to the experience of independence and including two stories that have never before been published in the United States–Provided by publisher.
ISBN:“9781620974650 (hardcover : alk. paper)”
NEW FICTION WARD, ANNIE 2019
Summary:Starting a therapeutic journal in the aftermath of a scarring accident, former travel writer Maddie is forced to reckon with her husband’s PTSD, her son’s safety, and her family’s complicated history with her best friend, Jo.
NEW FICTION WASHINGTON, BRYAN 2019
Lot : stories
Summary:Coming of age in his family’s Houston restaurant, a mixed-heritage teen navigates bullying, his newly discovered sexual orientation, and the ripple effects of a disadvantaged community.
ISBN:“0525533672 (hardcover)”, “9780525533672 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION WELSH, IRVINE 2019
Dead Men’s Trousers
NEW FICTION WILLIAMS, BEATRIZ 2018
The Summer wives : a novel
Summary:In the summer of 1951, eighteen-year-old Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island in Long Island Sound. Uneasy among her stepsister’s privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph, who helps his father on a lobster boat. But Joseph has a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s tranquility and banish Miranda from the Island for nearly two decades. Now, in the summer of 1969, Miranda returns at last.
NEW FICTION WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE 2019
The American agent : a Maisie Dobbs novel
Summary:When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities. Serving as a linchpin between Scotland Yard and the Secret Service, Robert MacFarlane pays a visit to Maisie Dobbs, seeking her help. He is accompanied by an agent from the US Department of Justice–Mark Scott, the American who helped Maisie get out of Hitler’s Munich in 1938. MacFarlane asks Maisie to work with Scott to uncover the truth about Saxon’s death. As the Germans unleash the full terror of their blitzkrieg upon the British Isles, raining death and destruction from the skies, Maisie must balance the demands of solving this dangerous case with her need to protect Anna, the young evacuee she has grown to love and wants to adopt. Entangled in an investigation linked to the power of wartime propaganda and American political intrigue being played out in Britain, Maisie will face losing her dearest friend–and the possibility that she might be falling in love again.
ISBN:“006243666X (hardcover)”, “9780062436665 (hardcover)”