NEW FICTION ACAMPORA, LAUREN 2019
The paper wasp : a novel
Summary:Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art career, she now languishes in her childhood home, trudging to and from her job as a supermarket cashier. Each day she is taunted from the magazine racks by the success of her former best friend Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet whose life in pictures Abby obsessively scrapbooks. At night Abby escapes through the films of her favorite director, Auguste Perren, a cult figure known for his creative institute the Rhizome. Inspired by Perren, Abby draws fantastical storyboards based on her often premonitory dreams, a visionary gift she keeps hidden. When Abby encounters Elise again at their high school reunion, she is surprised and warmed that Elise still considers her not only a friend but a brilliant storyteller and true artist. Elise’s unexpected faith in Abby reignites in her a dormant hunger, and when Elise offhandedly tells Abby to look her up if she’s ever in LA, Abby soon arrives on her doorstep. There, Abby discovers that although Elise is flourishing professionally, behind her glossy magazine veneer she is lonely and disillusioned. Ever the supportive friend, Abby becomes enmeshed in Elise’s world, even as she guards her own dark secret and burning desire for greatness. As she edges closer to Elise, the Rhizome, and her own artistic ambitions, the dynamic shifts between the two friends–until Abby can see only one way to grasp the future that awaits her.
ISBN:“0802129412 (hardcover)”, “9780802129413 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION ALBERT, SUSAN 2019
A plain vanilla murder
Summary:"China and Ruby Wilcox are presenting their annual ”Not Just Plain Vanilla Workshop,” always a huge hit with customers at Thyme & Seasons Herb Shop. But someone involved with the workshop is driven by a deadly motive, and China soon finds herself teaming up with the very pregnant Pecan Springs police chief Sheila Dawson to solve a vanilla-flavored murder.
NEW FICTION ANDREWS, MARY 2019
Summary:Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist. Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job. It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions. With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon. Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews’ signature wit, heart, and charm.
ISBN:“1250244528 (signed edition)”, “9781250244529 (signed edition)”, “125024045X (international, sold outside the u.s., subject to rights availability)”, “9781250240453 (international, sold outside the u.s., subject to rights availability)”, “125012610X (hardcover)”, “9781250126108 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION ARNETT, KRISTEN 2019
Mostly dead things
Summary:One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals. Her brother Milo withdraws, struggling to function. And Brynn, Milo’s wife—and the only person Jessa’s ever been in love with—walks out without a word. As Jessa seeks out less-than-legal ways of generating income, her mother’s art escalates—picture a figure of her dead husband and a stuffed buffalo in an uncomfortably sexual pose—and the Mortons reach a tipping point. For the first time, Jessa has no choice but to learn who these people truly are, and ultimately how she fits alongside them.
ISBN:“1947793306 (pbk.)”, “9781947793309 (pbk.)”
NEW FICTION ASHDOWN, ISABEL 2019
ISBN:“1496714792 : HRD”, “9781496714794 : HRD”
NEW FICTION ATKINSON, KATE 2019
Summary:Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson’s current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard-issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network – and back across the path of his old friend Reggie.
NEW FICTION AWAD, MONA 2019
Summary:"Samantha Heather Mackey couldn’t be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England’s Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort–a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and are often found entangled in a group hug so tight they become one. But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies’ fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door–ditching her only friend, Ava, a caustic art school dropout, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the sinister yet saccharine world of the Bunny cult and starts to take part in their ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they magically conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur, and her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies are brought into deadly collision. A spellbinding, down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, creativity and agency, and friendship and desire, Bunny is the dazzlingly original second book from an author whose work has been described as "honest, searing and necessary" (Elle)" —
ISBN:“1984878735 (export edition)”, “9781984878731 (export edition)”, “0525559736 (hardcover)”, “9780525559733 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BAKER, JO 2019
The body lies
Summary:"When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote English countryside, it’s meant to be a fresh start, away from the bustle of London and the scene of a violent assault she is desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of her new life and the demands of single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, during class a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative writing group. When a troubled student starts turning in chapters that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognizes herself as the main character in his book–and he has written her a horrific fate. Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it’s too late?"–
ISBN:“0525656111 (hardcover)”, “9780525656111 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BARR, LISA 2019
The unbreakables : a novel
Summary:"It’s Sophie Bloom’s forty-second birthday, and she’s ready for a night of celebration with Gabe, her long-time, devoted husband, her two besties, and their spouses. Dinner is served with a side of delicious gossip, including which North Grove residents were caught with their pants down after a secret online dating site for committed couples was hacked. Thirty-two million cheaters worldwide have been exposed…including Sophie’s ‘perfect’ husband. To add insult to injury, she learns Gabe is the top cheater in their town. Humiliated and directionless, Sophie flees to France to meet up with her teenage daughter who is studying abroad. After a brief visit to Paris, Sophie heads out to the artist enclave of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. There, Sophie acknowledges her own desires–not her husband’s, not her daughter’s–and rediscovers, with painful honesty and humor, her essence as she reawakens her sensuality and ambitions as a sculptor"–Dust jacket flap.
NEW FICTION BARTZ, ANDREA 2019
The lost night : a novel
Summary:A chance discovery of a 10-year-old video shares disturbing insights into the suicide of a college classmate who may have been murdered on a hazy drunken night, a revelation that compels one woman to determine her own role.
ISBN:1984824929, 9781984824929, 0525574719, 9780525574712
NEW FICTION BENZ, CHANELLE 2019
The gone dead : a novel
Summary:Billie James’ inheritance isn’t much: a little money and a shack in the Mississippi Delta. The house once belonged to her father, a renowned black poet who died unexpectedly when Billie was four years old. Though Billie was there when the accident happened, she has no memory of that day, and she hasn’t been back to the South since. Thirty years later, Billie returns but her father’s home is unnervingly secluded: her only neighbors are the McGees, the family whose history has been entangled with hers since the days of slavery. As Billie encounters the locals, she hears a strange rumor: that she herself went missing on the day her father died. As the mystery intensifies, she finds out that this forgotten piece of her past could put her in danger. Inventive, gritty, and openhearted, The Gone Dead is an astonishing debut novel about race, justice, and memory that lays bare the long-concealed wounds of a family and a country.
NEW FICTION BERNHARD, EMILIA 2018
Death in Paris
Summary:"The only thing chillier than a Parisian winter is cold-blooded murder. When French financier Edgar Bowen drowns in a bowl of soup, his former girlfriend, American Rachel Levis, is alarmed by the unnatural death. Who dies eating a nice vichyssoise? But when she overhears a mourner at his funeral describing the circumstances of his death, something sounds even stranger: a bottle of rosé was on the dining table when he died. The only problem: Edgar loathed rosé. If he wasn’t drinking it, who was? After the police rule the death accidental, Rachel knows it’s up to her and her best friend Magda to investigate. As the two Americans immerse themselves in Edgar’s upper-class world, the list of suspects grows: Could it have been his son, who inherited his money and lavish apartment? His icy ex-wife? His greedy new girlfriend? His impoverished personal assistant? But when the suspects start dropping like flies, Rachel and Magda realize the murderer is tying up loose ends. It’ll be up to two amateur sleuths to solve their first case before the murderer decides they’re next…"Jacket flap.
NEW FICTION BILLINGHAM, MARK 2019
Their little secret
Summary:"When DI Tom Thorne is called to conduct a routine assessment at the site of a suicide, he expects to be in and out in no time. But when he arrives at the metro station, where a woman named Philippa Goodwin threw herself in front of an underground train, Thorne inexplicably senses something awry and feels compelled to dig deeper. He soon discovers that she was the victim of a callous con-man who preys on vulnerable women, and whose deception plunged Philippa to her end. Thorne enlists DI Nicola Tanner to help him track down the swindler and bring him to justice. But the detective duo gets more than they bargained for when a young man’s bludgeoned body turns up on the shore of a nearby seaside town. The two cases come together in a way that neither of the detectives could have foreseen."–
ISBN:“0802147364 (hardcover)”, “9780802147363 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BLACK, CARA 2019
Murder in Bel-Air
Summary:Aimée Leduc is about to go onstage to give the keynote address at a tech conference that is sure to secure Leduc Detective some much-needed business contracts when she gets an emergency phone call from her daughter’s playgroup: Aimée’s own mother, who was supposed to pick up Chloé, never showed. Abandoning her hard-won speaking gig, Aimée rushes to get Chloé, annoyed that, yet again, her mother has let her down. But as Aimée and Chloé are leaving the playground, Aimée witnesses the body of a homeless woman being wheeled away from the neighboring convent, where nuns run a soup kitchen. The last person seen talking to the dead woman talking to was Aimée’s mother–who has vanished. Trying to figure out what happened to Sydney Leduc, Aimee tracks down the dead woman’s possessions, which include a huge amount of cash. What did Sydney stumble into? Is she in trouble?
ISBN:“1616959290 (hardcover)”, “9781616959296 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BOURLAND, BARBARA 2019
Fake like me
Summary:A satire of the absurdly glamorous New York high art scene, in which a young artist crumbles under unimaginable pressure while at an upstate artists’ retreat.
ISBN:“1538759519 (hardcover)”, “9781538759516 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BRENNERT, ALAN 2019
Daughter of Moloka’i
Summary:This companion tale to Moloka’i tells the story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama–quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa–was forced to give up at birth. The book follows young Ruth from her arrival at the Kapi’olani Home for Girls in Honolulu, to her adoption by a Japanese couple who raise her on a strawberry and grape farm in California, her marriage and unjust internment at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II–and then, after the war, to the life-altering day when she receives a letter from a woman who says she is Ruth’s birth mother, Rachel. Daughter of Moloka’i expands upon Ruth and Rachel’s 22-year relationship, only hinted at in Moloka’i. It’s a richly emotional tale of two women–different in some ways, similar in others–who never expected to meet, much less come to love, one another. And for Ruth it is a story of discovery, the unfolding of a past she knew nothing about. Told in vivid, evocative prose that conjures up the beauty and history of both Hawaiian and Japanese cultures, it’s the powerful and poignant tale that readers of Moloka’i have been awaiting for fifteen years.
ISBN:“1250137667 : HRD”, “1250137667 (hardcover)”, “9781250137661 : HRD”, “9781250137661 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BRODESSER-AKNER, TAFFY 2019
Fleishman is in trouble : a novel
Summary:"Dr. Toby Fleishman wakes up each morning surrounded by women. Women who are self-actualized and independent and know what they want–and, against all odds, what they want is Toby. Who knew what kind of life awaited him once he finally extracted himself from his nightmare of a marriage? Who knew that there were women out there who would actually look at him with softness and desire? But just as the winds of his optimism are beginning to pick up, they’re quickly dampened, and then extinguished, when his ex-wife, Rachel, suddenly disappears. But if Toby ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place."–
ISBN:“0525510877 (hardback)”, “9780525510871 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION BROWN, RITA 2019
Whiskers in the dark : a Mrs. Murphy mystery
Summary:The discovery of a body in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains dredges up mysteries that have lingered from Revolutionary Virginia through the Civil War and beyond, in a supernaturally thrilling new tale from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown. A trial is underway in Albemarle County, where Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen and her trusty crew of two- and four-legged friends hope to catch a killer–who may not be the person accused of the crime. Since an old friend’s body was discovered by the hunting club’s faithful beagles, it has been up to Harry–with her crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker the corgi–to sniff out a trail of clues. Meanwhile, bloodshed dating back generations continues to haunt the current grounds of the National Beagle Club of America. Are past claims of ghost sightings still to be ignored? And what do these paranormal apparitions have to do with the very modern drama unfolding in court and the all-too-real threats confronting Harry and her companions at every turn?
ISBN:“0425287181 (hardcover)”, “9780425287187 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION BURDETTE, LUCY 2019
A deadly feast : a Key West food critic mystery
Summary:Thanksgiving is nearly here, and Key West food critic Hayley Snow has just one more assignment to put to bed for Key Zest magazine before she gets to celebrate with her family and her police officer fiancé, Nathan Bransford. Then, just days later, wedding bells will ringâ€•if death doesn’t toll first. The sweet potatoes and stuffing will have to wait when Hayley picks up a distraught phone call from her friend, Analise Smith. On the last stop of a seafood tasting tour run by Analise, one of the customers collapsedâ€•dead. With the police on the verge of shutting down the tourâ€•and ruining Analise’s businessâ€•Hayley can hardly refuse her friend’s entreaties to investigate. As if wedding jitters and family strife weren’t enough for Hayley to worry about, there’s crusty pastry chef Martha Hubbard, whose key lime pie may have been the murder weaponâ€•but did she poison her own pie or was she framed? As the hours to Turkey Day tick away, the pressure cooker is on for Hayley to serve up the culprit on a silver platter in A Deadly Feast, national bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s taste-tempting ninth Key West Food Critic mystery.
NEW FICTION BURKE, ALAFAIR 2019
The better sister : a novel
Summary:"Though Chloe was the younger of the two Taylor sisters, she always seemed to be in charge. Nicky was always restless . . . and more than a little reckless–the opposite of her ambitious little sister. Chloe earned a scholarship to an Ivy League school and moved to New York City, where she landed a coveted publishing job. Nicky married promising young attorney Adam Macintosh, and gave birth to a baby boy they named Ethan. Now, more than fifteen years later, their lives are drastically different–and Chloe is married to Adam. When he’s murdered by an intruder at the couple’s East Hampton beach house, Chloe reluctantly allows her teenaged stepson’s biological mother–her estranged sister, Nicky–back into her life. But when the police begin to treat Ethan as a suspect in his father’s death, the two sisters are forced to unite . . . and to confront the truth behind family secrets they have tried to bury in the past"–
ISBN:“0062853376 (hardback)”, “9780062853370 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION CHEEK, CHIP 2019
Cape May : a novel
Summary:Southern newlyweds honeymooning in 1957 Cape May are pulled into the dramas of a trio of sophisticated New England urbanites who render the deserted beach community an intimate playground of corruptive recklessness.
NEW FICTION CHIANG, TED 2019
Summary:In this fantastical and elegant collection, Ted Chiang wrestles with the oldest questions on earth–What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human?–and ones that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion
ISBN:“1101972084 (pbk.)”, “9781101972083 (pbk.)”, “1101947888 (hardcover)”, “9781101947883 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION CHILD, HEATHER 2019
Everything about you
NEW FICTION CHUNG, CATHERINE 2019
The tenth muse
Summary:Determined to conquer the Riemann hypothesis despite cultural discrimination against women intellectuals, a genius mathematician uncovers a mysterious theorem’s unexpected World War II link to her family.
NEW FICTION CIMENT, JILL 2019
The body in question : a novel
Summary:The place: central Florida. The situation: a sensational murder trial involving a rich, white teenage girl–a twin–on trial for the horrific murder of her toddler brother, and the sequestered jury deciding her fate. . Two of the jurors sequestered (she, Juror C-2; he, F-17), holed up at the Econo-Lodge off I-75. As the shocking and numbing details of the crime and its surrounding facts are revealed during a string of days and seemingly endless court hours, the nights, playing out in a series of court-financed meals Hannah and Graham fall into a furtive affair, keeping their oath, as jurors, never to discuss the trial. During deliberations the lovers learn they are on opposing sides of the case and realize that their fellow jurors are wise to their affair. After the trial’s end, as Hannah returns home to her much older, now, suddenly, frail husband (they married when she was 24; he, 58) an exploding media fury involving the case catches them all up in a frenzy of public outrage at a jury that seems to have convicted the wrong twin, and a judge who has received an anonymous handwritten letter about a series of sexual encounters ("I feel it is my duty as a juror and a citizen to report that two of my fellow jurors had sexual contact on more than seven occasions during our nights at the motel…"), calling into question their respective verdicts, and announcing she is releasing the jurors’ names to the media. Hannah’s "one last dalliance before she is too old" takes on profoundly personal and moral consequences, as the novel moves to its affecting, powerful and surprising conclusion.
NEW FICTION CROUCH, BLAKE 2019
Recursion : a novel
Summary:Investigating a suicide, New York City police officer Barry Sutton finds a connection to the outbreak of a memory-altering disease and a controversial neuroscientist working to preserve precious memories.
NEW FICTION CULLEN, HELEN 2019
The lost letters of William Woolf : a novel ;
Summary:Inside the walls of the Dead Letters Depot, letter detectives work to solve mysteries. They study missing zip codes, illegible handwriting, rain-smudged ink, lost address labels, torn packages, forgotten street names–all the many twists of fate behind missed birthdays, broken hearts, unheard confessions, pointless accusations, unpaid bills, unanswered prayers. Their mission is to unite lost mail with its intended recipients. But when letters arrive addressed simply to "My Great Love," longtime letter detective William Woolf faces his greatest mystery to date. Written by a woman to the soulmate she hasn’t met yet, the missives capture William’s heart in ways he didn’t know possible. Soon, he finds himself torn between the realities of his own marriage and his world of letters, and his quest to follow the clues becomes a life-changing journey of love, hope, and courage.
NEW FICTION DAVIDSON, HILARY 2019
One small sacrifice
Summary:NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling has had her eye on Alex Traynor ever since his friend Cori fell to her death under suspicious circumstances a year ago. Cori’s death was ruled a suicide, but Sheryn thinks Alex—a wartime photojournalist suffering from PTSD—got away with murder. When Alex’s fiancée, Emily, a talented and beloved local doctor, suddenly goes missing, Sheryn suspects that Alex is again at the center of a sticky case. Sheryn dislikes loose ends, and Cori’s death had way too many of them. But as Sheryn starts pulling at the threads in this web, her whole theory unravels. Everyone involved remembers the night Cori died differently—and the truth about her death could be the key to solving Emily’s disappearance.
ISBN:9781542040266, 1542042119, 9781542042116
NEW FICTION DENNIS-BENN, NICOLE 2019
Patsy : a novel
Summary:When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn, America is not as Cicely’s treasured letters described; to survive as an undocumented immigrant, she is forced to work as a bathroom attendant and nanny.
ISBN:“1631495631 (hardcover)”, “9781631495632 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION DOWNING, SAMANATHA 2019
My lovely wife
Summary:Every marriage has secrets. Everyone has flaws. Your wife isn’t perfect – you know that – but then again nor are you. But now a serial killer is on the loose in your small town, preying on young women. Fear is driving your well-behaved young daughter off the rails, and you find yourself in bed late at night, looking at the woman who lies asleep beside you. Because you thought you knew the worst about her. The truth is you know nothing at all.
ISBN:“0451491726 (hardcover)”, “9780451491725 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION ELLROY, JAMES 2019
This storm : a novel
Summary:"New Year’s Eve 1941, war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Sergeant Dudley Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department is now Army Captain Smith and a budding war profiteer. He’s shacked up with Claire De Haven in Baja, Mexico, and spends his time sniffing out fifth column elements and hunting down a missing Japanese Naval Attache. Hideo Ashida is cashing LAPD paychecks and working in the crime lab, but he knows he can’t avoid internment forever. Newly arrived Navy Lieutenant Joan Conville winds up in jail accused of vehicular homicide, but Captain William H. Parker squashes the charges and puts her on Ashida’s team. Elmer Jackson, who is assigned to the alien squad and to bodyguard Ashida, begins to develop an obsession with Kay Lake, the unconsummated object of Captain Parker’s desire. Now, Conville and Ashida become obsessed with finding the identity of a body discovered in a mudslide. It’s a murder victim linked to an unsolved gold heist from ’31, and they want the gold. And things really heat up when two detectives are found murdered in a notorious dope fiend hang-out"–
ISBN:“0307957004 (hardback)”, “9780307957009 (hardback)”, “0307946681 (paperback)”, “9780307946683 (paperback)”
NEW FICTION FOULDS, ADAM 2019
Summary:Henry became famous starring in The Grange, a television drama beloved by mothers and wives, and whose fans speak about the characters as though they were real people… yet Henry dreams of escaping the small screen. An audition for a movie directed by a highly respected Spanish auteur holds the promise of a way forward. Whether holed up in his apartment eating monkish meals of rice and steamed vegetables or snorting cocaine at desert parties in Doha, Henry’s awareness of his own image, of his relative place in the world, is acute and constant. But Henry has also — unwittingly — become an important part of the life of recently divorced Kristin. He appears repeatedly on the television in her beautiful, empty Philadelphia house, and her social media feeds bring news of his London home, his family. What Kristin wants is simply to get as close to him in real life as she has in her fandom.
ISBN:“0374143706 (hardcover)”, “9780374143701 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION GAILEY, SARAH 2019
Magic for liars
Summary:When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister–without losing herself.
NEW FICTION GATES, EVA 2019
Something read something dead : a lighthouse library mystery
Summary:Dark deeds in the Lighthouse Library threaten to send Lucy Richardson’s soon-to-be-wed cousin Josie to an early ’til-death-do-us-part.
NEW FICTION GEORGE, NINA 2019
The book of dreams : a novel
Summary:Comatose after an act of heroism, Henri Skinner revisits memories of his British youth, while a woman from his past forges an unexpected, profound friendship with Henri’s teenage son, Sam.
NEW FICTION GILBERT, ELIZABETH 2019
City of girls : a novel
Summary:In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand.
ISBN:“1594634734 (hardcover)”, “9781594634734 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION GINDER, GRANT 2019
Honestly, we meant well
Summary:"The Wright family is in ruins. Sue Ellen Wright has what she thinks is a close-to-perfect life. A terrific career as a Classics professor, a loving husband, and a son who is just about to safely leave the nest. But then disaster strikes. She learns that her husband is cheating, and that her son has made a complete mess of his life. So, when the opportunity to take her family to a Greek island for a month presents itself, she jumps at the chance. This sunlit Aegean paradise, with its mountains and beaches is, after all, where she first fell in love with both a man and with an ancient culture. Perhaps Sue Ellen’s past will provide the key to her and her family’s salvation
ISBN:“1250143152 (hardcover)”, “9781250143150 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION GOLDMAN, MATT 2019
NEW FICTION GOLDSTONE, LAWRENCE 2019
Assassin of shadows : a novel
Summary:Just after 4 p.m. on September 6, 1901, twenty-eight year old anarchist Leon Czolgosz pumped two shots into the chest and abdomen of President William McKinley. Czolgosz had been on a receiving line waiting to shake the president’s hand, his revolver concealed in an oversized bandage covering his right hand and wrist. McKinley had two Secret Service agents by his side, but neither made a move to stop the assailant. After he was apprehended, Czolgosz said simply, “I done my duty.” Both law enforcement and the press insisted that Czolgosz was merely the tip of a vast and murderous conspiracy, likely instigated by the “high priestess of anarchy,” Emma Goldman. To untangle its threads and bring the remaining conspirators to justice, the president’s most senior advisors choose two other Secret Service agents, Walter George and Harry Swayne. What they uncover will not only absolve the anarchists, but also expose a plot that will threaten the foundations of American democracy, and likely cost them their lives. As in his other brilliant novels combining history and fiction, Lawrence Goldstone creates a remarkable and chilling tableau, filled with suspense and unexpected turns of fate, detailing events that actually might have happened. As Publishers Weekly observed in its starred review of the “exceptional thriller,” Deadly Cure, “Goldstone again blends fact and fiction seamlessly.”
NEW FICTION GREEN, JANE 2019
The friends we keep
Summary:Maggie, Evvie, and Topher met one another during their first week at university and instantly bonded, promising one day, after graduation, they would all live together. But life soon got in the way. By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness…until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything. This is a story about how, despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home.
ISBN:“0399583343 (hardcover)”, “9780399583346 (hardcover)”, “9780399583353 (ebook)”
NEW FICTION HADDON, MARK 2019
The porpoise : a novel
Summary:"A fantastical novel which reworks Shakespeare’s ‘Pericles’ into a parable for today"–
ISBN:0525564403, 9780525564409, 0385544316, 9780385544313
NEW FICTION HARRIS, JOANNE 2018
A pocketful of crows
Summary:Following the seasons, "A Pocketful of Crows" balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl. Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape. Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a original modern fairytale.
NEW FICTION HARRISON, NICOLA 2019
Summary:"Montauk, Long Island, 1938. For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York City’s wealthy elite. Beatrice Bordeaux was looking forward to a summer of reigniting the passion between her and her husband, Harry. Instead, tasked with furthering his investment interest in Montauk as a resort destination, she learns she’ll be spending twelve weeks sequestered with the high society wives at The Montauk Manor–a two-hundred room seaside hotel–while Harry pursues other interests in the city. Despite lavish parties at the Manor and the Yacht Club, Bea is lost and lonely and befriends the manor’s laundress whose work ethic and family life stir memories of who she once was. As she drifts further from the society women and their preoccupations and closer toward Montauk’s natural beauty and community spirit, Bea finds herself drawn to a man nothing like her husband -stoic, plain spoken and enigmatic. Inspiring a strength and courage she had almost forgotten, his presence forces her to face a haunting tragedy of her past and question her future. Desperate to embrace moments of happiness, no matter how fleeting, she soon discovers that such moments may be all she has, when fates conspire to tear her world apart…"–
ISBN:“1250200113 (hardcover)”, “9781250200112 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION HEMPEL, AMY 2019
Sing to it : new stories
Summary:These fifteen exquisitely honed stories reveal Hempel at her most compassionate and spirited, as she introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection. In A Full-Service Shelter, a volunteer at a dog shelter tirelessly, devotedly cares for dogs on a list to be euthanized. In Greed, a spurned wife examines her husband’s affair with a glamorous, older married woman. And in Cloudland, the longest story in the collection, a woman reckons with the choice she made as a teenager to give up her newborn infant. Quietly dazzling, these stories are replete with moments of revelation and transcendence and with Hempel’s singular, startling, inimitable sentences.
ISBN:“1982109122 (pbk.)”, “9781982109127 (pbk.)”, “1982109114 (hardcover)”, “9781982109110 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION HENG, RACHEL 2018
Suicide club : a novel
Summary:"In this debut set in near future NYC–where lives last 300 years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming–Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever. Lea Kirino is a "Lifer," which means that a roll of the genetic dice has given her the potential to live forever–if she does everything right. And Lea is an overachiever. She’s a successful trader on the New York exchange–where instead of stocks, human organs are now bought and sold–she has a beautiful apartment, and a fiancé who rivals her in genetic perfection. And with the right balance of HealthTechTM, rigorous juicing, and low-impact exercise, she might never die. But Lea’s perfect life is turned upside down when she spots her estranged father on a crowded sidewalk. His return marks the beginning of her downfall as she is drawn into his mysterious world of the Suicide Club, a network of powerful individuals and rebels who reject society’s pursuit of immortality, and instead chose to live–and die–on their own terms. In this future world, death is not only taboo; it’s also highly illegal. Soon Lea is forced to choose between a sanitized immortal existence and a short, bittersweet time with a man she has never really known, but who is the only family she has left in the world."–
ISBN:“1250185343 (hardcover : alk. paper)”, “9781250185341 (hardcover : alk. paper)”
NEW FICTION HILDERBRAND, ELIN 2019
Summer of ’69
Summary:Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It’s 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother’s historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha’s Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country.
NEW FICTION HILLERMAN, ANNE 2019
The tale teller
Summary:Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the Tribal Police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifact–a reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joe’s been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional dress that had been donated to the Navajo Nation. His investigation takes a sinister turn when the leading suspect dies under mysterious circumstances and Leaphorn himself receives anonymous warnings to beware–witchcraft is afoot. While the veteran detective is busy working to untangle his strange case, his former colleague Jim Chee and Officer Bernie Manuelito are collecting evidence they hope will lead to a cunning criminal behind a rash of burglaries. Their case takes a complicated turn when Bernie finds a body near a popular running trail. The situation grows more complicated when the death is ruled a homicide, and the Tribal cops are thrust into a turf battle because the murder involves the FBI. As Leaphorn, Chee, and Bernie draw closer to solving these crimes, their parallel investigations begin to merge . . . and offer an unexpected opportunity that opens a new chapter in Bernie’s life.
ISBN:“006239195X (hardcover)”, “9780062391957 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION HOLMES, LINDA 2019
Evvie Drake starts over : a novel
Summary:"In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn’t correct them. In New York, Dean Tenney, former major-league pitcher and Andy’s childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the "yips": he can’t throw straight anymore, and he can’t figure out why. An invitation from Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset button. When Dean moves into an apartment at the back of Evvie’s house, the two make a deal: Dean won’t ask about Evvie’s late husband, and Evvie won’t ask about Dean’s baseball career. Rules, though, have a funny way of being broken–and what starts as an unexpected friendship soon turns into something more. But before they can find out what might lie ahead, they’ll have to wrestle a few demons: the bonds they’ve broken, the plans they’ve changed, and the secrets they’ve kept. They’ll need a lot of help, but in life, as in baseball, there’s always a chance–right up until the last out"–
ISBN:“0525619240 (hardback)”, “9780525619246 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION HOUSEWRIGHT, DAVID 2019
Dead man’s mistress : a McKenzie novel
Summary:"Louise Wykoff is arguably the most recognizable woman living in Minnesota, known for her presence in over one hundred paintings by the late and brilliant Randolph McInnis. Louise, known better as "That Wykoff Woman," was just a young apprentice when her intimate representation and the fact of the McInnis’s marriage caused rumors to fly–and Louise to hide away for decades. All of McInnis’s paintings are in museums or known private collections, until Louise confesses to having three more that no one has ever heard of–and now they’ve been stolen. Rushmore McKenzie, an occasional unlicensed private investigator, agrees to look into the theft. As he investigates, following clues that appear far too straightforward, he finds himself on the wrong side of the bars wondering if the trail might be deeper and darker than he’s been led to believe. Hours away from St. Paul, deep in the nature of Grand Marais, the truth seems murkier–and deadlier–than usual."–Amazon.com
ISBN:“1250212154 (hardcover)”, “9781250212153 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION JACKSON, LISA 2019
Summary:Twenty years ago, Rachel Gaston accidently shot and killed her brother in a teenage game that went horribly wrong. Today, Rachel is moving on and trying to put the guilt of what happened behind her. But then she receives a text on the anniversary of her brother’s death: I forgive you. This text is the first of many, all seemingly from the beyond the grave, and at the same time she is receiving midnight phone calls from a blocked number. Are these happenings malicious? Are the genuinely forgiving? Is she in danger? Or is Rachel just being paranoid?
NEW FICTION JONES, SADIE 2019
NEW FICTION JONES, SANDIE 2019
The first mistake
Summary:For Alice, life has never been better. With her second husband, she has a successful business, two children, and a beautiful house.Alice knows that life could have been different if her first husband had lived, but Nathan’s arrival into her life gave her back the happiness she craved. Through the ups and downs of life, from celebratory nights out to comforting each other through loss, Alice knows that with her best friend Beth by her side, they can survive anything together. So when Nathan starts acting strangely, Alice turns to Beth for help. But soon, Alice begins to wonder whether her trust has been misplaced . . .
ISBN:“1250192021 (hardcover)”, “9781250192028 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION KAMALI, MARJAN 2019
The stationery shop
Summary:"A novel set in 1953 Tehran, against the backdrop of the Iranian Coup, about a young couple in love who are separated on the eve of their marriage, and who are reunited sixty years later, after having moved on to live independent lives in America, to discover the truth about what happened on that fateful day in the town square"–
ISBN:“1982107499 (trade paperback)”, “9781982107499 (trade paperback)”, “1982107480 (hardcover)”, “9781982107482 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION KEANE, MARY 2019
Ask again yes : a novel
Summary:"A family saga about two Irish American families in a New York suburb, the love between two of their children, and the tragedies that threaten to tear them apart and destroy their futures"–
ISBN:“1982106999 (paperback)”, “9781982106997 (paperback)”, “1982106980 (hardcover)”, “9781982106980 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION KELLY, ERIN 2019
Summary:Marianne was never supposed to return to town, the town where she grew up in the shadow of the Nazareth Mental Hospital. Her mother may be suffering from dementia nearby, but she had thought she’d left that place, and its dark secrets, behind her. That is, until her husband buys a flat in its newly renovated interior so that she can be close enough to help her mother, and Marianne can’t tell him why the place fills her with such dread, she can’t risk destroying the careful life she’s built.
ISBN:“1250113717 (hardcover)”, “9781250113719 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION KING, REED 2019
FKA USA : a novel
Summary:It is 2085, and Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas, before the secessions), has no grand ambitions besides maybe, possibly, losing his virginity someday. But when Truckee is thrust unexpectedly into the spotlight he is tapped by the President for a sensitive political mission: to deliver a talking goat across the continent. The fate of the world depends upon it. The problem is–Truckee’s not sure it’s worth it. Joined on the road by an android who wants to be human and a former convict lobotomized in Texas, Truckee will navigate an environmentally depleted and lawless continent with devastating–and hilarious–parallels to our own, dodging body pickers and Elvis-worshippers and logo girls, body subbers, and VR addicts. Elvis-willing, he may even lose his virginity.
ISBN:“1250108896 (hardcover)”, “9781250108890 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION KNOTT, ROBERT 2019
Robert B. Parker’s buckskin
Summary:"After marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch lay Appaloosa’s sheriff to rest, an emerging handful of men eagerly vie for the deceased sheriff’s vacant office. No sooner are various campaigns under way when gold is discovered in the foothills just outside of town, sending Appaloosa buzzing with excitement. With the strike, a slew of new problems develop for Cole and Hitch. Two shrewd mining factions and their hired gun hands square off over the claim. And on the eve of the new sheriff’s appointment, a powerful snowstorm blankets Appaloosa. As the town braces for the severe weather, Cole and Hitch’s problems multiply with the emergence of anonymous letters to the editor of the Appaloosa Star, leading the duo to a series of murders and the pursuit of a vicious serial killer"–
ISBN:“0735218277 (hardcover)”, “9780735218277 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION KOCH, HERMAN 2019
The ditch : a novel
Summary:"When Robert Walter, popular mayor of Amsterdam, sees his wife toss her head back with laughter while chatting to one of his aldermen at a New Year’s reception, he immediately suspects the worst. Despite their long and happy marriage, Robert is convinced that Sylvia is cheating on him–with the respectable alderman who is dedicated to the environment, no less. The man who wants to spoil the capital’s skyline with wind turbines. The New Year’s reception marks the end of the "happy family" era that the mayor has enjoyed for so long. His wife and their daughter, Diana, however, are not aware of his suspicions and carry on as usual. Robert starts spending a lot of time and energy "behaving normally." Naturally, his normal behavior is far more suspicious. Normally Robert’s not really present when he’s at home–he’s preoccupied with his phone, the newspapers, and his own thoughts. But now Robert is so sure he’ll miss the clues if he doesn’t pay attention that he starts to be almost alarmingly attentive and interested–ultimately losing himself in increasingly panicked and paranoid trains of thought."–Publisher’s description.
NEW FICTION LACORTE, ELLEN 2019
The perfect fraud : a novel
Summary:"Motherhood is tough. But then, so is daughterhood. When we first meet Claire, she’s living in Sedona, Arizona with her boyfriend Cal and ducking calls from her mother. Her mom is a world class psychic on the East Coast and Claire doesn’t want her to discover the truth. Claire works in the family business and calls herself a psychic, but she doesn’t really have “the gift” and hasn’t for a long time. She’s a fraud. Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Rena, a young mother, has family issues of her own. She’s divorced and her four-year-old daughter, Stephanie, suffers from mysterious, seemingly incurable stomach problems. No matter how many specialists Rena drags her to, no matter how many mommy-blog posts she makes about her child’s health issues, trying to get help and support from her online community, Stephanie only gets sicker. When Claire and Rena meet by chance on an airplane, their carefully constructed lives begin to explode. Can these two women help each other and can they help Stephanie before it’s too late?" –book jacket
NEW FICTION LANSDALE, JOE 2019
The elephant of surprise
Summary:Unlikely partners Hap and Leonard save a woman from a mob hit, only to find themselves confronted by an adversary who challenges their friendship.
ISBN:“031647987X (hbk.)”, “9780316479875 (hbk.)”
NEW FICTION LIM, THEA 2018
An ocean of minutes
Summary:"America is in the grip of a deadly flu pandemic. When Frank catches the virus, his girlfriend Polly will do whatever it takes to save him, even if it means risking everything. She agrees to a radical plan–time travel has been invented in the future to thwart the virus. If she signs up for a one-way-trip into the future to work as a bonded laborer, the company will pay for the life-saving treatment Frank needs. Polly promises to meet Frank again in Galveston, Texas, where she will arrive in twelve years. But when Polly is re-routed an extra five years into the future, Frank is nowhere to be found. Alone in a changed and divided America, with no status and no money, Polly must navigate a new life and find a way to locate Frank, to discover if he is alive, and if their love has endured."–
ISBN:“1501192558 (hardcover)”, “9781501192555 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION LOMBARDO, CLAIRE 2019
The most fun we ever had : a novel
Summary:"A multi-generational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple–still madly in love after forty years–match wits, harbor grudges, and recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they’ve built"–
ISBN:“0385544251 (hardcover)”, “9780385544252 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MACKINTOSH, CLARE 2019
After the end
Summary:Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. They’re best friends, lovers–unshakable. But then their son gets sick and the doctors put the question of his survival into their hands. For the first time, Max and Pip can’t agree. They each want a different future for their son.
ISBN:“0451490568 (hardcover)”, “9780451490568 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MADEN, MIKE 2019
Tom Clancy enemy contact
Summary:After a mission in Poland where he barely escaped with his life, Jack Ryan Jr. finds his life in danger again while trying to fulfill an old friend’s dying wish to be scattered on a Chilean hillside.
ISBN:“0525541691 (hardcover)”, “9780525541691 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MALLERY, SUSAN 2018
Not quite over you
Summary:"Silver Tesdal has a head for business and a mouth made for kissing, and banker Drew Lovato has his eye on both. But ever since he was dumb enough to let her go, she’s kept him at a distance. When the bank turns her down for a loan, Drew sees a double opportunity– he can finance her brilliant, unique idea to rock Happily Inc’s wedding industry and win back her trust"–
ISBN:“1335008136 (hardcover)”, “9781335008138 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MALLERY, SUSAN 2019
The summer of Sunshine & Margot : a novel
Summary:"As an etiquette coach, Margot teaches her clients to fit in. But she’s never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame–and notoriety–through a campaign of shock and awe. Schooling Bianca on the fine art of behaving like a proper diplomat’s wife requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the monastery turned mansion owned by the actress’s intensely private son. Like his incredible home, Alec’s stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore. But will he trust her enough to let her in? Sunshine has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her, then threw her away. No more. She refuses to be ‘that girl’ again. This time, she’ll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss."–Amazon.
NEW FICTION MANNING, KIRSTY 2019
The song of the jade lily : a novel
Summary:In 1939 Romy and her family leave Austria to settle in Shanghai as Jewish refugees and Romy forms a deep friendship with Li, and in 2016, Romy’s granddaughter Alexandra transfers to Shanghai to search for clues about her mother’s history.
NEW FICTION MASON, TIMOTHY 2019
The Darwin affair
Summary:"London, June 1860: When an assassination attempt is made on Queen Victoria, and a petty thief is gruesomely murdered moments later–and only a block away–Chief Detective Inspector Charles Field quickly surmises that these crimes are connected to an even more sinister plot. Was Victoria really the assassins target? Are those closest to the Crown hiding something? And who is the shadowy figure witnesses describe as having lifeless, coal-black eyes? Soon, Fields investigation exposes a shocking conspiracy in which the publication of Charles Darwins controversial On the Origin of Species sets off a string of murders, arson, kidnapping, and the pursuit of a madman named the Chorister. As the investigation takes Field from the dangerous alleyways of London to the hallowed halls of Oxford, the list of possible conspirators grows, and the body count escalates. And as he edges closer to the Chorister, he uncovers dark secrets that were meant to remain forever hidden." — Goodreads.com
ISBN:“1616206349 (hardcover)”, “9781616206345 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MCCALL SMITH, ALEXANDER 2019
The Department of Sensitive Crimes : a Detective Varg novel
Summary:"The detectives who work in Malmo Police’s Department of Sensitive Crimes take their job very seriously. The lead detective, Ulf Varg, prioritizes his cases above even his dog’s mental health. Along with an opinionated local police officer named Blomquist, the Department of Sensitive Crimes takes on three extremely strange cases. First, the detectives investigate how and why a local business owner was stabbed . . . in the back of the knee. Next, a young woman’s imaginary boyfriend goes missing. And, in the final investigation, Varg must determine whether nocturnal visitations at a local spa have a supernatural element. Using his renowned wit and warmth, Alexander McCall Smith brings a unique perspective on Scandinavian crime"–
ISBN:“1524748218 (hardback)”, “9781524748210 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION MCEWAN, IAN 2019
Machines like me : a novel
Summary:"Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher battles Tony Benn for power, and Alan Turing achieves a breakthrough in artificial intelligence. In a world not quite like this one, two lovers will be tested beyond their understanding. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first batch of synthetic humans. With Miranda’s assistance, he co-designs Adam’s personality. This near-perfect human is beautiful, strong, and clever–a love triangle soon forms. These three beings will confront a profound moral dilemma. Ian McEwan’s subversive and entertaining new novel poses fundamental questions: What makes us human? Our outward deeds or our inner lives? Could a machine understand the human heart? "–
ISBN:“0385545118 (hardback)”, “9780385545112 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION MCGUINNESS, PATRICK 2019
Throw me to the wolves
Summary:In the aftermath of Brexit, the body of a young woman is found by the river Thames, and the tabloids are aflame, accusing Mr. Wolphram, the woman’s former teacher and the ultimate media quarry: mysterious, friendless, and eccentric. Charged with investigating this crime is Ander, once a student of Mr. Wolphram’s. As he interviews pupils who both defend and defame their oddball teacher, he must face a story from decades back that he has tried hard to forget. Ander recalls his best friend Danny, who disappeared from their elite English boarding school–a place of routine physical and psychological abuse–at the peak of IRA terror. In the midst of the present murder investigation, racked by suppressed memories, he also discovers something vital about Mr. Wolphram’s true character.
ISBN:“1620401517 (hardback)”, “9781620401514 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION MENASSE, ROBERT 2019
Summary:Set on capturing the elusive inner workings of the European Union, Robert Menasse, one of Austria’s most creative thinkers, moved to the EU’s headquarters in Brussels for an enthralling, wine-soaked tour of supranational institutions. The resulting novel has become an international sensation, translated from German into more than twenty languages and deemed "the first great EU novel" (Politico). At the heart of a cast as diverse as the union itself is Fenia Xenapoulou, a Greek Cypriot recently "promoted" to the Department of Culture, who hopes to revamp the European Commission’s image by proclaiming Auschwitz as its birthplace with the "Big Jubilee Project." Other tragic heroes, clever schemers, and involuntary accomplices are intricately woven, revealing the absurdities–and real dangers–of a fiercely nationalistic "union." Mordantly funny and piercingly urgent, The Capital, the winner of Germany’s highest fiction prize, is an "elegantly written, beautifully constructed" (Die Zeit) feat of world literature.
ISBN:“1631495712 (hardcover)”, “9781631495717 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MICHAELIDES, ALEX 2019
The silent patient
Summary:Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….
NEW FICTION MINA, DENISE 2019
Summary:An upper-class Edinburgh housewife who enjoys listening to the sordid details of true-crime podcasts has her world turned upside down when a new podcast turns out to have connections to her own dark past.
NEW FICTION MIRANDA, MEGAN 2019
The last house guest
Summary:"Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline, and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors. Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl–but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable–until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her."– —
ISBN:“1501165380 (trade paperback)”, “9781501165382 (trade paperback)”, “1501165372 (hardback)”, “9781501165375 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION MONROE, MARY 2019
The summer guests
Summary:When a hurricane threatens the coasts of Florida and South Carolina, an eclectic group of evacuees flees for the farm of their friends Grace and Charles Phillips in North Carolina: the Phillips’s daughter Moira and her rescue dogs, famed equestrian Javier Angel de la Cruz, makeup artist Hannah McLain, horse breeder Gerda Klug and her daughter Elise, and island resident Cara Rutledge. They bring with them only the few treasured possessions they can fit in their vehicles. Strangers to all but the Phillips, they must ride out the storm together. During the course of one of the most challenging weeks of their lives, relationships are put to the test as the evacuees are forced to confront the unresolved issues they have with themselves and with each other. But as the storm passes, they realize that what really matters isn’t what they brought with them to the mountains. Rather, it’s what they’ll take with them once they leave.
ISBN:“1501193627 (hardcover)”, “9781501193620 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MONTCLAIR, ALLISON 2019
The right sort of man
Summary:Organizing a matchmaking business together in spite of their differences, two women in 1946 London find their promising company endangered when one of their clients is arrested for the murder of another.
ISBN:“1250178363 (hardcover)”, “9781250178367 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION MURPHY, TIM 2019
Correspondents : a novel
Summary:Spanning the breadth of the twentieth century and into the post-9/11 wars and their legacy, Correspondents is a powerful novel that centers on Rita Khoury, an Irish-Lebanese woman whose life and family history mirrors the story of America.
ISBN:“0802129374 (hardcover)”, “9780802129376 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION PATTERSON, JAMES 2019
The 18th abduction
Summary:Detective Lindsay Boxer teams up with intrepid journalist Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of three schoolteachers amid rumors of a notorious Eastern European war criminal spotted on the streets of San Francisco.
NEW FICTION PATTERSON, JAMES 2019
Summary:FBI agent Emmy Dockery is absolutely relentless. She’s young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case unfolding across the country has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident and seem to have nothing in common. But this many deaths can’t be a coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. How? To FBI special agent Harrison "Book" Bookman, everyone in the FBI is a suspect, particularly Emmy Dockery—the fact that she’s his ex-fiancée doesn’t make it easier. But someone else is watching Dockery too. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it’s the perfect time to strike.
ISBN:“031653157X (pbk.)”, “9780316531573 (pbk.)”, 0316419826, 9780316419826
NEW FICTION PERRY, ANNE 2019
Summary:""Daniel Pitt, along with his parents, Charlotte and Thomas, is delighted that his sister Jemima has returned to London from the States for a visit. But it’s not on the happiest of terms, since a violent theft just before her departure has left Jemima’s good friend frightened and missing a treasured family heirloom. The thief appears to be a man named Sydney–a British diplomat stationed in America who, in a cowardly move, has fled to London, claiming diplomatic immunity. But when Daniel is forced to defend Sydney in court, he grows suspicious that he’s not getting the whole story; so the lawyer puts on his detective hat to search out what information may be missing. With the help of plucky scientist Miriam Blackwood, Daniel parses through the evidence, and what begins as a stolen necklace turns out to have implications in crimes far greater–including a possible murder"–
ISBN:“0525620958 (Hardcover)”, “9780525620952 (Hardcover)”, “9780525620969 (Ebook)”
NEW FICTION PORTER, REGINA 2019
The travelers : a novel
Summary:Meet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father’s meandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie. Claudia’s mother–Agnes Miller Christie–is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an air craft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard’s play “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” becomes Eddie’s life anchor, as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again. These unforgettable characters’ lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends–the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during a Thanksgiving storm; two half-brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true.
NEW FICTION RIGHETTO, MATTEO 2019
The soul of the border
Summary: "The de Boer family are tobacco growers, working on terraces in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Life is hard, and the father, Augusto, occasionally supplements their income by smuggling tobacco across the border into Austria. Sometimes he takes his daughter Jole with him, and father and daughter journey together on the perilous route over the mountains. But Augusto mysteriously never returns from one of these trips, and Jole, driven to provide for her family, inherits her father’s smuggling route. Accompanied only by her horse, Sansom, she must retrace the dangerous journey through the spectacular landscape, hoping for a good trade in exchange for her tobacco, but also to discover the truth behind her father’s disappearance. Written in spare, crystalline prose and cinematic in scope, Soul of the Border is an epic story of revenge and salvation, a ferocious tale of violence and corruption, and a journey into the wild."–Publisher’s description.
NEW FICTION ROONEY, SALLY 2019
Summary:The feverishly anticipated second novel from the young author of 2017’s most acclaimed debut Conversations with Friends. Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person’s life – a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel. It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us – blazingly – about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege.–
NEW FICTION ROY, LORI 2019
Gone too long : a novel
Summary:"On the day a black truck rattles past her house and a Klan flyer lands in her front yard, ten-year-old Beth disappears from her Simmonsville, Georgia, home. Armed with skills honed while caring for an alcoholic mother, she must battle to survive the days and months ahead. Seven years later, Imogene Coulter is burying her father–a Klan leader she has spent her life distancing herself from–and trying to escape the memories his funeral evokes. But Imogene is forced to confront secrets long held by Simmonsville and her own family when, while clearing out her father’s apparent hideout on the day of his funeral, she finds a child. Young and alive, in an abandoned basement, and behind a door that only locks from the outside. As Imogene begins to uncover the truth of what happened to young Beth all those years ago, her father’s heir apparent to the Klan’s leadership threatens her and her family. Driven by a love that extends beyond the ties of blood, Imogene struggles to save a girl she never knew but will now be bound to forever, and to save herself and those dearest to her."–
ISBN:“1524741965 (hardcover)”, “9781524741969 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION SACKS, MICHELLE 2019
All the lost things : a novel
Summary:It has been a while since seven-year-old Dolly’s dad has spent time with her, just the two of them, so when he scoops her up and promises to take her on the adventure of a lifetime, Dolly is thrilled. The first days on the road are incredibly exciting. But as they travel farther south, into a country Dolly no longer recognizes, her dad’s behavior grows increasingly erratic. The adventure isn’t fun anymore, but home has never been so far away. –adapted from book jacket.
ISBN:“0316475459 (hardcover)”, “9780316475457 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION SHALVIS, JILL 2019
The Lemon sisters : a novel
Summary:Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked. Wanting to make amends, Brooke agrees to trade places, taking the kids back to Wildstone for a few days so Mindy can pick up the pieces and put herself back together. What Brooke doesn’t admit is she’s just as broken . . . Also how does one go home after seven years away? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she’d shoved deep. Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons. And when secrets surface, they’ll have to learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.
NEW FICTION SHAPIRO, DEBORAH 2019
The summer demands
Summary:On the verge of her fortieth birthday and shaken by a recent miscarriage, Emily inherits an abandoned summer camp in Massachusetts. She and her husband move onto the property and make grand plans to revitalize the land. But they soon discover that their inheritance includes an unexpected guest–a magnetic twenty-two-year-old named Stella.
NEW FICTION SMITH, DOMINIC 2019
The electric hotel
Summary:"Winding through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey, the battlefields of Belgium during World War I, and the faded Knickerbocker Hotel in 1960s Hollywood, The Electric Hotel follows the intertwined fates of the cinematographer Claude Ballard and his muse, Sabine Montrose"–
NEW FICTION SPERA, DEB 2019
Call your daughter home
Summary:It’s 1924 South Carolina, and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation which devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coleses, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and must come to terms with the terrible truth which ripped her family apart. These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to the terrible injustices which have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond which ties women together.
NEW FICTION STEEL, DANIELLE 2018
Blessing in disguise : a novel
Summary:Loving three very different men throughout her lifetime, a single mother and art consultant examines the unique bonds she shares with her three daughters, before an unexpected twist of fate brings a past secret to light.
ISBN:“0399179321 (hardcover)”, “9780399179327 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION STEEL, DANIELLE 2019
Lost and found : a novel
Summary:"It all starts with a fall from a ladder, in a firehouse in New York City. The firehouse has been converted into a unique Manhattan home and studio where renowned photographer Madison Allen works and lives after raising three children on her own. But the accident, which happens while Maddie is sorting through long-forgotten personal mementos and photos, results in more than a broken ankle. It changes her life. Spurred by old memories, the forced pause in her demanding schedule, and an argument with her daughter that leads to a rare crisis of confidence, Maddie embarks on a road trip. She hopes to answer questions about the men she loved and might have married–but didn’t–in the years after she was left alone with three young children. Wearing a cast and driving a rented SUV, she sets off to reconnect with three very different men–one in Boston, one in Chicago, and another in Wyoming–to know once and for all if the decisions she made long ago were the right ones. Before moving forward into the future, she is compelled to confront the past. As the miles and days pass, and with each new encounter, Maddie’s life comes into clearer focus and a new future takes shape."–
ISBN:“039917947X (Hardcover)”, “9780399179471 (Hardcover)”
NEW FICTION STEPHENSON, NEAL 2019
Fall; or, Dodge in hell : a novel
Summary:A grand drama of analog and digital, man and machine, angels and demons, gods and followers, the finite and the eternal. In this exhilarating epic, Neal Stephenson raises profound existential questions and touches on the revolutionary breakthroughs that are transforming our future. Combining the technological, philosophical, and spiritual in one grand myth, he delivers a mind-blowing speculative literary saga for the modern age.
ISBN:“0062458728 (paperback)”, “9780062458728 (paperback)”, “006245871X (hardback)”, “9780062458711 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION TANEN, SLOANE 2019
There’s a word for that
Summary:Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughter Janine, former child star suffering the aftereffects of a life in the public eye; and granddaughter Hailey, the "less-than" twin sister, whose inferiority complex takes a most unexpected turn. Nearly six thousand miles away, in London, celebrated author Bunny Small, Marty’s long-forgotten first wife, has her own problems: a "preposterous" case of writer’s block, a monstrous drinking habit, and a son who has fled halfway around the world to escape her. When Marty’s pill-popping gets out of hand and Bunny’s boozing reaches crisis proportions, a perfect storm of dysfunction brings them all together at Directions, Malibu’s most exclusive and absurd rehab center. But for all their failings, the members of this estranged–and strange–family love each other.
NEW FICTION THOR, BRAD 2019
Backlash : a thriller
Summary:In ancient texts, there are stories about men who struck from the shadows, seemingly beyond the reach of death itself. These men were considered part angel, part demon. Their loyalty was to their families, their friends, and their kings. You crossed these men at your peril. And once crossed, there was no crossing back. They were fearless; men of honor who have been known throughout history by different names: Spartan, Viking, Samurai. Today, men like these still strike from the shadows. They are highly prized intelligence agents, military operatives, and assassins. One man is all three. Two days ago, that man was crossed–badly. Now, far from home and surrounded by his enemy, Scot Harvath must battle his way out. With no support, no cavalry coming, and no one even aware of where he is, it will take everything he has ever learned to survive. But survival isn’t enough. Harvath wants revenge.–
ISBN:“1982104031 (hardback)”, “9781982104030 (hardback)”, “9781982104054 (ebook)”, “9781982104047 (mass market)”
NEW FICTION TOEWS, MIRIAM 2019
Summary:One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women–all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in–have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the only world theyve ever known or should they dare to escape?
NEW FICTION TURNBULL, CADWELL 2019
Summary:An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of super-advanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last. A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witness and victim to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.
NEW FICTION VUONG, OCEAN 2019
On earth we’re briefly gorgeous : a novel
Summary:"On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born–a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam–and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity"–
ISBN:“0525562028 (hardcover)”, “9780525562023 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION WALDHERR, KRIS 2019
The lost history of dreams : a novel
Summary:Before he can bury his famous, Byronesque poet cousin, an historian turned post-mortem photographer agrees to record the details of the writer’s ill-fated marriage as described by his niece and begins seeing things from beyond the grave.
ISBN:“1982101024 (pbk)”, “9781982101022 (pbk)”, “1982101016 (hardcover)”, “9781982101015 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION WALKER, MARTIN 2019
The body in the castle well : a Bruno, chief of police novel
Summary:When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno’s jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Thus begins an investigation that leads Bruno to Monsieur de Bourdeille, the scholar with whom the girl had been studying, and then through that man’s past. He is a renowned art historian who became extraordinarily wealthy through the sale of paintings that may have been falsely attributed–or so Claudia suggested shortly before her death. In his younger days, Bourdeille had aided the Resistance and been arrested by a Vichy policeman whose own life story also becomes inexorably entangled with the case. Also in the mix is a young falconer who works at the Château des Milandes, the former home of fabled jazz singer Josephine Baker. In the end, of course, Bruno will tie all the loose threads together and see that justice is served–along with a generous helping of his signature Périgordian cuisine.
ISBN:“052551998X (hardover)”, “9780525519980 (hardover)”
NEW FICTION WEINER, JENNIFER 2019
Mrs. Everything : a novel
Summary:"A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places–and be true to themselves–in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history–and herstory–as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives"–
ISBN:“1501133497 (trade paperback)”, “9781501133497 (trade paperback)”, “1501133489 (hardcover)”, “9781501133480 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION WIELAND, LIZA 2019
Paris, 7 a.m. : a novel
Summary:Reimagines the experiences of pre-fame poet Elizabeth Bishop during three life-changing weeks spent in Paris on the eve of World War II.
NEW FICTION WINSLOW, DE’SHAWN 2019
In West Mills
Summary:FAzalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors’ gossip won’t keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men. And yet, Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price. Alone in her one-room shack, ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown, Knot turns to her neighbor, Otis Lee Loving, in search of some semblance of familyand home. Otis Lee is eager to help. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule. After his failed attempt as a teenager to help his older sister, Otis Lee discovers a possible path to redemption in the chaos Knot brings to his doorstep. But while he’s busy trying to fix Knot’s life, Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family, as the long-buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to light.
ISBN:“1635573408 (hardback)”, “9781635573404 (hardback)”
NEW FICTION WOLFF, JAKE 2019
The history of living forever
Summary:"After the death of his favorite teacher–and secret lover–a young misfit with a deep interest in chemistry is launched into a search for an elixir of life started by his professor"–
NEW FICTION WOODS, STUART 2019
Summary:When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can’t refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn’t seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger–and stranger–than he could imagine. The trail of bread crumbs leads to secrets hidden within secrets, evildoers trading in money and power, and a global threat on an unprecedented scale. Under the beautiful veneer of the City of Lights, true villainy lurks in the shadows … and Teddy Fay alone can prevent the impending disaster.
ISBN:“0735219168 (hardcover)”, “9780735219168 (hardcover)”
NEW FICTION ZANDER, JOAKIM 2019
The friend : a novel
Summary:"Klara Walldeen returns to the Stockholm archipelago to bury her beloved grandfather, her best friend Gabriella by her side. What should be a trip of mourning and solitude quickly turns perilous when Gabi is arrested under suspicion of terrorist activity. After finding notes in Gabi’s purse about a clandestine meeting with a young Swedish diplomat, Klara springs into action, determined to clear her friend’s name, and find out whatever clandestine and dangerous workings she has gotten herself into. Meanwhile, Jacob Seger, a young aspiring diplomat, arrives in Lebanon ready to embrace his future, starting with an internship at the Swedish embassy in Beirut. On his first night, he meets the handsome and mysterious Yassim. Their relationship quickly ignites into a passionate, obsessive affair that renders everything else in Jacob’s life insignificant. But when terrorist claims against Yassim are brought to light, Jacob is faced with an impossible decision, and must soon confront his role in a complicated game he is wholly unprepared to play. Following Gabi’s trail, Klara comes face-to-face with Jacob, whom Gabi was trying to help, as well as George Loow, a suave lobbyist from her past to whom she finds herself inexorably drawn to. Now Klara, George, and Jacob set off on a race across Europe to stop a pending terrorist attack–and get to the bottom of Yassim’s true identity."–