Adult New Arrivals – Paperback

August Arrivals

    • F-PB D
      Dare, Tessa
      The wallflower wager
      Summary:Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society–and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing–and attractive–new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog…Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldn’t know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon he’s covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now she’s set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.
      ISBN:0062672169, 9780062672162

    • F-PB H
      Hazen, Michelle
      Unbreak Me
      Summary:What could two troubled souls from different walks of life have in common? Maybe everything. LJ Delisle can’t stand the idea that Andra might be lonely–or eating frozen TV dinners. He bakes his way into her kitchen with a lemon velvet cake, and offers her cooking lessons that set them on the road to romance. But even their love can’t escape the shadow of what they’ve been through.ough.
      ISBN:1984803298, 9781984803290

    • F-PB H
      Higgins, Kristan
      Life and other inconveniences
      Summary:Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn’t protect her from life’s cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve’s young son, followed by the premature death of her husband. But Genevieve rose from those ashes of grief and built a fashion empire that was respected the world over, even when it meant neglecting her other son. When Emma’s own mother died, her father abandoned her on his mother’s doorstep. Genevieve took Emma in and reluctantly raised her–until Emma got pregnant her senior year of high school. Genevieve kicked her out with nothing but the clothes on her back…but Emma took with her the most important London possession: the strength not just to survive but to thrive. And indeed, Emma has built a wonderful life for herself and her teenage daughter, Riley. So what is Emma to do when Genevieve does the one thing Emma never expected of her and, after not speaking to her for nearly two decades, calls and asks for help?
      ISBN:“045148942X (trade pbk.)”, “9780451489425 (trade pbk.)”

    • F-PB H
      Hwang, Sok-yong
      At Dusk
      ISBN:“1947534661 : PAP”, “9781947534667 : PAP”

    • F-PB L
      Lai, Larissa.
      The tiger flu : a novel
      Summary:“Kirilow is a doctor apprentice whose lover Peristrophe is a “starfish,” a woman who can regenerate her own limbs and organs, which she uses to help her clone sisters whose organs are failing. When a denizen from Salt Water City suffering from a mysterious flu comes into their midst, Peristrophe becomes infected and dies, prompting Kirilow to travel to Salt Water City, where the flu is now a pandemic, to find a new starfish who will help save her sisters. There, Kirilow meets Kora, a girl-woman desperate to save her family from the epidemic. Kora has everything Kirilow is looking for, except the will to abandon her own family. But before Kirilow can convince her, both are kidnapped by a group of powerful men to serve as test subjects for a new technology that can cure the mind of the body. Bold, beautiful, and wildly imaginative.”–
      ISBN:“1551527316 (paperback)”, “9781551527314 (paperback)”

    • F-PB L
      Linden, Rachel.
      The enlightenment of bees : a novel
      Summary:“At twenty-six, apprentice baker Mia West has her entire life planned out: a Craftsman cottage in Seattle, a job baking at The Butter Emporium, and her first love–her boyfriend, Ethan–by her side. But when Ethan declares he ‘needs some space,’ Mia’s carefully planned future crumbles. Feeling adrift, Mia joins her vivacious housemate Rosie on a humanitarian trip around the world funded by a reclusive billionaire. Along with a famous grunge rock star, a Rwandan immigrant, and an unsettlingly attractive Hawaiian urban farmer named Kai, Mia and Rosie embark on the adventure of a lifetime. From the slums of Mumbai to a Hungarian border camp during the refugee crisis, Mia’s heart is challenged and changed in astonishing ways–ways she never could have imagined. As she grapples with how to make a difference in a complicated world, Mia realizes she must choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life unfolding before her.”– Back cover.
      ISBN:0785221409, 9780785221401

    • F-PB P
      Patterson, James
      The warning
      Summary:A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Downed cellular networks fail to resume service. Animals savagely attack humans. And the damaged power plant, where Jordan’s father is an engineer, is under military lockdown. As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, the teenagers increasingly turn to one another. Their determination to discover who – or what – has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined. And there’s no place to run in a community that’s been taken.
      ISBN:1538732521, 9781538732526

    • F-PB S
      Sandlin, Lisa
      The bird boys : a Delpha Wade and Tom Phelan mystery
      Summary:“After a serial killer almost murdered Delpha Wade, the hospital releases her into the rough hands of the Beaumont police for questioning. She doesn’t deny she killed the man–in self-defense. Problem is, she’s an ex-con. Self-defense was also her plea in 1959, when a knife changed hands and she buried it in the chest of a man who was raping her. Self-defense didn’t keep her out of prison. Now it’s 1973, and cops are still the first judges–will they charge her? Her boss, neophyte private detective Tom Phelan, has a plan. He holds her job for her, and soon they have a new client. Easy case: one brother looking for the long-lost other, but it turns out that around one of these guys, people die. Which one? Maybe the red-headed girl–the strange one who catches glimpses of the darkest places and can see into the past–can help. But only Delpha is wise enough to listen to that wild gal” —
      ISBN:“1947627139 (pbk.)”, “9781947627130 (pbk.)”

    • F-PB W
      Wellington, David
      The last astronaut
      Summary:“Sally Jansen was NASA’s leading astronaut, until a mission to Mars ended in disaster. Haunted by her failure, she now lives in semiretirement, convinced her days in space are over. She’s wrong. A large alien object has entered the solar system and is now poised above the Earth. It has made no attempt to communicate and has ignored all incoming transmissions. With no other living astronauts to turn to, NASA wants Jansen to lead an expedition to the object. For all the dangers of the mission, it’s the shot at redemption she always longed for. But as the object slowly begins to reveal its terrifying secrets, what began as a journey to make First Contact becomes a desperate struggle for survival…and one thing becomes horribly clear: the future of humanity lies in Jansen’s hands”–
      ISBN:“0316419575 (trade paperback)”, “9780316419574 (trade paperback)”