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December 15, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Fiction books for adults.

 

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The Friend

The Friend
Nunez, Sigrid

A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them. Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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A Duke in Shining Armor

A Duke in Shining Armor
Chase, Loretta Lynda, 1949-

Hugh Philemon Ancaster, the Duke of Ripley, takes off on the trail of Olympia Hightower, the bookish and very reluctant intended bride of his best friend, when she attempts to escape her impending marriage.


Format: Book
Holds: 16 on 6 copies

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The Lord Meets His Lady

The Lord Meets His Lady
Conkle, Gina


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Sisters of Glass Ferry

The Sisters of Glass Ferry
Richardson, Kim Michele

Patsy Butler disappears with her date on prom night, never to return. Twenty years later, her twin sister Flannery begins to solve the mystery and uncover secrets of her small Kentucky town.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Bachelor Contract

The Bachelor Contract
Van Dyken, Rachel

When he is forced to work in close proximity with his ex-wife, Brant Wellington soon realizes that she still has the power to drive him over the edge and vows to prove to her that they belong together--forever.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-

A killer at the top of his profession, unknown to any secret service in the world, has a contract to kill French president Charles DeGaulle, one of the world's most heavily guarded men.


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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The Bishop's Pawn

The Bishop's Pawn
Berry, Steve, 1955-

History notes that the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files, ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis. It all turns on an incident from eighteen years ago, when Malone, as a young Navy lawyer, is trying hard not to live up to his burgeoning reputation as a maverick. When Stephanie Nelle, a high-level Justice Department lawyer, enlists him to help with an investigation, he jumps at the opportunity. But he soon discovers that two opposing forces--the Justice Department and the FBI--are at war over a rare coin and a cadre of secret files containing explosive revelations about the King assassination, information that could ruin innocent lives and threaten the legacy of the civil rights movement's greatest martyr. Malone's decision to see it through to the end ---- from the raucous bars of Mexico, to the clear waters of the Dry Tortugas, and ultimately into the halls of power within Washington D.C. itself ---- not only changes his own life, but the course of history.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 10 copies

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Rugged Texas Cowboy

Rugged Texas Cowboy
Leigh, Lora

"COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE: Melina is one of two gorgeous twin daughters, the clever and considerate one who always spared her parents the humiliation of what her sister Maria had wrought. But now, Melina is finally ready to stand up for herself and seize control of her life--until she is kidnapped by a cowboy, named Jardin, who is dead-set on settling the score with her family. There's only one catch: In capturing Melina, this tough, rough, hunk of a man has actually found a way to unleash her greatest fantasies, body and soul... COWBOY AND THE THIEF: Beautiful, spirited Angel Manning has always longed to experience the power of her ancestors' most precious heirloom. Her mother once told her that the legendary Irish torque would lead Angel to the one man worthy of possessing her heart. But when Angel learns that her father, now a widower, has sold the torque to the notorious two-timer Jack Riley, she is furious. Of course she plans to take back what is rightfully hers, by whatever means necessary. But the fate of the ancient Druids works in mysterious ways... Could it be that this slick, smooth-talking cowboy was destined to satisfy Angel's deepest desires all along?"--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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TO DIE BUT ONCE

TO DIE BUT ONCE
WINSPEAR, JACQUELINE.

Spring 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as "the Bore War"--nothing much seems to have happened yet--Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a "hush-hush" government contract. As Maisie's inquiry reveals a possible link to the London underworld, another mother is worried about a missing son--but this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie.


Format: Book
Holds: 13 on 31 copies

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Nightblind

Nightblind
Ragnar Jónasson, 1976-

"Ari Thór Arason: a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland--where no one locks their doors--continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman--shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thór to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik where someone is being held against their will. Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dares not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all."--Provided by publisher


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Holds: 16 on 12 copies

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