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February 19, 2018

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Books, Movies & Music : New Adult Fiction

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New Fiction Books for Adults

 

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 Masterpiece

The Masterpiece
Rivers, Francine, 1947-

Struggling to make a home for herself and her five-month old son Samuel, Grace Moore accepts a position as a personal assistant to Roman Velasco, a temperamental but successful LA artist. Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want, but the demons of his past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. He wrestles with those demons by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist. As the jagged pieces of their pasts slowly fit together, it changes the course of their lives forever.


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Holds: 6 on 6 copies

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No One Can Know

No One Can Know
Kerr, Lucy

Three months. That's how long ER nurse Frankie Stapleton has agreed to stay in her sleepy little hometown of Stillwater, Illinois, helping her estranged sister save the family hardware store, working a few shifts at the local hospital, and most importantly, rebuilding the bridges she burned on her way out of town twelve years ago. When a pregnant car crash victim arrives at Stillwater General, Frankie and the team race to save both mother and child--but only the baby lives. Rumors swirl that the accident was deliberate, and Frankie's horrified to realize that she let the driver escape. But why would anyone want to kill Kate Tibbs, a social worker and the wife of an up-and-coming local politician? Frankie's investigation turns up plenty of motives, from revenge to dirty politics, and even more suspects. There are secrets in Stillwater, and she's determined to uncover them, even if it means involving her loved ones for help. But when the baby disappears, her search for the truth becomes a desperate, deadly race against the clock. No matter the cost, Frankie must piece together the truth to stop a killer and save a tiny life.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Prague Noir

Prague Noir


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Woman Destroyed

The Woman Destroyed
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986

These three long stories draw us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises. In the title story, the heroine's serenity is shattered when she learns that her husband is having an affair. In "The Age of Discretion," a successful, happily married professor finds herself increasingly distressed by her son's absorption in his young wife and her worldly values. In "The Monologue," a rich, spoiled woman, home alone on New Year's Eve, pours out a lifetime's rage and frustration in a harrowing diatribe. Enthralling as fiction, suffused with de Beauvoir's remarkable insights into women, The Woman Destroyed gives us a legendary writer at her best.


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Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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Daphne: A Novel

Daphne: A Novel
Boast, Will

Born with a rare condition that causes her to suffer degrees of paralysis when experiencing intense emotion, Daphne endures a virtually solitary existence before meeting a shy, charming man who compels her to chose between safe isolation and true intimacy.


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Holds: 8 on 8 copies

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Huntsmen

Huntsmen
Osgood, Michelle

"Months after saving Jamie and Deanna from crywolf, Kiara and her brother Cole have moved into the city. While clubbing one night, Kiara is stunned to see her ex, Taryn, on stage. But before she can react, Jamie notices a distinctive tattoo in the crowd: an axe rumored to be the mark of the Huntsmen, a group of werewolf-tracking humans. The girls need to leave immediately and since Taryn is also a werewolf, they need to take her with them. The Huntsmen are more than a myth, and they're scouring the city for lone wolves just like Taryn. Until the General North American Assembly of Werewolves lends a plan of action, Kiara's small pack is on lockdown in a friend's apartment, where she and Taryn must face the differences that drove them apart. Furthermore, the longer the group waits, the more it seems the Huntsmen haven't been acting entirely on their own."--Amazon.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time
Haig, Matt, 1975-

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. So Tom moves back to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher--the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history first hand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him. But the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.


Format: Book
Holds: 124 on 18 copies

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The Ones Who Got Away

The Ones Who Got Away
Loren, Roni

It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night―a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away. Liv Arias thought she'd never return to Long Acre―until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs... Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 5 copies

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Only Child

Only Child
Navin, Rhiannon, 1978-

Surviving a horrific school shooting, a six-year-old boy retreats into the world of books and art while making sobering observations about his mother's determination to prosecute the shooter's parents and the wider community's efforts to make sense of the tragedy.


Format: Book
Holds: 30 on 18 copies

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Death at the Durbar: The Second Maharaja Mystery

Death at the Durbar: The Second Maharaja Mystery
Gaind, Arjun

"December, 1911. A vast tent city has sprung up outside the old walled enclave of Mughal Delhi, where the British are hosting a grand Durbar to celebrate the coronation of the new King, George V. Maharaja Sikander Singh of Rajpore is growing increasingly bored, cooling his heels at the Majestic Hotel as he awaits George V's arrival. Just as his frustration is about to peak, a pair of British officers shoulders in. They insist that he accompany them to the British Encampment. Lord Hardinge, overruling several subordinates, tells Sikander that his services as a sleuth are needed by King and country. Sworn to secrecy, Sikander is ushered into George V's personal chambers. And there he finds the cause for his extraordinary summons--an exquisite nautch-girl, hanged until dead. Employing techniques he has learned from studying Eugene Vidocq and Sherlock Holmes, Sikander examines the scene and demonstrates the girl was not a suicide, but murdered"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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