• Song for the Unraveling of the World: Stories

    Song for the Unraveling of the World: Stories

    Evenson, Brian

    A newborn's absent face appears on the back of someone else's head, a filmmaker goes to gruesome lengths to achieve the silence he's after for his final scene, and a therapist begins, impossibly, to appear in a troubled patient's room late at night. In these stories of doubt, delusion, and paranoia, no belief, no claim to objectivity, is immune to the distortions of human perception. Here, self-deception is a means of justifying our most inhuman impulses--whether we know it or not.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 16 on 5 copies

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  • We Sold Our Souls

    We Sold Our Souls

    Hendrix, Grady

    "In the 1990s, heavy metal band Du00fcrt Wu00fcrk was poised for breakout success--but then lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom as Koffin, leaving his fellow bandmates to rot in obscurity. Two decades later, former guitarist Kris Pulaski works as the night manager of a Best Western--she's tired, broke, and unhappy. Everything changes when a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite with the rest of her bandmates and confront the man who ruined her life. It's a journey that will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a music festival from hell."--Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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  • The Changeling: A Novel

    The Changeling: A Novel

    LaValle, Victor D.

    "Apollo Kagwa has had strange dreams that have haunted him since childhood. An antiquarian book dealer with a business called Improbabilia, he is just beginning to settle into his new life as a committed and involved father, unlike his own father who abandoned him, when his wife Emma begins acting strange. Disconnected and uninterested in their new baby boy, Emma at first seems to be exhibiting all the signs of post-partum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go far beyond that. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act--beyond any parent's comprehension--and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo's odyssey through a world he only thought he understood to find a wife and child who are nothing like he'd imagined. His quest begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma's whereabouts. Apollo then begins a journey that takes him to a forgotten island in the East River of New York City, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest in Queens where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever."--

    Format: Book - 2017 First edition

    Holds: 4 on 15 copies

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  • The Toll

    The Toll

    Priest, Cherie

    State Road 177 runs along the Suwannee River, between Fargo, Georgia, and the Okefenokee Swamp. Drive that route from east to west, and you'll cross six bridges. Take it from west to east, and you might find seven. But you'd better hope not. Titus and Davina Bell leave their hotel in Fargo for a second honeymoon canoeing the Okefenokee Swamp. But shortly before they reach their destination, they draw up to a halt at the edge of a rickety bridge with old stone pilings, with room for only one car.When, much later, a tow-truck arrives, the driver finds Titus lying in the middle of the road, but Davina is nowhere to be found.

    Format: Book - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 9 on 6 copies

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  • The Silent Companions

    The Silent Companions

    Purcell, Laura

    "When newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's crumbling country estate, The Bridge, what greets her is far from the life of wealth and privilege she was expecting. When Elsie married handsome young heir Rupert Bainbridge, she believed she was destined for a life of luxury. But with her husband dead just weeks after their marriage, her new servants resentful, and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie has only her husband's awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. Inside her new home lies a locked door, beyond which is a painted wooden figure--a silent companion--that bears a striking resemblance to Elsie herself. The residents of The Bridge are terrified of the figure, but Elsie tries to shrug this off as simple superstition--that is, until she notices the figure's eyes following her."--

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 2 on 1 copy

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  • The Homecoming: A Novel

    The Homecoming: A Novel

    Pyper, Andrew

    A man has died, and his family has gathered to hear the reading of his will. Much to the surprise of the man's widow and the couple's children, they all stand to inherit a sizable fortune, but there's one, rather odd condition.

    Format: Book - 2019 Simon & Schuster Canada edition

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • The Devil Aspect: The Strange Truth Behind the Occurrences at Hrad Orlů Asylum for the Criminally Insane : A Novel

    The Devil Aspect: The Strange Truth Behind the Occurrences at Hrad Orlů Asylum for the Criminally Insane : A Novel

    Russell, Craig

    "A novel set in Czechoslovakia in 1935, in which a brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new post at an asylum for the criminally insane that houses only six inmates--the country's most depraved murderers--while, in Prague, a detective struggles to understand a brutal serial killer who has spread fear through the city, and who may have ties to the asylum"--

    Format: Book - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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  • Compulsory Games: And Other Stories

    Compulsory Games: And Other Stories

    Aickman, Robert

    "Cross Henry James with M.R. James and you might end up with a writer like Robert Aickman, though his self-described "strange stories" remain confoundingly and uniquely his own. Aickman's superbly written tales terrify not with standard thrills and gore but through a radical overturning of the laws of nature and everyday life. His territory of the strange, of the "void behind the face of order," is a surreal region that grotesquely mimics the quotidian: Is that river the Thames, or is it even a river? What does it mean when a prospective lover removes one dress, and then another--and then another? Do a herd of cows in a peaceful churchyard contain the souls of jilted women preparing to trample a cruel lover to death? Published for the first time under one cover, this collection offers a generous introduction to a sophisticated, psychologically acute modernist whose achievements have too long been hidden under the cloak of genre"--

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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  • Wounds: Six Stories From the Border of Hell

    Wounds: Six Stories From the Border of Hell

    Ballingrud, Nathan

    "A collection of short horror stories by Nathan Ballingrud"--

    Format: Book - 2019 First Saga Press hardcover edition

    Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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  • The Mansion: A Novel

    The Mansion: A Novel

    Boone, Ezekiel

    A family moves into a home equipped with the world's most intelligent, most cutting-edge, and most intuitive computer ever--with terrifying and catastrophic results. (12/5/2019 2:24:12 PM)

    Format: Book - 2018 First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Books hardcover edition

    Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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