New adult fiction
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Fiction books for adults.
The Lady Upstairs
"Jo's job is blackmailing the most lecherous men in Los Angeles - handsy Hollywood producers, adulterous actors, corrupt cops. Sure, she likes the money she's making, which comes in handy for the debt she is paying off, but it's also a chance to take back power for the women of the city. Eager to prove herself to her coworker Lou and their enigmatic boss, known only as the Lady Upstairs, Jo takes on bigger and riskier jobs. When one of her targets is murdered, both the Lady Upstairs and the LAPD have Jo in their sights. Desperate to escape the...
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The Vietri Project
A search for an elusive customer leads a young bookseller to research the complicated history of her family in Rome and how it was shaped by mental illness, a communist murder trial, and devastating wartime losses.
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Tomorrow Will Be Better
Brooklyn, the 1920s. Margy Shannon-- shy, eager, joyfully optimistic-- lives with her parents and has witnessed how a lifetime of work and poverty has worn them down. Unable to speak up to her overbearing mother, Margy takes refuge in dreams of finding a husband she loves, having children, and living in a nice home. When she meets Frankie Malone, she thinks at last her dreams might be fulfilled ... until a devastating tragedy forces Margy to stand up for what she needs. -- adapted from back cover.
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Let Him Go
"A tale of family love and its unexpected consequences from 'one of the finest writers working today'"--
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The Rush's Edge
"Halvor Cullen, a genetically-engineered and technology implanted ex-soldier, doesn't see himself as a hero. After getting out of the service, all he's interested in is chasing the adrenaline rush his body was designed to crave. Hal knows he won't live long anyway; vat soldiers like him are designed to die early or will be burnt out from relentlessly seeking the rush. His best friend and former CO, Tyce, is determined not to let that happen and distracts him by work salvaging crashed ships in the Edge. On a job, the crew finds a sphere that downloads an alien presence into...
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The Last Days of Ellis Island
"New York, November 3, 1954. In a few days, the immigration inspection station on Ellis Island will close its doors forever. John Mitchell, an officer of the Bureau of Immigration, is the guardian and last resident of the island. As Mitchell looks back over forty-five years as gatekeeper to America and its promise of a better life, he recalls his brief marriage to his beloved wife Liz, and is haunted by memories of a transgression involving Nella, an immigrant from Sardinia. Told is a series of poignant diary entries, this is a story of responsibility, love, fidelity, and remorse."--Back cover.
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Just Like This
"Rian Falwell has a problem. And his name is Damon Louis. Rian's life as the art teacher to a gaggle of displaced boys at Albin Academy should be smooth sailing - until the stubborn, grouchy football coach comes into his world like a lightning strike and ignites a heated conflict that would leave them sworn enemies if not for a common goal. A student in peril. A troubling secret. And two men who are polar opposites but must work together to protect their charges. They shouldn't want each other. They shouldn't even like each other. Yet as they fight to...
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In Her Tracks
"Returning from an extended leave in her hometown of Cedar Grove, Detective Tracy Crosswhite finds herself reassigned to the Seattle PD's cold case unit. As the protective mother of an infant daughter, Tracy is immediately drawn to her first file: the abduction of a five-year-old girl whose parents, embattled in a poisonous divorce, were once prime suspects. While reconstructing the days leading up to the girl's disappearance, Tracy is brought into an active investigation with former partner Kinsington Rowe. A young woman has vanished on an isolated jogging trail in North Seattle. Divided between two critical cases, Tracy has little...
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When a mysterious enemy strikes at the very foundation of the Ascendancy by widening the rifts between the Nine Ruling Families and Forty Great Houses, Thrawn and his allies must decide what matters most--the security of their family or the survival of the Ascendancy itself.
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"The latest installment in the internationally best-selling Joona Linna series sees the Swedish detective on the trail of the worst serial killer he's seen yet. Across the continent, someone is brutally murdering Europe's worst criminals. Who can object to taking out rapists, arsonists, human traffickers? But when two of the victims have a direct connection to detective Joona Linna, it's clear to him that somebody's trying to send him a message. His longtime colleague Saga Bauer dismisses his hunch as paranoid ravings, but all evidence points to a killer who they previously thought could only haunt their dreams. As innocent...
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