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December 18, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Fiction

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Popular Fiction books for adults

 

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

 

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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976

While en route from Syria to Paris, in the middle of a freezing winter's night, the Orient Express is stopped dead in its tracks by a snowdrift. Passengers awake to find the train still stranded and to discover that a wealthy American has been brutally stabbed to death in his private compartment. Incredibly, that compartment is locked from the inside. With no escape into the wintery landscape the killer must still be on board. Fortunately, the brilliant Belgian inspector Hercule Poirot is also on board, having booked the last available berth.


Format: Book
Holds: 127 on 33 copies

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The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel

The Story of Arthur Truluv: A Novel
Berg, Elizabeth

"For the past six months, Arthur Moses's days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life. Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur--a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur's kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname "Truluv." As Arthur's neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew. Wonderfully written and full of profound observations about life, The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age."--Dust jacket flap.


Format: Book
Holds: 125 on 23 copies

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Bonfire: A Novel

Bonfire: A Novel
Ritter, Krysten, 1981-

Successful environmental lawyer Abby Williams is forced to confront her small-town past while investigating a high-profile corruption case back home.


Format: Book
Holds: 125 on 28 copies

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The Sympathizer

The Sympathizer
Nguyen, Viet Thanh, 1971-

Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life in 1975 Los Angeles.


Format: Book
Holds: 123 on 62 copies

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Beneath A Scarlet Sky: A Novel

Beneath A Scarlet Sky: A Novel
Sullivan, Mark T.

In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow; he also becomes the personal driver of one of the Third Reich's most powerful commanders.


Format: Book
Holds: 122 on 26 copies

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Forest Dark: A Novel

Forest Dark: A Novel
Krauss, Nicole

Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for sixty-eight years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he's felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi planning a reunion for the descendants of King David who insists that Epstein is part of that storied dynastic line. He also meets the rabbi's beautiful daughter who convinces Epstein to become involved in her own project, a film about the life of David being shot in the desert, with life-changing consequences. But Epstein isn't the only seeker embarking on a metaphysical journey that dissolves his sense of self, place, and history. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. Troubled by writer's block and a failing marriage, she hopes that the hotel can unlock a dimension of reality, and her own perception of life, that has been closed off to her. But when she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can't turn down, she's drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined.


Format: Book
Holds: 122 on 37 copies

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End Game

End Game
Baldacci, David

Will Robie returns home from a mission overseas to discover that his boss--codenamed Blue Man--has vanished. His last known location was in remote Colorado, and there have been no other sightings or communications since. But there is violence brewing in this small town, and Robie and his sometime-partner Jessica Reel will be lucky if they make it out alive, with or without Blue Man.


Format: Book
Holds: 119 on 260 copies

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Still Life

Still Life
Penny, Louise

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.--From publisher description.


Format: Book
Holds: 118 on 23 copies

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Sourdough: A Novel

Sourdough: A Novel
Sloan, Robin, 1979-

A software engineer is left a sourdough starter from sibling bakers after they're forced to close their shop, a gift that leads to a new vocation, a legal dispute, and a venture into a secret market that fuses food with technology.


Format: Book
Holds: 116 on 20 copies

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The Secret History

The Secret History
Tartt, Donna

Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable.


Format: Book
Holds: 115 on 27 copies

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