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November 23, 2017

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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 Ruined House: A Novel

The Ruined House: A Novel
Namdar, Ruby, 1964-

Andrew P. Cohen, a successful NYU professor of comparative culture, is suddenly plagued with strange and inexplicable visions of an ancient religious ritual. As his superficially perfect world begins to unravel, he is forced to question his beliefs. Interspersed throughout the novel are pages from an ancient (pseudo)Talmudic text, harking back to the golden age of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Hidden in this frenzied, semi-opaque other narrative lies the mysterious key to understanding the drama of Andrew's life.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal
Forsyth, Frederick, 1938-

One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who, in the spring of 1963, was hired to assassinate General Charles de Gaulle. France was infuriated by Charles de Gaulle's withdrawal from Algeria, and there were six known attempts to assassinate the general that failed. This novel dramatizes the seventh, mostly deadly attempt, involving a professional killer for hire who would be unknown to the French Police. His code name was Jackal, his price half a million dollars, and his demand total secrecy, even from his employers. Step by painstaking step, we follow the Jackal in his meticulous planning, from the fashioning of a specially made rifle to the devising of his approach to the time and the place where the general is to meet the Jackal's bullet. The only obstacle in his path is a small, diffident, rumpled policeman, who happens to be considered by his boss the best detective in France: Deputy Commissaire Claude Lebel.-- Publisher description.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 6 copies

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The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita
Набоков, Владимир Владимирович

Presents the degeneration which results from a middle-aged professor's desperate obsession with a precocious, callous teenager whose mother he marries just to be near the young girl.  Набоков, Владимир Владимирович, 1899-1977.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel

A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel
Nelscott, Kris

"Set against the backdrop of the strike and protests that will end with Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination, A Dangerous Road combines the politics of race, betrayal, unexpected love, and the terrible cost of trust into a story so memorable the Mystery Writers of America chose it as one of the top five novels of the year."--Back cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Taking A Shot

Taking A Shot
Burton, Jaci

If you want to score, you have to get in the game ... Jenna runs the family's sports bar-- whether she likes it or not. When pro hockey stud Tyler walks in, he's intrigued by her beauty, and senses that Jenna wants something more out of life. Does she have the passion to take a shot at having it all ... including Tyler?


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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Nick's Trip

Nick's Trip
Pelecanos, George P.

An old high-school friend drags Nick Stefanos into a complex and deadly conspiracy involving drugs, theft, intrigue, and murder.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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Tempt Me If You Can

Tempt Me If You Can
Chapman, Janet

When he discovers that he has a teenage son, shipping magnate Ben Sinclair is determined to make things right, but his son's aunt, Emma Sands, does not trust him, and he must prove to her that he is ready to be a father.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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The Irregular

The Irregular
Lyle, H. B.

"As an urchin living on the streets of London, he spied for Sherlock Holmes; as a man, he spies on the enemies of the British Empire"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 12 on 4 copies

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From A Buick 8: A Novel

From A Buick 8: A Novel
King, Stephen, 1947-

"Since 1979, the state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in the shed out behind the barracks. Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox had answered a strange call just down the road and came back with an abandoned 1953 Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old cars, and this one was... just wrong. As it turned out, the Buick 8 was worse than dangerous--and the members of Troop D decided that it would be better if the public never found out about it. Now, more than twenty years later, Curt's son Ned starts hanging around the barracks and is allowed into the Troop D family. And one day he discovers the family secret--a mystery that begins to stir once more, not only in the minds and hearts of these veteran troopers, but out in the shed as well, for there's more power under the hood than anyone can handle..."--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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A Mind to Murder

A Mind to Murder
James, P. D.

On the surface, the Steen Psychiatric Clinic is one of the most reputable institutions in London. But when the administrative head is found dead with a chisel in her heart, that distinguished facade begins to crumble as the truth emerges. Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh of Scotland Yard is called in to investigate and quickly finds himself caught in a whirlwind of psychiatry, drugs, and deceit.


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Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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