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December 18, 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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American Assassin: A Thriller

American Assassin: A Thriller
Flynn, Vince, 1966-2013

Mitch Rapp is a gifted college athlete who just wants retribution for the Pan Am Lockerbie attack. He trains six months intensely with other clandestine operatives, under CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield and protégé Irene Kennedy, to stop terrorists before they reach America. The assassin leaves a trail of bodies from Istanbul across Europe to Beirut, where he needs every ounce of skill and cunning to survive the war-ravaged city and its deadly terrorist factions.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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The Perfect Nanny: A Novel

The Perfect Nanny: A Novel
Slimani, Leïla, 1981-

"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood--and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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Spy of the First Person

Spy of the First Person
Shepard, Sam, 1943-2017

In searing, beautiful prose, Sam Shepard's extraordinary narrative leaps off the page with its immediacy and power. It tells in a brilliant braid of voices the story of an unnamed narrator who traces, before our rapt eyes, his memories of work, adventure, and travel as he undergoes medical tests and treatments for a condition that is rendering him more and more dependent on the loved ones who are caring for him. The narrator's memories and preoccupations often echo those of our current moment--for here are stories of immigration and community, inclusion and exclusion, suspicion and trust. But at the book's core, and his, is family--his relationships with those he loved, and with the natural world around him. Vivid, haunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to the blue waters surrounding Alcatraz, from a New Mexico border town to a condemned building on New York City's Avenue C. It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human--and an unbound celebration of family and life.


Format: Book
Holds: 49 on 14 copies

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Blood Truth: A Rick Cahill Novel

Blood Truth: A Rick Cahill Novel
Coyle, Matt

When a long-hidden safe unlocks clues about why his father was kicked off the police force twenty-seven years ago and then spiraled into an early drunken death, Rick determines to find the truth even if it proves the one thing he's always feared.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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The Gone World

The Gone World
Sweterlitsch, Tom


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 12 copies

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Everything Here Is Beautiful

Everything Here Is Beautiful
Lee, Mira T., 1970-

"A dazzling novel of two sisters and their emotional journey through love, loyalty, and heartbreak Two sisters--Miranda, the older, responsible one, always her younger sister's protector; Lucia, the headstrong, unpredictable one, whose impulses are huge and, often, life changing. When their mother dies and Lucia starts hearing voices, it is Miranda who must find a way to reach her sister. But Lucia impetuously plows ahead, marrying a big-hearted, older man only to leave him, suddenly, to have a baby with a young Latino immigrant. She moves her new family from the States to Ecuador and back again, but the bitter constant is that she is, in fact, mentally ill. Lucia lives life on a grand scale, until, inevitably, she crashes to earth. Miranda leaves her own self-contained life in Switzerland to rescue her sister again--but only Lucia can decide whether she wants to be saved. The bonds of sisterly devotion stretch across oceans--but what does it take to break them?"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 12 copies

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The Pope of Palm Beach: A Novel

The Pope of Palm Beach: A Novel
Dorsey, Tim

"From Florida's king of mayhem Tim Dorsey -- "compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny" (Boston Globe) -- the latest madcap entry in his New York Times-bestselling Serge Storms series"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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Snow Falling

Snow Falling
Villanueva, Jane Gloriana

"In 1902 Miami, Josephine Galena Valencia has big dreams. Engaged to Pinkerton Detective Martin Cadden and working at the lavish Regal Sol, her life changes forever one champagne-fueled night with dashing hotelier Rake Solvino. Josephine must decide where her heart lies, even as a dangerous crime lord threatens all she holds dear. Will her dreams dissolve like falling snow or lead to happily ever after?"--Page [4] of cover.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 6 copies

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Maigret and the Dead Girl

Maigret and the Dead Girl
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989

Maigret and his fellow inspector Lognon find themselves trying to out-manoeuver each other when they investigate the case of a mysterious young woman whose new life in Paris is tragically cut short. Maigret wouldn't have admitted that what intrigued him most was the victim's face. All he had seen of it so far was one profile. Was it the bruises that gave her that sullen air? She looked like a bad-tempered little girl. Her combed-back brown hair was very smooth but naturally wavy. The rain had diluted her make-up a little and, instead of making her older or uglier, it made her younger and more appealing.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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The Girlfriend: A Novel

The Girlfriend: A Novel
Naughton, Sarah J.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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