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December 10, 2017

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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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Siege Line

Siege Line
Cole, Myke

The Gemini Cell took everything from Jim Schweitzer: his family, his career as a Navy SEAL, even his life. Hounded across the country, Schweitzer knows the only way he can ever stop running, the only way his son can ever be safe, is to take the fight to the enemy and annihilate the Cell once and for all. But the Cell won't be easily destroyed. Out of control and fighting a secret war with the government it once served, it has dispatched its shadowy Director to the far reaches of the subarctic in search of a secret magic that could tip the balance of power in its favor. Schweitzer must join with the elite warriors of both America and Canada in a desperate bid to get there first--and avert a disaster that could put the Cell in control.


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Holds: 4 on 5 copies

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The Shooting Party

The Shooting Party
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904

"The Shooting Party, Chekhov's only full-length novel, centres on Olga, the pretty young daughter of a drunken forester on a country estate, and her fateful relationships with the men in her life. Adored by Urbenin, the estate manager, whom she marries to escape the poverty of her home, she is also desired by the dissolute Count Karneyev and by Zinovyev, a magistrate, who knows the secret misery of her marriage. When an attempt is made on Olga's life in the woods, it seems impossible to discover the perpetrator in an impenetrable web of deceit, lust, loathing and double-dealing. One of Chekhov's earliest experiments in fiction, The Shooting Party combines the classic elements of a mystery with a story of corruption, concealed love and fatal jealousy."--Jacket.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel

Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel
Nussbaum, Susan

The residents at a facility for disabled young people in Chicago build trust and make friends in an effort to fight against their living conditions and mistreatment.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Garden Intrigue

The Garden Intrigue
Willig, Lauren

Overview: Secret agent Augustus Whittlesby has spent a decade undercover in France, posing as an insufferably bad poet. The French surveillance officers can't bear to read his work closely enough to recognize the information drowned in a sea of verbiage. New York-born Emma Morris Delagardie is a thorn in Augustus's side. An old school friend of Napoleon's stepdaughter, she came to France with her uncle, eloped with a Frenchman, and has been rattling around the salons of Paris ever since. Now widowed, she entertains herself by holding a weekly salon, and loudly critiquing Augustus's poetry. As Napoleon pursues his plans for the invasion of England, Whittlesby hears of a top-secret device to be demonstrated at a house party. The catch? The only way in is with Emma, who has been asked to write a masque for the weekend's entertainment. In this complicated masque within a masque, nothing goes quite as scripted-especially Augustus's unexpected feelings for Emma.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Queen Hustlaz

Queen Hustlaz
Love, Falicia

Jeryca and her girls are the typical hood chicks, always on the prowl for a come-up and dead set on making it out of the hood. Jeryca thinks she has the perfect mark to finance her escape in Thad Royster, a certified playboy and drug dealer with plenty of stacks to blow. But what will happen when Thad sees right through her fake persona and phony emotions? As she learns more about Thad's treacherous ways, Jeryca becomes fueled by anger. Now she is out to settle the score with everyone who has crossed her, and Thad is her first target. Farrah is the one chick in the crew who lucked up on a guaranteed payday by becoming Larry's baby mama, but when Larry flips the script on her, she's completely thrown off her game. Farrah is fighting a war to keep her son, and she will do whatever it takes. Has she taken on more than she can handle? Will her treachery leave her with a debt that requires a larger blood payment than she can afford? Stephanie stands out from the rest of her clique, but her brains and loyalty to Chris give her the inside track on Thad's hustle. When Thad's crew makes a dirty play, she's forced to choose between riding for her man and her loyalty to her girls. Which side will she stand on when the dust settles? Dana is the only chick in the clique who intends to get her money the legit way. With a budding career in law, she decides to change her circle and shed the "hood chick" label. When old ties pull on her heartstrings, however, she's quickly pulled back into the mix. As she takes on the role as the leader of their robbing crew, she is determined to find out just who is loyal and who isn't. Is she ready to face the harsh truth? Thad and his crew are searching for the individuals responsible for the murderous and thieving acts that occur at his trap house, but will they find that leaving well enough alone was better?


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Class: A Novel

Class: A Novel
Pacifico, Francesco, 1977-

"The breakout novel by Francesco Pacifico, one of Italy's most acclaimed writers, hailed by Dana Spiotta as "brilliantly funny and weirdly subversive" Ludovica and Lorenzo live in Rome. She works in her family's bookstore, and he's a filmmaker--or, rather, a "filmmaker": so far, all he's produced is one pretentious short film that even his friends don't take seriously. But somehow, he gets a scholarship to Columbia University, and the couple decide to head to New York--specifically, to Williamsburg: the promised land. They soon fall in with a group of Italian expats--all of them with artistic ambitions and the family money to support those ambitions indefinitely. There's Nicolino, the playboy; Marcello, the aspiring rapper; Sergio, the literary scout; and a handful of others. These languidly ambitious men and women will come together and fall apart, but can they escape their fates? Can anyone? In Class, Francesco Pacifico gives a grand, subversive, formally ambitious social novel that bridges Italy and America, high and low, money and art. A novel that channels Virginia Woolf and Kanye West, Henry Miller and Lil' Wayne, Class is an unforgettable, mordantly funny account of Italians chasing the American dream"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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The Book of Blam

The Book of Blam
Tišma, Aleksandar, 1924-2003

"A modern-day retelling of the book of Job. The war is over. Miroslav Blam walks along the former Jew Street, and he remembers. He remembers Aaron Grün, the hunchbacked watchmaker; and Eduard Fiker, a lamp merchant; and Jakob Mentele, a stove fitter; and Arthur Spitzer, a grocer, who played amateur soccer and had non-Jewish friends; and Sándor Vértes, a lawyer who was a Communist. All dead. As are his younger sister and his best friend, a Serb, both of whom joined the resistance movement; and his mother and father in the infamous Novi Sad raid in January 1942--when the Hungarian Arrow Cross executed 1,400 Jews and Serbs on the banks of the Danube and tossed them into the river. Blam lives. The war he survived will never be over for him."--Www.amazon.ca.


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Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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The Time of Mute Swans: A Novel

The Time of Mute Swans: A Novel
Temelkuran, Ece, 1973-


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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Return to Flint

Return to Flint
Hernandez, Treasure

Tiana and Cee Cee each attempt suicide after their fathers are murdered and end up in a psychiatric hospital where a doctor uses his authority to abuse them ultimately leading the ladies to exact revenge and suffer the consequences.


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Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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Sharp Curves Ahead: A Novel

Sharp Curves Ahead: A Novel
Hobbs, Allison

Plus-size friends Jayla Carpenter and Bailee Evans have been close since college. But despite their physical similarities, the two couldn't be more different. Bailee is laid-back, happily married, and comfortable in her skin. Jayla, on the other hand, resents the many years that she was fat-shamed and is now obsessed with proving that she is as sexy as skinny chicks. Celebrating her body, she flaunts her extra weight in provocative clothing and enjoys the attention of a long list of random male admirers she meets on a dating site for curvy girls. The fact that her inbox is flooded with requests to hook up affirms Jayla's opinion that a Rubenesque body type is more appealing than a stick figure. But Bailee isn't so sure that Jayla's love life is as gratifying as she professes. She secretly worries that Jayla will end up getting her heart broken, or worse. Her fears are proven true when Jayla is stood up by her latest romantic interest on Valentines Day. Infuriated over the insult, Jayla goes on a man-stealing rampage to prove that she is more attractive and sexier than thin girls. Soon, it becomes clear that no man is off limits, not even her best friend's husband. Can a lifelong friendship recover after the ultimate betrayal or are some friends too damaged to keep?


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Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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