New Arrivals - Fiction
A latest installment in the popular series that includes Red Seas Under Red Skies finds con man Locke Lamora's latest scrapes with fellow Gentleman Bastard Jean Tannen giving way to an increasingly audacious resolve to have an incredibly good time while robbing the world blind. With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, Locke and his trusted partner, Jean, have barely escaped with their lives.
"With characters arranged alphabetically-from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You'll learn how Michele and Jason's marriage fared, what happened to Sookie's cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB's twins grew up to be solid citizens."-- Provided by publisher.
The timid doctor's wife Delia Grinstead walks away from her family, detaching herself from all that is familiar and embarking on a quixotic journey. Delia will capture your heart and make you yearn to stay a little longer in the poignant magic of her world.
"The continued adventures of Madison, the heroine of DAMNED, who escapes Hell and comes back to Earth"-- Provided by publisher.
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars.
When her life is threatened by a killer, police officer Regina is reunited with a trio of former juvenile delinquents with whom she was once involved, and she finds herself again caught up in a passionate bond with all three men.
The coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax (Rann for short), an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris, and Korea. While in Paris Rann falls for the beautiful and equally brilliant Stephanie Kung, who lives with her Chinese father and has not seen her American mother since she abandoned the family when Stephanie was six years old. Separated for long periods of time, their final reunion leads to a conclusion that even Rann, in all his hard-earned wisdom, could never have imagined.
Anna Oh, a middle-age wife, mother and artist, divorces her husband after 27 years of marriage to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.
Kerry Sullivan is running out of time and patience. With her brother wrongfully accused of embezzling millions, she can't face one more humiliating hang up from the man she is begging for help. Rafael Dawson may be one of the top electronic security experts in the country and the only man who can prove her brothers innocence but his phone manners are appalling. Damn Yankee. Too bad kidnapping the man isn't an option. Or is it? There's nothing Kerry wouldn't do for her brother. There are lots of things she longs to do to Rafe Dawson when he's lying tied up and naked in Kerry's secret hideaway. Rafe is certainly something to look at, but her brother's life is riding on her pulling off the impossible: getting this man who is always in control to lose it. But when the tables are turned, Kerry finds herself at Rafe's mercy. And the only way to get her way is to let him have his way with her.
A second volume of short fiction, featuring fourteen uncollected stories.
Remington Tate has a bad-boy rep in and out of the ring, a granite-hard body, and a raw, animal power that sends his female fans into a frenzy. But from the moment their eyes lock, the only woman he wants is Brooke Dumas. His desire is pure, all-consuming, and real!
Londonite Bridget Jones faces the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by, the nightmares of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need ninety buttons and three remotes to simply turn on
After suffering a crippling accident and ending his marriage, construction millionaire Edgar Freemantle rents a house on the Florida coast, where he creates works of art that lead him to discover unsettling elements from his landlady's enigmatic family history.
"From the lighthouse sporting a huge wreath to the Christmas Stroll along its quaint streets, holidays on Nantucket are always magical. However, while the town might be aglow like a scene from Dickens tale, unfortunately for newly married island newcomer Nicole Somerset, Christmas means a dreaded visit from her step-daughter. Headstrong Kennedy brings with her a family of her own--husband Archer and adorable 3 year old son, Maddox--but Kennedy's yet to get over her parents' divorce. Pregnant and highly emotional, in an attempt to reconcile her father and mother, Kennedy sets in motion a scheme to sabotage Nicole's meticulous holiday preparations. When Kennedy's glamorous mother appears on the Somerset doorstep, Kennedy thinks her devious plan might just work. Holidays may be a perfect time for reconciliation, but they are also known for miracles. Even before the gifts are unwrapped, other visitors will make unexpected appearances and sweet little Maddox gets his most fervent Christmas wish"-- Provided by publisher.
The small hand: "Returning home from a client visit late one evening, Adam Snow takes a wrong turn and stumbles across the derelict old White House. Compelled by curiosity he decides to enter, only to be repelled when he feels the unmistakable sensation of a small hand creeping onto his own. This is just the beginning of a series of odd experiences"--From NoveList
Perry Gonzales, a high school student in Beverly Hills, Calif., starts a business in which she "babysits" other teenagers who are less responsible and motivated than she is.
A suffering and persecuted intellectual, Moses E. Herzog passively accepts the disasters of his private and public affairs in an effort to survive modern civilization.
As World War II winds to a close, Europe's roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother's murderer, a concentration camp guard nicknamed The Rat. Now he must choose between revenge and love, between avenging the past and building a future.
This is a collection of stories about love and cruelty, crimes, desperation, and hope from the man Irvine Welsh has described as "the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years.".
Actors Anonymous is a story told in many forms, from testimonials (in the style of Alcoholics Anonymous) and scripts, to letters, diaries, and more. Presents a meditation on the nature of acting and a bawdy satire of the high life, as well as a portrayal of aspiring actors who never quite made it.--from publisher's description.
"A powerful and haunting meditation on human nature told from the dual perspectives of a Vermont family that has adopted a chimp as a surrogate son, and a group of chimpanzees in a Florida research institute. Looee, a chimp raised by a well-meaning and compassionate human couple who cannot conceive a baby of their own, is forever set apart. He's not human, but with his peculiar upbringing he is no longer like other chimps. One tragic night Looee's two natures collide and their unique family is forever changed. At the Girdish Institute in Florida, a group of chimpanzees has been studied for decades. The work at Girdish has proven that chimps have memories and solve problems, that they can learn language and need friends, and that they build complex cultures. They are political, altruistic, get angry, and forgive. When Looee is moved to the Institute, he is forced to try to find a place in their world. A Beautiful Truth is an epic and heartfelt story about parenthood, friendship, loneliness, fear and conflict, about the things we hold sacred as humans and how much we have in common with our animal relatives. A novel of great heart and wisdom from a literary master, it exposes the yearnings, cruelty, and resilience of all great apes"-- Provided by publisher.
"...A suspenseful story of one man's obsessive search to find the truth of another man's downfall. Nelson's life is not turning out the way he hoped. His girlfriend is sleeping with another man, his brother has left their South American country and moved to the United States, leaving Nelson to care for their widowed mother, and his acting career can't seem to get off the ground. That is, until he lands a starring role in a touring revival of The Idiot President, a legendary play by Nelson's hero, Henry Nunez, leader of the storied guerrilla theater troupe Diciembre. And that's when the real trouble begins. The tour takes Nelson out of the shelter of the city and across a landscape he's never seen, which still bears the scars of the civil war. With each performance, Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors, becoming hopelessly entangled in their complicated lives, until, during one memorable performance, a long-buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos. Nelson's fate is slowly revealed through the investigation of the narrator, a young man obsessed with Nelson's story-and perhaps closer to it than he lets on..."-- Provided by publisher.
Mitchell S. Jackson grew up black in a neglected neighborhood in America?s whitest city, Portland, Oregon. In the ?90s, those streets and beyond had fallen under the shadow of crack cocaine and its familiar mayhem. In his commanding autobiographical novel, Mitchell writes what it was to come of age in that time and place, with a break-out voice that?s nothing less than extraordinary.
On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, they seek refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt Fritzie and her husband, Pete; ordinary Mary, who will cause a miracle, and seductive Karl, who lacks his sister's gift for survival, embark upon an exhilarating life-journey crowded with colorful, unforgettable characters and marked by the extraordinary magic of natural events.
Lily Thomas is an aspiring ski champion training for the Olympics, a young woman with her heart set on winning the gold. But in one moment, Lily's future is changed forever, her hopes for the Olympics swept away in a tragic accident .... From the ashes of their lives, six people fight to alter the course of destiny and refuse to be defeated. When Bill builds a remarkable rehab facility for his daughter, countless lives are forever altered, and each becomes a winner.