New Arrivals - Fiction
After saving his creative writing class from a bloodbath an uninspired author is initiated into a cult that worships handguns
British secret agent James Bond again takes on a new secret organization, SPECTRE, when it hijacks two atomic bombs and demands ransom from the world's governments. Bond embarks for the Bahamas to investigate a "treasure hunt" aboard the Disco Volante, manned by Emilio Largo and the gorgeous Domino Vitali, and his path will lead to the calculating Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Wesley, a tenth grader, tries to navigate through life, despite having divorced parents, a father who has come out as gay and a popular friend who also comes out as gay right after winning a school election.
A foster child who has been shuffled through the system after being abandoned at the YMCA as a baby wonders about her birth family and the reasons she was given up, questions that lead to the tragic story of her flawed and desperate mother.
A story about the "boundaries between videogames and reality, consciousness and identity."--from cover.
Presents a collection of short stories detailing the lives of Jewish people in Memphis, the Lower East Side of New York, Europe, and the Catskills.
"While reluctantly accompanying her husband and daughter to freshman orientation at Indiana University, Nora Quillen hears someone call her name, a name she has not heard in more than 25 years. Not even her husband knows that back in the '60s she was Jane Barth, a student deeply involved in the antiwar movement. An American tune moves back and forth in time, telling the story of Jane, a girl from a working-class family who fled town after she was complicit in a deadly bombing, and Nora, the woman she became, a wife and mother living a quiet life in northern Michigan."--Book cover.
When his concert pianist wife dies suddenly, producer Philip fears the discovery of their fraudulent music recordings and descends into paranoia while reflecting on their lives together, his wife's remarkable career and his views about truth, marriage and perfection.
..."Twenty-something Londoner Natalie Bowen is envied by many, but her personal life is a disaster. Then she hears about an exclusive weekend retreat called The Haven, a place that specializes in introducing people to pleasures they could never have imagined. Shocked at the idea, but unable to resist finding out more, Natalie decides it's time to put her hears behind her. Once at The Haven, Natalie meets the enigmatic and disciplined Simon, a man who is used to getting what he wants. And he's decided he wants Natalie..."--Publisher's information.
The poor but proud Dunne family and their friends struggle to survive on the dust-plagued prairies of the Oklahoma Panhandle, but discover bitter disappointment in the orchards and vineyards of the so-called promised land of California. Originally written in the 1930's based upon the author's firsthand experiences.
Growing up in their family's ancestral home in Wales, Jonathan Anthony and his little sister, Theo, are inseparable, inventing magical worlds and buttressing each other against the loneliness of life with their alcoholic mother, Alicia. When a family tragedy brings their glamorous grandmother, Eve, home from America, Jonathan and Theo are initially elated by the attention she lavishes on them. But soon it becomes clear that there is more to the Anthony family history than anyone will acknowledge, trapping Jonathan and Theo in a web of dark secrets that have haunted Evendon for generations.
As the super patriot and war veteran who?s bankrolling Britain?s top-secret Moonraker rocket program, Sir Hugo Drax should be above reproach. But there?s more to this enigmatic millionaire than he lets on. When M suspects Drax of cheating at cards in an exclusive gentleman?s club, he sends Bond in to investigate. But exposing the deception only enrages Drax?and now 007 must outwit an angry man with the power to loose a nuclear warhead on London. The mysterious death of the head of security at Drax?s missile base gives Bond the perfect opportunity to go undercover to find out the secret agenda of the supposed British war hero. With the help of another agent, the lustrous Gala Brand, 007 learns the truth about Drax?s battle scars, his wartime allegiances?and his murderous plans for the deployment of Moonraker.
Somewhere in Arizona's Chocolate Mountains there is a king's ransom of gold stashed by a miner a hundred years ago. But times have changed. The world has changed. Now the Chocolate Mountains are the home of the largest military artillery range in the world. Harry's living on disability and getting liquored up and beaten down. Frank's a feisty old-timer battling cancer and a domineering daughter. And Ricky's a good kid in a bad spot, doing everything for family. Together they're staking what little they have left on a dangerous quest to the Big Maria Mine and the gold that can offer them a new beginning.
"In his raw and most autobiographical novel, Junky, also his debut, Burroughs fictionalized his experiences using and dealing heroin and other drugs in the 1940s."--cover p. 4.
"One rainy afternoon in Istanbul, a woman walks into a doctor's surgery. 'I need to have an abortion,' she announces. She is nineteen years old and unmarried. What happens that afternoon will change her life." "Twenty years later, Asya Kazanci lives with her extended family in Istanbul. Due to a mysterious family curse, all the Kazanci men die in their early forties, so it is a house of women, among them Asya's beautiful, rebellious mother Zeliha, who runs a tattoo parlour; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. And when Asya's Armenian- American cousin Armanoush comes to stay, long-hidden family secrets connected with Turkey's turbulent past begin to emerge."--Jacket of book.
"Four years have passed since best friends Cici, Bridget and Lindsay left the suburbs for an old mansion in the Shenandoah Valley. They've survived broken plumbing, leaky roofs, marauding sheep, faced fire, hail, snow, and financial set-backs. Yet somehow through it all they've managed not only to build a home, but a family. All their dreams seem to be coming true. The vineyard has been restored and Ladybug Farm Winery is on the verge of bottling its first vintage. But Ladybug Farm still holds a few surprises for them all. Someone is getting married, someone is keeping a monumental secret, and someone is leaving Ladybug Farm forever"--p. 4 of cover.
Jonathan Kepler wants to climb Spoon Mountain with his grown son and daughter on his sixty-fifth birthday in three weeks. The kids, Ben and Miranda, think he's crazy. For starters, Spoon Mountain is almost the tallest alpine peak in New Mexico. Jonathan's health is terrible. Still reeling from his third, nearly fatal, divorce, he has a rotten heart, serious asthma, and a fed-up girlfriend who is about to drop him like a bad habit. Once a celebrated novelist, Hollywood screenwriter, and environmental activist, Jonathan is now tottering at the ragged end of his career and yearning to make amends to his children for his past sins before it's too late. Years ago, Spoon Mountain was very special to the Kepler family. They once shared halcyon days in the wilderness. Can they go home again? Does Spoon Mountain offer redemption . . . or annihilation? And why is getting there so laden with pratfalls? John Nichols is at his hilarious and poignant best in this rollicking tale of love, anarchy, and the awesome Rocky Mountains. It is drop-dead comedy with an inspiring and beautiful message.
British secret agent James Bond infiltrates the organization of ruthless criminal Auric Goldfinger and his caper with the Soviet unit known as SMERSH.
"An aspiring young journalist stuck blogging for a gossip site stumbles across a story that gives new meaning to the word legendary"--Provided by publisher.
Thirty-six years after Nell buried her husband, and a few secrets with him, Nell's daughter Kate plans to pipe water from a huge aquifer under the family ranch to Las Vegas and Nell's granddaughter Cassie tries to repair the family.
Quinn is thirtysomething, a survivor of a fractured and eccentric childhood marred by the death of her younger sister. Twenty years later, she is in the midst of a decade-long slide down the other side of punk-rock stardom after her successful music career was abruptly halted. Sassy and smart, tough but broken, Quinn is at loose ends. She develops unique strategies for coping, but no matter what twisted tactic Quinn conjures to keep her psyche intact, she cannot keep the past away.
"...A benign old monk listens to a prospective novice?s tale of depravity, violence, and carnivorous excess while a nice little family drama?in which nearly everyone dies?unfurls. But in this tale of sharp hatchets, bad water, and a rusty WWII mortar, we can?t help but laugh... In this bizarre romp through the Chinese countryside, the author treats us to a cornucopia of cooked animal flesh?ostrich, camel, donkey, dog, as well as the more common varieties. As his dual narratives merge and feather into one another, each informing and illuminating the other, Mo probes the character and lifestyle of modern China. Displaying his many talents, as fabulist, storyteller, scatologist, master of allusion and cliché, and more, Pow! carries the reader along quickly, hungrily, and giddily, up until its surprising dénouement"--From the publisher.
"Death floods the streets of Florida as rival gangs kill for blood rights to the distribution of a new synthetic drug, Crocodil. The Russian substitute for heroin, it's the ultimate prize in the drug turf wars--a cheap high that brings even cheaper death. As rival Mexican and Salvadoran cartels shoot it out for kingpin status, Mack Bolan joins the war. Unleashing incendiary hell on gang territory in Miami, he blasts his way through a pipeline that leads south to Guatemala, where a corrupt Swiss pharmaceutical company has set up manufacturing. Allied with a couple of locals equally dedicated to stopping this lethal fix before it hits Main Street, U.S.A., Bolan faces an army of hard-core mercenaries and miles of cartel blood lust. Outgunned but never outmaneuvered, the Executioner doesn't soft-sell his brand of payback to these merchants of human misery. Bolan goes in hard and without mercy."--FantasticFiction.com