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New Arrivals - Fiction
An American undertakes a dangerous search in Asia for his Amerasian niece. When his brother is killed in a helicopter crash and the Vietnamese wife dies soon after, Mathias Moon, a Colorado newsman, flies to find the girl. In the course of the search, from the teeming streets of Manila to the jungles of Cambodia, Moon finds himself too.
What does it mean to be a decent man? To love well, with fidelity and constancy? These are the lessons that Jake's father, a wildlife biologist, tries to impart to his son, often on fishing trips to their beloved Furnace Creek. Bound up in the laws of Einstein's theories, these lessons will ultimately influence Jake's own career as an astronomer. Out on the creek, both father and son conquer their greatest challenges: marital infidelity, professional setbacks, and Jake's long term, passionate obsession with his childhood crush.
"Short stories and a novella by Joseph Campbell, written before he embarked on his career as a mythologist and professor. Includes portraits of the Hero's Journey, symbolism, magical realism, Campbell's concern with the ravages of World War II, and a U.S. president who wakes one morning to find his skin changed from white to black"--Provided by publisher.
A middle-aged, single mother going through an ugly divorce begins a torrid, irresponsible, and obsessive love affair with a twenty-year-old neighbor, resulting in life-changing consequences
A story about changes that take place in a charming Irish village when a stranger turns a local manor house into a luxury hotel.
Blaming her husband for her son's fatal car accident, high school guidance counselor Beth Maller rails against everyday injustices at her job and eventually risks her career to launch a campaign against bullying and the persecution of LGBTQ students.
British secret agent James Bond, a broken man after the tragic end to his last mission, is sent to Japan to train under spy chief Tiger Tanaka and carry out an impossible mission to assassinate one of Tanaka's enemies.
"Raucous and darkly humorous, 'Dog eat dog' is narrated by Dingamanzi Makhedama Njomane, a college student in South Africa who spends his days partying, skipping class, and picking up girls. But Dingz, as he is known to his friends, is living in charged times, and his discouraging college life plays out against the backdrop of South Africa?s first democratic elections, the spread of AIDS, and financial difficulties that threaten to force him out of school"--From publisher description.
A respected Mexican businessman finds his idyllic life crumbling in the face of his wife's infidelity with a corrupt director of national security, his brother-in-law's worship of a child preacher, and his mistress' break with reality.
"Marnie and her little sister, Nelly, are on their own now. Only they know what happened to their parents, Izzy and Gene, and they aren't telling. While life in Glasgow's Maryhill housing estate isn't grand, the girls do have each other. Besides, it's only a year until Marnie will be considered an adult and can legally take care of them both"--From publisher description.
A collection of eight interconnected stories features seven different people who, every Friday evening, travel from Dublin to Rathdoon on Tom Fitzgerald's lilac-colored bus.
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.