New Fiction Books – August 2015

Absolutely True Lies
Rachel Stuhler
F STU
Struggling writer Holly Gracin is on the verge of moving back home when she gets hired to write the memoir of eighteen-year-old Daisy Mae Dixson, a former child star who has moved into both blockbuster movies and pop music.

Architect's ApprenticeThe Architect’s Apprentice
Elif Shafak
F SHA
One of Turkey’s preeminent writers spins an epic tale set at the height of the Ottoman Empire and that is teeming with secrets, intrigue, and romance.

Aurora
Kim Stanley Robinson
F ROB
From a preeminent science fiction author, the compelling story of our first voyage beyond the solar system, to find a new home.

A Better Man
Leah McLaren
F MCL
What if the only way you could get out of your marriage was to become the perfect husband?

The Bones of You
Debbie Howells
F HOW
A psychological thriller that revolves around a young woman’s murder and another woman’s obsession with uncovering the secrets in an idyllic English village.

Charlie Martz and Other Stories: The Unpublished Stories
Elmore Leonard
F LEO
A collection of never-before-seen stories from the inimitable master of crime fiction.

China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan
F KWA
The author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with another entertaining novel of social climbing, secret emails, and fashion world scandal.  A comedy of manners that takes readers on a tour through Asia’s most exclusive club of the extremely rich.

Circling the SunCircling the Sun
Paula McLain
F MCL
The  author of The Paris Wife now looks at a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record setting aviator in colonial Kenya and who, as Isak Dinesen, wrote the memoir, Out of Africa.

Death and Mr. Pickwick
Stephen Jarvis
F JAR
A Dickensian novel about the rough-and-tumble world that produced an author that defined an age.  For fans of Charles Dickens!

The Flicker Men
Ted Kosmatka
F KOS
“If Stephen Hawking and Stephen King wrote a novel together, you’d get The Flicker Men.” — Hugh Howey

French Concession
Xiao Bai
F XIA
An atmospheric tale of espionage and international intrigue set in Shanghai in 1931 — a decadent world of violence, and betrayal filled with femmes fatales, criminals, revolutionaries and spies.

House Rivals
Mike Lawson
F LAW
Joe DeMarco is a fixer for an influential congressman, but this time out he is traveling to North Dakota to protect a passionate but naïve twenty-two-year-old blogger who has been crusading against a billionaire oil tycoon.

Love Lies Beneath
Ellen Hopkins
F HOP
Once a widow, twice divorced, Tara is a woman with a past she prefers to keep to herself.  She is gorgeous, affluent and content living alone in her mansion in San Francisco, until she meets Calvin Lattimore.  But then…

The New Neighbor
Leah Stewart
F STE
How much can you really know about the woman next door?  Nice reviews!

The Other Daughter
Lauren Willig
F WIL
Finding out the circumstances of her birth, after her mother’s death, upends Rachel Woodley’s life and reveals that everything she thought she knew about herself is a lie.

A Paris Affair
Tatiana de Rosnay
F ROS
The author of Sarah’s Key presents a collection of short stories that explores forbidden loves in the City of Light.

A Place for Us
Harriet Evans
F EVA
As Martha Winter writes out the invitations to her eightieth birthday celebration, she knows that what she is planning to reveal at the party may ruin the idyllic life she and her husband have spent more than fifty years building.

Pretty Is
Maggie Mitchell
F MIT
A fiction debut in which two young women face what happened the summer they were twelve, when a handsome stranger abducted them.

Royal Wedding
Meg Cabot
F CAB
The author of the Princess Diaries series presents the very first adult installment which follows Princess Mia and her prince charming as they plan their fairy-tale wedding.  Will this fairy-tale have a happy ending?

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Natasha Pulley
F PUL
Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. Atmospheric!

White Crocodile
K.T. Medina
F MED
Tess Hardy thought she had put Luke firmly in her past.  Then he calls from Cambodia, where he’s working as a mine clearer, and there is fear in his voice. Two weeks later, he’s dead.  Against her better judgment, Tess is drawn to Cambodia and the killing fields.

The Woman Who Stole My Life
Marian Keyes
F KEY
Beautician Stella Sweeney is living an ordinary life when she falls very ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness?

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