New Fiction Books – July 2015

All the Single Ladies
Dorothea Benton Frank
F FRA
The popular author returns with another tale from the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where three unsuspecting women are brought together by tragedy and mystery.

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James Hannaham
F HAN
Darlene, once an exemplary wife and a loving mother to her young son, Eddie, finds herself devastated by the unforeseen death of her husband. Unable to cope with her grief, she turns to drugs, and quickly forms an addiction. One day she disappears without a trace.  

The Fixer
Joseph Finder
F FIN
When former reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancée, and apartment, his only option is to move back into the decaying home of his miserable youth.  But during the renovation of the house he discovers something amazing hidden in the walls.

The Forgotten Room
Lincoln Child
F CHI
Professor Jeremy Logan, the “enigmalogist” who specializes in solving problems of the seemingly supernatural variety, receives an urgent summons from the director of Lux, one of the most respected think tanks in America.

The House of Hawthorne
Erika Robuck
F ROB
An intriguing glimpse into the life of Nathaniel Hawthorne and his talented and artistic wife, Sophia.

Invasion of Privacy
Christopher Reich
F REI
In a dangerous new age of high-tech surveillance, a young mother takes on a powerful internet magnate in a harrowing quest to learn the truth behind her FBI-agent husband’s death.

The Invasion of the Tearling
Erika Johansen
F JOH
In this sequel to the acclaimed The Queen of the Tearling, the evil kingdom of Mortmesne invades the Tearling, with dire consequence for Queen Kelsea and her realm.

Language Arts
Stephanie Kallos
F KAL
Charles Marlow teaches his English students that language will expand their worlds. But linguistic precision cannot help him connect with his autistic son, or with his ex-wife, or even with his college-bound daughter who has just flown the nest. He’s at the end of a road he’s traveled on autopilot for years.

The Little Paris Bookshop
Nina George
F GEO
Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary.  From his floating bookstore on a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life.

Love May Fail
Matthew Quick
F QUI
After Portia Kane escapes her ritzy Florida life and her cheating husband, she finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking to find the goodness in the world she believes still exists, Portia sets off to save herself by saving someone else—a beloved high school English teacher who has retired after a traumatic incident.

The Meursault Investigation
Kamel Daoud
F DAO
A retelling of Albert Camus’s classic The Stranger, from an Algerian perspective.  The recipient of several international prizes.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
Fredrik Backman
F FRE
From the author of A Man Called Ove, a warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother’s fairy tales.

Pinnacle Event
Richard A. Clarke
F CLA
With the 2016 presidential election just weeks away, five simultaneous murders on three continents lead to an investigation revealing the recent black market sale of five nuclear weapons.  But who bought them? What is their intended target?

The Precipice
Paul Doiron
F DOI
When two female hikers disappear in the Hundred Mile Wilderness—the most remote stretch along the entire Appalachian Trail — Maine game warden Mike Bowditch joins the desperate search to find them.

Remember Me This Way
Sabine Durrant
F DUR
One year after her husband Zach’s death, Lizzie Carter is laying flowers on the site of his fatal accident.  But as she puts her flowers down at the roadside, she sees a bouquet of lilies. She isn’t the first to pay her respects… but who is Zenia?  A title that has been compared to Gone Girl.

The Sunken Cathedral
Kate Walbert
F WAL
A moving novel that follows a cast of characters as they negotiate one of Manhattan’s swiftly changing neighborhoods, extreme weather, and the perils of twenty-first century life.

Tin Men
Christopher Golden
F GOL
After political upheaval, economic collapse, and environmental disaster, the world has become a hotspot.  In this perpetual state of emergency, all that separates order from anarchy is the military might of a United States determined to keep peace among nations waging a free-for-all battle for survival and supremacy.

The Truth According to Us
Annie Barrows
F BAR
The author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  evokes the charm and eccentricity of small town , Macedonia, West Virginia through the life an inquisitive young girl, her beloved aunt, and the alluring visitor who changes the course of their destiny forever.

The Ultimatum
Dick Wolf
F WOL
When hacker Merritt Verlyn releases sensitive documents from the NYPD Intelligence Division to WikiLeaks, some of New York City’s deadliest criminals suddenly gain access to Detective Jeremy Fisk’s unlisted home address.

The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi
F BAC
The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez.  Great reviews!

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