New Arrivals (Adult)

Here are some new books that have arrived over the past couple of weeks for the Adult Collection. 

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The almost widow : a novel

The almost widow : a novel

Anderson-Dargatz, Gail, 1963- author.
2023

Someone is watching Piper, and she thinks she knows who it is: the bushman. But there's more than one danger lurking in this temperate rainforest. Poachers are taking down old growth trees and jeopardizing plans for a park, a project Piper is passionate about. When she pressures her husband, Ben, a natural resources officer, to identify the culprits, he takes his drone into the wilderness to track them down. And then, just as a snowstorm hits, he goes missing. Refusing to believe her husband is gone, Piper begins a desperate search for him, one that continues long after the rescue team has given up. But as she begins to uncover what really happened to Ben, Piper is pursued by a stalker who may have taken her husband's life and now threatens to take hers.

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Argylle

Argylle

Conway, Elly, author.
2024

One Russian magnate's dream of restoring a nation to greatness has set in motion a chain of events which will take the world to the brink of chaos. Only Frances Coffey, the CIA's most legendary spymaster, can prevent it. But to do so, she needs someone special. Enter Argylle, a troubled agent with a tarnished past who may just have the skills to take on one of the most powerful men in the world. If only he can save himself first.

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Bad Cree : a novel = ācimoiᐧn

Bad Cree : a novel = ācimoiᐧn

Johns, Jessica, author
2023

Mackenzie, a Cree millennial, wakes up clutching a pine bough she had been holding in her dream just moments earlier. When she blinks, it disappears. Mackenzie continues to accidentally bring back items from her dreams, dreams that are eerily similar to real memories of her older sister and Kokum before their untimely deaths. Desperate for help, Mackenzie returns to her mother, sister, cousin, and aunties in her small Alberta hometown. Together, they try to uncover what is haunting Mackenzie before something irrevocable happens to anyone else around her.

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The berry pickers

The berry pickers

Peters, Amanda, author
2023

July 1962. A Mi'kmaq family's four-year-old daughter vanishes mysteriously. Joe will remain deeply affected by his sister's disappearance for years to come. In Boston, a young girl named Norma grows up as the only child of an affluent family. Norma is often troubled by recurring dreams and visions that seem more like memories than imagination. As she grows older, Norma slowly comes to realize there is something her parents aren't telling her. Unwilling to abandon her intuition, she will spend decades trying to uncover this family secret.

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Camino ghosts

Camino ghosts

Grisham, John, author
2024

On Camino Island, popular bookseller Bruce Cable tells Mercer Mann an irresistible tale that might be her next novel. A giant resort developer is using its political muscle and deep pockets to claim ownership of a deserted island between Florida and Georgia. Only the last living inhabitant of the island, Lovely Jackson, stands in its way. What the developer doesn't know is that the island has a remarkable history, and locals believe it is cursed... and the past is never the past...

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Code red

Code red

Mills, Kyle, 1966-, author
2023

When crime lord Damian Losa calls, Mitch is honor-bound to answer. The Syrian government appears to have created a highly addictive new narcotic that it plans to distribute throughout Europe. It's a major threat to Losa's business and he's determined to send someone to keep him on top by any means necessary. Rapp is the perfect choice, not only does he have extensive experience in the Middle East, but he's also entirely expendable. As he crosses into Syria, Rapp quickly discovers a shocking truth. The new drug isn't being produced by Damascus. Instead, it was created by Russia's asymmetrical warfare unit, not for profit but as a weapon against the West.

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Daughters of Warsaw

Daughters of Warsaw

Frances, Maria, author
2024

1942, Warsaw. Young Zofia finds herself leading a double life when she is enlisted to help the fearless Irena Sendler save hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Every night, Zofia risks her life to shepherd the children to safety. But when the worst happens, she is forced to make her riskiest journey yet to keep Irena's mission alive. Now, Seattle. After yet another miscarriage, heartbroken Lizzie returns to the comfort of her childhood home, where she stumbles upon a hidden photograph of her great-grandmother among a mysterious group of people. On a quest to discover more, Lizzie uncovers a buried past darker and more dangerous than she could ever have imagined...

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Dead silence

Dead silence

Barnes, S. A., author
2022

Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed--made obsolete--when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress signal. With nothing to lose and no desire to return to Earth, Claire and her team decide to investigate. What they find at the other end of the signal is a shock: the Aurora, a famous luxury space-liner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than twenty years ago. A salvage claim like this could set Claire and her crew up for life. But a quick trip through the Aurora reveals something isn't right. Whispers in the dark. Flickers of movement. Words scrawled in blood. Claire must fight to hold onto her sanity and find out what really happened on the Aurora, before she and her crew meet the same ghastly fate.

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Ghost station

Ghost station

Barnes, S. A., author
2024

Psychologist Dr. Ophelia Bray has dedicated her life to the study and prevention of ERS - a space-based condition most famous for a case that resulted in the brutal murders of twenty-nine people. When she's assigned to a small exploration crew, she's eager to make a difference. But as they begin to establish residency on an abandoned planet, it becomes clear that crew is hiding something. Terrified that history will repeat itself, Ophelia and the crew must work together to figure out what's happening. But trust is hard to come by - and the crew isn't the only one keeping secrets.

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The inheritance : a novel

The inheritance : a novel

Goodman, Joanna, 1969-, author
2024

Arden Moore enjoyed an affluent life thanks to her husband's high-paying job. But a year after his death, the 36-year-old is a grieving single mother deeply in debt and living paycheck to paycheck with her three children. Then an unexpected call from a well-known estate lawyer in New York offers a glimmer of hope. It is the beginning of a complex legal journey that could mean the difference between a life of abject poverty and unthinkable wealth thanks to her father, deceased billionaire Wallace Barclay. Thirty years before, Arden's mother Virginia Bunt, a flirtatious love addict with a string of failed affairs, met Wallace, an encounter that transformed her life. When he died unexpectedly without a will, Virginia fought to secure a comfortable future for her and the secret unborn daughter she shared with Wallace. Yet despite her best efforts, society and the legal system prevented her from receiving the money that should rightfully have been hers. Now, though, with changes in the legal system and science, her daughter Arden may finally succeed in claiming the inheritance that has been long denied.

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Kill for me, kill for you : a novel

Kill for me, kill for you : a novel

Cavanagh, Steve, author.
2024

"One dark evening on New York City's Upper West Side, two strangers meet by chance. Over drinks, Amanda and Wendy realize they have much in common, especially loneliness and an intense desire for revenge against the men who destroyed their families. As they talk into the night, they come up with the perfect plan: if you kill for me, I'll kill for you. In another part of the city, Ruth is home alone when the beautiful brownstone she shares with her husband, Scott, is invaded. She's attacked by a man with piercing blue eyes, who disappears into the night. Will she ever be able to feel safe again while the blue-eyed stranger is out there?" -- Provided by publisher.

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King of sloth

King of sloth

Huang, Ana, author.
2024

Charming, easygoing, and rich beyond belief, Xavier Castillo has the world at his fingertips. He also has no interest in taking over his family's empire (much to his father's chagrin), but that hasn't stopped women from throwing themselves at him...unless the woman in question is his publicist. Cool, intelligent, and ambitious, Sloane Kensington is a high-powered publicist who's used to dealing with difficult clients. However, none infuriate--or tempt--her more than a certain billionaire heir, with his stupid dimples and laid-back attitude. She may be forced to work with him, but she'll never fall for him ...no matter how fast he makes her heart beat or how thoughtful he is beneath his party persona. He's her client, and that's all he'll ever be. Right?

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The lost Book of Bonn : a novel

The lost Book of Bonn : a novel

Labuskes, Brianna, author
2024

Germany, 1946: Emmy Clarke is a librarian not a soldier. But that doesn't stop the Library of Congress from sending her overseas to Germany to help the Monuments Men retrieve and catalog precious literature that was plundered by the Nazis. The Offenbach Archival Depot and its work may get less attention than returning art to its rightful owners, but for Emmy, who sees the personalized messages on the inside of the books and the notes in margins of pages, it feels just as important. On Emmy's first day at work, she finds a poetry collection and on the title page is a handwritten dedication: "To Annelise, my brave Edelweiss Pirate." Emmy is instantly intrigued by the story behind the dedication and becomes determined to figure out what happened. What she finds instead is a powerful story of love, forgiveness, and courage that brings light to even the darkest of postwar days.

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The lost letters from Martha's Vineyard : a novel

The lost letters from Martha's Vineyard : a novel

Callahan, Michael, 1963-, author
2024

In 1959, Hollywood ingenue Mercy Welles seems to have the world at her feet. She has crafted herself into a glamorous Oscar-nominated actress. Until she shockingly vanishes without a trace, just as her career is taking off. Almost sixty years later, Kit O'Neill, a junior television producer, is packing up her recently deceased grandmother's attic, only to discover a long-lost box of souvenirs that reveal that her grandmother was, in fact, the mysterious Mercy Welles. Alternating between Mercy and Kit's timelines, this novel unfurls into a heart-stopping story of love, betrayal, and even murder.

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Melissa's Southern cookbook : tried-and-true family recipes

Melissa's Southern cookbook : tried-and-true family recipes

Sperka, Melissa, author
2016

Sperka learned to cook from her mother and grandmothers. Now she shares her love of cooking, baking and living Southern-style with you. The pages of this book include many of her family's favorite recipes.

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Normal women : 900 years of making history

Normal women : 900 years of making history

Gregory, Philippa, author
2024

"A history of England from the Norman Conquest through the twentieth century, told through the stories of ordinary women."-- Provided by publisher.

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One perfect couple

One perfect couple

Ware, Ruth, author
2024

Lyla and her boyfriend, Nico join the cast of a new reality TV show, The Perfect Couple. Lyla and Nico are whisked off to Ever After Island, where the two of them will compete against four other couples in order to win a cash prize. Not long after they arrive on the deserted island, things start going wrong. Cut off from the mainland by miles of ocean and unable to reach the boat and crew that brought them there, the group must band together for survival. Then, one by one, contestants start to die. Lyla suddenly realizes she and Nico are trapped on the island with a murderer on the loose - and nowhere to hide.

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The Paris notebook

The Paris notebook

Harris, Tessa, author
2023

January 1939: When Katja Heinz secures a job as a typist at Doctor Viktor's clinic, she doesn't expect to be copying top secret medical records from a notebook. At the end of WWI, Doctor Viktor treated soldiers for psychological disorders. One of the patients was none other than Adolf Hitler. The notes in his possession declare Hitler unfit for office - a secret that could destroy the Führer's reputation, and change the course of the war if exposed. With the notebook hidden in her hat box, Katja and Doctor Viktor travel to Paris. They hope to find a publisher brave enough to print the controversial script. But Katja is being watched. Nazi spies in Paris have discovered her plan.

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A sign of her own

A sign of her own

Marsh, Sarah, author
2024

Ellen Lark is faced with a dilemma. After losing her sense of hearing as a child, she's learned from the best deaf school teachers, including Alexander Graham Bell. After learning about Bell's past, she has a new story to tell - that Bell has betrayed her and the deaf community in his work on the telephone. When a rival inventor disputes his right to the patent, Bell asks Ellen to speak up publicly in his defense as his gifted former student. Ellen knows that this is her one opportunity to tell the true story - her story.

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Someone saw something : a novel

Someone saw something : a novel

Mofina, Rick, author
2024

When six-year-old Gabriel vanishes from Central Park, his mother, news anchor Corina Corado, is desperate for answers. Detectives suspect there's a connection to the barrage of hate mail Corina's received over the years. But as the investigation deepens, the secrets that Corina, her husband, Robert, and her stepdaughter, Charlotte, have kept start to unravel. As the truth behind Gabriel's disappearance emerges, Corina must race the clock to track down her missing child - before paying the ultimate price.

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A step past darkness : a novel

A step past darkness : a novel

Kurian, Vera, author
2024

The summer of 1995 kicks off with a party where six high school students witness a horrifying crime that changes the course of their lives. As tensions escalate in town to a breaking point, the six make a vow of silence, bury all their evidence, and promise to never contact each other again. Their plan works - almost. Twenty years later, they are called back to Wesley Falls as one of the six has been murdered, and they are the only ones who can uncover why. But to end things, they have to return to the mine one last time.

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Such a lovely family

Such a lovely family

Thompson, Aggie Blum, author.
2024

When a brutal murder in the middle of their annual spring party turns the gathering into a homicide scene, and all the guests into suspects, the Calhouns and their adult children, who they control with money and emotional manipulation, are forced to face their darkest secrets before it's too late.

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