Adult General Fiction

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Christmas at the island hotel : a novel / Jenny Colgan.
"On the tiny, beautiful, and remote island of Mure, halfway between Scotland and Norway, a new hotel opening is a big event. New mother Flora MacKenzie and her brother Fintan are working themselves half to death to get it ready in time for Christmas. The …
The silence : a novel / Don DeLillo.
"Five people gathered together in a Manhattan apartment in 2022 react to a mysterious, catastrophic event that severs all of modern life's digital connections in this new novel from the National Book Award-winning author of White Noise"--Provided by publi…
Plain bad heroines : a novel / Emily M. Danforth ; with illustrations by Sara Lautman.
"Our story begins in 1902, at the Brookhants School for Girls. Flo and Clara, two impressionable students, are obsessed with each other and with a daring young writer named Mary MacLane, the author of a scandalous bestselling memoir. To show their devotio…
Fever dream : a novel / Samanta Schweblin ; translated by Megan McDowell.
"Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an…
Well-behaved Indian women / Saumya Dave.
"From a compelling new voice in women's fiction comes a mother-daughter story about three generations of women who struggle to define themselves as they pursue their dreams. Simran Mehta has always felt harshly judged by her mother, Nandini, especially wh…
A time for mercy / John Grisham.
"Clanton, Mississippi. 1990. Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial when the court appoints him attorney for Drew Gamble, a timid sixteen-year-old boy accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and th…
Invisible girl : a novel / Lisa Jewell.
"The author of the "rich, dark, and intricately twisted" (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) The Family Upstairs returns with another taut and white-knuckled thriller following a group of people whose lives shockingly intersect when a young wom…
Goodnight beautiful : a novel / Aimee Molloy.
"Newlyweds Sam Statler and Annie Potter are head over heels, and excited to say good-bye to New York and start a life together in Sam's sleepy hometown in upstate New York. Or, it turns out, a life where Annie spends most of her time alone while Sam, her …
Nothing much happens : cozy and calming stories to soothe your mind and help you sleep / Kathryn Nicolai ; illustrations by Léa Le Pivert.
"Busy minds need a place to rest. Whether you find yourself struggling to sleep, awake in the middle of the night, or even just anxious as you move through the day, in Nothing Much Happens, Kathryn Nicolai offers a healthy way to ease the mind before bed:…
The Christmas table / Donna VanLiere.
"In June 1972, Joan Creighton's husband, John, who never made more than a picture frame, promises to make a kitchen table by Thanksgiving--last year was the final holiday their family would eat at that old Formica table. Inspired to put delicous meals on …
An Irish country welcome / Patrick Taylor.
"In the close-knit Northern Irish village of Ballybucklebo, it’s said that a new baby brings its own welcome. Young doctor Barry Laverty and his wife Sue are anxiously awaiting their first child, but as the community itself prepares to welcome a new decad…
The awkward black man : stories / Walter Mosley.
"Bestselling author Walter Mosley has proven himself a master of narrative tension, both with his extraordinary fiction and gripping writing for television. The Awkward Black Man collects seventeen of Mosley's most accomplished short stories to display th…
Private lies / Muna Shehadi.
"What happens when three sisters discover, after her death, that their glamorous movie star mother could never have given birth to them? The three daughters of stunning but unstable movie star Jillian Croft and her famous acting-teacher husband, Daniel Br…
Sisters / Daisy Johnson.
"Something unspeakable has happened to sisters July and September. Desperate for a freash start, their mother, Sheela, moves them across the country to an old family house that has a troubled life of its own. Noises come from behind the walls. Lights flic…
The new American / Micheline Aharonian Marcom.
"One day, Emilio learns a shocking secret: he is undocumented. His parents, who emi­grated from Guatemala to California, had never told him. Emilio slowly adjusts to his new normal. All is going well, he’s in his second year at UC Berkeley...then he gets…
Grown ups : a novel / Emma Jane Unsworth.
"Fleabag meets Conversations with Friends in this brutally honest, observant, original novel about a woman going through a breakup...but really having more of a breakdown"--Provided by publisher.
Northernmost / Peter Geye.
"In 1897, Odd Einar Eide returns home from a near-death experience in the Arctic only to discover his own funeral underway. His wife, Inger, stunned to see him alive, is slow to warm back up to him, having spent many sleepless nights convinced she had los…
No call too small : stories / Oscar Martens.
"By the end of the day, a cop must choose between ethics and social death. A camp counsellor, stuck deep in the woods with a small group of boys, only has a few hours before the DTs kick in. Adult children scramble to get the best of what remains of their…
We had no rules : stories / Corinne Manning.
"A young teenager stays a step ahead of her parents' sexuality-based restrictions by running away and learns a very different set of rules. A woman grieves the loss of a sister, a 'gay divorce', and the pain of unacknowledged abuse with the help of a lone…
Accidentals : a novel / Susan M. Gaines.
When Gabriel's immigrant mother returns to her native Uruguay, he takes a break from his uninspiring job to accompany her. Immersed in his squabbling family, birdwatching in the wetlands on their abandoned ranch, and falling in love with a local biologist…
Daughters of the wild / Natalka Burian.
"In rural West Virginia, Joanie and her foster siblings live on a farm tending a mysterious plant called the vine. The older girls are responsible for cultivating the vine, performing sacred rituals to make it grow. After Joanie’s arranged marriage goes h…
Road out of winter / Alison Stine.
"In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hope Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty—her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she’s been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn’t return for…
Set my heart to five : a novel / Simon Stephenson.
Follows the emotional awakening of a human-like bot, a small-town dentist who, in the wake of an inexplicable response to a classic movie, endeavors to forge real connections.
Daddy : stories / Emma Cline.
"An absentee father collects his son from boarding school after a shocking act of violence. A nanny to a celebrity family hides out in Laurel Canyon in the aftermath of a tabloid scandal. A young woman sells her underwear to strangers. A notorious guest a…
Payback / Mary Gordon.
"Unbeknownst to her many fans, Quin Archer, the revenge-loving queen of the reality-TV show "Payback," was once an angry teen named Heidi--and her true story may be known only to Agnes, who was her art teacher at a private New England girls' school in the…
Vanessa Yu's magical Paris tea shop / Roselle Lim.
"From the critically acclaimed author of Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune comes a delightful new novel about exploring all the magical possibilities of life in the most extraordinary city of all: Paris. Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people's fortun…
Empire of wild : a novel / Cherie Dimaline.
"Joan has been searching for her missing husband, Victor, for nearly a year—ever since that terrible night they’d had their first serious argument hours before he mysteriously vanished. Her Métis family has lived in their tightly knit rural community for …
Imperfect women / Araminta Hall.
"An enthralling, irresistible novel of psychological suspense about three women and the destructive power of buried secrets"--Provided by publisher.
Fresh water for flowers / Valérie Perrin ; translated from the French by Hildegarde Serle.
"Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Casual mourners, regular visitors, and sundry colleagues--gravediggers, groundskeepers, and a priest--visit her to warm themselves in her lodge, where laughter, companionship…
The midnight library : a novel / Matt Haig.
"Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived …
Just like you / Nick Hornby.
"Lucy used to handle her adult romantic life according to the script she’d been handed. She met a guy just like herself: same age, same background, same hopes and dreams; they got married and started a family. Too bad he made her miserable. Now, two decad…
Jack / Marilynne Robinson.
"Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa—the setting of her novels Gilead, Home, and Lila, and now Jack—and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonde…
Earthlings : a novel / Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.
"As a child, Natsuki doesn't fit into her family. Her parents favor her sister, and her best friend is a plush toy hedgehog named Piyyut who has explained to her that he has come from the planet Popinpobopia on a special quest to help her save the Earth. …
A wild winter swan : a novel / Gregory Maguire.
"Laura lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in an aging brownstone with her old-world grandparents. But the arrangement may be temporary. Laura is on the verge of being sent to a boarding school in Montreal in the new year after being expelled from s…
Magic lessons / Alice Hoffman.
"In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Mag…
Leave the world behind : a novel / Rumaan Alam.
"Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week…
Broken daughter / Allen Gaynor.
"Cassaundrah Marcus had already lost her mother. As a result, her father had to work harder to provide for the both of them. Despite her bitterness, it was a concept that she understood, a mindset she respected in her father. For her, however, even Tuesda…
Why Mommy doesn't give a ****! : because Family begins with a capital F : a novel / Gill Sims.
I'm wondering how many more effing phases I have to endure before my children become civilised and functioning members of society? It seems like people have been telling me "it's just a phase!" for the last fifteen bloody years. Not sleeping through the n…
Saving her shadow / Lutishia Lovely.
"When eighteen-year-old Raina Reed is given an ultimatum -- her family or her first love -- she chooses the latter, leaves the rigid cult community she's grown up in and finds herself shunned, ex-communicated ... ghosted. Not seeing her parents is tolerab…
Half / Sharon Harrigan.
"Growing up, identical twins Paula and Artis speak in one voice—until they can't. After years apart, with lives, partners, and children of their own, they are reunited on the occasion of their father's funeral. Seeking to repair the damage wrought upon th…
Troubles in paradise : a novel / Elin Hilderbrand.
"After uprooting her life in the States, Irene Steele has just settled in at the villa on St. John where her husband Russ had been living a double life. But a visit from the FBI shakes her foundations, and Irene once again learns just how little she knew …
The gift of family / Mary Monroe.
"Successful, secure, and still very much in love, middle-aged couple Eugene and Rosemary Johnson have never given up on one special wish—to be parents. And while Christmas always brings happiness and a whirlwind of holiday fun, their hopes for children of…
Magic hour : a novel / Kristin Hannah.
"In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to h…
The brightest star / Fern Michaels.
Writing biographies to support her family's struggling Christmas shop, Lauren is assigned to pen the life story of online retailer mogul, John Gerald Giompalo, who has put hundreds of small companies out of business and despite her misgivings, Lauren trav…
The end of the day / Bill Clegg.
"A retired widow in rural Connecticut wakes to an unexpected visit from her childhood best friend whom she hasn't seen in forty-nine years. An older man who has traveled from Manhattan to meet his newborn granddaughter collapses in a hotel lobby in Bethle…
The talented Miss Farwell : a novel / Emily Gray Tedrowe.
A seemingly unassuming and sensible community treasurer uses embezzled funds to finance a spiraling art habit that immerses her in the identity of a wealthy collector and renders her increasingly indebted to her unsuspecting neighbors.
The return / Nicholas Sparks.
"Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he’d inherited from his grandfather seemed…
Death in her hands / Ottessa Moshfegh.
"While on her daily walk with her dog in a secluded woods, a woman comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. 'Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body.' But there is…
Parakeet / Marie-Helene Bertino.
"A darkly funny and warm-hearted novel about a young woman whose dead grandmother (in the form of a parakeet) warns her not to marry and sends her out to find an estranged loved one"--Provided by publisher.
An elegant woman : a novel / Martha McPhee.
"For fans of Mary Beth Keane and Jennifer Egan, this powerful, moving multigenerational saga from National Book Award finalist Martha McPhee-ten years in the making-explores one family's story against the sweep of 20th century American history"--Provided …
Clean hands : a novel / Patrick Hoffman.
A powerful New York law firm finds itself faced with disaster, but there is one woman, reputed to be a high-priced fixer, who could make all of their problems go away.
East coast girls / Kerry Kletter.
Twelve years after a terrible trauma wrenched them apart, four childhood friends return to Montauk to rekindle their close bonds but end up having to confront their past and their decisions from that horrible night.
Love / Roddy Doyle.
"Two old friends reconnect in Dublin for a dramatic, revealing evening of drinking and storytelling in this winning new novel from the author of the Booker Prize winning Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Davy and Joe were drinking pals back in their Dublin youth. Da…
A mother's lie / Sarah Zettel.
"Beth Fraser finally has her life together. She's built a successful career in the tech sector, has a bright fifteen-year-old daughter, and she's completely pu all evidence of her troubled past behind her. At least that's what she thought. Dana Fraser lov…
Kept animals : a novel / Kate Milliken.
"It’s 1993, and Rory Ramos works as a ranch hand at the stable her stepfather manages in Topanga Canyon, California, a dry, dusty place reliant on horses and hierarchies. There she rides for the rich clientele, including twins June and Wade Fisk. While Ro…
Bubblegum : a novel / Adam Levin.
"Bubblegum is set in an alternate present-day world in which the Internet does not exist, and has never existed. Rather, a wholly different species of interactive technology–a “flesh-and-bone robot” called the Curio–has dominated both the market and the c…
The beauty of your face : a novel / Sahar Mustafah.
"A Palestinian American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face- to- face with a school shooter in this searing debut. A uniquely American story told in powerful, evocative prose, The Beauty of Your Face navigates a country growin…
The last summer of Ada Bloom / Martine Murray.
"In a small country town during one long, hot summer, the Bloom family is beginning to unravel. Martha is straining against the confines of her life, lost in regret for what might have been, when an old flame shows up. In turn, her husband Mike becomes fr…
The beetle / Richard Marsh ; with an introduction by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.
"First published in 1897, Richard Marsh's classic work of gothic horror, The Beetle, opens with Robert Holt, an out-of-work clerk seeking shelter in an abandoned house. He comes face to face with a fantastical creature with supernatural and hypnotic power…
Friends like these / Hannah Ellis.
"Finding new friends shouldn't be so difficult. When newly single Marie decides to shake up her social life she knows exactly what she wants: stylish, sophisticated friends and no romantic complications. But a chance encounter brings some unlikely chara…