Adult General Fiction

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A mercy / Toni Morrison.
"In the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in flesh, he takes a small slave girl in part payment f…
Carnegie Hill : a novel / Jonathan Vatner.
Urged by her overprotective parents to call off her wedding at the same time she discovers suspicious texts from one of her fiancé's clients, thirty-three-year-old Penelope Bradford turns for advice to her neighbors, who reveal their own marital crises.
The Greenlanders : a novel / Jane Smiley.
The Greenlanders is the compelling story of one family--proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling ce…
Maggie Brown & others / Peter Orner.
In forty-four stories, Peter Orner grips the reader with a series of defining moments. Whether it's a first date which turns into a late-night road trip and a séance in an abandoned airplane hangar or a family's memories of the painful mystery surrounding…
The reckless oath we made / Bryn Greenwood.
"A provocative love story between a tough Kansas woman on a crooked path to redemption and the unlikeliest of champions, from the New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Zee is nobody's fairy tale princess. Almost six-foot,…
The Memory Police / Yoko Ogawa ; translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder.
"A deft and dark Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, things are disappearing. First, animals and flowers. Then objects--ribbons,…
The Oysterville Sewing Circle : a novel / Susan Wiggs.
At the break of dawn, Caroline Shelby rolls into Oysterville, Washington, a tiny hamlet at the edge of the raging Pacific. She's come home. Home to a place she thought she'd left forever, home of her heart and memories, but not her future. Ten years ago, …
Blood / Maggie Gee.
"Who attacked Dad? When corrupt, brutal dentist Albert Ludd is found battered and bloody after failing to attend a memorial party for his youngest son, a solider, suspicion falls on his other children, especially 37-year-old buxom bruiser Monica, who was …
Liminal / Jordan Tannahill.
"At 11:04 a.m. on June 17, 2016, Jordan walks into his mother's bedroom, concerned that she hasn't yet wakened. As his eyes adjust to the half-light, he finds her lying motionless in bed with her mouth agape. In that instant he can't tell whether she is a…
Give love a chance / by Maxine Ferris.
"[This] is a love story about Jordan Taylor, a former women's basketball player and an Assistant Horticulture Professor at Michigan State University and Paul Franklin, who played basketball in Europe and is now a Montessori Administrator and Director and …
Thirteen / Steve Cavanagh.
"The serial killer isn't on trial. He's on the jury. "Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me." --Lee Child "A dead bang BEAST of a book that expertly combines Cavanagh…
The world doesn't require you : stories / Rion Amilcar Scott.
"One of Esquire's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Breathtakingly imaginative and unapologetically original, The World Doesn't Require You announces a bold, generational talent. Deftly spinning genres of his feverish literary invention, Rion Amilcar Scott c…
The dearly beloved : a novel / Cara Wall.
"Set in the years 1950-1970 in a changing America and London, follow[s] two married couples - ministers and academics - whose intricate bonds of faith and friendship, jealousy and understanding, are tested by the birth of an autistic child"--Provided by p…
Goodnight stranger / Miciah Bay Gault.
"Lydia and Lucas Moore are in their late twenties when a stranger enters their small world on Wolf Island. Lydia, the responsible sister, has cared for her pathologically shy brother, Lucas, ever since their mom's death a decade before. They live together…
Growing season : a novel / by Melanie Lageschulte.
"Melinda Foster is already at a turning point when the "for rent" sign beckons her down a dusty gravel road. Facing forty and downsized from her copywriting job at a Twin Cities ad agency, Melinda is struggling to find her way forward when a phone call br…
Songbird season : a novel / by Melanie Lageschulte.
"The first blush of spring finds Melinda filled with great expectations and high-flying goals. The charming farm and its critters are finally hers forever, and new life is popping up in unexpected places. But as the songbirds return and the garden's soil …
A tin train Christmas : a holiday short story / by Melanie Lageschulte.
"The toy train in the catalog was everything two young boys could wish for: colorful, shiny, and the perfect vehicle for their wild imaginations. But was it meant to be theirs? As the Great Depression's shadows deepen over the Midwest, Horace and Wilbur b…
Body & soul / Frank Conroy.
Claude Rawlings, a poverty-stricken young man, feels stymied by life, until he finds an old piano and embarks on a musical odyssey that takes him into a world of wealth, power, and fame.
Things you save in a fire / Katherine Center.
"Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's a total pro at other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her…
Fight Club : a novel / by Chuck Palahniuk.
The first rule about fight club is you don't talk about fight club. In his debut novel, Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation's most visionary satirist. Fight Club's estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall…
Keeping Lucy / T. Greenwood.
"From the author of Rust & Stardust comes this heartbreaking story, inspired by true events, of how far one mother must go to protect her daughter. Dover, Massachusetts, 1969. Ginny Richardson's heart was torn open when her baby girl, Lucy, born with Down…
The birthday girl : a novel / Melissa de la Cruz.
Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beaut…
Ellie and the harpmaker / Hazel Prior.
On the anniversary of her beloved father's death, Ellie Jacobs takes a walk in the woods on the English moors and discovers the barn of Dan Hollis, who carves beautiful Celtic harps.
Life and other inconveniences / Kristan Higgins.
Emma London never thought she had anything in common with her grandmother Genevieve London. The regal old woman came from wealthy and bluest-blood New England stock, but that didn't protect her from life's cruelest blows: the disappearance of Genevieve's …
All the water in the world / by Karen Raney.
"Maddy is sixteen. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she's unusually close, a father she's never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack. Maddy also has cancer. Deeply curious, wry, and vivacious, she's poised at the outset of a…
Vintage 1954 / Antoine Laurain ; translated by Gallic Books (Jane Aitken/Emily Boyce).
"When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties. The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris, as d…
Younger / Pamela Redmond ; foreword by Darren Star
"Alice is trying to return to her career in publishing after raising her only child. But the workplace is less than welcoming to a fortysomething mom whose résumé is covered with fifteen years of dust. If Alice were younger, she knows, she'd get hired in …
Booth Tarkington : novels & stories / Thomas Mallon, editor.
Here are three indispensable works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning laureate of the American heartland, including the novels that inspired a classic film by Orson Welles and an Oscar-nominated performance by Katharine Hepburn. The Magnificent Ambersons dep…
The L.A. quartet / James Ellroy ; with an introduction by Tom Nolan.
The Black Dahlia depicts the infrastructure of L.A.'s most sensational murder case. A young cop morphs into the obsessed lover and lust-crazed avenger. His rogue investigation is a one-way ticket to hell
Exposed / Jean-Philippe Blondel ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson.
A French teacher on the verge of retirement is invited to a glittering opening that showcases the artwork of his former student, who has since become a celebrated painter. This unexpected encounter leads to the older man posing for his portrait. Possibly …
Emily, alone / Stewart O'Nan.
Newly independent widow Emily Maxwell dreams of visits by grandchildren and mourns changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing an inner strength to pursue developing opportunities.
Another life : a novel / Robert Haller.
"Laura. A teenage girl struggling to fit into her small, sleepy town in upstate New York, slowly drifting away from reality and into the secret life she inhabits online. Paul. A twentysomething wannabe rock star, back home from New York City, broke and jo…
Speaking of summer : a novel / Kalisha Buckhanon.
"On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer's twin sister Summer walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again, the door to the roof is locked, and no footsteps are found. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing…
Chances are-- / Richard Russo.
"One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha's Vineyard. Bonded together what feels like a lifetime ago, circa the sixties, at a Connecticut college, they're still the closest of freinds despite being a considerable distance apart, and in fa…
Stay and fight / Madeline ffitch.
"This hilarious, truth-telling debut upends notions of family, protest, and Appalachia, and forces us to reimagine an America we think we know"--Provided by publisher.
We came here to forget : a novel / Andrea Dunlop.
"From the author of She Regrets Nothing, which BuzzFeed called a "sharp, glittering story of wealth, family, and fate," comes a vivid novel about a young Olympic skier who loses everything and escapes to Buenos Aires, where she reinvents herself, meets a …
The great unexpected / Dan Mooney.
"Joel lives in a nursing home, and he's not one bit happy about it. He hates being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. He's fed up with life and begins to plan a way out when his new roommate, a retired soap opera actor named Frank, m…
The golden shovel anthology : new poems honoring Gwendolyn Brooks / edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith ; With a foreword by Terrance Hayes.
"The Golden Shovel Anthology celebrates the life and work of poet and civil rights icon Gwendolyn Brooks through a dynamic new poetic form, the Golden Shovel, created by National Book Award-winner Terrance Hayes. The form uses a line from another poem (in…
One night at the lake : a novel / Bethany Chase.
"A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends--and the man they both love. But the truth isn't as simple as it appears in this intricate novel of love, friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness in the tradition …
One minute later : a novel / Susan Lewis.
"International bestselling author Susan Lewis' riveting, unforgettable novel of a woman whose life changes in an instant and the handsome young man with whom she shares a secret history--perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, and Susan Wi…
Bone deep / Sandra Ireland.
"A twisty and propulsive read, this dark contemporary novel of sibling rivalry, love, betrayal, and the dire consequences of family fallout brilliantly plays on human fears of loneliness and abandonment"-- Provided by publisher.
All manner of things / Susie Finkbeiner.
"After Annie Jacobson's older brother is deployed to Vietnam during the war, tragedy at home brings their estranged father home without welcome. As tensions heighten, Annie and her family must find a way to move forward as they try to hold both hope and g…
The history of living forever / Jake Wolff.
"After the death of his favorite teacher--and secret lover--a young misfit with a deep interest in chemistry is launched into a search for an elixir of life started by his professor"--Provided by publisher.
Above the ether : a novel / Eric Barnes.
"A mesmerizing novel of unfolding dystopia in a world very like our own, for readers of Emily St. John Mandel's Station 11 and Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood. The prequel to Eric Barnes's acclaimed novel The City Where We Once Lived, Above the Et…
The body in question : a novel / by Jill Ciment.
The place: central Florida. The situation: a sensational murder trial involving a rich, white teenage girl--a twin--on trial for the horrific murder of her toddler brother, and the sequestered jury deciding her fate. . Two of the jurors sequestered (she, …
The sun on my head : stories / Geovani Martins ; translated from the Portuguese by Julia Sanches.
"A bestselling literary sensation in Brazil, a powerful debut short-story collection about favela life in Rio de Janeiro"--Provided by publisher.
In at the deep end / Kate Davies.
"A fresh, funny, audacious debut novel about a Bridget Jones-like twenty-something who discovers that she may have simply been looking for love -- and, ahem, pleasure -- in all the wrong places (aka: from men)"--Provided by publisher.
Dual citizens / Alix Ohlin.
"A masterful achievement: a joint coming-of-age story and an achingly poignant portrait of the strange, painful, ultimately life-sustaining bonds between sisters. Lark and Robin are half-sisters whose similarities end at being named for birds. While Lark …
Beyond all reasonable doubt / Malin Persson Giolito ; translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
"From the award-winning author of Quicksand, a gripping legal thriller that follows one woman's conflicted efforts to overturn what may be a wrongful conviction. I'm giving you a chance to achieve every lawyer's dream, said Sophia Weber's old professor. F…
Ayesha at last / Uzma Jalaluddin.
Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin…
Abel and Cain / Gregor von Rezzori ; introduction by Joshua Cohen ; translated by David Dollenmayer ; translated by Joachim Neugroschel ; translated by Marshall Yarbrough.
"Cain was Gregor von Rezzori's last book, a pendant to his monumental The Death of My Brother Abel, and in it he revisits the themes that he explored throughout his literary oeuvre: the origins of Nazism, the physical and moral ruin of Europe, the America…
Oval / Elvia Wilk.
"In the near future, Berlin's real estate is being flipped in the name of "sustainability," only to make the city even more unaffordable; artists are employed by corporations as consultants; and the weather is acting strange. In search of affordable housi…
The red pill : a novel / Blake Nelson.
"How to meet women. It's early 2016, and divorced, liberal-minded Martin is having trouble meeting women. He reluctantly agrees to some coaching form Rob, his Trump supporting brother-in-law. Skeptical at first, Martin's romantic life improves immediat…
Conversations with friends : a novel / Sally Rooney.
"Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. at a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-know…