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McCarthy, Mary

Summary: Seventy-five years ago Mary McCarthy provoked a scandal with her electrifying debut novel, The Company She Keeps (1942), announcing the arrival of a major new voice in American literature. A candid, thinly-veiled portrait of the late-1930s New York intellectual scene, its penetrating gaze and creative fusion of life and literature-"mutual plagiarism," she called it--became the hallmark of...

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MCC

McCarthy, Mary

Summary: In the second volume of the definitive edition of her fiction, three novels by the witty and provocative writer who defined a generation, including the landmark classic The Group. In Mary McCarthy's most famous novel, The Group (1963), she depicts the lives of eight Vassar College graduates during the 1930s as they grapple with sex, sexism, money, motherhood, and family. McCarthy's final two...

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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Lewis, Phillip (Phillip E.)

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Summary: "Just before Henry Aster's birth, his father -- outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow -- reluctantly returns to the small Appalachian town in which he was raised and installs his young family in an immense house of iron and glass perched high on the side of a mountain. There, Henry grows up under the writing desk of this fiercely brilliant man. But when tragedy tips his father...

Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth 2017

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Donohue, Meg.

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Summary: A popular radio host whose career was launched years earlier by an on-air rant about her unfaithful husband, struggles with falling in love, an obsessed stalker, and her socially fearful teen daughter, who emerges from a riding accident with a high-risk new personality.

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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Dunant, Sarah

Summary: Renowned for her bright and disciplined way with Renaissance Italy, New York Times best-selling novelist Dunant again visits the Borgias, to whom she recently paid court in Blood and Beauty. As Cesare ruthlessly seeks to unite all of Italy's city-states under Borgia control, Florence counters by sending one Niccolo Machiavelli to Rome as envoy and Lucrezia learns the family business of...

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC DUN

Saunders, Adelia

5 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "Magdalena has an unsettling gift. She sees the truth about people written on their skin--names, dates, details both banal and profound--and her only relief from the onslaught of information is to take off her glasses and let the world recede. Mercifully, her own skin is blank. When she meets Neil, she is intrigued to see her name on his cheek. He's in Paris for the summer, studying a medieval...

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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Fisher, Suzanne Woods

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: 1737. Anna and Bairn met during their crossing to start a new life in the raw Pennsylvania frontier. As Anna and her fellow church members seek out a new beginning, Bairn has yet to commit to the strict expectations of the Amish community. Will their shipboard romance survive unexpected turns-- and a newcomer to the church who is everything Bairn is not?

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P FIS

Erickson, Steve

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "When the Twin Towers suddenly reappear in the Badlands of South Dakota, twenty years after their fall, nobody can explain their return...the towers seem to sing, even as everybody hears a different song. A rumor overtakes the throng that someone can be seen in the high windows of the southern structure. On the ninety-third floor, Jesse Presley, the stillborn twin of the most famous singer who...

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2017

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De Maria, Giorgio

Summary: In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC DEM

Gray, Shelley Shepard

4 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict--a man who's just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post. The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. Both her brother and her father died in battle, and her mother passed away shortly after receiving word of their...

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2017

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Fuller, Kathleen

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Summary: "Jalon Chupp has a past he isn't proud to claim. He's worked hard to overcome his youthful mistakes, and he has recommitted himself to his faith. When he receives a sweet note included in a piece of misdirected mail, he can't help but write back. Soon, the letters he receives from Phoebe are the highlights of his days, and with a hopeful heart, he suggests they meet in person. Phoebe, too,...

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2017

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Lovett, Charles C

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Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile's quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail. Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a...

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LOV

Saunders, George

14 holds on 2 copies

Summary: February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My...

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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Brunstetter, Wanda E.

7 holds on 3 copies

Summary: "Married for eight years with no children to help fill her days, Heidi Troyer cooks up the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cuisine in her Holmes County, Ohio, home. But it is a recipe for drama when five very different men and women answer the advertisement. Charlene Higgins is engaged, but to the despair of her fiancé's family, she can't cook. Kendra Perkins, a teen estranged from...

Publisher / Publication Date: Shiloh Run Press, an imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc. 2017

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Hurley, Kameron

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion. Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. Here in the darkness, a war for control of the Legion has been waged for generations, with no clear resolution. Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She...

Publisher / Publication Date: Saga Press 2017

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Perabo, Susan

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Summary: When a middle school girl is abducted in broad daylight, a fellow student and witness to the crime copes with the tragedy in an unforgettable way. What happens to the girl left behind? A masked man with a gun enters a sandwich shop in broad daylight, and Meredith Oliver suddenly finds herself ordered to the filthy floor, where she cowers face to face with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow, the most...

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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Carter, Erika

Summary: Ellie, Chloe and Rachel are friends (sort of); waitresses at the same tired bar in the Arkansas college town they've stuck around in too long. Each is becoming unmoored in her own way: Ellie obliterates all feeling with alcohol and self-destructive acts of sexual promiscuity; Chloe pulls out patches of her hair and struggles to keep incipient mental illness at bay; changeable Rachel has fallen...

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2017

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Henson, Pene

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Summary: "The great outdoors isn't so great for Sydney It-Girl Lien Hong. It's too dark, too quiet, and there are spiders in the toilet of the cabin she is sharing with friends on the way to a New South Wales music festival. To make matters worse, she's been separated from her companions and taken a bad fall. With a storm approaching, her rescue comes in the form of a striking wilderness ranger named...

Publisher / Publication Date: Interlude Press 2017

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Schlink, Bernhard

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "A missing painting. A mysterious woman. Her husband and her lover. Here, the internationally acclaimed author delivers what his fans have been waiting for since The Reader--a powerful new novel about obsession, creativity, and love. A brilliant and naïve young lawyer's life is changed forever when a painter and his subject--a breathtakingly beautiful woman--appear at his office in Frankfurt....

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SCH

Brown, Holly

8 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Clashing over exchanged insults that compromise their reputations, a woman running from her sordid past and a doctor's wife who depends on tenant income risk everything to protect shattering secrets.

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Mark, David John

Summary: "The latest installment in David Mark's internationally acclaimed Detective Sergeant McAvoy series, Cruel Mercy is McAvoy's first adventure on American soil. In the New York Police Department's 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side, Detective Ronny Alto is investigating a crime that's left one man dead and the other in a medically induced coma after surviving a shot to the head. One hope is that...

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2017

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Jaeger, Meredith

9 holds on 3 copies

Summary: For readers of Lucinda Riley, Sarah Jio, or Susan Meissner, this gripping historical debut novel tells the story of two women: one, an immigrant seamstress who disappears from San Francisco's gritty streets in 1876, and the other, a young woman in present day who must delve into the secrets of her husband's wealthy family only to discover that she and the missing dressmaker might be connected...

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P JAE

Kellerman, Jonathan

22 holds on 9 copies

Summary: "Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex's most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman. At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet...

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2017

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Freeman, Brian

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Summary: When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco, homicide detective Frost Eaton discovers a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein. Dr. Stein's controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories -- and all of the victims were her patients. As Frost and Dr. Stein carry out their investigation, the case becomes increasingly personal -- and dangerous....

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas & Mercer 2017

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