New Items at the Library
Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than 20 years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husbands wedding ring - the one he claimed he lost one summer. What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now? From the author of 'The Nest'.
Every vow you break : a novel
Abigail Baskin never thought she'd fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident out of her mind, and now believes she wants to be with Bruce for the rest of her life. Then the mysterious stranger suddenly appears -- and Abigail's future life and happiness are turned upside down. He insists that their passionate night was the beginning of something much, much more. Does she tell Bruce and ruin their idyllic honeymoon -- and possibly their marriage? Or should she handle this psychopathic stalker on her own? To make the situation worse, strange things begin to happen.
The red book
For Detective Billy Harney is the newest member of Chicago PD's elite Special Operations Section (SOS). When a drive-by shooting on the Chicago's west side turns political, he leads the way to a quick solve. But Harney's instincts run deep. As a population hungry for justice threatens to riot, he realizes that the three known victims are hardly the only ones. Asking questions about who's to blame, Harney finds the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones. Soon Harney's quest to expose the evil that's rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return: his own troubled past. -- adapted from jacket
Klara and the sun : a novel
"From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara--an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities--watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara she is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In this luminous tale, Klara and the Sun, Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?"-- Provided by publisher.
The seed keeper : a novel
"Rosalie Iron Wing has grown up in the woods with her father, Ray, a former science teacher who tells her stories of plants, of the stars, of the origins of the Dakhóta people. Until, one morning, Ray doesn't return from checking his traps. Told she has no family, Rosalie is sent to live with a foster family in nearby Mankato-- where the reserved, bookish teenager meets rebellious Gaby Makespeace, in a friendship that transcends the damaged legacies they've inherited. On a winter's day many years later, Rosalie returns to her childhood home. A widow and mother, she has spent the previous two decades on her white husband's farm, finding solace in her garden even as the farm is threatened first by drought and then by a predatory chemical company. Now, grieving, Rosalie begins to confront the past, on a search for family, identity, and a community where she can finally belong. In the process, she learns what it means to be descended from women with souls of iron-- women who have protected their families, their traditions, and a precious cache of seeds through generations of hardship and loss, through war and the insidious trauma of boarding schools."-- Amazon.
"Kurt Austin races to Antarctica to stop a chilling plot that imperils the entire planet."--
We begin at the end
"Thirty years ago, a teenage Vincent King was sent to prison. But now, he's served his sentence and is returning to his hometown. The hometown where his childhood best friend, Walk, is now the chief of police. The town where his childhood sweetheart, Star Radley, still lives. The same Star Radley whose sister he killed. Duchess, Star's daughter, is a self-proclaimed outlaw. She needs to be. Who else is going to take care of her and her five-year-old brother? Star is still dazzling, still beautiful, but she hasn't shined as bright since Vincent was sent away. Too often it's Duchess and Walk who are the ones taking care of her. But when Duchess exacts her own vigilante revenge, she will set into motion a series of events that threatens not only her own family, but everyone she grows close to. A crime thriller that will break your heart and a literary novel with a mystery at its core, We Begin at the End unforgettably examines how the choices we make can nudge us into the dangerous ground between good and evil"--
Straight as an arrow special agent Kate O'Hare and international con man Nick Fox have brought down some of the biggest criminals out there. But now they face their most dangerous foe yet -- a vast, shadowy international organization known only as the Brotherhood. Directly descended from the Vatican Bank priests who served Hitler during World War II, the Brotherhood is on a frantic search for a lost train loaded with $30 billion in Nazi gold, untouched for over seventy-five years somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe. Kate and Nick know that there is only one man who can find the fortune and bring down the Brotherhood -- the same man who taught Nick everything he knows -- his father, Quentin. As the stakes get higher, they must also rely on Kate's own father, Jake, a retired Special Forces operative who proves to be every bit as stubborn as his daughter. These four have all the skills needed to complete the mission, if they can just survive each other. From a remote monastery in the Swiss Alps to the lawless desert of the Western Sahara, Kate, Nick and the two men who made them who they are today must crisscross continents in a desperate scramble to stop their deadliest foe in the biggest adventure of their lives.