This is a list of new fiction titles ordered for the Springfield City Library this month. If you wish to place a hold on a title, you may do so by placing a request yourself through the online catalog, or by calling your local library branch, or by using our AskaLibrarian service.

April 2015

Author Title Librarian’s Picks
Acampora, Lauren The Wonder Garden “In these linked stories, all set in the pristine Connecticut suburb of Old Cranbury, Acampora wields prose with the precision of a scalpel, insightfully dissecting people’s desperate emotions and most cherished hopes.” – Booklist
Acevedo, Chantel The Distant Marvels A professional storyteller imparts the incredible tale of her youth during the Third War of Independence to eight women who need hope to survive Hurricane Flora in 1963 Cuba.
Adair, Cherry Blush
Allan, Barbara Antiques Swap
Andrews, Mary Kay Beach Town
Andrews, V. C. Secret Brother
Asaro, Catherine Undercity A first entry of a new series set in the Nebula Award- and Hugo Award-winning author’s Skolian Empire universe follows the experiences of a tough woman private investigator on the dangerous streets of Undercity.
Bacigalupi, Paolo The Water Knife Working as an enforcer for a corrupt developer, Angel Velasquez teams up with a hardened journalist and a street-smart Texan to investigate rumors of California’s imminent monopoly on limited water supplies.
Barker, Clive The Scarlet Gospels
Beckett, Chris Mother of Eden
Blume, Judy In the Unlikely Event
Bolton, S. J. Little Black Lies
Bond, Larry Lash-Up
Breen, Christine Her Name Is Rose Irish woman Iris Bowen goes to Boston in search of the birth mother of her beloved adopted daughter, Rose.
Brown, Rita Mae Tail Gait
Cadwallader, Robyn The Anchoress Pressured to marry and stricken by her sister’s death in childbirth, a 13th-century Englishwoman devotes her life to prayer in a small locked cell that proves ineffective in shutting out the world.
Cameron, Stella Folly Returning to her hometown in the Cotswolds after a bad divorce, Alex Duggins stumbles across a corpse buried in the snow, and she must find the real murderer and clear her name.
Carlisle, Kate Ripped from the Pages
Chanter, Catherine The Well A first novel by an award-winning writer follows the experiences of an Englishwoman who is targeted by suspicion and superstition when her farm remains lush and her grandson drowns in spite of a widespread drought.
Childs, Laura Ming Tea Murder
Clarke, Richard A. Pinnacle Event
Cocks, Heather The Royal We Unexpectedly falling for the crown prince Nicholas while attending Oxford, practical-minded Bex endures ritzy society gatherings, fashionable outings and unwelcome publicity as well as jealous ex-girlfriends and dark royal family secrets.
Colgan, Jenny Little Beach Street Bakery
Corleone, Douglas Robert Ludlum’s the Janson Equation
Cotterill, Colin Six and a Half Deadly Sins When he receives a traditional skirt worn in northern Laos with a severed human finger stitched into its lining, Dr. Siri Paiboun, convinced that someone is trying to send him a message, embarks on a dangerous scavenger hunt up the northern Laos border with his wife to solve the mystery.
Cussler, Clive Piranha
Datlow, Ellen (EDT) The Doll Collection Collects seventeen dark tales about dolls of all sorts, from toys and puppets to mannequins.
Delinsky, Barbara Blueprints
DeMille, Nelson Radiant Angel
Dennison, Hannah Deadly Desire at Honeychurch Hall
Deveraux, Jude Ever After
Dobson, Melanie Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor
Dubow, Charles Girl in the Moonlight Falling in love with a friend’s beautiful and wild sister, Wylie experiences a tempestuous, heart-wrenching affair over the course of decades also marked by the worlds of society, finance and art in multiple countries.
Dunn, Carola Superfluous Women
Elrod, P. N. The Hanged Man
Enright, Anne The Green Road When Christmas day reunites the Madigan children, who all left their mother Rosaleen behind to follow their dreams, under one roof in County Clare, Ireland, they each must confront the terrible weight of family ties and the journey that brought them home.
Faye, Lyndsay The Fatal Flame
Fisher, Suzanne Woods Anna’s Crossing A young Amish woman fends off the matchmaking efforts of her fellow passengers on the Charming Nancy–the ship that brought the first wave of Amish to America in 1737.
Frank, Dorothea Benton All the Single Ladies
Gattis, Ryan All Involved A story set against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots details a series of murders committed outside of the active rioting zones by gang members using the chaos to settle old scores.
Gobbell, Phyllis Pursuit in Provence Pursuit in Provence is Jordan Mayfair’s debut as an amateur sleuth‚ finding her way through a labyrinth of art‚ rock-and-roll — and murder — against the captivating backdrop of Provence.
Golden, Christopher Tin Men
Goldman, Ivan G. The Debtor Class
Gray, Casey Discount The daily lives of customers and employees of an American Southwest super retailer are thrown into chaos by a drunken manager’s text, local corruption and the imminent visit of a company president.
Grecian, Alex The Harvest Man Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad—and Jack the Ripper—return, in the extraordinary new historical thriller from the author of the acclaimed national bestseller The Yard.
Griffiths, Elly The Ghost Fields The chilling discovery of a downed World War II plane with a body inside leads Ruth and DCI Nelson to uncover a wealthy family’s secrets in the seventh Ruth Galloway mystery.
Haines, Carolyn Bone to Be Wild
Hall, Rachel Howzell Skies of Ash
Hart, Carolyn Don’t Go Home
Haruf, Kent Our Souls at Night A senior-aged widow and widower forge a loving bond over shared loneliness and respective histories, provoking local gossip and the disapproval of their grown children in ways that are further complicated by an extended visit by a sad young grandchild.
Henderson, Dee Taken Bestselling author Dee Henderson, the queen of Christian romantic suspense, delivers a gripping novel about an endangered abductee trying to move on.
Hillerman, Anne Rock With Wings
Hoover, Colleen Confess Fighting to rebuild her life after shattering losses, Auburn Reed is unexpectedly attracted to an enigmatic artist only to discover that the object of her affections is hiding threatening secrets from his past.
Housewright, David Unidentified Woman Number 15
Hunter, Aislinn The World Before Us
Jackson, Lisa Never Die Alone
Johansen, Erika The Invasion of the Tearling
Johnson, Craig Dry Bones Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire recruits a team of helpers to investigate the murder of a rancher whose body has been found near a T. rex fossil that is claimed by multiple parties.
Jones, Darynda Eighth Grave After Dark
Kallos, Stephanie Language Arts
Kearsley, Susanna A Desperate Fortune
Kennedy, Eliza I Take You Enjoying a dream job, close friendships, a loving family and a gorgeous fiance, Lily Wilder evaluates her history of partying and dating lots of men to consider whether getting married is the right choice for her.
Kenyon, Sherrilyn Born of Defiance
King, Stephen Finders Keepers A follow-up to Mr. Mercedes follows the experiences of an irate fan whose obsession with a reclusive writer leads to an act of violence, the discovery of a hidden manuscript decades later and a young boy’s desperate struggle for survival.
Knight, Renee Disclaimer A brilliantly conceived, deeply unsettling psychological thriller— already an international sensation—about a woman haunted by secrets, the consuming desire for revenge, and the terrible price we pay when we try to hide the truth.
Lackey, Mercedes From a High Tower
Land, Jon Black Scorpion
Lansdale, Joe R. Paradise Sky
Larsen, K. J. Bye, Bye Love
Liu, Ken The Grace of Kings Two men rebel together against tyranny — and then become rivals — in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards.
Logan, Kirsty The Gracekeepers A shoreside burial coordinator who lives in self-enforced exile as penance for a long-ago mistake and a performer with a floating circus face unexpected life changes and new opportunities in the wake of an offshore storm.
Mallery, Susan Hold Me
Marklund, Liza Borderline
Matthews, Jason Palace of Treason
Maxwell, Edith Farmed and Dangerous
McEwen, Scott The Sniper and the Wolf
Michaels, Fern Double Down
Miller, Linda Lael The Marriage Season
Miller, Michelle The Underwriting
Montanari, Richard The Doll Maker
Mosley, Walter And Sometimes I Wonder About You Investigating the murder of a client he initially refused to help, Leonid navigates difficult personal elements in his own life while uncovering dark secrets about the victim’s old-money family and its missing heiress.
Murphy, Monica Stealing Rose
Nicholas, Douglas Throne of Darkness
Novic, Sara Girl at War When her happy life in 1991 Croatia is shattered by civil war, 10-year-old Ana Juric is embroiled in a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers before making a daring escape to America, where years later she struggles to hide her past.
Novik, Naomi Uprooted A tale inspired by the "Beauty and the Beast" story follows the experiences of Agnieszka, who becomes the latest girl chosen to serve an immortal wizard who protects their village from the malevolent forces of a nearby forest.
Oates, Joyce Carol Jack of Spades
Obioma, Chigozie The Fishermen In the small Nigerian town of Akure in the mid-1990s, four brothers take advantage of their strict father’s extended absence to skip school and go fishing where they meet a dangerous local madman whose mystic prophecy of violence tears their close-knit family apart.
O’Brien, Edna The Love Object Collected for the first time, 31 stories from the "short story master" and "one of the finest writers of our time," paints a cumulative portrait of Ireland, one filled with motifs of coming of age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love.
Ohanesian, Aline Orhan’s Inheritance Inheriting the family kilim rug dynasty when his eccentric grandfather is found dead, Orhan struggles with will stipulations that leave the family estate to a stranger who holds secrets from the final years of the Ottoman Empire.
Oke, Janette Where Trust Lies
O’sullivan, Kathryn Neighing With Fire
Page, Katherine Hall The Body in the Birches
Palmer, Matthew Secrets of State
Parker, C. L. Playing Dirty
Peters, Ralph Valley of the Shadow A fictional retelling of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign during the Civil War.
Robinson, Chris War of the Encyclopaedists Best friends separated by global events after college, Mickey Montauk, deployed to Baghdad with his National Guard unit, and Halifax Corderoy, struggling with disappointment and his new roommate, keep in touch with one another by editing a Wikipedia article about themselves.
Roby, Kimberla Lawson The Ultimate Betrayal
Roe, Andrew The Miracle Girl
Runcie, James Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960’s Cambridge. Soon to be released as a major six-part television series for ITV, Grantchester.
Salvalaggio, Karin Burnt River
Sefton, Maggie Purl Up and Die
Shaara, Jeff The Fateful Lightning A conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series that began with A Blaze of Glory recounts how Tennessee federal forces commander William T. Sherman conquers Confederate forces under General John Bell Hood during his legendary March to the Sea campaign.
Shepard, Jim The Book of Aron Aron and a handful of boys and girls in the Warsaw Ghetto smuggle and trade things through the "quarantine walls" to keep their people alive until he is rescued by a Jewish-Polish doctor and advocate of children’s rights who instills within him the importance of letting the world know the atrocities they have all suffered at the hands of the enemy.
Stephenson, Neal Seveneves When a catastrophic event dooms the planet, nations around the world band together to devise an ambitious survival plan in outer space 5,000 years before their progeny organize an audacious return. By the best-selling author of Cryptonomicon.
Swift, Graham England The Booker Prize-winning author presents his first new book of short stories in nearly 30 years, in which piercing observations of human behavior are made and motifs of love, friendship, secrets, faith and memory are interwoven throughout.
Thompson, Victoria Murder on Amsterdam Avenue
Tremayne, S. K. The Ice Twins Moving to a tiny Scottish island a year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah are shattered when their surviving daughter claims they have mistaken her identity and that she is actually the twin they believed dead.
Vachss, Andrew H. Signwave
Viets, Elaine Checked Out
Watson, Christie Where Women Are Kings From the award-winning author of Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away, the story of a young boy who believes two things: that his Nigerian birth mother loves him like the world has never known love, and that he is a wizard.
Willett, Marcia Postcards from the Past
Womack, Gwendolyn The Memory Painter A young couple’s shared visions reveal an ancient mystery — and prove that true love can withstand the test of time.
Wylde, Joanna Silver Bastard