Fiction On Order

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.

Books March 2018
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Ahern, CeceliaRoarShort Stories
Alexander, V. S.The Irishman's DaughterHistorical
Andrews, Mary KaySunset BeachWomen
Balasubramanyam, RajeevProfessor Chandra Follows His BlissAn internationally renowned economist and divorced father of three survives an accident before whimsically trading in his high-stress Nobel Prize ambitions to pursue elusive happiness.
Bannalec, Jean-LucThe Missing CorpseMystery
Bayard, LouisCourting Mr. LincolnHistorical
Benedict, LauraThe Stranger InsideA woman arrives home to discover a stranger living in her house, claiming he has legally leased her property before revealing he knows a secret from her past involving the death of her sister.
Bond, GwendaSuspicious MindsThriller (Stranger Things)
Bourdeaut, OlivierWaiting for BojanglesLiving in a Parisian apartment with his eccentric parents and an exotic bird, a young boy must keep his unpredictable mother safe as she descends deeper into madness, in a darkly humorous novel about dealing with the realities of mental illness in unique ways.
Boyle, T. CoraghessanOutside Looking InA novel inspired by the controversial psychedelic drug experiments of Timothy Leary traces the impact of LSD and communal living on a 1960s Harvard grad student and his wife.
Brightwell, EmilyMrs. Jeffries Delivers the GoodsMystery
Brittney, LynnMurder in BelgraviaMystery
Brodsky, Jordanna MaxThe Wolf in the WhaleFaced with starvation, young Inuit shaman Omat journeys across the icy landscape in search of food but instead finds a Viking warrior and his strange gods, a meeting that could either save or shatter her world.
Brody, FrancesA Snapshot of MurderMystery
Brown, DaleThe Kremlin StrikeThriller
Burke, AlafairThe Better SisterThriller
Butler, NickolasLittle FaithA Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when an adult daughter falls under the influence of a radical church that threatens a grandchild's safety.
Cabot, AmandaA Tender HopeChristian
Calvi, MaryDear George, Dear MaryA novel based on hundreds of historical accounts, letters, and personal journals reimagines the unrequited love affair between a young George Washington and controversial New York heiress Mary Philipse as a catalyst for the American Revolution.
Cantor, JillianIn Another TimeHistorical
Castle, RichardCrashing HeatMystery
Cho, ZenThe True QueenFantasy
Cole, AlyssaAn Unconditional FreedomRescued from slavery after his dreams of becoming a lawyer are shattered, Daniel is offered a position with a covert organization of African-American spies, unaware that his new partner is a double agent intent on betraying him.
Corey, James S. A.Tiamat's WrathScience Fiction
Cumming, CharlesThe Moroccan GirlA simple assignment for MI6 during a literary festival lands successful novelist Kit Carradine on the trail of Lara Bartok, a dangerous fugitive and revolutionary leader who is being targeted by the world's competing intelligence services.
Dalglish, DavidSoulKeeperFantasy
Dalton, TrentBoy Swallows UniverseExiled in a drug-oppressed refugee suburb in 1980s Australia, a 12-year-old boy dreams of a career in journalism while fending off the local criminal element to protect his imprisoned mother. 
Day, Kate HopeIf, ThenKate Hope Day’s debut novel is about the choices we make that shape our lives and determine our destinies—the moments that alter us so profoundly that it feels as if we've entered another reality.
De Muriel, OscarLoch of the DeadEdinburgh's most famed detective duo—"Nine-Nails" McGray and Inspector Ian Frey—face their most metaphysical mystery yet, as they investigate a series of crimes surrounding the miraculous waters in the remote Loch Maree.
Dektar, MollyThe Ash FamilyDrawn by a mysterious stranger to a remote farming community that lives off the fertile mountain lands, a North Carolina teen is seduced by their high ideals before new friends begin to disappear.
Doctorow, CoryRadicalizedScience Fiction
Dow, David R.Confessions of an Innocent ManThriller
Downing, SamanthaMy Lovely WifeA seemingly typical suburban husband discloses the secret ways that his wife of 15 years and he keep their marriage alive and chase away domestic boredom by orchestrating creative ways to get away with murder. LibraryReads #1 pick for March.
Dubois, JenniferThe SpectatorsA controversial talk-show host who has made his living by exposing bizarre societal secrets on live television finds his own past brought into question when the young perpetrators of a mass shooting declare themselves his devoted fans.
Dugoni, RobertThe Eigth SisterThriller
Ellis, KarenLast NightMystery
Elo, ElisabethFinding Katarina M.A successful, busy Washington, D.C. surgeon is drawn into a web of long-held family secrets and Russian espionage after a long-lost cousin turns up and tries to make inroads with her and her mother.
Evans, Richard PaulThe Road HomeChristian
Fox, CandiceRedemption PointWhen the father of a kidnapped girl launches a plan to kill those he holds responsible, Ted Conkaffey races to identify the real abductor, while private detective Amanda Pharrel and Pip Sweeney conduct the latter's first homicide investigation.
Fredericks, MariahDeath of a New AmericanMystery
Freudenberger, NellLost and WantedReceiving an unsettling phone call from her late college roommate, a rationally minded MIT professor reflects on their once-close friendship, her friend's tragic death and her own rediscovered feelings for a fellow scientist.
George, NinaThe Book of DreamsLiterary
Glass, JennaThe Women's WarWhen a world-altering spell gives women the ability to control their own fertility, a disinherited princess and a powerless queen trigger changes in their patriarchal kingdoms before a caravan of exiles stumbles on a new source of women's magic.
Goldberg, MylaFeast Your EyesThe life of a controversial mid-20th-century photographer is chronicled through her daughter's memories, interviews with her intimates and excerpts from journals and letters documenting her quest for artistic legitimacy in the face of public notoriety.
Graves, Tracey GarvisThe Girl He Used to KnowWomen
Griffiths, EllyThe Stone CircleMystery
Hall, ParnellLights! Camera! Puzzles!Mystery
Hammad, IsabellaThe ParisianStudying medicine and falling in love in 1914 France, the son of a wealthy Palestinian textile merchant finds his loyalties tested by conflicts between the British government and the independence-minded nationalists of his community.
Harris, C. S.Who Slays the WickedMystery
Healey, JaneThe Beantown GirlsA novel of love, courage, and danger unfolds as World War II’s brightest heroines—the best of friends—take on the front lines.
Hempel, AmySing To ItFinely tuned and brilliantly written, a heartbreaking new collection of 15 stories introduces characters, lonely and adrift, searching for connection.
Hepworth, SallyThe Mother-in-LawWomen
Hillerman, AnneThe Tale TellerMystery
Hillman, RobertThe Bookshop of the Broken In 1960s Australia, a lonely farmer finds his life turned upside down by the arrival of a vibrant librarian.
Hoang, HelenThe Bride TestRomance
James, E. L.The MisterRomance
Jennings, LukeNo TomorrowThriller
Kelly, ErinStone MothersDecades after fleeing her home and the body she helped bury, Marianne resolves to do anything to protect the life she has built against an ex's threats about coming forward.
Kelly, Martha HallLost RosesBased on true events, a tale set a generation before Lilac Girls traces the stories of three women, including Caroline Ferriday's mother, a Romanov cousin and a fortune-teller's daughter, against a backdrop of the Russian revolution and World War I.
Kiernan, Caitlin R.The Very Best of Caitlin R. Fantasy
Kim, AngieMiracle CreekThriller
Kistler, BonnieHouse on FireThriller
Kuznetsova, MariaOksana, Behave!Enduring a hand-to-mouth existence after emigrating from Ukraine to Florida, trouble-prone Oksana romanticizes memories of her early life in Russia before a visit to her grandmother helps her discover how to love life without doing harm.
Lalami, LailaThe Other AmericansThe suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters including his jazz-composer daughter, an undocumented witness and an Iraqi War veteran.
Lansdale, Joe R.The Elephant of SurpriseCrime
Lasdun, JamesAfternoon of a FaunTaut, stylish, and psychologically acute novel dramatizes the search for truth as an accusation of sexual assault plunges a journalist into a series of deepening crises.
Lelchuk, S. A.Save Me from Dangerous MenOperating a private investigator business from an office above her bookstore, bibliophile and part-time vigilante Nikki Griffin becomes the target of dangerous adversaries when she breaks cover to save a woman's life.
Les Becquets, DianeThe Last Woman in the ForestThriller
Li, YiyunWhere Reasons EndDraws on the author's experiences of losing a child to suicide in a tribute to the love and complexities of parent-child bonds that reimagines an urgent conversation between a mother and teenage son.
Macallister, GreerWoman 99Thriller
McKevett, G. A.Bitter BrewMystery
McMahon, JenniferThe InvitedWhen an inspired effort to build her dream home is overshadowed by discoveries about her rural property's violent past, a former history teacher becomes obsessed with the stories of three generations of local women who died under suspicious circumstances.
McPherson, CatrionaScot & SodaMystery
Means, DavidInstructions for a FuneralA collection of 14 stories from the O. Henry Prize-winning author includes the story of a woman whose seemingly natural death was in fact a murder, and an FBI raid which goes spectacularly wrong.
Michaels, FernFar and AwayWomen
Monroe, MaryOver the FenceDepression-era Southern bootleggers Milton and Yvonne Hamilton discover their neighbors are involved in dubious businesses themselves and threaten to blackmail them in order to hide their own dirty secrets.
Morgan, SarahOne Summer in ParisRomance
Mukherjee, AbirSmoke and AshesMystery
Naqvi, H. M.The Selected Works of Abdullah the CossackLiterary
O'Nan, StewartHenry, HimselfA 75-year-old retired engineer looks out on 1998 and sees a world he suspects has passed him by, and weighs his life's dreams against his regrets, in this prequel to Emily, Alone.
Page, Katherine HallThe Body in the WakeMystery
Patrick, PhaedraThe Library of Lost and FoundA shy librarian whose kind heart is often exploited receives a mysterious book of fairy tales from the beloved grandmother she believed dead and embarks on a perspective-changing journey of astonishing family secrets.
Patterson, JamesThe 13-minute MurderThriller
Patterson, JamesThe 18th AbductionMystery
Pattison, EliotBones of the EarthInspector Shan realizes he is being caught in the middle of a dangerous power struggle after a Tibetan monk is accused of using Buddhist magic to murder Chinese soldiers.
Peterson, TracieWhen You Are NearChristian
Pinsker, SarahSooner or Later Everything Falls into the SeaFantasy
Pyper, AndrewThe HomecomingLiterary
Quick, AmandaTightropeRomance
Ridker, AndrewThe AltruistsA professor at a Midwestern college invites his estranged children to reconcile with him at his St. Louis home, but he is also after the large fortune his ex-wife left the children.
Rooney, SallyNormal PeopleThe unconventional secret childhood bond between a popular boy and a lonely, intensely private girl is tested by character reversals in their first year at a Dublin college that render one introspective and the other social, but self-destructive.
Ross, Ann B.Miss Julia Takes the WheelWomen
Rowley, StevenThe EditorLiterary
Russell, CraigThe Devil AspectA brilliant young psychologist in 1935 Czechoslovakia begins his job at an asylum housing the country's six most depraved murderers, while a detective tries to identify the mindset of a brutal serial killer in Prague.
Sandford, JohnNeon PreyCrime
Sansom, C. J.TomblandMystery
Scibona, SalvatoreThe VolunteerThe abandonment of a child at an international airport is tied to the Vietnam War experiences of a restless recruit into a clandestine branch of the U.S. government.
Serpell, NamwaliThe Old DriftThree generations of a cursed family traverse from India and Italy to England and ultimately a fantastical Zambia of the near future, where an interstitial Greek chorus of mosquitoes traces their vibrant human experiences as children, parents and grandparents.
Smith, J. P.The DrowningThriller
Smith, Wilbur A.King of KingsAction
Snelling, LauraineHalf FinishedChristian
Steel, DanielleBlessing in DisguiseWomen
Swanson, PeterBefore She Knew HimA Boston artist with bipolar disorder, while she is in a new neighbor's home, spots an item that once belonged to the victim of an unsolved murder.
Swinson, KikiHis Rebound BitchUrban
Tanen, SloaneThere's a Word for ThatA wildly flawed family comes together—in rehab, of all places—even as each member is on the verge of falling apart.
Thayne, RaeAnneThe Cliff HouseRomance
Thiong'o, Ngugi WaMinutes of GloryPublished for the first time in the United States, a story collection celebrates the works of a noted African writer.
Verble, MargaretCherokee AmericaIn the Spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation, Check, a wealthy farmer and mother of five boys, must protect her mixed-race family and tight-knit community at all costs when violence erupts.
Ward, J. R.The SaviorRomance
Winston, LollyMe for YouFamily Life
Books February 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adkins, MaryWhen You Read ThisLiterary
Andrews, MesuOf Fire and LionsChristian
A'zaylerHeart of the HustleUrban
Baldacci, DavidRedemptionThriller
Beattie, AnnA Wonderful Stroke of LuckBeattie's twenty-first novel explores the complicated relationship between a charismatic teacher and his students, and the secrets we keep from those we love.
Berry, SteveThe Malta ExchangeThriller
Blackadder, JesseIn the Blink of an EyeMoving from chilly Tasmania to subtropical Murwillumbah in New South Wales, the Brennan family is placed under suspicion in the wake of a devastating tragedy that shatters their senses of normalcy.
Box, C. J.Wolf PackCrime
Boyle, WilliamA Friend Is a Gift You Give YourselfGoodfellas meets Thelma and Louise when an unlikely trio of women in New York find themselves banding together to escape the clutches of violent figures from their pasts.
Brunstetter, Wanda E.The Forgiving JarAmish
Cameron, MarcOpen CarrySkilled tracker U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter must leave his comfort zone in the Florida swamplands to investigate the murder of a Tlingit Indian girl in the wilds of southeast Alaska.
Castellani, ChristopherLeading MenA life-changing encounter among Tennessee Williams, his lover Frank Merlo and a taciturn Swedish beauty at a 1953 Truman Capote party culminates in deathbed revelations about Williams's final play a decade later.
Childs, LauraBroken Bone ChinaMystery
Choi, SusanTrust ExerciseIn the early 1980s, two first-year students at a high-powered performing arts high school fall in love and, like their peers, circle around their acting teacher.
Clark, Mary HigginsKiss the Girls and Make Them CryThriller
Coben, HarlanRun AwayThriller
Collins, MeganThe Winter SisterThriller
Cussler, CliveCeltic EmpireAction
Daugherty, ChristiA Beautiful CorpseMystery
Davis, KathrynThe Silk RoadKirkus Reviews: "A book that stuns, almost literally, with its force and its humility. A tender book. A savage book. A once-in-a-lifetime story."
Dickey, Eric JeromeBefore We Were WickedAfrican-American
Dodd, ChristinaWhat Doesn't Kill HerThriller
Durst, Sarah BethThe Deepest BlueFantasy
Eggers, DaveThe ParadeLiterary
Englander, NathanKaddish.comAn atheist son in an Orthodox Jewish family refuses to recite the Kaddish for his father after he dies, horrifying his mother and sisters, but then decides to hire a stranger through the Internet to recite the daily prayer.
Evanovich, StephanieUnder the TableRomance
Fairstein, Linda A.Blood OathMystery
Feehan, ChristineToxic GameRomance
Fielding, JoyAll the Wrong PlacesThriller
Frances, MichelleThe TempBusiness-mogul Carrie is at the top of her game, but as an ambitious woman named Emma fills in for her as she prepares to have her baby, Carrie finds her life quickly falling apart. An international best-seller.
Gates, EvaSomething Read, Something DeadMystery
Giordano, MarioAuntie Poldi and the Vineyards of EtnaProsecco-loving Auntie Poldi defends her community when a dog is poisoned and a respected handyman goes missing amid a rise in local Mafia activities.
Goodman, CarolThe Night VisitorsThriller
Graham, HeatherA Lethal LegacyRomantic Suspense
Gray, AnissaThe Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry GirlsWhen their formidably strong-willed eldest sister is arrested, abruptly transitioning their family from respectability to disgrace, two younger sisters confront complicated dynamics in their family and identities to uncover what really happened.
Grebe, CamillaAfter She's GoneThriller
Griffin, AnneWhen All Is SaidAn 84-year-old loner, sitting at a grand hotel bar in Ireland, toasts the five people who have meant the most to him while recalling unspoken losses and joys, a tragic secret and a fierce love.
Haseldine, JaneYou Fit the PatternMystery
Hines, Jim C.Terminal UprisingScience Fiction
Holmberg, Charlie N.Smoke and SummonsFantasy
Hustvedt, SiriMemories of the FutureAn author rediscovers a decades-old notebook from her first year in New York that reflects how her literary perceptions were shaped by her obsession with a mysterious neighbor.
Ingalls, RachelBinstead's SafariThe fractured fairy tale of the rebirth of a drab, insecure woman as a fiercely alive, fearless beauty.
Jance, Judith A.The A ListThriller
Jhabvala, Ruth PrawerAt the End of the CenturyCollects seventeen stories that deal with the experiences faced by men and women across three cultures.
Jonasson, JonasThe Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old ManWhen a hot air balloon ride ends with a sea landing and an unexpected rescue from a North Korean ship, one hundred-year-old Allan Karlsson and his sidekick Julius find themselves in the middle of a diplomatic crisis of epic proportions.
Kane, AndreaDead in a WeekThriller
Kang, HanThe White BookA lyrical exploration of personal grief, conveyed through the prism of the color white, finds a nameless writer grappling with a haunting family tragedy involving the death of her older sister in infancy. Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize.
Kent, SerenaDeath in ProvenceMystery
Kerr, PhilipMetropolisThriller
Kim, Un-suThe PlottersIn an alternate-reality Seoul, South Korea, assassination guilds compete for market dominance.
Kingsbury, KarenTwo WeeksChristian
Kochai, Jamil Jan99 Nights in LogarA trepidatious return visit to a family compound in Afghanistan finds a disastrous encounter with a terrifying but beloved guard dog leading to a twelve-year-old boy's mythology-laced search through the landscape of contemporary Logar.
Lalli, SonyaThe Matchmaker's ListRaina Anand navigates a series of disastrous blind dates in her efforts to balance her tight-knit Indian-immigrant community's traditional expectations with her own ideas of what modern romance is.
Lavalle, VictorA People's Future of the United StatesEach of 25 speculative stories imagines the future of America, with the collection featuring tales of both dystopias and utopias.
Lewis, BeverlyThe TinderboxAmish
Liardet, FrancesWe Must Be BraveCaring for a lost child during the chaotic 1940 evacuation of her once-quiet Southampton village, a woman who never believed she wanted children finds herself unexpectedly at a loss when the child is taken away.
Malpas, Jodi EllenGentleman SinnerWomen
Martine, ArkadyA Memory Called EmpireScience Fiction
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Department of Sensitive CrimesHumorous (a gentle parody of Scandinavian noir)
McDonald, ChristinaThe Night Olivia FellWhen her pregnant daughter is rendered brain dead from a fall and placed on life support to help the baby survive, a grieving mother notices suspicious injuries and resolves to uncover the truth.
McGraw, ErinJoyShort Stories
Meijer, MaryseRagShort Stories
Meissner, SusanThe Last Year of the WarHistorical
Moody, DavidAll Roads End HereDystopian
Moore, Scott AlanYour Favorite Band Cannot Save YouHorror
Moyes, JojoThe Peacock EmporiumWomen
Neggers, CarlaStone BridgesRomance
Och Dag, Niklas NattThe Wolf and the WatchmanA U.S. release of an award-winning first novel finds a disabled ex-soldier and a lawyer with tuberculosis combing the underworld of 18th-century Stockholm to unmask a ruthless murderer before a young workhouse laborer becomes a next victim.
O'Connor, CarleneMurder in an Irish PubMystery
Owuor, Yvonne AdhiamboThe Dragonfly SeaLiterary
Oyeyemi, HelenGingerbreadThe award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird draws on the classic fairy-tale element of gingerbread in the story of a British family whose surprising legacy and secret past are tied to a favorite recipe.
Palmer, Lindsey J.Otherwise EngagedWomen
Patterson, JamesMiracle at St. AndrewsSports
Patterson, JamesThe Cornwalls Are GoneThriller
Perkins, S. C.Murder Once RemovedMystery
Perks, HeidiHer One MistakeThriller
Perry, AnneTriple JeopardyMystery
Pomare, J. P.Call Me EvieIsolated in a remote beach-town cabin by a man who is either a captor or benefactor, a 17-year-old girl struggles with her fragmented memory to uncover why she is accused of committing an unspeakable act.
Pope, M. T.Trouble in RioUrban
Postorino, RosellaAt the Wolf's TableForced to risk her life every day as a taster at Hitler's secret headquarters, Rosa and a growing sisterhood of involuntary women conscripts navigate Nazi fanatics, an SS guard's unwanted attentions, and the escalating war.
Raybourn, DeannaA Dangerous CollaborationAttending a party in remote Cornwall as a favor to a colleague, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell races to uncover her host's true agenda when suspicious accidents plague the guests.
Reich, ChristopherCrown JewelCrime
Reyn, IrinaMother CountryStruggling with demeaning work and racism in her Brooklyn community, Russian immigrant Nadia takes matters into her own hands when the daughter she unwillingly left behind is denied life-saving medicine.
Richman, AlysonThe Secret of CloudsLiterary
Rivero, MelissaThe Affairs of the FalconsA young undocumented Peruvian woman fights to keep her family afloat in New York City.
Rosenberg, Joel C.The Persian GambleThriller
Rosenfelt, DavidBlack and BlueThriller
Rosenstiel, TomThe Good LieThriller
Rum, EtafA Woman Is No ManThree generations of Palestinian-American women in contemporary Brooklyn are torn by individual desire, educational ambitions, a devastating tragedy and the strict mores of traditional Arab culture.
Scottoline, LisaSomeone KnowsThriller
See, LisaThe Island of Sea WomenWhile working as divers with the all-female diving collective on a small Korean island, Mi-ja and Young-sook find their friendship challenged by their differences and forces outside their control.
Shawl, NisiNew Suns; Original Speculative Fiction by People of ColorAnthology
Shields, SharmaThe CassandraA woman takes a job at a top-secret research facility during World War II, only to become tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.
Sinclair, ShaunBlood TiesUrban
Skillingstead, JackThe Chaos FunctionScience Fiction
Steel, DanielleSilent NightWomen
Strawser, JessicaForget You Know MeHoping to end an estrangement with her best friend, Liza panics when their video call is interrupted by a masked invader before her friend calls back later, pretending nothing has happened.
Sundin, SarahThe Sky Above UsChristian
Toews, MiriamWomen TalkingBased on real events, Women Talking is the story of eight women in a remote Mennonite colony who face an agonizing decision in the aftermath of a series of unspeakable sexual crimes.
Tyce, HarrietBlood OrangeThriller
Ullmann, LinnUnquietA genre-bending novel about time, memory, and the author's extraordinary childhood as the daughter of a genius filmmaker and his muse.
Ward, AnnieBeautiful BadThriller
Washington, BryanLotComing of age in his family's Houston restaurant, a mixed-heritage teen navigates bullying, his newly discovered sexual orientation and the ripple effects of a disadvantaged community impacted by an affair, a youth baseball season and displaced hurricane survivors.
Welsh, IrvineDead Men's TrousersSomewhat matured, international jet-setter Mark Renton and psychotic artist Frank Begbie accidentally reunite with Sick Boy and Spud in Scotland for one last scheme involving organ harvesting, in the final installment of the Trainspotting series.
Wilson, G. WillowThe Bird KingA concubine in the royal court of Granada at the height of the Spanish Inquisition and her mapmaker friend risk their lives to escape when the latter is accused of sorcery.
Winspear, JacquelineThe American AgentMystery
Wright, SnowdenAmerican PopLiterary
Yarros, RebeccaThe Last LetterBeckett, a solider in Afghanistan, falls in love with Ryan's sister through her letters to him and, despite feeling guilty over his friend's death, seeks her out to fulfill his promise to watch over her.
Zgheib, YaraThe Girls at 17 Swann StreetA French ballerina with self-perception challenges descends into anorexia when an injury sidelines her career, landing her in a support home for women with life-threatening eating disorders.
Books January 2019
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Aboulela, LeilaElsewhere HomeShort stories
Adam, ClaireGolden ChildWorking exhausting hours in their rural Trinidad home, the family of a petroleum-plant worker is shattered by the disappearance of a troubled twin son whose fate forces his father to make a devastating choice. A first novel.
Anders, Charlie JaneThe City in the Middle of the NightA reluctant revolutionary survives exile by forging an unusual, world-changing bond with a family of ice creatures that live outside the human confines of their dying planet.
Armstrong, KelleyWatcher in the WoodsMystery
Bartz, AndreaThe Lost NightA chance discovery of a 10-year-old video shares disturbing insights into the suicide of a college classmate who may have been murdered on a hazy drunken night, a revelation that compels one woman to determine her own role.
Bear, ElizabethAncestral NightScience fiction
Black, AnnaThe Perfect Love StormUrban
Bowen, RhysThe Victory GardenHistorical
Bowman, DavidBig BangA darkly humorous epic by the late author of Bunny Modern imagines the postwar transformations of celebrities from Jackie Onassis and Lucille Ball to Arthur Miller and Frank Sinatra in the years before the Kennedy assassination.
Brabazon, JamesThe Break LineDispatched to Sierra Leone to help combat rebel forces who are slaughtering innocent villagers, British intelligence operative and hardened assassin Max McLean searches for the monster behind the attacks only to be confronted by a deadly mistake from the past.
Brett, SimonBlotto, Twinks and the Intimate RevueCrime
Bunn, DavisMoondust LakeA disillusioned business executive seeking to escape from his tyrannical father's shadow and a psychotherapist with a tragic past discover unexpected healing, freedom, and love in the solitude of a Miramar Bay retreat.
Camilleri, AndreaThe Overnight KidnapperMystery
Carty-Williams, CandiceQueenieBridget Jones's Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.
Choo, YangszeThe Night TigerA vivacious dance-hall girl in 1930s colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger that is being sought by a young houseboy who would protect his late master's soul.
Clipston, AmySeasons of an Amish GardenAmish
Coble, ColleenSecrets at Cedar CabinChristian
Conley, SusanElsey Come HomeAgreeing to attend a mountain retreat with her estranged husband, an alcoholic artist living in China rediscovers herself through new friendships that help her confront the deep-rooted ghosts of her childhood.
Correia, LarryHouse of AssassinsFantasy
Coulter, CatherineThe Last SecondThriller
Crider, BillThat Old Scoundrel DeathMystery - final case for Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes.
Deveraux, JudeA Justified MurderMystery
Dozois, Gardner R.The Very Best of the BestScience fiction
Eisler, BarryThe Killer CollectiveThriller
Evanovich, JanetThe Big KahunaMystery - Fox and O'Hare series
Feltman, AmyWilla & HesperLGBT
Finch, CharlesThe Vanishing ManMystery
Fluke, JoanneChocolate Cream Pie MurderMystery
Foley, LucyThe Hunting PartyThriller
Freeman, BrianCrooked StreetThriller
Galland, N. D.On the Same PageRomance
Ghaffari, RabeahTo Keep the Sun AliveA cinematic novel about an Iranian family and their fruit orchard, caught up in the Revolution of 1979.
Grant, AndrewInvisibleAn army veteran and intelligence agent goes undercover as a janitor at a federal courthouse to pursue his own brand of justice when the trial of his father's killer becomes subject to jury tampering.
Greaney, MarkMission CriticalThriller
Griffiths, EllyThe Stranger DiariesMystery
Halls, StaceyThe FamiliarsHistorical
Hamilton, VictoriaA Gentlewoman's Guide to MurderMystery
Hampton, BrendaJaylinUrban
Hannah, SophieThe Next to DieThriller
Harper, JaneThe Lost ManWhen their middle brother Cameron, who went missing the week before Christmas, is found dead, Nathan and Bub are forced to confront devastating secrets.
Harper, KarenAmerican DuchessThe best-selling author of Dark Angel reimagines the life of American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt as the reluctant and bullied bride of the Duke of Marlborough before she finds the inner strength to fight for women's equality.
Heller, PeterThe RiverAction
Hurley, KameronThe Light BrigadeScience fiction
Iggulden, ConnThe Falcon of SpartaHistorical
Iles, GregCemetery RoadThriller
Jenoff, PamThe Lost Girls of ParisHistorical
Johansen, IrisDark TributeThriller
Kendrick, BethIn Dog We TrustWomen
Kenney, JohnTalk to MeLosing his job and reputation in the wake of an ill-timed live tirade, a disgraced television anchor finds himself reconnecting with his family and the man he used to be.
Kepler, LarsStalkerTwo sadistic murders by a killer who would play games with the police prompt Swedish detective Joona Linna and trauma hypnotherapist Erik Maria Bark for a case with disturbing ties to a years-old conviction.
Khalifa, KhaledDeath Is Hard WorkA dogged, absurd quest through the nightmare of the Syrian civil war.
Kinsella, SophieI Owe You OneWomen
Kleypas, LisaDevil's DaughterRomance
Knight, ReneeThe SecretaryThriller
Knox, JosephThe Smiling ManA follow-up to Sirens finds damaged Manchester PD detective Aidan Waits investigating the murder of a man with no identifying marks except an unsettling smile, a case that is complicated by all-too-personal attacks.
Lanchester, JohnThe WallKirkus Reviews: "Dystopian fiction done just right, with a scenario that's all too real. "
Laureano, CarlaBrunch at Bittersweet CafeChristian
Lawson, MikeHouse ArrestA fixer for a congressman is framed for the murder of the House Majority Whip and must rely on his friend, an ex-DIA agent, to find the real killer.
Leckie, AnnThe Raven TowerThe Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ancillary series presents a debut work of fantasy involving gods that speak to mortals, usurped thrones and world-changing stakes.
Leon, DonnaUnto Us a Son Is GivenMystery
Letts, ElizabethFinding DorothyReimagines the story behind the creation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, whose hardscrabble life on the Dakota prairie inspires her husband's masterpiece and her advocacy of an exploited Judy Garland.
Love, Melissa ScrivnerAmerican HeroinThriller
Lovegrove, JamesBig Damn HeroScience fiction - Firefly tie-in
Lundberg, SofiaThe Red Address BookLiving alone in her Stockholm apartment, a ninety-six-year-old woman reminisces through the pages of a long-kept address book before starting to write down stories from her past, unlocking family secrets in unexpectedly beneficial ways.
Lyons, JennThe Ruin of KingsRaised on storybook tales of royal adventure, Kihrin discovers his identity as the illegitimate son of a treasonous prince and is rendered a pawn in the royal family's power schemes before embracing his anti-hero destiny.
Mallery, SusanCalifornia GirlsWomen
Maren, MeshaSugar RunReleased after serving 18 years for manslaughter, Jodi McCarty finds her efforts to track down a friend and move on with the woman she loves challenged by the insular values of their rural West Virginia community.
Margolin, PhillipThe Perfect AlibiMystery
McGuire, SeananIn an Absent DreamFantasy
Medearis, WilRestoration HeightsA young white artist living in a historically black Brooklyn neighborhood besieged by gentrification, Reddick investigates the disappearance of his friend, Hannah, which draws him into a many-layered mystery that lays bare the complicated machinations of money and power.
Michaelides, AlexThe Silent PatientThriller
Michaels, FernDeep HarborWomen
Miller, EmmaThe Amish Sweet ShopAmish
Modesitt, L. E.EndgamesFantasy
Moss, SarahGhost WallSpending time with her family at an Iron Age reenactment field site in northern England that requires participants to use prehistoric tools and knowledge to survive, Silvie begins to envision her own future before a spiritual ritual involving human sacrifice raises disturbing questions.
Noblin, Annie EnglandThe Sisters HemingwayWomen
Palmer, DianaAny Man of MineRomance
Parks, BradThe Last ActThriller
Patterson, JamesThe ChefMystery
Patterson, JamesThe First LadyThriller
Quinn, KateThe HuntressStranded behind enemy lines, brave bomber pilot Nina Markova becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress and joins forces with a Nazi hunter and British war correspondent to find her before she finds them.
Reid, Taylor JenkinsDaisy Jones & the SixWomen
Reynolds, AlastairShadow CaptainScience fiction
Rice, ChristopherBlood EchoThriller
Riley, LucindaThe Moon SisterWomen
Robards, KarenThe Fifth DoctrineThriller
Robinson, PeterCareless LoveMystery
Rose, KarenSay You're SorryThriller
Rous, EmmaThe Au PairBorn years earlier amid her mother's suicide, the flight of an au pair and village whispers about changelings, Seraphine, a twin, uncovers a photograph from the day of her birth that suggests her parents only had one baby.
Salvatore, R. A.Reckoning of Fallen GodsFantasy
Scott, E. G.The Woman InsideThriller
Shannon, SamanthaThe Priory of the Orange TreeA queen who would survive assassination attempts to continue her ruling line is protected with forbidden magic by a court outsider, while a secret society works to prevent a dragon war.
Simon, CleaA Spell of MurderMystery
Sims, LauraLookerA woman's obsession with the beautiful actress on her block drives her to the edge. A first novel.
Sthers, AmandaHoly LandsLeaving a thriving medical practice in Paris to raise pigs in Israel, a Jewish cardiologist disconnects himself from modern technology, forcing his gay playwright son, heartbroken daughter, and cancer-stricken wife to correspond strictly through written letters.
Sudbanthad, PitchayaBangkok Wakes to RainA house in flooded Bangkok reflects a confluence of lives shaped by upheaval, from a homesick missionary doctor to a haunted jazz pianist in the age of rock, to a woman who would escape her political past.
Todd, CharlesThe Black AscotMystery
Tshuma, Novuyo RosaHouse of StoneAfter their son, Bukhosi, disappears in the chronic turmoil of modern Zimbabwe, Abednego and Agnes Mlambo receive help from their enigmatic lodger, Zamani.
Tsushima, YukoTerritory of LightFollows a year in the life of a recently divorced woman in Tokyo who struggles to care for her young daughter while confronting growing inner darkness, painful losses and the changes she is forced to make to survive.
Tudor, C. J.The Hiding PlaceThriller
Tursten, HeleneHunting GameMystery
Weber, DavidThrough Fiery TrialsScience fiction
Weisgarber, AnnThe GlovemakerHistorical
White, ChristianThe Nowhere ChildA young woman's life is turned upside down when she discovers that she may have been abducted in early childhood by her recently deceased mother.
Wilkinson, LaurenAmerican SpyA Cold War FBI intelligence officer joins an undercover task force to seduce a revolutionary African Communist president she secretly admires and comes to love, in a debut novel inspired by true events. A first novel.
Wilson, F. PaulThe Void ProtocolThriller
Winslow, DonThe BorderThriller
Winters, BenGolden StateA veteran of the Speculative Service in an alternate-world California where the law and truth are valued above all else uses his rare authority to question the facts when truth enforcement is manipulated for corrupt purposes.
Woods, StuartWild CardAction
Books December 2018
AuthorTitleLibrarians' Picks
Adams, TaylorNo ExitThriller
Akers, ZackLimetownMystery
Andrews, V. C.The Silhouette GirlThriller
Avon, JoyIn Peppermint PerilMystery
Barron, StephanieThat Churchill WomanA tale inspired by the life of Winston Churchill's scandal-marked American mother follows the experiences of a wealthy and fiercely independent New Yorker whose whirlwind romance with a duke's son sweeps her disruptively into British royalty and politics.
Barry, JessicaFreefallThriller
Barton, FionaThe SuspectThriller
Benedict, MarieThe Only Woman in the RoomHistorical
Block, LawrenceA Time to Scatter StonesMystery
Bolender, MirahCity of Broken MagicDefending humans from a centuries-old magical weapon that consumes enemies and allies alike, a member of an elite team of magic diffusers becomes her city's only surviving protector in the wake of a massive attack.
Bradley, AlanThe Golden Tresses of the DeadMystery
Brennert, AlanDaughter of Moloka'iHistorical
Cander, ChrisThe Weight of a PianoAn immigrant from the Soviet Union and an orphaned mechanic find their lives fatefully linked across half a century of history by a German Blüthner piano.
Chakraborty, S. A.The Kingdom of CopperA follow-up to the USA Today best-selling The City of Brass finds a trapped Nahri reluctantly embracing her power to safeguard her tribe, while an exiled Ali accepts help from water spirits who unearth a family secret. 
Chaney, JoannAs Long As We Both Shall LiveThriller
Chen, MikeHere and Now and ThenStranded for 18 years since the 1990s, time-traveling agent Kin Stewart, suffering from memory loss, has started a new life, but when rescuers from the year 2142 finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind in the future.
Clarke, NeilNot One of UsTold from the alien viewpoint, a short-fiction anthology, filled with stories that transcend location and time, tackle such controversial issues as race, religion, political ideology and nationalism.
Cole, BrianaThe Wives We PlayRomance
Conklin, TaraThe Last RomanticsLiterary
Connolly, SheilaThe Lost TravellerMystery
Corry, JaneThe Dead ExThriller
Daheim, MaryA Case of BierMystery
Dailey, JanetLetters from Peaceful LaneRomance
Delinsky, BarbaraFulfillmentRomance
Dodd, ChristinaWhat Doesn't Kill HerThriller
Dorsey, TimNo Sunscreen for the DeadMystery
Farah, NuruddinNorth of DawnA Somalian couple's tranquil life abroad in Oslo is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their jihadist son's widow and children, who respectively retreat into strict religion and hunger for freedoms in a new homeland.
Faye, LyndsayThe Paragon HotelFleeing to 1921 Oregon, Alice takes refuge in the city's only black hotel and helps new friends search for a missing child, hide from KKK violence and navigate painful secrets.
Fforde, JasperEarly RiserFantasy
Finder, JosephJudgmentThriller
Forstchen, William R.48 HoursThriller
Fuller, KathleenThe Teacher's BrideAmish
Gardner, LisaNever TellThriller
Gillham, David R.AnneliesReimagines the life of Anne Frank as a Holocaust survivor trying to put her life back together and work through her trauma.
Goldberg, LeeKiller ThrillerThriller
Graves, SarahDeath by Chocolate Malted MilkshakeMystery
Grippando, JamesThe Girl in the Glass BoxThriller
Hadley, TessaLate in the DayWhen their close friend, Lydia, who is inconsolable after the death of her husband, Zach, moves in with them, Christine and Alex find love and sorrow giving way to anger and bitterness, warping their relationships as old entanglements and grievances risefrom the past.
Hammer, ChrisScrublandsThriller
Hardt, HelenUnhingedRomance
Harrison, CoraMurder at the Queen's Old CastleMystery
Harwood, ClarissaBear No MaliceHistorical
Hatcher, Robin LeeWho I Am With YouChristian
Heard, WendyHunting AnnabelleThriller
Hernandez, TreasureHoustonUrban
Hurwitz, GreggOut of the DarkThriller
Hyde, Catherine RyanJust After MidnightWomen
James, MarlonBlack Leopard, Red WolfThe first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.
Jemisin, N. K.The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018Science Fiction
Johnston, TimThe CurrentSurviving the accident that killed her friend, a young woman delves into the case of another victim from a decade earlier to identify a killer among her neighbors.
Jonasson, RagnarRuptureMystery
Jones, DaryndaSummoned to Thirteenth GraveParanormal Romance
Jones, Stephen MackLives Laid AwayMystery
Kamal, SoniahUnmarriageableA retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan finds a practical-minded teacher from a family of sisters evaluating her resolve never to marry after encountering a brusque but compelling man during a series of lavish wedding parties.
Katchur, KarenRiver BodiesMystery
Kellerman, JonathanThe Wedding GuestThriller
Kelly, JuliaThe Light over LondonHistorical
Klassen, JulieThe Bride of Ivy GreenChristian Historical
Knopf, ChrisYou're DeadThriller
Krentz, Jayne AnnUntouchableRomantic Suspense
Lee, ToscaThe Line BetweenThriller
Lescroart, John T.The Rule of LawThriller
Lipman, ElinorGood RiddanceOne woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results.
Lodge, GythaShe Lies in WaitMystery
Loigman, Lynda CohenThe Wartime SistersHistorical
Luiselli, ValeriaLost Children ArchiveA family's summer road trip across America that probes the nature of justice and equality in America today.
Mackintosh, SophieThe Water CurePsychological
Martin, KatThe ConspiracyRomance
Masello, RobertThe Night CrossingFantasy
Maxwell, AlyssaA Murderous MarriageMystery
McCracken, ElizabethBowlawayThree generations of an unconventional New England family own and operate a candlepin bowling alley.
McCrosky, JudyMiss Bingley RequestsRomance
Molin, Meghan ScottThe Frame-UpMystery
Montgomery, JessThe WidowsVowing revenge against her sheriff husband's killers in 1924 Ohio, Lily offers help to a fellow widow and uncovers dangerous evidence revealing her husband's corrupt secret life and the complexities that triggered his death. A first novel.
Nemett, AdamWe Can Save Us AllAn epic, ribald novel about a group of alienated Princeton students who respond to escalating climate change by forming an endtimes cult inspired by superheroes
Newman, SandraThe HeavensLiterary
Patterson, JamesLiar LiarThriller
Peterson, TracieUnder the Midnight SunChristian
Petrie, NickTear It DownThriller
Pronzini, BillThe Flimflam AffairMystery
Quirk, MatthewThe Night AgentThriller
Rax, CydneyA Sister's SurvivalWomen
Robb, J. D.Connections in DeathMystery
Rose, HeatherThe Museum of Modern LoveA restless film score composer is mesmerized by a piece of performance art that he revisits over 75 days also shaped by new bonds and a growing awareness of what has been missing from his life.
Rowland, Laura JohThe Hangman's SecretMystery
Ruffin, Maurice CarlosWe Cast a Shadow In a near-future South where an increasing number of people with dark skin endure cosmetic procedures to pass as white, a father embarks on an obsessive quest to protect his son, who bears a dark, spreading birthmark.
Santopolo, JillMore Than WordsWomen
Schaffhausen, JoannaNo MercyMystery
Scharer, WhitneyThe Age of LightThe fictionalized life story of photographer Lee Miller, a successful Vogue model in New York who decided she would rather “take a picture than be one,” and moved to Paris in 1929 to learn what life looked like from behind the lens,
Schweblin, SamantaMouthful of Birds A first English-language collection of stories by the Man Booker International Prize-finalist author of Fever Dream incorporates themes of high suspense, psychological tension, unearthly restlessness and distortions in reality.
Selecky, SarahRadiant Shimmering LightSatire
Sigurdardottir, YrsaThe ReckoningMystery
Simpson, RosemaryLet the Dead Keep Their SecretsMystery
Slimani, LeilaAdeleLiterary
Stabenow, DanaDeath of an EyeMystery
Stoner, Tammy LynneSugar LandThe southern story of Nana Dara, a prison cook at the Imperial State Prison Farm for men in 1923, who—with the help of the blues singer Lead Belly—discovers how to break out of her own physical and emotional prison to become the feisty, lesbian matriarch to a family of Texas misfits.
Tawada, YokoThe EmissaryLiterary
Taylor, BradDaughter of WarThriller
Veaux, FranklinBlack IronFantasy
Vijay, MadhuriThe Far FieldIn Pushcart Prize winner Vijay's debut novel, Shalini heads to a distant Kashmiri village, seeking a traveling salesman who no longer visits, a factor she links to her mother's recent death. When she arrives, she must instead confront village tension and Kashmir's political turmoil.
Vogel, MarciDeath and Other HolidaysWinner of the inaugural Miami Book Fair/ de Groot Prize, the only American literary award honoring the novella, explores overcoming sorrow.
Walker, Karen ThompsonThe DreamersA student in an isolated Southern California college town witnesses a strange sleeping illness that subjects patients to life-altering, heightened dreams.
Weber, TracyMurder Likes It HotMystery
Wright, ColleenThe White Christmas InnJeanne and Tim, the owners of a romantic but failing Vermont inn, children's book author Molly, widower Marcus and his two daughters, disappointed bride Hannah, and her friend Luke, must cope when a Christmas blizzard leaves them snowbound.
Books November 2018
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Acker, CamilleTraining School for Negro GirlsWomen
Ahnhem, StefanEighteen BelowWhen a police chase in Helsingborg ends in the death of a tech entrepreneur, Fabian Risk and his team make a bizarre discovery about the victim's demise before the case is further complicated by other strange murders.
Allen, AmandaA Moment in CrimeMystery
Arden, KatherineThe Winter of the WitchFantasy
Bailey, SarahInto the NightThriller
Barbash, TomThe Dakota WintersReturning to his childhood home in 1979 New York's famed Dakota apartments, a former Peace Corps volunteer is swept up in a raucous celebrity effort to reignite his late-night host father's stalled career.ÿ
Bernhard, EmiliaDeath in ParisMystery
Bradford, Barbara TaylorMaster of His FateHistorical
Brown, Rita MaeHomeward HoundMystery
Brunet, RaymondThe Accident on the A35 In the small French town of Saint-Louis, Inspector Gorski investigates a suspicious car crash that left a respected solicitor dead.
Burke, James LeeThe New Iberia BluesThriller
Burns, AnnaMilkmanWinner of 2018 Man Booker Prize
Cameron, MarcTom Clancy: Oath of OfficeThriller
Carey, M. R.Someone Like MeThriller
Carr, RobynThe Best of UsRomance
Carrasco, KatrinaThe Best Bad ThingsMystery
Childs, LauraEggs on IceMystery
Cogman, GenevieveThe Mortal WordWhen a dragon is murdered at a peace conference, time-traveling librarian spy Irene must solve the case to keep the balance between order, chaos ? and the Library.
Cook, RobinPandemicMedical Thriller
Ellis, ShellyIn These StreetsAfter being released from the youth institute, three best friends try to maintain their relationship through diverging life choices, even though one becomes a deputy mayor and the other two run criminal enterprises.
Estleman, Loren D.Wild JusticeWestern
Fletcher, JessicaManuscript for MurderMystery
Fowler, ChristopherHall of MirrorsMystery
Fox, HesterThe Witch of Willow HallHistorical
George, MargaretThe Splendor Before the DarkWhen a fire engulfs ancient Rome, Nero Augustus is targeted with suspicion about his complicity, forcing him to navigate a web of false friends and spies to save the empire, in a follow-up toÿThe Confessions of a Young Nero.
Goodkind, TerrySiege of StoneFantasy
Griffin, W. E. B.The Enemy of My EnemyAction
Hagy, AlysonScribeA tale inspired by Appalachian folk culture follows the timely story of a generous farmsteader who supports herself with her letter-writing skills to survive in a barter-and-trade migrant world torn by civil war and pandemic illness.
Hallinan, TimothyNighttownMystery
Harper, BradleyA Knife in the FogAngry about the paltry sum earned by his first novel, Arthur Conan Doyle is summoned to London and hired as a consultant to help the police hunt for Jack the Ripper in the first novel of a new series.
Harper, KarenSilent ScreamRomantic Suspense
Harris, Joanne M.A Pocketful of CrowsFairy Tales
Harrison, Mette IvieNot of This FoldMystery
Hendricks, GreerAn Anonymous GirlThriller
Hoag, TamiThe BoyThriller
Hulse, CarolineThe AdultsAfter splitting up, a couple each bring their new significant other to Happy Forest Holiday Park in an attempt to give their daughter a "normal" family Christmas which turns into a powder keg fueled by drinking too much and oversharing.
Hunter, DeniseOn Magnolia LaneChristian Romance
Jemisin, N. K.How Long 'til Black Future Month?Three-time Hugo Award winner N. K. Jemisin's first collection of short fiction features stories of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.
Jenkins, Jerry B.Dead Sea RisingChristian Suspense
Jewell, LisaWatching YouThriller
Johnson, DaisyEverything UnderShortlisted for 2018 Man Booker Prize
Jones, SherryJosephine Baker's Last DanceHistorical
Kennedy, A. L.The Little SnakeA poignant fable about life's journeys depicts a disadvantaged girl in a city of beautiful rose gardens whose devoted snake friend watches the impact of war, love and his own destiny on her life and their friendship.
Kim, EugeniaThe Kinship of SecretsHistorical
Lamb, CathyThe Man She MarriedWomen
L'Amour, LouisNo Traveller ReturnsA faithful completion of L'Amour's long-lost first novel finds the crew of the SS Lichenfield navigating mysterious personal agendas during a perilous voyage across the Pacific at the dawn of World War II.
Lauren, ChristinaMy Favorite Half-night StandRomance
Lindsey, ErinMurder on Millionaires' RowA housemaid from Five Points who works in a ritzy Fifth Avenue brownstone during the Gilded Age of Manhattan takes it upon herself to investigate after her employer, who she is certain is in trouble, suddenly and mysteriously disappears.
Littlejohn, EmilyLost LakeMystery
Martin, George R. R.Fire & BloodThe first volume of a definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros is set centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones and answers key questions about the dynasty's origins, conflicts and relationships with dragons.
McCall Smith, AlexanderThe Colors of All the CattleMystery
McDermid, ValBroken GroundMystery
Novak, BrendaBefore We Were StrangersWomen
Novey, IdraThose Who KnewWomen
Obioma, ChigozieAn Orchestra of MinoritiesA heart-breaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything to win the woman he loves, by Man Booker Finalist and author ofÿThe Fishermen.
Patterson, JamesThe House Next DoorThriller
Perry, AnneA Christmas RevelationMystery
Perry, ThomasThe BurglarThriller
Potenza, CarolHearts of the MissingMystery
Poyer, DavidDeep WarIn the wake of a catastrophic nuclear attack on America, Admiral Dan Lenson leads an allied force in the Pacific only to be challenged by a powerful Chinese artificial intelligence system that seems to anticipate and counter every move.
Preston, DouglasVerses for the DeadMystery
Queen, ElleryThe Chinese Orange MysteryMystery
Quinn, JuliaThe Other Miss BridgertonHistorical Romance
Rankin, IanIn a House of LiesMystery
Reilly, MatthewThe Three Secret CitiesAction
Robb, Candace M.A Murdered PeaceMystery
Robertson, RobinThe Long TakeShortlisted for 2018 Man Booker Prize
Robson, JenniferThe GownHistorical
Rollins, JamesCrucibleThriller
Roy, AnuradhaAll the Lives We Never LivedA novel set from World War II India through the present day follows a son's quest to uncover the story of his freedom-craving, rebellious artist mother.
Saunders, GeorgeFox 8Literary
Schaler, KarenChristmas CampRomance
Schott, BenJeeves and the King of ClubsWhen his butlers and valets club is revealed to be an arm of the British intelligence service, Jeeves begins tracking a Fascist spy while navigating school-chum capers and affairs of the heart.
Schulman, HelenCome With MeA part-time employee of a tech company owned by her friend's 19-year-old son acts as his guinea pig to test an algorithm that allows people to access their "multiverses" and see their alternative life choices and paths.
Schwab, V. E.VengefulFantasy
Shaw, Andrew GrantMurder at the MillRenting a cottage in a picturesque Hampshire village to escape her crumbling marriage, Iris Grey is commissioned to paint the portrait of a celebrated crime writer before a tension-filled Christmas Eve party is thrown into turmoil by an untimely death.
Sinclair, ShaunStreet RapUrban
Snelling, LauraineA Season of GraceChristian Historical
Steel, DanielleTurning PointWomen
Suri, TashaEmpire of SandThe illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and exiled Amrithi, a race of outcast nomads descended from desert spirits, must fight against the Emperor and his terrifying mystics to resist their cruel plans.
Swinson, KikiThe Black MarketMystery
Thayne, RaeAnneSeason of WonderRomance
Thomson, E. S.The BloodMystery
Tidhar, LavieUnholy LandScience Fiction
Tilly, MegSolace IslandRomance
Truss, LynneA Shot in the DarkOn the verge of revealing the criminal mastermind behind a 1945 unsolved mystery, a famed theater critic is shot dead, leaving Sergeant Jim Brunswick and Constable Twitten to solve both the decades-old crime and the more recent murder.
Tursten, HeleneAn Elderly Lady Is Up to No GoodMystery
Vernon, P. J.When You Find MeThriller
Wagers, K. B.There Before the ChaosScience Fiction
White, Elle KatharineDragonshadowFantasy
Williams, RacquelCarl Weber's KingpinsUrban
Wilson, TeriThe Accidental Beauty QueenWomen
Wojtas, OlgaMiss Blaine's Prefect and the Golden SamovarShona McMonagle is the perfect recruit for a new and interesting project: Time-travel to Tzarist Russia, prevent a gross miscarriage of romance, and ? in any spare time ? see to it that only the right people get murdered.
Woods, StuartA Delicate TouchAction
Wright, JulieLies, Love, and Breakfast at Tiffany'sRomance
Yolen, JaneHow to Fracture a Fairy TaleFantasy
Yu, OvidiaThe Frangipani Tree MysteryMystery
Books October 2018
AuthorTitleLibrarian's Picks
Abdul-Jabbar, KareemMycroft and SherlockMystery
Albert, Susan WittigThe Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Mystery
Alexander, TashaUneasy Lies the CrownMystery
Andrews, DonnaLark! The Herald Angels SingMystery
Archer, JeffreyHeads You WinA stand-alone epic by the best-selling author of Kane and Abel follows a 1968 Russian teen who escapes an oppressive life in Leningrad and is forced to choose between parallel lives in London and New York.
Arikawa, HiroThe Travelling Cat ChroniclesAn ode to kindness, sacrifice, and the power of small things traces the experiences of adventurous Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they embark on a road trip across Japan to visit three old friends.
Austin, LynnLegacy of MercyChristian
Baldacci, DavidLong Road to MercyThriller
Berg, ElizabethNight of MiraclesWomen
Berlin, LuciaEvening in ParadiseA follow up to the award-winning A Manual for Cleaning Women features previously uncompiled selections from the late author's remaining story collection.
Blackstock, TerriCatching ChristmasChristian
Bohnhoff, Maya KaathrynThe Antiquities HunterTo flush out the person stalking her best friend Rose, an undercover agent about to testify in an upcoming case, PI Gina “Tinkerbell” Miyoko takes her place and is plunged into a world of murder and illegal antiquities trafficking and must fight to make it out alive.
Bonde, Golnaz HashemzadehWhat We OweA compressed, visceral novel about exile, dislocation, and the emotional minefields between mothers and daughters.
Bowen, LilaTreason of HawksFantasy
Boyd, WilliamLove Is BlindAccompanying a famed pianist on a tour from Paris to Saint Petersburg, a brilliant but haunted piano tuner risks everything to pursue a Russian soprano with ties to his employer.
Boyne, JohnA Ladder to the SkyAn aspiring writer meets a celebrated novelist in a hotel in 1988 and uses the man's long-held secret.
Brackston, PaulaThe Little Shop of Found ThingsFantasy
Braithwaite, OyinkanMy Sister, the Serial KillerRealizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number.
Brennan, AllisonToo Far GoneMystery
Brown, RosellenThe Lake on FireHistorical
Bruen, KenIn the Galway SilenceMystery
Canadeo, AnnePurls and PoisonMystery
Carey, EdwardLittleFollows the story of a Swiss orphan who is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor in the seamy streets of Paris, learns her craft, and hones her art to become the famous Madame Tussaud.
Cato, BethRoar of SkyFantasy
Chance, MaiaNaughty on IceMystery
Chidgey, CatherineThe Wish ChildThis international bestselling historical novel follows two children and a mysterious narrator as they navigate the falsehoods and wreckage of WW II Germany.
Child, LeePast TenseThriller
Clare, AlysThe Angel in the GlassMystery
Clark, Mary HigginsYou Don't Own MeThriller
Colgan, JennyChristmas on the IslandWomen
Crosby, EllenHarvest of SecretsMystery
Cussler, CliveSea of GreedAction
Daly, PaulaOpen Your EyesA best-selling crime novelist navigates her tragic turn from fictional perpetrator to real-life victim in a tale of domestic suspense.
Datlow, EllenThe Best of the Best Horror of the YearHorror
Delany, VickiA Scandal in ScarletMystery
Donkor, MichaelHousegirlThree adolescentstwo Ghanaian "housegirls" and the daughter of wealthy immigrantsmust come to terms with themselves and the secrets they have kept from each other.
Duncan, DaveTrial by TreasonFantasy
Dunnett, KaitlynOverkiltMystery
Dyachenko, SergiyVita NostraA young girl falls under the spell of a strange, sinister man who asks her to perform odd tasks before convincing her to enroll in a strange and magical school called The Institute of Special Technologies.
Eisenberg, DeborahYour Duck Is My DuckA collection of stories features characters that are either swimming or drowning in a disintegrating environment, including some Hollywood actors and an entitled young man who falls in love with a human rights worker on a mysterious quest.
Ellicott, JessicaMurder Flies the CoopMystery
Eskens, AllenThe Shadows We HideMystery
Estep, JenniferKill the QueenWhen her mother the queen is assassinated by a usurping cousin, Evie, a magically resistant noblewoman in a realm where everyone is gauged by their magic, trains as a gladiator in a plot to exact justice.
Evanovich, JanetLook Alive Twenty-FiveMystery
Evans, Richard PaulThe Noel StrangerHolidays
Faulks, SebastianParis EchoAn American historical researcher in Paris and a Moroccan teen who risked his life to enter France find the realities of the city's past Nazi occupation transforming their ideas about sacrifice and happiness.
Fellowes, JessicaBright Young DeadMystery
Fink, JosephAlice Isn't DeadHorror
Fletcher, MartinPromised LandFollows two brothers as they, after the horrors of Nazi Germany are over, reunite in Israel where they lead very different lives as one builds the budding nation-state and the other protects it.
Flower, AmandaDeath and DaisiesMystery
Francis, FelixCrisisThriller
Frost, Jacqueline'twas the Knife Before ChristmasMystery
Golden, ChristopherHark! the Herald Angels ScreamAnthologies
Hardt, HelenUnchainedRomance
Harman, PatriciaOnce a MidwifeHistorical
Harris, Robert J.The Thirty-One KingsThriller
Harvey, SamanthaWestern WindIn 1491, when the wealthiest resident of the small village of Oakham is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, the local priest, John Reve, attempts to discover the cause of the suspicious death, revealing some of the villager's darkest secrets.
Hayes-McCoy, FelicitySummer at the Garden CafeWomen
Higashino, KeigoNewcomerMystery
Hill, SusanThe Comforts of HomeMystery
Horowitz, AnthonyForever and a DayAn explosive prequel to Casino Royale follows the mysterious demise of Agent 007 in the French Riviera underworld and the emergence of new agent, James Bond.
Huang, S. L.Zero Sum GameCas Russell wields her math skills like a superpower, using vector calculus to dodge bullets and beat up armed men but is very surprised to find someone with a power more dangerous than her own, the ability to control minds.
Hunt, LairdIn the House in the Dark of the WoodsA Puritan woman goes missing deep in the woods of colonial New England, and soon must face the supernatural horrors that her people had only imagined up until then.
James WendyThe Golden ChildWomen
Johnson, LizA Sparkle of SilverChristian
Jonasson, RagnarThe DarknessFacing an unwanted early retirement, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police is given two weeks to solve a cold case of her choosing and reopens the investigation into the murder of a Russian asylum seeker.
Lackey, MercedesThe Bartered BridesFantasy
Lethem, JonathanThe Feral DetectiveConvincing an enigmatic loner to help her search for a friend's missing daughter, Phoebe traverses the outskirts of California's stunning Inland Empire, where she discovers her companion's complicated relationship with warring tribes of outcasts.
Lin, Ed99 Ways to DieMystery
Lostetter, Marina J.Noumenon InfinityScience Fiction
Lupica, MikeRobert B. Parker's Blood FeudMystery
Maberry, JonathanDeep SilenceThriller
Maher, KerriThe Kennedy DebutanteHistorical
Mallery, SusanNot Quite over YouRomance
McCarthy, KevinWolves of EdenWhile a post-Civil War military lieutenant and his long-suffering orderly navigate violence in their search for a band of killers, two war-weary Irish immigrants are swept into a coalition of Native American tribes fighting American expansion.
McCoy, SarahMarilla of Green GablesComing of Age
McKevett, G. A.Murder in Her StockingMystery
Mclean, PeterPriest of BonesFantasy
McNaught, JudithThe Sweetest ThingRomance
Meier, LeslieYule Log MurderMystery
Morgan, SarahThe Christmas SistersRomance
Moriarty, LianeNine Perfect StrangersWomen
Munier, PaulaA Borrowing of BonesIntroduces a retired MP and her bomb-sniffing dog, who become embroiled in an investigation involving an abandoned baby, a missing mother and a cold-case murder.
Nixon, RosieThe StylistAmber Green is thrown into the fast-paced world of fashion, where the treacherous undercurrents of Hollywood shape her prospects for a fairy-tale romance.
Noble, ShelleyAsk Me No QuestionsMystery
Oates, Joyce CarolHazards of Time TravelThe National Book Award-winning author of We Were the Mulvaneys presents the story of a recklessly idealistic girl who tests the limits of her oppressively controlled, dystopian world only to fall fatefully in love. 
Olshan, JosephBlack Diamond FallMystery
Osborn, John JayListen to the MarriageLiterary
Palmer, DianaWyoming LegendRomance
Parry, AmbroseThe Way of All FleshAn apprentice to a mid-19th-century anesthesia pioneer unexpectedly partners with a quick-witted housemaid in order to survive an investigation in the Edenburgh underworld to solve a string of grisly deaths.
Patterson, JamesTargetThriller
Penny, LouiseKingdom of the BlindMystery
Reid, IainFoeIn a novel set in the near future, farm dwellers Junior and Henrietta have their lives disrupted when Junior is called for a distant mission and Henrietta receives an unconventional replacement so he won't be missed.
Roberts, NoraOf Blood and BoneFantasy
Robotham, MichaelThe Other WifeThriller
Rossner, RenaThe Sisters of the Winter WoodA tale inspired by Jewish mythology is set in a woodland village on the border of Moldova and Ukraine and follows the experiences of two sheltered sisters who uncover a secret magical heritage.
Scalzi, JohnThe Consuming FireScience Fiction
Setterfield, DianeOnce Upon a RiverSuspenseful, richly atmospheric tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth.
Silver, JosieOne Day in DecemberWomen
Solomons, NatashaHouse of GoldThe outbreak of World War I forces headstrong Austrian heiress Greta Goldbaum to choose between the family she built in her new life in England and the family she left behind in Vienna.
St. Vincent, SarahWays to Hide in WinterA young widow living in the Pennsylvania mountains and flipping burgers for hunters and hikers befriends a stranger visiting from Uzbekistan and becomes embroiled in a manhunt after he confesses to committing a terrible crime in his home country.
Steel, DanielleBeauchamp HallWomen
Stone, JeanA Vineyard ChristmasHolidays
Taylor, PatrickAn Irish Country CottageMedical
Thompson, VictoriaCity of SecretsMystery
Trigiani, AdrianaTony's WifeHistorical
VanLiere, DonnaThe Christmas StarHolidays
Wang, KathyFamily TrustStruggling to fulfill a terminally ill father's final bequest, a privileged Chinese-American family in Silicon Valley is forced to contend with the realities of their ambitions and actual desires.
Warren, Tiffany L.The Outside ChildAfter her newborn son succumbs to a terrible heart ailment, Chenille Abrams is forced to pick up the pieces of her life and marriage.
Williams, KateInto the DarknessHistorical
Wilson, JosephineExtinctionsFunny, poignant, and galvanizing by turns, Josephine Wilson’s award-winning novel explores many kinds of extinction—natural, racial, national, and personal—and what we might do to prevent them.
Young, SamanthaFight or FlightRomance
Zeldis, KittyNot Our KindForced to hide her Jewish identity from her employer's post-World War II Park Avenue community, Vassar-educated tutor Eleanor Moskowitz forges unexpected bonds before a crossed line leads to life-changing decisions.