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New Adult Books for August 2013

August 22nd, 2013 by IPLAcquisitions in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Here are some of the new titles we’ve ordered:

FICTION

2013-08 f beastBeast
Faye Kellerman
Two new cases–one involving the troubled boy they’ve taken into their home and the other involving a man found dead in his apartment, apparently mauled by his pet tiger–cause Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus to challenge their most heartfelt beliefs.

2013-08 f cat in an alienCat in an Alien X-Ray
Carole Nelson Douglas
When an Area 51 attraction on the Strip brings hordes of UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists to Vegas, feline private investigator Midnight Louie and the gang tackle an all-too-human adversary who is taking advantage of easily swayed victims.

2013-08 f color masterColor Master
Aimee Bender
A volume of tales features characters who pursue connections through love, sex and family, including a woman who cannot resume normal life after sharing a fantasy with her husband and an unattractive woman who stays with her ogre husband after he accidentally eats their children.

2013-08 f compound fracturesCompound Fractures
Stephen White
A conclusion to the series finds Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory discovering that the obstacles threatening his personal and professional arenas are being orchestrated by unrecognized enemies who force him to reconsider what he has long believed about trust and love.

2013-08 f death angelDeath Angel
Linda Fairstein
Discovering the murdered body of a young woman in the Ramble in Central Park, New York Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman uncover disturbing links between the savage crime and a string of cold-case disappearances.

2013-08 f ghost brideGhost Bride
Yangsze Choo
When she agrees to become a ghost bride for the wealthy Lim family’s son, who recently died under mysterious circumstances, Li Lan must dive into a shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife to find the truth and, once there, must decide if she wants to return to the world of the living.

2013-08 f ghosts of bungoGhosts of Bungo Suido
P. T. Deutermann
Hearing rumors of a formidable Japanese battleship capable of adversely shifting power in World War II, Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond is charged with leading the first American submarine into the Inland Sea to stop the seemingly invincible ship.

2013-08 f girl you left behindGirl You Left Behind
Jojo Moyes
Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie’s portrait.

2013-08 f good lord birdGood Lord Bird
James McBride
Fleeing her violent master at the side of legendary abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-19th-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

2013-08 f highwayHighway
C. J. Box
When two teens go missing during a clandestine car trip, alcoholic investigator Cody Hoyt is convinced by his son and former partner to search for answers before discovering similar disappearances on a remote Montana highway that point to the work of a serial killer.

2013-08 f holy ordersHoly Orders
Benjamin Black
When the body of his daughter’s friend is brought to his autopsy table in 1950s Ireland, Quirke, refusing to play by the Catholic Church’s rules, investigates the boy’s murder and discovers just how far the Church and its supporters will go to protect their own interests.

2013-08 f hotshotHotshot
Julie Garwood
Inheriting an oceanfront resort under a condition that she must run it profitably for one year to claim full ownership, food critic Peyton Lockhart is targeted by dangerous rivals and is protected from a threat against her life by childhood friend and attractive FBI agent Finn MacBain.

2013-08 f kind of cruelKind of Cruel
Sophie Hannah
Visiting a hypnotherapist to help her chronic insomnia, Amber resurrects a vague memory during her session before being arrested for the brutal murder of a woman she does not know, a situation that compels her to investigate the memory in order to clear her name.

2013-08 f last alibiLast Alibi
David Ellis
Indulging in drugs, alcohol, and casual sex after a traumatic case, Jason Kolarich resists the advances of a beautiful woman who is not who she seems at the same time he is hired to defend a serial killer who subsequently disappears in the wake of violent attacks.

2013-08 f last witnessLast Witness
W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth
Investigating rumors about a new partnership between the Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob, Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne struggles to dismantle an increasingly violent operation involving Russian sex slaves and kidnapped foster teens.

2013-08 f let me goLet Me Go
Chelsea Cain
Attending a masked Halloween party as part of his investigation into Jack Reynolds’s drug enterprise, Detective Archie Sheridan recognizes the handiwork of killer Gretchen Lowell when one of the guests is murdered, a situation that forces Archie to risk everything.

2013-08 f multiple exposureMultiple Exposure
Ellen Crosby
When her husband, a geologist and covert CIA operative, is abducted and potentially a suspect in his boss’s murder and illicit Russian oil deals, photojournalist Sophie Medina is forced to play a high-stakes game of Russian roulette as she tries to prove his innocence.

2013-08 f people in the treesPeople in the Trees
Hanya Yanagihara
Joining an anthropologist’s 1950 expedition to discover a lost tribe on a remote Micronesian island, a young doctor investigates and proves a theory that the tribe’s considerable longevity is linked to a rare turtle, a finding that brings worldwide fame and unexpected consequence.

2013-08 f rose harbor in bloomRose Harbor in Bloom
Debbie Macomber
Jo Marie Rose welcomes a new set of guests, including a cancer survivor who regrets ending a relationship with the one man she truly loved and a woman who remembers her own broken engagement while planning an anniversary celebration for her grandparents.

2013-08 f snow huntersSnow Hunters
Paul Yoon
Though he is a stranger in a strange land, a North Korean war refugee, seeking a new life in a port town on the coast of Brazil, longs to connect with four people who slip in and out of his life, but must confront his traumatic past so he might let go and move on.

2013-08 f speak of the devilSpeak of the Devil
Allison Leotta
Prosecutor Anna Curtis, assigned to bring a terrifying man known as Diablo, who led a vicious attack on a brothel, to justice, calls into question everything she believes about good and evil when her investigation leads her to one of America’s most brutal street gangs and a devastating discovery.

2013-08 f spider in the cupSpider in the Cup
Barbara Cleverly
When the body of a young woman is found buried along the banks of the Thames in 1933, Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands juggles the case with a high-profile and increasingly dangerous assignment protecting an American senator at a historic global economic conference.

2013-08 f strong rain fallingStrong Rain Falling
Jon Land
Barely surviving a gun battle that she discovers was targeting the teen sons of Cort Wesley Masters, Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong embarks on an investigation with surprising ties to an opium smuggling operation that helped finance the Mexican Revolution.

2013-08 f sweet thunderSweet Thunder
Ivan Doig
After inheriting a fixer-upper, newlywed Morrie Morgan returns to 1920s Butte, Montana to fight a rival newspaper and help the miners working for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company in this latest Western from the author of The Whistling Season.

2013-08 f tap on the windowTap on the Window
Linwood Barclay
A grieving father, private investigator Cal Weaver, offers a ride to a teenage girl in the hopes of finding information on the drug dealer responsible for his son’s death, but discovers a web of secrets and lies in the small upstate New York town of Griffon.

2013-08 f tell no liesTell No Lies
Gregg Hurwitz
Attempting to enter private practice against the wishes of his mother, counselor Daniel Brasher receives the first of a baffling sequence of threats directed toward murder victims and struggles to understand how he is supposed to stop a killer who is deftly outmaneuvering the authorities.

NONFICTION

2013-08 nf big disconnectBig Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
Catherine Steiner-Adair & Teresa H. Barker
Offers insight and advice to help parents successfully navigate today’s technologically advanced world and turn the focus back to family and meaningful relationships with their children.

2013-08 nf bridesmaid's manualBridesmaid’s Manual: Make It to and Through the Wedding With Your Sanity (And Your Friendship) Intact
Sarah Stein & Lucy Talbot
Offers bridesmaids advice on their wedding responsibilities, from dress shopping and planning bachelorette parties to handling emotional and demanding brides.

2013-08 nf dogtrippingDogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure
David Rosenfelt
An account of the author’s cross-country move and role in establishing a dog rescue foundation describes the unanticipated challenges encountered while transporting more than two dozen dogs to a new home in Maine.

2013-08 nf farewell to realityFarewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth
Jim Baggott
Presenting portraits of many central figures, this critique of modern theoretical physics provides the latest ideas about the nature of physical reality while clearly distinguishing between fact and fantasy.

2013-08 nf going deepGoing Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports
Jeffri Chadiha & Cris Carter
A former NFL wide receiver and ESPN commentator provides an in-depth look at the most important position in the NFL, examining how wide receivers have come to dominate the game in recent years.

2013-08 nf hothouseHothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Boris Kachka
An account of the book publisher who is home to more Nobel Prize-winning writers than any other publishing house in the world reveals the era and city that built FSG through the stories of two men–Roger Straus and Robert Giroux.

2013-08 nf kentucky travelerKentucky Traveler: My Life in Music
Ricky Skaggs
Celebrating his 40th year as a professional musician, the musical prodigy and legend who revived modern bluegrass music presents a heartfelt and candid memoir that is filled with intimate stories of his successful career, personal revelations and inspiration.

2013-08 nf march on washingtonMarch on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights
William P. Jones
Describes the impact and history of the opening speech made during the March on Washington by the trade unionist Philip Randolph whose vision and fight for equal economic and social citizenship began in 1941.

2013-08 nf soil and sacramentSoil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith
Fred Bahnson
Part spiritual quest, part agricultural travelogue, this volume follows the author as he trades the pulpit for the plough and helps start a community garden in Cedar Grove, North Carolina–a town struggling under an unspoken racial divide.

2013-08 nf springboardSpringboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success
G. Richard Shell
A Wharton School professor and award-winning author helps readers discard their old definitions of success, particularly ones promoted by outside influences, and create new ones based on their own unique talents, values, personalities and motivations.

2013-08 nf telling roomTelling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese
Michael Paterniti
The author recounts his visit to the medieval Castilian village of Guzman as part of a decade-long effort to taste the world’s finest cheese, an encounter that involved him in long-held regional secrets and the story of a heartbroken genius cheesemaker.

2013-08 nf to the end of juneTo the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
Cris Beam
Filled with the passionate voices of children, foster and biological parents, case workers and reformers, this authoritative examination of the foster care system reveals why it is failing the kids it is supposed to protect and offers hope for changing a system in crisis.

2013-08 nf turn around brightTurn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke
Rob Sheffield
A writer for Rolling Stone reveals how he found solace after his wife’s death through immersing himself in karaoke, which gradually gave him the courage to start over and move on.

2013-08 nf undercover copUndercover Cop: How I Brought Down the Real-Life Sopranos
Mike Russell & Patrick W. Picciarelli
Traces the story of a New Jersey state trooper’s infiltration of the Genovese crime family, describing how he used his connections to enable more than fifty arrests of mobsters and officials on the mafia’s payroll.

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