New Adult Books for August 2014

August 25th, 2014 by IPL Acquisitions in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

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


2014-08 f 6th extinction6th Extinction
James Rollins
When a remote military research station is decimated, Commander Gray Pierce and the Sigma Force must solve a mystery from Antarctica’s distant past using an ancient map that leads them to a new form of death, buried under miles of ice, which could result in mankind’s extinction.

2014-08 f big little liesBig Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
Follows three mothers–Madeline, Celeste, and Jane–each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at an annual school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated.

2014-08 f clam wakeClam Wake
Mary Daheim
While house-sitting at her aunt and uncle’s retirement home in the Obsession Shores community on Whoopee Island with her cousin Renie, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn must dig for answers, as well as clams, when an older gentleman is murdered and everyone thinks they did it.

2014-08 f colder warColder War
Charles Cumming
Disgraced MI6 agent Thomas Kell is assigned to investigate the murders of an Iranian defector, an investigative journalist, and an Iranian nuclear scientist who had been recently recruited by Western intelligence, a case that is further complicated by a senior agent’s suspicious death.

2014-08 f dirty workDirty Work
Gabriel Weston
Follows obstetrician-gynecologist Nancy Mullion through intense questioning and accusations during four weeks of a medical tribunal to determine if she can continue to practice medicine after she botches a surgery and accidentally puts an abortion patient in a life-threatening coma.

2014-08 f don't look backDon’t Look Back
Gregg Hurwitz
Embarking on a rafting and hiking tour through the jungles and mountains of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico, single mom Eve spots a menacing man throwing machetes at a human-shaped target before finding a missing woman’s digital camera containing images of the same man.

2014-08 f good girlGood Girl
Mary Kubica
The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm.

2014-08 f hauntedHaunted
Randy Wayne White
Hired by a wealthy Palm Beach widow to prove that a historic, reputedly haunted house is too valuable to be razed for a condominium complex, Hannah Smith hopes the case will reveal facts about her Civil War ancestors–but it soon leads to her being targeted by an obsessed killer.

2014-08 f home placeHome Place
Carrie La Seur
In the wake of her manipulative sister’s death, lawyer Alma Terrebonne is forced to return home to Montana to deal with the family trouble she thought she’d left behind, and, while tending to her orphaned niece, discovers that her sister’s death may not have been an accident.

2014-08 f in perfect timeIn Perfect Time
Sarah Sundin
On the European front with the end of World War II approaching, charming and sophisticated military flight nurse Kay Jobson is drawn against her better judgment to rugged C-47 pilot Roger Cooper, whose wariness about past misunderstandings compels him to resist her advances.

2014-08 f keep your friends closeKeep Your Friends Close
Paula Daly
Returning home from a family emergency overseas, Natty Wainwright discovers her husband Sean in love with her best friend, Eve Dalladay, who was helping out in her absence, and receives a mysterious note indicating that her former friend is a lethal serial mistress.

2014-08 f lazarus curseLazarus Curse
Tessa Harris
In 1780s London, Dr. Thomas Silkstone investigates the mysterious disappearance of the sole survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition, which is linked to a potion that has the power to raise the dead, drawing him into a dark world of vengeance, murder, and trafficking.

2014-08 f lost islandLost Island
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
After being tasked with stealing a page from the priceless Book of Kells, on display in New York City, brilliant scientist and master thief Gideon Crew discovers a hidden treasure map on the back of the book’s parchment, and with his new partner, Amy, follows a trail of cryptic clues.

2014-08 f love lettersLove Letters
Debbie Macomber
Three guests at Rose Harbor Inn find comfort and renewal through letters, including: Ellie Reynolds, who reconnects with the father she cannot remember; a couple who rekindle their love; and Jo Marie Rose, an Afghanistan war widow who finds the strength to move on.

2014-08 f magician's landMagician’s Land
Lev Grossman
Visiting his magical college after being cast out of the secret land of Fillory, Quentin Coldwater, accompanied by Plum, encounters desperate practitioners of gray magic before discovering a sorcery masterwork that could dissolve the boundaries between Fillory and Earth.

2014-08 f mean streakMean Streak
Sandra Brown
After being abducted from a mountain road in North Carolina during an ordinary marathon training run, preeminent Atlanta pediatrician Dr. Emory Charbonneau finds herself held captive by a violent man with a dark past who may ultimately end up being her savior.

2014-08 f one of usOne of Us
Tawni O’Dell
Haunted by the tragic death of his younger sister, successful forensic psychologist Sheridan Doyle returns to his hometown and discovers a body at an infamous gallows site before teaming up with a mentor detective who helps him unravel disturbing family secrets.

2014-08 f painted horsesPainted Horses
Malcolm Brooks
Catherine Lemay, a young archeologist surveying a Montana canyon in the 1950s ahead of the planned construction of a major dam, meets former mounted cavalryman, the mysterious John H, who shows her the beauty in the stark landscape around her and opens her heart.

2014-08 f paw and orderPaw and Order
Spencer Quinn
Visiting reporter Suzie Sanchez’s home in Washington, D.C., canine investigator Chet lands in the path of a powerful operative with links to an international conspiracy involving a doomed British intelligence agent, a strange red-eyed bird and a fateful guinea pig.

2014-08 f severed soulsSevered Souls
Terry Goodkind
Bishop Hannis Arc and Emperor Sulachan raise an army of the dead to threaten the heart of the Empire, while Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, despite a magical sickness that depletes their strength.

2014-08 f small blessingsSmall Blessings
Martha Woodroof
Resigning himself to a life of regrets with a heavily dependent wife whose neuroses were exacerbated by his infidelity, English professor Tom Putnam hopes for renewal through a new friendship, only to learn that his former mistress bore him a son a decade earlier.

2014-08 f story hourStory Hour
Thrity Umrigar
Befriending a young Indian woman named Lakshmi–who is suicidal, lonely and trapped in a loveless marriage to a controlling man–experienced psychologist Maggie finds their relationship warped by conflicting expectations and threatened by the revelation of long-buried secrets.

2014-08 f texas trueTexas True
Janet Dailey
When Beau Tyler, the cowboy who had once claimed her heart, returns from a tour of duty, Natalie Haskell, suddenly widowed, finds comfort in his arms and hopes for a happy life with him, even though rumors swirl around them about his involvement in her husband’s death.

2014-08 f unwilling accompliceUnwilling Accomplice
Charles Todd
While home on leave, World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford finds her career, honor and life in jeopardy when the wounded soldier she is supposed to accompany to Buckingham Palace, where he is to be decorated by the King, commits murder and then disappears.

2014-08 f visionsVisions
Kelley Armstrong
Estranged from Gabriel when his past mistakes come to light, Olivia Taylor-Jones receives a sinister warning in the form of a murder victim dressed to look like her and struggles to learn the truth about the victim, the role of her new home and her susceptibility to old enemies.

2014-08 f windigo islandWindigo Island
William Kent Kruegger
When the body of a missing Ojibwa girl washes up on the rocks of a Lake Superior island, rekindling Native American superstitions about mythical monsters, Cork O’Connor struggles to obtain information from reluctant witnesses to a brutal sex-trafficking operation.


2014-08 nf bird dreamBird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight
Matt Higgins
Based on firsthand reporting, a journalist traces the evolution of the wingsuit movement and the quest to design a jumpsuit with wings that would allow extreme sport enthusiasts to soar for miles through the sky and navigate rapidly through canyons and mountain ranges.

2014-08 nf dream yearDream Year: Make the Leap from a Job You Hate to a Life You Love
Ben Arment
The head of the Dream Year coaching organization outlines a one-year process for enabling radical changes in one’s personal and professional arenas, outlining practical steps for identifying, financing and executing sustainable dream projects for greater fulfillment.

2014-08 nf driving hondaDriving Honda: Inside the World’s Most Innovative Car Company
Jeffrey Rothfeder
An award-winning journalist sheds light on the revolutionary and flexible manufacturing model used by Honda and identifies the three core tenets that every employee shares, setting forth the idea that Honda should be used as a model for American manufacturing rebirth.

2014-08 nf get upGet Up!: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It
James A. Levine
An obesity expert describes how modern people’s sedentary lifestyles, spent sitting in office chairs or on couches most of the day in today’s chair-based world, is negatively impacting their health and offers ideas for making simple changes to increase daily activity.

2014-08 nf in the kingdom of iceIn the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Hampton Sides
Presents a dramatic account of the ill-fated 19th-century naval expedition to the North Pole under the leadership of George Washington De Long that resulted in the sinking of the USS Jeannette and the crew’s epic struggle for survival in the harsh and unforgiving Arctic environment.

2014-08 nf mona lisaMona Lisa: A Life Discovered
Dianne Hales
Blends together biography, history and memoir to compile the story of da Vinci’s famous masterpiece subject, detailing the political upheavals, family dramas and public scandals of Renaissance Florence that shaped her life and her relationships with kings and artists.

2014-08 nf organized mindOrganized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Describes how the latest neuroscience research into attention and memory can be used to help organize the increasing flow of information and provide a sense of control in making decisions and managing the demands at home and at work in today’s information-driven culture.

2014-08 nf powers of twoPowers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Surveys the inner workings of many of history’s most iconic creative duos–from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak–and describes how their creative techniques can be adapted and used in everyday life.

2014-08 nf rewireRewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior
Richard O’Connor
A practicing psychotherapist discusses why it is so hard to break bad habits and offers new ways to make lasting changes to end procrastinating, overeating, excessive worrying, passive aggressiveness, and other self-destructive behaviors.

2014-08 nf rushRush: America’s Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853
Edward Dolnick
Describes the adventurous prospectors who traversed the United States in 1848 in response to rumors of gold in the Sacramento Valley, recounting their treacherous westward journeys, and detailing the rough and rowdy cities that popped up to accommodate the treasure-seekers.

2014-08 nf sgt recklessSgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse
Robin Hutton
Describes the small Mongolian mare and celebrated hero of the Korean War who joined the Marines and helped the American war effort by carrying wounded soldiers and making multiple trips across combat zones to deliver supplies, braving minefields and hailing shrapnel.

2014-08 nf soldier girlsSoldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War
Helen Thorpe
Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families, detailing the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices shaped their perspectives.

2014-08 nf spy among friendsSpy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben MacIntyre
The author of Operation Mincemeat presents a definitive portrait of the notorious 20th-century spy Kim Philby, discussing his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships and 20-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow.

2014-08 nf working stiffWorking Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
Judy Melinek & T. J. Mitchell
A New York City forensic pathologist and her Harvard-educated husband describe her experiences as a student and doctor throughout the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack and the disastrous crash of Flight 587.

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