New Adult Books for October 2013

October 23rd, 2013 by IPL Acquisitions in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

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


2013-10 f blowbackBlowback
Valerie Plame & Sarah Lovett
Narrowly escaping a sniper attack that leaves a key informant dead, covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson resolves to capture the nuclear arms dealer behind the killing and defies orders by involving a fellow officer with whom she is romantically linked.

2013-10 f bridget jonesBridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Helen Fielding
A long-awaited third installment in the series introduces readers to a new phase of Bridget’s life in contemporary London, where she faces the challenges of maintaining her sex appeal, engages in drunken texting and despairs of fitting into skinny jeans.

2013-10 f circleCircle
Dave Eggers
Hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, Mae Holland begins to questions her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, and her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.

2013-10 f critical massCritical Mass
Sara Paretsky
Assisting best friend Lotty Herschel to protect a fellow Holocaust survivor’s daughter from dangerous adversaries, V. I. Warshawski uncovers a maelstrom of lies and secrets stemming from World War II’s competition to develop the first atomic bomb.

2013-10 f fallen womenFallen Women
Sandra Dallas
In 1885, wealthy New York socialite Beret Osmundsen investigates the brutal murder of her estranged sister Lillie, entering a dangerous world of prostitution where she discovers the truth about the sister she could not save, exposing the darkest side of Gilded Age ambition in Denver in the process.

2013-10 f fingal o'reillyFingal O’Reilly, Irish Doctor
Patrick Taylor
Newly married, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly finds his domestic bliss interrupted by the complications of village life, in a novel that shifts back and forth between the present and the past, where Dr. O’Reilly had once tended to the impoverished denizens of Dublin’s tenement slums.

2013-10 f how to be a goodHow to Be a Good Wife
Emma J. Chapman
When she starts having visions that make her question everything she knows, Marta, who has always done everything she can to be a good wife–as advised by a manual given to her by her husband’s mother on their wedding day–must confront her past to regain her sanity.

2013-10 f just one evil actJust One Evil Act
Elizabeth George
Supporting a friend who has lost custody of his young daughter, Barbara and her partner, Inspector Thomas Lynley, are further shocked when the girl’s mother reports that the child has been kidnapped from an Italian marketplace as part of a plot that risks Barbara’s career.

2013-10 f last darkLast Dark
Stephen R. Donaldson
Having pursued separate goals in support of loved ones in the magical reality known only as “The Land,” Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery reunite and discover their true power in each other before considering a magical sacrifice to stop the Worm of the World’s End.

2013-10 f litter of the lawLitter of the Law
Rita Mae Brown
The discovery of a murdered body disguised as a cornfield scarecrow becomes the first of several disturbing events in a scenic Virginia community, where Harry and her husband prepare for the local Halloween festivities and uncover a lucrative conspiracy.

2013-10 f longbournLongbourn
Jo Baker
A reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice from the perspectives of its below-stairs servants captures the drama of the Bennet household from the sideline perspective of Sara, an orphaned housemaid who becomes subject to the arrival of the militia and the attentions of an ambitious former slave.

2013-10 f loss of innocenceLoss of Innocence
Richard North Patterson
A family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings is set against the backdrop of the turbulent summer of 1968 in Martha’s Vineyard, where twenty-two-year-old Whitney Dane begins questioning her goals and sense of independence at the side of a fiercely ambitious, underprivileged man.

2013-10 f mortal bondsMortal Bonds
Michael Sears
Hired by the family of a disgraced investment banker who died in prison amid financial scandals, Jason Stafford races against time to find a fortune in missing funds only to see the people he contacts suffer suspicious and deadly accidents.

2013-10 f outlawOutlaw
Mark T. Sullivan
When the U.S. Secretary of State and the foreign ministers of China and India are kidnapped during top-secret negotiations, former CIA operative Robin Monarch is called in to rescue them and discovers a conspiracy that reaches back to the very people who hired him.

2013-10 f rasputin's shadowRasputin’s Shadow
Raymond Khoury
Decades after a traumatized scientist blows up a mine where workers have savagely attacked one another, FBI agent Sean Reilly investigates the suicide of a Russian embassy attaché and a mysterious device with a world-threatening capability.

2013-10 f rosie projectRosie Project
Graeme Simsion
A brilliant yet socially awkward professor of genetics who has never been on a second date sets out in a methodical way to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.

2013-10 f signature of all thingsSignature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert
Traces the multi-generational saga of the Whittaker family, whose progenitor makes a fortune in the quinine trade before his daughter, a gifted botanist, researches the mysteries of evolution while falling in love with an artist against a backdrop of the Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution.

2013-10 f spider woman'sSpider Woman’s Daughter
Anne Hillerman
When one of her colleagues is gunned down, Navajo Nation Police Officer Bernadette Manality helps her husband, Sergeant Jim Chee, find the shooter and discovers a link to a cold case involving Jim’s former boss and partner, Inspector Joe Leaphorn.

2013-10 f spymistressSpymistress
Jennifer Chiaverini
Pledging her loyalty to the North at the risk of her life when her native Virginia secedes, Quaker-educated aristocrat Elizabeth Van Lew uses her innate skills for gathering military intelligence to help construct the Richmond underground and orchestrate escapes from the Confederate Libby Prison.

2013-10 f starry nightStarry Night
Debbie Macomber
Hoping to further her dream of becoming a serious journalist by tracking down a reclusive best-selling writer in the Alaskan wilds, gossip columnist Carrie Slayton discovers that her subject, Finn, is as mysterious as his reputation suggests before facing a difficult choice between her career and her heart.

2013-10 f storm frontStorm Front
John Sandford
Approached by an Israeli police officer who is tailing a man in possession of a stolen religious relic, Virgil Flowers learns that the artifact reveals startling details about the biblical King Solomon and that dangerous rivals are killing everyone who would protect it.

2013-10 f sycamore rowSycamore Row
John Grisham
When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

2013-10 f three can keepThree Can Keep a Secret
Archer Mayor
When an old gravesite exposes a coffin filled with rocks instead of the expected remains, and a retired state politician turns up dead, Joe Gunther and his team–the Vermont Bureau of Investigation–follow the evidence to an escaped mental patient who holds the key to solving both cases.

2013-10 f top downTop Down
Jim Lehrer
A Secret Service agent who made the fateful decision to remove the security bubble from John F. Kennedy’s parade car struggles with suicidal feelings of guilt until a young reporter endeavors to determine the day’s outcome if the bubbletop had been in place.

2013-10 f we are waterWe Are Water
Wally Lamb
Told in alternating voices, capturing the very essence of human experience, follows Anna Oh, a middle-age wife, mother, and artist, as she, after twenty-seven years of marriage, divorces her husband to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.

2013-10 f wedding giftWedding Gift
Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Given as a wedding gift the slave half-sister with whom she grew up, Sarah is subsequently rejected by her suspicious husband and returned to her parents’ home, setting in motion a series of events that destabilize the once-powerful family.


2013-10 nf break outBreak Out!: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life
Joel Osteen
Provides practical steps and encouragement for creating a life without limitations, daring readers to stretch their faith, break free from the restraints that exist in their own minds, and live the extraordinary life God designed them to live.

2013-10 nf chickens in the roadChickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor
Suzanne McMinn
Accompanied by hilarious anecdotes and delicious recipes, the founder of the popular blog shares her 40-something coming-of-age story during which she, along with her three children, started a new life in rural West Virginia to connect to the earth and her family roots.

2013-10 nf hidden white houseHidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence
Robert Klara
This unrivaled story of political ambition and technical skill chronicles the biggest home-improvement job the nation had ever seen in 1948 when President Harry Truman, after almost falling through the ceiling in a bathtub, decided to rebuild America’s most famous historic home.

2013-10 nf i believe in zeroI Believe in Zero: Learning from the World’s Children
Caryl M. Stern
The President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF shares powerful life lessons and stories of hope, resilience, determination and family as she travels around the world to reduce the number of children under the age of five who die from preventable causes to zero.

2013-10 nf impulseImpulse: Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why We Do It
David Lewis
Endeavors to explain impulsive behavior, arguing that mental track switching between two kinds of thinking–one slow and reflective, the other fast but prone to error–is responsible.

2013-10 nf it doesn't have toIt Doesn’t Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself
Laura A. Wasser
The author, who has represented many of the country’s top celebrities, shares her different approach to divorce resolution that will help readers better navigate through the emotional and financial devastation of a break-up.

2013-10 nf jfk in the senateJFK in the Senate: Pathway to the Presidency
John T. Shaw
Drawing on newly opened archives as well as memoirs, oral histories and interviews with his top aides, a congressional historian and political insider looks at JFK’s Senate years during which his presidential ambitions were born and first realized.

2013-10 nf mountainMountain: My Time on Everest
Ed Viesturs & David Roberts
The only American to have climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks sets his sights on Mount Everest, the highest peak on earth, in this thrilling book that combines his own climbs as well as narratives of some of the more famous and infamous climbs throughout the last century.

2013-10 nf my story smartMy Story
Elizabeth Smart & Chris Stewart
Speaking out for the first time, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, who was held captive and repeatedly raped, recounts the constant fear she endured, her courageous determination to maintain hope, her dramatic escape and her transformation from victim to advocate.

2013-10 nf novel cureNovel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You
Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin
Organized by ailment, this guide to the transformative and healing power of a good read includes curative book recommendations for those suffering from a range of ills including agoraphobia, boredom, cowardice, or just being nervous about planning a dinner party.

2013-10 nf one summerOne Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson
Recounts the story of a pivotal cultural year in the United States when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Ruth Snyder, Herbert Hoover, Al Capone, and Al Jolson.

2013-10 nf practice to deceivePractice to Deceive
Ann Rule
Traces the murder case of Whidbey Island resident Russ Douglas, who after spending Christmas with his estranged wife and children in 2003 was found murdered in his car and whose death implicated a long list of suspects, including an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend.

2013-10 nf provence 1970Provence, 1970: M. F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
Luke Barr
The grand-nephew of M. F. K. Fisher presents a dramatic account of the 1970 gathering in Provence where such culinary luminaries as James Beard and Julia Child debated and inadvertently launched the modern food movement in America.

2013-10 nf slimedSlimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age
Mathew Klickstein
Describes the history of the first network devoted entirely to children, which began as a startup in the late 1970s, and with the help of innovative and creative young artists and filmmakers went on to change both cable television and kid’s entertainment forever.

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