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New Books: November 2017

by Audrey Clark | Nov 16, 2017

New Books November 2017

The following books are a selection of new arrivals at the Allen County Public Library.

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Jade City
Fonda Lee
11/7
When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone—even foreigners—utilize the magical properties of jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence on the island of Kekon.

Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive)
Brandon Sanderson
11/14
Taking refuge from the formidable Everstorm in the tower city of Urithiru, Dalinar and the Alethi forces join the newly raised Knights Radiant to explore the legendary city's mysteries and confront long-lost truths that challenge everything they believe.

Future Home of the Living God
Louise Erdrich
11/14
A tale set in a world of reversing evolution and a growing police state follows the efforts of a pregnant woman who investigates her biological family while awaiting the birth of a child who may emerge as a member of a primitive human species.

Artemis
Andy Weir
11/14
Augmenting her limited income by smuggling contraband to survive on the moon's wealthy city of Artemis, Jazz agrees to commit what seems to be a perfect, lucrative crime only to find herself embroiled in a conspiracy for control of the city.

The City of Brass
S.A. Chakraborty
11/14
A young con artist of unsurpassed talent inadvertently summons a mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, revealing the existence of true magic before the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom falls into her hands.

Into the Drowning Deep
Mira Grant
11/14
Victoria Stewart and her crew sail to the Mariana Trench in the hopes of discovering the fate of the Atargatis, which, along with its crew, including Victoria's sister, was lost at sea during the crew's attempt to film a mockumentary on ancient sea creatures of legend.

Weave a Circle Round
Kari Maaren
11/28
In this love letter to history, legend, and the power of stories that takes inspiration from Norse myth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge—a young woman is catapulted through time and space after she runs afoul of her eccentric neighbors.

Penric’s Mission (World of the Five Gods)
Lois McMaster Bujold
11/30
Sorcerer Penric, who is possessed by a clever chaos demon named Desdemona, has his clandestine mission of diplomacy to Cedonia upended when he finds himself gravely injured and imprisoned in the darkest of dungeons.

 

General Fiction

The Quantum Spy: A Thriller
David Ignatius
11/7
CIA agent Harris Chang uncovers a mole in a top secret, American research lab racing to develop a quantum computer before China does.

Bonfire
Krysten Ritter
11/7
A young environmental lawyer returns to her small Indiana hometown to investigate pollution by a regional plastics giant--but settling old scores and healing old wounds weigh heavily on her mind.

Heather, the Totality
Matthew Weiner
11/7
Mark and Karen Breakstone have constructed the idyllic life of wealth and status they always wanted, made complete by their beautiful and extraordinary daughter Heather. But they are still not quite at the top. When the new owners of the penthouse above them begin construction, an unstable stranger penetrates the security of their comfortable lives and threatens to destroy everything they've created. 

The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher)
Lee Child
11/7
Spotting a hard-won women's West Point class ring in a pawn shop, Jack Reacher fights a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster to discover the truth about the ring and why its owner sold it.

Typoon Fury (Oregon Files)
Clive Cussler
11/7
When they are hired to track down a valuable art collection, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves sailing into a perfect storm involving a Filipino insurgency, a Japanese developed super-warrior drug, and a South African mercenary.

Every Breath You Take (Under Suspicion)
Mary Higgins Clark
11/7
Struggling with the departure of co-host Alex Buckley, television crime-solver Laurie Moran is teamed with a despised Ryan Nichols, who draws her into the cold case of a wealthy widow pushed to her death from the roof of a famous museum.

The Noel Diary
Richard Paul Evans
11/7
The latest holiday-themed novel by the best-selling author of The Christmas Box follows the experiences of a man who, in the wake of estrangements and losses, is given a chance to rewrite and rediscover his true past.

In This Moment (Baxter Family)
Karen Kingsbury
11/7
Risking his job by organizing an after-school bible-study program to combat local crime and gang activity, Indiana high school principal Wendell Quinn is delighted by the program's positive results, until a complaint renders him the subject of media speculation and a controversial lawsuit.

End Game (Will Robie)
David Baldacci
11/14
Returning home from an overseas mission to discover that his boss has gone missing in remote Colorado, Will Robie and his sometime partner, Jessica Reel, team up in an increasingly violent small town, where their lives are soon in jeopardy. 

The Ballad of Black Bart
Loren D. Estleman
11/14
A rivalry turns into a suspenseful duel of wits between a legendary Wells Fargo chief and a notorious stagecoach robber who between heists poses as an upper-class gentleman.

The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk)
Dean Koontz
11/21
Her husband dead and her son in hiding, rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk finds a connection between a schoolteacher's murderous, and ultimately suicidal, rampage; the teacher's secret journal; and a cabal of power players bent on controlling America.  

Past Perfect
Danielle Steel
11/28
Leaving their well-ordered Manhattan life to move to San Francisco triggers a collision between the past and present for a successful married couple who during a small earthquake experience visions of their new home's original inhabitants from a century earlier.      

Tom Clancy Power and Empire (Jack Ryan)
Marc Cameron
11/28
A newly belligerent Chinese government leaves U.S. President Jack Ryan with only a few desperate options to control a series of attacks designed to sabotage peace negotiations.       

 

Historical Fiction

The Revolution of Marina M.
Janet Fitch
11/7
A young woman of privilege coming of age in 1916 St. Petersburg finds her life and ambitions violently upended by historical events that find her joining the cause for workers' rights, falling in love with a radical poet and navigating devastating betrayals.

Deadly Cure
Lawrence Goldstone
11/7
In 1899 Brooklyn, Dr. Noah Whitestone is accused of prescribing a lethal dose of medicine that killed a 5-year-old boy, prompting him to joining forces with muckraking journalists to clear his name, find the origins of a deadly experimental drug from overseas and root out the real killer. 

Mrs. Osmond
John Banville
11/7
Presents a continuation of the story of Isabel Archer, the heroine of Henry James' "The Portrait of a Lady," that finds her receiving an unexpected inheritance and married to a cruel man before returning to her home in Italy at the side of an unexpected companion.

A Darker Sea
James L. Haley
11/14
A naval saga by the award-winning author of The Shores of Tripoli chronicles the period leading up to the War of 1812 from the perspective of brig commander Bliven Putnam, who disrupts British merchant shipping before an encounter with an old nemesis leads to a reunion and helps set the stage for one of the war's most infamous battles.

Secrets of Cavendon
Barbara Taylor Bradford
11/21
In the summer of 1949, a new generation running Cavendon Hall is torn by scandal, intrigue, and romantic betrayals that force the Inghams and Swanns to protect each other from unimaginable threats.

A Hope Divided (Loyal League)
Alyssa Cole
11/28
The Civil War has turned neighbor against neighbor—but for scientist-spy and free black woman Marlie Lynch and philosophical Union soldier she helps to hide, war could bind them together when they must go on the run on the Underground Railroad to escape a common enemy.

Mystery & Detective

A Christmas Return
Anne Perry
11/7
After receiving a strange package that sparks memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered a friendship, Mariah travels to Surrey in hopes of reconnecting with her former friend and solving the crime.

City of Lies
Victoria Thompson
11/7
Using her guile to relieve so-called respectable men of their ill-gotten gains, Elizabeth Miles hides among a group of privileged women and bonds with an honest man while outmaneuvering a nemesis who blames her for his losses.

The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency)
Alexander McCall Smith
11/7
Investigating the case of a woman wrongfully dismissed from her job, Precious Ramotswe discovers information that causes her to rethink her views about the case before meeting a local nurse who shares her unusual surname.

Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum)
Janet Evanovich
11/14
Reluctantly agreeing to babysit a professional grave robber's pet boa constrictor, Stephanie Plum is embroiled in a bizarre series of crimes that escalate from the violation of stolen corpses to the murder of a homeless man, a case that is complicated by the return of the hunky but reckless Diesel.

Count to Ten: A Private Novel
James Patterson
11/14
Summoned by the head of the world's top investigation agency to join a new office in Delhi, former Private India head Santosh Wagh struggles to set aside his personal demons before tackling a case involving murderously corrupt authorities and human remains found at a government site.

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales
P.D. James
11/14
An anthology of six previously uncollected stories by the author of Death Comes to Pemberley explores the memories, emotional machinations, rationalizations, dreams and desires of people who get away with the perfect murder or who help keep information about a killing secret.

The People vs. Alex Cross
James Patterson
11/20
Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Alex Cross is wrongly portrayed as a trigger-happy corrupt cop while he struggles to prove to a skeptical jury and dwindling supporters that his actions were in self-defense. 

The Man in the Crooked Hat
Harry Dolan
11/28
Having spent two years searching for the man he believes murdered his wife, private investigator Jack Pellum follows a bewildering message to a winding trail of unsolved murders and a philosophical man with a dark and secret past.

 

Romance

Lies Jane Austen Told Me

Julie Wright
11/7
A fan of Jane Austen's novels, Emma Pierce is ready to fall in love with her Mr. Darcy. But then she falls in love with her ex-boyfriend's brother and learns that maybe romance isn't quite as easy Jane promised her it would be.

Blue Ridge Sunrise
Denise Hunter
11/7
Former free spirit Zoe Collins swore she'd never again set foot in Copper Creek or speak to the man who broke her heart. But return she must when her beloved granny dies, leaving the family legacy to Zoe---a peach orchard nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

American Drifter
Heather Graham
11/14
A young U.S. Army veteran suffering from PTSD drifts around Brazil, struggling to make peace with the world's illogical elements before fatefully falling in love with a gangster's mistress.

Refuge Cove
Janet Dailey
11/28
A bride on the run from her would-be husband becomes stranded in the Alaska wilderness before accepting help from a rugged bush pilot who would reconnect with his estranged son.

 

Nonfiction

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
Peter Wohlleben
11/7
The best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees presents a revelatory exploration of the diverse emotional intelligence of animals as demonstrated in vibrant stories about loving pigs, cheating magpies, scheming roosters and more. 

Obama: An Intimate Portrait
Pete Souza
11/7
A visual biography of Barack Obama's historic presidency, captured in unprecedented detail by his White House photographer, includes images documenting the most consequential hours of the Obama administration as well as the 44th President's encounters with world leaders, cultural figures and family members.

It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree
A.J. Jacobs
11/7
The best-selling author of The Year of Living Biblically traces his three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
Dan Ariely
11/07
Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones.

You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (a So-Called Parody)
Alec Baldwin
11/07
A satirical memoir written in the style of Donald Trump shares lampooning insights into the 45th President's election, disdain for the press, backroom strategy sessions with White House advisers and world-changing decisions.

The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State
Nadia Murad
11/7
A human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee traces the harrowing and ultimately inspiring story of her captivity by the Islamic State, describing how militants massacred the people of her Iraqi farming village, killing most of her family members and forcing her into prostitution before she escaped and became an advocate for human rights.

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
Dan Rather
11/7
In a collection of essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values, reminds us of what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like.

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose
Joe Biden
11/14
The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

Higher Is Waiting
Tyler Perry
11/14
The cinematic innovator behind Tyler Perry Studios traces his youth in New Orleans through his successful career, in an uplifting account of his spiritual awakening that explains how his faith has enriched his life and sustained him in hard times.

Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook
Joseph Mercola and Pete Evans
11/14
Natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola and superstar Australian chef Pete Evans join forces in this companion to the best-selling Fat for Fuel.

Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs
Rachel Jeffs
11/14
The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
Timothy Ferriss
11/21
Life-changing wisdom from 130 of the world’s highest achievers in short, action-packed pieces, featuring inspiring quotes, life lessons, career guidance, personal anecdotes, and other advice.

 

Teen Books

Renegades
Marissa Meyer
11/7
In a ruined world where humans with extraordinary abilities have become the world's champions of justice, a vengeance-seeking girl and a justice-seeking boy team up against a villain who has the power to destroy everything they have worked to protect.

War of Cards
Colleen Oakes
11/7
The conclusion to the Queen of Hearts series that reimagines the story of the infamous Wonderland queen.

Follow Me
Sara Shepard
11/7
The second book in The Amateurs series about four teen detectives.

Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
Aly Raisman
11/14
The true story of the gold-medal-winning gymnast who has competed in two Olympics.

No Saints In Kansas
Amy Brashear
11/14
A fictional retelling of the murders that inspired Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood.”

Children’s Books

Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me
Pendred Noyce
11/1
Mosquitoes don't bite Nala Simiyu. It's part of who she is, like being a half-Kenyan seventh-grader whose mother is in a wheelchair. But when a schoolmate's father--who happens to head up a large drug company--learns of Nala's special power, the excitement begins.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
Jeff Kinney
11/7
Book twelve in the popular series about Greg Heffley.

Supergirl: Age of Atlantis
Jo Whittemore
11/7
An all-new Supergirl story based on the television series.

Goldeline
Jimmy Cajoleas
11/14
Perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon and The Thickety, this spellbinding story follows a young girl named Goldeline on an adventure through a fairy tale forest filled with dark and wondrous magic.

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
11/21
Written especially for young readers, the basketball legend focuses on the relationships he had with his father and his basketball coaches.

 

Picture Books

It’s Shoe Time
Bryan Collier
11/7
An early reader that turns the closet on its heel and redefines what it means to be a pair.

Before She Was Harriet
Lesa Cline-Ransome
11/7
The story of Harriet Tubman told in beautiful verse and gorgeous images.

Read the Book, Lemmings!
Ame Dyckman
11/7
Aboard the S.S. Cliff, First Mate Foxy reads an interesting fact: "Lemmings don't jump off cliffs." But Foxy can't get the lemmings on the Cliff to read his book, too. They're too busy jumping off.

Inky’s Great Escape
Casey Lyall
11/7
Based on a true story, this tale follows a daring, Houdini-esque octopus as he performs his greatest escape act yet.

The Boy and the Whale 
Mordicai Gerstein
11/21
A boy and his father discover a whale tangled in their only fishing net.

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  1. Alice A. Pontius | Nov 21, 2017
    I really  appreciate this listing of new books and make notes on the ones I want to read next!

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