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New Books: December 2017

by Collection Development | Dec 04, 2017
New Books December

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


Fantasy & Science Fiction

Canto Bight
Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, John Jackson Miller
A collection of stories brings to the life the inhabitants and visitors of a mysterious casino city Canto Bight, which will be featured in the forthcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2)
Katherine Arden
Vasya, forced to choose between an arranged marriage and life in a convent, flees in the disguise of a boy before her defeat of a band of terrorizing bandits earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow.

Immortal Life: A Soon to Be True Story
Stanley Bing
A ruthless, aging trillionaire tech inventor engages in a battle of wills against an increasingly desperate man whose body has been created to host the immortality-minded inventor's consciousness.

Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards #14)
George R.R. Martin (editor)
A collection of fantastical adventures set along one of America's greatest rivers is edited by the award-winning author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series and features contributions by such best-selling authors as Carrie Vaughn, David D. Levine and Cherie Priest.

One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning
Davidy Moody
Trapped on a barren island that has become the location of an extreme sports company specializing in corporate team-building events, 15 people gradually realize that a killer is in their midst as members of the group begin to succumb to suspicious accidents, a situation that is further complicated by rumors of an approaching tsunami.

Persepolis Rising (Exapnse #7)
James S. A. Corey
As humanity's presence in space expands and new colony worlds struggle to survive, the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante struggles to keep the fragile peace as ancient patterns of war and subjugation return.

Year One
Nora Roberts
A tale of suspense and survival is set in the wake of a cataclysmic pandemic that wipes out more than half the world's population, replacing science and technology with magic and compelling Lana, a practitioner of good witchcraft, to embark on a perilous journey west with her lover and other survivors.

Survival (Star Quest Trilogy #3)
Ben Bova
Encountering a civilization of intelligent machines that have survived earlier death waves for eons, the human scouting team struggles to convince the disinterested machines to help secure humanity's survival.

 

General Fiction

Demon Crown (Sigma Force #13)
James Rollins
The members of Sigma Force reluctantly join forces with their most hated enemy to stop a primordial threat with ties to the American Civil War and the secret work of Alexander Graham Bell.

Insidious Intent
Val McDermid
The latest in internationally bestselling crime writer Val McDermid’s beloved series, Insidious Intent sends Tony Hill and Carol Jordan after a serial killer who targets single women at weddings—and into the teeth of a moral dilemma.

One Station Away
Olaf Olafsson
A New York neurologist navigates his bonds with three women—including an overlooked pianist on the brink of success, a recently deceased dancer, and a mysteriously comatose patient—relationships defined by compromise, silence, illness and an obsessive attempt to communicate.

The Wake Up
Catherine Ryan Hyde
Recovering a long-suppressed ability to feel the emotions of others, a 40-year-old cattle rancher falls in love with a single mother whose son is struggling with trauma from experiences with an abusive father.

In the Fall They Come Back
Robert Bausch
Embarking on a teaching career in a small northern Virginia private school, Ben becomes inspired to regard teaching as a life calling until his determination to intervene in the lives of three at-risk students causes him to lose sight of himself.

Bad Behavior
Kiki Swinson, Noire
In "Nine Lives," national best-selling author Kiki Swinson looks at a brother-sister crime team whose score is threatened when the sister falls in love, and in "The Crushed Ice Clique" by Essence best-selling author Noire, a pair of female diamond thieves must try to survive after they're double-crossed by a shady jewelry distributor.

A Distant Heart
Sonali Dev
Stricken with a rare illness, Indian woman of privilege Kimaya grows up isolated in an ivory tower, until she builds a relationship with window washer Rahul Savant, whom she inspires to join the police force; but when Rahul uncovers a gang-run organ ring at the same time Kimaya gets a chance at a life-changing heart transplant, their world gets turned upside down

 

Historical Fiction

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace
Jennifer Chiaverini
Rigorously educated in mathematics and science by her mother, an only legitimate child of brilliant Romantic poet Lord Byron is introduced into London society as a highly eligible heiress before forging a deep bond with inventor Charles Babbage and using her unique talents to become the world's first computer programmer.

Holding the Fort (Fort Reno #1)
Regina Jennings
When dance hall singer Louisa Bell visits Fort Reno to see her brother, she is mistaken for the governess that the harried Major Daniel Adams is waiting for. Between his rowdy troops and his two daughters, he has more responsibility than he can handle alone. Eager for the opportunity, Louisa sets out to show the widower that she is a perfect fit.

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill #2)
Julie Klassen
Gentlewoman Rachel Ashford has moved into Ivy Cottage with the two Miss Groves, where she discovers mysteries hidden among her books. Together with her one-time love Sir Timothy, she searches for answers--and is forced to face her true feelings.

The Last Suppers
Mandy Mikulencak
In 1950s Louisiana, Ginny Polk's quest to provide meals for death row prisoners leads her into the secrets of her own past.

The Road to Bittersweet
Donna Everhart
After a flood drives them from their home in the Appalachian Mountains, Wallis Ann Stamper and her family settle in South Carolina hill country, where they join a singing group and where Wallis Ann falls for a high diver, driving a wedge between her and her mute, musically gifted savant sister.


Mystery & Detective

Beau Death (Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #17)
Peter Lovesey
 When human remains in 18th-century clothing are discovered at a demolition site, Chief Inspector Peter Diamond eagerly embarks on an effort to prove that a scandal-marked fashion icon from Bath may have had quite a different end than the one popularly believed.

The Body in the Casket (Faith Fairchild Mysteries)
Katherine Hall Page
 Catering the lavish birthday party of a Broadway legend, Faith Fairchild is astonished when her client reveals that he hired her less for her culinary prowess and more for her skills as a detective and that one of his guests is trying to kill him. Includes recipes.

Bryant & May: Wild Chamber (Peculiar Crimes Unit #14)
Christopher Fowler
 Octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May investigate the baffling case of a girl and a dog who vanish into thin air from London's Regent Park on an early summer morning.

Nightblind
Ragnar Jonasson
Follows the murder of a policeman with a haunted past and the arrival of a mysterious young woman whose own secrets threaten the safety of everyone in a tight-knit Northern Iceland fishing village.

The Ninth Grave (Fabian Risk #2)
Stefan Ahnhem
Criminal investigator Fabian Risk and his Danish colleague, Dunja Hougaard, team up on a serial murder case involving a Swedish minister of justice and a Danish television star's wife.

The Vanishing Season
Joanna Schaffhausen
Ellery Hathaway, a police officer who hides her identity as a serial killer's only surviving victim, fears that someone has discovered her secret when three people from her quiet town disappear, and reaches out to the FBI agent who saved her years earlier for help.

A Murder for the Books (Blue Ridge Library Mystery #1)
Victoria Gilbert
Librarian Amy Webber must archive overdue crimes and deadly rumors before a killer strikes again in her new Virginia home in Victoria Gilbert’s charming series debut.

Unnatural Causes (Dr. Katie LeClair Mystery #1)
Dawn Eastman
In nationally bestselling author Dawn Eastman's series debut, Dr. Katie LeClair examines small town secrets when her patient's sudden suicide rocks the quiet life of Baxter, MI.

Splintered Silence (Bone Gap Travellers #1)
Susan Furlong
Among the Irish Travellers living in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, no one forgets and no one forgives. And as former Marine MP Brynn Callahan finds out when she returns home, it's hard to bury the past when bodies keep turning up.

The Wanted
Robert Crais
Investigator Elvis Cole and his partner, Joe Pike, take on a case involving a client who fears her troubled teen son is dealing drugs, an investigation that reveals the young man's role in a string of high-end burglaries that have resulted in a murder and a disappearance.


Romance

Roomies
Christina Lauren
When a struggling musician on the brink of stardom reveals he is in the country illegally, besotted Holland Bakker enters a marriage of convenience that becomes more real than either anticipated.

You're Gonna Love Me
Robin Lee Hatcher
A thrill-seeking Oregon State professor and a fearful woman still mourning the accidental death of her father reunite by chance after a two-year separation that reveals unexpected changes and gives them a second chance at love.

The Art of Running in Heels
Rachel Gibson
Runaway reality-show bride Lexie shares a one-night stand with Sean, the biggest star on the Seattle Chinooks hockey team, only to have a photo of their passionate night published online, a high-profile scandal that compels them to spin the whole story.

The Duke of Her Desire
Sophie Barnes
When, against his better judgment, he agrees to help Miss Amelia Matthews, his best friend’s younger sister, open a school, the Duke of Coventry gets more than he bargained for when scandal brings them closer than they ever could have imagined.

Firefly Cove
Davis Bunn
A follow-up to the internationally best-selling Miramar Bay follows the experiences of terminally ill young adult Lucius, who returns to the home of his youth to reunite with the only woman he ever loved,

Now That You Mention It
Kristan Higgins
Returning to her hometown in the hopes of reconciling with her estranged family, a woman who recently survived a brush with death makes discoveries with the potential to heal the rift or permanently separate her from her surviving relatives.


Nonfiction


The Doomsday Machine
Daniel Ellsberg
From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that--chillingly--continues to this day.

The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease
Michael Gregor, Gene Stone
Presents a selection of health-bolstering, plant-based recipes based on the latest nutritional science, from superfood breakfast bites and spaghetti squash puttanesca to two-berry pie with pecan-sunflower crust.

Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency
Corey Lewandowski
A former campaign manager for Donald Trump's successful 2016 presidential run offers an insider's look at the ups and downs on the campaign trail.

Parental Discretion Is Advised: The Rise of N.W.A and the Dawn of Gangsta Rap
Gerrick D. Kennedy
An authoritative chronicle of the meteoric rise, fall, and legacy of N.W.A., one of America's most popular and enduring music groups, examines their influence on pop culture, black identity, and hip-hop music.

The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It
Jeanne Lenzer
An award-winning medical investigative journalist presents an unsettling exposé of the under-regulated medical-device industry, revealing the corruption, greed and deceit that have combined to render medical interventions a leading cause of death in America.

The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace
David B. Woolner
A revealing portrait of the end of the 32nd President's life shares new insights into how FDR made his momentous final policy decisions, drawing on new evidence to demonstrate how his final 100 days marked the establishment of the United Nations, a reinvigoration of the New Deal and the possibility of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

The Only Girl in the World
Maude Julien
A memoir by a therapy specialist in manipulation and psychological control describes her harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to "eliminate weakness," recounting how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider.

Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife
Cheryl Richardson
The New York Times best-selling author of Take Time for Your Life explores the obstacles and opportunities particular to midlife, sharing her journal reflections on staying motivated in the face of lower energy, living a life of purpose and committing to growth.

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book
Dan Harris, Warren Jeffrey
The co-anchor of Nightline and author of the best-selling 10% Happier presents a lighthearted, practical guide to meditation that debunks the myths, misconceptions and self-deceptions that make everyday people reluctant to participate.

You Need a Budget
Jesse Mecham
A guide based on the tenets of the award-winning financial platform, "You Need a Budget," argues that a well-planned budget does not involve deprivation and counsels readers on how to prioritize financial goals, reduce stress through strategic cash flow allocations and meet the challenges of unplanned expenses.

Teen Books

I Always Wondered About That: 101 Questions and Answers About Science and Other Stuff
Larry Scheckel
Here you'll find entertaining answers to 101 questions you didn't even know you had, such as, "Why does glue stick?" "Why do batteries die?"

Ever the Brave
Erin Summerill
In the sequel to Summerill's spellbinding debut, “Ever the Hunted,” Britta is on the King's arm at Court as he fights to take back control of his country.

The Truth Beneath the Lies
Amanda Searcy
A psychological thriller from a debut author that follows two teen girls: one from a Texas border town hoping to outrun her past and another from Washington state who fears for her future in a public housing complex.

Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles
Natalie C. Parker, editor
In this collection, favorite YA authors tackle the much-debated trope of the love triangle, and the result is 16 fresh, diverse, and romantic not-to-be-missed stories.

Prince in Disguise
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Sixteen-year-old tomboy Dylan meets the boy of her dreams when she is forced to play maid of honor to her beauty queen sister, who is marrying a Scottish laird on a reality TV show.

 

Children’s Books

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Vashti Harrison
Based on her popular Instagram posts, debut author-illustrator Harrison shares the stories of 40 bold African-American women who shaped history and changed the world.

Weaving a Wish
Arlene Stewart
In the second installment of Stewart's adorable Friendship Bracelet series, can the members of THREADS untangle their problems?

Rappy Goes to Mars
Dan Gutman
One day at recess, Rappy the dinosaur gets taken by aliens on a U.F.O. ride. The head alien, Janet, wants Rappy to live with her--on Mars! Will Rappy stay in space to roam, or will he rap his way back home?

Rattlesnakes
Julie Murray
The title is complete with beautiful, full-color photographs, leveled text, and plenty of fun and informative facts.

Dog Man and Cat Kid
Dav Pilkey
In his fourth adventure, Dog Man now has a furry feline sidekick. When a new kitty sitter arrives and a glamorous movie starlet goes missing, it's up to Dog Man and Cat Kid to save the day!

 

Picture Books

Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-rights Activist Nina Simone
Alice Briere-Haquet
A stunning picture-book biography of the High Priestess of Soul and one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.

Click, Clack, Moo I Love You!
Doreen Cronin
Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine's Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun.

The Very Very Very Long Dog
Julia Patton
Bartelby, a very long sausage dog, causes chaos when walking with his friends until they find a way for him to keep track of his bottom.

Rot, the Cutest in the World!
Ben Clanton
A mutant potato learns that he's pear-fect just the way he is in this bright, fun, and silly picture book from the creator of "It Came in the Mail.”

Valensteins
Ethan Long
In this hilariously spooky story by Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator Long, even the scariest of monsters can fall in love.

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