July New Arrivals (Adult)

Here are some new books that have arrived over the past couple of weeks for the Adult Collection. 

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Bright young women

Bright young women

Knoll, Jessica, author
2023

"The book opens on a Saturday night in 1978, hours before a soon-to-be-infamous murderer descends upon a Florida sorority house with deadly results. The lives of those who survive, including sorority president and key witness, Pamela Schumacher, are forever changed. Across the country, Tina Cannon is convinced her missing friend was targeted by the man papers refer to as the All-American Sex Killer--and that he's struck again. Determined to find justice, the two join forces as their search for answers leads to a final, shocking confrontation"-- Provided by publisher

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Enlightenment : a novel

Enlightenment : a novel

Perry, Sarah, 1979- author
2024

Though separated in age by three decades, Thomas Hart and Grace Macaulay are kindred spirits - torn between their commitment to religion and their desire to explore the world beyond their small Baptist community. Over the course of twenty years, by coincidence and design, Thomas and Grace will ask themselves what it means to love and be loved, what is fixed and what is mutable, how much of our fate is predestined and written in the stars, and whether they can find their way back to each other.

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The future

The future

Leroux, Catherine, 1979-, author
2023

Looking for answers, and her missing granddaughters, Gloria moves into the house where her daughter was murdered. A stranger in a Fort-Detroit neighborhood coping with the ongoing effects of racial and economic injustice, she finds herself surrounded by poverty, pollution, violence--as well as the resilience of the residents, in whose stubborn generosity and carefully tended gardens she finds hope. When a strange intuition sends her into the woods of Parc Rouge, where the city's orphaned and abandoned children are rumored to have created their own society, she can't imagine the strength she will find. Set in an alternate history in which the French never surrendered the city of Detroit.

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Good half gone : a novel

Good half gone : a novel

Fisher, Tarryn, author
2024

Iris Walsh decides to intern at a hospital for the criminally insane where she believes the perpetrator who kidnapped her pretty, popular twin sister years ago is being held and uncovers even more sinister happenings.

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The housekeepers : a novel

The housekeepers : a novel

Hay, Alex (Writer), author
2023

Born into a world of con artists and thieves, Mrs. King has made herself respectable, running the grandest home in Mayfair. The place is packed with treasures, a glittering symbol of wealth and power, but dark secrets lurk in the shadows. When Mrs. King is suddenly dismissed from her position, she recruits an eclectic group of women to join her in revenge. The plan: on the night of the house's highly anticipated costume ball, they will rob it of its every possession. But there's one thing Mrs. King wants even more than money: the truth. And she'll run any risk to get it.

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Lula Dean's little library of banned books : a novel

Lula Dean's little library of banned books : a novel

Miller, Kirsten, 1973- author
2024

When Lula Dean, trying to rid public libraries of "pornographic" books, starts her own lending library in front of her home, Lindsay, the daughter of Lula's arch nemesis, sneaks in nightly, secretly filling it with banned books wrapped in "wholesome" dust jackets, changing the lives of those who borrow them in unexpected ways.

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A noble scheme

A noble scheme

White, Roseanna M., author
2024

"As part of England's most elite private investigation firm, Gemma and Graham must set aside their broken relationship to work together on a new case. Graham is determined to use this opportunity to win back the only woman he's ever loved, but there's no guarantee Gemma's shattered heart can be restored"-- Provided by publisher.

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Plant partners : science-based companion planting strategies for the vegetable garden

Plant partners : science-based companion planting strategies for the vegetable garden

Walliser, Jessica, author
2020

"Plant Partners delivers a research-based rationale for companion planting, offering gardeners dozens of ways they can use scientifically tested plant partnerships to benefit the garden as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.

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The poppy sisters

The poppy sisters

Carr, Deborah, author.
2023

Two sisters, divided by war, face daily battles to save the lives of the wounded soldiers in their care. Phoebe is a VAD at a Base Hospital in Étaples, France, treating men who've served at the Front. Their courage and resilience inspires her, and though she's meant to keep her distance, Captain Archie Bailey soon captivates her heart. Her younger sister Celia is a nurse at a POW camp on the island of Jersey. These men fight for the forces that bombed her brother and parents, but long hours spent healing them shows her they aren't the monsters she expected. But despite the differences in their situations, both Celia and Phoebe come to see the commonality in their experiences -- the sense of community and friendship, the unexpected moments of love and laughter, and a bond so strong that even war can't break it.

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Southern man : a novel

Southern man : a novel

Iles, Greg, author
2024

"Fifteen years after the events of the Natchez Burning trilogy, Penn Cage is alone. Nearly all his loved ones are dead, his old allies gone. But Penn's self-imposed exile comes to an abrupt end when a brawl at a Bienville music festival triggers a shooting--one that nearly takes the life of his daughter Annie. Before the stunned populace can process the tragedy, an arsonist begins torching antebellum plantation homes in Bienville. When an unknown Black group claims the fires as acts of justice, panic ensues, driving the Mississippi River town to the brink of war"-- Provided by publisher.

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The summer escape : a novel

The summer escape : a novel

Shalvis, Jill, author
2024

Anna Moore didn't just wake up one day and decide to go on a wild quest--especially since her life no longer lends itself to wild anything--so how in the world does she end up racing against the clock with Owen Harris, a sexy, enigmatic adventurist, to prove her beloved dad innocent of stealing a million-dollar necklace? It's all Wendy's fault. Her older, bossy sister, who's seven months pregnant and on bed rest in their small Lake Tahoe hometown, is desperate to clear their departed dad's name. Owen, though, is convinced he's guilty as hell and wants to return the jewelry back to its rightful owner--his elderly great aunt. Together Anna and Owen go on a scavenger hunt for clues to the past (with Wendy remotely along for the ride via an earbud, supplying a running wry commentary to boot)

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Toxic prey

Toxic prey

Sandford, John, 1944 February 23-, author
2024

Gaia is dying. That, at least, is what Dr. Lionel Scott believes. When Scott then disappears without a trace, Letty Davenport is tasked with tracking down any and all leads. Scott's connections to sensitive research into virus and pathogen spread has multiple national and international organizations on high alert, and his shockingly high clearance levels at various institutions, including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, make him the last person they'd like to go missing. As the web around Scott becomes more tangled, Letty calls in her father, Lucas, to help her lead a group of specialists to find Scott as soon as possible. But as Letty and Lucas begin to uncover startling and disturbing connections between Scott and Gaia conspiracists, their worst fears are confirmed, and it quickly becomes a race to find him before the virus he created becomes the perfect weapon.

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Two dead wives : a novel

Two dead wives : a novel

Parks, Adele, author
2023

Lost. Missing. Murdered? How do you find a woman who didn't exist? It's a case that has gripped a nation: A woman with a shocking secret is missing, presumed dead. And her two husbands are suspects in her murder. DCI Clements knows the dark side of human nature and that love can make people do treacherous things. You can't presume anything when it comes to crimes of the heart. Until a body is found, this scandalous and sad case remains wide open. Stacie Jones lives a quiet life in a small village, nursed by her father as she recovers from illness, and shielded from any news of the outside world. But their reclusive life is about to be shattered. How are these families linked, and can any of them ever rebuild their lives in the wake of tragedy?

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The villain edit : a novel

The villain edit : a novel

Devore, Laurie, author
2024

Romance novelist Jacqueline Matthis's big career has gone bust. Desperate, Jac dreams up a comeback plan: she is going to be a contestant on a reality dating show. On set, Jac quickly establishes herself as a front-runner for bachelor Marcus' heart, but she's shocked to discover who's actually pulling the strings - producer Henry Foster, her last one-night stand before the show. As Jac plays the game and the show unfurls, she slowly discovers that she's getting the villain edit. They say there's no such thing as bad publicity, but as Jac's secret plan begins crumbling around her, she's not so sure.

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Watch it burn

Watch it burn

Bird, Kristen, author
2024

"Three women investigate the death of a high-profile local woman in a small Southern town, and when they find a connection to a cultish personal development group, their discoveries have scorching consequences for the whole community"-- Provided by publisher.

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Where they lie : a novel

Where they lie : a novel

Coughlan, Claire, author
2024

In 1968 Dublin, Nicoletta Sarto, an ambitious junior reporter for the Irish Sentinel, investigates the 25-year-old mystery of actress Julia Bridge's disappearance and her link to a woman who facilitated abortions, and becomes immersed in the illegal abortion industry, stirring up long-buried secrets from her own past.

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