Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Train dreams

By Johnson, Denis

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Presents the story of early twentieth-century day laborer Robert Grainer, who endures the harrowing loss of his family while struggling for survival in the American West against a backdrop of radical historical changes.

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The custodian of paradise

By Johnston, Wayne

Publishing Date: 2007, c2006

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"In the waning days of World War II, Sheilagh Fielding makes her way to a deserted island off the coast of Newfoundland. But she soon comes to suspect another presence: that of a man known only as her Provider, who has shadowed her for twenty years. Against the backdrop of Newfoundland's history and landscape, Fielding is a compelling figure. Taller than most men and striking in spite of her crippled leg, she is both eloquent and subversively funny. Her newspaper columns exposing the foibles and hypocrisies of her native city, St. John's, have made many powerful enemies for her, chief among them the man who fathered her children--twins--when she was fourteen. Only her Provider, however, knows all of Sheilagh Fielding's secrets."--Cover.

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Foxybaby: a novel

By Jolley, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: 2010, c1985

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Alma Porch, novelist and aspiring dramatist, is hired to teach a course in Trinity College's 'Better Body Through the Arts' summer program for overweight adults. On the rundown campus in the remote Australian outback, Alma is surrounded by starving matrons, orgies of sex and gluttony, and an eccentric group of staff and students who are eager to open themselves to the transforming possibilities of her screenplay.

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First grave on the right: [a novel]

By Jones, Darynda

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Using her ability to see ghosts in her work as a private investigator, Charley Davidson begins experiencing intense sensual dreams about a mysterious entity that has been following her throughout her life.

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The accident: a novel

By Kadare, Ismail

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A tale set against a backdrop of the Balkans war follows a fatal Autobahn accident in Vienna that triggers an investigation into the dual identities of two mysterious victims, a pair of young lovers who engaged in an illusory affair marked by political subterfuge.

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Russian winter: a novel

By Kalotay, Daphne

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Former Bolshoi ballerina Nina Revskaya auctions off her jewelry collection and becomes overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, the friends she left behind amidst Stalinist aggression, and the dark secret that brought her to a new life in Boston.

Diary of a mad housewife

By Kaufman, Sue

Publishing Date: [c1967]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Made into a major motion picture that garnered an Oscar nomination, Diary of a Mad Housewife is a classic of women’s fiction that gave a wry voice to the nascent feminist stirrings of the 1960s and helped incite a revolution in the consciousness of a generation. After many years, this best-selling novel of Manhattan ennui is finally back in print.

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The daughters of Mars: a novel

By Keneally, Thomas

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1915, Naomi and Sally Durance, two spirited Australian sisters, join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their fathers farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Though they are used to tending the sick, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first on a hospital ship near Gallipoli, then on the Western Front. Yet amid the carnage, the sisters become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger and also the hostility from some on their own side.

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The world beneath

By Kennedy, Cate

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Rich and Sandy were once environmental activists, part of a world-famous blockade in Tasmania to save the wilderness. Now, twenty-five years later, they have both settled into the uncomfortable compromises of middle age, although they've gone about it in very different ways. About the only thing they have in common these days is their fifteen-year-old daughter, Sophie. When Rich decides to take Sophie, whom he hardly knows, on a trek into the Tasmanian wilderness, his overconfidence and her growing disillusion with him set off a chain of events that no one could have predicted. Instead of respect, Rich finds antagonism in his relationship with Sophie; and in the vast landscape he once felt an affinity with, he encounters nothing but disorientation and fear. Ultimately, all three characters will learn that if they are to survive, each must traverse not only the secret territories that lie between them but also those within themselves.

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The pursuit of happiness

By Kennedy, Douglas

Publishing Date: 2001

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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Burial rites: a novel

By Kent, Hannah

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family at first avoids Agnes. Only To´ti, a priest Agnes has mysteriously chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. But as Agnes's death looms, the farmer's wife and their daughters learn there is another side to the sensational story they've heard. . . . BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place --

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The bones of Paris: a novel of suspense

By King, Laurie R.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Paris, France: September 1929. Private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, on the hunt for a missing twenty-two year old woman from Boston, must descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer hiding in the Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre.

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Not yet drown'd: a novel

By Kingman, Peg

Publishing Date: 2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Receiving a gift from her believed-dead twin brother in 1822, Catherine MacDonald travels to India with her stepdaughter and maids in search of answers, a quest that takes her along an obscure trail of tea, opium, and artistic works (summary from online).

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Edible stories: a novel in sixteen parts

By Kurlansky, Mark

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A novel composed of linked tales set in Seattle examines the lives of a variety of men and women through the lens of their relationships with food and drink. The best-selling author of Cod and Salt offers up all-new fictional stories about the food we share, love--and fight over--in a collection of linked tales set in Seattle. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Japantown: a thriller

By Lancet, Barry

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie recently inherited a stake in his father's Tokyo-based private investigation firm, which means the single father of six-year-old Jenny is living a busy intercontinental life, traveling to Japan to acquire art and artifacts for his store and consulting on Brodie Security's caseload at home and abroad. One night, an entire family is gunned down in San Francisco's bustling Japantown neighborhood, and Brodie is called on by the SFPD to decipher the lone clue left at the crime scene: a unique Japanese character printed on a slip of paper drenched in blood"--Dust jacket flap.

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Hector and the search for happiness: a novel

By Lelord, François

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Hector keeps a list of observations about the people he meets, hoping to find the secret to happiness in his travels.

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Law of attraction

By Leotta, Allison

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A thrilling ride through D.C.'s criminal justice, as Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis makes a series of choices that jeopardizes her career, her relationships, and her very life.

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The wrong blood: a novel

By Lope, Manuel de

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In the days before the Civil War, two women in the Basque Country in northern Spain conspire to commit a victimless crime.

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The Oracle of Stamboul: a novel

By Lukas, Michael David

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

It is 1877, when a heartbreaking tragedy leaves Eleanora Cohen marooned in Istanbul during the last days of the Ottoman Empire. But young Eleonora, clever and engaging beyond her years, soon catches the attention of the Sultan's court.

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Beloved enemy

By Lustbader, Eric

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"In the stunning follow-up to Father Night, Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is. Shortly after McClure leaves a late night meeting with Dennis Paull, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Paull is found-- shot dead. The President is furious but equally frightened of a scandal, since Jack McClure is one of their own-- an operative and Paull's friend. Who will protect the country if even McClure cannot be trusted? With top officials in the CIA and FBI after him, McClure, still devastated over his friend's death, goes on the run. Someone framed him for Paull's murder, possibly to prevent him from accomplishing Paull's last request-- a task vital to U.S. National Security. Someone in the intelligence community has gone rogue and is reporting to The Syrian, one of the most cruel, aggressive terrorists McClure and Paull have ever come across. McClure has been charged with securing the name of the mole, but when Paull's informant goes missing, McClure realizes his mission has only begun. Jack may be setting off after a mole, but he knows that ultimately he will have to confront The Syrian. Which also means confronting The Syrian's lover, Annika Dementieva, the woman Jack once loved and lost. On a quest to find the mole before cloaked agents around the world are exposed and murdered, Jack will soon find himself facing his own beloved enemy.."--