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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MaddAddam: a novel

By Atwood, Margaret

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's one-time friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy"--

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The sixth man

By Baldacci, David

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is apprehended and locked away in a psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer--an old friend of Sean King--to look into the case. But en route to their first meeting with the lawyer, King and Maxwell discover his dead body.

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The last voyage of Somebody the Sailor

By Barth, John

Publishing Date: 1992, c1991

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

National Book Award winner John Barth offers a rambunctious story full of narrative high jinks in this lively, inventive epic. Journalist Simon Behler finds himself in the house of Sinbad the Sailor after being washed ashore during a seagoing adventure. Over the course of six evenings, the two take turns recounting their voyages, merging medieval Baghdad and twentieth-century Maryland in a brilliantly entertaining weave of stories within stories. - (Houghton)

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The secret soldier

By Berenson, Alex

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

CIA operative John Wells goes undercover in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon to find conspirators bent on tearing down the monarchy of King Abdullah. If the conspirators prevail, it will mean more than just the fall of a monarch -- it may be the start of a final conflagration between America and the full force of Islam itself.

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Breath of scandal

By Brown, Sandra

Publishing Date: c1991

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

On a rainy Southern night, Jade Sperry endured a young woman's worst nightmare at the hands of three local hell-raisers. Robbed of her youthful ideals and at the center of scandal and tragedy, Jade ran as far and as fast as she could. But she never forgot the sleepy "company town" where every man, woman, and child was dependent on one wealthy family. And she never forgot their spoiled son, who, with his two friends, changed her life forever. Someday, somehow, she'd return, exact a just revenge -- and free herself from fear, and the powerful family that could destroy her. - (Hachette Book Group)

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Deadline

By Brown, Sandra

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Already coping with battle fatigue following his return from Afghanistan, journalist Dawson Scott receives a tip he cannot ignore about a potentially huge story involving the son of terrorists at-large for forty years.

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Palace council

By Carter, Stephen L.

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem's rising literary star. When Eddie's younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a twenty-year search for the truth. As Eddie and Aurelia uncover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms of New York through the shady corners of radical politics, all the way to the Oval Office.

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Never go back: a Jack Reacher novel

By Child, Lee

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Jack Reacher arrives in Virginia hoping to contact the woman he spoke with on the phone in "61 Hours," only to be drafted back into the Army, where he confronts life-changing elements from his past.

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The house on Salt Hay Road

By Clevidence, Carin

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A fireworks factory explodes in a quiet seaside town. In the house on Salt Hay Road, Clay Poole is thrilled by the hole it's blown in everyday life. His older sister, Nancy, is more interested in the striking stranger who appears, dusted with ashes, in the explosion's aftermath. The Pooles--taken in as orphans by their mother's family--can't yet know how the bonds of their makeshift household will be tested and frayed. As their aunt searches for signs from God and their uncle begins an offbeat courtship, they are pulled toward two greater cataclysms: the legendary hurricane of 1938 and the encroaching war.

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Walking the perfect square

By Coleman, Reed Farrel

Publishing Date: c2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Recently retired due to a freak accident, NYPD officer Moe Prager is lost. In pain and without the job he loves, Moe relunctantly settles on the notion of going into the wine business with his brother. When a suburban college student vanishes off the streets of Manhattan, Prager's universe is turned upside down and his life changed forever. Hired by the student's desperate family, Moe plunges deep into the world of New York's punk underground, sex clubs, and biker bars.Politicians, journalists, and crooked cops seem hell-bent on stopping him in his tracks. Set in the gritty city streets of the late seventies and the present day, Walking the Perfect Square is a unique mystery that delivers a compelling look at one man's efforts to find a man who was never really there and to protect his family from an unbearable truth. - (Fleming Marrs Inc) Back in print, the first book in Coleman's two-time Edgar Award-nominated Moe Prager private-eye series. - (Perseus Publishing)

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The unquiet

By Connolly, John

Publishing Date: 2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Presumed dead, Daniel Clay was a psychiatrist accused of abusing his young patients. Now, his daughter Rebecca's life is about to be turned upside down by a vengeful father.

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Tapu

By Corbalis, Judy

Publishing Date: 1997, 1996

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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Penelope's daughter: a novel

By Corona, Laurel

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

With her father, Odysseus, away and her mother, Penelope, dealing with power-hungry suitors, Xanthe reminisces about her upbringing among slaves, her years spent in hiding with Helen of Troy, and her sexual awakening in the arms of the man she loves.

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The final cut

By Coulter, Catherine

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Scotland Yard's new chief inspector Nicholas Drummond is on the first flight to New York when he learns his colleague, Elaine York, the "minder" of the Crown Jewels for the "Jewel of the Lion" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was found murdered. Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother's crown. Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous, fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down. And this case is no exception. Special Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich from Coulter's bestselling FBI series don't hesitate to help Drummond find the cunning international thief known as the Fox. Nonstop action and high stakes intensify as the chase gets deadly. The Fox will stop at nothing to deliver the Koh-i-Noor to the man who believes in its deadly prophecy. Nicholas Drummond, along with his partner, FBI Special Agent Mike Caine, lay it on the line to retrieve the diamond for Queen and country.

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The Mayan secrets

By Cussler, Clive

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery: the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them--the Fargos are about to find out.

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Claire of the sea light

By Danticat, Edwidge

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"--

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Standing at the crossroads

By Davis, Charles

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Two people, two faiths, one hope, one destiny... A white woman and a black man, stranded in the desert in a land laid waste by an undeclared war. She is a campaigning academic and believes in justice, absolutely. He is a barefoot librarian and believes in books, just about. Hunted by The Warriors of God, they must take refuge in the mountains and learn to live with their divergent beliefs if they are to survive ..."--Jacket.

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The October list: a novel in reverse

By Deaver, Jeffery

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Gabriela McKenzie's daughter has been kidnapped. In exchange for her safe return, her abductors demand two things: $400,000 in cash, and a document known only as the October List"--Provided by the publisher.

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The unit

By DeHart, Terry

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After the United States is devastated by a nuclear attack, one ordinary suburban family must take up arms in a brutal and unforgiving world.

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The quest

By DeMille, Nelson

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After receiving a tip from a dying priest, four unlikely partners begin a quest to find the Holy Grail in the jungles of Ethiopia.

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