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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The city: a novel

By Koontz, Dean R.

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel. The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened. and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again. Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable "piano man," a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes. The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, it's a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart. Acclaim for Dean Koontz "A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself."--Chicago Sun-Times "Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. 'Serious' writers. might do well to examine his technique."--The New York Times Book Review "[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match."--Los Angeles Times "Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition."--USA Today "Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz's] work. One of the master storytellers of this or any age."--The Tampa Tribune "A literary juggler."--The Times (London)"--

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Those who wish me dead

By Koryta, Michael

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare. The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains. The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind" --

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The kid

By Lowe, Georgia

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Lowe's prequel to her 1st novel (The Bonus, 2011) is a harrowing journey into the downward spiral of one young combat veteran of WWI. Will Hardy, a Texas cowboy, is, like a lot of young men, filled with gusto and false bravado... and Hardy is seriously wounded. He recovers physically but not mentally, and he returns home haunted by nightmares and nearly incapacitated. Lowe has written a starkly realistic novel about war that pulls no punches. ... A searing portrayal of war and the long-term effects it has on those who fight it. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Love Letters: a Rose Harbor novel

By Macomber, Debbie

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove's cozy Rose Harbor Inn, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love--and a well-timed love letter--to inspire hope and mend a broken heart. Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks' good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark's life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She's determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own--and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths. Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She's come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she's been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie's overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings. Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage--and to win back each other's trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart. For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve--and took pen to paper--that makes all the difference. Debbie Macomber's moving novel reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love"--

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The good lord bird

By McBride, James

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

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We are called to rise

By McBride, Laura

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

An immigrant youth struggling to assimilate, a middle-aged housewife with a troubled marriage, a Vegas social worker, and a wounded soldier connect with each other and rescue themselves in the wake of an unthinkable incident.

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Northanger Abbey

By McDermid, Val

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Catherine 'Cat' Morland's sheltered existence in rural Dorset involves losing herself in novels and her smartphone; it has been entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. When Cat's neighbours invite her to Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons. A Highland Dance class brings Cat a new acquaintance: Henry Tilney, a pale, dark-eyed gentleman whose family home sounds perfectly thrilling. When Cat is invited to stay at Northanger Abbey, her imagination runs riot: an ancient abbey, crumbling turrets, secret chambers, ghosts... and Henry!

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Backlands: a novel of the American West

By McGarrity, Michael

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Catapulted into early adulthood after the death of an older brother he idolized, eight-year-old Matthew Kerney assumes difficult responsibilities to save the family ranch against a backdrop of the Great Depression and a drought-stricken Tularosa Basin.

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Invincible

By Palmer, Diana

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When her photographic memory makes her the target of a criminal who will do anything to make her forget, Carlie Blair entrusts her life--and her heart--to a Lakota Sioux named Carson, a man she once despised.

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Resistant

By Palmer, Michael

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Attending a national conference in Atlanta with Welcome, Duncan injures his leg while running. Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating him alive from the inside out. The germ is resistant to any known antibiotic-- and the government scientist tasked with finding a cure has been kidnapped. A shadowy group known as One Hundred Neighbors has infiltrated our society, using our health institutions as hostages... and will stop at nothing to further their agenda.

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Eden in winter

By Patterson, Richard North

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After the suspcious death of his father, Adam Blaine attempts to help his family heal as the court inquest into Benjamin Blaine's death casts suspicion on those closest to him.

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The Lost Island: a Gideon Crew novel

By Preston, Douglas J.

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After being tasked with stealing a page from a priceless, ancient book, brilliant scientist and master thief Gideon Crew discovers a hidden map on the back of the book's parchment, in the third novel of the series following Gideon's Corpse.

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Still life with bread crumbs: a novel

By Quindlen, Anna

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding.

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Her last whisper: a novel

By Robards, Karen

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"After a brush with death while chasing down a brutal murderer with the FBI, serial killer expert Dr. Charlotte Stone wants nothing more than to retire to her research on criminal psychology. But when a colleague, Special Agent Lena Kaminsky, suspects her missing sister has fallen prey to the vicious Cinderella Killer, Charlie rushes to her side. Along with Special Agents Tony Bartoli and Buzz Crane--and of course, Michael Garland, the ever-present, fatally sexy ghost who goes where she does--Charlie heads to Las Vegas to track down the predator before it's too late. The team doesn't realize that this killer targets single, beautiful women and courts them before brutally ending their lives. Now he's got his sights set on Charlie--and is closer than anyone suspects"--

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Project Nemesis (A Kaiju Thriller)

By Robinson, Jeremy

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Jon Hudson, lead investigator for the Department of Homeland Security's Fusion Center-P, thinks his job is a joke. While other Fusion Centers focus on thwarting terrorist activity, Hudson's division is tasked with handling paranormal threats to national security, of which there have been zero during his years at the DHS. When yet another Sasquatch sighting leads to a research facility in the backwoods of Maine, disguised as an abandoned Nike missile site, Hudson's job becomes deadly serious. Hudson and the local Sherriff, Ashley Collins, suddenly find themselves on the run from a ruthless ex-Special Forces security team, but the human threat is short-lived as something very much not-human destroys the facility and heads for civilization, leaving only a single clue behind-a name scrawled in blood-Nemesis. Working with his team at Fusion Center-P, Sherriff Collins and a surly helicopter pilot named Woodstock, Hudson pursues the creature known as Nemesis, attempts to uncover the corporate secrets behind its creation and accidental release, and tries to comprehend why several clues lead to a murdered little girl named Maigo. But as the body-count explodes, along with the monster's size, it quickly becomes clear that nothing short of a full military response can slow Nemesis's progress. Coordinating with every branch of the U.S. military, Hudson simultaneously searches for clues about Nemesis's origins and motivations, and leads the counterattack that will hopefully stop the monster before it reaches Boston and its one million residents. Witness the birth of a legend as Jeremy Robinson, bestselling author of SecondWorld and Ragnarok, combines the pacing of Matthew Reilly with the mystery of James Rollins and creates the first iconic American Kaiju* story since King Kong. Includes original creature designs by legendary Godzilla artist, Matt Frank. *Kaiju is Japanese for "strange beast." The genre includes classic monsters such as Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. PRAISE FOR JEREMY ROBINSON "Robinson blends myth, science and terminal velocity action like no one else." -- Scott Sigler, NY Times Bestselling author of INFECTED and ANSCESTOR "Just when you think that 21st-century authors have come up with every possible way of destroying the world, along comes Jeremy Robinson." -- New Hampshire Magazine "There's nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom." --Jeff Long, NY Times bestselling author of THE DESCENT "Jeremy Robinson is an original and exciting voice." --Steve Berry, NY Times bestselling author of THE EMPEROR'S TOMB " [SecondWorld] is gripping, propelled by expertly controlled pacing and lively characters. Robinson's punchy prose style will appeal to fans of Matthew Reilly's fast-paced, bigger-than-life thrillers, but this is in no way a knockoff. It's a fresh and satisfying thriller that should bring its author plenty of new fans." -- Booklist."--

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Hotel Vendome: a novel

By Steel, Danielle

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After his wife leaves him for another man, Hugues Martin's life revolves solely around two things ? the celebrated five-star hotel he owns and manages in New York City and his daughter Heloise. But their little world is transformed forever when Heloise moves to France for hotel school and Hugues meets his match in Natalie Peterson, a woman who understands him and his love for the Vendome.

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Lucien Leuwen

By Stendhal

Publishing Date: c1991

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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Torch

By Strayed, Cheryl

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Grounded in the everyday particulars of life in a small town, leavened by earthy humor, this book presents the saga of a family coming to terms with death--a tale of love and loss, grief and redemption set in rural Minnesota.

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The Burgess boys: a novel

By Strout, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: 2014, c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan, the Burgess sibling who stayed behind, urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begins to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.

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The goldfinch

By Tartt, Donna

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Alone and abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"--