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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Yesterday's echo: a novel

By Coyle, Matt

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife's murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife's death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes and he grasps at a chance for redemption. But Rick's attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and the target of a police manhunt. On the run, Rick encounters desperate people who'll kill to keep their pasts buried. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feeling for a woman he can never fully trust.

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Children of paradise: a novel

By D'Aguiar, Fred

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Based on the terrible truths of Jonestown, Jim Jones's utopian commune in Guyana, Children of Paradise is a novel that interweaves history and fiction to portray a mother and daughter's escape from the rule of a religious madman.

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Duplex: a novel

By Davis, Kathryn

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Mary and Eddie are meant for each other -- but love is no guarantee, not in these suburbs. Like all children, they exist in an eternal present; time is imminent, and the adults of the street live in their assorted houses like numbers on a clock. Meanwhile ominous rumors circulate, and the increasing agitation of the neighbors points to a future in which all will be lost. Soon, a sorcerer's car will speed down Mary's street, and as past and future fold into each other, the resonant parenthesis of her girlhood will close forever. Beyond is adulthood, a world of robots and sorcerers, slaves and masters, bodies without souls. Once you enter the duplex-- that magical hinge between past and future, human and robot, space and time-- there's no telling where you might come out" -- from publisher's web site.

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I, Hogarth

By Dean, Michael

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

This novel presents a rollicking picture of 18th century London life in that colourful period. Hogarth's epoch-defining paintings and engravings are renowned. He was London's painter par excellence, and supplies the most enduring vision of the eighteenth century's ebullience, enjoyments and social iniquities. From a childhood spent in a debtor's prison to his death in the arms of his wife, this book follows the life of painter Hogarth as he makes a name for himself and as he fights for artists with his Copyright Act. Through his lifelong marriage to Jane Thornhill, his inability to have children, his time as one of England's best portrait painters, his old age and unfortunate dip into politics, and ultimately his death, this is the artist's life through the artist's eyes.

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For all time: a Nantucket brides novel

By Deveraux, Jude

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux returns to the magnificent, sunny island in For All Time, the second novel in her Nantucket Brides trilogy--this time featuring the next generation of her beloved family of Montgomery-Taggerts -- Provided by publisher.

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Float me through the deep

By Diaz de Leon, Frank Joseph

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Sky dancer: a Shoshoni story

By Diaz de Leon, Frank Joseph

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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All the light we cannot see: a novel

By Doerr, Anthony

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

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Lehrter station

By Downing, David

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Paris, November 1945. John Russell is walking home along the banks of the Seine on a cold and misty evening when Soviet agent Yevgeny Shchepkin falls into step alongside him. Shchepkin tells Russell that the American intelligence will soon be asking him to undertake some low grade espionage on their behalf--assessing the strains between different sections of the German Communist Party--and that Shchepkin's own bosses in Moscow want him to accept the task and pass his findings on to them. He adds that refusal will put Russell's livelihood and life at risk, but that once he has accepted it, he'll find himself even further entangled in the Soviet net. It's a lose-lose situation. Shchepkin admits that his own survival now depends on his ability to utilize Russell. The only way out for the two of them is to make a deal with the Americans. If they can come up with something the Americans want or need badly enough, then perhaps Russell will be forgiven for handing German atomic secrets over to Moscow and Shchepkin might be offered the sort of sanctuary that also safeguards the lives of his wife and daughter in Moscow. Every decision Russell makes now is a dangerous one"--Provided by publisher.

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Potsdam station

By Downing, David

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Trapped in Berlin in the darkest days of 1945, British journalist John Russell, his girlfriend, and his son struggle to survive as the Third Reich collapses around them.

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Stettin station

By Downing, David

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In the fall of 1941, Anglo-American journalist John Russell is still living in Berlin, tied to the increasingly alien city by his love for two Berliners: his fourteen-year-old son Paul and his longtime girlfriend Effi. Forced to work for both German and American intelligence, he's searching for a way out of Germany. Can he escape and take Effi with him?

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Zoo Station: a novel

By Downing, David

Publishing Date: c2007

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When an American journalist living in 1939 Germany agrees to write articles for the Soviets, he gets dragged into dangerous activities and is sought by warring factions when British and Nazi intelligence discover his actions.

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The plover: a novel

By Doyle, Brian

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Declan O Donnell has left Oregon aboard his boat, the Plover, to escape the life that's so troubled him on land. He sets course west into the Pacific in search of solitude. Instead, he finds a crew, each in search of something themselves, and what at first seems a lonely sea voyage becomes a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life's surprising paths, planned and unplanned"--

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The iron king

By Druon, Maurice

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The Iron King--Philip the Fair--is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men. A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King; but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter. Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty..."--P. [4] of cover.

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The poisoned crown

By Druon, Maurice

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

With Princess Clemence of Hungary his new queen and believing succession assured, Louis X lauches an ill-advised war against Flanders.

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The strangled queen

By Druon, Maurice

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Imprisoned in Chateau Gaillard, Marguerite of Burgundy has fallen into disgrace. Her infidelity has left her estranged husband, King Louis X of France, with neither heir nor wife, and few options left to remedy his situation.

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Dirty love

By Dubus, Andre

Publishing Date: [2013]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A collection of short stories examining the lives of suburbanites seeking solace and gratification in food, sex, work, and love.

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The lie

By Dunmore, Helen

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Cornwall, 1920. Daniel Branwell has survived the First World War and returned to the small fishing town where he was born. Behind him are the trenches and the most intense relationship of his life. As he works on the land, struggling to make a living in the aftermath of war, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the traumas of the past and memories of his dearest friend and his first love. As the drama unfolds, Daniel is haunted by the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie. Set in France during the First World War and in postwar Cornwall, this is a deeply moving and mesmerizing story of the 'men who marched away.'" --

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The Sweet spot: a novel

By Evanovich, Stephanie

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"When pro baseball player Chase Walker first meets Amanda at her restaurant, it's love at first sight. While Amanda can't help noticing the superstar with the Greek-god-build, he doesn't have a chance of getting to first--or any other--base with her. A successful entrepreneur who's built her business from scratch, Amanda doesn't need a Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet. And a curvy girl who likes to cook and eat isn't interested in being around the catty, stick-thin herd of females chasing Chase and his teammates. But Chase isn't about to strike out. A man who isn't interested in playing the field, he's a monogamist who wants an independent woman like Amanda. His hopes rally when she discovers that squeaky-clean Chase has a few sexy and very secret pre-game rituals that turn the smart, headstrong businesswoman on--and into his number one fan. Then a tabloid discovers the truth and turns their spanking good fun into a late- night punchline. Is Amanda ready to let loose and swing for the fences? Or will the pressure of Chase's stardom force them to call it quits?" --

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Postcards from a dead girl: a novel

By Farber, Kirk

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A telemarketer at a travel agency, Sid is becoming unhinged and superneurotic. His hypochondria is driving his doctor sister mad. And it's all because his ex-girlfriend, Zoe, who's sending him postcards from her European adventure, one that they were supposed to take together. Sid needs to get over Zoe and find love again--even though Zoe, apparently, has no inclination to be gotten over.--From publisher's description.