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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On such a full sea

By Lee, Chang-rae

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman's legendary quest in a shocking, future America. On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee's elegance of prose, his masterly storytelling, and his long-standing interests in identity, culture, work, and love, and lifts them to a new plane. Stepping from the realistic and historical territories of his previous work, Lee brings us into a world created from scratch. Against a vividly imagined future America, Lee tells a stunning, surprising, and riveting story that will change the way readers think about the world they live in. In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. Long-abandoned urban neighborhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labor colonies. And the members of the labor class-descendants of those brought over en masse many years earlier from environmentally ruined provincial China-find purpose and identity in their work to provide pristine produce and fish to the small, elite, satellite charter villages that ring the labor settlement. In this world lives Fan, a female fish-tank diver, who leaves her home in the B-Mor settlement (once known as Baltimore), when the man she loves mysteriously disappears. Fan's journey to find him takes her out of the safety of B-Mor, through the anarchic Open Counties, where crime is rampant with scant governmental oversight, and to a faraway charter village, in a quest that will soon become legend to those she left behind"--

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Live by night

By Lehane, Dennis

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1926, during the Prohibition, Joe Coughlin defies his strict law-and-order upbringing by climbing a ladder of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Cuba where he encounters a dangerous cast of characters who are all fighting for their piece of the American dream.

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Swimming home: a novel

By Levy, Deborah

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A mysterious woman who suffers from mental illness suddenly appears at a vacation villa where two families are staying and her interactions with them reveal secret details about their past and tensions within their relationships with each other.

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Night diver

By Lowell, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Former British military diver Holden Cameron must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship located near St. Vincent. When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, owner Kate Donelly and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets --and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.

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Watergate: a novel

By Mallon, Thomas

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators.

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The evolution of shadows

By Malott, Jason Quinn

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Five years after the disappearance of an American news photographer in the Bosnian war zone, three people who loved him gather in Sarajevo to find out what happened to him.

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Every day is Mother's Day

By Mantel, Hilary

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A social worker is baffled by a mother-daughter team drowning in festering rubbish, unhealthy smells in their dilapidated home, and too many secrets that keep them sick.

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Belle Cora

By Margulies, Phillip

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A sweeping historical tale based on the life and times of the daughter of a New York merchant finds the orphaned Belle suffering at the hands of a rival cousin before working as a prostitute and transforming herself repeatedly to win the love and life she desires.

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In paradise

By Matthiessen, Peter

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Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"From the two-time National Book Award winning author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, a short, powerful novel about an American professor of Holocaust Studies who, over the course of a weeklong spiritual retreat at Auschwitz, is forced to grapple with his own past and a family secret: the Jewish mother abandoned to her doom by his Gentile father"--

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The alphabet sisters: a novel

By McInerney, Monica

Publishing Date: 2005

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The once close relationship between sisters Anna, Bett, and Carrie Quinlan has dissolved into estrangement as adults, until their grandmother, Lola, comes up with a scheme to reunite the sisters by summoning them all home to celebrate her eightieth birthday.

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Ghost lights: a novel

By Millet, Lydia

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Hal is a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker. At a drunken dinner party, Hal volunteers to fly to Belize in search of Susan's employer, T.--the protagonist of Lydia Millet's novel How the Dead Dream--who has vanished in a tropical jungle, initiating a darkly humorous descent into strange and unpredictable terrain.

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The French gardener

By Montefiore, Santa

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Leaving London to move into a beautiful house in the country, Miranda and David find their marriage succumbing to long-standing conflicts until a mysterious Frenchman arrives to tend their garden, bringing with him a healing energy that is drawn from nature.

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Who will run the frog hospital: a novel

By Moore, Lorrie

Publishing Date: 1994

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Berie Carr, an American woman visiting Paris with her husband, summons up for us a summer in 1972 when she was fifteen, living in upstate New York and working as a ticket taker at Storyland, an amusement park where her beautiful best friend, Sils, was Cinderella in a papier-mache pumpkin coach." "We see these two girls together - Berie and Sils - intense, brash, set apart by adolescence and an appetite for danger. Driven by their own provincial restlessness and making their own (loose) rules, they embark on a summer that both shatters and intensifies the bond between them."--BOOK JACKET.

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Through the heart

By Morgenroth, Kate

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

The morning of their wedding, spoiled rich boy Timothy and bullied small-town girl Nora find they are at the center of a murder investigation.

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Citadel

By Mosse, Kate

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Combining the rugged action of Labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, #1 bestselling author Kate Mosse's eagerly awaited Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland and protect astonishing secrets buried in time in France, 1942. In Carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women are engaged in a lethal battle. Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the resistance--codenamed Citadel--fight to liberate their home from the Nazis.But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission. These women must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by their ruthless enemies, could change the course of history.A superb blend of rugged action and haunting mystery, Citadel is a vivid and richly atmospheric story of love, faith, heroism, and danger--and a group of extraordinary women who dare the impossible to survive"--

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1Q84

By Murakami, Haruki

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.

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Three strong women: a novel

By NDiaye, Marie

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Follows the stories of three women who discover the power of saying no, including a lawyer who must save a victim of her tyrannical father, a Dakar teacher whose happiness is thwarted by a depressed boyfriend, and a penniless widow desperate to escape homelessness.

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The guardship

By Nelson, James L.

Publishing Date: c2000

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A naval adventure whose hero commands a warship, defending colonial Virginia from pirates. On land he faces danger as well, he killed a tobacco planter in a duel over a woman and the family wants revenge.

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Shine shine shine

By Netzer, Lydia

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When fabricated aspects of their picture-perfect world are embarrassingly exposed by a car accident, Sunny Mann, a woman longing for an ideal life, and Maxon, her savant astronaut husband, struggle through blame and fear before confronting realities about their deep bond.

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Short girls: a novel

By Nguyen, Bich Minh

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Two estranged Vietnamese sisters, each wrestling with their own lives, careers, and romances, are reunited at their father's American citizenship party, and forge a new relationship.