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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Queen's gambit

By Fremantle, Elizabeth

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A tale inspired by the life of Henry VIII's sixth wife follows her reluctant marriage to the egotistical and powerful king in spite of her love for Thomas Seymour, a situation that compels her to make careful choices in a treacherous court.

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Aura

By Fuentes, Carlos

Publishing Date: 1975, c1965

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Perfect literary work that is sufficient and definitive. In this short novel, the famous Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes embodies in a marvelous way the myth and the plot, the search, the encounter and the separation, life and death. Hugo Montero, the historian, reads a classified ad that makes him relive the story of the dead and, without knowing it, makes him find again his own life story.

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The ocean at the end of the lane

By Gaiman, Neil

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

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Hotshot

By Garwood, Julie

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Inheriting a luxurious oceanfront resort under a condition that she must run it profitably for one year to claim full ownership, food critic Peyton Lockhart is targeted by dangerous rivals and is protected from a threat against her life by childhood friend and attractive FBI agent Finn MacBain.

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The mothers: a novel

By Gilmore, Jennifer

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Applying for an open adoption after several unsuccessful years of trying to conceive, Jesse and Ramon are disheartened by the bureaucratic labyrinth of red tape, training sessions, and approvals they endure.

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The white princess

By Gregory, Philippa

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Marriage to the man who murdered the one she loved paints a bleak portrait of life to come for Princess Elizabeth of York. Learning to love Henry Tudor takes time, and just when she's starting to see the man behind the killer, Elizabeth must choose whether to be her husband's informant. The Prince of York is coming to reclaim the land, and Elizabeth soon faces a life changing choice.

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Wake of the Perdido Star

By Hackman, Gene

Publishing Date: c1999

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A new writing team-actor Gene Hackman and one of America's leading authorities on shipwrecks and diving, Daniel Lenihan-have combined their remarkable talent and experience to create a rousing adventure saga of men and the sea, full of authentic historical and nautical detail, including fascinating descriptions of underwater diving and salvage operations of the early nineteenth century. In 1805 seventeen-year-old Jack O'Reilly sets sail with his parents from Salem, Massachusetts, aboard the Perdido Star . Jack is full of high hopes at the prospect of a new life in his mother's homeland of Cuba, but shortly after the family arrives, tragedy strikes, and in a desperate escape, Jack rejoins the departing Star as a member of the crew. For the next three years Jack encounters storms, shipwreck, hostile and friendly natives, and enemy vessels as he travels around Cape Horn to the South Sea islands, the Philippines, around the Cape of Good Hope, and finally back to Cuba. He becomes the leader of a renegade group who call themselves the Right Honourable Brotherhood of the Shipwrecked Men of the Star . But throughout his adventures, his obsession to return to Cuba for revenge dominates his life, and his daring actions become the talk of the men of other vessels, who come to know him as "Black Jack" O'Reilly. Not until Jack fears the loss of his two closest mates and attempts a desperate rescue does he finally free himself from the chains of his fury and vindictiveness. Jack O'Reilly is a striking portrait in a long line of memorable protagonists who come of age at sea; and he is surrounded by equally memorable supporting characters: Paul Le Maire, the aristocratic intellectual whose own misadventures bring him onto the Perdido Star and into Jack's friendship; Quince, the first mate, Jack's mentor and defender; Quen-Li, the mysterious Chinese cook whose skills extend beyond the galley; Hansumbob, the ship's poet, whose simplicity belies a wisdom born of the heart; Yatoo, the leader of the native Belaurans, without whose help the shipwrecked men of the Star could not have survived; and the greedy and slippery Count de Silva, whose surface charm masks a murderous soul. The exploits of the Brotherhood of the Star must rank among those in the long tradition of classic sea adventure novels, and Jack O'Reilly provides a moving portrait of an adolescent struggling toward adulthood as he learns the meaning of justice, friendship, and survival.

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The London train

By Hadley, Tessa

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

ter the death of his mother, Paul abandons his family to live life on the edge with his daughter from a previous marriage who is pregnant and living in a run-down council flat, while Cora rebels against her marriage and society.

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Dead ever after

By Harris, Charlaine

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

When Sookie learns the reason why Eric's vampires are keeping their distance from her, she is devastated. Then a shocking murder rocks Bon Temps, and Sookie is arrested for the crime in this final Sookie Stackhouse novel.

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The innocence game

By Harvey, Michael T.

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

After one of them receives a bloodstained scrap of shirt from a boy murdered 14 years ago and an anonymous note taking credit for the crime, three journalism graduate students attempt to discover why innocent men are being framed for murder--and who's been doing the killing.

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Floating in my mother's palm: a novel

By Hegi, Ursula

Publishing Date: 1991

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Glowing with the beauty and trouble of unconventionality, with the quest to transcend human tragedy, "Floating in My Mother's Palm" presents "an absolutely correct postwar Germany with all its forbidden questions and mysterious behavior, all its squalor, loss, and longing" ("Los Angeles Times"). Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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And then I found you

By Henry, Patti Callahan

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Enjoying her loving family life and career successes, Kate Vaughn anticipates a marriage proposal from her boyfriend and realizes that she cannot move forward until she reconnects with a past love and the daughter they gave up for adoption years earlier.

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Bad monkey

By Hiaasen, Carl

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Andrew Yancy, late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police, has a human arm in his freezer. There is a logical explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events, from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island, with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy's new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey.

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Trap line

By Hiaasen, Carl

Publishing Date: 1998

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Key West is a smuggler's paradise. All that's needed are the captains to run the contraband and Breeze Albury is one of the best fishing captains on the Rock. He's in no mood to become the Machine's delivery boy, however. So the Machine sets out to persuade him. It starts by taking away Albury's livelihood and his freedom. But when the Machine threatens Albury's son, the washed-out wharf rat turns into a raging, sea-going vigilante.

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Beautiful day: a novel

By Hilderbrand, Elin

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Gathering on Nantucket for a wedding planned to the letter by the bride's late mother, the Carmichaels and the Grahams hide their scandal-ridden, crumbling lives from the blissfully unaware, happy couple.

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The 9th girl

By Hoag, Tami

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska find themselves in pursuit of a serial killer whose latest victim is a bullied adolescent who desperately sought a normal life.

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You are one of them

By Holt, Elliott

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Sarah Zuckerman is a shy, wary ten-year-old in a seemingly placid, upscale neighbourhood of Washington, D.C., in the politically charged 1980s. In Sarah's unhappy home her mother is agoraphobic and obsessed with the possibility of nuclear war; her father has abandoned the family to return to his native England. Sarah's prospects brighten, however, when she is befriended by Jenny Jones, an all-American girl who moves into the house across the street with her picture-perfect family. With Cold War rhetoric reaching a fever pitch in 1982, the girls distract themselves on a rainy afternoon by writing letters to Soviet premier Yuri Andropv, asking for peace. Surprisingly, Jenny's letter receives a response from Andropov. When Jenny accepts the Kremlin's initiation to visit the USSR with her family, she becomes an international media sensation while Sarah is left behind. The girls' icy relationship still has not thawed when Jenny and her parents die tragically in a plane crash in 1985. Ten years later, Sarah is about to graduate from college when she receives a mysterious letter from a woman in Moscow, suggesting that Jenny's death may have been a hoax. She sets of to the former Soviet Union to uncover the truth, but the more she delves into her personal Cold War history, the harder it is to separate facts from propaganda. This is a story about friendship and the shape-shifting nature of truth, the long-lasting sting of abandonment and the measures we take to bring back those we have lost.

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Fallout

By Hopkins, Ellen

Publishing Date: 2012, c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A novel in free verse explores how three teenagers try to cope with the consequences of their mother's addiction to crystal meth and its effects on their lives.

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And the mountains echoed

By Hosseini, Khaled

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations. Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything.

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Tell me

By Jackson, Lisa

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution said that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover. Now Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Her guilt is compounded by other complications--Nikki's favourite uncle, Alexander, was the attorney who helped save Blondell from execution. And rumours swirl that he was one of her many lovers. Nikki's fianc,? Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah's history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell's old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation."--