Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

Additional information about each title can be found in the catalog (click on the title). For older acquisition lists choose from Select another list. To request any of these titles please contact your local library branch.

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One day: [a novel]

By Nicholls, David

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Over twenty years, snapshots of an unlikely relationship are revealed on the same day--July 15th--of each year. Dex Mayhew and Em Morley face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. Soon to be a major motion picture from Focus Features/ Random House Films.

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Mr. Fox

By Oyeyemi, Helen

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently.

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Silent house

By Pamuk, Orhan

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Awaiting the arrival of her grandchildren in her home outside Istanbul, bed-ridden widow Fatma shares memories and grievances with her late husband's illegitimate son until his cousin, a right-wing nationalist, involves the family in the Turkish military coup of 1980.

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Alex Cross, run

By Patterson, James

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he has made sure that no one will recognize him by giving himself a new face. A young woman is found hanging from a sixth floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he is called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C. is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumours of three serial killers send the city into an all out frenzy. Alex's investigations are going nowhere, and he is too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him and will stop at nothing until he is dead.

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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

By Patterson, James

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross is called away from his family to resolve a horrific hostage situation that is spiraling out of control.

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Mistress

By Patterson, James

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana's illicit affairs" -- from publiser's web site.

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Second honeymoon

By Patterson, James

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

FBI agent John O'Hara and Special Agent Sarah Brubaker hunt an ingenious pair of serial killers whose victims all have one chilling thing in common--they're newlyweds.

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The leftovers

By Perrotta, Tom

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

What would happen if The Rapture actually took place and millions of people just disappeared from the earth? How would normal people respond? The residents of Mapleton use a variety of coping mechanisms in this thought-provoking novel about love, connection, and loss.

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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: a novel

By Prose, Francine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's"--

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My new American life

By Prose, Francine

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

While working for an idealistic college professor, twenty-six-year old Lula, an Albanian trying to make a better life for herself in America, finds her life taking a complicated turn when her Albanian "brothers" return, in a novel set in the aftermath of 9/11.

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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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Bridge to haven

By Rivers, Francine

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Having been abandoned as a newborn and found and raised by Pastor Ezekiel Freeman in the small California town of Haven, Abra Matthews feels like she doesn't belong and at the age of seventeen runs off to Hollywood, becoming starlet Lena Scott.

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The other story

By Rosnay, Tatiana de

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Vacationing at a luxurious Tuscan island resort, Nicolas Duhamel is hopeful that the ghosts of his past have finally been put to rest... Now a bestselling author, when he was twenty-four years old, he stumbled upon a troubling secret about his family - a secret that was carefully concealed. In shock, Nicholas embarked on a journey to uncover the truth that took him from the Basque coast to St. Petersburg - but the answers wouldn't come easily. In the process of digging into his past, something else happened. Nicolas began writing a novel that was met with phenomenal success, skyrocketing him to literary fame whether he was ready for it or not - and convincing him that he had put his family's history firmly behind him. But now, years later, Nicolas must reexamine everything he thought he knew, as he learns that, however deeply buried, the secrets of the past always find a way out. Page-turning, layered and beautifully written, THE OTHER STORY is a reflection on identity, the process of being a writer and the repercussions of generations-old decisions as they echo into the present and shape the future"--

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Almost never

By Sada, Daniel

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1945 Oaxaca, an agronomist named Demetrio Sordo regularly visits a prostitute named Mireya even as he pursues a more pure form of love in his correspondence with a girl from his hometown named Renata, until problems arise with the arrangement.

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Field of Prey

By Sandford, John

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Lucas Davenport investigates the discovery of several bodies in an abandoned Minnesota farmyard, discovering the work of a local serial killer who has been murdering one victim every summer for years.

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Baltasar and Blimunda

By Saramago, Jos

Publishing Date: 1998

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Portugal, 1711: ... In the midst of the terrors of the Inquisition and the plague, a seemingly mismatched couple discovers the wonders of love. This poetic tale, graced with exquisite historical detail and full of magic and adventure, is a tapestry of human folly and human will."--P. [4] of cover.

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A moment in the sun: a novel

By Sayles, John

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"In 1897, gold has been discovered in the Yukon. New York is under the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer. And in a few months, an American battleship will explode in a Cuban harbor, plunging the U.S. into war. This is the story of that extraordinary moment: the turn of the twentieth century, as seen by one of our greatest storytellers of all time...'A Moment in the Sun' takes the whole era in its sights--from the white-racist coup in Wilmington, North Carolina to the bloody dawn of U.S. interventionism overseas. Beginning with Hod Brackenridge searching for his fortune in the North, and hurtling forward across five years and half a dozen countries...this is a story as big as its subject: history rediscovered through the lives of the people who made it happen."--P. [4] of cover.

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The fields of death

By Scarrow, Simon

Publishing Date: 2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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Her first American: a novel

By Segal, Lore Groszmann

Publishing Date: 1985

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Arriving in the United States in the early 1950s at the age of twenty-one, Ilka Weissnix, whose childhood was spent fleeing Hitler, takes up with middle-aged journalist and Black leader Carter Bayoux - (Baker & Taylor)

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The mistletoe and sword: a story of Roman Britain

By Seton, Anya

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Quintus Tullius, a young standard bearer with the Ninth Roman Legion, enlists the help of Druids to find his grandfather's bones and falls in love with Regan, foster daughter of Boadicea, who is the instigator of the historic, bloody rebellion of the British tribes against Rome.