» Archive for the 'Adult Fiction' Category

The reckoning/ John Grisham

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son – a decorated World War II hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father, neighbor, and a faithful member of the Methodist church. Then one cool October morning he rose early, drove into town, walked into the church, and calmly shot and killed his pastor and friend, the Reverend Dexter Bell. As if the murder weren’t shocking enough, it was even more baffling that Pete’s only statement about it – to the sheriff, to his lawyers, to the judge, to the jury, and to his family – was: “I have nothing to say.”

Unsheltered/ Barbara Kingsolver

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

2016 Vineland.

Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against the vicissitudes of her shattered life and family – and the crumbling house that contains her.

1871 Vineland.

Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher’s small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome.

Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage.

Four County Library System Large Print Book Circuit

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The Large Print Circuit is a collection of large print books offered by the Four County Library System.  These 55 titles rotate through the libraries and will change in January 2019.

 

  • Winter sisters/ Robin Oliveria
  • Simplicity of cider/ Amy E. Reichert
  • The bomb maker/ Thomas Perry
  • The Wright Brothers/ David McCullough
  • Surprise me/ Sophie Kinsella
  • Through the dark waters/ Kim Vogel Sawyer
  • and more…..
  • Click on this link LPP27for a listing of all Large Print Circuit books available.

A dangerous game (New York Confidential; #3)/ Heather Graham

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Wrapping up a normal day at the office, criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan is accosted by a desperate woman who shoves an infant into her arms and then flees, only to be murdered minutes later on a busy Manhattan street. Who was the woman? Where did the baby come from? Kieran can’t stop thinking about the child and the victim, so her boyfriend, Craig Frasier, does what any good special agent boyfriend would do – he gets the FBI involved. And asks Kieran to keep out of it.  c. 2018

The forgotten road (Broken road; #2)/ Richard Paul Evans

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Chicago celebrity and motivational speaker Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash. But thanks to a remarkable twist of fate he’s very much alive and well, and ready for a second chance at life. But will he use this opportunity to right some wrongs from his old life and start over the right way this time?   c. 2018

Murder at Ochre Court (Gilded Newport Mystery; #6)/ Alyssa Maxwell

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After a disappointing year as a society columnist for the Herald and staying with her more well-heeled Vanderbilt relatives in New York City, Emma has returned to the salty air, glittering ocean vistas, and grand stately mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, more determined than ever to report on hard news.  But for now she’s covering the social event of the season at Ochre Court, a coming-out ball designed to showcase Cleo Cooper-Smith, who will be literally on display, fittingly as Cleopatra, in an elaborate tableau vivant.  c. 2018

The escape artist/ Brad Meltzer

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she’s dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim “Zig” Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.  c. 2018

Road home/ Beverly Lewis

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Lena Rose Schwartz hadn’t planned to leave her Old Order community in Centerville, Michigan. But then, she could not have foreseen the accident that made her and her siblings orphans. After her parents’ funeral, her younger brothers and sisters are farmed out to various nearby relatives. But when the deacon in charge of the arrangements tells her there aren’t places enough for everyone, she agrees to go live with her father’s second cousin and his family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  c. 2018

Send down the rain/ Charles Martin

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family’s beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida’s Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future – until a cherished person from her past returns.  c. 2018

The fallen (Amos Decker; #4) / David Baldacci

Friday, September 21st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Something sinister is going on in Baronville. The rust belt town has seen four bizarre murders in the space of two weeks. Cryptic clues left at the scenes – obscure Bible verses, odd symbols – have the police stumped. Amos Decker and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison are in Baronville visiting Alex’s sister and her family. It’s a bleak place: a former mill and mining town with a crumbling economy and rampant opioid addiction. Decker has been there only a few hours when he stumbles on a horrific double murder scene.  c. 2018