Friday, February 28, 2014

New Fiction

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Alias Grace presents a fictionalized account of Grace Marks, a maid who murdered her employer and his mistress in Canada in 1843. A stable hand who was her accomplice and who claimed she put him up to it was hung for the crime, while she ended up in a lunatic asylum. The novel analyzes the question: was she actually less guilty, crazy, or smarter? –Summary.

First Love by James Patterson
When Axi spontaneously invites Robinson to come with her on an impulsive cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out of control after the teens find themselves on the run from the police. And when Robinson suddenly collapses, Axi has to face the truth that this trip might be his last –Summary.

Horizon by Alyson Noel
Soul Seekers; Book Four
With the odds stacked against her and foes at every turn, will Daire, a Soul Seeker who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead, survive long enough to create the future she desires with Dace? –Summary.

Inferno by Dan Brown
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces – Dante's "Inferno" – as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle –Summary.

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor
Zoe thought that being cut from her ballet program was the worst thing that could happen, but when her best friend Olivia is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Zoe quickly learns that not being able to dance is the least of her problems –Summary.

Megiddo’s Shadow by Arthur Slade
After the death of his beloved older brother Hector in World War I, sixteen-year-old Edward leaves the family farm in Canada to enlist in Hector's battalion, where he attempts to come to terms with what has happened –Summary.

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
“Small towns are nothing if not friendly. Friendship, Wisconsin (population: 688) is no different. Around here, everyone wears a smile. And no one ever locks their doors. Until, that is, high school sweetheart Ruth Fried is found murdered. Strung up like a scarecrow in the middle of a cornfield. Unfortunately, Friendship's police are more adept at looking for lost pets than catching killers. So Ruth's best friend, Kippy Bushman, armed with only her tenacious Midwestern spirit and Ruth's secret diary, sets out to find the murderer. But in a quiet town like Friendship – where no one is a suspect – anyone could be the killer” –Jacket.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Hicks
Charlie, the captain of the basketball team, and Nate, the president of the robotics club, are best friends. Their friendship is tested when the robotics club and the cheerleading squad – who use Charlie as their figurehead – compete for student group funding –Summary.

Teardrop by Lauren Kate
Teardrop; Book One
Since Eureka's mother drowned, she wishes she were dead too, but after discovering that an ancient book is more than a story Eureka begins to believe that Ander is right about her being involved in strange things--and in grave danger –Summary.

Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
One winter night, Peter Lake--master mechanic and second-story man – attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between a middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter Lake, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead –Summary.