Friday, September 5, 2014

New Fiction

Annabel by Kathleen Winter
“In 1968, into the devastating, spare atmosphere of the remote coastal town of Labrador, Canada, a child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor fully girl, but both at once. Only three people are privy to the secret - the baby’s parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbor and midwife, Thomasina. Though Treadway makes the difficult decision to raise the child as a boy named Wayne, the women continue to quietly nurture the boy’s female side. And as Wayne grows into adulthood within the hyper-masculine hunting society of his father, his shadow-self, a girl he thinks of as “Annabel,” is never entirely extinguished." –Amazon

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Beth and Jennifer know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. However, they continue sending each other numerous hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives. Meanwhile, the new Internet security officer can't believe his job requires that he read other people's e-mail. When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should file a report. But he can't help being entertained by their stories. By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's seems too late for him to introduce himself. Or is it? –Summary

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
A relationship develops between fiercely independent bartending college student Camille "Cami" Camlin and Big-Man-On-Campus- turned-tattoo-parlor-employee Trenton Maddox. –Summary

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Mortal Instruments; Book Six
"Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian--but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance." –Publisher

Darcy’s Story by Janet Alymer
This dramatic new interpretation of Jane Austen's masterful novel Pride and Prejudice chronicles the unfolding romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, and explains the underlying thoughts and feelings and motivations behind Darcy's cold exterior and tells the well-known tale from a different perspective. –Summary

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Whisked to Oz by a Kansas twister, Amy Gumm discovers that the magical land has been destroyed by Dorothy's tyrannical rule, a situation that compels Amy to join an order of deposed magic-wielders, who seek to put an end to Dorothy's reign. –Summary

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
“A collection of four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view, that follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions, and the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.” –WorldCat

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
"After they inherit a London flat near Highgate Cemetery from their aunt Elspeth Noblin, two American twin teenagers move in, but they soon discover that much is still alive at Highgate, including, perhaps, their aunt, who can't seem to leave her old life behind." –NoveList

The One by Kiera Cass
Selection; Book Three
As her Selection approaches its finish, America must decide where her heart truly lies--and Prince Maxon must pick one winner to wear the crown. –Summary

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
In London covering the Blitz with Edward R. Murrow, Frankie Bard meets a Cape Cod doctor in a shelter and promises that she'll deliver a letter for him when she finally returns to the United States. Filled with stunning parallels to today's world, The Postmistress is a sweeping novel about the loss of innocence of two extraordinary women - and of two countries torn apart by war. –Summary