New Books for November 17
All alone with you
Coombs, Amelia Diane, author.
To boost her college applications, seventeen-year-old Eloise, a loner girl struggling with her mental health, volunteers at a senior support center where she meets a dynamic elderly woman and a perpetually cheerful boy who challenge her to step out of her comfortzone.
The boys from Biloxi
Grisham, John, author.
For most of the last hundred years, Biloxi was known for its beaches, resorts, and seafood industry. But it had a darker side. It was also notorious for corruption and vice, everything from gambling, prostitution, bootleg liquor, and drugs to contract killings. The vice was controlled by a small cabal of mobsters, many of them rumored to be members of the Dixie Mafia. Keith Rudy and Hugh Malco grew up in Biloxi in the sixties and were childhood friends, as well as Little League all-stars. But as teenagers, their lives took them in different directions. Keith’s father became a legendary prosecutor, determined to “clean up the Coast.” Hugh’s father became the “Boss” of Biloxi’s criminal underground. Keith went to law school and followed in his father’s footsteps. Hugh preferred the nightlife and worked in his father’s clubs. The two families were headed for a showdown, one that would happen in a courtroom.
But the girl
Yu, Jessica Zhan Mei, author
Girl was born on the very day her parents and grandmother immigrated from Malaysia to Australia. But it's hard to be the embodiment of all your family's hopes and dreams, especially in a country that's hostile to your very existence. When Girl receives a scholarship to travel to the UK, she is finally free for the first time. But Girl can't stop thinking about her upbringing and the stories of the people who raised her. What if the story of becoming yourself is not about carving out a new identity, but learning to understand the people who made you who you are?
Tingle, Chuck, author
Welcome to Neverton, Montana: home to a God-fearing community with a heart of gold. Nestled high up in the mountains is Camp Damascus, the self-proclaimed "most effective" gay conversion camp in the country. Here, a life free from sin awaits. But the secret behind that success is anything but holy. And they'll scare you straight to hell.
Hendrix, M., 1970- author.
Girls in New America must have a chaperone with them at all times. Because of this, Stella is never alone. She can't go out by herself or learn about the world. She can't even spend time with boys except at formal Visitations. Still, Stella feels lucky that her chaperone, Sister Helen, is like a friend to her. And then the unthinkable happens. Sister Helen dies suddenly, and Stella feels lost. Especially when she's assigned a new chaperone just days later. Sister Laura is...different. She has radical ideas about what Stella should be doing. She leaves Stella alone in public and even knows how to get into the "Hush Hush" parties where all kinds of forbidden things happen. As Stella spends more time with Sister Laura, she begins to question everything she's been taught. What if the Constables' rules don't actually protect girls? What if they were never meant to keep them safe? Once Stella glimpses both real freedom and the dark truths behind New America, she has no choice but to fight back against the world she knows, risking everything to set out on a dangerous journey across what used to be the United States.
Darkhearts : a novel
Sutter, James L., author.
Seventeen-year-old David missed his shot at fame after quitting his band, while his former best friends, Chance and Eli, became pop stars, but when Eli commits suicide, David and Chance reconnect and trade their frenemy status for a confusing, tentative romance.
Go as a river
Read, Shelley, author
Victoria Nash is just a teenager in the 1940s. Wilson Moon is a young drifter with a mysterious past. When Victoria encounters Wil, their unexpected connection ignites as much passion as danger and as many revelations as secrets. Victoria flees into the beautiful but harsh wilderness when tragedy strikes. Living in a small hut, she struggles to survive in the unforgiving conditions with no clear notion of what her future will be. What happens afterward is her quest to regain all that she has lost, even as the Gunnison River rises to submerge her homeland and the only life she has ever known.
Greenwild : the world behind the door
Thomson, Pari, author
A young girl stumbles into a magical world called Mallowmarsh which sets her on a journey of discovery into what really happened to her missing mother, and in doing so puts the world of Mallowmarsh at risk.
The hanging city
Holmberg, Charlie N., 1988- author.
On the run, Lark's only leverage is a cursed power: she can thrust fear onto others. Lark's sole chance for refuge could lie in Cagmar, the city of trolls - a brutal species and the sworn enemies of humanity. Lark will do anything to make Cagmar her home, but her new role comes with a caveat: use her power against a troll, and she'll be killed. Still, she finds unexpected friendship in the city and, even more surprisingly, love. Now in the fight of her life, Lark has a lot to learn - about her past, about trust and hope when all seems lost, and above all, about the extraordinary power of fear itself.
The housekeeper : a novel
Fielding, Joy, author
A woman hires a housekeeper to care for her aging parents--only to watch as she takes over their lives.
I could nosh : classic Jew-ish recipes revamped for every day
Cohen, Jake, 1993- author
Noshing is about hospitality, whether that means keeping your fridge stocked for the perfect midnight snack, or stashing a Braised Brisket in the freezer in case friends show up hungry and unannounced. Jake brings his signature modern flair to traditional Jewish recipes that are soon to become everyday favourites and new holiday traditions. This cookbook traces Jake's journey towards a deeper understanding of his Jewish identity, and gives readers even more reinvented classics that they can cook any day of the week - whether that's a quick, weeknight meal, or an over-the-top spread for entertaining.
Infested : an MTV fear novel
Colón, Angel Luis, author
In a race against time, seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Manny must rescue his family from a malevolent spirit targeting his apartment building in the Bronx.
Last man standing
Baldacci, David, author
The sole survivor of a devastating ambush, FBI Hostage Rescue Team agent Web London would do anything to find out what really happened that night--and a ten year old boy may be the unexpected key in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller. Web London was trained to penetrate hostile ground and come out alive. Then ten seconds in a dark alley cost him everything: his friends, his fellow agents, his reputation. Among his super-elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team, Web was the sole survivor of a high-tech, devastating ambush. Now Web is trying to put his life back together and understand what really happened. To get answers, he'll need the help of psychiatrist Claire Daniels and the one other human being who lived through the attack--a ten-year-old boy. But when his search leads him back to that bloodstained alley, Web suddenly realizes he is about to face his assassin again. And this time, one of them will become the Last Man Standing.
Hazelwood, Ali, author
By day, theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway is an adjunct professor, toiling away at grading labs and teaching thermodynamics in the hopes of landing tenure. By other day, Elsie makes up for her nonexistent paycheck by offering her services as a fake girlfriend - until her carefully constructed Elsie-verse comes crashing down. Because Jack Smith, the annoyingly attractive and arrogant older brother of her favourite client, rules over the physics department at MIT, standing right between Elsie and her dream job.
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
"In the shadow of Mount Hood, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie when the girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams. From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the sound only gets worse ..."-- Provided by publisher.
Oshi no ko. 1
Akasaka, Aka, author
"Gorou is a gynecologist and idol fan who's in shock after his favorite star, Ai, announces an impromptu hiatus. Little does Gorou realize that he's about to forge a bond with her that defies all common sense! Lies are an idol's greatest weapon in this outrageous manga from Aka Akasaka ( Kaguya-sama: Love is War) and Mengo Yokoyari ( Scum's Wish)." -- Provided by publisher.
The quiet part out loud
Crossland, Deborah, author
Told in two voices, Mia must fight to reunite with her ex-boyfriend Alfie, whom she still loves, before the aftershocks of a devastating earthquake separates them forever.
The recovery agent : a novel
Evanovich, Janet author
Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she's hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. She's reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types. But Gabriela's latest job isn't for some bamboozled billionaire, it's for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can't come up with a lot of money fast. Inspired by an old family legend, Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Cortez. But this particular job comes with a huge problem attached to it, Gabriela's ex-husband, Rafer. It's Rafer who has the map that possibly points the way to the treasure, and he's not about to let Gabriela find it without him.
Grecian, Alex, author
Sadie Grace is wanted for witchcraft. And every hired gun in Kansas is out to collect the bounty on her head, including bona fide witch hunter Old Tom and his mysterious, mute ward, Rabbit. On the road to Burden County, they're joined by two vagabond cowboys and a recently widowed schoolteacher. Racing along the drought-stricken plains in a stolen red stagecoach, they encounter monsters more wicked than witches lurking along the dusty trail. But the crew is determined to get that witch, or die trying.
Robert Ludlum's the Blackbriar genesis
Gervais, Simon (Novelist), author.
"A car explodes along a quiet Prague side street--among the dead is an undercover Treadstone agent. It's not unusual for such men to meet their fates on an operation, but in this case there's one catch. None of his superiors know what he was doing there. Two Blackbriar operatives, Helen Jouvert and Donovan Wade, are sent to investigate. Their search for answers will take them deeper into the world of conspiracy and fake news than they ever expected. Treadstone and Blackbriar may be two sides of the same coin, intelligence and counterintelligence, but they have one thing in common, answers can be the deadliest commodity of all."--Amazon.
Simply West African : easy, joyful recipes for every kitchen
Thiam, Pierre, author
This is West African food for every kitchen, a generous, warm welcome to its delicious, irresistible culinary mainstays and rhythms. Celebrated chef and West African cooking authority Pierre Thiam unlocks the region's essential tastes for the everyday home cook. With helpful tips and tricks that teach readers the basics of the cuisine, Pierre shows how seamlessly these flavourful, easy-to-execute dishes can become weeknight staples or the star of your table for weekend gatherings.
The teen witches' guide to spells & charms
Philip, Claire, author
This practical book is a must-have for any teen who wants to live a more magical, empowered life. With detailed explanations of spell weaving and charms, as well as magical tools, techniques, and other items, this book provides everything you'll need to get started on your spell-casting journey. --Amazon.
Archer, Jeffrey, 1940- author
The Tower of London. Impenetrable. Well protected. Secure. Home to the most valuable jewels on earth. But once a year, the Metropolitan Police must transport the Crown Jewels across London. For decades, the elite squad at Scotland Yard have been in charge of the operation. But this year, everything is about to change. Because a master criminal has set his sights on pulling off the most outrageous theft in history - and with a man on the inside, the odds are in his favour. Unless the team can stop him before it's too late.
You can die
Zanetti, Rebecca, author.
FBI profiler Laurel Snow investigates bodies found with valentine candy hearts shoved down their throats. Then the case takes a shockingly personal turn when the father she's never met turns up among the dead.