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2022.05.20
The Nowhere Child Barcode: R28275T2250
Author: White, Christian
Publisher: HarperCollins PublishersYear: 2019
CallNumber: British Fiction WHIISBN: 9780008276560
Type: BookАvailable
Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.' On a break between teaching photography classes in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl. At first she brushes it off, but when Kim scratches the surface of her family history in Australia, questions arise that aren't easily answered. To find the truth, she must travel to Sammy's home of Manson, Kentucky, and into a dark past. As the mystery of Sammy's disappearance unravels and the town's secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards an electrifying climax.


The Undoing Barcode: R28276I2250
Author: Korelitz, Jean Hanff, 1961 -
Publisher: Faber and FaberYear: 2020
CallNumber: American Fiction KORISBN: 9780571365029
Type: BookАvailable
Grace Sachs, a happily married therapist with a young son, thinks she knows everything about women, men and marriage. She is about to publish a book based on her pet theory: women don't value their intuition about men, leading to serious trouble later on. But how well does Grace know her own husband? She is about to find out, and in the place of what she thought she knew, there will be a violent death, a missing husband, and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for herself and her child.


2022.05.19
A Decent Ride Barcode: R28203V2250
Author: Welsh, Irvine
Publisher: VintageYear: 2016
CallNumber: British Fiction WELISBN: 9781784703202
Type: BookАvailable
Irvine Welsh returns to Edinburgh, the home of Trainspotting and so many of his novels since, with a new novel featuring one of his most iconic and beloved characters 'Juice' Terry Lawson that's thick on the Scottish brogue, heavy on the filth and masterful in its comedic timing. A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back in Edinburgh, this time with one of his most compelling and popular characters front and center: the rampaging force of nature that is 'Juice' Terry Lawson, first seen in Glue. Juice is a man who contains multitudes: he's a top shagger, drug-dealing, gonzo pornstar and taxi driver. As we ride along in Juice's cab through the depraved streets of Edinburgh, Juice encounters a series of charmingly filthy characters, each of whom present their own, uh, unique challenges. Has he finally met his match in Hurricane 'Bawbag'? Can he discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Juice be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without. a decent ride? (The meaning of the title is starting to sink in now, huh?). So buckle your seatbelts and prepare for one unforgettable ride.


Full Circle Barcode: R28274G2250
Author: Steel, Danielle
Publisher: Warner BooksYear: 2001
CallNumber: 2SV American/Fiction STEISBN: 9780751505443
Type: BookАvailable
A husband, security, a home, children- what's wrong with all that?' At eighteen years old, beautiful Tana Roberts found it hard to say. All she knew was that, for her, career came before marriage- even if that meant defying convention and the wishes of her fussing, over-protective mother. Throughout the turbulent Sixties, Tana followed her heart wherever it lead her, searching for fulfilment in her work as a highly successful lawyer, in friendships, and in fleeting affairs. Until one day, quite unexpectedly, she discovers a gaping void in her life that only true love could fill...


The Girl on the Train Barcode: R28199H2250
Author: Hawkins, Paula
Publisher: Black SwanYear: 2017
CallNumber: British Fiction HAWISBN: 9781784161101
Type: BookАvailable
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning, flashing past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stopping at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect ... until she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but now everything is changed. Rachel goes to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? 


2022.05.18
Deception Point Barcode: R28192A2250
Author: Brown, Dan
Publisher: Pocket Books, a division of Simon&Schuster, Inc.Year: 2002
CallNumber: American Fiction BRAISBN: 9780743490306
Type: BookАvailable
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code comes an explosive, high-tech thriller that takes readers from the chilling depths of the Arctic Ocean to the treacherous heights of Washington power. When a new NASA satellite spots evidence of an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory that has profound implications for U.S. space policy and the impending presidential election. With the Oval Office in the balance, the President dispatches White House Intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton to the Milne Ice Shelf to verify the authenticity of the find. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic academic Michael Tolland, Rachel uncovers the unthinkable: evidence of scientific trickery-a bold deception that threatens to plunge the world into controversy. But before Rachel can contact the President, she and Michael are attacked by a deadly team of assassins controlled by a mysterious power broker who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Fleeing for their lives in an environment as desolate as it is lethal, their only hope for survival is to find out who is behind this masterful ploy. The truth, they will learn, is the most shocking deception of all. In Deception Point, bestselling author Dan Brown transports readers from the ultrasecret National Reconnaissance Office to the towering ice shelves of the Arctic Circle, and back again to the hallways of power inside the West Wing. Heralded for masterfully intermingling science, history, and politics in his critically acclaimed, blockbuster thrillers Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, Brown has crafted a novel in which nothing is as it seems -- and behind every corner is a stunning surprise. Deception Point is pulse-pounding fiction at its best.


The Dust That Falls From Dreams Barcode: R28273R2250
Author: Brandeis, Louis De
Publisher: Harvill SeckerYear: 2015
CallNumber: British Fiction DBEISBN: 9781846558771
Type: BookАvailable
In the brief golden years of the Edwardian era the McCosh sisters--Christabel, Ottilie, Rosie and Sophie--grow up in an idyllic household in the countryside south of London. On one side, their neighbors are the proper Pendennis family, recently arrived from Baltimore, whose close-in-age boys--Sidney, Albert and Ashbridge--shake their father's hand at breakfast and address him as "sir." On the other side is the Pitt family: a "resolutely French" mother, a former navy captain father, and two brothers, Archie and Daniel, who are clearly "going to grow up into a pair of daredevils and adventurers." In childhood this band is inseparable, but the days of careless camaraderie are brought to an abrupt halt by the outbreak of The Great War, in which everyone will play a part.