New Fiction Arrivals

Posted on: Friday, July 14, 2017 at 3:30:00 pm

Here's a sampling of our new fiction arrivals. Click an image to view availability or place a hold.

The Fate of the Furious (Rated PG-13)

The Fate of the Furious (Rated PG-13)

In the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious series, Dominic Toretto's crew are rocked to their core when they must face their most dangerous adversary yet: Dom himself (Vin Diesel), who is now working with a shadowy cyber-terrorist known only as Cipher (Charlize Theron). As DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the team attempt to fight back, they find themselves in an alliance with their old enemy, assassin Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Scott Eastwood co-star.*

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Final Girls by Riley Sager

A LibraryReads pick for July 2017.

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them, and, with that, one another. Despite the media's attempts, they never meet.
 
Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé, Jeff; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life all those years ago. Her memory won’t even allow her to recall the events of that night; the past is in the past.
 
That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a whirlwind, Sam seems intent on making Quincy relive the past, with increasingly dire consequences, all of which makes Quincy question why Sam is really seeking her out. And when new details about Lisa's death come to light, Quincy's life becomes a race against time as she tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies, evade the police and hungry reporters, and, most crucially, remember what really happened at Pine Cottage, before what was started ten years ago is finished.

Hum If You Don't Know the Worlds by Bianca Marais

Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred...until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing.

After Robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. In Beauty, Robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses. But Robin knows that if Beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection.

Told through Beauty and Robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.

Song to Song (Rated R)

Song to Song (Rated R)

A songwriting couple (Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara) try to forge their way in the Austin music scene, but their relationship grows complicated when they fall into the orbit of a big-shot producer (Michael Fassbender) and his waitress muse (Natalie Portman). Written and directed by Terrence Malick.*

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

A LibraryReads pick for July 2017.

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike in Desolation Wilderness and vanished from the trail. Her body was never found, just a shattered cellphone and a solitary hiking boot. Her husband and teenage daughter have been coping with Billie’s death the best they can: Jonathan drinks as he works on a loving memoir about his marriage; Olive grows remote, from both her father and her friends at the all-girls school she attends.

But then Olive starts having strange visions of her mother, still alive. Jonathan worries about Olive’s emotional stability, until he starts unearthing secrets from Billie’s past that bring into question everything he thought he understood about his wife. Who was the woman he knew as Billie Flanagan?

Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, but also about themselves, learning, in the process, about all the ways that love can distort what we choose to see. Janelle Brown’s insights into the dynamics of intimate relationships will make you question the stories you tell yourself about the people you love, while her nervy storytelling will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Wilson (Rated R)

Wilson (Rated R)

A salty curmudgeon (Woody Harrelson) who is discontented with how his life has stalled is shocked to discover he has a now-teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) put up for adoption by his ex-wife (Laura Dern) after their split. He tries to reunite the family, but his abrasive personality makes getting reacquainted unpleasant for everyone.*

The Zookeeper's Wife (Rated PG-13)

The Zookeeper's Wife (Rated PG-13)

A husband (Johan Heldenbergh) and wife (Jessica Chastain) in Nazi-occupied Poland use their positions as caretakers at the Warsaw Zoo to shepherd Jews out of the country. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Diane Ackerman.*

Item descriptions from Amazon. *Item descriptions from All Movie Guide.

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