New Adult Standing Order Fiction

June 15, 2012

Annotations from Baker & Taylor, Ingram or Barnes & Noble
 
The Time Keeper
Albom, Mitch
In Mitch Albom’s newest work of fiction, the inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.
 
Thirteen
Armstrong, Kelley
A long-awaited conclusion to the Otherworld series finds Savannah Levine emerging from the rescue of her half-brother and summoning formidable powers to halt a supernatural war that is being complicated by the forces of heaven and hell.
 
The Sandcastle Girls
Bohjalian, Christopher A.
Presents the parallel stories of a young woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier while aiding victims of the Armenian genocide in the early twentieth century, and a young woman who researches her Armenian heritage and discovers a terrible family secret.
 
Wards of Faerie: The Dark Legacy of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
A first entry in a planned rapid-release trilogy set in the popular Shannara universe is set seven years after the High Druid series during a tumultuous period in the Four Lands, where young Druid Aphenglow stumbles on a dangerous secret about an Elven girl’s heartbreak and the vanished Elfstones.
 
Sneaky Pie for President
Brown, Rita Mae
A special addition to the best-selling series, written from Sneaky Pie’s perspective, finds the intrepid feline sleuth temporarily halting her busy writing career to run for President, a campaign marked by a revolutionary animal-rights agenda and a frisky flock of prospective cabinet members. By the author of The Big Cat Nap.
 
The Bartender’s Tale
Doig, Ivan
Running a venerable bar in 1960 Montana while raising his 12-year-old son, single father Tom Harry finds his world upended by the arrival of a woman from his past and her beatnik daughter, who claims Tom as her father and upends the town with her passionate and pretentious modern views. By the National Book Award finalist author of Work Song.
 
Sweet Talk
Garwood, Julie
When his carefully planned FBI sting is foiled by IRS attorney Olivia Mackenzie’s efforts to untangle an elaborate Ponzi scheme, agent Grayson Kincaid becomes the woman’s protector against dangerous and corrupt adversaries. By the best-selling author of The Ideal Man.
 
Last to Die
Gerritsen, Tess
Visiting 16-year-old “Rat” Perkins at isolated Evenson boarding school, Maura Isles is astonished to learn that all of his classmates are survivors of violence and are being instructed in scientific detective skills, a discovery that coincides with Jane Rizzoli’s investigation into the murder of a boy’s foster family. By the best-selling author of The Silent Girl
 
The Spymasters: A Men at War Novel
Griffin, W. E. B. / Butterworth, William E., IV
Tapped by FDR to assist the Allies’ threatened efforts to secure France and build an atomic bomb, OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan and top agent Dick Canidy coordinate a sabotage mission targeting Germany’s aerial torpedo munitions while countering a mole who is leaking Manhattan Project secrets to the Soviets. By the best-selling authors of Victory and Honor.
 
Close Your Eyes
Johansen, Iris / Johansen, Roy
Using carefully honed sensory skills gleaned from a childhood spent blind to solve cases, music therapist Kendra Michael is tapped by former FBI agent Adam Kyle, who is investigating the work of a serial killer who may be responsible for the disappearance of Kendra’s ex.
Posted by Jenifer Brown
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