Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Anxious people: a novel

By Backman, Fredrik

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers--including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian--discover their unexpected common traits.

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Us against you: a novel

By Backman, Fredrik

Publishing Date: 2018

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don't expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they've always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it's a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in the neighboring town of Hed, take in that fact. As the tension mounts between the two adversaries, a newcomer arrives who gives Beartown hockey a surprising new coach and a chance at a comeback."--Dust jacket.

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The Wangs vs. the world

By Chang, Jade

Publishing Date: 2016

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent--and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together. Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he's just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt to reclaim his family's ancestral lands--and his pride. Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. But with his son waylaid by a temptress in New Orleans, his wife ready to defect for a set of 1,000-thread-count sheets, and an epic smash-up in North Carolina, Charles may have to choose between the old world and the new, between keeping his family intact and finally fulfilling his dream of starting anew in China. Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America--and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could"--

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The law of innocence

By Connelly, Michael

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Defense attorney Mickey Haller utilizes his legal team's resources from behind bars to organize his own defense when he is framed for murder by an unknown adversary"--

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The searcher

By French, Tana

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Cal Hooper thought a fixer-upper in a bucolic Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force and a bruising divorce, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. But when a local kid whose brother has gone missing arm-twists him into investigating, Cal uncovers layers of darkness beneath his picturesque retreat, and starts to realize that even small towns shelter dangerous secrets"--

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The ensemble

By Gabel, Aja

Publishing Date: 2018

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Forging a familial bond over their shared artistic talents and secrets, four young people navigate a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion, and love reinforce and divide them throughout the course of their lives.

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The ocean at the end of the lane [illustrated edition]

By Gaiman, Neil

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed-- within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it. His only defense is three women on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang.

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Troubled blood

By Galbraith, Robert

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

While visiting his family in Cornwall, Private Detective Cormoran Strike agrees to take on a cold case involving a woman who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974, and as Strike and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, investigate the disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer, and witnesses who cannot all be trusted.

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The Metropolis case: a novel

By Gallaway, Matthew

Publishing Date: c2010

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

From the smoky music halls of 1860s Paris to the tumbling skyscrapers of twenty-first-century New York, a sweeping tale of passion, music, and the human heart's yearning for connection. An unlikely quartet is bound together across centuries and continents by the strange and spectacular history of Richard Wagner's masterpiece opera Tristan and Isolde.

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A time for mercy

By Grisham, John

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Court-appointed lawyer Jake Brigance puts his career, his financial security, and the safety of his family on the line to defend a sixteen-year-old suspect who is accused of killing a local deputy and facing the death penalty.

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The midnight library

By Haig, Matt

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Nora Seed finds herself faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, or realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist, she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

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The Fifth Avenue story society: a novel

By Hauck, Rachel

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a captivating new novel about the healing power of story, community, and love"--

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You betrayed me

By Jackson, Lisa

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Waking up in a small hospital with no memory of what happened, playboy James Cahill gradually recalls that his girlfriend had just discovered his affair before going missing.

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The 19th Christmas

By Patterson, James

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women's Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner's office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as "Loman" seizes control of the headlines. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women's Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek. - (Grand Central Pub)

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Smoke signal

By Ryan, L. T.

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Ex-Army criminal investigator Rachel Hatch is a drifter. No home. No commitments. Until her sister's drowning drags her back to the town she left fifteen years ago. Convinced her sister’s death was no accident, Hatch partners with the local sheriff, Dalton Savage to uncover the truth. Every answer unloskcs another question and as the investigation begins to unravel, Hatch and Savage find their lives on line. Hatch is forced to use her special set of sills-forged on the field of combat-to learn the truth about her sister and bring those responsible to justice.—cover.

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Masked prey

By Sandford, John

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Lucas Davenport investigates a vitriolic blog that seems to be targeting the children of U.S. politicians in the latest thriller by #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford"--

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Mutiny: a Kydd novel

By Stockwin, Julian

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

A fourth installment of the best-selling naval adventure series finds Thomas Paine Kydd volunteering for a mission to rescue a British diplomat from the forces of Napoleon in Venice, a voyage during which he must choose between loyalties when a fleet mutiny takes place. By the author of Seaflower. - (Baker & Taylor)

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Miss Jane: a novel

By Watson, Brad

Publishing Date: [2016]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place--namely, sex and marriage. From the country doctor who adopts Jane to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the highly erotic world of nature around her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, the world of Miss Jane Chisolm is anything but barren. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still."--Provided by publisher.

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The Oysterville Sewing Circle: a novel

By Wiggs, Susan

Publishing Date: 2020

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Caroline Shelby left Oysterville, Washington ten years ago to launch a career in the fashion world of Manhattan. Scandal and tragedy have forced her back, with Addie and Flick, the two orphans she is legal guardian for. But Oysterville - and her family - has changed. Will Jensen, a decorated Navy SEAL wounded overseas, has also returned. His wife Sierra, Caroline's best friend, is also reinventing herself as her modeling jobs dry up. At the sewing shop Caroline joins the Oysterville Sewing Circle, a sewing and support group. When an unexpected challenge tests her, Caroline decides to stand and fight for everything--and everyone--she loves. --

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A small death in Lisbon

By Wilson, Robert

Publishing Date: [2000]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

1941. Klaus Felsen, forced out of his Berlin factory into the SS, arrives in a luminous Lisbon, where Nazis and Allies, refugees and entrepreneurs, dance to the strains of opportunism and despair. Felsen's assignment takes him to the bleak mountains of the north where a devious and brutal battle is being fought for an element vital to Hitler's bliztkrieg. There he meets the man who plants the first seed of greed and revenge that will grow into a thick vine in the landscape of post-war Portugal. Late 1990s. Investigating the murder of a young girl with a disturbing sexual past, Inspector Ze Coelho overturns the dark soil of history and unearths old bones from Portugal's fascist past. This small death in Lisbon is horrific compensation for an even older crime, and Coelho's stubborn pursuit of its truth reveals a tragedy that unites past and present.

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