Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Seize the day

By Bellow, Saul

Publishing Date: 1996

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

This is a portrait of one day in the life of Tommy Wilhelm, a man on the brink of despair.

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The Tuscan child

By Bowen, Rhys

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly thirty years later, Hugos estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her fathers funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation. Still dealing with the emotional wounds of her own personal trauma, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to Tuscany to understand her fathers historyand maybe come to understand herself as well. Joanna soon discovers that some would prefer the past be left undisturbed, but she has come too far to let go of her fathers secrets now.

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The tenant of Wildfell Hall

By Bronte¨, Anne

Publishing Date: 1994

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

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The good earth

By Buck, Pearl S

Publishing Date: 2004

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Pearl S. Buck's epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a China that was -- now in a Contemporary Classics edition. Though more than sixty years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. "I can only write what I know, and I know nothing but China, having always lived there," wrote Pearl Buck. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century. Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel -- beloved by millions of readers -- is a universal tale of the destiny of man.

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Harry's trees

By Cohen, Jon

Publishing Date: [2018]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Harry Crane is an analyst for the US Forest Service, until his wife dies suddenly and he is unable to cope. Leaving his job and his old life behind, Harry makes his way to the remote woods of northeastern Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains. Determined to lose himself, he takes up residence in the woods. Oriana and her mother, Amanda, are struggling to pick up the pieces from their own tragedy. Oriana roams the forest searching for answers, and she believes that Harry is the key to righting her world. Harry reluctantly agrees to help Oriana in a scheme involving a wolf, a stash of gold coins, a fairy tale called The Grum's Ledger, and a wise old librarian named Olive.--

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The time in between: a novel

By Dueñas, María

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The Time In Between follows the story of a seamstress who becomes the most sought-after couturiere during the Spanish Civil War and World War II"--Provided by publisher.

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Critical doubt

By Freethy, Barbara

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

They met in a war-torn city on the other side of the world and shared an anonymous night of passion. They didn't intend to meet again. Nor did they think they'd be reunited by sinister secrets... Five years later, FBI Agent Savannah Kane is headed to a small town in Georgia for the funeral of her best friend's husband. Going home is fraught with complications, but Savannah never imagined one of those would be Ryker Stone, the stranger she'd shared an unforgettable night with. Haunted by an ambush that took the lives of two men in his unit, Ryker now copes by living a solitary civilian life. Attending the funeral of yet another soldier, this one lost to a senseless accident, he is shocked to run into the beautiful stranger he has never forgotten. When another man in Ryker's former unit dies under suspicious circumstances, he suspects that someone is targeting his team. He's determined to get to the truth; Savannah is just as determined to get answers for her friend. Neither wants to work with the other, and as they struggle with trust and attraction, the truth grows murkier...and more dangerous.

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Dangerous choice

By Freethy, Barbara

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

FBI Special Agent Diego Rivera is searching for his family when a clue leads him to a quaint Colombian village, which suddenly erupts into violence. Diego is caught in a shooting and discovers an explosive family secret. Tara Powell comes to Colombia to look for her missing friend. When the village priest who's supposed to have information for her is gunned down, she finds herself entangled with Diego, who is on a personal mission of his own. Danger follows Tara and Diego from Colombia to the US, and it's not clear which one of them is the target. As they search for the people they love, shocking details emerge. Will their fierce loyalty blind them to the truth...or will their trust in each other save them?

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Ruthless cross

By Freethy, Barbara

Publishing Date: [2019]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"The son of an art thief, FBI agent Flynn MacKenzie is no stranger to deception, but when the brutal murder of a federal judge unravels an intricate and shocking web of lies, he finds himself tangled up in personal life-changing secrets and in the arms of a woman he isn't sure he can trust. Callie Harper not only wants justice for her stepfather, she also wants to protect her family. Staying close to Flynn seems like the smart option, until she starts to fall for the man who could hurt everyone she loves. Callie and Flynn quickly realize their search for the truth could take them somewhere they don't want to go if they can stay alive long enough to get there." --back cover.

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Demelza

By Graham, Winston

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Demelza Carne, the miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent years will test their marriage and their love. Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communities -- and sows the seed of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan.

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Poldark: Ross Poldark

By Graham, Winston

Publishing Date: [2015]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Tired from a war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead. But his sympathy for the destitute farmers of the district leads him to rescue an urchin girl and take her home -- an act which alters the whole course of his life.

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The girl in the letter

By Gunnis, Emily

Publishing Date: 2019

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Read her letter. Remember her story...Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter.Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever.In the winter of 1956 pregnant young Ivy is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a home for unmarried mothers in the south of England, run by nuns, to have her child. Her baby daughter is adopted. Ivy will never leave. Sixty years later, journalist Samantha stumbles upon a series of letters from Ivy to her lover, pleading with him to rescue her from St Margaret's before it is too late. As Sam pieces together Ivy's tragic story, terrible secrets about St Margaret's dark past begin to emerge. What happened to Ivy, to her baby, and to the hundreds of children born in the home? What links a number of mysterious, sudden deaths in the area? And why are those who once worked at St Margaret's so keen that the truth should never be told? As Sam unpicks the sinister web of lies surrounding St Margaret's, she also looks deep within - to confront some unwelcome truths of her own...

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The nightingale: a novel

By Hannah, Kristin

Publishing Date: 2017

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah's next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden"--

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The last supper

By Huelle, Pawel

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

Set in Gdansk, twelve men have been invited by their mutual friend to model at a photographic session for a modern version of The Last Supper. The histories of the men are revealed through their thoughts on the day: their wayward behavior is a reflection of the role of the church in Polish society today. The reunion is disturbed as a wave of terrorist bombs paralyzes the city, creating upheaval and a sense of unease. Pawel Huelle is a novelist, playwright, and newspaper columnist who lives in Gdansk, Poland. His previous books include Mercedes-Benz and Castorp.

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The henna artist

By Joshi, Alka

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist--and confidante--to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own ... Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow--a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does."--Amazon.

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The exiles

By Kline, Christina Baker

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Seduced by her employer's son, Evangeline, a na©ve young governess in early nineteenth-century London, is discharged when her pregnancy is discovered and sent to the notorious Newgate Prison. After months in the fetid, overcrowded jail, she learns she is sentenced to 'the land beyond the seas,' Van Diemen's Land, a penal colony in Australia. Though uncertain of what awaits, Evangeline knows one thing: the child she carries will be born on the months-long voyage to this distant land. During the journey on a repurposed slave ship, the Medea, Evangeline strikes up a friendship with Hazel, a girl little older than her former pupils who was sentenced to seven years transport for stealing a silver spoon. Canny where Evangeline is guileless, Hazel--a skilled midwife and herbalist--is soon offering home remedies to both prisoners and sailors in return for a variety of favors"--

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All the colors of night

By Krentz, Jayne Ann

Publishing Date: [2021]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"Two gifted people fall deep into the dark world of ancient secrets in this second installment of the new chilling Fogg Lake series by New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz. North Chastain has always had the mysterious ability to channel energy through crystals. He and his father both have the ability, which is what the doctors believe is the cause of his father's sudden coma. But North knows that isn't the case. He's convinced it was brought on by an artifact his father had been looking for--and found. With his unique talent of channeling energy through crystals, North has the best chance at recovering the artifact, but he also needs someone who knows the shadowy world of crazy collectors, deceptive dealers, and dangerous raiders. Sierra Raines is looking for a fresh start after a failed gig at a major auction house. With her reputation ruined, she turns to the murky backwaters of the paranormal artifacts trade. She takes commissions to find, acquire, and transport objects that are hot commodities in the antiquities world, staying in the shadows to avoid attracting the attention of the Foundation. When North Chastain approaches her, Sierra takes him on as a client, though not without reservations. They wind up in Fogg Lake, and soon discover that they will have to trust each other in order to not only save North's father but also to survive"--

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Fifty words for rain: a novel

By Lemmie, Asha

Publishing Date: [2020]

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

"From debut author Asha Lemmie, a sweeping, heartrending coming-of-age novel about a young woman's quest for acceptance-and the unexpected ally that will change everything-in post-World War II Japan. Kyoto, Japan, 1948. "If a woman knows nothing else, she should know how to be silent. . . . Do not question. Do not fight. Do not resist." Such is eight-year-old Noriko "Nori" Kamiza's first lesson. She will not question why her mother abandoned her with only these final words. She will not fight her confinement to the attic of her grandparents' imperial estate. And she will not resist the scalding chemical baths she receives daily to lighten her shameful skin. The illegitimate child of a Japanese aristocrat and her African American GI lover, Nori is an outsider from birth. Though her grandparents take her in, they do so only to conceal her, fearful of a stain on the royal pedigree that they are desperate to uphold in a changing Japan. Obedient to a fault, Nori accepts her solitary life for what it is, despite her natural intellect and nagging curiosity about what lies outside the attic's walls. But when chance brings her legitimate older half-brother, Akira, to the estate that is his inheritance and destiny, Nori finds in him the first person who will allow her to question, and the siblings form an unlikely but powerful bond-a bond their formidable grandparents cannot allow and that will irrevocably change the lives they were always meant to lead. Because now that Nori has glimpsed a world in which perhaps there is a place for her after all, she is ready to fight to be a part of it-a battle that just might cost her everything. Spanning decades and continents, Fifty Words for Rain is a dazzling epic about the ties that bind, the ties that give you strength, and what it means to try to break free"--

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The son

By Nesbø, Jo

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

This novel is set amid Oslo's hierarchy of corruption, from which one very unusual young man is about to propel himself into a mission of brutal revenge. Sonny Lofthus, in his early thirties, has been in prison for the last dozen years: serving time for crimes he didn't commit. In exchange, he gets an uninterrupted supply of heroin, and the unexpected stream of fellow prisoners seeking out his uncanny abilities to soothe and absolve. His addiction started when his father committed suicide rather than be exposed as a corrupt cop, and now Sonny is the center of a vortex of corruption: prison staff, police, lawyers, a desperate priest, all of them focused on keeping him stoned and jailed, and all of them under the thumb of Oslo's crime overlord, the Twin. When Sonny learns some long-hidden truths about his father he makes a brilliant escape, and begins hunting down the people responsible for the hideous crimes he has paid for. But he is also being hunted, by the Twin, the cops, and the only person who knows the ultimate truth that Sonny is seeking. The question is, what will he do when they have cornered him?

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Three books of Known Space

By Niven, Larry

Publishing Date: c1996

Classification: FIC

Call Number: FIC

World of patvvs -- A gift from earth -- Tales of known space.

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