July 2019 Adult New Releases

July Adult Picks

New Adult releases to help beat the heat!

 

July 2nd

 

Fiction

 

Surfside Sisters

 

Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer

 

Returning to her Nantucket childhood home in the wake of personal and professional setbacks, a novelist is forced to settle old scores with her former best friend and unfaithful ex. By the best-selling author of A Nantucket Wedding.

 

paper son

 

Paper Son by SJ Rozan

 

The Most Southern Place on Earth: that’s what they call the Mississippi Delta. It’s not a place Lydia Chin, an American-born Chinese private detective from Chinatown, NYC, ever thought she’d have reason to go. But when her mother tells her a cousin Lydia didn’t know she had is in jail in Clarksdale, Mississippi—and that Lydia has to rush down south and get him out—Lydia finds herself rolling down Highway 61 with Bill Smith, her partner, behind the wheel.

From the river levees to the refinement of Oxford, from old cotton gins to new computer scams, Lydia soon finds that nothing in Mississippi is as she expected it to be. Including her cousin’s legal troubles—or possibly even his innocence. Can she uncover the truth in a place more foreign to her than any she’s ever seen?

 

the plus one

 

The Plus One by Sarah Archer

 

A socially inept robotics engineer secretly builds her own date for her sister’s wedding, creating a perfect man who brings out a more confident, spontaneous version of herself, but her struggle to keep his identity secret threatens her career.

Nonfiction

 

witnesses

 

The Last Witness by  Svetlana Alexievich

 

Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Alexievich’s collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. They had sometimes been soldiers as well as witnesses, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded—a trauma that would change the course of the Russian nation. Collectively, this symphony of children’s stories, filled with the everyday details of life in combat, reveals an altogether unprecedented view of the war. Alexievich gives voice to those whose memories have been lost in the official narratives, uncovering a powerful, hidden history from the personal and private experiences of individuals.

 

Movie

 

 

enemies

 

Best of Enemies

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

 July 9th

 

Fiction

 

bookish

 

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

 

A confirmed introvert finds her simple life upended when the father she never knew passes away, revealing an enormous extended family that overwhelms her budding relationship with a fellow trivia buff.

 

golden

 

 The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

 

Beatriz Williams, the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives, is back with another hot summer read; a dazzling epic of World War II in which a beautiful young “society reporter” is sent to the Bahamas, a haven of spies, traitors, and the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

 

knife

 

Knife by Jo Nesbo

 

Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel–the only woman he’s ever loved–has ended it with him, permanently. He’s been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it’s in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison–free, and Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off. But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a blackout, drunken night with blood that’s clearly not his own on his hands, it’s only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.

 

Nonfiction

 

prince

 

America’s Reluctant Prince by Steven M. Gillon

 

Through the lens of their decades-long friendship and including exclusive interviews and details from previously classified documents, noted historian and New York Times bestselling author Steven M. Gillon examines John F. Kennedy Jr.’s life and legacy from before his birth to the day he died. Gillon covers the highs, the lows, and the surprising incidents, viewpoints, and relationships that John never discussed publicly, revealing the full story behind JFK Jr.’s complicated and rich life. In the end, Gillon proves that John’s life was far more than another tragedy—rather, it’s the true key to understanding both the Kennedy legacy and how America’s First Family continues to shape the world we live in today.

 

 Movie

 

little

 

Little

 

A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

 

 

July 16th

 

bark

 

Bark of Night by David Rosenfelt

 

Rescuing a dog who was abandoned at a veterinarian’s office by a stranger, defense lawyer Andy Carpenter, with help from his loyal golden retriever Tara, searches for answers upon learning that the dog’s real owner has been found murdered.

 

new girl

 

The New Girl by Danielle Silva

 

When a girl from an exclusive private school in Switzerland is kidnapped in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East–and perhaps the world.

 

nickel

 

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

 

Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers. Follows the experiences of two African-American teenagers at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

 

waist

 

Everything Below the Waist by Jennifer Block

 

The award-winning journalist and author of Pushed presents a critical assessment of women’s healthcare in present-day America, citing declining life expectancies and common examples of how today’s healthcare routinely compromises women’s sexual lives.

 

Movie

 

breakthrough

 

Breakthrough

 

When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. 

July 23rd

 

Fiction

 

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The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland

 

Sink or swim. Or at least that’s what Annette Feldman tells herself when she books a cruise for her entire family. It’s been over a decade since the Feldman clan has spent more than twenty-four hours under the same roof, but Annette is determined to celebrate her seventieth birthday the right way. Just this once, they are going to behave like an actual family. Too bad her kids didn’t get the memo. Between the troublesome family secrets, old sibling rivalries, and her two teenage grandkids, Annette’s birthday vacation is looking more and more like the perfect storm. Adrift together on the open seas, the Feldmans will each face the truths they’ve been ignoring—and learn that the people they once thought most likely to sink them are actually the ones who help them stay afloat.

 

girl

 

Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham

 

A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she won’t tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesn’t appear in any missing persons file, and her DNA can’t be matched to an identity. Six years later, still unidentified, she is living in a secure children’s home with a new name, Evie Cormac. When she initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult, forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven must determine if Evie is ready to go free. But she is unlike anyone he’s ever met—fascinating and dangerous in equal measure. Evie knows when someone is lying, and no one around her is telling the truth.

 

lake

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

 

The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore that combines modern psychological insights with elements of classic noir, about a middle-aged housewife turned aspiring reporter who pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.

 

Nonfiction

 

red zone

 

Crisis in the Red Zone by Richard Preston

 

The 2013–2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever—but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses—from the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, now a National Geographic original miniseries.

 

Movie

 

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The Public

 

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

July 30th

 

Fiction

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Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter

 

The #1 New York Times bestselling FBI Thriller series returns with another tour de force in which Agent Sherlock risks losing her career–and her sanity–over a case that is more complicated and twisted than any she’s ever encountered.

 

chances

 

Chances Are by Richard Russo

 

One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha’s Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn’t have been more different then, or even today–Lincoln’s a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin’ age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971: the disappearance of the woman each of them loved–Jacy Rockafellow. Now, more than forty years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery.

 

volunteered

 

You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman

 

Jen Dixon says what every class mom is really thinking, whether in her notoriously frank emails or standup-worthy interactions with the micromanaging PTA President and the gamut of difficult parents. Luckily, she has the charm and wit to get away with it—most of the time. Jen is sassier than ever but dealing with a whole new set of challenges, in the world of parental politics and at home. She’s been roped into room-parenting yet again, for her son Max’s third grade class, but as her husband buries himself in work, her older daughters navigate adulthood, and Jen’s own aging parents start to need some parenting themselves, Jen gets pulled in more directions than any one mom, or superhero, can handle.

 

Nonfiction

 

don't wait

 

Don’t Wait Up by Liz Astroff

 

In this blunt and side-splittingly funny book of essays, Liz Astrof embraces the realities of motherhood (and womanhood) that no one ever talks about: like needing to hide from your kids in your closet, your car, or a yoga class on the other side of town, letting them eat candy for dinner because you just can’t deal, to the sheer terror of failing them or at the very least losing them in a mall. And sometimes, many times, wondering if the whole parenting thing wasn’t for you. In vivid and relatable prose, she discusses her love for her career, how she’s managed to overcome some of her own dysfunctional childhood, and the ups and downs of raising the little demons she calls her own…from the office.

 

Movie

 

professor

 

The Professor

 

A college professor lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.