Category Archives: New Adult Books

Earth

By Ben Bova

A wave of lethal gamma radiation is expanding from the core of the Milky Way galaxy at the speed of light, killing everything in its path.   The countdown to when the death wave will reach Earth and the rest of the solar system is at two thousand years.  Humans were helped by Predeccessors, but a policy of exiling discontented young people to the outer planets has led to a deep divide between the new worlds and the homeworld, and those tensions are about to explode into open war. 

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Sophia Princess Among Beasts

By James Patterson

A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen.  The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by awful beasts.  The people look to Sophia for protection.  They will all perish unless she can unlock an ancient secret as profound as life and death itself.  

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The Nickel Boys

By Colson Whitehead

In this follow-up to The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. 

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Tell Me Everything

By Cambria Brockman

In a mezmerizing novel that peels back the innumerable layers of a seductive protagonist, debut author Cambria Brockman brings to life an entrancing story of friendship, heartbreak, and betrayal. 

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The Gifted School

By Bruce Holsinger

Smart and juicy, a compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the community. 

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The Night Tiger

By Yangsze Choo

A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. 

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Dragonfly

By Leila Meacham

At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country.  The men and women from very different backgrounds all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own.  They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly….

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Under Currents

By Nora Roberts

Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in N.C. Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war.  Strangers–and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake–see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games.  Zane and his sister know the truth:  There is something terribly wrong…

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The Vagabonds

By Jeff Guinn

The fascinating story of two American giants–Henry Ford and Thomas Edison–whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically. 

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Lost and Found

By Danielle Steel

What might have been?  That tantalizing question propels a woman on a cross-country adventure to reunite with the men she loved and let go. 

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