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blogJust In!  August 2014

The Garden of Burning Sand / Corban Addison

When a girl with Down syndrome is sexually assaulted in a Lusaka slum, human right lawyer Zoe Fleming and Zambian police officer Joseph Zabuta conduct an investigation that reveals a link between the victim and a powerful local family.

A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World / Rachel Cantor

In the not-too-distant future, the world is ruled not by governments but by fast-food delivery companies. Only one disgruntled employee stands between them and the end of civilization.

The Book of unknown Americans: [a novel] / Cristina Henríquez

A boy and a girl who fall in love and two families hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.

The Deliverance of Evil / Roberto Costantini ; translated from the Italian by N. S. Thompson

On 11 July 1982, Elisa Sordi was beautiful. Commissario Michele Balistreri was fearless. Italy was victorious. A killer was waiting. On 9 July 2006, with Sordi’s case 24 years cold, and Balistreri haunted by guilt and regret, Italian victory returned. And so did Sordi’s killer. But this time Michele Balistreri would be ready.

Fourth of July Creek: a novel / Smith Henderson

After his daughter disappears, social worker Pete Snow must face the fact he has failed his own family as he is drawn into a manhunt when his client–a disturbed and paranoid survivalist–sparks the interest of the F.B.I.

The Girl in the Road / Monica Byrne

Waking up in a futuristic Mumbai with five snake bites, Meena is compelled to return to her native Ethiopia by way of a forbidden path spanning the Arabian Sea; while a girl from a different time, Mariama, flees a traumatic experience to Ethiopia in search of a better life.

The Moon Sisters: a novel / Therese Walsh

After their mother’s probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new job, but spirited, strong-willed Olivia–who can see sounds, taste words, and smell sights–is determined to travel to the remote setting of their mother’s unfinished novel to lay her spirit properly to rest.

Ruin Falls: a novel / Jenny Milchman

When their children mysteriously vanish while on the way to visit their paternal grandparents in western New York, Liz and Paul Daniels soon discover that it was no stranger who took their children,  and must unravel a twisted web of secrets to find them.

A Replacement Life: a novel / Boris Fishman

Determined to make his name as a writer, Slava Gelman, an immigrant living in Brooklyn, New York, forges Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews until, intoxicated by his inventions, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America.

All Our Names / Dinaw Mengestu

Two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart—one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers force.

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair: a novel / Joel Dicker

A well-respected writer is implicated in the cold case murder of a young teenage girl who disappeared in 1975, motivating the young novelist he is mentoring to begin his own investigation.

Bittersweet: a novel / Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Winning a scholarship to a prestigious college where she befriends a beautiful girl of privilege, unassuming Mabel joins her friend during a lakeside summer surrounded by wealthy vacationers only to discover morally ambiguous truths about her friend’s family fortune.

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