Best Books of 2017--Fiction


Author
Sullivan, Mark
Call Number
F SULLIVAN
Summary
In 1940s Italy, teenager Pino Lella joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps and falls for a beautiful widow.
Author
Ward, Jesmyn
Call Number
F WARD
Summary
Journeys through Mississippi’s past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power—and limitations—of family bonds.
Author
Wingate, Lisa
Call Number
F WINGATE
Summary
Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals--in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families.
Title
The Dry
Author
Harper, Jane
Call Number
MYSTERY HARPER
Summary
After getting a note demanding he return to his hometown, Federal Agent Falk arrives to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years before Falk had been accused of murder, and Luke was his alibi. But now someone knows they lied, and Luke is dead.
Author
Horowitz, Anthony
Call Number
MYSTERY HOROWITZ
Summary
When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway’s latest mystery novel, she soon realizes that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
Author
Kunzru, Hari
Call Number
MYSTERY KUNZRU
Summary
Two ambitious young musicians, one shy, the other a glamorous heir, are drawn into the dark underworld of blues-record collecting while navigating the ghosts of a repressive past and the fallout of a scam.
Author
Locke, Attica
Call Number
MYSTERY LOCKE
Summary
After two bodies are found within days of each other in a rural East Texas town of fewer than 200 people, African American Texas Ranger Darren Mathews begins looking into the case.
Author
Penny, Louise
Call Number
MYSTERY PENNY
Summary
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. So when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.
Author
Thomas, Sherry
Call Number
MYSTERY THOMAS
Summary
Lady Ingram wants Charlotte A.K.A. Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who has gone missing. The case becomes even more personal for Charlotte when she learns the missing man is her illegitimate half-brother.
Author
Cole, Alyssa
Call Number
ROMANCE COLE
Summary
As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past.
Author
Eden, Sarah M.
Call Number
ROMANCE EDEN
Summary
As her first London Season looms before her, the thought of the impending social whirl fills Daphne Lancaster's timid heart with dread. She hasn't her sisters’ beauty nor their talent for conversing easily. Even her family's enviable connections may not be enough to prevent disaster.
Author
Greenwood, Rebecca J.
Call Number
ROMANCE GREENWOO
Summary
Lady Cora Winfield's life has always gone according to plan--her mother's plan. That's why Cora is so fascinated when she meets the dark Duke of Blackdale.
Author
Bear, Elizabeth
Call Number
SCI-FI BEAR
Summary
A brass automaton called the Gage and an ex-bodyguard called the Dead Man seek to bring a wizard’s message to the warring factions of a fractured empire.
Author
Newitz, Annalee
Call Number
SCI-FI NEWITZ
Summary
A rakish pharmaceutical pirate travels the world in a sub to bring cheap medicine to the poor while a jaded military agent and his robotic partner attempt to stop the spread of a dangerous addictive drug.
Title
Borne
Author
VanderMeer, Jeff
Call Number
SCI-FI VANDERME
Summary
When scavenger Rachel rescues Borne, the discarded creation of a defunct biotech company, to her surprise, the shapeshifting Borne is not only sentient, but intelligent. But Rachel's partner, Wick, is not as enchanted with the new arrival.
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