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  • The Paradox Hotel : a novel

    The Paradox Hotel : a novel2022

    by Rob Hart

    (3,110)

    Summary: January Cole's job just got a whole lot harder. Not that running security at the Paradox was ever really easy. Nothing is simple at a hotel where the ultra-wealthy tourists arrive costumed for a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HART

    Location: New Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Gwendy's final task

    Gwendy's final task2022

    by Stephen King

    Series: Gwendy Novels - #3

    (6,339)

    Summary: When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F KING

    Locations: New Adult Fiction, On Order

    copies in: 0 of 2 details

  • When we were birds : a novel

    When we were birds : a novel2022

    by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

    (1,650)

    Summary: The St. Bernard women have lived in Morne Marie, the house on top of a hill outside Port Angeles, for generations. Built from the ashes of a plantation that enslaved their ancestors, it has come to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F BANWO

    Location: New Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Encanto [DVD]

    Encanto2022

    Summary: The Madrigals live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD FAMILY ENCANTO

    Location: DVDs Family

    copies in: 1 of 3 details

  • The inheritance of Orquídea Divina : a novel

    The inheritance of Orquídea Divina : a novel2021

    by Zoraida Cordova

    (15,168)

    Summary: The Montoyas are used to a life without explanations. They know better than to ask why the pantry never seems to run low or empty, or why their matriarch won?t ever leave their home in Four Rivers --...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F CORDOVA

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The book of form and emptiness

    The book of form and emptiness2021

    by Ruth Ozeki

    (8,871)

    Summary: One year after the tragic death his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house -- a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F OZEKI

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Under the whispering door

    Under the whispering door2021

    by TJ Klune

    (80,846)

    Summary: When a reaper comes to collect Wallace from his own funeral, Wallace begins to suspect he might be dead. And when Hugo, the owner of a peculiar tea shop, promises to help him cross over, Wallace...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F KLUNE

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Honeycomb

    Honeycomb2021

    by Joanne Harris

    (802)

    Summary: The toymaker who wants to create the perfect wife; the princess whose heart is won by words, not actions; the tiny dog whose confidence far outweighs his size; and the sinister Lacewing King who...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F HARRIS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • One last stop

    One last stop2021

    by Casey McQuiston

    Summary: For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don't exist, and the only smart way to go through...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MCQUISTON

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The thousand crimes of Ming Tsu : a novel

    The thousand crimes of Ming Tsu : a novel2021

    by Tom Lin

    (4,267)

    Summary: Orphaned young, Ming Tsu, the son of Chinese immigrants, is raised by the notorious leader of a California crime syndicate, who trains him to be his deadly enforcer. But when Ming falls in love with...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F LIN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Soul [DVD]

    Soul2021

    Summary: Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. A misstep takes him from New York City to The Great Before, a fantastical place...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD FAMILY SOUL

    Locations: DVDs Family, Hot Picks

    copies in: 4 of 4 details

  • Gold diggers

    Gold diggers2021

    by Sanjena Sathian

    (7,914)

    Summary: A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is authentic, funny, and smart. He just doesn't share the same drive as everyone around him. His...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F SATHIAN

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Peaces

    Peaces2021

    by Helen Oyeyemi

    (2,733)

    Summary: When Otto and Xavier Shin declare their love, an aunt gifts them a trip on a sleeper train to mark their new commitment -- and to get them out of her house. Setting off with their pet mongoose, Otto...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F OYEYEMI

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Caul baby : a novel

    Caul baby : a novel2021

    by Morgan Jerkins

    (2,779)

    Summary: Laila desperately wants to become a mother, but each of her previous pregnancies has ended in heartbreak. This time has to be different, so she turns to the Melancons, an old and powerful Harlem...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F JERKINS

    Location: Adult Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Wander darkly [Blu-ray]

    Wander darkly2021

    Summary: A traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne and Matteo, in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments. By reliving fond...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA WANDER

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

    copies in: 1 of 1 details