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The maintenance of headway by Mills, Magnus.

The maintenance of headway

"From the Booker-shortlisted author acclaimed as having 'no literary precedent' (Independent) comes a gently absurd examination of the systems that trap and frustrate us daily. Fans of dry humor will enjoy this tale of mishap and folly, told from the point of view of a bus driver who's been charged to maintain a precise distance between himself and other buses--a directive that leads him to ignore the very passengers he's meant to serve."--Publisher's web site.

May 21, 2015
The Meursault investigation by Daoud, Kamel.

The Meursault investigation

"This response to Camus's The Stranger is at once a love story and a political manifesto about post-colonial Algeria, Islam, and the irrelevance of Arab lives. He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling's memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name--Musa--and describes the events that led to Musa'

May 26, 2015
The mountain can wait - a novel by Leipciger, Sarah.

The mountain can wait - a novel

In the wake of a devastating tragedy, which irrevocably shatters the lives of those living in a rural logging community, a father and son must finally confront their inner demons to find the redemption they have been searching for.

May 21, 2015
The new world by Adrian, Chris, 1970- author.

The new world

"Jorie has just received some terrible news. A phone full of missed calls and sympathetic text messages seem to indicate that her husband Jim, a chaplain at the hospital where she works as a surgeon, is dead. Only, not quite--rather, his head has been removed from his body and cryogenically frozen. Jim awakes to find himself in an altogether unique situation, to say the least: his body gone but his consciousness alive, his only companion a mysterious, disembodied voice"--

May 21, 2015
The New World by Motion, Andrew

The New World

May 26, 2015
The perfect letter - a novel by Harrison, Chris, author.

The perfect letter - a novel

Leigh Merrill, a successful young editor at a New York publishing house, returns to her home state of Texas for a writers' conference, where her plans for a quiet retreat are disrupted when she discovers a stack of deeply personal letters from her past in her hotel room.

May 21, 2015
The physician by Gordon, Noah.

The physician

Read by millions in thirty-two countries, soon to be a major motion picture, and voted "one of the ten most-beloved books of all time," here is the English-language edition of Noah Gordon's masterwork. In eleventh-century London, a child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware "something" is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift-an acute sensit

May 21, 2015
The prank - the best of young Chekhov by Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904, author.

The prank - the best of young Chekhov

May 26, 2015
The Predictions by Zander, Bianca

The Predictions

May 26, 2015
The proposal at Siesta Key by Gray, Shelley Shepard, author.

The proposal at Siesta Key

"A young Amish woman, yearning for freedom, crosses paths with a handsome Mennonite celebrity in a ... tale of friendship and self-discovery"--Amazon.com.

May 20, 2015
The Reluctant Cannibals by Flitcroft, Ian

The Reluctant Cannibals

May 26, 2015
The rocks by Nichols, Peter, 1950- author.

The rocks

Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, "The Rocks" opens with a confrontation and a secret: What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years? And how did their history shape the Romeo and Juliet like romance of their (unrelated) children decades later? Centered around a popular seaside resort club and its community, The Ro

May 26, 2015
The scarlet gospels by Barker, Clive, 1952-

The scarlet gospels

Long-beleaguered supernatural private investigator Harry D'Amour and his entourage of mortal sidekicks are lured to the infernal realm to serve as "witness" to what the demon Pinhead calls "my gospels": a succession of gruesome atrocities.

May 21, 2015
The shore - a novel by Taylor, Sara, 1988- author.

The shore - a novel

"Traces the history and future of a small group of islands off the coast of Virginia through the lives of generations of the women who live there"--

May 26, 2015
The silver swan - a novel by Delbanco, Elena.

The silver swan - a novel

May 21, 2015
The sound of glass by White, Karen (Karen S.), author.

The sound of glass

"It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward's husband Cal, when she receives unexpected news--Cal's family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal's reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt. Charting the course of an uncertain life--and feeling guilt from her husband's tragic death--Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cals unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff"--Amazon

May 20, 2015
The subprimes - a novel by Greenfeld, Karl Taro, 1964-

The subprimes - a novel

"In a future America that feels increasingly familiar, you are your credit score. Extreme wealth inequality has created a class of have-nothings: Subprimes. Their bad credit ratings make them unemployable. Jobless and without assets, they've walked out on mortgages, been foreclosed upon, or can no longer afford a fixed address. Fugitives who must keep moving to avoid arrest, they wander the globally-warmed American wasteland searching for day labor and a place to park their battered SUVs for the

May 20, 2015
The summer's end by Monroe, Mary Alice, author.

The summer's end

"It is summer's end and Sea Breeze, the family's beloved estate on Sullivan's Island, must be sold. It is an emotional time of transition as Mamaw and the three sisters each must face loss and find a new place in the world. Harper, the youngest sister, arrived at Sea Breeze intending to stay only a weekend, but a rift with her wealthy, influential mother left her without direction or a home. During this remarkable summer, free from her mother's tyranny and with the help of her half sisters, Harp

May 25, 2015
The sweetheart deal - a novel by Dugan, Polly.

The sweetheart deal - a novel

The Sweetheart deal is the heartrending story of how people move on in the wake of devastating loss -- and of what happens when the chance for love unexpectedly appears again.

May 21, 2015
The thirteen-gun salute by O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-

The thirteen-gun salute

Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, return to set sail for the South China Sea on a diplomatic mission intended to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay Princes

May 26, 2015