Spotlight On: Adult Fiction

Fiction (Adult): Fiction are books that describe imaginary events and people. Adult fiction includes many different genres, from Suspense and Mystery, to Classics and Romance. Our adult fiction is located to the right of the main foyer area. The fiction books are arranged alphabetically by the authors last name.

Two Across / Jeff Bartsch

Stanley and Vera, academically precocious but awkward teenagers, form a bond when they tie for first place in the National Spelling Bee.Though their mothers have big plans for them-Stanley will become a senator, Vera a mathematics professor-neither wants to follow these pre-determined paths. So Stanley hatches a plan to marry Vera in a sham wedding for the financial freedom to pursue his one true love: crossword puzzle construction. (FIC BARTSCH)

The Passage / Justin Cronin

The latest test subject in a covert government experiment, abandoned six-year-old Amy is rescued by an FBI agent who hides them in the Oregon hills, from which Amy emerges a century later to save the human race from a terrifying virus. (FIC CRONIN)

 

The King’s Curse/ Philippa Gregory

Regarded as a threat to the volatile King Henry VII’s claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter–Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret’s contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. (FIC GREGORY)

NOS4A2 / Joe Hill

When Charles Talent Manx, an unstoppable monster who transforms children into his own terrifying likeness, kidnaps her son, Victoria McQueen, the only person to ever escape his unmitigated evil, must engage in a life-and-death battle of wills to get her son back. (FIC HILL)

 

I’ve Got Your Number / Sophie Kinsella

After her phone is stolen during a hotel fire drill, Poppy Wyatt, discovering an abandoned phone in a trash can, crashes into the life of the phone’s owner, Sam Roxton, when she uses his phone to make her wedding preparations. (FIC KINSELLA)

 

Wolf Hall / Hilary Mantel

A detailed look into the life and times of Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII in the 1520s, in particular the events leading up to the King’s marriage to Anne Boleyn and the role Cromwell played in those events. (FIC MANTEL)

 

NYPD Red / James Patterson

Detective Zach Jordan investigates a series of brutal, public crimes that coincide with the arrival of dozens of glamorous celebrities in town for parties and premieres. (FIC PATTERSON)

 

Vision in White / Nora Roberts

Wedding photographer Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother–an encounter that has them both seeing stars–and has Mac turning to her three best friends and business partners to see her way to her own happy ending. (FIC ROBERTS, NORA)

The Goldfinch / Donna Tartt

The story begins with an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum that kills narrator Theo Decker’s beloved mother and results in his unlikely possession of a Dutch masterwork called The Goldfinch . Shootouts, gangsters, pillowcases, storage lockers, and the black market for art all play parts in the ensuing life of the painting in Theo’s care. (FIC TARTT)

The War of the Worlds / H.G. Wells

The ultimate tale of Earth’s invasion, written by one of the fathers of the science fiction genre. They came from a depleted, dying planet. Their target: the riches of a moist, green Earth. With horrifyingly advanced machines of destruction, they began their inexorable conquest. The war for Earth seemed destined to be … but was it? (FIC WELLS)

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ~Mark Twain

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