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This Just In! New Books June 2011


Below are a few of the newest books to hit NYPL shelves:

If you see something you like, simply click on the title and request a copy from the NYPL catalog.

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The following summaries were taken from the catalog.


Now You See Her

by James Patterson

After building up a successful life in New York and hiding her past, Nina Bloom returns to Florida to confront the terrible secret that shattered her life 18 years ago and protect an innocent man who is framed for murder.



Under Fire

by Margaret McLean

Attorneys Sarah Lynch and Buddy Clancy face more than racial and religious prejudice in this impossible courtroom battle. Diallo is targeted by a gunman in open court, a key defense witness is attacked, and documents are stolen. Someone is trying to stop Lynch and Clancy from winning the case, and they must find out who and why. A dangerous pursuit of the truth becomes Amina’s only chance in Margaret McLean's Under Fire.



The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel

by James Rollins

After a mountainside massacre yields a grim message, Painter Crowe, director of Sigma Force, must join with Commander Grayson Pierce and an unlikely ally if he is going to get to the root of a conspiracy that stretches back to a lost prehistoric colony in America.




Money Can't Buy Love

by Connie Briscoe

When Lena wins the jackpot in the Maryland lottery, she quits her job, becomes engaged, and revels in her newfound popularity, but she ultimately suspects that fortune comes with a price.




Strong At The Break

by Jon Land

Two decades after her father shoots down the cult-like leader of a separatist church, fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is challenged to stop the man's son, the head of a militia movement who has amassed enough guns and money to wage a second civil war.



The American Heiress

by Daisy Goodwin

Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, the beautiful and vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham and married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.




The Hypnotist

by Lars Kepler

Swedish Detective Inspector Joona Linna investigates the murders of three family members whose killing was witnessed by a fourth intended victim, a traumatized child whose shock Linna hopes to penetrate through hypnotism.



A Bad Day For A Scandal

by Sophie Littlefield

Blackmailed by a powerful businesswoman to help dispose of a dead body, Stella Hardesty is implicated in the woman's subsequent disappearance and travels to Kansas City for answers, only to discover a series of killings tied to a corrupt judge.



The Bones of Avalon

by Phil Rickman

Summoned by William Cecil to address dangerous questions about Elizabeth I's legitimacy, royal astrologer John Dee teams up with Robert Dudley to retrieve the bones of King Arthur, a mission that is complicated by magic, a first love and a complex plot against the queen.




Paris To The Past

by Ina Caro

In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on 25 one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through 700 years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the miraculous visions of Joan of Arc, to Versailles to experience the flamboyant achievements of Louis XIV, or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue.



Lions of Kandahar

by Major Rusty Bradley

This insider's account of the Afghan war by a Special Forces commander, published with the support of the Army and Special Operations, traces the against-all-odds Operation Medusa victory in the fight for Sperwan Ghar in the vital Southern region.

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More true romance novels needed

The library needs to sharpen up it's collection of romance novels in the popular libary category. Romance and romance based women's fiction probably count fors 80% of books sold in the US, both in paper and digital formats. I feel because women are the primary consumers of this genre it is treated with disrespect by the library management and even the in house staff. I use the MidManhattan branch as an example. They constantly are changing the space allocated to romance. At this time they have finally devoted a few shelf units in a reasonable location to it, but I understand this is just temporary as the branch is being rearranged. Most of the books that are returned are not shelved and just put in a catchall bookcase near the mystery section. In addition, whoever is allocating libary resources to this favors mystery and suspense over romance. Most of the new books that are being put on the romance shelves are suspense or murder categories that have been written by women and published by houses that also publish romance. If I wanted to read about serial killers I would look to a different genre of book.


ahahaha 80%? You totally just made that up. "I feel because women are the primary consumers of this genre it is treated with disrespect by the library management and even the in house staff." Uh no. How about: romance books are cheap, algorithm-written near-porno for semi-illiterates?

In reply to the above

Hi! My name is Larissa, I am 14 years-old and live in the Bronx. I go to the Castle Hill and Soundview Branch, and there is hardly any books and sometimes the books are misplaced when you come to check them in, so books get lost and escpecially the romance books I love so much, are dwindling in the amount one library has for them. Also DON'T YUCK SOMEONE'S YUM! Not all romance books are perverted (that doesn't mean one or two are), and some of these romance books are classic they've been reading for centuraries, like Shakespeare and many others. Many people truly don't understand many concepts of any Shakespeare book, so I don't see how you can be semi-illiterate, if you did truly know about romance books before you judge someone's liking just asking for a little more books. Sincerely, Larissa Maria Ramos

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