November 2017 Adult Top 10 Picks

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  1. Artemis
    by Andy Weir
    Crown
    Nov 14, 2017
    FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
    Hardcover
    Artemis
    by Andy Weir
    Crown
    Nov 14, 2017
    FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
    Hardcover
    The bestselling author of The Martian returns with an irresistible new near-future thriller—a heist story set on the moon.

    Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.

    Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time.

    So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can’t say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. And it calls for a particular combination of cunning, technical skills, and large explosions—not to mention sheer brazen swagger. But Jazz has never run into a challenge her intellect can’t handle, and she figures she’s got the ‘swagger’ part down.

    The trouble is, engineering the perfect crime is just the start of Jazz’s problems. Because her little heist is about to land her in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.

    Trapped between competing forces, pursued by a killer and the law alike, even Jazz has to admit she’s in way over her head. She’ll have to hatch a truly spectacular scheme to have a chance at staying alive and saving her city.

    Jazz is no hero, but she is a very good criminal.

    That’ll have to do.

    Propelled by its heroine’s wisecracking voice, set in a city that’s at once stunningly imagined and intimately familiar, and brimming over with clever problem-solving and heist-y fun, Artemis is another irresistible brew of science, suspense, and humor from #1 bestselling author Andy Weir.
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  2. The Story of Arthur Truluv
    by Elizabeth Berg
    Random House
    Nov 21, 2017
    FICTION / Women
    Hardcover
    The Story of Arthur Truluv
    by Elizabeth Berg
    Random House
    Nov 21, 2017
    FICTION / Women
    Hardcover
    “I dare you to read this novel and not fall in love with Arthur Truluv. His story will make you laugh and cry, and will show you a love that never ends, and what it means to be truly human.”—Fannie Flagg

    An emotionally powerful novel about three people who each lose the one they love most, only to find second chances where they least expect them

    “Fans of Meg Wolitzer, Emma Straub, or [Elizabeth] Berg’s previous novels will appreciate the richly complex characters and clear prose. Redemptive without being maudlin, this story of two misfits lucky to have found one another will tug at readers’ heartstrings.”—Booklist

    For the past six months, Arthur Moses’s days have looked the same: He tends to his rose garden and to Gordon, his cat, then rides the bus to the cemetery to visit his beloved late wife for lunch. The last thing Arthur would imagine is for one unlikely encounter to utterly transform his life.

    Eighteen-year-old Maddy Harris is an introspective girl who visits the cemetery to escape the other kids at school. One afternoon she joins Arthur—a gesture that begins a surprising friendship between two lonely souls. Moved by Arthur’s kindness and devotion, Maddy gives him the nickname “Truluv.” As Arthur’s neighbor Lucille moves into their orbit, the unlikely trio band together and, through heartache and hardships, help one another rediscover their own potential to start anew.

    Wonderfully written and full of profound observations about life, The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautiful and moving novel of compassion in the face of loss, of the small acts that turn friends into family, and of the possibilities to achieve happiness at any age.

    Praise for The Story of Arthur Truluv

    “For several days after [finishing The Story of Arthur Truluv], I felt lifted by it, and I found myself telling friends, also feeling overwhelmed by 2017, about the book. Read this, I said, it will offer some balance to all that has happened, and it is a welcome reminder we’re all neighbors here.”Chicago Tribune

    “Not since Paul Zindel’s classic The Pigman have we seen such a unique bond between people who might not look twice at each other in real life. This small, mighty novel offers proof that they should.”People, Book of the Week
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  3. Weave a Circle Round
    by Kari Maaren 'Canada'
    Tor Books
    Nov 28, 2017
    FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
    Paperback
    Weave a Circle Round
    by Kari Maaren 'Canada'
    Tor Books
    Nov 28, 2017
    FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
    Paperback

    Discover your inner child once again inWeave a Circle Round, a debut fantasy adventure for fans of Madeleine L'Engle, Diana Wynne Jones, and E. L. Konigsburg. Now nominated as a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Novel!


    When the unexpected moves in next door, anything can happen inWeave a Circle Round, Kari Maaren's debut in this YA-friendly fantasy adventure.

    Freddy doesn’t want people to think she’s weird. Her family makes that difficult, though: her deaf stepbrother Roland’s a major geek, and her genius little sister Mel’s training to be the next Sherlock Holmes. All Freddy wants is to survive high school.

    Then two extremely odd neighbors move in next door.

    Cuerva Lachance and Josiah definitely aren't normal. Neither is their house, which defies the laws of physics. Neither is Freddy’s situation, when she suddenly finds herself stuck thousands of years in the past with her very, very weird neighbors. And that’s only the beginning.



    “I adored this brilliant book from start to finish. It left me reeling with delight and I can't wait for the rest of the world to get as lost in its pages as I was.” —Charles de Lint

    “I'd have loved this book when I was twelve, and I love it now.” —Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy-Award winning author Jo Walton

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  4. Killing Pace
    by Douglas Schofield 'Canada'
    Minotaur Books
    Nov 21, 2017
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
    Hardcover
    Killing Pace
    by Douglas Schofield 'Canada'
    Minotaur Books
    Nov 21, 2017
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
    Hardcover

    A high-octane, heart-pounding tale set in Everglades City, Florida and Sicily, Italy with three important questions:Where am I?... How did I get here?... and most importantly…Who am I?

    These three questions have plagued Lisa Green for the past two months since she crawled barefoot and bleeding from the wreckage of a catastrophic car accident. Her boyfriend Roland has been nursing her back to health under close watch. Lisa has amnesia. They both know that, but only Lisa knows that she hasn’t lost her ability to reason. And reason tells her that she is not Roland’s girlfriend. She is his prisoner. Escape is her only option, and Lisa must figure out who she can trust andhow to stay alive.

    It's bad enough that she's been held against her will, but worse, it seems that she wasn't randomly chosen. There's more to her story than kidnapping, and the details appear to cross borders and continents. With organized criminals hard on her heels, Lisa must expose her enemies before they choose their next victim.

    Not to be missed.

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  5. Let Darkness Bury the Dead
    by Maureen Jennings 'Canada'
    McClelland & Stewart
    Nov 07, 2017
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
    Paperback
    Let Darkness Bury the Dead
    by Maureen Jennings 'Canada'
    McClelland & Stewart
    Nov 07, 2017
    FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
    Paperback
    Canada's premier author of historical mystery fiction returns with a brand new and highly anticipated Murdoch Mystery, with an older and wiser Detective Murdoch.

    It is November 1917. The Great War is grinding on, chewing up young men by the thousands. Initially, in the loyal Dominion of Canada, people are mostly eager to support the Motherland and fight for the Empire. Men perceived as slackers or cowards are shunned. But the carnage is horrendous and with enforced conscription, the enthusiasm for war is dimming.
    William Murdoch is a widower, a senior detective who, thanks to the new temperance laws, spends his time tracking down bootleggers and tipplers; most unsatisfying. His wife, Amy, died giving birth to their second child, a girl who lived only a few hours more. Murdoch, racked by grief, withdrew from four-year-old, Jack. This he regrets and would dearly love to make up for his negligence.
    As we enter the story, Jack, now twenty-one, has returned from France after being wounded and gassed at the Battle of Passchendaele. It is soon apparent that he is deeply troubled but he's not confiding in his father. He does, however, seem to be bound by shared secrets to another wounded former soldier, Percy McKinnon.
    Murdoch suddenly has much more serious crimes than rum-running on his hands. The night after Jack and McKinnon arrive home, a young man is found stabbed to death in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward. Soon after, Murdoch has to deal with a tragic suicide, also a young man. Two more murders follow in quick succession. The only common denominator is that all of the men were exempted from conscription.
    Increasingly worried that Jack knows more than he is letting on, Murdoch must solve these crimes before more innocents lose their lives. It is a solution that will give him only sorrow.
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  6. The Revolution of Marina M.
    by Janet Fitch
    Little, Brown and Company
    Nov 07, 2017
    FICTION / Historical / General
    Hardcover
    The Revolution of Marina M.
    by Janet Fitch
    Little, Brown and Company
    Nov 07, 2017
    FICTION / Historical / General
    Hardcover
    From the mega-bestselling author of White Oleander and Paint It Black, a sweeping historical saga of the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of one young woman

    One of Entertainment Weekly's Must-Read Books of Fall 2017
    A PopSugar Favorite Book of 2017

    St. Petersburg, New Year's Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers' rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.

    As her country goes through almost unimaginable upheaval, Marina's own coming-of-age unfolds, marked by deep passion and devastating loss, and the private heroism of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. This is the epic, mesmerizing story of one indomitable woman's journey through some of the most dramatic events of the last century.

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  7. Djinn City
    by Saad Z. Hossain
    The Unnamed Press
    Dec 08, 2017
    FICTION / Fantasy / General
    Paperback
    Djinn City
    by Saad Z. Hossain
    The Unnamed Press
    Dec 08, 2017
    FICTION / Fantasy / General
    Paperback
    From the author of the cult classicEscape from Baghdad!, comes one ofThe Guardian's Best Fantasy Books of the Year
    Indelbed is a lonely kid living in a crumbling mansion in the super dense, super chaotic third world capital Of Bangladesh. His father, Dr. Kaikobad, is the black sheep of their clan, the once illustrious Khan Rahman family. A drunken loutish widower, he refuses to allow Indelbed go to school, and the only thing Indelbed knows about his mother is the official cause of her early demise: "Death by Indelbed."

    But When Dr. Kaikobad falls into a supernatural coma, Indelbed and his older cousin, the wise-cracking slacker Rais, learn that Indelbed's dad was in fact a magician—and a trusted emissary to the djinn world. And the Djinns, as it turns out, are displeased. A "hunt" has been announced, and ten year-old Indelbed is the prey. Still reeling from the fact that genies actually exist, Indelbed finds himself on the run. Soon, the boys are at the center of a great Diinn controversy, one tied to the continuing fallout from an ancient war, with ramifications for the future of life as we know it.

    Saad Z. Hosscin updates the supernatural creatures Of Arabian mythology—a superior but by no means perfect species pushed to the brink by the staggering ineptitude of the human race.Djinn City is a darkly comedic fanlasy adventure, and a stirring follow-up to Hossain's 2015 novelEscape from Baghdad!, whichNPR called "a hilarious and searing indictment of the project we euphemistically call 'nation-building.'"
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  8. As the Crow Flies
    by Melanie Gillman
    Iron Circus Comics
    Nov 24, 2017
    COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / LGBT
    Paperback
    As the Crow Flies
    by Melanie Gillman
    Iron Circus Comics
    Nov 24, 2017
    COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / LGBT
    Paperback
    Charlie Lamonte is thirteen years old, queer, black, and questioning what was once a firm belief in God. So naturally, she's spending a week of her summer vacation stuck at an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. As the journey wears on and the rhetoric wears thin, she can't help but poke holes in the pious obliviousness of this storied sanctuary with little regard for people like herself . . . or her fellow camper, Sydney.
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  9. We'll Always Have Paris
    by Sue Watson
    Sphere
    Nov 07, 2017
    FICTION / Women
    Paperback
    We'll Always Have Paris
    by Sue Watson
    Sphere
    Nov 07, 2017
    FICTION / Women
    Paperback

    'fizzes with warmth, humour and tenderness, from the first page to the last. . . I adored it' Cathy Bramley, author of Appleby Farm

    Does first love deserve a second chance?

    When she was almost seventeen, Rosie Draper locked eyes with a charismatic student called Peter during their first week at art college, changing the course of her life forever. Now, on the cusp of sixty-five and recently widowed, Rosie is slowly coming to terms with a new future. And after a chance encounter with Peter, forty-seven years later, they both begin to wonder 'what if' . . .

    Told with warmth, wit and humour, We'll Always Have Paris is a charming, moving and uplifting novel about two people; the choices they make, the lives they lead and the love they share.

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  10. The End We Start From
    by Megan Hunter
    Hamish Hamilton
    Nov 07, 2017
    FICTION / Dystopian
    Hardcover
    The End We Start From
    by Megan Hunter
    Hamish Hamilton
    Nov 07, 2017
    FICTION / Dystopian
    Hardcover
    Longlisted for the 2018 Aspen Words Literary Prize
    Finalist for the Barnes & Noble 2017 Discover Great New Writers Award


    An indelible and elemental debut—a lyrical vision of the strangeness and beauty of new motherhood, and a tale of endurance in the face of unimaginable change.
    In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, the family is forced to leave their home in search of safety. As they move from place to place, shelter to shelter, their journey traces both fear and wonder as Z's small fists grasp at the things he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds. This is a story of new motherhood in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made dangerous and unstable, its people forced to become refugees. Startlingly beautiful, Megan Hunter's The End We Start From is a gripping novel that paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening. And yet, though the country is falling apart around them, this family's worldof new life and new hopesings with love.
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