A Chinese teenager watches in amazement as all his neighbors, instead of preparing for bed, walk around in a dream state acting out the desires they've suppressed while they were awake, and vows to save his village before sunrise.
Venturing through plague-decimated 17th-century Paris to search for her only surviving son, a young woman from the country becomes the unwitting companion of a treasure-hunting charlatan she fatefully mistakes for a helpful spirit. Original.
When her boyfriend mysteriously disappears, Clara, desperate to find the truth, digs into the past and discovers that his seemingly perfect family is anything but and that his long-lost sister is capable of the unimaginable. Original.
A new short-story collection from the acclaimed author of the novel Seven Loves includes new tales as well as those collected from her previous works that explore the dynamics of trying to live simply. By the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Search Party
Set in New Testament times, this provocative collection of interwoven stories gives the people—thieves, Roman soldiers, prostitutes, lepers, healers and even the disciples—a chance to speak during a conflict between light and dark. Original.
When the seemingly dead body of a child reanimates hours after arriving at an ancient inn on the Thames, three families try to claim her in the new novel from the best-selling author of The Thirteenth Tale. 250,000 first printing
A part-time employee of a tech company owned by her friend's 19-year-old son acts as his guinea pig to test an algorithm that allows people to access their "multiverses" and see their alternative life choices and paths. 40,000 first printing.
The Man Booker-longlisted author of author of Sleeping on Jupiter delivers a novel set from World War II India through the present day and follows a son's quest to uncover the story of his freedom-craving, rebellious artist mother
A restless film score composer is mesmerized by a piece of performance art that he revisits over 75 days also shaped by new bonds and a growing awareness of what has been missing from his life. Original.
Knowing she will have to reveal her identity as The One, Fallon Swift trains under a centuries-old mentor to hone her magical and fighting abilities to defend their world from violent raiders. By the best-selling author of Year One
When his victory in the Great Games throws the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil, Jack West, Jr. races to find the Three Secret Cities to protect the world from vengeful shadow forces. 50,000 first printing.
"Reich is the author of the novels "One Hundred Philistine Foreskins," "My Holocaust," "The Jewish War," "Master of the Return," and "Mara." Her stories have appeared in the "Atlantic," "Harper's," "AGNI," "Ploughshares," and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, the Edward Lewis Wallant Book Award, as well as other prizes."
In the wake of a catastrophic nuclear attack on America, Admiral Dan Lenson leads an allied force in the Pacific, only to be challenged by a powerful Chinese artificial intelligence system that seems to anticipate and counter every move.
"First published in 1931, the spellbinding novel Unclay glows with an unworldly light. Death has come to the small village of Dodder to deliver a parchment with the names of two local mortals and the fatal word unclay upon it. When he loses the precious sheet, he is at a loss, and also free of his errand. Hungry to taste the sweet fruits of human life, Mr. John Death, as he is now known, takes a holiday in Dorsetshire and rests from his reaping. The startlingly alive natural world basks in summer loveliness, but the village teems with the old sins (lust, avarice, greed)--as well as some loving-kindness. What unfolds is a witty, earthy, metaphysical, and delicious novel of astonishing beauty and moral force"
A prize-winning debut novel follows the experiences of Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews, who investigates a personally relevant case involving the serial murders of genetic members of the Fire-Sky tribe by a killer who also deliberately violates spiritual laws. A first novel.
When office drone Ray Eccles is struck on the head by a dying seagull on a hot summer beach, he awakens compelled to obsessively paint the unknown woman he saw at the moment of impact. Discovered by an eccentric couple, Ray‘s paintings light the art world on fire. Meanwhile, the unknown woman, observing from afar, wonders if this stranger is the only person who has ever really seen her. Beautiful, elegant and quietly profound. Original.
The National Book Award-winning author of We Were the Mulvaneys presents the story of a recklessly idealistic girl who tests the limits of her oppressively controlled, dystopian world only to fall fatefully in love. 50,000 first printing
"In a novel of stunning scope, Chuma Nwokolo moves across time and place to deliver a story that speaks to urgent contemporary concerns. His characters' indelible voices offer perspectives that are simultaneously global, political, and intimately human. The place at The Extinction of Menai's heart is the Niger delta village of Kreektown, even as the action spans continents.
"Translated into English for the first time, a gripping short novel about an affair gone wrong, from the acclaimed Japanese author, Yukio Mishima. Set in rural Japan shortly after World War II, The Frolic of the Beasts tells the story of a strange and utterly absorbing love triangle between a former university student, his would-be mentor, the eminent literary critic Ippei Kusakado; and Ippei's beautiful, enigmatic wife. When brought face-to-face with one of Ippei's many marital indiscretions, finds his growing desire for compels him to action in a way that changes all three of their lives profoundly. Originally published in 1961 and now available in English for the first time, The Frolic of the Beasts is a haunting examination of the various guises weassume throughout our lives, and a tale of psychological self-entrapment, seduction, and murder"
The Krider brothers have been in an intense rivalry with each other since they were children, but when one dies in an unexpected tragedy, the other brother thinks their game is finally over, but someone is about to take one last turn
When a senator is increasingly convinced that his president, a man he once admired, has lost his mind, he must convince the highest powers in Washington that the President of the United States is dangerously unstable--before it is too late
A single mother from Nigeria and a Japanese college student who has put her studies on hold to raise her infant bond over devastating losses while attending an ESL class in a small Australian town. Original.
Having grown up on a houseboat with her mother, speaking a private language of their own invention until she was given up to a foster home, an adult Gretel has tried to move on, until an unexpected phone call brings up buried memories
After splitting up, a couple each bring their new significant other to Happy Forest Holiday Park in an attempt to give their daughter a "normal" family Christmas which turns into a powder keg fueled by drinking too much and oversharing.
After traveling to Spain to accept a prestigious award, Cleo, a promising young writer, returns home to Cuba where she finds herself under constant surveillance by the government until she meets and falls in love with a Hollywood filmmaker who shows her the truth through his lens. Original.
Searching for two Nazi criminals who have been broken out of prison by powerful enemies, special agent James Cronley Jr. discovers evidence of a stolen fortune in the hands of an infamous organization. By the best-selling authors of Broken Trust
A Somalian couple's tranquil life abroad in Oslo is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of their jihadist son's widow and children, who respectively retreat into strict religion and hunger for freedoms in a new homeland.
Shifting back and forth through time, tells the story of the daughter of a French woman who married an American as she struggles to understand her family's experience during World War II. 25,000 first printing.
When a heart-transplant recipient abruptly dies under suspicious circumstances, veteran medical examiner Jack Stapleton follows leads to a gene-editing biotechnology and the unethical requirements of a megalomaniacal businessman. By the best-selling author of Coma
When a change of regimes in Iran presents new opportunities for a balance of power in the region, President Jack Ryan becomes a lone Western voice in urging caution in the wake of an international arms dealer's rise to power.
Realizing that her beautiful, beloved younger sister has murdered yet another boyfriend, an embittered Nigerian woman works to direct suspicion away from the family, until a handsome doctor she fancies asks for her sister's number. A first novel.
The rich and successful head of a multibillion-dollar tech company reconnects with an embittered ex-partner for help when a failed program they created together begins causing sinister accidents. By the best-selling author of Zero Day. 75,000 first printing
The members of a secret society dedicated to keeping travelers safe from supernatural monsters on America's highways become caught between two warring biker gangs, in the second installment of the series following The Brotherhood of the Wheel
An omnibus of six books from the Italian novelist who was imprisoned for anti-Fascist activities features the tales of characters living in the northern Italian town of Ferrara before, during and after World War II.
Overwhelmed by her cancer treatments and a bad breakup, Eleanor takes a teaching job in a remote Australian community where the children are beset by unstable hypersensitivities and the locals believe that illness is caused by demons. Original.
Returning to his childhood home in 1979 New York's famed Dakota apartments, a former Peace Corps volunteer is swept up in a raucous celebrity effort to reignite his late-night host father's stalled career. 75,000 first printing.
Lost and alone after relocating to Melbourne, brilliant Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is assigned to a hostile partner before investigating two murders, including one of a homeless man and the other of a high-profile movie star. 50,000 first printing.
Four vacationing families wake up and find everything outside their campsite has disappeared into an endless expanse of grass in this new novel from the man known as "Sweden's Stephen King" and the author of Let the Right One In
When a police chase in Helsingborg ends in the death of a tech entrepreneur, Fabian Risk and his team make a bizarre discovery about the victim's demise before the case is further complicated by other strange murders.
Revised: February 2019
East Islip Public Library 381 East Main Street East Islip, New York 11730 (631) 581-9200 eipl.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
East Islip Public Library
381 E Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m & Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For our Sunday hours, please contact the library.
General Inquiries: email@example.com
Web Site Help: firstname.lastname@example.org