Fiction Added Monday, Apr. 13th
Girl Underwater by Claire Kells
debut novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer’s harrowing
days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery
supported by the two men who love her—only one of whom knows what really
happened in the wilderness.
Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the
water. Growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts, she took swim lessons at her
community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across
bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university’s
nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations but
life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really.
That all changes when Avery’s red-eye home for
Thanksgiving makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies.
She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and Colin
Shea, who happens to be her teammate. Colin is also the only person in Avery’s
college life who challenged her to swim her own events, to be her own
person—something she refused to do. Instead she’s avoided him since the first
day of freshman year. But now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal
supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on
each other in ways they never could’ve imagined.
In the wilderness, the concept of survival is
clear-cut. Simple. In the real world, it’s anything but.
Hot Pursuit by Stuart Woods
It’s not often that Stone Barrington finds a
woman as accustomed to the jet-set lifestyle as he, so he’s pleasantly
surprised when he meets a gorgeous pilot who’s soon moving to New York, and
available for closer acquaintance. Their travels together lead them from
Wichita to Europe, but trailing them is some unwanted baggage: his new lady
love’s unstable, criminal ex-boyfriend.