Friday, September 23, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Week 11 - Friday





Single with Benefits
Single with Benefits
By Aaron, Relentless
2008-10 - Griffin
9780312359379 Check Our Catalog

From one of the leaders of a hip-hop literature' revolution ("Daily News") comes another juicy story about the joy and pain of having friends with perks. …More


Helliconia Summer
Helliconia Summer
By Aldiss, Brian W.
2014-08 - Open Road Media Science & Fantasy
9781497637641 Check Our Catalog

Winner of two Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for more than fifty years, continued to challenge readers minds with literate, thought provoking, and inventive fiction.

A handful of centuries on, Helliconia is close to the larger star in its binary system, and the Phagors have been driven into
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Die Like an Eagle
Die Like an Eagle
By Andrews, Donna
2016-08 - Minotaur Books
9781250078551 Check Our Catalog


The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. The nineteenth book in her New York Times best-selling series continues to surprise and delight in this next knee-slapping adventure featuring Meg Langslow and all the eccentric characters that make up her world.
Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their …More


Diary of an Oxygen Thief: Anonymous
Diary of an Oxygen Thief: Anonymous
By Anonymous
2016-05 - V Pub
9780692539835 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: It's an okay story-not really my taste. I think I wanted (expected) more from it. He gets compared to "Catcher in the Rye"-but a grown up version-online. I don't care for "Catcher" either, but perhaps a person who does would enjoy "Diary."
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Sweet Addiction
Sweet Addiction
By Banks, Maya
2012-12 - Berkley Books
9780425267011 Check Our Catalog

Cole is successful beyond his dreams. He can have any woman he wants, but there's only one he can't stop thinking about: his childhood sweetheart, Renita--and the pain he brought upon her. …More


Sweet Persuasion
Sweet Persuasion
By Banks, Maya
2012-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425266960 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling author of "For Her Pleasure" and "Sweet Surrender" delivers another Osearingly sexy and highly believableO ("Romantic Times") erotic romance. …More


Sweet Seduction
Sweet Seduction
By Banks, Maya
2009-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425230695 Check Our Catalog

Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. She doesn't think he's interested, so she decides to move on. But Nathan won't let her get away that easy. …More


Sweet Surrender
Sweet Surrender
By Banks, Maya
2012-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425266953 Check Our Catalog

Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission to find the guy who killed his partner. He's found a link between the killer and Faith, a beautiful stranger--and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it. …More


Sweet Temptation
Sweet Temptation
By Banks, Maya
2012-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425266984 Check Our Catalog

Micah Hudson has painful secrets in his past that he's trying to forget, but he's about to be confronted with the one person who knows his secrets--Angelina, the sister of his oldest friend. And she'll use whatever it takes to reel him in. …More


The Life of Elves
The Life of Elves
By Barbery, Muriel
Translator Anderson, Alison
2016-02 - Europa Editions
9781609453152 Check Our Catalog

An inspiring literary fantasy about two gifted girls from the bestselling author of "The Elegance of the Hedgehog," "The Life of Elves "sings of the human spirit and conveys a message of hope and faith.

Muriel Barbery's new novel is the first of two books about Maria and Clara, unforgettable heroines of a world facing annihilation. Animated by a large cast of endearing characters, it
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Burn
Burn
By Barr, Nevada
2011-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312381806 Check Our Catalog

National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon takes the city of New Orleans by storm in her latest adventure from a "New York Times"-bestselling author. Now available in a tall Premium Edition. Martin's Press. …More


Annuals for Michigan
Annuals for Michigan
By Szerlag, Nancy
Author Beck, Alison
Joint Author Beck, Alison
2002-03 - Lone Pine Publishing
9781551053462 Check Our Catalog

Brilliant photographs and down-to-earth advice are packed into this guide to over 443 annuals suited to Michigan's climate. Szerlag and Beck provide information on light, water and nutrient needs, as well as recommendations on how and when to start your plants. This book also includes tips on planting, growing, recommended varieties, and problems and pests. …More


A Fierce Radiance
A Fierce Radiance
By Belfer, Lauren
2010-06 - Harper
9780061252518 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "City of Light" pens a compelling, richly detailed, and absorbing tale of passion and intrigue set in New York City in the tumultuous early days of World War II. …More


That Darkness
That Darkness
By Black, Lisa
2016-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496701886 Check Our Catalog

In this "tour de force "of psychological suspense, bestselling author Lisa Black draws from her experience as a forensic investigator to create two of the most fascinating characters in crime fiction: a killer with a unique sense of justice and a woman in a lifelong relationship with death

That Darkness

As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department, Maggie
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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
By Bradley, Alan
2011-11 - Delacorte Press
9780385344012 Check Our Catalog


It's Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce--an 11-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving--is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces' decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern.
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One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
By Brandt, Richard L.
2012-12 - Portfolio
9781591845850 Check Our Catalog

Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder, whose unique combination of character traits and business strategy have driven Amazon to the top of the online retail world. Originally a computer nerd rather than a businessman, he had the vision to capitalize on the untapped online marketplace for bookselling. …More


The Last Summer (of You and Me)
The Last Summer (of You and Me)
By Brashares, Ann
2007-06 - Riverhead Books
9781594489174 Check Our Catalog

Gracie Martin is a New Yorker who has a gift for returning lost objects to their rightful owners. Wise and enchanting, with a heroine as endearing as the four young women in the author's "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," Brashares' first novel for adults marks her debut as a writer of perceptive, resonant, utterly engaging women's fiction. …More


Tall Tail
Tall Tail
By Brown, Rita Mae
2016-05 - Bantam
9780553392463 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: 1784 comes alive in this newest mystery, characters first introduced in Tail Gait are back, as the past and present are combined into one enjoyable story.
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Charade
Charade
By Brown, Sandra
2010-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446601856 Check Our Catalog

A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal "accidents" begin killing the …More


Fat Tuesday
Fat Tuesday
By Brown, Sandra
1998-06 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446605588 Check Our Catalog

Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Responsible for his partner's death, his marriage and his career over, he focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centers around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he'll feel for this desperate woman, who rose …More


Mean Streak
Mean Streak
By Brown, Sandra
2015-02 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455581146 Check Our Catalog

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding story of survival, that takes the age-old question, "Does the end justify the means?" and turns it on its head.

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the
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White Hot
White Hot
By Brown, Sandra
2005-07 - Pocket Books
9780743466769 Check Our Catalog

Set in sultry Louisiana, this latest novel by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author combines hard-edged suspense with emotionally charged relationships and startling plot twists. …More


Cold Days
Cold Days
By Butcher, Jim
2013-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410457103 Check Our Catalog

After being murdered and then brought back to life, Harry Dresden soon realizes that maybe death wasn't all that bad. Because he is no longer Chicago's only professional wizard. …More


Midnight's Wild Passion
Midnight's Wild Passion
By Campbell, Anna
2011-04 - Avon Books
9780061684302 Check Our Catalog

The author of the popular "My Reckless Summer" delights readers once again with a dark, richly emotional story of vengeance, passion, and redemption. Original. …More

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Adult Summer Reading - Week 10 - Thursday





Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent
Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent
By Maxwell, John C.
2007-04 - Nelson Business
9780785214038 Check Our Catalog


Leadership expert Dr. Maxwell knows that people are never successful by talent alone, and in this book he outlines the 13 crucial things they can do to maximize their natural talents and become a "Talent-plus" person.
HPL patron: Good book with lots of suggestions to improve your talents and find your strengths.
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Hamilton: The Revolution
Hamilton: The Revolution
By Miranda, Lin-Manuel
Author Seller, Jeffrey
Author McCarter, Jeremy
2016-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455539741 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
George Washington Book Prize (2015)


HPL patron: Very interesting! Anyone who is a fan of the show would love this. Goes through the creative process behind the show. Good for anyone who is a fan of Broadway in general.
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Truly Madly Guilty
Truly Madly Guilty
By Moriarty, Liane
2016-07 - Flatiron Books
9781250069795 Check Our Catalog


Here's the best news you've heard all year: Not a single page disappoints....The only difficulty with "Truly Madly Guilty"? Putting it down." "Miami Herald"
Captivating, suspenseful tantalizing. "People Magazine"

The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies, "and" What Alice Forgot," about how sometimes
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The Midwifes Dilemma
The Midwifes Dilemma
By Parr, Delia
2016-07 - Thorndike Press
9781410490322 Check Our Catalog

Delia Parr's Delightful Midwife Series Concludes

Midwife Martha Cade has decided. When he returns in February, she is going to marry Mayor Thomas Dillon. That is the only decision in life in which she feels confident these days. Everything else around her feels like it's changing too fast, from her daughter's obvious affection for the town's young doctor to Martha realizing she's ready
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The Games
The Games
By Patterson, James
Author Sullivan, Mark
2016-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407113 Check Our Catalog


Rio has spent years preparing to host the world during the Olympic games--but they didn't prepare for this... Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--home to beautiful white-sand beaches, gorgeous women, stunning natural beauty, and the world's largest Carnival celebration--knows how to throw a party. So it's a natural choice to host the biggest spectacles in
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Gone
Gone
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2014-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455515844 Check Our Catalog

A crime lord has declared war on America. Only Detective Michael Bennett knows why. Manuel Perrine doesn't fear anyone or anything. A charismatic and ruthless leader, Perrine slaughters rivals as effortlessly as he wears his trademark white linen suit. Detective Michael Bennett once managed to put Perrine behind bars, the only official in the US ever to accomplish that. But now Perrine is out, and …More


A Treasure Concealed
A Treasure Concealed
By Peterson, Tracie
2016-03 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764213342 Check Our Catalog

Bestselling Author Tracie Peterson Launches Exciting New Series Set in 1890s Montana

Emily Carver wants a home where she can put down roots instead of following her gold-hungry father from one mining camp to another. She also longs for tenderness and love, both of which are missing in her life. Yet when she realizes she's losing her heart to the intriguing new man in
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Dangerous
Dangerous
By Quick, Amanda
1996-03 - Bantam
9780553293173 Check Our Catalog

From a magnificent ballroom ablaze with lights to an imposing country house steeped in shadows comes a breathtaking tale of an impetuous miss--and a passion that leads to peril...

At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well tht risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the only way to stop
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Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back
By Quick, Amanda
2003-04 - Bantam
9780553583397 Check Our Catalog

In this most entrancing tale of mystery and romance by the "New York Times bestselling author AMANDA QUICK, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators Lavinia Lake and Tobias March continue their exciting newfound relationship, with its delicious mix of risky business, rising passion, and now--murder.

As if a head for business and a nose for trouble aren't enough to distinguish
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I Thee Wed
I Thee Wed
By Quick, Amanda
2000-01 - Bantam Books
9780553574104 Check Our Catalog

It isn't easy making a living as a lady's companion when one possesses a sharp tongue and an original mind. That's why Emma Greyson has gone through three such positions in six months. Her current post at a tiresome country house party has her bored to tears -- until an extraordinary encounter with the legendary Edison Stokes leads to a secret position as his assistant. Stokes is on a peculiar …More


Now and Again
Now and Again
By Rogan, Charlotte
2016-04 - Little Brown and Company
9780316380935 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Not well written. Feels like reading a novel written by a 7th or 8th grade student. Not even basic beginning-middle-end-no plot to speak of. I wonder how novel/book got so far.
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The Stages
The Stages
By Satterlee, Thom
2015-10 - Crooked Lane Books
9781629534190 Check Our Catalog



He trusts everyone, when he shouldn't trust anyone.

How does a man with Asperger's Syndrome step out of his office, leave behind the safety of his desk and books, and embrace the world he's always kept at arm's length?

All his life, Daniel has hidden behind his reputation as one of the world's best translators of the iconic philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. When
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Ordeal
Ordeal
By Shute, Nevil
2000-11 - Amereon Limited
9780848820305 Check Our Catalog

Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he imagines the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. Against this dramatic backdrop, Shute grippingly chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as …More


Pastoral
Pastoral
By Shute, Nevil
1981-06 - Amereon Limited
9780884113225 Check Our Catalog

Peter Marshall is captain of a crew of Wellington bombers. When he falls in love with Gervase, her rebuff nearly costs him his concentration and life. Their relationship blossoms when he has only five missions to go. As they tick by, tension mounts. …More


The Pied Piper
The Pied Piper
By Shute, Nevil
1978-01 - Amereon Limited
9780884113232 Check Our Catalog

During John Howard's holiday in France, the Nazis invade and he is forced to escape back to England with seven small children. The roads become impassable and Howard ends up leading this motley group of youngsters through the French countryside. …More


Family Linen
Family Linen
By Smith, Lee
2014-02 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425270271 Check Our Catalog

When Sybill Hess drives over to the hypnotist's office, she hopes he can cure her of the headaches interrupting her sleep the way her friend Betty once saw a woman on TV cure a woman's stammer. But what Dr. Diamond uncovers from Sybill's subconscious goes much deeper than her nervousness over a new tenant who seems to want a date. A shocking memory from Sybill's past threatens to upend everything …More


Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
By Sittenfeld, Curtis
2016-04 - Random House
9781400068326 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I listened to the Playaway-this is a fun, modernized, retelling of Pride and Prejudice. While not the same quality as Austin's work, this was just fun to listen to. It was a quick listen.
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The Apartment
The Apartment
By Steel, Danielle
2016-05 - Delacorte Press
9780345531070 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most.

They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up
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Radio Girls
Radio Girls
By Stratford, Sarah-Jane
2016-06 - New American Library
9780451475565 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Excellent thought provoking historical fiction! Probably the best book I've read all summer.
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House of Mystery Vol. 2: Love Stories for Dead People
House of Mystery Vol. 2: Love Stories for Dead People
By Sturges, Matt
Author Willingham, Bill
Author Sturges, Matthew
2009-06 - Vertigo
9781401222765 Check Our Catalog

Matthew Sturges, writer of the Eisner-nominated JACK OF FABLES, and his JACK co-writer Bill Willingham, the creator of FABLES, proudly unlock the doors to the HOUSE OF MYSTERY, a new graphic novel series that reinvents the classic DC Comics concept. It focuses on five characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they're imprisoned there. Each one has a …More


House of Mystery, Volume 5: Under New Management
House of Mystery, Volume 5: Under New Management
By Sturges, Matthew
Illustrator Various
2011-01 - Vertigo
9781401229818 Check Our Catalog

"Originally published in single magazine form as House of mystery 21-25"--T.p. verso. …More


Wife Extraordinaire
Wife Extraordinaire
By Swinson, Kiki
2011-02 - KS Publications
9780984529025 Check Our Catalog

The new Wifey series...entitled "Wife Extraordinaire part 1" will take you in the lives of two women who will are just as cunning as Kira, Nikki & Rhonda from the first series. You will see more blood shed and lives will be turned upside down. Who will come out on top? …More


She Poured Out Her Heart
She Poured Out Her Heart
By Thompson, Jean
2016-05 - Blue Rider Press
9780399573811 Check Our Catalog

Tracing the complicated friendship of two very different women who meet in college, "She Poured Out Her Heart "is a novel of remarkable psychological suspense, crafted by National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson.

The night that Jane and Bonnie meet on a college campus sets them on paths forever entwined. Bonnie, the wild and experimental one, always up for anything, has spent the
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Vinegar Girl
Vinegar Girl
By Tyler, Anne
2016-06 - Hogarth
9780804141260 Check Our Catalog

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work her pre-school charges adore her, but
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Henry VIII: The King and His Court
Henry VIII: The King and His Court
By Weir, Alison
2002-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345437082 Check Our Catalog

"WEIR'S BOOK OUTSHINES ALL PREVIOUS STUDIES OF HENRY. Beautifully written, exhaustive in its research, it is a gem. . . . She succeeds masterfully in making Henry and his six wives . . . come alive for the reader."

"-Philadelphia Inquirer

Henry VIII, renowned for his command of power and celebrated for his intellect, presided over one of the most magnificent-and
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