Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Books

Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2012.  To see new books from other years try:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.
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The Descendants The Descendants
By Hemmings, Kaui Hart
2011-10 - Random House Trade
9780812982954 Check Our Catalog

Now a major motion picture starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander Payne
Fortunes have changed for the King family, descendants of Hawaiian royalty and one of the state's largest landowners. Matthew King's daughters--Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a seventeen-year-old recovering drug addict--are out of control, and their charismatic, thrill-seeking mother, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident. She will soon be taken off life support. As Matt gathers his wife's friends and family to say their final goodbyes, a difficult situation is made worse by the sudden discovery that there's one person who hasn't been told: the man with whom Joanie had been having an affair. Forced to examine what they owe not only to the living but to the dead, Matt, Scottie, and Alex take to the road to find Joanie's lover, on a memorable journey that leads to unforeseen humor, growth, and profound revelations.
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A Pimp's Life A Pimp's Life
By Hernandez, Treasure
2009-02 - Urban Books
9781601621511 Check Our Catalog

Destiny was once a young girl tricked into selling her body, but after her pimp, Mack Jones, recovers from being shot, she gathers the courage to leave the life behind her. Mack is forced to make a decision--will he stay with what he's always known, or take a chance on love? …More

Homecoming Homecoming
By Dailey, Janet
Author Michaels, Fern
Author Sala, Sharon
2007-05 - Avon Books
9780061085086 Check Our Catalog

The talents of four stellar authors are brought together in one passionate anthology that celebrates homecomings and the joy of love. …More

Shades of Twilight Shades of Twilight
By Howard, Linda
1997-09 - Pocket Books
9780671019716 Check Our Catalog

From the author of Dream Man and After the Night comes another spellbinding romance. Roanna Davenport was raised a wealthy orphan on her grandmother's magnificent Alabama estate, where she had a passion for horses and a deep love for her cousin Webb. After the shocking murder of Webb's wife, Ronna and Webb are drawn together against the killer that once destroyed Webb's life, and waits only for the chance to finish the job. …More

The House of Velvet and Glass The House of Velvet and Glass
By Howe, Katherine
2012-04 - Hyperion Books
9781401340919 Check Our Catalog

Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball. …More

My Little Secret My Little Secret
By J, Anna
2011-10 - Urban Books
9781601624697 Check Our Catalog


Dopeman: Memoirs of a Snitch Dopeman: Memoirs of a Snitch
By Coleman, JaQuavis
2012-05 - Urban Books
9781601622884 Check Our Catalog


What Doesn't Kill You What Doesn't Kill You
By Johansen, Iris
2012-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312651237 Check Our Catalog

Catherine Ling was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four. Schooled in the art of survival, she traded in the only commodity she had: information. As a teenager, she came under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Hu Chang? a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA and now, she is known as one of their most effective operatives. …More

Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M. Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M.
By Jones, Solomon
2010-10 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312612160 Check Our Catalog

Karima "C.R.E.A.M." Thomas, who has been held as an accomplice in the murders of two drug dealers, is acquitted based on the deathbed confession of her lover, Duane Faison. But triumph soon turns to tragedy when Karima's mother is found dead of an apparent suicide. Karima refuses to believe that things are as they seem. She believes that her mother was murdered, and when the police won't listen, she takes matters into her own hands. She soon finds that her mother's death is just the first indication of a scandal that could rock the very halls of power. Captain Kevin Lynch joins Karima in the search for the truth, despite his family and career on the line. …More

Diva: Triple Crown Publications Presents Diva: Triple Crown Publications Presents
By Kane & Abel
Author Kane, John Ed.
Author Abel, Simone
2004-01 - Vickie Stringer
9780974789583 Check Our Catalog


Silent Partner: The Graphic Novel Silent Partner: The Graphic Novel
By Kellerman, Jonathan
Illustrator Gaydos, Michael
Adapted by Parks, Ande
2012-02 - Villard Books
9780440423638 Check Our Catalog

The first graphic novel adaptation from a master of psychological suspense brings a stunning new visual edge to the classic "New York Times" bestseller "Silent Partner." Alex Delaware is struggling to keep his relationship with girlfriend Robin Castagna alive when a beautiful face from the past suddenly steps back into his life. …More

The Dharma Bums The Dharma Bums
By Kerouac, Jack
2006-11 - Penguin Books
9780143039600 Check Our Catalog

Two ebullient young men search for truth the Zen way: from marathon wine-drinking bouts, poetry jam sessions, and "yabyum" in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude in the high Sierras and a vigil atop Desolation Peak in Washington State. …More

Prague Fatale Prague Fatale
By Kerr, Philip
2012-04 - Marian Wood Book
9780399159022 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

September 1941: Reinhard Heydrich is hosting a gathering to celebrate his appointment as Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. All of his guests are high-ranking Party members and each is a suspect in a crime as yet to be committed: the murder of Heydrich himself. …More

The Bitch Is Back The Bitch Is Back
By King, Deja
2010-03 - King Productions
9780984332533 Check Our Catalog

Precious Cummings is more ruthless than ever in Part 3 of the Bitch series. In The Bitch Is Back, Precious is relishing in every hood queen s dream life. She has her king, Supreme, and her princess, their daughter Aaliyah. With an estate in Beverly Hills, a fleet of luxurious cars and endless cash flow, the drama Precious experienced in the gritty streets of New York is a distant memory ... or so she thought. Without warning, Precious worst nightmare becomes a reality. Pretty Boy Mike, the man who brutally raped Precious and who plotted to have her husband Supreme killed, has escaped from prison. With her life in danger, Precious resorts to what she knows best murder and mayhem to defend herself and the people she loves. Hell hath no fury than a gangsta chick out to protect what she cherishes the most her family. Brace yourself as Precious again wreaks havoc from West to East Coast battling her most treacherous enemy yet. …More

Stackin' Paper Stackin' Paper
By King, Joy
2009-02 - King Productions
9780975581117 Check Our Catalog

Genesis has been dominating the hood by any means necessary since he was released from juvenile detention at the age of eighteen. After grinding in the streets of Philadelphia for years he finally catches a break. Genesis is able to take the drug game to the next level when he starts doing business with a set of treacherous twin sisters in Atlanta. From the east to the west coast every dough boy respects his name, but his ambitions have superceded pushing drugs. Genesis is ready to take his hustle to the next level, but the allure of the game has a firm grip on him, until falling in love with Talisa Washington. Talisa has the beauty, class, sophistication, and most importantly, connections to make it happen. …More

The Wind Through the Keyhole The Wind Through the Keyhole
By King, Stephen
2012-04 - Scribner Book Company
9781451658903 Check Our Catalog

In "The Wind Through the Keyhole," Stephen King returns to the rich landscape of Mid-World, the spectacular territory of the Dark Tower fantasy saga that stands as his most beguiling achievement. …More

Barcelona Calling Barcelona Calling
By Kirkpatrick, Jane
2011-09 - Zondervan
9780310293644 Check Our Catalog

How far would you go to become famous? Annie Shaw will seemingly do anything to get Oprah's attention for her latest novel. From bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick comes this bold, fresh story about a close-knit group of five women and their pursuit of life goals. You'll be encouraged and entertained! …More

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Larsson, Stieg
2010-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269997 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Lisbeth Salander is ready to fight back. "[The trilogy] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve . . ["Hornet's Nest"] is a tantalizing double finale--first idyllic, then frenetic . . . Larsson has made the literary moods of saga and soap opera converge--with suspense as the adhesive."--"Independent."
HPL patron: Disappointing conclusion to the Stieg Larsson trilogy because the title character spends most of the book in the hospital or in jail.  She doesn't appear in her usual mode until page 463.  Meanwhile, the author (or translator) meanders with complicated, heavy handed backstory about Swedish politics and espionage.  He gives the male here a new girlfriend who is a very thin character.

In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster
By Laurens, Stephanie
2011-09 - Avon Books
9780062068613 Check Our Catalog

A "New York Times"-bestselling author presents the first title in a brilliantnew series about three Cynster sisters and their latest quest: finding heroeswho are their match in every way. Original. …More

Deadly Sins Deadly Sins
By Leigh, Lora
2012-02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312389093 Check Our Catalog

In the second book in Leigh's trilogy, Logan Callahan has fought hard to forget what happened that fateful day, so long ago. But every night he tries to sleep, he relives the nightmare. Every time he closes his eyes, he sees the woman whose life he could not save. Original. …More

Beastly Things Beastly Things
By Leon, Donna
2012-04 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802120236 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Brunetti has little to work with. The autopsy shows a way forward: it turns out the man was suffering from a rare, disfiguring disease. …More

The Fiddler The Fiddler
By Lewis, Beverly
2012-04 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764209772 Check Our Catalog

When Amy DeVries, thoroughly modern and disillusioned, sets out on a road trip, she unexpectedly meets an Amishman--and community--that changes her life forever. …More

The Judgment The Judgment
By Lewis, Beverly
2011-04 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764206009 Check Our Catalog

Lewis, a "New York Times"- and "USA TODAY"-bestselling author and the top name in Amish fiction, pens a tale of two sisters struggling to find love, acceptance, and their place in the Amish community. …More