Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Summer Reading Week 10


Welcome to the results of Week 10 of Summer Reading 2012.  We have 370 people signed up.  This week 37 people read 127 books (4 submitted entries for the first time this week.)  So far, 156 people have read 1243 books!



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The Witness
The Witness
By Roberts, Nora
2012-04 - Putnam Adult
9780399159121 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

The daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that follow change her life forever. …More


2312
2312
By Robinson, Kim Stanley
2012-05 - Orbit
9780316098120 Check Our Catalog

The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. But a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. …More


Moonshell Beach
Moonshell Beach
By Ross, JoAnn
2012-07 - Signet Book
9780451237385 Check Our Catalog

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Bedroom Bully
Bedroom Bully
By Russell, Trista
2010-01 - Pocket Books
9781416553922 Check Our Catalog


Russell, author of "Going Broke" and "Dead Broke," turns up the heat in this erotic urban tale featuring a powerful attraction between a fugitive and the woman he is holding captive.
Bedroom Bully is the story of a woman who falls in love with an accidental killer with a big heart.  Dean and Audra had a fairytale without the happy ending.  This is a story of true love in the most unbelieveable way.
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Beyond the Sea of Ice
Beyond the Sea of Ice
By Sarabande, William
1987-11 - Domain
9780553268898 Check Our Catalog

Stunningly visual, extraordinarily detailed, powerfully dramatic, here is the first volume of a remarkable new series . . ."The First Americans. When humans first walked the world, when nature ruled the earth and sky, a proud tribe is threatened by a series of natural disasters. A bold young hunter named Torka, who lost his wife and child to a killer mammoth, leads the survivors over the glacial tundra on a desperate eastward odyssey to the save their clan. Through attacks of savage animals and encounters with strangers not unlike themselves, they must brave the hardships of a foreign landscape and learn to live in an exotic new world of mystery and danger. Toward the land where the sun rises they must travel."Beyond The Sea Of Ice, toward a new day for their clan--and an awesome future for the American. …More


The Alchemyst
The Alchemyst
By Scott, Michael
2007-05 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385733571 Check Our Catalog 2009 Rhode Island Teen Book Award

According to legend, Nicholas Flamel discovered the secret of eternal life from the powerful book of Abraham the Mage--a book he has protected since his death in 1418. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. When the book is stolen, Sophie and Josh Newman find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. …More


Come Home
Come Home
By Scottoline, Lisa
2012-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312380823 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Save Me" and "Look Again" comes an explosive new novel about a woman faced with the ultimate choice: Should she confront her past at the expense of her future? …More


Between Shades of Grey Signed Edition
Between Shades of Grey Signed Edition
By Sepetys, Ruta
2011-04 - Puffin Books
9780857572301 Check Our Catalog

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Use of Native Craft Materials
Use of Native Craft Materials
By Shanklin, Margaret Eberhardt
2011-09 - Nabu Press
9781245585613 Check Our Catalog

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Julia Child: A Life
Julia Child: A Life
By Shapiro, Laura
2009-07 - Penguin Books
9780143116448 Check Our Catalog

Written by the award-winning author of "Perfection Salad," this biography portrays one of the most beloved figures in 20th-century American culture: Julia Child, the buoyant chef who has taught millions of Americans to cook with confidence and eat with pleasure. …More


Seating Arrangements
Seating Arrangements
By Shipstead, Maggie
2012-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307599469 Check Our Catalog

A deliciously absorbing social comedy, set on an exclusive island off Cape Cod, that tracks a catastrophic three-day wedding weekend with an irresistible mix of wit and tenderness--a pitch-perfect debut from a hugely talented young writer. …More


Saturday Morning
Saturday Morning
By Snelling, Lauraine
2010-08 - Waterbrook Press
9780307459046 Check Our Catalog

Broken by life's disappointments, four women forge a friendship that leads in unexpected directions.
Hope Benson is determined to do all she can for the broken souls who come to Casa de Jesus, a women's shelter in the heart of San Francisco. When a difficult pregnancy forces her to relinquish control, she draws support and strength from an unlikely group of women, each struggling with her own heartbreak.
Andy Taylor, a reluctant transplant to California, was compelled to leave behind her lavender-growing business and her home of twenty-some years to support her workaholic husband's pursuit of career success. Attorney Julia Collins is searching for her teenage granddaughter, believed to be living on the streets. And Clarice Van Dam's life has been shattered by the disappearance of her husband, who appears to have relieved her of all earthly possessions except a fur coat and her overnight bag.
Drawn together at the weekend market held in the shelter's parking lot, the women pool their resources to fend off an unscrupulous conglomerate that threatens to replace the facility with a commercial development. As they fight to retain this haven for women in need, they find their own longings for home answered by the solace of faith and friendship.
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Whispers in the Wind
Whispers in the Wind
By Snelling, Lauraine
2012-08 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764204166 Check Our Catalog

With a secretive widow, a love-struck cowboy, and a suspicious rancher standing in her way, will Cassie ever fulfill her father's last wish? …More


The Taste of Salt
The Taste of Salt
By Southgate, Martha
2011-09 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781565129252 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Award-winning novelist Martha Southgate (who, in the words of Julia Glass, can write fat and hot, then lush and tender, then just plain truthful and burning with heart ) now tells the story of a family pushed to its limits by addiction over the course of two generations. …More


Matters of the Heart
Matters of the Heart
By Steel, Danielle
2010-05 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440243311 Check Our Catalog

In a spellbinding blend of suspense and human drama, Steel tells a powerful and unusual story of one woman's journey from darkness into light, as she fights to escape a mesmerizing sociopath who holds her in his thrall. …More


Sand Castles
Sand Castles
By Stockenberg, Antoinette
2002-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312981549 Check Our Catalog

After winning a lottery, Wendy and Jim Hodene feel they can secure their son's college education and renovate a cozy, antique New England home that has been in the family for generations. As soon as Wendy becomes certain life can't get any better, a surprise changes her world forever. (May) …More


Creative Black and White Photography: Advanced Camera and Darkroom Techniques
Creative Black and White Photography: Advanced Camera and Darkroom Techniques
By Suess, Bernhard J.
Author Press, Allworth
2003-03 - Allworth Press
9781581152647 Check Our Catalog

This revised edition of a master craftsman's guide explains how to solve a wide range of challenging aesthetic problems encountered in black-and-white photography. With uncanny clarity and insight, a series of step-by-step illustrations demonstrate dozens of sophisticated techniques such as film exposure and development control; print contrast, dodging, and burning; bleaching; camera filters; and more. Plus, this updated edition features a brand-new inside perspective on digital vs. traditional black-and-white photography. More comprehensive and authoritative than any other book of its kind, this master course will bring the work of every photographer to new artistic heights. …More


Defiance: The Bielski Partisans
Defiance: The Bielski Partisans
By Tec, Nechama
1994-10 - Oxford University Press
9780195093902 Check Our Catalog


The author, a holocaust survivor, tells of the largest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during WWII, describing an extraordinary hidden forest community of 1200 Jews, who were led by peasant-turned-partisan Tuvia Bielski. Winner of the 1990 Christopher Award. 11 halftones; 2 line drawings.
WWII Russian Jews and others create their own resistance in the forest-true story.
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Dancing Under the Red Star: The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin's Gulag
Dancing Under the Red Star: The Extraordinary Story of Margaret Werner, the Only American Woman to Survive Stalin's Gulag
By Tobien, Karl
2006-06 - Waterbrook Press
9781400070787 Check Our Catalog


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Written by her son, this inspiring chronicle of faith, defiance, and personal triumph tells the unforgettable true story of Margaret Werner, the only American woman to survive Stalin's Gulag.

A part of history I never knew.
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The Age of Miracles
The Age of Miracles
By Walker, Karen Thompson
2012-06 - Random House
9780812992977 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

A haunting and unforgettable coming-of-age debut for fans of speculative fiction set against the backdrop of a world where the earth has slowed, and the days grow longer. Julia is coping with the fissures in her parents' marriage, the hopeful anguish of first love, and the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who is convinced of a government conspiracy. …More


Lover Enshrined
Lover Enshrined
By Ward, J. R.
2008-06 - Signet Book
9780451222725 Check Our Catalog

Ward's "New York Times"-bestselling series continues. As Primale of the Chosen, the fiercely loyal Phury has sacrificed himself for the good of his race. But his first mate, the Chosen Cormia, wants not only his body but his heart for herself. As tragedy looms over the Brotherhood's mansion, Phury must decide between duty and love. Original. …More


Before I Go to Sleep
Before I Go to Sleep
By Watson, S. J.
2011-06 - Harper
9780062060556 Check Our Catalog


In this gripping psychological thriller in the vein of "Shutter Island" and the film "Memento," an amnesiac attempts to reconstruct her past by keeping a journal and discovers the dangerous inconsistencies in the stories of her husband and her secret doctor.
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Only for a Knight
Only for a Knight
By Welfonder, Sue-Ellen
2005-07 - Warner Forever
9780446613828 Check Our Catalog

From the bestselling author of "Wedding for a Knight" comes another sensual tale of romance in medieval Scotland--the story of two star-crossed lovers who must resist the love that burns in their hearts and the desire that consumes their souls. Original. …More