Wednesday, December 26, 2012

HPL's 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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Sutton
Sutton
By Moehringer, J. R.
2012-09 - Hyperion Books
9781401323141 Check Our Catalog

When Willie Sutton, the Babe Ruth of bank robbers, was released from Attica on Christmas Eve 1969, he had stolen more than $2 million from banks, engineered three dazzling prison breaks, and become a folk hero to thousands of cash-strapped Americans who had weathered three serious recessions while the banks rode high. Sutton was 68 and in failing health but agreed to do an interview. This is Moehringer's fictional take on that real-life event. …More


Dear Life
Dear Life
By Munro, Alice
2012-11 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307596888 Check Our Catalog

With her peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but spacious and timeless stories, Alice Munro illumines the moment a life is shaped--the moment a dream, or sex, or perhaps a simple twist of fate turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into another way of being. Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these stories (set in the world Munro has made her own: the countryside and towns around Lake Huron) about departures and beginnings, accidents, dangers, and homecomings both virtual and real, paint a vivid and lasting portrait of how strange, dangerous, and extraordinary the ordinary life can be. …More


What the Nanny Saw
What the Nanny Saw
By Neill, Fiona
2012-08 - Riverhead Books
9781594487163 Check Our Catalog

It's the summer of 2008. For the past decade Nick and Bryony Skinner and their four children have ridden high on the economic boom, but their luck is about to run out. Suddenly, the privileged family finds itself at the center of a financial scandal. …More


Sexy Little Liar
Sexy Little Liar
By Noire
2012-10 - Dafina Books
9780758266095 Check Our Catalog

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The Tender Years
The Tender Years
By Oke, Janette
2008-08 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764205279 Check Our Catalog

Caught in that difficult period between childhood and adulthood, Virginia struggles against what she considers to be unreasonable restrictions and expectations. A lively new girl arrives at school, and a day comes that neither girl will ever forget. …More


Guilty Wives
Guilty Wives
By Patterson, James
Author Ellis, David
2012-03 - Little Brown and Company
9780316097567 Check Our Catalog

Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter in Monte Carlo and enter the most luxurious, sumptuous hotel they have ever been to. Abbie is transported to the greatest pleasure and release she has ever known. In the morning's harsh light, Abbie awakens on a yacht, surrounded by police. Something awful has happened. Abbie, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah are arrested and accused of the foulest crime imaginable. And now the vacation of a lifetime becomes the fight of a lifetime--for survival. …More


Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
By Patterson, James
2012-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316210683 Check Our Catalog

It's Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who's robbing his church's poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again--a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything--and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS will be a holiday classic for years to come. …More


NYPD Red
NYPD Red
By Patterson, James
Author Karp, Marshall
2012-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316199865 Check Our Catalog

NYPD Red is a special task force charged with protecting the interests of Manhattan's wealthiest and most powerful citizens. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival, they are the first ones called. …More


The Warlord of Willow Ridge
The Warlord of Willow Ridge
By Phillips, Gary
2012-10 - Dafina Books
9780758203854 Check Our Catalog

In the bestselling tradition of Walter Mosley, "Breaking Bad" meets "Sons of Anarchy" in Phillips' latest fast-moving crime novel that follows O'Conner, a man who has nothing to loseNand everything to gain. Original. …More


Gideon's Corpse
Gideon's Corpse
By Preston, Douglas
Author Child, Lincoln
2012-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446564373 Check Our Catalog

A top nuclear scientist turns homicidal, taking an innocent family hostage at gunpoint. Gideon Crew, a colleague of the scientist at Los Alamos, is called in to talk the man down. But the standoff ends in an explosion of violence. When the authorities discover the scientist's body is intensely radioactive, and that he had recently embraced Islamic extremism, all hell breaks loose. …More


Anthem
Anthem
By Rand, Ayn
1999-12 - Plume Books
9780452281257 Check Our Catalog

In this classic novel that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values.
Equality 7-2521 lives in the Dark Ages of the future, where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, all traces of individualism have been wiped out. But the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in Equality 7-2521, a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, he dares to stand forth from the herd -- to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice. Now he has been marked for death for committing the ultimate sin: in a world where the great "we" reign supreme, he has rediscovered the lost and holy word "I".
This provocative book is an anthem sung in praise of man's ego. …More


Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse
Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse
By Rawles, James Wesley
2012-09 - Atria Books
9781439172827 Check Our Catalog

From the author of the instant "New York Times"-bestseller "Survivors," comes its follow-up: another lightning-paced thriller about survival in America after an apocalyptic socioeconomic crash. …More


Gabriel's Inferno
Gabriel's Inferno
By Reynard, Sylvain
2011-04 - Omnific Publishing
9781936305629 Check Our Catalog

Semifinalist for Best Romance in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards. Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. …More


What in God's Name
What in God's Name
By Rich, Simon
2012-08 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316133739 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Welcome to Heaven, Inc., where the founder and CEO has been phoning it in. When God decides to retire, he announces that he'll destroy Earth--unless two hardworking angels can answer one prayer before the scheduled Armageddon. …More


Birthright
Birthright
By Roberts, Nora
2004-03 - Jove Books
9780515137118 Check Our Catalog

When 5,000-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance. …More


A Day Away
A Day Away
By Roberts, Nora
2012-09 - Silhouette Books
9780373281626 Check Our Catalog

From #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Roberts come two romantic tales about how quickly our lives and our hearts can change. Includes "One Summer" and "Temptation." Reissue. …More


Finding the Dream
Finding the Dream
By Roberts, Nora
1997-07 - Jove Books
9780515120875 Check Our Catalog

Nora Roberts presents the final novel in an extraordinary trilogy about the lives and loves of three sisters of the heart. Margo, Kate, and Laura were brought up like sisters amidst the peerless grandeur of Templeton House. But it was Margo who seemed to have it all--until fate took away the man she thought she loved. …More


The Perfect Hope
The Perfect Hope
By Roberts, Nora
2012-11 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425246047 Check Our Catalog

A new novel of starting over and star-crossed love. …More


River's End
River's End
By Roberts, Nora
2011-09 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425242940 Check Our Catalog

Traumatized by the events surrounding the breakup of her parents' marriage years ago, a young woman seeks to confront her past and know the truth about the infamous night in her life that has become a part of Hollywood history. …More


The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
By Rowling, J. K.
2012-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316228534 Check Our Catalog


What lies behind the facade of Pagford is a town at war. The empty seat on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations? Rowling's first novel for adults is blackly comic, thought-provoking, and constantly surprising.
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Mad River
Mad River
By Sandford, John
2012-10 - Putnam Adult
9780399157707 Check Our Catalog

As three teenagers go on a crime spree through rural Minnesota, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next. …More


Shock Wave
Shock Wave
By Sandford, John
2012-10 - Berkley
9780425250488 Check Our Catalog

Locals in a small Minnesota town aren't happy about the construction of a new megastore. When one man's protest turns deadly, Virgil Flowers is enlisted to find himNbecause the whole town is feeling the aftershocks of his rage. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More


Still Life with Shape-Shifter
Still Life with Shape-Shifter
By Shinn, Sharon
2012-11 - Ace Books
9780425256817 Check Our Catalog

National bestselling author Sharon Shinn presents a passionate, heart-wrenching story of secrets and the lengths we'll go to to protect those we love. …More