Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Books at HPL


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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At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories
At the Mouth of the River of Bees: Stories
By Johnson, Kij
2012-09 - Small Beer Press
9781931520805 Check Our Catalog

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The Dead Man's Wife
The Dead Man's Wife
By Jones, Solomon
2012-10 - Minotaur Books
9781250006448 Check Our Catalog

A diabolical story about marriage gone awry in the next thrilling novel in the all-new Colletti series from an acclaimed mystery author. …More


She Who Finds a Husband
She Who Finds a Husband
By Joy, E. N.
2010-02 - Urban Books
9781601628756 Check Our Catalog

From an "Essence"-bestselling author comes the first lively book in an inspiring new series about the women of New Day Temple of Faith Singles Ministry, who each set out to include a man in her future. …More


Invisible Murder
Invisible Murder
By Kaaberbol, Lene
Author Friis, Agnete
Translator Chace, Tara
2012-10 - Soho Crime
9781616951702 Check Our Catalog

The second installment in the bestselling Danish crime series starring Red Cross nurse Nina Borg, following the "New York Times"-bestselling "The Boy in the Suitcase." …More


Victims
Victims
By Kellerman, Jonathan
2012-09 - Ballantine Books
9780345505729 Check Our Catalog

Acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadn't a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up meticulously arranged in such a gruesome murder scene? One look prompts LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his expert in homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But even Alex is stymied. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More


Deadly Phine
Deadly Phine
By King, Darrell
2012-01 - Darrell King Productions
9781466062726 Check Our Catalog

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Four Past Midnight
Four Past Midnight
By King, Stephen
1991-08 - Signet Book
9780451170385 Check Our Catalog

Jet passengers are stuck in a time-slip, a psychopath accuses a writer of plagiarism, a man with an overdue book encounters a demonic librarian, and a boy's camera snaps photos of a huge and nasty dog in these four horror novellas. Repackaged. Reissue. …More


Flight Behavior
Flight Behavior
By Kingsolver, Barbara
2012-11 - Harper
9780062124265 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

"Flight Behavior" transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction. …More


Finding Mrs. Wright
Finding Mrs. Wright
By Lewis, Sherri L.
2012-09 - Urban Books
9781601627322 Check Our Catalog

National bestselling author Lewis pens the emotionally compelling tale of a man managing a crazy baby momma, while trying to fit a good Christian girlfriend in his life. …More


Thanksgiving Prayer
Thanksgiving Prayer
By Macomber, Debbie
Author Hart, Jillian
2012-09 - Harlequin
9780373180608 Check Our Catalog

This seasonal two-in-one contains the classic novel "Thanksgiving Prayer" by Macomber and the bonus book "A Handful of Heaven" by Hart. Reissue. …More


The Buzzard Table
The Buzzard Table
By Maron, Margaret
2012-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446555821 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

A mysterious ornithologist staying at Mrs. Lattimore's Victorian home and doing research on Southern vultures seems familiar to Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, especially after a murderer strikes. …More


The Marseille Caper
The Marseille Caper
By Mayle, Peter
2012-11 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307594198 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Lovable rogue and sleuth extraordinaire Sam Levitt is back in another beguiling, as-only-Peter-Mayle-can-write-it romp through the South of France. …More


The Prodigal Son: A Carmine Delmonico Novel
The Prodigal Son: A Carmine Delmonico Novel
By McCullough, Colleen
2012-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781451668759 Check Our Catalog

A lethal toxin, extracted from the blowfish, is stolen from a laboratory at Chubb University. It kills within minutes and leaves no trace behind, and worried biochemist Dr. Millie Hunter reports the theft at once to her father, Medical Examiner Dr. Patrick O'Donnell. Patrick's cousin Captain Carmine Delmonico is therefore quick off the mark when the bodies start to mount up. …More


Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth
By McEwan, Ian
2012-11 - Nan A. Talese
9780385536820 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Cambridge student Serena Frome's beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "Sweet Tooth." …More


The Cold Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
The Cold Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel
By McKinty, Adrian
2012-11 - Seventh Street Books
9781616147167 Check Our Catalog

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Falling Glass
Falling Glass
By McKinty, Adrian
2012-10 - Serpent's Tail
9781846687839 Check Our Catalog

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Breaking News
Breaking News
By Michaels, Fern
2012-05 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758266057 Check Our Catalog

Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry stays in Charleston to Charleston to help care for her ailing housekeeper, Bernice. There is little time relaxing, with businesses to open and new modeling careers to launch, but the biggest task for Toots is planning her daughter Abby's wedding, especially when Abby's criminal ex-boss reappears and Abby sets off to apprehend him. Busy with wedding plans, Toots is surprised when a new romance suddenly blooms in her own life. …More


I'll Be Home for Christmas
I'll Be Home for Christmas
By Michaels, Fern
2012-10 - Zebra Books
9781420131420 Check Our Catalog

Four classic holiday tales from beloved, "New York Times"-bestselling author Michaels are gathered together for this unforgettable collection. Includes "Comfort and Joy, The Christmas Stocking, A Bright Red Ribbon, " and "Merry, Merry." …More


Tuesday's Child
Tuesday's Child
By Michaels, Fern
2012-06 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758274793 Check Our Catalog


On the eve of her retirement, Georgia attorney Mikala Aulani is as vivacious and vibrant as ever, eagerly anticipating a happy future with her partner, Ben. But if Kala has learned anything in 35 years of practicing law, it's that the truth can always surprise.
Very good book-found another favorite author!  Good from cover to cover.
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Firethorn
Firethorn
By Micklem, Sarah
2005-06 - Spectra Books
9780553383409 Check Our Catalog

Introducing a mesmerizing debut in the rich tradition of Marion Zimmer Bradley-a passionate tale of love and war, honor and vengeance, in which the gods grant a common girl uncommon gifts...
Before she was Firethorn, she was Luck, named for her red hair, favored by the goddess of Chance. A lowborn orphan, Luck is destined to a life of servitude. But when her mistress dies, Luck flees to the forest. There she discovers the sacred firethorn tree, whose berries bring her fevered dreams, a new name-and curious talents. Transformed, she emerges from her exile a young woman with powers beyond her ken.
Firethorn has changed, but her world has not...until one chance encounter alters her destiny forever. In the chaos of the UpsideDown Days, when the highborn and the low trade places, Firethorn couples with Sire Galan, a highborn warrior. Emboldened by desire and her own restlessness, she follows fate and Galan to camp with the king's army. But their unspoken love has no place in a brutal world ruled by caste and violence, and a dark future threatens from the shadows. Living among soldiers, concubines, and wastrels, and faced with a series of tormenting challenges, Firethorn will have to rely on the enigmatic gifts Fate grants her to survive-body and soul.
"A sweeping adventure saga as mystical as it is raw...this hypnotic tale of passion and survival will resonate with sophisticated readers of both sexes."
"-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A great piece of gritty, feminist fiction, distinguished by a heroine whose vulnerabilities and fresh voice as narrator make her easy to love."
"-Booklist (starred review)
"Engrossing, suspenseful and uncompromising...willseduce even reluctant readers."
"-SciFi Weekly, A-pick
"Micklem's majestic and powerful debut, the first volume of a fantasy trilogy, introduces a compelling heroine with a strong, original voice. A sweeping adventure saga as mystical as it is raw, the novel is also a biting commentary on violence and its effect on relationships defined by a caste system. Enriched but not defined by the influences of many cultures (Celtic, Norse, Egyptian, etc.) and authors as diverse as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. LeGuin, Mary Renault, Jean Auel, Margaret Atwood and, yes, even Tolkien, this hypnotic tale of passion and survival will resonate with sophisticated readers of both sexes."
"-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Gritty, sinewy, exceptionally well researched, and highly impressive." -"Kirkus Reviews
"A great piece of gritty, feminist fiction, distinguished by a heroine whose vulnerabilities and fresh voice as narrator make her easy to love."
-"Booklist (starred review)
"Engrossing, suspenseful and uncompromising, this is a novel that sets a great story into motion, leaving readers eager for the next chapter....Its story is so complex and compelling that it will seduce even reluctant readers."
-"SciFi Weekly, A- pick
" 'Expect the unexpected' may sound like a stale cliche, but applied to the future volumes of this trilogy, and the future career of Sarah Micklem, it becomes both a lure and a promise." "-Locus, New & Notable Book
"A fully realized world, full of grit and beauty, hungers of every kind, and gods who are either remote or meddlesome. She takes the time to let relationships develop and events unfold, giving us the sense of having lived andloved our way through Firethorn's world. Micklem makes a worthy bid to be ranked with Robin Hobb, Mary Renault, and George R. R. Martin as a brilliant creator of realistic, character-centered fantasy. My only complaint is that the second book isn't out yet." -Orson Scott Card, author of "Ender's Game
"This is a stark and splendid novel. But the most astonishing thing about it is the suppleness of the style-almost no one writes a first novel this graceful. I look forward to whatever she does next." -Robin McKinley, author of "Sunshine
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An Outlaw's Christmas
An Outlaw's Christmas
By Miller, Linda Lael
2012-09 - Harlequin
9780373777013 Check Our Catalog

With his wild heart, Sawyer McKettrick isn't ready to settle down on the Triple M family ranch in Arizona. So he heads to Blue River, Texas, to seek a job as marshal. But in a blinding snowstorm he's injuredNand collapses into the arms of a prim and proper lady in calico. …More


Mischief and Mistletoe
Mischief and Mistletoe
By Putney, Mary Jo
Author Beverley, Jo
Author Bourne, Joanna
2012-09 - Zebra Books
9781420124866 Check Our Catalog

In this sparkling Christmastime collection, eight acclaimed authors unwrap the most daring of Regency delights. From a spirited lady who sets out to save her rakish best friend from an unsuitable engagement, to a bold spy and a saucy wench, these holiday tales will make readers curl up in front of the fire for a memorable season of mischief and mistletoe. …More


Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
By Mitchell, David
2004-08 - Random House Trade
9780375507250 Check Our Catalog

Winner - 2005 ALA Notable Fiction Selection
A BookPage Notable Title
In his captivating third novel, Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre, and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead.
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