Tuesday, June 18, 2013

HPL's New Books

Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2013.  To see new books from other years try:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.


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Choke
Choke
By Ford, Darnella
2006-06 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312348038 Check Our Catalog


The one bright spot in Vanessa's life is her daughter, Kennedy, and her love for the piano. Kennedy is practicing to audition for an esteemed music academy that Vanessa can no way afford, but Vanessa will do anything to help her daughter succeed even if it means sacrificing her own chances for a better life.
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Becoming Tara
Becoming Tara
By Fournier, Tammy
2010-09 - Urban Books
9781601622815 Check Our Catalog

This page-turning sequel to the bestseller "P.I.E.C.E.S.: A Booster's Story," which was based o the author's own gritty true story, picks up right where the romantic thriller leaves off, and continues the saga as Tara and Julio enter prison. …More


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
By Fowler, Therese Anne
2013-03 - St. Martin's Press
9781250028655 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is 17 years old and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn't prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. …More


Her Brother's Keeper: A Joan Spencer Mystery
Her Brother's Keeper: A Joan Spencer Mystery
By Frommer, Sara Hoskinson
2013-04 - Perseverance Press
9781564745255 Check Our Catalog

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Baby Momma 2
Baby Momma 2
By Genovese, Ni'chelle
2013-02 - Urban Books
9781601625380 Check Our Catalog

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Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp
Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp
By Goines, Donald, Jr.
2007-07 - Holloway House Publishing Company
9780870679711 Check Our Catalog

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When Darkness Falls
When Darkness Falls
By Graham, Heather
2013-04 - Zebra Books
9781420131468 Check Our Catalog

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Booty Call *69
Booty Call *69
By Gray, Erick S.
2006-12 - Augustus Publishing, Inc.
9780975945346 Check Our Catalog

Taking urban erotica to dizzying heights and culminating in an earth-shattering climax, Erick S Gray spins a sexually charged, coming of age tale. The drama in "Booty Call *69" revolves around a promiscuous young woman, Shana, who is so seductive she easily captures any man she glances at. After breaking up with the equally self-indulgent boy-toy, Jakim who is too busy hunting for additional sexual pleasures. Shana finds she's rapidly falling for his best friend, Tyrone and ignores Jakim's attempts at reconciliation. A man will do anything when he loves a woman and will try his best to hold on to what he thinks he needs. But does that mean he has to keep going down the road of mistrust? If you love someone set them free and if the love's meant to be then... In a hot remix of his "Booty Call" debut, Erick S Gray shows how unconditional love can be and how grimy trusted friends can get in "Booty Call *69." …More


It's Like Candy: An Urban Novel
It's Like Candy: An Urban Novel
By Gray, Erick S.
2007-03 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312349974 Check Our Catalog

Sisters River and Starr leave home in their early teens to escape the abuse of a drug-addicted mother. River joins a gang and Starr is working for a pimp by the time she's 16. Eager to get off the streets and change their lives, both girls realize they cannot get out of the game so easily. 25,000. …More


Nasty Girls: An Urban Novel
Nasty Girls: An Urban Novel
By Gray, Erick S.
2006-05 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312349967 Check Our Catalog

Camille, Jade, and Shy are best friends who have always had each others' backs until their drug-dealing boyfriends get caught up in a shooting that sends one boyfriend to jail. Jealousy, greed, revenge, and betrayal test the bonds of their friendship. …More


Family Pictures
Family Pictures
By Green, Jane
2013-03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312591830 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times"-bestseller Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealed. From the author of "Another Piece of My Heart" comes the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. …More


All You Could Ask for
All You Could Ask for
By Greenberg, Mike
2013-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780062220752 Check Our Catalog

A tender and wonderfully insightful story of friendship, love, heartbreak and renewal, played out in the lives of three unforgettable women, from an extraordinary--and unexpected--debut novelist: ESPN talk show host Greenberg. …More


The Kingmaker's Daughter
The Kingmaker's Daughter
By Gregory, Philippa
2012-08 - Touchstone Books
9781451626070 Check Our Catalog

Number-one "New York Times"-bestselling author Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to death for love and power at the court of King Edward IV of England. In this novel, her first sister story since "The Other Boleyn Girl," Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women. …More


Calico Joe
Calico Joe
By Grisham, John
2013-03 - Bantam
9780345536648 Check Our Catalog

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No Way Back
No Way Back
By Gross, Andrew
2013-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780061655982 Check Our Catalog

"No Way Back" is a thrilling page-turner from Gross, the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "15 Seconds" and "The Blue Zone." One woman is framed for a horrific crime, and desperate to prove her innocence. A chance meeting with a stranger in a hotel ends in a shocking murder. …More


Naughty No More
Naughty No More
By Hampton, Brenda
2012-11 - Urban Books
9781601623706 Check Our Catalog

"Essence"-bestselling author Hampton delivers a riveting sequel to "Naughty," in which Jaylin and Nokea Rogers struggle to keep their marriage together as each of their infidelities comes back to haunt them. …More


Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel
Deadlocked: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel
By Harris, Charlaine
2013-03 - Ace Books
9780425256381 Check Our Catalog

With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana, in town, it's the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman's front yardNespecially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank. …More


Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story
Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story
By Henderson, Dee
2013-05 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764211126 Check Our Catalog


After finding God and falling in love, life is good for Dr. Jennifer O'Malley. But can her faith--and her family--survive the challenges ahead?
HPL patron:  I couldn't put this book down-great read!
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A Dual Inheritance
A Dual Inheritance
By Hershon, Joanna
2013-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345468475 Check Our Catalog

Hershon writes an engrossing novel of passion and friendship--and their reverberations across generations. Two young men form an unlikely friendship, bolstered by a fierce shared desire to transcend their circumstances. But their paths diverge--one rising on Wall Street, the other becoming a kind of global humanitarian--testing their friendship. …More


The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) a Novel
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) a Novel
By Hesse, Hermann
Translator Winston, Richard
Translator Winston, Clara
2002-12 - Picador USA
9780312278496 Check Our Catalog

Setting his story in the distant, post-Holocaust future, Hesse tells of an elite cult of intellectuals occupying themselves with an elaborate game that employs all the cultural and scientific knowledge of the ages. The most imaginative and prophetic of Hesse's works. …More


Summerland
Summerland
By Hilderbrand, Elin
2013-03 - Reagan Arthur Books
9780316099899 Check Our Catalog

What begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver dead and her twin brother in a coma. As summer unfolds, startling truths are revealed about the survivors and their parents--secrets kept, promises broken, hearts betrayed. …More


Nos4a2
Nos4a2
By Hill, Joe
2013-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780062200570 Check Our Catalog

A spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Hill, the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Horns." Victoria and Charles can both go to secret worlds, from a secret bridge to a terrifying playground of amusements. Their paths have crossed before, and one is looking for revenge. …More


Against the Law: A Western Duo
Against the Law: A Western Duo
By Hogan, Ray
2013-05 - Five Star (ME)
9781432826314 Check Our Catalog

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