Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Reading Week 4


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 4.  This week 30 people submitted entries, and 16 were new!  They read 84 books.  So far 76 people have submitted 347 entries, and 182 people have registered.



Uniform Justice
Uniform Justice
By Leon, Donna
2004-04 - Penguin Books
9780142004227 Check Our Catalog

For more than a decade Donna Leon has been a bestseller in Europe with a series of mysteries featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti. Always ready to bend the rules to solve a crime, Brunetti manages to maintain his integrity while maneuvering through a city rife with politics, corruption, and intrigue.
In "Uniform Justice," a young cadet has been found hanged, a presumed suicide, in Venice's elite military academy. Brunetti's sorrow for the boy, so close in age to his own son, is rivaled only by his contempt for a community that is more concerned with protecting the reputation of the school, and its privileged students, than with finding the truth. The young man's father is a doctor and former politician. He is a man of an impeccable integrity who inexplicably avoids talking to the police. As Brunetti pursues his inquiry, he is faced with a wall of silence. Is the military protecting its own? Or has Brunetti uncovered a conspiracy far more sinister than that of a single death? …More


Survival Strategies for Parenting Your Add Child: Dealing with Obsessions, Compulsions...
Survival Strategies for Parenting Your Add Child: Dealing with Obsessions, Compulsions...
By Lynn, George T.
Author Lynn
1996-09 - Underwood Books
9781887424196 Check Our Catalog

From the publisher of Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception comes a handbook of essential stress management skills for families with AD D children. These 40 powerful stress management techniques for both parents and children help manage the most problematic behaviors of ADD children, including rage, self-righteousness, oppositionality, obsessions, and depression. 10 charts. Line drawings. …More


Son of a Witch: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove
Son of a Witch: My Journey from the Streets to the Stove
By Maguire, Gregory
2006-09 - William Morrow & Company
9780060747220 Check Our Catalog

In this follow-up to "Wicked"--the basis for the Tony Award-winning musical--beloved novelist Maguire returns at last to the land of Oz and introduces readers to Liir, the small boy Elphaba leaves behind at her untimely death. …More


Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
By Maguire, Gregory
Illustrator Smith, Douglas
2000-11 - ReganBooks
9780060987107 Check Our Catalog

An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Wicked just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature. Line illustrations. …More


Sarah My Beloved
Sarah My Beloved
By MacLaren, Sharlene
2007-10 - Whitaker House
9780883684252 Check Our Catalog

Sarah Woodward has come to Kentucky as a mail-order-bride. But when she steps off the stage coach, the man who contacted her through the Marriage Made in Heaven Agency informs her that he has fallen in love with and wed another woman. Sarah is disappointed, but she feels that God led her to Little Hickman Creek for a reason. With her usual stubborn determination, she refuses to leave until she finds out what that reason is. Whitaker Distributors …More


Caroline's Child & Dr. Texas
Caroline's Child & Dr. Texas
By Macomber, Debbie
2007-09 - Mira Books
9780778324539 Check Our Catalog

Macomber takes fans back to Promise, Texas, the ranching community deep in the Hill Country, in this two-in-one volume of favorite tales, in which a secret or two hidden beneath Promises everyday exterior is revealed. Reissue. …More


Heart of Texas Volume 1: Lonesome CowboyTexas Two-Step
Heart of Texas Volume 1: Lonesome CowboyTexas Two-Step
By Macomber, Debbie
2013-02 - Mira Books
9780778314264 Check Our Catalog


Promise, a ranching community in the Hill Country, is a place with a mysterious past and more than its share of secrets. It's also a place where family and friendship matter. Includes two full-length novels: "Lonesome Cowboy" and "Texas Two-Step." Reissue.
HPL patron:  Great story line and easy to read.
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Breathless
Breathless
By McDaniel, Lurlene
2010-09 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780440240167 Check Our Catalog

In this honest and probing novel, McDaniel tackles a controversial subject, sensitively exploring the issues of personal choice and quality of life, and poignantly reminding readers that every individual deserves to be treated with dignity. …More


100 Ways to Simplify Your Life
100 Ways to Simplify Your Life
By Meyer, Joyce
2008-11 - Faithwords
9780446194167 Check Our Catalog

In her trademark no-nonsense style, Meyer--television personality and head of Joyce Meyer Ministries--shows readers how to pare down their lives in order to achieve more. …More


Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
By Meyer, Joyce
2002-10 - Faithwords
9780446691093 Check Our Catalog


In celebration of selling 3 million copies, FaithWords is publishing a special updated edition of BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND.
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds.
She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth--and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.
This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.
Download the free Joyce Meyer author app.

HPL patron:  Great book.
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The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything
The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything
By Meyer, Joyce
2007-04 - Faithwords
9780446531962 Check Our Catalog


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"New York Times" bestselling author Meyer encourages readers to take a fresh look at what for many is a mysterious and perplexing subject: prayer. In her straightforward and profound style, she reveals the incredible force that comes through this simple act.

HPL patron:  Joyce Meyer gives simple prayer tips to use in your everyday life.
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Plain Jane
Plain Jane
By Michaels, Fern
2011-02 - Zebra Books
9781420121919 Check Our Catalog

"Plain Jane" is Fern Michaels's greatest triumph yet--the tale of an "ugly duckling" who transforms herself into a successful psychotherapist, wins the love of a wonderful man, and unearths and solves a shocking crime. Jane has never forgotten Michael Sorenson, her drop-dead gorgeous high school crush. But now he's walked back into her life,, offering her the chance to become a truly extraordinary woman . . . if she dares. …More


Bowled Over
Bowled Over
By Michaels, Kasey
2007-11 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758208842 Check Our Catalog

USA Today" and "New York Times" bestselling author Michaels lovable mystery-writer-turned-sleuth, Maggie Kelly, finds business is getting personal when her dad is accused of murder. …More


Radiance
Radiance
By Noel, Alyson
2010-08 - Square Fish
9780312629175 Check Our Catalog

From the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Immortals series comes a new middle-grade series featuring Ever's younger sister, Riley Bloom, who learns she is a Soul Catcher. …More


Natural Born Liar
Natural Born Liar
By Noire
2013-05 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758287694 Check Our Catalog

A #1 "Essence]"-bestselling author is back with her trademark Urban erotic style with this first book in a trilogy following the escapades of a New York City hustler pretending to be the long-lost daughter of an oil-rich Texas family. …More


For Better: How the Surprising Science of Happy Couples Can Help Your Marriage Succeed
For Better: How the Surprising Science of Happy Couples Can Help Your Marriage Succeed
By Parker-Pope, Tara
2011-04 - Plume Books
9780452297104 Check Our Catalog

In this eye-opening--and ultimately optimisitc--look at marriage today, a "New York Times" columnist reveals the heart behind the statistics to bust the myths and share the true secrets to marital happiness. …More


10th Anniversary
10th Anniversary
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2011-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316036269 Check Our Catalog

Detective Lindsay Boxer's long-awaited wedding celebration becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead, and her newborn baby is nowhere to be found. Lindsay discovers that not only is there no trace of the criminals--but that the victim may be keeping secrets as well. …More


Bury Your Dead
Bury Your Dead
By Penny, Louise
2011-08 - Minotaur Books
9780312626907 Check Our Catalog

Chief Inspector Gamache receives a letter from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. The letter proclaims Olivier's innocence, so Gamache must relive the terrible events that killed one of his men before he can bury the dead. …More


Dance of Death
Dance of Death
By Preston, Douglas J.
Author Child, Lincoln
2005-06 - Warner Books
9780446578301 Check Our Catalog


New York Times Bestselling Authors.  Agent Pendergast's greatest enemy is one who has stalked him all of his life, his cunning and diabolical brother Diogenes. And Diogenes has thrown down the gauntlet. Now, several of the people closest to Pendergast are viciously murdered, and Pendergast is framed for the deeds. On the run from the federal authorities, with only the help of his old friend NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D'Agosta, Pendergast must stop his brother. But how can he stop the man that is his intellectual equal - one who has had 20 years to plan the world's most horrendous crime?
HPL patron:  2 authors collaborate to produce highly entertaining suspence/crime novel.  2 brothers-archenemies-forcing those in law enforcement to follow their own method to solve the case.
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The Butterfly House
The Butterfly House
By Preston, Marcia
Author Preston, M. K.
2005-01 - Mira Books
9780778321354 Check Our Catalog


A woman must come to terms with the childhood secret she carries with her about the tragic fire that killed her mother.
HPL patron:  A beautifully crafted presentation of the process of discovering the truth-whether it is the fears one has- or the feeling for-friends and family or spouse or traumatizing events.  Set in context with raising butterflies-from egg to emergence.
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The Heroes of Olympus, Book One the Lost Hero
The Heroes of Olympus, Book One the Lost Hero
By Riordan, Rick
2012-04 - Disney Press
9781423113461 Check Our Catalog

From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. It was hard to say good-bye to Percy--but fans don't have to. A lovable new generation of demigods has its own prophecy to prepare for, and their hero Perseus Jackson just may turn up in times of need. …More


Kate Caterina
Kate Caterina
By Riviere, William
2001-01 - Sceptre
9780340770382 Check Our Catalog


Chosen as Book of the Year in London by both the "Daily Telegraph" and the "Daily Mail, Kate Caterina" is a passionate love story and a heartbreaking saga of a family torn apart by war, situated against a canvas of Italy during World War II.
HPL patron:  The story of WWII told from the point of view of the English wife of an Italian-with a German mother-in-law-the author examines the personal vs political divisions where nationality forces families to opposite sides.
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
By Roach, Mary
2003-04 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393050936 Check Our Catalog

Alex Award Winner - 2004
In her droll, intimate voice, Roach conducts an oddly compelling, often hilarious forensic exploration of the strange lives of bodies postmortem. 13 illustrations.
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Small Steps
Small Steps
By Sachar, Louis
2008-01 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385733151 Check Our Catalog

Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it ' s hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. And he seems to be on the right path, until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain. He ' ll never be the same again.
In his first major novel since Holes, critically acclaimed novelist Louis Sachar uses his signature wit combined with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters to explore issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that determine a person ' s life, and what it takes to stay on course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice - but a small step in the right direction.

From the Hardcover edition.
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