Tuesday, August 6, 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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The Eye of the World
The Eye of the World
By Jordan, Robert
1995-09 - Tor Books
9780812511819 Check Our Catalog

The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
"Jordan is able to take ... familiar elements and make them his own, in a powerful novel of wide and complex scope. Open religious and political conflicts add a gritty realism, while the cities and courts provide plenty of drama and splendor. Women have a stronger role than in Tolkien.... Each character in this large cast remains distinct.... Their adventures are varied, and exciting.... "The Eye of the World" stands alone as a fantasy epic."--"Locus"
"Robert Jordan has created a fantasy world as tangible and credible as history. He has a fine eye for detail and a vivid sense of drama."--Morgan Llewelyn
"Robert Jordan's "The Eye of the World" proves that there's still plenty of life in the ancient tradition of epic fantasy. Jordan has a powerful vision of good and evil-- but what strikes me as most pleasurable about "The Eye of the World" is all the fascinating people moving through a rich and interesting world."--Orson Scott Card
"Jordan's world is rich in detail and his plot is rich in incident. Impressive work, and highly recommended."--"ALA Booklist"
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Extreme Measures
Extreme Measures
By Flynn, Vince
2009-08 - Pocket Books
9781416505044 Check Our Catalog


Vince Flynn's thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, dominate the imagination of readers everywhere. In them, Flynn captures the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders.
Now, Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America. …More


Alien: The Illustrated Story
Alien: The Illustrated Story
By Goodwin, Archie
Editor Lippincott, Charles
Illustrator Simonson, Walt
2012-09 - Titan Books (UK)
9781781161296 Check Our Catalog

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Medea: A Delphic Woman Novel
Medea: A Delphic Woman Novel
By Greenwood, Kerry
2013-06 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781464201431 Check Our Catalog

Medea, Princess of Colchis, is a priestess of Hecate, Three Named, Lady of Phantoms. She is the custodian of the wood in which the Golden Fleece is hung. She alone can tame the giant serpent which guards the grove. And then Jason and his Argonauts come along, and she falls catastophically in love. She helps him steal the Golden Fleece ans sails with him to claim his throne. And that's when things go wrong... and she must attempt to reclaim her humanity through abandoment, murder, grief and heavy seas. …More


Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel
Let It Burn: An Alex McKnight Novel
By Hamilton, Steve
2013-07 - Minotaur Books
9780312640224 Check Our Catalog

Edgar-winner Hamilton puts a fresh twist on the archetypical tough-guy cop with a heart of gold in his 10th Alex McKnight novel (after 2012's Die a Stranger). …More


Fly Away
Fly Away
By Hannah, Kristin
2013-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312577216 Check Our Catalog

Hannah's "Firefly Lane" became a touchstone novel in women's lives. Across the world, women embraced the story of Tully and Kate's enduring friendship. Now, five years later, in "Fly Away," Hannah returns to the world of these unforgettable characters and asks the question: OHow do you hold yourself together when your world has fallen apart?O …More


Dead, White, and Blue
Dead, White, and Blue
By Hart, Carolyn
2013-05 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425260777 Check Our Catalog

Shell is the kind of woman wives hate--for good reason--and most of them wish she would just disappear. But when she does, and a teenage girl is the only one who seems to notice, Annie can't help but feel like someone should be looking for her. …More


Bad Monkey
Bad Monkey
By Hiaasen, Carl
2013-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307272591 Check Our Catalog

Hiaasen is back doing what he does best: spinning a wickedly funny, fiercely pointed tale in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of pristine land in Florida--now, in the Bahamas too--get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion. …More


The 9th Girl
The 9th Girl
By Hoag, Tami
2013-06 - Dutton Books
9780525952978 Check Our Catalog

Number-one "New York Times"-bestselling author Hoag brings back her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska in a haunting new thriller. Hoag's most recent books have been among the biggest bestsellers of her career. …More


Death of the Demon
Death of the Demon
By Holt, Anne
2013-06 - Scribner Book Company
9781451634808 Check Our Catalog

From the Edgar Award finalist comes the captivating third book in this series featuring the brilliant and tough police investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, who looks into the grisly murder of an orphanage director. The dark and captivating new chapter examines that murky intersection between crime and justice. …More


Hunting Eve
Hunting Eve
By Johansen, Iris
2013-07 - St. Martin's Press
9781250019998 Check Our Catalog

The stakes are raised even higher in "Hunting Eve" as Eve battles the man who is holding her prisoner. Secrets about why Eve has been targeted come into the light, bringing Eve even closer to danger. With its cliffhanger ending, "Hunting Eve" sets up perfectly for the finale, "Silencing Eve." …More


A Serpent's Tooth: A Walt Longmire Mystery
A Serpent's Tooth: A Walt Longmire Mystery
By Johnson, Craig
2013-06 - Viking Books
9780670026456 Check Our Catalog

The inspiration for A&E's "Longmire" finds himself in the crosshairs in the ninth book of the "New York Times"-bestselling series. Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother but clues are scarce. Longmire and his crew come to help. …More


Lover Be Mine
Lover Be Mine
By Jordan, Nicole
2013-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345525291 Check Our Catalog

As the wickedly seductive Wilde cousins seek true love by taking a page from history's legendary love stories, Lord Jack Wilde plays a determined Romeo courting an enchanting Juliet. Original. …More


The Fires of Heaven
The Fires of Heaven
By Jordan, Robert
1995-09 - Tor Books
9780812550306 Check Our Catalog

The acclaimed, nationally bestselling fifth book of the Wheel of Time series. The Last Battle is approaching rapidly, for the seals of the Dark One's prison are beginning to crumble. The Dragon Reborn is closer to ruling the world, while the Forsaken Rahvin is meeting with three of his fellows to ensure their ultimate victory over the Dragon. …More


Anybody Out There?
Anybody Out There?
By Keyes, Marian
2007-04 - Avon Books
9780061240850 Check Our Catalog

International bestseller Keyes is back with another quirky, heartwarming story of the Walsh sisters. Written in her classic style and marrying the darker parts of life with humor and wit, this novel is a wonderfully charming look at love here and ever after. …More


Wizard and Glass
Wizard and Glass
By King, Stephen
2003-10 - Signet Book
9780451210876 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling saga of Roland, the last Gunslinger, and his quest for the Dark Tower continues in the fourth installment of King's fantastical series, now reissued with a new Introduction by the author. …More


Girl in Translation
Girl in Translation
By Kwok, Jean
2011-05 - Riverhead Books
9781594485152 Check Our Catalog

A fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice makes an inspiring debut with this novel about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two cultures. [R]eminiscent of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."--Min Jin Lee ("Free Food for Millionaires"). …More


One Heart to Win
One Heart to Win
By Lindsey, Johanna
2013-06 - Gallery Books
9781476714264 Check Our Catalog

Lindsey's golden anniversary 50th novel! The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author presents a passionate novel of hidden identities, family secrets, and love that transcends a 50-year feud set in the majestic ranchland of 1880's Montana Territory. …More


More Than a Skeleton
More Than a Skeleton
By Maier, Paul L.
2012-05 - Thomas Nelson Publishers
9781401687144 Check Our Catalog

Jonathan Weber was at the helm of an action-packed dig in "A Skeleton in God's Closet." Now he plays an integral part in the investigation of a dangerous hoax involving the return of Christ. …More


The Hedge Knight
The Hedge Knight
By Martin, George R. R.
Illustrator Miller, Mike
Adapted by Avery, Ben
2007-01 - Marvel Comics
9780785125785 Check Our Catalog

A century before the events of New York Times best-selling author George R. R. Martin's epic series, A Song of Ice and Fire, a squire named Dunk picks up the sword and shield of his dead master and enters a tournament to begin his career as a knight. But "Ser Duncan" has much to learn about this world of knights and nobles, and as he attempts to find a sponsor who will allow him to enter the tournament, he makes friends and enemies readily. Dunk is a capable fighter and has a strong sense of honor, but is that enough for him to become a true knight in the eyes of the others, or is he just a young man living a delusion and putting those he knows in grave danger? …More


Sunny, Vol. 1
Sunny, Vol. 1
By Matsumoto, Taiyo
Author Matsumoto, Taiyao
2013-05 - Viz Media
9781421555256 Check Our Catalog

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New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1
New Moon: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1
By Meyer, Stephenie
Illustrator Kim, Young
2013-04 - Yen Press
9780316217187 Check Our Catalog

In the first installment, Bella and Edward find themselves facing new obstacles, including a devastating separation, the mysterious appearance of dangerous wolves roaming the forest in Forks, a terrifying threat of revenge from a female vampire, and more. …More


Punk Rock Jesus
Punk Rock Jesus
By Murphy, Sean
Illustrator Murphy, Sean
2013-04 - Vertigo
9781401237684 Check Our Catalog

A reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ causes chaos across the U.S. of the near future in a new graphic novel written and drawn by Murphy, the acclaimed illustrator of "Joe the Barbarian" and "American Vampire." …More