Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summer Reading Week 8


Summer Reading 2013Here are the results of Week 8.  This week 29 people submitted entries, and 5 were new!  They read 119 books.  So far 107 people have submitted 779 entries, and 215 people have registered,69 just this week.

Bride of the Mist Bride of the Mist
By Skye, Christina
2004-07 - Avon Books
9780380782789 Check Our Catalog Bridal editor Kara Fitzgerald receives an urgent psychic summons to England's Draycott Abbey, where her encounter with enigmatic larid Duncan MacKinnon convinces her that they share a secret destiny. As Drayton's guardian ghost warns them of approaching danger, they travel to Duncan's rugged Highland Castle, where they must confront a callous enemy who stalks them. …More
Code Name: Princess Code Name: Princess
By Skye, Christina
2004-09 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440237617 Check Our Catalog Jess Mulcahey's life gets complicated in a hurray when she finds herself babysitting a top-secret koala bear. As Jess's world gets tossed into the whirlwind of Navy SEALS and ransom deadlines, her best hope may be to hang on for the ride. With CODE NAME: PRINCESS, Christina Skye features her signature blend of seduction and adventure that readers have come to love.
HPL patron:  Ten!!!!!…More
Draycott Eternal: What Dreams May Come & Season of Wishes Draycott Eternal: What Dreams May Come & Season of Wishes
By Skye, Christina
2008-04 - Harlequin Books
9780373772940 Check Our Catalog A "New York Times" bestselling author invites readers to return to the world of Draycott Abbey in two haunting classics of mystery and timeless love. Reissue. …More
The Wilderness Within The Wilderness Within
By Spring, Barbara
2003-06 - Publish America
9781592867851 Check Our Catalog These poems, along with a few travel stories, are a joyous form of word play that embodies life itself. The poems range from the Great Lakes, to Africa, to the Galapagos, and Mexico. They go places never visited before.
HPL patron:  Poems, some feature Muskegon.…More
Betrayal Betrayal
By Steel, Danielle
2013-01 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440245223 Check Our Catalog In this riveting novel, "New York Times"-bestselling author Danielle Steel reveals the dark side of fame and fortune, as a renowned film director confronts an act of unimaginable treachery. At the same time, Steel brilliantly captures a woman's will to navigate a minefield of hurt and loss--toward a new beginning. …More
Family Ties Family Ties
By Steel, Danielle
2011-06 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440245193 Check Our Catalog From Manhattan to Paris and all the way to Tehran, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Steel weaves a powerfully compelling story that reminds readers how challenging and unpredictable life can be--and how the bonds of family hold them together. …More
Silent Honor Silent Honor
By Steel, Danielle
1996-11 - Delacorte Press
9780385313018 Check Our Catalog A man ahead of his time, Japanese college professor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief in ancient traditions. It was the early 1920s and Masao had dreams for the future - and a fascination with the politics and opportunities of a world that was changing every day. Twenty years later, his eighteen-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boarded the SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education and to make her father proud. It was August 1941. From the ship, she went directly to the Palo Alto home of her uncle, Takeo, and his family. To Hiroko, California was a different world - a world of barbecues, station wagons, and college. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And much to Hiroko's surprise, Peter Jenkins, her uncle's assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. But in spite of him, and all her promises to her father, Hiroko longs to go home. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear. On December 7, Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese. Within hours, war is declared and suddenly Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Terrified, begging to go home, she is nonetheless ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is - until her entire world caves in. On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give uptheir jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face their destinies there. Families are divided, people are forced to abandon their homes, their businesses, their freedom, and their lives. Hiroko and her uncle's family go first to Tanforan, and from there to the detention center at Tule Lake. This extraordinary novel tells what happened to them there, creating a portrait of human tragedy and strength, divided loyalties and love. It tells of Americans who were treated as foreigners in their own land. And it tells Hiroko's story, and that of her American family, as they fight to stay alive amid the drama of life and death in the camp at Tule Lake.
HPL patron:  This is an amazing love story.  Love in the time of war against all, overwhelming, odds.…More
Journey Through Heartsongs Journey Through Heartsongs
By Stepanek, Mattie J. T.
Foreword by Carter, Jimmy
2002-01 - Hyperion Books
9780786869428 Check Our Catalog These poems share the rare wisdom that Mattie has acquired through his struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. His life view is one of love and generosity and as a poet and a peacemaker. Foreword by former President Jimmy Carter. Illustrations. …More
The Essential Diabetes Cookbook: Good Healthy Eating from Around the World The Essential Diabetes Cookbook: Good Healthy Eating from Around the World
By Thompson, Antony Worrall
With Blair, Louise
2010-11 - Kyle Cathie Limited
9781906868154 Check Our Catalog According to the American Diabetes Association, 23.6 million children and adults in the United States-7.8% of the population-have diabetes. Diet is one of the most important areas for a diabetic to understand-it's about eating as wide a variety of foods as possible, about increasing the amount of vegetables and fiber you eat, reducing protein and recognizing hidden sugars in foods. Our Western eating habits aren't always the easiest to adapt to diabetic requirements, whereas the everyday diet in other cultures is much more similar to the diabetic diet. The fabulous recipes included in this book come from all the main continents and prove that diabetic food doesn't need to be boring.
HPL patron:  Beautiful looking food.  Can't wait to start trying them.…More
Actors at Work Actors at Work
By Tichler, Rosemarie
Author Kaplan, Barry Jay
2007-08 - Faber & Faber
9780865479555 Check Our Catalog It's extremely difficult to be an actor, for many reasons: It's mostly unrewarding financially. It takes a lot of hard work before an actor even gets a part. A career is apt to be short-lived. The field is incredibly competitive. Cream does not always rise to the top. And yet actors young and old line up by the thousands wanting to do it. What fuels this desire? What is it that drives actors to withstand the frustration of not getting parts, of getting bad parts in bad plays, of being mistreated by directors, misundertood by audiences, misinterpreted by critics?
With a nod to the "Paris Review"'s Writers at Work model, "Actors at Work "looks at the way some of our most respected stage and film actors today approach their calling. In a collection of interviews with a dozen artists, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Patti LuPone, and Billy Crudup, the book explores not only the impetus to perform but also key topics about the process and profession, including the way actors approach a role, what techniques they use to deal with directors and other cast members, the ways in which they use their own personal lives in their work, and their influences, idols, and insecurities. The result is a book that actors will find indispensable and fans will find irresistible.
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Big Stone Gap Big Stone Gap
By Trigiani, Adriana
2001-04 - Ballantine Books
9780345438324 Check Our Catalog Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was. Before she can blink, Ave's fielding marriage proposals, fighting off greedy family members, organizing a celebration for visiting celebrities, and planning the trip of a lifetime--a trip that could change her view of the world and her own place in it forever. Brimming with humor and wise notions of small-town life, Big Stone Gap is a gem of a book with a giant heart. . . . …More
Home to Big Stone Gap Home to Big Stone Gap
By Trigiani, Adriana
2007-10 - Ballantine Books
9780812967821 Check Our Catalog The long-awaited next chapter in the beloved and bestselling Big Stone Gap saga is an emotional, unforgettable journey of love, hope, and forgiveness. …More
Milk Glass Moon Milk Glass Moon
By Trigiani, Adriana
2003-07 - Ballantine Books
9780345445858 Check Our Catalog Milk Glass Moon, the third book in Adriana Trigiani's bestselling Big Stone Gap series, continues the life story of Ave Maria Mulligan MacChesney as she faces the challenges and changes of motherhood with her trademark humor and honesty. With twists as plentiful as those found on the holler roads of southwest Virginia, this story takes turns that will surprise and enthrall the reader.
Transporting us from Ave Maria's home in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Italian Alps, from New York City to the Tuscan countryside, Milk Glass Moon" is the story of a shifting mother-daughter relationship, of a daughter's first love and a mother's heartbreak, of an enduring marriage that contains its own ongoing challenges, and of a community faced with seismic change.
All of Trigiani's beloved characters are back: Jack Mac, Ave Maria's true love, who is willing to gamble security for the unknown; her best friend and confidant, bandleader Theodore Tip-ton, who begins a new life in New York City; librarian and sexpert Iva Lou Wade Makin, who faces a life-or-death crisis. Meanwhile, surprises emerge in the blossoming of crusty cashier Fleeta Mullins, the maturing of mountain girl turned savvy businesswoman Pearl Grimes, and the return of Pete Rutledge, the handsome stranger who turned Ave Maria's world upside down in Big Cherry Holler.
In this rollicking hayride of upheaval and change, Ave Maria is led to places she never dreamed she would go, and to people who enter her life and rock its foundation. As Ave Maria reaches into the past to find answers to the present, readers will stay with her every step of the way, rooting for the onetime town spinster who embraced love and made a family. MilkGlass Moon" is about the power of love and its abiding truth, and captures Trigiani at her most lyrical and heartfelt.
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The Man in 3B The Man in 3B
By Weber, Carl
2013-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455505265 Check Our Catalog Meet Darryl Graham. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy in Queens, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you, and when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects. …More
Code Name Verity Code Name Verity
By Wein, Elizabeth
2012-05 - Hyperion Books
9781423152194 Check Our Catalog 2012 Boston Globe Horn Book Fiction Honor
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A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. …More
Witches' Craft: A Multidenominational Wicca Bible Witches' Craft: A Multidenominational Wicca Bible
By Wilborn, Bruce K.
2011-10 - Skyhorse Publishing
9781616084431 Check Our Catalog The most comprehensive guide to Wicca for serious practitioners and anyone with questions about the craft.
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The Shack The Shack
By Young, William Paul
2008-07 - Windblown Media
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A grieving father receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him to meet in the Oregon wilderness where his daughter has been abducted and murdered. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" Windblown Media …More