Wednesday, October 9, 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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Torn
Torn
By Ervin, Keisha
2007-09 - Triple Crown Publications
9780977880492 Check Our Catalog


Her female intuition told her he was a dog but yet still she lent him her soul, gave him her heart and allowed herself to fall in love. Torn between infatuation, lust, denial and playing wifey, the only thing Mo knows for sure is that she's been through hell, survived nine years, three miscarriages, numerous flings, heated arguments and a few knock-down drag-out fights only to realize she is further deep in love and more confused than ever.
Come join National Best-Selling Author Keisha Ervin as she spins a classic tale about loving someone so much you lose yourself, only to find in the end that what you thought was real love was just a game. …More


Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!
By Flagg, Fannie
2001-02 - Ballantine Books
9780449005781 Check Our Catalog

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! is the funny, serious, and compelling new novel by Fannie Flagg, author of the beloved Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (and prize-winning co-writer of the classic movie).
Once again, Flagg's humor and respect and affection for her characters shine forth. Many inhabit small-town or suburban America. But this time, her heroine is urban: a brainy, beautiful, and ambitious rising star of 1970s television. Dena Nordstrom, pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise, her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery.
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Dick Francis's Refusal
Dick Francis's Refusal
By Francis, Felix
2013-09 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399160813 Check Our Catalog

Dick Francis's beloved investigator Sid Halley returns in the riveting new mystery by New York Times-bestselling author Felix Francis. …More


The Cuckoo's Calling
The Cuckoo's Calling
By Galbraith, Robert
2013-04 - Mulholland Books
9780316206846 Check Our Catalog

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein. After an injury in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. But then opportunity walks through the door--and he must investigate a supermodel's suicide. …More


A Gangster and a Gentleman
A Gangster and a Gentleman
By Swinson, Kiki
Author Diamond, De'nesha
2012-09 - Dafina Books
9780758251824 Check Our Catalog

National bestselling authors Swinson and Diamond bring readers two irresistible novellas about men so bad, they're everything their heroines don't needNbut exactly what they want. …More


Under a Texas Sky
Under a Texas Sky
By Garlock, Dorothy
2013-08 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446540230 Check Our Catalog

Growing up poor and largely abandoned on the streets of 1920s Chicago, Anna Finnegan has struggled her entire life. Until a talent manager discovers her and brings her into the world of theater. Now years later she's about to start shooting her first movie. Arriving on location in Redstone, Texas, in 1932, Anna steps off the train and collides into Dalton Barnes. He's lived in Redstone all his life and hates how the big city out-of-towners are gawking at the small-town locals like him. It doesn't take long, though, for Anna and Dalton to discover fireworks of a different sort between them. But the movie is plagued by one trouble after another, including a fire that destroys an elaborate set and costumes ruined by huge splashes of paint. Who is sabotaging the film and why? To what lengths will they go? When Anna finds herself threatened, how will she and the love blossoming between her and Dalton survive? …More


Hotshot
Hotshot
By Garwood, Julie
2013-08 - Dutton Books
9780525953012 Check Our Catalog

#1 "New York Times" bestselling author Julie Garwood returns with a novel of family drama, suspense, and--of course--romance. …More


W Is for Wasted
W Is for Wasted
By Grafton, Sue
2013-09 - G.P. Putnam's Sons a Member of Penguin Group
9780399158988 Check Our Catalog

Kinsey Millhone finds yet another way to be connected to a sudden death: as the victim's executor and sole heir. …More


Affliction
Affliction
By Hamilton, Laurell K.
2013-07 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425255704 Check Our Catalog

Some zombies are raised. Others must be put down. Just ask Anita Blake. Before now, she would have considered them merely off-putting, never dangerous. Before now, she had never heard of any of them causing human beings to perish in agony. But that's all changed. …More


Enon
Enon
By Harding, Paul
2013-09 - Random House
9781400069439 Check Our Catalog

A stunning allegorical novel about one man's enduring love for his daughter. …More


The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
By Hawthorne, Nathaniel
1994-05 - Dover Publications
9780486280486 Check Our Catalog

The familiar characters of Hawthorne's dark tale of pride and guilt in colonial New England are given new and added immediacy in the 24 wood engravings by master illustrator Barry Moser. …More


Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel
Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel
By Jance, J. A.
2013-09 - William Morrow & Company
9780062134677 Check Our Catalog

With Second Watch, New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance delivers another thought-provoking novel of suspense starring Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont. Second Watch shows Beaumont taking some time off to get knee replacement surgery, but instead of taking his mind off work, the operation plunges him into one of the most perplexing mysteries he's ever faced. His past collides with his present in this complex and thrilling story that explores loss and heartbreak, duty and honor, and, most importantly, the staggering cost of war and the debts we owe those who served in the Vietnam War, and those in uniform today. …More


Where You Can Find Me
Where You Can Find Me
By Joseph, Sheri
2013-04 - Thomas Dunne Books
9781250012852 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

A week after his eleventh birthday, Caleb Vincent vanishes with hardly a trace. After a three-year search, he is found living a seemingly normal life under a new name with a man he calls his father. While outwardly stunned with joy at his safe recovery, Caleb's parents and sister are privately scrambling to gather together the pieces of a shattered family. To escape the relentless media attention surrounding her son's return, Caleb's mother, Marlene, decides to flee the country and seek refuge in Costa Rica with Caleb and his younger sister, against her estranged husband's wishes. There Marlene forms a makeshift household with her husband's expat mother and his charming, aimless older brother, all residing in a broken-down hotel perched at the blustery apex of the continental divide. In the clouds of their new home, the mystery of Caleb's time gone unfolds while new dangers threaten to pull him back toward his former life. …More


Sheisty Chicks
Sheisty Chicks
By K, Kim
2011-12 - Melodrama Publishing
9781934157473 Check Our Catalog

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Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco
By Kamiya, Gary
2013-08 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781608199600 Check Our Catalog

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Children of Fire
Children of Fire
By Karpyshyn, Drew
2013-08 - Del Rey Books
9780345542236 Check Our Catalog

Karpyshyn introduces a brilliantly innovative epic fantasy of perilous quests, tormented heroes, and darkest sorcery--a thrilling adventure that vaults him into the company of such authors as Terry Goodkind, Brandon Sanderson, and Peter V. Brett. …More


Welfare Wifeys
Welfare Wifeys
By K'wan
2010-09 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312536978 Check Our Catalog


After the deaths and arrests of his entire crew and an informant-fueled investigation into his past, the man known on the streets as Animal relocates to Texas and finds fame and stardom as the newest act signed to the notorious Big Dawg Entertainment. His girlfriend, Gucci, is thrilled when she gets the news that he's coming back to New York on a promotional tour, but when she discovers the hidden agenda behind his homecoming nothing can prepare her for the life-altering consequences that will come of it.
There goes the neighborhood . . . again.
HPL patron: It was ok.
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Then We Take Berlin
Then We Take Berlin
By Lawton, John
2013-09 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802121967 Check Our Catalog

Joe Wilderness is a World War II orphan, a condition that he thinks excuses him from common morality. Cat burglar, card sharp, and Cockney wide boy, the last thing he wants is to get drafted. But in 1946 he finds himself in the Royal Air Force, facing a stretch in military prison . . . when along comes Lt Colonel Burne-Jones to tell him MI6 has better use for his talents. Posted to occupied Berlin, interrogating ex-Nazis, and burgling the odd apartment for MI6, Wilderness finds himself with time on his hands and the devil making work. He falls in with Frank, a US Army captain, with Eddie, a British artilleryman and with Yuri, a major in the NKVD and together they lift the black market scam to a new level. Coffee never tasted so sweet. And he falls for Nell Breakheart, a German girl who has witnessed the worst that Germany could do and is driven by all the scruples that Wilderness lacks. Fifteen years later, June 1963. Wilderness is free-lance and down on his luck. A gumshoe scraping by on divorce cases. Frank is a big shot on Madison Avenue, cooking up one last Berlin scam . . . for which he needs Wilderness once more. Only now they're not smuggling coffee, they're smuggling people. And Nell? Nell is on the staff of West Berlin's mayor Willy Brandt, planning for the state visit of the most powerful man in the world: "Ich bin ein Berliner!" "Then We Take Berlin" is a gripping, meticulously researched and richly detailed historical thriller - a moving story of espionage and war, and people caught up in the most tumultuous events of the twenty-first century. …More


The Secret Keeper
The Secret Keeper
By Lewis, Beverly
2013-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764211485 Check Our Catalog

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Dexter's Final Cut
Dexter's Final Cut
By Lindsay, Jeff
2013-09 - Doubleday Books
9780385536516 Check Our Catalog

With 1.7 million copies of the Dexter novels sold, and ever-increasing critical acclaim, Jeff Lindsay returns to his groundbreaking and beloved character with his most entertaining book yet. Get ready for a grisly send-up of Hollywood, and a full dose of dark Dexter wit. …More


Beloved Enemy: A Jack McClure Novel
Beloved Enemy: A Jack McClure Novel
By Lustbader, Eric Van
2013-09 - Forge
9780765337054 Check Our Catalog

In the stunning follow-up to Father Night, Jack McClure faces a choice: help the woman he loves, or destroy her as the enemy she is. …More


Heart of Texas, Volume 2
Heart of Texas, Volume 2
By Macomber, Debbie
2013-07 - Mira Books
9780778314417 Check Our Catalog

Promise, a ranching community in the Hill Country, is a place with a mysterious past and a secret or two hidden under its everyday exterior. It's also a place where family and friendship are the things that really matter. This two-in-one volume includes "Caroline's Child" and "Dr. Texas." Reissue. …More


Someone
Someone
By McDermott, Alice
2013-09 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374281090 Check Our Catalog

A fully realized portrait of one woman's life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award-winning author. …More