Wednesday, October 16, 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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Who Asked You?
Who Asked You?
By McMillan, Terry
2013-09 - Viking Books
9780670785698 Check Our Catalog

Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams--all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. …More


Never Enough
Never Enough
By Miasha
2008-07 - Touchstone Books
9781416553380 Check Our Catalog

"Essence"-bestselling author Miasha brings back her popular heroine Celess, one of the most controversial and dynamic characters in urban-lit fiction. …More


The Fountain of St. James Court; Or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman
The Fountain of St. James Court; Or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman
By Naslund, Sena Jeter
2013-09 - William Morrow & Company
9780061579325 Check Our Catalog

"[A] lively and pointed variation on James Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"...this is an incisive and keenly pleasurable novel about women artists overcoming adversity to create "joyful work" that celebrates life's beauty and wonder."--Booklist on THE FOUNTAIN OF ST JAMES COURT …More


Mistress
Mistress
By Patterson, James
Author Ellis, David
2013-08 - Little Brown and Company
9780316211079 Check Our Catalog

Ben isn't like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he's a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben's infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. …More


How the Light Gets in: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
How the Light Gets in: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
By Penny, Louise
2013-08 - Minotaur Books
9780312655471 Check Our Catalog

In Three Pines, Chief Inspector Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world, but now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except town eccentric Ruth Zardo. …More


The Best American Short Stories
The Best American Short Stories
By Perrotta, Tom
Editor Pitlor, Heidi
2012-10 - Mariner Books
9780547242101 Check Our Catalog

"The Best American Short Stories" is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction. The 2012 edition is guest edited by Tom Perrotta. …More


Bones of the Lost
Bones of the Lost
By Reichs, Kathy
2013-08 - Scribner Book Company
9781439102459 Check Our Catalog

The latest from Kathy Reichs finds Tempe Brennan investigating the connections between a long-dead business man, the smuggling of mummified dogs from Peru, and the death of a teenage girl killed in a hit and run. When she discovers a human trafficking enterprise at the center of it all, the scope of the case extends from South America to Afghanistan. And Tempe's soon-to-be ex might have connections that run to the very heart of the trafficking ring. …More


Single with Benefits
Single with Benefits
By Aaron, Relentless
2008-10 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312359379 Check Our Catalog

From one of the leaders of a hip-hop literature' revolution ("Daily News") comes another juicy story about the joy and pain of having friends with perks. …More


Thankless in Death
Thankless in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2013-09 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399164422 Check Our Catalog

In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water. …More


Forever
Forever
By Roberts, Nora
2009-07 - Silhouette Books
9780373285792 Check Our Catalog

Two classic tales of stubborn wills and impassioned hearts by #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Roberts are bound together in this two-in-one volume. Includes "Rules of the Game" and "The Heart's Victory." Reissue. …More


Little Ghetto Girl
Little Ghetto Girl
By Santiago, Danielle
2007-02 - Atria Books
9780743297479 Check Our Catalog

From self-published street lit superstar Santiago comes a hot novel about a Harlem girl who gets caught up in the dangerous game of drugs, and her struggle to escape the gangsta life. …More


Checkmate - The Baddest Chick
Checkmate - The Baddest Chick
By Santiago, Nisa
2012-07 - Melodrama Publishing
9781934157510 Check Our Catalog

Apple, gone but not forgotten while trapped in a Mexican hellhole, is still the most hated chick in New York. With revenge in her heart and murder on her mind, Apple attempts to overcome her situation just in time to reclaim her title as The Baddest Chick in the world. …More


The Longest Ride
The Longest Ride
By Sparks, Nicholas
2013-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455520657 Check Our Catalog

Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. …More


The Notebook
The Notebook
By Sparks, Nicholas
1998-02 - Warner Books
9780446605236 Check Our Catalog

A man picks up a faded, well-worn notebook and begins reading to a frail elderly woman, his voice recalling the heartbreaking story of two star-crossed lovers and their poignant, bittersweet journey to happiness. So begins this touching novel that is a dual tale of love lost and found, and of a man's gentle battle to reach an aging woman who cannot remember the most cherished moments of her life. New Line Cinema is developing a screenplay from the novel. …More


The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time
By Tey, Josephine
Introduction by Barnard, Robert
1995-11 - Touchstone Books
9780684803869 Check Our Catalog

In one of Tey's bestselling mystery novels ever, Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant is intrigued by a portrait of Richard III. Could such a sensitive face actually belong to one of history's most heinous villains--a king who killed his brother's children to secure his crown? Grant determines to find out once and for all what kind of man Richard was and who in fact killed the princes in the tower. …More


Hidden Order: A Thriller
Hidden Order: A Thriller
By Thor, Brad
2013-07 - Atria Books
9781476717098 Check Our Catalog

The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond measure. Control of this organization has just been lost and the future of the nation thrust into peril. …More


Thug-A-Licious: An Urban Erotic Tale
Thug-A-Licious: An Urban Erotic Tale
By Noire
2006-08 - One World
9780345486912 Check Our Catalog


Combining erotica and street lit, #1 "Essence" bestselling author Noire has crafted an urban, erotic masterpiece--a sexy, authentic tale of the price to be paid for unchecked ambition. (Erotica)
HPL patron:  Didn't really like this book but it was sad.  Don't really like the author.
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A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery
A Question of Honor: A Bess Crawford Mystery
By Todd, Charles
2013-08 - William Morrow & Company
9780062237156 Check Our Catalog

Ten years after an army officer apparently killed five people, deserted his regiment and died in Afghanistan, he's back to bedevil nursing sister Bess Crawford, and vice versa. …More


Riding Dirty on I-95
Riding Dirty on I-95
By Turner, Nikki
2006-04 - One World
9780345476845 Check Our Catalog

Turner delivers another juicy treat with this high-speed story of a feisty young woman's search for passion, love, and understanding while she hustles for survival. …More


Deceived
Deceived
By White, Randy Wayne
2013-09 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399162077 Check Our Catalog

Hannah Smith returns in the stunning new adventure in the New York Times-bestselling series from the author of the Doc Ford novels. …More


The Maid's Version
The Maid's Version
By Woodrell, Daniel
2013-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316205856 Check Our Catalog

Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident? …More


Gettin' Buck Wild: Sex Chronicles II
Gettin' Buck Wild: Sex Chronicles II
By Zane
2003-10 - Atria Books
9780743457026 Check Our Catalog

Smart, witty, and extremely sexy, "Gettin' Buck Wild" is tailored to women but perfect for lovers to share. …More


Nervous
Nervous
By Zane
2004-06 - Atria Books
9780743476249 Check Our Catalog

The captivating new novel from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Gettin' Buck Wild: Sex Chronicles 2" and "Addicted!" Zane returns to heat up the summer with a spellbinding story of a woman battling with a split personality--one side repressed, the other sexually voracious. …More