Tuesday, December 3, 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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At Night We Walk in Circles
At Night We Walk in Circles
By Alarcon, Daniel
2013-10 - Riverhead Books a Member of Penguin Group (US
9781594631719 Check Our Catalog

A South American theater troupe revisits an anti-establishment play and generates some new drama in the latest political allegory by Alarcon. …More


The First Phone Call from Heaven
The First Phone Call from Heaven
By Albom, Mitch
2013-11 - Harper
9780062294371 Check Our Catalog

The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief--and a page-turner that will touch your soul--Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected. …More


Duck the Halls: A Meg Langslow Mystery
Duck the Halls: A Meg Langslow Mystery
By Andrews, Donna
2013-10 - Minotaur Books
9781250028778 Check Our Catalog

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Guilty Gucci
Guilty Gucci
By Antoinette, Ashley
Author Ashley
2012-02 - Urban Books
9781601624819 Check Our Catalog

A "New York Times"-bestselling author brings readers a sexy new street classic about the fallen leader of an infamous gang of girl bandits. …More


Burn
Burn
By Banks, Maya
2013-08 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425267080 Check Our Catalog

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The Best American Short Stories 2013
The Best American Short Stories 2013
By Strout, Elizabeth
Editor Pitlor, Heidi
2013-10 - Mariner Books
9780547554839 Check Our Catalog

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Deadline
Deadline
By Brown, Sandra
2013-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455501519 Check Our Catalog

Already coping with battle fatigue following his return from Afghanistan, journalist Dawson Scott receives a tip he cannot ignore about a potentially huge story involving the son of terrorists at-large for forty years. …More


Purgatory
Purgatory
By Bruen, Ken
2013-11 - Mysterious Press
9780802126078 Check Our Catalog

Juggling a precarious balance between his physical and addiction recovery efforts, former cop Jack Taylor investigates the work of a vigilante killer who has been sending him cryptic invitations to join him, an effort that jeopardizes Taylor's livelihood, friends and mental health. Show Less …More


Strait of Hormuz
Strait of Hormuz
By Bunn, Davis
2013-11 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764211386 Check Our Catalog

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Ten Things I've Learnt about Love
Ten Things I've Learnt about Love
By Butler, Sarah
2013-07 - Penguin Press
9781594205330 Check Our Catalog

This soulful debut unpacks a family enigma involving a wandering daughter, a homeless father and their tenuous family ties. …More


The Dogs of Christmas
The Dogs of Christmas
By Cameron, W. Bruce
2013-10 - Forge
9780765330550 Check Our Catalog

While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh's Colorado home. But Josh can't resist Lucy's soulful brown eyes, and though he's never had a dog before, he's determined to do the best he can for Lucy--and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies. …More


The Spymistress
The Spymistress
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2013-10 - Dutton Books
9780525953623 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times" bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of "a true Union woman as true as steel" who risked everything by caring for Union prisoners of war -- and stealing Confederate secrets. …More


Justify My Thug
Justify My Thug
By Clark, Wahida
2013-02 - Cash Money Content
9781936399451 Check Our Catalog

Tasha and Trae try to overcome their troubles and make their marriage work. Meanwhile, Jaz is facing drama of her own. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, author Clark continues her definitive hip-hop soap opera that fans have come to love. …More


Dust
Dust
By Cornwell, Patricia
2013-11 - Putnam Adult
9780399157578 Check Our Catalog

From the world's number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. …More


Mirage
Mirage
By Cussler, Clive
Author Du Brul, Jack B.
2013-11 - Putnam Adult
9780399158087 Check Our Catalog

In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax--but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren't so sure. …More


The October List
The October List
By Deaver, Jeffery
2013-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455576647 Check Our Catalog

"Gabriela McKenzie's daughter has been kidnapped. In exchange for her safe return, her abductors demand two things: $400,000 in cash, and a document known only as the October List." --Provided by the publisher. …More


The Circle
The Circle
By Eggers, Dave
2013-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385351393 Check Our Catalog

"The Circle" is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of "A Hologram for the King, "a finalist for the National Book Award. …More


Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel
Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel
By Evanovich, Janet
2013-11 - Bantam
9780345542885 Check Our Catalog

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore 'Uncle Sunny' Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in--not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because 'just Stephanie's luck' the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail. …More


Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
By Faulks, Sebastian
2013-11 - St. Martin's Press
9781250047595 Check Our Catalog

Bertie Wooster (a young man about town) and his butler Jeeves (the very model of the modern manservant)--return in their first new novel in nearly forty years. …More


The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
By Flagg, Fannie
2013-11 - Random House
9781400065943 Check Our Catalog

Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. …More


The Signature of All Things
The Signature of All Things
By Gilbert, Elizabeth
2013-10 - Viking Books
9780670024858 Check Our Catalog

A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Committed". …More


Goodness and Mercy
Goodness and Mercy
By Davis Griggs, Vanessa
Author Griggs, Vanessa Davis
2013-11 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758263308 Check Our Catalog

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Sycamore Row
Sycamore Row
By Grisham, John
2013-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385537131 Check Our Catalog

When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial -- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. …More