Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Reading 2014




The Good House
The Good House
By Due, Tananarive
2004-07 - Washington Square Press
9780743449014 Check Our Catalog Award-winning author Due's spine tingling tale of supernatural suspense "weaves a stronger net than ever" (<>Kirkus Reviews") as a woman searches for the inherited power that can save her hometown from the forces of evil.

The home that belonged to Angela Toussaint's late grandmother is so beloved that townspeople in Sacajawea, Washington, call it the Good House. But that all changes one summer when an unexpected tragedy takes place behind its closed doors...and the Toussaint's family history -- and future -- is dramatically transformed.
Angela has not returned to the Good House since her son, Corey, died there
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Retribution
Retribution
By Kenyon, Sherrilyn
2012-03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312546601 Check Our Catalog A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Martin's Press.

Retribution
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Orphaned as a child and raised by vampires, Abigail Yager lives for one purpose, and one purpose only: To avenge the deaths of vampires everywhere. To destroy the merciless Dark-Hunters who stalk and kill her adoptive race. But most of all, to find the one man responsible for brutally murdering her family: the ex-gunslinger Jess "Sundown" Brady...
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Shadow Spell
Shadow Spell
By Roberts, Nora
2014-03 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425259863 Check Our Catalog From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we're drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love.

Book Two of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy
With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O'Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It's where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can't be broken...
A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape--by a long-awaited
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Stones from the River
Stones from the River
By Hegi, Ursula
1997-02 - Touchstone Books
9780684844770 Check Our Catalog A stunning novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times--set in a small German town and spanning both world wars. Through the voice of the town's unofficial historian and conscience, Hegi explores the secrets, the actions, and lack of action that shapes the residents' fates.

From the acclaimed author of "Floating in My Mother's Palm" and "Children and Fire," a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times--"epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision" ("Los Angeles Times").
Trudi Montag is a "Zwerg"--a dwarf--short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that
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Children and Fire
Children and Fire
By Hegi, Ursula
2011-05 - Scribner Book Company
9781451608298 Check Our Catalog
Set in Burgdorf, Germany, the fictitious village in which her bestselling novels "Stones from the River" and "The Vision of Emma Blau" took place, Hegi's "Children and Fire" tells the story of one day in 1934 that will forever transform the lives of the townspeople.



The fourth novel in the Burgdorf Cycle
Though more than fifteen years have passed since Ursula Hegi's "Stones from the River "captivated critics and readers alike, it retains its popularity, is on academic reading lists, and continues to be adopted by book groups.
Also set in Burgdorf, Germany, Hegi's "Children and Fire "tells the story of a single day that will forever transform the lives
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The Reversal
The Reversal
By Connelly, Michael
2011-08 - Vision
9780446556750 Check Our Catalog After 24 years in prison, convicted child killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. But longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty. Haller takes the case as a prosecutor and, together with LAPD Det. Harry Bosch, sets off on a dangerous trial fraught with political and personal danger. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.
Together, Bosch and
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The Drop
The Drop
By Connelly, Michael
2011-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316069410 Check Our Catalog Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder case matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? 416 pp. (Espionage/Thriller)

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two.
DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently
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The Affair
The Affair
By Child, Lee
2012-03 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440246305 Check Our Catalog
Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.
A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.
Reacher is ordered undercoverto find out everything he can and
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Eyes of the Calculor
Eyes of the Calculor
By McMullen, Sean
2001-09 - Tor Books
9780312877361 Check Our Catalog
Two thousand years in the future, the Dragon Librarians of Australica have just one means to hold their world together: kidnap every numerate person on their continent and rebuild their out-of-date, human-powered computer--the Calculor.

HPL Patron:  Book is set 2000 years in our future.  It utilizes religion, warfare, and falling in love in its post-apocraphil …More


Dear John
Dear John
By Sparks, Nicholas
2010-01 - Perfection Learning
9781606863626 Check Our Catalog




When Savannah Lynn Curtis comes into his life, John Tyree knows he is ready to turn over a new leaf. An angry rebel, he had enlisted in the army after high school, not knowing what else to do. Then, during a furlough, he meets the girl of his dreams. Savannah Lynn Curtis is attending college in North Carolina, working for Habitat for Humanity, and totally unprepared for the passionate attraction she
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Don't Look for Me
Don't Look for Me
By Estleman, Loren D.
2014-03 - Forge
9780765331212 Check Our Catalog Amos Walker doesn't mean to walk into trouble. But sometimes it finds him, regardless. The missing woman has left a handwritten note that said, "Don't look for me." Any P.I. would take that as a challenge, especially when he found out that she'd left the same message once before, when having an illicit affair.

Amos Walker doesn't mean to walk into trouble. But sometimes it finds him, regardless. The missing woman has left a handwritten note that said, "Don't look for me." Any P.I. would take that as a challenge, especially when he found out that she'd left the same message once before, when having an illicit affair.

But this time it's different. The trail leads Walker to an herbal remedies store, where …More


Spirit Bound
Spirit Bound
By Feehan, Christine
2012-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410445476 Check Our Catalog Lethally sexy undercover agent Stefan Prakenskii knows a thousand ways to kill a man-and twice as many ways to pleasure a woman. So he's looking forward to his new mission: arrive in the coastal town of Sea Haven and insinuate himself in the life of Judith Henderson, an ethereal beauty with mysterious ties to his past...
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Water Bound
Water Bound
By Feehan, Christine
2010-11 - Thorndike Press
9781410432216 Check Our Catalog The last thing Lev Prakenskii remembered was being lost in the swirling currents of the ocean and getting sucked deeper into the nothingness of a freezing black eddy off the coastal town of Sea Haven. Miraculously, he was saved - pulled ashore by a beautiful stranger. But Lev has no memory of who he is or why he seems to possess the instincts of a trained killer. All he knows is that he fears for his …More


Murder a la Mode
Murder a la Mode
By McKevett, G. A.
2005-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758204608 Check Our Catalog Voluptuous private eye Savannah Reid's cravings for tasty treats come second only to her appetite for adventure. In her tenth mystery, Savannah tracks down a diabolical murderer on the set of a reality TV show.

Voluptuous private eye Savannah Reid's cravings for tasty treats come second only to her appetite for adventure. Of course, every girl needs a little down time, and when things are quiet, Savannah loves nothing more than to curl up in bed with a box of chocolates, a steaming Irish coffee topped with whipped cream, and an even steamier romance novel--preferably one with Lance Roman on the cover. Lance
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A Body to Die for
A Body to Die for
By McKevett, G. A.
2009-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758215543 Check Our Catalog McKevett's beloved plus-sized P.I., Savannah Reid, finds herself thrown into the world of physical fitness and exercise when a weight loss queen becomes the prime suspect in a big murder case.

Voluptuous P.I. Savannah Reid isn't a huge fan of diets and she'd rather walk through fire then go to the gym. But when the nation's hottest weight loss guru becomes a suspect in a big, fat murder case, even Savannah can't resist the chance to find out once and for all if the beloved queen of fitness took the die in diet a little too far. . .Weight loss diva Clarissa Jardin became a household name
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Accused: A Rosato & Associates Novel
Accused: A Rosato & Associates Novel
By Scottoline, Lisa
2013-10 - St. Martin's Press
9781250027658 Check Our Catalog
"New York Times" bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling readers with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all cylinders …More


How to Handle a Highlander
How to Handle a Highlander
By Wine, Mary
2013-11 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
9781402264771 Check Our Catalog
In a Land of Warriors Playing a Deadly Game...
Moira Fraser has been given an ultimatum--marry the elderly Laird Achaius Morris, or risk another deadly clan war. She vows to do the right thing, as long as she can steer clear of the devilish charms of one stubborn Highlander...
How Do You Avoid Becoming a Pawn?
Gahn Sutherland knows there's a dangerous plot behind Moira Fraser's wedding, …More


The Mythic Bestiary: The Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Fantastical Creatures
The Mythic Bestiary: The Illustrated Guide to the World's Most Fantastical Creatures
By Allan, Tony
2008-10 - Duncan Baird
9781844834846 Check Our Catalog Dragons and firebirds, fairies and orcs: these are just a few of the residents of The "Mythic Bestiary," A whole menagerie of make-believe beings from the earth, water, and air inhabit these stunningly written and eye-catching pages, from Japan's Yukki-onna, a beautiful but deadly spirit who appeared to stranded travelers, to the two-headed venomous snake Amphisbaena, which hailed from the imagination …More


The Encyclopedia of Mythology
The Encyclopedia of Mythology
By Cotterell, Arthur
1996-05 - Smithmark Publishers
9780831773243 Check Our Catalog Brings together Roman, Celtic, and Norse mythologies to create a single-volume reference to the major figures and events of the past, in an easy-to-use format that is complemented by fifteen centuries of artwork.

This volume features the ancient tales of three compelling cultures: the mythology of Classical Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the Celtic world; and, from Northern Europe, tales of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors, and fearsome giants. Arthur Cotterell, an internationally renowned expert on mythology across cultures, describes central mythical figures with wit and authority, retelling ancient
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In My Wildest Fantasies
In My Wildest Fantasies
By MacLean, Julianne
2007-10 - Avon Books
9780060819491 Check Our Catalog This first novel in the new Pembroke Palace series begins when Rebecca Newland takes fate into her own hands and tracks down the striking nobleman who rescued her many years before. Original

She was just a girl when the future duke saved her from certain tragedy.
But his search for a suitable bride will end with a swift seduction that makes her every inch a woman. …More


Return of the Highlander
Return of the Highlander
By MacKenzie, Sara
2006-07 - Avon Books
9780060795405 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title
Known for her lush historical romances, MacKenzie launches a sexy, dark gothic series in which three tarnished warriors come back to life in modern times so that they can redeem themselves and fulfill their true destiny. Original.

What is this world he has awoken into--where metal "monsters" roar down smooth stone paths and people parade in unfamiliar costumes? Where is the home that once stood on this pile of ancient rubble? And who is this woman who sees him when no one else can . . . and who stirs the fire in his soul?
Her research into the legend of a notorious 18th-century Highland chieftan has brought Arabella Ryan …More


A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths & Legends
A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths & Legends
By Whittock, Martyn
2014-01 - Running Press Book Publishers
9780762448074 Check Our Catalog
Whittock provides a wide-ranging and enthralling introduction to Celtic mythology, from the Irish Fomorians all the way to Arthur, King of Britain. It is a very readable overview that also discusses the current state of research regarding the origins and significance of the myths. …More


Celtic Myths and Legends
Celtic Myths and Legends
By Ellis, Peter Berresford
2003-01 - Running Press Book Publishers
9780786711079 Check Our Catalog This is an enchantingly told collection of the stirring sagas of gods and goddesses, fabulous beasts, strange creatures, and such heroes as Cuchulain, Fingal, and King Arthur from the ancient Celtic world. Included are popular myths and legends from all six Celtic cultures of Western EuropeIrish, Scots, Manx, Welsh, Cornish, and Breton. Here for the modern reader are the rediscovered tales of cattle …More