Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Reading 2014










Roses Are Red
Roses Are Red
By Seerani, Sonia
1998-05 - Arabesque
9780786005147 Check Our Catalog Kendra Davenport runs her father's newspaper, the largest black newspaper in Europe. And she's about to lose half of it to Shay Brentwood, son of her father's worst enemy, unless she comes up with a huge sum of cash in seven days--and gives the arrogant man a kiss. The first demand seems impossible, the second sets her on fire.

Desperate to come up with the money to save her father's newspaper from his arch rival, Kendra Davenport strikes a bargain with Shay Brentwood--the son of her father's enemy--and an unquenchable desire burns between them. Original.
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Shattered Trust
Shattered Trust
By Esdaile Banks, Leslie
2006-09 - Dafina Books
9780758213310 Check Our Catalog Ensconced in a luxurious villa in the Cayman Islands, newlyweds Laura and James have retired from the business of ridding the world--and their lives--of violence and deceit. But they can't shake the feeling that trouble isn't far behind.

Financial genius Laura Caldwell and her new husband, detective James Carter, are trying to begin a new life. In a luxurious villa in the Caymen Islands, newlyweds Laura and James have retired from the business of ridding the world - and their lives - of violence and deceit. But they can't shake the feeling that trouble isn't far behind.
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Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms
By Langan, Paul
Author Alirez, Ben
2008-01 - Scholastic Paperbacks
9780439904902 Check Our Catalog Martin Luna is in deep trouble. Just months ago, a horrible tragedy took his little brother, and now it threatens to take him too. On one side are his desperate mother, a friendly teacher at Bluford High School, and a pretty girl named Vicky. On the other are his old neighborhood and his hunger for revenge. Torn between the two, Martin stands at a crossroad, with his life hanging in the balance. Which …More


A Wanted Woman
A Wanted Woman
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
2014-04 - Dutton Books
9780525954279 Check Our Catalog The twenty-first novel from "New York Times "bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, a steamy thriller set in tropical Barbados.

Her name is Reaper. She kills, and so does her sister. Wherever the Barbarians send her she goes, then gets out quickly. Within hours she's wearing a new disguise, a new accent, a new wig and is on the way to a new continent, a new assignment. But when a job goes bad in Trinidad and she kills two of the island's ruthless gangsters, the Laventille Killers, the Barbarians aren't best pleased. They send
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Tears of a Tiger
Tears of a Tiger
By Draper, Sharon M.
2013-07 - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
9781442489134 Check Our Catalog After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. The lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.

Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper's award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy, now in trade paperback with a new cover.
Tigers don't cry--or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. While his other friends have managed to work through their
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The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
By Hosseini, Khaled
2003-06 - Riverhead Books
9781573222457 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2004)
Alex Awards (2004)
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2007)
Iowa High School Book Award (2007)
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2006)


The "New York Times" bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, "The Kite Runner" is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Riggs, Ransom
2011-06 - Quirk Books
9781594744761 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Benjamin Franklin Award (2012)
Charlotte Award (2014)
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2014)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (2014)
Green Mountain Book Award (2014)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2013)
Locus Awards (2012)
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2014)
Sequoyah Book Awards (2014)
Volunteer State Book Awards (2014)
Young Reader's Choice Award (2014)



A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.
HPL patron:  Scarier than a horror movie.


16-year-old Jacob has discovered the ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned building, he realises that the children were more than just peculiar - they may have been dangerous. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive.
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Until the End of Time
Until the End of Time
By Steel, Danielle
2013-01 - Delacorte Press
9780345530882 Check Our Catalog Two couples, four decades apart. One believes that if lovers die, they find each other again in another life. Or perhaps they wind up as stars side by side in the sky, together forever. Who knows how it really ends? Bestselling author Steel breaks new ground in her career with the poignant story of two parallel destinies, and the kind of love that will be everlasting.

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
Two couples, four decades apart. One believes that if lovers die, they find each other again in another life. Or perhaps they wind up as stars side by side in the sky, together forever. Who knows how it really ends? Danielle Steel breaks new ground in her career as a perennial "New York Times" bestseller with the poignant story of two parallel destinies, and the kind
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Motorcycle Man
Motorcycle Man
By Ashley, Kristen
2014-01 - Forever
9781455599240 Check Our Catalog
HPL patron:  Great wrap-up of Dream Man series!


FIRST TIME IN PRINT
Get ready to ride . . .
Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately,
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Wild Man
Wild Man
By Ashley, Kristen
2013-10 - Forever
9781455599202 Check Our Catalog
She's about to walk on the wild side . . .
While filling the display case in her bakery, the bell over the door sounds and Tessa O'Hara looks up to see the man of her dreams. Within thirty seconds he asks her out for a beer. But after four months of dating, she discovers he's an undercover DEA agent-and he's investigating her possible role in her ex-husband's drug business. For Tess, this means
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Mr. Mercedes
Mr. Mercedes
By King, Stephen
2014-06 - Scribner Book Company
9781476754451 Check Our Catalog In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.
In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, …More


Death of a Valentine
Death of a Valentine
By Beaton, M. C.
2010-01 - Wheeler Publishing
9781410420879 Check Our Catalog
Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors' police sergeant Hamish Macbeth' is planning to marry at last. Everyone in the village of Lochdubh adores Josie McSween' Macbeth's ne

Amazing news has spread across the Scottish countryside. The most famous of highland bachelors, police sergeant Hamish Macbeth, may actually marry at last. The entire village of Lochdubh adores Macbeth's bride-to-be. Josie McSween is Hamish's new constable, and she is a pretty little thing, with glossy brown hair and big brown eyes. The local folk think that Josie is quite a catch, but Hamish couldn't
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Heat Wave
Heat Wave
By Castle, Richard
2009-09 - Hyperion Books
9781401323820 Check Our Catalog The bestselling mystery author (and hero of ABC's hit series "Castle") returns with a new series starring NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

HEAT WAVE is a tie-in to the ABC primetime show, CASTLE, that premiered in March 2009. The main character of the show, Richard Castle, is a bestselling mystery writer. HEAT WAVE is his next book: Mystery sensation Richard Castle, blockbuster author of the wildly best-selling Derrick Storm novels, introduces his newest character, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat. Tough, sexy, professional, Nikki Heat
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Sugar and Iced
Sugar and Iced
By McKinlay, Jenn
2014-04 - Berkley Books
9780425258927 Check Our Catalog Sugar and spice and murderous vice.
That's what pageants are made of...
Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldn't be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mel's mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the seventy-fifth annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they can't say no. Plus, between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake
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Birthday Party Murder
Birthday Party Murder
By Meier, Leslie
2002-08 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781575668321 Check Our Catalog
Mystery lovers are invited to return to Tinker's Cove, Maine, for the latest sleuthing adventures of small-town homemaker and amateur detective "extraordinaire" Lucy Stone.
HPL patron:  The book caught  my attention instantly.  I couldn't put the book down for hours.  My biggest problem was some spelling errors and an error with a name.  …More


The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
By Green, John
2012-01 - Dutton Books
9780525478812 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Beehive Awards (2014)
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2014)
Buckeye Children's Book Award (2013)
California Young Reader Medal (2015)
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2013)
Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2014)
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2014)
Florida Teens Read (2014)
Gateway Readers Award (2015)
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2014)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (2014)
Green Mountain Book Award (2014)
Guardian Children's Fiction Prize (2013)
Indies Choice Book Awards (2013)
Iowa High School Book Award (2014)
Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2013)
Keystone to Reading Book Award (2014)
Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice (2015)
Nevada Young Readers' Award (2014)
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2013)
Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2014)
South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2014)
Tayshas Reading (2013)
Virginia Readers Choice Award (2014)
Volunteer State Book Awards (2014)


Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture
TODAY Book Club pick
TIME Magazine's #1 Fiction Book of 2012
"The greatest romance story of this decade." --"Entertainment Weekly"
-Millions of copies sold-
#1 "New York Times" Bestseller
#1 "Wall Street Journal" Bestseller
#1 "USA Today" Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
#1 Indie Bestseller
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical
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Paper Towns
Paper Towns
By Green, John
2008-10 - Dutton Books
9780525478188 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Anthony Awards (2009)
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2011)
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2009)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (2011)
Green Mountain Book Award (2011)
Iowa High School Book Award (2012)
Nutmeg Book Award (2014)
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2010)
Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2010)
Sequoyah Book Awards (2011)
Tayshas Reading (2009)
Volunteer State Book Awards (2011)
Young Reader's Choice Award (2011)


With his trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty, the Printz Medal-winning author of "Looking for Alaska" returns with a novel about a teenage girl who has mysteriously vanished, and the boy who looks for her by following the clues she left behind just for him.

From the #1 bestselling author of "The Fault in Our Stars"
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery
"New York Times "bestseller
"USA Today "bestseller
"Publishers Weekly "bestseller
Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back in the middle of the night--dressed
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
Will Grayson, Will Grayson: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
By Green, John
Author Levithan, David
2010-04 - Dutton Books
9780525421580 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2011)
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2013)
Grand Canyon Reader Award (2012)
Indies Choice Book Awards (2011)
Sequoyah Book Awards (2013)
Stonewall Book Award (2011)
Tayshas Reading (2011)
Young Reader's Choice Award (2013)



One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens--both named Will Grayson--are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history's most fabulous high school musical.
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Not the End of the World
Not the End of the World
By McCaughrean, Geraldine
2005-07 - HarperTempest
9780060760311 Check Our Catalog
What was it really like when the heavens opened and the world drowned?
Everyone knows the story of the Flood: The man called on by God to build an ark. The animals that came on board two by two. The rain that fell for forty days and forty nights.
But what about the rest of the story? What about Noah's wife and daughters-in-law? And what if there was a daughter as well? How would …More


The God Delusion
The God Delusion
By Dawkins, Richard
2006-10 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618680009 Check Our Catalog
Discovery" magazine has recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwins Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. In his "New York Times" bestseller, Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.
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A Manual for Creating Atheists
A Manual for Creating Atheists
By Boghossian, Peter
Foreword by Shermer, Michael
2013-11 - Pitchstone Publishing
9781939578099 Check Our Catalog
HPL patron:  Professor Boghossian believes that Americans are living in a far too scientific era that demands logic and reason to continue holding onto mythological beliefs.  He provides a detailed handbook to help talk people out of irrational faith-based worldviews.


For thousands of years, the faithful have honed proselytising strategies and talked people into believing the truth of one holy book or another. Indeed, the faithful often view converting others as an obligation of their faith - and are trained from an early age to spread their unique brand of religion. The result is a world broken in large part by unquestioned faith. As an urgently needed counter
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The Call of the Wild and Other Stories
The Call of the Wild and Other Stories
By London, Jack
1965-09 - Grosset & Dunlap
9780448060279 Check Our Catalog Classic tales based upon the special relationships that dogs have with man. The stories contained are 'The Call of the Wild', 'Brown Wolf', and 'That Spot'. …More


Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
By Link, Mardi Jo
2013-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307596918 Check Our Catalog Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: the memoir of a mother who, after ending her 19-year marriage, staves off a perpetually empty bank account and, with the help of her three young sons, saves her century-old farmhouse from foreclosure and reclaims her life.

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most.
It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. She and her husband of nineteen years have just called it quits, leaving her with serious cash-flow
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The Talisman
The Talisman
By King, Stephen
Author Straub, Peter
2012-11 - Scribner Book Company
9781451694918 Check Our Catalog The bestselling collaboration of two masters of the macabre is available once more. Thirteen-year-old Jack Sawyer has been chosen for a quest across America and into another realm. To save his mother's life, Jack must search for a prize in an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, incredible dangers, and even more incredible truths. Unabridged.

Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, is about to begin a most fantastic journey, an exalting, terrifying quest for the mystical Talisman--the only thing that can save Jack's dying mother. But to reach his goal, Jack must make his way not only across the breadth of the United States but also through the wondrous and menacing parallel world of the Territories.
In the Territories, Jack finds another realm,
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