Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Books at HPL


Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for 2015 .  To see new books from other years try: 2014  2013 , 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.



The Girls of Mischief Bay
The Girls of Mischief Bay
By Mallery, Susan
2015-02 - Mira Books
9780778316022 Check Our Catalog
"New York Times" bestselling author Susan Mallery is world renowned for her "insightful, funny, and poignant" stories ("Booklist"). With her brand-new Mischief Bay series, she brings vivid color to the story of three friends on the brink of a new life.
Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there's a difference between being supportive and "supporting "her husband, who quit his job to write
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Death in Venice and Other Stories
Death in Venice and Other Stories
By Mann, Thomas
Translator Chase, Jefferson P.
Afterword by Swales, Martin
2006-11 - Signet Classics
9780451530325 Check Our Catalog
This translation of Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann's work includes his masterpiece, "Death in Venice" and six of the author's short stories," Tristian, Tonio Kroger, Man and Dog: An Idyll, Hour of Hardship, Tobias Mindernickel," and "The Child Prodigy." Revised and repackaged. …More


Against the Sky
Against the Sky
By Martin, Kat
2015-01 - Zebra
9781420133844 Check Our Catalog
In America's last wilderness, there are no limits to what a man can do. For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he's seen, he's definitely in need of a break. Samantha Hollis never thought she'd meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, …More


Too Bad to Die
Too Bad to Die
By Mathews, Francine
2015-03 - Riverhead Books
9781594631795 Check Our Catalog
A tense and enthralling historical thriller in which British Naval Intelligence officer Ian Fleming attempts to foil a Nazi plot to assassinate FDR, Churchill, and Stalin.
November, 1943. Weary of his deskbound status in the Royal Navy, intelligence officer Ian Fleming spends his spare time spinning stories in his head that are much more exciting than his own life...until the critical Tehran
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Crow Fair: Stories
Crow Fair: Stories
By McGuane, Thomas
2015-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385350198 Check Our Catalog

From one of our most deeply admired storytellers, author of the richly acclaimed "Gallatin Canyon, "his first collection in nine years.
Set in Thomas McGuane's accustomed Big Sky country, with its mesmeric powers, these stories attest to the generous compass of his fellow feeling, as well as to his unique way with words and the comic genius that has inspired comparison with Twain and Gogol.
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The Marriage Charm
The Marriage Charm
By Miller, Linda Lael
2015-01 - Harlequin Books
9780373778928 Check Our Catalog
The women of Bliss County have a pact--to find husbands. The right husbands.
One already has: Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago. Now Melody Nolan thinks it's her turn. Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life. She's not exactly unhappy, but she wants more. She's always been attracted to Spence Hogan, the
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Rebel Queen
Rebel Queen
By Moran, Michelle
2015-03 - Touchstone Books
9781476716350 Check Our Catalog
From the internationally bestselling author of "Nefertiti "and "Cleopatra's Daughter "comes the breathtaking story of Queen Lakshmi--India's Joan of Arc--who against all odds defied the mighty British invasion to defend her beloved kingdom.
When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into
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Invincible
Invincible
By Palmer, Diana
2014-07 - Harlequin
9780373778805 Check Our Catalog
He's everything she fears...
and everything she wants
Mercenary by name and by nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who stays to himself and never keeps women around long enough for anything emotional to develop. But working with his friend Cash Grier on a complex murder investigation provides Carson with another kind of fun--shocking Cash's sweet-but-traditional secretary, Carlie Blair, with
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Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley: Novellas and Stories
Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley: Novellas and Stories
By Pancake, Ann
2015-02 - Counterpoint LLC
9781619024649 Check Our Catalog
Ann Pancake's 2007 novel "Strange As This Weather Has Been" exposed the devastating fallout of mountaintop removal mining on a single West Virginia family. In "Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley," a follow-up collection of eleven astonishing novellas and short stories, Pancake again features characters who are intensely connected to their land--sometimes through love, sometimes through hate--and …More


A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction
A Blink of the Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction
By Pratchett, Terry
Foreword by Byatt, A. S.
2015-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385538329 Check Our Catalog
A collection of short fiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from schooldays to Discworld and the present day. …More


Courting Catherine
Courting Catherine
By Roberts, Nora
Author Morgan, Sarah
2015-01 - Silhouette Books
9780373010172 Check Our Catalog
A LASTING LEGACY
Catherine "C.C." Calhoun is determined to keep her family's estate, known affectionately as the Towers, "in" the family. She admits the cost of keeping up the crumbling mansion might be quickly exceeding what C.C., her sisters and her aunt can afford, but the only way to save the house can't be to sell it. Especially not to arrogant and handsome hotel magnate Trenton St. James
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Hidden Riches
Hidden Riches
By Roberts, Nora
2012-08 - Jove Books
9780515152951 Check Our Catalog
When antiques dealer Dora Conroy becomes the target of a ruthless smuggler after she purchases a few curiosities at an auction, she turns to her new neighbor, ex-cop Jed Skimmerhorn, for help. …More


Life or Death
Life or Death
By Robotham, Michael
2015-03 - Mulholland Books
9780316252058 Check Our Catalog
Why would a man serving a long prison sentence escape the day before he's due to be released?
Audie Palmer has spent ten years in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to a robbery in which four people died and seven million dollars went missing. During that time he has suffered repeated beatings, stabbings and threats by inmates and guards, all desperate to answer the same question: where's the
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Return of the Cartier Cartel
Return of the Cartier Cartel
By Santiago, Nisa
2010-10 - Melodrama Publishing
9781934157305 Check Our Catalog
Brooklyn empress Cartier knows the streets of Brooklyn like nobody's business. In fact, she successfully built her Cartier Cartel drug ring on the code of the streets, hustling and stacking paper. However, the life of crime is wearing her down, and she's ready to quit the game when two of her Cartel soldiers are gunned down in the same streets that fattened her bankroll.
Now she's hell bent on …More


Arsene Schrauwen
Arsene Schrauwen
By Schrauwen, Olivier
2014-12 - Fantagraphics Books
9781606997307 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
L.A. Times Book Prize (2014)


In 1947, the author s grandfather, Arsene Schrauwen, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a modern utopia in the wilderness but not before Arsene falls in love with his cousin s wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsene s loosening grip on …More


The Coldest Winter Ever
The Coldest Winter Ever
By Sister Souljah
2006-02 - Pocket Star Books
9781416521693 Check Our Catalog
Now available in a trade paperback edition, Sister Souljah's debut novel about the daughter of a drug lord captures the allure and the danger of Brooklyn's streets. …More


Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
By Sister Souljah
2008-11 - Atria Books
9781416545187 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (2009)


Sister Souljah, renowned hip-hop artist, political activist, and bestselling author, delivers a powerful story about love and loyalty, strength and survival, in this follow-up to her riveting masterpiece, "The Coldest Winter Ever."
HPL patron: Excellent read!  Great story about a young male stepping up to take care of his family and falling in love at the same time. I …More


A Gangster's Daughter 2
A Gangster's Daughter 2
By Sullivan, Leo
2014-02 - Createspace
9781495449550 Check Our Catalog
This is Gangster's Daughter 3 off of e-book. The urban classic continues as 17-year-old Kadisha Spencer finds herself entangled in a vicious web of murder, larceny, and intrigue as a host of enemies plot her demise. The precious possession of her father's safe is finally opened; inside she discovers a Pandora's Box of clues that hintto her father's whereabouts. Is he still alive? With no other …More


The Candy Shop
The Candy Shop
By Swinson, Kiki
2010-01 - Dafina Books
9780758238917 Check Our Catalog

In this drama-filled page-turner, an "Essence"-bestselling author presents the raw tale of one woman's struggle with her demons, and the depths she will go to feed her addiction to street candy.
HPL patron: Kiki tells all about how Faith loses it all because of a drug addiction.  I had hoped it would have a happy ending, but Kiki had a dose of reality for you.  Not …More


The Lodger
The Lodger
By Treger, Louisa
2015-04 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410477774 Check Our Catalog

Dorothy Richardson is existing just above the poverty line, doing secretarial work at a dentist's office and living in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury, when she is invited to spend the weekend with a childhood friend. Jane has recently married a writer who is hovering on the brink of fame. His name is H.G. Wells, or Bertie, as they call him.
Bertie appears unremarkable at first. But
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A Spool of Blue Thread
A Spool of Blue Thread
By Tyler, Anne
2015-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101874271 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2015)


"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . ." This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. …More


Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
By Walls, Jeannette
2009-10 - Scribner Book Company
9781416586289 Check Our Catalog
Walls's "The Glass Castle" was nothing short of spectacular ("Entertainment Weekly"). Now Walls presents this magnificent, true-life novel based on her no-nonsense, resourceful, hardworking, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. …More


A Dangerous Place
A Dangerous Place
By Winspear, Jacqueline
2015-03 - Harper
9780062220554 Check Our Catalog

Maisie Dobbs returns in a powerful story of political intrigue and personal tragedy: a brutal murder in the British garrison town of Gibraltar leads the investigator into a web of lies, deceit, and danger.
Spring 1937. In the four years since she left England, Maisie Dobbs has experienced love, contentment, stability--and the deepest tragedy a woman can endure. Now, all she wants is the peace …More


Standup Guy
Standup Guy
By Woods, Stuart
2014-01 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399164156 Check Our Catalog
Stone Barrington's newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual--and potentially lucrative--dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it's soon clear Stone hasn't seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman's …More


True to the Game
True to the Game
By Woods, Teri
2010-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446571562 Check Our Catalog
Includes excerpts from: True to the game II and True to the game III. …More


The Hot Box
The Hot Box
By Zane
2010-08 - Atria Books
9780743499279 Check Our Catalog
Harmony, Bryce, and Lucinda are back with their friends Fatima and Colette as they embark on a new set of adventures involving love, fun, and of course, drama. But they are not alone. Tempest and Janessa from "The Heat Seekers" join the festivities. (Adult Fiction) …More