Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Adult Summer Reading-Week 3 Books


Here I Am
Here I Am
By Alers, Rochelle
2011-03 - Kimani Press
9780373534418 Check Our Catalog
The bestselling author of the Hideaway novels, Alers continues her breathtaking new series, The Wainwright Legacy, chronicling the lives and loves of two prestigious New York families. Original. …More


Gates of Paradise
Gates of Paradise
By Andrews, V. C.
2010-11 - Gallery Books
9781451628104 Check Our Catalog

Annie Casteel Stonewall, crippled and orphaned by the car crash that killed her parents, continues to be haunted by the sinister Casteel spell.
HPL patron: This is the 4th book in the series, they just keep getting better. I read this one in less than one day. Great book. Great author.
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Heaven
Heaven
By Andrews, V. C.
Editor Marrow, Linda
1990-11 - Pocket Books
9780671729448 Check Our Catalog

Follows the experiences of Heaven, one of the very poor Casteel children who are sold to different families by their father.
HPL patron: Great book. I have read it twice, couldn't put it down either time.
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Fullmetal Alchemist (3-In-1 Edition), Vol. 9: Includes Vols. 25, 26 & 27
Fullmetal Alchemist (3-In-1 Edition), Vol. 9: Includes Vols. 25, 26 & 27
By Arakawa, Hiromu
2014-11 - Viz Media
9781421554976 Check Our Catalog
In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical ""auto-mail"" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother's bodies...the legendary Philosopher's Stone.
As the Day of Reckoning dawns, the Elric brothers, their father
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Haunted Battlefields
Haunted Battlefields
By Asfar, Dan
2004-06 - Ghost House Books
9781894877435 Check Our Catalog
Battlefields are places where concentrated suffering and death haunt visitors, long after the cannons are silenced and the dead are laid to rest. …More


The Middlesteins
The Middlesteins
By Attenberg, Jami
2012-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455507214 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
L.A. Times Book Prize (2012)

For more than 30 years, Edie and Richard Middlestein shared a solid family life together in the suburbs of Chicago. But now things are splintering apart, for one reason: Edie's enormous girth. When Richard abandons his wife, it is up to the next generation to take control. …More


Saint Mazie
Saint Mazie
By Attenberg, Jami
2015-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455599899 Check Our Catalog
Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she's the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It's the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty--even when Prohibition kicks in--and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits mask a childhood rooted in poverty, and her diary, always close at hand, holds her dearest secrets.
When the
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The Mermaid's Child
The Mermaid's Child
By Baker, Jo
2004-05 - William Heinemann
9780434010127 Check Our Catalog
Growing up motherless in an isolated community, Malin Reed has always been made to feel different from everybody else. The fact that, according to Malin's father, the absent mother was actually a mermaid only makes matters worse. When Malin's father dies, leaving behind nothing but his stories, Malin's choice at last becomes clear: stay, and never feel at home, or leave and go in search of …More


Far as the Eye Can See
Far as the Eye Can See
By Bausch, Robert
2014-11 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781620402597 Check Our Catalog

Bobby Hale is a Union veteran several times over. After the war, he sets his sights on California, but only makes it to Montana. As he stumbles around the West, from the Wyoming Territory to the Black Hills of the Dakotas, he finds meaning in the people he meets-settlers and native people-and the violent history he both participates in and witnesses. "Far as the Eye Can See" is the story of …More


Mr. Timothy
Mr. Timothy
By Bayard, Louis
2003-11 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060534219 Check Our Catalog
In this absorbing mystery set in 1860 London, a grown-up Timothy Cratchit discovers the dead body of ten-year-old girl. …More


Quest
Quest
By Binder, Pam
2000-01 - Goodfellow Press
9781891761102 Check Our Catalog
A Celtic healer seeks a champion to free her unjustly imprisoned mother. In desperation, Ana de Dannon reaches with all the magic she inherited to invoke the legendary Irish warrior, Cuchulainn. To her chagrin, she instead conjures Kenneth "Mac" MacKinnon, a professional football player from the twenty-first century. In order to achieve her quest, the unlikely lovers must unlock the mysteries of …More


Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis
Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis
By Binelli, Mark
2012-11 - Metropolitan Books
9780805092295 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Michigan Notable Books (2013), Society of Midland Authors Award (2013)

The fall and maybe rise of Detroit, America's most epic urban failure, from local native and "Rolling Stone" reporter Mark Binelli. …More


Summer Sisters
Summer Sisters
By Blume, Judy
1998-05 - Delacorte Press
9780385324052 Check Our Catalog
A novel only Judy Blume could write, sweeping in scope and filled with memorable characters every reader will recognize, this unforgettable exploration of kinship, class, and family, of friendship, love, and ultimate fulfillment tells of the fundamental choices that everyone must make in the passage from innocence to knowledge. …More


In Dublin's Fair City
In Dublin's Fair City
By Bowen, Rhys
2008-03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312997021 Check Our Catalog

"Plucky early-twentieth-century private investigator Molly Murphy is back in this sixth thrilling installment in Rhys Bowen's award-winning series."
In Dublin's Fair City
When New York theatre impresario Tommy Burke asks Molly to help him take care of some family business back in Ireland, Molly is happy to oblige. Tempted by the prospect of going home for the first time in years (and …More


Her Mother's Shadow
Her Mother's Shadow
By Chamberlain, Diane
2012-10 - Mira Books
9780778314806 Check Our Catalog
Chamberlain tells the story of a woman who rebuilds her life years after witnessing the murder of her mother. When the murderer comes up for parole, Lacey O'Neill's thoughts return to that tragic episode and to the mother she never really knew. Reissue. …More


Kiss River
Kiss River
By Chamberlain, Diane
2011-11 - Mira Books
9780778312857 Check Our Catalog
In this sequel to "Keeper of the Light," sister and brother Lacey and Clay live in the keeper's house next to the dilapidated Kiss River lighthouse. When Gina arrives, she starts a chain of events that will change their lives. …More


The Silent Sister
The Silent Sister
By Chamberlain, Diane
2014-10 - St. Martin's Press
9781250010711 Check Our Catalog

In "The Silent Sister," Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those …More


The Lost Years
The Lost Years
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2013-03 - Pocket Books
9781451668926 Check Our Catalog
Dr. Jonathan Lyons, a 70-year-old biblical scholar, believes he has discovered a letter that may have been written by Jesus Christ. Soon, however, Lyons is found shot to death in his New Jersey home. His daughter Mariah believes that the key to her father's death is tied to another question: Where is the missing parchment? …More


Just Wanna Testify
Just Wanna Testify
By Cleage, Pearl
2011-05 - One World
9780345506368 Check Our Catalog
A mesmerizing slice of not-so-everyday life, brimming with wicked wit and spiced with a few supernatural surprises, "Just Wanna Testify" showcases Cleage's masterly storytelling at its soulful and satisfying finest. …More


The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars
By Collins, Paul
2012-04 - Broadway Books
9780307592217 Check Our Catalog
"No writer better articulates ourinterest in the confluence of hope, eccentricity, and the timelessness of the bold and strange than Paul Collins."--DAVE EGGERS
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discover a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon neatly severed
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The Black Box
The Black Box
By Connelly, Michael
2013-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446556729 Check Our Catalog
In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.
Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and
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The Gods of Guilt
The Gods of Guilt
By Connelly, Michael
2014-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455575992 Check Our Catalog

Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.
Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his
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Nine Dragons
Nine Dragons
By Connelly, Michael
2010-07 - Vision
9780446561952 Check Our Catalog
While investigating the murder of a Chinese liquor store owner, Harry Bosch gets word his daughter, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, has been kidnapped. Bosch drops everything and journeys across the Pacific to a new city where nothing is as it seems. Available in a tall Premium Edition. …More



Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
By Cornwell, Patricia
2014-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780062325341 Check Our Catalog

It sa sunny morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and alsoDr. Kay Scarpetta s birthday.She s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind theirhome. Is this a kids game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Hercell phonerings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her …More