Monday, June 22, 2015

Adult Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer


Cockatiels at Seven
Cockatiels at Seven
By Andrews, Donna
2009-06 - Minotaur Books
9780312377168 Check Our Catalog

BABYSITTING IS FOR THE BIRDS
When her old friend Karen drops by with her two-year-old son, Meg Langslow reluctantly agrees to mind him for a few hours. The next morning, when Karen is still MIA, Meg retraces her friend's footsteps and starts to suspect that her disappearance is linked to at least one serious crime. Has Karen been killed or kidnapped? Is she on the run? What's the story with …More


Six Geese A-Slaying
Six Geese A-Slaying
By Andrews, Donna
2009-11 - Minotaur Books
9780312536114 Check Our Catalog

Take a gander at this!
Meg and Michael's house is serving as the marshaling point for the annual Caerphilly holiday parade. The theme is "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and it features twelve drummers from the school marching band, eleven bagpipers, ten leaping lords costumed in medieval finery from the college drama department, and so on. There are also assorted floats, a live nativity scene …More


Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters
Our Haunted Lives: True Life Ghost Encounters
By Belanger, Jeff
2006-07 - New Page Books
9781564148568 Check Our Catalog

Featuring the stories of dozens of people who have witnessed the supernatural firsthand in their homes, at work, and in numerous other locations, this volume explores the profound nature of ghosts and spirits and uses personal interviews to capture the many different facets of experience.
HPL patron: This book made an unbeliever of the metaphysical and …More


A History of Loneliness
A History of Loneliness
By Boyne, John
2015-02 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374171339 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: My favorite book of the year. John Boyne writes of the life of a Roman Catholic priest in Dublin during the sexual abuse scandal. His protagonist is a faithful priest who Boyne paints as one of the victims of the backlash.
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The Price of Paradise
The Price of Paradise
By Brake, Colin
2009-09 - BBC Books
9780563486527 Check Our Catalog
Laylora - the Paradise Planet. A world of breath-taking beauty, where peace-loving aboriginals live in harmony with their environment. Or do they? The Doctor and Rose arrive to find that the once-perfect eco-system is showing signs of failing. The paradise planet has become a death trap as terrifying creatures from ancient legends appear and stalk the land... Is there a connection between the …More


The Bean Eaters
The Bean Eaters
By Brooks, Gwendolyn
2012-04 - Literary Licensing, LLC
9781258269692 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Something that only time can make stand still.
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The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case
The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case
By Brown, Pat
2013-02 - Prometheus Books
9781616146504 Check Our Catalog

A new myth-busting book by world-renowned criminal profiler Brown. A thought-provoking analysis of the amazing woman Cleopatra truly was, a fascinating account of the queen's final desperate attempt to escape Egypt with her ships and treasure, and the brutal homicide that ended her life as the last Egyptian pharaoh.
HPL patron: This is a wonderful book if …More


Play Dirty
Play Dirty
By Brown, Sandra
2008-07 - Pocket Books
9781416523338 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Chill Factor" and "Ricochet" comes this gripping story of obsessive love and its deadly consequences. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.
HPL patron: Very erotic.
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The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes
By Burrough, Bryan
2009-02 - Penguin Press
9781594201998 Check Our Catalog

Bestselling author and "Vanity Fair" special-correspondent Burrough chronicles the rise and fall of one of the great economic and political powerhouses of the 20th century--Texas oil.
HPL patron: Texas oil, wealth, and power. The book was ok.
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Timeless
Timeless
By Carriger, Gail
2014-07 - Orbit
9780316402729 Check Our Catalog
Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, must answer a mystifying summons to Egypt in the final novel in the "New York Times"-bestselling Parasol Protectorate series. Original. …More


James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
By Cheney, Lynne
2014-05 - Viking Books
9780670025190 Check Our Catalog

This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the …More


Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington
Mount Vernon Love Story: A Novel of George and Martha Washington
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2003-06 - Pocket Books
9780743448949 Check Our Catalog

Higgins Clark's long-out-of-print first novel is now available in paperback. Originally published in 1969 as "Aspire to the Heavens, " this novel explores the heart of George Washington after his term in office when he returns to Mount Vernon.
HPL patron: This book is about George and Martha life story. George was 10 years younger than his wife Martha. He …More


His Woman
His Woman
By Cosby, Diana J.
2008-12 - Zebra Books
9781420101096 Check Our Catalog
In this sweeping romance set in medieval Scotland, Lady Isabel Adair, the secret daughter of Sir William Wallace, must enlist the aid of Sir Duncan MacGruder, the man she was once forced to betray, but has never forgotten. Original. …More


Ask for It
Ask for It
By Day, Sylvia
2012-11 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758290427 Check Our Catalog

An elegant widow surrenders to unbridled passion with a seductive Earl whom she jilted years ago, in this steamy historical romance.
HPL patron: I love historical romance with a touch of mystery and this is a true example of a well-written and stimulating historical romance!
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Vanguards of the Frontier: A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Fur Traders to the Sod Busters
Vanguards of the Frontier: A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Fur Traders to the Sod Busters
By Dick, Everett
2003-12 - University of Nebraska Press
9780803250482 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Book for the most part portrays trappers, soldiers, prospectors, and life on the plains. If anyone likes a western book, read this one.
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Eat, Drink, and Be Wary: How Unsafe Is Our Food?
Eat, Drink, and Be Wary: How Unsafe Is Our Food?
By Duncan, Charles M.
2015-01 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
9781442238398 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Great info on safety of food and the problems we face daily as consumers.
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The Husband List
The Husband List
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Kelly, Dorien
2013-08 - St. Martin's Press
9780312651343 Check Our Catalog

Based on the family from the bestselling "Love in a Nutshell" comes the story of New York heiress Caroline Maxwell, who longs to marry for love or not at all. But it's 1894, and while Caroline's brother and his friend, Jack Culhane, are off seeing the world, she's stuck at home. Can Jack and Caroline find love, against all odds? Martin's Press.
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The Storm Murders
The Storm Murders
By Farrow, John
2015-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250057686 Check Our Catalog

"City of Ice," John Farrow's first book in his acclaimed Emile Cinq-Mars series, which has been hailed by "Booklist" as "one of the best series in crime fiction," has been published in over 17 countries. Now with "The Storm Murders, " the series continues.
On the day after a massive blizzard, two policemen are called to an isolated farm house sitting all by itself in the middle of a pristine …More


Double Fudge Brownie Murder
Double Fudge Brownie Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2015-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758280404 Check Our Catalog
Life in tiny Lake Eden, Minnesota, is usually pleasantly uneventful. Lately, though, it seems everyone has more than their fair share of drama--especially the Swensen family. With so much on her plate, Hannah Swensen can hardly find the time to think about her bakery--let alone the town's most recent murder. . .
Hannah is nervous about the upcoming trial for her involvement in a tragic
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Garden of Darkness
Garden of Darkness
By Frasier, Anne
2007-12 - Onyx Books
9780451412478 Check Our Catalog
In this terrifying follow-up to the acclaimed "Pale Immortal," medical examiner Rachel Burton tries to leave Tuonela, Wisconsin, but is brought back after the discovery of a skinned body. Meanwhile, as Evan Stroud succumbs to madness, nothing he is rumored to be compares to the one who has been awakened. Original. …More


Pale Immortal
Pale Immortal
By Frasier, Anne
2006-09 - Onyx Books
9780451412249 Check Our Catalog
In her new novel, the "USA Today" bestselling author of "Before I Wake" flirts with the paranormal when a town's horrific legacy gives rise to shadows of fear and suspicion. Original. …More


The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
By Green, John
2012-01 - Dutton Books for Young Readers
9780525478812 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Beehive Awards (2014), Black-Eyed Susan Award (2014), Buckeye Children's Book Award (2013), Buckeye Children's Book Award (2014), California Young Reader Medal (2015), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2013), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2014), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2016), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2014), Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2015), 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), Sequoyah Book Awards (2015), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2014), Tayshas Reading (2013), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2014), Volunteer State Book Awards (2014), Young Reader's Choice Award (2015)


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.
HPL patron: An amazingly affirming and upbeat …More


Cooking the Books: A Corinna Chapman Mystery
Cooking the Books: A Corinna Chapman Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2012-03 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590589847 Check Our Catalog

Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, is trying very hard to do nothing at all on her holidays. Her gorgeous Daniel is only intermittently at her side (he's roaming the streets tracking down a multi-thousand dollar corporate theft). Jason, her baking offsider, has gone off to learn how to surf. And Kylie and Goss are fulfilling their lives' ambition auditioning for a …More



The Lamorna Wink
The Lamorna Wink
By Grimes, Martha
2000-09 - Onyx Books
9780451409362 Check Our Catalog
Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury returns -- but not before sidekick Melrose Plant finds himself embroiled in a haunting case of murder past and present.
With his good friend Richard Jury on a fool's errand in Northern Ireland, Melrose Plant tries -- in vain -- to escape his aunt and his Long Piddleton lethargy by fleeing to Cornwall. There, high on a rocky promontory overlooking the …More