Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






The Love Letters
The Love Letters
By Lewis, Beverly
2015-03 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764213212 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I like this author because she has so much knowledge of the lives of her interesting characters. I like learning how others worship and how their everyday lives are controlled by their sincere beliefs.
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The Magician's Lie
The Magician's Lie
By Macallister, Greer
2015-01 - Sourcebooks Landmark
9781402298684 Check Our Catalog

"Smart, intricately plotted...a richly imagined thriller."- PEOPLE magazine
"This is a book in which storylines twist, spiral and come together again in an ending as explosive as a poof of smoke from your chimney...or a top hat." - Oprah.com
"It's a captivating yarn.... Macallister, like the Amazing Arden, mesmerizes her audience. No sleight of hand is necessary. An ambitious heroine and a …More


Living Courageously: You Can Face Anything, Just Do It Afraid
Living Courageously: You Can Face Anything, Just Do It Afraid
By Meyer, Joyce
2014-09 - Faithwords
9781455517480 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Very positive as always. A big fan of her and all of her teachings.
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You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television
You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television
By Michaels, Al
Author Wertheim, L. Jon
2014-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780062314963 Check Our Catalog

One of America's most respected sportscasters--and the play-by-play voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football--gives us a behind-the-curtain look at some of the most thrilling games and fascinating figures in modern sports.
No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels. During the course of his forty-plus-year career, he has logged more hours on live primetime network …More


A Mercy
A Mercy
By Morrison, Toni
2008-11 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307264237 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2010)


A Mercy is a powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and is almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier.

HPL patron: This is the first Toni Morrison book I have read. While I listened to this through the audio book program of Overdrive, I enjoyed the …More


The Slave Ship: A Human History
The Slave Ship: A Human History
By Rediker, Marcus
2007-10 - Viking Books
9780670018239 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
George Washington Book Prize (2008)


Much is known of the American slave trade, but little of the ships that made it all possible. Award-winning historian Rediker draws on 30 years of research in maritime archives to create an unprecedented history of these vessels and the human drama acted out on their rolling decks.
HPL patron: An interesting book-but also a sad book of tragedy and …More


Portobello
Portobello
By Rendell, Ruth
2010-09 - Scribner Book Company
9781439148518 Check Our Catalog
From Rendell, "reigning queen of crime fiction" ("Time Out"), comes a psychologically intense novel about a small crime and its devastating aftermath. …More


Temptation in a Kilt
Temptation in a Kilt
By Roberts, Victoria Taylor
2012-09 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
9781402270062 Check Our Catalog
This hot new series follows a trio of Highland lairds, who are driving King James crazy with their constant clan battles and uproarious way of life. Original. …More


Gathering Prey
Gathering Prey
By Sandford, John
2015-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399168796 Check Our Catalog
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.
They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.
Lucas Davenport s adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a
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Indelible
Indelible
By Slaughter, Karin
2011-05 - HarperTorch
9780062021908 Check Our Catalog

Sometimes a past comes back to kill . . .
Two armed men enter the police station in tiny Heartsdale, Georgia, and open fire. When the shooting stops, an officer is dead, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver is seriously wounded, and the survivors--including a class of grade-school children and medical examiner Sara Linton--are held hostage. In a tense standoff that could erupt at any moment …More


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
By Strayed, Cheryl
2012-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307592736 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Discover Great New Writers (2012), Indies Choice Book Awards (2013), Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award (2012), Oregon Book Awards (2013), Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (2013)


A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.
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Still Dirty
Still Dirty
By Stringer, Vickie M.
2009-06 - Atria Books
9781416563594 Check Our Catalog
Following the phenomenal success of "Dirty Red, Essence"-bestselling author Stringer is back with a sizzling sequel featuring the notorious cast of characters--Red, Bacon, and Q--who made "Dirty Red" a hit. …More


Peacemaker
Peacemaker
By Swallow, James
2007-12 - BBC Books
9781846073496 Check Our Catalog
The Doctor and Martha are about to find out if a sonic screwdriver is more powerful than a six-shooter in the latest in the bestselling series of Doctor Who novels. The peace and quiet of a remote homestead in the 1880s American West is shattered by the arrival of two shadowy outriders searching for 'the healer'. When the farmer refuses to help them, they raze the house to the ground using guns …More


Yu-GI-Oh! (3-In-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes Vols. 1, 2 & 3
Yu-GI-Oh! (3-In-1 Edition), Vol. 1: Includes Vols. 1, 2 & 3
By Takahashi, Kazuki
2015-02 - Viz Media
9781421579245 Check Our Catalog
Tenth-grader Yugi always had his head in some game--until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artifact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of the pharoahs Possessed by the puzzle, Yugi becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games, and challenges evildoers to the Shadow Games...weird games with high stakes and high risks
Let the games begin Meet Seto Kaiba, master of the
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The Haunting of America: Ghosts & Legends of America's Haunted Past
The Haunting of America: Ghosts & Legends of America's Haunted Past
By Taylor, Troy
2001-09 - Whitechapel Productions
9781892523174 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: The most interesting story was the Dudley Town how everyone was cursed because of the Dudley Family. This book has legends that make you wanna jump out of your skin such as the Phelp House in Mass. This book was an interesting read.
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Among the Mansions of Eden: Tales of Love, Lust, and Land in Beverly Hills
Among the Mansions of Eden: Tales of Love, Lust, and Land in Beverly Hills
By Weddle, David
2003-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780060198176 Check Our Catalog

There is no place more synonymous with glamour and ostentatious displays of wealth than Beverly Hills. In "Among the Mansions of Eden, " a veteran journalist explores this wild, fascinating community that has become part of America's mythology. 16-page photo insert.
HPL patron: It takes you behind the gates of the rich and famous. Interesting book.
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Amber and Blood
Amber and Blood
By Weis, Margaret
2008-05 - Wizards of the Coast
9780786950010 Check Our Catalog
In the concluding volume of this post-War of Souls trilogy, Mina learns the truth about herself and the terrible knowledge nearly drives her insane. …More