Friday, July 17, 2015

Adult Summer Reading from Week 5






Broken
Broken
By Slaughter, Karin
2011-01 - Large Print Press
9781594134555 Check Our Catalog
When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner's death. As he investigates, Trent unleashes a case filled with explosive secrets--and encounters a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed. …More


All the Way Home
All the Way Home
By Staub, Wendy Corsi
Author Staub
Producer Kensington
1999-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781575664477 Check Our Catalog
Lake Charlotte. A quiet little town in upstate New York. The perfect place to raise a family. Or is it? People still talk about that summer ten years ago when four teenage girls mysteriously disappeared. No one remembers that summer more vividly than Rory Connelly. Her older sister Carleen vanished from her bed in the middle of the night, never to be seen again. The fear and uncertainty of …More


Herbs: Gardens, Decorations, and Recipes
Herbs: Gardens, Decorations, and Recipes
By Tolley, Emelie
Joint Author Mead, Chris
1998-08 - Clarkson N Potter Publishers
9780609803523 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This is my "go to" Herb garden book when I want to sit with a cup of herbal tea and delight my senses with the beautiful pictures of herbal gardens. I find all the ideas and motivation to expand my own. It also has wonderful ideas and recipes to actually use your homegrown herbs. The Lemon Tea bread is a must to try, as well as the herbed vinegars and …More


Girl from the South
Girl from the South
By Trollope, Joanna
2003-07 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425193501 Check Our Catalog
This is a wonderful story of family traditions in conflict, of new beginnings, and of the way whole families can fall in love with a person. …More


My Heart and Other Black Holes
My Heart and Other Black Holes
By Warga, Jasmine
2015-02 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780062324672 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I really enjoyed this book. Even though it was very depressing at times, the story was moving and loveable. I loved it!
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The Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence
By Wharton, Edith
Editor Wolff, Cynthia G.
Introduction by Wolff, Cynthia Griffin
1996-03 - Penguin Books
9780140189704 Check Our Catalog
A Great Books Discussion Selection
When the Countess Ellen Olenska returns from Europe, fleeing her brutish husband, her rebellious independence and passionate awareness of life stir the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, already engaged to be married to her cousin May Welland, "that terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew
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The Children
The Children
By Wharton, Edith
1997-09 - Scribner Book Company
9780684831558 Check Our Catalog
A bestseller when it was first published in 1928, Edith Wharton's "The Children" is a comic, bittersweet novel about the misadventures of a bachelor and a band of precocious children. The seven Wheater children, stepbrothers and stepsisters grown weary of being shuttled from parent to parent "like bundles," are eager for their parents' latest reconciliation to last. A chance meeting between the …More


Old New York
Old New York
By Wharton, Edith
1995-03 - Scribner Book Company
9780020383147 Check Our Catalog
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence come four masterly short novels of New York during the 19th century, revealing with subtle irony the customs and tribal codes that ruled Society. …More


The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
By Zevin, Gabrielle
2014-04 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781616203214 Check Our Catalog

A faded sign hangs above the porch of the Victorian cottage that is home to Island Books. It bears the adage"NO MAN IS AN ISLAND; EVERY BOOK IS A WORLD."A. J. Fikry, the bookstore s irascible owner, is about to discover what that means. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us of what saves us all from a life of loneliness and isolation: our sense of empathy; our ability to love and be loved; …More