Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Adult Summer Reading-Week 5

Eight Hundred Grapes
Eight Hundred Grapes
By Dave, Laura
2015-06 - Simon & Schuster
9781476789255 Check Our Catalog
Named "Best Book of the Summer" by "Glamour" * "Marie Claire" * "US Weekly" * "Good Housekeeping" * "Cosmopolitan" * "Elle Magazine" * "Wine Enthusiast" * "Health Magazine" * "Metro New York" * InStyle* Pop Sugar * CBS Local * BookTrib * AV Club * and as the #1 Library Reads Pick *
There are secrets you share, and secrets you hide....
Growing up on her family's Sonoma vineyard, Georgia
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The Broken Window
The Broken Window
By Deaver, Jeffery
Read by Boutsikaris, Dennis
2008-06 - Simon & Schuster Audio
9780743570534 Check Our Catalog

The mysterious 522 commits vicious crimes and then plants ironclad evidence to implicate innocent men. This timely thriller reunites Lincoln Rhyme with his partner and paramour Amelia Sachs as they face their toughest adversary yet. Unabridged. 13 CDs.
HPL patron: Jeffrey Deaver spins fine tales. His level of suspense is always riveting as it is in The …More


Shattered
Shattered
By Dupree, Kia
2012-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446547772 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (2013)

Kiki's world is turned upside down when her partially deaf mother loses custody of her children, sending Kiki and her siblings into foster care. After running away, the two girls are held captive for months and their lives are in chaos. …More


Silenced
Silenced
By Dupree, Kia
2012-02 - Thorndike Press
9781410444714 Check Our Catalog
Falling on hard times, Nicola has to move her family into one of the most notorious projects in Washington, D.C. She knows she must work extra hard to keep her family from succumbing to the streets. When her eldest son Marquan faces murder charges, Nicola focuses her energy on his case, hoping that she can keep the family intact. 384 pp. …More


Dark Guardian
Dark Guardian
By Feehan, Christine
2010-12 - Avon Books
9780062019493 Check Our Catalog
After centuries of soulless existence as the dark guardian of his people, Lucian suddenly craves lady cop Jaxon Montgomery. Jaxx would sacrifice anything to shield others, particularly since a deadly menace dogs her every step. Oddly, Lucian, a born predator who ran with the wolves, vows to guard her for all time. …More


Gone Girl
Gone Girl
By Flynn, Gillian
2012-06 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307588364 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Anthony Awards (2013), Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2013), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2013), Macavity Award (2013), Women's Fiction AKA Orange Prize (2013)


Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams and becomes oddly evasive, eschewing his golden boy past.
HPL patron:  Awesome
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Dad Is Fat
Dad Is Fat
By Gaffigan, Jim
2013-05 - Crown Archetype
9780385349055 Check Our Catalog
Stand-up comedian Gaffigan, who's best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees, and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with five young children--everything from cousins to toddlers' communication skills. …More


What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
By Gladwell, Malcolm
2009-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316075848 Check Our Catalog
This anthology of Gladwell's "New Yorker" essays is like a greatest-hits compilation from one of the most gifted and influential journalists in America and author of the bestsellers "The Tipping Point, Blink," and "Outliers." …More


Naked Empire
Naked Empire
By Goodkind, Terry
2004-06 - Tor Books
9780765344304 Check Our Catalog
The sweeping, bestselling adventure of epic intrigue, violent conflict, and terrifying peril for the beautiful Kahlan Amnell and her husband, the heroic Richard Rahl, the Sword of Truth, arrives in paperback. …More


The Pillars of Creation
The Pillars of Creation
By Goodkind, Terry
2002-11 - Tor Books
9780765340740 Check Our Catalog
In this latest Sword of Truth novel, Jennsen Daggett, tormented her whole life by inhuman voices, struggles for salvation from inner demons and ancient injustice. Meanwhile, Richard Rahl and his wife Kahlan are reunited, but still face the dread of an occupying army. They must venture into a desolate land where their quest turns into terror as they become the helpless prey of a tireless hunter. …More


Severed Souls
Severed Souls
By Goodkind, Terry
2014-08 - Tor Books
9780765327741 Check Our Catalog

From the far reaches of the D'Haran Empire, Bishop Hannis Arc and the ancient Emperor Sulachan lead a vast horde of Shun-Tuk and other depraved "half-people" into the Empire's heart, raising an army of the dead in order to threaten the world of the living. Meanwhile, far from home, Richard Rahl and Kahlan Amnell must defend themselves and their followers from a series of terrifying threats, …More


The Third Kingdom
The Third Kingdom
By Goodkind, Terry
2013-08 - Tor Books
9780765335999 Check Our Catalog
Enter the unique world of Terry Goodkind. A world of high adventure, brilliant storytelling, and people you will never forget. …More


In Some Other World, Maybe
In Some Other World, Maybe
By Goldhagen, Shari
2015-01 - St. Martin's Press
9781250047991 Check Our Catalog

In December 1992, three groups of teenagers head to the theater to see the movie version of the famed Eons & Empires comic books. For Adam it's a last ditch effort to connect with something (actually, someone, the girl he's had a crush on for years) in his sleepy Florida town before he leaves for good. Passionate fan Sharon skips school in Cincinnati so she can fully appreciate the flick …More


The Evil Inside
The Evil Inside
By Graham, Heather
2011-08 - Mira Books
9780778312536 Check Our Catalog
For as long as it has stood overlooking New England's jagged coastline, the Lexington House has been a witness to madness . . . and murder. But in recent years, the inexplicable malice that once tormented so many has lain as silent as its victims. Until now. Original. …More


Heart of Evil
Heart of Evil
By Graham, Heather
2011-06 - Mira Books
9780778329985 Check Our Catalog
"New York Times"-bestselling author Graham delivers the first novel in an ghostly new paranormal romance trilogy. Beyond the things that science can explain lurks another world, one steeped in danger where secrets refuse to stay buried. Original. …More


Phantom Evil
Phantom Evil
By Graham, Heather
2011-03 - Mira Books
9780778329534 Check Our Catalog
Heading a group of paranormal investigators for the government, Jackson Crow--part English, part Cheyenne--uses his link to the realm of spirits to help solve the mysterious death of a senator's wife with the help of Angela Hawkins, a police officer with paranormal intuition. …More


A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
By Grazer, Brian
Author Fishman, Charles
2015-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781476730752 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A look back at Brian Grazer's life and career through the lens of curiosity. This book discusses why curiosit is good, makes us better people and moves us forward. Grazer also talks about his curiosity conversations and how everyone can have them.
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Calico Joe
Calico Joe
By Grisham, John
2012-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385536073 Check Our Catalog

Joe Castle, from Calico Rock, Arkansas, took the baseball world by storm in 1973. He homered in his first three major league at bats for the Chicago Cubs. Two months later, he was still hitting more than .500. Then, in his next at bat after homering off Warren Tracey, a surly journeyman pitcher, Tracey drilled a fastball at Joe's head. The damage was severe. Joe's right eye socket …More


The Litigators
The Litigators
By Grisham, John
2011-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385535137 Check Our Catalog
The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pull-ing the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book." Maybe that's why, after more than twenty years of consecutive #1 "New York Times" best sellers, a new novel by …More


Stillwater
Stillwater
By Helget, Nicole Lea
2014-02 - Houghton Mifflin
9780547898209 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Minnesota Book Award (2015)

Fraternal twins, separated at birth, are raised in the same small town, where they struggle for freedom from their families, their destinies, and, sometimes, each other-- all with the underground railroad as a haunting presence in their lives …More


Revenance
Revenance
By Hogue, Cynthia
2014-08 - Red Hen Press
9781597095419 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Okay.
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About a Boy
About a Boy
By Hornby, Nick
1998-05 - Riverhead Books
9781573220873 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (1999)


Winner - 2000 ALA Notable Fiction Selection
Will is thirty-six and doesn't really want children. Why does it bother people that he lives so happily alone in a fashionable, Lego-free flat, with massive speakers and a mammoth record collection, hardwood floors, and an expensive cream-colored rug that no kid has ever thrown up on? Then Will meets Angie. He's never been out with
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Funny Girl
Funny Girl
By Hornby, Nick
2015-02 - Riverhead Books
9781594205415 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: While the characters, particlarly Barbara, have all the potential of being clever and intriguing, Hornby's voice in this novel presents everyone with a detached-almost methodical-tone. As such, Funny Girl feels more like a screenplay (depending on an actress to deliver emotion) as oppsed to a novel.
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Hitch
Hitch
By Ingold, Jeanette
2005-06 - Harcourt Children's Books
9780152047474 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Christopher Awards (2006), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2008), Tayshas Reading (2007)


As a teenager growing up during the Great Depression, Moss Trawnley doesn't have time to be a kid. He doesn't have a job, an education, or much in the way of purpose until he lies about his age and joins Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps.
HPL patron: Hitch by Jeanette Ingold tells the story of Moss Trawnley. A 17 year old boy whose life is