Monday, July 20, 2015

Adult Summer Reading-Week 6






Duck the Halls
Duck the Halls
By Andrews, Donna
2013-10 - Minotaur Books
9781250028778 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A Meg Langslow Christmas Story. Pranksters are busy in Caerphilly. Many houses of worship are pranked with various things, including skunks, green boas, and ducks. Can Meg, her mother, and extended family find out the truth before the holidays arrive?
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Summer Rental
Summer Rental
By Andrews, Mary Kay
2012-05 - Griffin
9780312642709 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Fixer Upper" comes a novel filled with her trademark warmth and humor--the story of four women, a month at the beach, and the healing power of friendship and second chances.
HPL patron: I loved it! Great story about friendship.
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Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
By Anonymous
2005-12 - Simon Pulse
9781416914631 Check Our Catalog

In the 35 years since its original publication, this acclaimed, bestselling diary-format account of a teenage girl's harrowing descent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teens readers. This special anniversary edition includes a readers' group guide. Original.
HPL patron: Reread from younger days...but young …More


A God in Ruins
A God in Ruins
By Atkinson, Kate
2015-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316176538 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Kate Atkinson's 10th book A God in Ruins is her best work by far. The characters are well developed. The historical perspective is clear and meaningful and provided an understanding of world events related to WWII. I highly recommned this book to anyone looking for an engaging summer read.
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The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul
The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul
By Ballantyne, Sarah
Foreword by Wahls, Terry
Foreword by Wahls MD, Terry
2014-08 - Victory Belt Publishing
9781628600087 Check Our Catalog
Autoimmune diseases affect more than 50 million Americans, but a Paleo diet can help calm your immune system, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal. This companion cookbook to the groundbreaking book The Paleo Approach makes changing your diet easy and economical with more than 150 Paleo recipes, shopping guides, meal plans, and more.
An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some
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Just the Way You Are
Just the Way You Are
By Barton, Beverly
2015-01 - Zebra Books
9781420135589 Check Our Catalog
The South sizzles in "New York Times "bestselling author Beverly Barton's sultry tale of a woman torn between two brothers. . .
Mary Beth Caine has always been the good girl in her small Mississippi town. But when a big, protective, shamelessly sexy stranger offers to console her on the night of her disastrous engagement party, Mary Beth lets him--only to discover that Parr Weston also happens …More


The Paris Architect
The Paris Architect
By Belfoure, Charles
2013-10 - Sourcebooks Landmark
9781402284311 Check Our Catalog

A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist)
HPL patron: This historical fiction takes place during WWII in Nazi Occupied France. The namesake designs brilliant undetectable hiding places for Jews. He is self centered and unsympathetic at the beginning but has a total change of …More


Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery
Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery
By Benn, James R.
2007-09 - Soho Press
9781569474761 Check Our Catalog

"This book has got it all-an instant classic."-Lee Child, author of The Hard Way
"A tale as tight as a drum. Doesn't get any better than this."-Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, author of the Poppy Rice mysteries
"It is a pleasure marching off to war with spirited Billy Boyle. He is a charmer, richly imagined and vividly rendered. And he tells a finely suspenseful yarn."-Dan Fesperman, author of The …More


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
By Berendt, John
1999-07 - Vintage Books USA
9780679751526 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Lambda Literary Awards (1994)


Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a …More


Ultra Violet
Ultra Violet
By Bush, Nancy
2008-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410403100 Check Our Catalog
In her third smash outing, feisty and fiercely witty P.I. Jane Kelly finds herself in deadly danger after a plastic surgery magnate is murdered just before his daughter's society wedding. …More


Waistcoats & Weaponry
Waistcoats & Weaponry
By Carriger, Gail
2014-11 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316190275 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Set some 20 years before the author's Parasol Protectorate series, the third novel of The Finishing School books finds Sophronia and her friends up to their petticoats in trouble. The decisions made are carried on into the futre of these steampunk novels. All are very good books.
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Awakened
Awakened
By Cast, P. C.
Author Cast, Kristin
2011-01 - Griffin
9780312650247 Check Our Catalog

At the start of "Awakened," the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey--or her relationship with her super-hot Warrior, Stark--ever be the same? …More


Ming Tea Murder
Ming Tea Murder
By Childs, Laura
2015-05 - Berkley Books
9780425281642 Check Our Catalog
It s scones and scandal for Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning in the latest from the" New York Times "bestselling author of "Steeped in Evil"
Normally Theodosia wouldn t attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend, Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala
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Destination Unknown
Destination Unknown
By Christie, Agatha
2012-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780062074102 Check Our Catalog
Previously titled "So Many Steps to Death, " this mystery is one of the Queen of Crime's best. After American scientist Thomas Betterton disappears in Paris, and his new bride dies in Casablanca, British Intelligence enlists secret agent Hilary Craven to impersonate the late Mrs. Betterton. But the masquerade means hiding from an unknown enemy and retracing a stranger's steps to death. …More


Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
By Christie, Agatha
2011-10 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062074010 Check Our Catalog
On the night before Christmas, cruel, tyrannical, filthy-rich Simeon Lee is found in his locked bedroom with his throat cut. Now Hercule Poirot must put his deductive powers to the test to solve one of his most chilling cases--and to prevent a clever killer from spilling more blood. …More


The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s--The Era That Created Modern Sports
The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless '70s--The Era That Created Modern Sports
By Cook, Kevin
2012-09 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393080162 Check Our Catalog

The inside story of the most colorful decade in NFL history pro football's raging, hormonal, hairy, druggy, immortal adolescence.
HPL patron: A good book for football fans.
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His Conquest
His Conquest
By Cosby, Diana J.
2010-11 - Zebra Books
9781420109917 Check Our Catalog
From a superbly talented (Cathy Maxwell) new voice comes a Scottish historical romance filled with lush history and intense passion. "His Conquest"--one part heaven, one part sin.--Rebecca Sinclair. Original. …More


The Alpine Pursuit
The Alpine Pursuit
By Daheim, Mary
2005-03 - Fawcett Books
9780345447920 Check Our Catalog
As her myriad of fans can attest, "USA Today bestselling author Mary Daheim creates wonderful mysteries peopled with marvelous characters as quirky as they are endearing. "The "Seattle Times says Daheim is "one of the brightest stars in our city's literary constellation"--and the popularity of her irresistible Pacific Northwest crime series has swept across the nation. Now the unfaltering Emma …More


Summer Cocktails: Margaritas, Mint Juleps, Punches, Party Snacks, and More
Summer Cocktails: Margaritas, Mint Juleps, Punches, Party Snacks, and More
By Sacasa, Maria Del Mar
Author Sacasa, Maraia Del Mar
Photographer Striano, Tara
2015-04 - Quirk Books
9781594747854 Check Our Catalog
Whether you re lounging by the pool, cooking over a grill, or relaxing in the hammock, you need a great drink. And with "Summer Cocktails," Mar a del Mar Sacasa and Tara Striano will help you discover your favorite fair-weather friends, from Peachy Keen Punch to Ginger-Lemongrass Pina Colada. "Summer Cocktails" features more than 100 seasonal recipes for punches and pitchers, frosty drinks, …More


Cardinal Rules
Cardinal Rules
By Delinsky, Barbara
2015-03 - Severn House Publishers
9780727884558 Check Our Catalog
Captivated by aloof market analyst Corinne Fremont, businessman Corey Haraden offers her a job she can't refuse. But Corrine wants nothing to do with the known womanizer. Reissue. …More


The Firebird's Feather
The Firebird's Feather
By Eccles, Marjorie
2014-12 - Severn House Publishers
9780727884268 Check Our Catalog
"A young woman investigates the murder of her mother in this absorbing historical mystery"
London, May, 1911. The new king, George V, is preparing for his coronation. The suffragettes are campaigning for women to get the vote. The East End seethes with unrest. And 18-year-old Kitty Challoner is looking forward to coming out in London society.
But Kitty s secure, sheltered world is about to
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One for the Money
One for the Money
By Evanovich, Janet
2003-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312990459 Check Our Catalog
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR
JANET EVANOVICH
ONE FOR THE MONEY
A Stephanie Plum Novel
"Comes roaring in like a blast of very fresh air...Goes down like a tall, cool, drink."
-"The Washington Post"
READ THE DYNAMITE BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL!
"Snappily written, fast paced and witty."
-"USA Today"
ONE FINE MESS
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to
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Wicked Charms
Wicked Charms
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Sutton, Phoef
2015-06 - Bantam
9780553392715 Check Our Catalog
Lizzy and Diesel are back in an all-new wicked adventure from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Janet Evanovich and Emmy Award winning co-author Phoef Sutton.
Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier Peg Leg Dazzle discovered and re-hid a famous pirate s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and
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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