Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Adult Summer Reading--What Muskegon is reading this summer.






Daughter of the Empire
Daughter of the Empire
By Feist, Raymond E.
Author Wurts, Janny
1988-05 - Spectra Books
9780553272116 Check Our Catalog
Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan. Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni. While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir. Now Mara, a young, untested Ruling lady, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle for survival. But first she must rally an army of …More


Mistress of the Empire
Mistress of the Empire
By Feist, Raymond E.
Author Wurts, Janny
1993-04 - Spectra Books
9780553561180 Check Our Catalog
The world on the other side of the rift: Kelewan, a land seething with political intrigue and deadly conspiracies. Following the opulent panoply of "Daughter Of The Empire and the dazzling pageantry of "Servant Of The Empire comes the resounding conclusion to the Empire trilogy.

Besieged by spies and rival houses, stalked by a secret and merciless brotherhood of assassins, the brilliant
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Servant of the Empire
Servant of the Empire
By Feist, Raymond E.
Author Wurts, Janny
1997-01 - Spectra Books
9780553292459 Check Our Catalog
"A sweeping drama unveiling a tale of love, hate and sacrifice against the panorama of an alien yet familiar society."--"Publishers Weekly.

"Uncommonly satisfying."--"Locus
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Threshold
Threshold
By Ford, G. M.
2015-04 - Thomas & Mercer
9781477822173 Check Our Catalog

Between the end of his marriage and the excessive force complaints against him, Detective Sergeant Mickey Dolan is running out of chances. When a powerful and connected city councilman reports that his wife and two daughters have disappeared, Dolan is assigned the case knowing full well that his career is riding on the outcome.
While investigating, Dolan meets Eve Pressman and her remarkable …More


The One & Only
The One & Only
By Giffin, Emily
2014-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345546883 Check Our Catalog
Emily Giffin, the beloved author of such "New York Times" bestselling novels as "Something Borrowed "and" Where We Belong, " returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty--and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both. …More


My Father's Wives
My Father's Wives
By Greenberg, Mike
2015-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062325860 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: My Father's Wives is a "one sit" read! The best kind as far as I am concerned. Mike Greenberg's main character, Jonathan Sweetwater, is so likeable and sweet that I could not help but recommend this book to my reader friends. The ending was a very welcome surprise that left me with those good feelings akin to a lovely sunny day.
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Away with the Fairies: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Away with the Fairies: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2006-10 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590583135 Check Our Catalog
Searching for the murderer of a famous author, sexy, sassy Phryne goes undercover-and is up to her ears in fashion gossip and office politics....
Phryne Fisher is asked to investigate the puzzling death of a famous author and illustrator of fairy stories. To do so, she takes a job within the women's magazine that employed the victim and finds herself enmeshed in her colleagues' deceptions.
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Queen of the Flowers: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Queen of the Flowers: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2008-07 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590581711 Check Our Catalog
One of Phryne Fisher's flower maidens has vanished during the Flower Parade. And so, Phryne is off to investigate aided by Bert and Cec and her trusty little beretta, in this 14th book in the Phryne Fisher series. …More


Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens
Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens
By Grissell, Eric
2010-06 - Timber Press (OR)
9780881929881 Check Our Catalog
Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden 's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It 's no exaggeration to say that a garden can t be understood without an understanding of its insects.
"Bees, Wasps, and Ants" explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can
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Don't Go Home
Don't Go Home
By Hart, Carolyn
2015-05 - Berkley Books
9780425276549 Check Our Catalog
Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon and former Broward s Rock resident Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, "Don t Go Home." But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should take his own advice. Not everyone …More


Pride V. Prejudice: A Claire Malloy Mystery
Pride V. Prejudice: A Claire Malloy Mystery
By Hess, Joan
2015-04 - Minotaur Books
9781250011954 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This is the first of this author's books that I've read and I'm not sure I'll try another. I found her characters very different from anyone I've ever met and not very "real," so it was hard to relate to any of them.
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Hikaru No Go, Volume 1: Descent of the Go Master
Hikaru No Go, Volume 1: Descent of the Go Master
By Hotta, Yumi
Illustrator Obata, Takeshi
2004-06 - Viz Media
9781591162223 Check Our Catalog

Hikaru Shindo finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather's attic. In one fateful moment, the ghost of an ancient Go master becomes a part of Hikaru's consciousness and together, they make an unstoppable Go-playing team.
HPL patron: Hikaru starts out as a normal boy with nothing to worry about until he finds a Go board in his grandpa's attic. A …More


The Shining
The Shining
By King, Stephen
2013-08 - Anchor Books
9780345806789 Check Our Catalog
For more than twenty years, millions of readers have checked in to The Overlook Hotel with Jack Torrance and his family -- and they're still coming. It's bestselling proof that horror never dies. This is classic King -- the basis for the smash feature film directed by Stanley Kubrick, and the hit TV mini-series. …More


Naruto, Volume 1
Naruto, Volume 1
By Masashi, Kishimoto
Author Kishimoto, Masashi
Illustrator Masashi, Kishimoto
2003-07 - Viz Media
9781569319000 Check Our Catalog

R to L (Japanese Style).
Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! Believe it!
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Matthew's Story: From Sinner to Saint
Matthew's Story: From Sinner to Saint
By LaHaye, Tim
Author Jenkins, Jerry B.
2011-02 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425238684 Check Our Catalog
The fourth installment in the Jesus Chronicles, from the bestselling author of the Left Behind series.
This story in the Jesus Chronicles depicts the life of the most unlikely of apostles-a sinner turned saint-and his time with the Lord. With Matthew, readers walk alongside Jesus as He gives the Sermon on the Mount, performs the miracles of healing the sick and raising the dead, contemplates
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Child of Mine
Child of Mine
By Lewis, David
Author Lewis, Beverly
2014-06 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764212543 Check Our Catalog
From Bestselling Authors David & Beverly Lewis
Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.
Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to
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The Prodigal
The Prodigal
By Lewis, Beverly
2004-10 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764228735 Check Our Catalog
The compelling chronicle of Abram Ebersol's family continues in this fourth volume. While raising her motherless younger siblings, Leah Ebersol must decide whether to take the sorrowful path of her older sister Sadie, or guide her younger sister Lydiann safely to her baptismal covenant. …More


The Revelation
The Revelation
By Lewis, Beverly
2005-06 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764228742 Check Our Catalog
In this suspenseful conclusion to the Abram's Daughters series, readers will thrill to another gripping story with Lewis's trademark captivating twists and turns, and startling answers to the compelling questions set into motion in the first book, "The Covenant." …More


Girl 15, Charming But Insane
Girl 15, Charming But Insane
By Limb, Sue
2007-02 - Laurel Leaf Library
9780440238966 Check Our Catalog
Life was tragic enough before this spring started. With a distinct lack of boobage and an arse so big that birds of prey could nest within its shadows, Jess Jordan is saddled with the Goddess Flora for a best friend, a Britney Spears look-alike so gorgeous that one grain of her divine dandruff could make the blind see again. Jess knows that her soul mate is Ben Jones, a divine mixture of Leonardo …More


We Were Liars
We Were Liars
By Lockhart, E.
2014-05 - Delacorte Press
9780385741262 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2015), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2016), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2016), Tayshas Reading (2015)

From the author of the National Book Award finalist "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" comes the story of the kids of a distinguished family whose friendship turns toxic because of a generations-old secret. "Surprising, thrilling, and beautifully executed.O N"Booklist, " starred review. …More


Dancing with an Alien
Dancing with an Alien
By Logue, Mary
2002-02 - HarperTempest
9780064472098 Check Our Catalog

I am here. On this very green Earth. The sun shines for fourteen hours and thirty-three minutes today. The sky is blue like they said it would be. I am here on a mission. I have only a short time to do what I was sent here to do. I am here to find a female.
HPL patron: Dancing with an Alien is a magical and classic romance with a crazy twist. …More


No Safety in Numbers
No Safety in Numbers
By Lorentz, Dayna
2013-04 - Speak
9780142425978 Check Our Catalog

Teens Shay, Marco, Lexi, and Ryan, quarantined in a shopping mall after a biological bomb goes off in an air duct, learn that in an emergency people change, and not always for the better, as many become sick and supplies run low.
HPL patron: I like this book because it was suspensful and had four different points of view.
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The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, Book 9)
The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, Book 9)
By MacBride, Stuart
2015-06 - HarperCollins
9780007494606 Check Our Catalog

The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING.
One mistake can cost you everything
When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a development opportunity out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing catching drug dealers, …More


Northanger Abbey
Northanger Abbey
By McDermid, Val
2014-04 - Grove Press
9780802123015 Check Our Catalog
In this modern retelling of Austen's classic, bookish minister's daughter Cat Morland joins her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falls for an up-and-coming lawyer who may harbor unsettling secrets. …More