Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Adult Summer Reading






The Book of Night Women
The Book of Night Women
By James, Marlon
2009-02 - Riverhead Books
9781594488573 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Dayton Literary Peace Prize (2010), Minnesota Book Award (2010)

From a young writer who radiates charisma and talent comes a sweeping, stylish historical novel of Jamaican slavery that can be compared only to Toni Morrison's "Beloved." (Literary)On sale February 19 …More


The Third Wife
The Third Wife
By Jewell, Lisa
2015-06 - Atria Books
9781476792187 Check Our Catalog
For fans of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes comes a riveting family drama with a dark mystery at its core, from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The House We Grew Up In."
In the early hours of a summer morning, a young woman steps into the path of an oncoming bus. A tragic accident? Or suicide?
At the center of this puzzle is Adrian Wolfe, a successful architect and grief-stricken
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In the Company of Others
In the Company of Others
By Karon, Jan
2010-10 - Viking Books
9780670022120 Check Our Catalog
Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already-injured ankle. …More


Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good
By Karon, Jan
2014-09 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399167447 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Christy Awards (2015)

After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. …More


The Duff: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
The Duff: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)
By Keplinger, Kody
2015-01 - Poppy Books
9780316381802 Check Our Catalog

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper suddenly realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the slimy school hottie that she thought she hated. Turns out, he's not a bad listener. Soon, Bianca realizes how harmful her unhealthy way of dealing with her problems has been, and finds a way to confront them head on.
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You
You
By Kepnes, Caroline
2014-09 - Atria Books
9781476785592 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Fantastic. Incredibly twisted. The kind of book to get lost in. Joe and Beck are real, seemingly normal on the outside, bound by their own deamons inside. Just way stranger than most. Loved this book!
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Ordinary Grace
Ordinary Grace
By Krueger, William Kent
2013-06 - Thorndike Press
9781410458223 Check Our Catalog

From "New York Times"-bestselling author Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961.
HPL patron: Ordinary Grace is a classic coming of age tale full of tragedy and grace with surprises just around the corner.
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Fighting Fat: Break the Dieting Cycle and Get Healthy for Life!
Fighting Fat: Break the Dieting Cycle and Get Healthy for Life!
By Lamm, Steven, MD
2015-03 - Spry Publishing LLC
9781938170560 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Very informative.

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Lover's Lane
Lover's Lane
By Landis, Jill Marie
2004-04 - Ballantine Books
9780345453310 Check Our Catalog
From the bestselling, award-winning master of historical romance comes her first contemporary romance. Hiding from her past in a little sleepy beach community, a single mother risks losing the child she holds so dear and the man who possesses her heart. …More


Above Suspicion
Above Suspicion
By LaPlante, Lynda
2006-04 - Wheeler Publishing
9781597221818 Check Our Catalog
Millions of thriller lovers know Lynda La Plante's Prime Suspect novels, which were made into television dramas that snatched up fourteen international awards, including two Emmys. Now, La Plante returns to the gritty world of the homicide detective with a new book - already a bestseller in the UK - that introduces her most compelling heroine since Jane Tennison: rookie detective Anna Travis. …More


Blind Fury
Blind Fury
By La Plante, Lynda
2011-07 - Touchstone Books
9781439139318 Check Our Catalog
The latest international bestseller from the writer who "is among the best British writers of the police procedural" ("Library Journal"). …More


Clean Cut
Clean Cut
By La Plante, Lynda
2008-10 - Touchstone Books
9781416586678 Check Our Catalog
Dedicated, intuitive, and utterly obsessive, DCI James Langton is ruthless in his pursuit of a gang of illegal immigrants, the murderers of a young prostitute. When one of them nearly kills him, Anna Travis nurses his wounds and bears the brunt of his frustrations, putting her own life and career on hold. But then one of Anna's own cases -- the seemingly motiveless murder of a quiet, studious …More


Cold Heart. Lynda La Plante
Cold Heart. Lynda La Plante
By La Plante
Author La Plante, Lynda
2010-11 - Pocket Books
9781849832663 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Great book-got 2 more of her books-mysteries where you can't guess who did it.
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Deadly Intent
Deadly Intent
By La Plante, Lynda
2009-07 - Touchstone Books
9781416588313 Check Our Catalog
In the latest police procedural from La Plante, detective Anna Travis must juggle old and new love affairs while tracking down one of the world's deadliest drug dealers. …More


Steroid Blues
Steroid Blues
By La Plante, Richard
2014-04 - Createspace
9781499265507 Check Our Catalog
"A psychothriller dominated by two freaks of enormous strength who can literally tear a man apart. What with all that, plus kinky sex, skinheads and the underbelly of Philadelphia, Captain Bill Fogarty has his hands full. Mr. La Plante tells the story skillfully, creating tension and a mounting feeling of horror as he peers into some very sick minds".--New York Times Book Review. …More


The Betrayal
The Betrayal
By Lewis, Beverly
2013-02 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764223310 Check Our Catalog
In this powerful portrait of four Amish sisters, though confident that their love will survive a separation, Leah, Jonas, and their families will face a bitter test. …More


The Covenant
The Covenant
By Lewis, Beverly
2012-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764210860 Check Our Catalog
Drawn into an incomprehensible pact with her older sister, Leah finds her dreams spinning out of control, even as she clings desperately to the promises of God. "The Covenant" begins a powerful Lancaster portrait of the power of family and the miracle of hope. …More


The Judgment
The Judgment
By Lewis, Beverly
2011-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410434661 Check Our Catalog

Lewis, a "New York Times"- and "USA TODAY"-bestselling author and the top name in Amish fiction, pens a tale of two sisters struggling to find love, acceptance, and their place in the Amish community.
HPL patron: An interesting, yet loving family drama with the Amish twist.
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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.
HPL patron: A warm reminder of what family means.
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The Mercy
The Mercy
By Lewis, Beverly
2011-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764206016 Check Our Catalog

The Amish and modern worlds clash in this moving conclusion to "The Rose Trilogy" as two sisters love young men lost to the English world.
HPL patron: This author has a way to bring the characters, the land, and story alive.
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The Sacrifice
The Sacrifice
By Lewis, Beverly
2013-02 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764228728 Check Our Catalog

The powerful family saga featuring four Amish sisters growing up in 1940s Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, continues with this third installment.
HPL patron: Takes you right there with the characters.
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King of Kings
King of Kings
By Martin, Malachi
1980-01 - Simon & Schuster
9780671247072 Check Our Catalog
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Lord Fear: A Memoir
Lord Fear: A Memoir
By Mann, Lucas
2015-05 - Pantheon Books
9781101870242 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Oh. my. word. Beautiful, haunting, lovely. Told from the point of view of an addict's youngest brother (much younger and with a different mother) and interviews with the people that loved Josh. So honest and real. Wonderful book.
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Crow Fair: Stories
Crow Fair: Stories
By McGuane, Thomas
2015-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385350198 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I don't usually go for books of short stories but for some reason I picked this up. I loved it! I still like novels so I can really get to know the characters, but Crow Fair far exceeded my expectations.
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