Thursday, July 16, 2015

Adult Summer Reading






Althea & Oliver
Althea & Oliver
By Moracho, Cristina
2014-10 - Viking Children's Books
9780670785391 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Tayshas Reading (2015)


High-school juniors Althea and Oliver, who have been friends since age six, find their friendship changing because Oliver has contracted Kleine-Levin Syndrome, also known as OSleeping Beauty Syndrome.O And what happens during one of Oliver's episodes shatters their friendship.
HPL patron: I enjoyed the story line. It was well written, however, I could have …More


A Rumpole Christmas
A Rumpole Christmas
By Mortimer, John
Illustrator Adel, Daniel
2010-10 - Penguin Books
9780143117919 Check Our Catalog
Rumpole isn't particularly fond of Christmas Day--he finds it has a horrible habit of dragging on as She Who Must Be Obeyed leads him through the usual rituals. Collected for the first time are five delightful tales that capture the beleaguered barrister at his grumpy yet warmhearted best. …More


The Man in My Basement
The Man in My Basement
By Mosley, Walter
2005-02 - Back Bay Books
9780316159319 Check Our Catalog
A BookPage Notable Title
Mosley departs from his Easy Rawlins mysteries for this thought-provoking novel. Charles Blakey is a young black man whose life is slowly crumbling. When a mysterious white man offers to rent Charles's basement for the summer, Charles embarks on a journey into inconceivable worlds of power and manipulation, and unimagined realms of humanity.
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Momma Said
Momma Said
By Mwari, Mesenti Mykynte
2014-06 - Createspace
9781499740202 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Beautifully written, extremely touching and brave and courageous book of survival. I would read it a second and third time.
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Poems of Trust/ Poems of Pain Sometimes Love Becomes Simply Rain
Poems of Trust/ Poems of Pain Sometimes Love Becomes Simply Rain
By Mwari, Mesenti Mykynte
2014-02 - Createspace
9781490932118 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Heartfelt love...need I say more?
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The Boy in the Box
The Boy in the Box
By Nelson, Lee J.
2002-11 - Bridge Works Publishing Company
9781882593668 Check Our Catalog
In this highly original, Kafka-esque novel, Smith tries to recruit others to help him solve a mystery, only to encounter resistance and denial. Fast-moving and accessible, this is a suspenseful, surreal foray into a city that no one really knows, where the pain and danger of being an outsider can both frighten and amuse. …More


Soul Eater, Volume 1
Soul Eater, Volume 1
By Ohkubo, Atsushi
2009-10 - Yen Press
9780759530010 Check Our Catalog

First published: Japan: Square Enix Co. Ltd., 2004.
HPL patron: Soul Eater is one of the best animes you will find. There's action, romance (if you can even call it that), family problems, and friendship troubles. Maka is a meister and soul is her weapon. Black Star is a meister, and his weapon is Tsubaki. They all go on a lot of missions but never miss …More


The 5th Horseman
The 5th Horseman
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2007-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446699310 Check Our Catalog
In this #1 "New York Times" bestseller by Patterson and Paetro, the Women's Murder Club faces an unspeakable horror in an irresistible hospital and courtroom thriller. …More


The 8th Confession
The 8th Confession
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2010-02 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446561334 Check Our Catalog
As San Francisco's most glamorous millionaires mingle at the party of the year, someone is watching--waiting for a chance to take vengeance. The exhilarating new chapter in the Women's Murder Club series serves up a double dose of shocking twists and scandalous revelations. …More


Jack & Jill
Jack & Jill
By Patterson, James
2003-08 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446692656 Check Our Catalog

The New York Times besselling author of Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider brings back his acclaimed detective Alex Cross in this thoroughly gripping, terrifying new psychological thriller. A little girl and a senator have been murdered, leaving as clues a mysterious rhyme signed "Jack and Jill". Alex has all the skills and courage to find the truth--now, all he needs is …More


Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary
By Patterson, James
2006-09 - Warner Vision
9780446619035 Check Our Catalog

Somebody is murdering Hollywood's A-list. Her calling card: "You've got mail." On a family vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross is asked to investigate the shooting of a top actress and an e-mail sent to the Los Angeles Times with shocking details about the murder, signed Mary Smith. More killings and more e-mails follow, and Mary Smith is getting better every time. To hunt down this merciless killer …More


Truth or Die
Truth or Die
By Patterson, James
Author Roughan, Howard
2015-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407014 Check Our Catalog
The truth will set you free-if it doesn't kill you first.
After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally hit his stride. He's found happiness with his girlfriend Claire Parker, a beautiful, ambitious journalist always on the hunt for a scoop. But when Claire's newest story leads to a violent confrontation, Trevor's newly peaceful life is shattered as he tries to
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Zoo
Zoo
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2015-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455591237 Check Our Catalog
A CBS-TV SERIES LAUNCHING JUNE 30, 2015
Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson's best book ever.
Total
For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.
World
All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire
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Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf
By Picoult, Jodi
2012-04 - Center Point
9781611733662 Check Our Catalog
A prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father learns that his dad lies comatose in a hospital. He fights with his sister about the next steps in this heart wrenching look at the intersection of medical science and moral choices. …More


Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
By Quick, Matthew
2013-08 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316221337 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2014), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2016), Nevada Young Readers' Award (2015), Tayshas Reading (2014)


A day in the life of a suicidal teen boy saying good-bye to the four people who matter most to him.
HPL patron: Forgive me Leonard Peacock is one of those books that are at first hard to read due to subject matter; however, you soon find yourself pulled in absolutely (I read the short novel in one sitting.) While not as sophisticated or clever as …More


Tales from a Village School
Tales from a Village School
By Read, Miss
1995-10 - Houghton Mifflin Company
9780395717622 Check Our Catalog
Illegal bartering of gingernuts in a murky corner of the playground, justice firmly being done on three malefactors who stole Mr. Henry's eggs - here, in these forty delightful stories about life as a village schoolteacher, are the dramas of the world of multiplication practice, muddy boots in the cloakroom, and nature walks, set against the changing seasons of the countryside. These stories were …More


Jewels of the Sun
Jewels of the Sun
By Roberts, Nora
2014-09 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425271582 Check Our Catalog
First in a new Irish trilogy, Roberts' novel finds Aidan Gallahger back home in Ireland, managing the family pub and sharing the legends of the land with an American woman who is immersing herself in the study of Irish folklore. They create a passionate history of their own. Original …More


Rising Tides
Rising Tides
By Roberts, Nora
1998-07 - Jove Books
9780515123173 Check Our Catalog
"New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the second novel in a dramatic trilogy of three men who return home to honor their father's last wish--to care for Seth, a troubled boy in need of a family. The first novel, "Sea Swept" brings the character of Cameron Quinn, a racing boat driver, to life. Here, the quiet brother, a fisherman, Ethan Quinn's character is explored. …More


Tribute
Tribute
By Roberts, Nora
2009-04 - Jove Books
9780515146363 Check Our Catalog
The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author presents her latest blockbuster novel, the story of a big-screen legend, a small-town scandal, and a young woman caught up in the secrets and shadows of both. …More


Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story
By Rosen, Michael
2015-01 - Counterpoint LLC
9781619024830 Check Our Catalog
How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, …More


Cirque Du Freak, Volume 1
Cirque Du Freak, Volume 1
By Shan, Darren
Illustrator Arai, Takahiro
2009-06 - Yen Press
9780759530416 Check Our Catalog

Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices.

Note: Reads from right to left and back to front.

"Original Japanese edition published in Japan in 2006 by Shogakukan Inc., Tokyo"--Colophon.

Includes chapter one of the prose version of Cirque du
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A Wedding in December
A Wedding in December
By Shreve, Anita
2006-05 - Back Bay Books
9780316154512 Check Our Catalog
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In Shreve's national bestseller, seven former schoolmates gather at an inn in the Berkshires to celebrate a wedding and to recall a long-ago night that marked each of their lives.
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Burnt Mountain
Burnt Mountain
By Siddons, Anne Rivers
2011-07 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446566957 Check Our Catalog
From one of our most acclaimed writers comes this dramatic tale of a well-born Southern woman whose life is forever changed by the betrayal of her mother and by the man she loves Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp - Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first …More


Sweetwater Creek
Sweetwater Creek
By Siddons, Anne Rivers
2006-12 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060837013 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times" bestselling author Anne Rivers Siddons delivers "a touching, dramatic story" ("Atlanta Journal-Constitution") that explores the bonds of female friendship. This compelling novel is available in a larger-sized, Premium Edition.
Fascinating book.
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