Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer Reading Week 3-What Muskegon is reading this summer




The Murder Man
The Murder Man
By Parsons, Tony
2014-10 - Minotaur Books
9781250052322 Check Our Catalog
Meet London police detective Max Wolfe. Insomniac. Dog lover. Coffee addict. Boxer. Single parent. And every murderer's worst nightmare.
Someone has been violently killing members of London society. The killer is strong enough and smart enough to kill with a single knife stroke, and bold enough to kill in public. The victims span all levels of London society, and appear to have absolutely
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Hope to Die
Hope to Die
By Patterson, James
2014-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316210966 Check Our Catalog
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family--his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been …More


The Golden Rules of Constructive Bidding
The Golden Rules of Constructive Bidding
By Pottage, Julian
Author Smith, Marc
2002-06 - Cassell
9780304362172 Check Our Catalog

Bidding depends to some extent on the agreed system, but underpinning those methods are standards that are common around the globe: the Golden Rules. No matter what you play, this book will show you how to avoid unwise bidding contracts.
HPL patron: This is one of the better written books I encountered on how to play bridge, but some of the maneuvers are too …More


That Old Ace in the Hole
That Old Ace in the Hole
By Proulx, Annie
2003-09 - Scribner Book Company
9780743242486 Check Our Catalog
Proulx's fourth novel is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man trying to make good in a bad world. Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original and intimate, "That Old Ace in the Hole" tracks the vast waves of change that have shaped the American landscape and character over the past century. …More


Close Range: Wyoming Stories
Close Range: Wyoming Stories
By Proulx, Annie
Illustrator Matthews, William
1999-05 - Scribner Book Company
9780684852218 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
New Yorker Book (2000)

Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in this collection of stories about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In "The Mud Below", a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In "The Half-Skinned Steer", an elderly fool drives west to the ranch he grew up on for his brother's funeral, …More


Fine Just the Way It Is: Wyoming Stories 3
Fine Just the Way It Is: Wyoming Stories 3
By Proulx, Annie
2008-09 - Scribner Book Company
9781416571667 Check Our Catalog

Returning to the territory of "Brokeback Mountain," National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winner Proulx has written a stunning and visceral collection of new stories.
HPL patron:  Wyoming Tales-prehistoric to contemporary-hearbreakers-ironic twists and turns-are people so absurd?  Yet believable.
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Bones of the Lost
Bones of the Lost
By Reichs, Kathy
2013-08 - Scribner Book Company
9781439102459 Check Our Catalog
The latest from Kathy Reichs finds Tempe Brennan investigating the connections between a long-dead business man, the smuggling of mummified dogs from Peru, and the death of a teenage girl killed in a hit and run. When she discovers a human trafficking enterprise at the center of it all, the scope of the case extends from South America to Afghanistan. And Tempe's soon-to-be ex might have …More


Born in Shame
Born in Shame
By Roberts, Nora
2013-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425266113 Check Our Catalog
Publishers Weekly praised Born in Fire. Then, Born in Ice continued the tale of the Concannon sisters of western Ireland, modern women bound by the spirit of their land. Now Roberts's bestselling Irish trilogy concludes with the tale of Shannon, an American artist who can't deny her Concannon roots--or the passion she feels for an extraordinary man. …More


Betrayed: A Rosato & Dinunzio Novel
Betrayed: A Rosato & Dinunzio Novel
By Scottoline, Lisa
2014-11 - St. Martin's Press
9781250027702 Check Our Catalog

Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with "Betrayed," and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever. Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances …More


Killer Smile
Killer Smile
By Scottoline, Lisa
2004-06 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060514952 Check Our Catalog
A BookPage Notable Title
"Lawyer Mary DiNunzio gets a new take on her latest case--the suicide of an Italian-American in a World War II internment camp--when she starts receiving ominous threats."--"Library Journal."
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Save Me
Save Me
By Scottoline, Lisa
2011-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312380786 Check Our Catalog
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Think Twice" and "Look Again" comes an emotionally powerful novel about a split-second choice, agonizing consequences, and the need for justice. "Save Me" will have readers wondering just how far they would go to save the ones they love. …More


True Irish Ghost Stories: Haunted Houses, Banshees, Poltergeists, and Other Supernatural Phenomena
True Irish Ghost Stories: Haunted Houses, Banshees, Poltergeists, and Other Supernatural Phenomena
By Seymour, John
Compiled by Neligan, Harry L.
2005-07 - Dover Publications
9780486440514 Check Our Catalog
Classified by geographical area, these simple yet compelling narratives provide amazing descriptions of poltergeists and banshees, spirit-filled houses, deathbed scenes pervaded by specters, legendary and ancestral phantoms, uncanny forewarnings of death, and other unearthly experiences. A comprehensive collection of authentic ghost tales: disarming, convincing, and illuminating.
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Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story
Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story
By Shaben, Carol
2013-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455501953 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: A story of a tragic event of a plane crash and survival. Real good reading.
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Faithless
Faithless
By Slaughter, Karin
2005-08 - Delacorte Press
9780385339452 Check Our Catalog


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Undone
Undone
By Slaughter, Karin
2010-05 - Dell Publishing Company
9780440244455 Check Our Catalog

Three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter's "New York Times"-bestselling novels "Faithless" and "Fractured" collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock--and a duel with unspeakable human evil.
HPL patron: In the sequel to "Beyond Reach" Dr. Sara Linton moves to Atlanta to work ER. While treating an "accident" victim …More


Badge of the Assassin
Badge of the Assassin
By Tanenbaum, Robert K.
Author Rosenberg, Philip
2010-06 - Pocket Books
9781451607468 Check Our Catalog
They were just doing their jobs -- serving and protecting -- when the unimaginable happened: Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini became moving targets, ambushed from behind at a Manhattan housing project. Jones lay dead in a pool of his own blood, and Piagentini lived long enough to beg for his life -- before he was riddled with twenty-two bullet holes by members of a deadly hit squad …More


The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer
The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer
By Tanenbaum, Robert K.
Author Greenberg, Peter S.
2015-03 - Gallery Books
9781501119255 Check Our Catalog
This true-crime classic portrays eccentric New York artist Charles Yukl, who taught the piano to aspiring actress Suzanne Reynolds. She became the victim of a brutal murder by woman-hating recluse Yukl, who spent his days lost in fantasies of perversion. As a result of a plea bargain for Suzanne's murder, Yukl soon gained his freedom due to a shocking series of legal errors--and killed again. …More


Rory
Rory
By Templeton, Julia
2011-01 - Aphrodisia
9780758238177 Check Our Catalog
The devilishly handsome Rayborne brothers are infamous throughout the ton for their illicit behavior. But when their fortunes are jeopardized--unless they wed--each must find the woman who can satisfy his every carnal desire. . .
With a penchant for seducing married women, Rory Rayborne is injured once again in a duel. When he awakens, he's delighted to discover Shannon O'Connor, a stunning …More


The Guest Cottage
The Guest Cottage
By Thayer, Nancy
2015-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345545510 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Very interesting.
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Blue Ridge Country
Blue Ridge Country
By Thomas, Jean
2008-10 - IndyPublish.com
9781437849585 Check Our Catalog

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
HPL patron: An intimate story of its people and land-good book to read.
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Time of the Twins
Time of the Twins
By Weis, Margaret
Author Hickman, Tracy
Illustrator Stawicki, Matt
2004-03 - Wizards of the Coast
9780786931583 Check Our Catalog
The first title in the second Dragonlance novel trilogy is now available for the first time in hardcover. …More


War of the Twins
War of the Twins
By Weis, Margaret
Author Hickman, Tracy
Illustrator Valusek, Valerie
2004-05 - Wizards of the Coast
9780786932177 Check Our Catalog
One hundred years after the fiery Cataclysm, Caramon and Crysania find themselves aiding the mage's unholy quest to master the Queen of Darknss. …More


Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
By Wharton, Edith
Introduction by Wharton, Edith
1991-01 - Dover Publications
9780486266909 Check Our Catalog
Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In the playing out of this short novel's powerful and engrossing drama, Edith Wharton constructed her least characteristic and most celebrated book. In its unyielding and shocking pessimism, its bleak …More


The Judges
The Judges
By Wiesel, Elie
2003-05 - Center Point Large Print
9781585472925 Check Our Catalog
From Elie Wiesel, a gripping novel of guilt, innocence, and the perilousness of judging both.
A plane en route from New York to Tel Aviv is forced down by bad weather. A nearby house provides refuge for five of its passengers: Claudia, who has left her husband and found new love; Razziel, a religious teacher who was once a political prisoner; Yoav, a terminally ill Israeli commando; George, an
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Haunted Too: Incredible True Stories of Ghostly Encounters
Haunted Too: Incredible True Stories of Ghostly Encounters
By Williams, Dorah L.
2012-09 - Dundurn Group (CA)
9781459706088 Check Our Catalog
Spiritual encounters can happen everywhere, to all ages, and in all walks of life. In "Haunted Too," supernatural experiences are shared, along with the stories, opinions, and advice of paranormal experts. …More


Something on the Inside
Something on the Inside
By Williams, T. N.
2007-12 - Urban Books
9781601629524 Check Our Catalog
In this deeply insightful novel, Celia Alexanders perfect life is ripped apart by her husbands unspeakable crimes. Celia is determined to get justice, and her husband is just as intent on keeping her silent. As her faith waivers, can she find the strength to lead her children through the storm? …More


Shadows Over Paradise
Shadows Over Paradise
By Wolff, Isabel
2015-02 - Bantam
9780345533180 Check Our Catalog
For readers of Kate Morton and Jamie Ford comes a captivating novel of two very different women, struggling to come to terms with the ghosts from their past--by the internationally bestselling author of "A Vintage Affair" and "The Very Picture of You"
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"Sometimes the only way forward is through the past."
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Jenni Clark is a ghostwriter. She loves to immerse herself in other
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