Thursday, August 6, 2015

Summer Reading Week 7 continued-what Muskegon is reading this summer






John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave
John Wilkes Booth: Beyond the Grave
By Jameson, W. C.
2013-07 - Taylor Trade Publishing
9781589798311 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Lincoln assassination conspiracy theory that expects us to accept not just one but three cases of mistaken identity: mainly that James William Boyd died at Garrett's Farm and not John Wilkes Booth. The supporting players David Herold/Ed Henson and Lewis Payne/Lewis Powell were confused by authorities, the wrong men hung. The author claims to …More


Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep
By King, Stephen
2013-09 - Scribner Book Company
9781476727653 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Bram Stoker Awards (2013)

Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, "The Shining," in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. …More


The Good Guy
The Good Guy
By Koontz, Dean R.
2007-05 - Bantam Books
9780553804812 Check Our Catalog

Timothy Carrier has a dry sense of humor, but his deadpan wit lands him in a precarious situation when a stranger Tim converses with mistakes him for a hit man.
HPL patron:  Good-ending  predictable.
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Bleach, Vol. 1
Bleach, Vol. 1
By Kubo, Tite
Illustrator Kubo, Tite
2004-05 - Viz Media
9781591164418 Check Our Catalog

Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a shinigami and member of the mysterious Soul Society.
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The Riders of High Rock
The Riders of High Rock
By L'Amour, Louis
1994-04 - Bantam
9780553567823 Check Our Catalog
Hopalong rode into cattle country just east of the California line looking for his old friend Red Connors. He found Red holed up in a mountain cave with a bullet in his side and a story to tell. The ranchers around Tascotal had been losing their stock, and when Red caught the rustlers in the act, they hunted him down, shot him, and left him for dead. Jack Bolt, a savage, ruthless killer, has …More


Maximum Ride 2.
Maximum Ride 2.
By Lee, NaRae
2009-10 - Arrow Books
9780099538394 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Do you like action? or people who can fly? Well then open up this amazing book. Fight the erasers with these six awesome kids. They kick butt and help people they don't even know. Plus after living in a house secluded from everyone the school wants them back.
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The Days of Anna Madrigal
The Days of Anna Madrigal
By Maupin, Armistead
2014-01 - HarperTorch
9780062196248 Check Our Catalog

The ninth and final novel in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, The Days of Anna Madrigal is the triumphant resolution to a saga of urban family life that has enchanted and enlightened readers around the world since 1976.

HPL patron: This was the last book in the Tales of the City series I read and although it is the last book …More


Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster
By McGuire, Jamie
2012-08 - Atria Books
9781476712048 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Hard to get into at first, then the characters connect you.
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Red Hill
Red Hill
By McGuire, Jamie
2013-10 - Atria Books
9781476759524 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Unable to put down from page 1, ending was a little let down.
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Killer Gourmet
Killer Gourmet
By McKevett, G. A.
2015-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758276575 Check Our Catalog
Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid and her pals at the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency know a thing or two about fine dining. But when murder shows up on the menu, it's time to go back to the kitchen. . .

When the Moonlight Magnolia gang learns their friends Ryan Stone and John Gibson are planning to open a chic new restaurant, they eagerly offer their input on everything from what
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A Whale for the Killing
A Whale for the Killing
By Mowat, Farley
2012-08 - Douglas & McIntyre
9781771000284 Check Our Catalog
A compelling true story of the author's desperate attempts to save an eighty-ton fin whale trapped in a Newfoundland lagoon. As he tries to persuade wildlife authorities and the Canadian press to help him in his quest, he must fend off curious and uncaring locals, who want to harvest the helpless whale for sport. As it tells one of Mowat's most personal and moving stories, this book becomes an …More


It's a Long Story: My Life
It's a Long Story: My Life
By Nelson, Willie
With Ritz, David
2015-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316403559 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Willie is such an amazing storyteller in his music. This book is just a longer story. A true American Legend. Willie Nelson is timeless. His turn of phrase is beautiful
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The Children's Crusade
The Children's Crusade
By Packer, Ann
2015-04 - Scribner Book Company
9781476710457 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: The Children's Crusade is a wonderful novel about family life set primarily in the 60's. Penny, the very narcissistic mother, impacts her children's adult lives in a very recognizable fashion. I loved the recurring theme in whicjh families grow up, grow apart, and then return forming new bonds and friendships. I would definitely recommend …More


Dorothy Must Die
Dorothy Must Die
By Paige, Danielle
2014-04 - HarperTorch
9780062280671 Check Our Catalog

Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, has been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to stop Dorothy who has found a way to come back to Oz, seizing a power that has gone to her head -- so now no one is safe!

HPL patron: Remember when we were little kids and our parents told us about The Wizard of Oz? Well, Dorothy and her friends …More


The Midwife's Tale
The Midwife's Tale
By Parr, Delia
2015-06 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764217333 Check Our Catalog
Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she's hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha's world is shattered.

Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can't remember a time when her faith has been
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Don't Blink
Don't Blink
By Patterson, James
Author Roughan, Howard
2011-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446568845 Check Our Catalog
While conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy, reporter Nick Daniels accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. …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
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The Museum of Innocence
The Museum of Innocence
By Pamuk, Orhan
2010-10 - Vintage
9780307386243 Check Our Catalog

It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Fusun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeoisie. In his pursuit of Fusun over the …More


Church of Marvels
Church of Marvels
By Parry, Leslie
2015-05 - Ecco Press
9780062367556 Check Our Catalog

A ravishing first novel set in vibrant, tumultuous turn-of-the-century New York City, where the lives of four outsiders become entwined, bringing irrevocable change to them all
New york, 1895. Sylvan Threadgill, a night-soiler cleaning out the privies behind the tenement houses, finds an abandoned newborn baby in the muck. An orphan himself, Sylvan rescues the child, determined to find where …More


A String of Beads
A String of Beads
By Perry, Thomas
2015-01 - Mysterious Press
9780802123299 Check Our Catalog
After two decades protecting innocent victims on the run, and a year after getting shot on a job that took a dangerous turn for the worse, Jane McKinnon, nee Whitefield, has settled into the quiet life of a suburban housewife in Amherst, New Yorkor so she thinks.

One morning as she comes back from a long run, Jane is met by an unusual sight: all eight clan mothers, the female leaders
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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


Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories
Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories
By Rash, Ron
2014-11 - Ecco Press
9780062349347 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2015), SIBA Book Award (2015)



HPL patron: Some of these short stories are very hard to read. The book starts right off with "Hard Times" but they are new and honest. Ron Rash is very good with what he does and the topic he covers is as familiar to him as the back of his hand.
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Bed of Roses
Bed of Roses
By Roberts, Nora
2009-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425230077 Check Our Catalog
Love blooms in the second novel in Roberts's celebrated Bride Quartet series. Florist Emma Grant is enjoying career success at Vows, a wedding planning company. She hasn't found Mr. Right yet, but Jack Cooke is about to change that. …More


Born in Fire
Born in Fire
By Roberts, Nora
2013-09 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425266090 Check Our Catalog

First in a stunning new trilogy featuring the Concannon sisters of County Clare, Ireland. Maggie, the sister who marches to her own tune, is a gifted glassblower who hides the wounds of her troubled past by perfecting her craft. When she is discovered by a Dublin gallery owner, Maggie finds in him much more than a devoted patron. Abridged.

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