Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer Reading Week 7-What Muskegon is reading this summer.






The Precious One
The Precious One
By de los Santos, Marisa
2015-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780061670893 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A wonderful story of families and love. Expecially "First Loves" which sometimes turn into "Forever Loves." Anyone with a family that doesn't always see eye to eye will appreciate this one!
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A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
By Dickens, Charles
1998-12 - Dover Publications
9780486406510 Check Our Catalog
Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens unfolds his masterpiece of drama, adventure, and romance about a man falsely accused of treason. Excitement and derring-do in the shadow of the guillotine.

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Sleeping with Strangers
Sleeping with Strangers
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
2008-06 - New American Library
9780451222336 Check Our Catalog
Dickey's fans will be delighted by this fast-paced, deadly, and sensual novel that gives them the chance to catch up with some of their favorite characters while introducing a great new bad-boy narrator: a hit man who goes by the name of Gideon. …More


The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
By Didion, Joan
2005-10 - Alfred A. Knopf
9781400043149 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Books for a Better Life (2005), National Book Awards (2005), National Book Critics Circle Award (2005), Quill Awards (2006)


Didion chronicles the experience of losing her husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, to a massive coronary, just weeks after the two of them watched as their only daughter was put into an induced coma to save her life. With honesty and passion, Didion explores this intensely personal yet universal experience.
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A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend
A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend
By Drury, Bob
2015-05 - Rodale Press
9781623361013 Check Our Catalog

A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyria started their service dog organization, paws4people, with …More


Remember Me This Way
Remember Me This Way
By Durrant, Sabine
2015-05 - Atria Books
9781476716329 Check Our Catalog
With an unforgettable cast of characters and exhilarating twists and turns, this brilliant psychological thriller from the author of "Under Your Skin" is sure to please fans of "Gone Girl."

"Everyone keeps telling me I have to move on. And so here I am, walking down the road where he died, trying to remember him the right way."

A year after her husband Zach's death, Lizzie
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The Chase
The Chase
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Goldberg, Lee
2014-02 - Bantam Books
9780345543080 Check Our Catalog

FBI Agent Kate O'Hare is a force of nature, and she's lived for one thing and one thing only: to put the slippery conman known as Nicolas Fox behind bars. Nick is a fed's worst nightmare: exceptionally talented in his line of work, known the world over for being able to pull off some of the most dangerous, high-profile cons. In a cruel twist of fate, Kate's bosses at the FBI force her to …More


The Heist
The Heist
By Evanovich, Janet
With Goldberg, Lee
2013-06 - Bantam
9780345543042 Check Our Catalog

A brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Evanovich and Goldberg, bestselling author and television writer for "Monk." What's an FBI agent to do after she's caught the world's most wanted--and irresistibly charming--con man? Partner up with him.


HPL patron: First in the Fox and O'Hare sereis, love the play on words. Start of a
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The Husband List
The Husband List
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Kelly, Dorien
2013-01 - St. Martin's Press
9780312651329 Check Our Catalog

Based on the family from the bestselling "Love in a Nutshell," the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all. From "The New York Times"-bestselling writing duo Evanovich and Kelly comes dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance.


HPL patron: First in the Culhane
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Play Dead
Play Dead
By Frasier, Anne
2014-02 - Thomas & Mercer
9781477849002 Check Our Catalog
The "USA Today" bestselling author of "Sleep Tight" takes readers to the dark side of Savannah, where a female homicide detective must confront the truth about her own past in order to stop a serial killer. Original. …More


Fear Nothing
Fear Nothing
By Gardner, Lisa
2014-01 - Dutton Books
9780525953081 Check Our Catalog
In #1 "New York Times "bestseller Lisa Gardner's latest pulse-pounding thriller, Detective D. D. Warren must face a new fear as a serial killer terrorizes Boston. …More


Dead on the Dance Floor
Dead on the Dance Floor
By Graham, Heather
2004-03 - Mira Books
9780778320272 Check Our Catalog
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Lara Trudeau is the queen of the dance floor--that is, until she drops dead in the middle of an elegant spiral. Enter Quinn O'Casey, the undercover detective assigned to the case, whose interest in Shannon MacKay, the manager of the Moonlight Sonata Dance Studio, quickly turns into something more than professional.
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Haunted
Haunted
By Graham, Heather
2009-12 - Mira Books
9780778328018 Check Our Catalog
After his guests and staff complain of a ghostly presence in the Colonial manor Melody House, owner Matt Stone hires paranormal investigator Darcy Tremayne to explore the house. But Darcy soon unveils more than a tormented ghost. Original. …More


Cocaine Blues
Cocaine Blues
By Greenwood, Kerry
2006-04 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590582367 Check Our Catalog

After leaving the tedium of 1920s English high society for Melbourne, Australia, Phryne Fisher becomes embroiled in a mystery involving poisoned wives, cocaine smuggling rings, corrupt cops, communism, and erotic encounters with a beautiful Russian dancer.
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Flying Too High: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Flying Too High: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2006-07 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590582374 Check Our Catalog

The author of "Death by Misadventure" brings back her outrageous heroine, Australian sleuth Phryne Fisher, in the second mystery of this delightful series set in the roaring '20s. This time, Phryne has to figure out who finished off a family man whose entire family hated him.

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Murder in the Dark: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Murder in the Dark: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2009-03 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590584392 Check Our Catalog
Phryne Fisher must save the attendants of 1928's most stylish party from murder in this Australian caper. …More


The Slitheen Excursion
The Slitheen Excursion
By Guerrier, Simon
2009-04 - BBC Books
9781846076404 Check Our Catalog
1500BC - King Actaeus and his subjects live in mortal fear of the awesome gods who have come to visit their kingdom in ancient Greece. Except the Doctor, visiting with university student June, knows they're not gods at all. They're aliens! With June's enthusiastic help, the Doctor soon meets the travel agents behind this deadly package holiday company - his old enemies the Slitheen! But can he …More


The F- It List
The F- It List
By Halpern, Julie
2013-11 - Feiwel & Friends
9781250025654 Check Our Catalog

Alex and Becca have always been best friends. But when Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family.

Time passes, and Alex finally decides to forgive Becca. Then she's hit with another shocker: Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish …More


An Affair to Remember: More Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
An Affair to Remember: More Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
By Hawkins, Karen
2002-07 - Avon Books
9780380820795 Check Our Catalog
Anthony St. John, the Earl of Greyley, is saddled with five unruly orphans. And the only person who can deal with them is governess Anna Thraxton--the only woman Anthony can't abide. She's too outspoken, too opinionated--and far too beautiful. Anna knew the job would be tough, but the children aren't the problem--it's the arrogant Anthony, who Anna is determined to transform into the perfect man. …More


The Rumor
The Rumor
By Hilderbrand, Elin
2015-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316334525 Check Our Catalog
Madeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something's changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor.

And rumor has it...

...that Madeline, a
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The Betrayal of Trust
The Betrayal of Trust
By Hill, Susan
2012-02 - Thorndike Press
9781410445025 Check Our Catalog
Freak weather and flash floods all over southern England. Lafferton is underwater and a landship on the Moor has closed the roads. As the rain slowly drains away, a shallow grave--and a skeleton--are exposed; 20 years on, the remains of a missing teenager have finally been uncovered. 368 pp. 30,000 print. …More


The Pure in Heart
The Pure in Heart
By Hill, Susan
2007-11 - Overlook Press
9781585679287 Check Our Catalog
In this follow-up to "The Various Haunts of Men," Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler is on vacation in Venice, trying to come to terms with the brutal murder of a young woman who had been in love with him. His trip is cut short after he is summoned home to the cathedral town of Lafferton, where a little boy has been snatched. …More


Down the Darkest Road
Down the Darkest Road
By Hoag, Tami
2011-12 - Dutton Books
9780525952398 Check Our Catalog

Hoag returns once more to Oak Knoll for the third installment of her bestselling series. Through Leone's pioneering, science-based investigatory skills, Hoag explores the early days of forensic police work. And through the chilling case at the heart of "Down the Darkest Road," she hooks ever more readers into the meticulously crafted, all-too-terrifying world of Oak Knoll, where the scariest …More


Funny Girl
Funny Girl
By Hornby, Nick
2015-02 - Riverhead Books
9781594205415 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: While the characters, particlarly Barbara, have all the potential of being clever and intriguing, Hornby's voice in this novel presents everyone with a detached-almost methodical-tone. As such, Funny Girl feels more like a screenplay (depending on an actress to deliver emotion) as oppsed to a novel.
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