Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer Reading-Week 8-What Muskegon is reading this summer






Four Friends
Four Friends
By Carr, Robyn
2014-03 - Harlequin Mira
9780778317180 Check Our Catalog
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr comes the story of four friends determined to find their stride. Ultimately, they'll discover what it means to be a wife, mother, lover, friend...and most important--your true self. …More


Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?: How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty & Happiness
Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?: How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty & Happiness
By Caulfield, Timothy
2015-05 - Beacon Press (MA)
9780807057483 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A good review on the wacky and crazy diet, etc, actions of celebrities.
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Happiness for Beginners
Happiness for Beginners
By Center, Katherine
2015-06 - Thorndike Press
9781410479167 Check Our Catalog
A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter, thirty-two, lets her annoying, ten years younger brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. It's supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother's even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can't imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster. …More


Silk Is for Seduction
Silk Is for Seduction
By Chase, Loretta
2011-06 - Avon Books
9780061632686 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Rita Awards (2012)


From the Design Book of Marcelline Noirot:

The allure of the perfect gown should be twofold:

ladies would die to wear it . . .

and gentlemen would kill to remove it!

Brilliant and ambitious dressmaker Marcelline Noirot is London's rising star. And who better to benefit from her talent than the worst-dressed lady in the ton, the Duke of Clevedon's intended …More


Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
By Chast, Roz
2014-05 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781608198061 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Books for a Better Life (2015), Indies Choice Book Awards (2015), Kirkus Prize (2014), L.A. Times Book Prize (2014), National Book Awards (2014), National Book Critics Circle Award (2014), New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award (2014), New England Book Award (2014)

An alphabet of things to avoid, "Do Not Want "showcases the fears, phobias, and anxieties that occupy the fertile imagination of Roz Chast. …More


Nemesis
Nemesis
By Christie, Agatha
2011-04 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062073709 Check Our Catalog

In utter disbelief, Miss Marple read the letter addressed to her from the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel--an acquaintance she had met briefly on her travels. He had left instructions for her to investigate a crime after his death. The only problem was, he had failed to tell her who was involved or where and when the crime had been committed. It was most intriguing.
Soon she is faced with a …More


The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories
By Christie, Agatha
2014-02 - Center Point
9781611739893 Check Our Catalog
A diamond worth several fortunes is stolen as a dinner party trick, and then stolen from the thief. . .how lucky that Mr. Parker Pyne is also a guest at the party. The incomparable Hercule Poirot proves that a crowd is the best place for a murder. And Miss Marple solves a crime that stumped the police without ever leaving her fireside. This superb collection assembles all of Agatha Christie's top …More


I Heard That Song Before
I Heard That Song Before
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2008-02 - Pocket Books
9780743497305 Check Our Catalog
This #1 "New York Times" bestseller by America's Queen of Suspense is a riveting thriller about a young woman whose wealthy, sleepwalking husband may have murdered his first wife--and could be planning to murder her. …More


Horoscopes for the Dead
Horoscopes for the Dead
By Collins, Billy
2012-03 - Random House Trade
9780812975628 Check Our Catalog
Collins is widely acknowledged as a prominent player at the table of modern American poetry. And in this smart, lyrical, and mischievous collection of poetry, which covers the everlasting themes of love and loss, youth and aging, solitude and union, Collins's verbal gifts are on full display. …More


Mortal Fear
Mortal Fear
By Cook, Robin
1989-02 - Berkley Books
9780425113882 Check Our Catalog
Robin Cook is back--with his most provocative bestseller. A harrowing medical nightmare that goes beyond the shocking chills of Coma and the sweeping panic of Outbreak . . . into the controversial future of genetics. "A chilling odyssey into the origins of life--and death".--USA Today. …More


Port Mortuary
Port Mortuary
By Cornwell, Patricia
2010-11 - Putnam Adult
9780399157219 Check Our Catalog

From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high tech highway she now finds herself on. In "Port Mortuary," Cornwell brings Scarpetta together with Marino, Benton, and Lucy in an intimate way that is reminiscent of the early novels.
HPL …More


The Inventor's Secret
The Inventor's Secret
By Cremer, Andrea R.
2014-04 - Philomel Books
9780399159626 Check Our Catalog
In an alternate 19th century, America remains a colony of Britain's industrial empire. Sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees' struggle to survive is interrupted by a newcomer with no memory, bearing secrets about a terrible future. …More


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!
HPL patron: Great writing-the twists and turns of the emotional fall-out of broken families-with flashes of …More


The Summer I Dared
The Summer I Dared
By Delinsky, Barbara
2014-07 - Gallery Books
9781476757520 Check Our Catalog
A BookPage Notable Title

The perennial "New York Times" bestselling author of "Flirting with Pete" presents an emotionally intricate story of three lives irrevocably changed by a single tragic accident.
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Twelve Across
Twelve Across
By Delinsky, Barbara
2013-06 - Severn House Publishers
9780727882608 Check Our Catalog
Reclusive loner Garrick Rodenheiser has his precious isolation interrupted by the arrival of Leah Gates, a beautiful and vulnerable woman who also desperately needs time to heal. Reissue. …More


The Woman Next Door
The Woman Next Door
By Delinsky, Barbara
2006-10 - Pocket Books
9781416537793 Check Our Catalog
"New York Times" bestselling novelist Barbara Delinsky delivers her most engaging novel to date, a story of trust, jealousy, and the struggle to keep love alive, as three couples in a peaceful Connecticut community find their relationships forever changed by the woman next door. Reissue. …More


Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen
By Denson, Abby
2015-03 - Tuttle Publishing
9784805312797 Check Our Catalog
Traveling to Japan has never been so much fun--visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi

This full-color graphic novel Japan guidebook is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. "Cool Japan Guide" takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and
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Change of Heart
Change of Heart
By Deveraux, Jude
2014-11 - Thorndike Press
9781410473967 Check Our Catalog
Two childhood playmates grow into more than just friends in #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Jude Deveraux's full-length romantic novel based on her short story of the same name.

In the hugely popular, "New York Times "bestseller "A Holiday of Love," Jude Deveraux wrote a novella about two kids playing matchmakers--Eli and Chelsea, best friends who were determined to find true
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Shark Skin Suite
Shark Skin Suite
By Dorsey, Tim
2015-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062240019 Check Our Catalog

Bottom-feeders beware: the Sunshine State's favorite psychotic killer and lovable Floridaphile, Serge Storms, has found a new calling, legal eagle, and he's going to make a killing as a crusading attorney--and star as a dashing lawyer on the big screen--in this madcap escapade from insanely funny New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey
When it comes to swimming with the sharks, there is …More


Apple Tree Yard
Apple Tree Yard
By Doughty, Louise
2014-01 - Sarah Crichton Books
9780374105679 Check Our Catalog
An intelligent, erotically charged thriller with deep moral implications. …More


The Flight of the Falcon
The Flight of the Falcon
By du Maurier, Daphne
2010-03 - Sourcebooks Landmark
9781402220043 Check Our Catalog

Master storyteller Daphne du Maurier, bestselling author of Rebecca, conjures a chilling tale in which the line between good and evil is blurred and suspicions run rampant. …More


My Cousin Rachel
My Cousin Rachel
By du Maurier, Daphne
1938-01 - Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
9781579125691 Check Our Catalog
From the bestselling author of "Rebecca," another classic set in beautiful and mysterious Cornwall. …More


The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever
The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever
By Dukan, Pierre
2011-04 - Harmony
9780307887962 Check Our Catalog
Devised by a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight, the Dukan Diet rejects counting calories and promises permanent weight loss while allowing adherents to eat as much as they like. "The Dukan Diet" has helped millions in France, where it has been #1 for more than 10 years and adopted in 20 countries. …More


The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
By Dumas, Alexandre
Translator Buss, Robin
2003-05 - Penguin Books
9780140449266 Check Our Catalog
Translated with an Introduction by Robin Buss …More