Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer





Winter's Child
Winter's Child
By Maron, Margaret
2006-08 - Mysterious Press
9780892968107 Check Our Catalog


In the chilling 12th installment of this award-winning series, Judge Deborah Knott's new marriage will be tested as she and her new husband are drawn into an emotional hunt for his missing ex-wife and son.
HPL patron: A mystery that is hard to put down, yet some names are hard to keep track of at first.
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The Tempest the Graphic Novel: Original Text
The Tempest the Graphic Novel: Original Text
By McDonald, John
Editor Bryant, Clive
Illustrator Haward, Jon
2009-11 - Classical Comics
9781906332693 Check Our Catalog

"The entire Shakespeare play as a graphic novel"--Cover. …More


The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife
By McLain, Paula
2011-02 - Ballantine Books
9780345521309 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Society of Midland Authors Award (2012)


A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, "The Paris Wife" captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.
HPL patron: Fascinating look at early Hemingway and Paris of the day. Insite into his character before he had achieved great acclaim.
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The Real Mother
The Real Mother
By Michael, Judith
2005-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780060599294 Check Our Catalog


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Sara Elliott once again puts aside her own dreams, leaving medical school to take care of her sisters after their mother is put into a nursing home. To find her way, and to shape her own and her sisters' future, Sara must discover the full meaning of family--and what it means to be a "real mother."

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Love the Home You Have: Simple Ways To...Embrace Your Style *Get Organized *Delight in Where You Are
Love the Home You Have: Simple Ways To...Embrace Your Style *Get Organized *Delight in Where You Are
By Michaels, Melissa
2015-03 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736963077 Check Our Catalog


What if the house of your dreams is the home you have? Meet Melissa Michaels, creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room and the best contentment coach you'll ever meet. With humor and candor Melissa reveals how to transform your rooms (and your life) from plainly livable to fabulously lovable.
Like a perfectly overstuffed chair, Melissa's encouragement beckons you to get comfortable and …More


Under the Radar
Under the Radar
By Michaels, Fern
2009-05 - Wheeler Publishing
9781597229692 Check Our Catalog

The 1 New York Times-bestselling author of Fool Me Once and Sweet Revenge returns with her latest romance. …More


Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
By Mitchell, Margaret
1936-09 - Scribner Book Company
9780684830681 Check Our Catalog


A monumental classic considered by many to be not only the greatest love story ever written, but also the greatest Civil War saga.
HPL patron: A classic novel of a woman ahead of her time during the Civil War and Reconstruction. From a Southern Belle to a poor plantation owner, and finally a rich woman, Scarlett O'Hara is one of a kind and ahead of her …More


Emigrants: The Emigrant Novels Book 1
Emigrants: The Emigrant Novels Book 1
By Moberg, Vilhelm
Translator Lannestock, Gustaf
1995-09 - Minnesota Historical Society Press
9780873513197 Check Our Catalog


Book One introduces Karl Oskar and Kristina Nilsson, their 3 young children, and 11 others who make up a resolute party of Swedes fleeing the poverty, religious persecution, and social oppression of Smaland in 1850.
HPL patron: I really enjoyed this book about life in Sweden, and the emigration of two families. Rich in detail, includes old stories and …More


How to Build a Girl
How to Build a Girl
By Moran, Caitlin
2014-09 - Harper
9780062335975 Check Our Catalog


What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes--and build yourself.
It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde--fast-talking, …More


What the Nanny Saw
What the Nanny Saw
By Neill, Fiona
2012-08 - Riverhead Books
9781594487163 Check Our Catalog

It's the summer of 2008. For the past decade Nick and Bryony Skinner and their four children have ridden high on the economic boom, but their luck is about to run out. Suddenly, the privileged family finds itself at the center of a financial scandal. …More


The Rapids
The Rapids
By Neggers, Carla
2005-05 - Wheeler Publishing
9781587249396 Check Our Catalog

< b>A New York Times Bestseller< /b>< P>She has no time to take a break after playing a key role in the arrest of dangerous fugitive Nicholas Janssen, but with Janssen fighting extradition from his Dutch prison, U.S. diplomatic security agent Maggie Spencer isn't about to back off - even when U.S. marshal Rob Dunnemore turns up asking some very tough questions. Then Maggie and Rob …More


The Bat
The Bat
By Nesbo, Jo
2014-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410465030 Check Our Catalog

Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case with firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Harry befriends one of the lead detectives and one of the witnesses as he is drawn deeper into the case. And as they circle closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear …More


Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
Borkmann's Point: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery
By Nesser, Hakan
Translator Thompson, Laurie
2006-03 - Pantheon Books
9780375421969 Check Our Catalog


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In this gripping novel from an internationally acclaimed author, a detective is summoned to a quiet north European town by the sea to track down the link between a series of murders.

HPL patron: Three seemingly unrelated murders-the monster and investigator engage in a chess match only revealed at the end-in a …More


The Siege Winter
The Siege Winter
By Norman, Samantha
Author Franklin, Ariana
2015-06 - Thorndike Press
9781410478610 Check Our Catalog

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The Wars in Vietnam, 1954-1980
The Wars in Vietnam, 1954-1980
By O'Ballance, Edgar
1981-01 - Hippocrene Books
9780882546018 Check Our Catalog

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Delirium
Delirium
By Oliver, Lauren
2011-02 - HarperCollins
9780061726828 Check Our Catalog


From the acclaimed author of "Before I Fall" comes her powerful second novel, a stunning tale of star-crossed romance, set in a world where love is forbidden. Lena Haloway has always accepted the government's decree that love is a disease that must be eradicated--but then she meets Alex.
HPL patron: This book had all the great elements of a dystopian society …More


Pandemonium
Pandemonium
By Oliver, Lauren
2012-02 - HarperCollins
9780061978067 Check Our Catalog


The follow-up to "Delirium." After falling in love, Lena and Alex flee their oppressive society where love is outlawed and everyone must receive "the cure"--an operation that makes them immune to the delirium of love--but Lena alone manages to find her way to a community of resistance fighters.
HPL patron: The second book in the Delirium Trilogy was …More


Panic
Panic
By Oliver, Lauren
2014-03 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780062014559 Check Our Catalog

In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000--enough money to start a new life-- …More


Requiem
Requiem
By Oliver, Lauren
2013-03 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780062014535 Check Our Catalog


While Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland.
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Become a Better You Journal: A Guide to Improving Your Life Every Day
Become a Better You Journal: A Guide to Improving Your Life Every Day
By Osteen, Joel
2008-04 - Free Press
9781416573067 Check Our Catalog


The perfect companion to Osteen's #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Become a Better You," this journal helps readers integrate his seven simple yet profound principles into their hearts on a day-to-day basis.
HPL patron: Very positive-nice to hear a positive voice in your ear.
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The Body in the Birches: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
The Body in the Birches: A Faith Fairchild Mystery
By Page, Katherine Hall
2015-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062310828 Check Our Catalog


Real estate can be murder especially when it's all in the family
This Fourth of July is one of the hottest on record, and even the breeze off Penobscot Bay can't cool things down for Faith Fairchild and the rest of the folks on Sanpere Island. But the fireworks are just beginning. After the celebrations are over, Faith discovers a body in the woods near The Birches, an early twentieth-century …More


Robert B. Parker's Bull River
Robert B. Parker's Bull River
By Knott, Robert
2014-01 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399165269 Check Our Catalog


Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in the saddle with guns blazing in this gritty, intense addition to the New York Times-bestselling series
HPL patron: This was a very good western. It took me to the wild west at it's finest. The outlaws and the law were as real as I imagined that it must have been back in those days. It had a great …More


Bel Canto
Bel Canto
By Patchett, Ann
2005-08 - Harper Perennial
9780060838720 Check Our Catalog

"A strange, terrific, spellcasting story" ("San Francisco Chronicle"), "Bel Canto" engenders in the reader the very passion for art and the language of music that its characters discover. …More


11th Hour
11th Hour
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2012-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316097499 Check Our Catalog


When millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down, Lindsay Boxer discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the death of four of San Francisco's most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department's evidence locker.
HPL patron: Another awesome Patterson read.
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