Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






14th Deadly Sin
14th Deadly Sin
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2015-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407021 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Patterson keeps the mystery intense by intermingling the personal and professional relationships. The murder mystery always has an effect on the characters' personal lives.
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Beach Road
Beach Road
By Patterson, James
Author de Jong, Peter Y.
2006-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316159784 Check Our Catalog
BookPage Notable Title

Set in the luxurious Hamptons, this new novel by #1 bestselling author James Patterson follows the travails of down-and-out Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy, whose ship finally comes in when he's hired to defend a local man accused of a triple murder that has the East Hampton world in an uproar.
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First Love
First Love
By Patterson, James
Author Raymond, Emily
Photographer Illingworth, Sasha
2014-01 - Little Brown and Company
9780316207041 Check Our Catalog
Runaways Axi, sixteen, and Robinson, seventeen, who met on a cancer ward, leave small-town Oregon on a cross-country trip to experience the best of life before it is too late. …More


Run for Your Life
Run for Your Life
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2009-02 - Little Brown and Company
9780316018746 Check Our Catalog
A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. Discovering a secret pattern to The Teacher's lessons, Detective Mike Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in history. …More


Treason at Lisson Grove
Treason at Lisson Grove
By Perry, Anne
2011-05 - Thorndike Press
9781410435224 Check Our Catalog

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is no ordinary drifter but a secret informant with details of an international plot against the British government. Special Branch officer Thomas Pitt, hastening to rendezvous with him, arrives seconds after the knife-wielding assassin who, in turn, flees on an erratic course that leads Pitt in wild pursuit
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Summer of the Danes
Summer of the Danes
By Peters, Ellis
1991-06 - Mysterious Press
9780892964482 Check Our Catalog

In the summer of 1144, a strange calm has settled over England. The armies of King Stephen & Empress Maud, the two royal cousins contending for the throne, have temporarily exhausted each other. On the whole, Brother Cadfael considers peace a blessing & agrees to accompany a friend to Wales. When Cadfael is captured by an army of Danish mercenaries, he finds himself in the midst of a brotherly …More


The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar
By Plath, Sylvia
Foreword by McCullough, Frances Monson
2013-06 - Harper
9780060174903 Check Our Catalog
The Bell Jar is a classic of American literature, with over two million copies sold in this country. This extraordinary work chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful - but slowly going under, and maybe for the last time. Step by careful step, Sylvia Plath takes us with Esther through a painful month in New York as a contest-winning junior …More


Zen and the Art of Happiness
Zen and the Art of Happiness
By Prentiss, Chris
2008-09 - Power Press
9780943015576 Check Our Catalog

The Zen of doing anything is to behave with a particular state of mind that brings the experience of enlightenment to even everyday facts -- and through that experience, happiness. Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In this book, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you …More


Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars
Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay: The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars
By Rickey, Don
Author Rickey, John
1973-12 - University of Oklahoma Press
9780806111131 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: It was ok. A lot of old history in it.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
By Riggs, Ransom
2013-06 - Quirk Books
9781594746031 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
California Young Reader Medal (2016), Iowa Teen Award (2015)

On the "New York Times"-bestseller list for more than 52 consecutive weeks, this edition includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with Riggs. It's an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. …More


The Priest: Aaron
The Priest: Aaron
By Rivers, Francine
2004-05 - Tyndale House Publishers
9780842382656 Check Our Catalog

One of five men who quietly changed eternity.
His courage covered his brother's fear.

His sacrifices atoned for the people's sin.

His voice carried the words of God.
Moses parted the Red Sea. But in his shadow stood a man who symbolizes forever our Great High Priest.

Aaron.
HPL patron: It was a little hard …More


The Prince: Jonathan
The Prince: Jonathan
By Rivers, Francine
2005-08 - Tyndale House Publishers
9780842382670 Check Our Catalog

His zeal carried him into battle.
His faithfulness won him honor among his people.
His humility led him into friendship with the man who would become king in his place.
David was a man after God's own heart. But it was the courage and selflessness of his best friend that opened the door to David's rule. A man of honor and deep …More


The Hollow
The Hollow
By Roberts, Nora
2008-05 - Jove Books
9780515144598 Check Our Catalog
The #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Blood Brothers" continues the thrilling trilogy of a town plagued by evil--and the three men and three women brought together by fate to fight it. Original. …More


The Immortal Who Loved Me: An Argeneau Novel
The Immortal Who Loved Me: An Argeneau Novel
By Sands, Lynsay
2015-02 - Avon Books
9780062316004 Check Our Catalog

A few hours ago, Sherry Carne would have sworn that vampires didn't exist. That's before rogue immortals rampage through her store, leaving bloody chaos (literally) in their wake. The kicker comes when Sherry learns that one of the vamps on the bad guys trail may be her life mate. Her head says it's impossible. The rest of her takes one look at Basileios Argeneau and has much more interesting …More


The Reluctant Psychic: A Memoir
The Reluctant Psychic: A Memoir
By Saxman, Suzan
Author Finn, Perdita
2015-01 - St. Martin's Press
9781250047717 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Memoir of a neglected child with the ability to see and communicate with the other side. Her mother's secrets have a life long impact on the author's outlook on life. Very good read. I highly reccomend.
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Lost and Found
Lost and Found
By Schraff, Anne
2007-01 - Scholastic
9780439898393 Check Our Catalog
A new series focusing on the students of Bluford High School, these first four books feature contemporary, real-life stories that young adults will relate to, with important life lessons that are not too preachy. …More


The Almost Moon
The Almost Moon
By Sebold, Alice
2007-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316004305 Check Our Catalog

"When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily." A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable, in this brilliant, powerful, and unforgettable new novel by the author of The Lovely Bones and Lucky.
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The Elimination Diet: Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired--And Feel Better Fast
The Elimination Diet: Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired--And Feel Better Fast
By Malterre, Tom
Author Segersten, Alissa
Foreword by Bland, Jeffrey
2015-03 - Grand Central Life & Style
9781455581887 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: An easy to follow guide to discover foods you may be intolerant to.
HPL patron: Want to feel and look better, then eat better. This book tells you how.
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Can We Talk?: Claiming the Happiness That You Deserve
Can We Talk?: Claiming the Happiness That You Deserve
By Shackleford, C. T.
2011-10 - Strebor Books
9781593093839 Check Our Catalog

A thought-provoking response to Steve Harvey's Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: Can We Talk? reveals the many dysfunctions that cause relationships to fail.
There are always signs of trouble in relationships. They may not always be the flashing neon types, but ignoring any indication of trouble in a relationship can be detrimental.
Can We Talk? is the start of a …More


The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi
The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi
By Shafak, Elif
2011-04 - Penguin Books
9780143118527 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling author of "The Bastard of Instanbul" returns with a lyrical, imaginative new novel about the famous Sufi mystic Rumi.
HPL patron: 13th century Sufi poet and mystic Rumi as discovered by contemporary reader for a literary agent-when assigned a novel by a new author-her life-40 year old married woman, mother of 2, is transformed. A fascinating …More


The Mime Order
The Mime Order
By Shannon, Samantha
2015-01 - Bloomsbury USA
9781620408933 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: 2nd in the series-When's the 3rd out? Heroine is scrappy, beyond brave-enemies are horrible-evil-Spartacus and every heroic standoff-a real scramble for the Underdog in bizarre future/rewrite of the past.
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Morning, Noon & Night
Morning, Noon & Night
By Sheldon, Sidney
1996-09 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446602211 Check Our Catalog
A power revered by presidents and kings, a fortune unsurpassed by few people on earth: all that ended for Harry Stanford the day he mysteriously -- and fatally -- plunged from his luxury yacht into the Mediterranean Sea. Then, back home in Boston, as the family gathers to grieve for his memory and to war over his legacy, a stunningly beautiful young woman appears. She claims to be Stanford's …More


Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars
By Shepard, Sara
2007-08 - Harper Teen
9780060887322 Check Our Catalog

The four naughty girls at the heart of "Pretty Little Liars" think their secrets are safe with Alison, but now they're receiving creepy messages from someone named "A, in the first installment of Shepards addictive new series.
HPL patron: Spencer kisses her sister's boyfriend, Aria's dating her English teacher, Emily crushes on the new girl, and Hanna has a …More



Ten Things I Wish I'd Known: Before I Went Out Into the Real World
Ten Things I Wish I'd Known: Before I Went Out Into the Real World
By Shriver, Maria
2000-04 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446526128 Check Our Catalog
Expanded from her highly praised Holy Cross College commencement address, "Ten Things" talks about the importance of following one's passion, the strength that comes from failure, and the compromises that are inevitable in marriage and parenthood. Shriver's frank honesty, self-deprecating sense of humor, and wry reminiscences will inspire readers in their own quests for fulfillment. …More