Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






The Story of Martha
The Story of Martha
By Abnett, Dan
With Roden, David
With Lockley, Steve
2009-01 - BBC Books
9781846075612 Check Our Catalog
For a year, while the Master ruled over Earth, Martha Jones travelled the world telling people stories about the Doctor - how he has saved them before, and how he will save them again. This is that story. It tells of Martha's travels - from her arrival on Earth as the Toclafane attacked and decimated the population through to her return to Britain to face the Master. But it's more than that. This …More


A Conspiracy of Faith
A Conspiracy of Faith
By Adler-Olsen, Jussi
Translator Aitken, Martin
2013-05 - Dutton Books
9780525954002 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times" and internationally bestselling Danish crime writer Adler-Olsen returns with the third thriller in his exhilarating Department Q series. Detective Carl Morck has received a bottle that holds an old and decayed message written in blood. It's a cry for help.
HPL patron: Mr. Adler-Olsen has written a topnitch thriller in that dry Nordic …More


Cat's Claw
Cat's Claw
By Albert, Susan Wittig
2012-03 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425245279 Check Our Catalog
Police Chief Sheila Dawson believes the death of Pecan Spring's computer guru, Larry Kirk, to be a suicide, perhaps triggered by his painful divorce. Further investigation reveals that Kirk's death wasn't self-inflicted. And the truth is reinforced by her friend China Bayles's news--Larry had recently asked her for legal advice in regards to a stalker. …More


The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree
By Albert, Susan Wittig
2010-09 - Thorndike Press
9781410424723 Check Our Catalog

The country may be struggling through the Great Depression, but the ladies of Darling, Alabama, are determined to keep their chins up. After a treasure trove of sterling silver is found, two of the Darling Dahlias claim ownership, which leads to some very unladylike behavior.
HPL patron: This was such a fun book to read. The author has a delightful way of …More


Mourning Gloria
Mourning Gloria
By Albert, Susan Wittig
2011-04 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425239131 Check Our Catalog

After a woman is killed in an arson-homicide, Jessica Nelson, an intern-reporter at the local paper, is assigned to cover the story. When Jessica disappears, China Bayles is determined to find her, before she becomes a headline herself.
HPL patron: Entertaining mystery.
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And Still I Rise
And Still I Rise
By Angelou, Maya
1978-08 - Random House
9780394502526 Check Our Catalog

These new poems are powerful, distinctive and as always, full of lifting rhythms of love and remembering.
HPL patron: Lovely writer...timeless!
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I Shall Not Be Moved: Poems
I Shall Not Be Moved: Poems
By Angelou, Maya
1997-05 - Random House
9780679457084 Check Our Catalog

She lay, skin down on the moist dirt, the canebrake rustling with the whispers of leaves, and loud longing of hounds and the ransack of hunters crackling the near branches.She muttered, lifting her head a nod toward freedom, I shall not, I shall not be moved.
HPL patron: Always great and enduring subjects. Great writing!
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Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie: Poems
Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie: Poems
By Angelou, Maya
1997-05 - Random House (NY)
9780679457091 Check Our Catalog

A two-part anthology of poetry reflects on a black woman's experiences in America in 'Where Love Is a Scream of Anguish,' which interweaves poems of love, nostalgia, and memory, and 'Just Before the World Ends,' about the inherent confrontations of a racial society. Reissue. 15,000 first printing.
HPL patron: Serious topics for a caring spirit.
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Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women
Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women
By Angelou, Maya
1995-01 - Random House (NY)
9780679439240 Check Our Catalog

Maya Angelou, the bestselling author of On the Pulse of Morning, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and other lavishly praised works, is considered one of America's finest poets. Here, four of her most highly acclaimed poems are assembled in a beautiful gift edition that provides a feast for the eyes as well as the heart. (Poetry)
HPL patron: Powerful …More


Moth to a Flame
Moth to a Flame
By Antoinette, Ashley
2012-01 - Urban Books
9781601624796 Check Our Catalog
From bestselling author Antoinette comes the gritty, harrowing tale of a young woman who finds herself drawn to a seductive street hustler who will be the death of her. …More


The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time
By Baldwin, James A.
1992-12 - Vintage
9780679744726 Check Our Catalog

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written …More


Blood Alone
Blood Alone
By Benn, James R.
2009-09 - Soho Press
9781569475959 Check Our Catalog

"Spirited wartime storytelling. Benn allows Boyle's experiences to change him in ways both subtle and dramatic."-"The New York Times Book Review"
"A convincing blend of fact and fiction."-"Publishers Weekly"
"Immediately engaging. . . . Superbly crafted and paced."-"BookPage," Mystery Pick of the Month
Billy awakens in a field hospital in Sicily with amnesia. Despite this and numerous …More


Evil for Evil
Evil for Evil
By Benn, James R.
2009-09 - Soho Press
9781569475935 Check Our Catalog
Benn continues to create fascinating behind-the-scenes mysteries from little-known facets of World War II history. . . . A fast-paced mix of action, adventure, and crime solving.--"Booklist." …More


Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
By Brown, Rita Mae
2015-05 - Bantam
9780553392364 Check Our Catalog
There's nothing like a tail well told. Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with an all-new mystery featuring Mary Minor Harry Haristeen, crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and ever-faithful Tee Tucker the corgi.

TAIL GAIT

Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter.
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The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving
The Adrenal Reset Diet: Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving
By Christianson, Alan
Foreword by Gottfried, Sara
2014-12 - Harmony
9780804140539 Check Our Catalog

GO FROM WIRED AND TIRED TO LEAN AND THRIVING...

Why are people gaining weight faster than ever before? The idea that people simply eat too much is no longer supported by science. The emerging idea is that weight gain is a survival response. Our bodies are under attack from all directions--an overabundance of processed food, a polluted world, and the pressures of daily life all take
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The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War
The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War
By Cornwell, Bernard
2010-09 - Harper
9780061969638 Check Our Catalog
From the reigning king of historical fiction ("USA Today") comes a triumphant novel of the American Revolution. Drawing from diaries and the transcripts of the inquiries and court proceedings, Cornwell recreates the events of the Penebscot Expedition in stunning detail. …More


Rebellion or Revolution?
Rebellion or Revolution?
By Cruse, Harold
Foreword by Johnson, Cedric
2009-04 - University of Minnesota Press
9780816659012 Check Our Catalog

Originally published: New York: Morrow, 1968.
HPL patron: An intellectualized view of what to do about racism. Very short on how to chnage the mindsets of either race.
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The Assassin
The Assassin
By Cussler, Clive
Author Scott, Justin
2015-03 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399171758 Check Our Catalog
The new thriller in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling Isaac Bell series from grand master of adventure Clive Cussler.

As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin shooting with
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The Bootlegger
The Bootlegger
By Cussler, Clive
Author Scott, Justin
2014-03 - Putnam Adult
9780399167294 Check Our Catalog
It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell's boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn't know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn's shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner …More


Solitude Creek
Solitude Creek
By Deaver, Jeffery
2015-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455517152 Check Our Catalog
Jeffery Deaver, "the master of manipulation" (Associated Press) and "the most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world." (Daily Telegraph, UK) returns with the new, long-awaited, Kathryn Dance thriller.

A tragedy occurs at a small concert venue on the Monterey Peninsula. Cries of "fire" are raised and, panicked, people run for the doors, only to find them blocked.
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Thanksgiving Angels
Thanksgiving Angels
By Duncan, Alice
2015-05 - Five Star (ME)
9781432830564 Check Our Catalog
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Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All
Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All
By Ehman, Karen
2015-01 - Zondervan
9780310339649 Check Our Catalog

Keep It Shutby Karen Ehman explores how to better control your tongue, knowing what to say and how to say it, and realizing when it is best to say nothing at all.
From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you've said something you wish you could now take back. …More


Notorious Nineteen
Notorious Nineteen
By Evanovich, Janet
2012-11 - Bantam
9780345527745 Check Our Catalog

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie …More



Takedown Twenty
Takedown Twenty
By Evanovich, Janet
2013-11 - Bantam
9780345542885 Check Our Catalog
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore 'Uncle Sunny' Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in--not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even …More