Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






The Silent Places
The Silent Places
By Hunt, James Patrick
2010-05 - Minotaur Books
9780312545796 Check Our Catalog
St. Louis Police Lt. George Hastings races to catch an escaped convict and former CIA assassin bent on killing the Senator who put him away, but he isn't the only hunter stalking this dangerous prey. …More


Renegade Son
Renegade Son
By Jackson, Lisa
2015-04 - Severn House Publishers
9780727884565 Check Our Catalog
With unscrupulous enemies, a rebellious child, and a farm that was being slowly sabotaged, Dani had to shore up her defenses. But sexy, rugged Chase McEnroe was invading more than just her property; he was trespassing on her heart. Chase needed funds, but his powerful new business partner was pushing him too far. Chase refused to seduce Danielle Summers into giving up her land . . . though he did …More


Judgment Call
Judgment Call
By Jance, J. A.
2012-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780061731167 Check Our Catalog
The "New York Times"-bestselling author brings back acclaimed Sheriff Joanna Brady in an exciting and twisting mystery set against the beauty and isolation of the Arizona desert. …More


Left for Dead
Left for Dead
By Jance, J. A.
2012-02 - Thorndike Press
9781410444929 Check Our Catalog
When violence from the drug wars with the Mexican cartels crosses the border into Arizona, severely injuring an old friend, Ali Reynolds steps in to investigate in "New York Times"-bestselling author Jance's newest mystery. …More


Queen of the Night
Queen of the Night
By Jance, J. A.
2010-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780061239243 Check Our Catalog

From a "New York Times"-bestselling author comes an interrelated thriller involving members of the Walker family, last seen in "Day of the Dead." Two murders committed generations apart resonate through three separate families, threatening to destroy them.
Was interesting.  Fast pace.  Many twists.  Good.
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Trial by Fire
Trial by Fire
By Jance, J. A.
2009-12 - Thorndike Press
9781410421852 Check Our Catalog
Ali Reynolds returns in the newest adventure in the "New York Times" bestselling series by J.A. Jance. …More


Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel
Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel
By Kellerman, Jonathan
2015-02 - Ballantine Books
9780345541376 Check Our Catalog
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

Jonathan Kellerman writes razor-sharp novels that cut to the quick. Now comes "Motive, " which pits psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis against a vicious criminal mind--the kind only Kellerman can bring to chilling life.

Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from
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See You at Harry's
See You at Harry's
By Knowles, Jo
2012-05 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763654078 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2014), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2013), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2014), Iowa Teen Award (2016), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award (2016), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2014), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2015), Truman Readers Award (2015), Volunteer State Book Awards (2015)


Twelve-year-old Fern feels invisible in her family, where grumpy 18-year-old Sarah is working at the family restaurant, 14-year-old Holden is struggling with school bullies, and adorable, three-year-old Charlie is always the center of attention. When tragedy strikes, the fragile bond holding the family together is stretched almost to the breaking point.
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Stoner & Spaz
Stoner & Spaz
By Koertge, Ron
2002-05 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763616083 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Buckeye Children's Book Award (2007), Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2005), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2004)


Starring an unlikely teenage pair--a sheltered cinemaphile with cerebral palsy and a tattooed, straight-talking stoner--this funny, in-your-face novel shows that the incentive to follow one's passion can be set into motion by something as simple as a human touch.
HPL patron: Stoner and Spaz was an original and creative book that shows the painful …More


Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide: How Understanding Your Astrological Sign Can Help You Improve Your Life
Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide: How Understanding Your Astrological Sign Can Help You Improve Your Life
By Swami Kriyananda
2001-04 - MJF Books
9781567314939 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Fair
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The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Journeys and Conversations
The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Journeys and Conversations
By Dalai Lama
Author Chan, Victor
Author Bstan-'Dzin-Rgy
2004-08 - Riverhead Books
9781573222778 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Nautilus Award (2005)

Placing us in the presence of a great being, The Wisdom of Forgiveness is the most intimate conversation yet with the world's most famous holy man--the Dalai Lama. …More


A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up
A Field Guide to Happiness: What I Learned in Bhutan about Living, Loving, and Waking Up
By Leaming, Linda
2014-10 - Hay House
9781401945091 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Hou could you not be happy after reading this guide? Answer: By not following the guidelines set forth in this book.
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Amish Prayers: Heartfelt Expressions of Humility, Gratitude, and Devotion
Amish Prayers: Heartfelt Expressions of Humility, Gratitude, and Devotion
By Lewis, Beverly
2011-04 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764208829 Check Our Catalog
A beautifully illustrated treasury of prayers newly translated from the original German Amish and Mennonite prayer book, with an Introduction from Lewis. …More


Lat Den Ratte Komma in [Let Me In]
Lat Den Ratte Komma in [Let Me In]
By Lindquist, John A.
Author Lindqvist, John A.
2010-07 - Guo Ji Wen Hua Chu Ban Gong Si/Tsai Fong Book
9787508621159 Check Our Catalog CHI
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Pleasantville
Pleasantville
By Locke, Attica
2015-04 - Harper
9780062259400 Check Our Catalog

Jay Porter, the hero of the critically acclaimed bestseller Black Water Rising, becomes embroiled in a toxic case involving politics, corruption, and murder in this electrifying and atmospheric tale from Attica Locke, a writer "akin to George Pelecanos or Dennis Lehane" (New York Times).
Fifteen years after his career-defining case against Cole Oil, Jay Porter is broke and tired. That victory …More


Champion
Champion
By Lu, Marie
2013-11 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399256776 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: In this conclusion Day and June Pixlo organizethe colonies as they invade the capital and threaten to take over the republic.
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Legend
Legend
By Lu, Marie
2013-04 - Speak
9780142422076 Check Our Catalog

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, 15-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.P. Putnam's Sons.
HPL patron: I liked this book. It is about a 15 year old boy named Day who is a criminal and tries to save his family from the Government …More


Prodigy: A Legend Novel
Prodigy: A Legend Novel
By Lu, Marie
2014-04 - Speak
9780142427552 Check Our Catalog

In this "New York Times"-bestselling sequel to "Legend, " June and Day make their way to Las Vegas where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic.
HPL patron: I liked this book. It is about how Day and June excape to the other part of the US and learn just how bad the …More


How to Start a Fire
How to Start a Fire
By Lutz, Lisa
2015-05 - Houghton Mifflin
9780544411630 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: By far the best summer read I have encountered. Lutz's novel on evolving friendship among women was a "could not put down" read. She tackles the subjects of addiction, dysfunctional families and aging with grace and humor. Read it and enjoy!
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Ready for Marriage: Finding Happily-Ever-After
Ready for Marriage: Finding Happily-Ever-After
By Macomber, Debbie
Author Ferrarella, Marie
2015-03 - Harlequin
9780373010196 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I liked the characters.
HPL patron: Seemed kind of drawn out.
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A Real Prince: The Bachelor PrinceYesterday's Hero
A Real Prince: The Bachelor PrinceYesterday's Hero
By Macomber, Debbie
2015-02 - Mira Books
9780778315513 Check Our Catalog
www.DebbieMacomber.com

A man who happens to be a prince...

Stefano Giorgio Paolo is the heir to the throne of his small country, and he's come to America in search of a bride. A wealthy bride who can help save his kingdom from financial ruin. But the woman he actually wants is Hope Jordan--who has nothing to offer him except her love. Can The Bachelor Prince give up his
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Woman with a Gun
Woman with a Gun
By Margolin, Phillip
2014-12 - Harper
9780062266521 Check Our Catalog

This compelling thriller, from new york times bestseller Phillip Margolin, centers on an intriguing photograph that may contain long-hidden answers to the mystery of a millionaire's murder.
At a retrospective on the work of acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran, aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is fascinated by the exhibition's centerpiece: the famous Woman with a Gun, which launched the artist's …More


The Marriage Charm
The Marriage Charm
By Miller, Linda Lael
2015-01 - Harlequin Books
9780373788996 Check Our Catalog
The women of Bliss County have a pact--to find husbands. The right husbands.

One already has: Hadleigh Stevens, who married rancher Tripp Galloway a few months ago. Now Melody Nolan thinks it's her turn. Melody has recently found success as a jewelry designer, and her work is the focus of her life. She's not exactly unhappy, but she wants more. She's always been attracted to Spence
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A Mercy
A Mercy
By Morrison, Toni
2008-11 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307264237 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2010)


A Mercy is a powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and is almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier.

HPL patron: This is the first Toni Morrison book I have read. While I listened to this through the audio book program of Overdrive, I enjoyed the …More