Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






Doctor Cerberus
Doctor Cerberus
By Aquirre-Sacasa, Roberto
Read by Arkin, Adam
Read by Williams, JoBeth
2010-12 - LA Theatre Works
9781580817455 Check Our Catalog

A coming-of-age, coming-out cocktail with a twist of terror. Thirteen-year-old Franklin Robertson is trying to survive adolescence. His parents dont understand him, his brother torments him, he has no friends, and hes more interested in the high school quarterback than any girl. The one bright spot in his life is the glow of the black-and-white TV in his parents basement. Here, he worships at …More


To Win Her Favor
To Win Her Favor
By Alexander, Tamera
2015-05 - Zondervan
9780310343448 Check Our Catalog

A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race, Maggie Linden is determined that her horse will become a champion. But the one man who could help her has vowed to stay away from thoroughbred racing forever.
An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He's come to Nashville for a fresh start, …More


Instant Love
Instant Love
By Attenberg, Jami
2006-06 - Shaye Areheart Books
9780307337825 Check Our Catalog
Sexy, edgy, and startingly revealing: three young women and the exact moments when they fall in and our of love. …More


The Kept Man
The Kept Man
By Attenberg, Jami
2008-01 - Riverhead Books
9781594489525 Check Our Catalog
A riveting debut novel from a rising literary star, this story tells of a young woman whose husband has fallen into a coma, and her discovery of evidence that casts doubt on their marriage. …More


The Water Knife
The Water Knife
By Bacigalupi, Paolo
2015-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385352871 Check Our Catalog
WATER IS POWER

Paolo Bacigalupi, "New York Times" best-selling author of "The Windup Girl" and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today and what may be in store for us tomorrow.

The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while
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Rag and Bone
Rag and Bone
By Benn, James R.
2010-09 - Soho Press
9781569478493 Check Our Catalog
As a diplomatic crisis looms, Billy must navigate the London underworld amidst a Luftwaffe bombing offensive to find a killer. …More


Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement
Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement
By Bordewich, Fergus M.
2006-01 - Amistad Press
9780060524319 Check Our Catalog

Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, this work shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to America's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.
HPL patron: Very informative. It gave me a new appreciation of the Underground Railroad.
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Ballet Beautiful: Transform Your Body and Gain the Strength, Grace, and Focus of a Ballet Dancer
Ballet Beautiful: Transform Your Body and Gain the Strength, Grace, and Focus of a Ballet Dancer
By Bowers, Mary Ellen
2012-06 - Da Capo Lifelong Books
9780738215907 Check Our Catalog
A ballet-based fitness and well-being program--from the personal trainer to Natalie Portman for her Academy Award-winning performance in "Black Swan." …More


As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust
By Bradley, Alan
Author Bradley, C. Alan
2015-01 - Delacorte Press
9780345539939 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A Flavia de Luce Novel. This 7th novel finds her at age 12 and far away from her beloved England and home. But the world opens up to her as she travels through Canada to attend school at Miss Bodycote's Female Academy, her mother Harriet's old school.
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Santa Clawed
Santa Clawed
By Brown, Rita Mae
Author Sneaky Pie Brown
Illustrator Gellatly, Michael
2008-10 - Thorndike Press
9781410409294 Check Our Catalog
"New York Times"-bestselling authors Brown and her feline partner, Sneaky Pie, are back with a new mystery featuring Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. Can they save the holiday season from a killjoy who's decided to gift the festive little town with murder? …More


Whisker of Evil
Whisker of Evil
By Brown, Rita Mae
2004-03 - Bantam Books
9780553801613 Check Our Catalog
It's a summer full of turbulence for small-town Crozet, Virginia, with a movie star's homecoming, a spreading rabies epidemic, and the clues to an old murder unearthed. But what's unsettling for Harry is that the building of a new post office may depose her as postmistress. …More


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


A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
By Carter, Jimmy
2015-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781501115639 Check Our Catalog
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts. …More


My Antonia
My Antonia
By Cather, Willa
1994-10 - Dover Publications
9780486282404 Check Our Catalog
The story of Antonia Shimerda is told by on of the friends of her childhood, Jim Burden, an orphaned boy from Virginia. Though he leaves the prairie, Jim never forgets the Bohemian girl who so profoundly influenced his life. An immigrant child of immigrant parents, Antonia's girlhood is spent working to help her parents wrest a living from the untamed land. Though in later years she suffers …More


Pirate Latitudes
Pirate Latitudes
By Crichton, Michael
2010-09 - HarperTorch
9780061929380 Check Our Catalog

The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease--or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for …More


The Big Four
The Big Four
By Christie, Agatha
2011-11 - Center Point
9781611732054 Check Our Catalog
They are formidable enemies in their own rights: a French scientist, an American millionaire, a brilliant Chinese gentleman, and a master of disguise. But together they are the Big Four, a partnership with one simple goal--murder. Hercule Poirot has never come up against an opponent so vicious . . . or so deadly. …More


Gone for Good
Gone for Good
By Coben, Harlan
2002-04 - Bantam Doubleday Publishers
038533558X Check Our Catalog
The bestselling author of "Tell No One" returns with a page-turning summer thriller about a man surrounded by deaths and disappearances. Everyone Will Klein loves seems to be harboring dark secrets--and each step toward finding out what is really going on takes him closer to the truth . . . a truth that is worse than anything he ever imagined. …More


The Melody Lingers on
The Melody Lingers on
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2015-06 - Simon & Schuster
9781476749112 Check Our Catalog
From #1" New York Times" bestselling "Queen of Suspense" comes a thrilling novel about missing billions, a disgraced financier, and those determined to learn the truth at any cost...

As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tri-state area. A born optimist, Lane finds the
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Pretend You Don't See Her
Pretend You Don't See Her
By Clark, Mary Higgins
1998-05 - Pocket Books
9780671867157 Check Our Catalog

After Manhattan real estate agent Lacey Farrell is witness to the dying words of a murder victim. The dying woman is convinced that the killer was after her daughter's journals. Lacey gives the journal to the police after making a copy for herself--an impulse that later proves nearly fatal. Placed under the witness protection program, Lacey's life changes and she meets a man. Unable to live …More


The Alpine Yeoman: An Emma Lord Mystery
The Alpine Yeoman: An Emma Lord Mystery
By Daheim, Mary
2014-03 - Ballantine Books
9780345535337 Check Our Catalog
A middle-aged honeymoon couple has to catch wedded bliss on the fly when murder and a car wreck upset their little town. …More


Bared to You
Bared to You
By Day, Sylvia
2012-06 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425263907 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: An unlikely love story as Eva and Gideon try to discover what love means and how to trust and build a strong future from their broken pasts. They learn together that anything may be possible. Great follow up series to 50 Shades.
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Entwined with You
Entwined with You
By Day, Sylvia
2013-06 - Berkley Books
9780425263921 Check Our Catalog
The third book in the "New York Times"-bestselling Crossfire Trilogy following "Bared to You" and "Reflected in You." Day has written more than a dozen novels across multiple subgenres and has won the "Romantic Times" Reviewers' Choice Award and the National Readers' Choice Award twice. …More


Reflected in You
Reflected in You
By Day, Sylvia
2012-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425263914 Check Our Catalog
The hotly anticipated second book of the Crossfire Trilogy continues the sensual saga of Eva and Gideon that began in "Bared to You." …More


Cheaters
Cheaters
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
2001-05 - New American Library
9780451203007 Check Our Catalog

Six African American urbanites look for love in this entertaining, sexy and candid novel about friendship and betrayal, adultery and secrets, and lust and love from the author of "Milk in My Coffee".
HPL patron: This book had a lot of drama. I could relate to the characters. This book was too descriptive (too many details.) It talked about games people …More