Friday, August 28, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






Shakespeare's Trollop
Shakespeare's Trollop
By Harris, Charlaine
2000-08 - Minotaur Books
9780312262280 Check Our Catalog
Harris's beloved sleuth, cleaning lady and karate expert Lily Bard, discovers Deedra Dean dead in her car on a deserted back road but tries not to get involved, even though she knows a bit about Deedra's promiscuous lifestyle. But when the sheriff comes up empty, Lily can't resist helping out. …More


The Road Home
The Road Home
By Harrison, Jim
1998-10 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780871137241 Check Our Catalog
The sequel to Harrison's bestselling "Dalva", written ten years ago, and a magnificent story of the American West, "The Road Home" tells the story of a family drenched in suffering and joy, imbued with fierce independence and love, rooted in the Nebraska soil and intertwined with the destiny of whites and Native Americans. …More


The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train
By Hawkins, Paula
2015-01 - Riverhead Books
9781594633669 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A thriller filled with a complex plot but also a surprise ending. There are three main characters all woven together.
HPL patron: I found the book interesting. It had life and I enjoyed it.
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Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars
Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars
By Hearne, Kevin
Read by Thompson, Marc
2015-03 - Random House Audio Publishing Group
9780804191753 Check Our Catalog
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . ."

A thrilling new adventure set between "A New Hope" and "The Empire Strikes Back, "and--for the first time ever--written entirely from Luke Skywalker's first-person point of view.

Luke Skywalker's game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of
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The Fear
The Fear
By Higson, Charlie
2013-05 - Disney Press
9781423151845 Check Our Catalog

The sickness struck everyone 16 and over. And now children across London are being hunted by ferocious grown-ups who are hungry, bloodthirsty, and not giving up. In this third novel of the Enemy series, DogNut and the rest of his crew, in search of the friends they lost during the fire, set off on a deadly mission, as the sickos lie in wait.
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The Sacrifice
The Sacrifice
By Higson, Charlie
2013-06 - Hyperion Books
9781423165651 Check Our Catalog

The fourth installment in Higson's suspenseful and surprising Enemy saga follows the dual storylines of Small Sam on his search for his sister, and of Shadowman's discoveries about Saint George and the Disease itself.
HPL patron: This is about how a race of kids try to sacrifice a young kid becasue they think it will save their friend from the Zombies.
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Fool Me Once
Fool Me Once
By Hockensmith, Steve
Author Falco, Lisa
2015-08 - Midnight Ink
9780738742236 Check Our Catalog

From bestselling author Steve Hockensmith and tarot expert Lisa Falco comes a new mystery that isn't fooling around
Since taking over the White Magic Five and Dime, Alanis McLachlan has been tracking down old customers and making amends for her mother's con jobs. So when Marsha--one of the shop's most loyal clients--comes looking for a way out of her abusive marriage, Alanis does everything …More


The Third Wife
The Third Wife
By Jewell, Lisa
2015-06 - Atria Books
9781476792187 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Incredible! Moving, smart, a real keep you up at night page turner. This is a beautiful, thoughtfull book. As told by all the different perspectives, you never get lost as they weave such an amazing journey of a story. And then, it's ruined in the last 2 chapters with the cuesy "happy ending."
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The World Is a Wedding
The World Is a Wedding
By Jones, Wendy
2015-05 - Europa Editions
9781609452674 Check Our Catalog
Set in 1926, two years after the end of The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, Wendy Jones The World is a Wedding finds Wilfred Price married to Flora Myfanwy and trying to be the perfect husband. His efforts only intensify when he learns that Flora is expecting. But something doesn't feel right to Flora: she doesn't feel at home. Meanwhile, Grace (to whom …More


And You Call Yourself a Christian
And You Call Yourself a Christian
By Joy, E. N.
2012-03 - Urban Books
9781601628213 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: The 6th book in the New Day Divas series. Characters from the previous books. There is tragedy, injustices, heartbreak. Christians trying to hold their lives together despite pain and fear. Discussion questions at the end of book.
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Been There Prayed That
Been There Prayed That
By Joy, E. N.
2010-06 - Urban Books
9781601628824 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Second book of the New Day Divas series, easy read. Characters from previous books. There are secrets. There is a realness of the plot. It is emotional, spiritual, funny, and there is drama.
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I Can Do Better All by Myself
I Can Do Better All by Myself
By Joy, E. N.
2011-11 - Urban Books
9781601628060 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This is the 5th book of the New Day Divas series. It is an easy read. The characters are from previous series. There drama, secrets, and everyday life. Finally tells the Paster is a caucasian woman. Discussion questions.
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Love, Honor, or Stray
Love, Honor, or Stray
By Joy, E. N.
2010-12 - Urban Books
9781601628664 Check Our Catalog

The third book in the New Day Divas series. Now that Deborah has finally let go of the past that haunted her for so many years, handsome Lynox Chase is determined to win her heart. And just when Tamara manages to put out one fire, another one sparks.
HPL patron: Third book of New Day Divas series. Starts where 2 left off. It is an easy read. It is …More


The Sunday Only Christian
The Sunday Only Christian
By Joy, E. N.
2012-11 - Urban Books
9781601627407 Check Our Catalog

In this compelling series from Essence]-bestselling author Joy, a woman desperately chasing a man goes so far as to deny she has a child in order to win him over.
HPL patron: Deborah the main character has a lot of issues. A Christian Fiction book. Book 3 from Still Divas series. Good Christian messages. Debra lies aand denies her child to be with a man …More


Trying to Stay Saved
Trying to Stay Saved
By Joy, E. N.
2011-05 - Urban Books
9781601627834 Check Our Catalog
Contains reader's extras, including a discussion guide and an excerpt from I can do better all by myself. …More


The Invention of Wings
The Invention of Wings
By Kidd, Sue Monk
2014-01 - Viking Books
9780670024780 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Christianity Today Book Award (2015), Christy Awards (2015), Florida Book Award (2015), SIBA Book Award (2015)

The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, …More


Dirty Little Secrets
Dirty Little Secrets
By King, Joy
2006-05 - Griffin
9780312354077 Check Our Catalog

Nothing prepares Tyler Blake for the fast-paced living of New York City. A small-town girl from Georgia, she quickly gets caught up in the glamorous entertainment industry. While pursuing her dream of becoming an actress, Tyler continually gets sidetracked by men who promise to help her and finds herself going from one dysfunctional relationship to another. Just when Tyler finally believes she …More


Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep
By King, Stephen
2013-09 - Scribner Book Company
9781476727653 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Bram Stoker Awards (2013), Iowa High School Book Award (2016)

Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, "The Shining," in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. …More


When Joy Came to Stay
When Joy Came to Stay
By Kingsbury, Karen
2006-09 - Multnomah Books
9781590527511 Check Our Catalog
"When Joy Came to Stay" is the heart-wrenching story of one woman's escape from the shadows of clinical depression. Maggie Stovall is trapped inside a person she spent years carefully crafting. Now the truth about who she is and what she has done is bursting to the surface and sending Maggie into a spiral of despair. …More


The Alchemist's Daughter
The Alchemist's Daughter
By Lawrence, Mary
2015-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617737107 Check Our Catalog
A realistic evocation of 16th century London's underside. The various strands of the plot are so skillfully plaited together. Fiona Buckley
"In the year 1543 of King Henry VIII's turbulent reign, the daughter of a notorious alchemist finds herself suspected of cold-blooded murder "
Bianca Goddard employs her knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants to concoct remedies for the disease-riddled …More


To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Lee, Harper
2006-05 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780061120084 Check Our Catalog
This beloved, Pulitzer Prize-winning classic is now being published with the original jacket art, printed endpapers, a ribbon marker, and a full cloth slipcase. Lee's timeless masterpiece makes the perfect gift for every generation. (Literary Classics) …More


The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War
The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War
By Lehr, Dick
2014-11 - PublicAffairs
9781586489878 Check Our Catalog
In 1915, two men--one a journalist agitator, the other a technically brilliant filmmaker--incited a public confrontation that roiled America, pitting black against white, Hollywood against Boston, and free speech against civil rights.

Monroe Trotter and D. W. Griffith were fighting over a film that dramatized the Civil War and Reconstruction in a post-Confederate South. Almost fifty
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Pagan Babies
Pagan Babies
By Leonard, Elmore
2013-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780062266019 Check Our Catalog
Terry Dunn is not an ordinary priest; his parish is located in war territories in Rwanda. Before he returns home to Detroit, his mission is to collect money for the orphans. He will do anything to fulfill his goal, even face the mafia of the city. Debbie Dewey, an ex-convict, also has a mission: to take revenge on the man that stole thousands from her. Perhaps working together, father Dunn and …More


Unknown Man #89
Unknown Man #89
By Leonard, Elmore
2013-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780062189288 Check Our Catalog
Motor City process server and ex-thug Jack Ryan is very good at finding people--especially people who don't want to be found. Now he's being offered large bucks to locate a lost lowlife named Robert Leary, a.k.a Bobby Lear. But this hunt is leading Ryan back into very bad company--and into beds where he doesn't belong. And suddenly he's on someone's hit list for some undisclosed reason, with all …More