Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






That Summer Place: Old Things\Private Paradise\Island Time
That Summer Place: Old Things\Private Paradise\Island Time
By Macomber, Debbie
Author Wiggs, Susan
Author Barnett, Jill
2015-05 - Mira Books
9780778318217 Check Our Catalog
Three award-winning, "New York Times" bestselling authors join forces to create this anthology that's perfect for summer reading. Includes "Private Paradise" by Macomber, "Island Time" by Wiggs, and "Old Things" by Barnett. …More


The Girls of Mischief Bay
The Girls of Mischief Bay
By Mallery, Susan
2015-02 - Mira Books
9780778316022 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: An unlikely group of women become best friends as they support each other through finding Mr. Right, becoming a widow, and divorcing. Stages of life and how friendship, family, and love conquer all.
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Three Sisters
Three Sisters
By Mallery, Susan
2013-02 - Harlequin Mira
9780778314349 Check Our Catalog
"New York Times"-bestselling author Mallery's prose has been called "gritty and magical" and "luscious and provocative" ("Publishers Weekly"). Now she returns to Blackberry Island with the story of three women whose friendship will change their lives forever. Original. …More


Where They Found Her
Where They Found Her
By McCreight, Kimberly
2015-04 - Harper
9780062225467 Check Our Catalog

An idyllic suburban town.
A devastating discovery.
Shocking revelations that will change three lives forever.
At the end of a long winter in well-to-do Ridgedale, New Jersey, the body of a newborn is found in the woods fringing the campus of the town's prestigious university. No one knows the identity of the baby, what ended her very short life, or how she came to be found among the …More


The Sacred Vault
The Sacred Vault
By McDermott, Andy
2011-03 - Bantam
9780553593648 Check Our Catalog

American archaeologist Nina Wilde and bodyguard Eddie Chase are back for another heart-stopping, globe-spanning adventure in the latest in McDermott's "New York Times"-bestselling series that includes "The Hunt for Atlantis." Original.
HPL patron: A thrilling tale chasing after stolen archeological treasures and uncovering betrayal and saving them while …More


The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance
By McNamee, Thomas
2012-05 - Free Press
9781439191507 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
IACP Crystal Whisk Award (2013)


From the bestselling author of "Alice Waters and Chez Panisse" comes the first biography of the father of the American food revolution, who introduced the world to the likes of Julia Child, Wolfgang Puck, and Alice Waters.
HPL patron: Interesting story of the life of Craig Claiborne, America's first food critic, however the food descriptions got a little long …More


How to Build a Girl
How to Build a Girl
By Moran, Caitlin
2014-09 - Harper
9780062335975 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: In the same way I could hardly get through Moran's How to Build a Woman, this is juvenal, trite, tacky. I thought it might be different as it is a "novel" instead of a memoir. But I was just as disappointed.
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Death's Half Acre
Death's Half Acre
By Maron, Margaret
2009-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446618083 Check Our Catalog

Unchecked urbanization has begun to eclipse the North Carolina countryside. In the shadows, corrupt county commissioners use their political leverage to make profitable deals with new developers. A murder will pull Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant into the middle of this bitter dispute.
HPL patron: A bit more political, other than that a …More


High Country Fall
High Country Fall
By Maron, Margaret
2005-08 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446615907 Check Our Catalog

As friends and family overreact to her plans to marry Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, Judge Deborah Knott seizes the opportunity to fill in for the vacationing judge in the hills of Cedar Gap. However, her peaceful break is interrupted by murder.
HPL patron: Yet again the characters surprise me. Detail to the scenary and plot are superb.
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Rituals of the Season
Rituals of the Season
By Maron, Margaret
2005-08 - Mysterious Press
9780892968091 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Agatha Awards (2005)


Judge Deborah Knott finally ties the knot--and solves a murder--in this latest installment of Maron's bestselling series.
HPL patron: A good twist of characters.
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Never Again Once More
Never Again Once More
By Morrison, Mary B.
2004-04 - Dafina Books
9780758200211 Check Our Catalog

In this compelling sequel to the bestselling "Soul Mates Dissipate," the story of Jada Diamond Tanner and Wellington Jones continues as they find themselves facing new conflicts that challenge the decisions they made years ago.
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Temptation
Temptation
By Christopher Murray, Victoria
2001-10 - Walk Worthy Press
9780446677837 Check Our Catalog

Married for 16 years, Kyla and Jefferson Blake realize their marriage is in danger. Kyla faces a devastating betrayal while her husband must find the strength to confront his weaknesses, so both turn to God to help them rise above.
HPL patron: Kyla made the biggest mistake a woman can make by bringing another woman into her house. This book has scriptures, …More


Cockroaches
Cockroaches
By Nesbo, Jo
2014-06 - Thorndike Press
9781410468635 Check Our Catalog
The thrilling sequel to Jo Nesbo's debut novel, "The Bat," "Cockroaches "sees Harry Hole sent to Bangkok to investigate the murder of the Norwegian ambassador.

Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. But it's work, not pleasure. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and no witnesses have come forward. The ambassador had close ties to the
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Nemesis
Nemesis
By Nesbo, Jo
Translator Bartlett, Don
2009-01 - Harper
9780061655500 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2010), Macavity Award (2010)

Gripping and surprising, "Nemesis" is the new thriller by one of the biggest stars of Scandinavian crime fiction. …More


American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest
By Nordhaus, Hannah
2015-03 - Harper
9780062249210 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: American Ghost is so much more than a ghost story. It is a fascinating history of early immigrants to the Southwest and a "love story" of a great-great-granddaughter's search for her relatives. This is a well researched and well written saga.
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The Tiger's Wife
The Tiger's Wife
By Obreht, Tea
2011-03 - Random House
9780385343831 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2012), Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2011), Indies Choice Book Awards (2012), National Book Awards (2011), New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award (2011), Orange Broadband Prize (2011), Women's Fiction AKA Orange Prize (2011)


Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Obreht, the youngest of "The New Yorker's" 20 best American fiction writers under 40, spins a timeless novel about a young doctor who confronts the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death.
HPL patron: Throughout the book I was curious how everything would …More


The Murder Man
The Murder Man
By Parsons, Tony
2014-10 - Minotaur Books
9781250052322 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Beautifully crafted book. From the beginning you seem to "know" the characters. The things you think you know, get totally switched up. The best kind of suspense novel.
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The Christmas Wedding
The Christmas Wedding
By Patterson, James
Author DiLallo, Richard
2011-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316097390 Check Our Catalog

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting …More


High on Arrival
High on Arrival
By Phillips, MacKenzie
With Liftin, Hilary
2009-09 - Simon Spotlight Entertainment
9781439153857 Check Our Catalog

The former teen star of "One Day at a Time" reveals her shocking, moving story about growing up in a legendary rock-and-roll family, the personal demons and addictions she has battled, and her struggle to find redemption and peace.
HPL patron: Excellent portrayal of generational addiction and the difficulty of breaking the cycle.
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The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book: 300 Delicious, Easy Recipes to Get Your Child Off to a Healthy Start
The Everything Cooking for Baby and Toddler Book: 300 Delicious, Easy Recipes to Get Your Child Off to a Healthy Start
By Priwer, Shana
Author Phillips, Cynthia
With Vincent, Iannelli
2006-10 - Adams Media Corporation
9781593376918 Check Our Catalog
Babies can be fussy eaters; many suffer from food allergies and others are just plain persnickety about food. This helpful book is the perfect tool to help craft a balanced diet for little ones, offering 300 recipes that employ a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. …More


Scents and Sensibility
Scents and Sensibility
By Quinn, Spencer
2015-07 - Atria Books
9781476703428 Check Our Catalog
When a mysterious case of illegal cactus smuggling comes to their attention, Chet and his human P.I. companion, Bernie Little, find themselves in a prickly situation in this eighth book in the "New York Times" bestselling mystery series.

In the latest entry in the immensely popular Chet and Bernie mystery series, Private Investigator Bernie Little and his canine companion Chet return
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The Life of Langston Hughes
The Life of Langston Hughes
By Rampersad, Arnold
2002-01 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780195146424 Check Our Catalog
Featuring a new Afterword, this is Ramprsad's highly praised biography of an extraordinary and prolific American writer. Including 50 illustrations per volume, this anniversary edition will offer a new generation entrance to the life and mind of one of the 20th century's greatest artists. "An exquisite orchestration of the life fully lived."--"The Boston Globe." …More


The Son of Neptune
The Son of Neptune
By Riordan, Rick
2013-07 - Disney Press
9781423141990 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2015)

Three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a quest. But who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea. …More


Summer Garden Murder
Summer Garden Murder
By Ripley, Ann
2005-08 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758208170 Check Our Catalog
When Peter Hoffman, identified by Louise Eldridge five years ago as the "mulch murderer," is released from a mental institution, he crashes a soiree in Louise's neighborhood. Later, Louise finds him buried beneath her azalea patch. Now she'll have to dig up some serious clues to bring a killer to light. …More