Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summer Reading - What Muskegon is reading this summer






Dark Girls
Dark Girls
By Duke, Bill
Author Moses, Shelia
2014-11 - Amistad Press
9780062331687 Check Our Catalog

DARK GIRLS is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and …More


The Strange Library
The Strange Library
By Murakami, Haruki
Translator Goossen, Ted
2014-12 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385354301 Check Our Catalog

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami--a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination.
HPL patron: Every library patron, …More


Echo Lake
Echo Lake
By Neggers, Carla
2015-01 - Mira Books
9780778317432 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Quabbin Resevoir/History and great romance-if only in real life!
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The Snowman
The Snowman
By Nesbo, Jo
Translator Bartlett, Don
2011-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307595867 Check Our Catalog

Internationally acclaimed, bestselling Norwegian writer Nesb appears on the Knopf list for the first time with a bone-chilling new thriller about a serial killer who takes Harry Hole--Nesb's irascible police investigator--to the brink of insanity.
HPL patron: Very intense with so many twists and turns.
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Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief, Book 1)
Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief, Book 1)
By Nielsen, Jennifer A.
2015-03 - Scholastic Press
9780545561549 Check Our Catalog
Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of the NYT and USA TODAY bestselling Ascendance Trilogy, has woven an electrifying tale of greed and power, magic and destiny, and one boy's courage at the heart of it all.

When Nic, a slave in the mines outside of Rome, is forced to enter a sealed cavern containing the lost treasures of Julius Caesar, he finds much more than gold and gemstones: He discovers
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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
By O'Reilly, Bill
Author Dugard, Martin
2012-10 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805096668 Check Our Catalog
A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln." …More


Vanishing Acts
Vanishing Acts
By Picoult, Jodi
2005-11 - Washington Square Press
9780743454551 Check Our Catalog
From the bestselling author of "My Sister's Keeper" and "Second Glance" comesthe shocking story of a woman caught between a past she cannot recall and thelife she cannot lead without it. …More


I Shall Wear Midnight
I Shall Wear Midnight
By Pratchett, Terence David John
2010-09 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780061433047 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2011)


"New York Times"-bestselling author and Printz Honor medalist Pratchett combines comedy and thrilling action in the final breathtaking adventure of Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men.
HPL patron: A Discworld novel, a Tiffany Aching novel. Tiffany has faced many evils on her way to becoming a witch herself-the Fairy Queen, a Hiver, and most recently …More


Thief of Time
Thief of Time
By Pratchett, Terence David John
2014-07 - Harper
9780062307392 Check Our Catalog

The phenomenal 20 million copy bestselling author and king of satirical fiction delivers another ingenious novel. In this Terry Pratchett worldwide bestselling series "Discworld" is a topsy-turvy, magical place, carried serenely through the Universe on the back of the Great Turtle. In the comic tradition of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide...
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Thud!
Thud!
By Pratchett, Terence David John
2006-08 - HarperTorch
9780060815318 Check Our Catalog

Debuting at #4, this "New York Times" bestseller by the popular author of "Going Postal" describes a game of Trolls and Dwarfs, where the player must take both sides to win.
HPL patron: Can war be the dumbest idea ever?! You betcha. And also funny. Terry makes you look at life through great satire. I love satire, makes me think outside the box, with extra …More


Phantom Prey
Phantom Prey
By Sandford, John
2008-05 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399155000 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Minnesota Book Award (2009)

Lucas Davenport has had disturbing cases before, but never one quite like this. Filled with his brilliant trademark suspense, "Phantom Prey" is the shocking new novel from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. …More


Dead Ringer
Dead Ringer
By Scottoline, Lisa
2004-05 - HarperTorch
9780060514945 Check Our Catalog
Scottoline's fifth consecutive bestseller--which debuted in hardcover at #5 on the "New York Times" bestseller list--is the story of a high-stakes battle between two tough women and a mysterious stranger who aids one of them in the fight for her life. …More


Moment of Truth
Moment of Truth
By Scottoline, Lisa
2001-02 - HarperTorch
9780061030598 Check Our Catalog
Moment of Truth is the story of a man who frames himself for murder. When attorney Jack Newlin discovers his wife dead in their elegant home, he's convinced he knows who killed her -- and is equally determined to hide the truth. He decides to take the rap, and to seal his fate he hires the most inexperienced lawyer he can find, a reluctant rookie by the name of Mary DiNunzio from the hot …More


Unseen
Unseen
By Slaughter, Karin
2014-01 - Dell Publishing Company
9780345539496 Check Our Catalog
Karin Slaughter's "New York Times" bestselling novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn. Her latest thriller, "Unseen," pits detectives, lovers, and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil. …More


The Last Good Paradise
The Last Good Paradise
By Soli, Tatjana
2015-02 - St. Martin's Press
9781250043962 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Escape into this book! It could happen-this story-maybe it did?
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A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story
A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story
By Sister Souljah
2013-01 - Atria Books
9781439165317 Check Our Catalog

Porsche Santiaga is a reality action star and the Brooklyn born middle child and forgotten sister from "The Coldest Winter Ever." Porsche is young and beautiful and unafraid to fight and love with the same extreme intensity. It is a coming-of-age journey from the throne to the gutter to the throne, told with deep emotion and shocking scenes.
HPL patron: Enter …More


Pegasus
Pegasus
By Steel, Danielle
2014-10 - Delacorte Press
9780345530974 Check Our Catalog
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

In a rich historical novel of family and World War II, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Danielle Steel unfurls a powerful saga that spans generations and continents. This is a story of courage, friendship, and fate as two families face the challenges of war . . . and the magnificent stallion that will link them forever.

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Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
By Tabor, James M.
2010-06 - Random House
9781400067671 Check Our Catalog

A fascinating and informative introduction to the sport of cave diving, as well as a dramatic portrayal of a significant man-vs.-nature conflict.
HPL patron: A good book which describes the many people and their personalities as they repell, climb, crawl, and swim through the deepest caves in the world.
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Beachcombers
Beachcombers
By Thayer, Nancy
2010-12 - Wheeler Publishing
9781410432643 Check Our Catalog
Beautifully written, powerfully felt, full of both abundant joy and heart-wrenching sorrow, "Beachcombers" is an extraordinary novel that centers on the bittersweet reunion of three captivating, very different sisters on Nantucket over one gorgeous, exhilarating summer. …More


Racism and Psychiatry
Racism and Psychiatry
By Thomas, Alexander
Author Thomas, Audrey
With Sillen, Samuel
2000-06 - Citadel Press
9780806504094 Check Our Catalog
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The Rule of Four
The Rule of Four
By Caldwell, Ian
Author Thomason, Dustin
2012-08 - Dial Press
9780385337120 Check Our Catalog
A Fiction Bestseller - 2004

A stunning first novel in the vein of Umberto Ecco and Dan Brown. Two friends find the key to the labyrinth that holds the secrets of an ancient text called the "Hypnerotomachia." But when a fellow researcher is murdered, they suddenly realize they are caught in a web of great danger.
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My Man, Her Son
My Man, Her Son
By Tremble, J.
2010-02 - Life Changing Books
9781934230688 Check Our Catalog
Kourtney Ko-Ko Jackson has no boundaries when it comes to being promiscuous. Known for having flirtatious behavior, along with an out of control sex addiction, Ko-Ko goes after every man who crosses her path. However, she will ultimately cross the line when she uses her playful seduction to catch her best friend, Lynn's only son Rayshawn. Rayshawn, a young handsome man who's never had a problem …More


Spanish Phrases for Dummies
Spanish Phrases for Dummies
By Wald, Susana
2004-07 - For Dummies
9780764572043 Check Our Catalog
Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips
Speak Spanish - instantly!
Traveling to Latin America or Spain but don't know Spanish? Taking Spanish at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Spanish in no time.
Discover how to: Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about …More


The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way
The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way
By Walker, Alice
2014-04 - New Press
9781595589866 Check Our Catalog
For the millions of her devoted fans--and for readers of Walker's bestselling 2006 book, "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For" in particular--here is a new "gift of words" ("Essence") that invites readers on a journey of political awakening. …More


Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete
Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete
By Walker, Alice
2004-05 - Harvest Books
9780156028615 Check Our Catalog

This anthology represents Alice Walker's complete earlier poetry,

from the summer of 1965 when she traveled to East Africa and

began the poems that would form her first collection, through her

poetry of the civil rights movement and beyond. Revelatory introductions

to each group of poems provide a special insight into the evolving

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Mateguas Island
Mateguas Island
By Watkins, Linda
2014-05 - Linda Watkins
9780991055449 Check Our Catalog
On a remote island off the coast of Maine, a troubled family is trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and start over. But unbeknownst to them, the property they have inherited is steeped in ancient magic - magic that could seek to destroy and devour them. An arcane locked box, a strange and foreboding trail into the woods, a seductive young woman, and tales of a malevolent Indian …More


A Week at the Lake
A Week at the Lake
By Wax, Wendy
2015-06 - Berkley Books
9780425274477 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Contrived? Yes, but well constructed-plausible? Well, it is a contemporary morality (immorality) tale.
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Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel
Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel
By Welfonder, Sue-Ellen
2011-08 - Forever
9780446561778 Check Our Catalog
A "USA Today"-bestselling author delivers the second book in the Highland Warriors trilogy, in which three heroes make a pact to ensure that a rival clan doesn't take over their glen. At the same time, three women plot to marry these heroes to ensure peace. Original. …More


Black Prophetic Fire
Black Prophetic Fire
By West, Cornel
Editor Buschendorf, Christa
2014-10 - Beacon Press (MA)
9780807003527 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Great read and insight into the lives of some great pioneers of Black justice and humanity.
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Race Matters
Race Matters
By West, Cornel
2001-05 - Beacon Press (MA)
9780807009727 Check Our Catalog

First published in 1993 on the one-year anniversary of the L.A. riots, Race Matters has since become an American classic. Beacon Press is proud to present this hardcover edition with a new introduction by Cornel West. The issues that it addresses are as controversial and urgent as before, and West's insights remain fresh, exciting, and timely. Now more than ever, Race Matters is a book for all …More


Zero Belly Diet: Lose Up to 16 Lbs. in 14 Days!
Zero Belly Diet: Lose Up to 16 Lbs. in 14 Days!
By Zinczenko, David
2014-12 - Ballantine Books
9780345547958 Check Our Catalog
"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

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Zero Belly Diet "is the revolutionary new plan to turn off your fat genes and help keep you lean for life Nutrition expert David Zinczenko--the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Abs Diet series, Eat This, Not That series, and "Eat It to Beat It "--has spent his entire career learning about belly fat--where it comes from and what it
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