Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer Reading...what Muskegon is reading this summer






Resurrecting Midnight
Resurrecting Midnight
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
2009-08 - Thorndike Press
9781410417183 Check Our Catalog

Set amid the exotic and vibrant streets of Miami and Buenos Aires, "Resurrecting Midnight" is an action-filled, pulse-pounding thriller from the bestselling author of "Dying for Revenge."
HPL patron: This book was action packed with car chases, shoot-outs, fights, and explosions. The characters were interesting but violent. Too many details.
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Simple Lessons for a Better Life: Unexpected Inspiration from Inside the Nursing Home
Simple Lessons for a Better Life: Unexpected Inspiration from Inside the Nursing Home
By Dodgen, Charles E.
2015-05 - Prometheus Books
9781633880160 Check Our Catalog

From the unique experiences of nursing home residents, an empathic psychologist derives lessons for living a better life, demonstrating how people find happiness, peace, and fulfillment despite challenging circumstances.

Perfect for readers who seek inspiration for living a better life at any age and who enjoy books on inspiration/motivation, wellness, psychology, self-improvement,
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The Little Women Letters
The Little Women Letters
By Donnelly, Gabrielle
2011-06 - Touchstone Books
9781451617184 Check Our Catalog

Donnelly delivers a contemporary novel about sisters who are the descendants of "Little Women's" Jo March.

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The Riptide Ultra-Glide
The Riptide Ultra-Glide
By Dorsey, Tim
2013-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062092786 Check Our Catalog
Brilliant Floridaphile, bighearted psychopath, and chipper tour guide Serge Storms takes a vacationing Midwestern couple (they're so nice!) on the ride of a lifetime in this insanely funny adventure from "New York Times"-bestselling author Dorsey. …More


Tiger Shrimp Tango
Tiger Shrimp Tango
By Dorsey, Tim
2014-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062092816 Check Our Catalog
Determined to save a damsel in distress, the Sunshine State's favorite serial killer and encyclopedia of Florida lore Serge Storms dances a tango of death and mayhem in this funny and dementedly entertaining crime caper from Tim Dorsey, author of the New York Times bestseller The Riptide, Ultra-Glide. …More


The Fortress of Glass
The Fortress of Glass
By Drake, David
2006-04 - Tor Books
9780765312594 Check Our Catalog
The first volume in the Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude Drake's epic Lord of the Isles series, "The Fortress of Glass" begins the story of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series. …More


The Complete Hammer's Slammers
The Complete Hammer's Slammers
By Drake, David
2010-11 - Baen Books
9781439133965 Check Our Catalog
The Third of Three Volumes Collecting the Complete Best-Selling Series That Rocketed David Drake to Military Science Fiction Stardom.

This Omni-Trade paperback volume collects the two full-length novels, The Sharp End "and Paying the Piper," plus "The Darkness," a novelette which has not appeared in previous Slammers books.

The Hammers are very flawed and imperfect human
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A Wee Christmas Homicide
A Wee Christmas Homicide
By Dunnett, Kaitlyn
2009-10 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758216472 Check Our Catalog
Dunnett returns to the small Maine town of Moosetookalook with the third mystery in a Scottish-themed series that offers high-kicking fun with characters as colorful as the tartans (Dorothy Cannell). …More


Nicky Epstein Crochet for Dolls: 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls
Nicky Epstein Crochet for Dolls: 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls
By Epstein, Nicky
2013-09 - Nicky Epstein Books
9781936096596 Check Our Catalog
Who better than design superstar Nicky Epstein to create an adorable collection of crochet patterns for today's wildly popular 18-inch dolls? Epstein's 25 playful, fashion-forward garments--from hats, coats, and jackets to dresses, skirts, tops, and pants--range from classic to chic to trendy, and she gives all the basics on measuring, getting a great fit, and choosing the right yarn and needles. …More


Faerie Tale
Faerie Tale
By Feist, Raymond E.
1989-01 - Spectra Books
9780553277838 Check Our Catalog
Phil Hastings was a lucky man-he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he'd just moved into the house of his dreams in rural of magic-and about to be altered irrevocably by a magic more real than any he dared imagine. For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the cool. . .and the resurrection of a primordial war with a …More


Fasting Journal: Your Personal 21-Day Guide to a Successful Fast
Fasting Journal: Your Personal 21-Day Guide to a Successful Fast
By Franklin, Jentezen
2008-10 - Charisma House
9781599793863 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times"-bestselling author Franklin offers the necessary keys to experiencing powerful transformation in this 21-day fasting journal. Each day provides a specific focus for prayers and fasting, and includes specific reminders of what to expect both physically and spiritually during a fast.
HPL patron: Awesome-great wisdom.
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American Gods
American Gods
By Gaiman, Neil
2011-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780062059888 Check Our Catalog

Featuring an author-preferred text, Gaiman delivers a special 10th anniversary edition of his critically acclaimed bestselling classic--winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Bram Stoker awards--a brilliant synthesis of mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose (Michael Dirda, "Washington Post Book World").
HPL patron: It was alright Not the best or …More


The Little Paris Bookshop
The Little Paris Bookshop
By George, Nina
2015-06 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780553418774 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Magical and sad yet the funny parts lift it up. For Perdu to have lost Manon-at the beginning you think he's a much older man. Then on his travel and discovery, everything changes and you see him as he really is. Lovely story.
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No Mercy
No Mercy
By Gilstrap, John
2015-04 - Pinnacle Books
9780786037070 Check Our Catalog

From the author of the "New York Times"-bestseller "Nathan's Run" comes an action-packed novel that goes deep inside the dangerous world of rescue operations--a world where one anonymous hero pays no ransom, takes no prisoners, and breaks every rule. Original.
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Chainfire
Chainfire
By Goodkind, Terry
2005-11 - Tor Books
9780765344311 Check Our Catalog
The author of "Wizard's First Rule" returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring The Sword of Truth to its riveting culmination. …More


Deadly Night
Deadly Night
By Graham, Heather
2008-10 - Gale Cengage
9781410408921 Check Our Catalog
Aidan Flynn, a private investigator and eldest of the Flynn brothers, scoffs at the rumors the New Orleans plantation his family has inherited is haunted. After he finds a human bone on the grounds, Aidan is joined by the tarot card reader Kendall Montgomery to uncover the truth. Original. …More


Secrets: Volume 20 Surrender to Pleasure
Secrets: Volume 20 Surrender to Pleasure
By Green, Amber
Author Featherstone, Charlotte
Author Wyndfield, Leigh
2007-07 - Red Sage Publishing, Inc.
9781603100007 Check Our Catalog
The Subject-Contemporary (paranormal)-on the run one week Tyler is the hottest game designer in North America, in sight of her first million and ready to sign the deal of her life. The next week, she's on the run for her life. Who can she trust? A Woman-s Pleasure - In Victorian England, a woman's lot in life is to marry well, to tend to her husbands hearth and to bear his heirs. But what happens …More


Family Pictures
Family Pictures
By Green, Jane
2013-03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312591830 Check Our Catalog

"New York Times"-bestseller Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealed. From the author of "Another Piece of My Heart" comes the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined.
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Death at Victoria Dock: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Death at Victoria Dock: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2006-12 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590582381 Check Our Catalog
Driving home late one night, Phryne Fisher is surprised when someone shoots out her windscreen. When she alights she finds a pretty young man with an anarchist tattoo dying on the tarmac just outside the dock gates. He bleeds to death in her arms, and Phryne promises to find out who is responsible. …More


Murder on the Ballarat Train: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
Murder on the Ballarat Train: A Phryne Fisher Mystery
By Greenwood, Kerry
2006-10 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590582411 Check Our Catalog
When the 1920s' most glamorous lady detective, the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, arranges to go to Ballarat for the week, she eschews the excitement of her red Hispano-Suiza racing car for the sedate safety of the train. The last thing she expects is to have to use her trusty Beretta .32 to save lives. …More


The Truth Is the Light
The Truth Is the Light
By Griggs, Vanessa Davis
2010-09 - Thorndike Press
9781410430298 Check Our Catalog
Originally published: New York: Dafina, 2010. …More


Need You Now
Need You Now
By Grippando, James
2012-01 - Harper
9780061840302 Check Our Catalog
In a new stand-alone novel from "New York Times"-bestselling author Grippando, a young Wall Street advisor and his girlfriend uncover a financial scheme that reaches into the halls of government. …More


National Geographic Atlas of World History
National Geographic Atlas of World History
By Grove, Noel
Author National Geographic Society
Foreword by Boorstin, Daniel J.
1998-08 - National Geographic Society
9780792270485 Check Our Catalog
From the European cave painters of the Ice Age to the computer age, this bookpresents the amazing story of human development. 500+ color illustrations. 60maps. …More


Ballet Basics
Ballet Basics
By Hammond, Sandra Noll
Author Hammond Sandra, Noll
2003-08 - McGraw-Hill Education
9780072557145 Check Our Catalog
Written for the adult beginner, "Ballet Basics" is a well-illustrated introduction to the fundamentals of ballet technique. The text also provides an overview of the history of ballet and introduces students to the world of ballet. …More