Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






The Exile: Book One of the Fae
The Exile: Book One of the Fae
By Adams, C. T.
Author Adams, Cat
2015-03 - Tor Books
9780765336873 Check Our Catalog

Brianna Hai runs an occult shop that sells useless trinkets to tourists-and real magic supplies to witches and warlocks. The magical painting that hangs in Brianna's apartment is the last portal between the fae and human worlds.
A shocking magical assault on her home reveals to Brianna that her father, High King Liu of the Fae, is under attack. With the help of her gargoyle, Pug, her friend …More


Bittersweet
Bittersweet
By Albert, Susan Wittig
2015-04 - Berkley Books
9780425255629 Check Our Catalog
New from the author of "Death Come Quickly "and "Widow's Tears"

This Thanksgiving, be grateful for China Bayles who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community

It's Thanksgiving in Pecan Springs, and China is planning to visit her mother, Leatha, and her mother's husband, Sam, who are enthusiastically embarking
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The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose
The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose
By Albert, Susan Wittig
2012-09 - Thorndike Press
9781410450906 Check Our Catalog
Albert once again returns to the small town of Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s. As the town readies itself for the annual Confederate Day festivities, the ladies of the Darling Dahlias gardening club have their hands full with three mysteries. …More


The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies
The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies
By Albert, Susan Wittig
2011-07 - Thorndike Press
9781410439369 Check Our Catalog
A brand-new mystery in the "exceptional" ("Booklist") series by the national bestselling author.

Rumors are sprouting in Depression-era Darling, Alabama. The town's newest visitors, Nona Jean Jamison and Miss Lake, may be the Naughty and Nice Sisters from the Ziegfeld Frolic, who specialize in dancing nearly naked.

The Dahlias suspect more than modesty when Nona denies her
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The Sugar Queen
The Sugar Queen
By Allen, Sarah Addison
2008-05 - Bantam
9780553805499 Check Our Catalog
In this irresistible follow-up to her New York Times-bestselling debut, Garden Spells, author Allen tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets--and secret passions--are about to change her life forever. …More


Lord of the Wings
Lord of the Wings
By Andrews, Donna
2015-08 - Minotaur Books
9781250049582 Check Our Catalog

A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from award-winning, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Good, The Bad, and The Emus."

The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. The eighteenth book in her New York Times best-selling series continues to surprise and delight in this next
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Mightier Than the Sword
Mightier Than the Sword
By Archer, Jeffrey
2015-02 - St. Martin's Press
9781250034519 Check Our Catalog

"Mightier than the Sword" opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV "Buckingham's" maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives?
When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's …More


Improving Your Memory for Dummies
Improving Your Memory for Dummies
By Arden, John Boghosian
2002-07 - For Dummies
9780764554353 Check Our Catalog
Practical tips and techniques make remembering a snap
Jog your memory with exercises to help you at home, at work, anywhere!
Whether you are cramming for an exam, have trouble remembering names, or you just want to give your overall memory power a boost, this plain-English guide offers clever tricks to help you remember what you want to remember. You'll discover how your memory works and how …More


Bodily Harm
Bodily Harm
By Atwood, Margaret
1982-12 - Simon & Schuster
9780671441531 Check Our Catalog

Bantam proudly announces the trade paperback release of these classic novels by acclaimed bestselling author Margaret Atwood--quality editions certain to be hits with her many fans.
HPL patron: Interesting novel; giving a different slant to those of us who have had breast cancer.
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The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
By Atwood, Margaret
2001-08 - Anchor Books
9780385720953 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (2002), Libris Awards (2001)


The Blind Assassin opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a-novel. Entitled The Blind …More


Life Before Man
Life Before Man
By Atwood, Margaret
1979-09 - McClelland & Stewart
9780771008078 Check Our Catalog

Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people, each in midlife, in midcrisis, forced to make choices--after the rules have changed. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the wrong man. She has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who …More


The Escape
The Escape
By Baldacci, David
2014-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455521197 Check Our Catalog
David Baldacci is one of the world's most popular, widely read storytellers. In his blockbuster thrillers "Zero Day" and "The Forgotten," he enthralled readers with John Puller. A combat veteran and special agent with the U.S. Army, Puller is the man they call to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. But all his training, all his experience, all his skills will not prepare him for his …More


Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen
Simple Thai Food: Classic Recipes from the Thai Home Kitchen
By Punyaratabandhu, Leela
2014-05 - Ten Speed Press
9781607745235 Check Our Catalog

Thai takeout meets authentic, regional flavors in this collection of 100 recipes for easy, economical, and accessible Thai classics--from the rising star behind the blog "She Simmers."
HPL patron: Great recipes and breaks down ingredients easily, gives you alternatives to use for ingredients that are hard to find in the US.
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Summertime
Summertime
By Barker, Raffaella
2001-01 - Review
9780747220824 Check Our Catalog

For a year, Venetia Summers has been buffered from single motherhood by her boyfriend, David, but when work takes him to a Brazilian rainforest, things begin to unravel. Phone lines crackle, e-mails go unanswered, and long-distance love proves to be a frustrating experience. Meanwhile, Venetia's children--Giles, Felix, and The Beauty--and dogs run wilder than ever, her boring freelance career …More


A Love So Strong
A Love So Strong
By Norman-Bellamy, Kendra
2004-07 - Lift Every Voice
9780802468345 Check Our Catalog
If there was such a thing as a perfect marriage, Bryan and Nicole Walker had it. Even without the child they desire after five years of marriage, their love for one another is solid. But then, without warning, the very thing they want threatens to tear them apart. …More


The Witch Hunter
The Witch Hunter
By Boecker, Virginia
2015-06 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316327008 Check Our Catalog
The magic and suspense of "Graceling" meet the political intrigue and unrest of "Game of Thrones" in this riveting fantasy debut.

"Your greatest enemy isn't what you fight, but what you fear."

Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested
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The Calorieking Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter
The Calorieking Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter
By Borushek, Allan
2014-10 - Family Health Publications(CA)
9781930448612 Check Our Catalog
Need to lose weight? Have diabetes and need to track carb intake? Want to make healthier-more informed eating choices? Or just want to know what's in that Big Mac or your favorite Starbucks drink? If any of this sounds like you, this book is a must-have! …More


The Edge of Dreams
The Edge of Dreams
By Bowen, Rhys
2015-03 - Minotaur Books
9781250052025 Check Our Catalog

Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a captain in the New York City police force, is stumped. He's chasing a murderer whose victims have nothing in common--nothing except for the taunting notes that are delivered to Daniel after each murder. And when Daniel receives a note immediately after Molly and her young son Liam are in a terrible train crash, Daniel and Molly both begin to fear that …More


Cold Wind
Cold Wind
By Box, C. J.
2011-05 - Center Point
9781611730579 Check Our Catalog
When Earl Alden is found dead, dangling from a wind turbine, it's his wife, Missy, who is arrested. Unfortunately for Joe Pickett, Missy is his mother-in- law, a woman he dislikes heartily, and now he doesn't know what to do-especially when the early signs point to her being guilty as sin. But then things happen to make Joe wonder: Is Earl's death what it appears to be? Is Missy being set up? He …More


Force of Nature
Force of Nature
By Box, C. J.
2012-03 - Putnam Adult
9780399158261 Check Our Catalog

He never wanted to tell Joe Pickett about it, but Nate Romanowski always knew trouble was coming out of his past. Now it's here, and it may not only be the battle of his life-but of Joe's.

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In Plain Sight
In Plain Sight
By Box, C. J.
2006-09 - Center Point Large Print
9781585478408 Check Our Catalog
Ranch owner Opal Scarlett has vanished under suspicious circumstances, and her sons Hank and Arlen are battling it out for control of her multi-million-dollar empire. Everyone in town is so caught up in the brothers' battle that, with the exception of game warden Joe Pickett, they seem to have forgotten that Opal is still missing. Joe begins his investigation and is beaten nearly to death by Hank …More


Savage Run
Savage Run
By C.J. Box
2002-06 - Putnam
0399148876 Check Our Catalog

C.J. Box's debut novel, "Open Season, " hit the mystery-book world with the force of a speeding rifle bullet. Now Box returns with a gripping and suspenseful new novel, as dramatic and brutal as its Wyoming wilderness setting.
HPL patron: Second in the Joe Pickett series-great book-great series-Game wardens-ecoterrorists-vigilantes-author puts you in the …More


A History of Loneliness
A History of Loneliness
By Boyne, John
2015-02 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374171339 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: My favorite book of the year. John Boyne writes of the life of a Roman Catholic priest in Dublin during the sexual abuse scandal. His protagonist is a faithful priest who Boyne paints as one of the victims of the backlash.
HPL patron: narrated from the viewpoint of a priest (1960's on) who had rationalized …More


Stolen
Stolen
By Brennan, Allison
2013-06 - Minotaur Books
9781250042477 Check Our Catalog

Nothing is more important to private investigator Sean Rogan than his relationship with FBI trainee Lucy Kincaid. But when his past catches up with him, Sean faces an ultimatum: clear his name and help the FBI take down a rogue agent, or go to prison and lose everything he holds dear.
HPL patron: Hi Tech FBI undercover-family business revenge-betrayal-risking …More