Thursday, September 3, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






Guns in the Gallery
Guns in the Gallery
By Brett, Simon
2012-02 - Creme de La Crime
9781780290157 Check Our Catalog

Invited to a Private View of the work of controversial artist Denzil Willoughby, the good citizens of Fethering are not quite sure what to expect. And it turns out to be a lively affair, culminating in several embarrassing confrontations. But what no one could have anticipated was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.
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Cat of the Century
Cat of the Century
By Brown, Rita Mae
Illustrator Gellatly, Michael
2010-04 - Bantam
9780553807073 Check Our Catalog
Brown and her feline partner are back with this new mystery starring Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen, the sleuthing cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and corgi Tee Tucker. This time they must catch a killer determined to turn a birthday party into a funeral. …More


Cat's Eyewitness
Cat's Eyewitness
By Brown, Rita Mae
Author Sneaky Pie Brown
2005-04 - Thorndike Press
9780786274246 Check Our Catalog
When a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary starts mysteriously crying tears of real blood, terrible events are prophesied--and it's not long before things start shaking up the sleepy little town of Crozet, Virginia. …More


Sour Puss
Sour Puss
By Brown, Rita Mae
Author Sneaky Pie Brown
Illustrator Gellatly, Michael
2006-03 - Thorndike Press
9780786284504 Check Our Catalog
When spring comes to the small town of Crozet, Virginia, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen unexpectedly remarries her ex-husband and gets embroiled in the strange murder of a visiting professor. 272 pp. 75,000 print. (Mystery/Detective) …More


Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Tail Gait: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
By Brown, Rita Mae
2015-05 - Bantam
9780553392364 Check Our Catalog
There's nothing like a tail well told. Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown return with an all-new mystery featuring Mary Minor Harry Haristeen, crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and ever-faithful Tee Tucker the corgi.

TAIL GAIT

Spring has sprung in Crozet, Virginia a time for old friends to gather and bid farewell to the doldrums of winter.
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The Tail of the Tip-Off
The Tail of the Tip-Off
By Brown, Rita Mae
Illustrator Gellatly, Michael
Joint Author Sneaky Pie Brown
2003-06 - Thorndike Press
9780786249916 Check Our Catalog
The Tail of the Tip-Off

When winter hits Crozet, Virginia, it hits hard--and hangs on for months. That's nothing new to postmistress Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and her friends, who keep warm with hard work, hot toddies, and rabid rooting for the University of Virginia's women's basketball team at the old stadium affectionately dubbed "The Clam." But the usual postgame high spirits
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Wayfaring Stranger
Wayfaring Stranger
By Burke, James Lee
2014-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781476710792 Check Our Catalog
In his most ambitious work yet, "New York Times" bestseller James Lee Burke tells a classic American story through one man's unforgettable life--connecting a fateful encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to heroic acts at the Battle of the Bulge and finally to the high-stakes gambles and cutthroat players who ushered in the dawn of the American oil industry.

In 1934, sixteen-year-old Weldon
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Loving Each Other
Loving Each Other
By Buscaglia, Leo F.
1984-01 - Slack
9780943432274 Check Our Catalog
In this exploration of loving and living, bestselling author Leo Buscaglia addresses the intricacies and challenges of love relationships. He asks such important questions, as: How do we best interweave our lives with our loved ones? Do we change our way of relating depending on the circumstances: If we fail in one relationship, can we succeed in others? In this exhilarating book, Leo doesn't give …More


Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)
Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)
By Calton, Jayson
Author Calton, Mira
2013-02 - Primal Nutrition
9780984755172 Check Our Catalog
With nearly 40,000 items populating the average supermarket today, this unique guide steers the consumer through the grocery store aisles, directing them to health enhancing Rich Food options while avoiding health detracting Poor Food ones. …More


Voices Behind the Veil: The World of Islam Through the Eyes of Women
Voices Behind the Veil: The World of Islam Through the Eyes of Women
By Caner, Ergun Mehmet
2003-08 - Kregel Publications
9780825424021 Check Our Catalog

More than half a billion women live their lives peering out from behind heavy veils. Their lives are mysterious, misunderstood, and often marked by great persecution and hopelessness.
This groundbreaking book written by women intimately familiar with the world of Islam, draws back the covering on every stage and aspect of life for the Muslim woman--as a child, wife, mother, sister, …More


The Tigers of '68: Baseball's Last Real Champions
The Tigers of '68: Baseball's Last Real Champions
By Cantor, George
1997-04 - Taylor Trade Publishing
9780878339280 Check Our Catalog
An uproarious, stirring tale of what some are calling baseball's last real champions. Detroit journalist George Cantor revisits the main performers of this illustrious team and weaves their stories into a cohesive narrative that captures the drama and color of Detroit's 1968 season. Embossing the text is the social turmoil of the decade, which worked its way into the clubhouse and often pitted …More


Pulse
Pulse
By Carman, Patrick
2013-02 - Katherine Tegen Books
9780062085764 Check Our Catalog

Fans of action-packed sci-fi thrillers such as I Am Number Four and The Maze Runner will love bestselling author Patrick Carman's Pulse, with its epic action scenes and memorable love story.
In the year 2051, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects with her mind. This telekinetic ability is called a "pulse," and her mysterious classmate, Dylan Gilmore, has the talent, too.
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Tremor
Tremor
By Carman, Patrick
2014-02 - Katherine Tegen Books
9780062085801 Check Our Catalog

Tremor, the second book in bestselling author Patrick Carman's Pulse trilogy, is filled with more action-packed scenes and romance. Tremor will excite fans of I Am Number Four and The Maze Runner with its richly developed characters and electrifying story of love and revenge.
In the year 2051, some people have a second pulse. Like all who have "the pulse," Faith Daniels and Dylan Gilmore have …More


The Heart of the Five Love Languages
The Heart of the Five Love Languages
By Chapman, Gary
2008-03 - Northfield Press
9781881273806 Check Our Catalog

People express and receive love in different ways. Dr. Gary Chapman identifies these as the five languages of love: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service and physical touch. If you express love toward others in a way they don't understand, they will not realize you've expressed your love at all. The problem is that you're speaking different languages! Abridged version of …More


I'll Walk Alone
I'll Walk Alone
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2011-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781439180969 Check Our Catalog

The #1 bestselling Queen of Suspense Mary Higgins Clark presents her latest captivating thriller.
HPL patron: Very good book. Kept me in suspense.
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I've Got You Under My Skin
I've Got You Under My Skin
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2014-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781476749068 Check Our Catalog

Five years after her husband's murder, Laurie Moran, an award-winning TV producer and single mother, starts filming a new "cold case" series in which four women involved in the unsolved murder of a wealthy Westchester matron reunite to recreate the scene of the crime -- along with the real killer.
HPL patron: Very good book. Kept me in suspense. She is my …More


Pinnacle Event
Pinnacle Event
By Clarke, Richard A.
2015-05 - Thomas Dunne Books
9781250047984 Check Our Catalog

With the 2016 presidential election just weeks away, five simultaneous murders on three continents lead to an investigation revealing the recent black-market sale of five nuclear weapons. But who bought them? And what is their intended target?
Washington fears the bombs are timed to explode in major American cities before the election. They call on intelligence expert Ray Bowman to prevent …More


Trust No One: A Thriller
Trust No One: A Thriller
By Cleave, Paul
2015-08 - Atria Books
9781476779171 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Most realistic, cleverist thriller I've read. Picture a mom with Alzheimer's; thinking her younger daughter is a whorish fiend out to do steal her husband. Only my dad's being in the home saved me from more than badly bruised arms. Look at this guy's stance on the back cover; he sure gets it right...have ordered Five Minutes Alone …More


Armada
Armada
By Cline, Ernest
2015-07 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780804137256 Check Our Catalog
Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.

But hey, there's nothing wrong
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The Harry Bosch Novels 3: A Darkness More Than Night/City of Bones/Lost Light
The Harry Bosch Novels 3: A Darkness More Than Night/City of Bones/Lost Light
By Connelly, Michael
2010-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316132855 Check Our Catalog
Connelly's most famous character, Detective Harry Bosch, has been thrilling readers for years. Now available in the third omnibus edition are the seventh, eighth, and ninth novels in the series: "A Darkness More Than Night, City of Bones," and "Lost Light." …More


Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park
By Crichton, Michael
Author Crichton
1990-11 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780394588162 Check Our Catalog
Iowa Teen Award - 1995 Winner

State-of-the-art science and suspense combine in this uniquely exciting high-tension thriller from the author of The Andromeda Strain. Bioengineers create authentic, detail-perfect, real-life dinosaurs for a Pacific island theme park, but scientific triumph explodes into horrendous disaster as the first visitors encounter the unbelievable.
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Hour of the Red God
Hour of the Red God
By Crompton, Richard
2013-05 - Sarah Crichton Books
9780374171995 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
L.A. Times Book Prize (2013)


In Nairobi's Uhuru Park, the police have recovered the body of a local prostitute. Detective Mollel, himself a former Maasai warrior, is assigned to the case. Like all great heroes in crime fiction, Mollel is complicated, even flawed. As Mollel pursues the death of the prostitute, he begins to suspect something far more extensive than an ordinary murder.
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How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate: Let Science Do the Talking the Next Time Someone Tries to Tell You... the Climate Isn't Changing, Glob
How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate: Let Science Do the Talking the Next Time Someone Tries to Tell You... the Climate Isn't Changing, Glob
By Darling, Seth B.
Author Sisterson, Douglas L.
Illustrator Sisterson, Sarah M.
2014-07 - Experiment
9781615192236 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A witty and informative read about climate change and the many myths that are surrounding this issue. This book willl give you the scientific facts regarding the effects of climate change on the Earth.
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What's Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?: 100% Organic Solutions for All Your Vegetables, from Artichoke to Zucchini
What's Wrong with My Vegetable Garden?: 100% Organic Solutions for All Your Vegetables, from Artichoke to Zucchini
By Deardorff, David
Author Wadsworth, Kathryn
2011-12 - Timber Press (OR)
9781604692839 Check Our Catalog

More and more home gardeners are discovering the rewards of growing their own vegetables. But along with the pleasures of homegrown produce come a host of problems: bugs, diseases, and mysterious ailments that don't have an obvious cause. What's a gardener to do?
Don't panic -- help is at hand. "What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?" teaches you how to keep your vegetables healthy so …More