Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers: Stories from the Detroit Tigers' Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box
If These Walls Could Talk: Detroit Tigers: Stories from the Detroit Tigers' Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box
By Impemba, Mario
With Isenberg, Mike
Foreword by Dombrowski, David
2014-04 - Triumph Books (IL)
9781600789274 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Transports you into the clubhouse, onto the field, and into the broadcast booth with many stories about some of the biggest names in baseball. I enjoyed getting an insider's perspective. A must read for Tigers' fans.
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Red, White, and Blue
Red, White, and Blue
By Isaacs, Susan
1998-10 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060176082 Check Our Catalog

Now, with her eighth novel, Susan Isaacs has written her finest work yet. "Red, White and Blue" tells the story of two ordinary Americans who find it within themselves to become extraordinary heroes.
Charlie Blair of Wyoming and Lauren Miller of New York start out as strangers. They are drawn together by an appalling hate crime and by their mutual passion for justice. Yet they share …More


The Summer Prince
The Summer Prince
By Johnson, Alaya Dawn
2013-03 - Arthur A. Levine Books
9780545417792 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Cybils (2013), Indies Choice Book Awards (2014), Lambda Literary Awards (2014), Locus Awards (2014), National Book Awards (2013)


In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, a fellow artist and rebel against the strict limits of the legendary pyramid city of Palmares Trs' matriarchal government, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.

HPL patron: Powerful-fresh-this author promises great things if her first novel is …More


Thai Cooking Made Easy: Discover the Exotic Tastes of Thailand with Over 60 Fabulous Step-By-Step Recipes
Thai Cooking Made Easy: Discover the Exotic Tastes of Thailand with Over 60 Fabulous Step-By-Step Recipes
By Johnson, Becky
2005-11 - Southwater Publishing
9781844762019 Check Our Catalog
A sumptous guide to Thai food with irresistible recipes that ensure success everytime. …More


Prairie Fire
Prairie Fire
By Johnston, Emily Kate
2015-03 - Carolrhoda Books
9781467739092 Check Our Catalog
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The Game
The Game
By Joyce, Brenda
1996-04 - Avon Books
9780380775736 Check Our Catalog
The Players:

Released from the sanctuary of a French convent, highborn, tempestuous Katherine FitzGerald sets sail for her beloved Ireland--only to find herself prisoner of the infamous pirate known to the Elizabethans as the Master of the Seas.

The Moves:

The pirate captain is Liam O'Neill, favored by Elizabeth the Queen. A hardened court player, he is determined to win
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Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
By Kalish, Mildred Armstrong
2008-04 - Bantam
9780553384246 Check Our Catalog
The story of a time, a place, and a way of life, this is a slice of Americana--set during the Great Depression--that shows readers, through the portrait of one high-spirited young girl, how the right stuff can make even a time of adversity seem like a good time. …More


The Three Pillars of Zen
The Three Pillars of Zen
By Kapleau, Roshi Philip
1989-02 - Anchor Books
9780385260930 Check Our Catalog
Through explorations of the three pillars of Zen--teaching, practice, and enlightenment--Roshi Philip Kapleau presents a comprehensive overview of the history and discipline of Zen Buddhism. An established classic, this 35th anniversary edition features new illustrations and photographs, as well as a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who has succeeded Philip Kapleau as spiritual director of …More


Summer
Summer
By Kingsbury, Karen
2007-08 - Tyndale House Publishers
9780842387484 Check Our Catalog

A New Beginning

Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart are married and living in Bloomington, Indiana, where Dayne has found a solution to his on-camera love scenes-he wants Katy to star in his next film. Katy wins the part and is cast opposite her superstar husband. The story of a small-town girl's dream come true is too much for the press to resist, and in an effort to
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Spanish Verbs for Dummies
Spanish Verbs for Dummies
By Kraynak, Cecie
2006-01 - For Dummies
9780471768722 Check Our Catalog
A fun, comprehensive way to get up to speed on Spanish
With over 325 million speakers, Spanish is in a virtual dead heat with English as the second most popular spoken language. This easy-to-follow guide shows readers how to successfully conjugate verbs, providing easy, entertaining exercises and answer keys to reinforce different grammatical rules. More than just a dictionary-style list of …More


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
By Lamott, Anne
2014-11 - Riverhead Books
9781594486296 Check Our Catalog
From the bestselling author of "Stitches "and "Help, Thanks, Wow "comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace.

Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and irreverent. It's an approach that has become her trademark. Now in "Small Victories," Lamott offers a new message of hope that celebrates the triumph
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
By Larson, Erik
2015-03 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307408860 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: In typical Larson fashion-true history that reads like fiction, never boring. I now understand more about the beginnings of WWI.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Retiring Early
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Retiring Early
By Flewelling, Jim
Joint Author Lee, Dee
Foreword by Phillips, Don
2001-01 - Penguin Putnam
9780028640129 Check Our Catalog
This guide to personal finance management includes advice on building a large nest egg in order to retire early. Includes information on the importance of starting early, maximizing employer-contribution plans, climbing out of debt, managing pre-retirement expenses, and more. …More


Zeroboxer
Zeroboxer
By Lee, Fonda
2015-04 - Flux
9780738743387 Check Our Catalog

A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr "the Raptor" Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm--a personal marketing strategist. It isn't long before she's made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the …More


Go Set a Watchman
Go Set a Watchman
By Lee, Harper
2015-07 - Harper
9780062409850 Check Our Catalog

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch "Scout" returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's …More


The Fall
The Fall
By Lescroart, John
2015-05 - Atria Books
9781476709215 Check Our Catalog
From "New York Times" bestselling author John Lescroart, a riveting new novel of legal suspense featuring Dismas Hardy and his daughter, Rebecca, now grown up and an associate in Hardy's law firm.

Late one night, a teenage African American foster child named Tanya Paulson plummets to her death from the overpass above San Francisco's Stockton tunnel. But did she fall...or was she
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7 Things Your Teenager Won't Tell You: And How to Talk about Them Anyway
7 Things Your Teenager Won't Tell You: And How to Talk about Them Anyway
By Lippincott, Jenifer
Author Deutsch, Robin M.
2005-03 - Ballantine Books
9780812969597 Check Our Catalog

YES, YOU CAN" TALK WITH YOUR TEENAGER

Every teenager keeps secrets. If you're like most parents, you worry about what your kids don't tell you. In this guide to keeping pace-and peace-with teens, authors Jenifer Lippincott and Robin Deutsch offer a deceptively simple plan for talking to your kids that's based on a simple set of rules: Teens need to stay safe, show respect, and keep
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A Court of Thorns and Roses
A Court of Thorns and Roses
By Maas, Sarah J.
2015-05 - Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
9781619634442 Check Our Catalog

THE INSTANT "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin--one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, …More


Taken by the Laird
Taken by the Laird
By Maguire, Margo
2009-09 - Avon Books
9780061667886 Check Our Catalog
Desperate to avoid the horrid marriage her guardian has arranged, Brianna Munro escapes to Scotland and finds shelter at the imposing Castle Glenloch. She intends to stay for just one night, but then encounters Hugh Christie, Laird Glenloch, and all her best-laid plans vanish. Original. …More


Summer Days
Summer Days
By Mallery, Susan
2012-07 - Wheeler Publishing
9781410449092 Check Our Catalog
A "New York Times"-bestselling author returns with a new Fool's Gold trilogy featuring three rugged cowboys who find love in the unlikeliest of places. …More


What If Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions about What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian
What If Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions about What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian
By Marcus, Eric
2007-09 - Simon Pulse
9781416949701 Check Our Catalog

Originally published in 2000, this groundbreaking title that has candidly answered teens questions about sexuality is now updated and repackaged.

HPL patron: This was a great book of questions/answers about what it means to be gay/lesbian. Eric Marcus gave good solid answers to many questions that people have such as: 1)How does one know if they …More


Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with Domestic Violence, and the Truths to Set You Free
Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with Domestic Violence, and the Truths to Set You Free
By Martin, Brian F.
Foreword by Robbins, Anthony
2014-09 - Perigee Books
9780399166570 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: The author makes some very interesting points regarding the issues related to domestic abuse and the lasting affects of same. I admire his generosity (donating the proceeds from sales of the book), however, the book is not particularly well written. Is the target audience children, perhaps?
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Street Judge
Street Judge
By Mathis, Greg
2009-09 - Strebor Books
9781593091736 Check Our Catalog

In this fast-paced, sexually charged thriller, a newly appointed judge is caught up in a gritty case involving a brutally murdered woman as well as a blackmail scheme involving an overzealous femme fatale determined to sleep her way to the top of Detroit's society page.
HPL patron: Great!! I watch him on TV every Monday-Friday!!
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Confessions of a French Baker: Breadmaking Secrets, Tips, and Recipes
Confessions of a French Baker: Breadmaking Secrets, Tips, and Recipes
By Mayle, Peter
Author Auzet, Gerard
2005-10 - Alfred A. Knopf
9781400044740 Check Our Catalog
In this charming guide to the pleasures of Provence, Mayle delivers a delightful meditation on the rich pleasures of the humble loaf. Includes precise instructions for making 14 kinds of bread. 25 drawings & 6 photos in text. …More