Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Summer Reading-What Muskegon is reading this summer






Nanny Returns
Nanny Returns
By McLaughlin, Emma
Author Kraus, Nicola
2009-12 - Atria Books
9781416585671 Check Our Catalog
In the highly anticipated follow-up to the #1 "New York Times" bestseller, Nan returns to New York City after 10 years away. Discover how she--and the city--has changed in her absence. …More


Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America
Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America
By McWhirter, Cameron
2011-07 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805089066 Check Our Catalog
From April to November of 1919, racial unrest rolled across the South into the North and the Midwest, even to the nation's capital. Focusing on the worst riots and lynchings, "Red Summer" is the first narrative history written about this epic encounter. …More


The President's Shadow
The President's Shadow
By Meltzer, Brad
2015-06 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446553933 Check Our Catalog
"A severed arm, found buried in the White House Rose Garden."

"A lethal message with terrible consequences for the Presidency."

"And a hidden secret in one family's past that will have repercussions for the entire nation."

Following "The Inner Circle" and "The Fifth Assassin," #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with . . .

THE PRESIDENT'S
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Iced
Iced
By Moning, Karen Marie
2012-10 - Delacorte Press
9780385344401 Check Our Catalog
From #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Moning comes the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy, set in the world of her blockbuster Fever series. The year is 1 AWC--After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting people. …More


The Summer's End
The Summer's End
By Monroe, Mary Alice
2015-05 - Gallery Books
9781476798738 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Some timely issues-Vets adjusting to PTSD and civilian life-climate change-great tribute to grandmothers. Borderline sappy! Great writing.
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Sashenka
Sashenka
By Montefiore, Simon
2008-11 - Simon & Schuster
9781416595540 Check Our Catalog
From the bestselling author of "Young Stalin" comes a sweeping novel of Russia in the early 20th century--a captivating tale of love, politics, family, and survival. …More


Stand Your Ground
Stand Your Ground
By Christopher Murray, Victoria
2015-06 - Touchstone Books
9781476792996 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Must read-to understand the "Stand your Ground" act-a mother's/wife's point of view-if your child was shot without cause-if the shooter is inside the law.
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The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate & Live Well
The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate & Live Well
By Needleman, Deborah
Illustrator Johnson, Virginia
2011-11 - Clarkson Potter Publishers
9780307720139 Check Our Catalog
From the internationally known editor-in-chief and creative mastermind behind the late, lamented cult magazine "Domino", this gorgeously illustrated and charmingly written guide describes the 80 items that are all one needs for a livable, comfortable, and undeniably stylish home. 256 pp. Buyer's Choice …More


The Widow
The Widow
By Neggers, Carla
2007-12 - Mira Books
9780778325161 Check Our Catalog

Four days after Abby Brownings wedding, her life changed forever. Her husband was shot. Haunted by his murder, Abby became a homicide detective. Now, seven years later, she receives an anonymous tip and is determined to find her husbands killer.

HPL patron: Fast reading-homicide detectives widow-now a successful detective-faces her past and …More


I'll Give You the Sun
I'll Give You the Sun
By Nelson, Jandy
2014-09 - Dial Books
9780803734968 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2015), Children's Book Committee Award (2015), Cybils (2014), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2016), Michael L. Printz Award (2015), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2016), Stonewall Book Award (2015), Tayshas Reading (2015)

The author of the highly acclaimed "The Sky Is Everywhere" presents a story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah. …More


The Rocks
The Rocks
By Nichols, Peter
2015-05 - Riverhead Books
9781594633317 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A riveting novel/mystery with an enchanting Mediterranean setting. The author is unique in that he reverses the timeline. Chronologically, the story immediately starts with a 2005 incident, then going back in time and finishing in 1948. An interesting read.
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Cold Plate Justice
Cold Plate Justice
By Nolan, Terry J.
2015-04 - Createspace
9781508622727 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Good story, I feel it was based on murder that happened here.
HPL patron: Interesting point of view of the Muskegon area-and the sports culture-Look forward to the next one.
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The Last Surgeon
The Last Surgeon
By Palmer, Michael
2010-02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312587499 Check Our Catalog
The "New York Times"-bestselling author and master of medical suspense delivers another shocker of a thriller filled with insider details and a terrifying psychopath. …More


Trauma
Trauma
By Palmer, Michael
Author Palmer, Daniel
2015-05 - St. Martin's Press
9781250030894 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Fast and compelling-hard cook and returning vets.
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The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani, and More
The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani, and More
By Paniz, Neela
2014-09 - Ten Speed Press
9781607746195 Check Our Catalog
The newest book in Ten Speed's best-selling slow cooker series, featuring more than 60 fix-it-and-forget-it recipes for Indian favorites.

The rich and complex flavors of classic Indian dishes like Lamb Biryani, Palak Paneer, and chicken in a creamy tomato-butter sauce can take hours to develop through such techniques as extended braising and low simmering. In The New Indian Slow
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The Cruelest Month
The Cruelest Month
By Penny, Louise
2011-04 - Minotaur Books
9780312573508 Check Our Catalog
The cozy, seemingly idyllic town of Three Pines is thrown into chaos when an impromptu sance turns deadly. In this complex, accomplished mystery, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache must confront a myriad of baffling questions surrounding the case. …More


Darkest Child
Darkest Child
By Phillips, Delores
2004-01 - Soho Press
9781569473450 Check Our Catalog
Rozelle Quinn is so fair skinned that she can pass for white. Yet everyone in her small Georgia town knows Rozelle's ten children by ten different daddies are mostly light too. They sleep on the floor in her drafty, rickety three room shack, but they are all vital to her--and not for well-intentioned reasons. …More


Summer of the Monkeys
Summer of the Monkeys
By Rawls, Wilson
1998-12 - Yearling Books
9780440415800 Check Our Catalog

The last thing a fourteen-year-old boy expects to find along an old Ozark river bottom is a tree full of monkeys. Jay Berry Lee's grandpa had an explanation, of course--as he did for most things. The monkeys had escaped from a traveling circus, and there was a handsome reward in store for anyone who could catch them. Grandpa said there wasn't any animal that couldn't be caught somehow, and Jay …More


Bones Never Lie
Bones Never Lie
By Reichs, Kathy
2014-09 - Bantam
9780345544018 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Great read and very suspenseful. Full of plot twists and turns.
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Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
By Rowling, J. K.
Illustrator Holland, Joel
2015-04 - Little Brown and Company
9780316369152 Check Our Catalog
J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice.

In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, VERY GOOD LIVES presents J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life. How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to
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Gathering Prey
Gathering Prey
By Sandford, John
2015-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399168796 Check Our Catalog
The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.

Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone
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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands LP
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands LP
By Schlessinger, Laura C.
2007-04 - Harper
9780060896355 Check Our Catalog
In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage.
Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the value, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female …More


Schutz: All about Hawaiian
Schutz: All about Hawaiian
By Schutz, Albert J.
1995-07 - University of Hawaii Press
9780824816865 Check Our Catalog
This brief but factual sketch of Hawaiian begins by uncovering the fascinating and often controversial history of the language, from its place among the other languages of Polynesia to the unusual problems faced by missionaries in devising an alphabet. With the help of a clear and concise guide to pronunciation, learn the importance of the okina and the kahako and how these marks affect the …More


The English Spy
The English Spy
By Silva, Daniel
2015-06 - Harper
9780062320131 Check Our Catalog
She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon.
Gabriel's target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of …More