Thursday, July 7, 2016

Adult Summer Reading





Celtic Art in Cross Stitch
Celtic Art in Cross Stitch
By Hammet, Barbara
2002-09 - David & Charles Publishers
9780715312131 Check Our Catalog

Designer Barabara Hammet combines both practical skill and interpretive vision in this new and exciting collection of cross stitch projects. Drawing her inspiration from the surviving examples of the art of ancient Celtic kingdoms, she's produced a series of stunning re-workings of the classical Celtic swirling shapes and sinuous forms that are at once both modern and timeless.
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Our Souls at Night
Our Souls at Night
By Haruf, Kent
2015-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101875896 Check Our Catalog

A spare yet eloquent, bittersweet yet inspiring story of a man and a woman who, in advanced age, come together to wrestle with the events of their lives and their hopes for the imminent future. …More


Ivy
Ivy
By Hearn, Julie
2008-06 - Ginee Seo Books
9781416925064 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Tayshas Reading (2009)

The author of "The Minister's Daughter" and "The Sign of the Raven" has created a memorable tale of 19th-century England with a character destined to take her place alongside Dickens's Pip and Oliver Twist. …More


Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease
Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease
By Karr-Morse, Robin
With Wiley, Meredith S.
2012-01 - Basic Books
9780465013548 Check Our Catalog


The first years of human life are more important than we ever realized. Karr-Morse connects psychology, neurobiology, endocrinology, immunology, and genetics to demonstrate how chronic fear in infancy and early childhood--when we are most helpless--lies at the root of common diseases in adulthood.
HPL patron: Lots of scientific studies show the long-term effects of child …More


We Are on Our Own
We Are on Our Own
By Katin, Miriam
2006-05 - Drawn & Quarterly
9781896597201 Check Our Catalog


A stunning memoir of a mother and her daughter's survival in WWII and their subsequent lifelong struggle with faith In this captivating and elegantly illustrated graphic memoir, Miriam Katin retells the story of her and her mother's escape on foot from the Nazi invasion of Budapest. With her father off fighting for the Hungarian army and the German troops quickly approaching, Katin and her …More


You
You
By Kepnes, Caroline
2014-09 - Atria Books
9781476785592 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Fantastic. Incredibly twisted. The kind of book to get lost in. Joe and Beck are real, seemingly normal on the outside, bound by their own deamons inside. Just way stranger than most. Loved this book!
HPL patron: OMG! Disturbing!
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The Dirty Divorce
The Dirty Divorce
By Kp, Miss
2012-06 - Life Changing Books
9781934230749 Check Our Catalog

Drugs are a way of life for Rich Sanchez, a powerful sexy drug lord hailing from Washington, D.C. His desire for fast money and the extravagant things that it brings puts his family in harm's way. …More


The Dirty Divorce 2
The Dirty Divorce 2
By Miss KP
2010-11 - Life Changing Books
9781934230770 Check Our Catalog

The most anticipated sequel...has readers drooling from the mouth In Dirty DivorcePart 1...the Sanchez family ended with a bang. Lisa, Rich, and Denie all fought treacherously to escape a harsh death sentence. Only time will tell who had the heart to survive. Dirty Divorce part 2 starts off with drama and violence as Rich learns that his son, Juan is dominating an industry where he used to be top …More


Motorcycling for Dummies
Motorcycling for Dummies
By Kresnak, Bill
2008-05 - For Dummies
9780470245873 Check Our Catalog

Insider tips for new and veteran riders
The fun and easy way to become a safe, savvy motorcyclist
Whether you're new to motorcycling or an experienced rider, this fun, informative guide gets you geared up and ready to ride! From selecting the right bike and performing routine maintenance to developing safe riding habits and fitting in with the biker crowd whether you're male or female, …More


Crack Head: Triple Crown Publications Presents
Crack Head: Triple Crown Publications Presents
By Lennox, Lisa
Author Whitney, Leah
Illustrator WWW Mariondesigns Com
2005-04 - Triple Crown Publications
9780974789538 Check Our Catalog

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Crack Head II: Laci's Revenge
Crack Head II: Laci's Revenge
By Lennox, Lisa
2008-09 - Triple Crown Publications
9780979951794 Check Our Catalog

When we last visited the South Bronx, the South Bronx Bitches, an infamous drug ring, promoted lies, betrayal, and disloyalty resulting in drama and death. Nobody's lives were ever the same. Six weeks later, Dink and Laci are adjusting to life as college students at Boston University, but will their pasts keep them from moving forward? When Smurf joins up with the mysterious Dirty, who comes to …More


You Have Seven Messages
You Have Seven Messages
By Lewis, Stewart
2011-09 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385740289 Check Our Catalog


The acclaimed author of "Rockstarlet" delivers a gripping, voice-driven story about a teenage girl who learns her parents aren't who she thought they were, as she puts together the pieces of a mystery she never wanted to solve.
HPL patron: This book was great! It had a fun mystery, and the author has a great connection to most teens.
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Death Comes to the Village
Death Comes to the Village
By Lloyd, Catherine
2013-11 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496707680 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I have another mystery series to follow. These have the well worn attraction/antagonism of the two protagonists. Thoroughly enjoyable/quick read.
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The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian, and Mexican Recipes
The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian, and Mexican Recipes
By Maltin, Vanessa
2010-04 - Houghton Mifflin
9780470440889 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Looked like some good recipes but not what I could use with my food sensitivities.
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A Treacherous Paradise
A Treacherous Paradise
By Mankell, Henning
2014-05 - Vintage Books
9780345802521 Check Our Catalog

From the internationally acclaimed author of the Kurt Wallander crime novels, a powerful stand-alone novel set in early-twentieth-century Sweden and Mozambique, whose vividly drawn female protagonist is awoken from her naivete by her exposure to racism and by her own unexpected inner strengths. …More


The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio
The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger's Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare's First Folio
By Mays, Andrea
2015-05 - Simon & Schuster
9781439118238 Check Our Catalog

Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars. It is the book that rescued the name of William Shakespeare and half of his plays from oblivion. "The Millionaire and the Bard" tells the miraculous and romantic story of the making of the First Folio, and of the American industrialist whose thrilling pursuit of the book became a lifelong obsession. …More


My Favorite Husband
My Favorite Husband
By McCutcheon, Pam
2003-12 - Zebra
9780821775097 Check Our Catalog


When Chaz Vincent disappeared years ago in the Amazon, his wife Kelly waited but finally had him declared legally dead. When Chaz reappears on the day of Kelly's second wedding, trouble--and true love--abound. Original.
HPL patron: Tough situation but the heroine handles it gracefully. Just love the interactions between characters in this book. Want to read the one …More


Coming Into the Country
Coming Into the Country
By McPhee, John
1991-04 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374522872 Check Our Catalog


"Coming into the Country "is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush.

Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising
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Wicked Witch Murder
Wicked Witch Murder
By Meier, Leslie
2011-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410431608 Check Our Catalog


As Halloween rolls around again in Tinker's Cove, Maine, a murderer is dishing out some very nasty tricks. It's up to Lucy Stone to unmask the killer.
HPL patron: Very good book, held my interest.
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Twenty West: The Great Road Across America
Twenty West: The Great Road Across America
By Nelson, Mac
2008-05 - State University of New York Press
9780791474693 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Independent Publisher Book Awards (2009)

Traces the route, history, and geography of US 20, America's longest road. …More


Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor (Large Type / Large Print Edition)
Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor (Large Type / Large Print Edition)
By Osbourne, Ozzy
With Ayres, Chris
2011-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455507245 Check Our Catalog


Wondering if science could explain how he survived his 40-year avalanche of drugs and alcohol, Ozzy Osbourne became one of a handful of people in the world to have his entire DNA mapped in 2010. It was a highly complex, $65,000 process, but the results were conclusive: Ozzy is a genetic anomaly. 352 pp. (Biography/Autobiography)
HPL patron: Not as good as his bio, Ozzy …More


Reptiles and Amphibians
Reptiles and Amphibians
By O'Shea, Mark
Author Halliday, Tim
2002-02 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9780789493934 Check Our Catalog


Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
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Become a Better You Journal: A Guide to Improving Your Life Every Day
Become a Better You Journal: A Guide to Improving Your Life Every Day
By Osteen, Joel
2008-04 - Free Press
9781416573067 Check Our Catalog


The perfect companion to Osteen's #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Become a Better You," this journal helps readers integrate his seven simple yet profound principles into their hearts on a day-to-day basis.
HPL patron: Very positive-nice to hear a positive voice in your ear.
HPL patron: It was ok, probably need to read it again. …More


Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn
Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn
By Atkins, Ace
2016-05 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399170850 Check Our Catalog

Boston PI Spenser faces a hot case and a personal crisis in the latest adventure in the iconic "New York Times" bestselling series from author Ace Atkins.

The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, lighting up Boston's South End and killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later, as the city prepares to honor their sacrifice, there are still
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