Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer Reading Week 2





The Masked Truth
The Masked Truth
By Armstrong, Kelley
2015-10 - Doubleday Canada
9780385684750 Check Our Catalog

Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for.

Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn't dare reveal.

The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with "issues." But that's exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the
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The Guilty
The Guilty
By Baldacci, David
2015-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586424 Check Our Catalog

Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores.

But now, his skills have left him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is
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Smart Women
Smart Women
By Blume, Judy
2002-09 - Thomas T. Beeler Publisher
9781574904352 Check Our Catalog

This tender and hilarious story of a divorced woman, who falls in love with her best friend's ex-husband, is told from the point of view of both the adults and the adolescents, making for a deeply engaging read that crosses generations. …More


How to Stress Less: Simple Ways to Stop Worrying and Take Control of Your Future
How to Stress Less: Simple Ways to Stop Worrying and Take Control of Your Future
By Bonetti, Benjamin
2014-09 - Capstone PR
9780857084682 Check Our Catalog


Say goodbye to stress for good
It's a fact - stress kills Yet, so many of us find ourselves stressed out, day to day. However, if you are feeling anxious, find it hard to relax or perhaps struggle to get rid of that constant mental ache, let celebrated life-coach and mentor Benjamin Bonetti show you how to chill. In his latest title, "How To Stress Less," Benjamin shows you how to combat …More


Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
By Borba, Michele
2016-06 - Touchstone Books
9781501110030 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Lots of strategies for helping children relate to others in an empathetic way...countering cultural trend of narcissim.
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The Here and Now
The Here and Now
By Brashares, Ann
2014-04 - Delacorte Press
9780385736800 Check Our Catalog


Sixteen-year-old Prenna, an immigrant who moved to New York when she was twelve, came from another time and she and the other travelers must follow strict rules to avoid destroying the new life they have worked so hard to get, as well as the one person Prenna is desperate to protect.
HPL patron: An amazing book! I love how it uses dates from a few years back and dates …More


The Restaurant Manager's Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Food Service Operation [With CDROM]
The Restaurant Manager's Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Food Service Operation [With CDROM]
By Brown, Douglas R.
2007-11 - Atlantic Publishing Company (FL)
9780910627979 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Axiom Business Book Awards (2008), Benjamin Franklin Award (2008)

Now in its fourth completely revised edition, this bestseller has nine new chapters detailing restaurant layout, equipment, principles for creating a safer work environment, and effective techniques to interview, hire, train, and manage employees. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms demonstrated in the book for easy use in a PDF format. …More


American Flagg!: Volume 1
American Flagg!: Volume 1
By Chaykin, Howard V.
Illustrator Chaykin, Howard V.
Illustrator Bruzenak, Ken
2008-12 - Image Comics
9781582404189 Check Our Catalog

In 2031, chaos is the new world order. Worldwide nuclear and chemical conflict, environmental disasters and nationalism have driven the United States government -- and the corporations that own it -- to the relative safety of the planet Mars. The government and its parent companies, now renamed the PLEX, run things in absentia from the red planet. The only real law on Earth is enforced by the …More


American Flagg! Volume 2
American Flagg! Volume 2
By Chaykin, Howard V.
Author Burchett, Rick
Author Broderick, Pat
2009-03 - Image Comics
9781582404196 Check Our Catalog

AMERICAN FLAGG! - created, written, and illustrated by Howard Chaykin and winner of numerous awards and honors, including nine Eagle Awards - is now available as a trade paperback collecting the series' second seven issues! Collects American Flagg! issues #8-14. …More


Devonshire Scream
Devonshire Scream
By Childs, Laura
2016-03 - Berkley Books
9780425281666 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Fun romp through Savanah with fun characters.
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Patience
Patience
By Clowes, Daniel
2016-03 - Fantagraphics Books
9781606999059 Check Our Catalog

Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially Clowesian and utterly unique in the author's body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell …More


The Art of War
The Art of War
By Coonts, Stephen
2016-02 - St. Martin's Press
9781250041999 Check Our Catalog

The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a …More


Invisibility
Invisibility
By Cremer, Andrea R.
Author Levithan, David
2013-05 - Philomel Books
9780399257605 Check Our Catalog

A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him is chronicled in this first collaboration by "New York Times"-bestselling authors Cremer ("Nightshade") and Levithan ("Will Grayson, Will Grayson" with John Green). …More


Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
By Croke, Vicki
2014-07 - Random House
9781400069330 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER A "NEW YORK TIMES" NOTABLE BOOK

The remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world's largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill

Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a forest man
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Risky Undertaking: A Buryin Barry Mystery
Risky Undertaking: A Buryin Barry Mystery
By de Castrique, Mark
2014-11 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781464203060 Check Our Catalog

When Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site expanding a local cemetery, the dual occupations of Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, collide. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro, North Carolina's most prominent citizens, Cherokee activist Jimmy Panther leads a protest. Words and - fists fly. When Panther turns up executed on the grave of the …More


Ultimate Cross Stitch Projects: Colorful and Inspiring Designs from Maria Diaz
Ultimate Cross Stitch Projects: Colorful and Inspiring Designs from Maria Diaz
By Diaz, Maria
2013-09 - Design Originals
9781574214444 Check Our Catalog

This gorgeous sourcebook of cross stitch projects offers some of the most dazzling, beautiful and treasured designs from uniquely talented needlecraft designer Maria Diaz. Maria's designs and projects are perfect for creating handmade gifts for family and friends. With clear step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs, each project will provide hours and hours of creative enjoyment for both …More


Before We Visit the Goddess
Before We Visit the Goddess
By Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
2016-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781476792002 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Interesting slice of life from India through many generations.
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Fagin the Jew
Fagin the Jew
By Eisner, Will
Foreword by Bendis, Brian Michael
2013-08 - Dark Horse Comics
9781616551261 Check Our Catalog


From his early newspaper comics to the sophisticated graphic novels he produces today, Will Eisner has been a pioneering force in comics for more than sixty years. Ron Goulart, writing in "Book World, declared, "A shrewd, thoughtful man, Eisner has always had a knack for deftly combining dialogue and images to tell his story," and fellow graphic novelist Alan Moore simply said, "Eisner is the …More


Deception on His Mind
Deception on His Mind
By George, Elizabeth
1997-06 - Bantam Books
0553102346 Check Our Catalog

Balford-le-Nez is a dying seatown on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town's small but growing Asian community is found dead near its beach, the sleepy town ignites. Intrigued by the involvement of her London neighbor - Taymullah Azhar - in what appears to be a racial conflagration, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers arranges to have herself assigned to the investigation. But this is …More


The Little Paris Bookshop
The Little Paris Bookshop
By George, Nina
2015-06 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780553418774 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Magical and sad yet the funny parts lift it up. For Perdu to have lost Manon-at the beginning you think he's a much older man. Then on his travel and discovery, everything changes and you see him as he really is. Lovely story.
HPL patron: What's not to like--books, food, France. An "Eat Pray Love" from a male point of …More


The Best of Kooler Design Studio
The Best of Kooler Design Studio
By Gillum, Linda
Author Baatz Hillman, Barbara
Author Orton, Sandy
2011-09 - Leisure Arts
9781609003555 Check Our Catalog

Over the years, Donna Kooler and her staff at Kooler Design Studio have created a classic body of work for the needlework field. 'The Best of Kooler Design Studio' is a compilation of the very best cross stitch designs from four essential staff designers: Linda Gillum, Barbara Baatz Hillman, Sandy Orton and Nancy Rossi. …More


Good Nights: The Happy Parents' Guide to the Family Bed (and a Peaceful Night's Sleep!)
Good Nights: The Happy Parents' Guide to the Family Bed (and a Peaceful Night's Sleep!)
By Gordon, Jay
Author Goodavage, Maria
2000-09 - St. Martins Press-3pl
9780312275181 Check Our Catalog

Your baby sleeps in your bed, and you love it. Except for those nagging worries about safety. ("She's so small, I'm so big!") And what your relatives are saying. ("She'll never leave your bed!") And that little foot that always ends up on your face.

Worry no more! "Good Nights" puts your concerns about the family bed to rest, with fun and easy-to-use guidance on safety, coping with
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John Adams: Party of One
John Adams: Party of One
By Grant, James
2006-02 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374530235 Check Our Catalog

An acute examination of a paradoxical U.S. president.

John Adams was an undiplomatic diplomat and an impolitic politician--a fierce revolutionary yet a detached and reluctant leader of the nation he helped to found. Few American public figures have ever been more devoted to doing the right thing, or more contemptuous of doing the merely popular thing. Yet his Yankee-bred fixation with
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How the World Was: A California Childhood
How the World Was: A California Childhood
By Guibert, Emmanuel
Translator Pulver, Kathryn M.
2014-07 - First Second
9781596436640 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This is like the prelude to "Alan's War" (also by Guibert-both about Alan Cope.) It's a little slow but the illustrations are very well drawn. Best if read with "Alan's War."
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