Thursday, July 14, 2016

Summer Reading Week 3 Thursday





The Cater Street Hangman
The Cater Street Hangman
By Perry, Anne
2000-01 - Center Point Large Print
9781585470020 Check Our Catalog

"An ingenious mystery and an excellent example of manners and caste systems of the Victorian era."

THE CHATTANOOGA TIMES

While the Ellison girls were out paying calls and drinking tea like proper Victorian ladies, a maid in their household was strangled to death. The quiet and young Inspector Pitt investigates the scene and finds no one above suspicion. As his intense
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Alanna: The First Adventure
Alanna: The First Adventure
By Pierce, Tamora
2010-12 - Atheneum Books
9781442426412 Check Our Catalog


""From now on I'm Alan of Trebond, the younger twin. I'll be a knight."
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And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Disguised as a girl, Thom heads for the convent; Alanna, …More


Wolf-Speaker
Wolf-Speaker
By Pierce, Tamora
2015-09 - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
9781481440240 Check Our Catalog


With the help of her animal friends, Daine fights to save the kingdom of Tortall from ambitious mortals and dangerous immortals.
HPL patron: Second book in Tamara Pierce's series "The Immortals." It's a great read full of excellent detail as Daine, one with the wolves, travels through the eyes of her animal friends.
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Barkskins
Barkskins
By Proulx, Annie
2016-06 - Scribner Book Company
9780743288781 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Heavy reading-only made it through 16 chapters-slow going. Looking forward to the moview, as need the action speeded up. Great book if you like to savor well-crafted prose.
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Every Exquisite Thing
Every Exquisite Thing
By Quick, Matthew
2016-05 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316379595 Check Our Catalog

Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of "The Bubblegum Reaper"--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette awakens.

As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled
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Unravel
Unravel
By Read, Calia
2014-08 - Ballantine Books
9780553394771 Check Our Catalog

Calia Read breaks the mold in this explosive novel that grabs hold and doesn't let go until the shocking truth is revealed.

One kiss can change "everything."

"One month ago I was admitted to a psych ward. Yesterday, Lachlan told me I m losing my mind. But I know what I saw. Will you believe me?"

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Behind the walls of a mental hospital, Naomi Carradine
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Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
Masters of Death: The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
By Rhodes, Richard
2003-08 - Vintage
9780375708220 Check Our Catalog


In Masters of Death," Rhodes gives full weight, for the first time, to the Einsatzgruppen's role in the Holocaust. These "special task forces," organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final Solution. They murdered more than 1.5 million men, women, and children between 1941 and 1943, often by …More


Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
By Roach, Mary
2016-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393245448 Check Our Catalog


Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries panic, exhaustion, heat, noise and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a …More


Promises in Death
Promises in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2009-07 - Berkley Books
9780425228944 Check Our Catalog

Amarylis Coltraine had recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's killed with her own weapon, Eve Dallas faces down a copy killer. …More


Thankless in Death
Thankless in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2014-03 - Berkley Books
9780515154139 Check Our Catalog

In the latest suspense thriller in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling series, the year 2060 is drawing to a close in New York City and loved ones are coming together for Thanksgiving. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water. …More


All at Once: TemptationThe Right Path
All at Once: TemptationThe Right Path
By Roberts, Nora
2014-12 - Silhouette Books
9780373281862 Check Our Catalog


From #1 New York Times bestselling authorNORA ROBERTScome two classic stories aboutlove taking you by surprise
Temptation
Socialite Eden Carlbough knew running a girls' camp wouldn't be easy, but she didn't expect to be run up an apple tree by the little monsters. She was equally surprised to come crashing down into the capable arms of orchard owner Chase Elliot. While her handsome …More


Close Your Eyes
Close Your Eyes
By Robotham, Michael
2016-04 - Mulholland Books
9780316267946 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Captivating read. The quote from Stephen King on the cover is accurate. Very hard to put down. Original writing. A true who-done-it.
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War Hawk
War Hawk
By Rollins, James
Author Blackwood, Grant
2016-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780062135278 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Intriguing thriller with good character developement, this being a sequel of sorts. Taken from Sigma Force stories.
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Shattered
Shattered
By Ross, JoAnn
2009-02 - Signet Book
9780451226129 Check Our Catalog

More than a year after his affair in Baghdad with Army doctor Kirby Campbell, Army pilot Shane Garrett is trying to rebuild his life stateside. Kirby is also stateside, but when she learns a friend is being held hostage in Central America, she works with Phoenix Team to organize a rescue. Original. …More


The Darkest Torment
The Darkest Torment
By Showalter, Gena
2016-05 - Harlequin Books
9780373779741 Check Our Catalog


New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him
Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he's back, but at what cost? Bound to the …More


Romancing the M.D.
Romancing the M.D.
By Smith, Maureen
2011-09 - Harlequin Kimani
9780373862290 Check Our Catalog

Landing an internship at Hopewell General is a dream come true for Tamara St. John. She isn't about to risk it all because of arrogant Victor Aguilar. Tamara and Victor constantly lock horns, but the seductive doctor is driving her crazy with desire. …More


Recipe for Temptation
Recipe for Temptation
By Smith, Maureen
2010-06 - Kimani Press
9780373861675 Check Our Catalog

When Reese St. James walks into Michael Wolf's restaurant, she's given the VIP treatment--and sweeter-than-wine kisses on the side. To bad she's not entirely who he thinks she is. Original. …More


Tempt Me at Midnight
Tempt Me at Midnight
By Smith, Maureen
2010-11 - Kimani Press
9780373861910 Check Our Catalog

Lexi Austin is living a fantasy as a masked stranger sweeps her into his arms. But the man turns out to be Quentin Reddick, Lexi's best friend since college. He may be irresistible, but she thinks he's also the world's hardest-partying bachelor. Can he show Lexi he's now a one-woman man? Original. …More


Whatever You Like
Whatever You Like
By Smith, Maureen
2010-11 - Harlequin
9780373831982 Check Our Catalog

By day, Lena Morrison is an ambitious grant writer. By night, she's an escort to some of Chicago's most successful men. When tycoon Roderick Brand hires Lena, their electric attraction leads to the most erotic night of her life. Original. …More


Heroes of the Valley
Heroes of the Valley
By Stroud, Jonathan
2010-07 - Hyperion Books
9781423109679 Check Our Catalog


From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Bartimaeus Trilogy comes an epic new adventure--a hero's saga as well as a surprising look at what bravery really means.
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In This Life
In This Life
By Sullivan, Leo
2014-06 - Createspace
9781494750015 Check Our Catalog

Young Freddy Thugstin's father is murdered. His mother is implicated in his death and sentenced to an asylum for the criminally insane. By the age of twelve Freddy lives the 'hard knock life' in the rough streets of Chicago's Southside. As fate would have it, by the age of sixteen, Freddy finds himself entangled in a vicious web of mayhem and murder. With the help of his girlfriend, the feisty …More


Zero Degrees
Zero Degrees
By Michelle, Nika
With Sullivan, Leo
2013-05 - Createspace
9781489510051 Check Our Catalog

Would you kill for someone you love? Zeaira Rowe would without a second thought, proving that what looks innocent is often the most venomous. Before the chaos, life was great for Zeaira. She was an army brat and pampered daddy's girl, until tragedy struck. When her father is found gruesomely murdered execution style, Zeaira's world as she knows it changes dramatically. After proving that she has a …More


Have a Little Faith
Have a Little Faith
By Thomas, Jacquelin
Author Billingsley, ReShonda Tate
Author Mason, J. D.
2006-06 - Pocket Books
9781416516767 Check Our Catalog

Jacquelin Thomas, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, J.D. Mason, and Sandra Kitt present a heartwarming collection of four stories about faith, family and forgiveness. …More


Blankets: A Graphic Novel
Blankets: A Graphic Novel
By Thompson, Craig
Illustrator Thompson, Craig
2003-08 - Top Shelf Productions
9781891830433 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Green Mountain Book Award (2007)


At 592 pages, Blankets may well be the single largest graphic novel ever published without being serialized first. Wrapped in the landscape of a blustery Wisconsin winter, Blankets explores the sibling rivalry of two brothers growing up in the isolated country, and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace …More