Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Reading Week 3





One Night
One Night
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
2015-04 - Dutton Books
9780525954859 Check Our Catalog

For one night, a couple checks in to an upscale hotel. The pair seem unlikely companions, from opposing strata of society, but their attraction is palpable to all who observe them--or overhear their cries of passion. In the course of twelve hours, con games, erotic interludes, jealousy, violence, and murder swirl around them. Will they part ways in bliss, in sorrow, or in death? …More


We Never Asked for Wings
We Never Asked for Wings
By Diffenbaugh, Vanessa
2015-08 - Ballantine Books
9780553392319 Check Our Catalog

From the beloved "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Language of Flowers" comes her much-anticipated new novel about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds.

For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children Alex, fifteen, and Luna, just six in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit
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Face Paint: The Story of Makeup
Face Paint: The Story of Makeup
By Eldridge, Lisa
2015-10 - Abrams Image
9781419717963 Check Our Catalog

Makeup, as we know it, has only been commercially available in the last 100 years, but applying decoration to the face and body may be one of the oldest global social practices. In "Face Paint," Lisa Eldridge reveals the entire history of the art form, from Egyptian and Classical times up through the Victorian age and golden era of Hollywood, and also surveys the cutting-edge makeup science of …More


One for the Money
One for the Money
By Evanovich, Janet
1994-08 - Scribner Book Company
9780684196398 Check Our Catalog


This explosive debut novel--sold to Tri Star Pictures for six figures--introduces Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter. Stephanie's assignment is to nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop charged with murder--and the man who took her virginity at age 16. Powerful chemistry still exists between the two, making for one of the most original mysteries of the season.
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Who Said It Would Be Easy?: A Story of Faith
Who Said It Would Be Easy?: A Story of Faith
By Faye, Cheryl
2011-02 - Strebor Books
9781593093525 Check Our Catalog

Includes excerpt from Be careful what you wish for by Cheryl Faye. …More


Fire Bound
Fire Bound
By Feehan, Christine
2016-05 - Thorndike Press Large Print
9781410489012 Check Our Catalog

The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Sea Haven novels returns to the circle of the six sisters of the heart, bound by the elements and to one who possesses the power to inflame the most dangerous passions of all.

Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glass blower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create.
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Reef Life
Reef Life
By Ferrari, Andrea
Author Ferrari, Antonella
Joint Author Ferrari, Antonella
2002-03 - Firefly Books
9781552096253 Check Our Catalog


Nowhere on earth is there a more beautiful and more abundant life than that which exists on the coral reefs just below the surface of the ocean. Reef Life is filled with information and images that brings order to the multitude of living things that exist here and allows the reader to appreciate the diversity and the richness of the world under the sea.
This handy guidebook will prove …More


Endgame: The Calling
Endgame: The Calling
By Frey, James
Author Johnson-Shelton, Nils
2014-10 - Harper Teen
9780062347060 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Fast-pace page-turner written in present-omniscent POV-I recommend to those without queasy stomachs.
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
By Gaiman, Neil
Read by Gaiman, Neil
2015-02 - HarperCollins
9781467697071 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I listened to the audiobook on Playaway. Gaiman is fun to listen to but the book overall was a little bit of a let down. Multiple stories in this short story collection have already been published in other formats. Two of them work better in the illustrated and graphic formats.
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
By Gilbert, Elizabeth
2006-02 - Viking Books
9780670034710 Check Our Catalog

A celebrated writer pens an irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life. …More


Tom Clancy Commander in Chief
Tom Clancy Commander in Chief
By Greaney, Mark
2015-12 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399176760 Check Our Catalog


The newest electrifying thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series has President Jack Ryan and his allies facing a treacherous foe threatening to unleash chaos around the globe.
HPL patron: Another wonderful Tom Clancy style read. Mark Greaney has picked up the mantle where Tom Clancy left off. The third in the series of highly researched books, this new one …More


Letters to the Lost
Letters to the Lost
By Grey, Iona
2015-05 - Thomas Dunne Books
9781250066770 Check Our Catalog


An accomplished novel from a talented writer, Letters to the Lost is a stunning, emotional love story. Iona Grey's prose is warm, evocative, and immediately engaging; her characters become so real you can't bear to let them go.
"I promised to love you forever, in a time when I didn't know if I'd live to see the start of another week. Now it looks like forever is finally running out. I never …More


Mama Flora's Family
Mama Flora's Family
By Haley, Alex
Joint Author Stevens, David
1998-10 - Scribner Book Company
9780684834719 Check Our Catalog

Soon to be an CBS miniseries, this sweeping family saga of three generations in the mid-20th century is the final, brilliant inheritance from Alex Haley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Roots". At the center of this poignant novel stands the indomitable Mama Flora, matriarch of an extraordinary family of destitute Tennessee sharecroppers. …More


Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast
Ghosts and Legends of Michigan's West Coast
By Hammond, Amberrose
2009-08 - History Press (SC)
9781596296633 Check Our Catalog


Western Michigan is home to some of the state's most picturesque places- and also some of its most chilling tales. Ghost story researcher and enthusiast Amberrose Hammond exposes the mysterious and spirit-ridden world of many beloved Michigan destinations as she skillfully weaves narratives of a world unseen by most. From the lingering spirit forever working in the Grand Theatre and the …More


The A to Z of You and Me
The A to Z of You and Me
By Hannah, James
2016-05 - Sourcebooks Landmark
9781492633167 Check Our Catalog


"Beautifully constructed and hugely moving. Deserves to be a smash hit." Lissa Evans, author of Crooked Heart
The A to Z game. For Ivo, it's a way to pass the time, a way to avoid the pain, and a way to think about what really got him here.
His hospice nurse suggested it. Think of a body part for each letter, and think of memories connected to each one. And so begins the revealing of his …More


The Bishop's Wife
The Bishop's Wife
By Harrison, Mette Ivie
2014-12 - Soho Crime
9781616954765 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Utah Book Award (2015)



HPL patron: This was not the kind of Bishop I expected.
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Redemption Road
Redemption Road
By Hart, John
2016-05 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312380366 Check Our Catalog


Now at "NYT" Besteller
Over 2 million copies of his books in print. The first and only author to win back-to-back Edgars for Best Novel. Every book a "New York Times" bestseller. After five years, John Hart is back.
Since his debut bestseller, "The King of Lies," reviewers across the country have heaped praise on John Hart, comparing his writing to that of Pat Conroy, Cormac McCarthy and …More


Gone
Gone
By Hayder, Mo
2011-02 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802119643 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2012)


In her latest page-turner, the author of "Skin" and "Ritual" delivers a thrilling and horrifying story that follows the investigation of a brilliant yet twisted carjacker with a disturbing game to play.
HPL patron: Even through its placed in England area it's not hard to get into or follow and will keep you guessing to the end. A must read.
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Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins
Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins
By Hazen, Robert M.
2005-09 - Joseph Henry Press
9780309094320 Check Our Catalog

Life on Earth arose nearly 4 billion years ago, bursting forth from air, water, and rock. Though the process obeyed all the rules of chemistry and physics, the details of that original event pose as deep a mystery as any facing science. How did non-living chemicals become alive? While the question is (deceivingly) simple, the answers are unquestionably complex. Science inevitably plays a key role …More


Dirty Little Angel
Dirty Little Angel
By Hilton, Erica
2008-09 - Melodrama Publishing
9781934157190 Check Our Catalog

Chao's life has been a whirlwind since the day her mother gave her up of foster care at the age of five. She grew up hard on the streets of the Bronx, but left to start up an new life in Philly with a pimp named Crown. Drown, a gorilla pimp who controls the mind of the girls with manipulation, abuse and influence--only wants his hoes to have eyes and love for him wihle continuing to make him top …More


That Girl Is Poison
That Girl Is Poison
By Hines, Tia
2012-07 - Urban Books
9781601625175 Check Our Catalog

Essence]-bestselling author Hines delivers a compelling message about the dangers of promiscuity and HIV/AIDS with this harrowing tale. …More


The Bitter Season
The Bitter Season
By Hoag, Tami
2016-01 - Dutton Books
9780525954552 Check Our Catalog

Kovac and Liska take on multiple twisted cases as #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Tami Hoag explores a murder from the past, a murder from the present, and a life that was never meant to be.

As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless, already bored with her new assignment to the cold case squad. She misses the rush of
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Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation
Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation
By Horowitz, Mitch
2009-09 - Bantam
9780553806755 Check Our Catalog


A feast for believers in alternative spirituality and an eye-opener for anyone curious about the unknown byroads of American history, "Occult America" presents an engaging portrait of one nation, under many gods, whose revolutionary influence is still being felt.
HPL patron: It was very interesting to learn about how Mysticism and Religion came to America, and all the …More



Hot Blooded
Hot Blooded
By Jackson, Lisa
2001-12 - Thomas T. Beeler Publisher
9781574903782 Check Our Catalog

FIRST ONE DEAD BODY...
A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. Miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Ponchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. All in a day's work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two?
THEN ANOTHER...
A second hooker's corpse turns up. Samantha's …More