Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Reading Week 4 Friday





A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
By Sobel, Dava
2011-09 - Walker & Company
9780802717931 Check Our Catalog


In her elegant, compelling style, Dava Sobel chronicles, as nobody has, the conflicting personalities and extraordinary discoveries that shaped the Copernican Revolution.
HPL patron: Dava Sobel is wonderful at writing the histories of astronomy. But she is not a great playwright. The book is enjoyable, but the middle section-the play-is hard to get through. …More


Marshall Field's: The Store That Helped Build Chicago
Marshall Field's: The Store That Helped Build Chicago
By Soucek, Gayle
2013-04 - History Press (SC)
9781626190672 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: A concise history of the store I loved. Who knew that John Shedd was president of Marshall Field's? I cut up my credit card when it read "Dayton-Hudson"!
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The Choice
The Choice
By Sparks, Nicholas
2007-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446579926 Check Our Catalog


Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, "The Choice" tells the story of Travis Parker, a small-town veterinarian, who avoids romantic entanglements until new neighbor Gabby Holland enters his life.
HPL patron: You don't want to miss this one. Great ending.
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See Me
See Me
By Sparks, Nicholas
2015-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455520619 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Mr. Sparks knows how to tell a story. It doesn't seem to matter what he writes about he sucks me in.
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Black Maps
Black Maps
By Spiegelman, Peter
2005-05 - Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
9781400033591 Check Our Catalog

John March walked away from his family's merchant bank for the life of a rural deputy sheriff-a life that would explode in personal tragedy and professional disaster. Three years later, March is back in New York City, working as a private investigator and still running from his grief and guilt. When he takes the case of Rick Pierro, a wealthy investment banker threatened by blackmail, March is …More


The Light Between Oceans
The Light Between Oceans
By Stedman, M. L.
2012-07 - Scribner Book Company
9781451681734 Check Our Catalog

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. …More


The Apartment
The Apartment
By Steel, Danielle
2016-05 - Delacorte Press
9780345531070 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most.

They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up
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The Help
The Help
By Stockett, Kathryn
2009-02 - Amy Einhorn Books
9780399155345 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2014), Indies Choice Book Awards (2010), Mississippi Authors Award (2009), Nevada Young Readers' Award (2012), Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (2010), SIBA Book Award (2010)


In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.
HPL patron: Been meaning to read this book, finally got to it on audiobook. With 4-5 different …More


Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis
Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis
By Townsend, Tim
2014-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780061997198 Check Our Catalog

The story of American Army chaplain Henry Gerecke, who was sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg, a tale that provides a new history of the trials and raises questions of faith, guilt, morality, vengeance, forgiveness, salvation, and the essence of humanity. …More


Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking
Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking
By Turgeon, Charlotte Snyder
Author Solmson, Jane
1985-07 - Gramercy Books
9780517309728 Check Our Catalog

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Vinegar Girl
Vinegar Girl
By Tyler, Anne
2016-06 - Hogarth
9780804141260 Check Our Catalog

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work her pre-school charges adore her, but
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Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
By Wheelan, Charles
2016-04 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393069020 Check Our Catalog


Consider the $20 bill.
It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth twenty dollars? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly …More


Friendly Fire
Friendly Fire
By Wood, Brian
Illustrator Burchielli, Riccardo
Introduction by Ford, John G.
2008-03 - Vertigo
9781401216627 Check Our Catalog

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DMZ, Volume 5: The Hidden War
DMZ, Volume 5: The Hidden War
By Wood, Brian
Illustrator Burchielli, Riccardo
Illustrator Zezelj, Danijel
2008-08 - Vertigo
9781401218331 Check Our Catalog

This fifth volume in the critically acclaimed series looks at life during wartime--America's 21st-century Civil War. …More


DMZ: Public Works: Volume 3
DMZ: Public Works: Volume 3
By Wood, Brian
Illustrator Burchielli, Riccardo
Introduction by Doctorow, Cory
2007-09 - Vertigo
9781401214760 Check Our Catalog

In Volume 3, collecting issues 13-17, Matty severs his ties to the "Liberty News" and becomes a free agent. He soon finds himself in over his head as he goes undercover and infiltrates a terrorist cell determined to disrupt any and all construction sites trying to rebuild the city. …More


Dishonorable Intentions
Dishonorable Intentions
By Woods, Stuart
2016-06 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399573910 Check Our Catalog

Stone Barrington gains an adversary that he can't seem to shake in the electrifying new adventure from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author.

Stone Barrington's latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. A sensual woman with unexpected desires, Stone finds her revelations in the boudoir extremely agreeable. But on the other hand, she also has some unfinished
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Family Jewels
Family Jewels
By Woods, Stuart
2016-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399174698 Check Our Catalog

Stone Barrington is back and better than ever in the newest thriller from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author.

Stone Barrington's newest client seems to be a magnet for trouble. A poised lady of considerable wealth, she's looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the party in question than his client becomes involved
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A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America
A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America
By Zepke, Terrance
2012-04 - Safari Publishing
9780985539801 Check Our Catalog


Boasting photographs, fun facts, and visitor information, this unique (and spooky)travel guide showcases the 15 most haunted places in America. Each chapter is laid out in an easy-to-read format and includes fascinating history and documented paranormal activities. The tour includes the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, where experimental lobotomies were performed and it is believed that many of …More



Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II
By Zuckoff, Mitchell
2013-04 - Harper
9780062133434 Check Our Catalog

A gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of "New York Times"-bestseller "Lost in Shangri-La." …More