Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Reading Week 4 Monday





Scrapper
Scrapper
By Bell, Matt
2015-09 - Soho Press
9781616955212 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Michigan Notable Books (2016)


HPL patron: Stunning. Unique, beautifully written and executed. Have to make this one of my top five books of all time.
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The Wolves
The Wolves
By Berenson, Alex
2016-02 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399176142 Check Our Catalog

The latest thriller from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Twelve Days," Alex Berenson.

John Wells has just barely managed to stop an operation designed to drive the United States and Iran into war, but the instigator himself disappeared behind an impenetrable war of security. Now it's time for him to pay, and Wells has made it his personal mission. There are plenty of
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The 14th Colony
The 14th Colony
By Berry, Steve
2016-04 - Minotaur Books
9781250056245 Check Our Catalog


"What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos."
Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into a fight for survival against Aleksandr Zorin, a man whose loyalty to the former Soviet Union has …More


Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece the Sun Also Rises
Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece the Sun Also Rises
By Blume, Lesley
2016-06 - Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
9780544276000 Check Our Catalog

The making of Ernest Hemingway's"The Sun Also Rises," the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town's infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip's maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual …More


An Inheritance of Ashes
An Inheritance of Ashes
By Bobet, Leah
2015-10 - Clarion Books
9780544281110 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Cybils (2015)

The strange war down south with its rumors of gods and monsters is over. And while sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm. When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined, and soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks and keeping desperate secrets. But …More


The Guest Room
The Guest Room
By Bohjalian, Chris
2016-01 - Doubleday Books
9780385538893 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times "bestselling author of "Midwives" and "The Sandcastle Girls" comes the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police, and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams.

When Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother's bachelor party, she expects a certain
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The Course of Love
The Course of Love
By de Botton, Alain
2016-06 - Simon & Schuster
9781501134258 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A must read for everyone entering into a relationship or as a reminder as to why you are in one.
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Morning Star
Morning Star
By Brown, Pierce
2016-02 - Del Rey Books
9780345539847 Check Our Catalog

#1 "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER "Red Rising" thrilled readers and announced the presence of a talented new author. "Golden Son"changed the game and took the story of Darrow to the next level. Now comes the exhilarating conclusion to the Red Rising Trilogy: "Morning Star."

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged
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Backup: A Story of the Dresden Files
Backup: A Story of the Dresden Files
By Butcher, Jim
2008-10 - Subterranean Press
9781596061828 Check Our Catalog

Let's get something clear right up front. I'm not Harry Dresden. Harry's a wizard. A genuine, honest-to-goodness wizard. He's Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a .44 revolver in his pocket. He'll spit in the eye of gods and demons alike if he thinks it needs to be done, and to hell with the consequences--and yet somehow my little brother manages to remain a decent …More


The Giving Quilt
The Giving Quilt
By Chiaverini, Jennifer
2012-10 - Dutton Books
9780525953609 Check Our Catalog


"New York Times"-bestselling author Chiaverini's artful, inspiring novel imagines what good would come from practicing the holiday spirit each and every day of the year.
HPL patron: Her characters make you want to have friends just like them.
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The Exiled Queen (a Seven Realms Novel)
The Exiled Queen (a Seven Realms Novel)
By Chima, Cinda Williams
2010-09 - Disney-Hyperion
9781423118244 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Buckeye Children's Book Award (2011)

Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, Han Alister journeys south to begin his schooling at Mystwerk House in Oden's Ford. But leaving the Fells doesn't mean danger isn't far behind. …More


Sweetbitter
Sweetbitter
By Danler, Stephanie
2016-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101875940 Check Our Catalog

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A thrilling novel of the senses and a coming-of-age tale, following a small-town girl into the electrifying world of New York City and the education of a lifetime at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan. Perfect for readers of "Kitchen Confidential" and "Blood, Bones and Butter."

Twenty-two, and knowing no one, Tess leaves home to begin her
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Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums: Inside Abandoned Institutions for the Crazy, Criminal & Quarantined
Haunted Asylums, Prisons, and Sanatoriums: Inside Abandoned Institutions for the Crazy, Criminal & Quarantined
By Davis, Jamie
With Queen, Sam
2013-09 - Llewellyn Publications
9780738737508 Check Our Catalog


The Shadow Man haunts penitentiary cell blocks.A chilling wind runs through the Death Tunnel.The Red Eyes Apparition lurks in abandoned hallways.
Explore frightening ghost stories and true paranormal encounters at ten well-known, haunted institutions across the United States. This unique collection of investigations is filled with terrifying photos, spooky highlights from on-site tours, and …More


The After Party
The After Party
By DiSclafani, Anton
2016-05 - Riverhead Books
9781594633164 Check Our Catalog

One of the Best New Books for Summer 2016 "Good Housekeeping "

One of the 3 Beach Reads You Won't Be Able to Put Down "O Magazine"

DiSclafani's story sparkles like the jumbo diamonds her characters wear to one-up each other. Historical fiction lovers will linger over every lush detail. "People"

From the nationally bestselling author of "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for
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The Visconti House
The Visconti House
By Edgar, Elsbeth
2011-02 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763650193 Check Our Catalog

Laura Horton has always been an outsider, more interested in writing, drawing, or spending time with her free-spirited family than in her fellow teens, but she is drawn to Leon, a new student, as together they explore the mysteries of her eccentric old house. …More


American Housewife: Stories
American Housewife: Stories
By Ellis, Helen
2016-01 - Doubleday Books
9780385541039 Check Our Catalog

Sharp, funny, and delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity. Features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. These twelve irresistible stories take the listener from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation …More


Takedown Twenty
Takedown Twenty
By Evanovich, Janet
2013-11 - Bantam
9780345542885 Check Our Catalog

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore 'Uncle Sunny' Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in--not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even …More


This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
By Evison, Jonathan
2015-09 - Algonquin Books
9781616202613 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (2016)

Jonathan Evison is a ridiculously gifted storyteller: racing, breathless, and vibrant with his prose, hungry for personal truths, and clearly in love with the world around us all. That compassion and those writerly charms are deeply felt in "This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance , " an irresistible, inventive novel full of important ideas about how we live our lives as parents, children, partners, and …More


The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians
The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians
By Fagan, Kate
2014-05 - Skyhorse Publishing
9781629142050 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: An excellent coming of age story about a gay basketball player. The author now works for ESPN and can be seen and heard on their outlets.
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Dark Promises
Dark Promises
By Feehan, Christine
2016-03 - Berkley Books
9780425277355 Check Our Catalog

Lovers challenge destiny and risk their lives in the new Carpathian novel by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling queen of paranormal romance. *

Gabrielle has had enough of battles, of wars, of seeing the man she's engaged to nearlylose his life when it isn't even his fight.Once Gary was a gentleand very human researcher. Now he's a fearless and lethal Carpathian warrior with the blood
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Home by Nightfall
Home by Nightfall
By Finch, Charles
2015-11 - Minotaur Books
9781250070418 Check Our Catalog

It's London in 1876, and the whole city is abuzz with the enigmatic disappearance of a famous foreign pianist. Lenox has an eye on the matter as a partner in a now-thriving detective agency, he's a natural choice to investigate. Just when he's tempted to turn his focus to it entirely, however, his grieving brother asks him to come down to Sussex, and Lenox leaves the metropolis behind for the …More


Black Girl Lost
Black Girl Lost
By Goines, Donald, Jr.
2006-11 - Holloway House Publishing Company
9780870679858 Check Our Catalog


In this shocking novel of a young girl alone on the streets, Donald Goines delves into yet another facet of the ghetto experience the dark, despair-ridden world of a black girl's soul.
Sandra took to the streets when she was eight years old and tried to fight off the hunger pangs by shoplifting and moving into the profits of drug pushing. Then she met Chink, and with him she discovered love …More


Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool
By Goines, Donald, Jr.
2014-08 - Holloway House Publishing Company
9780758294647 Check Our Catalog

Goines, a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences, has never been more hard-boiled that he is in this almost Shakespearean revenge fantasy about a hit man whose icy heart melts when his beloved daughter is lured astray by a smooth-talking pimp. …More


Open Your Mind, Open Your Life
Open Your Mind, Open Your Life
By Gold, Taro
2001-03 - Andrews McMeel Publishing
9780740714467 Check Our Catalog


First published in April 2001, the Little Book edition of Open Your Mind, Open Your Life sold more than 50,000 copies in less than a year. Today, author Taro Gold introduces this new and expanded volume of the best-selling book, leading readers further along the path to lasting happiness and enlightenment. Open Your Mind, Open Your Life encourages and uplifts readers with more than 300 …More