Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Reading Week 4 Wednesday





End of Watch
End of Watch
By King, Stephen
2016-06 - Scribner Book Company
9781501129742 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Best one yet: thoroughly modernly enjoyable.
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Hitler's Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
Hitler's Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
By Kirkpatrick, Sidney
2010-05 - Simon & Schuster
9781416590620 Check Our Catalog

An American art historian-turned-Army-sleuth tracks down the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, hidden by Nazis at end of World War II. …More


Fall of Man in Wilmslow
Fall of Man in Wilmslow
By Lagercrantz, David
2016-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101946695 Check Our Catalog

From the author of the #1 best seller "The Girl in the Spider's Web" an electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turing's suicide and plunges into a post-war Britain of immeasurable repression, conformity and fear

June 8, 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR, while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
By Larson, Erik
2003-02 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780609608449 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2004), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2004), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2007), National Book Awards (2003), Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (2004), Washington State Book Award (2004)


Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. …More


In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
By Larson, Erik
2011-05 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307408846 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Chautauqua Prize (2012), Washington State Book Award (2012)


The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. Written by the bestselling author of "Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts" lends a stunning, eyewitness …More


The Fiddler
The Fiddler
By Lewis, Beverly
2012-04 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764209871 Check Our Catalog


When Amy DeVries, thoroughly modern and disillusioned, sets out on a road trip, she unexpectedly meets an Amishman--and community--that changes her life forever.
HPL patron: I love every Beverly Lewis book I've erer read. There is drama, but the stories always speak of love, loyalty, and faith even when there is conflict. Sometimes the conflickt is between the "English" …More


The Mercy
The Mercy
By Lewis, Beverly
2011-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764209383 Check Our Catalog


The Amish and modern worlds clash in this moving conclusion to The Rose Trilogy as two sisters love young men lost to the English world.
HPL patron: I find Beverly Lewis' stories on the Amish informational (futhering my understanding of this religious sect) and inspiring. The books have often served to increase my own faith. The stories are compelling, the characters …More


The Thorn
The Thorn
By Lewis, Beverly
2010-09 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764208140 Check Our Catalog


The first book in a stirring new saga of two Amish sisters on the fringe of the church--and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives
HPL patron: All of Beverly Lewis' books on the Amish culture are great fiction-they have all the requirements: great characterization, good stories which include love and romance, conflicts both within family and community and …More


Death Comes to Kurland Hall
Death Comes to Kurland Hall
By Lloyd, Catherine
2015-11 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758287373 Check Our Catalog

"As wedding bells chime in Kurland St. Mary, a motley group of visitors descends on the village and with a murderer on the prowl, some of them may not be returning home "
Lucy Harrington has returned to Kurland St. Mary to help with her friend Sophia Giffin's wedding. But her homecoming is made disagreeable by the presence of Major Robert Kurland, whose bungled proposal has ruffled Lucy's …More


We Were Liars
We Were Liars
By Lockhart, E.
2014-05 - Delacorte Press
9780385741262 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2015), Florida Teens Read (2016), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2016), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2016), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2016), Tayshas Reading (2015), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2016)


From the author of the National Book Award finalist "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" comes the story of the kids of a distinguished family whose friendship turns toxic because of a generations-old secret. "Surprising, thrilling, and beautifully executed.O N"Booklist, " starred review.
HPL patron: I thought this book was okay. I didn not like how it …More


The Cowboy's Lady
The Cowboy's Lady
By Macomber, Debbie
2008-07 - Thorndike Press
9781410408372 Check Our Catalog

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Marriage of Inconvenience
Marriage of Inconvenience
By Macomber, Debbie
2015-05 - Severn House Publishers
9780727884756 Check Our Catalog

Rich Manning had known Jamie Warren forever. And he loved her -strictly as a friend. But all that changed the day Jamie asked him to be the father of her as-yet-unconceived child Rich agreed on one condition: they marry. Suddenly, Rich was discovering a side of Jamie he'd never seen before, and was swept away by a passion sweeter than anything he'd ever known ... a passion that stunned his …More


The Sheriff Takes a Wife
The Sheriff Takes a Wife
By Macomber, Debbie
2008-10 - Thorndike Press
9781410408365 Check Our Catalog

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The Friends We Keep
The Friends We Keep
By Mallery, Susan
2016-02 - Mira Books
9780778319535 Check Our Catalog


In this insightful and compelling story from book club favorite Susan Mallery, three close friends test the boundaries of how much a woman can give before she has nothing left
After five years as a stay-at-home mom, Gabby Schaefer can't wait to return to work. Oh, to use the bathroom in peace No twins clamoring at the door, no husband barging in, no stepdaughter throwing a tantrum. But when …More


Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2009-04 - Pantheon Books
9780375424496 Check Our Catalog

The 10th installment of the bestselling The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel series finds Precious Ramotswe in personal need of her own formidable detection talents. …More


Splinter the Silence: A Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Novel
Splinter the Silence: A Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Novel
By McDermid, Val
2015-12 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802124081 Check Our Catalog

Smooth. Confident. Deeply satisfying. What else can you say about McDermid's writing? . . . The Jordan-Hill relationship remains the star of the show . . . It's a match made in heaven amid hell on earth. "Entertainment Weekly" (editor's choice) on "The Torment of Others"

Widely recognized as one of our finest crime writers, with numerous accolades and legions of devoted readers
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Easter Bunny Murder
Easter Bunny Murder
By Meier, Leslie
2013-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410456496 Check Our Catalog

The residents of Tinker's Cove have always dressed their toddlers in their Sunday best for the annual Easter egg hunt at Vivian Van Vorst's beautiful mansion. But this year, Pine Point is looking a bit seedy. The lawn is unkempt, no one is directing traffic, and VV is nowhere to be seen. Worst of all, her grandson, Van Vorst Duff, dressed in a bunny suit, drops dead at the gates of the estate …More


Birthday Party Murder
Birthday Party Murder
By Meier, Leslie
2002-08 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781575668321 Check Our Catalog


Mystery lovers are invited to return to Tinker's Cove, Maine, for the latest sleuthing adventures of small-town homemaker and amateur detective "extraordinaire" Lucy Stone.
HPL patron:  The book caught  my attention instantly.  I couldn't put the book down for hours.  My biggest problem was some spelling errors and an error with a …More


No Safe Secret
No Safe Secret
By Michaels, Fern
2016-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617734601 Check Our Catalog

In her powerful new novel, #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Fern Michaels weaves a story of betrayal, courage, and starting over

From her silver Mercedes to her designer kitchen, Molly's life is gleaming and beautiful--at least on the surface. Married to Tanner, a top cosmetic dentist, she has a wonderful daughter finishing high school and twin stepsons from Tanner's first
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Me Before You
Me Before You
By Moyes, Jojo
2012-12 - Pamela Dorman Books
9780670026609 Check Our Catalog

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life--steady boyfriend, close family--who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for a former athlete and adventurer who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident. Soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. …More


Twelve Years a Slave
Twelve Years a Slave
By Northup, Solomon
2014-04 - Graymalkin Media
9781631680083 Check Our Catalog


Gripping autobiography presents exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. "A moving, vital testament . . ."--"Saturday Review." 7 illus.
HPL patron: I knew these things happened to slaves but it brought my blood to boil to read these acts again. He (Northup) was born in New York, a free state, but was kidnapped in a way he …More


2nd Chance
2nd Chance
By Patterson, James
Author Gross, Andrew
2007-05 - Hachette International
9780316695978 Check Our Catalog


A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire …More


3rd Degree
3rd Degree
By Patterson, James
Author Gross, Andrew
2004-03 - Hachette International
9780316743860 Check Our Catalog


The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling novel, and it's one that really soars! Frannie O'Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in his right mind would believe. A twelve-year-old girl named Max and five other incredible children …More


14th Deadly Sin
14th Deadly Sin
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2015-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407021 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Patterson keeps the mystery intense by intermingling the personal and professional relationships. The murder mystery always has an effect on the characters' personal lives.
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