Thursday, August 11, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Week 5-Thursday





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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Brave Enough
Brave Enough
By Strayed, Cheryl
2015-10 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101946909 Check Our Catalog

National Best Seller

From the best-selling author of "Wild," a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive.

Around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed, who in her
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D.N.Angel, Volume 13
D.N.Angel, Volume 13
By Sugisaki, Yukiru
2009-12 - TokyoPop
9781427816269 Check Our Catalog


Daisuke Niwa has inherited a condition that has plagued the men in his family for 300 years: When he sees his crush, he transforms into his alter ego, the phantom thief Dark Mousy. The only cure is for Daisuke to get this girl to fall in love with him.
HPL patron: Satoshi finally reveals to Daisuke the truth behind the Hikeri artworks, how Dark and Krad and the Hikari and …More


A Gangster's Daughter 2
A Gangster's Daughter 2
By Sullivan, Leo
2014-02 - Createspace
9781495449550 Check Our Catalog

This is Gangster's Daughter 3 off of e-book. The urban classic continues as 17-year-old Kadisha Spencer finds herself entangled in a vicious web of murder, larceny, and intrigue as a host of enemies plot her demise. The precious possession of her father's safe is finally opened; inside she discovers a Pandora's Box of clues that hintto her father's whereabouts. Is he still alive? With no other …More


The Nest
The Nest
By Sweeney, Cynthia D.
2016-03 - Ecco Press
9780062414212 Check Our Catalog


Instant New York Times Bestseller
Hilarious and big-hearted, The Nest is a stellar debut. People, Book of the Week
Her writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting. Entertainment Weekly
Humor and delightful irony abound in this lively first novel. New York Times Book Review
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Most Wanted
Most Wanted
By Swinson, Kiki
2013-11 - Recorded Books
9781470361877 Check Our Catalog

Her moment of glory Austin police detective Delilah Butler was only fifteen when a crazed drifter held her and her mother at gunpoint. During those dark hours twelve years ago, she survived by clinging to the comfort of the hostage negotiator's voice. Delilah never met FBI agent Jesse Montalvo...until now. …More


Skim
Skim
By Tamaki, Mariko
Author Tamaki, Jillian
2010-02 - Groundwood Books
9780888999641 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Green Mountain Book Award (2011)

"Skim" is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself -- possibly because he's (maybe) gay -- the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's what happens to Skim when she starts meeting secretly with …More


Spirits Rising
Spirits Rising
By Tedsen, Kathleen
Author Rydel, Beverlee
2013-08 - Thunder Bay Press (MI)
9781933272412 Check Our Catalog

The third book in the Haunted Travels of Michigan series again takes Kathleen Tedsen and Beverlee Rydel into bizarre investigations where history is retold by the spirits. This time, however, some investigations lead them into unexplored realms. What mysteries does the earth hold that we have yet to understand? Follow Tedsen and Rydel on their travels as they explore all possibilities in our …More


Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams
Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams
By Thomas, Louisa
2016-04 - Penguin Press
9781594204630 Check Our Catalog

An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time

Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised in circumstances very different from the New England upbringing of the future president John Quincy Adams, whose
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Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America
Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America
By Tirado, Linda
2014-10 - Putnam Adult
9780399171987 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Sad, funny, and made me mad. The author is very bright-if you don't understand poverty after reading this you just aren't trying.
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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
By Traister, Rebecca
2016-03 - Simon & Schuster
9781476716565 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Everyone should read this book. It's smart, funny, and informative. I couldn't put it down.
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A Front Page Affair
A Front Page Affair
By Vatsal, Radha
2016-05 - Sourcebooks Landmark
9781492632665 Check Our Catalog


New York City, 1915
The Lusitania has just been sunk, and headlines about a shooting at J.P. Morgan's mansion and the Great War are splashed across the front page of every newspaper. Capability "Kitty" Weeks would love nothing more than to report on the news of the day, but she's stuck writing about fashion and society gossip over on the Ladies' Page until a man is murdered at a high society …More


Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
By Wharton, Edith
Introduction by Wharton, Edith
1991-01 - Dover Publications
9780486266909 Check Our Catalog

Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In the playing out of this short novel's powerful and engrossing drama, Edith Wharton constructed her least characteristic and most celebrated book. In its unyielding and shocking pessimism, its bleak …More


The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
By Wilkinson, Toby A. H.
2011-03 - Random House
9780553805536 Check Our Catalog


In this landmark work, one of the world's most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire--3,000 years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters.
HPL patron: This is a good book when you want to learn about how Egypt started and how it …More


Foiled
Foiled
By Yolen, Jane
Illustrator Cavallaro, Mike
2010-04 - First Second
9781596432796 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Grand Canyon Reader Award (2012)


A quirky, fast-paced urban fantasy by esteemed author Jane Yolen
Aliera Carstairs just doesn't fit in. She's always front and center at the fencing studio, but at school she's invisible. And she's fine with that . . . until Avery Castle walks into her first period biology class. Avery may seem perfect now, but will he end up becoming her Prince Charming or just a toad? …More


The Mullah's Storm
The Mullah's Storm
By Young, Thomas W.
2010-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399156922 Check Our Catalog

A transport plane carrying an important Taliban detainee for interrogation is shot down in a blizzard over Afghanistan. For two people--navigator Michael Parson and a woman Army interpreter, Sergeant Gold--a battle for survival begins across some of the most forbidding terrain on Earth against not only the hazards of nature but the treacheries of man. …More