Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Adult Summer Reading-Week 5-Wednesday





Invisibility
Invisibility
By Cremer, Andrea R.
Author Levithan, David
2013-05 - Philomel Books
9780399257605 Check Our Catalog

A magical romance between a boy cursed with invisibility and the one girl who can see him is chronicled in this first collaboration by "New York Times"-bestselling authors Cremer ("Nightshade") and Levithan ("Will Grayson, Will Grayson" with John Green). …More


Hitler and the Nazis: A History in Documents
Hitler and the Nazis: A History in Documents
By Crew, David F.
2006-01 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780195152852 Check Our Catalog

Presents a history of the rise and fall of Hitler and Nazism through original source documents, including Nazi party records and propaganda and documents from witnesses, Holocaust survivors, and individuals who resisted the Nazi regime. Each chapter has a general introduction as well as commentary about the individual documents.The excerpts are drawn from government papers, Nazi propaganda, …More


Eaters of the Dead
Eaters of the Dead
By Crichton, Michael
1976-03 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780394494005 Check Our Catalog


In A.D. 922 Ibn Fadlan, the representative of the ruler of Bagdad, City of Peace, crosses the Caspian sea and journeys up the valley of the Volga on a mission to the King of Saqaliba. Before he arrives, he meets with Buliwyf, a powerful Viking chieftain who is summoned by his besieged relatives to the North. Buliwyf must return to Scandanavia and save his countrymen and family from the monsters …More


Frozen
Frozen
By de La Cruz, Melissa
Author Johnston, Michael
2013-09 - Putnam Publishing Group
9780399257544 Check Our Catalog

More than a century after a catastrophic disaster wiped out most of humanity and covered much of Earth with ice, 15-year-old Cass yields to the voice in her head urging her to embark on a dangerous journey across a poisoned sea to the mythical land, Blue. …More


Moondance Beach: A Bayberry Island Novel
Moondance Beach: A Bayberry Island Novel
By Donovan, Susan
2015-09 - Signet Book
9780451419309 Check Our Catalog

In the latest Bayberry Island romance from by "New York Tim"es bestselling author of "The Sweetest Summer," it might take more than a magical mermaid statue to bring together a hard-headed Navy SEAL and the mysterious artist who's loved him from afar...

Duncan Flynn long ago said goodbye to his hometown of Bayberry Island, Massachusetts, where a mermaid statue allegedly grants true
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The Amateur Naturalist
The Amateur Naturalist
By Durrell, Gerald Malcolm
Author Durrell, Lee
1983-10 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780394533902 Check Our Catalog

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Endgame: Sky Key
Endgame: Sky Key
By Frey, James
Author Johnson-Shelton, Nils
2015-10 - HarperCollins
9780062332615 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: This fast paced many-layered novel about the end of the world, alien overlords and the 12 ancient lines fighting to save their own against insane odds. Satisfies to the last page.
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The Jewel of St. Petersburg
The Jewel of St. Petersburg
By Furnivall, Kate
2010-08 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425234235 Check Our Catalog

The national bestselling author of "The Russian Concubine" takes readers backto Tsarist Russia for a sweeping novel of love and intrigue. …More


The Russian Concubine
The Russian Concubine
By Furnivall, Kate
2007-06 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425215586 Check Our Catalog

In this sweeping debut novel set in war-torn 1928 China, young Russian exile Lydia Ivanova and freedom fighter Chang An Lo possess an all-consuming love that can only bring shame and peril upon them. Those in power will do anything to quell it, but Lydia and Chang are powerless to end it. …More


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
By Gawande, Atul
2014-10 - Metropolitan Books
9780805095159 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Books for a Better Life (2015), Indies Choice Book Awards (2015), L.A. Times Book Prize (2014), New England Book Award (2015)




In "Being Mortal," bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem
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Shot in the Heart
Shot in the Heart
By Gilmore, Mikal
Author Gilmore
1995-08 - Anchor Books
9780385478007 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
National Book Critics Circle Award (1994)

Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother. In Shot in the Heart, he tells the stunning story of their wildly dysfunctional family: their mother, a blacksheep daughter of unforgiving Mormon farmers; their father, a drunk, thief, and …More


The Confession
The Confession
By Grisham, John
2010-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385528047 Check Our Catalog


Grisham delivers his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. Filled with his trademark intriguing twists and turns, this newest novel proves that no one keeps readers in suspense like America's favorite storyteller.
HPL patron: Realistic story; full of suspense.  Sad thing-this plot happens every day and there are not enough people who are brave enough to say …More


Sycamore Row
Sycamore Row
By Grisham, John
2013-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385537131 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
L.A. Times Book Prize (2013), Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (2014), SIBA Book Award (2014)


When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial -- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
HPL patron: Very good. A legal thriller with lots of twists and turns in a suicide, …More


Forty Rooms
Forty Rooms
By Grushin, Olga
2016-02 - Marian Wood Books/Putnam
9781101982334 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I expected a beautiful fairytale...it was alright as stories go. But I wouldn't add it to my Nook.
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Will & Whit
Will & Whit
By Gulledge, Laura Lee
2013-05 - Amulet Books
9781419705465 Check Our Catalog

Wilhelmina is a creative soul struggling to come to terms with a family tragedy. She crafts whimsical lamps, in part to deal with her fear of the dark. She longs for unplugged adventures with her fellow creative friends. Gulledge's signature visual metaphors are on full display in this all-new graphic novel, a moving look at shedding light on the dark corners of life. …More


Safari: A Stanley Hastings Mystery
Safari: A Stanley Hastings Mystery
By Hall, Parnell
2014-11 - Pegasus Books
9781605986371 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I have discovered the Rodney Dangerfield of detectives in this funny little book.
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The Nightingale
The Nightingale
By Hannah, Kristin
2015-02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312577223 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
National Jewish Book Award (2015), Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (2016)


#1 "New York Times" bestseller
Named a top five book of the year by Amazon
Named a best book of the year by: Buzzfeed, iTunes, "Library Journal," "Paste," self.com, "The Wall Street Journal," "The Week"
In love we find out who we want to be.

In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as …More


The Yoga Lifestyle: Using the Flexitarian Method to Ease Stress, Find Balance, and Create a Healthy Life
The Yoga Lifestyle: Using the Flexitarian Method to Ease Stress, Find Balance, and Create a Healthy Life
By Hanoch, Doron
2016-06 - Llewellyn Publications
9780738748665 Check Our Catalog


Create a new world of personal wellness with Doron Hanoch. The Yoga Lifestyle expands on the concept of the flexitarian diet to help you build an entire flexitarian lifestyle. Integrating yoga, Ayurveda, breathing practices, meditation, nutrition, and recipes—the flexitarian method takes a holistic approach to cultivating health and joy. Presenting techniques that can be utilized …More


Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
By Hardy, Thomas
Editor Dolin, Tim
Illustrator Bickford-Smith, Coralie
2009-10 - Penguin Books
9780141040332 Check Our Catalog

Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. …More


The Other America: Poverty in the United States
The Other America: Poverty in the United States
By Harrington, Michael
1997-08 - Scribner Book Company
9780684826783 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This book is old, but still relevant today. I loved this book. I am thankful it was written by this wonderful, caring, and kind man.
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Imagine Me Gone
Imagine Me Gone
By Haslett, Adam
2016-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316261357 Check Our Catalog

"Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization."-"-Wall Street Journal"

"Ambitious and stirring . . . With "Imagine Me Gone," Haslett has reached another level." "--New York Times Book Review"

"New York Times Book Review" Editors' Choice

Best Books of 2016 So Far -- "Time"

From a Pulitzer Prize and …More


Hanging Hill
Hanging Hill
By Hayder, Mo
2012-02 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802120069 Check Our Catalog


One morning in picture-perfect Bath, England, a teenage girl's body is found on the towpath of a canal: Lorne Woods - beautiful, popular, and apparently the victim of a disturbingly brutal murder. Zoe Benedict - Harley-riding police detective, independent to a fault - is convinced the department head needs to look beyond the usual domestic motives to solve the case. Meanwhile, Zoe's sister, …More


Pig Island
Pig Island
By Hayder, Mo
2007-10 - Isis
9780753177068 Check Our Catalog

You won't have nightmares...because you won't be able to sleep Investigative journalist Joe Oaks is on the trail of a strange creature caught on some amateur film footage: a figure so deformed it can hardly be human. Recently arrived on the remote Scottish island where it was sighted, he is determined to expose the creature as the religious hoax it so obviously must be. But his confrontation, and …More


Skin
Skin
By Hayder, Mo
2010-01 - Grove Press
9780802119308 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Thriller Awards (2011)


The author of the internationally bestselling novels "The Devil of Nanking" and "Ritual" picks up the trail of the latter novel's two unforgettable protagonists as they race to staunch a rising tide of blood in a sweltering port town.
HPL patron: A twist till the end, a must read if you want something suspenseful.
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