Friday, August 19, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Week - Friday





Sahara
Sahara
By Cussler, Clive
2009-06 - Pocket Star Books
9781439135686 Check Our Catalog

Cussler's breathtaking thriller featuring adventurer Dirk Pitt--the basis for the hit 2005 film starring Matthew McConaughey--is now available in a tall Premium Edition. Reissue. …More


The Stranger I Married
The Stranger I Married
By Day, Sylvia
2012-08 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758290397 Check Our Catalog

They are London's most scandalous couple: Isabel, Lady Pelham, and Gerard Faulkner, Marquess of Grayson. Their union is a most agreeable sham, until a shocking turn of events sends Gerard away from Isabel. He returns four years later--and he will stop at nothing to win her love. …More


Stolen
Stolen
By de La Cruz, Melissa
Author Johnston, Michael
2014-11 - Putnam Publishing Group
9780399257551 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I thought this book was very well written. I loved it until it left you hanging on the last page.
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Payback Time
Payback Time
By Deuker, Carl
2010-09 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547279817 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2013), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2013), Iowa Teen Award (2013), Isinglass Teen Read Award (2012), Sequoyah Book Awards (2013), Texas Lone Star Reading List (2011)

Through the eyes of a distinctly non-athletic protagonist--a fat high school journalist named Mitch--veteran sports novelist Deuker reveals the surprising truth behind a mysterious football player named Angel. …More


Bad Little Falls
Bad Little Falls
By Doiron, Paul
2012-08 - Minotaur Books
9780312558482 Check Our Catalog

Anthony- and Edgar-Award nominated author Doiron delivers another "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" ("Booklist") with his newest harrowing thriller about the hunt for a murderer at the height of a major snowstorm in Maine. …More


Fatal Harbor: A Lewis Cole Mystery
Fatal Harbor: A Lewis Cole Mystery
By DuBois, Brendan
2014-05 - Pegasus Books
9781605985626 Check Our Catalog

In the eighth novel of the acclaimed Lewis Cole series, award-winning author Brendan DuBois returns once again to one of the most appealing heroes in mystery fiction. …More


F Is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders
F Is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders
By Eatwell, Piu Marie
2016-06 - Thomas Dunne Books
9781250087737 Check Our Catalog


Exploring a culture filled with arcane laws, historical incidents, and bizarre paradoxes, Piu Eatwell's follow up to her award-winning and critically acclaimed myth-buster "They Eat Horses, Don't They" is a delightful exploration of France's quirky, literary, and culinary heritage.
From absinthe and catacombs to former French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, Eatwell leaves no stone unturned, …More


The Round House
The Round House
By Erdrich, Louise
2012-10 - Harper
9780062065247 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2013), Alex Awards (2013), Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2013), Indies Choice Book Awards (2013), Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award (2013), Minnesota Book Award (2013), National Book Awards (2012), Nautilus Award (2013)

One of the most revered novelists of our time--a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life--Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Plague of Doves" with a story that transports readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. …More


Two for the Dough
Two for the Dough
By Evanovich, Janet
1996-01 - Scribner Book Company
9780684196381 Check Our Catalog


Stephanie is after a new bail jumper, Kenny Mancuso, a boy from Trenton's burg. He's fresh out of the army, suspiciously wealthy, and he's just shot his best friend. With her bounty hunter pal Ranger stepping in occasionally to advise her, Stephanie staggers knee-deep in corpses and caskets as she traipses through back streets, dark alleys, and funeral parlors. And nobody knows funeral parlors …More


Seven Days Dead: A Thriller
Seven Days Dead: A Thriller
By Farrow, John
2016-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250057693 Check Our Catalog


During an epic storm in the Gulf of Maine a lone woman races--first by car, then by a life-threatening sea crossing--to the island of Grand Manan. Her father is dying will she make it in time?
Others also venture out into the maelstrom that night, including a mysterious band of men and women who gather on Seven Days Work, the sheer cliff that overlooks the wild sea. A housekeeper, a pastor, …More


The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door
The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door
By Finneyfrock, Karen
2013-02 - Viking Children's Books
9780670012756 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2015)


Fourteen-year-old Celia, hurt by her parents' separation, the loss of her only friend, and a classmate's cruelty, has only her poetry for solace until newcomer Drake Berlin befriends her, comes out to her, and seeks her help in connecting with the boy he left behind.
HPL patron: It was an interesting book.
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The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success
The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success
By Gallo, Carmine
2010-10 - McGraw-Hill Education
9780071748759 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Axiom Business Book Awards (2011)


Author Gallo gets into the mind of Steve Jobs, one of today's more innovative leaders in business, to reveal his seven wonders for innovation and creativity.
HPL patron: Not a book on Jobs, but this author's idea of what it takes to be an innovator.
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What Remains of Me
What Remains of Me
By Gaylin, Alison
2016-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780062369857 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Odd story. Compulsively readable. Last few chapters were pretty choppy with the "shocker" ending kind of rough. Like it had to be wrapped up quickly.
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White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief
White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief
By Goines, Donald, Jr.
2007-05 - Holloway House Publishing Company
9780870679483 Check Our Catalog

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The Dark Days Club: A Lady Helen Novel
The Dark Days Club: A Lady Helen Novel
By Goodman, Alison
2016-01 - Viking Books for Young Readers
9780670785476 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: A stunning tale of uppercrust demon hunters. Set in the era of early 1800's Regency London. A must-read! Fast paced and engaging.
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Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
By Goodman, Alison
2008-12 - Viking Children's Books
9780670062270 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Beehive Awards (2011), Tayshas Reading (2010)


Eon has been studying the ancient art of Dragon Magic for four years, hoping he'll be able to apprentice to one of the 12 energy dragons of good fortune. But he also has a dark secret. He is actually Eona, a 16-year-old girl who has been living a dangerous lie for the chance to become a Dragoneye, the human link to an energy dragon's power.
HPL patron: Fast-paced action …More


Umbrella Summer
Umbrella Summer
By Graff, Lisa
2009-06 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780061431876 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Black-Eyed Susan Award (2011), Bluebonnet Awards (2011), Great Stone Face Book Award (2011), Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award (2012), Rhode Island Children's Book Awards (2011), Sequoyah Book Awards (2012), Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (2012)

From the author of the Bluebonnet Award nominee "The Thing About Georgie" comes a touching novel about a young girl whose brother has just died, and how she rises above grief through the healing power of community. …More


Who I Kissed
Who I Kissed
By Gurtler, Janet
2012-10 - Sourcebooks Fire
9781402270543 Check Our Catalog


She killed him with a kiss . . . Overnight Sammy turns into the school pariah and a media sensation explodes. Consumed with guilt, abandoned by her friends, and in jeopardy of losing her swimming scholarship, she'll have to find a way to forgive herself before anyone else will.
HPL patron: This is a great book.
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Death at Breakfast
Death at Breakfast
By Gutcheon, Beth
2016-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062431967 Check Our Catalog


From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing, More Than You Know, and Gossip comes the first entry in a stylish and witty mystery series featuring a pair of unlikely investigators a shrewd novel of manners with a dark heart of murder at its center, set in small-town New England.
Indulging their pleasure in travel and new experiences, recently retired private school …More


$10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles
$10,000 in Small, Unmarked Puzzles
By Hall, Parnell
2012-05 - Gale Cengage
9781410447289 Check Our Catalog

When young attorney Becky Baldwin hires Cora Felton to make a blackmail payment drop, it couldn't go worse: Cora stumbles over a corpse and a puzzle, and someone steals the money. This title in the entertaining series features new puzzles by Will Shortz that help readers solve the mystery. …More


Walter's Purple Heart
Walter's Purple Heart
By Hyde, Catherine Ryan
2002-04 - Simon & Schuster
9780684867236 Check Our Catalog


From the author of "Pay It Forward" and "Electric God" comes a stunningly original and romantic story of a dead World War II soldier who reaches through time to touch the people he loved most.
HPL patron: I loved this book!
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After She's Gone
After She's Gone
By Jackson, Lisa
2015-12 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617734656 Check Our Catalog

In this explosive new thriller, #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Lisa Jackson delves into the deep bond between two sisters and their shared dream that becomes a harrowing nightmare of madness, hatred and jealousy
Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they'd survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former …More


Classified as Murder
Classified as Murder
By James, Miranda
2011-09 - Wheeler Publishing
9781410440723 Check Our Catalog

Aging eccentric James Delacorte asks Charlie the librarian to do an inventory of his rare book collection, but the job goes from tedious to terrifying when James turns up dead. Relying on his cat Diesel to paw around for clues, Charlie has to catch the killer before another victim checks out. Original. …More



File M for Murder
File M for Murder
By James, Miranda
2012-10 - Wheeler Publishing
9781410449344 Check Our Catalog

Athena College's new writer in residence is native son and playwright Connor Lawton. After an unpleasant encounter, librarian Charlie Harris heads home to a nice surprise: his daughter Laura is subbing for another Athena professor. Unfortunately her old flame Connor got her the job. But before Connor finishes his newest play, he's murdered--and Laura is the prime suspect. Original. …More