Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Summer Reading Week 5, post 1





Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
By Abbott, Edwin Abbott
Editor Jann, Rosemary
2008-10 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780199537501 Check Our Catalog

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is …More


The Charmers
The Charmers
By Adler, Elizabeth
2016-06 - Minotaur Books
9781250058195 Check Our Catalog


When Mirabella Matthews Aunt Jolly dies unexpectedly and under mysterious circumstances Mirabella suddenly finds herself the new owner of a villa in the South of France. But with the inheritance come unexpected mysteries and dangers.
On her way to the villa, Mirabella is run off the road by a motorcycle, and that's only just the beginning. It turns out that Aunt Jolly had a past, and as the …More


Cotton Tenants: Three Families
Cotton Tenants: Three Families
By Agee, James
Editor Summers, John
Photographer Evans, Walker
2013-05 - Melville House Publishing
9781612192123 Check Our Catalog


On assignment for "Fortune" magazine in 1936, Agee and Evans set out to explore the plight of sharecroppers during the Great Depression. Published for the first time, Agee's original dispatch accompanied by 25 of Evans' historic photos is an unsparing record of three families at a desperate time.
HPL patron: I was so angry reading this book. It mae me want to do …More


The Savage
The Savage
By Almond, David
Illustrator McKean, Dave
2008-10 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763639327 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Cybils (2008), Greenaway Medal (2009)

Mysterious and mesmerizing, this graphic novel-within-a-novel pairs the extraordinary prose of Almond with the visual genius of McKean, for a tale of a boy who writes about being terrorized by a bully--a story with a life of its own.Candlewick Press …More


The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
The Penguin Who Knew Too Much
By Andrews, Donna
2007-11 - Thorndike Press
9780786298617 Check Our Catalog

From the bestselling author of "No Nest for the Wicket" comes this outrageous, fun mystery that features an eccentric cast of characters and lighthearted humor. …More


We'll Always Have Parrots
We'll Always Have Parrots
By Andrews, Donna
2004-04 - Thorndike Press
9780786264247 Check Our Catalog

Meg travels with her actor-fianc Michael to a fan convention for "Porfiria, Queen of the Jungle"--a cheesy cult TV show on which Michael has a minor role. But when the show's star is found murdered, the police have plenty of suspects. Martin's Press. …More


The Weekenders
The Weekenders
By Andrews, Mary Kay
2016-05 - St. Martin's Press
9781250065940 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Southern style chick lit.
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Willow
Willow
By Andrews, V. C.
2010-11 - Pocket Books
9781451607505 Check Our Catalog

All that glitters isn't gold....
"Willow"
Wealth. Extravagant parties. Celebrity status. These are things Willow De Beers could only dream of -- until now. After discovering deep family secrets in her adoptive father's journal, Willow bids farewell to her North Carolina college town and sets out in search of her birth family amid the ritzy glamour of Palm Beach.
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Daddy's House
Daddy's House
By Azarel
2007-10 - Life Changing Books
9781934230916 Check Our Catalog

Candice Holmes, 23, flees to New York City when a witness protection program fails her. She is introduced to Daddy who owns a house where little girls are doing big things. All comes to an end when she goes toe-to-toe with the vicious woman who has the ability to put her six feet under, or sell her to the highest bidder. …More


My Friend Dahmer
My Friend Dahmer
By Backderf, Derf
2012-03 - Abrams Comicarts
9781419702167 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Alex Awards (2013), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2013), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2015), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2015)

In 1991, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer seared himself into the American consciousness. To Backderf, "Jeff" was a high school friend. In this haunting and original graphic novel, Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche. …More


Sheisty: Triple Crown Collection
Sheisty: Triple Crown Collection
By Baker, T. N.
2015-11 - Urban Books
9781622869558 Check Our Catalog

Epiphany Wright, Keisha Moore and Shana Scott spent their teenage years as the best of friends growing up in the hood of Southside Jamaica Queens. Now as adults, their friendship is put to the test when envy, built up animosity, hidden betrayal and the bad boys in their lives cause havoc. Every day becomes a struggle to keep the clique tight. Every day something beats against the tried, tested and …More


Still Sheisty: Triple Crown Collection
Still Sheisty: Triple Crown Collection
By Baker, T. N.
2015-12 - Urban Books
9781622869718 Check Our Catalog

Some things change - and then again, some things don't. You can never take the hood out of the homegirl. In this sequel to T.N. Baker's "Sheisty, "we find Epiphany, Keisha and Shana still trickin' for dough, still running off at the mouth and still being Sheisty. However, as they will soon see, what goes around will come around, and you can't stay in drama forever. It will all come to a head, one …More


The Guilty
The Guilty
By Baldacci, David
2015-11 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586424 Check Our Catalog

Will Robie is the government's most professional, disciplined, and lethal assassin. He infiltrates the most hostile countries in the world, defeats our enemies' advanced security measures, and eliminates threats before they ever reach our shores.

But now, his skills have left him. Sent overseas on a critical assignment, he fails, unable to pull the trigger. Absent his talents, Robie is
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Memory Man
Memory Man
By Baldacci, David
2015-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455559824 Check Our Catalog



With over 110 million copies of his novels in print, David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world. Now he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family's murder.

MEMORY MAN

Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering
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DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It
DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It
By Baldwin, Pepper
2016-04 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250087706 Check Our Catalog

Thinking about trying a brand-new look, but without the commitment? Here's all the info you need to design and create personalized temporary tattoos Try out a design for a permanent tattoo, create a unique look for a special night out, design buzz-worthy wedding favors, or incentivize your kids to eat their veggies with a reward scheme. Comprehensive practical information explains how to draw …More


The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's Lost Correspondence
The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's Lost Correspondence
By Bantock, Nick
2016-03 - Chronicle Books
9781452151250 Check Our Catalog

A love story for the ages, the tale of Griffin and Sabine is an international sensation that spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and continues to beguile readers 25 years after its original publication. Here to celebrate that anniversary is the final volume in Griffin and Sabine's story a book that can be enjoyed as a singular reading experience or in conjunction with the …More


June
June
By Beverly-Whittemore, Miranda
2016-05 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780553447682 Check Our Catalog

From the"New York Times"bestselling author of"Bittersweet"comes a novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake made sixty years ago that threatens to change a modern family forever.

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family's crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her her grandmother, June. But a knock on the
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A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy
By Buergenthal, Thomas
Foreword by Wiesel, Elie
2015-04 - Back Bay Books
9780316339186 Check Our Catalog


Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague, tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A LUCKY CHILD. He arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two …More


Sanctuary Bay
Sanctuary Bay
By Burns, Laura
Author Metz, Melinda
2016-01 - St. Martin's Griffin
9781250051363 Check Our Catalog


When Sarah Merson receives the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the most elite prep school in the country-Sanctuary Bay Academy-it seems almost too good to be true. But, after years of bouncing from foster home to foster home, escaping to its tranquil setting, nestled deep in Swans Island, couldn't sound more appealing. Swiftly thrown into a world of privilege and secrets, Sarah quickly …More


A Pitying of Doves: A Birder Murder Mystery
A Pitying of Doves: A Birder Murder Mystery
By Burrows, Steve
2015-06 - Dundurn Group
9781459731066 Check Our Catalog

"2015 Dewey Diva Pick" With murder, everyone pays a price ... Why would a killer ignore expensive jewellery and take a pair of turtledoves as the only bounty? This is only one of the questions that piques Chief Inspector Domenic Jejeune's interest after a senior attache with the Mexican Consulate is found murdered alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary. The fact that the director's death …More


Books of a Feather
Books of a Feather
By Carlisle, Kate
2016-06 - New American Library
9780451477705 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Ripped from the Pages," San Francisco book-restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright's latest project is for the birds, but it may have her running for her life. . . .

Brooklyn's friend Ian runs the Covington Library, which is hosting an exhibit featuring John James Audubon's massive masterpiece, "Birds of America," currently on loan from
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Bye Bye, Baby
Bye Bye, Baby
By Collins, Max Allan
2013-03 - St. Martins Press-3pl
9780765336682 Check Our Catalog


It's 1962, and Twentieth Century Fox is threatening to fire Marilyn Monroe. The blond goddess hires Nate Heller, private eye to the stars, to tap her phone so she will have a record of their calls in case they take her to court. When Heller starts listening, he uncovers far more than nasty conversations.
HPL patron: hr yrst id 1962, Nathan Heller is a famous P.I., due to …More


Justice at Nuremberg
Justice at Nuremberg
By Conot, Robert E.
1993-01 - Carroll & Graf Publishers
9780881840322 Check Our Catalog


Here, for the first time in one volume, is the full story of crimes committed by the Nazi leaders and of the trials in which they were brought to judgement. Conot reconstructs in a single absorbing narrative not only the events at Nuremburg but the offenses with which the accused were charged. He brilliantly characterizes each of the twenty-one defendants, vividly presenting each case and …More


Cook It in Cast Iron: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for the One Pan That Does It All
Cook It in Cast Iron: Kitchen-Tested Recipes for the One Pan That Does It All
By America's Test Kitchen
Editor America's Test Kitchen
Editor Cook's Country
2016-02 - America's Test Kitchen
9781940352480 Check Our Catalog

Learn to cook it all in cast iron

The cast-iron skillet is a sturdy, versatile, traditional kitchen workhorse that 85% of us own but far fewer of us reach for daily, mostly because we have one or two recipes we use it for and otherwise it stays in the back of the cabinet. In this new cookbook, the editors of Cook's Country will show you everything you need to know about cast-iron
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