Friday, August 12, 2016

Summer Reading Week 6-Friday





Ladies' Night
Ladies' Night
By Andrews, Mary Kay
2013-06 - St. Martin's Press
9781250019677 Check Our Catalog

Rising media star and lifestyle blogger Grace Stanton's own life gets torpedoed after she drives her cheating husband's sports car into the family swimming pool in a fit of anger. Soon she's locked out of her own palatial home, checking account, and blog, and forced to move in with her widowed mother in a page-turning beach read by a bestselling author. …More


City of the Lost: A Thriller
City of the Lost: A Thriller
By Armstrong, Kelley
2016-05 - Minotaur Books
9781250092144 Check Our Catalog


Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey's best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana's husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it's time for …More


How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love
How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love
By Baker, Ken
2014-04 - Running Press Kids
9780762450145 Check Our Catalog

O . . . Baker has created a colorful yet compelling character with whom many teenage girls can relate and empathize. . . . an instructive and vital read for anyone who wants to better understand the internal struggle many girls and young women face.ONDr. Drew Pinsky. …More


The Last Mile
The Last Mile
By Baldacci, David
2016-04 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455586455 Check Our Catalog

In his #1 "New York Times "bestseller "Memory Man," David Baldacci introduced the extraordinary detective Amos Decker-the man who can forget nothing. Now, Decker returns in a spectacular new thriller . . .

THE LAST MILE

Convicted murderer Melvin Mars is counting down the last hours before his execution--for the violent killing of his parents twenty years earlier--when he's
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Dominated
Dominated
By Banks, Maya
2016-05 - Berkley Books
9780425280669 Check Our Catalog

The desire that exploded in "Mastered" continues its conflagration in "Dominated" from the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy.

To save her, he had to betray her...

In Drake's shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he's never allowed himself to care about anyone...never exhibited any
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Mastered
Mastered
By Banks, Maya
2015-12 - Berkley Books
9780425280652 Check Our Catalog


The #1" New York Times" bestselling author of the Surrender Trilogy and the Breathless Trilogy knows what makes readers hot. Now she turns it up in "Mastered," the explosive first book in a new series of a desire too dangerous to resist.

What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt.

She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched. A lamb among wolves,
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The Widow
The Widow
By Barton, Fiona
2016-02 - New American Library
9781101990261 Check Our Catalog

THE "NEW YORK TIMES"BESTSELLER

For fans of "Gone Girl "and "The Girl on the Train," an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.

When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen...

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Out of Season
Out of Season
By Bausch, Robert
2005-09 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780151010141 Check Our Catalog

A BookPage Notable Title

Four characters burdened by the past intersect at a fading resort town. With the intensity of a Shakespearean tragedy, they are drawn into the gravitational pull of family that resonates with the purity of redemption in the face of irretrievable losses.
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The Whale: A Love Story
The Whale: A Love Story
By Beauregard, Mark
2016-06 - Viking
9780399562334 Check Our Catalog

A rich and captivating novel set amid the witty, high-spirited literary society of 1850s New England, offering a new window on Herman Melville's emotionally charged relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, "Moby-Dick"

In the summer of 1850, Herman Melville finds himself hounded by creditors and afraid his writing career might be coming to an end his
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Life in the Fat Lane
Life in the Fat Lane
By Bennett, Cherie
2000-10 - Thorndike Press
9780786228874 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Garden State Teen Book Award (2001)


Despite a strict diet and workout schedule, pretty and popular Lara soon weighs 200 pounds. Desperate to get her body back and find an explanation for her mysterious weight gain, Lara is diagnosed with a metabolic disorder with no known cure. Faced with the truth--she may never be thin again--Lara wonders who will be her true friends and who will shun her because of her …More


The Light of Paris
The Light of Paris
By Brown, Eleanor
2016-07 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399158919 Check Our Catalog

The miraculous new novel from "New York Times" bestselling author Eleanor Brown, whose debut, "The Weird Sisters," was a sensation beloved by critics and readers alike.

Madeleine is trapped by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the
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The Vast Fields of Ordinary
The Vast Fields of Ordinary
By Burd, Nick
2009-05 - Dial Books
9780803733404 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Lambda Literary Awards (2009), Stonewall Book Award (2010)


From a raw and stunning new voice in gay teen literature comes a debut novel. During his last summer at home, Dade meets the mysterious Alex Kincaid and falls in love. But just when true happiness sets in, tragedy shatters the dreamy curtain of summer.
HPL patron: I loved this book! It drew me in and I couldn't put it down. 4 out of 5 stars.
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How the Irish Saved Civilization
How the Irish Saved Civilization
By Cahill, Thomas
1995-02 - Nan A. Talese
9780385418485 Check Our Catalog

From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne - the "dark ages" - learning, scholarship, and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of western civilization - from the Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian works - would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland. In this delightful and illuminating look into a …More


Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
By Cleave, Chris
2016-05 - Simon & Schuster
9781501124372 Check Our Catalog

***AN INSTANT "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER***

The insightful, stark, and heartbreaking ("Publishers Weekly," starred review) novel about three lives entangled during World War II from the #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "Little Bee."

Cleave's foray into historical fiction is both grand and intimate. The novel's ability to stay small and quiet against the raging
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Did You Ever Have a Family
Did You Ever Have a Family
By Clegg, Bill
2015-09 - Gallery/Scout Press
9781476798172 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2016), National Book Awards (2015)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, MAN BOOKER PRIZE, PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Amazon Library Journal Booklist NPR Kirkus Reviews Guardian St. Louis Post-Dispatch Google Play Kobo Literary Hub Powell's

Hailed as masterly by "The New York Times Book
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The Hour Before Dark
The Hour Before Dark
By Clegg, Douglas
2002-10 - Leisure Books
9780843950441 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Bram Stoker Awards (2002)

The brutal slaughter of his father brings a young man back to the family home he thought he'd left forever to confront an unspeakable evil from his past. …More


Better Dead
Better Dead
By Collins, Max Allan
2016-05 - Forge
9780765378286 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Interesting look at the Red Scare of the 1950's. A recommended read.
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Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel
Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel
By Cornwell, Patricia
2015-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062325402 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: I used to love the Kay Scarpetta series, but a few books ago, everything went weird. I still read them because I feel I have to, but they are as disjointed and funked up as Cornwell's plastic surgery. Maybe she can't write like the same person because she doesn't even resemble her former self.
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Zero Hour
Zero Hour
By Cussler, Clive
Author Brown, Graham
2013-06 - Wheeler Publishing
9781410457042 Check Our Catalog


The dazzling new novel in the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling series from the grand master of adventure.
HPL patron: This is by far the best of the kurt Austin adventures. The reader is taken on a nail-biting adventure until the very end. Clive Cussler continues to entertain and makes you hope these events never really happen!
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Croak
Croak
By Damico, Gina
2012-03 - Graphia Books
9780547608327 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Gateway Readers Award (2015), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2015), Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice (2015), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2014), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2015)

Teenage delinquent Lex's parents ship her off to her uncle's house for the summer, where she discovers a surprising family business as a grim reaper and gets caught up in a mystery, in the first installment of a morbidly hilarious new series. …More


Coming Back
Coming Back
By Dane, Lauren
2015-12 - Forever
9781455586288 Check Our Catalog

The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands.

And they're not afraid to get dirty.

Mick Roberts, the newest partner at Twisted Steel's custom hotrod and motorcycle shop, looks like a man with everything. But secretly he still craves the connection he lost when his best friend Adam and the love of his life Jessilynn walked out. Then, he wasn't ready for the pleasure
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Opening Up
Opening Up
By Dane, Lauren
2015-06 - Forever
9781455586219 Check Our Catalog

The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands.

And they're not afraid to get dirty.

Asa Barrons is never lonely for long. Co-owner of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle shop, he works hard and plays harder. But he never allows his after-hours affairs to interfere with business-until he meets racing royalty PJ Colman. While the blue-eyed blonde is all princess on the
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Bared to You
Bared to You
By Day, Sylvia
2012-06 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425263907 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: An unlikely love story as Eva and Gideon try to discover what love means and how to trust and build a strong future from their broken pasts. They learn together that anything may be possible. Great follow up series to 50 Shades.
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Captivated by You: A Crossfire Novel
Captivated by You: A Crossfire Novel
By Day, Sylvia
2015-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410477491 Check Our Catalog

Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest
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