Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Summer Reading Week 6-Tuesday





No Safe Secret
No Safe Secret
By Michaels, Fern
2016-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617734601 Check Our Catalog

In her powerful new novel, #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Fern Michaels weaves a story of betrayal, courage, and starting over

From her silver Mercedes to her designer kitchen, Molly's life is gleaming and beautiful--at least on the surface. Married to Tanner, a top cosmetic dentist, she has a wonderful daughter finishing high school and twin stepsons from Tanner's first
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Point Blank
Point Blank
By Michaels, Fern
2015-09 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617734649 Check Our Catalog


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All the Living
All the Living
By Morgan, C. E.
2009-07 - Thorndike Press
9781410416933 Check Our Catalog

"All the Living" has the timeless quality of a parable, but it is also a perfect evocation of a time and place, a portrait of both age-old conflicts and modern life. This lyrical and moving debut novel is an ode to the starve-acre southern farm, the mountain landscape, and difficult love--an unforgettable book from a major new voice. …More


The Sport of Kings
The Sport of Kings
By Morgan, C. E.
2016-05 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374281083 Check Our Catalog


Hellsmouth, an indomitable Thoroughbred with the blood of Triple Crown winners in her veins, runs for the glory of the Forge family, one of Kentucky's oldest and most powerful dynasties. Henry Forge has partnered with his daughter, Henrietta, in an endeavor of raw obsession: to breed the next superhorse, the next Secretariat. But when Allmon Shaughnessy, an ambitious young black man, comes to …More


Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun
By Nesbo, Jo
2016-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385354202 Check Our Catalog

The internationally acclaimed author of "Blood on Snow" and the Harry Hole novels now gives us the tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle, where the never-setting sun might slowly drive a man insane.

He calls himself Ulf as good a name as any, he thinks and the only thing he's looking for is a place where
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Confessions: The Murder of an Angel
Confessions: The Murder of an Angel
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2015-10 - Jimmy Patterson
9780316301022 Check Our Catalog

In the dramatic conclusion of the bestselling Confessions series, Tandy Angel's next murder case could be her own

Tandy Angel is losing her mind--or so she thinks. Even as she's forced to fight for the family company, she's imagining new dangers in every shadow. And as her detective prowess is called into question and her paranoia builds, she has to face the very real possibility that
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Cross Justice
Cross Justice
By Patterson, James
2015-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316407045 Check Our Catalog


When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that …More


Too Close to Me: The Middle-Aged Consequences of Revealing a Child Called "It"
Too Close to Me: The Middle-Aged Consequences of Revealing a Child Called "It"
By Pelzer, Dave
Author Pelzer, David J.
2015-04 - Rosettabooks
9780795345579 Check Our Catalog

In the blockbuster autobiography "A Child Called It ," Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling …More


Reckoning
Reckoning
By Penman, Sharon Kay
1992-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345378880 Check Our Catalog

"Penman's characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to be on the page....Most compelling is the portrait of the Welsh as wild and rugged as their landscape."

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Here, alive from the pages of history, is the compelling tale of a Celtic society ruled by Llewelyn, Prince of Wales, on a collison course with a feudal
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Callander Square
Callander Square
By Perry, Anne
2009-05 - Ballantine Books
9780345513953 Check Our Catalog

Murders just don't happen in fashionable areas like Callander Square-but these two have. The police are totally baffled. Pretty, young Charlotte Ellison Pitt, however, is curious.

Inspector Pitt's well-bred wife doesn't often meddle in her husband's business, but something about this case intrigues her-to the point that staid Charlotte Pitt is suddenly rattling the closets of the very
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The Realms of the Gods
The Realms of the Gods
By Pierce, Tamora
2015-09 - Atheneum Books for Young Readers
9781481440288 Check Our Catalog

Pierce has captivated the imaginations of readers everywhere with her 12-part saga set in the magical medieval world of Tortall. Now reissued in hardcover, these books allow longtime fans and new converts to discover a land of enchantment, legend, and adventure. …More


Starting Over
Starting Over
By Pilcher, Robin
2002-01 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312269951 Check Our Catalog

Since the split-up of her 18-year marriage, Liz Dewhurst has lived with her son, Alex, and her father on a farm on the east coast of Fife. But change is in the works. With a deft touch and an uncanny sense of the human heart, Robin Pilcher has penned an unforgettable, heart-warming novel, proving himself master of the genre. …More


Born Under a Lucky Moon
Born Under a Lucky Moon
By Precious, Dana
2011-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780061876875 Check Our Catalog

Jeannie is a marketing executive for Oxford Pictures, where she deals with demanding Hollywood types, huge budgets, and long hours. When her producer boyfriend, Aidan, proposes, Jeannie begs off, citing her difficult family, and regales him with comic stories about her family. …More


The Life You've Imagined
The Life You've Imagined
By Riggle, Kristina
2010-08 - Avon A
9780061706295 Check Our Catalog

Includes A+ author insights, extras & more: Discussion questions -- A conversation with the author. …More


Death on a High Floor
Death on a High Floor
By Rosenberg, Charles
2014-01 - Thomas & Mercer
9781477809464 Check Our Catalog


On the eighty-fifth floor of a glittering high-rise in Los Angeles, Robert Tarza steps into the lobby of the Marbury Marfan law firm to discover his partner Simon Rafer lying in a pool of blood an ornate dagger plunged into his back.
Robert had worked with Simon for decades, and their relationship was fraught with conflict. But he never imagined he would wind up as the prime suspect for his …More


A Killing Season: A Medieval Mystery
A Killing Season: A Medieval Mystery
By Royal, Priscilla
2011-10 - Poisoned Pen Press
9781590589472 Check Our Catalog


When Baron Herbert returns from crusade he grows increasingly morose and withdraws from his family. When his sons begin to die in strange accidents, questions are asked whether Herbert harbors a dark sin for which God has cursed him. The baron suddenly sends for Sir Hugh of Wynethorpe, begging his friend to bring spiritual and secular healers. Sir Hugh persuades his sister, Prioress Eleanor of …More


Extreme Prey
Extreme Prey
By Sandford, John
2016-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399176050 Check Our Catalog

The extraordinary new Lucas Davenport thriller from #1"New York Times" bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner John Sandford.

After the events in "Gathering Prey," Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation no longer employed by the Minnesota BCA. His friend the governor is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along as part
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The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The First Codex
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The First Codex
By Scott, Michael
2010-09 - Ember
9780375873119 Check Our Catalog

The First Codex is the perfect gift for readers young and old. This boxed set contains the first three books in Michael Scott's New York Times bestselling series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Alchemyst, The Magician, and The Sorceress. …More


Burnt Mountain
Burnt Mountain
By Siddons, Anne Rivers
2011-07 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446566957 Check Our Catalog


From one of our most acclaimed writers comes this dramatic tale of a well-born Southern woman whose life is forever changed by the betrayal of her mother and by the man she loves Growing up, the only place tomboy Thayer Wentworth felt at home was at her summer camp - Camp Sherwood Forest in the North Carolina Mountains. It was there that she came alive and where she met Nick Abrams, her first …More


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
By Shaffer, Mary Ann
Author Barrows, Annie
2008-07 - Dial Press
9780385340991 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Indies Choice Book Awards (2009)

London, 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of Guernsey during the German occupation, and about a society as extraordinary as its name. …More


Stefan's Diaries 3, . the Craving
Stefan's Diaries 3, . the Craving
By Smith, L. J.
2011-05 - Hodder Children's Books
9781444901689 Check Our Catalog


Based on the popular CW TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan's Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine--and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began. …More


Death's Little Helpers
Death's Little Helpers
By Spiegelman, Peter
2005-07 - Alfred A. Knopf
9781400040797 Check Our Catalog

Spiegelman, winner of the 2004 Shamus Award for Best First Novel for "Black Maps," returns along with private investigator John March for this follow-up. Hired to find a missing Wall Street analyst, March soon unearths a rat's nest of family strife, business betrayals, and deceptions. …More


The Death and Life of Superman
The Death and Life of Superman
By Stern, Roger
1994-10 - Spectra Books
9780553569308 Check Our Catalog

A New York Times bestseller, this most dramatic chapter in the life of the Man of Steel now arrives in paperback. It tells the dramatic tale of Superman's ultimate battle, expanding on the story line found in the bestselling comic book series of all time. …More



The Walls Around Us
The Walls Around Us
By Suma, Nova Ren
2015-03 - Algonquin Young Readers
9781616203726 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Cybils (2015), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2016), Tayshas Reading (2016)


HPL patron: I loved it! This book had me on the edge of my seat throughout most of the book.
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