Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Summer Reading-Week 7-Wednesday





Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
By Sides, Hampton
2010-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385523929 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2011)


From the acclaimed bestselling author of "Ghost Soldiers" comes a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. Magnificent in scope, drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates one of the darkest hours in American life.
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Dance of Temptation
Dance of Temptation
By Sims, Janice
2011-06 - Kimani Press
9780373862184 Check Our Catalog

Sims delivers the latest novel in the Kimani Hotties: Marrying the Millionaire mini series. Original. …More


Escape with Me
Escape with Me
By Sims, Janice
2013-03 - Kimani Press
9780373863020 Check Our Catalog

"Could the safest place be in his arms?"

Desperate to escape the media firestorm surrounding her duplicitous late husband, San Francisco designer Lana Corday flees to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Her idyllic seaside home is the perfect place for a fresh startespecially when Lana meets sexy hunk Tennison West. But is the enigmatic filmmaker a man she can rely on or just another
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The Last Song
The Last Song
By Sparks, Nicholas
2009-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446547567 Check Our Catalog

Seventeen-year-old Veronica Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, until her mother sends her to spend the summer with him. The film adaptation of this novel will star Miley Cyrus. …More


The Dead Hand of History
The Dead Hand of History
By Spencer, Sally
2009-11 - Severn House Publishers
9780727868053 Check Our Catalog


It will be no easy task to fill DCI Charlie Woodend's shoes, the newly-promoted Monika Paniatowski tells herself, but, given a little time, she thinks she can grow into them. Yet, with the discovery of a severed hand, time is the one thing she does not have.
HPL patron: Good suspense.
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Precious Gifts
Precious Gifts
By Steel, Danielle
2015-12 - Delacorte Press
9780345531032 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER

Handsome, widowed, sophisticated, utterly charming, Paul Parker won the heart of a wealthy young Frenchwoman the daughter of an American financier, the granddaughter of a major French art dealer as his second wife. In two marriages, he fathered a challenging son and three very different daughters. But as irresponsible as he was irresistible, he ultimately
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Modern Cross Stitch: Over 30 Fresh and New Counted Cross-Stitch Patterns
Modern Cross Stitch: Over 30 Fresh and New Counted Cross-Stitch Patterns
By Sturrock, Hannah
2015-10 - Cico
9781782492405 Check Our Catalog

Cross stitch is a traditional craft that allows beginners and experts alike to enjoythe experience of creating something, whether it's for themselves or a gift for a loved one. As you stitch, yougradually see something pretty come to life and, once it's finished, you can think, I made that . Hannah Sturrock loves to stitch and wants you to love it, too. Here she shares over 30 beautiful patterns …More


Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy
Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy
By Tucker, Michael
Photographer Walsh, Kristine
2007-07 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780871139627 Check Our Catalog

From actor Michael Tucker comes this celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, written with an epicureans delight in detail and a gourmands appreciation for all things fine. …More


Vinegar Girl
Vinegar Girl
By Tyler, Anne
2016-06 - Hogarth
9780804141260 Check Our Catalog

Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she's always in trouble at work her pre-school charges adore her, but
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63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
By Ventura, Jesse
With Russell, Dick
2011-04 - Skyhorse Publishing
9781616082260 Check Our Catalog


In this incredible collection of actual government documents, Ventura, the ultimate nonpartisan truth-seeker, proves beyond any doubt that the official spin of numerous government programs is bull. He and Russell walk readers through 63 of the most incriminating programs to reveal what really happens behind the closed doors
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American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us
American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us
By Ventura, Jesse
Author Russell, Dick
With Russell, Dick
2010-03 - Skyhorse Publishing
9781602398023 Check Our Catalog


In this explosive account of wrongful acts and on-going cover-ups, Ventura takes a systematic look at the wide gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals to the American people.
HPL patron: It is very down to the point and opens doors to new questions about issues in our country.
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NYPD Green: A Memoir
NYPD Green: A Memoir
By Waters, Luke
2016-01 - Touchstone Books
9781501119019 Check Our Catalog

In this gritty, sometimes hilarious, but always brutally honest memoir, Irish immigrant and retired NYPD homicide detective Luke Waters shares the darker and harder side of the police force that will make you sit up, stay up, and keep reading (Edward Conlon, author of "Blue Blood").

Growing up in the rough outskirts of northern Dublin at a time when joining the guards, the army, or the
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The Best of Teresa Wentzler, Vol. 1 (Leisure Arts #3631)
The Best of Teresa Wentzler, Vol. 1 (Leisure Arts #3631)
By Wentzler, Teresa
Author Teresa Wentzler
2004-05 - Leisure Arts
9781574863871 Check Our Catalog

10 of the very best of the artist and designer's innovative and imaginative Christmas and winter cross stitch designs. …More


If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't)
If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't)
By White, Betty
Read by White, Betty
2011-05 - Penguin Audiobooks
9780142429365 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Grammy Awards (Spoken Word) (2012)


It-girl Betty White ("The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland") delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between.
HPL patron: I enjoyed listening to Betty White read her story. Quick read/listen.
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Conversations with Elie Wiesel
Conversations with Elie Wiesel
By Wiesel, Elie
Author Heffner, Richard D.
2003-02 - Schocken Books Inc
9780805211412 Check Our Catalog


Conversations with Elie Wiesel is a far-ranging dialogue with the Nobel Peace Prize-winner on the major issues of our time and on life's timeless questions.

In open and lively responses to the probing questions and provocative comments of Richard D. Heffner--American historian, noted public television moderator/producer, and Rutgers University professor--Elie Wiesel covers
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Hardpressed
Hardpressed
By Wild, Meredith
2013-12 - Waterhouse Press
9780989768467 Check Our Catalog

In Hardpressed, the highly anticipated second book of the Hacker Series that began with Hardwired, Blake and Erica face threats that put both their love and their lives on the line. Despite Blake Landon's controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her …More


Hardwired: The Hacker Series #1
Hardwired: The Hacker Series #1
By Wild, Meredith
2015-05 - Forever
9781455565139 Check Our Catalog

Determined to overcome a difficult past, Erica Hathaway learns early on how to make it on her own. Days after her college graduation she finds herself face to face with a panel of investors who will make or break her fledgling startup. The only thing she didn't prepare for was going weak in the knees over an arrogant and gorgeous investor who's seemingly determined to derail her presentation.
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The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
By Williams, Tennessee
Introduction by Bray, Robert
1999-06 - New Directions Publishing Corporation
9780811214049 Check Our Catalog

No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. …More


Evidence of Desire
Evidence of Desire
By Yaye, Pamela
2012-09 - Kimani Press
9780373862771 Check Our Catalog

Ambitious journalist Azure Ellison is after a career-making story about Harper Hamilton's powerful Philadelphia family. But the charismatic attorney wants something from Azure in return: her vow to become his lawful wife in a marriage of convenience. Original. …More


Pleasure for Two
Pleasure for Two
By Yaye, Pamela
2010-10 - Kimani Press
9780373861873 Check Our Catalog

Stung by her ex-husband's betrayal, Dominique King has vowed to never again let a man play her for a fool. But everything changes when she meets gorgeous Marcel Benoit. With one glance, Dominique's hooked, and this time she's letting passion rule her heart. Original. …More



Promises We Make
Promises We Make
By Yaye, Pamela
2011-01 - Kimani Press
9780373861996 Check Our Catalog



Fast-track creative director Niveah Evans is too busy climbing the corporate ladder to think about love. But beneath that hard-driving facade is a woman yearning to make magic with one special man. And when she spies a gorgeous hunk at a bar, she does something totally out of characterand ends up in Damien Hunter's hotel room, sharing the most unforgettable night of her life.

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