Friday, September 23, 2016

Adult Summer Reading Week 11 - Friday





Single with Benefits
Single with Benefits
By Aaron, Relentless
2008-10 - Griffin
9780312359379 Check Our Catalog

From one of the leaders of a hip-hop literature' revolution ("Daily News") comes another juicy story about the joy and pain of having friends with perks. …More


Helliconia Summer
Helliconia Summer
By Aldiss, Brian W.
2014-08 - Open Road Media Science & Fantasy
9781497637641 Check Our Catalog

Winner of two Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award, and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, Brian W. Aldiss has, for more than fifty years, continued to challenge readers minds with literate, thought provoking, and inventive fiction.

A handful of centuries on, Helliconia is close to the larger star in its binary system, and the Phagors have been driven into
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Die Like an Eagle
Die Like an Eagle
By Andrews, Donna
2016-08 - Minotaur Books
9781250078551 Check Our Catalog


The brilliantly funny Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. The nineteenth book in her New York Times best-selling series continues to surprise and delight in this next knee-slapping adventure featuring Meg Langslow and all the eccentric characters that make up her world.
Meg is Team Mom and Michael is coach of their …More


Diary of an Oxygen Thief: Anonymous
Diary of an Oxygen Thief: Anonymous
By Anonymous
2016-05 - V Pub
9780692539835 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: It's an okay story-not really my taste. I think I wanted (expected) more from it. He gets compared to "Catcher in the Rye"-but a grown up version-online. I don't care for "Catcher" either, but perhaps a person who does would enjoy "Diary."
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Sweet Addiction
Sweet Addiction
By Banks, Maya
2012-12 - Berkley Books
9780425267011 Check Our Catalog

Cole is successful beyond his dreams. He can have any woman he wants, but there's only one he can't stop thinking about: his childhood sweetheart, Renita--and the pain he brought upon her. …More


Sweet Persuasion
Sweet Persuasion
By Banks, Maya
2012-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425266960 Check Our Catalog

The bestselling author of "For Her Pleasure" and "Sweet Surrender" delivers another Osearingly sexy and highly believableO ("Romantic Times") erotic romance. …More


Sweet Seduction
Sweet Seduction
By Banks, Maya
2009-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425230695 Check Our Catalog

Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. She doesn't think he's interested, so she decides to move on. But Nathan won't let her get away that easy. …More


Sweet Surrender
Sweet Surrender
By Banks, Maya
2012-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425266953 Check Our Catalog

Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission to find the guy who killed his partner. He's found a link between the killer and Faith, a beautiful stranger--and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it. …More


Sweet Temptation
Sweet Temptation
By Banks, Maya
2012-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425266984 Check Our Catalog

Micah Hudson has painful secrets in his past that he's trying to forget, but he's about to be confronted with the one person who knows his secrets--Angelina, the sister of his oldest friend. And she'll use whatever it takes to reel him in. …More


The Life of Elves
The Life of Elves
By Barbery, Muriel
Translator Anderson, Alison
2016-02 - Europa Editions
9781609453152 Check Our Catalog

An inspiring literary fantasy about two gifted girls from the bestselling author of "The Elegance of the Hedgehog," "The Life of Elves "sings of the human spirit and conveys a message of hope and faith.

Muriel Barbery's new novel is the first of two books about Maria and Clara, unforgettable heroines of a world facing annihilation. Animated by a large cast of endearing characters, it
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Burn
Burn
By Barr, Nevada
2011-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312381806 Check Our Catalog

National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon takes the city of New Orleans by storm in her latest adventure from a "New York Times"-bestselling author. Now available in a tall Premium Edition. Martin's Press. …More


Annuals for Michigan
Annuals for Michigan
By Szerlag, Nancy
Author Beck, Alison
Joint Author Beck, Alison
2002-03 - Lone Pine Publishing
9781551053462 Check Our Catalog

Brilliant photographs and down-to-earth advice are packed into this guide to over 443 annuals suited to Michigan's climate. Szerlag and Beck provide information on light, water and nutrient needs, as well as recommendations on how and when to start your plants. This book also includes tips on planting, growing, recommended varieties, and problems and pests. …More


A Fierce Radiance
A Fierce Radiance
By Belfer, Lauren
2010-06 - Harper
9780061252518 Check Our Catalog

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "City of Light" pens a compelling, richly detailed, and absorbing tale of passion and intrigue set in New York City in the tumultuous early days of World War II. …More


That Darkness
That Darkness
By Black, Lisa
2016-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496701886 Check Our Catalog

In this "tour de force "of psychological suspense, bestselling author Lisa Black draws from her experience as a forensic investigator to create two of the most fascinating characters in crime fiction: a killer with a unique sense of justice and a woman in a lifelong relationship with death

That Darkness

As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department, Maggie
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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
By Bradley, Alan
2011-11 - Delacorte Press
9780385344012 Check Our Catalog


It's Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce--an 11-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving--is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces' decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern.
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One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
By Brandt, Richard L.
2012-12 - Portfolio
9781591845850 Check Our Catalog

Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder, whose unique combination of character traits and business strategy have driven Amazon to the top of the online retail world. Originally a computer nerd rather than a businessman, he had the vision to capitalize on the untapped online marketplace for bookselling. …More


The Last Summer (of You and Me)
The Last Summer (of You and Me)
By Brashares, Ann
2007-06 - Riverhead Books
9781594489174 Check Our Catalog

Gracie Martin is a New Yorker who has a gift for returning lost objects to their rightful owners. Wise and enchanting, with a heroine as endearing as the four young women in the author's "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," Brashares' first novel for adults marks her debut as a writer of perceptive, resonant, utterly engaging women's fiction. …More


Tall Tail
Tall Tail
By Brown, Rita Mae
2016-05 - Bantam
9780553392463 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: 1784 comes alive in this newest mystery, characters first introduced in Tail Gait are back, as the past and present are combined into one enjoyable story.
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Charade
Charade
By Brown, Sandra
2010-09 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446601856 Check Our Catalog

A medical miracle gave TV personality Cat Delaney more than a new heart. It gave her a second chance at life. After leaving Hollywood to host a San Antonio TV show spotlighting children with special needs, Cat fights to gain respect as a newscaster. She meets Alex Pierce, an ex-cop turned crime writer, who regards her as a woman, not as a heart patient. When fatal "accidents" begin killing the …More


Fat Tuesday
Fat Tuesday
By Brown, Sandra
1998-06 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446605588 Check Our Catalog

Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Responsible for his partner's death, his marriage and his career over, he focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centers around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he'll feel for this desperate woman, who rose …More


Mean Streak
Mean Streak
By Brown, Sandra
2015-02 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455581146 Check Our Catalog

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding story of survival, that takes the age-old question, "Does the end justify the means?" and turns it on its head.

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the
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White Hot
White Hot
By Brown, Sandra
2005-07 - Pocket Books
9780743466769 Check Our Catalog

Set in sultry Louisiana, this latest novel by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author combines hard-edged suspense with emotionally charged relationships and startling plot twists. …More


Cold Days
Cold Days
By Butcher, Jim
2013-04 - Thorndike Press
9781410457103 Check Our Catalog

After being murdered and then brought back to life, Harry Dresden soon realizes that maybe death wasn't all that bad. Because he is no longer Chicago's only professional wizard. …More


Midnight's Wild Passion
Midnight's Wild Passion
By Campbell, Anna
2011-04 - Avon Books
9780061684302 Check Our Catalog

The author of the popular "My Reckless Summer" delights readers once again with a dark, richly emotional story of vengeance, passion, and redemption. Original. …More