Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Adult Summer Reading - Week 11 - Tuesday





The Ghostfaces
The Ghostfaces
By Flanagan, John A.
2016-06 - Philomel Books
9780399163579 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: The Herons are caught in a huge storm after leaving Clonmel Hibernia with treaty documents from King Sean and others, the storm pushes the crew East, across the Endless Ocean, with no chance of relief in sight.
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Crime and Poetry
Crime and Poetry
By Flower, Amanda
2016-08 - Wheeler Publishing Large Print
9781410491787 Check Our Catalog

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Eyes
Eyes
By Fluke, Joanne
2016-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758291103 Check Our Catalog

Dear Reader,

In the early 1990s, I published a suspense novel called "Eyes "under the name Chris Hunter. Now I'm thrilled that it's available again with a striking new cover

A mild-mannered car salesman a womanizing bartender a beloved minister with a devoted family. Except for the fact that each of the murder victims is male, Minnesota police can't find a connection
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Wedding Cake Murder
Wedding Cake Murder
By Fluke, Joanne
2016-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617732164 Check Our Catalog

"Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married "
Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he'll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel's dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown …More


Goodbye for Now
Goodbye for Now
By Frankel, Laurie
2012-08 - Doubleday Books
9780385536189 Check Our Catalog


In the spirit of "One Day," comes a fresh and warmhearted love story for the 21st century about an internet dating company worker who still can't get a date.
HPL patron: This book was like no other I've read. Very thought provoking.
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Talk Like Ted: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
Talk Like Ted: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
By Gallo, Carmine
2014-03 - St. Martin's Press
9781250041128 Check Our Catalog


Ideas are the true currency of the twenty-first century. So, in order to succeed you need to be able to sell yourself and your ideas persuasively. The ability to sell yourself and your ideas is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. TED Talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public …More


Reading Up a Storm
Reading Up a Storm
By Gates, Eva
2016-04 - New American Library
9780451470959 Check Our Catalog

The national bestselling author of "Booked for Trouble "returns with another charming mystery set in the most literary lighthouse in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

"Misfortune blows into North Carolina's Outer Banks when a dead body in a boat on the shore leaves local librarian Lucy Richardson racing to solve a strange new mystery...."

After a successful party at Bodie
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Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton
Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton
By Gerth, Jeff
Author Van Natta, Don
2008-04 - Back Bay Books
9780316017435 Check Our Catalog

HER WAY has already sent shockwaves through the election season, influencing the decisions of voters, providing pundits with tons of ammunition, and forcing Hillary Clinton's camp to answer some difficult question.The first truly balancaed investigation into her life and career, Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.'s masterful biography takes readers from the dorm rooms at Wellesley to the courthouses …More


The Packing Book: Secrets of the Carry-On Traveler
The Packing Book: Secrets of the Carry-On Traveler
By Gilford, Judith
2006-09 - Ten Speed Press
9781580087834 Check Our Catalog

Fully updated for the 21st-century traveler, this definitive packing guide will empower overpackers to throw down their brick-like suitcases and become carry-on pros. The Packing Book reveals the secrets of packing efficiently, with time-saving tips, techniques, and technologies. Packing consultant Judith Gilford describes her famed Bundle Method step by step, so that every carry-on hopeful can …More


Evenings at Five
Evenings at Five
By Gail Godwin
2003-04 - Ballantine
0345461029 Check Our Catalog


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A woman reflects on the 30 years of rituals she shared with her recently deceased husband. A literary jewel, "Evenings at Five" captures the cyclical nature of commitment--and the eternal quality of a romance completed.


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Last-Minute Travel Secrets: 121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell
Last-Minute Travel Secrets: 121 Ingenious Tips to Endure Cramped Planes, Car Trouble, Awful Hotels, and Other Trips from Hell
By Green, Joey
2016-05 - Chicago Review Press
9781613735046 Check Our Catalog

Gone are the days of complimentary in-flight champagne and cushy sleeping-car coaches on the Orient Express. Say hello to $50 legroom upgrades and bedbug-infested hotels. What's a weary, frustrated traveler to do? Hang tight it's Joey Green to the rescue Last-Minute Travel Secrets contains more than a hundred unique travel tips thatmay sound goofy but really do work. You will discover how …More


Deep Dark
Deep Dark
By Griffin, Laura
2016-05 - Pocket Books
9781476779263 Check Our Catalog

If you like "CSI "and well-crafted suspense, don't miss these books ("RT Book Reviews") The tenth novel in the "New York Times "bestselling Tracers series is a gripping romantic thriller from the author who never fails to put me on the edge of my seat ("USA TODAY").

The moment detective Reed Novak steps onto the crime scene, he knows the case is going to rock his world. A beautiful
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Skipping Christmas
Skipping Christmas
By Grisham, John
2003-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385508414 Check Our Catalog


Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to …More


Art 101: From Vincent Van Gogh to Andy Warhol, Key People, Ideas, and Moments in the History of Art
Art 101: From Vincent Van Gogh to Andy Warhol, Key People, Ideas, and Moments in the History of Art
By Grzymkowski, Eric
2014-01 - Adams Media Corporation
9781440571541 Check Our Catalog

Explore the beautiful and complex world of art
Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. "Art 101" cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in artistic expression that keeps you engaged as you discover the world's greatest artists and their masterpieces.
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The White Magic Five and Dime
The White Magic Five and Dime
By Hockensmith, Steve
Author Falco, Lisa
2015-01 - Thorndike Press
9781410473950 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Independent Publisher Book Awards (2015)


HPL patron: A new mystery series involving a former Grifter as she trys to make amends for her mother's misdeeds, as well as her own. Tarot cards play a part but in a good way.
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All Murders Final!
All Murders Final!
By Harris, Sherry
2016-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617730214 Check Our Catalog

Her Next Sale

When Sarah Winston started the virtual garage sale, it seemed like a keystroke of genius and the next logical step in her business. No more collapsing card tables and rainy-day washouts. But what began as a fun way to run garage sales during the long New England winter has become a nightmare of managing people and putting out fires. Online, she can avoid the crowds--but
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Tagged for Death:: A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery
Tagged for Death:: A Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery
By Harris, Sherry
2014-12 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617730177 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Agatha Awards (2014)

Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn't easy, but that's what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah's self-prescribed therapy happily involves hitting all the garage and tag sales in and around her small town of Ellington, Massachusetts. If only she could turn her love for bargain hunting into a full-time career. …More


Dead Days of Summer
Dead Days of Summer
By Hart, Carolyn
2006-06 - Thorndike Press
9780786284986 Check Our Catalog

< b>A New York Times Bestselling Author< /b>< P>Murder hits close to home for Death on Demand bookstore owner Annie Darling and her beloved husband, Max. While investigating a new case, Max calls Annie to let her know he may be late getting home. But he never shows up, and Annie knows something dreadful has happened to him. During the search for Max, his car is found on a remote road - …More


Emperor of the Eight Islands
Emperor of the Eight Islands
By Hearn, Lian
2016-04 - Fsg Originals
9780374536312 Check Our Catalog


In the opening pages of the action-packed Book One of Lian Hearn's epic Tale of Shikanoko series--all of which will be published in 2016--a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright by a scheming uncle, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag for a lost young man, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife to his older brother, and a powerful priest …More


The Summer Country
The Summer Country
By Hetley, James A.
2004-11 - Ace Books
9780441012206 Check Our Catalog

Called "beautiful, dark, and gritty" by "Booklist" (starred review), Hetley's critically acclaimed debut is the story of a modern-day woman who discovers her lineage to the sorcerers who once inhabited Camelot, and her odyssey through Summer Country to inherit her birthright. …More


Here's to Us
Here's to Us
By Hilderbrand, Elin
2016-06 - Little Brown and Company
9780316375146 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Rich people playing in Nantucket.
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Summer of the Big Bachi
Summer of the Big Bachi
By Hirahara, Naomi
2004-03 - Delta
9780385337595 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Macavity Award (2005)

In the foothills of Pasadena, Mas Arai is just another Japanese-American gardener, his lawnmower blades clean and sharp, his truck carefully tuned. But while Mas keeps lawns neatly trimmed, his own life has gone to seed. His wife is dead. And his livelihood is falling into the hands of the men he once hired by the day. For Mas, a life of sin is catching up to him. And now bachi--the spirit of …More


The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
By Hoffman, David E.
2015-07 - Doubleday Books
9780385537605 Check Our Catalog


From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history "The Dead Hand" comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and apenetrating portrait of the CIA's Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold War

While driving out of the American embassy in Moscow on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of
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A Pleasure and a Calling
A Pleasure and a Calling
By Hogan, Phil
2015-01 - Picador USA
9781250060631 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Good, odd, kind of "out there" but I won't say why because it'll give away an ending. Good overall, though.
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