Friday, September 2, 2016

Adult Summer Reading-Week 9-Friday





Eaters of the Dead
Eaters of the Dead
By Crichton, Michael
1976-03 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780394494005 Check Our Catalog


In A.D. 922 Ibn Fadlan, the representative of the ruler of Bagdad, City of Peace, crosses the Caspian sea and journeys up the valley of the Volga on a mission to the King of Saqaliba. Before he arrives, he meets with Buliwyf, a powerful Viking chieftain who is summoned by his besieged relatives to the North. Buliwyf must return to Scandanavia and save his countrymen and family from the monsters …More


Sweetbitter
Sweetbitter
By Danler, Stephanie
2016-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101875940 Check Our Catalog

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A thrilling novel of the senses and a coming-of-age tale, following a small-town girl into the electrifying world of New York City and the education of a lifetime at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan. Perfect for readers of "Kitchen Confidential" and "Blood, Bones and Butter."

Twenty-two, and knowing no one, Tess leaves home to begin her
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Trouble in Mind: The Collected Stories, Volume 3
Trouble in Mind: The Collected Stories, Volume 3
By Deaver, Jeffery
2014-03 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455526796 Check Our Catalog

New York Times bestselling author and highly acclaimed storyteller Jeffery Deaver-the undisputed "grand master of the plot twist" (Booklist)-returns with a dazzling new collection of short stories. …More


A Mighty Love
A Mighty Love
By Diggs, Anita Doreen
2003-02 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758202314 Check Our Catalog


Mel and Adrienne Jordan had the kind of marriage most couples only dream about. But then one day a fire sweeps through their home, causing a terrible tragedy. Convinced that he is to blame, Mel returns to the mean streets of his youth--and indulges in the drugs, drink and women he had left behind years ago.
HPL patron: Sad, but good read.
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Vita Brevis: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire
Vita Brevis: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire
By Downie, Ruth
2016-07 - Bloomsbury USA
9781620409589 Check Our Catalog


Ruso and Tilla's excitement at arriving in Rome with their new baby daughter is soon dulled by their discovery that the grand facades of polished marble mask an underworld of corrupt landlords and vermin-infested tenements. There are also far too many doctors--some skilled, but others positively dangerous.
Ruso thinks he has been offered a reputable medical practice only to find that his …More


Buried Dreams
Buried Dreams
By DuBois, Brendan
2004-10 - Thorndike Press
9780786269471 Check Our Catalog

Lewis Cole's friend Jon Ericson has spent years studying the history of their small New Hampshire town, convinced that it was once a Viking settlement. When Lewis gets a phone call from John saying that he finally has the evidence to prove it, he hurries right over - and finds a crime scene. In the brief time since Jon left that message, someone has murdered him.< P>Available only in Mystery 4. …More


Deadly Cove: A Lewis Cole Mystery
Deadly Cove: A Lewis Cole Mystery
By DuBois, Brendan
2011-07 - Minotaur Books
9780312566340 Check Our Catalog

In the seventh novel of the series, Lewis Cole digs into the background of a murdered activist, as well as the anti-nuclear protesters that are gathering by the thousands on the New Hampshire coast, threatening violent action if they don't get what they want. …More


Heroes of the Frontier
Heroes of the Frontier
By Eggers, Dave
2016-07 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780451493804 Check Our Catalog




HPL patron: Beautiful and heartbreaking in a good way.

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The Painted Drum
The Painted Drum
By Erdrich, Louise
2005-09 - HarperCollins Publishers
9780060515102 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award (2006), Minnesota Book Award (2006)

Minnesota Book Award Winner - 2006 Novel and Short Story

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Faye Travers discovers a rare Native American drum while appraising an estate in New Hampshire. The drum's passage is traced both forward and backward in time, revealing how it changed the lives of those whose paths it crossed.
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Shadow Tag
Shadow Tag
By Erdrich, Louise
2010-02 - Harper
9780061536090 Check Our Catalog

When Irene America discovers that her husband has been reading her diary, she begins a secrets Blue Notebook, as much the truth about her life and her marriage as the Red Diary is a farce. Alternating between these two records, "Shadow Tag" is an eerily gripping novel. …More


Loop, the
Loop, the
By Evans, Nicholas
1999-10 - Bantam Books
9780440295693 Check Our Catalog SPA


An extraordinary new novel of love, family, and man's struggle with the wild
A pack of wolves makes a sudden savage return to the Rocky Mountain ranching town of Hope, Montana, where a century earlier they were slaughtered by the thousands. Biologist Helen Ross has come to Hope from the East, fleeing a life in shambles, determined to save the wolves from those who seek to destroy …More


Pure Soapmaking: How to Create Nourishing, Natural Skin Care Soaps
Pure Soapmaking: How to Create Nourishing, Natural Skin Care Soaps
By Faiola, Anne-Marie
2016-01 - Storey Publishing
9781612125336 Check Our Catalog

The pure luxury of soaps made with coconut butter, almond oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, and green tea is one of life's little pleasures. And with the help of author Anne-Marie Faiola, it's easy to make luscious, all-natural soaps right in your own kitchen. This collection of 32 recipes ranges from simple castile bars to intricate swirls, embeds, and marbled and layered looks. Begin with a combination …More


From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce
From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce
By Madison Area Community Supported Agricul
Foreword by Wubben, Doug
2004-09 - Macsac
9780615230139 Check Our Catalog


Ever wonder how you'll ever be able to use all your vegetables? From Asparagus to Zucchini answers the question of what to do with your armloads of greens, exotic herbs (and the never-before-seen vegetables), with recipes that are as concise and doable as they are appealing. Created for and by Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members, the book is an indispensable tool for anyone who wants …More


Time and Again
Time and Again
By Finney, Jack
1995-02 - Scribner Book Company
9780684801179 Check Our Catalog

An anniversary edition of a timeless classic tells what happens when Simon Morley is selected by a secret government agency to test Einstein's theory of the past co-existing with the present and is transported back to 1880s New York. Reissue. NYT. …More


Can't Stop Loving You
Can't Stop Loving You
By Ford, Bette
2012-01 - Avon Books
9780061728853 Check Our Catalog

The third book in Ford's series about the chances people take for love and how far they're willing to go for happiness. Original. …More


Shem Creek: A Lowcountry Tale
Shem Creek: A Lowcountry Tale
By Frank, Dorothea Benton
2004-08 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425196083 Check Our Catalog


Benton Frank's newest "New York Times" bestselling Lowcountry Tale features a New Jersey woman and a man from Atlanta who both relocate their families to Shem Creek, South Carolina, to restart their lives.

HPL patron: Great book! Just enough drama but more feel good. Great characters.

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Anansi Boys
Anansi Boys
By Gaiman, Neil
Read by Henry, Lenny
2005-09 - HarperAudio
9780060823849 Check Our Catalog


In this magnificent work of literary magic, Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, "American Gods," to once again plumb the dark recesses of the soul. Unabridged. 15 CDs.

HPL patron: Playaway version-the recording is not the clearest, in comparsion to other Playaways, but once you get into it, it doesn't matter. The story is funny, fast-paced, and well worth
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The Awakening
The Awakening
By Gibson, Marley
2009-05 - Graphia Books
9780547150932 Check Our Catalog

When Kendall Moorehead moves from Chicago to the small town of Radisson, Georgia, her psychic abilities awaken. Together with her new BFF, Celia, Kendall forms a ghost hunting team. Now they're going to clean up Radisson of its less savory spirits. …More


Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-To-Make Projects for the Home and Garden
Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-To-Make Projects for the Home and Garden
By Gleason, Chris
2013-03 - Fox Chapel Publishing
9781565235441 Check Our Catalog

Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects. Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer's sensibility to unleash the limitless …More


Eona: The Last Dragoneye
Eona: The Last Dragoneye
By Goodman, Alison
2011-04 - Viking Children's Books
9780670063116 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Parents Choice Awards (Spring) (2008-Up) (2011)


The pulse-pounding sequel to "Eon." Eon has been revealed as Eona, the first female Dragoneye in hundreds of years. She must come to terms with her new Dragoneye identity and power--and learn to bear the anguish of the 10 dragons whose Dragoneyes were murdered.

HPL patron: Sequel to Eon: The gripping story of the first female Dragoneye and her fight to redeem the emperor
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River Road
River Road
By Goodman, Carol
2016-01 - Touchstone Books
9781501109904 Check Our Catalog

From the award-winning author of "The Lake of Dead Languages "comes a chilling new psychological thriller about a professor accused of killing her favorite student in a hit-and-run accident.

Nan Lewis a creative writing professor at a state university in upstate New York is driving home from a faculty holiday party after finding out she's been denied tenure. On her way, she hits a
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Where I Want to Be
Where I Want to Be
By Griffin, Adele
2005-05 - G. P. Putnam's Sons
9780399237836 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2006), National Book Awards (2005), Tayshas Reading (2007)

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The National Book Award nominee for "Sons of Liberty" has crafted a spellbinding book, told in the alternating voices of two very different sisters dwelling on opposite sides of life and death, and who are bravely trying to overcome the void and bring light to each other.
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The Orange Houses
The Orange Houses
By Griffin, Paul
2009-06 - Dial Books
9780803733466 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2011), Tayshas Reading (2010), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2012)


Hearing impaired and way too smart for her West Bronx high school, Tamika Mik Sykes copes by reading lips and selling homework answers. She's a tough girl who never gets close to anyone, until she meets Fatima, a teenage refugee who sells newspapers on Mik's block.

HPL patron: A great book. At some points it gets confusing, but if you stick through it, it will make
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The Appeal
The Appeal
By Grisham, John
2008-01 - Doubleday Books
9780385515047 Check Our Catalog


In Grishams first legal thriller since "The Broker," justice is for sale--and only the rich can afford it.
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