Friday, September 16, 2016

Adult Summer Reading - Week 9 -Friday





House of Mystery Vol. 7: Conception
House of Mystery Vol. 7: Conception
By Sturges, Matthew
Author Various
Illustrator Various
2012-01 - Vertigo
9781401232641 Check Our Catalog

Features stories from issues numbered 31-35 and Halloween Annual numbered 2, in which Fig learns why the Pair of Conception chased her into the House of Mystery. …More


House of Mystery, Volume 1: Room & Boredom
House of Mystery, Volume 1: Room & Boredom
By Sturges, Matthew
Author Willingham, Bill
Illustrator Rossi, Luca
2009-01 - Vertigo
9781401220792 Check Our Catalog

"House of Mystery" features five characters trapped in a supernatural bar. Each has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and the fouse attracts only the finest storytellers. …More


Sophies Choice
Sophies Choice
By Styron, William
1998-12 - Macmillan _
9780330313919 Check Our Catalog SPA

First published in 1979, this novel opens with Stingo, a young southerner, journeying north in 1947 to become a writer. It leads us into his intellectual and emotional entanglement with his neighbors in a Brooklyn rooming house: Nathan, a tortured, brilliant Jew, and his lover, Sophie, a beautiful Polish woman whose wrist bears the grim tattoo of a concentration camp ... and whose past is strewn …More


Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
By Suskind, Patrick
Translator Woods, John
2006-10 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780394550848 Check Our Catalog

An international sensation from the moment of its publication in Germany last year, this is one of the most extraordinary novels published in years: the story of a monster loose in 18th-century France and his quest for the perfect perfume. …More


The Nest
The Nest
By Sweeney, Cynthia D.
2016-03 - Ecco Press
9780062414212 Check Our Catalog


Instant New York Times Bestseller
Hilarious and big-hearted, The Nest is a stellar debut. People, Book of the Week
Her writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting. Entertainment Weekly
Humor and delightful irony abound in this lively first novel. New York Times Book Review
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Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia
Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia
By Lonely Planet
2016-12 - Lonely Planet
9781786572196 Check Our Catalog


#1 best-selling guide to Tahiti & French Polynesia*
Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Swim in the sparklingly clear waters, hike to waterfalls, dive into coral wonderlands, then sips cocktail by the beach; all with your trusted …More


Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story
Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story
By Thompson, Christina
2009-07 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781596911277 Check Our Catalog

"A multilayered, highly informative and insightful book that blends memoir, historical and travel narrative...vivid and meticulously researched."--"San Francisco Chronicle
"In this involving, compassionate memoir, Christina Thompson tells the story of her romance and eventual marriage to a Maori man, interspersing it with a narrative history of the cultural collision between Westerners and the …More


Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady
By Troy, Gil
2006-10 - University Press of Kansas
9780700614882 Check Our Catalog


In this lively and refreshingly non sensational new book. Gil Troy provides a revealing look at arguably the most polarizing first lady in history and undoubtedly the most prominent American women of the time--Hillary Rodham Clinton.
HPL patron: A reminder of how unpopular she was during her previous years in the White House.
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National Geographic Traveler: New Zealand, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Traveler: New Zealand, 2nd Edition
By Turner, Peter
Photographer Monteath, Colin
2013-10 - National Geographic Society
9781426211614 Check Our Catalog

Active travelers trust National Geographic to deliver what they want in a guidebook: expert advice, insider tips, and the cultural feel of each destination not easily found online. These guides are pitch-perfect for today's experiential travel enthusiasts who want an authentic, enriching immersion.

From the heart of Auckland and Christchurch to the lakes around Queenstown; from the
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The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief
By Riordan, Rick
2005-06 - Miramax Books
9780786856299 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Beehive Awards (2007), Bluebonnet Awards (2007), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2008), Colorado Children's Book Award (2008), Georgia Children's Book Award (2009), Golden Archer Award (2009), Golden Sower Award (2008), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2008), Iowa Teen Award (2009), Isinglass Teen Read Award (2008), Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (2008), Maine Student Book Award (2007), Mark Twain Readers Award (2008), Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2008), Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (2009), Nene Award (2007), Nene Award (2008), North Carolina Children's Book Award (2008), Nutmeg Book Award (2008), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2008), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award (2009), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2007), Sequoyah Book Awards (2008), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2008), Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (2008), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2008), Volunteer State Book Awards (2009), West Virginia Children's Book Award (2008), Young Reader's Choice Award (2008)

Classic Greek mythology is mixed with modern adventure in this brand-new, action-packed series. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island, where he meets the father he never knew--Poseidon, God of the Sea. …More


The Sea of Monsters
The Sea of Monsters
By Riordan, Rick
2007-04 - Miramax Books
9781423103349 Check Our Catalog

In this second installment in the series Percy, Poseidon's 13-year-old demigod son, is desperate to rescue his friend and retrieve the healing Golden Fleece--the only protection for the children in Camp Half-Blood. Adventure follows chaotic adventure as Percy once again battles mythical monsters in modern-day settings. …More


Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Three the Titan's Curse
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Three the Titan's Curse
By Riordan, Rick
2007-05 - Miramax Books
9781423101451 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Golden Archer Award (2010), Quill Awards (2007)

In this third book of the acclaimed series, Percy and his friends are escorting two new half-bloods safely to camp when they are intercepted by a manticore and learn that the goddess Artemis has been kidnapped. …More


Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling
By Vinton, Sherri Brooks
2010-06 - Storey Publishing
9781603425469 Check Our Catalog


A step-by-step guide that will have even the most timid beginners filling their pantries and freezers with the preserved goodness of summer in no time. Features a complete how-to section for every kind of preserving as well as a number of recipes full of exciting flavor combinations.
HPL patron: Yummy!
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Mastering Sauces: The Home Cook's Guide to New Techniques for Fresh Flavors
Mastering Sauces: The Home Cook's Guide to New Techniques for Fresh Flavors
By Volland, Susan
2015-10 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393241853 Check Our Catalog


Finally, a cookbook on sauces that is fresh, vibrant, and alive. In Mastering Sauces, Susan Volland veers away from traditional lesson plans and presents sauce-making in a whole new way. She focuses on how great cooks all over the world make sauces with impromptu elan they splash and drizzle, slather and douse. Great sauces are made by following three fundamental principles: Maximize Flavor, …More


The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir
The Sound of Gravel: A Memoir
By Wariner, Ruth
2016-01 - Flatiron Books
9781250077691 Check Our Catalog


A riveting, deeply affecting true story of one girl's coming-of-age in a polygamist family.

RUTH WARINER was the thirty-ninth of her father's forty-two children. Growing up on a farm in rural Mexico, where authorities turn a blind eye to the practices of her community, Ruth lives in a ramshackle house without indoor plumbing or electricity. At church, preachers teach …More


Stay with Me
Stay with Me
By Freymann-Weyr, Garret
2006-04 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618605712 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2007), Tayshas Reading (2008)

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Sixteen-year-old Leila Abranel loves her older half-sisters--from her father's first marriage--but does not know them well. When her sister Rebecca commits suicide, Leila wants to know why and begins navigating her family's breakdown.
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Dessa Rose
Dessa Rose
By Williams, Sherley A.
2011-01 - Harper Perennial
9780062011251 Check Our Catalog


In 1829 in Kentucky, a pregnant black woman helped lead an uprising of a group of slaves headed to the market for sale. She was sentenced to death, but her hanging was delayed until after the birth of her baby. In North Carolina in 1830, a white woman living on an isolated farm was reported to have given sanctuary to runaway slaves. In this classic novel of courage and redemption, acclaimed …More


Home at 7, Dinner at 8
Home at 7, Dinner at 8
By Wright, Sophie
Photographer Foord, Romas
2012-02 - Kyle Cathie Limited
9781906868482 Check Our Catalog

Sophie Wright inspires you to create quick, stress-free delicious meals in less than an hour. Chapters include: Every Day recipes destined to become old favorites to cook time and again, like Honey-Roasted Pork with Pears and Parsnips; Watching the Pennies with cheap, exciting recipes like Zucchini, Basil and Chile Linguine, suitable for a night in for one or entertaining friends; Posh Nosh for …More


Vengeance
Vengeance
By Zane
2016-05 - Atria Books
9781501108044 Check Our Catalog

Mega bestselling author Zane returns to the world of her hugely popular novels Addicted and Nervous in this dark and exhilarating follow-up featuring a beautiful but emotionally damaged pop star desperate and determined to enact revenge on those who have caused her to hide behind her fame.

After fleeing from Atlanta years ago following a traumatic event, Caprice Tatum decides it's time
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