Thursday, September 1, 2016

Adult Summer Reading-Week 9-Thursday





Kitchen Hacks: How Clever Cooks Get Things Done
Kitchen Hacks: How Clever Cooks Get Things Done
By Cook's Illustrated
Editor America's Test Kitchen
Editor America's Test Kitchen
2015-11 - Cook's Illustrated
9781940352008 Check Our Catalog

Innovative solutions to everyday cooking challenges from our team of test kitchen MacGyvers the test cooks at Cook's Illustrated magazine

A kitchen hack is an unusual, easier, and/or better way of performing a task that often saves money and time or improves the quality of the outcome. In this wacky but eminently useful collection of kitchen hacks, you will learn how to outsmart tricky
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Mod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your World
Mod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your World
By Anderson, Amy
2012-06 - Lark Books (NC)
9781454702412 Check Our Catalog

Since 1967, crafters have entrusted their most treasured creations to Mod Podge--the number one, all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish product that's water-based for easy cleanup and totally non-toxic. The popularity of Mod Podge continues to grow, as does its product lineup that now includes Sparkle, Outdoor, Dimensional Magic, and Fabric formulas. "Mod Podge Rocks!" features over 40 simple, …More


Owls Well That Ends Well: A Meg Langslow Mystery
Owls Well That Ends Well: A Meg Langslow Mystery
By Andrews, Donna
2005-07 - Thorndike Press
9780786276394 Check Our Catalog


A shady book and antique dealer is murdered at a yard sale, and when a professor friend is accused, Meg discovers she must find the killer to keep Michael's career on course.
HPL patron: The Meg Langslow mystery series is a delightful cozy romp filled with laugh out loud characters.
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Healing Tonics: Next-Level Juices, Smoothies, and Elixirs for Health and Wellness
Healing Tonics: Next-Level Juices, Smoothies, and Elixirs for Health and Wellness
By Ayales, Adriana
2016-06 - Sterling Publishing (NY)
9781454918868 Check Our Catalog

Be your own kitchen doctor Adriana Ayales grew up near the rainforest, where her grandmother set her on the path to herbal healing. Now she runs one of Brooklyn's most popular juice bars and she's also deeply knowledgeable about the rainforest's fruits, botanicals, and other exotic ingredients. With this guide she passes on her knowledge of ethnobotanical customs, soul cleansing, and therapeutic …More


Summerlong
Summerlong
By Bakopoulos, Dean
2015-06 - Ecco Press
9780062321169 Check Our Catalog


The author of Please Don't Come Back from the Moon and My American Unhappiness delivers his breakout novel: a deft and hilarious exploration of the simmering tensions beneath the surface of a contented marriage that explode in the bedrooms and backyards of a small town over the course of a long, hot summer
In the sweltering heat of one summer in a small Midwestern town, Claire and Don Lowry …More


Another Country
Another Country
By Baldwin, James A.
1992-12 - Vintage
9780679744719 Check Our Catalog

Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the …More


Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go Tell It on the Mountain
By Baldwin, James
Introduction by Danticat, Edwidge
2016-03 - Everyman's Library
9781101907610 Check Our Catalog

This haunting coming-of-age story, based in part on James Baldwin's childhood in Harlem, is an American classic.

Originally published in 1953, "Go Tell It on the Mountain"was Baldwin's first major work. With a potent combination of lyrical compassion and resonant rage, he portrays a fourteen-year-old boy questioning the terms of his identity. John Grimes is the stepson of a
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Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff: Projects You Can Build for (and With) Your Kids!
Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff: Projects You Can Build for (and With) Your Kids!
By Bedford, Scott
2013-05 - Workman Publishing
9780761171478 Check Our Catalog

From the Snail Soup Can Decoy to keep the candy stash safe to the Customizable Keep Out Sign to deter meddlesome siblings and parents, Bedford presents 67 unique projects that will turn any dad with DIY leanings into a mad scientist hero. …More


Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow & Tara
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Willow & Tara
By Benson, Amber
Author Golden, Christopher
Author Watson, Andi
2003-06 - Dark Horse Comics
9781569719053 Check Our Catalog

On a summer vacation with Willow, Tara and Dawn, Dawn finds herself in an argument between the locals and the loggers over the destruction of a nearby forest. When one of the loggers is found dead, Willow and Tara realise magic is at work. Willow and Tara are forced to use all their wits to fight the forest demon getting back his trees. …More


The Templar Legacy
The Templar Legacy
By Berry, Steve
2006-02 - Ballantine Books
9780345476159 Check Our Catalog

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The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes--until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the Earth. Now two forces vying for the treasure learn that its true nature could change the modern world.
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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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The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts
The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts
By Blank, Hanne
2012-12 - Ten Speed Press
9781607742869 Check Our Catalog

This empowering exercise guide is big on attitude, giving plus-size women the motivation and information they need to move their bodies and improve their health.

Hanne Blank, proud fat girl and personal trainer, understands the physical and emotional roadblocks that overweight women face in the word of exercise. In this one-of-a-kind guide that combines exercise advice with a refusal
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No Experience Required!: Sketching and Drawing: An Easy Guide to Drawing for Beginners
No Experience Required!: Sketching and Drawing: An Easy Guide to Drawing for Beginners
By Blovits, Larry
2004-12 - North Light Books
9781581805055 Check Our Catalog

And, as part of the No Experience Required series, the book's Quick Tip and Words to Know sidebars make the instruction unintimidating. …More


One Way or Another
One Way or Another
By Bowen, Rhonda
2014-03 - Dafina Books
9780758259592 Check Our Catalog


From the author of "Man Enough for Me" comes a witty, compelling novel about a woman who thinks she has her job, family, and friends under control until the night she meets a man who changes everything.
HPL patron: I wish there was a sequel.
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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
By Burton, Tim
1997-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780688156817 Check Our Catalog

Filmmaker Tim Burton is known for his unique ability to mix intelligent wit with highly original visual intrigue. In this volume, Burton gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children--misguided outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel worlds, where destruction and misery lurk in every corner. Illustrations. …More


Beyond the Ice Limit: A Gideon Crew Novel
Beyond the Ice Limit: A Gideon Crew Novel
By Child, Lincoln
Author Preston, Douglas J.
2016-06 - Hachette Audio
9781478940999 Check Our Catalog

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The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel
The Lost Island: A Gideon Crew Novel
By Preston, Douglas J.
Author Child, Lincoln
2014-08 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455525775 Check Our Catalog

Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.

Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment--only to learn
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The Wrong Billionaire's Bed
The Wrong Billionaire's Bed
By Clare, Jessica
2015-04 - Berkley Books
9780425269152 Check Our Catalog

The Billionaire Boys Club: Six men of astonishing wealth.

But there's one thing money can't buy

Successful, dependable, and trustworthy that's Audrey Petty. She'd be the perfect girlfriend for her childhood crush, billionaire Cade Archer except that she's pretty sure she's not even on his radar. When Audrey thinks she'll be spending the next month with Cade at his remote
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The House That Cleans Itself
The House That Cleans Itself
By Clark, Mindy Starns
2013-02 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736949873 Check Our Catalog


The ultimate guide for the housekeeping-impaired Bestselling author Mindy Starns Clark delves into the reasons behind chronic messiness and helps you find the permanent solution you've been looking for. Using horizontal thinking, Mindy will teach you how to set up your home so efficiently and logically that it seems to clean itself. Learn how to keep the house twice as clean in half the …More


Harbour Street
Harbour Street
By Cleeves, Ann
2015-12 - Minotaur Books
9781250070661 Check Our Catalog


"Harbour Street" is the next spellbinding installment in Ann Cleeves' series of crime novels about Vera Stanhope, played in the TV detective drama VERA by Brenda Blethyn.
As the snow falls thickly on Newcastle, the shouts and laughter of Christmas revelers break the muffled silence. Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie are swept along in the jostling crowd onto the Metro.
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The Invisible Library
The Invisible Library
By Cogman, Genevieve
2016-06 - Roc
9781101988640 Check Our Catalog

Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author.

"One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction..."

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities. Most
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We Are All Made of Stars
We Are All Made of Stars
By Coleman, Rowan
2016-07 - Ballantine Books
9780553394146 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Warm and fuzzy yet real.
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New Zealand
By Hemphill, Kate
2010-04 - DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9781405353922 Check Our Catalog

DK Eyewitness New Zealand travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions this exciting country has to offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and detailed maps, discover New Zealand region by region; from the glistening glaciers on the West Coast to the surfers' paradise Central North Island. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs from the country's best …More



Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul
Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul
By Stuart, Cosgrove
Author Cosgrove, Stuart
2015-03 - Stuart Cosgrove
9780993107511 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: If you love R&B this book is for you. A look behind Motown, its start in the kitchen of Barry Gordy to the international Motown. Month by month this book looks at what was happening in the city of Motown.
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