Monday, October 3, 2016

Adult Summer Reading - Week 11 - Monday





Starlight: Hidden Star\Captive Star
Starlight: Hidden Star\Captive Star
By Roberts, Nora
2015-11 - Silhouette Books
9780373281947 Check Our Catalog

Diamonds can be a girls best friend--or her worst enemy. Two installments of the Stars of Mithra series by beloved, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Nora Roberts are collected in this single volume. Includes "Hidden Star" and "Captive Star." Reissue. …More


The Obsession
The Obsession
By Roberts, Nora
2016-04 - Berkley Books
9780399175169 Check Our Catalog

The riveting new novel from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Liar."

" She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her. "

Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped
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Stolen: Nightshade\Night Smoke
Stolen: Nightshade\Night Smoke
By Roberts, Nora
2016-05 - Silhouette Books
9780373282135 Check Our Catalog


Two dark and dazzling fan-favorite tales of romantic suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author
NORA ROBERTS
Nightshade
Colt Nightshade can't believe his luck: he's been partnered on a case with the stunningly beautiful lieutenant Althea Grayson. But Grayson works strictly by the book, and she has no use for Colt's easygoing, renegade style. The case itself is demanding enough, …More


No Cure for Love
No Cure for Love
By Robinson, Peter
2016-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780062469304 Check Our Catalog


Terrific . . . that rare book that entertains, enthralls, and also teaches. No Cure for Love] has something to say about right now. MICHAEL CONNELLY, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Sarah Broughton has come a long way. She's the star of a hit cop show on TV. She lives in a beautiful California beach house. And most important she's put her dark past behind her. . . as well as her old …More


Best Friends Forever
Best Friends Forever
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2016-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455526086 Check Our Catalog

Things are falling apart in the Richardson household. Angry arguments between Celine and her husband, Keith, have become routine. She resents that he's working long hours and staying out all night, and he accuses her of not giving him the attention he deserves. Their marriage is at a cross-roads and Celine worries how her 10-year-old daughter, Kassie, will be affected.

But the
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The First Hostage: A J. B. Collins Novel
The First Hostage: A J. B. Collins Novel
By Rosenberg, Joel C.
2015-12 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781496406156 Check Our Catalog

What if the Islamic State captured the most valuable hostage in history?

"The president of the United States . . . is missing." With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, report-ing from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert. The leaders of Israel and Palestine are critically injured,
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The Rough Guide to New York City
The Rough Guide to New York City
By Rough Guides
Author Rough Guides
2016-02 - Rough Guides
9780241199213 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This book in electronic form is great. It has photos and itineraries. It has great maps and makes things easy to find. I'd recommend it to a first time traveler to New York, in particular.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production
By Rowling, J. K.
Author Tiffany, John
Author Thorne, Jack
2016-07 - Arthur A. Levine Books
9781338099133 Check Our Catalog

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016.
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Empire Falls
Empire Falls
By Russo, Richard
2001-05 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780679432470 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Ambassador Book Awards (2002), Book Sense Book of the Year Award (2002), Pulitzer Prize (2002)

Richard Russo--from his first novel, "Mohawk, to his most recent, "Straight Man--has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country.

Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact, only a
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Board Stiff
Board Stiff
By Ryan, Annelise
2014-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758272768 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: An entertaining cozy mystery.
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Stiff Competition
Stiff Competition
By Ryan, Annalise
Author Ryan, Annelise
2016-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781617734106 Check Our Catalog

"The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever." --Laura Levine

Every fall, hunting season in Sorenson, Wisconsin, leads to some accidental injuries. Deputy coroner Mattie Winston just hopes the hunters don't bring any more business to her office. But somebody seems to have declared open season on land developers. One real estate developer who's recently come to town
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Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran
Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran
By Saberi, Roxana
2010-03 - Harper
9780061965289 Check Our Catalog

Saberi, a journalist working in Iran, was dragged from her home and arrested, charged with espionage. In this compelling and inspirational story, she writes of her imprisonment, her trial, her ultimate release, and the faith that helped her through her captivity. …More


A Kind of Grief
A Kind of Grief
By Scott, A. D.
2015-10 - Atria Books
9781476756189 Check Our Catalog

One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2015

Set against the grandeur of the Northern Scottish Highlands in the 1950s, here is the sixth evocative, fast-paced, suspenseful mystery in A.D. Scott's highly acclaimed series featuring beloved heroine Joanne Ross.

Praised for their well-drawn characters (Publishers Weekly), ingenious plotting
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Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison
Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison
By Senghor, Shaka
2016-03 - Convergent Books
9781101907290 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Very interesting book that was inspiring. However, I believe it would have been better if the athor would have written it in his life's sequence rather than jumping from prison to his youth and then back to a different prison.
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Trustee from the Toolroom
Trustee from the Toolroom
By Shute, Nevil
2000-09 - Queens House
9780892440160 Check Our Catalog

When his sister's boat is wrecked in the Pacific, Keith Steward becomes the trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a voyage in a small yacht in inhospitable waters. …More


The Rosie Effect
The Rosie Effect
By Simsion, Graeme
2014-12 - Simon & Schuster
9781476767314 Check Our Catalog

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But
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The Justice Game
The Justice Game
By Singer, Randy
2009-07 - Tyndale House Publishers
9781414316345 Check Our Catalog


After the target of an investigative report storms a Virginia Beach news studio, he executes one of the anchors on live television before the SWAT team is able to take him down. Following the victim's funeral, her family files a lawsuit against the gun company who manufactured the killer's weapon of choice. The lawyers for the plaintiff and defendant-Kelly Starling and Jason Noble-are young, …More


A Faint Cold Fear
A Faint Cold Fear
By Slaughter, Karin
2003-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780688174583 Check Our Catalog

From the author of "Kisscut" comes the story of violence on a Georgia college campus, as medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver investigate several suicides and a brutal attack. …More


A Chance on Lovin' You
A Chance on Lovin' You
By Snoe, Eboni
1999-09 - Avon Books
9780380795635 Check Our Catalog

Sasha Townsend always plays it safe -- in life and in love -- until an unexpected inheritance brings her to the lushly tropical Florida Keys. There, beneath the hot sun of Magic Key, she begins to relax and renew...until she's summoned to the neighboring estate by its enigmatic owner, Cay Ellis. The handsome millionaire's highhanded ways and infuriating demands awaken Sasha to emotions and a world …More


The Illustrated Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
The Illustrated Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
By Sobel, Dava
Joint Author Andrewes, William J. H.
Introduction by Sobel, Dava
1998-10 - Walker & Company
9780802713445 Check Our Catalog

The Illustrated Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the thorniest scientific problem of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Throughout the great age of exploration, sailors attempted to navigate the oceans without any means of measuring their longitude: All too often, voyages ended in total disaster when both crew and cargo were captured or lost upon the rocks of …More


Thicker Than Water: A British Police Procedural Set in 1970s
Thicker Than Water: A British Police Procedural Set in 1970s
By Spencer, Sally
2016-02 - Severn House Publishers
9780727885616 Check Our Catalog

"DCI Monika Paniatowski investigates a case that could be the making or, more likely, breaking of her career "

DCI Monika Paniatowski has only been back from maternity leave for three days when she is called in to investigate a nightmare of a case. Not only is the murder victim a mother of three small children, but her husband is a wealthy politician. Monika knows that if she can't
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Property of a Noblewoman
Property of a Noblewoman
By Steel, Danielle
2016-03 - Delacorte Press
9780345531063 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Typical Steel-but you might learn a bit about jewelry.
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Interior Darkness: Selected Stories
Interior Darkness: Selected Stories
By Straub, Peter
2016-02 - Doubleday Books
9780385541053 Check Our Catalog

A MONUMENTAL COLLECTION OF SHORT FICTION FROM ACCLAIMED MASTER OF HORROR AND"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLINGAUTHOR PETER STRAUB

Peter Straub brilliantly defiesand blurs literary genres. LORRIE MOORE

An American icon renowned for his bestselling novels, Peter Straub displays his full and stunning range in this crowning collection. He has consistently subverted the boundaries of genre …More


The Burgess Boys
The Burgess Boys
By Strout, Elizabeth
2013-03 - Random House
9781400067688 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2014)


The acclaimed author of "Olive Kitteridge" returns with a stunning novel as powerful and moving as any work in contemporary literature. Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, the Burgess brothers are called home from their successful lives in New York.
HPL patron:  Newest book from the author of Olive …More