Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Adult Summer Reading - Week 11 - Tuesday





Desolation
Desolation
By Sturges, Matthew
Illustrator Rossi, Luca
Illustrator Marzan, Jose, Jr.
2012-08 - Vertigo
9781401234959 Check Our Catalog

In this final volume, the big confrontation between Fig and the Conception, between Fig and Lotus Blossom, between Lotus Blossom and the Magical Physicians, between Fig and Lotus Blossom and Harry, between - okay, between everyone and everyone else, and it's been building since issue #1. What will become of the House of Mystery? There's only one way to find out...
This volume collects issues …More


House of Mystery, Volume 6: Safe as Houses
House of Mystery, Volume 6: Safe as Houses
By Sturges, Matthew
Illustrator Rossi, Luca
2011-05 - Vertigo
9781401231545 Check Our Catalog

HOUSE OF MYSTERY focuses on characters trapped in a supernatural bar, trying to solve the mystery of how and why they're imprisoned there. Each one has a terrible past they'd like to forget, and with no books, newspapers or TV allowed in the House, they face an eternity of boredom. But stories become the new currency, and fortunately, the House attracts only the finest storytellers. In this sixth …More


The Book of Speculation
The Book of Speculation
By Swyler, Erika
2015-06 - St. Martin's Press
9781250054807 Check Our Catalog


One of BuzzFeed's 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015
"As Simon, a lonely research librarian, searches frantically for the key to a curse that might be killing the women in his family, he learns strange and fascinating secrets about their past. A tale full of magic and family mystery, "The Book of Speculation" will keep you up all night reading." Isaac Fitzgerald, BuzzFeed
Simon Watson, a young …More


Under Tiberius
Under Tiberius
By Tosches, Nick
2015-08 - Little Brown and Company
9780316405669 Check Our Catalog

A work of dangerous and haunting beauty by America's last real literary outlaw.

Under Tiberius is a thrilling story of crime and deceit involving the man who came to be called Jesus Christ. Deep in the recesses of the Vatican, Nick Tosches unearths a first-century memoir by Gaius Fulvius Falconius, foremost speechwriter for Emperor Tiberius. The codex is
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Just Above a Whisper
Just Above a Whisper
By Wick, Lori
2006-08 - Walker & Company
9781594151118 Check Our Catalog

Book 2 in the < I>Tucker Mills Trilogy< /I>< P>A tender story of the power of faith over fear and the tie that truly binds. Indentured servant Reese Thackery's contract has fallen into the hands of the Tucker Mills bank. When Conner Kingsley, the son of the bank's owner, comes to investigate, he finds himself touched by her situation. Soon he releases Reese and hires her to keep house for …More


Leave a Candle Burning
Leave a Candle Burning
By Wick, Lori
2006-12 - Thorndike Press
9780786290871 Check Our Catalog

Lori Wick's popular, bestselling Tucker Mills Series concludes with Leave a Candle Burning. Beloved Doc MacKay has left Tucker Mills to retire to warmer climes, but he gladly leaves the town's health in the capable hands of Dannan MacKay, his nephew. The townsfolk welcome Dannan, but the widowed physician misses his young daughter, who is staying with an aunt while he settles into his new life. …More


Moonlight on the Millpond
Moonlight on the Millpond
By Wick, Lori
2005-06 - Thorndike Press
9780786277056 Check Our Catalog

While helping his Uncle Woody run the sawmill in Token Creek, Jace Randall begins courting the visiting niece of the local storekeepers, but when Jace's sister undermines their new relationship with gossip, the new couple separates. …More


The Fifth Son
The Fifth Son
By Wiesel, Elie
1998-04 - Schocken Books Inc
9780805210835 Check Our Catalog

When a Holocaust survivor's son discovers that his brooding father has been haunted for years by his role in the murder of a brutal SS officer just after the war, the son also discovers that the Nazi is still alive. What begins as a quest for his father's love becomes a reenactment of the past, as the son sets out to complete his father's act of revenge. An unforgettable novel by the Nobel Prize …More


Waking Up in Charleston
Waking Up in Charleston
By Woods, Sherryl
2011-12 - Mira Books
9780778313267 Check Our Catalog

Oh, God! She's in love with her preacher.
But it's not as if Amanda O'Leary set "out" to fall for the most gorgeous (and unattainable) man this side of South Carolina Low Country. It's just that he organized building a cozy home for her and her children at a time when the future looked darker than blackstrap molasses. Not even her own father, the arrogant and wealthy Big Max, would have done as …More


Castle Nowhere: Lake-Country Sketches
Castle Nowhere: Lake-Country Sketches
By Woolson, Constance Fenimore
2009-01 - BiblioLife
9780559988554 Check Our Catalog

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to …More


The Lost Time Accidents
The Lost Time Accidents
By Wray, John
2016-02 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374281137 Check Our Catalog


In his ambitious and fiercely inventive new novel, "The Lost Time Accidents," John Wray takes us from turn-of-the-century Viennese salons buzzing with rumors about Einstein's radical new theory to the death camps of World War Two, from the golden age of postwar pulp science fiction to a startling discovery in a Manhattan apartment packed to the ceiling with artifacts of modern life.
Haunted …More


A Little Life
A Little Life
By Yanagihara, Hanya
2015-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385539258 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2016), Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence (2016), Kirkus Prize (2015), Man Booker Prize (2015), National Book Awards (2015)

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE
Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into
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Her Holiday Fireman
Her Holiday Fireman
By Y'Barbo, Kathleen
2012-10 - Love Inspired
9780373877799 Check Our Catalog



From his first encounter with the feisty redhead, widower and fire marshal Ryan Owen knows he's in trouble. He's in Vine Beach to heal, not to find romance. As for Leah Berry, she's come home strictly to lay claim to her family's restaurant and fend off developers. Leah is infuriated when Ryan shuts down the restaurant on violations. Both are determined to have their way, even as
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How to Retire the Cheapskate Way: The Ultimate Cheapskate's Guide to a Better, Earlier, Happier Retirement
How to Retire the Cheapskate Way: The Ultimate Cheapskate's Guide to a Better, Earlier, Happier Retirement
By Yeager, Jeffrey
Author Yeager, Jeff
2013-01 - Crown Business
9780307956422 Check Our Catalog

Combining Yeager's lovable humor and offbeat anecdotes that have garnered him an ever-growing fan base, this guide shares with readers hundreds of retirement secrets and tips. …More


Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor
Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor
By Kim, Yong
With Kim, Suk-Young
2009-05 - Columbia University Press
9780231147460 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: An informative book on life in North Korea and the prisons. At times it is difficult to read how low the people have to come to exist. To try to put oneself in his shoes is impossible, and the corroption that exists is understandable.
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