Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What to read while waiting for...



Into the Water
Into the Water
By Hawkins, Paula
2017-05 - Riverhead Books
9780735211209 Check Our Catalog
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

"Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors - think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott - who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of
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Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
Behind Her Eyes: A Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
By Pinborough, Sarah
2017-01 - Flatiron Books
9781250111173 Check Our Catalog

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"You should read Behind Her Eyes...It's bloody brilliant." --Stephen King



"An eerie thriller...Pinborough keeps us guessing about just who's manipulating whom - until the ending reveals that we've been wholly complicit in this terrifying mind game." --The New York
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I See You
I See You
By Mackintosh, Clare
2017-02 - Berkley Books
9781101988299 Check Our Catalog
The author of the New York Times bestseller I Let You Go propels readers into a dark and claustrophobic thriller, in which a normal, everyday woman becomes trapped in the confines of her normal, everyday world...



Every morning and evening, Zoe Walker takes the same route to the train station, waits at a certain place on the platform, finds her
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A Small Indiscretion
A Small Indiscretion
By Ellison, Jan
2016-02 - Random House Trade
9780812985429 Check Our Catalog

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE With the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner Jan Ellison delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel about one woman's reckoning with a youthful mistake.



Part
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Book Review-Shadow Land



I absolutely loved Elizabeth Kostova's first book, The Historian.  I enjoyed her second book The Swan Thieves, but not as much.  Her third book Shadow Land stands between the two.
Alexandra Boyd has traveled from the Blue Ridge area to Bulgaria to teach English in Sophia.  Shortly after arriving she helps an elderly couple and a middle aged man get into a taxi.  After she gets into her own taxi she realizes that she has one of the other people's bags.  She feels she must find them and return the bag, but this is a more complicated feat than she had expected it to be.  With the help of a friendly cab driver, she travels all around Bulgaria searching for the elderly couple and the other man.  She learns a lot about the history of the country and the personal history of the three people she is searching for.
Kostova's writing style is very rich.  You feel like you are traveling around with Alexandra and seeing what she is seeing, feeling what she is feeling.  Just the act of reading this book is enjoyable.
I would recommend this book to people who like literary fiction, historical fiction, or travel fiction.

The Shadow Land
The Shadow Land
By Kostova, Elizabeth
2017-04 - Ballantine Books
9780345527868 Check Our Catalog
From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes a mesmerizing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the troubled history of a gorgeous but haunted country.

A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this
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Complimentary Reads


The Women in the Castle
The Women in the Castle
By Shattuck, Jessica
2017-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780062563668 Check Our Catalog

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Moving . . . surprises and devastates."--New York Times Book Review
"A masterful epic."--People magazine
"Mesmerizing . . . The Women in the Castle stands tall among the literature that reveals new truths about one of history's most tragic …More


A Piece of the World
A Piece of the World
By Kline, Christina Baker
2017-02 - William Morrow & Company
9780062356260 Check Our Catalog

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Graceful, moving and powerful."
--Michael Chabon, New York Times bestselling author of Moonglow
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, …More


Lincoln in the Bardo
Lincoln in the Bardo
By Saunders, George
2017-02 - Random House
9780812995343 Check Our Catalog
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Upcoming Events at HPL


emailComputer Class-Intro to Email

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, May 20

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
This weeks' topic--Email.  Learn how to set up and use an email account.

LEGO FAMILY FUN DAY

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2:00 PM

Come see what great structures you can create using our LEGOs. Exercise your imagination and your building skills at the same time! This activity is great for the whole family. A little friendly competition (with candy prizes!) adds to the fun.


STORYTIME!

MONDAY, MAY 22, 6:45 PM

Stories and songs! Movement activities and a craft! Fun for all in the Youth Services Department.


meditationMeditation Workshop

6:00 pm, Monday, May 22

Theresa Bernhardt will lead this meditation workshop.  It is open to anyone who would like to learn how to meditate.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 24

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

Charles HackleyHackley Day

12:00 pm, Friday, May 26

The Library will close at 12:00 pm for Hackley Day.  We will be closed Saturday and Monday for Memorial Day and reopen on Tuesday, May 30.

flagMEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

SATURDAY, MAY 27 THROUGH MONDAY, MAY 29 THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED.

WE WILL REOPEN TUESDAY, MAY 30 AT 12 PM.

HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DATES:

IN HONOR OF HACKLEY DAY:

         12 NOON, FRIDAY, MAY 26

FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY:

       SATURDAY, MAY 27

       SUNDAY, MAY 28

       MONDAY, MAY 29 


shipwreckThe Story of the John V. Moran

6:00 pm, Tuesday, May 30

Join underwater explorer and author Valerie van Heest as she travels back in time and deep beneath Lake Michigan to explore the wreck of the John V. Moran, holed and sunk by the ice in February 1899 off West Michigan. She will share the trials of research, the frustration of the search, and the excitement as she and fellow teammates of the Michigan Shipwreck Research Association, discover and explore the most intact shipwreck in Lake Michigan.
Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

tabletsTablet Tips and Tricks

1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 31

Want to do more with your tablet? Bring it to HPL on Wednesdays at 1:00 to get tech help. Walk ins welcome.

STORYTIME!

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 10:30 AM

Join us for stories, songs, movement activities, and a craft in the air conditioned Youth Services Department.


WordComputer Class-Intro to Word

10:30 am- 12:00 pm, Saturday, June 3

De'ondra Pentecost will teach computer classes on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required. Call HPL at 231-722-8000 or visit HPL Events to register.  Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.
his weeks' topic--Word:  Learn the basics of word processing, including opening and saving a document, entering text and making changes.  


SATURDAY MOVIE DRIVE-IN

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2:00 PM

Join us for a Saturday (Indoor) Drive-In movie! We're going to watch "The Lego Movie" and build our own cardboard cars. All the materials you need are provided. What's a movie without snacks? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! (101 minutes)

*Lawn blankets and pillows for siting on will not be provided but are encouraged.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Staff Picks

Check here every month to see what the HPL staff recommends based on our reading.  You can also  find your next good book by stopping by or calling the Reference Desk, or by using our online form:  Your Next Good Book

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
By Harari, Yuval Noah
2015-02 - Harper
9780062316097 Check Our Catalog

New York Times Bestseller
A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of
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No Easy Target
No Easy Target
By Johansen, Iris
2017-04 - St. Martin's Press
9781250075840 Check Our Catalog

New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with another thriller, No Easy Target

Margaret Douglas has worked hard to put her painful past behind her. Raised off the grid in an abusive home, her only escape was the nearby forest where she sought refuge whenever she could. There, in the peaceful woods, she discovered a strange gift: the

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Airborn
Airborn
By Oppel, Kenneth
2004-05 - Eos
0060531800 Check Our Catalog
Now in paperback--a swashbuckling new fantasy by the bestselling author of the Silverwing trilogy. In the early 20th century, a young orphan serves as a cabin boy aboard an airship and is witness to life-and-death battles in the sea and above land. …More


Skybreaker
Skybreaker
By Oppel, Kenneth
2005-11 - Eos
9780060532277 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2006)

Former cabin boy Matt Cruse, now a student at the prestigious Airship Academy, is first to identify the Hyperion, the private airship of a reclusive and fabulously wealthy inventor that disappeared forty years ago with its owner. Armed with the Hyperion's coordinates, which only he possesses, Matt, heiress Kate de Vries, and a mysterious young gypsy board the Sagarmatha, an airship fitted with the …More


Starclimber
Starclimber
By Oppel, Kenneth
2009-02 - Harper Teen
9780060850579 Check Our Catalog
Bestselling author Oppel returns to take readers back to the world of his Printz Honor Book "Airborn" and the "New York Times"-bestselling "Skybreaker," in this breathtaking new sequel. …More


You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself
You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself
By McRaney, David
2013-07 - Gotham Books
9781592408054 Check Our Catalog
The author of the bestselling "You Are Not So Smart" shares more discoveries about self-delusion and irrational thinking, and gives readers a fighting chance at outsmarting their not-so-smart brains

David McRaney's first book, "You Are Not So Smart," evolved from his wildly popular blog of the same name. A mix of popular psychology and trivia, McRaney's insights have struck a chord
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A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove
By Backman, Fredrik
2014-07 - Atria Books
9781476738017 Check Our Catalog
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm

In this "charming debut" (People) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon--the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if
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News of the World
News of the World
By Jiles, Paulette
2016-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780062409201 Check Our Catalog

National Book Award Finalist--Fiction
It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence.
In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to
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Mistborn: The Final Empire
Mistborn: The Final Empire
By Sanderson, Brandon
2006-07 - Tor Books
9780765311788 Check Our Catalog
From the author of the acclaimed "Elantris" comes the first novel in his Mistborn trilogy--a story which dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? Reissue. …More


Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd
By Bradley, Alan
2016-09 - Delacorte Press
9780345539960 Check Our Catalog
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Hailed as "a combination of Eloise and Sherlock Holmes" by The Boston Globe, Flavia de Luce returns in a much anticipated new Christmas mystery from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley.

In spite of being ejected from Miss Bodycote's Female Academy in Canada, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is excited to
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Kitchens of the Great Midwest
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
By Stradal, J. Ryan
2015-07 - Pamela Dorman Books
9780525429142 Check Our Catalog

A sweet and savory treat. People

An impressive feat of narrative jujitsu . . . that keeps readers turning the pages too fast to realize just how ingenious they are. The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Pick


Kitchens of the Great Midwest is a novelabout a young woman with a once-in-a-generation palate who becomes

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The Interestings
The Interestings
By Wolitzer, Meg
2013-04 - Riverhead Books
9781594488399 Check Our Catalog
From bestselling author Wolitzer comes a dazzling, panoramic novel about what becomes of early talent, and the roles that art, money, and even envy can play in close friendships. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. …More


A Doubter's Almanac
A Doubter's Almanac
By Canin, Ethan
2016-02 - Random House
9781400068265 Check Our Catalog
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, theauthor of America America and The Palace Thief, explores the nature of genius, rivalry, ambition, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family.

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little
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Moonglow
Moonglow
By Chabon, Michael
2016-11 - Harper
9780062225559 Check Our Catalog

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Winner of the Sophie Brody Medal - An NBCC Finalist for 2016 Award for Fiction - ALA Carnegie Medal Finalist for Excellence in Fiction - Wall Street Journal's Best Novel of the Year - A New York Times Notable Book of the Year - A Washington Post Best Book of the
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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing
By Jacob, Mira
2014-07 - Random House
9780812994780 Check Our Catalog
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "THE BOSTON GLOBE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, BUSTLE, "AND EMILY GOULD, "THE MILLIONS"

For fans of J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, Mona Simpson, and Jhumpa Lahiri comes a winning, irreverent debut novel about a family wrestling with its future and its past.

With depth, heart, and agility, debut novelist Mira Jacob takes us on a deftly
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The Trespasser
The Trespasser
By French, Tana
2016-10 - Viking
9780670026333 Check Our Catalog
New York Times bestselling author Tana French is "required reading for anyone who appreciates tough, unflinching intelligence and ingenious plotting" (The New York Times). She "inspires cultic devotion in readers . . . (The New Yorker) and is "the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years" (Washington Post).

"Atmospheric and
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