Friday, July 7, 2017

Adult Summer Reading at HPL





Hidden Pleasures
Hidden Pleasures
By Jackson, Brenda
2010-06 - Kimani Press
9780373861644 Check Our Catalog

When Galen Steele and Brittany Thrasher get into a bidding war, he's surprised at just how far she will go to win. But once things heat up, Brittany finds that Galen isn't about to let the woman of his dreams get away. Original. …More


In the Doctor's Bed
In the Doctor's Bed
By Jackson, Brenda
2011-07 - Kimani Press
9780373862207 Check Our Catalog

Intern Jaclyn Campbell's crush on her gorgeous boss could get her fired. At first, Lucien De Winter vows to keep their relationship a secret. But now, even if it means putting his career on the line, the seduced surgeon is ready to risk it all. Original. …More


Star of His Heart
Star of His Heart
By Jackson, Brenda
2010-08 - Kimani Press
9780373861729 Check Our Catalog

Logan Chambers loves being Hollywood's most elusive bachelor. Plus, the talented actor's just gotten a starring role on a hit TV show. But it's the show's sultry makeup and wardrobe artist, Rachel Wellesley, who's got him thinking twice about staying single. Original. …More


A Steele for Christmas
A Steele for Christmas
By Jackson, Brenda
2011-09 - Kimani Press
9780373862283 Check Our Catalog

After being dumped by her fiance, Stacy Carlson has no illusions about love. That doesn't stop the Phoenix gift shop owner from harboring hot fantasies about her sexier-than-sin landlord. Major player Eli Steele is a heartbreaker in tailor-made designer duds. But who can resist the sensual seducer who's decking the hallsand her heartwith a passion she's never known?

This Steele brother
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The White Road
The White Road
By Lotz, Sarah
2017-05 - Mulholland Books
9780316396608 Check Our Catalog

A cutting-edge thriller about one man's quest to discover horror lurking at the top of the world.
Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, 'Journey to the Dark Side', ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic
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The Delight of Being Ordinary: A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama
The Delight of Being Ordinary: A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama
By Merullo, Roland
2017-04 - Doubleday Books
9780385540919 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This is the wonderful story of two of the world's holiest men, the Pope and the Dalai Lama, who set out on an adventure across Italy. The two men shed their robes and depart wearing disguises hoping to experience a few days of ordinary living.
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Nefertiti
Nefertiti
By Moran, Michelle
2007-07 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307381460 Check Our Catalog

Nefertiti brings ancient Egypt to life as two royal sisters struggle to find fulfillment and happiness--one craving ultimate political power, the other desiring only to follow her heart. …More


My Darling Detective
My Darling Detective
By Norman, Howard
2017-03 - Houghton Mifflin
9780544236103 Check Our Catalog

A witty, engrossing homage to noir from National Book Award finalist Howard Norman

Jacob Rigolet, a soon-to-be former assistant to a wealthy art collector, looks up from his seat at an auction--his mother, former head librarian at the Halifax Free Library, is walking almost casually up the aisle. Before a stunned audience, she flings an open jar of black ink at master
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Slayer of Gods
Slayer of Gods
By Robinson, Lynda S.
2001-06 - Mysterious Press
9780892967056 Check Our Catalog

In the sixth novel of the celebrated series set during the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamen, Lord Meren recruits a clever female counterpart to help him find Queen Nefertiti's murderer. …More


Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos
Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos
By Sigal, Clancy
2016-12 - Soft Skull Press
9781593766573 Check Our Catalog

This a hilarious memoir of Clancy Sigal's escapades as a young Hollywood agent on the Sunset Strip, peddling writers and actors in a blacklist-crazed "golden age" movie industry of the 1950s. Atom bomb tests light up the night sky, and everyone is either naming names or getting named in the McCarthy witch hunt. By day a fast-talking salesman, at night he's the point person of a small circle …More


Undercover
Undercover
By Steel, Danielle
2015-09 - Delacorte Press
9780345531049 Check Our Catalog

"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER

Marshall Everett has traveled a twisting, perilous road from the jungles of South America to the streets of Paris. As an undercover DEA agent, Marshall penetrated a powerful cartel and became the trusted right-hand man of a ruthless drug lord. The price he paid was devastating, costing him everything and everyone he loved. Back in the U.S., on temporary
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Forcing Amaryllis
Forcing Amaryllis
By Ure, Louise
2005-06 - Mysterious Press
9780892960095 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Shamus Award (2006)

- FORCING AMARYLLIS provides a new slant on courtroom mysteries. Louise Ure pulls back the curtain on jury consulting: the combination of psychology and marketing that has fascinated the nation in major courtroom battles since the O.J. Simpson trial.- The atmosphere of the Southwest is almost a character in this richly drawn novel, from the descriptions of the heat to the food and the landscape.- …More


The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan
The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan
By Bosworth, Patricia
2017-01 - Harper
9780062287908 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Interesting book.
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Vicious Circle
Vicious Circle
By Box, C. J.
2017-03 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399176616 Check Our Catalog

The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect in the thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author C. J. Box. The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe …More


The Firebrand
The Firebrand
By Bradley, Marion Zimmer
2003-05 - Ace Books
9780451459244 Check Our Catalog


Blending archaeological fact and legend, Bradley breathes new life into the classic tale of the Trojan War, reinventing larger-than-life figures as living people who are engaged in a desperate struggle that dooms both the victors and the vanquished.
HPL patron: The sack of Troy told from Cassandra's point of view-very interesting, exciting, and fast paced. …More


Enchantment
Enchantment
By Card, Orson Scott
2005-05 - Del Rey Books
9780345482402 Check Our Catalog


The moment young Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay as still as death -- while a malevolent presence stirred in the hidden depths below.
Now, years later, Ivan is compelled to return. He finds the clearing just as he left it. This time he does not …More


Chasing the Dime
Chasing the Dime
By Michael Connelly
2002-10 - Little Brown
0316153915 Check Our Catalog

From the bestselling author of "A Darkness More than Night" comes a searing thriller about a simple wrong number that opens a line into terror. Henry Price has a whole new life--new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. He soon discovers that the messages on his line are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in serious trouble that could cost him all he holds dear. …More


The Crossing
The Crossing
By Connelly, Michael
2015-11 - Little Brown and Company
9780316225885 Check Our Catalog

Harry Bosch crosses the line to team up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Michael Connelly.

Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member
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The Fifth Witness
The Fifth Witness
By Connelly, Michael
2011-04 - Little Brown and Company
9780316069359 Check Our Catalog

Falling on tough times, Mickey Haller expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home. Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Connelly proves again why he "may very well be the best novelist …More


The Valcourt Heiress
The Valcourt Heiress
By Coulter, Catherine
2010-10 - Putnam Adult
9780399156755 Check Our Catalog

Set in medieval England, this lively historical romance delivers the trademark wit that fans have come to know and love from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. When Garron of Kersey returns home from the king's service to claim his title as Baron Wareham, he's shocked to find Wareham Castle very nearly destroyed by a man called the Black Demon. …More


Ernest Hemingway: A Biography
Ernest Hemingway: A Biography
By Dearborn, Mary V.
2017-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307594679 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Interesting book-sad person.
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South and West: From a Notebook
South and West: From a Notebook
By Didion, Joan
2017-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781524732790 Check Our Catalog

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer.

Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard dialogue, observations, interviews, drafts of essays and articles--and here
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Air Bound
Air Bound
By Feehan, Christine
2014-05 - Jove Books
9780515154634 Check Our Catalog

Get swept away by the third thrilling Sisters of the Heart novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.
On the shores of Sea Haven, six women touched by great loss have come together in a sisterhood strengthened by the elements--a bond each will need as new love and danger enter their lives...
For as far back as she can remember, Airiana Ridell has …More