Monday, July 3, 2017

Adult Summer Reading






The Children of Henry VIII
The Children of Henry VIII
By Guy, John
2013-07 - Oxford University Press, USA
9780192840905 Check Our Catalog
Behind the facade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama.

Nothing drove Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male heir and so perpetuating his dynasty. To that end, he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth century, and broke with the pope, all in an
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Ever After
Ever After
By Harrison, Kim
2013-01 - Voyager
9780061957918 Check Our Catalog
Witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan must save the demonic realm in this 11th entry in the "New York Times"-bestselling Hollow series. If the demonic realm disappears completely, so does all magic. Rachel must avert catastrophe and keep life from changing . . . for the worse. "I wouldn't miss a Kim Harrison book for anything."--Charlaine Harris. …More


Vanity Fair's Hollywood
Vanity Fair's Hollywood
By Carter, Graydon
Editor Friend, David
Text by (Art/Photo Books) Hitchens, Christopher
2003-09 - Viking Studio
067089141X Check Our Catalog

Hailed by "American Photo" as "the ground zero of modern iconography", "Vanity Fair" has from the start made Hollywood its stomping ground. This star-studded book encapsulates a century of the movie mecca's glory, power, glamour, and scandal as the stars of the past rub shoulders with today's cinematic giants in an incomparable collection of luminous images, classic essays, and delightful …More


Holiday with a Vampire III
Holiday with a Vampire III
By Jones, Linda Winstead
Author Childs, Lisa
Author Vanak, Bonnie
2009-12 - Silhouette Books
9780373618248 Check Our Catalog
Christmas starts at midnight...
And after you've been visited by these sexy men, you'll discover the true meaning of the season in these dazzling tales of love.
"Sundown" by Linda Winstead Jones
After distancing herself from a very attractive cop, vampire Abby Brown discovers she wants only one thing for Christmas--Leo Stryker. But when a murder investigation endangers his life, "she" may be …More


Russian Absurd: Selected Writings
Russian Absurd: Selected Writings
By Kharms, Daniil
Translator Cigale, Alex
2017-02 - Northwestern University Press
9780810134577 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Hopefully, another reader may find this format interesting. I did not.
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Holiday with a Vampire 4
Holiday with a Vampire 4
By Krinard, Susan
Author Meyers, Theresa
Author Thomas-Sundstrom, Linda
2012-11 - Harlequin
9780373885596 Check Our Catalog
Don't be afraid to snuggle up with these sexy, immortal heroes. They will weave their way into your fantasies and spice up your cold winter nights.Halfway to Dawn by Susan KrinardAmid a supernatural war between the races, can Fiona, captain of the human special forces, and Kane, a compelling fugitive from the vampire army, risk working together to attain peace on earth?The Gift by Theresa …More


The Violated
The Violated
By Pronzini, Bill
2017-03 - Bloomsbury USA
9781632866608 Check Our Catalog

A new stand-alone thriller by an acclaimed master of the genre and author of the Nameless Detective series.
Bill Pronzini is crime-writing royalty. His more than eighty published novels have won or been nominated for Edgar, Hammett, Anthony, Shamus, and Macavity awards--a clean sweep of the crime fiction award field--and received rave reviews from critics. He crafts masterful …More


Blue Madonna
Blue Madonna
By Benn, James R.
2016-09 - Soho Crime
9781616956424 Check Our Catalog
Billy Boyle, US Army detective and ex-Boston cop, faces his toughest investigation yet: infiltrating enemy lines in France as the Allies invade Normandy.
May 1944: Captain Billy Boyle is convicted on spurious charges of black market dealings stripped of his officer's rank, reduced to private, and sentenced to three months' hard labor. But Billy is given an opportunity: if he takes on …More


Gareth: Lord of Rakes
Gareth: Lord of Rakes
By Burrowes, Grace
2016-05 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
9781492638612 Check Our Catalog

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes writes The Lonely Lords with passion and heart
Caught between a rake and certain ruin...

Felicity Worthington's only hope of avoiding poverty-or worse-is to learn to run the brothel bequeathed to her by a distant cousin. Gareth Alexander, Marquis of Heathgate, finds himself in the impossible position of having to help
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My Reckless Surrender
My Reckless Surrender
By Campbell, Anna
2010-05 - Avon Books
9780061684319 Check Our Catalog
The author of "Claiming the Courtesan" pens another passionate tale brimming with lust, tenderness, and betrayal. Original. …More


Caraval
Caraval
By Garber, Stephanie
2017-01 - Flatiron Books
9781250095251 Check Our Catalog

Instant New York Times bestseller

#1 IndieNext Pick

Entertainment Weekly Must List (Grade: A-)



Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or a performance. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world . . .

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Emily Dickinson: An Interpretive Biography
Emily Dickinson: An Interpretive Biography
By Johnson, Thomas H.
2013-10 - Belknap Press
9780674863903 Check Our Catalog
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Finding Camlann
Finding Camlann
By Pidgeon, Sean
2013-01 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393240153 Check Our Catalog
An ancient poem and a mysterious burial inspire an enthralling historical and literary quest. …More


Northern Lights
Northern Lights
By Roberts, Nora
2005-09 - Jove Books
9780515139747 Check Our Catalog
Roberts's latest #1 "New York Times" bestseller--a colorful, compelling novel about two lonely souls who find love and redemption in Lunacy, Alaska--is available in Jove's new Premium Format, with a trim size of 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 for more comfortable reading. …More


With Open Arms
With Open Arms
By Roberts, Nora
2004-05 - Silhouette Books
9780373285044 Check Our Catalog
Available for the first time in more than a decade, two classic novellas of heartwarming romance by the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author are collected in this two-in-one volume. Reissue. …More


The Witness
The Witness
By Roberts, Nora
2012-04 - Putnam Adult
9780399159121 Check Our Catalog
The daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that follow change her life forever. …More


Collected Poems of Henry Thoreau
Collected Poems of Henry Thoreau
By Bode, Carl
2010-03 - Johns Hopkins University Press
9780801895708 Check Our Catalog

Ralph Waldo Emerson once described Henry Thoreau's poetry as "the purest strain, and the loftiest, I think, that has yet pealed from this unpoetic American forest." Not always thus esteemed, Thoreau's verses were by no means ignored. Bronson Alcott applauded them; James Russell Lowell asserted their rawness; Nathaniel Hawthorne grudgingly approved them. As author of Walden and Civil …More


Daughters-In-Law
Daughters-In-Law
By Trollope, Joanna
2011-04 - Touchstone Books
9781451618389 Check Our Catalog
Readers of Sue Miller, Anita Shreve, and Jodi Picoult will delight in this new novel from the "brilliant, mesmerizing storyteller" Trollope. …More


A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life
A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life
By Waldman, Ayelet
2017-01 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780451494092 Check Our Catalog
The true story of how a renowned writer's struggle with mood storms led her to try a remedy as drastic as it is forbidden: microdoses of LSD. Her revealing, fascinating journey provides a window into one family and the complex world of a once-infamous drug seen through new eyes.

When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from -Lewis Carroll, - Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her
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Drops Like Stars
Drops Like Stars
By Bell, Rob
2009-07 - Zondervan
9780310275039 Check Our Catalog

We plot. We plan. We assume things are going to go a certain way. And when they don't, we find ourselves in a new place---a place we haven't been before, a place we never would have imagined on our own.It is the difficult and the unexpected, and maybe even the tragic, that opens us up and frees us to see things in new ways.Many of the most significant moments in our lives come not because it …More


Butcher
Butcher
By Carlo, Philip
2009-10 - William Morrow & Company
9780061744655 Check Our Catalog

Written by the bestselling author of "The Ice Man, The Butcher" is a gripping and disturbing account of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's four-year hunt to bring down Tommy "Karate" Pitera, a drug-dealing, murderous killer in the Bonanno crime family.
HPL patron: In depth look into the life of Mafia serial killer Tommy "Karate" Pitera. His life …More


The Anatomy of Greatness: Lessons from the Best Golf Swings in History
The Anatomy of Greatness: Lessons from the Best Golf Swings in History
By Chamblee, Brandel
2016-03 - Simon & Schuster
9781501133015 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: After reading a few books on golf instruction over the years, this book stands out from the rest in that it combines them altogether sort of like a greatest hits album. It also does a great job with illustrations showing what the greatest players in golf are doing at every key movement of the golf swing. I only wish I had read this book before wasting my …More