Tuesday, July 4, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading






Girls in White Dresses
Girls in White Dresses
By Close, Jennifer
2011-08 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307596857 Check Our Catalog

Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, "Girls in White Dresses" tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love--all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers.
HPL patron: Three school friends frequently asked to be bridesmaids feature as the main characters. The …More


State of Fear
State of Fear
By Crichton, Michael
2013-02 - Harper Paperbacks
9780062227218 Check Our Catalog
In his latest "New York Times" bestseller, the master of the technological thriller pens this all-too-plausible tale. An intelligence agent races around the world to put the pieces of a frightening eco-terrorist conspiracy together before humankind is devastated by a series of global catastrophes. …More


In the Woods
In the Woods
By French, Tana
2008-05 - Penguin Books
9780143113492 Check Our Catalog
For readers who like their hard-boiled police procedurals with an international flare ("USA Today"), this thriller marks the debut of an astonishing new voice in psychological suspense. …More


Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You
Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You
By Katz, Jon
2017-05 - Atria Books
9781476795478 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: In memoir style, Jon Katz shows how each animal entering his life brought life lessons to teach and advance his human to animal communication skills. Noting that animals speak in pictures rather than words, Katz shows how he learned to project and receive visualizations. Along the way he asks whether people intent on "rescue" animals bother to ask …More


Mastered by Love
Mastered by Love
By Laurens, Stephanie
2009-07 - Avon Books
9780061246371 Check Our Catalog

The men of the Bastion Club have proven their bravery by secretly fighting for their country. Now their leader, Dalziel, faces that most dangerous of all missions: finding a bride. Original.
HPL patron:  Royce was exiled by his father and then his father died so he came home to be the Duke.  He had to find a wife quickly and set his sights on Minerva.  …More


Titus Returns
Titus Returns
By Lillard, Amy
2016-12 - Zebra
9781420139754 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Enjoy reading all books about the Amish.
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If Not for You
If Not for You
By Macomber, Debbie
2017-03 - Ballantine Books
9780553391961 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Another one of Macomber's best.
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Guardian of Lies
Guardian of Lies
By Martini, Steve
2009-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780061230905 Check Our Catalog

Defense attorney Paul Madriani gets caught in a web of deceit and murder involving Cold War secrets, a rare coin dealer who once worked for the CIA, and a furious assassin.
HPL patron: Wonderful book! Great plot with many twists and turns.
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Finding Casey
Finding Casey
By Mapson, Jo-Ann
2012-10 - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
9781608197637 Check Our Catalog
Glory Vigil, newly married, unexpectedly pregnant at 41, is nesting in the home she and her husband have just moved to in Santa Fe, a house that unbeknownst to them is rumored to have a resident ghost. …More


The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand for
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand for
By McCullough, David
2017-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781501174216 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: A master with words and history, David McCullough held me spellbound. This book was deeply inspiring, something to read again and again.
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Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
By Ramsey, Dave
2011-09 - Howard Books
9781451617856 Check Our Catalog
Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand. Are they courageous or indecisive? Are they serving a motivated team or managing employees? Are they valued?
Your team will never grow beyond you, so here's another question to consider. Are you growing? Whether you're sitting at the CEO's desk, the middle …More


I'm Thinking of Ending Things
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
By Reid, Iain
2016-06 - Gallery/Scout Press
9781501126925 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Weird, strange, chilling. Read it in 3 hours then went back to the beginning. Couldn't stop. Wouldn't answer the phone. After the first 50 pages I wanted to stop-glad I stayed with it. What was that?
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Right Rose, Right Place: 359 Perfect Choices for Beds, Borders, Hedges and Screens, Containers, Fences, Trellises, and More
Right Rose, Right Place: 359 Perfect Choices for Beds, Borders, Hedges and Screens, Containers, Fences, Trellises, and More
By Schneider, Peter
2010-02 - Storey Publishing
9781603424387 Check Our Catalog

Peter Schneider challenges the notorious myth that roses are difficult to grow, arguing that it's all about choosing the right petals for the right place Providing in-depth profiles of hundreds of varieties, Schneider helps you decide which roses will work best in your flower bed or along an eye-catching garden trellis. Simple instructions that use proven techniques make growing roses easy and …More


Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
By Sinek, Simon
2014-01 - Portfolio
9781591845324 Check Our Catalog
Sinek is back to reveal the next step in creating happier and healthier organizations. He helps us understand, in simple terms, the biology of trust and cooperation and why they're essential to our success and fulfillment. Organizations that create environments in which trust and cooperation thrive vastly out perform their competition. And, not coincidentally, their employees love working there. …More


Dangerous Games
Dangerous Games
By Steel, Danielle
2017-03 - Delacorte Press
9781101883884 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Good story, relevant with our country today. I found it redundant with the explanation of characters and situations. Ended in a fairly good DS way, predictable.
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Saints for All Occasions
Saints for All Occasions
By Sullivan, J. Courtney
2017-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307959577 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Incredible story; totally surprising, yet realistic. The author weaves a wonderful tale against the traditions of a Catholic family and Irish background. Enjoyed word and phrase. Must read more of this author.
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Spilling Clarence
Spilling Clarence
By Ursu, Anne
2003-01 - Theia
9780786886623 Check Our Catalog
After a smoky fire at a pharmaceutical factory, the panic-stricken townspeople of Clarence fall under the spell of a strange and powerful drug that unlocks their memories. Beautifully rendered with a light comic touch, this bittersweet first novel--now in paperback--introduces the original talents of an exciting new writer. …More


A Miracle for St. Cecilia's
A Miracle for St. Cecilia's
By Valentine, Katherine
2003-06 - Penguin Books
9780142003053 Check Our Catalog

Poor in worldly goods but rich in faith and compassion, the townspeople have been bound together for generations by the gaudy St. Cecilia's church, now slated to close after Easter Sunday. Delightful and moving, with a cast of endearing and quirky characters, "A Miracle for St. Cecilia's" will enchant readers everywhere.
HPL patron: Funny story all the way …More


In a Dark, Dark Wood
In a Dark, Dark Wood
By Ware, Ruth
2015-08 - Gallery/Scout Press
9781501112317 Check Our Catalog

What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware's suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.
HPL patron: I devoured this page-turner psychological thriller in two days. The viewpoint first person narrator goes to a weekend house party she dreads, then ends up in the …More