Monday, July 10, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading



The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health
The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health
By Ornish, Dean
2007-12 - Ballantine Books
9780345496300 Check Our Catalog


In "The Spectrum," Dr. Ornish shows how to personalize a way of eating and a way of living based on each person's own health goals, needs, and preferences. A DVD of inspiring, beautiful, and peaceful guided meditations is also included.
HPL patron: Dr. Ornish is a brilliant researcher on the causation of heart disease and has written an easy to read plan to …More


Divine Evil
Divine Evil
By Roberts, Nora
1992-09 - Bantam Books
9780553294903 Check Our Catalog

With blowtorch and steel Clare Kimball has sculpted a personal vision that commands the attention of the New York art world. But success can not burn away the vague, troubling memories, the half-remembered nightmares that have plagued Clare since childhood. These phantoms of the past have drawn her home to Maryland, to the small town where she grew up and where her father died in circumstances …More


High Noon
High Noon
By Roberts, Nora
2007-07 - Putnam Adult
9780399154348 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Rita Awards (2008)

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara is Savannah's top hostage negotiator, defusing powderkeg situations. Now, she must establish contact with a faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear, before she becomes the final showdown. …More


Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
By Steel, Danielle
2011-07 - Delacorte Press
9780385340304 Check Our Catalog

In a novel brimming with warmth and insight, beginning on one birthday and ending on another, Valerie, April, and Jack discover that life itself can be a celebration--and that its greatest gifts are always a surprise. Steel tells the story of three very different people, each of whom reaches a crucial turning point: a rite both bittersweet and full of hope. …More


Southern Lights
Southern Lights
By Steel, Danielle
2009-10 - Delacorte Press
9780385340281 Check Our Catalog

In this masterfully told tale, Steel creates a stunning array of contrasts: from the gritty chaos of Manhattan's criminal court system to the seductive gentility of the South, from the rage of a hardened criminal to the tender bond between a mother and daughter. …More


Until the End of Time
Until the End of Time
By Steel, Danielle
2013-01 - Delacorte Press
9780345530882 Check Our Catalog

Two couples, four decades apart. One believes that if lovers die, they find each other again in another life. Or perhaps they wind up as stars side by side in the sky, together forever. Who knows how it really ends? Bestselling author Steel breaks new ground in her career with the poignant story of two parallel destinies, and the kind of love that will be everlasting. …More


The Watermelon King
The Watermelon King
By Wallace, Daniel
2003-02 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618221387 Check Our Catalog


From a beloved author whose work has been praised for its "wit, subtle compassion, and an offbeat originality" ("Boston Globe") comes a novel as unforgettable as it is compelling. "The Watermelon King" takes readers back to Ashland, Alabama, a fictional town whose identity is based on its long-ago abundance of watermelons.
HPL patron: Overall I enjoyed the …More


Island Beneath the Sea
Island Beneath the Sea
By Allende, Isabel
2010-04 - Harper
9780061988240 Check Our Catalog


From the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, Allende's latest novel introduces yet another unforgettable woman--a slave and concubine determined to claim her own destiny against impossible odds.
HPL patron: I have never read a book about slavery such as this before. No author has ever …More


Trouble
Trouble
By Christensen, Kate
2009-06 - Doubleday Books
9780385527309 Check Our Catalog


A vibrant story of female friendship and midlife sexual awakening from the acclaimed author of "The Great Man, Trouble" is a funny, moving examination of the battle between the need for connection and the quest for freedom that every modern woman must fight.
HPL patron: Best book I've read in quite some time. I felt like the characters were my best friends. …More


Stars of Fortune
Stars of Fortune
By Roberts, Nora
2015-11 - Berkley Books
9780425280102 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Great read, can't wait to read the whole Guardian Trilogy.
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The Women in the Castle
The Women in the Castle
By Shattuck, Jessica
2017-03 - William Morrow & Company
9780062563668 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I had a hard time getting through it. Characters were confusing.
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Secrets in Summer
Secrets in Summer
By Thayer, Nancy
2017-05 - Ballantine Books
9781101967072 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I'm a big fan of Nancy Thayer, I can reread her books because her characters are so likeable.
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Brambleberry House: His Second-Chance Family\A Soldier's Secret
Brambleberry House: His Second-Chance Family\A Soldier's Secret
By Thayne, RaeAnne
2017-01 - Harlequin Books
9780373802999 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Good beach read.
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All the Stars in the Heavens
All the Stars in the Heavens
By Trigiani, Adriana
2015-10 - Harper
9780062319197 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: I loved this book. I'll read her books even if I don't like the subject matter. I learned a lot about Hollywood way back when even though I'm almost that age.
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