Tuesday, July 11, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading





Dirty Money
Dirty Money
By Ashley
Author Jaquavis
2008-02 - Urban Books
9781601620774 Check Our Catalog


When her world is brutally destroyed, Anari is consumed with desire for revenge. She and her best friend Monica enter a life of drugs, fast money, and betrayal, only to adapt to the lifestyle that pushed them in the game in the first place.
HPL patron:  Anari and her best friend Tanya hide their true identities and become Tony and Monica.  They did it all for …More


Price of Duty
Price of Duty
By Brown, Dale
2017-05 - William Morrow & Company
9780062441973 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Very good book for those who like military thrillers.
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Sittin' in the Front Pew
Sittin' in the Front Pew
By Brown, Parry
2002-04 - Villard Books
9780375757051 Check Our Catalog


From the author of the national bestseller The Shirt off His Back comes a novel about love, family, and honoring loved ones

Death brings about strange emotions, and people's true colors start to show. Glynda Naylor discovers this when she gets the call that her father has died suddenly and she must fly from Los Angeles to Baltimore to bury him. Her beloved daddy, Edward Naylor,
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What Goes Around
What Goes Around
By Brown, Parry
2006-05 - One World
9780345469458 Check Our Catalog

From the bestselling author of "The Shirt Off His Back" comes a new novel featuring the author's trademark drama, faith, humor, and love--and the return of a character that Brown's readers love to hate. …More


Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made
Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made
By DeBerry, Virginia
Author Grant, Donna
2008-01 - Griffin
9780312383725 Check Our Catalog


Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid were total opposites who chose each other as best friends when they were children. Through the years they were raised together, as close as sisters. Gayle, the beauty pampered by her working-class parents, believes a man will make her world complete. Pat, the brainy one, is the hand-me-down child whose mystery parentage haunts her. She's determined to finally …More


A Mighty Love
A Mighty Love
By Diggs, Anita Doreen
2005-02 - Dafina Books
9780758202338 Check Our Catalog

In this emotionally charged, compelling story of love and redemption, a married couple, devastated by tragedy, struggles to overcome heartache, infidelity, and substance abuse. …More


Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF's Infiltration of the Hells Angels
Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF's Infiltration of the Hells Angels
By Droban, Kerrie
2007-06 - Lyons Press
9781592289769 Check Our Catalog


As seen on "America's Most Wanted" and "Anderson Cooper 360" "We can't be infiltrated, no cops can get inside on us, they don't have the resources, the manpower, or the time to wait. We're unbeatable and untouchable."

--Sonny Barger

From "Running with the Devil"

It wasn't uncommon for outlaw biker gang members to put out contract hits on federal prosecutors and
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Getting Some of Her Own
Getting Some of Her Own
By Forster, Gwynne
2007-08 - Dafina Books
9780758213105 Check Our Catalog

The national bestselling author of "Blues from Down Deep" and "If You Walked in My Shoes" presents her most powerfully moving tale to date, in which a woman finds that one impulsive act may change her life forever. …More


Something Blue
Something Blue
By Giffin, Emily
2006-03 - Griffin
9780312323868 Check Our Catalog


From the "New York Times" bestselling author Emily Giffin comes a novel that shows how someone with a "perfect life" can lose it all--and then find everything.

"Warm and engaging; readers will find themselves cheering for Darcy as she proves people can change in this captivating tale." -"Booklist" (starred review)

Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more
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Something Borrowed
Something Borrowed
By Giffin, Emily
2005-04 - Griffin
9780312321192 Check Our Catalog


Everyone is raving about Emily Giffin and "Something Borrowed"!

"Emily Giffin brings a fresh, new voice to women's fiction. "Something Borrowed" is a deftly written and convincing tale of a friendship gone comically---and at times poignantly---awry."

- Meg Cabot, author of "The Boy Next Door" and "The Princess Diaries"

""Something Borrowed" is a winner; it has
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Going Down South
Going Down South
By Glover, Bonnie
2008-07 - One World
9780345480910 Check Our Catalog

From the author of "The Middle Sister" comes the heartwarming story of three generations of spirited, proud women learning to live and love together in 1960s New York City and Alabama. …More


Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska
By Green, John
2006-12 - Speak
9780142402511 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Green Mountain Book Award (2008)

Miles "Pudge" Halter befriends some fellow boarding-school students and falls in love with Alaska Young, the razor-sharp, self-destructive nucleus of the group. When tragedy strikes, Pudge discovers the value of unconditional love. Speak …More


I Crawl Through It
I Crawl Through It
By King, A. S.
2015-09 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316334099 Check Our Catalog

Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the buried grief and guilt of tragic loss. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening.

So they will lie. They will split in two. They will turn inside out. They will even build
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Reality Boy
Reality Boy
By King, A. S.
2013-10 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316222709 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2015), Tayshas Reading (2014), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2016), Volunteer State Book Awards (2016)

In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, highly acclaimed Printz Honor author King ("Please Ignore Vera Dietz") explores the desperate reality of a former child reality TV star struggling to break free of his anger as he turns 17. …More


Finding Audrey
Finding Audrey
By Kinsella, Sophie
2015-06 - Delacorte Press
9780553536515 Check Our Catalog

A New York Times Bestseller & A ZOELLA Book Club Pick

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey's daily life. She has been making slow but …More


You Will Not Have My Hate
You Will Not Have My Hate
By Leiris, Antoine
2016-10 - Penguin Press
9780735222113 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Moving story of how a life can be cut short.
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Family Men
Family Men
By Macomber, Debbie
2000-05 - Harlequin Books
9780373834358 Check Our Catalog

This special two-in-one collector's edition features the third and fourth books of the "Midnight Sons" novels about the bachelor town of Hard Luck, Alaska. In "Daddy's Little Helper, " a little girl sets her dad up with her new teacher, and in "Because of the Baby, " a man schemes to get his ex-wife back. …More


Someday Soon
Someday Soon
By Macomber, Debbie
1996-05 - Avon Books
9780061083099 Check Our Catalog

The owner of a shop on a pretty San Francisco pier, Linette Collins is a young widow putting her life back together. Cain McClellan is a professional soldier, thriving on the life-and-death pace, until he meets Linette. Media. …More


The Rule of Nine: A Paul Madriani Novel
The Rule of Nine: A Paul Madriani Novel
By Martini, Steve
2010-06 - William Morrow & Company
9780061930218 Check Our Catalog

Defense attorney Paul Madriani tracks an extremist hellbent on destroying the entire Supreme Court in one deadly stroke, in this latest in the "New York Times"-bestselling series. …More


Color of Justice
Color of Justice
By Pridgen, J. Leon
2011-11 - Strebor Books
9781593093259 Check Our Catalog

An intriguing story about half-brothers who reunite in the legal justice system--one as a prosecuting attorney and the other on Death Row--and a race against time for the young prosecutor to save his older brother's life.
At the age of one, James is adopted by his paternal grandparents, who raise him as their own son, never telling him about his older half-brother or his real parents. …More


A Christmas Prayer
A Christmas Prayer
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2014-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455526048 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Good book!
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Copycat
Copycat
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2017-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455569717 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Very intriguing, good twists and turns.
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Miss Julia Renews Her Vows
Miss Julia Renews Her Vows
By Ross, Ann B.
2010-04 - Viking Books
9780670021550 Check Our Catalog

Readers flock to Ross's popular southern heroine Miss Julia, who stars in this latest work that is filled with wit, sass, and quirky charm. …More



The Award
The Award
By Steel, Danielle
2016-11 - Delacorte Press
9781101883853 Check Our Catalog

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Capturing historical events, terrifying moments of danger, tragedy, the price of war, and the invincible spirit of a woman of honor, The Award is a monumental tale from one of our most gifted storytellers--Danielle Steel's finest, most emotionally resonant novel yet.

Gaelle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army
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