Wednesday, July 12, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading






The Engagements
The Engagements
By Sullivan, J. Courtney
2013-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307958716 Check Our Catalog

From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Maine" comes a big, sprawling novel about marriage--about those who marry in a white heat of passion, those who marry for partnership and comfort, and those who live together, love each other, and have absolutely no intention of ruining it all with a wedding.
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Maine
Maine
By Sullivan, J. Courtney
2011-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307595126 Check Our Catalog
Three generations of women converge on the family beach house in this wickedly funny, emotionally resonant story of love and dysfunction from the author of the bestselling debut novel "Commencement." …More


A Gangsta's Daughter
A Gangsta's Daughter
By Sullivan, Leo
2014-01 - Createspace
9781494303792 Check Our Catalog
The Novel 1-2 17 year old Kadisha Spencer finds herself all alone with no one to turn to and no place to go. Her world has been devastated by a tragic home invasion that leaves members of her family brutally murdered in cold blood and her beloved father abducted. After being gang raped, shot in the head and left for dead, miraculously Kadisha and her baby brother, Lil Ike are able to survive the …More


A Gangster's Daughter 2
A Gangster's Daughter 2
By Sullivan, Leo
2014-02 - Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
9781495449550 Check Our Catalog
This is Gangster's Daughter 3 off of e-book. The urban classic continues as 17-year-old Kadisha Spencer finds herself entangled in a vicious web of murder, larceny, and intrigue as a host of enemies plot her demise. The precious possession of her father's safe is finally opened; inside she discovers a Pandora's Box of clues that hintto her father's whereabouts. Is he still alive? With no other …More


The Time of My Life
The Time of My Life
By Swayze, Patrick
Author Niemi, Lisa
2009-09 - Atria Books
9781439158586 Check Our Catalog
Veteran actor Swayze recounts much more than his struggle with stage IV pancreatic cancer. In vivid detail, he describes his Texas upbringing, his personal struggles, his commercial success, and the soul mate who's stood by his side through it all: his wife, writer and director Lisa Niemi. …More


Cheaper to Keep Her
Cheaper to Keep Her
By Swinson, Kiki
2015-08 - Dafina Books
9780758293831 Check Our Catalog
"Kiki captures the heat of the streets."

--Wahida Clark



The night Duke Carrington walked into the Magic City strip club in Portsmouth, Virginia, Lynise Washington was working her usual bartending shift. But there was nothing routine about Duke. Wealthy, charming, and persuasive, he soon swept her off her feet. He wined and dined her, and
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Something on the Inside
Something on the Inside
By Williams, T. N.
2007-12 - Urban Books
9781601629524 Check Our Catalog

In this deeply insightful novel, Celia Alexanders perfect life is ripped apart by her husbands unspeakable crimes. Celia is determined to get justice, and her husband is just as intent on keeping her silent. As her faith waivers, can she find the strength to lead her children through the storm?
HPL patron: OMG! Awesome Christian Book! Had everday trials …More


All Grown Up
All Grown Up
By Attenberg, Jami
2017-03 - Houghton Mifflin
9780544824249 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: A book you want to swallow whole. Crossing years, back and forth, keeps the book intense, moving and familiar. We've all been like this and also know someone that has.
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A Slaying in Savannah
A Slaying in Savannah
By Fletcher, Jessica
Author Bain, Donald
2008-09 - New American Library
9780451225054 Check Our Catalog
Jessica Fletcher digs up a home-grown murder mystery down South in this brand-new installment in the "USA Today" bestselling series.

Jessica is saddened when her eccentric old friend Tillie Mortelaine passes awayaand surprised to learn that Tillie has left her a million dollars. But there are strings attached. Jessica must use the money to help the literacy fund she and Tillie
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The Child
The Child
By Barton, Fiona
2017-06 - Berkley Books
9781101990483 Check Our Catalog
The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense.
As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper,
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No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
By Child, Lee
2017-05 - Delacorte Press
9780399593574 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: I love the author, but would rather read one of his novels. They're the best.
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The Hopefuls
The Hopefuls
By Close, Jennifer
2016-07 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781101875612 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This new political novel set against the Obama campaign and inauguration. Starts out funny and bright. But it turns dark and depressing and comes to an unsatisfying conclusion. Newlyweds Beth and Matt suffer increasing marital discord during or due to his political ambitions and participation.
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The Wonder
The Wonder
By Donoghue, Emma
2016-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316393874 Check Our Catalog
Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post, one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best 100 Fiction Books of 2016," and one of Fresh Air's Maureen Corrigan's 10 Best Books of 2016
*The latest masterpiece by Emma Donoghue, bestselling author of Room*
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The Real Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him
The Real Peter Pan: J. M. Barrie and the Boy Who Inspired Him
By Dudgeon, Piers
2016-07 - Thomas Dunne Books
9781250087799 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This book tells the true story of Michael Llewelyn Davies (6/16/1900-5/19/1921) who inspired playwright J. M. Barrie and played with the older man to improvise scenes for Peter Pan as a child and became his ward when orphaned.
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Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn
By du Maurier, Daphne
2015-09 - William Morrow & Company
9780062404893 Check Our Catalog

The coachman tried to warn her away from the ruined, forbidding place on the rainswept Cornish coast. But young Mary Yellan chose instead to honor her mother's dying request that she join her frightened Aunt Patience and huge, hulking Uncle Joss Merlyn at Jamaica Inn. From her first glimpse on that raw November eve, she could sense the inn's dark power. But never did Mary dream that she would …More


Eatingwell Quick and Clean: 100 Easy Recipes for Better Meals Every Day
Eatingwell Quick and Clean: 100 Easy Recipes for Better Meals Every Day
By Price, Jessie
Author The Editors of Eatingwell
2017-06 - Better Homes and Gardens Books
9780544925502 Check Our Catalog
The easy, delicious way to clean eating, from the experts at EatingWell

For 25 years, EatingWell has combined great recipes with smart nutrition advice. Now with these easy recipes, eating clean is finally both simple and achievable. Most of the recipes take less than 45 minutes start to finish. There's even a chapter of 15-minute dinners. Ingredient lists are short
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The Keep
The Keep
By Egan, Jennifer
2006-08 - Alfred A. Knopf
9781400043927 Check Our Catalog
The author of "Look at Me," a National Book Award finalist, returns with a brilliantly constructed work of intellectual suspense that takes on the lure of history, the cacophony of modern life, the power of the imagination, the meaning of escape, and the uncanny similarities between technology and the supernatural. …More


Look at Me
Look at Me
By Jennifer Egan
2001-09 - Doubleday
0385502761 Check Our Catalog

In a satiric send-up of image culture in America, "Look at Me" follows the lives of two women named Charlotte: one, a stunning fashion model disfigured in an accident, and the other, the plain-looking adolescent daughter of an estranged friend from her youth.
HPL patron: I like this book. It keeps you reading because you want to see what will happen next. …More


A Visit from the Goon Squad
A Visit from the Goon Squad
By Egan, Jennifer
2010-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307592835 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2011), Indies Choice Book Awards (2011), International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (2012), L.A. Times Book Prize (2010), National Book Critics Circle Award (2010), PEN/Faulkner Award (2011)


From one of today's boldest writers comes a sly, surprising, and exhilarating novel about time, survival, and the electrifying sparks ignited at the seams of our lives by colliding destinies.
HPL patron: Enjoyed this book very much-the characters are very interesting. One of the chapters was strange and sometimes the book was hard to follow, but it held my …More


Hot Six
Hot Six
By Evanovich, Janet
2000-06 - St. Martin's Press
9781402806667 Check Our Catalog
In this sixth Stephanie Plum adventure, Ranger the super bounty hunter is on the lam and Stephanie has to team up with vice-cop Joe Morelli to find him. But has Ranger really broken the law? Is he a psychotically dangerous criminal? "(Evanovich) is in a class by herself when it comes to plot and humor".--Liz Smith, syndicated columnist. National consumer advertising blitz. …More


To the Nines
To the Nines
By Evanovich, Janet
2003-07 - St. Martin's Press
9780312265861 Check Our Catalog
A BookPage Notable Title

The #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series brings her unstoppable heroine to Las Vegas.
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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
By Flynn, Gillian
2012-06 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307588364 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Anthony Awards (2013), Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (2013), Edgar Allan Poe Awards (2013), Macavity Award (2013), Women's Fiction AKA Orange Prize (2013)


Flynn's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds readers at every turn. When his wife disappears on their anniversary, Nick starts having cringe-worthy daydreams and becomes oddly evasive, eschewing his golden boy past.
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What My Body Remembers
What My Body Remembers
By Friis, Agnete
Translator Van Rooyen, Lindy Falk
2017-05 - Soho Crime
9781616956028 Check Our Catalog
Twisty and brimming with the emotional power of beautifully drawn characters, the solo debut by the coauthor of The Boy in the Suitcase is a brooding and atmospheric thriller that sets a young mother on a collision course with her past in order to save her son's future.


Ella Nygaard, 27, has been a ward of the state since she was seven years old, the night her
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