Saturday, July 15, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading






The Boy Who Shoots Crows
The Boy Who Shoots Crows
By Silvis, Randall
2011-12 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425243466 Check Our Catalog

A riveting new psychological thriller from a "a masterful storyteller" ("New York Times Book Review").
Yesterday, a local boy went missing in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Transplanted painter Charlotte Dunleavy was used to seeing him go into the woods, rifle in hand, to shoot at crows. Suffering from the debilitating aftereffects of a migraine, Charlotte is shrouded in a fog of pain and …More


The Salton Killings
The Salton Killings
By Spencer, Sally
1998-07 - Severn House Publishers
9780727853448 Check Our Catalog
When the body of teenager Diane Thorburn is found buried in a salt store in Chester, Chief Inspector Woodend is drafted in from London to investigate. The inquiry turns up the death of another girl a generation ago, and the similarities in the two cases begin to look more sinister than coincidence. …More


The First Wife
The First Wife
By Spindler, Erica
2015-02 - St. Martin's Press
9781250012548 Check Our Catalog

As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, …More


Dark Harbor: A Poem
Dark Harbor: A Poem
By Strand, Mark
1994-06 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780679752790 Check Our Catalog

Strand's poems occupy a place that exists between abstraction and the sensuous particulars of experience. It is a place created by a voice that moves with unerring ease between the commonplace and the sublime. The poems are filled with "the weather of leavetaking", but they are also unexpectedly funny. The erasure of self and the depredations of time are seen as sources of sorrow, but also as …More


Bad Samaritan
Bad Samaritan
By Thurlo, Aimee
Author Thurlo, David
2010-06 - Minotaur Books
9780312367329 Check Our Catalog
Sister Agatha has become reknowned--and occasionally infamous--for her crime-solving skills. Now she must bring her skills to bear on her most important case yet, when her friend and ally Sheriff Tom Green becomes a suspect in a brutal murder. …More


The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
By Zevin, Gabrielle
2014-04 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781616203214 Check Our Catalog

A faded sign hangs above the porch of the Victorian cottage that is home to Island Books. It bears the adage"NO MAN IS AN ISLAND; EVERY BOOK IS A WORLD."A. J. Fikry, the bookstore's irascible owner, is about to discover what that means. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us of what saves us all from a life of loneliness and isolation: our sense of empathy; our ability to love and be loved; …More


Any Day Now
Any Day Now
By Carr, Robyn
2017-04 - Mira Books
9780778319917 Check Our Catalog

The highly anticipated sequel to #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr's What We Find transports readers back to Sullivan's Crossing. The rustic campground at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide trails welcomes everyone--whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a whole new lease on life. It's a …More


Stories of Your Life and Others
Stories of Your Life and Others
By Chiang, Ted
2016-06 - Vintage
9781101972120 Check Our Catalog
Includes Story of Your Life the basis for the major motion picture Arrival, starring Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, and directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Shining, haunting, mind-blowing tales . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating, so original, so stylish he just leaves you speechless. Junot Diaz

Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual
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Crossed
Crossed
By Condie, Ally
2011-11 - Dutton Books
9780525423652 Check Our Catalog
In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky--taken by the Society to his certain death--only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. …More


Matched
Matched
By Condie, Ally
2010-11 - Dutton Books
9780525423645 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Buckeye Children's Book Award (2012), California Young Reader Medal (2013), Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (2011), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2013), Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2015), Delaware Diamonds Award (2013), Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (2013), Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (2013), Florida Teens Read (2013), Gateway Readers Award (2013), Golden Sower Award (2014), Grand Canyon Reader Award (2013), Iowa High School Book Award (2013), Isinglass Teen Read Award (2012), Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice (2013), Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award (2013), Nutmeg Book Award (2013), Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2012), Rhode Island Teen Book Award (2012), Sequoyah Book Awards (2013), South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (2013), Texas Lone Star Reading List (2011), Virginia Readers Choice Award (2013), Volunteer State Book Awards (2013), Young Reader's Choice Award (2013)

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. …More


Intimate Moments with the Savior: Learning to Love
Intimate Moments with the Savior: Learning to Love
By Gire, Ken
1989-11 - Zondervan
9780310217701 Check Our Catalog

A devotional tapestry woven from the threads of Scripture, prayer, and meditation, this book will help readers relive life-changing moments with Jesus.
HPL patron: A book I feel should be read by all people. It tells one to take time out of the "busy" schedule to grasp hold of the important things of life-the lasting, the real. It is easy to read and …More


The Pleasures of Passion
The Pleasures of Passion
By Jeffries, Sabrina
2017-06 - Pocket Books
9781501144462 Check Our Catalog
Complete with the signature charm, "delectably witty dialogue...and scorching sexual chemistry" (Booklist) she is known for, New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is back with the fourth romance in the Sinful Suitors series
When Niall Lindsey, the Earl of Margrave, is forced to flee after killing a man in a duel, he expects his secret love, Brilliana Trevor, to go …More


Good Girls Do
Good Girls Do
By Linz, Cathie
2006-01 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425208489 Check Our Catalog

Julia Wright couldn't be more content with her job at the local library in picturesque Serenity Falls--until her wacky mother, petty-thief sister, and little niece decide to crash. Her troubles really stack up when a new guy roars into town on his Harley. Original.
HPL patron: Very easy read.
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Emma: A Modern Retelling
Emma: A Modern Retelling
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2015-04 - Pantheon Books
9780804197953 Check Our Catalog

The best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series deftly escorts Jane Austen's beloved, meddlesome heroine into the twenty-first century in this delightfully inventive retelling.
The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury to prepare for the launch of her interior design business. As she cultivates grand plans for the future, she …More


The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel
The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgertons Prequel
By Quinn, Julia
2017-05 - Avon Books
9780062388179 Check Our Catalog

While you were sleeping...
With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not …More


The Glorious Cause
The Glorious Cause
By Shaara, Jeff
2002-10 - Ballantine Books
9780345427564 Check Our Catalog

New York Times" bestselling author Shaara brilliantly portrayed the origins of the American Revolution in "Rise to Rebellion"--now he continues the amazing saga of how thirteen colonies became one nation.
HPL patron: I know about the American Revolution but I got the book because it was highly recommended and I was not disappointed. It was done in an …More


A Sticky Situation
A Sticky Situation
By Swinson, Kiki
2010-05 - Dafina Books
9780758238924 Check Our Catalog
Federal parole officer Maxine strays from the rules when she hooks up with seriously fine parolee Seth Richardson. But when Seth's former chick Samantha returns home after doing time, Maxine discovers that two women fighting over one man is a sticky situation. …More


Portrait in Sepia
Portrait in Sepia
By Allende, Isabel
2006-05 - Harper Perennial
9780060898489 Check Our Catalog

Completing the trilogy that includes the bestselling novels "Daughter of Fortune" and "The House of the Spirits, Portrait in Sepia" is a stunning novel about memory and family secrets. Set at the end of the 19th century, this book is a richly imagined historical novel featuring the colorful and intrepid del Valle family.
HPL patron: I had already read …More


Penguin the Magpie: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family
Penguin the Magpie: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family
By Bloom, Cameron
Author Greive, Bradley Trevor
2017-04 - Atria Books
9781501160356 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This is a quick, sweet read. I loved the photographs of Penguin and the Blooms. One of the greatest parts of the book was Sam's note at the end-she didn't sugarcoat her new circumstances or express her joy in her new life and I appreciated her honesty after her husband's glowing review of her strength and positivity.
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
By Boyne, John
2006-09 - David Fickling Books
9780385751063 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Colorado Blue Spruce Award (2013), Iowa Teen Award (2010), Young Reader's Choice Award (2009)

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Berlin 1942. When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him
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The Visions of the Children: The Apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Medjugorje
The Visions of the Children: The Apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Medjugorje
By Connell, Janice T.
2007-05 - Griffin
9780312361976 Check Our Catalog

This national bestseller, which has been thoroughly revised, explores the messages of the Blessed Virgin at Medjugorje, in former Yugoslavia, which has become a new spiritual mecca. of photos.
HPL patron: Love this introduction into the Catholic Church because it describes current apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Just as I was converting to …More


Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
Curious Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel
By Evanovich, Janet
Author Sutton, Phoef
2016-08 - Bantam
9780553392685 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Refreshingly funny. A new twist to a Sherlock Holmes type story.
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The Hammer of Eden
The Hammer of Eden
By Follett, Ken
1999-11 - Fawcett Books
9780449227541 Check Our Catalog

Now Maddox is scrambling to hunt down a petty criminal turned cult leader turned homicidal mastermind. Because Judy knows that the dying has already begun. And soon, the earth will violently shift, bolt, and shake down to its very core....
HPL patron: Excellent
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The Whistler
The Whistler
By Grisham, John
2016-10 - Doubleday Books
9780385541190 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: The book was very interesting. I loved it. I read it fast. It was hard to put down.
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