Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HPL Adult Summer Reading





Ripley's Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird!
By Believe It or Not!, Ripley's
2016-09 - Ripley Publishing
9781609911652 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This proves that you're never too old to learn something new.
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Apprentice in Death
Apprentice in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2016-09 - Berkley Books
9781101987971 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Great read as usual.
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Conspiracy in Death
Conspiracy in Death
By Robb, J. D.
1999-03 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425168134 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Rita Awards (2000)

J.D. Robb breaks out with her biggest book yet--and an exciting new look for her Eve Dallas thrillers. When a man is found dead on a New York sidewalk with a laser-perfect hole in his chest, Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins her most challenging manhunt--for a serial killer with a dangerously psychotic mind and a surgeon's skill. …More


Loyalty in Death
Loyalty in Death
By Robb, J. D.
1999-10 - Berkley Publishing Group
042517140X Check Our Catalog

National bestselling author J. D. Robb's phenomenal series has captivated readers nationwide with its tantalizing blend of romance, suspense, and near-future police procedural. New York cop Eve Dallas returns to face her most ingenious foe -- a "secret admirer" who taunts her with letters... and kills without mercy.
An unknown bomber is stalking New York City. He is sending Eve Dallas taunting …More


Midnight in Death: Interlude in Death. by J.D. Robb
Midnight in Death: Interlude in Death. by J.D. Robb
By Robb, J. D.
2012-06 - Piatkus Books
9780749957582 Check Our Catalog

The number-one New York Times bestselling In Death series explodes with intrigue, passion, and suspense. Now, Nora Roberts, writing as J. D. Robb, propels you into the darkest night of Lieutenant Eve Dallasa (TM)s life - when a killer comes to calla ]

Evea (TM)s name has made a Christmas list, but ita (TM)s not for being naughty or nice. Ita (TM)s for putting a serial killer behind
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Witness in Death
Witness in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2000-03 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425173633 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Rita Awards (2001)

Writing as J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts presents the tenth book in a captivating futuristic series. Opening night at New York's New Globe Theater turns from stage scene to crime scene when the leading man is stabbed to death center stage. Eve Dallas is not only the lead detective, she's also a wintess--and when the press discovers her husband owns the theater, the spotlight turns on them. As in "USA …More


In the Blood
In the Blood
By Robinson, Steve
2014-03 - Thomas & Mercer
9781477818527 Check Our Catalog


Two hundred years ago a loyalist family fled to England to escape the American War of Independence and seemingly vanished into thin air. American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to find out what happened, but it soon becomes apparent that a calculated killer is out to stop him.
In the Blood combines a centuries-old mystery with a present-day thriller that brings two people from …More


Gathering Prey: Prey
Gathering Prey: Prey
By Sandford, John
2015-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399168796 Check Our Catalog

A terrifying Lucas Davenport thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Sandford.

They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes--they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them.

Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a
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Allure of the Game
Allure of the Game
By Santiago, Danielle
2011-05 - Atria Books
9780743277624 Check Our Catalog


Santiago delivers a sexy, action-packed adventure about two sisters whose lives are changed forever as their fate is determined on the mean streets of Harlem.
HPL patron: It was an ok book.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing, 3rd Edition
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boating and Sailing, 3rd Edition
By Sargeant, Frank
2005-04 - Alpha Books
9781592573233 Check Our Catalog

"Revised and updated?don?t leave the dock without it!"
Here is an excellent overview of both power boating and sailing that focuses on the techniques shared by both. Solid material any boater will need to know on buying a boat and the cost of ownership, marine power and motors, technology and weather, safety, navigation, and boat handling?as well as expanded coverage on sailing and a brand new …More


Accused: A Rosato & Dinunzio Novel: A Rosato & Associates Novel
Accused: A Rosato & Dinunzio Novel: A Rosato & Associates Novel
By Scottoline, Lisa
2013-10 - St. Martin's Press
9781250027658 Check Our Catalog


"New York Times" bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline revolutionized crime fiction when she introduced her all-female law firm of Rosato & Associates, thrilling readers with her twisty, fast-paced plots and capturing their hearts with her cast of strong and relatable female characters. Now Bennie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, Judy Carrier, and Anne Murphy are back with all …More


Damaged
Damaged
By Scottoline, Lisa
2016-08 - St. Martin's Press
9781250099624 Check Our Catalog


"Scottoline writes riveting thrillers that keep me up all night, with plots that twist and turn." -Harlan Coben
One boy. One lawyer. One chance for justice.
Ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. Shy, dyslexic, and small for his age, he tries to hide his first-grade reading level from everyone: from his classmates, from the grandfather who cares for him, …More


Prizes
Prizes
By Segal, Erich
1996-05 - Ivy Books
9780804114271 Check Our Catalog

The acclaimed new blockbuster novel by the bestselling author of Love Story and Doctors. Three extraordinary individuals compete for the ultimate glory--the Nobel Prize. …More


Today Will Be Different
Today Will Be Different
By Semple, Maria
2016-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316403436 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: This story was okay. I listened to the audiobook-the narrator is the same as Where'd You Go Bernadette? and she's very entertaining. I liked that certain characters and places from Semple's previous novels reappeared in this book but the end of this story kind of fell flat for me. I liked it, but not as much as her previous books.
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The Song Rising
The Song Rising
By Shannon, Samantha
2017-03 - Bloomsbury USA
9781632866240 Check Our Catalog


The magnificent new book in the New York Times-bestselling series: a fantastic tale of rebellion and courage against enormous odds.
Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population.
But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at …More


The Art Forger
The Art Forger
By Shapiro, Barbara
2012-10 - Algonquin Books
9781616201326 Check Our Catalog

Awards:
Macavity Award (2013), New England Book Award (2013)


In 1990, 13 works of art worth today more than $500 million were stolen from a museum in Boston. It remains the largest unsolved art heist in history, and Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.
HPL patron:  Excellent!
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Tell Me Your Dreams
Tell Me Your Dreams
By Sheldon, Sidney
1999-08 - Warner Books (NY)
9780446607209 Check Our Catalog

Computer whiz Ashley Patterson is convinced she is being stalked. Coworker Toni Prescott has a penchant for Internet dating and little time for anyone else. And Alette Peters prefers quiet weekends in the arms of a beefcake artist. They know virtually nothing about each other--until the three women are linked by a murder investigation that will lead to one of the most bizarre trials of the …More


Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me about America's Prison Crisis
Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me about America's Prison Crisis
By Smith, Jeff
Editor Bartlett, Tim
2015-09 - St. Martin's Press
9781250058409 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: The true story of a Kentucky Senator sent to prison for a year and a day. Informative look at his experience and the prison system as a whole. Very shocking but interesting book.
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Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
By Croke, Vicki
2014-07 - Random House
9781400069330 Check Our Catalog

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

The remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world's largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill


Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job
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See Me
See Me
By Sparks, Nicholas
2015-10 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455520619 Check Our Catalog



HPL patron: Mr. Sparks knows how to tell a story. It doesn't seem to matter what he writes about he sucks me in.
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Against All Odds
Against All Odds
By Steel, Danielle
2017-05 - Delacorte Press
9781101883914 Check Our Catalog


HPL patron: Wonderful book. Kept my attention through the whole book. Got a little corny a couple of times, but still good.
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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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Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story
By Swann, Leonie
Translator Bell, Anthea
2007-06 - Flying Dolphin Press
9780385521116 Check Our Catalog

A witty philosophical murder mystery with a charming twist: the crack detectives are sheep determined to discover who killed their beloved shepherd, in this internationally bestselling tale. …More

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Staff Picks



Staff Picks

Check here every month to see what the HPL staff recommends based on our reading.  You can also  find your next good book by stopping by or calling the Reference Desk, or by using our online form:  Your Next Good Book

Jean's Picks


Secrets of the Tulip Sisters: The Perfect Beach Read of the Summer
Secrets of the Tulip Sisters: The Perfect Beach Read of the Summer
By Mallery, Susan
2017-07 - Harlequin Books
9780373802760 Check Our Catalog
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Daughters of the Bride comes the charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters Kelly Murphy's life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine--up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer with two …More


The Almost Sisters
The Almost Sisters
By Jackson, Joshilyn
2017-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780062105714 Check Our Catalog

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of gods in Alabama pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality---the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.
Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' …More


Lisa's Picks


This One Is Mine
This One Is Mine
By Semple, Maria
2008-12 - Little Brown and Company
9780316031165 Check Our Catalog

Violet Parry is living the quintessential life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills. She has the perfect life--except that she's deeply unhappy. "This One is Mine" is a compassionate and wickedly funny satire about the need for more--and the often disastrous choices made in the name of happiness.
HPL patron: I really enjoyed this novel. It reads like a rom-com …More


We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays
By Irby, Samantha
2017-05 - Vintage
9781101912195 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This book was hilarious but much heavier than I thought it would be. She hist on some really serious and tragic topics but writes it all very well and makes it easier to take in. I recommend to anyone who needs a good laugh mixed with a serious look at life.
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Imagine Wanting Only This
Imagine Wanting Only This
By Radtke, Kristen
2017-04 - Pantheon Books
9781101870839 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This book didn't live up to my expectations. It had a nice flow and she draws well, but even with her somewhat deep themes, the book never evoked any real feeling. The impermanence that is her central idea never hit home for me.
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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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Today Will Be Different
Today Will Be Different
By Semple, Maria
2016-10 - Little Brown and Company
9780316403436 Check Our Catalog
*In development with HBO as a series starring Julia Roberts*
* Instant
New York Times Bestseller *
Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post, one of Amazon's Top 100 Books of the Year, one of New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books, one of The
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A Permanent Member of the Family
A Permanent Member of the Family
By Banks, Russell
2013-11 - Ecco Press
9780061857652 Check Our Catalog

A collection of twelve short works that portrays contemporary American family life visits morally complex themes in a fractured nation of inhabitants searching for connection and understanding.
HPL patron: I listened to the Playaway. This was a fun collection of stories with various narrators. As with all short story collections, some tales are better than …More


Delphine's Picks


The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
By Blackburn, Dr Elizabeth
Author Epel, Dr Elissa
2017-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455587971 Check Our Catalog
The New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life.

Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like
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The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism
The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism
By Stephens, Mitchell
2017-06 - St. Martin's Press
9781137279828 Check Our Catalog

The first and definitive biography of an audacious adventurer--the most famous journalist of his time--who more than anyone invented contemporary journalism.



Tom Brokaw says: "Lowell Thomas so deserves this lively account of his legendary life. He was a man for all seasons."

"Mitchell Stephens's The Voice of America is a …More


Jocelyn's Picks


Everybody's Fool
Everybody's Fool
By Russo, Richard
2016-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307270641 Check Our Catalog
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book

An immediate national best seller and instant classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls.Richard Russo returns to North Bath a town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazy (The New York Times) and the characters who made Nobody's Fool a
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The Nightingale
The Nightingale
By Hannah, Kristin
2015-02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312577223 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
National Jewish Book Award (2015), Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award (2016)


#1 New York Times bestseller
Named a best book of the year by: Buzzfeed, iTunes, Library Journal, Paste, self.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Week
In love we find out who we want to be.

In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, …More