Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What to read while waiting for...



A Legacy of Spies
A Legacy of Spies
By Le Carre, John
2017-09 - Viking
9780735225114 Check Our Catalog

The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book--his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years
Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? …More



Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.

Empire Games
Empire Games
By Stross, Charles
2017-01 - Tor Books
9780765337566 Check Our Catalog


Charles Stross builds a new series with Empire Games, expanding on the world he created in the Family Trade series, a new generation of paratime travellers walk between parallel universes.
The year is 2020. It's seventeen years since the Revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire, and the newly-reconstituted North American Commonwealth is developing rapidly, on …More


London Calling
London Calling
By Sheridan, Sara
2017-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781496701220 Check Our Catalog

In the years following World War II, former Secret Service employee Mirabelle Bevan has found a refuge in the quiet coastal town of Brighton. But she can't seem to resist an attraction to danger and a thirst for justice . . .

1952: Eighteen-year-old debutante Rose Bellamy Gore was last seen outside a Soho jazz club in the company of a saxophone player named Lindon Claremont. Now
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Double Up
Double Up
By Archer, Gretchen
2017-02 - Henery Press
9781635111811 Check Our Catalog


"Outrageous, outlandish, and impossible to put down." - Janet Evanovich
On behalf of USA TODAY bestselling author Gretchen Archer and the entire Henery Press crew, welcome aboard flight DOUBLE UP. Fasten your seatbelts for non-stop action as stiff competition blows into town and the resulting turbulence threatens to take down the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, …More

Monday, September 18, 2017

Digital Magazines

Did you know...


We have digital magazines!  From our Digital Library page  (http://hackleylibrary.org/other/resources/digital-library) scroll down to Digital Magazines.

To set up an account, look for "Create New Account" in the upper right hand corner.  Fill in all the fields.  Next, you'll need to enter your library card number and pin.  Don't have a pin?  Call the library and we'll help set one up for you.

Once you have an account you can search for magazines and read them online.  There is even an app for that!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

HPL's Adult Summer Reading-Last Post for 2017






The Apartment
The Apartment
By Steel, Danielle
2016-05 - Delacorte Press
9780345531070 Check Our Catalog
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - This vibrant, tender, and moving tale pulses with the excitement of New York City, as Danielle Steel explores twists of fate, and the way that sometimes, in special places, friends can be the family we need most.
They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire Kelly finds the walk-up …More


Notorious
Notorious
By Swinson, Kiki
2009-09 - Dafina Books
9780758228376 Check Our Catalog
The "Essence"-bestselling author of the Wifey series pens a scintillating tale of the rewards and risks of doing business on the wrong side of the law, in this sequel to "Playing Dirty." …More


The Lower River
The Lower River
By Theroux, Paul
2012-05 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547746500 Check Our Catalog

A taut, tense, darkly suspenseful novel about a man who flees to Africa afterhis marriage falls apart, only to be caught up in a precarious situation in a seemingly benign village.
HPL patron: A man who served in the Peace Corps decides to go back to Africa after retirement-things have changed. I was reading a Theroux travel book and like how he uses the …More


Murder in Mount Holly
Murder in Mount Holly
By Theroux, Paul
2011-12 - Mysterious Press
9780802126047 Check Our Catalog

Theroux, one of the world's most popular authors both for his travel books and his fiction, has produced an off-beat story of 1960's weirdos unlike anything he has ever written. Combine Donald E. Westlake with Abby Hoffman, add a bit of Gore Vidal at his most vitriolic, and the result is "Murder in Mount Holly."
HPL patron: Disappointing! Obviously intended …More


Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight
By Thomas, M. E.
2013-05 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307956644 Check Our Catalog
Drawn from the author's own experiences; her popular blog, Sociopathworld.com; and scientific literature, this is part confessional memoir, part primer for the curious. Written from the point of view of a diagnosed sociopath, it unveils for the very first time these people who are hiding in plain sight. …More


Cutting for Stone
Cutting for Stone
By Verghese, Abraham
2009-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780375414497 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award (2010), Indies Choice Book Awards (2010)


A stunning debut novel from the author of "My Own Country": an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, fathers and sons, doctors and patients, exile and home.
HPL patron: Extraordinary-enlightens while it touches what makes us human.
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Juliet in August
Juliet in August
By Warren, Dianne
2012-07 - Amy Einhorn Books
9780399157998 Check Our Catalog
With writing reminiscent of Alice Munro, Carol Shields, and Larry McMurtry, "Juliet in August" uncovers the incredible drama beneath the inhabitants of a sleepy prairie hills town set in Canada. …More


Spiders of the North Woods
Spiders of the North Woods
By Weber, Larry
2013-05 - Adventurekeen
9781936571062 Check Our Catalog
Which spider spits venom and sticky threads? Why don't Northerners need to fear the Black Widow? These answers and more are found in Spiders of the North Woods. The easy-to-follow format makes field identification of 135 species simple and fun. …More


The Night the Lights Went Out
The Night the Lights Went Out
By White, Karen
2017-04 - Berkley Books
9780451488381 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: It was one of the best books I have read by Karen White and I have read all her books. I couldn't put it down.
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Spies in the Congo: America's Atomic Mission in World War II
Spies in the Congo: America's Atomic Mission in World War II
By Williams, Susan
2016-08 - PublicAffairs
9781610396547 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: From Albert Einstein telling Franklin D. Roosevelt about rainfall in Congo, this is an exciting take on those who risked their lives to deny Hitler the Atomic Bomb. It gave a part of history I knew nothing about.
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Along Came Trouble: A Romance Novel
Along Came Trouble: A Romance Novel
By Woods, Sherryl
2017-04 - Mira Books
9780778319894 Check Our Catalog

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods returns readers to the beloved Southern town of Trinity Harbor with a story of intrigue and second chances.
Sheriff Tucker Spencer has seen some action...but finding an almost-naked woman asleep in his bed leaves him speechless. Especially because this same woman, Mary Elizabeth, broke Tucker's heart …More


Wind Chime Point
Wind Chime Point
By Woods, Sherryl
2013-04 - Mira Books
9780778314424 Check Our Catalog

Facing a personal crisis, ambitious Gabriella Castle retreats to the welcoming arms of her family. Everything she's worked for has been yanked out from under her, and she seeks the serenity of her grandmother's home on the North Carolina coast. With difficult decisions to make about her future, the last thing she wants is an unexpected love. Original.
HPL …More


Fast and Loose
Fast and Loose
By Woods, Stuart
2017-04 - G.P. Putnam's Sons
9780399574191 Check Our Catalog
In this explosive thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington's newest foe has a short fuse...and it's just been lit.
Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased …More


Friday, September 15, 2017

HPL's Adult Summer Reading






Let's Play Make-Believe
Let's Play Make-Believe
By Patterson, James
With Born, James O.
2016-08 - Bookshots
9780316317221 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: I have to say this is one of my favorite bookshots by James Patterson. I would never have guessed the way it ended from the way it started. I had this book finished in about an hour and a half and it usually takes me longer due to distractions.

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Little Black Dress
Little Black Dress
By Patterson, James
With Raymond, Emily
2016-07 - Bookshots
9780316276382 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This book kind of reminded me of 50 Shades of Grey. I wasn't a fan of this book.
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Taking the Titanic
Taking the Titanic
By Patterson, James
With Slaven, Scott
2016-11 - Bookshots
9780316504096 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This was a very good book. I love almost anything and everything about the Titanic. This book was full of suspense, romance, and it was a good easy read.
…More

The Trial: A Bookshot
The Trial: A Bookshot
By Patterson, James
Author Paetro, Maxine
2016-07 - Bookshots
9780316317153 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: This book by far was my favorite James Patterson book. It had the perfect amount of work, friend, romance, murder investigation and eveyrthing in this book. I absolutely loved it.
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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
9780062674777 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: Interesting book and the start to what I expect will be a wonderful series. I found myself stuck between wanting to trhottle Miss Harcort for her dishonesty, lining herself up to break her own heart, to understanding her situation. Especially for a woman in her time. rewarding ending with a cliff hanger lead in to the next book.
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Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana
Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana
By Rice, Anne
2008-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781400043521 Check Our Catalog

Rice's second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous series on the life of Christ begins during his last winter before his baptism and concludes with the miracle at Cana. As with "Out of Egypt," this novel is based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.
HPL patron: Anne Rice takes fascinating material and puts me to sleep …More


The Young Messiah
The Young Messiah
By Rice, Anne
2016-01 - Ballantine Books
9780399594779 Check Our Catalog
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE



With the Holy Land in turmoil, seven-year-old Jesus and his family leave Egypt for the dangerous road home to Jerusalem. As they travel, the boy ponders the mysteries surrounding his birth. Anne Rice's dazzling, kaleidoscopic novel, based on the gospels and the most respected New Testament scholarship, summons up the voice,
…More


A Density of Souls
A Density of Souls
By Rice, Christopher
2014-11 - 47north
9781477826645 Check Our Catalog

When four friends reunite five years after high school, new facts about their mutual history are revealed, and what was held to be a tragic accident is discovered to be murder. As the true story emerges, other secrets begin to unravel and the casual cruelties of high school develop into acts of violence that threaten an entire city. Abridged.
HPL patron: A …More


The Snow Garden
The Snow Garden
By Rice, Christopher
2004-01 - Pocket Star
9780743470384 Check Our Catalog

From the son of Anne Rice comes his electrifying "New York Times" bestseller of infidelity, murder, and betrayal on a college campus. "An enthralling narrative . . . "--"Booklist."
HPL patron: This was my introduction to Christopher Rice, a better writter than his mother Anne Rice. His story, set in an East Coast college sort of like Harvard, follows three …More


The Macgregors: Alan & Grant
The Macgregors: Alan & Grant
By Roberts, Nora
2011-01 - Silhouette Books
9780373281343 Check Our Catalog


#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Nora Roberts enchants again with two more beloved classics about the passionate and headstrong MacGregor family.

All the Possibilities

Creative, compelling, unconventionalShelby Campbell was unlike any woman Senator Alan MacGregor had ever known. The cynical politician found himself falling in love with the
…More


Portrait in Death
Portrait in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2003-02 - Berkley Books
9780425189030 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Rita Awards (2004)

The "New York Times" #1 bestselling police thriller series featuring futuristic cop Eve Dallas continues in this brand-new, first-time-in-print novel. Author tour for Roberts's next hardcover, "Birthright, " to be released in March 2003. Original. …More


Purity in Death
Purity in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2002-08 - Berkley Books
042518630X Check Our Catalog
For the first time in print comes the 15th installment in Nora Roberts's (writing as J.D. Robb) bestselling futuristic In Death series (following "Reunion in Death"), featuring New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas. …More


Reunion in Death
Reunion in Death
By Robb, J. D.
2002-03 - Berkley Books
9780425183977 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Rita Awards (2003)

In the 14th installment of Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) futuristic In Death series, Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, celebrate their first anniversary--which will be one they, nor fans of this series, never forget! …More


Collared
Collared
By Rosenfelt, David
2017-07 - Minotaur Books
9781250055354 Check Our Catalog

Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and …More


Board Stiff
Board Stiff
By Ryan, Annelise
2014-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758272768 Check Our Catalog

HPL patron: An entertaining cozy mystery.
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Lucky Stiff
Lucky Stiff
By Ryan, Annelise
2013-03 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758272751 Check Our Catalog
It's Christmas Day in the sleepy town of Sorenson, Wisconsin, and deputy coroner Mattie Winston is at the burnt remains of a house, where a charred body has been found. The victim is identified as Jack AllenNa paraplegic who had recently won a huge casino jackpot. Original. …More


Who-ology: Doctor Who: The Official Miscellany
Who-ology: Doctor Who: The Official Miscellany
By Scott, Cavan
Author Wright, Mark
2013-06 - BBC Books
9781849906197 Check Our Catalog
The official miscellany, celebrating 50 years of "Doctor Who," a cult favorite around the world and the longest-running science fiction television show of all time. …More


Out-Of-Style: A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved
Out-Of-Style: A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved
By Shubert, Betty Kreisel
2012-11 - Flashback Publishing
9780983576167 Check Our Catalog

Fascinated by fashion design and fashion history? Love vintage clothes & costume? Interested in Genealogy and how to time-date old family photos through fashion? Want a beloved fashion coffee table book filled with gems of social history? Need a stylish gift?

Winner of FIVE AWARDS for Best Book ● 2017
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Dust
Dust
By Slade, Arthur
2014-02 - Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
9781495470059 Check Our Catalog
A rainmaker brings rain to a drought-stricken town, but the children begin to disappear... Strange things are happening in Horshoe, a Dust Bowl farm town in the Depression-era prairies. Young Matthew Steelgate has vanished on a walk into town. His brother, Robert, knows that he has to find Matthew. He has to figure out why the hens are frightened and their eggs full of blood. Why a broken jar he …More


The Good Daughter
The Good Daughter
By Slaughter, Karin
2017-08 - William Morrow & Company
9780062430243 Check Our Catalog

Instant New York Times Bestseller
The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author -- a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.
Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind...
Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and …More


Bone #9: Crown of Horns
Bone #9: Crown of Horns
By Smith, Jeff
2009-01 - Graphix
9780439706315 Check Our Catalog
It's full-fledged war as Briar, the rat creatures, and the Pawan army storm the city of Atheia. The Bone cousins, Thorn, and Gran'ma Ben are all there to defend the Valley and stop the return of the Lord of the Locusts. When Thorn goes inside a ghost circle, she hears a voice urging her to seek the Crown of Horns. What follows is another dangerous journey for Thorn and loyal Fone Bone as they race …More


The Cradle
The Cradle
By Somerville, Patrick
2009-03 - Little Brown and Company
9780316036122 Check Our Catalog
""The Cradle" is a story of family and the connections across time that define our lives in secret and surprising ways. It is a vivid story of renewal and a new beginning. Patrick Somerville is a storyteller you will not forget--Robert Morgan, author of "Gap Creek." …More


Born to Run
Born to Run
By Springsteen, Bruce
2016-09 - Simon & Schuster
9781501141515 Check Our Catalog
"A virtuoso performance, the 508-page equivalent to one of Springsteen and the E Street Band's famous four-hour concerts: Nothing is left onstage, and diehard fans and first-timers alike depart for home sated and yet somehow already aching for more." --NPR
"Richly rewarding...Bruce Springsteen proves that he has taken on life fully engaged both in living and examining it, and in doing …More