Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Books

HPL's New Books

Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2012.  To see new books from other years try:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.
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The Revenge of Lord Eberlin The Revenge of Lord Eberlin
By London, Julia
2012-02 - Pocket Books
9781439175460 Check Our Catalog

Tobin Scott, Count Eberlin of Denmark, has returned to Hadley Green to avenge his father, who he believes was innocent of stealing the Countess of Ashwood jewels. Now a wealthy man, Tobin intends to exact his revenge by destroying the Ashwood estate and the Countess of Ashwood, who as a young girl testified against his father. Original. …More

Is Just a Movie Is Just a Movie
By Lovelace, Earl
2012-03 - Haymarket Books
9781608461752 Check Our Catalog


Taking Care of Business Taking Care of Business
By Lovely, Lutishia
2012-04 - Dafina Books
9780758265807 Check Our Catalog


Fire and Rain Fire and Rain
By Lowell, Elizabeth
1994-06 - Harlequin Books
9780373482993 Check Our Catalog

Resisting his longing for youthful and innocent Carla McQueen, Luke MacKenzie sends her away from the Rocking M Ranch, telling her to forget him, unaware that the grown Carla who would later return would have a woman's wants and needs. Reprint. …More

Orchard Valley Grooms Orchard Valley Grooms
By Macomber, Debbie
2010-05 - Mira Books
9780778327981 Check Our Catalog

Beloved #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Macomber delivers two classic tales set in Orchard Valley, Oregon--"Valerie" and "Stephanie." Macomber tells women's stories in a way no one else does.--"BookPage." Reissue. …More

Capitol Murder: A Novel of Suspense Capitol Murder: A Novel of Suspense
By Margolin, Phillip M.
2012-04 - Harper
9780062069887 Check Our Catalog

Phillip Margolin proves once more that he is a true master of suspense, delivering another high-octane thriller set in Washington's legendary corridors of power. "Capitol Murder"'s breathtaking pace and electrifying twists will have old fans and newcomers racing to the final, stunning page. …More

A Game of Thrones, Volume 1: The Graphic Novel A Game of Thrones, Volume 1: The Graphic Novel
By Martin, George R. R.
Illustrator Patterson, Tommy
Adapted by Abraham, Daniel
2012-03 - Bantam
9780440423218 Check Our Catalog

Acclaimed novelist Abraham and illustrator Patterson bring Martin's epic fantasy masterwork "A Game of Thrones" to majestic new life in the pages of this full-color graphic novel. Comprised of the initial six issues of the graphic series, this is the first volume in what is sure to be one of the most coveted collaborations of the year. …More

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
By McCall Smith, Alexander
2012-04 - Pantheon Books
9780307378408 Check Our Catalog

The new installment in the perpetually delightful and bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
Precious Ramotswe is back and, as usual, her plate is full! She's called in to tackle a mysterious disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's school...Her infinitely trustworthy assistant, Grace Makutsi, is having trouble adjusting to wedded bliss, a problem to test even the formidable talents of Mma Ramotswe...And the estimable Clovis Andersen, author of The Principles of Private Investigation--the No. 1 Ladies' prized manual‾has arrived, right there, in Botswana, on a case of his own. Bush tea anyone?

Due or Die: A Library Lover's Mystery Due or Die: A Library Lover's Mystery
By McKinlay, Jenn
2012-05 - Center Point Large Print
9781611734003 Check Our Catalog


The Set Up: The Sequel to a Down Chick The Set Up: The Sequel to a Down Chick
By McNeal, Mallori
2007-11 - Triple Crown Publications
9780979951701 Check Our Catalog

Amina is back and ready for a fresh start! Things have been so mixed up in her life for so long, and now all she wants is to put the pieces back together and be complete. But will that be possible with all the secrets of the past? Regret and heartbreak come hand in hand when Amina discovers hidden secrets about the man who she gave three years of her life for and for a moment, happily-ever-after seems impossible. Join Amina on a journey of more drama and emotion than even she ever expected as she masterminds "The Set Up "that will win her back her man and her happiness. …More

Pomegranate Soup Pomegranate Soup
By Mehran, Marsha
2006-09 - Random House Trade
9780812972481 Check Our Catalog

Beneath the holy mountain Croagh Patrick, in damp and lovely County Mayo, sits the small, sheltered village of Ballinacroagh. To the exotic Aminpour sisters, Ireland looks like a much-needed safe haven. It has been seven years since Marjan Aminpour fled Iran with her younger sisters, Bahar and Layla, and she hopes that in Ballinacroagh, a land of "crazed sheep and dizzying roads," they might finally find a home.
From the kitchen of an old pastry shop on Main Mall, the sisters set about creating a Persian oasis. Soon sensuous wafts of cardamom, cinnamon, and saffron float through the streets-an exotic aroma that announces the opening of the Babylon Cafe, and a shock to a town that generally subsists on boiled cabbage and Guinness served at the local tavern. And it is an affront to the senses of Ballinacroagh's uncrowned king, Thomas McGuire. After trying to buy the old pastry shop for years and failing, Thomas is enraged to find it occupied-and by foreigners, no less.
But the mysterious, spicy fragrances work their magic on the townsfolk, and soon, business is booming. Marjan is thrilled with the demand for her red lentil soup, abgusht stew, and rosewater baklava-and with the transformation in her sisters. Young Layla finds first love, and even tense, haunted Bahar seems to be less nervous.
And in the stand-up-comedian-turned-priest Father Fergal Mahoney, the gentle, lonely widow Estelle Delmonico, and the headstrong hairdresser Fiona Athey, the sisters find a merry band of supporters against the close-minded opposition of less welcoming villagers stuck in their ways. But the idyll is soon broken when the past rushes back to threaten the Amnipours once more, and the livesthey left behind in revolution-era Iran bleed into the present.
Infused with the textures and scents, trials and triumph, s of two distinct cultures, Pomegranate Soup is an infectious novel of magical realism. This richly detailed story, highlighted with delicious recipes, is a delectable journey into the heart of Persian cooking and Irish living.

"From the Hardcover edition." …More

Secret Society Secret Society
By Miasha
2007-04 - Pocket Books
9781416546757 Check Our Catalog

This stellar debut is a compulsively readable tale of a 19-year-old Philly girl with an unbelievable secret. "Miasha writes with the fatal stroke of a butcher knife."--Omar Tyree, author of "Boss Lady." …More

I'm Telling I'm Telling
By Miller, Karen E. Quinones
2003-07 - Simon & Schuster
9780743214360 Check Our Catalog

""I'm Telling" is a provocative tale of . . . a shocking secret" ("Essence") from the author of the national bestseller "Satin Doll." Miller shares the pain and desperation of a family shaken to the core, and wrestling with the consequences of speaking up or backing down. …More

Missionary No More: Purple Panties 2 Missionary No More: Purple Panties 2
By Zane
2009-01 - Strebor Books
9781593092115 Check Our Catalog

Steamy, sensual, and poetically hypnotic, "Missionary No More" is the follow-up to the bestseller "Purple Panties." …More

Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art Sacre Bleu: A Comedy D'Art
By Moore, Christopher
2012-04 - William Morrow & Company
9780061779749 Check Our Catalog

Moore drops his readers into the strange world of nineteenth-century France, where the line between past and present, real and surreal, shifts with a mere brushstroke. …More

The Surrender The Surrender
By Morris, Gilbert
2012-04 - Barbour Publishing
9781602609099 Check Our Catalog

Follow along as an upright man is caught up in the horrific events of the Civil War in the final book of the Last Cavaliers series. When Morgan Tremayne follows his employer, Robert E. Lee, into battle, he leaves behind everything hes worked hard to build: a horse farm, a good reputation, and a young orphan he has raised. It will take a life-changing injury on Gettysburgs blood-soaked fields to open Morgans eyes to whats really worth dying for. …More

Ghosts of Belfast Ghosts of Belfast
By Neville, Stuart
2009-10 - Soho Crime
9781569476000 Check Our Catalog

Fegan has been an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is haunted day and night by the ghosts of his innocent victims. In order to appease the spirits, he's going to have to kill the men who had given him orders. …More

Blacklist Blacklist
By Paretsky, Sara
2004-08 - Signet Book
9780451209696 Check Our Catalog

Paretsky returns with her heroine V.I. Warshawski in this "The New York Times" bestseller, deemed "a complex, disturbing thriller" by the Associated Press. This story of secrets and betrayals stretches across four generations--secrets that are political, social, sexual, financial, and all of them with the power to kill. …More

Kill Me If You Can Kill Me If You Can
By Patterson, James
Author Karp, Marshall
2011-08 - Little Brown and Company
9780316097543 Check Our Catalog

A poor art student living in New York City finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend fill his thoughts--until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge. …More

Private Games Private Games
By Patterson, James
Author Sullivan, Mark
2012-02 - Little Brown and Company
9780316206822 Check Our Catalog

Private, the world's most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned to provide security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The opening ceremony is hours away when Private investigator and single father of twins, Peter Knight, is called to the scene of a ruthless murder. A high-ranking member of the games' organizing committee has been killed. It's clear to Peter that this wasn't a crime of passion, but one of precise calculation and execution. …More

The Expats The Expats
By Pavone, Chris
2012-03 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780307956354 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

The international thriller that Patricia Cornwell says is "bristling with suspense" about an American abroad who finds herself in complex web of intrigue. …More

Illusion Illusion
By Peretti, Frank
2012-03 - Howard Books
9781439192672 Check Our Catalog

A stunning new thriller from the father of Christian fiction--a grieving husband encounters a teen identical to his dead wife . . . in face, name, and magical skills. This rich, rewarding book depicts a love story that transcends time, space, and what's meant by "death" and "life." …More

Dorchester Terrace Dorchester Terrace
By Perry, Anne
2012-04 - Ballantine Books
9780345510624 Check Our Catalog

Scotland Yards Thomas Pitt worries about his fitness as head of Special Branch, a post he officially assumes in early 1896, in bestseller Perrys suspenseful 27th novel featuring Pitt and his wife, Charlotte. …More

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Book Trailer-The Family Corleone

Social Security Statements Now Available Online

From the Blog:

Social Security Statements Now Available Online:
You can now get your Social Security Statement online. The online option is the only way to receive your statement unless you are 60 or older or turning 25 this year.
The statement provides estimates of the retirement and disability benefits you or your family may receive, making it important to have when financial planning. You can also use it to make sure your earnings are being accurately posted to your Social Security record. Incorrect reporting could mean that you won’t receive the benefits you are entitled to.
The statement also provides:
  • A list of your lifetime earnings according to Social Security’s records
  • The estimated Social Security and Medicare taxes you’ve paid
  • Information about qualifying and signing up for Medicare
  • Things to consider for those age 55 and older who are thinking of retiring
  • The opportunity to apply online for retirement and disability benefits
  • A printable version of your Social Security statement
To get a personalized online statement you must be able to provide information about yourself that matches information already on file with Social Security. Some people may not be successfully verified through this process. If you have trouble with verification you can request that a paper Social Security Statement be mailed to you. You can also visit your local Social Security office and present an identity document in order to create an account and gain access to the online version.
View your Social Security statement online.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Books

Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2012.  To see new books from other years try:  2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.
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The Descendants The Descendants
By Hemmings, Kaui Hart
2011-10 - Random House Trade
9780812982954 Check Our Catalog

Now a major motion picture starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander Payne
Fortunes have changed for the King family, descendants of Hawaiian royalty and one of the state's largest landowners. Matthew King's daughters--Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a seventeen-year-old recovering drug addict--are out of control, and their charismatic, thrill-seeking mother, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident. She will soon be taken off life support. As Matt gathers his wife's friends and family to say their final goodbyes, a difficult situation is made worse by the sudden discovery that there's one person who hasn't been told: the man with whom Joanie had been having an affair. Forced to examine what they owe not only to the living but to the dead, Matt, Scottie, and Alex take to the road to find Joanie's lover, on a memorable journey that leads to unforeseen humor, growth, and profound revelations.
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A Pimp's Life A Pimp's Life
By Hernandez, Treasure
2009-02 - Urban Books
9781601621511 Check Our Catalog

Destiny was once a young girl tricked into selling her body, but after her pimp, Mack Jones, recovers from being shot, she gathers the courage to leave the life behind her. Mack is forced to make a decision--will he stay with what he's always known, or take a chance on love? …More

Homecoming Homecoming
By Dailey, Janet
Author Michaels, Fern
Author Sala, Sharon
2007-05 - Avon Books
9780061085086 Check Our Catalog

The talents of four stellar authors are brought together in one passionate anthology that celebrates homecomings and the joy of love. …More

Shades of Twilight Shades of Twilight
By Howard, Linda
1997-09 - Pocket Books
9780671019716 Check Our Catalog

From the author of Dream Man and After the Night comes another spellbinding romance. Roanna Davenport was raised a wealthy orphan on her grandmother's magnificent Alabama estate, where she had a passion for horses and a deep love for her cousin Webb. After the shocking murder of Webb's wife, Ronna and Webb are drawn together against the killer that once destroyed Webb's life, and waits only for the chance to finish the job. …More

The House of Velvet and Glass The House of Velvet and Glass
By Howe, Katherine
2012-04 - Hyperion Books
9781401340919 Check Our Catalog

Katherine Howe, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in Boston in 1915, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball. …More

My Little Secret My Little Secret
By J, Anna
2011-10 - Urban Books
9781601624697 Check Our Catalog


Dopeman: Memoirs of a Snitch Dopeman: Memoirs of a Snitch
By Coleman, JaQuavis
2012-05 - Urban Books
9781601622884 Check Our Catalog


What Doesn't Kill You What Doesn't Kill You
By Johansen, Iris
2012-04 - St. Martin's Press
9780312651237 Check Our Catalog

Catherine Ling was abandoned on the streets of Hong Kong at age four. Schooled in the art of survival, she traded in the only commodity she had: information. As a teenager, she came under the tutelage of a mysterious man known only as Hu Chang? a skilled assassin and master poisoner. As a young woman, she was recruited by the CIA and now, she is known as one of their most effective operatives. …More

Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M. Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M.
By Jones, Solomon
2010-10 - St. Martin's Griffin
9780312612160 Check Our Catalog

Karima "C.R.E.A.M." Thomas, who has been held as an accomplice in the murders of two drug dealers, is acquitted based on the deathbed confession of her lover, Duane Faison. But triumph soon turns to tragedy when Karima's mother is found dead of an apparent suicide. Karima refuses to believe that things are as they seem. She believes that her mother was murdered, and when the police won't listen, she takes matters into her own hands. She soon finds that her mother's death is just the first indication of a scandal that could rock the very halls of power. Captain Kevin Lynch joins Karima in the search for the truth, despite his family and career on the line. …More

Diva: Triple Crown Publications Presents Diva: Triple Crown Publications Presents
By Kane & Abel
Author Kane, John Ed.
Author Abel, Simone
2004-01 - Vickie Stringer
9780974789583 Check Our Catalog


Silent Partner: The Graphic Novel Silent Partner: The Graphic Novel
By Kellerman, Jonathan
Illustrator Gaydos, Michael
Adapted by Parks, Ande
2012-02 - Villard Books
9780440423638 Check Our Catalog

The first graphic novel adaptation from a master of psychological suspense brings a stunning new visual edge to the classic "New York Times" bestseller "Silent Partner." Alex Delaware is struggling to keep his relationship with girlfriend Robin Castagna alive when a beautiful face from the past suddenly steps back into his life. …More

The Dharma Bums The Dharma Bums
By Kerouac, Jack
2006-11 - Penguin Books
9780143039600 Check Our Catalog

Two ebullient young men search for truth the Zen way: from marathon wine-drinking bouts, poetry jam sessions, and "yabyum" in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude in the high Sierras and a vigil atop Desolation Peak in Washington State. …More

Prague Fatale Prague Fatale
By Kerr, Philip
2012-04 - Marian Wood Book
9780399159022 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

September 1941: Reinhard Heydrich is hosting a gathering to celebrate his appointment as Reichsprotector of Czechoslovakia. All of his guests are high-ranking Party members and each is a suspect in a crime as yet to be committed: the murder of Heydrich himself. …More

The Bitch Is Back The Bitch Is Back
By King, Deja
2010-03 - King Productions
9780984332533 Check Our Catalog

Precious Cummings is more ruthless than ever in Part 3 of the Bitch series. In The Bitch Is Back, Precious is relishing in every hood queen s dream life. She has her king, Supreme, and her princess, their daughter Aaliyah. With an estate in Beverly Hills, a fleet of luxurious cars and endless cash flow, the drama Precious experienced in the gritty streets of New York is a distant memory ... or so she thought. Without warning, Precious worst nightmare becomes a reality. Pretty Boy Mike, the man who brutally raped Precious and who plotted to have her husband Supreme killed, has escaped from prison. With her life in danger, Precious resorts to what she knows best murder and mayhem to defend herself and the people she loves. Hell hath no fury than a gangsta chick out to protect what she cherishes the most her family. Brace yourself as Precious again wreaks havoc from West to East Coast battling her most treacherous enemy yet. …More

Stackin' Paper Stackin' Paper
By King, Joy
2009-02 - King Productions
9780975581117 Check Our Catalog

Genesis has been dominating the hood by any means necessary since he was released from juvenile detention at the age of eighteen. After grinding in the streets of Philadelphia for years he finally catches a break. Genesis is able to take the drug game to the next level when he starts doing business with a set of treacherous twin sisters in Atlanta. From the east to the west coast every dough boy respects his name, but his ambitions have superceded pushing drugs. Genesis is ready to take his hustle to the next level, but the allure of the game has a firm grip on him, until falling in love with Talisa Washington. Talisa has the beauty, class, sophistication, and most importantly, connections to make it happen. …More

The Wind Through the Keyhole The Wind Through the Keyhole
By King, Stephen
2012-04 - Scribner Book Company
9781451658903 Check Our Catalog

In "The Wind Through the Keyhole," Stephen King returns to the rich landscape of Mid-World, the spectacular territory of the Dark Tower fantasy saga that stands as his most beguiling achievement. …More

Barcelona Calling Barcelona Calling
By Kirkpatrick, Jane
2011-09 - Zondervan
9780310293644 Check Our Catalog

How far would you go to become famous? Annie Shaw will seemingly do anything to get Oprah's attention for her latest novel. From bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick comes this bold, fresh story about a close-knit group of five women and their pursuit of life goals. You'll be encouraged and entertained! …More

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
By Larsson, Stieg
2010-05 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307269997 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Lisbeth Salander is ready to fight back. "[The trilogy] is intricately plotted, lavishly detailed but written with a breakneck pace and verve . . ["Hornet's Nest"] is a tantalizing double finale--first idyllic, then frenetic . . . Larsson has made the literary moods of saga and soap opera converge--with suspense as the adhesive."--"Independent."
HPL patron: Disappointing conclusion to the Stieg Larsson trilogy because the title character spends most of the book in the hospital or in jail.  She doesn't appear in her usual mode until page 463.  Meanwhile, the author (or translator) meanders with complicated, heavy handed backstory about Swedish politics and espionage.  He gives the male here a new girlfriend who is a very thin character.

In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster
By Laurens, Stephanie
2011-09 - Avon Books
9780062068613 Check Our Catalog

A "New York Times"-bestselling author presents the first title in a brilliantnew series about three Cynster sisters and their latest quest: finding heroeswho are their match in every way. Original. …More

Deadly Sins Deadly Sins
By Leigh, Lora
2012-02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312389093 Check Our Catalog

In the second book in Leigh's trilogy, Logan Callahan has fought hard to forget what happened that fateful day, so long ago. But every night he tries to sleep, he relives the nightmare. Every time he closes his eyes, he sees the woman whose life he could not save. Original. …More

Beastly Things Beastly Things
By Leon, Donna
2012-04 - Atlantic Monthly Press
9780802120236 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title

When the body of man is found in a canal, damaged by the tides, carrying no wallet, and wearing only one shoe, Brunetti has little to work with. The autopsy shows a way forward: it turns out the man was suffering from a rare, disfiguring disease. …More

The Fiddler The Fiddler
By Lewis, Beverly
2012-04 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764209772 Check Our Catalog

When Amy DeVries, thoroughly modern and disillusioned, sets out on a road trip, she unexpectedly meets an Amishman--and community--that changes her life forever. …More

The Judgment The Judgment
By Lewis, Beverly
2011-04 - Bethany House Publishers
9780764206009 Check Our Catalog

Lewis, a "New York Times"- and "USA TODAY"-bestselling author and the top name in Amish fiction, pens a tale of two sisters struggling to find love, acceptance, and their place in the Amish community. …More