Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Southlake Public Library Blog



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"Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number."
~Author Unknown


What's that bumper sticker? If you can read this, thank a teacher? It's time to go back to school and we are here to help with required reading and reading just for fun. Check out the latest bestsellers for adults and kids below.





FICTION HARDCOVER

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THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $27.95.) The third volume of a trilogy about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.
Call #: F LAR




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TOUGH CUSTOMER, by Sandra Brown. (Simon & Schuster, $26.99.) A private investigator pursues a deranged killer who is stalking the daughter he never knew.
Call #: F BRO




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FLY AWAY HOME, by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, $26.99.) A senator’s extramarital affair affects his wife and daughters.
Call #: F WEI




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THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s ­Mississippi.
Call #: F STO




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STAR ISLAND, by Carl Hiaasen. (Knopf, $26.95.) A paparazzo attempting to kidnap a drug-addled pop star grabs her stunt double by mistake.
Call #: F HIA




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VEIL OF NIGHT, by Linda Howard. (Ballantine, $26.) There are many suspects when a bridezilla is murdered.
Call #: F HOW




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THE VIGILANTES, by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. (Putnam, $26.95.) Members of the Philadelphia Police Department are plagued by vigilante groups.
Call #: F GRI




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THE RED QUEEN, by Philippa Gregory. (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $25.99.) More intrigue during the War of the Roses, centered on Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII; by the author of “The Other Boleyn Girl.”
Call #: F GRE




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THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR, by Daniel Silva. (Putnam, $26.95.) The art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allon discovers that there are deadly secrets behind a stolen painting.
Call #: F SIL




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PRIVATE, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) The head of an investigation company pursues the murderer of his best friend’s wife.
Call #: MCN F PAT




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THE SEARCH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) The only survivor of a serial killer has found peace in the Pacific Northwest, but her life is shaken by the appearance of a new man and a copycat murderer.
Call #: MCN F ROB




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SIZZLING SIXTEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin’s, $27.99.) The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum comes to the aid of a cousin with gambling debts.
Call #: MCN F EVA




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DEATH ON THE D-LIST, by Nancy Grace. (Hyperion, $25.99.) Fading celebrities who appear on Hailey Dean’s TV show are being murdered.
Call #: F GRA




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CURE, by Robin Cook. (Putnam, $26.95.) A New York City medical examiner attempts to figure out whether a Japanese biotech researcher has died naturally or been murdered.
Call #: F COO




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THE GLASS RAINBOW, by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster, $25.99.) A man with ties to an evil ex-convict and best-selling author is dating the Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux’s daughter.
Call #: F BUR






NONFICTION HARDCOVER

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THE OBAMA DIARIES, by Laura Ingraham. (Threshold Editions, $25.) A satirical fictional journal with commentary, by the conservative political commentator.
Call #: MCN 973.932 ING




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SH*T MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern. (It Books/HarperCollins, $15.99.) A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the author’s father.
Call#: 818.602 HAL




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THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.
Call#: 330.973 LEW




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CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler. (Grand Central, $25.99.) More humorous personal essays from the comedian.
Call#: 814.6 HAN




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OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent.
Call#: 302 GLA




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EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S. C. Gwynne. (Scribner, $27.50.) The story of Quanah Parker, the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.
Call #: BIO PAR




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ANGELINA, by Andrew Morton. (St. Martin’s, $26.99.) A biography of Angelina Jolie, actress and humanitarian.
Call#: BIO JOL





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SLIDING INTO HOME, by Kendra Wilkinson. (Gallery, $26.) The life of the reality TV star and former Playboy cover model.
Call #: BIO WIL




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COMMITTED, by Elizabeth Gilbert. (Viking, $26.95.) The author of “Eat, Pray, Love” wrestles with, and overcomes, her ambivalence about marriage.
Call #: 306.81 GIL




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DELIVERING HAPPINESS, by Tony Hsieh. (Business Plus, $23.99.) Lessons from business (pizza place, worm farm, Zappos) and life.
Call#: 658.409 HIS






CHILDRENS PICTURE BOOKS

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THE QUIET BOOK, by Deborah Underwood. Illustrated by Renata Liwska. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $12.95.) Friends enjoy the shades of quiet. (Ages 3 to 5) Call #: E UND




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CITY DOG, COUNTRY FROG, by Mo Willems. Illustrated by Jon J Muth. (Hyperion/Disney, $17.99.) Friendships transcend seasons and city limits. (Ages 3 to 6) Call #: E WIL




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LADYBUG GIRL AT THE BEACH, by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Illustrated by David Soman. (Dial, $16.99.) Lulu, a k a Ladybug Girl, is both enthralled and frightened by the sea. (Ages 3 to 5) Call #: E SOM




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THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS, by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. Illustrated by Christine Davenier. (Little, Brown, $16.99.) Scabby knees don’t detract from inner sparkle. (Ages 3 to 6) Call #: E EDW




CHILDRENS CHAPTER BOOKS

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CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) The protagonist of "The Hunger Games" returns. (Ages 12 and up) Call #: YA F COL






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THE RED PYRAMID, by Rick Riordan. (Disney-Hyperion, $17.99.) Ancient gods (this time from Egypt) and a mortal family meet. (Ages 10 and up) Call #: J F RIO




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LINGER, by Maggie Stiefvater. (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, $17.99.) The teenage werewolves of "Shiver" face a new test of love and loyalty. (Ages 12 and up) Call #: YA F STI




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TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL, by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) The further reflections of Nikki Maxwell on the agonies of middle school; a "Dork Diaries" book. (Ages 9 to 13) Call #: J F RUS






THE HUNGER GAMES, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, $17.99.) In a dystopian future, a girl fights for survival on live TV. (Ages 12 and up) Call #: YA F COL




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DORK DIARIES, written and illustrated by Rachel Renée Russell. (Aladdin, $12.99.) Reflections of a junior Samuel Pepys of the female variety. (Ages 9 to 13) Call #: J F RUS




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THEODORE BOONE: KID LAWYER, by John Grisham. (Dutton, $16.99.) He may be 13, but he knows what to do when he encounters a murder case. (Ages 8 to 12) Call #: J F GRI

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