November 2018 - Tropical Destination

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The weather outside is frightful! But our great reads will transport you to a location most delightful. The sun! The sand! The foliage! Much better than all that snow. 


Tui Sutherland
Description: Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan's perilous quest for talismans in a blue-water tropical paradise becomes more dangerous when they realize that one of their number is a traitor who has been revealing their locations to their enemies.
Call Number: J FIC Sut
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Lara Elena Donnelly
Description: In a tropical country where shadowy political affairs lurk behind-the-scenes of its glamorous film industry, three people maneuver inside a high stakes game of statecraft and espionage: Lillian, a reluctant diplomat serving a fascist nation, Aristide, an expatriate film director running from lost love and a criminal past, and Cordelia, a former cabaret stripper turned legendary revolutionary. Each one harbors dangerous knowledge that can upturn a nation. When their fates collide, machinations are put into play, unexpected alliances are built, and long-held secrets are exposed. All is barreling towards an international revolt...and only the wiliest ones will be prepared for what comes next.
Call Number: FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Doug TenNapel
Description: After Reese and his family are stranded on an island during a boating trip, they discover the island is not what it seems when the island's lethal inhabitants come after them.
Call Number: YA FIC Ten
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Louise Doughty
Description: "John Harper is in hiding in a remote hut on a tropical island. As he lies awake at night, listening to the rain on the roof, he believes his life may be in danger. But he is less afraid of what is going to happen than of what he's already done. In a local town, he meets Rita, a woman with her own tragic history. They begin an affair, but can they offer each other redemption? Or do the ghosts of the past always catch up with us in the end? Moving between Europe during the Cold War, Civil Rights-era California, and Indonesia during the massacres of 1965 and the subsequent military dictatorship, Black Water explores some of the darkest events of recent history through the story of one troubled man."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Dou
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Carly Phillips
Description: She was off limits, but he couldn't resist. There are just some guys you don't touch--even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her brother's best friend is up for grabs and willing, she can't resist. After all, she's wanted him for years. On leave from the army, Tyler Dare is just looking for a little fun, but his best friend's sister is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible. Now, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It's his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he's never forgotten that he's coming after her...in more ways than one.
Call Number: FIC Phi
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Linda C Gerber
Description: Sixteen-year-old Aphra Behn Connolly investigates why her father let an unknown family stay at their exclusive tropical island resort, who strangled a famous rock star's girlfriend with her own bikini top, and what a smoldering teenaged guest is hiding.
Call Number: YA FIC Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Sarah Ann Wormald, David Espinosa, Heneage Mitchell, Karl Muller, Fiona Nichols
Description: "Diving in Southeast Asia" is a comprehensive diving guide covering Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. It presents in detail the very best dive sites in the tropical western Pacific. Our seasoned diver authors have experience exploring these waters, and each site receives thorough coverage, including detailed maps, color photos, and a full description of access, conditions, and facilities.
Call Number: 915.9 Wor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Maile Meloy
Description: "From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation--and the children go missing. When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. Theship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children--two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old--love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids' Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America,a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship's safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they're gone. What follows is a riveting, revealing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the once-happy parents--now turning on one another and blaming themselves--try to recover their children and their lives. Celebrated for her ability to write vivid, spare, moving fiction, Maile Meloy shows how quickly the life we count on can fall away, and how a crisis changes everyone's priorities. The fast-paced, gripping plot of Do Not Become Alarmed carries with it an insightful, provocative examination of privilege, race, guilt, envy, the dilemmas of modern parenthood, and the challenge ofliving up to our own expectations"-- Provided by publisher."From a beloved, award-winning writer, the much-anticipated novel about what happens when two families go on a tropical vacation--and the children go missing"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Liz Kessler, Erin Farley
Description: Emily is headed to a tropical island for a relaxing vacation with friends and family. And this time, Emily promises her best friend, Shona, there will be absolutely no adventure just plenty of fun. But somehow excitement always seems to find Emily, and before she knows it, she ends up on the other side of a powerful waterfall on a forgotten island no one else can get to.
Call Number: J FIC Kes
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Theresa Volpe Laursen, Byron Laursen
Call Number: 641.5959 Lau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Maricel E Presilla
Description: The co-owner of two Latin restaurants in Hoboken, New Jersey, presents 500 recipes from the Latin world ranging from Mexico to Argentina and all the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean including adobos, sofritos, empanadas, tamales, ceviches, moles and flan.
Call Number: 641.5972 Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Josh Lacey
Description: Tom goes with his Uncle Harvey to Peru, where they narrowly escape imprisonment and death as they hunt for buried treasure after tracking down a journal written by John Drake, a young relative of Sir Francis Drake, on a voyage to Lima in 1577. Includes biographical information on John and Francis Drake.
Call Number: YA FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Jamie (Romance writer) Pope
Description: Hallie Roberts has had a string of bad luck, beginning with her fiancé dumping her! Now she is disillusioned and ready to leave her beloved big-city teaching job behind and return to her idyllic island hometown. Then fate intervenes, and a slip and fall on the ice brings gorgeous, brave paramedic Asa Andersen to her rescue and into her chaotic life. Saving victims can take its toll, but Hallie fills Asa with hope and renewed purpose. His mission to show the homesick English teacher a romantic New York Christmas culminates in a passionate, brief affair. But Asa isn't about to lose the best thing to ever happen to him. When they meet again on Hideaway Island, the magic and sensuality of the sultry isle affects them both. Can he convince Hallie to trust in their future and a love that's worth every risk?
Call Number: FIC Pop
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
William Golding
Description: A plane wreck deposits a group of boys, aged six to twelve, on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order on their existence quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts.
Call Number: YA FIC Gol
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Jason Chongue
Description: Plant Society is your essential guide to indoor gardening. Jason Chongue explains how to choose the perfect tropical house plants for you, how to keep them healthy and happy, and how to use them to decorate each room of your home. Covering everything from basic plant care and propagation techniques to detailed profiles of 22 indoor plants and styling tips, Plant Society is your handbook to transforming your space into an indoor rainforest.
Call Number: 635.965 Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Brian Keene
Description: "Off the coast of tropical Mauritius, an ecological catastrophe with global implications is occurring. The ocean's floor is collapsing at a rapid rate. World-champion free diver and marine biologist Carrie Anderson joins a scientific expedition determined to discover the cause-and how to stop it. But what they uncover is even more horrific. Deep beneath the surface, something is awake. Something hungry. Something...cold. Now, the pressure builds as Carrie and her colleagues must contend with the murderous operatives of a corrupt corporation, an unnatural disaster that grows bigger by the day, and a monstrous predator that may spell the extinction of all mankind."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Kee
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
C. L. Hoàng
Description: Come along with the author as he returns to visit Vietnam, his ancestral homeland, for the first time after a decades-long absence. Retrace his steps with him around his former hometown of Saigon in the south, and then follow him along on an itinerary of discovery to other unique destinations throughout the country: Hoi-An, the best-preserved medieval seaport in Southeast Asia; Hue, the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam, on the central coast; Halong Bay, a world-renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi, the country's thousand-year-old capital, in the north. Filled with historical and cultural tidbits and personal reminiscences, and illustrated with over forty photographs, Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees offers the reader an insightful and fascinating glimpse of this tropical land.
Call Number: 915.97 Hoa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
David Liittschwager, Susan Middleton, Environmental Defense (Organization), National Tropical Botanical Garden, Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
Call Number: 578.68 Lii
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
John Gilstrap
Description: For Jonathan Grave and Gail Bonneville, the Crystal Sands Resort is the perfect getaway--until gunshots shatter the night. Wealthy guests are yanked out of their sleep, herded like animals, forced to submit to their captors' demands. But Jonathan and Gail are no ordinary vacationers. The assassins who invade their bungalow receive a deadly surprise. And two determined, skilled operatives escape into the jungle. Jonathan and Gail are not the only free agents on the island. Cut off from his usual tactical team, with a pair of unlikely allies he can't fully trust, Grave's only hope of reliable back-up is his partner Boxers, who's hundreds of miles--and hours--away. It won't be long before the invaders turn this tropical paradise into the powderkeg that will set off global chaos.
Call Number: FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Fern Michaels, Nina Alvamar
Description: Tessa Jamison couldn't have imagined anything worse than losing her beloved twin girls and husband; until she was convicted of their murder. For ten years, she has counted off the days in Florida's Correctional Center for Women, fully expecting to die behind bars. Fighting to prove her innocence holds little appeal now that her family's gone. But on one extraordinary day, her lawyers announce that Tessa's conviction has been overturned due to a technicality, and she's released on bail to await a new trial. Hounded by the press, Tessa retreats to the small tropical island owned by her late husband's pharmaceutical company. There, she begins to gather knowledge about others in similar situations to her own; people who have lost their families in horrific ways, only to see the perpetrators walk away unpunished. For the first time since her nightmare began, Tessa feels a sense of purpose. She'll use the fortune at her disposal to track down criminals who have outwitted the law.
Call Number: FIC Mic
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Anna Bauer, Noam Levy
Description: "Create beautiful indoor gardens inspired by all corners of the globe with this comprehensive guide to everything terrarium. Choose from 33 step-by-step projects, and build the landscape of your dream. Plant a fern-filled Black Forest from Germany, a delicate bonsai mini-garden from Kyushi in the south of Japan, or a tableau of olive and thyme from the shores of the Galilee in Israel. With information on soils, tools, and plants, lush photography of the final gardens, and simple explanations of how to care for your designs and make them self-sufficient, Terrarium unlocks the secrets to making magical glass gardens you can admire everyday in your home of office--or create as a gorgeous gift to share."--Back cover.
Call Number: 635.9824 Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Stephen L Moore
Description: "November 1942: Japanese and American forces have been fighting for control of Guadalcanal, a small but pivotal island in Japan's expansion through the South Pacific. Both sides have endured months of grueling battle under the worst circumstances: hellish jungles, meager rations, and tropical diseases, which have taken a severe mental and physical toll on the combatants. The Japanese call Guadalcanal Jigoku no Shima--Hell's Island. Amid a seeming stalemate, a small group of U.S. Navy dive-bombers is called upon to help determine the island's fate. The men have, until recently, been serving in their respective squadrons aboard the USS Lexington and the USS Yorktown, fighting in the thick of the Pacific War's aerial battles. Their skills have been honed to a fine edge, even as injury and death have inexorably depleted their ranks. When their carriers are lost, many of the men end up on the USS Enterprise. Battle damage to that carrier then forces them from their home at sea to operating from Henderson Field, a small dirt-and-gravel airstrip on Guadalcanal. With some Marine and Army Air Force planes, they help form the Cactus Air Force, a motley assemblage of fliers tasked with holding the line while making dangerous flights from their jungle airfield. Pounded by daily Japanese air assaults, nightly warship bombardments, and sniper attacks from the jungle, pilots and gunners rarely last more than a few weeks before succumbing to tropical ailments, injury, exhaustion, and death. But when the Japanese launch a final offensive to take the island, these dive-bomber jocks answer the call of duty--and try to perform miracles in turning back an enemy warship armada, a host of fighter planes, and a convoy of troop transports"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 940.5426 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Mark W Moffett
Call Number: 574.5264 Mof
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Olivia Levez
Description: "Frances finds herself on a plane to a remote village where she will do community service in exchange for staying out of juvenile detention. But an accident leaves her alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also has to think about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster. Nothing is easy. Survival is hard and so is being honest with herself. So when she discovers another survivor on the island, will it bring out the worst in her again? Or will it finally help her to see that her future is worth fighting for? A gripping and thoughtful story about a girl determined to survive against all odds and find the courage to become the person she wants to be." -Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Lev
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Ellen Oh
Description: Harper Raine faces new challenges ahead when her parents take the whole family to a remote tropical island for vacation. As Harper starts to have visions of the resort's history of disappearances and discovers more about the island's dark and fabled past, she must use her newly acquired spirit hunting talents to save everyone on the island from murderous spirits on the attack.
Call Number: J FIC Oh
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Kayla Olson
Description: When the world is taken over by a brutal ruling body that controls the planet's resources, Eden resolves to survive by finding her way to a neutral island where her efforts to track down a friend are challenged by enemies and traps.
Call Number: YA FIC Ols
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Brent Monahan
Description: When retired Southern sheriff-turned-New York City detective John Le Brun and his wife, Lordis, set sail in 1910 for a long-awaited honeymoon on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, they expect to find relaxation in paradise. However, they soon discover they've been lured to the island in part to tout its attributes as a burgeoning vacation retreat to wealthy investors back home. Instead of finding tranquility among the tropical isle's quaint villages and sandy beaches, they encounter a land teeming with racial, social, and economic tension. The brutal murders of a local plantation owner's family find John putting his renowned detective skills to use, with Lordis readily playing assistant.
Call Number: FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Jack Handey
Description: Two friends who are given a treasure map by a travel agent embark on a quest for the Golden Monkey in the mysterious land of Honolulu, where they meet untold dangers, encounter strange natives, and discover ancient ruins.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
Nick Joaquin, Gina Apostol, Vicente L. Rafael
Description: "The Philippines is central to two empires, the Spanish and the American. Joaquin is central to the literature of the Philippines. To read Joaquin is to gain access to how three cultures intersected in the Pacific, mixing explosively with blood, violence, and fantasy in ways that foreshadow what is happening in the Philippines today."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Joa
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 29, 2018
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Against The Tide
Tui Sutherland
J FIC Sut
Pressure
Brian Keene
FIC Kee
Armistice
Lara Elena Donnelly
FIC Don
Rain Falling On Tamarind Trees: A Travelogue Of Vietnam
C. L. Hoàng
915.97 Hoa
Bad Island
Doug TenNapel
YA FIC Ten
Remains Of A Rainbow: Rare Plants And Animals Of Hawai'i
David Liittschwager, Susan Middleton, Environmental Defense (Organization), National Tropical Botanical Garden, Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
578.68 Lii
Black Water
Louise Doughty
FIC Dou
Scorpion Strike
John Gilstrap
FIC Gil
Dare To Take
Carly Phillips
FIC Phi
Sweet Vengeance [Audiobook]
Fern Michaels, Nina Alvamar
FIC Mic
Death By Bikini
Linda C Gerber
YA FIC Ger
Terrarium: 33 Glass Gardens To Make Your Own
Anna Bauer, Noam Levy
635.9824 Bau
Diving In Southeast Asia: The Best Dive Sites In Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines And Thailand
Sarah Ann Wormald, David Espinosa, Heneage Mitchell, Karl Muller, Fiona Nichols
915.9 Wor
The Battle For Hell's Island: How A Small Band Of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal
Stephen L Moore
940.5426 Moo
Do Not Become Alarmed
Maile Meloy
FIC Mel
The High Frontier: Exploring The Tropical Rainforest Canopy
Mark W Moffett
574.5264 Mof
Emily Windsnap And The Falls Of The Forgotten Island
Liz Kessler, Erin Farley
J FIC Kes
The Island
Olivia Levez
YA FIC Lev
From Bangkok To Bali In 30 Minutes: 175 Fast And Easy Recipes With The Lush, Tropical Flavors Of Southeast Asia
Theresa Volpe Laursen, Byron Laursen
641.5959 Lau
The Island Of Monsters
Ellen Oh
J FIC Oh
Gran Cocina Latina: The Food Of Latin America
Maricel E Presilla
641.5972 Pre
The Sandcastle Empire
Kayla Olson
YA FIC Ols
Island Of Thieves
Josh Lacey
YA FIC Lac
The St. Lucia Island Club
Brent Monahan
FIC Mon
Kissed By Christmas
Jamie (Romance writer) Pope
FIC Pop
The Stench Of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure
Jack Handey
FIC Han
Lord Of The Flies [Audiobook]
William Golding
YA FIC Gol
The Woman Who Had Two Navels And Tales Of The Tropical Gothic
Nick Joaquin, Gina Apostol, Vicente L. Rafael
FIC Joa
Plant Society: Create An Indoor Oasis For Your Urban Space
Jason Chongue
635.965 Cho