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Title:
The God of Small Things
Author:
Arundhati Roy
Description:
The story of the tragic decline of an Indian family whose members suffer the terrible consequences of forbidden love, "The God of small things" is set in the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India. Armed only with the invincible innocence of children, the twins Rahel and Esthappen fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family.
Submitted by:
Vj thomas, Circulation Assistant from North Channel
Title:
The Inheritance of Loss
Author:
Kiran Desai
Description:
Desai takes us to the northeastern Himalayas where a rising insurgency challenges the old way of life. In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge who wants to retire in peace when his orphaned granddaughter Sai arrives on his doorstep. When a Nepalese insurgency comes to the mountains, Sai, her grandfather and the cook must confront what is happening.
Submitted by:
Vj Thomas, Circulation Assistant from North Channel
Title:
Spellmans Strike Again
Author:
Lisa Lutz
Description:
The uproarious fourth and final installment in this series about a kooky detective family.
Submitted by:
Kathleen, Assistant Librarian for Children's Services from the eBranch
Title:
Motivate to Communicate!: 300 Games and Activities for your Child with Autism
Author:
Simone Griffin
Description:
Griffin, a speech and language therapist, and Sandler, a specialist teacher who has designed toys for children with special needs, presents 300 simple ideas for developing communication skills with children with autism and other communication difficulties, for use by parents, care-givers, and other professionals.
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
Active Baby, Healthy Brain
Author:
Margaret Sassť
Description:
Movement, play, and active exploration in the first five years of a child's life are essential to the development of his or her body and brain. Now Active Baby, Healthy Brain presents 135 massages, exercises, and activities that engage your child's love of play while also stimulating his or her brain development in multiple areas, including:
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
The Iraqi cookbook
Author:
Lamees Ibrahim
Description:
The true richness of Iraqi culture has been hidden for many years, overshadowed by political conflict and war. Yet amid the distraction, Iraq's culture-and not least its cuisine-has remained intact. The Iraqi Cookbook, the first of its kind to be published in North America, is full of authentic recipes that have been handed down through the generations, developed and enriched over time, and infused with cultures of different eras. The result is a rich mixture of history, health, culture, and storytelling.
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's from Atascocita
Title:
Changes
Author:
Jim Butcher
Description:
Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden's lover--until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it. Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it--against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry's not fighting to save the world... He's fighting to save his child.
Submitted by:
Darcey Rhoads, Circulation Assistant from Barbara Bush
Title:
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Author:
Elizabeth Gilbert
Description:
Elizabeth Gilbert presents the latest chapter of her life. Having fallen in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man living in Indonesia, Gilbert nevertheless disapproved of marriage. However, when the duo attempts to settle in America and Felipe faces possible deportation, Gilbert is forced to swallow her pride and venture forth into a life of matrimony.
Submitted by:
Janet Gibbons, Circulation Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat Well, Enjoy Life, Lose Weight
Author:
The Mayo Clinic
Description:
In two simple phases, you'll be on the road to a healthy weight for the rest of your life. Packed with lots of extra encouragement - meal planners, recipes, tips for overcoming challenges, starting an exercise plan, and much more - The Mayo Clinic Diet gives you everything you need in one book.
Submitted by:
Christine Turner, Children's Assistant from Atascocita
Title:
The Pilgrims Progress
Author:
John Bunyan
Description:
One of the most powerful dramas of Christian faith ever written, this captivating allegory of man's religious journey in search of salvation follows the pilgrim as he travels an obstacle-filled road to the Celestial City. An enormously influential 17th-century classic, universally known for its simplicity, vigor, and beauty of language.
Submitted by:
Jonathan, Support Services Clerk from Administrative Offices
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