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Tahmima Anam
Description: As she plans a party for her son and daughter, Rehana Haque's life will be transformed in a story of one family caught in the middle of the 1971 Bangladesh War of Independence, as they face changes and decisions that will have a profound impact on their lives.
Call Number: FIC Ana
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith
Description: "Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as "Detective Galileo," has traveled to Hari Cove, a once-popular summer resort town that has fallen on hard times. He is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater mining operation, which has sharply divided the town. One faction is against the proposed operation, concerned about the environmental impact on the area, known for its pristine waters. The other faction, seeing no future in the town as it is, believes its only hope lies in the development project. The night after the tense panel discussion, one of the resort's guests is found dead on the seashore at the base of the local cliffs. The local police at first believe it was a simple accident-that he wandered over the edge while walking on unfamiliar territory in the middle of the night. But when they discover that the victim was a former policeman and that the cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, they begin to suspect he was murdered, and his body tossed off the cliff to misdirect the police. As the police try to uncover where Tsukahara was killed and why, Yukawa finds himself enmeshed in yet another confounding case of murder. In a series of twists as complex and surprising as any in Higashino's brilliant, critically acclaimed work, Galileo uncovers the hidden relationship behind the tragic events that led to this murder"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hig
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Majgull Axelsson, Linda Schenck
Description: Born severely disabled in 1950s Sweden, Desiree cannot walk or talk but can use her clairvoyant and onmiscient powers to travel through time and space into the lives of her three foster sisters.
Call Number: FIC Axe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Young-ha Kim, Charles La Shure
Description: A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in a new world, Black Flower is an epic story based on a little-known moment in history.
Call Number: FIC Kim
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Alain Mabanckou, Helen (Translator) Stevenson
Description: "It's not easy being Tokumisa Nzambe po Mose yamoyindo abotami namboka ya Bakoko. There's that long name of his for a start, which means, "Let us thank God, the black Moses is born on the lands of the ancestors." Most people just call him Moses. Then there's the orphanage where he lives, run by a malicious political stooge, Dieudonne Ngoulmoumako, and where he's terrorized by two fellow orphans-the twins Songi-Songi and Tala-Tala. But after Moses exacts revenge on the twins by lacing their food with hot pepper, the twins take Moses under their wing, escape the orphanage, and move to the bustling port town of Pointe-Noire, where they form a gang that survives on petty theft. What follows is a funny, moving, larger-than-life tale that chronicles Moses's ultimately tragic journey through the Pointe-Noire underworld and the politically repressive world of Congo-Brazzaville in the 1970s and 80s."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mab
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
David Benioff
Description: A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Tim author Winton
Description: "After two separate catastrophes, two very different families leave the country for the bright lights of Perth. The Lambs are industrious, united, and--until God seems to turn His back on their boy Fish--religious. The Pickleses are gamblers, boozers, fractious, and unlikely landlords. Change, hardship, and the war force them to swallow their dignity and share a great, breathing, shuddering house called Cloudstreet. Over the next twenty years, they struggle and strive, laugh and curse, come apart and pull together under the same roof, and try as they can to make their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Anchee Min
Call Number: FIC Min
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Rachel Willson-Broyles
Description: "A young man named Samuel dies in a horrible car crash. Was it an accident or was it suicide? To answer that question, an unnamed writer with an agenda of his own sets out to map Samuel's last day alive. Everything I Don't Remember is a gripping tale about love and memory. But it is also a story about a writer who, by filling out the contours of Samuel's story, is actually trying to grasp a truth about himself. In the end, what remains of all our fleeting memories? And what is hidden behind everything we don't remember?"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Khe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Kang Han, Deborah Smith
Description: When a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed in the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. Through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope unfolds the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Susan Abulhawa
Description: 1948. The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a refugee camp in Jenin. Through Amal, the bright granddaughter of the patriarch, we witness the stories of her brothers: one, a stolen boy who becomes an Israeli soldier; the other who, in sacrificing everything for the Palestinian cause, will become his enemy. Amal's own dramatic story threads its way through six decades of Palestinian-Israeli tension, eventually taking her into exile in Pennsylvania. In the first commercial literary work ever to inhabit a Palestinian voice, Susan Abulhawa's is a story of love and loss, of childhood, marriage and parenthood. Richly told and and full of humanity, Mornings in Jenin forces us to take a fresh look at one of the defining political conflicts of our lifetime.
Call Number: LP FIC Abu
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Out
Natsuo Kirino, Stephen Snyder
Call Number: FIC Kir
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Call Number: FIC Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Kyŏng-suk Sin, Chi-Young Kim
Description: After Park So-nyo's disappearance, her grown children and her husband are filled with guilt and remorse at having taken So-nyo for granted and reflect, in a round-robin of narration, on her life and role in their lives.
Call Number: LP FIC Sin
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Mia Couto, David Brookshaw
Call Number: FIC Cou
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Åsne Seierstad
Call Number: 958.1046 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Ḥasan Balāsim, Jonathan Wright, Ḥasan. Killers and the compass Balāsim, Ḥasan. Green zone rabbit Balāsim, Ḥasan. Army newspaper Balāsim
Call Number: FIC Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Twan Eng Tan
Description: Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp. Aritomo refuses but agrees to accept Yun Ling as his apprentice "until the monsoon comes." Then she can design a garden for herself. As the months pass, Yun Ling finds herself intimately drawn to the gardener and his art, while all around them a communist guerilla war rages. But the Garden of Evening Mists remains a place of mystery. Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?
Call Number: FIC Tan
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Robert Alexander
Description: Drawing from decades of work, travel, and research in Russia, the author recreates the tragic, perennially fascinating story of the final days of Nicholas and Alexandra as seen through the fictional eyes of the Romanovs' young kitchen boy, Leonka. Now an ancient Russian immigrant, Leonka claims to be the last living witness to the Romanovs' brutal murders and sets down the dark secrets of his past with the imperial family.
Call Number: FIC Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Description: The novel traces Panchaali's life, beginning with her magical birth in fire as the daughter of a king before following her spirited balancing act as a woman with five husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom. Panchaali is swept into their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at the brothers' sides through years of exile and a terrible civil war.
Call Number: FIC Div
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Yasmin Crowther
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer, Armando Durán, Eddie Lopez, Blackstone Audiobooks
Description: In Mexico City, poet Arturo Belano forms a fundamentalist literary movement. A short while later, he sets out to discover the whereabouts of his hero, poet Cesrea Tinajero. Consequently, the movement rises and declines over the course of 20 years.
Call Number: FIC Bol
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Titilola Alexandrah Shoneyin
Description: Baba Segi's fourth wife, the young, college-educated Bolanle, sends his household into turmoil, causing his other three wives to become jealous and resentful and to plot her downfall.
Call Number: FIC Sho
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Mario Vargas Llosa
Description: "A powerful social satire which outraged the authorities of the author's native Peru, where 1000 copies were publicly burned."--FantasticFiction.com.
Call Number: FIC Var
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Yiyun Li
Call Number: FIC Li
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Kang Han, Debra Smith
Description: "Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams--invasive images of blood and brutality--torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home. As her husband, her brother-in-law, and her sister each fight to reassert their control, Yeong-hye obsessively defends the choice that's become sacred to her. Soon their attempts turn desperate, subjecting first her mind, then her body, to ever more intrusive and perverse violations, sending Yeong-hye spiraling into a dangerous, bizarre estrangement, not only from those closest to her but also from herself." -- jacket.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
Lesley Nneka Arimah, Lesley Nneka. Future looks good Arimah, Lesley Nneka. War stories Arimah, Lesley Nneka. Wild Arimah, Lesley Nneka. Light Arimah
Description: "A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. In "Who Will Greet You at Home," a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In "Wild," a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In "The Future Looks Good," three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in "Light," a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to "fix the equation of a person" - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions. Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ari
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2017
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A Golden Age
Tahmima Anam
FIC Ana
Sleepwalking Land
Mia Couto, David Brookshaw
FIC Cou
A Midsummer's Equation
Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith
FIC Hig
The Bookseller Of Kabul
Åsne Seierstad
958.1046 Sei
April Witch : A Novel
Majgull Axelsson, Linda Schenck
FIC Axe
The Corpse Exhibition : And Other Stories Of Iraq
Ḥasan Balāsim, Jonathan Wright, Ḥasan. Killers and the compass Balāsim, Ḥasan. Green zone rabbit Balāsim, Ḥasan. Army newspaper Balāsim
FIC Bal
Black Flower
Young-ha Kim, Charles La Shure
FIC Kim
The Garden Of Evening Mists : A Novel
Twan Eng Tan
FIC Tan
Black Moses
Alain Mabanckou, Helen (Translator) Stevenson
FIC Mab
The Kitchen Boy
Robert Alexander
FIC Ale
City Of Thieves
David Benioff
FIC Ben
The Palace Of Illusions
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
FIC Div
Cloudstreet : A Novel
Tim author Winton
FIC Win
The Saffron Kitchen
Yasmin Crowther
FIC Cro
Empress Orchid
Anchee Min
FIC Min
The Savage Detectives [Audiobook]
Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer, Armando Durán, Eddie Lopez, Blackstone Audiobooks
FIC Bol
Everything I Don't Remember
Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Rachel Willson-Broyles
FIC Khe
The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi's Wives
Titilola Alexandrah Shoneyin
FIC Sho
Human Acts : A Novel
Kang Han, Deborah Smith
FIC Han
The Time Of The Hero
Mario Vargas Llosa
FIC Var
Mornings In Jenin [Large Print]
Susan Abulhawa
LP FIC Abu
The Vagrants
Yiyun Li
FIC Li
Out
Natsuo Kirino, Stephen Snyder
FIC Kir
The Vegetarian : A Novel
Kang Han, Debra Smith
FIC Han
Palace Walk
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
FIC Mah
What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky
Lesley Nneka Arimah, Lesley Nneka. Future looks good Arimah, Lesley Nneka. War stories Arimah, Lesley Nneka. Wild Arimah, Lesley Nneka. Light Arimah
FIC Ari
Please Look After Mom [Large Print]
Kyŏng-suk Sin, Chi-Young Kim
LP FIC Sin