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Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
Description: An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.
Call Number: FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Elie Wiesel, Catherine Temerson
Description: Doriel, a European orphan transplanted to New York, carries with him a profound sense of desperation and loss. His mother, a resistance leader during World War II, survived the war but soon afterward died in a car crash with Doriel's father. His longing for his parents and their secrets haunt him, leaving him unable to experience the most basic joys in life. A gifted psychoanalyst helps bring him to a crossroads: to a shocking discovery about his mother's life and his own birth, and to the understanding that even the most intimate of wounds can be healed.
Call Number: LP FIC Wie
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Batūl Khuḍayrī, Muhayman Jamil
Call Number: FIC Khu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Description: "A young woman from Nigeria leaves behind her home and her first love to start a new life in America, only to find her dreams are not all she expected"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Andreĭ Kurkov, George Bird
Description: Aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev--he's out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid of animals. Even more nerve-wracking: a local mobster has taken a shine to Misha and wants to keep borrowing him for events. But Viktor thinks he's finally caught a break when he lands a well-paying job at the Kiev newspaper writing "living obituaries" of local dignitaries--articles to be filed for use when the time comes. The only thing is, it seems the time always comes as soon as Viktor writes the article. Slowly understanding that his own life may be in jeopardy, Viktor also realizes that the only thing that might be keeping him alive is his penguin.
Call Number: FIC Kur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Xiaolong Qiu
Call Number: FIC Qiu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Cristina García
Call Number: FIC
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Call Number: FIC Nab
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Yan Mo, Howard Goldblatt
Description: Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his generosity and kindness to his peasants, is not only stripped of his land and worldly possessions in Mao's Land Reform Movement of 1948, but is cruelly executed, despite his protestations of innocence. He goes to Hell, where Lord Yama, king of the underworld, has Ximen Nao tortured endlessly, trying to make him admit his guilt, to no avail. Finally, in disgust, Lord Yama allows Ximen Nao to return to earth, to his own farm, where he is reborn not as a human but first as a donkey, then an ox, pig, dog, monkey, and finally the big-headed boy Lan Qiansui. Through the earthy and hugely entertaining perspectives of these animals, Ximen Nao narrates fifty years of modern Chinese history, ending on the eve of the new millennium. Here is an absolutely spellbinding tale that reveals the author's love of the land, beset by so many ills, traditional and modern.
Call Number: FIC Mo
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
Description: "The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the Earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiaiton, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth, living in the Moscow Metro--the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people united around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro--and maybe the whole of humanity."--Container.
Call Number: FIC Glu
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Kader Abdolah, Susan Massotty
Call Number: FIC Abd
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Chika Unigwe
Call Number: FIC Uni
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Call Number: FIC Mah
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Paulo Coelho, Jeremy Irons
Description: "An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within."--Summary from book.
Call Number: FIC Coe
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Junot Díaz
Call Number: LP FIC Dia
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Nov 29, 2016
Marjane Satrapi
Call Number: 955.054 Sat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Arundhati Roy, Donada Peters
Description: In 1969 in Kerala, India, Rahel and her twin brother, Estha, struggle to forge a childhood for themselves amid the destruction of their family life, as they discover that the entire world can be transformed in a single moment.
Call Number: FIC Roy
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Aravind Adiga
Description: Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him along.
Call Number: FIC Adi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
Chinua Achebe
Description: Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action.
Call Number: FIC Ach
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2016
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Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
FIC Mur
My Father's Notebook
Kader Abdolah, Susan Massotty
FIC Abd
A Mad Desire To Dance [Large Print]
Elie Wiesel, Catherine Temerson
LP FIC Wie
On Black Sisters' Street : A Novel
Chika Unigwe
FIC Uni
Absent : A Novel
Batūl Khuḍayrī, Muhayman Jamil
FIC Khu
Palace Walk
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
FIC Mah
Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
FIC Adi
The Alchemist [Audiobook]
Paulo Coelho, Jeremy Irons
FIC Coe
Death And The Penguin
Andreĭ Kurkov, George Bird
FIC Kur
The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao [Large Print]
Junot Díaz
LP FIC Dia
Death Of A Red Heroine
Xiaolong Qiu
FIC Qiu
The Complete Persepolis
Marjane Satrapi
955.054 Sat
Dreaming In Cuban
Cristina García
FIC
The God Of Small Things [Audiobook]
Arundhati Roy, Donada Peters
FIC Roy
Invitation To A Beheading
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
FIC Nab
The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
FIC Adi
Life And Death Are Wearing Me Out
Yan Mo, Howard Goldblatt
FIC Mo
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
FIC Ach
Metro 2033 [Audiobook]
Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ, Rupert Degas
FIC Glu