September 2018: Books Across The Globe

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For this month's Year In Reading challenge, enjoy these fiction and non-fiction titles from all corners of the globe. 


Åsne Seierstad
Call Number: 956.7044 Sei
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Ahmadou Kourouma
Call Number: FIC Kou
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Ying Chang Compestine, James Yamasaki
Description: When a hungry ghost threatens to gobble up a plump little boy, the boy tricks the ghost by convincing him to prepare an elaborate recipe first.
Call Number: E Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Robert D San Souci, J. Brian Pinkney, Charles Perrault
Description: A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.
Call Number: J 398.2 San
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
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: Aug 23, 2018
César Aira, Chris Andrews
Description: Narrative of childhood experience bristles with dramatic humor at each stage of growing up: a first ice cream, school, reading, games, friendship. The novel begins in Aira's hometown, Coronel Pringles. As self-awareness grows, the story rushes forward in a torrent of anecdotes which transform a world of uneventful happiness into something else: the anecdote becomes adventure, and adventure, fable, and then legend.
Call Number: FIC Air
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio
Description: "A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of thirty families from twenty-four countries surrounded by a week's worth of food"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.3 Men
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Michael Ondaatje
Call Number: FIC Ond
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Description: All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. Exploring how this troubled memory works in Vietnam, the United States, Laos, Cambodia, and South Korea, the book deals specifically with the Vietnam War and also war in general. The author reveals how war is a part of our identity, as individuals and as citizens of nations armed to the teeth. Venturing through literature, film, monuments, memorials, museums, and landscapes of the Vietnam War, he argues that an alternative to nationalism and war exists in art, created by artists who adhere to no nation but the imagination.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 959.7043 Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Karen Lord
Description: "Paama’s husband is a fool and a glutton. Bad enough that he followed her to her parents’ home in the village of Makende, now he’s disgraced himself by murdering livestock and stealing corn. When Paama leaves him for good, she attracts the attention of the undying ones—the djombi—who present her with a gift: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world. Unfortunately, a wrathful djombi with indigo skin believes this power should be his and his alone."--Summary on book.
Call Number: FIC Lor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Amitav. 1956- Ghosh
Description: "The ship Ibis is on a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China’s vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse cast of Indians and Westerners, from a bankrupt raja to a widowed tribeswoman, from a mulatto American freedman to a freespirited French orphan. As their old family ties are washed away, they, like their historical counterparts, come to view themselves as jahaj-bhais, or ship-brothers. An unlikely dynasty is born, which will span continents, races, and generations."--Summary from book.
Call Number: FIC Gho
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Jonah Winter, Edel Rodriguez
Description: A biography of the first Puerto Rican--and third woman--Supreme Court justice emphasizes how she overcame a childhood of poverty in the South Bronx through her own and her mother's hard work and determination.
Call Number: JB Sot Spanish
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Barry Jonsberg
Description: Candice is a twelve-year-old optimist, with a literal mind, the very best of intentions, and an unwavering determination to fix all the problems of her family, friends, pets, and everyone in her life.
Call Number: J FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Guanzhong Chen, Michael S Duke, Julia Lovell
Description: In near-future Beijing, a month is missing from all official records, mass amnesia has wiped it from collective memory, and people are possessed with an unnatural cheerfulness. A small group of friends will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Call Number: FIC Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Diana Wynne Jones
Description: Sent to a boisterous family gathering in Ireland by her overly strict grandmother, orphaned Hayley feels out of place until her unruly cousins include her in a special game involving travel through the mythosphere, the place where all the world's stories can be found, and where some secrets of her past are revealed.
Call Number: J FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Camilla Läckberg, Steven T Murray
Description: After she returns to her hometown to learn that her friend, Alex, was found in an ice-cold bath with her wrists slashed, biographer Erica Falck researches her friend's past in hopes of writing a book and joins forces with Detective Patrik Hedstrom, who has his own suspicions about the case.
Call Number: FIC Lac
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Anu Partanen
Description: A Finnish journalist and naturalized American citizen compares and contrasts life in the U.S. with life in the Nordic region to encourage Americans to draw on practices from the Nordic way of life to create a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society.
Call Number: 306.0948 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
Sophia Nikolaidou, Karen Emmerich
Description: In 1948, the body of an American journalist is found floating in the bay off Thessaloniki. A Greek journalist is tried and convicted for the murder . . . but when he's released twelve years later, he claims his confession was the result of torture. Flash forward to modern day Greece, where a young, disaffected high school student is given an assignment for a school project: find the truth.
Call Number: FIC Nik
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 23, 2018
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A Hundred And One Days : A Baghdad Journal
Åsne Seierstad
956.7044 Sei
Redemption In Indigo : A Novel
Karen Lord
FIC Lor
Allah Is Not Obliged
Ahmadou Kourouma
FIC Kou
Sea Of Poppies
Amitav. 1956- Ghosh
FIC Gho
Boy Dumplings
Ying Chang Compestine, James Yamasaki
E Com
Sonia Sotomayor : A Judge Grows In The Bronx = Sonia Sotomayor : La Juez Que Creció En El Bronx
Jonah Winter, Edel Rodriguez
JB Sot Spanish
Cendrillon : A Caribbean Cinderella
Robert D San Souci, J. Brian Pinkney, Charles Perrault
J 398.2 San
The Categorical Universe Of Candice Phee
Barry Jonsberg
J FIC Jon
Everything I Don't Remember
Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Rachel Willson-Broyles
FIC Khe
The Fat Years : A Novel
Guanzhong Chen, Michael S Duke, Julia Lovell
FIC Che
How I Became A Nun
César Aira, Chris Andrews
FIC Air
The Game
Diana Wynne Jones
J FIC Jon
Hungry Planet : What The World Eats
Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio
641.3 Men
The Ice Princess
Camilla Läckberg, Steven T Murray
FIC Lac
In The Skin Of A Lion
Michael Ondaatje
FIC Ond
The Nordic Theory Of Everything : In Search Of A Better Life
Anu Partanen
306.0948 Par
Nothing Ever Dies : Vietnam And The Memory Of War
Viet Thanh Nguyen
959.7043 Ngu
The Scapegoat
Sophia Nikolaidou, Karen Emmerich
FIC Nik