Library picks

The memory palace

The memory palace

— Mira Bartok

“People have abandoned their loved ones for much less than you’ve been through,” Mira Bartok is told at her mother’s memorial service. It is a poignant yet truthful observation about the relationship between Mira, her sister, and their mentally ill mother. Although she loved her daughters and did her best to raise them well, Norma Herr began to fear that her daughters would be kidnapped, murdered, or raped.
Non-Fiction Adults
The Jewel of St. Petersburg

The Jewel of St. Petersburg

— Kate Furnivall

The young Valentina Ivanova is the darling of St. Petersburg’s elite aristocracy, charming them with both her classic Russian beauty and her talent for piano. But it is a scandal when she chooses her love, a Danish engineer, not from their stock, or even from Russian blood. Unbending in their opposition, her parents push her into an engagement with a Russian count.
Fiction - Literary & Classics Adults
Miss New India

Miss New India

— Bharati Mukherjee

Anjali Bose’s prospects don’t look great. Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family, she lives in a backwater town with only an arranged marriage on the horizon. But her ambition charm and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her influential expat teacher Peter Champion. And champion her he does, both to powerful people who can help her along the way and to Anjali herself.
Fiction Adults
The October Killings

The October Killings

— Wessel Ebersuhn

Abigail Bukula’s parents were killed in a massacre of antiapartheid activists by white apartheid security forces. Because a young soldier spoke up in her defense, she was spared. Now she’s a lawyer in the new government, but has never forgotten, Leon Lourens, the soldier who saved her life. So when he walks into her office twenty years later she vows to do whatever she can.
Fiction - Mystery & Thrillers Adults
Math for fun; making fractions

Math for fun; making fractions

— Cooper Beech

Math for fun explores math through interactive projects, experiments, and fun games, ranging from the simple to the more challenging.
In Making Fractions the reader will discover how fractions, decimals, percentages, and ratios are all ways of expressing parts of a whole. Slice up pizza to learn about fractions, or play diabolic decimals with your friends.

Young Readers age 8 and up
Non-Fiction Children
My homeland

My homeland

— Storm Halbich

Storm is eight years old and attends Windsor Primary School in St. Vincent. He lives with his dad, mom,his brother Cruz and his Grandma. His home is on Villa Beach, and he enjoys going swimming and snorkeling. On weekends his family and friends get together and go boating all around the islands.
Fiction Children
Simba and Nala at play; a book about opposites

Simba and Nala at play; a book about opposites

— Walt Disney

Simba and Nala both want to play, but they don't want to play the same game. Simba wins and they play do-the-opposite. Whatever Nala does, Simba does the opposite; when Nala ducks under, Simba jumps over, etc. In the end, Nala finds that she's enjoyed playing Simba's game, while Simba wishes they'd played Nala's game!

Young Readers age 0 to 4
Comics & Graphic Novels - Fiction Children
Me love cookies!

Me love cookies!

— Matt Mitter

Kids will love helping their favorite blue monster find cookies for dessert in this adorable book. Through the story, readers use the attached plush arms to interact with the pages making this a huggable fast-favorite.

Young Readers age 0 to 4
Fiction Children
Wheel and come again: An anthology of reggae poetry

Wheel and come again: An anthology of reggae poetry

— Kwame Dawes

Wheel and Come Again is an anthology to delight both lovers of reggae and lovers of poetry. In the past Caribbean poetry seemed split between the English literary tradition and the oral performance of the dub poets. The poems in Wheel and Come Again fuse reggae’s emotional immediacy, prophetic vision, fire and brimstone protest and sensuous eroticism with all the traditional resources of poetry.
Literary & Classics Adults
Joy & Pain

Joy & Pain

— Franklin White

Lala is floating along in life with a great job and Keith, the man who stays by her side all day and night. But when she decides it’s time to start thinking seriously about a family, all her well-laid plans come crashing down. Keith decides he can’t remain totally committed to their relationship, and Lala won’t accept anything less.
Fiction - Romance Adults
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