The Jewel of St. Petersburg
The Jewel of St. Petersburg

The Jewel of St. Petersburg

By Kate Furnivall

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

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.

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Miss New India
Miss New India

Miss New India

By Bharati Mukherjee

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

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.

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The october killings
The october killings

The October Killings

By Wessel Ebersuhn

Reviewed on: October 21, 2011 | Category: Adults

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.

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Wheel and come again
Wheel and come again

Wheel and come again: An anthology of reggae poetry

By Kwame Dawes

Reviewed on: September 26, 2011 | Category: Adults

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.

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Joy and Pain
Joy and Pain

Joy & Pain

By Franklin White

Reviewed on: September 26, 2011 | Category: Adults

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.

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So you want to be psychic
So you want to be psychic

So you want to be psychic?

By Billy Roberts

Reviewed on: September 26, 2011 | Category: Adults

Psychic powers are those abilities for which contemporary science has no explanation, such as clairvoyance, healing, precognition, telepathy etc. Early man used such skills very effectively before the advent of speech – but most of us have lost these abilities. Psychic development is, therefore, not so much a case of receiving knowledge, but remembering what we have long since forgotten.

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The squeaky wheel
The squeaky wheel

The squeaky wheel

By Guy Winch

Reviewed on: September 26, 2011 | Category: Adults

Today we complain about everything – yet most of us grumble and vent neither expecting nor getting meaningful resolutions. Wasting prodigious amounts of time and energy on unproductive complaints can take an emotional and psychological toll on our moods and well-being. We desperately need to relearn the art of complaining effectively.

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Atoms & Eden
Atoms & Eden

Atoms & Eden: Conversations on Religion & Science

By Steve Paulson

Reviewed on: September 26, 2011 | Category: Adults

Here is an unprecedented collection of twenty freewheeling and revealing interviews with major players in the ongoing – increasingly heated – debate about the relationship between religion and science. Steve Paulson explores this complex subject with a host of intellectual luminaries. The interviewees include Christians, Buddhists, Jews, and Muslims, as well as agnostics and atheists.

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Bivouac
Bivouac

Bivouac

By Kwame Dawes

Reviewed on: September 26, 2011 | Category: Adults

When his father dies in suspicious circumstances, Ferron Morgan’s trauma is increased by the conflict within his family and his father’s friends over whether the death is the result of medical negligence or a political assassination. Ferron has lived in awe of his father’s radical commitments but is forced to admit that, with the 1980s’ resurgence of the political Right in the Caribbean, his father had lost faith.

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A billion reasons why
A billion reasons why

A billion reasons why

By Kristin Billerbeck

Reviewed on: September 26, 2011 | Category: Adults

Katie McKenna is leading a perfect life with her soon-to-be fiancé, Dexter. And then in walks Luc DeForges, her bold breathtaking ex-boyfriend. Only now he’s a millionaire. And he wants her to go home to New Orleans to sing for a friend’s wedding, as his date. But Katie made up her mind about Luc eight years ago, after a very public breakup.

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